Saturday, July 24, 2021

Why Not Both?

The NYT loves to publish the worst people in the world.
It isn't that I am demanding mask mandates everywhere, but this absurd representation of masking - even voluntary - as some sort of extreme encroachment on freedum has been a problem all along.

Reader, her friends were not vaccinated. They should have been of course, but the consistent thing is fuck everyone but me and mine.

Morning Thread

Damn blogger CMS.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Late Night

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Happy Hour Thread

 Friday again.

How Ron DeSantis Won The Pandemic

That was the actual title of a Politico piece. Not sure what is more ridiculous: The usual insistence on finding a heroic Republican who was owning the libs by doing it his way. Declaring his policies a great success despite the outcomes being average. Or holy fuck did you just say he won the pandemic? Or as always... premature.

Brigaded By The Vile Trolls Again

Part of The Discourse is an endless cycle of reporters showing their asses on Twitter, left-leaning critics pointing out that their asses are out, and the entire profession rallying behind their bare-assed colleagues, insisting that no ass can be seen. The problem, you see, is our critics and readers are idiots who are not Advanced Politics Knowers Like Me, a person who understands how The Truth can only be reached if Jim Jordan is on this committee, a conclusion I have reached after watching his behavior over the past couple of years. A source familiar with Jim Jordan's thinking agrees with this.

Summer Fundraiser Day #5

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Bart

"Everybody" (including Republicans, including the supposedly good Republicans) knows there's a bunch of nasty corrupt shit about Kavanaugh that they buried. Burying it is also, too, an act of corruption.

I'm sure these investigations and impeachment will start promptly.

Morning

Like sands through the hourglass...

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Late Night

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Thursday Evening

Don't give me that do goody good bullshit!

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Broken Brains

I've seen enough significant events to know that there's no hope that our elite political journalists (#notalljournalists) will change their behavior when confronted by some serious shit going down. It's been an eventful 20 years or so! And, well, same nonsense.

Oldheads might remember there was a bit of public self-reflection after 9/11, coming as it did at the end of THE SUMMER OF THE SHARK. Time to take things seriously!!! And, well, you know how that all turned out.

The Woke Forces Are Winning

Can't even do some racism and misogyny anymore.
In a sweeping shake-up, CBS has ousted two senior managers responsible for its television stations in Los Angeles and Chicago.

The move extends a dramatic management makeover within the network’s stations group in the wake of a Los Angeles Times investigation, which uncovered alleged misconduct, racism and misogyny within the division. In April, CBS tossed out the head of its flagship New York station, Peter Dunn, who also was a hands-on manager of the group of 28 CBS-owned television stations since 2009.

Afternoon Thread

Busy with stuff that makes me busy.

Independence Day

There was no one quick trick to stopping the Delta spread, but obeying the smartest boys on the interent and telling every vaccinated person to go ahead and rip their mask off was not smart!
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention struck a new tone of urgency on Thursday about the coronavirus pandemic, warning that the United States is “not out of the woods yet” and is once again at a “another pivotal point in this pandemic” as the highly infectious Delta variant rips through communities with low rates of vaccination.

The warning from the director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, during a briefing by members of the White House Covid-19 response team, was a marked shift from just weeks ago, when President Biden threw a big Fourth of July party on the South Lawn of the White House to declare independence from the virus.

I just don't get that after living with it for all this time, supposedly smart people don't get the basics:

* Wearing a mask is not a big fucking deal

* Every little bit helps

* Vaccinated people can still get infected, especially with the Delta variant, and can spread it even if they're relatively asymptomatic

* Once you tell vaccinated people to take their masks off, there go the masks

* Did I say every little bit helps?

There was at least a month warning from the UK experience which should have been heeded.

Elite Political Journalism

What can you even say about paragraphs like this.
The inability of the House to move forward with a bipartisan committee marks the latest failure in repeated attempts by members of Congress to investigate the first storming of the Capitol in more than 200 years. Both parties have attacked the other as insincere and uninterested in conducting a fair-minded examination of the attack by Trump supporters seeking to overturn the 2020 election.

America's Worst Humans

Chris Cillizza

Summer Fundraiser Day #4

Tell me to quit this blog whenever grumpy old racist man syndrome sets in and I start ranting about how we'd have the progressive paradise by now if women and minorities would just shut the hell up.

This happened to a bunch of 60s "liberals" but I didn't expect it to happen to "my" generation. Ah well.

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It's Always Good News For Republicans

We joke about this, but whenever there is any sort of confrontation between Republicans and Democrats, the beltway CW is the Republicans will win the day/week/month/eternity. Along with that is the notion that the Republicans are always being benevolent and holding back, because they can always pull out whatever the "today" version of Democrats are terrorist lovers is (it's all just versions of Demorats are a-word-I-will-not-use-lovers). It's only because of the restraint and high class manners of Republicans that Democrats ever win anywhere except a few urban hellholes populated by those people.

The audience for this stuff ain't the people at the Ohio diners, it's people who work for Politico, Punchbowl, and Axios.

Thursday Is New Jobless Day

419K new lucky duckies. Still high!

Morning Thread

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wednesday Night

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