more listing to the left


And if you’re on the Naughty List, nowadays, Progs won’t even give you the coal.

listing to the left

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the shield wall is buckling

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Cultural ref


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swamp rot

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Honest G-Men will be disinfecting themselves for years,
even after the Obama/Clinton slime is scraped off.

“But what is the punishment when the FBI lies to us?” — Matt Drudge

The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday will begin writing a resolution holding top FBI officials in contempt of Congress after the agency missed a Monday deadline to turn over key evidence the committee has been seeking for months. [story]

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words, words… words

Today, in duplicitous putzery

…said the man who fought and beat the woman for the presidential nomination.

Time for a new one

Cultural ref

slow-Sunday PhotoShop dump

Expect some end-of-year musings over the next few weeks which may not directly relate to current events.
The future internet historians I gloss for will need footnote fodder.

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(What? Well, the fact that I neglected to actually post this yesterday shouldn’t matter, other than it gave me a chance to fix a typo first.)

Ahhh, here’s a nice example of academia as an institution… in the asylum sense

A Pennsylvania State University sociology professor recently argued that eating meat perpetuates “hegemonic masculinity” and “gender hegemony.”

In the most recent issue of the Journal of Feminist Geography, professor Anne DeLessio-Parson argues that “hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat” and that this helps reify other power hierarchies as well.

“Refusing meat therefore presents opportunities, in each social interaction, for the [gender] binary to be called into question.”

“The decision to become vegetarian does not itself destabilize gender, but the subsequent social interactions between vegetarian and meat-eater demand gender enactment—or resistance,” ….

“Refusing meat therefore presents opportunities, in each social interaction, for the binary to be called into question,” she said, noting that women, for example, may not consider dating men who eat meat, while male vegetarians might end up spending more time in the kitchen as opposed to outside on the grill, all actions which can destabilize gender norms.

[S]he realized that vegetarianism isn’t just a lifestyle choice, but a feminist act. “Women, one of the ways they push back against patriarchy, they say, ‘This is my body. You don’t get to tell me what comes in and out,’” … explaining that vegetarianism is a way women can assert their agency and autonomy.

She also noticed characteristics unique to male vegetarians, asserting that although many men … “still have these very hegemonic masculinity traits,” male vegetarians “seem more egalitarian and respectful” and “more open about talking about how sexism exists.” [story]

IOW, some vegetarian men are pussies, although not all.
Yeah, now there‘s an Earth-shattering discovery.

(What? Shaddap and make me a veggieburger sammich!)

If you thought that was a hoot, read this one.


~ perspective ~

Reverse chumming?
Mebbe I’m over-thinking this, but does Mueller’s booting of Strzok serve as chum for those who were circling Mueller?

Don’t let a media phuqup go to waste.
That there’s some bigger-boat chumming.

former Obama administration official

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The sourced new version of a very old joke

ABC screwed-up, biggus timus.

*heheee* She who knee-jerks to the media, dies by the knee-jerk media

Also, looks like Trump’s rope-a-dope with Mueller is over:
(Caution: The Hill and CNN involved)

The White House said on Friday that it was the Obama administration that authorized former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during President Trump’s transition, according to CNN. [story]

(What? Nah, no way of knowing what’s actually true; but I sense the beginning of an island-hopping strategy combined with poking-sticks-in-holes against The Swamp™. Looks like my portfolio of popcorn futures may pay off.)

… ABC News announced it was suspending network investigative reporter Brian Ross four weeks without pay for an inaccurate report that aired Friday. [story]

When you’ve crashed the Dow and embarrassed the begezzus out of your entire company,
you’d be lucky to return to work as an apprentice broom-closet inventorykeeper’s aide