So Long Don

No matter how many bogus lawsuits, pointless recounts, failed certification challenges and blocked tweet lies Generalissimo Francisco Franco is Really DEAD! (So is Hugo Chavez).

Trump tweet tonight allowing transition: “I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.”


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73 thoughts on “So Long Don”

  1. Erin Murphy was a good, little nazi.  I guess the possibility of her being taken into custody for refusing to appear might’ve had a little pull. Yes? No? Why, now?

  2. Ominous words at the end of Biden team’s statement responding to GSA triggering transition: This allows a “complete understanding of the Trump administration’s efforts to hollow out government agencies”


  3. So how many words did Oxford select?  Shouldn’t there be a list?  D’ump and D’umbass (apostrophe optional) HAVE to be included. 

  4. emily writes in her letter: 

    Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts. I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official—including those who work at the White House or GSA—with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. To be clear, I did not receive any direction to delay my determination. 

    but long gone Don aka bye Don aka D’ump tweeted this:

    Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.

    as barack would say “truth decay”

  5. so that’s how emily ascertains what “ascertainment” means… independently being instructed by the twit in chief.

    we need a “that’s entertainment” parody by randy titled “that’s ascertainment” . 

    the beginning lyrics  in original song is inspiration enough for this case: a clown with his pants falling down… or the scene where the villain is mean. that’s entertainment!

  6. NPR:

    Pope Francis, never one to shy from controversy, wades boldly into the coronavirus debate with a new book in which he criticizes those who blame the virus on foreigners and people who protest church closings and mask mandates.
    In his book, Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, based on conversations he had with papal biographer Austen Ivereigh, Francis also speaks out on the protests against racial injustice, poverty, and the arms trade, saying those Catholics who refuse to join such movements give “a bad example, losing the sense of solidarity and fraternity with the rest of their brothers and sisters.”
    Unlike some other papal writings, the book avoids complex discussions of church doctrine and theology. Francis instead shares stories from his own life and offers his views on the various crises facing the world, from the coronavirus to the environment, poverty and hunger, political polarization, and the condition of the Catholic church. The Pope clearly intended for the book to be read by a wide, popular audience.
    While dispensing homespun counsel, Francis does not hold back from provocative statements, especially concerning the way people and governments have reacted to the pandemic.
    “What matters more: to take care of people or keep the financial system going?” he asks. He has harsh words for governments that prioritized the protection of the economy, saying they “mortgaged their people.”
    Nor does Francis hold back in criticizing those who have resisted mask mandates.
    “Some of the protests during the coronavirus have brought to the fore an angry spirit of victimhood,” he writes, “but this time among people who are victims only in their own imagination: those who claim, for example, that being forced to wear a mask is an unwarranted imposition by the state, yet who forget or do not care about those who cannot rely, for example, on social security or who have lost their jobs.”
    In those protests, Francis sees examples of narcissism, “people who live off grievance, thinking only of themselves.”

    francis, better duck ’cause a barrage of incoming nasty tweets is surely on the way

  7. Patd, oh, don’t worry. You can anticipate that Dumbass will come out with a new book, written by someone else (of course) that plagiarizes Francis for example by changing “protest” to “counter protest” and he’ll tweet claims that he wrote his book first and Francis plagiarized his book. 

  8. Patd

    Great idea for a parody.  Randy doesn’t give out an email for the obvious reasons or you could send him a tweet, but it would be all over Twitter in seconds because whatever his private account might be it is in another name.  Being followed by over 600 K  is a guarantee for getting lost in the crowd.



  9. pogo, just like that tweet where he allegedly  wrote “in the best interest of our Country,” a phrase completely outside his way of thinking let alone tweeting about.   twitter ghost writer.  wouldn’t be surprised if he also employs a ghost golfer at times.

  10. The political appointee who refused to allow the transition to function reminded me of another infamous right wing fanatic, Kim Davis.  That person refused to issue marriage licenses to gay  couples.  Same cult. 

