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1600 DC-1 Trainer…

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Sometimes the greatest ideas crawl out from under the most bizarre rocks.  Here’s how I got to yesterday’s greatest idea of all time.  While surfing the intertubz, I happened upon a list for what makes a dog breed dumb.

He was great with Cher in "Mask"...

He was great with Cher in “Mask”…

Listed among the characteristics for an intellectually challenged dog are:  Difficulty in training, bad memory, inability to distinguish what’s real, and a general confusion about who’s in charge.  As I read the list I realized it pretty accurately described Dolt 45 and the pack of feral animals he’s brought in to sniff his rather ample butt.

His pack of dogs is a varied lot.  There’s the huge BannonMastiff.  Typically it has a completely disheveled, dirty appearance like it has been sleeping under an overpass.  The BannonMastiff drools a lot!  Strange things trigger the drooling like obscure references to European ethno-nationalistic philosophers.  This breed has a strong dislike and mistrust for others.  It will attack other dogs especially mongrels.

Then there’s the Siberian Flynnsky – a very lively breed.  It acts out and is often bored since it lives in a general confusion as to who’s in charge.  At times it is almost as if it hears distant Russian voices.  It is a working breed, but you can never be quite sure for whom it is working.

When it comes to territorial breeds, there is the Chinese Shar-Pence.  The Shar-Pence is very aggressive toward LBGT, hungry people, or pregnant women.  The Shar-Pence will not share.  This breed suffers from health problems, but when it comes to veterinary care, it is a dog eat dog world where only the fittest and most righteous will survive.

There’s also the Speagle – a breed with a little Spicey mixed in with the Beagle.  The Speagle is a piss poor listener and loves to bark.  They are very difficult to train and can be dangerous because they can be confused easily.  Unfamiliar scents cause them to get angry and chase their tails.  They often chase shadows.  Dog clothes never seem to fit the Speagle.

awaiting-confirmationLast, but certainly not least, there is the perceived pack leader, the Toy Teacup Trumpoodle.  This breed can be very amusing, but can be very high-strung.  They can be extremely temperamental.  They snap if they are teased or surprised.  Often they develop the “small dog syndrome” where they believe they are the pack leader.  This syndrome leads to snapping, growling, demanding behavior, and incessant barking.  The Teacup Trumpoodle often has mental stability problems if not trained early.

What got me thinking was how often this ragtag pack wanders off the reservation.  For instance, just yesterday Secretaries Tillerson and Kelly were in Mexico trying to clean up some of the messes of the Teacup Trumpoodle. While on their way to clean things up, the Trumpoodle laid a whole new pile of dog turds at their feet.

This pack is trying a fear-based approach to issues like immigration and overall personal rights.  For instance, children will be treated differently in different states.  In short, where you live will determine your happiness and socialization.  If your parents happen to live in an enlightened state (both mentally and physically), your constitutional protections will be greater than your poor cousin living in a red state where they are clawing their way back to 1950.milo-minus-stefan-equals-miller

It truly seems if our future is being mapped out by a pack of dogs. When it comes to budgeting, these grifters aren’t starting with real economic assumptions; they are making claims and then back-filling with magical hyperbole – a similar exercise to baying at the moon on an overcast night.

Then there are all these dogs hanging at the edges of the pack.  These dogs were originally hanging around the Siberian Flynnsky, but now it seems like more butts than his were sniffed during the campaign.  In fact, many more butts.  There are many questions.

So what’s my idea?  The best dog shock collar is supposed to be Dogtra’s 1900 NCP Field Star.  So my idea is to outfit Dolt 45 and the cabinet with modified shock collars.  But shock collar would show and look unseemly.  That’s when I thought about shock broziers – you know that little extra bit of support for man boobs.

When Dolt 45 and his pack of feral cabinet dogs are acting crazier than outhouse rats, we could shock them with 1600 DC-1 Trainer Broziers.  We’ve already cut a promo ad.


