GOP Rep: Liberals Paid Civil War Reenactors To Pose As Charlottesville Nazis To “Put Trump On The Spot”

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says Democrats, not white supremacists, are to blame for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month. “It’s all baloney,” Rohrabacher told the San Francisco Chronicle in an article about his 2018 reelection chances.

Rohrabacher, a Republican from Costa Mesa, told the Chronicle he believes a supporter of former presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders prompted the violence by arranging for Civil War reenactors to protect a Robert E. Lee statue at the center of the dispute between white supremacist protesters and counter-protesters.

“It was a setup for these dumb Civil War reenactors,” Rohrabacher said. “It was left-wingers who were manipulating them in order to have this confrontation” and to “put our president on the spot.”

The conspiracy theory that a Democrat organized the white supremacist rally that led to the death of one person was stoked by right-wing provocateur Alex Jones of InfoWars and has been debunked by nonpartisan fact-checking site Politifact.

Known as the most pro-Russia member of Congress, Rohrabacher is currently lobbying for Trump to pardon Julian Assange in return for proof that Russia did not hack the DNC.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    “Putin’s favorite congressman” say what?

    I hope this guy gets a long sentence when Mueller’s done.

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  • FAEN

    This motherfucker again.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    proof that Russia did not hack the DNC

    You can’t actually prove a neg…oh, never mind; that’s right, Republicans don’t believe in science.

    • David L. Caster

      Republicans don’t believe in science, mathematics (and that includes all of arithmetic BTW), engineering, or just about anything else along the STEM spectrum.

  • Carl

    “The liberals tricked us into revealing our white supremacist ways so it doesn’t count!”

  • JT
  • PickyPecker
    • jerry

      DRINK!

    • Clive Johnson

      Although the bank deposit was a day late, I still appreciate my monthly $1200 Anti-Trump Social Media Hater & Protestor Services checks. Thank you Soros!

      • Where is the sign-up list? Been doing it for free about 2 years.

      • George Kaplan

        Birtherism

        Jade Helm 15

        The International Scientist Conspiracy to commit Climate Change

        Pizzagate

        Soros Pays for Everything

        Among others, these are ‘narratives’ that the Alex Jones-World Nut Daily-Breitbart crowd will throw at you with all sincerity and earnest belief.

        I confess to not being able even to understand how these things materialize.

        I mean, that’s not how this works.

        That’s not how any of this works!

        • The conspiracy theory that a Democrat organized the white supremacist rally that led to the death of one person was stoked by right-wing provocateur Alex Jones of InfoWars and has been debunked by nonpartisan fact-checking site Politifact.

          I’m amazed that Politifact has to get involved at all, any right thinking person should know immediately that this “theory” is complete nonsense. I’m both amazed and dismayed that an elected official believes such stupidity.

        • DonnaLee

          This whole ‘paid protesters’ thing is getting old and tedious. Only the truly ignorant Trumper will believe it, and at this rate, they wondering how they can get in on this easy money.

          • George Kaplan

            All of it is like that.

            The whole list, and more like it. And it started before Trump.

            We are not supposed to call these True Believers “Stupid”.

            Hell if I know what else to call it.

          • DonnaLee

            I know, I keep using moronic, stupid, idiotic, etc. I need more words….better words….lol….

    • Ninja0980

      Marched in three different protests over the past few weeks and still don’t have my money.

  • UrsusArctos

    “But we did get to talk with them about how they got the skid marks off of their sheets. None of us have been able to do that.”

  • jmax

    He’s right. And the car that ran into the crowd of demonstrators? Driven by Nancy Pelosi with George Soros riding shotgun. Prove I’m wrong.

    • petewestcentral

      No can do. Many people reported seeing Hotrod Pelosi at the wheel.

      • lymis

        Trump saw it from his New York apartment.

        • Clive Johnson

          From Alaska with a friend.

          • Was the friend on the russian border with lots of KBG around him?

          • Clive Johnson

            I call them patriots.

    • Gerry Fisher

      George Soros: Omnipotent and omnipresent. That dude rocks, man!

  • greenmanTN

    Because of course we did… 🙄

  • bkmn

    Putin’s first puppet deserves a lawsuit from all the protestors that were injured by the very real Nazis

  • FAEN

    “The liberals tricked us into being open about our racism, xenophobia, homophobia and misogyny instead of at secret republican meetings.”

    • Red alert! Red alert! A North Korean born in USA has murdered and replaced Kim. This liberal, gay, atheist is wanting to engage The Donald in a war. Red alert! Communism in play!

  • Taylor Bixler

    elected.
    member.
    of Congress.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      #EMOC

    • zhera

      It boggles the mind, it really does!

    • MBear

      Murrikkka!

  • Cuberly

    What exactly would he be pardoned for? Have there been formal charges filed against him by the US gov? I keep reading that they’ve considered filing charges but none have been.

    So what is the use of going through this?

    • greenmanTN

      Think of it as a prophylactic (you know, those things the GOP doesn’t believe in) pardon, pardoning him for things he hasn’t done yet.

      Oh. I just heard his voice. Perhaps a panty shield would be a better analogy.

  • JWC

    Another GOP lying sack of shit heard from

    • FAEN

      Is it gerrymandering that keeps this fuckwit in office or just the insanity of his constituents?

      • Lizard

        Probably a bit of both.

        • FAEN

          Makes sense.

      • JWC

        I think the fuckwits are growing tired of the schyster

        • FAEN

          We can only hope.

      • SoCalGal20

        For a long time Orange County (at least the part that’s Dana Rohrabacher’s district was very white, very rich, and VERY conservative. And they didn’t encourage the brown and black folks to vote. Demgraphics and politics are changing in OC.

        • UrsusArctos

          When the “Orange Curtain” falls, people will be dancing in the streets and the Ceaușescu types that have ran the show there will have to flee to redder pastures before they have to pay their due.

          • David L. Caster

            There will be no coastal haven for them when that happens.

          • SoCalGal20

            It’s getting there!

      • Craig Howell

        I think CA got rid of gerrymandering through a special commission some years back that shook things up throughout the state. So Dana’s continued presence in Congress is all on his constituents.

        • FAEN

          Nazi’s voting for Nazi’s-that makes sense.

        • David L. Caster

          That is correct.

  • Max_1

    So Dana Rohrabacher thinks the “UNITE THE RIGHT” rally that brought uniforms of white polo’s and pants, carrying tiki-torches while chanting “BLOOD AND SOIL” and “THE JEWS WILL NOT REPLACE US” was a “Liberal conspiracy”… ???

    But he’ll say nothing about the white supremacists that actually dressed and chanted the parts, who advertised themselves as Republicans gathering to protect the GOP…

    Things that make you go, humm…

    • justme

      GOPT Pizzagate anyone..

      • Max_1

        That’s not peperoni pizza, sir…
        … It’s babyroni pizza.

  • TheManicMechanic

    If he can make up shot, so can I.

    Obviously, this cretin molests children day in and day out.

  • Lizard

    For argument’s sake, let’s assume for a moment that this is true. Who’s to blame for your president siding with the Nazis multiple times?

    Fuck off, Nazi scum.

    • grada3784

      It’s all the drugs the Dems put in his Diet Coke.

      /s

      • jerry

        What…it’s not chemtrails this time, or the flouride in the water?

        • Lizard

          Are gay frogs not involved?

          • clay

            (it’s now magnetically levitated frogs)

          • David Walker

            Magnetically levitated gay frogs. Intriguing. That’s almost bucket list material, something I’d like to see before I croak.

  • AtticusP
    • Lizard

      One of my very few solaces from all this is that Obama no longer has to care about any of this shit anymore if he doesn’t want to. May he have a long and happy life.

      • thatotherjean

        Let’s hope he wants to, though. He has a wife and daughters, and they all live here, too. That’s pretty strong motivation, I would think–unless you’re Trump, who could care less about his wife, apparently, and isn’t all that crazy about most of his children.

      • David Walker

        Lawrence O’Donnell made a comment similar to that about Secretary Clinton after her interview with Rachel. She doesn’t have to be careful about every fucking word she says anymore…and, in fact, she did seem to be more at ease than I’ve ever seen her.

        • narutomania

          There is a lesson to be learned in there somewhere. People (or should I say voters) tend to like people who are calmly self-assured, like Clinton has been of late.

          That might have served her better in the election. Hind-sight being 20/20, and all that.

          • Yeah, but that’s easy to say. Most people don’t come off cool and relaxed on stage or on camera. It has nothing to do with being a decent person or being smart. It’s its own thing. She has been fantastic in the interviews this week though. I wish this had been her campaign persona, but if she could have done that on the trail I think she would have.

          • LovesIrony

            Not much she could do to sway many trump voters. Our system is kinda fucked when the candidate from a minority party losing the popular vote and wins the presidency is the rule not the exception. There are more democrats in this country than republicans, there are more pro equality people in this country, yet there are more antiequality representatives.

          • George Kaplan

            Two pieces of advice I have always screamed at Politicians through my TV screen over the decades:

            “The ‘Right’ Thing To Do is almost invariably The ‘Smart’ Thing To Do, politically”;

            and,

            “You may as well be Yourself, because after you get elected, that’s who we’ll all be stuck with.”

          • LovesIrony

            I used to say, “We’re not that stupid” I don’t say that anymore.

          • George Kaplan

            Good question as to whether you stopped saying that before I did.

            *sigh*

      • Girlgoon

        Hoping he becomes a super hero in disguise

  • Max_1
  • Taylor Bixler
  • Brakedust

    Non partisan Politifact. Oxymoronic.

    • Lizard

      It’s not Politifact’s fault that Republicans lie so damn much.

  • jimbo65

    And of course they have no irrefutable proof to back up their batshit claims.

  • rednekokie

    This jerk is the most assinine g.d. liar in Congress. (Except for the ones from Oklahoma, of course — as well as a few from Texas.

    • Lizard

      We’ve got some assholes from Georgia, too. Sorry about that, we’re working on it.

    • stuckinthewoods

      – and Bob Marshall (R-VA)

    • UrsusArctos

      He’s a distant second to Steve King (Asshole-IA). It’s hard to choose the worse among the “Deluxe Basket Of Deplorables™”.

  • Tomcat

    She should be censored for her accusation.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      It’s a he. Dana used to be a boys’ name up until around the 70’s. Same for Alexis.

      • Tomcat

        Sorry, I don’t follow him into the men’s room to check.

        • Tomcat

          By the way both of those names make better female names.
          He should try Pat.

      • PickyPecker
      • Christopher

        Kelly and Tracy used to be quite popular boys names as well. I wonder why names change genders over the years?

  • Cuberly

    Can you imagine the kompromat they have on Rohrabacher and Nunez?

    That’s gotta be some seriously messed up kinky shit.

  • Tom G

    And it worked flawlessly.

  • grada3784

    Do the Democrats pay as well as the Koch Brothers pay their GOP stooges?