  11. speaking of sounds of silence, carl names names

    the guardian:

    The veteran Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein has publicly named 21 Republican senators he says have “repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for [Donald] Trump and his fitness” for office.
    As Trump continued to try to subvert the results of a presidential election he clearly lost to Joe Biden, Bernstein said on Twitter he was “not violating any pledge of journalistic confidentially [sic]”.
    His information, he said, came from “colleagues, staff members, lobbyists [and] White House aides”.
    Then he named names.
    They were: Rob Portman (Ohio), Lamar Alexander (Tennessee), Ben Sasse (Nebraska), Roy Blunt (Missouri), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), John Cornyn (Texas), John Thune (South Dakota), Mitt Romney (Utah), Mike Braun and Todd Young (Indiana), Tim Scott (South Carolina), Rick Scott and Marco Rubio (Florida), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Richard Burr (North Carolina), Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania), Martha McSally (Arizona), Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts (Kansas) and Richard Shelby (Alabama).
    Speaking to CNN on Friday, Bernstein said: “Many, if not most, of these individuals, from what I have been told, were happy to see Donald Trump defeated in this election as long as the Senate could be controlled by the Republicans.”
    That outcome now hinges on two run-off elections in Georgia, on 5 January.
    A spokesman for Rick Scott told Forbes the list was “dumb and doesn’t warrant a real response. Needless to say, Carl Bernstein has no idea what he’s talking about.”
    But Bernstein wrote that “with few exceptions”, the senators’ “craven public silence has helped enable Trump’s most grievous conduct – including undermining and discrediting the US electoral system”.

  12. So air travel has now reached about half what it was last year, comparing day of the week data from TSA.

  13. The VA has reached out to some of us asking if we are interested in the COVID-19 vaccine trials.  I sent in my information and will wait.  If it is like anything else under the SFB conflagration I might hear back in a couple of years.

  14. Jamie – I am enjoying life without much overhead noise.  Where I live is under the final approach, about fifteen miles, to Baltimore Washington International Airport.  There have been so few flights that when one comes overhead it is a shock.  I do not miss the international flights arriving around midnight.  What does happen a lot is when SFB decides to go somewhere the US Coast Guard station here is busy with choppers arriving and departing.  Those shake the house so all the hanging pictures bounce around, settling off center.  I gave up trying to keep them straight and level.  I do know it is just for a few years, so I am happy now.

  15. the hill:

    Secret Service agents are being asked about transferring to Florida to guard President Trump after he leaves office in January, sources told ABC News
    The Secret Service’s Miami field office has also begun looking at physical reinforcements to the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, the unidentified sources added. 
    Renovations to living quarters, or “updates,” are reportedly underway ahead of the president and first lady Melania Trump living at the resort full-time after Jan. 20. The residence has only been used on a temporary basis, and the club has only been open seasonally. 
    The report comes as the Trump administration signals that it is ready to begin the transition of power with the incoming Biden administration. However, the president has yet to outright concede his election loss. 
    ABC News also reported that Trump is expected to spend time at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., and in New York after leaving office. 

  16. rest of that sec ser story on abc:

    While Trump will be required to spend at least six months per calendar year in Florida to maintain his residence status, the 74-year-old is expected to spend time at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and in New York, according to the sources, who added that all post-presidency plans remain fluid.
    A police source told ABC News that, come Jan. 21, the New York Police Department is planning to work with the Secret Service to reduce the law enforcement footprint around Trump Tower in Manhattan since it will no longer be Trump’s primary residence.
    The result, the source said, will be a freer flow of traffic along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.
    The NYPD is also expecting 56th Street adjacent to Trump Tower to reopen to traffic, easing Midtown congestion, according to the source

  17. in light of d’ump family relo move, hiaasen’s newest book should get a boost. very palm beach and very D’ump world. here’s a short interview with him about the book:

  18. Ugh. He’s disgusting nothing new and Emily is piece of work in the same tradition. A pair of big fat liars 

  19. PA GOV. Tom Wolf: As required by federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Now that the king is officially dead let’s get busy on destroying Mitch McConnell’s reign in GA runoffs.

