Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Your Next Eight Years

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Random Thoughts On The Election.

  • Holy crap.
  • No seriously, holy mackerel, I really didn't see this coming. I thought if he had a chance to win it would be by sneaking NV, NH and maybe VA, but freaking Wisconsin??? Pennsylvania??? Dude.
  • Hillary has lost two elections to two once-in-a-generation candidates in 8 years.
  • A lot is going to be made of the FBI investigation but I think the nail in the coffin was voters seeing their ObamaCare premiums going up right before the election.
  • Enthusiasm counts for a lot. Hillary never had it and polls showing she had it were freakin' lying.
  • Nate Silver caught a lot of crap for saying there was a lot of uncertainty(error) in his (still a win for Hillary) election forecast. Nobody listened.
  • Maybe when pollsters and the media are asking questions they shouldn't preface them with "only a moron would vote this way so how are you voting?" Shy Trumpers were apparently a real thing. Media bias seems like it played quite a large role in skewing the polls.
  • The media also learned nothing from the Brexit vote. They had a preferred outcome and that's all they cared about.
  • Trump ran the leanest campaign in US history.
  • Did Rubio win because of Trump's coattails?
  • If the 1990's me had jumped into a time machine and traveled to today and saw the shrill pan-throwing wife of that hillbilly president and Donald Trump, who was pretty much mentioned in the same breath as Mike Milkin and Ivan Boesky, as the only choices for president, he would kill himself and I'd be fading away right now.
  • Hillary was never a very good candidate. Ever.
  • Hillary is still going to get away with it.


The turnout in Madison and Ann Arbor suggest that Trump is going to have a bad time in Wisconsin and Michigan. #ElectionNight
— Frank Luntz(@FrankLuntz) November 8, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Things I Suddenly Realized All Of A Sudden All Over Again

  • Ancient Romans weren't pagans.
  • It says a lot about Europe that Jews would choose to move to the Middle East to escape being murdered by people who hate them.
  • Let's be honest, if people had super powers they would definitely only use those powers for evil.
  • Obama's entire presidency is an exercise in gaslighting.
  • On Long Island do they just call it iced tea?
  • Slash (from Guns N' Roses, not the other one) became a U.S. citizen in 1996?
  • The pocket watch was superseded by the wristwatch because it was more convenient than having to pull a watch out of your pocket. The wristwatch was superseded by the clock on our phone which we keep in our pocket again.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Time For Some Nightmare-Fuel

The Raven
Un main de gloire
The place where there were no graves

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Things I Suddenly Realized All Of A Sudden

  • Do mummies smell like beef jerky?
  • Why don't you become a witch when one bites you?
  • Aren't zombies and mummies pretty much the same thing?
  • Shouldn't undead mean living?
  • We'd be convicting more people of vampirism if it wasn't for political correctness.
  • Why would vampires need pointy ears?
  • A lot of people know that you can kill a vampire if you drive a stake through his heart and chop his head, but it also like totally works on regular people too!
  • Do werewolves live in werehouses?
  • Say what you want about zombies but at least their lives have more purpose than potheads.
  • Continue to say what you want about zombies, but all that walking around is great cardio.
  • I'm going to have to disagree with Billy Corgan about whether the world is a vampire. It's more like a werewolf. He's probably not taking into account all the disemboweling.

I Forgot Where I Got This Quote But Today Seems Like A Good Day For It

"Mystery, in and of itself, is something that society requires as part of what makes it work. A society without mystery becomes psychotic. The proof of this, to me, is that in contemporary Western culture there is very little mystery."

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Monday, August 29, 2016


“The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him ‘there’s Willy Wonka,’ would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world,”

Sunday, July 3, 2016

That Was Fast

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Ow, My Brain

Hooray For Timing!


Friday, July 1, 2016

More Random Questions On What The Press Has Apparently Dubbed the Non-Starter At Sky Harbor

Given that Hilldawg is finally getting interviewed on Saturday, what if the whole Lynch-Clinton private jet thing was really the Bill Clinton FBI interview and Loretta Lynch was there to do the interview personally, in deference to the fact that he's a former president? I know this goes against the grain that the Obama administration is hopelessly corrupt, but even Loretta Lynch would know a meeting with Bill Clinton would look like more than just bad optics to everyone, even Democrats. If she was going to deep-six an indictment, regardless of an FBI referral, she would still know better than to meet with one of the possible witnesses/targets.