    • The_Wretched

      Yes but mostly no. The left leaning / good government oligarch class does support the political left but it’s a fraction of that done on the right and they don’t seem to care half as much about outcome. We do see the national level Dems kissing the finance sector’s ass. I don’t know how much good is coming from that. The cost of the ass kissing includes never having a liberal candidate supported by the party.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Talk about someone ya wanna have a beer with. Richard Painter really has a gift for words. He can be funny as hell.

    https://twitter.com/LPDah/status/909158328277680129

    • Joe in PA

      A Minnesotan. 🙂 Whenever I see him on TV, he seems so stiff. Rarely cracks a smile…I’m kinda surprised at this. Guess that’s “dry” humor. 🙂

      • Cuberly

        Oh his quotes are wonderful.

        • Joe in PA

          I see that!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        He can’t smile. He actually has a genetic condition.

        • Joe in PA

          Srsly? I can’t tell if that’s snark. 🙂 In any event, I’ve liked what he has to say recently.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Sorry for the confuse..but no it is not snark.

        • Menergy

          That’s what I’m thinking…or minor stroke in facial muscles?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Born that way. I saw a story about him.

        • bzrd

          might be Bell’s palsy

      • Uncle Mark

        I love his quotes, though if you only saw him on CNN, you’d naturally think he’s pretty stiff. The last time he was on Bill Maher’s show, he had me on the floor. When he’s allowed the chance to unwind, he’s a scream. On CNN, he’s clearly more concerned about making his point and being taken seriously.

        • Joe in PA

          It must have been on MSNBC, not a CNN watcher. 🙁 I’d like to see that Bill Maher episode. 🙂

      • I assume he’s had a stroke or something which is why part of his face doesn’t move.

        • Ninja0980

          It does look and sound like he had one, but only his doctor would know for sure.

    • Lazycrockett

      Painter always looks like hes bout to get the switch and take it to your ass. I love it.

      • Cuberly

        He does have that, don’t give me none of your lip boy, sorta look don’t he.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Yeah, he cracks me up. His tweets are hilare

    • lymis

      He moves and talks like you’d expect the kids from the Lollipop Guild to have grown up into (had they not been, you know, Munchkins, and fictional and all. And down an octave or so.)

      But having seen enough of him, he’s got a biting sense of humor and an amazing mind. He just comes off as odd at first.

      • another_steve

        Lol. Once you get over that…umm…amazing voice of his (at first hearing I thought it was some kind of joke or something), the man’s amazing.

        One of my favorite MSNBC commentators.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I think he has a stroke in his medical history.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Note to self: don’t piss off Richard Painter!

    • UrsusArctos

      It’s a shame he was such an effective flack for the W. That said, anyone this smart going after 45* is a good thing, despite his past bad actions. He also teamed up with CREW (Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington) and has gone as hard after GOPers as Dems.

    • Nowhereman

      I like him. Very wry.

      • Robincho

        Ham on wry, methinks…

    • I follow him on twitter since his appearance on Real Time. Damn he is angry and what has happened to his party. If there were enough of him Trump would never have gotten the nomination and we wouldn’t be in this mess. Unfortunately he and a dozen or so others are just voices crying in the wilderness. The base of the party hates him and the rest of the party leadership and other sane Republicans as much as they hate Hillary Clinton.

      • I would bet dollars to doughnuts that GOP leaders and/or controllers kept telling themselves (re trumP) We can control him

  • Stubenville

    You can “believe” all you want, but proof is required.

    • Tomcat

      Not in the republican party it isn’t.

      • Stubenville

        Talking real world here. Sorry I wasn’t more specific.

        • Tomcat

          Thought you were also including Bazarro world. Where we live.

  • Tomcat

    Well it must have been successful because several of those (fake liberals) (fake Nazis) whatever got arrested.

  • ByronK

    The only reasonable response to him is, “Oh, SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU STUPID TWAT!” Followed by a friendly smile.

    • PickyPecker

      You say that in such a loving way, I must admit.

      • ByronK

        I do try!

  • Tomcat

    Ask conservatives how many times a lie has to be repeated before it becomes the truth and I bet you will get a lot of different answers,,, but none of them will be a lie is always a lie.

    • greenmanTN

      These days just once seems to do the job, at least for his base.

  • jm2

    when was the last time we saw one of these ‘conspiracy’ theories proven to be true? I thought not….

    • Tomcat

      The last time a hidden planet destroyed Earth.

      • Gianni

        It’s supposed to happen again on 23 Sep, isn’t it?

        • clay

          Man, I just washed the car!

          • Christopher

            I hope you used Meteor Wax!

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Rohrabacher is such an asshole. He also tried to get Trump to pardon Assange by saying he will not share vital national security information unless he does.

    https://twitter.com/Billbrowder/status/909070356664717313

    • Max_1

      Dana Rohrabacher is so dumb…
      (how dumb is he)
      … Dana Rohrabacher is so dumb, he thinks non-Americans are pardonable.

    • Cuberly

      But that’s the confusing thing….what charges have been filed? None that have been reported on. How it’s even being considered as a thing is bizarre.

      What it sounds like is Rohrabacher is complicit in a blackmail attempt to get Asange assurance of no prosecution. Absolving him of the crime of complicity and orchestrating an attack against the US political system.

      Is there a single lawyer in the WH that thinks this is a good idea?

      • Max_1

        The epitome of: IOKIYR
        It’s never criminal when Republicans commit the crime of treason.

  • Max_1

    Dear Dana Rohrabacher,
    Fake assault? Oh, staged is your term…

    https://twitter.com/MuslimIQ/status/908769152512544770

    • clay

      “staged” assault
      real hospitalization and grave

      • Max_1

        All actors… even the mortician… Paid!

  • Max_1

    Dear Dana Rohrabacher,
    Because the “Liberal conspiracy” also paid off the police to not arrest the white spremacis/KKK/Neo-Nazi’s marching in the name of the GOP assaulting people… ???

  • Harveyrabbit
    • another_steve

      For those who don’t understand Russian, allow me to provide a translation:
      —————-

      “Comrades, the goal is almost met. Utter chaos in their ranks. The useful idiot, subdued. All that remains now is the delivery of the son-in-law, stripped of all clothing, to the one who goes by the name “another_steve.” Per our prior agreement with him.”

      • Ben in Oakland

        My dear, you are siiiiiiiiiiick. No matter how cute Jared may appear.

        • another_steve

          You’re just biased against billionaire Jews with size 32 waistlines.

          I know your sort.

          • Ben in Oakland

            I’m a thousandaire Jew with a 33 waste.ine, and weight only 10 pounds more than I did in college. That’s gotta count for something.

          • another_steve

            If you’re a billionaire I’ll be right over.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Well, no one but no one is going to call you a cheap whore, Melania.

            Yes, we know who you are with your fixation on the svelte Jew boy.

  • PhilBob13

    Hey, Huntington Beach et al, can you just vote this motherfucker out soon?

  • Lazycrockett

    Bless its heart.

    • Joe in PA

      You forgot: “he seems nice.

      • David Walker

        There’s less there than meets the eye.

  • Treant

    Citation required. Receipts required. Sanity test required. Investigation into your campaign finances required.

  • SoCalGal20

    The real Liberal/Democratic party conspiracy is going to be voting your traitorous ass out of office next year.

    • another_steve

      I’m very glad when Republicans up for reelection next year associate themselves and their views with Donald Trump. Very glad.

      Democratic control of the House, 2018.

      Yippee!

  • Dana Darlin’
    I wish to report an evil Liberal who is hiding in a closet (yes, he’s gay). He is a duplicate of the Trump – he is the one that says all the stupid comments, and NOT the real Donald. He is the one that is putting our world on the brink of war. Get him./

  • Cuberly

    Remember the leaked GOP tape folks. Ryan and McCarthy giggled when they spoke of Rohrabacher’s well known Russian ties.

    GOP traitors.

    • Gerry Fisher

      It’s all fun and games until your democratic republic turns banana republic.

      • clay

        and here I was hoping they would each lose an eye.

  • Tomcat

    Just one example of the bullshit you can say when you gerrymander in your district.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Rohrabacher is one of the more endangered California Republicans in 2018 according to the LA Times’ analysis. But I’d still like to see him go to jail for his corruption.

  • another_steve

    The Great State of California gave the world San Francisco, and this creature.

    • UrsusArctos

      In a lot of ways Californians aren’t responsible for the creatures behind the “Orange Curtain”. Just like here, there are good folk and assholes all over. Fortunately some of them self-identify as assholes.

  • Richard B

    At the very least, Dana Rohrabacher is incompetent and at worst, probably been compromised by the Russians. May the people of Costa Mesa had their fill of this buffoon’s BS and vote in a quality representative that will represent the good people of California. They deserve better.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      I agree with everything else you said, but I’m not sure they deserve better, since they have voted Rohrabacher back into office so many times, now!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Sort of on-topic: Trump finally signed the Resolution condemning the white supremacists in Charlottesville.

    Breitbart is having a full-blown nazi KKK meltdown. I would post a screen cap of some of their comments because they’re so blatantly off-the-charts racist (even by Breitbart’s standards), but they’re just too ugly.

  • LovesIrony
    • jerry

      That’s gonna cause nightmares.

    • ByronK

      Dear doG, it’s a Mitch O’Connell ball.

    • Max_1

      I see you shaved for us today…

      • LovesIrony

        hairy today, hairy tomorrow, hairy forever.

  • Jerry Kott

    This ass wipe doesn’t know the difference between an opinion and a fact.

    • Tomcat

      That’s a fact.

      • RoFaWh

        A well-known fact at that.

  • geoffalnutt

    Dana’s sucking Vlad’s ween so deep…Vlad will end up with a shoe-shine, too.

  • Michael R

    OK that was just stupid , in other news :

    Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has obtained a warrant to investigate Facebook’s role in spreading Russian misinformation to targeted U.S. regions.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/this-is-big-news-bob-muellers-facebook-warrant-signals-stunning-new-turn-in-russia-probe/

  • SoCalGal20

    Tropical Storm Maria has formed in the Atlantic. Headed for the islands that got blasted by Irma, including PR (projected to hit there Wed as a Cat 3).

    https://twitter.com/cnnbrk/status/909168860896612352

  • Max_1
    • greenmanTN

      He seems nice…

    • clay

      Frankly, no, I don’t remember them, was it Irma related?
      Frankly, those overly-coiffed beards scream “control-freak” to me.

  • lymis

    How did this hypothetical Democrat do this? Telepathy?

    If any such thing had happened, it wouldn’t have been minutes before the entire batch of them was waving copies of the emails and shouting “We were invited to be here!”

    And of course, there would be history that the people in question actually WERE civil war reenactors. Instead, all the evidence anyone has put forward points to a history of involvement with Nazi and racist groups.

    And lets not even postulate the level of influence it would take for a shady Hillary supporter to get some poor schmuck of a Civil War reenactor to drive his car into a crowd of people with intent to kill.

    • Ben in Oakland

      You simply do not understand how eeeeeeeeeeeeeevilllllllll Hillary is.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Why can’t this guy and Steve King go on a drive, run out of gas and have to rely on the chance a Semi won’t splatter them like a couple of fat deer.

    • UrsusArctos

      I’d prefer to see those do a Thelma & Louise with Coulter and Sarandon in the trunk.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    He should be fired just because he refuses to deal with reality when it displeases him. The whole point of being a legislator is working on policies that deal with reality or at least it should be.

