Russiagate / NRA Open Thread: Mariia Butina, ‘Manliness’ Enhancer…

In All Too Normal, Foreign Affairs, Gun nuts, Open Thread, Republican Stupidity, Republican Venality, Russiagate, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

Whoa: @AdamSchiffCA says that Dems on the House Intel Committee wanted to bring Maria Butina and Paul Erickson in for questioning — but were told not to by House Republicans, who were worried about “tarnishing” the NRA and President Trump. — Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) July 19, 2018   … by any means necessary! She gave the Repubs what they were looking for: Attention from a ‘hot chick’ who publicly admired their massive weaponry, political astuteness, and general VIRTUE. In the heat of the moment, it didn’t seem important to ask …

Repub Venality Open Thread: Hey, Remember That ‘Judge Kavanaugh’ Guy?…

In Activist Judges!, C.R.E.A.M., Domestic Affairs, Open Thread, Republican Venality, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

This is a big deal! Public doesn't support Kavanaugh out of the gate. The more we talk to people about his dangerous record, the more Senators hear they have to vote NO. Remember, Harriet Miers was not confirmed. This is possible! Share and organize! #scotusnominee #roevswade https://t.co/lZ8Tm41Ida — ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) July 17, 2018 Of course the Repubs are just a leeeetle bit busy at this point in time, what with trying to avoid getting further caught up in the exposure of their Dear Leaders’ foreign-affairs scandals. But never doubt …

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 …

Friday Evening Open Thread: Thoughts & Prayers

In Assholes, Clown car, Open Thread, Republican Venality, Ryan Lyin' Weasel, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

"hey, do you know that today is #InternationalKissingDay?" "i do, Alan, and you can still fuck off" pic.twitter.com/fbi0Z30CM3 — Paul Bronks (@BoringEnormous) July 6, 2018 Remember how the House + Senate passed separate bills to crack down on sexual harassment in their ranks? It's been crickets since then. Neither bill has moved. No conference committee. Paul Ryan's shop says "talks have been happening" but no news. — Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) July 6, 2018 The last action on this was in late May, when the Senate finally passed a bill months …

Late Night Open Thread: Facial Recognition

In All we want is life beyond the thunderdome, Clown Shoes, Enhanced Protest Techniques, Media, Open Thread, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

What is it with Juggalos consistently being the dark cyberpunk resistance movement entirely by accidenthttps://t.co/yxXt95mbo8 — ?????? V?X @ AC ?????? (@andreuswolf) July 2, 2018 SRSLY!!! What base security needs to know about Insane Clown Posse camouflage https://t.co/kaPNTyI2Jb — C4ISRNET (@C4ISRNET) July 3, 2018 Waiting on tenderhooks for the NYTimes to explain how the Juggalos are the real Midwestern white working-class heroes we have been waiting for. No, I don’t mean ‘tenterhooks’; since the NYTimes is gonna get around to this on approximately the twelfth of never, I’m going for …

Interesting Read: Jill Abramson Is Not Impressed

In Excellent Links, Fuck Yeah!, Our Failed Media Experiment, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

interesting throughout. speaking of, the gap between the Times’s coverage of Glenn Thrush and its coverage of Ali Watkins is pretty telling https://t.co/NownyAyIkI — Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) June 28, 2018   Remember, Abramson was fired by the FTFNYT because she was perceived as “pushy.” That certainly hasn’t been a problem with her replacement, Dean Baquet. But the lady is correct, once again… … “Kind of pisses me off that @ nytimes is still asking Who Is Ocasio-Cortez? when it should have covered her campaign,” Jill Abramson erupted on Twitter on …

Friday Morning Open Thread: Performative Outrage, But With Humor!