Here’s the way I look at it.  It makes no difference if this pack of wild dogs running the country is dumb or viciously evil.  The end result is the same.  Lots of fear, lots of peeing on things we once thought were sacred, and hoping against hope the political pack of wolves will turn on the Teacup Trumpoodle.

What’s on your mind today?



165 Responses to "1600 DC-1 Trainer…"

This is brilliant! Sharpence might be my favorite!

Overnight Trumpoodle tweeted. He bashed the FBI for allowing leaks that are really annoying.

He’s also speaking at CPAC? He claimed the line to see him stretched 6 blocks. Apparently this is false (!) because the event was closed to the public, so no line. He said something about Americans should never go to Paris.

Apparently some people in the crowd were waving Russian flags, which the CPAC staff promptly confiscated.

Love your dog breed analogies Prolix! Bannon really does look like a mastiff. And he is into some scary stuff. There is a transcript of the conversation between Bannon & Preibus at the CPAC at . That conversation reveals exactly what we’ve seen and felt; that the cabinet picks were selected to bring about this “deconstruction” of government. Can this be argued to be a constitutional threat?

Made me think of the Hart to Hart episode wherein they uncovered a plan to sell pets and their owners on a highly-addictive dog food. … Dog food pate of death. The faux news Trumpoodle offers is feeding his pack the pate of death for sure.

Totally off topic, but I was just in an elevator with Uma Thurman. I’m a NYer, I don’t get star struck. Uma Thurman star struck me. I was drooling.

BannonMastiff and Priehuahua:

Yes & Ugh! That really would make for an ugly mutt! Priehuahua – good one

Pavlov’s dog lol

On Trumpoodle also talked about the terror in Sweden again. And how the media must be stopped.

I don’t visit places like Breitbart and Faux, but Louise Mensch was retweeting some Breitbart headlines that might be interesting, just to see what the other side is saying.

Everything at Breitbart is Russian related and sourced.

DYB – everything on Breitbart was Russian sourced? Wow. I told a friend the other day that the average Rep. is totally unaware of the news we are reading. And 45 continuing to vilify MSM as fake news is goingto widen the gap further. This worries me a lot

Great top post but I think these creeps fit more in the hyena category.

They are ugly, eat anything they can and steal from others.

@11 contrask> I didn’t read the article, but Mensch said the articles were all Russian sourced.

Trump supporters get different news. It really is frightening.

@4, OK, snap out of it!

Provincial me. I doubt I could recognize Uma Thurman. Her father, yes.

@12, hyenas are a fitting comparison.

I’m guessing there is a breed called dobe-Ann pinschers. Alert, fearless, loyal, and highly trainable – they can seamlessly change handlers from say, Cruz to Drumpf, with nary a blip in attack and bite mode. I think she’s about to make a statement about handler’s statements at CPAC today

Hyena Anti-Defamation League reporting for duty. They’re highly intelligent, generally female-led, and one of the few animals (besides humans, who sort-of cheated by using tools) capable of crushing bones so they perform an essential role as scavengers.

The dog analogies work better because the only reason those poor dogs fit the profiles is that people messed with them, genetically and behaviorally, and that’s why they’re bad enough. I doubt you could get something as revolting as The Spam With The Orange Toupee in the wild. Without a lot of human meddling, the selective pressures against it are too great.

This concludes your Public Service Announcement. Back to regularly scheduled programming….

@17, good points, thank you. Makes me wonder why hyenas don’t get the respect shown to wolves.

I grew up with Dobies, and they are kind, sweet, loving and loyal dogs that just need to be raised right. If raised by cruel people no wonder they turn out vicious.

@18. is toddler 45 wearing a pussy cat back pack??

@21 Looks like a sock monkey to me, Cats

Luna – I agree with you on dobies. In fact, no animal deserves to be compared to these creeps, but I’m having fun with the themes.

WASHINGTON — Journalists from The New York Times and two other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump’s press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps.

Reporters from The Times, CNN and Politico were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of the press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, for the scheduled briefing. Aides to Mr. Spicer only allowed in reporters from a handpicked group of news organizations that, the White House said, had been previously confirmed to attend.

