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Not proud ... I finally lost it with my maga neighbor today ...

Dude is the kind of guy who blasts his music at 8 a.m. on a Saturday.

He put up a dotard 2020 flag AFTER January 06, and sometimes displays two. And he takes it down at night and puts it back up every day

Needless to say, since the numbnut lives right across the street from me, I have to see this shit in my neighborhood every day, and I guess today I had kind of reached my limit; as I was returning from my morning run, I saw dude, flags a flappin', out in his yard, and while I was still a few houses away I went into a real loud "fake" laugh and yelling, "Trump what a f-ing loser, hahahaha, what a piece of s---," etc. I can be super loud when I want to and have a patented "laugh" my kids could tell you about. And when I was directly across the street from his house, I dropped to my knees and started slapping the pavement in mirthful enjoyment of how stupid someone would have to be to fly that hideous banner.

Meanwhile, Trumper started filming with his phone.

So I told him he was flying the flag of a cop killer. And I chanted "cop killer" at him through gusts of laughter and derision. Then, since he used to fly an SD/LA Chargers flag, I told him he should put it back up because even the chargers aren't as big losers as the dotard.

Then I went home, with a wicked smirk on my face. One of my other neighbors asked me if I had gotten it all out. That remains to be seen.

I'm not proud of the incident; let's face it, I kind of snapped, but only after months (years) of this kind of shit. Nevertheless, I do feel well within my rights to have voiced my opinion in my own way. If he is going to broadcast racism and hatred in my neighborhood, he needs to expect some pushback, no?

Also, for the record, I NEVER threatened him or even got close to him; I stayed on my side of the street. If he had reported me to the cops, the most he would have been able to say is that I laughed at his flag, and used some potty language.

McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from t

Source: New York Times

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting on Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country.

At the same time, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader and one of Mr. Trump’s most steadfast allies in Congress, has asked other Republicans whether he should call on Mr. Trump to resign in the aftermath of the riot at the Capitol last week, according to three Republican officials briefed on the conversations.

While Mr. McCarthy has said he is personally opposed to impeachment, he and other party leaders have decided not to formally lobby Republicans to vote “no,” and an aide to Mr. McCarthy said he was open to a measure censuring Mr. Trump for his conduct. In private, Mr. McCarthy reached out to a leading House Democrat to see if the chamber would be willing to pursue a censure vote, though Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ruled it out.

Taken together, the stances of Congress’s two top Republicans — neither of whom has said publicly that Mr. Trump should resign or be impeached — reflected the politically fraught and fast-moving nature of the crisis that the party faces in the wake of last week’s assault by a pro-Trump mob during a session to formalize President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s electoral victory.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/us/mitch-mcconnell-trump-impeachment.html
Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Jan 12, 2021, 05:45 PM (22 replies)

SCOTUS should sanction all these AGs by removing their federal bar privileges.

The right to argue in front of the federal bar is a privilege that should be revoked for such a bad faith claim made to the nation's highest court. Sanction all of the dotard's lawyers too.
Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Dec 9, 2020, 10:20 PM (3 replies)

Is this a good reason for President Biden to offer e.g. Sen. Collins a cabinet spot?

She would be replaced in the Senate by a Democratic governor with a Democrat, and I think she might actually accept.

Obviously that could have the potential to alter the Senate in our favor. Is there a second R senator from D. gov. state in case we need both seats after Georgia? Or a better choice than *gag* Collins?

Am I nuts? I have no clue where she would fit. Too bad we don't have a Dept. of Hypocrisy or Concern.

On Edit: Maine was just the first example that occurred to me. My essential point is that isn't giving up a cabinet post (or 2) in exchange for control of the Senate absolutely worth it. Anyway, I'm sure Moscow Mitch would promise to sic Puttie Poots on anyone who accepted, so likely a moot point. Sigh...
Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Nov 12, 2020, 10:57 PM (42 replies)

Bucks not taking court for Game 5 vs. Magic

Source: ESPN

The Milwaukee Bucks have yet to come out to the court for Game 5 on Wednesday with the Orlando Magic and there's been some discussion within the Bucks about a boycott.

NBA officials have gone into the Milwaukee locker room, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.