    • -M-

      This is my point about US politics today. Good or bad, right or wrong, agree with them or not the Democrats overall try to address real issues, with rational responses, and working through legitimate political processes while the Republicans aren’t doing any of that. The right wingers push irrational solutions to imaginary problems and say ‘screw the law’ anytime it interferes with having everything one hundred percent their way.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Can’t prove a negative, rohrbacher. And the rest of it is just stupid. But then, you are rohrbacher,

  • clay

    Will the Dame Judi Dench take that role in the documentary mini-series?

  • Gianni

    Is anyone surprised to read that Alex Jones has ballyhoo’d this? Amazing how absolutely nothing is too far out for them when they want to pass the blame. Dear Sir, Go Fuck Yourself. You’re too asinine to remain in the House. Worse thing is, you have plenty of like company.

  • SoCalGal20
    • John Ruff

      Good! Fuck Facebook. Zucker-scum-berg needs a good eye-opener.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        It’s a fantasy, but it’d be great if Facebook went under because of this.

        • John Ruff

          It’s not a good thing to have a special prosecutor call on you.

          • clay

            Well, professionally; I wouldn’t gain-say their partners.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        At the very least, I hope it puts him off from running for President.

      • Librarykid

        Last night on MSNBC it was reported that some of the ads were paid for in rubles and FB’s people had not even found that.

        • John Ruff

          I saw that story. Deplorable

  • John Ruff

    Why do so many believe that California is such a liberal paradise. This scumbag proves it’s not. No doubt, once he’s voted out, Putin will have him taken out.

    • SoCalGal20

      CA has its issues and its share of conservative nutjobs but CA also just became the first state to require candidates to release their tax returns, has the strictest clean air standards in the country, is a vibrant, multicultural society that values education, science, and culture, has an entirely blue state executive and a supermajority in the legislature. It also has fantastic wine, delicious food, some of the most beautiful deserts and forests anywhere. It may not a “liberal paradise” but it is most certainly liberal and pretty much paradise in many respects.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        Some conservative coming along to chime in about our high taxes in 3… 2… 1…

        Of course, they don’t realize that more of our taxes go to the feds to pay for white welfare queens in Tennessee than we get back from the feds.

        • Rocco

          Lol

      • Rocco

        Thanks, I just didn’t have it in me today. Very nice summary.

        • SoCalGal20

          You’re welcome!

          I mean, I live in one of the reddests areas of the state (Duncan Hunter’s district), though a more politically mixed area than the backcountry but it’s still pretty damn great.

          • Rocco

            Yes! Sacramento here, but we moved from Long Beach. The only way I’ll leave is in a box, and that would be against my will (pun intended). Thanks again…

      • John Ruff

        And it has one of the best economies in the countries. I love California. Glad I don’t live there.

    • stevenj

      California is a big state. Parts of it are a liberal paradise. Parts of it are filled with Republican trash. What’s been great since 2008 is that Republicans have not been able to get a single candidate elected to a major statewide office, Republican voter rolls continue to shrink and since last November there has been a supermajority of Democrats in Sacramento. One nut job in the Southland though does not define California.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        “We’ll build our own damn satellites.”

  • netxtown

    oh fer gawds sake. Pop yur head out of your ass.

  • -M-

    And we’d have gotten away with it too, if Donald Trump was stupid enough to equate Nazis and counter protesters.
    🙃

  • JT

    Poor Dana is butthurt that his Nazi friends get blamed for the violence they cause. Here’s a remedy for him.
    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/004/420/91f.gif

    • jerry

      That looks like a new career for me…

      • Cuberly

        Ass-maintenance?

    • Cuberly

      What . the . fuck . am . I . looking . at?

      • m_lp_ql_m

        That’s a new method of applying jock-itch powder.

      • Carl

        I don’t know but I can’t stop looking.

      • another_steve

        I assume it’s “Butt Burn.”

        A hazard for certain jocks.

        • Cuberly

          I’d gladly chafe if the guy in blue comes over to relieve the burn.

          • clay

            He could also provide the chafing, jus’ sayin’

          • Cuberly

            From the looks of the scruff….yep. Well equipped for all your chafing needs.

      • JT

        The expression “blowing smoke up his ass” comes to mind.

      • Gustav2

        Rug Burn, you’ve had it, except his is from sliding on Astro turf.

        • Cuberly

          But it’s his butt, not exposed skin.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Astro-turf is well-known to cause burns, abrasions, and other injuries; many ball-parks have removed it for this, and other reasons

    • OdieDenCO

      we told him the hot sauce would come back and bite him in the ass

    • Cuberly

      WHOA lordy! um….anyone else catch the crotch anaconda on the guy in red when he walks behind? (fanning self)

      • clay

        I wouldn’t mind watching bearded trainer-guy take care of him, even if his hands are full.

        • Cuberly

          Trainer guy likes his job. Looks detail oriented.

          • JT

            Cracks are his specialty.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        He apparently approves this massage.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Why do you think he lifts his shirt at that precise moment?!?

    • clay

      I know it’s a compressed gas canister sticking out the back, but all I see is
      glue gun

      • Cuberly

        Emergency talc?

      • another_steve

        Yeah, clay… Like you’re really interested in the science of it and not a sexually-starved and horny homo dog like the rest of us.

      • JT

        The perfect thing to seal a crack.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        Really? My glue gun sticks out the front.

      • stuckinthewoods

        more like a glute gun.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      What’s going on in this video??
      Are they freezing his marbles?

    • m_lp_ql_m

      “Here Tony, this white paint will finally get those skid marks out of your underwear.”

    • Max_1

      That sigh…

  • CB

    A product of the American school system. Such logic. Such discipline. Such a well-reasoned argument. #facepalm

  • Gerry Fisher

    Yes, those Civil War reenactors were wearing tee shirts honoring Hitler and other European fascists. And David Duke is a well known Civil War reenactor. Douche.

  • Uncle Mark

    I guess Rohrabacher missed the VICE special that everyone on the fucking planet saw about the Nazis at Charlottesville. At what point did these alleged worst-dressed Civil War re-enacters realize that they were somehow duped? Was it when they were meeting up with several divisions of Nazis armed with modern weapons and pepper spray? Was it when someone took a horseless carriage, broke ranks, and slammed it into a brigade of Union spies, dressed as civilians?

    How willfully demented are these people? Say it loud & say it proud that ‘you like Nazis, the KKK, & White Supremacists’…or Steve Bannon, Steven Miller & Sebastian Gorka will throw hissy fits, call you “a cuck,” and send crying Nazis to your door. Please spare the rest of America…those of us with an IQ higher than room temperature…these lame-ass excuses. The only idiots, who believe this shit are those people desperate to side Nazis, but don’t like the violence or the public ridicule.

    • SoCalGal20

      They were all crisis actors hired by George Soros. /s

  • anne marie in philly

    rightright, and I have 3 buttocks and 2 heads and my farts smell like strawberries.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      You must be very popular at parties.

      • bkmn

        and hell when stuck in the middle seat on the plane

      • zhera

        She’s the Belle of the ball(s)!

      • anne marie in philly

        only at the circus freak show.

    • MBear

      Mine smell like freshly baked cinnamon rolls.

      We should do brunch

      • anne marie in philly

        if you live near philadelphia, yes let’s do brunch!

        • MBear

          Perhaps if you decide to visit the free world (aka “leave the US” for brunch). 😉

  • Rocco

    This guy just keeps getting wackier.…I’m going with dementia…he even looks disheveled…I didn’t recognize him in this photo. His little pucca shell necklace ( his trademark) was the only way I could tell it was him.

  • CanuckDon

    Pfffft….why would we pay amateurs and willingly give money to those we don’t like?

  • TCinBerkeley

    So tired of these RWNJs constantly making shit up and the bullshit gets traction with no evidence.

    Receipts (or other proof) or it didn’t happen!

  • Westcoast88

    How that crazy old fart keeps getting reelected is beyond me.
    His district must be full of idiots.

    • MBear

      Yes

      • David L. Caster

        And it’s in California. We have some loopy people living in this state.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          You are farther south than the 48th, aren’t you David?

          • David L. Caster

            Yes, 49th. Unfortunately it’s Issa.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            My condolences–although would probably need to see a cage-match between Issa and Rohrabacher to determine which (if either) is less evil

          • David L. Caster

            He (Issa) just squeaked by this last time. If we are lucky, this may be his last term.

    • Librarykid

      And rich, cray old farts who are planning ways to take their money with them and are terrified of anything happening to their wealth here. He plays the dual roles or terrifier and savior to the AKs in his district.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Yep! The district has consistently voted red, except for in 2008 (Obama 49.3%) and 2016 (Clinton, 47.9%). The racial make-up is:

      58.6% White
      0.9% Black
      17.5% Asian
      19.9% Hispanic
      3.1[1]% other

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_48th_congressional_district

  • Treant

    OT: Jose and Lee are now joined by Maria, a fresh, young tropical storm with plans for her future.

    Her hobbies include blowing, moving west, and following close to the same track as Irma.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT15/refresh/AL152017_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind+png/204552_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png

  • another_steve

    I suggest we start posting pictures of semi-naked guys now.

  • phhht

    Rohrbacher has only the most tenuous connection with sanity. He recently asked NASA whether they had discovered ancient civilizations on Mars.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Woeful ignorance is another option.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I think the NASA rep gave him a look that said, “Your ignorance is as deep as the Mariana trench.”

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    How is this different from Manson’s Helter Skelter?

    • David Walker

      Manson wasn’t a republican?

      • -M-

        Charlie’d fit right in with them today.

  • safari
  • GayOldLady

    Comrade Rohrabacher, does the Kremlin reimburse you in Rubles or Bitcoin?

  • Sam_Handwich
  • j.martindale

    Who votes for these unbelievable, totally lying assholes?

  • Henry Auvil

    How does a lunatic like this keep getting elected in California?

    • John Ruff

      People don’t vote.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Also, people usually pay even less attention to down-ticket races than they do to the top-of-the-ticket races.

      • Tomcat

        But corporations sure do.

    • MDixon34

      He’s in a very conservative district in Orange County. Where I live. He’s a complete idiot who will never lose. Most decent democrats are too smart not to waste the money to run against him.

      • askDominick

        The 48th Congressional District is R +4. That’s only slightly conservative and can be overcome in ’18. Get to work.

    • canoebum

      One word: Okies.

  • John Ruff

    OT: So, this in happening today in my town. The Mother of All Rallies is being attended by tens of people. This nice fellow was a blast to watch. He even spelled out his name for the interviewer and proudly displayed his Trump-adorned yarmulke. You gotta watch the video. It’s a hoot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGVrU2VneEU https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c501a7f4b9102fae449bdbc5ff5fb18a7f60e1e1e21b1ddff1d681cb5cb46275.jpg

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • zhera

      The police state will not be stopped by old ladies!

      (I guess she’s lucky to be white. Any darker and she’d be dead.)

    • safari

      Apparently some of the protesters have been invited into a synagogue for protection.

