The Widdershins

 

I would like you to do us a favor though

Good weekend Widdershins!

Yes, words are important.  Words have meaning and sometimes imply more than what they seem.

though
/T͟Hō/
despite the fact that; although.
“though they were speaking in undertones, Philip could hear them”
even if (introducing a possibility).
“you will be informed of its progress, slow though that may be”
however; but (introducing something opposed to or qualifying what has just been said).
“her first name was Rose, though no one called her that”
adverb
however (indicating that a factor qualifies or imposes restrictions on what was said previously).
“I was hunting for work. Jobs were scarce though”

Donald Trump will soon find out how important words are since his words will probably soon lead to him being only the second U.S. President to be impeached. Of course we Widdershins, being the politically astute crowd that we are, all know that Nixon resigned before he could be impeached.

So lets take a look at some songs about words.  They’re out there.

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So there ya go Widdershins.  Big football day today, Saturday, for me.  LSU is playing Flo-Rita in a night game at Tiger Stadium.

Also, it’s an election day today and I have fingers crossed that John Bel Edwards gets the 50% plus 1 that will enable him to win outright in the primary and avoid a runoff.  He might be a blue dog Democrat but he’s given us expanded Medicaid and a state surplus in the budget.  As Molly Ivins wrote: You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You

Open thread of course but your musical contributions are always appreciated.

 

There are so many ways to look at Drumpf’s lack of fitness for the job of POTUS. To name a few:

  1. His abuse of the office of President for his and his cabal’s personal gain, for which the Democrats have opened an impeachment investigation.
  2. His indebtedness to hostile foreign countries like Russia, China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia.
  3. His well-documented history of sexual assault and rape, including a long-time association with pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
  4. His corruption of the Senate, the Justice Department and the Supreme Court.
  5. His racism, which infects and contaminates all his foreign and domestic policy decisions.

These are all ample reasons to declare that gob of orange goo unfit for office. But there’s one reason I don’t notice a lot of punditry talking about: he’s too emotional to be President.

It often strikes me how the language used to describe the Mango Moron is so very different from the language used to describe any other President. Here are just a few examples from the past few days.

Went rogue

Panic

Erratic, abnormal, bizarre, unhinged, off the rails

Toddler, temper tantrum

Angry, in a panic

Crazy

Meltdowns

This is not how any leader should act, much less the leader of the free world. Yet where are the judgments being passed on his lack of fitness for being President because of his overabundance of emotion? Where are covers like this?

Where’s all the condemnation of his endless tweeting about his own imaginary genius and “great and unmatched wisdom?” Why has the media ignored his acting like an insane person every day, in public? Why aren’t they constantly demanding his resignation?

My theory is that Drumpf is allowed to be emotionally unfit for office because the media doesn’t take him seriously as President. They think of him as a clown and an entertainer, so they just give him a pass on everything.

As we’ve seen, however, IQ45 is more than happy to exercise the powers, real and imagined, of the President of the United States. As unfit and clownish as he is, he really in charge of the military. He really has the nuclear codes. He really can make horrible deals with foreign countries that deeply damage our economy. He really can lift sanctions on Russia and expose allies, like Ukraine and Syrian Kurds, to death at the hands of his foreign masters.

The media had better get its sh*t together, and soon. I don’t think we’re going to make it past 2020 with this lunatic at the helm.

He’s just too emotional.

This is an open thread.

 

 

No, not really.  However this time of year is the worst for me when it comes to writing posts because football.

The Tigers have an early kickoff for their game this weekend plus all the other teams in the SEC playing this week.

So here’s a new, fresh, and completely open post for you to take wherever you wish to take it.

Here’s a topic that might bear some discussion:

How Politics Can Make You Sick

 

There’s only one story these days, and you know I’m going to talk about it. My angle was to be, “Let’s not forget WHY this is all happening – it’s all to benefit Russia!”; but the brilliant Rachel Maddow did it so beautifully last night, I won’t attempt to improve on perfection. Check out the first segment of her show if you haven’t seen it.

Instead, I will merely pose the question: Who comes up with this ****?

Who says to himself, “Hey, I’m the attorney general of the United States. Why don’t I just mosey over to Europe and try to blackmail our allies into saying it wasn’t Russia who interfered in our 2016 election?” Where does an idea like that come from? How devoid of any conscience or common sense do you have to be to first think this, then do this IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR BOSS’ IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY FOR DOING THE SAME F’ING THING?!!!!!!!!!

Ahem. Sorry for yelling, but I can’t seem to stop. I came home from work yelling. I will probably go to sleep yelling.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?

I honestly think the inability of normal people to understand the convoluted thought processes of these hideous, sick, corrupt Republicans is one of the barriers Democrats have had to overcome when getting the message of Drumpf’s impeachable offenses out to the public. We just can’t imagine that our electoral system is so broken, it would allow transparently, cartoonishly evil idiots to take everything over. The Senate, the Presidency, the Supreme Court; all are completely awash in a sea of Russian money, self-dealing and child sex trafficking. (No, we haven’t forgotten about Jeffrey Epstein.) And it’s all one single Party, which seems to have become a cesspool sucking in the worst effluence unimaginable.

