Thursday, February 09, 2017

Random Musings

Last Sunday, I was in the kitchen getting ready to make some soup when Carlos, who had been on the computer for a while, sauntered in and asked this question:
“Who is this Tom Brady and why is everyone talking about him?”
Bless his heart. Later on, as he practiced his trumpet, I was channel-surfing—well, waiting for Gaga to come on—so I had the TV tuned to the Super Bowl. Carlos again entered the room, squinted at the screen and when I asked what he was doing he said:
“I just want to see what’s happening so tomorrow at work if anyone asks I can say I watched the game.”
I replied:
“Oh honey. No one at your office is gonna believe you watched football!”
Bless his heart.
Neo-Nazi, white supremacist, racist alt-right leader Richard “May I call you ‘Dick” Spencer, who made headlines last November when his speech to white supremacist _____ supporters ended with Nazi salutes and Heil _____, is back and as racist as ever  ... over a football game.

Dick Spencer Tweeted:
I was born in Boston, Mass. I'm proud of the NFL's Whitest team! #superbowl”
“Rooting for the Pats!1/ Belichick & Brady support Trump2/ Three White widereceivers3/ Consistently NFL's whitest team4/ ATL is dreadful”
Earlier in the game, when the Patriots were down by twenty points, he replied to this Tweet from a man named Chase Mitchell:
“@RichardBSpencer how does it feel to be losing to America's blackest gayest city you nazi piece of f**king garbage”
... with this ...
“Your tweet aged like a fine wine.”
Then this ...
“Happy birthday Trayvon Martin! #Patriots #SuperBowl”
Then this ...
“And to think #kek allowed the #Patriots to win in Black History Month! #Superbowl”
Then this...
“For the White race, it's never over. #SuperBowl”
And finally this ...
“Will Atlanta riot after #superbowl loss? And more importantly how can they tell?”
Again, may I call you Dick ... because you are a dick. A racist Nazi-saluting, goose-stepping, _____-supporting, Hitler loving, race-baiting, piece of excrement, dick.

I post this because this racist openly supports _____, and _____ has never once condemned the filth that spews forth from Dick Spencer's mouth.

Remember that. Resist.
I was a huge Downton Abbey fan and distraught when Matthew Crawley was killed because actor Dan Stevens, above, wanted to do other things. I missed his sweet smile and his baby blues every Sunday night. But now Stevens is back playing a maybe-crazy-maybe-not man on FX’s Legion, so I am getting my fix.

And then, whilst watching The Real O’Neal’s I noticed that Little Gay Kenny’s new boyfriend is awfully cute. He’s a high school student and I was feeling a little like a pervert thinking this high school boy was cute, but then I learned that the actor, Sean Grandillo, above, is 24 ... so I feel less like a pervert and more like a lech.

And there is a difference.
This is what a White House Press Secretary does ... Spicer demanded an apology from The New York Times for publishing an article about President _____ and saying that Hair Furor wears a bathrobe.
“That report was so riddled with inaccuracies and lies that they owe the president an apology.  ... I don’t think the president owns a bathrobe; he definitely doesn’t wear one.”
Yup, let’s talk _____ in a bathrobe. It's ugly, right?
And speaking of _____ and Spicer, what did they think of Melissa McCarthy’s brilliant portrayal of Spicer on SNL? Well, Spicer said he thought the impersonation was “cute” but Hair Furor, though he didn’t Tweet about it, was less than amused.

A "top _____ donor” says McCarthy’s performance did the one thing that no one has been able to do: shut _____ up. The source says McCarthy’s Spicer “rattled” Hair Furor and he thought that having a woman play Spicer made his team look weak.

I hope SNL runs with this and turns all of _____’s men into women and all his women into men. High-larious.
Ouch. Hair Furor’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch met with Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal this week and told him that _____’s Tweets about “so-called’ judges were “demoralizing” and “disheartening”:
“He said very specifically that they were demoralizing and disheartening and he characterized them very specifically that way. I said they were more than disheartening and I said to him that he has an obligation to make his views clear to the American people, so they understand how abhorrent or unacceptable President _____’s attacks on the judiciary are.”— Richard Blumenthal
And before _____ could spin this whole story into a lie, Ron Bonjean, communications leader for Gorsuch during the confirmation process, admitted that Gorsuch had said it.