    • SoCalGal20

      St. Louis police are as bad (if not worse) than ICE and CPB. Fucking goons.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      How it is different in spirit from this except the tanks didn’t run the guy over? What nerve America has in bitching about other countries’ rights problem.

      https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/tank-man-china-web.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&w=940

    • MBear

      it’s MO.
      It’s not civilisation

  • Clive Johnson

    The question for me these days is which Republicans are not crippled with outrageous levels of ignorance and lack of thinking ability, in thrall to conspiracy theories, full of meanness and spite and bigotry?

    • Rocco

      Very nice summary…lol…succinct. You could have easily written a few pages more.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      The ones that have already retired, are about to retire, or are getting primaried by teabaggers.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Cuberly

      HA!

    • Natty Enquirer

      Bad Spanish.

  • Blake J Butler
  • MDixon34

    Unfortunately this dumbass is my rep. Even more unfortunately it’s almost impossible for him to lose in this district.

    • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

      You have my sympathies. I was glad he’s NOT my rep.

    • askDominick

      Get to work supporting his democratic challenger:

      https://www.harleyforcongress.com

  • Cuberly

    So Silly Sanders already attempting damage control.

    https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/909168166751883266

    • Lizard

      “US withdrawing unless we get pro-America terms.”

      Stupid fucking morons.

    • Treant

      I missed the lead-up? Did Diaper Don use the term “Climate Change” or something?

    • safari

      I’m curious what exactly he means since the agreement is toothless and flexible.

      • Treant

        MAGA, you magical ho. Now shut up. No, shut up.

        No more questions. Thank you, good day.

      • Cuberly

        And that’s been the detail the nationalists opt to ignore. Somehow we’re giving billions and dissolving our sovereignty. It’s been 100% breitbart white nationalist spin.

        • safari

          Breitbart announced Donald signing the joint resolution against white supremacists today. The comments are about as you’d expect.

          • Cuberly

            Let me guess, they want an antifa and an anti-BLM resolution to counteract it?

          • safari

            That and the Charlottesville killer did nothing wrong. He was just backing his car up and the girl had a heart attack.

          • Cuberly

            Breitbart festering evil as usual.

    • JWC

      What are Trumps pro American Terms. Forcing everyone else to adhere to conditionsso that American ican keep busy raping and making money off of. Yup thats America first

      • TuuxKabin

        As some one said yesterday, America Only.

        • JWC

          this fat stupid prick has to go

    • Tomcat

      And those terms are the world has to pay us to participate.

    • Ross

      Dear Sarah,

      You are an idiot.

      And your boss is, too.

      Why?

      Because the Paris Accord does not tell any country what it should do or not do. Each country decides for itself.

      Repeat: EACH COUNTRY DECIDES FOR ITSELF.

      You stupid fucking ass.

      Sincerely,

      People With Brains

  • JT

    Get a hold of yourself, man!
    https://i.imgur.com/clc8JFE.jpg

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Maybe one of us should give him a hand.

      • safari

        Or a mouth

        • Mike_in_the_Tundra

          Yes, and that would leave our hands free to do something else.

          • safari

            Like knitting

          • Mike_in_the_Tundra

            Feel free to knit, but I have a better idea for my middle finger.

    • motordog

      Can I just say it’s nice to see a guy who isn’t completely shaved below the neck. Sure, it looks like he does some man-scaping on his chest (which is fine), but I’m always a bit disappointed when someone is plucked as smooth as a Ken doll. Of course, you’re millage may vary.

      • Ross

        Yes, you can say.

        And, thank you for saying.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    I don’t believe that liberals paid anyone [racists and white supremacists did it for free], and I know that Donald Trump never paid anyone, even if he had signed a contract to do so. Trump never pays his bills. Never.

  • Silver Badger

    And the lies continue. The amazing part is they actually get people to believe them.

  • safari
    • safari

      Also, no, no he won’t. That asshole has done a lot of damage.

    • djcoastermark

      Bull Shuette ?

    • Tomcat

      Shuette, how can he be that stupid?

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    How did the reenactors decide who was going to commit vehicular homicide?

    • Bad Tom

      “Not at random, but by lot.”

  • William

    Rohrabacher’s Law:
    When you see Tiki torches, think Civil War reenactors, not Polynesians.

    • Bad Tom

      I think backyard barbecue.

  • Jerry Kott

    “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” Timothy Snyder. This author was on the 11th hour last evening. A read that seems relevant.

  • phhht

    Rohrabacher has the IQ of drier lint.

  • Goodboy

    So embarrassed being a Californian with this Alabama like Politician. Then again Orange county and LA county might as well be in two different states.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    We might as well have Butterscotch the Clown in Congress or as President. Safe for work but creepy.

    https://youtu.be/IDJDtosYKow?t=1m5s

    • motordog

      I prefer Puddles the Clown…
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmCJEehYtU

      • Michael R

        Richmond VA’s own , on of the few people I’ve met taller than me .

      • TuuxKabin
        • djcoastermark

          We just missed Puddles. We were busy and I didn’t check the listings of performers at our local Paladium until the night he was already on stage. I kicked myself.

    • Treant

      Dear God, shoot it dead before it eats children.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Bring on the nubiles!

    The Stranglers–“Bring On The Nubiles”

    https://youtu.be/YVlkKGArloM

  • askDominick
  • motordog

    So he ‘believes’ this, eh? Well, I believe Rep. Rohrabacher is actually a skin suit filled with cockroaches. My ‘beliefs’ are just as valid as his (theirs)…and certainly more plausible.

    • coram nobis

      I believe he’s a big lizard in a skin suit.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/HRC/status/908853683995078656

    I didn’t see this posted, so if I missed it sorry.

    • another_steve

      Thanks for posting this.

      Quite lovely.

    • MikeBx2

      Had to watch it a couple of times. So moving and wonderful.

    • Ross

      I previously posted that I am listening to Hillary’s new book.

      Loving it. Really moving.

      I strongly recommend the audible version as Hillary narrates the book.

      I love love love this woman.

      • Bad Tom

        I am also reading her new book. It’s really quite good. I recommend it without hesitation.

    • Bryan

      Thank you Edie, thank you for being a beacon of hope.

  • Michael R
  • MBear

    Asshole

  • rnprn

    This @ss took RUSSIAN MONEY!!!

  • coram nobis

    I have an original conspiracy theory: what if the Civil War itself was staged by Civil War reenactors?

    It makes sense. Ever see Ft. Sumter? It looks rebuilt post-1865, and that’s not the only site of the so-called war.

    I’m sure that Ted Turner, Ken Burns and Steven Spielberg probably produced and directed the whole thing on location. Cast of thousands. Rated PG.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They really need an actual deaf person who knows sign language to screen imposters out. I don’t know why this ever happens.

      • Reality.Bites

        He wasn’t an imposter – he was a country employee who’d had a basic ASL course and was asked to help.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          The employee should have said no.

          I’m also reminded of this story where someone fake signed eulogies regarding Nelson Mandelal.

          http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/12/11/250179179/fake-sign-language-interpreter-marred-mandela-memorial

          • Reality.Bites

            Yes he should have, but I’m still willing to consider good intentions on his part, not looking for notoriety.

          • -M-

            Yeah, I don’t want to condemn him for a dumb mistake, but the government deserves some a lot of very harsh criticism over that.

        • Lazycrockett

          “Monster Pizza” would have gotten my attention pretty damn quick.

    • metrored

      Even if you know both languages, interpreting is a difficult job that requires training to be able to pull off. It is so horribly irresponsible that county officials would assume that some random employee who took a few ASL classes would be up to the job at a time when people’s lives are at stake.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        The fact that he was wearing s bright yellow shirt was a sign something was wrong. Ideally, the interpreter should wear dark clothing if possible.

    • Tomcat

      Maybe he was deaf.

    • Sam_Handwich
    • another_steve

      I’m not understanding this at all. How does one sign “pizza” by mistake?

      I mean, is the ASL for “pizza” close to something he meant to, and was attempting to, sign?

    • m_lp_ql_m

      “Pizza, monster and bear” essentially sums up my last Grindr hookup.

    • Reality.Bites
      • safari

        I’ve come across man-bear-pigs in the wild.

  • JT

    That’s a cock and bull story, but without the cock.
    https://i.imgur.com/HMiE0H7.jpg

  • ceeenbee

    This is how dana rohrabacher lives and left a million dollar rental property in California.

    http://www.ocweekly.com/news/dana-rohrabacher-is-dirty-6428829

    • safari

      “It’s not mine” I’m sure is his reason

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      That was thoroughly gross.

  • Sam_Handwich

    jesus christ almighty

    WH has already flip-flopped

    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/909153122764943362

    • safari

      Sarah says no.

      • Treant

        Sarah is so ten minutes ago.

      • Sam_Handwich

        oh ok then

        • safari

          In reality he’s going to rejoin it and celebrate what a great negotiator he is.

          • Cuberly

            Yep, and he’ll declare major concessions where made. The member nations will say uh no that wasn’t the case. And, Cult45 won’t give a damn, they’ll just drink more Orange MAGA Flavor Aid.

    • Treant

      Can we harness the flip-flopping for green power to help defeat global warming?

      Also…I hope people see this is a pretty bald-faced attempt to curry favor with the public. He didn’t get what he wanted by being right-wing, so now he’s going to try to court the left.

      When that doesn’t work, it’s going to get really, really scary…because he’ll write us all off and simply do what pleases himself.

      • Karl Dubhe

        There’s a good chance that he’ll just quit.

        Then sue everyone for ‘ruining’ his presidency.

        • Treant

          Good luck with that, Dumpy.

          • Karl Dubhe

            Absolutely. It’ll make him richer than Croesus if he does. Really. Trump me, errrr.. Trust me, I mean. 🙂

            Surely you don’t want to do something that might inspire him to stay? 🙂

          • Treant

            I’ll get right on that. You know I’m always encouraging to really stupid people, you see that every day here.

    • fuzzybits

      This goofy fucker probably uses bingo balls to see what he’s doing next.

    • Bad Tom

      So, someone else talked with him just before this speech. I wonder if the White House staff knew? Or maybe John Kelly explained to him that we are being fucked by the weather, and it is really in our own best interest to agree with everyone else on the planet to try and do something.
      ——–
      OK, JK to the rescue is prolly fantasy. But, a good fantasy.

  • Nowhereman

    I can hardly wait for his interview with Mueller’s crew.

  • jonfromcalifornia

    Republican = Stupidity

  • Ken M

    Did I read that wrong? He’s up for REelection?

  • gothambear

    Dana the nasty old closet queen from Orange County still trying to be part of the current conversation…jeez shut the hell up you fossil.

  • This is a dumb questions because I know the answer but is there really nothing Republicans can do about this? I realize that they couldn’t stop Trump and they’ve lost control of their own party but goddamn really can they not pull out the oppo research and take this guy down?

    • safari

      The Steele Dossier was originally commissioned by a GOP primary contender.

  • safari

    I’m sure he’ll be greeted as a liberator.
    https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/909213980912230400

    • Treant

      Old liberator, used vibrator, something like that.

  • Leo
  • MikeBx2

    Via @peterdaou. They should kick us all out…
    https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/909012100340682755

    • Treant

      Cute, but not helpful. Anybody born here is a citizen, by definition, although you may carry citizenship from other nations just by rights of having a parent that’s a citizen there as well.

      Not only I, but I can document proof on all four grandparents and both parents. If I dig, possibly most of my great-grandparents as well.