Organizations allowed in included Breitbart News, the One America News Network and The Washington Times, all news outlets with conservative leanings. Journalists from ABC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Fox News also attended.

@21: I thought it looked like he had a monkey on his back. 😉

contrask, hope your recovery is going well!

Dobermanns to me mean big brown eyes saying “Pet me, pet me, pet me!” They would snuggle up, lean in, nuzzle, lean in more, and nearly fall over if I suddenly moved away. And they were such fun to romp with through the fields and woods. I grew up in a very rural area. Also had a border collie, so we kids were kept in line!

Hey everyone, Prolix’s post is so good it deserves to be up here for more than one day so I’m scheduling the weekend lazy…whatever for Sunday instead of tomorrow.

I agree, Fredster. I may have to dig up songs from, um 3 DOG Night for the week-end too! Pet Shop Boys…. how many more

@1 @ 4, DYB, two questions. Can I steal Prie-huahua and is Uma as pretty in person as she is in “My Super Ex-Girlfriend”?

@2, thanks contrask — how is your bionic appendage today?

Wheeling along in the house and surviving, Prolix. Thanks for asking!

@9 & 10, have you noticed all the wild dogs appearing on the talkies are just like these “un-Brightbart” articles — the full on defense is, “whataboutism”. Ask them about Russia — what about Hillary not going to Wisconsin? Ask them about leaks — what about a single reporter for 17 minutes reporting MKL bust was hidden in the Oval?

Here’s one — what about Jared and Ivanka getting all this favorable coverage from the reporters? Any chance their code names could be sieve and colander for their potential leakage?

@18, Contrask — LOL!

@19, Quixote, one of the favorite dogs I’ve ever known is an Australian Cattle Dog — and they have dingo in them. He was a great dog and talk about a herder of children. My friends would have parties and turn the kids loose in a field and he would take care of them while the parents became impaired on adult beverages.

@26, Luna, all the Dobermans I have ever known were just as you say, sweet affection hounds.

Doesn’t Spicey and the Trumpoodle realize that turning away reporters from the daily fiasco they call a briefing just gives reporters more time to work their leaks in the intelligence community?

And like reporters need another rallying cry! These people are just fools, but that’s gonna make them easier to get them carted off by Animal Control.

@30> Prolix, absolutely, you may use Priehuahua, royalty free in perpetuity. But only on Earth, as long as it lasts.

So banning the NYTimes, CNN and Politico – is this the most insane thing he’s done so far? I can’t even tell. But it’s bad bad bad.

BTW, Time and AP boycotted the press briefing in solidarity. The others attended. White House Correspondents Dinner is still on.

Then some WH flack said nobody was banned. Which is a lie.

I’m disappointed no one has commented on my first picture’s caption. He looks just like Eric Stoltz in the movie.

@39, what morons! I’m seeing more and more people on the Twitterverse talking about euthanizing the WH Correspondents’ Dinner and crowd-sourcing the scholarships.

@30> Oh and Uma – yes, she was stunning. Very tall. I was drooling and I’m not even straight. There was star quality, whatever it is, that you just notice a person for no reason whatsoever. Someone wrote once somewhere that they don’t like Julia Roberts. But he was at some restaurant and she was dining at the next table. At some brief moment their eyes fixed on one another and she smiled. And he said he was struck as if by lighting.

BTW, Kasich has now capitulated to Trump. He was in the WH today and said all the things he’d said earlier were never meant to be personal.

@43, Bad dog! Heel! Hee-ell! Good doggie.

CNN and other news outlets were blocked Friday from an off-camera White House press briefing, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.
The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were also excluded from the meeting, which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room. The gaggle was held by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
In a brief statement defending the move, administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House “had the pool there so everyone would be represented and get an update from us today.”
The pool usually includes a representative from one television network and one print outlet. In this case, four of the five major television networks — NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News — were invited and attended the meeting, while only CNN was blocked.
And while The New York Times was kept out, conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were also allowed in.
Asked whether CNN and The New York Times were blocked because the administration was unhappy with their reporting, Spicer responded: “We had it as pool, and then we expanded it, and we added some folks to come cover it. It was my decision to expand the pool.”