Poor _____, even his own appointee is rattling his cage.
This week, as Senator Elizabeth Warren read a letter from Coretta Scott King about racist Attorney General nominee Jess Sessions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped her from speaking, saying she had violated Senate rule No. 19, which says senators cannot “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”

So, let me get this queer: the GOP leadership in Congress silenced a woman for reading a letter from another woman because of some archaic rule about denigrating a fellow member of Congress--in this case racist asshat Jeff Sessions--yet another member of Congress, yet Orrin Hatch can call Democrats idiots and Ted Cruz can call them liars and that's just fine?
And then these MEN, who silenced a WOMAN, allow other men to read that very same letter? Is that because they’re as afraid of Warren as they are of Hillary Clinton? or is it because the GOP doesn't care what women think?

Well then ... #Warren2020
So the Patriots won the Super Bowl and lotsa folks are feeling the upset is a little like the _____ win in November, especially given that Tom Brady—one of the dimmest bulbs in the sport ... seriously, listen to him speak. I’ve heard third graders speak more eloquently—and Patriots coach Bill Belichick are _____ supporters. But not everyone on the team is so keen on Hair Furor.

But, Devin McCourty, left, and Martellus Bennett, right, two of Tom Brady’s teammates, won’t be making the traditional ceremonial trip to the White House that most Super Bowl winning teams make every year:
“I’m not going to the White House. Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.”— Devin McCourty
For his part, Martellus Bennett said:
“It is what it is. People know how I feel about it. I don’t support the guy in the [White House].”
Good for them, and if they’d like to stop by my little house in Smallville and say Hello, I wouldn’t mind that at all. I mean, a couple of beefy hot guys who don't like _____? I would love it.
This week I was at the DMV and a woman and her little bowl were sitting behind me waiting for their number to be called and this is what I heard the mother say:
“Baby, this is the fourth car Mama has had to register in six months. I gotta stop wreckin’ cars. That’s my New Years Revolution.
It must be a revolution if she’s wrecked that many cars!
Looking for a way to Resist? Here’s a simple one ... all it takes is a stamp ... or a hundred, depending on how many you mail

Do.It. Resist. Imagine the _____ White Getting millions and millions of these!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Isn't Rosie O'Donnell offering to portray Steve Bannon on SNL? YES!!!!

the dogs' mother said...

Used to have to stay up late to watch SNL, before kids, now bless the internet, I can see it anytime. Even on the news :-)

mistress maddie said...

Even though the Republicans aren't all nuts at least here in bucks where they are liberal, the party over all is completely batshit crazy. How many ulta conservative, billionaires can we appoint and put into positions? They apparently don't care that before long, we will have a bigoted country, filled with uneducated people, and a lack of culture when all these funds and programs get cut.

I too am glad to see Dan Stevens back. He looks so different. But truth be told, my latest crush is the actor playing Prince Albert on Victoria. How is he beautiful.....and the breathless,soft voice.....swoon.....

anne marie in philly said...

RTG and I will send postcards; thanks for posting this, bob!

BloggerJoe said...

Bob, please do me a favor and repost the letter campaign around Mar 10? I don't want to forget, but I've been known to do that. Thanks!

Bob Slatten said...

I'm gonna look that guy up.

Great idea! i'll post it again!

Frank said...

You can be certain that the president after the postcard campaign will be tweeting: "So many people love me, you should see all the mail I've been getting! Wonderful letters. They love me."

Dave R said...

If you can hold out, you should be able to get a sizable Dan Stevens fix since he's staring in Beauty and the Beast.

Fearsome Beard said...

Tell Carlos that Knowing who Tom Brady is simply isn't worth knowing.