      (Yes, it annoys me a bit when you call me “undocumented” or “immigrant.” Nope, born here, just as they were. And if we want to play the “never immigrated” card, everybody loses except native Africans near the Olduvai Gorge).

      • DaddyRay

        Do you have documentation that the Native Americans granted you citizenship or just the government we stood up after steeling their land?

        I agree that it is cute and not helpful

        • Treant

          Actually, the land my butt is on was purchased according to the historical tradition. It’s not like they didn’t have a cultural understanding of that concept.

      • Hue-Man

        Fake documents unless they are long form birth certificates approved by Native Americans!

        The longevity of the birther nonsense was a flashing light, warning of the Trump assault on truth.

        • Treant

          Sorry, I don’t require some alleged “original government” that never issued birth certificates until it got the idea from the Europeans to put the stamp on my existence.

          If they require that, then I require that they get my approval as well; it’s going to turn out exactly as well for me as for them.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Way to miss the point. Which is: the irony of Americans complaining about illegal immigration, when their entire nation is the fruit not only of unauthorized immigration, but outright conquest and slaughter of the former occupants of the land.

    • bzrd

      Lower Manhattan was purchased in May 1626 by the Dutch West India Company from tribes living on the Island. Was it a fair price, maybe not but many are deceded from those who purchased the land thus do not consider themselves to be undocumented.

  • margaretpoa

    Wow! Way to give your colleague Gohmert a run for his money, Congressman.

  • Cuberly

    Jason Major has been posting some raw Cassini images. Some you just stare at, it’s almost unimaginable what you’re looking at.

    https://twitter.com/JPMajor/status/852371143910711296
    https://twitter.com/JPMajor/status/833056919829016576

  • safari
  • Reality.Bites
    • Bryan

      There is no reasoning with Nazis.

    • Lazycrockett

      But she’s an Alien!!!!

    • greenmanTN
      • Phillip in L.A.

        Not bad for a male Wonder Woman!

        • greenmanTN

          Loathe though I am to admit it, I was a big WW fan back in the day and ran around lassoing things with a length of “gold” gift wrap rope from the local Hallmark store. Hey, I got pretty good at it!

          I even bought the new WW movie from Amazon and liked it. *hides head in shame*

          https://youtu.be/fbF4_ttXqpA#t=01m50s

          • Phillip in L.A.

            That looks pretty good! I must admit it’s refreshing to not see any males in a scene, and I do enjoy watching women “fight,”(*) strangely enough!

            (*) More like highly-stylized dancing, in the movies nowadays

          • greenmanTN

            I have a theory (I have lots of theories) about why I liked WW and The Bionic Woman but not 6 Million Dollar Man. I received a fair amount of bullying at school and male “heroes” had a certain macho swagger that reminded me of the jerks I dealt with. But I liked action movie/TV as much as the next guy and female heroes didn’t come with that baggage so I could enjoy it without that tension.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Your theory sounds pretty reasonable

          • greenmanTN
          • Phillip in L.A.

            thank you! those are awesome fights! the egyptians were definitely martial people, especially at the heights of the three “kingdoms.” you must know the story of the first pharaoh who was most likely female–she wrote her name and honorifics with feminine endings, but she herself wore a false beard and male wig. late 18th dyn, shoshenq iirc

          • greenmanTN
          • Phillip in L.A.

            Are there any women here?
            No. (Lower voice.) No, no, no.

          • greenmanTN

            Don’t know if you’ll see this but I’ll post it anyway. Tomb Raider is a pretty silly action flick but IMO a lot of fun anyway. Angelina Jolie trained extensively for it, and did most of her own stunts, including the bungee ballet fight scene.

            https://youtu.be/QhDRkf_XGVw

            Back to the Wonder Woman movie, IMO it’s pretty good, with very straight forward plot and few digressions except a few short fish-out-of-water comedic scenes that lighten the tone a bit.

            This is the first scene in the movie where she wears the costume, crossing a WWI battlefield.

            https://youtu.be/ofyfGnw2jsA

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Cool! Surprised they missed the obvious joke about a woman crossing “No-Man’s Land”:

            “Perhaps no MAN can do it, but in case you have not noticed, I am a WOMAN–NOT a man!” (WW takes off running.) (The audience bursts into applause.)

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Two bonuses: • Harry Hamlin, in gear + • the first known depiction of a demon’s ichor on the silver-screen

            https://youtu.be/8X7W-oPhY48

          • greenmanTN

            When I lived in Houston I took a class in 2D animation and afterward tried my hand at claymation, using a digital camera to take each frame then importing them into the animation software. I sculpted a great figure, a fat woman with big hair (in a sort of soft serve ice cream swoop) and dressed in a leopard print sarong. I never got beyond footage of her “walking,” but this was the song for the intended project.

            https://youtu.be/4LQJYgs1sxc

            I had an apartment fire later and lost the figure. I did what I thought was some really good animation but I can’t access it anymore. I did those projects around the same time that burning CDs was new, but I didn’t have access to a burner so instead I stored my animation on a Jazz disc, which is now outdated technology. No one has Jazz disc drives anymore. On top of that they were created using Director software, and I would need that too to open them. Plus this was 20 years ago and god only knows if the disc is still any good, but I have it stored… somewhere.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            great song!

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Disqus is driving me crazy. Gonna say goodnight

          • greenmanTN

            It was acting up on me earlier. Have a good night!

          • Phillip in L.A.
  • safari
    • MikeBx2

      “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.”

  • Ninja0980

    Was out and about today, did I miss anything fun while I was gone?

    • safari

      We may or may not be rejoining the Paris agreement, Mueller hired a new money laundering prosecutor, hurricane Jose might clip New England as a tropical storm, tropical storm Maria just formed and is slated to become a hurricane before wandering over the islands that got hit by Harvey, Donald will be in NYC tomorrow, and the St. Louis police knocked down a protesting old lady.

      • Ninja0980

        Fun times it sounds like.

        • safari

          Oh! I also forgot that the Juggalos had more people at their rally that featured face paint, music, weed, and Faygo than the “Mother of All Rallies” for Donald’s supporters.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Bots can’t rally

          • Treant

            Perhaps they’re there in spirit. So to speak. In the…you could say…aether.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            OT but is there a shortage of large cockscomb this year? Not finding any in the markets …

          • Treant

            I got your large…

            Er, sorry. Snap reflex. 🙂

            Not to my knowledge, although it wasn’t a great year for any celosia in the Northeast (too wet, too dreary). Still, raise one, get ten billion viable seeds.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            I found one and it is drying upside down in my hall closet. Should I scatter the seeds now or in the spring? Seems like in nature it would be now.

          • Treant

            Either/or. Celosia are very tolerant of winter, but I’ve kept the seeds in an envelope indoors and planted them in spring as well. Both work.

            In either case, they won’t sprout until pretty warm. So it’s a June-July sprout outdoors, or sprouting indoors in a flat on a heater.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Thanks. My problem is I tend to forget to follow through. Probably be better just to go ahead and scatter them as the flower dries out and see what happens!

          • Treant

            That’ll be fine!

          • Sam_Handwich
          • Treant

            It’s the last that’s actually funniest. And the Juggalos publicly say that, although they don’t have a political stand as such, the music does not encourage bigotry.

          • safari

            Some of their members might be unstable, but they are pretty accepting. One of the reporters covering them said it was the first rally he attended where he got hugged when he said he was a journalist.

    • Ross

      Well, today I painted the porch ceiling on the 1894 house I am restoring.

      The color? Salmon. Because with the world having gone mad, I can, too.
      . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f8aaec51d2430414304d35eaa66cd061fa131d533e30b85fe1cc6897b3d3ae2.png

  • worstcultever

    Say it, bitchez – BARBRA STREISAND!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpxKKBLUP2g

    • TuuxKabin

      Can I have my gay card back, so I can say da’ bitch’s name?

  • DaddyRay
    • MikeBx2

      OMG. That face!

      • DaddyRay

        Who could ever say no to that face

        • johncAtl

          Is he (she) yours?

          • DaddyRay

            No I saw him over on Reddit

      • Robincho

        It’s the eyebrows. It’s gotta be the eyebrowz…

    • Treant

      He looks like our Casey with the Lambchop toy he loves over at my mom’s place. He’s tried to walk out with it several times.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      “Unfortunately your image upload failed. Please verify that your
      image is in a supported format (JPEG, PNG, or GIF) and under 5MB. If you
      continue seeing this error, please try again later.”

      My image is a jpg of 351 KB, which Diqus will NOT accept for upload, AGAIN. I’m tired of trying.

  • Galvestonian

    My God … are there people really stupid enough to believe this crap ? The sheer audacity of this sad excuse for a member of the human race. What a turd blossom.
    … but really it’s a typical Republican ploy right out of the playbook and only shows the sad desperation used and in all actuality the Republican Party’s belief in the moronic disfunctionality and mindset of people that follow them.

    • -M-

      Yes. They just want a story to justify what they want to do. It doesn’t matter whether it’s true, makes any sense, or contradicts one of their other excuses.

  • Bryan

    It was a test, you see…

  • SoCalGal20
    • DaddyRay

      We can’t even get Americans to fight for our country – what the hell do they think they doing

      • Lizard

        What they’re doing is restricting abortion rights, forcing poor women to give birth. As public schools are stripped of their funding and the price of higher education skyrockets (thanks to DeVos), they will have few better options than enlist in the military whether they want to or not, because all other paths and alternatives have been systematically denied them.

        That’s what they’re doing.

    • greenmanTN
    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Drümpf administration checklist for all policy and personnel decisions:

      1. Stupid? (check)
      2. Evil? (check)
      Good to go.

      • safari

        A. Undoable to save face?
        B. Undoable to save base?

  • fuzzybits
  • SoCalGal20

    For the science nerds this is pretty cool. It’s a visual periodic table that shows how each element is used.

    https://twitter.com/mental_floss/status/909199734795055106

    • safari

      Thanks. Now I won’t have to wikipedia them individually when I think things like “What does gallium do?”

    • Treant

      Boron always gets the short stick. Not only the literal “Fifth Element,” it’s critically important to photosynthesis in the modern regime, meristem development, and general plant growth.

      Not that you could reduce that to a picture, but I always feel bad for it, being rare, not created by stars during the normal fusion phase (or, generally, at all), used in tiny amounts everywhere, and great for your laundry.

      • safari

        It also absorbs neutrons and stands between us and metldowns.

        • Treant

          It’s great stuff! Green fireworks, mild antiseptic, and thousands of other uses. And pretty much our entire supply is created by cosmic ray spallation with our atmosphere.

          I use borax as a component of laundry soap, and boron fertilizer when the lawn and gardens fall too far under 700 PPB (yes, billion).

          • safari

            I didn’t know its synthesis. Thanks!

          • Treant

            Strangely, yeah. We get a lot of our beryllium the same way.

          • -M-

            Phosphorus as bones? Uhm, yeah but DNA, RNA, ATP might be a more significant.

            The little SR-71 icon for Titanium is very cute 🤗 tho.

          • Treant

            Agreed. ADP/ATP transition is much more important. Slugs spend their whole lives without bones. So do plants. But both require P.

