47069. wombat - 6/14/2017 10:37:10 PM
Re Trump and the urge to swear. My neighbor coined the following: DTTS (Donald Trump Tourette's Syndrome).
47070. arkymalarky - 6/15/2017 2:21:36 AM
Dtts is a real thing. Even he has it.
47071. wombat - 6/15/2017 2:48:50 AM
Been good. Good job, womblings in college (Wombette one year away from a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Wombino starting his 3rd year at St. John's College).
47072. Ms. No - 6/15/2017 3:28:17 AM
I've had to be very careful of my DTTS in class. I managed not to slip up, but it was a near thing on many occasions.
47073. arkymalarky - 6/21/2017 4:23:31 PM
As usual, Josh Marshall gets it right. And he says it just like it needs to be said. Anybody who thinks they want to see a reversal of 2016 trends in 2018 needs to read this all the way to the end.
47074. arkymalarky - 6/21/2017 4:25:45 PM
After this much-needed vacation getaway, I'mlooking forward to being politically active at home. Mose is working on that where she lives, which is more productive than where we live...
47075. arkymalarky - 6/21/2017 4:36:34 PM
Democrats need to quit focusing on the bright shiny object that is Donald Trump, an object that is imploding daily, and start focusing on the Republican Party and what Republicans are doing. Their policies are going devastate their own base and Democrats need to organize, build the infrastructure, and present policy ideas to counter that.
Mose was upset about the Georgia 6 outcome, and I pointed out to her that Georgia has been like that ever since way before she was born. Why be upset about it now? The only reason Democrats expected that they might have a chance of winning Newt gingrich's former seat is because Trump is so unpopular there. That's a good thing not a bad thing.
47076. Ms. No - 6/22/2017 5:26:09 AM
I'm in full agreement with you on the shiny distraction. I'm headed to Mazatlan tomorrow and as it's late I will not be reading the link until I get back. I was trapped in front of a rally-speech the giant yam was giving to his adoring crowds and I was nearly ill. Seriously, I thought I was going to have to put my fingers in my ears and hum la-la-la until it stopped.
So, for now I will vacate to the beautiful sea-shore with 20 beloved family members and do my best Scarlett O'Hara impression.
Probably won't be checking in until I get back on the 28th, but you never know....:-)
Hold down the fort and don't let 'em burn down the joint while I'm out.
47077. arkymalarky - 6/22/2017 10:29:38 AM
Yay for you! Have a life-renewing time!
For better or worse (both), reception up here is pretty good now, so I'm not as unplugged as usual.
Another shorter piece that Mose sent which folks may find useful. She has lost a close friend over Trump and we're all hanging by our toenails to keep from losing family, but this sums up why:
47078. arkymalarky - 6/22/2017 10:30:35 AM
47079. arkymalarky - 7/20/2017 9:10:46 PM
But the wheels are coming off the trump train, the gop is endangered, and rl is back front and center, so it's all good.
47080. Ms. No - 7/25/2017 2:33:45 AM
Yeah - I haven't been paying much attention since I've been on the road. I was sequestered in the wilds of Western Carolina for about two weeks, spent two days on a train to Montreal with a 16 hour stop in D.C. for birthday party in the middle of that and spent all of today touring the oldest part of the city.
I did catch some of the hubub, but I don't get too excited about any of it anymore since it never seems to be enough to get the GOP to impeach the crooked mother-fucker.
47081. Trillium - 7/25/2017 10:54:02 PM
The GOP are likely to find themselves on the pointy end of pitchforks if they try to impeach Trump, who took over the GOP against the wishes of their lackluster leadership (but with massive support from the Center of the country).
Trump could have taken over the Democrat Party, but Democrat leaders didn't want him either. Too late, Democrat leaders are trying to copy Trump's program, minus the charismatic leader:
"A Better Deal"
Doubtful that this "new" platform will convince the many people who are disgusted with corrupt, confused, greedy leadership of both parties
47082. arkymalarky - 7/26/2017 12:42:17 AM
Trump is tanking so fast it's even surprising me. His base is beginning to crack, interestingly enough in large part over the Sessions attacks, and it wasn't that large to begin with. within a year it will be a total implosion. The only question is whether he's going to be impeached and removed or whether he's going to resign. I'm betting the latter. Six months in and 42% polled by USA Today, including 15% of Republicans, want to see him impeached. Russia had better get while the gettin's good, because they're about to find themselves with a big fist full of nothing. The question for them will be was it all worth all the effort and capital, both human and monetary, for them. Main question I have now is when did it all start? I think it was before the Republican primaries, and I think people ought to start looking at that. Several Reublicans said we need to be strong against Russian interference because it could be us next time, but I think it started with an attack on Republicans in their primaries.
47083. arkymalarky - 7/26/2017 12:43:26 AM
For instance, I find the empathies of people like Trillium toward Russia absolutely fascinating, and if I recall that was evident long before the general election.
47084. arkymalarky - 7/26/2017 12:49:49 AM
And it's Democratic, dear. Your English teachers really should have taught you the difference between nouns and adjectives when you were in school.
47085. arkymalarky - 7/26/2017 12:52:16 AM
The alt-right Republican insistence on using Democrat as an adjective just feeds The stereotype that their base is essentially uneducated and not really up to dealing with modern times and ways.
47086. Trillium - 7/26/2017 1:34:16 AM
Because many of our schools stopped teaching geography, there are more than a few people who are confused about the difference between "Ukraine" and "Russia". Plus, the languages and landscape are very similar.
Until the early 1990s the two conflicting countries shared the same government. AND it is the Democrat leadership, whose emails were "leaked" but withheld from the FBI, who hired the Crowdstrike computer firm, (including Crowdstrike's staff of Ukrainian/Russian-speaking background). What the hell was going on there?
Do you ever wonder? (Probably not, you're focused on Trump, as directed by your moron leadership)
47087. Trillium - 7/26/2017 1:35:21 AM
Plus the Pakistani Awan family, who were given access to all manner of congressional intelligence, and are now under investigation. What the hell was that all about, anyway? Have you ever wondered? (Probably not)
Why has our national government been handed over to foreign thieves and mafiosi, for decades? Were the moron leaders afraid of being accused of "xenophobia" until Trump laughed in your face? Or -- were they hopeless paid-off greedheads? or both? I'm talking both Republicans and Democrats. Disgusting sedition, at every turn. No wonder people are fed up.
47088. arkymalarky - 7/26/2017 1:43:23 AM
Hahaha! I just love the tinny high-pitched sound of an a-r snowflake's plucked nerve.
By the way, sedition in Trillium's usage is failing to support white is right in any and all cases.