A special edition
There once was a dense man named Tommy
From a state where the weather was balmy
He couldn't word good
or pass laws as he should
but insists that our generals are commie.
That is quite a big basket of deplorables but all of them easily qualify.
Tuberville is exactly what you get when politics becomes personality. IMO, it started with Sarah Palin and has been careening downhill ever since. Whoever the moron was that thought she would be a good choice escalated stupid to a trait that most Republicans now glorify as "common sense" "real americans" "patriot"......
Musk is as dangerous to the future of the world as Trump is to the future of this country.....
Hopefully we all survive.
Fani Willis's letter to Jim Jordan is a work of art. She thoroughly dismantles his request in extraordinary detail. You can almost hear her say "...bitch!" after every sentence (or as a friend wrote, "Like/I/Told/You/Already" with every keystroke). Using Trump's own arguments in citation (and a TON of ids) and specifically pointing out the price of the RICO statute book with "As a non-member of the bar, you can purchase a copy for two hundred forty-nine dollars [$249]" was incredible. I would lay on the floor and roll myself up in my carpet until I died if I received a letter like that. Bravo!!
Read it here if you haven't already. https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23941366/jim-jordan-letter.pdf
Tommy Tuberville may be the dumbest U.S. Senator. But Marcia Blackburn is a close second.
Is Xitter pronounced Shitter? Enquiring minds would like to know.
My friend Bobby, now he’s on probation for some identity theft, but he swears he saw Ben Shapiro and Tucker Carlson going at it in the back seat of a car hopped up on Meth. I just need to get him on a TV show to tell the world (see how easy that was).
Your list has made it even clearer that the new Republican Party is not only greedy, racist, and cruel, but it seems that everyone who joins now comes with their own scam. Let’s tell lies about Biden and raise money. Let’s frighten people about the cities they have never been to and raise money. Let’s raise money to protect those fetuses. Send money to help poor, innocent Rudi. Send money to Steve Bannon to build the wall and pay for his yacht. Ask Clarence how much it will cost to settle the case. Does Alito charge the same amount? Let’s raise money to buy ammo for teachers so they can shoot the badly behaving kids. Send money to the Proud Boys who are the real patriots. Send money to protect elections from Democrats who want to vote. This tactic has worked so well for Trump that everyone wants to get in on the action.
Something is deeply wrong in the senate when a Class A imbecile like Tommy Tuberville is allowed to degrade the military readiness of the greatest power on earth over... nothing.
Two things stick out at me.
The first is that MAGA runs basically like a mob outfit, and if you think of it like that, there's really only one way that people at the top lose their position: when everyone under them decides to either directly go against them, or at least not stop it from happening. Generally speaking, the family only deals with the head of said family if that head doesn't keep everyone happy. And clearly, Paxton forgot that you have to keep the people under you happy and give them things too, or they'll come for you. MAGA, like the mob, works on patronage. You have to give the people who give you things something too, and Paxton clearly only gave himself things.
The other thing, and perhaps rather understated, is that conservatives are now just stealing radical black nationalism ideas wholesale. Huckabee probably doesn't realize it, but 'ballot or the bullet' is from Malcom X referring to African American suffrage and equality in the US. It is, quite literally, the exact opposite of entitled white conservatives mad that they lose elections.
Which brings us to something that liberals often claim that conservatives often claim aren't true: conservatives don't object to WHAT is being said, but WHO is saying it. Literally, how can we think of this as anything else, when Huckabee is literally quoting a phrase used by Malcom X? Strikes me as the same way conservatives hold up Martin Luther King as some kind of voice of conservatism, when he was a radical who conservatives opposed tooth and nail.
Trying to imagine what the conservatives of 1965 would say if you told them that in 2023, white conservatives would be saying the same things that Black people were saying then about themselves. The tonal dissonance is deafening to me.
"In Flanders Fields" chokes me up everytime.
Wasn’t the Star Spangled Banner originally a poem, written in battle? But hey, I’m not a Football Senator.
A virtual buffet of deplorables.....and deservedly so. But the one that took the cake is Larry Sinclair/Obama. There was no comment section on Tim's piece, or I would have commented there. The deeds of the other deplorables are not surprising. But to give credibility to Larry Sinclair given his crime-ridden, lie detector flunking background....just jaw dropping.
Let’s not leave Ron Johnson out of the dumbest Senator conversation.
Heard him interviewed yesterday and his obsessions are Hunter’s troubles and his investigation which trying to prove to the American people that the Covid vaccine is dangerous due to the small percentage of people who died soon after taking it.
He also went on a long rant about fake electors just being a political maneuver therefore should get a free pass.
There’s no way this man is qualified to be a Senator. I wouldn’t let him mow my lawn.
Regarding poetry on aircraft carriers, if you ever get a chance to visit the Pentagon, I would advise you to do so. I was there well over 20 years ago for very minor technical meetings, twice. The war art on the walls where I was allowed to go was fantastic. It was almost all by veterans and did not glorify war.
Whenever I see Coach in reference to Tommy Tuberville, my mind goes instantly to Coach from the televiision series Cheers.
There is a strong physical resemblense but it doesn't stop there. It's more the intellectual simularity that comes to mind.
Take a quote from Coach on Cheers and I can picture that moron senator saying it . . .
"How about tellers? You take tellers. They never tell you anything. They always ask questions. And interest, there's nothing interesting about it at all. It's boring. Oh and then the trust department, they got all the pens chained down to the tables. What kind of trust is that? – Banks"
Coach from Cheers or Senator Tommy Tuberville?
Regarding Vivek, there seem to be three types of people who evaluate him:
1) Those who point out his utter incompetence for the job that he seeks and see that the more he talks, the less he knows and is prepared for any real responsibility on the national, much less global, stage.
2) Those who find him to be a Wunderkind and a savant for telling them what they want to hear, how they want to hear it, unencumbered by facts or the importance of experience in things that true leaders need to know and understand in order to do that job.
3) Those who still call him by his most common nickname -- Who? -- and lack the requisite ambition to learn to spell or pronounce his last name but might vote for him anyway if Trump somehow is disqualified or unavailable and the far right talking heads tell them that he is their preferred substitute.
I remain firmly in Camp 1, well aware that volume and eagerness are not adequate replacements for substance. The more Vivek says, the worse he looks. If objectivity is your kind of thing.