Tuesday, August 20, 2019

How To Beat Trump

I actually try (and often fail) not to play campaign manager and tell people how to win. We all have opinions and this blog needs content but certainly my criticisms aren't going to influence anyone. I do often fail, of course, and I'm not trying to pretend otherwise. Still as is true for every other wannabe pundit it is best to focus on what appeals to *MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE* and unlike most wannabe and actual pundits not pretend that what appeals to me happens to be the secret sauce to winning.

Morning Thread

Monday, August 19, 2019

Happy Hour Thread


Just In Time

It's all above my - and most people's - pay grade, but it has hard to imagine how the Brexit-related logistics problems get solved. It doesn't matter too much if fresh plums don't show up in the supermarket, but there aren't big stockpiles of nonperishable items, or places to store them, either. London's not the only place in the UK, of course, but thinking about the problem of feeding 8 million people per day and how you can possibly get around a major disruption of that....

They Never Should Have Talked To Him

Halperin was a disgrace before he was actually a disgraced, and it's a problem that so many professional Democrats just see him as one of the gang.

A Little Bit Of Bread And No Cheese

Everything is wonderful.
The UK will face a three-month meltdown at its ports, a hard Irish border and shortages of food and medicine if it leaves the EU without a deal, according to government documents on Operation Yellowhammer.

The documents predict severe extended delays to medicine supplies and shortages of some fresh foods combined with price rises as a likely scenario if the UK leaves without a withdrawal agreement, which is due to happen on 31 October.

Monday Morning

Sunday, August 18, 2019


It's sometimes necessary, but not intrinsically good. Usually bad!. Discuss

Gonna Give Mitch All Your Lunch Money

Then brag about it.

Sunday Morning

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tomorrow is Sunday

Even though I hate you all I give this gift to you. Britten is good.

In It To Win It

\Fire the grifters. My simple plea.

Saturday Saturday

I don't like most people who write about Trump's melon, because most of them don't start from the obvious premise that it is made of custard and rusty nails.

Saturday Morning Thread

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Only Good Music Video

And Jenni, my 6th grade crush, I still miss you.

Is It Friday???

IT IS!!!!!

I love you all..

Get Out The Vote

There's a weird contradiction between the generally accepted Dem view that GOTV operations are important and necessary and that people who don't vote are stupid assholes we should yell at on the internet.

My centrist take: people are stupid assholes but probably yelling at them on the internet doesn't help.

The Left

I am sure that if The Left ever had any power outside of the mythical Oberlin Student Council which according to our elite media runs the world I would have some objections to its agenda of [whatever its agenda is]. But my response to all critiques of The Left is, basically, THE LEFT HAS NO POWER COME BACK TO ME WHEN THEY DO.

Who hurt you in college, Bret and Conor? Show me on the doll of someone else because obviously you were never hurt.

So Many People To Pin It On

Epstein was murdered by (point at random unsympathetic felon) this guy. So easy!

Morning Thread

Thursday, August 15, 2019

When The Innovation Stops

We are all used to buying new "tech" frequently. Those PCs really did get better every couple of years, and for awhile the phones did too. And nothing lasts forever of course. We accept some degree of things just wearing out, or being dropped in the toilet, or whatever. Still some of the purchases have long been driven genuine improvements. My 2nd "smartphone" was certainly better than my first, and my third one was a bit better than the 2nd...but... not sure what the next improvement will be?

Better battery life and easier for old people. But, nah.

Happy Hour Thread

Got mad online today for some reason. Never get mad online.