@45, while it might have been Spicey’s decision to “expand the pool,” he’s in way over his head and should be looking into drown-proofing himself.

@46 I would think Speagles were good swimmers. They need to end the breeding program immediately, lol.

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Ah, you can tell it’s close to Mardi Gras Day in nola because the Royal Sonesta hotel in the Quarter had the annual Greasing of the Poles today.

@49, LOL — Tamika has been working out.

@47, Undoubtedly Speagles are swimmers as well as ratters. I bet he is conflicted each day he comes to work.

Tamika has been working out.


Prolix, he does look like Stolz in that movie! But Cher would have drowned this puppy in a toilet.

I thought this was interesting. It seems that Milo was taken down/taken out by a 16 year old Canadian. And even better, it was a girl!

@40: You know here’s the thing: I believe we’ve been so exposed to that mug that we just try to automatically tune it out when we see it. At least I do.

That is seriously shocking news about all the news outlets that were barred from the press briefing. I hope that those that were excluded will come up with some Watergate-worthy scoops on all the crooks and traitors in the WH (and congress).

The barring of several major news organizations is bad.

I’ve been interested too in the reactions of other news organizations to this.

Time and Associated Press boycotted today in solidarity.

Wall Street Journal said they did not know about the ban and if they had known, they would not have participated in the gaggle.

Brett Baier on Fox reminded that when Obama tried to circumvent Fox, other news organizations defended Fox. So Fox will not attend gaggles if anyone is barred.

WaPo said they did not have a reporter present today (is that odd?) and that if anything like this happens again in the future they are now evaluating how they will act.

Prolix, love your funny post! Bannon as a mastiff! Perfect!

@55, love this story.

@59, thanks Annie. How’s everyone in my SoCal family?

@59: I thought it was just such delicious irony that, first of all it was a Canadian and she’s 16, and then to be a girl, as much as he has ranted against feminists and women in general.

As SEALs Fought For Their Lives, Trump’s Account Sent And Deleted A TV Tweet

I know I’m obsessed with this Yemeni raid, but something is very, very wrong here.

We’ve had two dobies and they were great family dogs. One of them was all black and huge and muscular. He was scary looking. His name (I kid you not) was Barack! He was the smartest dog we ever had. I could say to him “Barack, go find my pink slippers” and he would dutifully find and bring me my pink slippers, and not the black ones. (don’t they say dogs are color blind?) My mom always said he had a crush on me. I would sit in a chair & throw my long hair over the back of the chair and he would stick his nose in my hair and sit there like that with his eyes closed; or, he would lay his big head on my legs & roll his eyes up at me. He would also take my nightgown, which I used to keep under my pillow when I was young (read a lot of old British romances) and carry it to some corner and make it into a fluffy little pillow for his head and take a nap. In the early 80s when roller skating became a thing, I would take him for a run while I skated in a housing complex that was being build near us. I fell once and sprained my wrist and couldn’t get up. Barack kept trying to help me up, but I couldn’t do it. I said to him, “Barack, go get Mom” and off he went. My mom said he opened the gate to our backyard by himself and ran to the kitchen window where she was and kept jumping and barking and then running to the garage. She knew something was wrong and ran outside and he led her to her car, barking all the time. She jumped in her car (she has always left her key in the car!?!) and Barack took off running and she followed him to where I was and was able to get me home. The dog barely left my side for a couple of days. We all bought him presents for saving me. We’ve had a lot of wonderful dogs over the decades, but Barack was something special.

@62: He’s obsessed with trying to out-do Obama. “Obama had a raid? Let’s have one too!” Nevermind that Obama’s folks considered it too risky or iffy. The plan was in the box and ready to go so they used it.

@61, I know. That makes the story extra delicious!

@58, that’s amazing!

