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I honestly do not know what Drumpf was thinking by agreeing to be interviewed by Jonathan Swan, but whomever convinced him it was a good idea deserves a medal.

I am not a huge fan of Axios, but I have to say that IQ45 looked like a crazy, megalomaniac moron during the whole cringeworthy interview. And for that, I thank the Goddess for whispering in his ear and convincing him to do it.

The press has done a uniformly terrible job covering this fake President. Part of it is IOKYIAR, and part of it is they have bent over backwards to normalize and legitimize him every minute of every day, because he’s just. so. good. for. ratings. But finally, this horrible virus seems to have pushed some of them to declare a smidgen of independence from the Cult of Daddy Donald.

As I said to my husband tonight, if you put a gun to Donnie’s head and told him that to save his own life, he had to recite the Second Amendment, he couldn’t. He’d just lie about it. He couldn’t tell you what the function of the Supreme Court is. He’d just lie about it. He couldn’t tell you the Preamble to the Constitution. He’d just lie about it. He does not at all, in any way, shape or form, understand his job and what it means to do it. He just lies about it. And the only reason to interview an idiot like that is to expose him, which Jonathan Swan did.

This is an open thread.

Good Weekend Widdershins

Actually we know all is not well.  We have (according to his niece) an almost certifiable crazy man in the White House.  He’s almost proud that he passed a dementia test.  He has let a viral disease just decimate the country.

Of course the pollsters and polls say his opponent is going to whup his ass in the election.  Funny thing though is we thought the same thing in 2016.

So what we need to do is spend some time chillaxin’.  And I have the perfect music for that:  Mantovani.

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And last, I’m sure you all remember this one.  (“Medication time, medication time”)

Here’s your meds:

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Okie-doke.  Take your meds, listen to the music and r-e-l-a-x.

Does it need to be said?  Open thread.


Yesterday, the most dangerous man in America testified before the House. Drumpf’s (or Putin’s, or whomever’s) right-wing populist agenda is being magnified and empowered by his actions; Drumpf’s criminal money-laundering and grift are being protected thereby. During his testimony, he lied, he obfuscated, and he pretended he didn’t read Drumpf’s tweets. It was a disgusting, oily, arrogant performance by the most evil man ever to become Attorney General.

Here are a few highlights.

Rep. Jerry Nadler condemned him for delivering campaign video to Drumpf via the jackbooted thugs teargassing moms in Portland and invading other Democratic cities (like NYC! Stay safe DYB!).

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee attacked Barr for not believing in systemic racism.

And here’s Rep. Eric Swalwell putting together a legal tour-de-force about the commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence, with a great explainer by Brian Tyler Cohen afterwards. Enjoy this – I don’t think Barr did.

After the latest horrific display of the Attorney General’s manifest unfitness to be hired by anyone more ethical than Better Call Saul, I personally have only one question:

When will this skid mark on the underwear of justice be dis-Barred?!

Tawk amongst yerselves!

Hello Widdershins
is anyone having a good weekend?

I’ll admit that I’m not.  In fact haven’t had a good last few days.  It’s just due to all the bullshit that’s happening around and with us now.  Honestly, I haven’t seen one damned piece of good news in the last week or so.  I’m “off my feed” in that I have to think “You need to fix something to eat” and then I have to think long and hard about that. I needed to go to the bank yesterday, inside, and had to make an appointment!  When I got to the door they asked me a series of questions and then they let me in.  What a world.

While it’s true that poll numbers are looking very good for Biden, I don’t trust them.  I have a good reason not to trust the numbers:  2016.  To express it in “country format”, that learnt me real good.

So yes Fredster has the blues and with that let’s look at some blues songs.  If I’m down in the dumps might as well make  y’all feel the same.

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Cuz Bessie was so good at it how bout another

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And what would the blues be without Billie Holiday?

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Awrite, there ya go.  I really don’t expect any musical contributions to this however comments are always welcomed.

As always, the infamous open thread.


So the Mango Moron, the only pResident ever to brag about “acing” a cognitive impairment test, is trying to smear Joe Biden as not all there, mentally speaking. He’s made big ad buys with this messaging in swing states, and his campaign keeps doubling down on the “strategy.”

This isn’t going over well with the most reliable group of voters: people over 65. Turns out leaving older people to die in nursing homes of Covid-19, trying to take health care away from the survivors, then smearing them as unfit to serve as President are somehow not winning strategies. Who knew?

More troubling for the president, Biden has moved ahead among voters 65 or older in several national surveys, including a significant 14-point advantage in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, helping propel him to double-digit leads nationally. Trump won seniors by 7 percentage points in 2016 over Hillary Clinton, according to exit polls, with white senior voters a key part of his coalition. 

“It can certainly backfire among senior voters, and it’s not something you want to do when you’re already starting to lose their votes,” said Todd Belt, professor and political management program director at George Washington University. “We’ve seen a big shift in the over-65 population moving towards Biden. This isn’t a really good strategy to win them back.”

This isn’t the only voting block Drumpf is losing massively. Ex-Republican strategist Jennifer Rubin writes in the Washington Post that, basically, everybody hates Donald. All the voters who helped Drumpf get close enough to steal the election in 2016 are running to Biden in droves. And now the polls are showing double-digit leads all over the map.

By now I’m sure you’re thinking, “How are we going to screw this up? Because we always do.” I know, I know. I have thoughts like that too. But sadly, I think the only way we could have “screwed it up” was to nominate another woman. Unfortunately, this country is so godd*mn misogynistic that they elected a sexual predator, money launderer and traitor rather than voting for THAT WOMAN.

And what really hurts is that Democrats wouldn’t vote for her either. Wouldn’t stand up for her when she was smeared by Bernie for six months in 2016, wouldn’t help her fight against the blizzard of negative press, wouldn’t amplify her message as Drumpf got $2 Billion in free advertising from NBC and other “news” outlets. They claim it was all because Hillary was [fill in horrible misogynistic trope here], but in reality, there is no woman they would vote for. When push came to shove, they wouldn’t have pulled the lever for Elizabeth, Kamala, Kirsten or Amy. And we can’t count on them, ever, to do it.

So thankfully, we have a 77-year-old white man as our nominee. His color, age and gender allow all those Democrats and previously Republican voters to feel “safe” voting for him. Heaven forbid we should ever elect a woman who actually MAKES US SAFE when crises hit. Because those Republican voters felt “safer” voting for Drumpf, a sociopathic predator, than voting for Hillary – a Secretary of State, First Lady of Arkansas and FLOTUS, attorney, and mother (and grandmother).

Well, here we are.


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