According to the (only?) reporter on the scene, there were FBI agents on the scene telling people “no photos, no pictures, no cell phones”. Does Loretta Lynch normally fly around on her private jet with FBI agents in tow? And coincidentally when she's having a chat with a possible target of an FBI investigation? Sounds like it might add credence to the interview theory. Although...

This chat/interview supposedly took about a half an hour, how many Fifth-pleadings is that? Maybe 15-20?

News reports keep saying that Bill Clinton was golfing in Phoenix on Tuesday, when the high was 112 and the low was 86. That's golfing weather if you're an Arizonan, that's definitely not golfing weather if you're an open heart surgery survivor from a (much) cooler state.

If Hillary's aides were getting interviewed in March and April and maybe even earlier, how is it that Hillary is only getting interviewed now? Was that just lots of preparation and investigative leads by the FBI or has Hillary been stalling them this whole time?


Harmonica Solo! Music Friday

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Random Question For The Jetset

For those of you who have private jets (you know who you are), how would you know that someone you know has landed at the same airport as you? I mean if we're to take it face value that this was an "impromptu" meeting, is it like a truckstop where you get out and stretch and talk to people?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Wow, So Much Like Us....

"Of course, most of the media, which is largely now part of the same detached London entity that great English patriot William Cobbett called “the thing”, failed to see this coming. Their world is one of photo ops, the great non-event that is PMQs, and absurd debates between figures that the public no longer cares about. The alienation of the people charged with documenting the national mood from the people who actually define it is one of the ruptures that has led to this moment: certainly, wherever I go, the press and television are the focus of as much resentment as politics. While we are on the subject, it is also time we set aside the dismal science of opinion polling, which should surely now stick to product testing and the like. Understanding of the country at large has for too long been framed in percentages and leading questions: it is time people went into the country, and simply listened."

Gaslight-A-Rama (Brexit Style!)

"We already know that the overwhelming majority of Britain's leaders want to remain in the EU. Maybe the majority of citizens did too."

This is literally the day after the Brexit election. Literally the day after the majority voted to leave the EU. I... I need a drink.

It's Over (The EU That Is)

The initial reflex in many EU capitals was that divorce would be economically foolish for Britain while the rest of the union would march on serenely – even emancipated – but as June 23 draws frighteningly close this has given way to growing angst that the EU project itself may be at stake.

Pervenche Beres, a leading French Socialist MEP, said she is rooting for a vote to remain but with deep misgivings, dreading the thought of a triumphalist David Cameron strutting the EU stage days later. “The United Kingdom would be even more odious to Brussels if it stays in Europe,” she said.

La Tribune reports that one camp in Paris is pushing for a harsh line to punish Britain – even to the point of denying the UK a Norwegian-style package in the European Economic Area, should it opt for that course – in order to ensure that Brexit fails so spectacularly that no other country dares to follow suit.

I Guess It's Time For A Late Music Fridexit

So I guess I have to play some Oasis.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It's Over

Bill Clinton: More people would have died if Orlando club-goers had guns
— The Hill (@thehill) June 15, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Something To Remember During This Election Season (music friday)

Someone Just Sent Hillary That Story About The Kremlin Releasing Those 20,000 Emails

Not Trying To Get Anyone's Hopes Up....

But don't forget next week will supposedly be the end of the FBI investigation when they finally interview Hillary Clinton. One thing that came out earlier this week which I still don't buy but which would be AMAZING if it actually happened (...I mean it wouldn't be good but it would be very schadenfreude'ry since Hilldawg would get the entire blame) is that Russia might release 20,000 of Hillary's emails that they hacked out of spite or whatever. Time to hit the reset button! Oh well, here's Judge Nap raising expectations and saying it's most likely felony charges. p.s. And by the way, If you look up Hilldawg's speech schedule, she didn't have anything scheduled from yesterday till next Wednesday. Too bad FBI agents don't have a sense of humor or they would have scheduled the interview for today.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Here's former US Attorney Joseph di Genova going off on Hillary and her email scandal. A couple points first though, one, he thinks there are definitely charges coming for Hillary, although he says she might be afforded misdemeanor charges, and also that Loretta Lynch will probably appoint a special council ("if she's smart") bet accordingly. Second, at 12:51, he lays into the incompetence of House Republicans, so that's pretty fun considering that today seems to be Hey, People Who Want To Burn It All Down, Republicans Actually Did A Really Good Job These Past Few Years Day on Twitter. Oh well.

Gonna be a real shame when Hillary's not indicted.

Hmmmmm..... (From The Other Side Even)

Might As Well Throw This Out There Now Too.

