Late Night SCOTUS Scrotes Open Thread: “Baseball Tickets”…

In Activist Judges!, Blatant Liars and the Lies They Tell, C.R.E.A.M., Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated?, Grifters Gonna Grift, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Open Thread, Our Failed Political Establishment, Republican Venality, Sports, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

Now that the House Judiciary Committee has established that it's vital to explore in depth the private messages of an investigator, I can't wait to read all of Brett Kavanaugh's emails from his days working for Ken Starr. — Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 12, 2018   … Is that what the kidz are calling it, these days? If I’m understanding this, Kavanaugh, who for a dc power player has relatively modest assets and very little accessible cash savings racked up as much as $200k in debt for baseball tickets …

The Boltoning Continues (Memo To Self: Start Digging That Shelter)

In All we want is life beyond the thunderdome, Assholes, Bring on the Brawndo!, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Stop Sniffing Glue, War on Terror aka GSAVE®, WOLVERINES by Tom Levenson

Not even through his second day on the job and John Bolton is making real progress in his effort to fully crazify the US  national security apparatus: [Homeland Security advisor] Tom Bossert was an ideal Trump administration official – a man with the résumé of an Establishment Republican, and the capacity for sycophancy of a Trump crony. …In a West Wing beset by chaos and dysfunction, Bossert was regarded as one of the few competent aides still standing. And John Bolton just got him fired. As Homeland Security adviser, Bossert would have …

Friday Morning Open Thread: Break Out the Kevlar News Vests

In All Too Normal, Dolt 45, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, I'm With Her, Open Thread, Republican Stupidity by Anne Laurie

(Drew Sheneman via GoComics.com) . Could’ve been… "I'm glad that Al Gore didn't stop talking about climate change. I'm glad John Kerry went to the Senate and became secretary of State. I'm glad John McCain kept speaking out and standing up. And for heavens sakes, Mitt Romney is running for Senate.” https://t.co/TIrwkOAZGI — Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 30, 2018 . But nooooooo… During his speech today, Trump bragged about pictures from yesterday showing construction of his border wall. Only problem? BuzzFeed says the pictures Trump tweeted yesterday were from work …

Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: The “Nativists” Come Out

In Assholes, Decline and Fall, Hail to the Hairpiece, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Open Thread, Post-racial America, Republican Venality by Anne Laurie

.@CharlesMBlow blow gives a Master Class on how to handle folks, like Alisyn Camerota, who get offended & lecture you whoever you point out that Trump voters endorse & support his racism. Watch & learn. Thank you Charles. pic.twitter.com/uGF3894N2a — Hercules Mulligan (@johnvmoore) January 12, 2018 Trump spent last night phoning allies and friends, asking them how they thought the “shithole” remark was playing out in the press. One White House official referred to it as a “victory lap.” — Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 12, 2018 Genius. Until today, if …

Friday Morning Open Thread: From SNAFU to FUBAR

In Bring on the Brawndo!, Hail to the Hairpiece, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Open Thread, Republican Stupidity, Republican Venality by Anne Laurie

I just sent a cease & desist Presidenting letter to Trump. — Grudge (@grudging1) January 4, 2018 Discovery will reveal he’s doing almost none of the Presidenting https://t.co/8gtSgUhOU6 — Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) January 4, 2018 Never let it be forgotten: This is exactly what the entire Republican Party wanted. Washington Post “Style” reporter: I am at Kramer Books where there aren’t any people lined up for Fire and Fury yet but there are a bunch of journalists posted up at the bar waiting for people to line up — Ben …

Open Thread: If It Weren’t for Their Mommy Issues, These Hipsters Would Have No Issues At All

In I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, I'm With Her, Open Thread, Rare Sincerity, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

I’m going to have to make room for this twaddle on my list of the Worst Movies of 2018. It’s tone deaf, ill-conceived, smug, unfunny and poorly executed. Other than that, good job!👎🏻👎🏻 https://t.co/lwitBhVxO1 — Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) December 27, 2017 So the grown-ups at Vanity Fair decided, during this (usually) slow-news week, to let their Bright Young Things make a clickbait twitter video about how much they despise that Hillary Clinton woman. If you haven’t already tripped over it, you can click on the link above. I try to …

Mocking Laughter Open Thread: “When Will Us Men Feel Safe Again?

