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Happy Tuesday, all, and happy Pride!

It looks like the Democrats in the Judiciary have decided to hold public hearings, starting next week. These are, of course, not impeachment hearings, nudge nudge, wink wink…they just happen to be looking into the findings of the Mueller Report! And it’s just a coinky-dink that they have John Dean as their first witness. What is he the expert in, again?

This hearing is being referred to as “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes.” Former White House Counsel John Dean, who served under former President Richard Nixon and later testified against him, is set to testify. Dean has said that the Mueller report is “more damning” than Watergate and shows evidence of “clear obstruction.”

“Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes.” Sounds like the Judiciary Committee has already made up its mind that the President is a criminal, doesn’t it? And it’s not just obstruction. It’s conspiracy, corruption, lawlessness and fascism. We have Uncle Junior from the Sopranos as President…except Junior had better hair!

Now to get the American people more informed of Drumpf’s evildoing, and on board with impeachment. I’m sure Dean’s testimony is going to be riveting…and he’s only the first one.

Brace yourself. Justice is coming.

This is an open thread. (No reason for this video except that I like it. Karine Jean-Pierre is FIERCE!)

 

Greetings Widdershins

This is short and very simple:  Fredster is down for the count.

I had a package that came in.  When I was picking it up from the doorstep I did the number on my back.  Wasn’t a heavy package either.  However, I don’t think the weight of the thing was an issue.

The good news is I have a script for generic Flexeril and Aleve.  I’ve also got my trusty heating pad.  The bad news is this just takes some time.  So as I said, down for the count. So talk amongst yourselves.

It’s an open thread.

 

Florida Man (Homo floridiensis) h/t to Quixote!

Good weekend and Memorial Day weekend Widdershins

Instead of the usual and typical Memorial Day post I’ve done in the past I thought we might take a look at what’s going on with our friend down in the southernmost state.

Apparently he has become a genuine actual phenomenon as you can see here:

Florida Man is an Internet meme, popularized in 2013, in which the phrase “Florida Man” is taken from multiple unrelated news articles describing various actual people who hail from or live in Florida. Internet users typically submit links to news stories and articles about unusual or strange crimes or events occurring in Florida, particularly those where “Florida Man” is mentioned in the headline and has been wreaking havoc. The meme calls attention to Florida’s supposed notoriety for strange and unusual events. Miami New Times noted that freedom of information laws in Florida make it easier for journalists to obtain information about arrests from the police than in other states and that this is responsible for the large number of news articles.

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The meme has widely been seen as a confirmation of the association between Florida and bizarre or humorous activity, and it has been compared to the Darwin Awards.

 

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Okay this one was from last year but I still think it’s funny.

In news that could only have come from Florida, one Jacksonville gas station owner became “sick and tired” of locals using his microwave to warm their urine.

Those coming into the station to use the microwave were allegedly not customers, but instead, were suspected to have been en route to a nearby drug testing facility.

Indeed, a LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics are both within walking distance of the gas station. Although a spokesperson for Quest Diagnostics alleges that their facility does not engage in drug testing, LabCorp has remained silent on the matter.

He described one such incident in which the culprit was so desperate to microwave her urine that she starting “cussing” and replied: “Well, where is the sign that says you can’t use this for this kind of purpose?”

Oh those clever drug addicts!

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On Nov. 6, when staff members at a Florida alligator farm entered a crocodile enclosure and saw two floating Croc shoes and discarded clothing, they were worried.

The employees at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park in St. Augustine, Fla. did not see a victim in the enclosure but did soon find a trail of blood that reached the top of the 20-foot enclosure. According to the Florida Times-Union, they alerted police right away.

Police solved the mystery rather quickly after arresting 23-year-old Brandon Hatfield nearby. Someone had already called 911 and reported a bloody man stripped down to his underwear crawling through a local woman’s yard. Surveillance video taken at the enclosure during the time of the break-in also revealed that Hatfield had entered the park at around 7:45 p.m. on Nov. 5 and spent four hours in the exhibit.

In the arrest report for Hatfield, an officer noted that Hatfield was sitting on the bank of the pool when a crocodile latched onto his foot. Hatfield then frantically began trying to fight off the crocodile and eventually managed to get away.