Prolix, the dudes are fine. LAUSD is bombarding Hubs with lots of work before he leaves and he’s getting some interesting new job offers (he’s going to retire soon from LAUSD, but still work in private sector). Laker is busy with school and rehearsals for his play. He also has a radio show one day a week and is a regular guest on a podcast at the college. Me, I’m having a rough day. We ate fish tacos last night and I must’ve gotten a bad one that gave me vomiting and one of the most horrific headaches I’ve ever had. I’m on the mend today, but not up to any thing like work.

@62 & 64, agree with both of you.



@64 & 66, first, that is the best story about Barack. He must have watched Lassie as a pup. What a great friend to have and I think your Mother was right — he had a huge crush on you. You belonged to him. How did he come to be Barack?

Sorry you aren’t feeling good. I love fish tacos too, but I’ve gotten really, really picky about where I have them. I’m getting nervous about Laker’s play even though I know he’ll be great. I’m one of those people when friends are performing, I’m always more nervous than they are because I want it to be perfect for them. Hubby deserves really great job offers. Anyone would be fortunate to get to see him and work with him on a daily basis. Tell them howdy and hi.

@63> OMG that is an amazing dog! Sounds like Lassie!

The Yemeni raid was definitely off – and it’s disappeared off the radar. Meanwhile Benghazi…

Makes me wonder why hyenas don’t get the respect shown to wolves.
My best guesses are:
1. They are ugly, sort of look like they have been whooped with an ugly stick.
2. They steal meat from some other animal’s kill and are a lot like vultures.

Sorry if you are a fan of hyenas.


That’s great, libs should print up some t-shirts…

@66: Oh annie, sorry for your sick tummy. I’ve had fish tacos one time and wasn’t impressed with them. Perhaps that has saved me from some stomach illnesses.

Prolix, the whole post is hilarious but the caption for the picture of Stump… I almost fell out of my chair. Someone needs to use that photo tonight to cast a spell on Stump.

@68 Aw – love your fur babys, Fredster

@76: Oh I was those were mine, but alas, no.

@62 Prolix, Maddow did a good piece on the Yemeni raid a couple of nights ago. Can you imagine the outrage if any Dem had been behind that fiasco?

@77 whoops – cuties though. I’m a dog lover

@79: Then you’ll love this pretty boy right here:


@75, GAgal, you and I have weird, but identical senses of humor. I saw that picture and my mind went immediately to “Mask”. Remember during the campaign when Dolt 45 was grumbling about a side picture of him and it was “unflattering”. I hope someone uses that picture tonight and casts a spell. I saw that article on “Mic” and there’s a link someplace in the post. I found that really interesting. Tonight is the night.


@78, contrask, the Repubs would have added massive amounts of mental health care to the ACA because they would have lost their minds if the Yemeni raid had occurred during a Dem. Chaffetz would have been gravely injured by tripping over himself to get to all the investigations he would have thrown. Undoubtedly, it would have been Hillary’s fault because, you know, Benghazi and emails.

Is anyone watching Maddow right now with the WaPo story?

@85: Contrask I should have said two stories. I don’t see how this admin will make it through four years.

I usually get hopeful when I listen to Rachel & Lawrence. Dan Rather was on with Chris Matthews early in his show.
The travel ban – does not look like they can make it work Yay!

Hey DYB, you’ve been following Louise Mensch

@63, Oh, that lay head in lap, turn chin up and look lovingly up at you behavior! And then nudge, nudge, nnnnnudge! if you weren’t paying attention. And the nice large long-snouted head to pat. Dobies are usually elegant dogs, but when they are hamming it up with their humans they can look really silly.

@88, after reading that thread, I can say this without fear of contradiction: Michael Cohen should only eat meals with a spork for his own protection. As far as predictions, this one is a near certainty: In any 5 minute period Michael Cohen will average at least two stupid things a minute on a good day, more if he’s feeling a little off.

Her point is a good one — he pulled out his passport a little too quickly and if he flew private, chances are he didn’t get a stamp. We’ve talked before about why Kelly Conjob and Donnie, Jr. were in France a month before the election. No one running a national campaign does that without a very important reason.

