12 Aug 2013

My Opening Farewell, So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, Oh The Places I Will Go, How Can You Miss Me If I Won’t Go Away, Just Leave Already Fer Chrissakes, Post Thingy

Clever person that you are, you no doubt may have inferred from the post title that I will be leaving Firedoglake, which has been my home lo these past six years, in the near future. By which I mean ‘next week’, … by which I mean ‘Thursday-ish’. Yup, let’s say

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12 Aug 2013

Tim Pawlenty Has Finally Found Someone He Can Beat

Tim Pawlenty, whom you may remember dropping out of the GOP primaries while the candidates were still doing pre-game stretching (possibly thinking he would get an appreciative nod from Romney. PSYCH!), is getting all butch on TwitterFight (the First rule of TwitterFight is: only 140 characters) about how he totally

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09 Aug 2013

Filner Pulls All Nighter, No Longer Wants To Bone Anything With Boobs

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is a real go-getter.  When he sets his mind on something, such as running for Congress or becoming the mayor of America’s seventh largest city or awkwardly propositioning any woman within yelling distance, he doesn’t take “no” for an answer no matter how hard you

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08 Aug 2013

Thursday Night Basset Blogging

The L&T Casey and her mother were on the rooftop deck (that would be this deck) getting some sun and  when Casey went downstairs to get a frosty beverage she returned to find that Fenway has taken her place and had no intention of giving it up. It should be

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08 Aug 2013

Being Peggy Noonan Being Hillary Clinton Being NBC

National vodka repository Peggy Noonan who once wrote some Hillary Clinton fanfic (“Assembling her case, Noonan repeatedly uses a technique that increases drama at the price of credibility: invented scenes“), sample: Bill stood in the doorway, his naked body glistening with Big Mac grease. “Take me from behind, you fat

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07 Aug 2013

You’re Prettier When You Don’t Talk

Highly infectious Norwegian skin disease and GOP show-runner Reince Priebus is thinking of pulling the 2016 season of Wheel Of Fortune For Even Stupider People off of CNN and NBC because both of those networks have a ratings boner for Hillary Clinton.

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06 Aug 2013

You’re Prettier When You Don’t Talk

Highly infectious Norwegian skin disease and GOP show-runner Reince Priebus is thinking of pulling the 2016 season of Wheel Of Fortune For Even Stupider People off of CNN and NBC because both of those networks have a ratings boner for Hillary Clinton: “We have to control the referees that we’re

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05 Aug 2013

On The Amazon, The Pax Vobiscum Bite

Tom Smykowski: Well-well look. I already told you: I deal with the god damn customers so the engineers don’t have to.I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can’t you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people? In light of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ purchase of

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01 Aug 2013

Thursday Night Basset Blogging

The L&T Casey is home from Godless NYC for ten days so blogging will be intermittent as we spend Quality Family Time Together, which means going to sports bars and also hanging out at the beach talking shit about the tourists. It’s like Father Knows Best, but with more swearing

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31 Jul 2013

This Too Shall Probably Pass

If history has taught us anything (besides never getting involved in land wars in Asia and, when he says: ” I’m only going to put the tip in”, it’s a total lie) it is that each Greenwald/Snowden  must-credit-Greenwald/Snowden blockbuster immediately generates much frantic hand-waving (at least the hands that are

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