Rally ’round the themes, boys

Nothing like saying it with music and two White House musical themes of the present day occupant say it loud and clear. One is the walk-away at all his rallies, the Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The other, implicitly playing at all times in the background of the Oval Office, is “Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News.”


71 thoughts on “Rally ’round the themes, boys”

  1. mabel king as the wicked witch of the west (Evillene?) in the video above from the wiz is sure a dead ringer for dtRump, ‘ceptin’ she’s not as tall but the rotundity, the hair and the ugly are spot on Donald. here are some of the lyrics:

    When I wake up in the afternoon
    Which it pleases me to do
    Don’t nobody bring me no bad news
    ‘Cause I wake up already negative
    And I’ve wired up my fuse
    So don’t nobody bring me no bad news
    If we’re going to be buddies
    Better bone up on the rules
    ‘Cause don’t nobody bring me no bad news
    You can be my best of friends
    As opposed to payin’ dues
    But don’t nobody bring me no bad news
    No bad news
    No bad news
    Don’t you ever bring me no bad news
    ‘Cause I’ll make you an offer, child
    That you cannot refuse
    So don’t nobody bring me no bad news

  2. Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump‘s resistance to intelligence warnings about Russia led his national security team, including those who delivered the President’s Daily Brief to brief him verbally less often on Russia-related threats to the US, multiple former Trump administration officials who briefed Trump, were present for briefings and who prepared documents for his intelligence briefings tell CNN.

    As the White House denies Trump was briefed about Russia placing bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan, which CNN has confirmed was included in the written PDB this spring, the question of what the President knew and when has moved to center stage. And it brings Trump’s aversion to hearing negative analysis about Russia into renewed focus.
    Multiple former administration officials I spoke to for my upcoming book, “The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World,” which will be published August 11 by Harper Collins, paint a picture of a President often unwilling to hear bad news about Russia.

    According to one former senior intelligence official, the President’s briefers had one simple rule with Trump: never lead with Russia.

    Early in his term, Trump’s briefers discovered that when his oral briefing included intelligence related to Russia’s malign activities against the United States, including evidence of its interference in US politics, Trump would often blow up at them, demanding to know why they kept focusing on Russia and often questioning the intelligence itself, multiple former administration officials said.
    “The President has created an environment that dissuades, if not prohibits, the mentioning of any intelligence that isn’t favorable to Russia,” a former senior member of Trump’s national security staff told me.


  3. Sturg, my mammy was Fannie Mae. Like your Anna Bell my sis and I w’unt putting any shit over on dat woman. And she had spanking authority. And could she cook – izza mircle I wasn’t a fat kid instead of having to run around in the shower to get wet. Just a crazy fast metabolism I suppose. 

  4. tomorrow, we’ll rally round the flag

    as George Root urged in 1862

    Yes, we’ll rally round the flag, boys
    Rally once again,
    Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom
    We will rally from the hillside
    We’ll gather from the plains,
    Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!
    The Union forever!
    Hurrah boys hurrah!
    Down with the traitor, up with the star,
    While we rally round the flag, boys
    Rally once again
    Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!

  5. I’ll be rallying around the lawn tractor and grill tomorrow, likely sweating my ass off. Who needs an ass anyway when SFB is in the WH?

  6. For those with Disney plus or willing to at least get the free for 30 days.  Hamilton will air on streaming for the first time.


  7. Pres. Trump and Gov. Kristi Noem present: “A White-Trash Fourth- a Celebration of the Desecration of an Entire Continent!”

    -Fireworks where no one can see them!
    -No masks  OR distancing!
    -A rambling, incoherent speech!
    -Military bullshit!
    -Probably a forest fire!

  8. That graph is terrifying, Mr. C, but on the bright-side, maybe Canada will annex us- it won’t be too hard if we’re all dead.

  9. Well, so as I sit here thinking about getting the hell out of the office I was recalling that the last time Mrs. P & I talked about BBQ she said she had a taste for ribs.  Funny, me, too.  I think I know what I’m going to cook as I rally round the grill tomorrow. Them, some fresh corn, watermelon, cole slaw, cornbread and some icy adult beverages sound like just the ticket.  And the smell of newly mown grass will add just that much more to the scene. 