Before staff members at the Alligator Farm Zoological Park were even aware of the break-in, a neighbor in the area called police after they saw a suspicious man “doing a slow, creeping crawl” across her property. The crawling man turned out to be Hatfield, who’d apparently lost his clothes in his nighttime swim and was now nursing crocodile bite injuries.

“There’s a man with only gym shorts crawling,” the caller said. “He’s just crawling with his shorts halfway down his [butt] and no other clothes.”

Is it the heat or the stupidity or both?

 

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This last one just leads you down a path to asking “WTF?”

A Florida man claimed ignorance when jail officials found syringes in his rectum during an early morning strip search.

Wesley Scott, 40, was arrested Friday in Pinellas County on an outstanding warrant charging him with drug possession, reports The Smoking Gun.

When Scott was searched at the jail, officers found three syringes inside his rectum.

However, Scott claimed he had found the syringes and they were not his, although he did not explain how they wound up in his buttocks.

Scott was charged with introducing contraband into a correctional facility and held on $5,000 bond.

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Okie doke Widdershins, enjoy your holiday weekend.

Open thread of course.

 

It looks like you won’t have a problem finding a place to get your feet on the street today…and after today.

#StopTheBans Actions

This Tuesday, May 21st at noon local time at statehouses, town squares, and courthouses across the nation–with other events throughout the week–we will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women.

Plan an action or RSVP to one near you now. We’ll send you more information on tips to make the most of your event.

As Our Girl Hillary said at the Women in the World Summit in 2012:

“We need to be as fearless as the women whose stories you have applauded, as committed as the dissidents and the activists you have heard from, as audacious as those who start movements for peace when all seems lost.”

This is an open thread.

Good afternoon Widdershins

 

I had a different post in mind for the weekend, but yeah, fuck that.  And no, it wasn’t going to be a GoT thing.

No, after this week it’s time to let your musical voices come out in anger!  Shout it out.

I’ll put up a few songs but I fully expect y’all to provide lots of them yourselves.

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Open thread of course but hope you’ll add some of your own in the comments.

 

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Good weekend Widdershins

 

Fredster is not feeling well right now.

Perhaps it’s the 4th day of rain we’ve had…we’re under a flash flood warning…and it’s just plain yucky.

Is my body responding to the crappy weather?  I dunno, but I’ve just felt “blah” the last few days, tummy or gut is off – somewhat nauseous and no appetite.  I opened the cabinets and fridge to try finding something to eat and all of it looked awful.  I settled for a peanut butter “bend over” of one slice of bread with peanut butter smeared and folded over.

So shinners, take the post wherever you wish. It’s the most open of posts/thread.

 

 

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To paraphrase an old McDonalds commercial, we deserve a break today.  And I mean a break from the 24 hour, seven day a week news cycle that is our current resident of the White House.  Hell we need more than a one day break, but sometimes you take what you can get.  So no music today, rather a look at the “toons” that have been drawn concerning the current state of affairs in the U.S.  And let’s face it:  the current state of affairs is uh…sad.  So let’s have a few laughs or chuckles about it.

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And yes! I’ll be watching tonight.

Okie doke Widdershins.  I hope y’all got at least a small chuckle today.

Open thread of course.

 

 

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  • Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Times: (Eastern) 8:30 a.m. – House Judiciary Committee hearing; 12 p.m. – House Intelligence Committee hearing

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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
18 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

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Dems are coming for ya

NEXT DEMOCRATIC DEBATES

The next set of Democratic debates – 2 nights again, will be July 30th and 31st on CNN.

Not sure of times.

Lineup for Detroit Dem Debates

NIGHT ONE, Tuesday, July 30, 9 pm Eastern each night

  •     Steve Bullock
  •     Pete Buttigieg
  •     John Delaney
  •     John Hickenlooper
  •     Amy Klobuchar
  •     Beto O’Rourke
  •     Tim Ryan
  •     Bernie Sanders
  •     Elizabeth Warren
  •     Marianne Williamson

 

NIGHT TWO, Wednesday, July 31:

  •     Michael Bennet
  •     Joe Biden
  •     Cory Booker
  •     Julián Castro
  •     Bill de Blasio
  •     Tulsi Gabbard
  •     Kirsten Gillibrand
  •     Kamala Harris
  •     Jay Inslee
  •     Andrew Yang

Moderators will be Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper

There’s even info on who stands where but I’m not interested in who is in the center square.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/18/cnn-dnc-pick-second-debate-lineups-1422147