@88> Yes, I have been following Mensch. (I have to keep reminding myself she’s a Republican and really wants President Pence.) But – not sure what she’ll publish, but it’s something about Michael “Says Who” Cohen’s trip to Prague, which he has denied multiple times happened and Trump has denied it. She’s been publicly questioning him via Twitter for a couple of weeks. He has blocked her, I think. She’s got something planned… I think proof of his trip to Prague. Which would be another piece of the MI6 dossier.

I didn’t watch Maher tonight (I’m mad at him right now), but someone posted this clip with Darrell Issa. Issa says Sessions must recuse himself… When Maher says we know there was contact between Trump and Russians – Issa doesn’t blink and doesn’t argue. He stays silent… And he says Congress must investigate, though Maher says “No. Independent prosecutor.” Issa just stares.

Fredster, and anyone else who likes pups — if you’re not following @darth, you should take a look.

I was thinking that the WHCA should cancel the dinner, or barring that, boycott it; but I read an interesting comment about on fluffpo, which said that if the msm boycotts it, Trump would fill it up with the Breibart crowd and call it a huge success for him. (Not sure how Trump and his people could control who gets invited, but…) So anyway, the fluffpo commenter suggested the media all buy their tickets as usual (the $ goes to some charity) and just not show up and then Dump and evil minions show up to an almost empty room. I don’t know if that would actually work, but it’s a funny idea.

@69, Prolix, the breeder that my mom bought the dog from had named him Barack, which is supposed to be a Biblical name. Her friend bought the other dobie that was available and it was named Shiloh, which I think is also something Biblical or Christian. Oddly enough, our other dobie was named Zeus! He was also very lovable but on the dumb side. My bro named that one, and he wanted it to have a Greek name (our Dad was the son of Greek immigrants).

@95, one of our dobies was named Athena. We usually called her Thena. She was an elegant, smart sweetheart of a dog.

I’m sure this took the tRump Admin completely by surprise.

Mexico rejects U.S. plan to deport Central Americans to Mexico

@99> Wow Kellyanne’s new profile is amazing!

NY Times is reporting that new NSA chief McMaster has no walk-in Oval Office privileges. Bannon and Miller do.

I guess DNC votes closed – and Keith Ellison played dirty in the last minutes.

I guess there’s a second round of voting? I have no idea how they do it.

Perez lost by 1 vote in the 1st round! I do not want the Bernie bro for head.

Surprise, surprise that Ellison and his followers play dirty.

@102, if McMaster is the honorable, honest and capable man they say he is, he will not last long in that nest of vipers. I hope he leaves before he gets bit.

@105: Oh neither do I.

@99: Oh I love that!

@94: Luna, I checked that out and I’m following @darth now. Such cute pics.


@111, Fredster, I found @darth through @adamparkomenko. I sure hope Adam wins DNC ViceChair. Anyone who puts in that much work for Hillary, not to mention loves dogs, has the energy and heart to do more good work.

@113: He Adam would be good in that position.

I have to say I’m pulling for Perez because Ellison/Bernie, uh no.

@100: Rancid P*nis should not be getting too comfortable in his W.H. office.

Happy that Bernie’s boy didn’t win the DNC chair, but terrible the vote was so close. Shows that the Dims are divided and part of the reason Hillary had to fight so hard within her own party instead of just focusing on Douche.

“While Perez touted endorsements from former Obama administration officials like Vice President Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Ellison had the backing of prominent senators including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Chuck Schumer.”
Perez elected DNC chairman

Great the DNC voting went the right direction. I blocked a Berniebro right after. Done with those guys and their heartburn. @113 would love for Adam to get that spot!

Did you guys see Merriam Webster trolling KellyAnne?

Merriam Webster has done some great trolling lately!

93 DYB

Too bad Issa didn’t take a more responsible role with Hillary. I don’t trust Issa on any level, he is evil.

I got out for a few minutes today. Going crazy not being able to leave the house. Here is a picture of me on my paso fino gelding. It wond a picture contest. I haven’t ridden much since the election and now am really goin nuts not even being able to leave the house. Dogs & cats are great, but missing my barn time

@122: Aww contrask. Sorry you’re having to experience cabin fever like this. Deo is a very handsome horse. From the description it seems like he’s a sweet boy.

