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That was McTurtle about 2:00 a.m. Friday morning. He was not amused at the reappearance of the mavericky ways of Sen. McMaverick.

Amazingly, it was just a mere eight hours or so after Sen. McMaverick, the Lady Lindsey, and RoJo (Dodo – Cheeseland) called a press conference to say, “We hate this hateful bill that we are hating on because we hate it so much we can’t hate it near enough, therefore, we hate it that we can’t hate it more because we only have so much hate to go around, but, we are going to vote for it if Paul Ryan sends us a note saying he hates it too.”

McTurtle’s “shellacking” came only a couple of hours after releasing the text of cobbled together legislation affecting one-fifth of the economy. Mind you these legislative scions wrote the bill after lunch so they could give it the full attention it deserved.

Meanwhile, The Mooch was exhibiting textbook June bug craziness in keeping with his amalgam of hummingbird/mako shark/honey badger genetics. His characteristic enthusiasm was directed toward the orange man baby he’s tending these days instead of his own baby born last Monday while Dolt 45 was corrupting the Boy Scout Jamboree.

The days of Rancid Penis being 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’s most expensive fly wrangler mercifully ended Friday. In bidding adieu, Rancid said he was going “To spend more time with his family.” When contacted, his family said, “Don’t bother.”

With this crazy Dolt Administration just hanging on by a thread, it is a wonder Newt Gingrich isn’t trying to divorce it.

Rest assured, no matter how crazy this week seemed — it will get crazier. There is no bottom for these lunatics.

In a moment of fleeting optimism, Machiavelli said, “Always assume incompetence before looking for conspiracy.” Having faced all manner of immorality, Machiavelli never envisioned Dolt & Sons, Grifters Extraordinaire — conspiratorial incompetents serving Mother Russia since 2000.

Here are some “CRAZY” songs, but don’t be constrained by just music or “craziness” as a theme. Feel free to post anything you want — tweets, jokes, songs, or stories about adorable new puppies.





This is a gaping maw of an open weekend thread for self-care and maintenance of our mental health. Giddy up!



Happy Friday Widdershins.  It’s the weekend of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – the D.C. Prom.  Larry Wilmore is the marquee name this year.  It will be President Obama’s last rodeo and just sayin’, bet there are more than a few Trumpenstein references.  A variety of outlets need Saturday evening fodder for fill:Larry Wilmore 1

C-Span (Motto:  Your crazy uncle is already watching, why not you?) will begin coverage at 6:30 EDT Saturday evening.

CNN (Motto: Where breaking news is interrupted for breaking news of breaking news.) coverage will begin at 7:00 EDT most likely on Saturday, but you never know.

MSNBC (Motto:  All Jane Sanders, all the time.) coverage will begin at 9:00 EDT.  Most likely they will interrupt their weekend coverage, “Jane Sanders caught on camera doing TurboTax,” to cover the dinner.

Here are a few other things catching my attention.

Cruz Campaign vehicle...

Cruz Campaign vehicle…

There are fantasies and then there are fantasies.  Given the ego and self-promotional bent of Ted Cruz, it isn’t difficult to believe he likes playing make-believe.  What is really crazy is talking someone into joining his fantasy. Have you noticed Cruz’s campaign play on words — TrusTed?  I’ve been working on a few.  How about:  WasTed, DisgusTed, DetesTed, NauseaTed, or my personal favorite AddicTed.

Of course, you have to wonder why Cruz selected Fiorina?  She placed seventh in the first primary and then soared in the second primary to, wait for it, seventh place again.  She then quit.  There is one thing consistent about Fiorina – she always fails up.  Her jobs before HP, failures, that led to being HP CEO.  She failed there too, but left with a golden parachute in excess of $20 Million.  She ran for Senate, failed, then ran for President.  She failed, quit, and is now pretending to be Vice President.  The woman sure can fail.


Speaking of failures.  John McCain had to fire one of his fundraisers.  It seems like there was an unfortunate incident with an accidental meth-lab and marijuana growing operation in her home.  McCain should have called Angie’s List.


Boehner looking for a kegger at Stanford...

