The Widdershins

Good Weekend Widdershins!

From the past few weeks of live hearings on the soon to be impeached mango moron, aka El caudillo del mar-a-lago (h/t to Charles Pierce) one thing we have seen has been the appearances and testimonies of very strong and self-assured women.  From the appearance of Fiona Hill, to Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, to Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan, and even to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Don’t mess with me) we’ve seen images of strong, intelligent, and professional women.  Women who had no problems taking on the insulting clowns on the Republican side during those hearings.

Let’s take a look at some songs about confident, self-assured women.

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This has been a short post Widdershins because this is college football championship weekend.  Not only is it the SEC championship game between LSU and Georgia, there are championship games for the Big 12, Big 10, the ACC and other conference championship games.  In other words, I’m going to get carpal tunnel from hitting the clicker so much.  Oh and I put fresh batteries in it too.

Allons les Tigres!

Open thread of course.

 

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Remember this guy? Why, it’s Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry, one of the many Democratic candidates for President (starting with Al Gore in 2000) who lost to a Republican under extremely questionable circumstances. He’s back, Botoxed and ready for action. In fact, he’s ready for war.

World War Zero, Kerry’s new organization for climate activism, has as its goal a world with zero carbon emissions by 2050. Many people you’ll recognize are members, including President Bill Clinton. Unlike many other organizations, however, Secretary Kerry frames it through a military lens. Here’s the call to action:

We’re uniting unlikely allies with one common mission: making the world respond to the climate crisis the same way we mobilized to win World War II.

Join the movement to achieve net zero carbon emissions and create millions of new jobs in the process.

Together, we’ll win this war.

Join us and enlist today.

I am both intrigued and a bit scared by this, but you know what? It will take a LOT of people mobilizing to force corrupt governments (like ours now, unfortunately) to take the unprecedented action needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

So let’s welcome JK back to the public eye, and I hope in his new incarnation he, and his new group, can make a dent in the world’s determined obduracy on this topic.

Oh by the way, the House Intelligence Committee releases its report today. So yeah, it’s going to be a big week.

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Happy Saturday, Widdershins, and I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Today is a day of football and basketball, with our friends here mostly favoring football. In honor of not just these sports, but other games people play, here’s our Lazy Weekend music post. I hope everyone enjoys it!

Good weekend and happy early turkey day Widdershins!

Yes, I’m sure there will be families where the crotchety old uncle shows up, well into his cups, and spouting off about you-know-who.  Hide the sharp objects.

But let’s start the turkey week celebrations with some songs.

Because of course this one.

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Hope everyone has an enjoyable Thanksgiving and if we have any traveling Widdershins be safe on the roads.

Open thread of course.

I forget if it was Luna or Quixote who liked this before so I wanted to add it in.

 

Photo of Resisters

Courtesy of the Daily Beast

Twitter can truly be amazing. After Rep. Elise Stefanik’s shameful display at the impeachment hearings last week, #theResistance went into action to follow and donate to her opponent, @TedraCobbforCongress.

The Democratic hopeful started the day on Nov. 15 with 6,200 followers. #TheResistance heavy hitter @AdamParkhomenko tweeted this to start the Blue Tsunami.

On November 17, @TedraCobbforCongress had raised over $1M. And as of November 18, she has reached 252,000 followers.

This is the REAL power of grassroots. We can keep the House and take back the Senate and White House, if we just take the time to give a little. Make some calls, write some postcards, follow a promising Dem candidate on social media, and/or donate $5 or so.

Every small act of Resistance counts.

Hang on for an exceptionally crazy week, Widdershins. We’ve got major witnesses like Sondland, Vinland and Holmes testifying in the impeachment hearings today through Thursday, the Democratic Debate, the continuing mystery of Don’s visit to Walter Reed (and where the h*ll is he?), the new investigation into whether or not the Mango Moron lied to Mueller (spoiler alert – he did!), and I’m quite sure 97 other things that cannot be predicted. This truly could be the week the illegitimate Drumpf regime begins to fall apart.

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Good weekend widdershins!

With the live, televised impeachment hearings this week it’s a good time to take a look at what the political cartoonists have to say about those hearings.  Hint:  they had a field day with the hearings.  But there were other things occurring so you’ll see a few toons about those things.

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Miller had sent links to racist websites-articles to *someone* Surprise! And apparently no longer an incel

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As you can see, the hearings took center stage with the cartoonists, but I did like the ones about Bloomberg’s nascent prez run and the one about Stephen Miller.  So tawk amongst yourselves and hope you enjoy the toons.

Open thread goes without saying.

 

 

Congratulations, Rep. Peter King! You finally realized your district was tired of sending a racist to Congress and are taking your exit, stage (very) right.

Here are some highlights from the 75-year old Republican’s long career, which has had a number of shocking moments.

King is an ally of President Donald Trump with his own history of controversial stances, from his support for the Irish Republican Army, to his claim that “80 to 85 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists,” to blaming Eric Garner rather than the New York City police officer who killed him for his death: “If he had not had asthma, and a heart condition, and was so obese, he would not have died from this.”

In late 2018, when many were condemning immigration officials for the deaths of two children in their custody, King offered praise while also insulting the country’s poor.

”These are the only two children that have died, certainly in recent memory,” he said. “Considering what does happen in housing projects … I think ICE has an excellent record.”

King is the 20th House Republican to retire prior to the 2020 elections. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy! I sure hope more of his colleagues also decide to “spend time with their families” (yes, he said that!).

And meanwhile…public impeachment hearings start on Wednesday. These hearings will be carried by every major network, and are very likely to move public opinion even further in favor of impeachment and removal. So of course, the Liar-In-Chief wants to use his bully pulpit to try to put out some “alternate facts” before the hearings happen.

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, has announced plans to “probably” release a transcript of an earlier conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as soon as Tuesday.

I’m going to guess this ‘transcript’ is going to go a little something like this:

TRUMP: Vlod baby! How are you?

ZELENSKIY: Not so good, Mr. President. We would really love to get to a better partnership with yourself and the United States.

TRUMP: What do you mean, myself AND the United States?! I AM the United States! L’etat, c’est moi!

ZELENSKIY: Uhhhh, so sorry Mr. President. (changing tactics) I have to say, I didn’t know you spoke French so beautifully!

TRUMP: Yes, many people – SO many people – have told me I have the best French accent. SO much better than Obama’s!

ZELENSKIY: Absolutely! So, can we look forward to our mutually beneficial relationship being renewed? I truly want our two countries to be friends.

TRUMP: Well, I don’t think you’ve been a very good friend to me. Why haven’t you looked into Joe Biden and the DNC server yet? God D*mn It! Absolutely. You can have the aid tomorrow. See, this is totally cool and totally legal! Demoncraps can suck it!

Let’s see what this week brings, Widdershins. I have a feeling the ride is only going to get wilder from here.

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Dec. 2019 Democratic Debate

When: Dec. 19th.

Where:The debate will happen at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Time:9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

How to watch: The debate will air on PBS.com, Politico.com and CNN.com

Moderators: Judy Woodruff, Amna Nawaz and Yamiche Alcindor from PBS NewsHour and Tim Alberta from Politico

Who’s in so far: (as of Nov. 26th – they have until Dec. 12th to qualify)

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana
  • Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  • Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer

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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
13 months to go.

Mueller Time!

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

Dems are coming for ya