In #notintendedtobeafactualstatement, All Too Normal, Open Thread, Popular Culture, Republican Stupidity, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

After Dick's Sporting Goods raised the minimum age to buy guns and stopped selling assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines in February, executives braced for a financial hit. But yesterday they learned that sales are up. https://t.co/PM8s2Qbj69 — The Trace (@teamtrace) May 31, 2018 I love little cultural differences, like how Americans are super offended by the word cunt but here in Australia we're super offended by school children being slaughtered with automatic weapons — thomas violence (@thomas_violence) June 1, 2018   Good thing I set up the ‘Vagina Outrage’ category, …

Late Night Open Thread: (Probably) One Last Nerdprom Review

In "Lock Her Up!!", All Too Normal, DC Press Corpse, Excellent Links, Flash Mob of Hate, Open Thread, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

That “smoky-eye” joke was in such poor taste. Just horrible. pic.twitter.com/wpQSQtc6rA — Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) May 1, 2018 Keep in mind — Ana Navarro is a professional Republican. Jen Chaney, at NYMag Vulture blog: … It would have been easy for Wolf to take a cheap shot at either of these women for some superficial offense, like the way they dress or talk. As Nussbaum points out, that’s what Trump would have done, and has done on many occasions. But nothing about what Michelle Wolf did on Saturday night was …

Saturday’s Child Open Thread: “Status Anxiety”, *Sigh*…

In An Unexamined Scandal, Decline and Fall, Election 2016, Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated?, Open Thread, Our Failed Media Experiment, Post-racial America, Riveted By The Sociological Significance Of It All, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

“White, Christian and male voters, the study suggests, turned to Mr. Trump because they felt their status was at risk.”https://t.co/ggbfodyMUX — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 26, 2018 It’s the latest euphemism for “racism, with a grounding in sexism”. From the Atlantic, “People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor”: … After analyzing in-depth survey data from 2012 and 2016, the University of Pennsylvania political scientist Diana C. Mutz argues that it’s the [former]. In a new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, she added …

99 Lustballoons Open Thread: The Charlie Rose Show Proposal

In All Too Normal, C.R.E.A.M., Open Thread, Popular Culture, Ugh, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

"Disgraced CBS anchor Charlie Rose is being slated to star in a show where he’ll interview other high-profile men who have also been toppled by #MeToo scandals." https://t.co/OKUrim3SV6 — Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) April 26, 2018 This *has* to be regarded as a trial balloon, since nobody who’s been in professional media longer than a week would ‘casually’ mention such a scoop to Tina Brown without expecting her to share it widely. I blame Donny Dollhands and his GOP enablers — those goniffs have cranked the news cycle for ‘powerful men …

Soft, Squishy Comic Relief Open Thread: Richard Cohen Feels Himself OPPRESSED!

In Assholes, Clown Shoes, Decline and Fall, Open Thread, Somewhere a Village is Missing its Idiot, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

oh my god pic.twitter.com/ZHRsUpQe7h — Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) April 17, 2018   Give Cohen this much: Unlike the 30-something MRAs fulminating on Reddit, he’s actually old enough to remember when white men did own the world. Maybe they can adopt him as their Angry Shouty Granpa, once the current Oval Office Occupant has been carted off. Or maybe they’ll look at him, and realize how ridiculous their Very Heartfelt Grievances really are! (I kid, I kid… ) I know lots of men who think like this maybe once they see …

Late Night Repub Stupidity/Venality Open Thread: Folding His Tents Ducky Pajamas

In Assholes, Clown Shoes, Decline and Fall, Good News For Conservatives, Open Thread, Repubs in Disarray!, Vagina Outrage by Anne Laurie

https://t.co/aT01JWtmVq — Todd J. Gillman (@toddgillman) April 6, 2018 Repub leadership have decided that nothing important but contentious will be coming to the floor the rest of this year. https://t.co/R29ey7NlnT — Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) April 6, 2018 Corpus Christi Republican Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned from Congress Friday afternoon, less than four months after dropping re-election plans under siege for crude and verbally abusive office behavior… He made no mention on Friday of any of the allegations that ended his congressional career, and made no apologies for using $84,000 in taxpayer …