            Well, choices have to be made for these things, and they have to be easily recognizable from a simple picture…

          • greenmanTN

            I prefer my slugs get sodium chloride.

          • Lizard

            🙁

          • safari
          • greenmanTN

            I don’t mind the ones with shells. It’s the ones you step on when you aren’t paying attention and go out on the porch barefoot. 🤢

          • safari

            I suppose we have ones with shells here, but I’ve never come across one.

          • Treant

            I use iron phosphate, wholesale, in the gardens (Sluggo or Escar-Go).

            But I use table salt on the big ‘uns. This year, I encountered one more than a foot long on the patio. That was…a surprise.

          • greenmanTN

            A slug over a foot long?! If I’d seen that it would have been the Run Like A Girl Marathon!

          • Treant

            Close. But there were competitors in the 6 to 8 inch range so I was inured. And I’ve never seen one that big either–it was an incredibly rainy summer.

            I just reacted in severe disgust and got the salt shaker.

          • safari
          • Treant

            I see that crap in my garden and I pee myself as I run for cover. Hopefully the smell of the urine will distract the monster and I can get away.

          • Lizard

            I think they picked bones because it’s intended for elementary-age students as well as high school. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I didn’t really learn about the specific composition and structure of DNA and ATP until high school.

    • Lizard

      I adore this. I want one for my wall.

      • safari

        The PDF should work for printing. I suggest on fabric. It’s the latest and greatest for poster presentations.

        • Lizard

          I want one for my desk. I just graduated with my chemistry degree and sometimes I lose sight of the point of it all. This is a handy reminder.

      • SoCalGal20

        Here you go! If you’re a DIYer you can use the hi-res image to make a poster or whatever.

        http://elements.wlonk.com/index.htm

        • Lizard

          Thanks! I especially love that there’s a little stick man for every element found in the human body. Little details like that just make it.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Wow, we’re up to 118 now. And still no Stanfurdium.

      • greenmanTN

        I was hoping for Shitgibbon Kryptonite.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Yeah, St is still available, or Sf

    • greenmanTN

      Cool, thanks! As a total right-brainer I’m like, math and science? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f639b9aa678781b14155cc25d88631d63422f07a41f6c0ab6821fd2c1fa957ad.gif

      Actually In college I was used as a guinea pig for a psychology department test (only questions and an interview). They said both sides of my brain work but they don’t talk to each other. *shrug*

    • johncAtl

      I love that. Especially since I’ve been very slowly working my way through Breaking Bad on Netflix. I’ll get through at least two episodes tonight so I’m getting close to the end of season five.

    • UrsusArctos
    • zhera

      Polonium – – Anti-static brushes.

      Huh!

      • Scott Carpenter

        Polonium is also useful to get rid of pesky journalists who like to ask questions about where your money comes from – Putin can’t recommend it enough.

  • Treant

    OT: The season is, sadly, starting to end here in PA. I took out the houseplants today, ran soapy water through them, and spread a little high-Ca lime on the soil. I’m finishing up with seed collection, which really means I’ve collected 50 times more than I really need.

    Photos soon, but stuff is starting to get a lot less impressive as the light levels diminish.

    • Ninja0980

      Same here.
      Fall leaves are starting to change here, so at least there will be other things to look at.

      • Treant

        I always move some plants indoors that do OK. I have a young orange Janie marigold starting in a pot out there, which will be starting to bloom in mid October when it has to come inside. Keep it on the southwest windowsill and it’ll bloom into January at the earliest.

        There’s an ageratum waiting out there as well. I just did the cutback, which will force it to divide and bud up, blooming in November. Blooms will last until March and they don’t require that much light.

        I have coleus clones, several dahlia clones, tons of indoor houseplants, and a few tuberous begonias that I keep going over the winter.

        • Ninja0980

          Used to do some stuff with plants here but neither the hubby or I have green thumbs and with the climate going up and down the way it does now, not worth it.

          • Treant

            Unfortunately, I can’t not. Many winters, I end up with nose prints on the glass back door, standing there waiting for the season to end.

          • safari

            The couch shapes to my body

          • Treant

            The covers fit over my head quite nicely. 🙂

    • johncAtl

      I definitely feel the affects of seasonal effective disorder. I hate that it’s dark before 6 pm in Atlanta (by late November). I don’t think I could take living further north where it’s darker even earlier. You must seriously suffer from SAD, since you spend so much time working on your garden.

      • safari

        One of my doctors didn’t realize the importance of Vitamin D until she moved to Michigan. I have a light box at work and should probably start supplementing now. (Light boxes, btw, don’t cause your body to produce vitamin D. They do improve wakefulness and mood, though.)

      • Treant

        Intensely. I’m usually fine until Christmas, at which point it kicks in and I’m not a happy camper until March. Like, depressive.

        My meds help counteract that, but there’s still some effect. Fortunately, since I raise all my own annuals, I have 24 forty-watt fluorescent tubes on downstairs to grow the seedlings. I go sit under those and read.

        It’s only about a sixth as bright as sunlight (brighter than that in the red/blue part of the spectrum where the plants absorb most), but it really does help.

    • DoctorDJ

      “To everything there is a season.”

      One of the few bible verses that are true.

  • boobert

    O/T: They’ve been playing a state farm commercial with a red desk here. It shows a woman sitting with the twin towers in the background. Is this commercial that old, or what is the significance of the towers? Inquiring minds want to know, lol.

    • houstonray

      New commercial, and I believe that’s Toronto in the background…

      • boobert

        That makes sense, thanks.

  • SoCalGal20

    That Graham-Cassidy bullshit that kills MCR and ACA is building momentum! Call your Senators!

    https://twitter.com/SenFranken/status/909214838768971776

    • safari

      It cuts off funding of the block grants by 2026 and lets the insurance companies raise your rates if you get sick. Also don’t be old if you want health care.

      • SoCalGal20

        It does all kinds of things. But, yes, to that. This is what happens in 2026.

        https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/908099700351434752

        • DaddyRay

          Blue states already pay in more in taxes than they receive

      • Treant

        So they shot a lot of the actual actions into the future, when they know that they’re probably going to lose the House in 2018 and the Senate and Presidency in 2020?

        How con-veeeeenient.

      • johncAtl

        “Don’t be old.” It’s a little late to tell me that!

    • Ninja0980

      Too bad the Bernie sideshow took attention away from this.

  • Bryan

    Dyinga Hopefuckerbacher really needs to be forced into retirement. He shames all of California. I’d suggest throwing him in La Brea butttt….I’d feel really rotten about contaminating the tar. I mean, wtf…what’d it ever do to me to deserve Dont Neverfuckerbutcherbacher being thrown into it?

    I might offend Romulox, Eldritch Duke of Madness, Tar and Technology.

    • Treant

      Tar has many uses. Please don’t ruin it for the rest of us.

      • safari

        My grandparents used to chew it.

        • Treant

          I think I need a little more information on that one because…ew.

          • safari

            I don’t have any additional information aside from the kids of the era and place would take tar from the road and chew it for fun. They also loved coating coins in mercury. One boy got “in trouble” for it because it was defacing currency. It was the 1930s/Michigan.

          • Treant

            Drinking bleach?

            http://watchintyme.com/showthread.php?18157-Chewing-on-black-road-tar

            But yeah, apparently it wasn’t exactly an uncommon thing.

          • safari

            Just don’t bleach for whites. Add bluening agent.

          • Treant

            I actually use 20 Mule Team Borax instead.

          • safari

            I try not to wear whites and wash them with the colors because I am lazy. (Don’t judge too much)

          • Treant

            I do, too. It’s Saturday, I’m sitting here in brick red.

            My underwear tends to turn a rather dingy gray from constantly being washed with olives and reds and blues. I figure I’m married, it no longer matters. 🙂

          • safari

            Just call it mid-20th-century neo-masculine. It’s a thing.

          • UrsusArctos
          • Bryan

            In truth, mom got me a pair of the buck naked ones once kinda as a gag gift for Christmas – they’re surprisingly REALLY well made and crazy comfortable (I’d be wearing a pair right now but they’re in the wash).. Ended up ordering about 4 or 5 more a few years later.

            I’m not become white trash destroyer of society yet ‘ave I? ._.

            Edit: I think this might be the longest series of replies I’ve ever triggered – If I’m become WTDS does that mean I’m also popular now? (yaaaay)

          • greenmanTN

            My mother used to bring home mercury from work for us to play with. I think it explains a lot.

          • Bryan

            Which one of your family members worked as a Hatter then? Or an old-timey thermometer-maker. Both in the mouth one and the up the butt one. Why mercury, when lithium and plutonium are clearly the superior elements?

          • greenmanTN

            Neither. She worked at one of the earliest US manufacturers of mainframe computers, which at the time were huge. I have no idea what they used mercury for.

          • Bryan

            I’m thinking something to do with heating/cooling…or something. My mom, dad, and grandmother all worked for (or for dad, continue to work for) Lockheed at one point or another and mom used to work at IBM. My brain is fried (lovely, and I start class tomorrow) so I don’t honestly rightly remember wot the hell they used the mercury for either.

      • greenmanTN
        • Ninja0980

          Buddy Espen was a douchebag in real life, especially towards Nancy Kulp.

          • Treant

            No! Please don’t ruin my childhood fantasies of having somebody like Uncle Jed in my life. And Irene Ryan as my grandma; I was…not a favored grandchild…of the one I had. To say the least.

          • greenmanTN

            My grandmother was nice to us, but mean as a snake to everyone else. I have some good Mean Mam-Maw stories.

          • Treant

            Mine was snarky as shit to me, but nice to my uncle’s kids.

            Actually, my mother confessed recently that she ran interference between us. She’d very rapidly come up with stuff for me to do, or a place to go, so I wouldn’t be exposed to my two cousins and grandparents on that side any more often than I had to. Dad concurred and it was, apparently, a bone of contention between him and his parents.

            Dad passed away before I knew, but I did thank Mom for doing that. Even at age six, I could figure out when I was being indirectly insulted and I didn’t particularly like it.

          • greenmanTN

            Ugh. Sorry you had to deal with that.

            My grandmother: “Those cats from across the street and shitting in my yard again. I’m gonna put down some lye and burn their little feet off!”

            A cute puppy wanders into her yard. “If I had a rock I’d throw it at him!”

          • safari

            I can’t identify. My mom’s mother raised me until pre-K and will cry with me over pets. My dad’s mother was a short white woman who wore leopard with all-blue/green eyeshadow and died her hair bright read at a height no more than 5′ who’d talk on the CB with truckers in her giant ’80s caddy. When the latter got pulled over she’d ask “What, I’m black?”.

          • safari

            To follow up: she was black except for her skin in every way that counts.

          • safari

            It is one of my greatest regrets, not getting to know her better.

          • greenmanTN

            You have something against leopard print? (Oh, I fit right in in 1980s East TN!)

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d5233e91c86068a06e99b0331a6ecf285ca2e3c79027868206dcd1ff9338aed3.jpg

          • safari

            I did until I grew up.

          • Treant

            Eh, shit happens. I don’t have that many bad memories of her because I simply don’t have that many memories of her.

