Today's Quote

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins. 
--Ayn Rand

Today's Tweet

Spotted by my wife in Trivial Pursuit 80's edition tonight. Prophetic. — Jon Keegan (@jonkeegan) July 23, 2017

Today's Internet Winner

Overhear on Facebook:

William Henry Harrison had a better first 6 months than Trump and he spend 5 of them being dead.

Animated Poem

Storm --Tim Minchin

Today's Pix


Today's Tweet

"There is no cannibalism here. Absolutely none. And by none, I mean more than we're prepared to admit." — Kragar (@Kragar_LGF) July 22, 2017

Today's GIF

At the end of another fun-filled week with Cult45*.

Yeah - Even Those Assholes

Unite The Right rally is on track - Aug 12, 2017 at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville.

Reminding us of the foundation of the First Amendment, Lloyd Snook put up this post at Snook & Haughey(here in Charllottesville):

Many in the community want the City to withdraw the permit necessary for them to take over Emancipation Park for the day. There are many legal reasons that the City might scrutinize the permit application very closely, but we need to steer clear of the illegalreasons that have been suggested. Let’s look at what the City can or cannot do.

The City can regulate or deny a permit application for reasons of safety, but notbecause of the content of what the alt-right people are going to say. Any regulations must be content-neutral.

The City can impose conditions and restrictions on marches and demonstrations only if the conditions and restrictions are reasonably tailored to specific needs and problems, and only if the conditions and restrictions do not have the effect of …

Policy Illustrated

As a child of Radical Privilege, 45* believes he gets to do whatever he wants to do, and if it doesn't quite work out (as it often doesn't), he ducks responsibility by delegating the project to a potential fall guy and pretending the only thing necessary is to find large piles of dollars he can throw at it.

Today's Tweet

The Rude Pundit

Someone needs to explain to Donald Trump that he's not our boss. He's our employee. And we get to know what our employee is up to. — The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) July 19, 2017

He Knows

Obama knows a lot.  One of the things he knows (that I never really recognized, much less gave him any credit for) is that sometimes not saying what's on your mind is an OK thing.

I'm not trying to rationalize here. I'm trying to get my head around how decent this guy truly is.

He knew what was going on - what "The Left" has been saying forever - but when he was being The President, he mostly kept his mouth shut about how shitty the Repubs had allowed their party to get. He only opened up when he was in full campaign mode.

Maybe he should've let fly. Things would certainly be different now if he had, but different doesn't necessarily mean better. So it's all speculation - Coulda Shoulda Woulda.

What we know for sure is that in the face of all the shit they threw at him, he was still doing everything he could do to be everybody's POTUS.

"When they go low, we go high."

I've always phrased that one a little differently: "Come at my knees…


"To be neutral between right and wrong is to serve wrong." --T Roosevelt

The View From Inside

I don't know if 45*'s shenanigans add up to an actual conscious attempt at Gaslighting or not, but dang - it's as close to a waking nightmare as anything I've been able to imagine, and some pretty weird shit goes on in my head sometimes.

Samantha Bee - Full Frontal web extra:

Red State Rustler

Gotta love a little satire

Red State Rustler on Facebook:

All Eyes On Mr Mueller


The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe.

The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of bounds. Trump’s businesses have involved Russians for years, making the boundaries fuzzy so Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be taking a wide-angle approach to his two-month-old probe.

FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008, the person said.
As always, when we're talking about power, we're talking about money. The one thing that gets clea…