In Excellent Links, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

(Ted Rall via GoComics.com) . We have to laugh, or we’d never stop crying. And the Washington Post‘s Alexandra Petri (here, with Christine Emba) remains a national treasure: The allegations that have brought down powerful men in Congress and Hollywood are making things around the workplace uncomfortable. Men wonder: Is it still okay to hug a woman? Okay, well, is it still okay to hug a woman and whisper in her ear, “I have $5 million for you if you’ll let me put a child in your child-receptacle, whatever your …

Tuesday Evening Open Thread: Why the Election Was Close Enough to Steal

In Bring On The Meteor, Decline and Fall, Hail to the Hairpiece, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Open Thread, Republican Stupidity by Anne Laurie

the Hanoi Hilton was nice and all but it didn't have as good an omelet chef as the Hai Phong Hyatt pic.twitter.com/E5m28dBvTI — Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 16, 2017 . Imagine you were an idiot, and imagine you were a Trump voter. But I repeat myself! . Apart from [all the facepalms], what’s on the agenda for the evening?

Monday Morning Open Thread: The Toddler Files

In Dolt 45, Don't Agonize - Organize, Enhanced Protest Techniques, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Open Thread, Republican Venality, Trump Crime Cartel by Anne Laurie

I have updated the Trump-as-Toddler page again. Now up to 97 tweets. https://t.co/UkiOXdmADw — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) September 18, 2017 As I mentioned Sunday morning, I’ve got an old friend visiting from out of town, so my participation here is liable to be (even more!) spotty and unreliable this week. Think of it as a chance to rack up some TBogg comment units (500+ on a thread), and to read some of the longer projects available: I'll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops …

Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: Adding Insults to Injuries

In Dolt 45, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Open Thread, Republican Stupidity by Anne Laurie

We could very well be watching the most disastrous flood event in US history unfold. Some spots may see 60" rain by Wed. in SE TX. #txwx — Texas Storm Chasers (@TxStormChasers) August 27, 2017 Meanwhile, thanks to the cupidity and stupidity of the Republican Party… HISTORIC rainfall in Houston, and all over Texas. Floods are unprecedented, and more rain coming. Spirit of the people is incredible.Thanks! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017 Many people are now saying that this is the worst storm/hurricane they have ever seen. …

Open Thread: G.O.P. – Gutless On Principle

In Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated?, Excellent Links, Hail to the Hairpiece, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Open Thread, Republican Stupidity by Anne Laurie

The sacrifices that Gary Cohn has made … https://t.co/uZzRGJfyC5 pic.twitter.com/fJnrRMteDz — Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) August 25, 2017 Gary Cohn is a shonda fur die Hamptons. https://t.co/AHKjyZKYYy — Robert Mickey (@robmickey) August 25, 2017 "I am announcing that I am resigned. Not from the Trump administration, though. To it." https://t.co/h3iM9a4iLb — Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) August 25, 2017 The Washington Post‘s Alexandra Petri is a very funny, and wise, woman: … I can say it in no uncertain terms: Everything this administration does makes me sick. I am absolutely disgusted with everything …

Saturday Morning Open Thread: How I Loathe This “Retro” Faddism

In Assholes, Foreign Affairs, Hail to the Hairpiece, I'm Too Big To Cry/Hurts Too Much To Laugh, Open Thread, Republican Venality by Anne Laurie

Going to venture a guess here… https://t.co/62oiWxCF2K — Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) August 11, 2017 Analysts are trying to work out what happens to markets in the event of an all-out nuclear war https://t.co/hGEOi45G44 — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 11, 2017 . Not The Onion — actually, the Washington Post: President Trump on Friday assured the governor of Guam that the White House is “with you 1,000 percent” in the face of a threat from North Korea — and then told the governor that he’s becoming famous and predicted the …