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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Friday, Wheelizens!

Sven --

I salute you for having the fortitude to watch last night’s debate. (Presumably you didn’t pull an Elvis and shoot your TV.) 🙂

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Good morning, Fatwa

No, our television is safe, probably because I didnt watch the whole thing.

The whole Trump thing still baffles and probably will continue to do so….for the next 8 years. Sigh.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Here’s a Trump thing from last night regarding his off the record interview with the NY Times:

KELLY: Will you release the tapes?

TRUMP: No. I never do that. I would not do that. I don’t think — I have too much respect — if I deal with you off the record, if I deal with Bret or Chris off the record, I have too much respect for that process to say, just release everything. I would not do that.

So in Trump’s world, an off the record conversation with the press, benefits both him AND the media and he being an honorable man, would never violate that sacred trust because it could harm the media.

It’s completely bizarre.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

The GOP brought this on themselves and in many ways, fully deserves what happens to it. I get that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to destroy an entire political party and plenty of people are angry enough, based on the last 6 years of feckless behavior, to want to see it destroyed. Trump is their knife, gun, suicide bomb vest.

I get that, understand that, can even support it. But don’t be telling me how wonderful Trump is and how it’s going to be rainbows and unicorns once he’s elected. Don’t be telling me how successful and smart and conservative he is, because that’s all bullshit. What Trump is about is Trump, and that’s all there is to the guy.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Anyhow, looks like rain for the weekend, but El Nino has been a huge bust for SoCal. Not looking forward to summer and fire season.

Have a wonderful jerrilicious day everybody! Off to the bestest place ever!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven!

It’s completely bizarre.

That pretty much sums-up this presidential election cycle so far. Including the two old white folks slugging it out for the hip “diversity” party’s nomination. Bernie supporters are unhappy about superdelegates; heh.

I see the State Department employee who set up Hillary’s servers has been granted immunity by the FBI but seriously doubt she’ll face any serious consequences no matter what facts might emerge. The two-party oligarchy knows it’s on shaky ground and I believe they’re likely to hang together in an attempt to preserve their power…because the next ass in a sling might be theirs.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa and Sven!

Fortunately I had choir practice last night, so I didn’t accidentally expose myself to any of last night’s Trumpishness. I know for whom I’m going to vote, assuming he’s still in it by the time the CA primary rolls around, and another feckless debate is not going to change that position.

I actually got about 3 hours of training yesterday and will get another 1-2 hours today. There’s still a metric sh!t-tonne I don’t know about this job, but I’m slowly, slowly, ever-so-slowly learning.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Criminy…another state lab technician -- this time in NJ --
was caught falsifying test results:

Kamalkant Shah, who worked as a technician for the State Police evidence laboratory, was found to have “dry labbed” suspected marijuana, according to a Feb. 29 memo to Public Defender Joseph Krakora from Deputy Public Defender Judy Fallon. Shah’s essentially accused of making up data, NJ.com said.

“Basically, he was observed writing ‘test results’ for suspected marijuana that was never tested,” Fallon said in the memo.

According to the memo, Shah was employed with the lab from 2005 to 2015.

This affects nearly 8000 cases.

It’s well beyond time to end the damned War on Drugs. (And strip all public employees of immunity, too.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Paddy!

Hope today’s training goes well.

X_LA_Native
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6 years ago

Good Morning EveryGerbillyBody!

I didn’t watch the debate, either. I believe I was watching my DVR’d episode of “Swamp People”.
/no, cereally, I wanna try that one day

To paraphase an acquaintance from another forum on the Internets, Trump is one message, and one message only (and Mitt hammered it home): “Yeah. We get it. You’d rather lose than control the winner. ”

“Pound sand.”
love,
the proletarian schmucks you’ve counted on for support all these years

X_LA_Native
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6 years ago

And I’ve been working *SO* hard to control my anger and anxiety … Jeebus.

I think Mr. X is just gonna have to accept the consequences and get me a GD speed bag. Or make one out of the “Not-so-little-anymore Shop that Can”.

X_LA_Native
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6 years ago
Reply to  Mac

Mr. X gets really twitchy when I start to consider anything BUT my imagination.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, TeX and Mac!

I’ll just leave this right here for TeX.

X_LA_Native
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6 years ago

I still want to rip the HVAC systems out of every one of those swamp-built structures in D.C. and keep the schmucks outta there for longer periods of time (if that’s even possible) so’s they do less damage overall …

I may not yet be to the “burn it all and salt the ground it was built on” team yet (and I’m not yet sure on a good target for the SMoD), but I’m seriously starting to get their PoV.

Jerry Atrick
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6 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

Poor ol’ Jerry. Gonna be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Why y’all hatin’ on my homeland?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago
Reply to  Jerry Atrick

Nobody’s hatin’ on Bountiful -- just the infested swamp across the river.

BTW, have you gotten that snow cleared off the sidewalks yet?

X_LA_Native
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6 years ago

Totally OT:
A haiku.

With no Pinterest,
mom’s silver set would have no
useful repurpose.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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TeX --

Removing the HVACs from DC -- an idea I support -- would make Congress smell worse than the tourists Dingy Harry griped about.

Hell, might as well tear-out the heating at the same time. 🙂

(Was amused by teh haiku, too.)

In certain dank, evil backwaters on Twitter, #BTFSTTG* is gaining some traction.

(*Burn The Fu*king System To The Ground)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Oh…PerfectForMeK would like to load her shoes up with little breakable capsules containing cadaverene and distribute them all about the Capitol.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

I would like to go to DC and give everyone there a big hug.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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I would like to go to DC and give everyone there a big hug.

I think you misspelled “round of .45 ACP”.