Friday, March 31, 2023

I Didn't Say It

Ron DeSantis, Florida’s fascist governor, still stinging form the Mickey Mouse bitchslap, panders to Thing 45 and his ilk:

“The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head. It is un-American. The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet now he is stretching the law to target a political opponent. Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with this Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda.”

You’re so transparent Ron. You’re either doing this because you think the MAGAts will swing to your team in Thing 45 goes away, or you’re doing this because you think it might make a criminal more popular And you’ll lose in 2024.

Either way, you look like a bitch.


Steve Scalise, House Majority Leader, who himself nearly died in a mass shooting, knows how to stop the bloodshed:

“The first thing in any kind of tragedy I do is I pray. I pray for the victims. I pray for their families. I really get angry when I see people trying to politicize it for their own personal agenda, especially when we don’t even know the facts. We’ve talked about things that we can do, and it just seems like on the other side, all they want to do is take guns away from law abiding citizens before they even know the facts. The first thing they talk about is taking guns away from law abiding citizens. And that’s not the answer, by the way. So why don’t we number one, keep those families in our prayers.”

It’s been over ten years since Sandy Hook and with the GOP offering nothing but prayers it is clear that Steve Scalise is a dumb fuck.

It’s been six years since Steve Scalise was shot, and clearly his own prayers didn’t even save him.

What’s that saying … doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity? That’s Scalise and the GOP; fucking insane.

Praying doesn’t work.


Brian Kilmeade, Fox & Friends host, on that Thing 45 rally in wacko Texas:

“The United States’ former president opened up with January 6 video, which is insane! He should be running from that, period. I don’t care [about] his point of view, that is not a good thing for him. I thought that was absolutely awful. Even though he is winning in the polls, that will not help.”

He doesn’t care; his ego is so huge, and so overrun with Adderall and syphilis that he thinks he can do and say whatever he wants and his Red Hatted MAGAT minions will do his dirty work for him.


Kanye West, on his new pro-Jew stance and how it happened:

“Watching Jonah Hill in 21 jump street [sic] made me like Jewish people again. No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”

Seriously, someone get him back on his meds.

Also of note, Kanye dd not disavow his love for Hitler.


Gregg Jarrett, Fox News legal analyst  and apparent moron, has a new theory about January 6:

“One wonders, did Nancy Pelosi want it to get out of hand? Is that the reason why her daughter was suddenly there filming her mother in this heroic role? Because all of this, you know, was somehow planned and conjured up? You know, I think it’s worth asking the question but the committee wouldn’t allow it.”

Yes, Nancy Pelosi riled up the MAGAt Minions to march to the Capitol and “take back” their country because her daughter was there filming a documentary.

Um, Gregg, you ignorant fool, Pelosi’s daughter was there because it was an historic day in American politics, as it is every four years, when a presidential election result is certified.

Only one politician prodded a mob or miscreants, losers, basement dwellers, and tiny dicked Proud Boys to go to the Capitol that day.

PS Gregg Jarrett says his home Wi-Fi mysteriously goes down whenever he’s writing a hit piece about Biden.

It might be that tin-foil hat, fool.


Tim Burchett, Tennessee GOP Congressman, has said the quiet part out loud about mass shootings in America:

“We’re not going to fix it. It’s a horrible, horrible situation, and we’re not going to fix it. Criminals are gonna be criminals. [My] daddy fought in the second world war, fought in the Pacific, fought the Japanese, and he told me, he said, ‘Buddy,’ he said, ‘if somebody wants to take you out, and doesn’t mind losing their life, there’s not a whole heck of a lot you can do about it.’”

Just let ‘em die and keep on moving, eh you ignorant gun loving fuck? And when this fool was asked a follow up question about how to protect his own daughter in school, Burchett replied:

Well, we homeschool her, but you know, that’s our decision. Some people don’t have that option and frankly, some people don’t need to do it. I mean, they don’t have to. It just suited our needs much better.”

So he sees the problem of mass shootings in schools but I guess if his kid is safe then there’s nothing for him to do.


Rachel Maddow, on Thing 45 promoting a Twitter poll conducted by Elon Musk’s favorite right-wing troll:

“Very, very exciting for them, right? If you look closely, you can see that the source for this poll is… Oh, @catturd2! Congratulations, sir! Who among us has not longed for the day in which we can claim victory in the acclaimed @catturd2 presidential poll? You know, @catturd2 does really seem to appeal to [Thing 45] in a visceral way, and I will note that Mike Pence is almost certainly not coming back as [Thing 45] running mate. I know it doesn’t totally roll off the tongue, but the t-shirts would be incredible, right? Vote [Thing 45]-Catturd2, for a Fresh Step! Scoop away your worries! Now with less clumping!”

It would be nice if Thing 45 had less clumping. But the best part is that he’s retweeting Catturd2 and their endorsement.


Thursday, March 30, 2023


Sometimes it’s just a simple giggle, like last night as we sat watching the news before going to bed, and Carlos said:

“You might think I’m crazy—”

“I always do.”

And then he proceeds to tell me how he feels Tuxedo in the house, and Tuxedo trying to climb onto his chair, and I said:

“That’s not crazy at all.”

