24 thoughts on “Been there. Done that.”

  1. what next?

    Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Tavis Smiley join Bill to discuss how best to fend off the slow-moving coup threatening American democracy.

  2. There’s an ass of people who have been silently sweating BUCKETS since Jan. 7.   Most of them now are looking around for bigger buckets.

    Haha……mostly because they had been there and done that on Jan. 6.

  3. back to bannon, here’s randy back in 2017 when said bootee got booted by the former booter-in-chief (for the 2nd time i think)

    THE RANDY RAINBOW SHOW: “Yes! We Have No Steve Bannon”

  4. The key to beating the slow motion legal kabuki dance over Congressional subpoenas is OSU use them on a short return date, refer it to DOJ when they don’t show. Get it to the grand jury and move the shitheads into the court system and get convictions before 1/1/23. 

  5. at the same time in 2017 axios reported:

    […]

    Unshaven and working from home in cargo shorts as he moves into “Bannon the Barbarian” mode, Steve Bannon is thinking bigger than Breitbart.

    Axios’ Jonathan Swan hears Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he’s going to start a network.

    • Bannon’s friends are speculating about whether it will be a standalone TV network, or online streaming only.
    • Before his death in May, Roger Ailes had sent word to Bannon that he wanted to start a channel together. Bannon loved the idea: He believes Fox is heading in a squishy, globalist direction as the Murdoch sons assume more power.
    • Now he has the means, motive and opportunity: His chief financial backer, Long Island hedge fund billionaire Bob Mercer, is ready to invest big in what’s coming next, including a huge overseas expansion of Breitbart News.

    On Day 1, Bannon declared he’s taking his West Wing infighting to the outside, telling Bloomberg Businessweek’s Josh Green that he’s “going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”

    […]

    • Bannon signaled his subtle approach in a for-the-ages Weekly Standard interview: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over … I feel jacked up … Now I’m free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons. … I am definitely going to crush the opposition. There’s no doubt. I built a f***ing machine at Breitbart. And now … we’re about to rev that machine up.”

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  6. Republicans love inflation, well, as it relates to the next election. As the economy struggles and household budgets are squeezed, 2022 looks better for Republican candidates.

    Many store shelves were empty this morning. Prices are noticeably higher than even a month ago. The canned fruit aisle has been condensed to a few feet in length. I bought my can of Christmas pineapple today. Another woman was stocking up because, “we just don’t know.”

    Republicans seem to want want to tank the economy. They are helped by their gas/oil industry buddies, as that’s a big driver of increased costs. But also weighing in is wage increases being passed on to consumers rather than being absorbed by those at that top of the food chain. And, not all wages have been increased. My company cut salaries and hours last year; no cost of living increase this year, either. Many have left for higher wages elsewhere. I weigh that against all of my PTO since I been at the company for a long time.

    It’s still the economy, stupid, just like before…except it feels like it’s reaching critical mass now.

    ps – I still think POTUS Joe should have National Guard fix our supply chain. If there’s one thing the military knows how to do well, it’s to move shit around.

  7. With the darkness of standard time I find it easier to have a movie night almost every night.  Especially Saturday night.  While looking through the library I came across American Graffiti still in its shrink pack.  I did not remember when I bought it, but it must have been just floating around in the holders whenever I shuffled looking for a movie.  So, I cut the movie free from tis packaging and shoved in in the Blu-Ray machine.
     
    I then got a wild thought and searched out the list of American movies released in 1973 (year of my first orders to Vietnam, I ended up not going long story).  I knew the year was special for movies, just how much is in the list.

  8. I’ve seen 20 off of that list. I remember reading the paperback of American Grafitti with pics from the movie. The same with Jeremy, with pics of Robby Benson. The only movie on the list that I’ve seen more than once is Sleeper.

  9. …bring per/prosecuted benefits Bannon’s white-trash credibility 
     
    …have seen a few of ‘73s releases, probably enjoyed “Papillon” most

  10. When Greta Thunberg talks about the “fairy-tale of unlimited economic growth”, that’s the kind of thing to which she’s referring:  shipping literal boatloads of plastic around the world for it all to inevitably end up in landfills or oceans is unsustainable 

  11. …suppose that’s a good segue for this thought:
     
    if we want to save the planet (i.e. ensure it continues to be comfortably habitable by humans), ban trash-collection. 
     
    Easy-peasy.  Obviously there would be complex economic ramifications; alternatively we can watch the world burn.  Up to us

  12. Food, too, Bink. And, unfortunately, all of the stuff is what keeps the economy moving. Inflation of necessities like food and affordable housing are killing personal economies. Some of that has to do with constipation at the ports and lack of drivers to get stuff across land.

    Maybe a living, basic income. That’s the only thing that will reduce both poverty and the quest for extra stuff.

    We’re not doing anything at the office, either, unless we bestow our pandemic arts and crafts on each other. We’re not a big, gift-giving family. Dad gives me an almanac and peppermints; I give him a shirt. I’m thinking we might just call it off this year.

  13. From what i’ve gleaned over the years (your name, address, SS#… lol jk) you’re already living the lifestyle we all must to “Save the Planet”, so sleep easy tonight!

  14. if Pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that people tend not to make individual sacrifice solely for the greater good, they either need to be incented or punished, but we’ve already known that for thousands of years, there are entire schools of political thought based on that phenomenon (quite frankly it’s a basic child-rearing concept, ideally)
     
    Point being, only top-down regulation will effectively address environmental destruction, and we see how receptive Americans are to regulation

  15. Nope.  I’m an American. I add to the planet’s stress.  I don’t grow my own food and walk everywhere.  I have trash to throw “away” every week. I use the AC or heat, although I try to use the ceiling fan or wear sweaters. A lot of what I do is just to not be wasteful, but that boundary is different for everyone. The only thing I do that has made any positive impact on the environment is not eating meat for 11 years. But, I’m not a vegan or a cyclist or a big recycler (only cardboard/paper recycling here). And, although I was sidelined for a decade and couldn’t travel, that’s no longer true and I flew this year. So many local economies struggle without tourism, which maybe means that some humans have more than they need because we don’t have to spend time working/saving for food and shelter.

  16. Jimmy Carter asked folks to turn down the thermostat. We didn’t have a thermostat. We had a natural gas stove in the dining room and ice on the walls in the living room. We did save water by having an outhouse.

  17. blueINdallas:  are we the only two here who used outhouses?  In my 2-room rural Indiana schoolhouse we had 2 two-holers;  at my first two homes, from 1949 when I was born until 1959 the homes we lived in had outhouses.  We had one small oil-burning vented stove to heat the whole house and until 1956, no summer air conditioner.  Most families had indoor plumbing, but some did not, like us.  Mom cooked on a full-size electric stove, we had one cold water spigot for the entire house, and heated bath water on the stove for sponge baths.  We we surrounded by hayfields, corn fields, bean and wheatfields and a junkyard with a gas station where we bought Baby Ruths and soda pop.  We had many garter snakes in the yard and also many blue racer snakes, which terrified me as a toddler.  Vietnam was a picnic after that! Ha!  

  18. dexter, they still have them here in ky.  as for me, many memories of the outhouse summers at grandma & grandpa’s farm in OKLA long ago as well as the one outside the “guest ” room at my BIL, the game warden, & sister’s place in the ID wilderness.  never forgot that unique aroma & ambiance.

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