Tipoff for the game in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, was set for 4 p.m. ET. The Magic were seen taking shots pregame, while the Bucks' half of the court was empty. The Magic left the court with 3:56 left until the scheduled tip.

Top NBA executives were outside of the Milwaukee locker room, but haven't gone inside, a source told ESPN.

Read more: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29747523/bucks-not-taking-court-game-5-vs-magic



Sources say the team has decided to boycott the game to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Aug 26, 2020, 04:24 PM (4 replies)

Please feel free to share these pictures of Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Please free to post your own





Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Aug 25, 2020, 02:06 PM (13 replies)

Breaking: Park Service unveils plan to add Trump to Mt. Rushmore!!



Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Aug 13, 2020, 02:37 PM (46 replies)

George Floyd death: Liverpool footballers 'take a knee'

Liverpool football players took a knee around the centre circle at Anfield Stadium on Monday, in a gesture of solidarity as protests swept the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in police custody.

Squad members posted a picture of the act on their social media accounts with the caption "Unity is strength #BlackLivesMatter".

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/george-floyd-death-liverpool-footballers-knee-200601182131537.html

Good must prevail over fascism.
Posted by malchickiwick | Mon Jun 1, 2020, 09:00 PM (4 replies)

I am shocked and appalled at this breitbart-worthy piece in my small local community newspaper.

I've lived here in Boulder City, NV, for about three years. It's a smallish town, originally built to house Hoover Dam workers, and we don't have casinos, so it doesn't feel like the rest of Vegas, but rather is insulated from the rest of the valley. Because of that, it lacks the diversity of the rest of the state as well, and I have found it to be on the red side; even today, after 95,000-plus deaths, one can still see the MAGA flags flying here and there around town.

That said, I have met many, many wonderful Democrats here in BC, whether just around town, at the gym, or whilst canvassing the town for Rep. Lee back in 2018. I've had some great conversations with people. And the D. caucus, which seems like a lifetime ago, was pretty well-attended here in town. (Full disclosure, I caucused for Warren.)

Anyway, the local rag, the BC Review, is pretty much a run of the mill small-town paper. It covers local events, sports, zoning issues, and lots of fluff. Like most other small-town papers I have read, it is also in dire need of a good copy editor. But mostly mom and apple pie and 4th of July parades -- that sort of paper. So it was a SHOCK to read the dangerous and deceitful diatribe that appeared in this week's paper. I will post a link to it below. I don't think I should post excerpts here, and hope it doesn't violate TOS to post the link. Of course, I am doing so only to raise awareness and solicit advice from you all -- every word of the piece is a wretched and malicious lie penned by a quisling former cop. BTW: It is the most-read piece in the paper this morning.

I guess my conundrum is this: How best to hold the paper accountable for publishing such a screed and putting the people of my community in danger?

Sure, I will write the obligatory LTE, putting my name out there, and I'm sure I will take some harassment for that from the occasional MAGA troll.

But what I'd really like to see is for the excoriation of the paper to go viral. Unfortunately, I eschew social media -- when FB debuted I predicted to my kids that it would lead to the fall of civilization as we know it, and said the same thing about Twitter a couple of years later. So on principle, I have always stayed off both platforms. So I guess that makes it kind of hypocritical that now I am hoping some social media whiz can help me flame my local newspaper. So, yes I realize it is hypocritical of me ... but anyone who wants to shame the publishers of the trash in the link, THANK YOU!!

https://bouldercityreview.com/opinion/virus-was-scam-to-get-political-control-60912/



Posted by malchickiwick | Sat May 23, 2020, 12:36 PM (22 replies)

Called my 80-year-old mom to wish Happy Mother's Day; ended up yelling & calling her a MAGA cultist.

She gets all of her news from foKKKs, and blames Obama for what is happening, and refuses to listen to reason.

I feel bad for losing my temper with her on MD. I told her she is NOT a republican, she belongs to the Cult of Trump.

At least we ended pleasantly. I told her I'd send her the Mueller report, and she said she'd read it, although I think she was just saying that to placate me.
Posted by malchickiwick | Sun May 10, 2020, 06:07 PM (30 replies)
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