39 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”

  1. but first

    Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like President Trump’s election lawsuits getting denied by the Supreme Court.

  2. jack, your lovely selection didn’t show up on my computer, so i tried to edit and add it.  no luck, could be it’s okay on others just not mine? maybe fearless leader can fix it when he gets up. wakey wakey, craig.
    in meantime i’ll try to post it again here:

  3. NYTimes:

    4 Stabbed and One Shot as Trump Supporters and Opponents Clash
    Supporters of the president in several cities said they were still convinced that the election was stolen, no matter what the courts say. Some confrontations with counterprotesters turned violent.
    WASHINGTON — Incensed by a Supreme Court ruling that further dashed President Trump’s hopes of invalidating his November electoral defeat, thousands of his supporters marched in Washington and several state capitals on Saturday to protest what they contended, against all evidence, was a stolen election.
    In some places, angry confrontations between protesters and counterprotesters escalated into violence. There were a number of scuffles in the national capital, where four people were stabbed, and the police declared a riot in Olympia, Wash., where one person was shot.
    In videos of a clash in Olympia that were posted on social media, a single gunshot can be heard as black-clad counterprotesters move toward members of the pro-Trump group, including one person waving a large Trump flag. After the gunshot, one of the counterprotesters is seen falling to the ground, and others call for help. In one video, a man with a gun can be seen running from the scene and putting on a red hat.
    [sadly continues]

  4. dancing snowflakes coutesy of snl

    https://youtu.be/Qv7YB4Bs1mU

    our middle-aged adults (John Goodman, Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Vanessa Bayer) are overcome with regret that they’re dancing on stage dressed as snowflakes. [Season 39, 2013]

  5. Pat it looked good in  the preview yesterday I don’t know what happened. For some reason it is not embeding in the comment sections either. 
    but at least the link you posted worked even tho it didn’t embed
    Don’t know why.
    Jack

  6. Barr and the Asshat.
    Kabuki Okie-dokey Kareoke.
    …both of them and the gop whores they rode in on.

  7. hey, sturge, been meaning to recommend an article in the 11/30/20 new yorker to you about mark ellison, a carpenter* (also moojician and many other things) who does fancy work for the NYC rich folk.  even if you’re not interested in shop talk, it’s worth reading the beautiful writing by the author burkhard bilger.

    *Ellison is a carpenter—the best carpenter in New York, by some accounts, though that hardly covers it. Depending on the job, Ellison is also a welder, a sculptor, a contractor, a cabinetmaker, an inventor, and an industrial designer. He’s a carpenter the way Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect of the great dome of the Florence Cathedral, was an engineer. He’s a man who gets hired to build impossible things.

  8. They have released the Flying Monkeys.
    Fascists never learn.  They’re always back for more.  Leaving everyone else to gather again, learn how to fight again, stomp their asses and clean up the mess.  Again.

  9. jack, jamie came to our rescue in her comment above at 8:10 and i see where fearless leader is also working on it.

  10. cnbc:

    One person was shot Saturday in Olympia, Washington, and four people were stabbed in Washington, D.C., as demonstrators clashed with counterprotesters over the presidential election, racial injustice and pandemic restrictions.

    All the victims in the Washington, D.C., stabbings were believed to have sustained critical injuries Saturday night, said Doug Buchanan, spokesman for the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.

     

    Additionally, at least one police officer sustained minor injuries in an unrelated skirmish, Buchanan said. In all, eight people were taken to hospitals for medical attention, he said.

    In Olympia a suspect was detained in the shooting, said Washington State Patrol Sgt. Darren Wright, who indicated that pro-President Donald Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators clashed in and around the Capital Campus area, and that some protesters seemed prepared for violence.

     

    “Both sides have heavily armed individuals in the groups,” he said. “We’ve had sporadic confrontations throughout the day.”

