A Reason To Cheer…[DOT 21/10/20]

...for Uncle Joe!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for an important announcement:

Are you sick of the same self-absorbed underachiever and their petulant fans being rammed down your throat in the news? Does your entire being fill up with anger and disgust every time you check your favourite tv channel, website, or tune into radio talk shows because the same undeserving loser is getting all the air time? Do you just want to read or hear about literally any other entity for once?

If so, I have great news for you. A reason to cheer (perhaps?) without invoking that insufferable and annoying entity…because everyone wants Uncle Joe to win!

https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/joe-thornton-chose-toronto-8-maple-leafs-notes/

“It’s because of the hockey team, honestly,” Thornton said. “I need to win a Stanley Cup.

“This team is ready to win now. I’m ready to win.”

Pictured: The face of a man who is ready to win the Stanley Cup! Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

That’s right – we are delighted to announce that everyone can now stop complaining about the attention the Leafs get and jump on the Uncle Joe bandwagon.

You get that Cup, Joe!

We’ll have the parade planned as always.


That the tawdry temerity of Tiffany Trump trashing the T from LGBTQ tellingly trivialises the trials and tribulations of the trans to titillate the tiny-handed tangerine tinpot toddler is some tepidly transgressive bullshit:


I’m at a loss trying to imagine why anyone would want to sneak into the states right now. Regardless of their reasoning, this isn’t the way:


Perhaps they’re trying to escape Canada and its viral internment camp conspiracy theories being peddled by an actual MPP (who is too far gone even for the conservatives) by, um *checks notes*, sneaking into a country in which actual internment camps already contain thousands of people?

Randy Hillier (an idiot for whom idiots actually voted), MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, speaks to reporters from Queen’s Park. (Mike Crawley/CBC)

In a recent exchange at Queen’s Park, Hillier pressed the provincial Progressive Conservative government to detail what it knows about Ottawa’s supposed plan to detain people.

“I ask this government if people should prepare for internment camps,” Hillier asked during question period on Oct. 7.

“Your government must be in negotiations and aware of these plans to potentially detain and isolate citizens and residents of our country and our province,” Hillier said in the provincial legislature on Oct. 9.

“Where will these camps be built, how many people will be detained, and for what reason, for what reasons can people be kept in these isolation camps?”

CBC News
“Randy” – Trailer Park Boys

Think California’s wild fires are bad? Think again.

They’re WORSE!

…and 30 years earlier than expected:

California blazes have blackened 4.1 million acres this year, compared with about 2 million acres in 2018. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) calls it a climate “fast-forward” and a warning for the nation, said Wade Crowfoot, the state Natural Resources Agency secretary.

“Frankly, we’re alarmed because this wildfire destruction that we’re seeing in 2020 is the type of destruction that we anticipated experiencing later in the century,” Crowfoot said in an interview.


International Space Station crew finds new use for tea leaves:

Cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin released a few leaves from a tea bag in the transfer chamber of the Zvezda Service Module the section of the station’s Russian segment that houses a kitchen, sleeping quarters, and bathroom. Then the crew sealed the chamber off by closing its hatches, and monitored the tea leaves on video cameras as they floated in microgravity.

The leaves slowly floated toward a scratch in the wall near the module’s communication equipment evidence that it was a crack through which air was escaping. 

Tea-bagging in space, however, is nothing new to Halo players:


That’s about it from me, but I know what you’re thinking…

“I come here for WaPo links, ellipses, & ampersands” …& I don’t want to disappoint on that front…

Bumbling buffoon “Biff” begs billious Bill Barr to begin bogus, butt-baring & barely bonafide investigation into aspiring presidential candidate Biden & son…bewildering & befuddling bankers & broadcasters…because his poor poll percentages & coniving campaign cash corruption have left his daunting dictatorship desires diminishing & disapproval ratings driving the perfectly proper prognosis of dastardly desperation demonstrating a dearth of duplicitous domination.

Trump’s call for a special prosecutor is also deeply absurd, since Hunter Biden is a private citizen. But we can assume that Trump just wants Barr to announce some sort of investigation into this matter — just as he tried to strong-arm the Ukrainian president into doing, getting himself impeached — to cast a vague aura of corruption on the Bidens.


Anyway Deadsplinterers, what are you up to today?

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  1. the most liberal since fdr!

    Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots
     
    Progressives fret as Joe Biden’s transition team vets a handful of Republicans for his potential administration.
     
     
    Joe Biden’s transition team is vetting a handful of Republicans for potential Cabinet positions — despite doubts it will win him new support from the right and the risk it will enrage the left.
     
    … Nevertheless, one person close to the Biden transition said it remains “a priority to have options” from different parts of the ideological spectrum for the former vice president to consider.
     
    That person and another official familiar with the transition deliberations confirmed to POLITICO that Biden staffers are analyzing some Republicans’ backgrounds and resumes as they compile shortlists of candidates for high-profile Cabinet positions. The goal is to have some GOP options among the finalists that Biden would choose from after the election.
     
    Among the names being floated for possible Biden Cabinet posts are Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi and former CEO of eBay, and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, both of whom spoke at August’s Democratic National Convention. Massachusetts GOP Gov. Charlie Baker and former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) have also been mentioned, as has former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), who resigned from Congress in 2018 and became a lobbyist.
     
    When asked for comment, a spokesperson for the Biden transition said only that the team is not making any personnel decisions before the Nov. 3 election, but stressed that “diversity of ideology and background is a core value of the transition.” …
     
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/20/biden-transition-republican-cabinet-429972

    • …seems like there are several ways to look at that…but I definitely saw a lot of kneejerk nonsense spouted about it yesterday in various places?

