31 thoughts on “Self Control”

  1. Kevlar – the new black this summer for the haute couture crowd?  just the thing for what to wear at your next neighborhood  BBQ,  days at the beach and park or friendly congressional hearings.

    no kidding, upon a brief surf one can find sites advertised as “modern and stylish bulletproof clothing” and “stylish woven kevlar jeans.” 

    if needed just to get to and from work (or the grocery store), perhaps bulletproof clothing will be income tax deductible  like necessary job uniforms and safety gear.

  2. Yep. He was in The View yesterday.  He’s got quite a story.  

    Happy Bastille Day!

  3. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/13/politics/atf-nominee-congress/index.html

    “This man will only be the second director of the Alcohol and Tobacco, Firearms agency in its history. It’s notorious for being vacant at the top, and I think that was a specific strategy for the gun lobby. They don’t want this agency to do its work.”

    The next time we need troops to go into combat, let’s just make NRA administrators and members, as well as their lobbyists and the politicians they own, go fight . Let’s see how big of a collective pair they are sporting.

  4. wouldn’t they get a quicker response by threatening the states currently that have or are restricting voter rights?   congress moves at the rate of a slow turtle if at all?

    the hill:

    More than 150 corporate giants, including Target, PepsiCo and Google, urged Congress to strengthen voting rights for minority voters in a letter released Wednesday.

    The companies, which collectively employ 4 million U.S. workers, urged Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bill is named after civil rights leader and former Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who passed away last year. 

    The legislation would require parts of the U.S. with a history of discrimination to get federal approval to change voting laws, similar to a provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in 2013.


    link to above said letter

    Business Letter to Congress in Support of Voting Rights (website-files.com)

  5. Ah, Pat that explains the serious controversy they are having in Sioux City Iowa
    Talk about self control. Link to the story here

  6. might wanna avoid travel to and thru tennessee, particularly if you have young kids in tow.

    Tennessee Bans Health Department From Promoting Vaccines to Minors (esquire.com)

    We are voting ourselves back into the dark ages, and there doesn’t seem to be anyway to stop it. From the Tennesseean:

    The Tennessee Department of Health will halt all adolescent vaccine outreach – not just for coronavirus, but all diseases – amid pressure from Republican state lawmakers, according to an internal report and agency emails obtained by the Tennessean. If the health department must issue any information about vaccines, staff are instructed to strip the agency logo off the documents. The health department will also stop all COVID-19 vaccine events on school property, despite holding at least one such event this month. The decisions to end vaccine outreach and school events come directly from Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey, the internal report states.

    Not just COVID, mind you, even though the pandemic is spiking again in Tennessee, as it is everywhere in the Anti-Vaccination Belt, but all vaccine outreach for every communicable disease. This new madness has already cost the state one important public health official.


  7. Jamie,
    I was reading that article on Tucker and kinda reached my limit. How many ways can “racist Demagogue” be expressed?  In Tucker’s case, not enough.
    And WTF it with Tennessee?  Exactly HOW STUPID can a state be? (And consider that I have AL and WV as bases for comparison.)

    Too much fudge? You’ve got to be kidding me.

  8. Republicans poo-pooing the vaccine is eating into their base of voters.  Better dead than red?  Nope. Get vaccinated and live to vote, again, you fools!


    Republicans sure do have a taste for sh/+ though, making a joke of/money off of the sick and the dead.


    “How the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on?” one of the koozies for sale says.”

    Well, try drinking a beer while intubated on a ventilator…or when you’re dead.

  9. Hot fudge….  yuck!
    Give me a hot butterscotch or caramel sundae… or give me death!

  10. Fox has always been home to third rate losers (campaign workers) posing as journalists

  11. KGC,  been worried about you guys what with the heat and the fires out there.  how’s it going?

  12. much as i hate to say this, i’m really beginning to like ol’ liz

    Liz Cheney Smacked Jim Jordan’s Hand During Capitol Riot: Book (mediaite.com)

    According to an upcoming book by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, Rep. Liz Cheney had quite the interaction with fellow House Republican Jim Jordan of Ohio during the January 6 Capitol riot.

    In I Alone Can Fix It: Donald Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year, Leonnig and Rucker report a tense moment between the two after rioters had breached the Capitol and were running amok inside.

    The Daily Beast cited the excerpt in its review of the book. After the riot, Cheney spoke with Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whom the Beast says Leonnig and Rucker “depend on in their reporting.” They relay an account of Cheney’s telling of the incident involving Jordan in which she says:

    That fucking guy Jim Jordan. That son of a bitch… While these maniacs are going through the place, I’m standing in the aisle and he said, “We need to get the ladies away from the aisle. Let me help you.” I smacked his hand away and told him, “Get away from me. You fucking did this.”

  13. I knew a few here would remember Bastille Day. The TV coverage of Le Tour de France was missing the color-streaming flyover, unless I missed it when on the phone.  France is in hella shape again with Delta variant spreading quickly.  We are getting drenched daily and I had sewage backup but OK now.  Lake Mead in Nevada is losing a foot of water depth weekly.  Think of that.   It’s crisis time, as every year wildfires worsen in the west, and now going way up into Canada as well.  Horrorshow.  We have some side roads near town under water but receding quickly.  My Arizona pals tell me to send water their way.  And here, we sit atop a giant aquifer, and a man convinced local authorities that pumping millions of gallons per day to sell to bottlers   was OK.  And, of course, a large lake, dug decades ago, is drying up, amidst daily flooding rain everywhere around here.

  14. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/07/anti-trump-republicans-raising-money

    “Cheney, who was purged from the GOP’s House leadership in May, hauled in a record-setting $1.88 million from April to June. Cheney’s 2022 reelection war chest has now exploded, totaling nearly $3.5 million for the year, according to Politico.“

    Dollar votes.

    Crackers, Good to see you back, so I guess no fires near you?
    Hi Dex!


    “The House Democratic caucus paid for the two private jets that flew members to Washington, D.C., on Monday, according to the caucus’ executive director, Phillip Martin, who did not provide a price tag for the flights. Otherwise, the caucus has so far split costs like meals, lodging and other transportation with the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, as well as the campaign accounts of Reps. Chris Turner of Grand Prairie and Trey Martinez Fischer of San Antonio. Turner chairs the Democratic caucus.“

    Lest Republicans want to make a stink about this, lots of us would like to know who paid the way for some of the domestic terrorists who stormed the US Capitol last January.

  15. https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/14/politics/joe-manchin-reconciliation-climate-change/index.html

    “Manchin, who hails from coal-producing West Virginia, told CNN that he’s “very, very disturbed” by provisions he believes would eliminate fossil fuels — a warning sign for Democrats who need all 50 members of their caucus to sign off on the plan in order to get it through the Senate. But the climate provisions are key to getting support from liberals, particularly in the House.“

    “…because if you’re sticking your head in the sand, and saying that fossil (fuel) has to be eliminated in America, and they want to get rid of it, and thinking that’s going to clean up the global climate, it won’t clean it up all. If anything, it would be worse.”

    No, it would not be “worse.”
    No, we would not be the only country trying to get rid of dirty fuels.
    No, Manchin is the one with his head in the sand (or up the coal industry’s backside), if he believes it.

    He doesn’t, the lying POS.

    “I’m going to do everything I can to make sure the United States of America remains energy independent.”

    The sun never shines and the wind never blows in Joe Manchin’s America.

  16. Hmm, well damn,

    Milley said Trump spread “the gospel of the Führer” via his lies about the 2020 election, and compared the former president’s supporters to “Brownshirts in the streets,” 

    A new book about
    Chief of Staff,  General Milley and the election transition;

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