Author Archives: Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*

and…. Again

oh, for f’s sake… Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., cautioned Thursday that “people die, accidents happen” when the government shuts down …

Here’s an idea

sounds like actual progress toward something worthwhile What is remarkable about this response is that it may foretell a new fearlessness in white America—a new willingness in whites (and blacks outside the victim-focused identity) to say to blacks what they really think and feel, to judge blacks fairly by standards that are universal. We blacks [...]

True Facts -vs- Offended Sensibilities

“Tough Language” dichotomy …erm, would any half-sensible human walk hundreds of miles cross country, ride train-tops, stagger across deserts, swim rivers or raft open seas with just what they can carry — risking rape, mayhem, and murder — to flee a Tropical Paradise? TimCarney @TPCarney Where my Carney ancestor lived in Roscommon is now home [...]

ToDaZeD Overheard

*running cupcakes* Only Hollywood would take the opportunity of getting caught as a opportunity to lecture the rest of us.

Switcheroo?

Kleptofornia – tryin’ too hard Heard this on the TV nooz [c'mon - I'm a week into the Stupid Flu; nooz for Teh Stupid is quite appropriate.][and I'm boredboredbored], and shouted Hellz Yeah! I’ll do that!! [as a voice in my head muttered, "what price dignity?"] Under the still-emerging proposal, Californians would be able to [...]

This is A Thing…

a crazy, tantrummy, destructive thing Let’s start here: [from NYT via BB] A nonprofit group founded by the Democratic activist David Brock, which people familiar with the arrangements say secretly spent $200,000 on an unsuccessful effort to bring forward accusations of sexual misconduct against Mr. Trump before Election Day, is considering creating a fund to [...]

Cat Fight???

it’s all so confusing with their modern™ terms… Did Faucahontis Warren just call Kirsten Gillibrand a slut? Political? Actual? This: ✔ @realDonaldTrump Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is [...]

It’s a Moral Panic

knock it off Granted, I have not been paying much attention to things outside my little realm of late. Now with the Xmas rush, I have had random moments to hear stuff in passing. Every time I hear about this #MeToo thing, I get mad. …and creeped out. I’m not mad at the men – [...]

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm* flambé

hellfire The Thomas Fire [Ventura CA] only stopped by the sea. LA basin is surrounded by fires: Thomas – 90.000 acres / 5% containment Creek – 12,605 acres / 5% containment Rye – 7,000 acres / 10% containment Skirball – 475 acres / 5% containment [in a heavily populated, upscale area near the Getty Museum] [...]

uh oh…

not a “One Button Sex Dungeon” but it seems important… real? 48 hour rule… [NYT linky] The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, perhaps within the next several weeks, [...]