      …from at least some perspectives it makes sense that he’d want to sound out the other side of the aisle since if he lets the GOP obstruct his agenda the way they did Obama’s any gains he makes at the ballot box are liable to be hard to translate into achievements he can point to when the mid-terms roll around…& arguably getting some republicans to help keep their tribe in line could be seen as a smart move even if it’s hard to see them as deserving candidates for cabinet positions?

      …either way the vitriol it seemed to spark from some (given that there’s nothing to say any of those people will get the gigs in question) seemed so out of proportion as to beg some questions of its own

      …to me, anyway?

      • Here’s the problem though:  he’s making the exact same mistakes that President Obama did–appointing Republicans to cabinet positions and giving away the store legislatively–in the vain hope that he can get Congressional Republicans to vote his way.  Further, you can bet your ass that he will refuse to prosecute Trump or any of his cronies for the sake of “healing the nation.”  Guess what?  It won’t work.  Republicans will still fuck him over at every turn and we’ll be the ones paying the price.

        • It is disappointing but better than the dictatorship-to-be option. Also, there are more left-leaning members of congress than there were during the Obama administration who I’d rather see pressuring the centrists in their own majority party than being left out in the cold by a divided house and senate.

        • …don’t get me wrong…I don’t mean to say he won’t make all those mistakes…or that they won’t be mistakes

          …it’s more that a bunch of folks seemed to leap into the future & instantly make out that he’d already done all that & more

          …for sure I’d like to see pressure applied to steer him in a different direction but the sorry truth is that the assholes aren’t going to banished to the wilderness & the legislature still needs to function if anything is going to go the way we’d like so it seemed perhaps unhelpfully premature to sound the death knell of hope before he’s even in office?

      • … from at least some perspectives it makes sense that he’d want to sound out the other side of the aisle since if he lets the GOP obstruct his agenda the way they did Obama’s any gains he makes at the ballot box are liable to be hard to translate into achievements he can point to when the mid-terms roll around

        you mean if he lets the GOP obstruct his agenda the way they did Obama’s, he could go to the voters in the midterms and say ‘it wasn’t me, it was the GOP that fucked things up’?

        …& arguably getting some republicans to help keep their tribe in line

        the GOP staying in line because some GOPers are in the cabinet? that’s not happening. see 2009-16.

        • …not exactly…what I meant was if the GOP pulls the shit on him that they did to Obama he’ll likely get screwed up by people who’ve decided by then that he isn’t doing well enough & over-correct by giving seats to the GOP in the mid-terms that I’d argue they wouldn’t deserve

          …but (fingers-crossed/knock-on-wood/&c) if the Dems can take the White House, both Houses of Congress & some matched trifectas at the state level that allow them to make progress with some agendas…& the GOP takes a commensurately thorough beating at the ballot box…being on at least speaking terms with some of the bits of it that regret allowing things to get this bad might improve the chances of making it to those mid-terms with something to show for it

          …which strikes me as possibly the only way not to have people decide that not-good-enough is a reason to go back to voting for definitely-worse

      • …I’m cynical enough to see everything in campaign season as being just talk at the end of the day 

        …but I guess if I have hope it’s that enough down-ticket gains come through to make the pressure to drag that Overton window left a bit maybe more than just a pipe dream…even if it has a long way to travel before that left-most edge shifts beyond what I tend to think of as the center?

        • …but I guess if I have hope it’s that enough down-ticket gains come through to make the pressure to drag that Overton window left a bit maybe more than just a pipe dream…even if it has a long way to travel before that left-most edge shifts beyond what I tend to think of as the center?

          that’s a very good point. and one that I forget sometimes…

  2. …guess I have no shortage of things I ought to be doing with my day…but I saw a story about how the Biden campaign has around three times the cash on hand that the other asshole can lay hands on

    …so I guess I’m wondering if we’ll ever get to find out how much “fundraising” he & the various strands of the GOP have funneled directly or indirectly into their pockets since he put the campaign finance structure in place back in the inaugural phase of his term?

    …it’s great that Biden the Dems have been seeing a lot of donations & all…but I can’t help thinking that the level of grift on the other side might have more to do with them being ahead than the amounts donated?

    • I find it cringe-inducing see all the $’s fueling these campaigns while there are more people than ever living in food-insecure homes, or having no home at all, or suffering without medical care. Because I assume that if not given here, folks would assist their fellow humans (but that would be a fallacy of the converse, eh?) Politics is no longer public service; it is big business, and Trump’s cadre of grafters and grifters are simply more inept at hiding it, or at veiling it in legislation that supports the citizenry.

  3. Your alteration game/SplinerRIP homage is strong, my friend. I thought that the run of T’s was impressive (that the tawdry temerity of Tiffany…) until I got to the B’s, C’s, P’s and D’s in one long sentence (dastardly desperation demonstrating a dearth of duplicitous domination). Also I enjoyed the feel-good hockey story.

    • Hannibal, my friend, I assume it WASN’T meant in the exceptionally black-humor way *I* noticed your comment about “no such thing as a good Trump on this branch of the family tree.”
      😉🤣
      But I DID cackle at the way you phrased that comment…
      Because (of course!)  of what the penalty *can* be for crimes like … well…
      Treason.
       
      Like I said, it hit in a VERY dark-humor way!
      But I DID get a good cackle, at the turn of phrase you chose.😈

  4. Pope Francis is backing same sex civil unions.
     
     https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/pope-francis-civil-unions/2020/10/21/805a601c-139e-11eb-a258-614acf2b906d_story.html
     
    Amy BC  was a trustee of a school with hardcore anti LGBTQ policies.
     
    Why did the GOP push a justice with such anti-Catholic views?

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