  10. https://www.texastribune.org/2020/07/03/texas-mask-order-voting-chruches-greg-abbott/
    No masks required at church services on Sunday.  Guess Greg Abbott knows his science-denying supporters pretty well.   ~God can’t hear your prayers through a mask.~   I’ll bet the Methodists will be masked up, though.  I still haven’t decided if I’m voting in the Dem run-off.   Need to make sure I’m healthy enough to vote against SFB in November.  My vote might actually matter this fall; TX is going purple, y’all! 

  11. Tomorrow is Independence Day for Brits. The pubs are re-opening…and now they can lose everything they’ve worked for by staying home.  

  12. Everyone got marshmallows for tonight’s ego-driven forest fire?   How much is this bonfire gonna set us back?  I can hear SFB now.  ‘They should put me up there with the other greats.  Some say I’m one of the greats.  Some even call me the greatest.  I’ve heard them call me that. The greatest.  They say this is called the Black Hills.  I don’t know, but that’s what they tell me, but those four faces look white to me.’   If he doesn’t say it out loud, he’s probably thinking it.   

  13. With just over seven months of steady streaming television shows videos I can state, with shouting to emphasize it all, I know why I stopped watching television programs.  The primary plot was sex, the secondary was plots which were about sex, and finally the phony “sweaty” sex.  Shows like NCIS and Bones, for the most part were plots which were, at times, stupid, but there was not the sex plot.  I need to keep searching for videos, an effort made difficult by the majors pulling the shows off the streaming sites such as Netflix and hiding behind paywalls.

  14. An elderly friend finally responded to my text from several days ago.  She just got home from the hospital and is very tired.

  15. BB – I watch old stuff.  Lucy, Newhart, Andy Griffith, Dick Cavett.   I detest the assault of commercials for violent/sexually violent shows while I’m watching a sitcom or a dancing show.   Not only isn’t it family-friendly, it’s not human-friendly.  Between that and violent video games (which parents seem OK with their kids playing at a young age), it’s no wonder we have some of the social ills that we do.  Garbage in, garbage out.

  16. To add to my diversions from politics on this most political weekend of the year, dogs.  In particular Australian Dingoes.  It is a nice article about Dingoes as pets and as inhabitants of the continent.  Roughly thirty years ago one of our dogs died, we always had two dogs and a cat).  Spouse and young boys went searching for a replacement. 
    What they found was a surprise,  an Australian Sheepdog and Australian Dingo mix.  At first I had all the trepidation someone who knew the story of the dingo could have.  Over time I learned he was a great dog.  Loved his family, ensured the safety of his boys and their friends.  He could scale or jump over six foot fences.  He would tear down fences just to walk around the house.  He was a wonderful dog, even though he did want to mate with anything standing still.  Our boys named him something important Dingo.
    What I learned was the stories about the viciousness of the breed were wrong.  Very wrong.  He would sacrifice his life for is pack.  He was a hell of a dog.

  17. …societal collapse, good Sir.  Can you comprehend how bad winter will be?  This MoFo has got to go.

    …we need a two-month lockdown. That would really screw me over, personally, but my compatriots refuse to be responsible.

  18. Many people say, I’m one of the greatest. Some say I’m THE greatest. George Washington didn’t have to handle deal with a real loser like Jim Mattis. Lincoln never had to handle sweaty mitts Romney or jail bird John McCain. FDR never had to negotiate with Chairman xi or Rocket Man. I AM the greatest, believe me.

  19. i wonder how many Americans will die of Covid, tonight, while this motherfucker HAS A PARTY.

  20. It’s worse than i predicted, and i predicted TERRIBLE SHIT. 
    Ok, be glad you don’t live with me😭❤️🇺🇸

  21. Ok they can leave the monuments but anyone who wants to can add adornments and the appropriate govt agency would put up a bill board with the reasons this is not a person to be respected but one to be scorned and derided 

  22. The lone warrior.  At least he knows, deep inside his own personal catacombs, that he really and truly is—all alone.

  23. Please the police by allowing them to shoot people who show up in public without masks.  Public hanging for a second offense.  Burning at the stake without the benefit of clergy for the third violation. 
    Life without parole, and having trump rally ‘speeches’ blasting your ears 24/7 until the sun burns out for the fourth violation. 