  20. Most of those 21 Senators propped up SFB in public…recently.  They are worthless to the American public.  They did not fight to get more stimulus out to the jobless and small businesses before Christmas.  Their stubbornness killed the economy and Christmas. 

  21. What in the heck would go into a tRUMPsky library, anyway?  No, thanks.  It should be privately funded by the nazi-lovers who still surround him.  

  22. Something to keep an eye on, Big Coal in Australia is in a real bind –

    As much as US$500 million of Australian coal sits on ships off China’s coast as spat between nations shows no sign of easing

    More than 50 vessels have been waiting a month or longer to offload coal from Australia, according to separate analyses of shipping data conducted by Bloomberg and data intelligence firm Kpler

    WHOA !
    That turkey video today was right on the nose.  The first of many pardons to come.  As they left scene , she wouldn’t hold hands with him.  He was fishing for it, but she wouldn’t bite.
    I got a feelin’  she ain’t gonna  move into that plam draped bird cage in Fla. 

  24. Big week kids,  that nice blonde German girl on Fox threw in her towel, and , and that fat Florida Walrus want’s his money back for that ” high powered defense team “.
    100’s of  big wheels signing lots of “strongly worded  letters”  to the GOP.  
    The mules are dead Amigo, And all the wheels have come off  the wagon. 
    Bring on the tar and feathers.  Some one fetch us a lodge pole. 

  25. HAHAHAH L. Lin Wood is appealing the dismissal of his  GA lawsuit trying to stop the GA vote certification.  Can you say moot?

    Georgia attorney L. Lin Wood, an ally of Trump, is appealing a federal judge’s decision that struck down Wood’s attempt to block the certification of Biden’s victory in the state, according to a new filing Tuesday.

    Wood had challenged the way Georgia election officials check signatures for absentee ballots and raised questions with the rate of rejection of ballots based on a signature mismatch.

    U.S. District Court Judge Steven Grimberg, a Trump appointee, on Friday denied Wood’s request for a temporary restraining order on Georgia’s certification of election results, saying doing so “at literally the 11th hour would breed confusion and potential disenfranchisement that, I find, has no basis in fact or in law.”

    Grimberg found that Wood, who said in his lawsuit he is a voter and donor whose “interests are aligned with those of the Georgia Republican Party for the purposes of the instant lawsuit,” did not have standing to bring the suit.

    On Tuesday, Wood filed an appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, alleging the District Court had “erred in not granting the temporary restraining order for the unconstitutional, unlawful election,” and added that he was filing an emergency appeal because electors for Biden are scheduled to be seated Dec. 14.

    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Gov. Brian Kemp, both Republicans, certified the state’s election results Friday.

    Nice try, but it ain’t gonna happen.  White boy wanting to disenfranchise Georgia blacks.  Hmmm, where have I heard that before?

  26. Something else 2020 has killed.
    Scientists Are Sharing Memories of The Iconic Arecibo Telescope, And It’s Emotional

    Among Arecibo’s greatest achievements was observing the first set of binary pulsar stars in 1974, a discovery which would pave the way to detecting gravitational waves for the first time, some 40 years later.

    It was also the scene of first dates and wedding ceremonies, of Hollywood movie shoots and eye-opening school field trips.

  27. The “Monolith” , I smell a rat , fertile ground to sow that seed. , very clever  click-bait.  First off very slickly produced, 

  28. Little tweets are popping up with news that SFB is forbidding anyone to talk to President-elect Biden’s team.  And that he has ordered the DoD to destroy aircraft designed to work on the Open Sky treaty.  Rather disgusting.
    The stench of the diapers in the WH must be overwhelming.  
    It was real strange watching the pardoning of the turkey today.  The guy looked stoned.  I could not see his eyes to see if they were dilated to confirm it.  Also the woman next to him had this weird “smile”, it was something that reminded me of making a corpse look pleasant in the coffin.