I'm a little loopy at the moment* (carb cleaner/insomnia) but my brain keeps telling me this FBI investigation is going to come to the surface soon (in the next few weeks or maybe early next month) so why not? Since there are two cases involving the email servers, one civil(FOIA) and one criminal (espionage investigation by the FBI), we'll leave this to the FBI case since the civil case looks like it might drag on beyond election day. Place your bets, lovers of watching everything you thought you believed in getting destroyed right before your very eyes!

FBI doesn't recommend anything, DOJ does nothing, Hilldawg smokes a bowl while Bernie goes back to his part-time janitor job at the local high school quietly mumbling the words to 'We Shall Overcome'. I really want to like this one, but since Brian Pagliano, Hillary's IT guy, was given blanket immunity, it sure looks like someone is going down. Odds: 100-1*

FBI recommends major charges for Hillary et al, DOJ acts on them, Hillary's done. When you listen to intelligence community people talking about this, they seem absolutely sure that Hillary is in very serious trouble. I should know better than to give these odds but oh, well, eat Arby's. Odds: 1/3*

FBI recommends major charges for Hillary et al, DOJ acts on them, Hillary fights through it anyway. Another one I want to like because it would be hilarious but with the Dem convention coming up I would think she'd be pressured to be as quiet as possible about major criminal charges. Odds: 50-1*

FBI recommends major charges for Hillary et al, DOJ does nothing, something Saturday Night Massacre-y happens with mass FBI resignations. This is the one I really want to see since it's the most likely scenario to drag Obama into this mess, where he belongs, but I don't know. It depends on what you think of Loretta Lynch. The consensus seems to be that she's more professional than Eric Holder and she wouldn't want to destroy her career over Hillary. Odds: 25-1*

FBI recommends major charges for Hillary et al, DOJ only runs with minor charges. This one could also lead to some FBI resignations but I don't know. We're talking about the secretary of state mishandling classified documents and possibly exposing them to hackers so there are only so many ways to force this into misdemeanor territory. Odds: 10-1*

FBI recommends major charges for Hillary et al, Loretta Lynch appoints a special prosecutor and the case drags on longer. Not sure how I feel about this one but it does punt the ball down the field which gives the press and the DNC time to message and game plan. Odds: 3-1*

FBI recommends major charges for staff only, DOJ acts on them or not, who cares anyway, amirite? This is the steak turning to ashes in your mouth one for Republicans and anyone who cares about the law. Yech. Odds: 5-1*

And finally odds that I'm going to have a Bourbon Bacon and Steak at Arby's? Mortal lock, baby. Mortal lock.

* I reserve the right to cancel all wagers where BUI (blogging under the influence) and also manipulation of results by persons of Kenyan ancestry is suspected, which we're all pretty sure is going to happen anyway, right?

Something Dumb Just Occurred To Me About That Last Post

Cheryl Mills walked out of an FBI interview because they weren't supposed to ask her something about emails "because it was considered confidential as an example of attorney-client privilege." Cheryl Mills considered the attorney part of this privilege?? And Hillary is the client part? Because that makes no sense (I can't see how Cheryl Mills would be allowed to not answer questions as the client part of the privilege). She was the chief of staff for Hillary and anything she would have done involving emails would seem to fall under the non-attorney-client privilege part of her job even if she was somehow offering legal advice to Hillary on how to "produce emails". Sooooo...I don't get it.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In What Circumstances Are You Allowed To Pick The Questions That The FBI Is Allowed To Ask You?

Because Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff walked out of an interview with the FBI (a good sign, right?) because someone asked her "off-limits" questions.

"The questions that were considered off limits had to do with the procedure used to produce emails to the State Department so they could possibly be released publicly, the people said. Mills, an attorney herself, was not supposed to be asked questions about that — and ultimately never was in the recent interview — because it was considered confidential as an example of attorney-client privilege, the people said."

I also like this bit:

"Mills and her lawyer left the room — though both returned a short time later — and prosecutors were somewhat taken aback that their FBI colleague had ventured beyond what was anticipated, the people said."

If you haven't been following the case and don't get why that's funny it's because that while this is an FBI investigation, it will ultimately be the Department of Justice who ends up prosecuting (or not) someone, so they get to have a seat in all these interviews by the FBI. But when prosecutors say they were "taken aback" when the FBI asked questions about emails, when the entire case involves... emails, that sounds more like the DOJ is running interference.

p.s. And another thing, why is it that the timeline for all this seems to be some sort of secret? This interview took place "recently" and news that Huma Abedin was interviewed came out last week even though the interview supposedly took place a month ago.