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  11. can’t say we weren’t warned.

    as for bannon, remember this from an old dailykos:

    Sedition: “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.”  So where does Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon fit in?  Daily Beast, in an August 22, 2016 article reported that Bannon had said this, in 2014, at his home:

    “I’m a Leninist,” Bannon proudly proclaimed.

    Shocked, the writer asked Bannon what he meant.

    “Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”

    […]
    Steve Bannon is the guiding force behind Donald Trump’s power play for the throne of the White House. To narcissist Trump, the White House is just another icon on his personal Monopoly board. Steve Bannon, by electing Trump, plans to flip the board over. As Americans, we can no longer tolerate this active and openly declared subversion in our midst. Literally, we must act now to save our democracy from Steve Bannon and Donald Trump.

  12. If that’s not a flying monkey then there just ain’t no such a thing.

    Asta rasta hasta pasta casta nasta osso fasta blasta masta

  13. Trump will leave office with a historically bad economic record

    (CNN)President Donald Trump still can’t accept the numbers measuring his loss to Joe Bidenmore than 7 million popular votes and 74 electoral votes.

    But another set of numbers adds insult to his psychological injury. They show that — notwithstanding lies as promiscuous as the ones he tells about election fraud — Trump will leave office in January with a historically bad record on the economy.
    That sounds discordant since many Americans believe the economic fable that Trump has repeated relentlessly throughout his term. But placing his bottom-line results alongside those of his predecessors paints a deeply unflattering portrait.
    Alone among the 13 presidents since World War Two, Trump will exit the White House with fewer Americans employed than when he started. He will have overseen punier growth in economic output than any of the previous 12 presidents.

  14. Mitch finally cried. But not for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have died or lost their jobs. He’s left Americans in need out in the cold.

  15. thinking of those congress critters who signed on to the “seditious” lawsuit and even now are talking secession.  hopefully at their next appearance on the floor of the House, they should be made to stand and listen to a slow reading of the 14th amendment section 3 while cspan cameras are trained on each of them as their name is also read in rebuke.

    U.S.Constitution, 14th Amendment:

    Section 3.

    No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

    or at least the above section, a listing of their names and the fact they sought to disenfranchise 10s of millions and overthrow an election should be read and entered in the congressional record for posterity.

  16. the party of Lincoln?  not in GA.

    newsweek:

    Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler was criticized Saturday and Sunday for posing beside a former KKK leader, with less than a month before two runoff elections in the state that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

    The picture shows Loeffler smiling beside ring-wing activist Chester Doles. It was reportedly posted to Doles’ social media on Saturday with the caption “Kelly Loeffler and I. Save America, stop Socialism.”

    Doles, who was a leader in the Ku Klux Klan, is a convicted felon with ties to several white supremacist groups, although he claims his current “American Patriots USA” group is free of racism.

    “In 1993, Doles nearly beat a Black man to death. In 2017, he marched in Charlottesville,” wrote Jewish activism group Bend the Arc in a Saturday night tweet with the picture of Doles and Loeffler. “This is who Kelly Loeffler is proudly appealing to.”

    Miryam Lipper, the communications director of Jon Ossoff, who is running against Georgia Senator David Perdue, tweeted “This is Georgia’s GOP” on Sunday in response to the photo.

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  17. zombie brigade keeps lumbering on

    NYTimes:

    President Trump lost key swing states by clear margins. His barrage of lawsuits claiming widespread voting fraud has been almost universally dismissed, most recently by the Supreme Court. And on Monday, the Electoral College will formally cast a majority of its votes for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

    But as the president continues to refuse to concede, a small group of his most loyal backers in Congress is plotting a final-stage challenge on the floor of the House of Representatives in early January to try to reverse Mr. Biden’s victory.

    Constitutional scholars and even members of the president’s own party say the effort is all but certain to fail. But the looming battle on Jan. 6 is likely to culminate in a messy and deeply divisive spectacle that could thrust Vice President Mike Pence into the excruciating position of having to declare once and for all that Mr. Trump has indeed lost the election.

