Today's GIF

FCC spokes-critter answers the public outcry:

Sorry For The Delay

...but we were waiting for confirmation.

Here's another live shot of the skies over Alabama yesterday.

The Web

Ajit Pai is a lyin' sack of shit.  Net Neutrality is the deregulated internet. This jackass wants to deliver it into the hands of privateers and rent-seekers.

First - fuck you, Mr Pai. The web is absolutely vital to people who are just trying to get on in their everyday lives. (eg) It's nearly impossible now to apply for a job without internet access. Killing Net Neutrality translates into people having to pay for the privilege of looking for a job. Obviously, there's a cost to it now, but your "deregulation" opens it up to massive potential for abuse.

How do we know this "Plan To Restore Internet Freedom" is bogus? The name. When these assholes are selling something that's aimed at fucking us with our pants on, they give it a name that's exactly the opposite of what happens if they put it into practice.

The Clear Skies Act: allowed for massive increases in air pollutants.

The Clean Water Act: raised the allowable amounts of things like arsenic in d…

Today's Tweet

The ones who show up get to make the decisions.

So show up or shut up.

Today we all saw it.
Elimination from the Rolls
And what happened

We showed up in numbers and won.

Can we do this?
Damn right

Will we do this?

Voter Registration Drives need to be Starting.

Let's take it back! — MikeFarb (@mikefarb1) December 13, 2017

Turnout was not all that great, but it looks like Dems - especially WOC - made the difference.

Way To Go 'Bama

Looks like Doug Jones has pulled it off.

Alabama's Secretary of State is a guy named John Merrill. Mr Merrill goes to observe elections in Russia, and pronounces them 'free and fair'.

What the fuck is it with these assholes and Russia!?!

Anyway, the in-person voting was solid enough to make the absentees not such a big deal, but let's not forget or underestimate the GOP's capacity for rat-fucking.

It's Late

...but I'm hoping against hope that Doug Jones pulls it off.

Cuz too many of these fuckin' goobers really are just that stoopid.

Today's Political Maxim

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity - but don't rule out malice."
--Robert Heinlein (paraphrasing Hanlon's Razor)

Way Way Out

I had to get this one up because it warrants preserving for the historical record:

It would seem there's nothing negative that these knuckleheads won't co-opt, and then double down on. And since they can't be that tone deaf - because NOBODY'S that tone deaf - there has to be a method to their madness. 
So Occam's Razor requires us to consider the probability that "Whatever Makes A Liberal Mad Enough To Cry" is being pushed hard towards the Logical Extreme.

People With Living Thinking Brains: "That's gotta be as bad as it gets - they can't go any lower than that."

GOP: "Hold my beer, Cletus, and watch this."

Sing It, Bubba

Randy Rainbow

Today's (disturbing) GIF

When Roy Moore wins tomorrow:

Today's Pix

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But knowing what we know - what we've heard 45* say out loud and on record - even allowing for the total bluster of a guy who so rarely tells the truth about any-goddamned-thing at all - how hard is it to believe what this woman is telling us?

Today's Tweet

"Hello - how are you today?"

WATCH, SHARE, and stay until the very end where Roy Moore starts speaking Russian fluently after praising Putin.
Then, watch again, share again, and repeat. — Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 11, 2017

Yes - There Was A Crime

Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker:

(there's a full audio at the link above, but I couldn't figure out how to embed it)
For now, Sekulow and Cobb are sticking to their original strategy. They have advertised their willingness to coƶperate with Mueller as a sign that Trump has nothing to hide, and their reaction to Flynn’s guilty plea reflects this view. “Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn,” Cobb said. With regard to Mueller’s broader investigation, the White House lawyers’ position continues to be that President Trump didn’t commit a crime because no one did—or could—because there is no federal crime called “collusion,” and Rosenstein’s order did not refer to any criminal statutes that may have been violated. In several conversations with me, Sekulow emphasized that collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, even if it did take place, wouldn’t be illegal. “For something to be a crime, there has to be a statute that you claim is b…

Today's Tweet

We are so fucked.

Sadly, the Roy Moore pedophilia accusations have successfully distracted from Roy Moore being a batshit lying homophobic Constitution-hating misogynist fake-Christian racist. — John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) December 10, 2017