Boehner looking for a kegger at Stanford…

Boehner’s Most Excellent Adventure at Stanford. There was an embarrassing amount of attention on Boehner calling Cruz “Lucifer” and a miserable S.O.B.  Yadda, yadda, yadda.  Like those are new insults for Cruz. My suggestion:  Boehner should carry one of those pocket Breathalyzers.  He also said:

  • Boehner said he has played golf with Trump for years and that they are “texting buddies.” (Talk about pressure beta-testing spell correct.)
  • “Early in the talk, the speaker impersonated Clinton, saying ‘Oh I’m a woman, vote for me,’ to a negative crowd reaction.” (One of the reasons his drag career never took off.)
  • “Throughout the talk, Boehner frequently referenced the Freedom Caucus as the ‘knuckleheads’ and ‘goofballs’ in Congress.” (But they were his “knuckleheads and goofballs.”


Instability.  How many times, how many thousands of times, did we hear a Republican shuffle out to the microphones during the A.C.A. debate and say, “American business just wants certainty and assurances?”  Oh, what a difference a few years make!Trump Inauguration

Now, Drumpf, the presumptive nominee (self-proclaimed), has declared the keystone of his foreign policy is unpredictability.  Other words for unpredictable are:  erratic, fickle, uncertain, dangerous – you get the idea.  Drumpf is about to make instability our number one export.  Dubya is probably praying each night that Drumpf will take the pressure off him as the worst President evah.


Eating worms.  The Republican Party is now the most unpopular it has been since 1992.  Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said they had an unfavorable view of the GOP.  Remarkably, Pew Research reported that the decline in favorability “has largely come among Republicans themselves:  Sixty-eight percent of Republicans now view their party positively, down from 79% last fall.”

Just goes to show you, even racism and sexism are embarrassing if others notice.


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It’s getting down-right embarrassing isn’t it?  The “maverick” is sorta acting like it’s time for him to depart to Sun City or some other Arizona retirement community except for the fact that he and Cindy actually own 10 homes, lofts or condos.  So, no Sun City for you Johnny boy.  I have no idea whether any of the McCain properties have facilities to care for those with cognitive dysfunction though.

The reason I say this is because John McCain has hit the talk shows again (honestly, are they just inviting him for the comedic aspects of him making a spectacle of himself?) and is still ranting over Benghazi.  Sunday he was on Meet the Press and continued his repetitive harangue over (sigh) Benghazi.

Said the good Senator:

“The information has not been forthcoming,”  I know that it hasn’t, and I will be glad to send you a list of questions that have not been answered.”

Among the questions that have not been answered to the Senator’s satisfaction were inquiries about the president’s actions and whom he spoke to the night of the attack. McCain also wants to know why people who were evacuated from the consulate the next day were not interviewed at the time.  Never mind that those questions have been asked and repeatedly answered, those answers were apparently not enough for the Senator.

He also wants to know why folks who were rescued from the consulate the next day weren’t interviewed at that time:  “They would have known that it was not a spontaneous demonstration,” he said.  Really Senator?  Are you absolutely certain Senator?  I was watching “Killing Lincoln” the other night on Nat Geo.  I wasn’t aware that shorthand had just recently been invented then.  After Lincoln was shot and they brought him across the street to the boarding house, the Chief Justice was brought there to interview eyewitnesses to the assassination.  As I recall from the show, no two witnesses could agree on much of anything, especially (apparently) on what Booth may or may not have said after the shooting.  So really Senator, do you think those survivors of the attack on the consulate could have given any information that might have been useful?  I doubt it.

The CNN piece says that “He (McCain) has gone to great lengths to get answers from the Obama administration.”  So later after the triumvirate of McCain, Graham and Kelly Ayotte collectively threw a fit, the White House did send information to Congress.  But apparently it wasn’t the answers McCain wanted:

While McCain said he was satisfied with the answers provided Thursday, he still believes there are many unanswered questions.

“Why did the president … for two weeks, during the heat of the campaign, continue to say he didn’t know whether it was a terrorist attack or not? Is it because it interfered with the line of ‘al Qaeda is decimated and everything is fine in that part of the world’? Maybe. We don’t know. But we need the answers. Then we’ll reach conclusions. But we have not received the answers, and that’s a fact.”

Ah I see.  It’s the other answers you want.  You know…the ones you have to have your super-secret decoder ring to be able to see the answers…yeah, those answers.

Senator, it’s becoming unbecoming to see you acting in such a manner.  We recognize and salute your service to your country and recognize and acknowledge the horrific circumstances you survived as a P.O.W.  However, you need to let this one go while you can maintain some dignity.

What was it our previous Secretary of State said about this?

“There are some people in politics and in the press who can’t be confused by the facts,” she said. “They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that’s regrettable. It’s regrettable for our political system and for the people who serve our government in very dangerous, difficult circumstances.”

Yes Madame Secretary, it is, indeed terribly regrettable.

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