    […]

    The effort is being led by Representative Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama, a backbench conservative. Along with a group of allies in the House, he is eyeing challenges to the election results in five different states — Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Wisconsin — where they claim varying degrees of fraud or illegal voting took place, despite certification by the voting authorities and no evidence of widespread impropriety.

    “We have a superior role under the Constitution than the Supreme Court does, than any federal court judge does, than any state court judge does,” Mr. Brooks said in an interview. “What we say, goes. That’s the final verdict.”

    Under rules laid out in the Constitution and the Electoral Count Act of 1887, their challenges must be submitted in writing with a senator’s signature also affixed. No Republican senator has yet stepped forward to say he or she will back such an effort, though a handful of reliable allies of Mr. Trump, including Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rand Paul of Kentucky, have signaled they would be open to doing so. 

    […]

    Mr. Brooks has been trying to drum up support. He met last week with about a half-dozen senators, including Mike Lee of Utah, and separately with the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

    “My No. 1 goal is to fix a badly flawed American election system that too easily permits voter fraud and election theft,” Mr. Brooks said. “A possible bonus from achieving that goal is that Donald Trump would win the Electoral College officially, as I believe he in fact did if you only count lawful votes by eligible American citizens and exclude all illegal votes.”

    It remains unclear how broad a coalition he could build. More than 60 percent of House Republicans, including the top two party leaders, joined a legal brief supporting the unsuccessful Texas lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to overturn the election results. But it is one thing to sign a legal brief and another to officially contest the outcome on the House floor.

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  18. not enough to be pro-death, D’umpsters also anti-christian it seems.

    more than one BLM banner vandalized from churches no less according to the hill:

    In cases now being investigated as possible hate crimes, two historic Black churches in Washington, D.C. reportedly saw their sign and banner supporting the Black Lives Matter movement taken down and vandalized by protesters amid local pro-Trump demonstrations over the weekend.

    According to The Washington Post, a Black Lives Matter banner that belonged to the Asbury United Methodist Church was taken down during the demonstrations on late Saturday, along with a sign bearing the same words that belonged to the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church.

    The paper reports that the banner is the same as the one that was seen in now-viral footage being set aflame among a group of people cheering that have been identified as members of the far-right Proud Boys group.

    The Post also pointed to footage in its coverage that showed the moment a group of demonstrators took down a Black Lives Matter sign from outside the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church before repeatedly stomping on it.

    Rev. Dr. Ianther M. Mills, a senior pastor at the Asbury United Methodist Church, which has stood in the District for more than 180 years, said in a statement that the display was “reminiscent of cross burnings.”

    “Last night demonstrators who were part of the MAGA gatherings tore down our Black Lives Matter sign and literally burned it in the street,” he said.

    “Seeing this act on video made me both indignant and determined to fight the evil that has reared its ugly head. We had been so confident that no one would ever vandalize the church, but it has happened,” he continued.

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  19. Tomorrow should be interesting. BTW, Mo Brooks is dumder’n dirt. Apparently believes water runs uphill on December 14. So how’s this work?  If dumbass’ house hos challenge the electors does that challenge extend to the ballots that chose them or just to the portion of the ballot their candidate is on?

  20. A little wisdom from SFB alternative world.  Biden will not make it a full year because his “dementia” will force him out of office.  In case you failed to notice it (or watch faux snooz) he cannot speak in public very often because he forgets what he is saying and cannot remember much, including where he is.  In a way the SFB members are transferring SFB actions on Biden.  A lot of Biden signs and SFB signs still up.

  21. In other words how dare he let Blacks vote. Just say it Newt..

    Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich): “Why is Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger working so hard to add drop boxes and take other steps to make it harder for Republicans to win. Is he really that intimidated by Stacey Abrams?” 

  22. BB, they will never be able to project dumbass’ constant stream of lies onto Biden.  Only reason Dumbass can’t forget what he’s supposed to say is because he makes it up as he goes.

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