            Now mind, I don’t care to put my hand in cat poo, but I tend to look at it as fertilizer…

          • Stubenville

            My paternal grandmother bluntly told my mother (who hadn’t asked) that she was “not a babysitting service” when I was about two weeks old. The wretched old hag then went on to babysit for some of her other children’s kids. And ironically, my father was always the first person Nana called when she needed something.

          • Treant

            She sounds nice. And also like your dad wasn’t exactly the favorite child…

          • greenmanTN

            Yeah, that was a real dick move he pulled on her when she was running for office.

          • greenmanTN

            Yeah, he was a real dick to her when she ran for public office.

    • safari

      Someone below posted a link to what he did to his rental house. There is a disgusting slideshow.

      • Lizard

        I’m still trying to figure out how the fuck he did that to his carpet. Disgusting.

        Although I appreciated the tacit but unsubtle statement that he and his wife keep separate bedrooms. Call me petty, but…heh.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Kobach the fuck-wit strikes again.

    Actually there was a movement during the W years to require college students to vote in their home district.

    https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/906161801456488449

    • Talisman

      I went to college in TN, but was technically a resident of AL, where my parents lived. My university required everyone to live on campus, unless your address was within a certain radius of the campus (I can’t remember the radius now – something like 25 or 50 miles). I was never hassled about registration or address when I voted for the first time in ’92.

      Requiring students to vote in the districts where their parents live, I think, is an undo burden. Instead, so long as you present a valid registration card, you should be allowed to vote wherever you show up.

      • Cuberly

        I voted for the first time in college not out of state but outside of my district.

        Um, I registered and zero problems….we’re talking 84….

      • greenmanTN

        Can you say Democratic Voter Disenfranchisement? I knew you could!

  • bkmn

    Dear OC – want to reconsider your support of this complete idiot and actor for Putin?

  • BartmanLA

    PROVE IT YOU FAT POMPOUS SACK OF SHIT!!!! You’re almost as disliked in your district as you are in Washington DC! What a crazy tool!!!!

  • Sandra Oh

    Please vote this racist ahole out in 2018.

  • safari

    It’s past 00:30, I should turn on my police scanner and hear the crazy.

    • Robincho

      Too late. You’ve already heard The Greatest Statesman Who Ever Lived…

      • safari

        I doubt he is running “with a purse in one hand and a beer in the other” leaving a domestic disturbance.

        • Treant

          Wanna bet?

          • safari

            Immediate response: porn name.

    • johncAtl

      Can’t you just go sit outside and listen to it in real time?

      • safari

        Nope. Michigan State / East Lansing / Greater Area is an island — physically surrounded by farms. I live on the outskirts in the greater area. When I was younger, and in the “city” we used to play “fireworks or gun shots” in the era of the serial killer among us. I told that to a recent group of grad students and they looked at me bug-eyed since the times changed.

  • DaddyRay
    • greenmanTN
      • another_steve

        ^^ An indicator that the End Times are near.

    • another_steve

      Dogs perform on cue. You can’t get cats to do that.

      When I yell at my cat for never performing for our guests, she takes revenge by eating one of our houseplants.

    • TuuxKabin

      Thanks DaddyRay. Feels like Christmas morning ’round here. Got el HubCap out of bed to see it. He loves it.

      Think is tho, I/we can’t find a way to open in another tab to re-use/send. He’s trying to figure it out. Any ideas? It’s too wonderful to not have around the house and send on.

      What joy!

      Edit. “Open Video in New Tab” does it. Thanks again.

  • Lazycrockett
    • johncAtl

      Interesting, and maybe accurate. But it seems like they would want to put the second HQ in the eastern time zone.

    • fuzzybits

      We have a huge distribution center here now and Columbus wants it,but I don’t think it’ll happen.

      • Lazycrockett

        Seems Columbus doesn’t have the quality of skills for amazon. Guess that is what happens people decide learning a new skill is too hard…..waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

        • fuzzybits

          Hate to burst your bubble but there’s tons of experienced people here for the jobs.

          • Lazycrockett

            That’s not what the nytimes research showed. All of the midwest gets x’ed when it comes to that.

          • fuzzybits

            Well they’re wrong. Lots of experienced people have been trained and others are moving here because of low cost of living and housing markets.

          • Lazycrockett

            okay then.

          • fuzzybits

            Here you go. There’s some other cities that may surprise you. http://computemidwest.com/news/11-top-tech-cities-in-the-midwest/

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      How much are they paying people? I remember there were some stories a while back where they treated warehouse people like total shit.

      • Lazycrockett

        Nothings changed.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Ninja0980

      Yup, and telling her supporters to go away while attacking anyone who dares to call him out in any way.

      • Lazycrockett

        Joy Reid slammed his bill down this morning on AM Joy. Bernie and his cult have no clue how difficult it would be to raise everyone’s taxes and relocate close to 70% of workers to single payer……without any details in his proposed bill. What a fucking crock of shit.

        • Ninja0980

          Not only that but Republicans have been attempting to pass another ACA repeal while everyone is distracted by St. Bernie healthcare bill.
          Not that he or his bots care about that.

          • Lazycrockett

            McConnell has fast tracked the Graham bill through the CBO. It basically gives cover to all the on the fence republicans to come home.

          • Ninja0980

            And with Bernie’s bill and the numbers it brings, that is just another thing that could bring them to vote yes.
            I don’t get why Democrats caved to Bernie and gave the Republicans a whole new line of attacks, I really don’t.

        • Girlgoon

          The Canadians and Europeans are making single payer work. You wouldn’t have to raise everyone’s taxes just bring the taxes on corporations and the rich up to levels equivalent with the rest of the free world.

          This is the same kind of rhetoric the domsday sayers were saying about the ACA and it continues to improve in efficiency every quarter.

  • greenmanTN

    The least the GOP could do is give us decoder rings.

    http://blogs.post-gazette.com/060713_Decoder_Ring.jpg

    • safari

      “Down here you never lose a game”

  • Joseph Miceli

    Prove it, Pussy-Boy.
    Fuck this guy. Seriously, just because he says this with no credible proof everyone is just supposed to take his word for it?

  • safari

    Scanner: a woman in a dorm in underwear superman is …

    • fuzzybits

      Trying to fly off the roof?

      • safari

        Running down the stairwell. It’s been years since someone flung themselves through a U dorm.

        • Lazycrockett

          If its a female its automatically supergirl underwear.

          • safari

            The last time a female left the dorm unexpectedly she flew past the waist-heigh radiator header into a bank of windows and fell six stories.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: Gun fetishism and male privilege are not only connected but reinforce each other.

    http://www.salon.com/2017/09/16/male-entitlement-in-action-why-the-texas-shooting-is-a-gender-issue/

    “It’s a sad sign of the collective learned helplessness of Americans when it comes to gun violence that the recent shooting in Plano, Texas — which left nine people dead, including the shooter — has barely registered on the national consciousness. That the murderer was a domestic abuser who was motivated by rage at his wife for leaving him just adds to the collective national shrug. Sure, feminist journalists and bloggers will dutifully note the role that domestic violence plays in mass murders,but beyond that there’s no larger discussion about why so many men get so resentful and angry at women that they lash out, often killing themselves and others in the process.

    Instead, it often feels as if male violence against women is regarded like the weather: a natural phenomenon that is unfortunate but out of anyone’s control. But this male rage is not inborn or natural. The idea that a woman owes you her life and her body, and that she has stolen something from you if she says no to you? That’s a learned idea, something men pick up from the society around them.

    Reading the CBS News coverage of the story, my heart broke to read that Debbie Lane, the mother of victim Meredith Hight, felt the need to justify her daughter’s decision to break up with Spencer Hight, her estranged husband who went on to murder eight people.”

    • zhera

      What really gets my blood boiling is the so-called honor killings. As if there could ever be any honor in killing someone, much less your own daughter, sister, niece, etc. And acid attacks. Like, you couldn’t think of a more cruel way to torture someone?

      Whoever it was who said it, I’ll quote: Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.

      • greenmanTN

        Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, said it.

        • zhera

          Thanks!

      • Ninja0980

        Also sick that in many of these killings, the “mother” joins in on the killing.
        What culture could possibly make it okay to view killing the child you gave birth to as okay?

      • fuzzybits

        Columbus has the second largest population of Somali people. Ijust always feel sorry for the woman. And while their husbands can wear anything they want,the woman have to walk around in 90 degree heat dressed head to toe in black.

    • Girlgoon

      Texas culture is one of the best incubators for people like this. Too many of the men I have met from Texas seem to have a crazy sense of entitlement over women, laws and land. Is it the ten gallon hats or what ?!

      • greenmanTN

        It’s learned cultural mythology, I believe: what we tell ourselves about ourselves, our past and present. TX has the whole cowboy, wildcatter, maverick mythology going on and it’s easier to join in and not have to think for yourself.

        But it isn’t just TX. All states and countries have some masculine ideal that’s equally toxic.

        Plus, it hasn’t even been 100 years yet that women in this country were allowed to vote. Think about that. 100 years is nothing in the scheme of things, and it wasn’t until the 1970s that substantive changes were made. A woman could vote but she had to have her husband’s permission to open a bank account in many places, for example. So it’s 100 years against millennia of male supremacy and entitlement.

        And as we well know, or at least Republicans do, that if someone else attains rights then you have fewer, because rights are a finite thing, or so the thinking goes.

        • Girlgoon

          Civil rights being a zero sum game…

      • RJ Bone

        I personally detest Texas. The only places I can really appreciate are the spaces between settlements, really.

        Too many of the residents would look the other way while myself and my family would be stoned, not to mention minorities. All they need is permission.

    • zhera

      The media used to call those mass murders ‘family tragedies’. Because sympathy for the killer was important? At least in Norway they were called that. It’s better now though, the media have been schooled.

    • Ninja0980

      Also highlights the fact that so many people keep saying that if a relationship is so bad, why doesn’t she (sometimes he) leave?
      This is why.
      The minute you leave an abusive relationship, your abuser no longer has complete control over you.
      They can’t stand that and they’ll do anything to get it back.
      And if it means killing you in the end, so be it.

      • fuzzybits

        And a lot of times the woman doesn’t have any resources or anywhere to go.

  • Girlgoon

    Someone please explain to me who makes up Rohrabacher’s voting base

    • fuzzybits

      All the rupugs who think the Mexicans have taken over CA.

      • Girlgoon

        Meanwhile handing the key to the russians

    • Cuberly

      They think, uh don’t think, just like him.

  • Cuberly

    I think episode 4 of Lady Dynamite is my life…..(sigh)

    Still my favorite series from last year. IF you have Netflix I HIGHLY recommend it.

    • safari

      I’m told we’re facing a holocaust of episodic television. Why should we watch this?

      • fuzzybits

        It means you never have to go outside.

        • safari

          I will literally die.

          • fuzzybits

            Got the fall review tv guide and I’m determined to maybe pick one new show to watch and that’s it.

          • Cuberly

            Determined?

          • fuzzybits

            Yes.

          • Cuberly

            Flow charts? Metrics? Diagrams determined?

          • fuzzybits

            All of em.

          • Cuberly

            An investment of incalculable rewards of course!

          • fuzzybits

            Well,it is tv. Could go either way.

          • Cuberly

            Well, episode 4 of Lady Dynamite does include a 30 second long fart. So, rewards abound!

