Remember when Trump announced his decision to create a new branch of the military—the Space Force? I’m wondering whether he’s concerned about our relationship with the first space nation: Asgardia. Haven’t heard of the country of Asgardia? Not surprising. Here’s Full Frontal’s Amy Hoggart to provide the low down on this sky high insanity. [Read more…]
Oh dear. Increasingly but mystifyingly, it seems some people are unhappy with their “president.” On Wednesday, a group of immigration protesters from Rise and Resist closed down 5th Ave. in front of Trump Tower, chanting “If you take the kids, we take the streets.” A number of them were arrested in the first of evidently more planned acts of civil disobedience to protest the Trump regime’s failure to reunite thousands of immigrant families in the wake of their grotesque child kidnappings. And hours earlier, at around 3 a.m., a lone but resolute patriot took a pick-axe to Trump’s long-dubious, frequently vandalized star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, obliterating it once and for all.
Witnesses said a man walked up to the star with a guitar case, pulled out the pick-axe, and had at it. He was evidently far more effective than James Otis, who in 2016 also took a shot at it, getting three years probation, community service and a fine for his act of patriotism; the star, for which Trump paid $30,000, has also been defaced with obscenities, dog poop and a mini-wall to keep out Mexican rapists and CNN reporters. [Read more…]
Randy Rainbow is a GEE-NEE-YUS! You don’t need to be a fan of Gilbert & Sullivan to appreciate Randy’s inspired digs at our fearless leader’s latest antics (but it helps!). [NSFW – language; Randy can be a bit, well, randy] (h/t to Doug P.) [Read more…]
Sacha Baron Cohen strikes again! As Colonel Erran Morad, anti-terror expert, he conscripts allies in his quest to arm kindergartners and turn them into kinderguardians! His willing accomplices include Philip Van Cleave (Bushmasters are a blast to shoot with), lobbyist Larry Pratt (anti-gun people have blood on their hands), and legislators Matt Gaetz, Joe Walsh, Trent Lott, Dana Rorabacher, and Joe Wilson. One of my favorite segments is Larry Pratt explaining the proven science behind the program, including the claim that “children under five have elevated levels of the pheromone blink-182 produced by the part of the liver known as the rita-ora”. Laughable, pathetic and infuriating, all at once. [Read more…]
When I read Scott Pruitt’s obsequious resignation letter, I felt like I was living an upside-down, maniacal, nightmarish reality. It was horrifying to know this longtime adversary of the EPA was leading this same agency. My mind was staggered anew when I read in his resignation letter that he felt his service to Trump was divined by God.
His service was at absolute odds with everything we know about climate change and the affects it will have on my child and on future generations. His role was to pay attention to facts, and to heed the warnings of climate scientists, so as to protect U.S. citizens. Instead, he dismantled environmental regulations with fervor.
Rather than jump into a six-pack, which was my first inclination upon reading his letter, I fantasized an alternative reality where Pruitt admitted the follies of his actions. If he could devise a freakish alternative reality where climate change doesn’t exist and God backs this assertion, certainly I am entitled to imagine that the former head of the EPA admits he should have protected the environment.
Strangely, rewriting Pruitt’s resignation letter made me feel much better. [Read more…]
The baby is cleared for takeoff! After having cued up this video from The Guardian showing the initial inflation of baby Trump, just heard today that the mayor of London announced that the balloon protest has gotten the green light and will be greeting Trump on his visit to the U.K. next Friday! Looking forward to more video of the actual event. Stay tuned! [Read more…]
You’d think Trump would have one of the very best, most excellent dogs in the world, maybe one of those Afghans with hair like his own. Because dogs, unlike FBI directors, are known to be among the most loyal and subservient of animals.
Or … that he’d be attracted to pitbulls because everyone is afraid of them.
It remains a mystery, though, because POTUS doesn’t allow cameras in his living quarters, where all the cosmetic stuff is, along with the jacuzzi and his collection of golf balls from The Rich and Famous. Not even Breitbart News and FOX have stories on the subject of a missing White House dog.
So, we can’t even know why he doesn’t have a dog. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever wondered, while watching what purports to pass as TV news and journalism by some of the popular talking heads, “Are they going for ratings?”, Michelle Wolf thinks you’re on to something. She calls it “Entertainment Explosion!” [NSFW – Language (What can I say? It’s cable.)] [Read more…]
In a nod to the recent solstice and the rituals for celebrating and observing it, here’s Spinal Tap’s Stonehenge.
[For the Spinal Tap (the band whose amps go up to 11) uninitiated, here’s something you need to know in order to appreciate the last part of this clip. In an earlier scene, when the sketch of the stage prop that is lowered onto the stage was given to the fabrication team, the dimensions were written by someone who apparently believed that one tick (‘) means an inch and two ticks (“) means a foot. Isn’t that right?] [Read more…]
I have a pair of tan pants, made by … Dickies, an intriguingly long lasting brand name, perhaps because on one level it is a tad juvenile, but on another it’s very manly.
I’m no philologist but I think that’s one of the great attraction of words, their instability and ambivalence. Think about it: manly dickies? But of course.
It’s true these pants from Dickies are manly. They even have a slit pocket at the right thigh where a guy could put his money bag so that he’d notice if someone groped for it. Another manly thing is that they’ve lasted a very long time; I purchased them more than five years ago and they look today like they did when I first bought them down in National City.
Well, they’re still clean enough, except for a few pizza stains down around that lower thigh pocket. I can live with those stains because they have suffered so many washings that they long ago lost the brilliance of that blood-red tomato paste and have evolved into slightly darkened areas more the color of dirt, I’d say.
What causes me to bring all this up is, day after day the online version of The New York Times has displayed an ad urging me to buy (along with some other news sites) something called Pick Pocket-Proof Pants. [Read more…]
For those unfamiliar with Leonard Cohen, his original Everybody Knows is a key standard of the Cohen canon. The Parody Project embraces the theme and runs with it at Trump’s expense.
Some of you may remember the Parody Project from an earlier post: Confounds the Science, the Simon & Garfunkel parody.. [Read more…]
Randy Rainbow strikes again! His target this time: Rudy Giuliani. (NSFW: language – Randy can be irreverent!) [Read more…]