Thanks Fredster – this too shall pass.
Hey – Bernie boys are really having heart bern over Ellison not getting the chair.
AND Trump has pouted out of the WH Correspondents dinner. Keep focusing onRussia media, please! This has to come to a head before he gets us into a war. I’m so sure he’s plotting one now. Makes me very nervous

@124: Bernie boys are really having heart bern over Ellison not getting the chair.

Too bad/so sad. Prolix said something in an email about Nina Turner saying she’d leave the party if Ellison didn’t win. Let’s help her pack her bags. LOL

@96, what a funny coincidence. I just remembered that when I got a beautiful Cocker Spaniel puppy I named him Argus, which really didn’t suit him. Athena sounds good for a dobie though.

@97, haha! Burn!

@ 99, omg! Nightmares!

@122, aww, that’s so nice. Great picture. Am happy you have that fine horse. I rode a lot when young, but sadly haven’t since I was 30.

contrask, understandable you’d be having cabin fever. Deo looks to be just the right size! And he’s a calico horse too. Awww. Looking at all the horses makes me miss riding, although it’s been … a few decades.

Have y’all heard about this website hillarybeattrump? This is the first I’d heard of it. (since I don’t watch FOX read Deadbart or listen to Milo)

@130, tRump doesn’t like that photo being RT’d. We should make sure people know which one to not RT, so this one should get RT’d bigly.

BernieBros are mad. But they’re always mad. They already sent a fundraising letter blasting Perez. Coincidentally, Trump also tweeted blasting Perez. So, they have that in common.

@133, sounds like the right candidate won!

Ellison did deliver a strong endorsement of Perez after vote.

And there was a photo of Perez and Ellison wearing each others buttons on their lapels.

I’m glad Perez & Ellison are doing the united front thing. I wish the Bernie Bro Brigade would stop being so damn contentious. They are not the majority and highly unlikely they ever will be.

@137, 138, agree. The sooner the BernieBullies get back to being Republicans and sow discord in their own damn party, the better.

@130: it’s official, I ‘d FOLLOW Justin anywhere….

Dear DNC, I don’t care where TF the candidates are from. I do care what the candidates have done and what they plan to do.

Grrrr, I keep suspecting the Bullies of wanting info so they can twist the small # of statistics into BS “rigging” theories.

@129 GAgal – thanks for sharing – I’m going to have to get daily doses for that!
@128 Luna – I stated riding in my mid 40’s. I like horses shorter & shorter now that i’m getting closer to 60. They are a fun diversion. But the election lost me most of my trail riding friends who turned out to be trump supporters. I just don’t have anything to say to them.

@131 Luna, the link says page doesn’t exist. I’m not on twitter so I don’t know how to search.

@143, thx, will find the right link.

Urgh, the DNC ViceChair goes to 2nd round. Judging from the rowdy yells, the current top vote getter M. Blake is a Berniebrat. Still hoping for Adam who is in 2nd place now….

Looks like my early comment left the last # off. My bad.

@142, contrask, I rode mainly bareback, so that’s why I liked the shorter horses. 🙂 In shedding season I’d use a blanket, because otherwise I’d end up with that itchy medial leg horsehair coating, lol.

Damn. The guy who yelled at the crowd for his speech won the DNC Vice-Chair. Well, I hope he does a good job.

@134> LOL. That’s not even the strangest thing to happen on that subway ride in NYC.

The Jake Tapper tweet to Spicer about place of birth is perfect!

Jill Stein tweeted some shit against DNC and Perez. People are posting photos of her at Putin’s party. Charles Blow of the Times told her she was the most annoying person on the internet.


Social media users respond to Trump’s decision to skip White House correspondents’ dinner.

Trump to the media: You’re not breaking up with me. I’m breaking up with YOU.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 25, 2017

Ooops, I’m in spammy jail — forgot about the 2-links jinx.

@151 Luna, you’re out.