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            I don’t have to turn on the TV to hear that.

        • Cuberly

          Well, it has the line.

          “Fuck my butt titties.”….in it.

          • greenmanTN

            Butt titties? I don’t think I’ve been this repelled since the great Todd Starnes FUPA discussion of 2008!

          • Cuberly

            Critic…..

          • ByronK

            Years ago I saw a poster for a band named “Titty Fuck Me Jesus”. Almost as good as the Dayglo Abortions.

      • Cuberly

        Well, you don’t have to. Just an astute observation of human behavior I happen to have uh…welllll…no worries.

    • fuzzybits

      Lady Dynamite sounds like an old disco song.

      • Cuberly

        Weeeelllll no, but yeah.

  • safari

    Scanner: white male passed out into the bush outside the dorms; caller thinks he’ll be okay, but wants someone to check.

    • fuzzybits

      The only thing that happened when we lived near campus was men would come behind our bushes in the front yard to pee after leaving the bars.

      • safari

        It’s mostly the calls. Except on drinking “holidays” there are people passed out on driveways, back decks, and livingrooms.

        • fuzzybits

          That’s how it is when there’s a football game going on. Rabid OSU fans scare me.

          • safari

            You mean The OSU

          • fuzzybits

            Oops,my bad.

        • ByronK

          It’s like the boneless chicken ranch but with drunk humans.

  • Lazycrockett

    Ive been watching the Queer monologues and while some are hit or miss this was thus far is the best.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_PRHo3BFQQ

  • greenmanTN
    • DaddyRay

      East Texas and parts of Utah will have to evacuate … We’re going to redecorate

      lol

      • TuuxKabin

        And all taxes will be paid with pieces of art . . . then the description! YAY!

    • TuuxKabin

      Truth. That’s really you. I’nt it.

  • AJ Drew

    Here’s something soothing and adorable, cuz it’s soothing and adorable.

    Man plays acoustic Pokemon theme to his Pokemon-themed dog.

    https://youtu.be/6PahLq2daio

    • TuuxKabin

      Hmmmm. Maybe a summer border/rescue dog is the way to go. Winter walkie walkies, down and up five flights, twice, three times a day . . . shudder. Summer we can go out when the shade is in our favor . . . just thinkin’ for a friend. Thanks for that.

  • Yep he’s still an idiot.

  • safari
    • another_steve

      I can’t sleep. I suffer from insomnia.

      They keep sending me for sleep tests, which is stupid ’cause I can’t sleep in my own bed so how the hell do they expect me to sleep in a laboratory with wires and tubes attached to me.

      • safari

        I’m a chronic insomniac myself. What they found with mine — in the two hours I did sleep — was severe apnea. Still, that corrected, I do sleep when only I can get into it. Otherwise it’s a crapshoot.

        • another_steve

          With me they diagnosed mild apnea and gave me a CPAP thingy. I can’t tolerate it though.

          I understand that a fair number of people with sleep apnea can’t tolerate the devices.

          • safari

            I get it. For me, now, I can’t even nap without it, and that sucks.

      • Bryan

        I studied a little sleep psych while I was at UCSD – it’s incredibly interesting. Did you just get a bad clinic or something? I heard the simulated rooms are supposed to be really cozy and I thought they were supposed to set up the wires….let’s call it inconspicuously – you know they’re there but they don’t bugger you. Sorry to hear they aren’t working.

        • safari

          For mine there were at least two dozen leads attached to various parts of my abdomen and head with a white paste. Rolling over was hazardous. The room itself for mine was in a strip-mall place where I was given my own room with a TV and told to fall asleep without sleep aids. That didn’t work so hot IMO

          • Bryan

            Yikes! That sounds unpleasant as hell. Admittedly, the EEG caps (even the newer fancy ones) are a bit…odd, and the gel is oogie – I get ya.

          • safari

            There was no cap for mine. Just manual placement with the paste.

        • another_steve

          The people at my local sleep clinic were very nice, very pleasant. The bed was comfy. The room was quiet.

          But I suffer from insomnia and can’t sleep in those places so it’s all kinda stupid if ya ask me.

          • Bryan

            Don’t think of it as Insomnia – think of it as you beating the night!

            And then maybe bending the night over a table and getting nasty with it.

          • another_steve

            Lol. Good idea.

            The whole ‘sleep thing’ is kinda stupid, if you ask me. My guess is that it’s a holdover of an evolutionary adaptation designed to keep us in our caves at night rather than out in the jungle (no flashlights back then) where large animals were on the hunt and looking for humans to eat.

            Today, sleep is just a waste of time. Imagine what we could accomplish if we could spend all those wasted hours doing productive things.

          • Bryan

            It very well could be, for all our research we still have no effing clue what the purpose of sleep is. That’s what makes it kinda cool to study, it’s completely uncharted territory and combines the best of clinical and some counseling psyc. I’m always interested in the rarer and more complex disorders because it’s like trying to solve a moving 3D puzzle but you bought it from Ikea, so some of the parts are missing or don’t fit quite right and you gotta find how to make it better – I say better and not fixed because unfortunately all too often we face problems that can’t be fixed, at least not right now and all we can do is try to ease the burden a little.

            I’d use Atlas as a metaphor for the human burden but Ayn Rand’s ruined it – personally I refer to it as fighting hydras.

          • wayne

            I was born on the wrong planet. I function best on a 26 hour cycle, not 24. I wonder what sleep disorders could be eased by a different length of cycle. It’s hard to experiment, being stuck here on Earth.

          • another_steve

            I’ve done some reading on the human sleep cycle. It’s a science. People’s sleep cycles can get out of whack for a variety of reasons. Most people are familiar with the jet lag phenomenon, but that’s only one of many causes.

            When I sleep (at the most, 5 or 6 hours – and that’s only on a very good night), I usually don’t fall asleep until 4 a.m. I’ve tried Melatonin supplements, avoiding alcohol at night, avoiding mental stimulation before bedtime (like this here blog), you name it. Zippo change.

            Now that I’m retired, it’s not the end of the world since I can stay in bed until 10 a.m. or later if I need to. But when I was working, it was a big problem – as you can well imagine.

          • The_Wretched

            i’m on a 28-30 hour ‘day’ if i’m left my own devices.

          • canoebum

            I disagree. Sleep is essential to permit our systems to work properly and allow our brains to assimilate all the day’s sensory input.

            I’ll give you an example. I just woke from an intensely vivid dream. I was having lunch at Martha Stewart’s apartment, which for some reason was on Staten Island. We were whale-watching from her balcony. She was very gracious and pleasant. I was admiring the decor, the wallpaper, the towels, the dishes, and it was all very pleasant, but I still had to do my own dishes and the kitchen sink was near to overflowing with greasy water because we were having duck.

            This apparently will help my psyche. Anyway, I too have insomnia. I cure it with drugs. I believe in Better Living through Chemistry. It took years to find a doctor who would listen to my complaints and help me.

          • another_steve

            That was a fabulous dream!

            Envy here!

          • edrex

            what a lovely dream. is there anyone close to you who is pregant?

          • canoebum

            No. The whale watching was fun on a sunny day, but I didn’t expect to have to wash my lunch dishes myself. I wasn’t thrilled about that. It is from that I took the most meaning. I’m a care-giver in one way or another for four people. At least I got lunch.

      • greenmanTN

        Insomnia here too, though I have learned a few tricks that work for me so it isn’t anywhere near as bad as it used to be. I think 3 straight days without sleep was my record in the old days.

    • safari

      Tonight’s police scanner episode: quadruple shooting with one in the face.

    • Cuberly

      No.

      • safari

        *waves hand* now.

  • RJ Bone

    STFU, Dana. We know where your mouth is attached and where you get your money.

    • Bryan

      The Horroroborous – the politician who swallows his own sphincter.

  • johnsawyer

    How many Civil War re-enactors carry tiki torches into “battle”?

    • Stubenville

      Just the Hawaii brigade. {eyeroll]

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  • JT
  • Reality.Bites
  • Reality.Bites
    • Scott Carpenter

      Is it just me, or is Spock’s pose a little… um… provocative?

      • kirk/spock gay fan fiction is a thing for a reason, Luv.

  • Reality.Bites
  • TuuxKabin

    ‘kay, nuf’ rippin’ this one a new one ya’ all, a final farewell to Cassini. Sigh. Bye, bye ol’ friend.

    http://earthsky.org/space/cassini-finale-sept-15-2017-how-to-follow-online?mc_cid=241a36881f&mc_eid=1c26d64a16

    • edrex

      i got teary watching the pbs nova last week abt cassini’s hard work and fate.

  • xzargo
  • Scout
  • Scout
    • Ross

      This was obvious on 11/8/16.

  • Ginger Snap

    The GOP’s lies never cease to amaze me.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • Michael R
    • -M-

      He may not have known who she was. 🤡👀

  • geoffalnutt

    “Suckin’ Puti’s ween, Suckin’ Puti’s ween. He shall go rejoicin’ , suckin’ Puti’s ween”.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • bambinoitaliano
  • sword

    Rohrabacher better watch out…Meuller’s investigative team is looking at multiple Russian payoffs in the US. No one has ever data mined as deeply on foreign influence into America politics.

  • LeeCMH

    This guy must be one of the Christian Numerologists.

  • Friday

    Republicans shamelessly trying to gaslight the country with outrageous proven falsehoods.

  • juanjo54
  • Charles Baldwin

    What a fucking idiot

  • Phillip in L.A.

    One of my favorite memories from law-school was a group of us loudly and vehemently protesting against Proposition 187, on a rainy night when Gov. Wilson had come to Los Angeles to attend a meeting of the Regents of the University of California. Although the hateful Proposition passed, it was later struck down. (See infra.)

    Costa Mesa is behind the Orange Curtain, in one of the most conservative districts (California’s Forty-Eighth [48th] Congressional District) in extremely conservative Orange County, so Rep. Rohrabacher’s position is not surprising:

    The 48th congressional district is the birthplace of California’s Proposition 187, a reform initiative which removes illegal aliens from
    the state’s welfare and education rolls. Rohrabacher inspired the
    grassroots movement and, as a principal congressional spokesman for
    Prop. 187, framed the debate that led to the passage of the popular
    measure. [¶] Prior to his first election to Congress in 1988, Dana served as
    Special Assistant to President Reagan
    . . . .

    –From Rohrabacher’s Official Biography, available at: https://rohrabacher.house.gov/about/full-biography (emphasis added).

    Proposition 187 was a hateful precursor to Proposition 8 (at least in its reckless indifference to human suffering and lockstep ideological hogwash), that was enjoined, and ultimately struck down as unconstitutional in League of United Latin American Citizens v. Wilson (C.D.Ca. 1995) 908 F.Supp. 755, appeal dismissed sub nom. Wilson v. City of San Jose (9th Cir. 1997) 111 F.3d 688.

  • secretlab

    God, he’s insane.

    • Jukesgrrl

      No, he’s quite sane. Just a pig.

  • Jukesgrrl

    Apparently he is unaware that MANY of the Charlottesville protesters photographed were identified and reported to employers and schools. I didn’t hear of a single one using the excuse that he was a Civil War reenactor.

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