I think we are also all stunned by Republicans’ inaction in the face of all these institutions’ obvious implosion. In reality, Democrats shouldn’t have to do a single thing more. After a bit more than a week of the official inquiry, there is enough out there for a clean sweep of the entire disgusting Administration. The Senate should be marching into the Mango Moron’s office and telling him he’s over and to take Pence with him. How can anyone think this is survivable? The American people are 55% in favor of the impeachment inquiry already – and that was before yesterday.

I will say it again…I don’t know what fevered dreams these Republicans are having that are causing them to think so far outside the bounds of reality. I don’t know how they think up new and horrible ways to destroy our country. I honestly don’t care much; I just hope we, as a country, can kick them out of power very soon.

This is an open thread.

Happy Weekend Widdershins!

There’s something happening. Something new in the air. A disturbance in the Force. Democrats are laser focused on Trump’s shenanigans with Ukraine. As a Ukrainian by birth all I can say is “You’re welcome” if this is the thing that brings down Trump.

Something feels different about this one. I hope I’m right. I hope we don’t lose this one because we don’t have many chances left.

So to help each other get through these newly exciting and mortifying times, let’s try to make each other laugh. Post a funny video. Could be a funny cat video. Funny music video. Whatever makes you laugh. Make us all laugh!

Welp, we’ve been having some very lively conversations here on TW about impeachment lately. Unless that Saudi Arabian Magic 8-Ball is wrong, it looks like we will very soon have enough votes for the full House to approve impeachment hearings. It’s pretty hard to ignore a President admitting to treason on the TeeVee, after all.

According to the WaPo, it’s all over but the shouting.

Pelosi, according to multiple senior House Democrats and congressional aides, has been gauging the mood of her caucus about whether they believe allegations that Trump pressured a Ukrainian leader to investigate a political foe is a tipping point. She was making calls as late as Monday night, and many leadership aides who once thought Trump’s impeachment was unlikely now say they think it’s almost inevitable.

But what is actually being voted on? I think the word “impeachment” is being used to discuss a multitude of processes.

For example, I do not support voting for a resolution to impeach the President at this time, because after that, it goes to the Senate. The Senate will then acquit, and then we will all be sitting with our thumbs up our asses till 2020. Moreover, people will blame the Democrats for not getting rid of him! No, that will not help anyone.

What would be more than fine with me is the way the Democrats did it with Tricky Dick. First, the whole House votes to give the Judiciary Committee the authority to begin impeachment investigations. That is what I hope the vote will be. After that, there will be more drip, drip, drip, as the hearings expose more and more of the Mango Moron’s high crimes and misdemeanors. The idea is that these hearings will bring the American people around, most of whom (as of the latest polls we have) do not support impeachment at this time.

Even as nearly two-thirds of Democratic members favor impeaching President Donald Trump or at least opening an impeachment inquiry, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows they haven’t made the sale to voters. Only 37 percent support beginning impeachment proceedings, while half oppose it. Just 12 percent of voters are undecided.

This strategy worked for the Democrats against Nixon, who was at 67% popularity when they started, and after a year was at 24%. The hearings are what brought him down. As slow as it is, it’s the strategy I support, because it worked before, and I believe it will work again…just in time for the 2020 elections. And that’s why Nancy Pelosi is committed to following it.

Just to make sure I’m clear, I would so love for Drumpf to be removed tomorrow. I can’t believe he’s still in office. He is a horrorshow of a creature, along with the Party that enables him. Every day he squats like a feces-throwing orangutan in the Oval Office diminishes and endangers our country. But until Republicans are ready to desert him, he’s not going to be removed from office. It’s so sh*tty, but it’s true.

This is an open thread. Here’s a blast from Randy Rainbow’s past.

Good Weekend Widdershins!

No, not falling back as in the (ugh) time change but rather offishully  *fall* or autumn which arrives on Monday, September 23rd as the autumnal equinox.  I hope however that DYB enjoyed his fallish temps last week.  Did they stay around D?

 

Now despite that scientific fact, we here in Nola are probably going to continue having our high temps in the 90s.

Nevertheless, we’ll just pretend it’s “fallish”.  And speaking of autumn or fall I found some quotes concerning the season.

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”

— Lauren DeStefano, Wither

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”

— Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”

— Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks

So let’s take a look at some fall or autumn songs and I hope you add some of your own.

 

Love me some Ella.

 

 

 

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And lest we forget that because it’s Fall or “pre-Fall” it’s also time for this:

Okie doke, open thread as usual.

 

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Kellyanne Conway’s new job

Take the kids to work? NO!

That moment when *your* pussy gets grabbed

You go gurl! h/t Adam Joseph

“The” Book

Nice picture of our gal

Time till the Grifter in Chief is Gone

Hopefully soonerJanuary 21st, 2021
15 months to go.

Mueller Time!

Wise Words from Paul Ryan

B-I-N-G-O!

Only the *best* politicans bought by the NRA

Marching for their lives

Perfect Picture

Rudy: oh shit the pee tape IS real!

Need Reminders?

Never too early to shop for Christmas

“Look this way”

Manafort’s Jail Photo

Indeed who?

Trump spam

IOW Dumb = Happy?

Simply Put

Ironic

Awrite! Here’s your damned wall

Dems are coming for ya