Thx, DYB.

This is quite interesting. So that’s how we should frame the issues to conservatives.

Contrask, wonder if framing things like trail access with a nostalgic appeal would help with the Trumpists. Although talking about riding the trails just like in our great-grandparents’ days might bring up crap like “back in the good ol’ days when only white men could vote.”

This email was just sent to me from the Women’s march people…
On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.
The Women’s March supports the feminists of color, (and all women), and grassroots groups organizing the International Women’s Strike on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2017. In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, together we will mark the day by recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.
Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:
Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman
The Women’s March celebrates the labor the International Women’s Strike organizers and others in planning global actions. We are also inspired by recent courageous actions like the “Bodega strike” lead by Yemeni immigrant store owners in New York City and the Day Without Immigrants across the U.S. We applaud the efforts of #GrabYourWallet and others to bring public accountability to unethical corporate practices. As we mark A Day Without a Woman, we do so in support and solidarity of these and all efforts for equity, justice and human rights.
When millions of us stood together in January, we saw clearly that our army of love greatly outnumbers that of fear, greed and hatred. Let’s raise our voices together again, to say that women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.

@155 You know, it occurs to me they want to get rid of science in school because it promotes “liberal” theories, like evolution & climate change. We studied ecology in school – we teach ecology at my HS currently. Not a thing wrong with teaching students to become caretakers, on some level, of their world. You really have to twist yourself into a pretzel to negate science. If we are snowflakes I’m calling them pretzels. Pretzels go with cheetos anyway.

I don’t think there is a conversation for some of the left with the right. I truly hope the party keeps it’s position slightly left, so there is a chance of meeting somewhere with the more reasonable of the republicans. Right now both sides are near the extreme ends & we aren’t going to go anywhere together. Maybe there is a way of framing. But they have a longer way to go to meet us.
We are right on these issues. Did you see the OPED in WAPO suggesting Dems need to grab hold of American Exceptionalism and make it ours, since the repugs have tossed it away for trumpism? I think we already did that at the convention this summer. We still need to adopt her positions, They are correct and good for America. Maybe we can trick some repugs over by framing things properly. Like stating positions from the core values we support that are meaningful to all ethnicities, instead of taking positions from the issues the ethnic groups have. Does that make sense?

@157, contrask, I agree the most of the Trumpists are pretzels in their gymnastics to avoid the evidence. We should not appeal to racists and misogynists and flat-earthers.

The Dems do have a problem with focusing so much on inclusion that it seems as if the forest has been forgotten in favor of the individual trees. Rather like that email that Shadowfax posted above, where the senders say “women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.” Why not just “women’s rights are human rights”? Of course women have different skin color, religion, condition, etc. But let’s focus on the commonality — the women. Their use of “… supports the feminists of color, (and all women)” actually puts the “all women” in as a parenthetical matter!

I liked Howard Dean’s idea of saying “Civil rights for all” to focus on the whole, rather than listing all the individual parts. His 50-state strategy phrase is sure on everyone’s lips again.

OTOH, I can understand people wanting to list all the groups which have been, and still too often are, discriminated against — yet that does seem to me to put the common value in 2nd place. Certainly in the policy specifics we make sure that everyone is included in more detailed terms, with remedial action as needed. But the overarching and important heart of the matter is the “for all.”

@158: Excellent points Luna.

Certainly in the policy specifics we make sure that everyone is included in more detailed terms, with remedial action as needed. But the overarching and important heart of the matter is the “for all.”

@130: I’ll take two of the one on the right. (Double your fun!)

@160, you greedy boy! I’d settle for just one.

And thanks, @159

Civil rights, liberty, and justice for all.

@161: Might was well dream big, right? But yeah, I’d settle for one.

That pic of Justin Trudeau… Day-um… It’s almost pron. I’m so jealous of the Canadians. If only Hill was Prez, what a difference those pictures would be. We know because we’ve already seen them together.

I could do with more pictures of Justin & a whole lot less of trumpoodle 🤣. Can’t handle heavy politics today, may just live over here:

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