  29. `OM – that stick in the ground is something I left behind after a good party in the woods, just could not remember where though.  It was the marker for the keg.
    If anyone says they lost it at Burning Man don’t believe them. Those people don’t know how to party.

  30. BB-
    You’re speaking in touges dawg ,  oddly I understand some of it. 
    It’s OK, but I will not handle snakes. 

  31. I found  about 50 slides  when my  toilet feed line parted, my photo archive was setting in big box on the floor.  It was like trying to save “The Mary Rose” on wet shag carpet. 
    Anyway I’m going to get them printed  tomorrow.  This Texas  68′ / 69′.

  32. Watching the people Biden is appointing gives me hope!  It is good to hear intelligent people who aren’t kissing the ring of Don Trump…

  33. Barr is a real monster wearing a toadstool  skin. 
    The Death Penalty Information Center reports that the last time an outgoing administration did anything remotely similar was more than a century ago, in 1889. At that time Grover Cleveland, the first Democrat to be elected president after the Civil War and the only president ever to have served as an executioner (when he was the sheriff in Erie County, New York), permitted three executions to proceed in the period between his electoral defeat and Benjamin Harrison’s inauguration in March 1889.

  34. Barr needs to understand  that he is at the end of  45’s plank.  And the pirate ship is on fire. 
    His Federalists buddy’s know he’s  the ugliest  whore in the history  of American Law. 

  35. We have the outer shell  of the Binden Atom.
    Mext  the Attorney General in the inner shell. 
    That’s a very big tea leaf.  They better have “Grit”.  Because they are gonna need it. 

  36. Hi OD
    Yes, it’s so hopeful seeing Biden’s appointments. A return to competent and moral government. 

  37. SFB ordering the destruction of government property out of malice.  Sounds about right. 

  38. Very happy with Grammy nominations.  My favorite live/theatre album: American Utopia
    My favorite artist album by Jacob Collier, whose videos I’ve posted here recently. 

  39. The first thing I really searched for on the net was an iceberg  the size of Manhattan , it was named B-15.  That  was 20 years ago.  It’s “daughters” still roam the Southern Ocean. 
    B-15 was a big deal . 
    Now  there’s one headed for  South Georgia , it is the size of Delaware.
    Iceberg A-68A made headlines in July 2017 when the Delaware-sized block of ice broke from the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. The berg has regained the spotlight in austral spring 2020, as it is now drifting toward South Georgia, a remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.
    The iceberg and island are both visible in this image, acquired on November 5, 2020, with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. The berg now measures (151 kilometers) 94 miles long and 48 kilometers (30 miles) wide—comparable to the island’s length and width of 167 and 37 kilometers (104 and 23 miles), respectively. It is less than 500 kilometers (300 miles) from the island’s southwest shore.
    Icebergs in the Southern Ocean  only have “daughters” . 

  40. OM – Biden’s pick for Secretary of Energy sounds like a stinker.  A theoretical physicist with strong ties to gas and oil.  Smart, but on the take. 

  41. “denying any public funds for a Trump library”  YES!!!!!
    It’d only be a golf course with TV screens and a McDonald’s!!

  42. Ha! A food court in a presidential library.  Sounds about right.  Prolly have pay-toilets, too.

  43. I’m a little surprised at the closing of Arecibo. They built it, right? Unexpected cable failures? Isn’t the solution new cables? Surely NSF could raise sufficient money to rebuild it. Couldn’t they?  

  44. Isn’t it time for Dumbass to give it the fuck up?  Jesus H Christ, what part of YOU LOST, ASSHOLE doesn’t he understand?

  45. Dua Lipa is gonna clean-up at the Grammys. 
    Tame Impala, Big Thief, and Fiona Apple all deserve a nod, also

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