This is a Tuxedo from way back in April 2009:

“Yup, that's how it's done!”

That was always the best way to find him, stretched out in the sun enjoying himself.

The flowers are blooming, the trees are leafing out, the days are growing longer, and so I dug my Spring Ensemble from the closet.

Dear Republicans: Please stop acting like arming teachers is the answer when you don’t even trust them to pick out books for your children or teach actual history to your children.

A Wisconsin teacher had asked kids to sing a Miley Cyrus song, but school administrators say it’s too controversial for elementary school because the song, “Rainbowland,” a duet between Cyrus and Dolly Parton features the line:

“Wouldn’t it be nice to live in paradise … where we’re free to be exactly who we are.”

So controversial.

James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, will stand trial on four counts of involuntary manslaughter for the four deaths their son caused in a November 2021 school shooting.


I pissed off two people today by calling them hipsters. Apparently the politically correct term is conjoined twins.

Yeah, I know, I’m gonna burn in Hell …

In Utah, a parent has grown Frustrated by the books being removed from school libraries and says there’s one book that hasn’t been challenged, but perhaps should be. So they submitted a request for the district to review the Bible for inappropriate content like:

“Incest, onanism, bestiality, prostitution, genital mutilation, fellatio, dildos, rape, and even infanticide. You’ll no doubt find that the Bible, under Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-1227, has ‘no serious values for minors’ because it’s pornographic by our new definition.”

Pornography, right?

When you go to vote from now on through forever, pleased remember that the very next day after three children were shot dead in a Nashville school, Republicans turned to Congress still wearing their assault weapons pins in lieu of the American flag pins.

If that doesn’t sicken you, you have no soul.

The show Minx first appeared on HBOMax but wasn’t renewed after it’s first season, so Starz picked it up. It’s about a woman trying to start a feminist magazine in the early 70s and being coerced into adding nude men to increase circulation. After the first episode aired, my thought was: “I have never seen so many penises at one time in my life;” and I’ve seen a lotta dick, just sayin’. And the first two centerfolds were quite hot, though they both used the prosthetic penis in their full nude scenes, so I’ll just give their names—Taylor Zakhar Perez, left, and Nate Crnkovich, right—and faces, and their rather  nice asses, then ask the age old question: Which One Would You Hit?

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Architecture Wednesday: Gordon House

This gorgeously restored 18th-Century Georgian home is located in Margate, Kent, England and can be yours for £1,295,000, which is $1.6 million USD … oops, hang on, we’re learning that there has been a price drop to £1,200,000 AKA $1.5 million USD. A bargain, no?

Built in the 1790s as a family home there are six-bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen, double length parlor, a gallery space and a studio spread across five floors and 5,000 square feet. Many of the original architectural features have been preserved, and later Victorian cosmetic additions have been saved, including marble fireplace surrounds, internal archways and doors, sash windows, and original wooden floorboards.

The front façade is a mix of exposed and painted brick and is set slightly back from the sidewalk behind the original iron railings. The front door opens into a generous vestibule, divided from the hallway by an early Victorian fluted glass door that's surrounded by complementary stained-glass windows, which give a hint to the bold color choices character to come.

And there is color … the main reception room retains a warm feel despite being a very large space with a pair of white marble fireplaces, while a botanical mural embellishes one of the west-facing corners, hand-painted by home's current artist owner. To the left of the hallway is a two-story annex—thought to be a later addition—where you find the color filled triangle-shaped kitchen with a mix of freestanding and built-in cabinetry with colorful, handmade Mexican tiles and hand-finished woods for a rustic edge. The room is large enough for a social-sized dining table, and a generous amount of storage; an original street-level entry—seen at the top in the first photo—has been turned into pantry.

Upstairs the first and second floors feature a shared footprint, each with two generously sized bedrooms and a shared bathroom; the first floor's bedrooms are divided with an original set of large, double arched doors. The third, top floor has two double bedrooms accessed from the sky-lit hallway that follows the pitch of gull-wing roof, constructed with ship's beams sourced from nearby Chatham Dockyard. The larger of the two bedrooms takes the whole width of the home and draws back to create an L-shape. A bathroom with shower, separate WC and a small kitchen make this floor self-contained, and ideal for guests.

The lower ground floor shares the same footprint as the main floor, divided into one triangle-shaped artist’s studio and a large gallery space which makes use of one of two lower-ground-level entrances, affording the public direct access to the gallery from the street, making it an ideal events or work space. There is also a powder room and a large storage room on this floor. The gallery space opens to a graveled terrace via French doors, while the upper half of the garden is ascended to by stairs and features a border of brick-made raised beds, a corner shed and a lockable gate that leads out to the alleyway .

Even better, the home's history affords it access to four subterranean spaces—three to the front that run under the road, two of which provide ample dry storage, and one in the garden that holds plenty of potential as an additional storage space or darkroom.

I love this one for the quirk and charm, and the use of color and Mexican tiles throughout. I picture Carlos and I running a B&B there … after first putting in an elevator; Mama ain’t climbing five floors to change the linens. But you can rent out the studio space and the gallery and you’ve got yourself a nice little business happening.

And, again, the price has been lowered … 

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