Friday, May 6, 2016

I Finally Get It....

....he's telling them who won the 2016 presidential election.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

As The Kids Say, It's Random Lyrics Time

How many times does an angel fall?
How many people lie instead of talking tall?
He trod on sacred ground, he cried loud into the crowd
I'm a Blackstar, I'm a Blackstar, I'm not a gangstar

I'm a Blackstar, way up on money, I've got game
I see right, so wide, so open-hearted pain
I want eagles in my daydreams, diamonds in my eyes
I'm a Blackstar, I'm a Blackstar

Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place and bravely cried
I'm a Blackstar, I'm a starstar, I'm a Blackstar

On the day of execution
Only women kneel and smile
At the centre of it all
Your eyes, Your eyes

Monday, May 2, 2016

Things I Suddenly Realized All Of A Sudden

  • Are there lo-jinks?
  • Why was Lionel Richie's "Hello" the last song on the album?
  • Why don't aliens in UFO sightings ever have ears?
  • Why didn't they ever show Batman sucking the blood out of any of his victims?
  • If Darwin's theory is correct then wouldn't baseball catchers have already evolved with fluorescent fingernails?
  • Apparently stabbing an RSVP into the sender's door with a bowie knife is some sort of faux pas in polite society.
  • If the awfulness of this election season has anything to do with me spitting on that gypsy, I'm sorry. But she had it coming.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Alas, C'est Music Friday!

It's Over. Burn It To The Ground.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Even In Death, It's Over

The Gist Is That It's Over

Paraphrased as best as I could remember from some random person, "The best part of being alive today is that if you're a bad person you'll soon be praised as a hero and if you're a good person you're pretty much a monster. All this fluid morality forces you to be on your toes all the time to stay on the right side of history. It's really good evolutionarily speaking."

It's Over. Forever.

"Similarly, The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis, a booster of the minimum wage increase, says that the “$15 minimum wage sweeping the nation might kill jobs – and that’s okay.” Governor Brown hinted at these job losses in signing the minimum wage hike into law, when he said, “Economically, minimum wages may not make sense. But morally, socially, and politically they make every sense.” "

It's Over

"As long as the information is being used only to fraudulently obtain jobs, Koskinen said, rather than to claim false tax returns, the agency has an interest in helping them."

Thursday, March 24, 2016

So There It Is. The Government Can't Function Unless It's Forcing People To Do Evil Things.

"In oral arguments in the Supreme Court yesterday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked an attorney representing East Texas Baptist University, Southern Nazarene University, Geneva College and the Little Sisters of the Poor whether the United States government would ever be able to function if it could not demand that people do things that those people believe will cause their souls to “be damned in some way.”"

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Random Thought Felonious Edition

Could the reason that Loretta Lynch doesn't want to be nominated for the Supreme Court be that she will soon have to bury a grand jury recommendation to indict her possible future boss Hillary Clinton (or *sigh* more likely one of her underlings)?

p.s. And did I hear it right that the grand jury recommendation should be done by May?

Friday, January 29, 2016

I Know Too Many Mean-Funny People

Someone - If I move to Koala Lumpur I won't have to hear all this bad news all the time.
Me - "Koala"?
Someone - Yeah, where all the koalas live. I want to go there so I can play with the bears.
Me -  Didn't I read something about how they're dying off because of STDs?
Someone - Whatever. I'll just play with the ones Amy Schumer hasn't slept with.

Iowa Prediction Time

My only prediction is that whoever wins the caucuses won't win the presidency. Other than that I think it's kind of funny seeing people say they can see Trump winning really big and also with a chance to get less than 10%. That's how messed up this primary season is.

Friday, January 8, 2016

It's Sausage Making Time!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Things I Suddenly Realized All Of The Sudden

  • Socialism relies on people's innate selfishness more that capitalism.
  • Jack Lemmon only ever played Jack Lemmon.
  • You can never put too much cheese on a cheeseburger (By definition it can't be more than 50% by volume)
  • The Catholic Church will lose more congregants by "changing with the times" and becoming more liberal than being too conservative.
  • Your odds of walking out of a hospital are a lot better if you walked in in the first place.
  • Politicians lie to us because we need to be lied to.
  • If you want to move somewhere to isolate yourself from American society you don't move out to the woods, you move to NYC.
  • Nashville's dead.

Monday, January 4, 2016

America's Future Is Not Good At Dealing QOTD

"I'm not sure it's just the NBA," Sarver said. "My whole view of the millennial culture is that they have a tough time dealing with setbacks,...."