The Perfect Coffee Table Book: “Reasons to Vote for Democrats” by Michael J. Knowles

The coffee table, in many homes (but ours) is a collection of reading material we leave out for guests to discover our interests, and maybe stimulate conversation (in ours it’s multiple remote controls, shopping lists, glasses, and pill bottles, but I digress).

This book, in a home with a conservative, is good to stimulate conversation among our more liberal friends:

The above Twitter post should take you directly to the sale page. She’s not kidding, the book was number 4 at the time of the tweet, but I just checked and it’s number 1 now. 

The reviews are well above 4.5 out of 5, and seem to be screaming “Masterpiece”.

If by now, in the event you’ve read all the way to here in this post, here is the secret to the books success – unvarnished truth. Solid, comprehensive research into all the reasons one should vote Democrat from the author himself:

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Tweet O the Day – #DayWithoutAWoman Special Edition


And an earnest question:

I just…I tried to…I mean I…

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Oh yeah! Now I remember why I lost interest in my political blog, it was because both sides suck!

Nobody to pull for who won’t cave to leftists.

Repeal Obamacare? Sure! They can do that! On day 1 even. 

Except the Republicans in the House are gutless. The “Day One” repeal becomes over a month in, and then it becomes Hillarycare or Obamacare Lite

At least a few in the House are voicing their (and my) displeasure. 

h/t Melody

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Old hermit scrambles from his cave, yells at the sky, and then goes back into his cave. 

Alternate headline: Someone Actually Cares What Letterman Thinks

“How do you know if Donald Trump is lying? His lips are moving,” Letterman added.
Letterman also joked that if he still had a show, his team would’ve had to “drag” him off stage because he’d have so many things to say about Trump.
“[P]eople would have to come and take me off the stage. ‘Dave, that’s enough about Trump. We’ve run out of tape,’” Letterman said.
Letterman hosted “The Late Show” for 33 years before handing it over to current host Stephen Colbert.


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People quoting Clapper’s ‘denial’ of a FISA warrant – hold up a second 

What exactly does James Clapper say here?

Via Talking Points Memo, the Former Director of National Intelligence told Chuck Todd on Sunday when asked (my boldface font below):

In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” Clapper said that he did not know of any FISA court order to authorize surveillance on Trump Tower.
“Obviously I can’t speak officially anymore, but I will say that for the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI there was no wiretap activity mounted against the President-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign,” he said. “I can’t speak for other Title III authorized entities in the government, or a state or local entity.”
“If the FBI, for instance, had a FISA court order of some sort for surveillance, would that be information you would know?” Chuck Todd asked.
“Yes,” Clapper said.
“You would be told this, if there was a FISA court order on something like this,” Todd pressed.
“I would know that. Yes,” Clapper replied. “Something like this, absolutely.”
“And at this point you can’t confirm or deny whether that exists?” Todd asked.
“I can deny it,” Clapper said.
“There is no FISA court order?” Todd pressed.
Not to my knowledge,” Clapper said.
“Of anything at Trump Tower?” Todd asked.
“No,” Clapper said.

When a politician or political appointee uses “Not to my knowledge” in a sentence, seems to me he/she is inserting wiggle room in case an “Alternate Truth” becomes known. 

Things that make ya say “Hmmmmm”…

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I sure miss this guy: Andrew Breitbart – 2/1/69 to 3/1/2012

Loved his CPAC speech a scant couple weeks before he died. I went from cheering this guy to total shock. 

From my Vimeo archive:

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You’ll Never Work In This Town Again: Academy Awards Edition

Or: Oscar hates you

Yeah, Hollywood where the “Champions of the Little Guy” live just kicked two to the curb:

The fallout from the historic Oscars 2017 flub is starting to spread: The two accountants involved won’t be coming back to work the Academy Awards, says film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Boone Isaacs told the Associated Press Wednesday that the two staffers from PricewaterhouseCoopers will never return to the Oscars show. She blamed one of them for being distracted by tweeting during the show.

In the Sucks to be You category:

Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, both high-ranking officials at the firm known as the “Tiffany” of accountancy, were working Sunday night when Cullinan gave the wrong winner envelope to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, resulting in the mistaken announcement of La La Land as best picture instead of the true winner, Moonlight. 

Bub bye. 

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