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.

Stephen…who??

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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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Yeah, blog kind of got abandoned

It’s only been idle since 2014. Seems like an eternity. I don’t know if it’s ADD, or a complete loss of any ambition. 

Oh I’ve started a few. There they sit, in the draft folder. I can’t even remember what I was saying, or where I was going. 

I remember 2014 as a year of cautious optimism speaking for myself. Just like 2012 was. And that’s the problem, doing a political blog as a conservative in California. This place is a land of leftists and wannabes. 

And at this point I’m struggling to finish. Already I’m tempted to “draft” this post and “come back to it later.”

Hey. I think I’ve found the problem! Being a conservative in California is too depressing to write about!

Maybe cat gifs…after I take a nap…

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For Democrats, the worst is yet to come

The only thing I could add here is the horrible way some “ordinary people” who happen to be Democrats are acting. It needs a post all its own.

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After all the no good, very bad things that happened to the Democrats during the Obama years – nine Senate seats lost, 62 House seats lost, 12 governorships lost, 958 state legislative seats lost, 32 state legislatures under total GOP control including 17 with veto-proof majorities* – there’s something even worse that could happen to them, and that’s what drives them and their allies, the hard left and the press, in their hysterical opposition to Donald J. Trump.

If you’re unconvinced their opposition is irrational, you need only to look to their behavior surrounding President Trump’s first State of the Union Address. Even before the address, they were making their feelings known. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer oppose Trump so completely they gave a “prebuttal.” I mean, that’s not knee-jerk opposition or anything. “We have no idea what he’s going to say, but we disagree with it.”

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Hilarious SNL #Ferguson skit that never aired

h/t Tim Conway Jr

Supposedly the skit was cut for time:

Published on Dec 7, 2014

A St. Louis news station reconsiders its morning programming in light of the Ferguson riots.

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