  24. Worst US Surgeon General, ever.   Does he even have a medical degree?   The Gov of SD should be ashamed of herself.   

  25.  All media discussions., all interviews, all contacts with the WH never mention any of the white supremacists feeding stuff to SFB all day long.  Yes there are the faux snooze people on the tellie 24/7, but nothing about Miller and his hate mongers.  SFB may think the visions he sees (real or not) on the television set but it is the constant presence of people like miller who count.  the little mouse in the ear, and I hate to reference Ratatouille but that is what is like.  Except with an evil rat in SFB bonnet (he is too stupid to wear a toque).

  26. SFB hears what he wants to hear. 
    It seems so unrealistic to talk about kids going back to school or things returning to normal this year or most of next year.   Bink is right.  We ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.  

  27. We do need a two-month shutdown, a moratorium on rent/mortgage/loans during the shutdown.   

  28. talking heads like steve schmidt, john heilman et al have been using the epithet “fat elvis” to describe dtRump on the campaign trail  of late.  this from MoJo (quoted by mediaite a week or so ago) in an enhanced version: “It’s Elvis in ‘77 sweating, trying to sing the old hits but his heart is just not in it,” Scarborough said, adding “They know what he’s going to sing before he sings it. They know all the words and the guy who was once so exciting is now just dull.”

    I respectfully disagree.  he’s more a fat elvis impersonator. a crummy one at that – bad make-up job and completely tone deaf.

  29. patd, “No Bad News” is my theme song!  I’ve been singing and saying that for years!  Perfect!
    BiD, glad your friend survived! A man was taking from the other end of this building in an ambulance an hour ago.
    It’s everywhere!
    I like the marshmallow idea while he burns down S. Dakota!

  30. The S. Dakota gov. is a deer hunter.  *gag*
    It’s like looking at a train wreck. Some percent of that sea of white faces will soon be dead! 

  31. Oh, the reubes are SO repube…greedy, etc.
    The S. Dakota gov. Was South Dakota Snow Queen.  LOLOL
    “In May 2020, Noem demanded that the leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe remove checkpoints intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in tribal lands. Both tribes refused to comply with her demand.” ….”Noem hired her daughter, Kennedy, while still in college and then raised her annual salary from $40,000 to $60,000 in the first year. Noem’s administration also hired her son-in-law Kyle Peters for about $60,000 per year”
    “Noem authorized having her own television studio in the capitol for $130,000 per year so she could appear on television nationally”

  32. TT -I saw an ambulance a few buildings away from me this morning.  No siren.  No idea if it was COVID or something else.

    They’ll re-broadcast it on TV tomorrow night at 10pm. It beats standing outside with the mosquitos.

    28% more shells than last year. Over 4,000 shells. It’s like they want us to celebrate our last Independence Day because they know we won’t be around next July. I’m quickly going to a dark place, as I have been doing since that interaction with my coworker on Thursday. No hope.

  33. I don’t know where you folks are seeing tRUMP’s latest attempt to create COVID spikes in all, fifty states.  I’ll wait for the highlight reel.  

  34. As usual, everything the orange bucket of lard is saying tonight is  a projection of himself!!! And it has the ghoul, Stephen Miller’s grimy fingerprints all over it.

  35. He’s trying to make a dignified speech, and he sounds like a moron.  He can’t pronounce some of the words!  I think he went over each president’s history so that he could learn it! 

  36. Finished Hamilton.  It is a true work of genius and I’ll have to re-watch to get all the political and historical references.  It is truly deep in parts, but for comic relief “Mad King George” gets three versions of  a song as a sort of psychotic stalker with “You’ll Be Back”.   Final line applies to just about every election since the founding:

    “They will tear each other into pieces…. JESUS CHRIST THIS WILL BE FUN


  37. BiD, yep a D- book report. LOL
    Airlines = greed! And who gets the $$$$$? Management and stockholders only.

  38. SFB said “We are the country of Andrew Jackson” while standing on sacred Native land.

    Jesus H. Christ. The man is a f****** idiot.

  39. He is, however, good at distraction.  Nobody’s talking about bounties on US troops tonight. 

  40. Yes, a distraction, as usual.   Again he told the crowd of white faces what they wanted to hear.

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