Baby Wallabies Against Trump

So this happened today. I can’t tell you how annoying this woman is in her defense of the worst of Republican politicians. I thought this was hysterical. Trump has driven her to exotic pets. And that Kyle Clark did it all with a straight face was even better.
Kyle Clark:
Trump’s takeover of the GOP has caused our Republican political analyst to seek comfort from an emotional support animal. A wallaby. We talked about feelings today. 
 I had some good news today, I’m under contract. Still so many things could still go wrong, but fingers crossed. Consider this an open thread.

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    The Republic, Blah Blah Blah... says:

    That is so wrong to treat a wallaby like that…

    I’m so sick of people who think animals are just there to be used like toys or props or fashion accessories…

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    Anne Laurie says:

    New house, or new job? Fingers crossed for you, either way!

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Usually the first rule of accepting a contract is not discussing it on the Internet. Now they can track back whatever wet work you’ve agreed to do right back to you.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @Anne Laurie: Knew that reminded me of a song…

    A new house, a new car, a new job, a new nose…

    from Do It Again by the Kinks.

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    Eric the Infrequent says:

    I love Kyle.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: As a pro, I am sure she has cut-outs and shit.

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    Dog Dawg Damn says:

    Watching the condo building’s sprinkler system water the landscaping during a torrential downpour and can’t help but miss about these end times we live in. The Trumpocalypse is already here folks, and it is more than televised.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Perhaps, but announcing it in a post, even a post with a wallaby, doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

    ETA: If a celebrity chef goes missing or there’s a string of spatula related executions, everyone is going to know who did it…//

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    FIBark says:

    @The Republic, Blah Blah Blah…: –Right. It’s like baby rabbits for easter. That little dude ain’t got a chance, hope I’m wrong.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @TaMara (HFG): So when do you get the new car and new nose?

    ETA: Congrats!

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    The Republic, Blah Blah Blah... says:

    @FIBark: No shit…

    I so dislike the way so many people treat animals…

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    @The Republic, Blah Blah Blah…: Agreed. There are a couple of people (I think both are in Nevada) who have Caybaras and do the whole instagram/youtube thing with them. Cute and all, but they are not meant to be house pets, no matter how much they look like hamsters on steroids.

    I love birds and have had budgies, but I won’t anymore. Once you see a Macaw in flight in the wild…how can you cage one?

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    seaboogie says:

    @The Republic, Blah Blah Blah…:

    That is so wrong to treat a wallaby like that…

    So would it be super duper wrong to get an emotional support kangaroo, because this one is tall, handsome, has sensitive eyes and looks like he can handle trash day just fine.

    Asking for a friend….

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Meanwhile, Toronto is consumed with the story of two capybara on the lam.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Wet work isn’t really my area. I was an indirect fire guy.

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    The Republic, Blah Blah Blah... says:

    @TaMara (HFG): In total agreement…

    I’m a serious bird person and would love to have some around but can’t bear the thought of keeping one in a cage…

    If I ever get into the right physical space and have the time, I could seriously see my way into the rescue parrot movement… I just need the space to keep them well…

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    The Republic, Blah Blah Blah... says:

    @seaboogie: Good lord… is that roo on steroids?

    I have memories of idiots keeping kangaroos, like dancing bears, and putting them in the ring for boxing matches…

    I would LOVE to see some half-wit get into the ring w/ THAT kangaroo…

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Adam L Silverman: spatula-related executions? Is this like learning to kill people with fresh fruit?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Don’t shush me, you’re the one who posted about it.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Miss Bianca: I can neither confirm nor deny that.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Ah, you have twigged the reference, so to speak…

    @Adam L Silverman: Ah. I see. Who are you *really* working for, Dr. Silverman?!

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @efgoldman: since this is by the food goddess, shouldn’t that be “on the lamb”?

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    danielx says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Maybe it’s one of those hiding-in-plain-sight deals….

    Speaking of the end times, Here’s a quote from the local alternative paper regarding night-before-the race festivities at this weekend’s Indianapolis 500, among 500 other factoids…item 457:

    What happens in the Coke lot stays in the Coke lot.

    With the exceptions, of course, of criminal records and STDs. Seriously, the night before the race around Speedway’s Coca-Cola bottling plant makes Rome under Caligula look like a Mormon wedding reception. This is where civilization goes to die. You’ve been warned.

    All too true, gentle readers, and then some. Sorta like white trash Woodstock with cops (big mean-looking sonsofbitches) going around in groups of not less than six.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Miss Bianca: Two very pushy lab mixes.

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    seaboogie says:

    @The Republic, Blah Blah Blah…: Read down on the story about Roger, The Buff Kangaroo. Was orphaned as a joey (pic there too, same sensitive eyes – he understands suffering…).

    Apparently he is not yet fully grown, and the larger males stand a better chance with the ladies. And I’m sort of “well yeah, no kidding…!”, but I’d prolly choose a more bookish roo with slender arms and glasses on those sweet big brown eyes….still I did learn the term “swole” from this article, and love it.

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    Mike J says:

    @danielx: Given a choice, I’d rather be in Monaco for the big race.

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    @Adam L Silverman:
    @Miss Bianca:

    If I were funnier, this could be a great screenplay. I see Tony Shahoub and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in an epic culinary/assassin smack down spoof.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @danielx: I have heard stories. My Dad raced cars throughout undergrad and grad schools. Mostly bandits and midgets. Up and down the front range with the Unsers and AJ Foyt and a few others before they broke into the higher levels. So we used to go to races all the time. I wasn’t able, for some reason, to go with him the year he went to the Indy 500 – I may have had a sport thing that weekend, but that was the year the race got rained out and they had to run it a few days later. So we’ve got all this Indy 500 stuff with the wrong dates on it because of the rain out.

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    danielx says:

    @Mike J:

    So would I, given the choice, even though I haven’t attended the 500 in lo these many years.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Oh! I get it. I *totally* get it! : )

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    The Republic, Blah Blah Blah... says:

    @seaboogie: I did read down a bit and saw that picture of the young’un…

    Running an orphanage for kangaroo babies sound like a worthwhile use of one’s life, i have to say…

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    danielx says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Yeah, they couldn’t get enough laps in to officially declare a winner. They finally got a break in the rain around Wednesday or something and announced they were restarting it, so naturally half the city dropped whatever they were doing (hair stylists leaving customers sitting in chairs etc) to go to the track on five minutes notice.

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    divF says:

    @Miss Bianca:

    Who are you *really* working for, Dr. Silverman?!

    His is a line of work where having a Ph.D. sounds sinister.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @danielx: Yep, my Dad and my little brother and the other folks they went with just extended their stay till the race could be run. My Dad went to see the Indy 500 and by someone’s Deity he was going to see the Indy 500!

    I was off at some sporting event or youth group thing, so my Mom was home by herself for like a week. I think she was the happiest one of us as a result!

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    Mike J says:

    @danielx: To be honest, even without either race that happens this weekend, I think I’d enjoy Monaco more than Indianapolis. I’m sure it’s lovely but it ain’t the Côte d’Azur.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @seaboogie: For some reason, your soulful kangaroo took me right straight back to this guy, Dalgoda, from my indie 80s comic-book-reading days…

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    danielx says:

    @Mike J:

    It has its high points, but I have to admit that ‘lovely’ is not an adjective that leaps to mind in connection with Indianapolis.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @divF: You’d be amazed. A sub group of anthropologists think I’m some sort of mercenary killer and a subset of uniformed personnel never believed me when I told them what my higher HQ was and why I was sent under operational or temporary control to assist them. They thought I was some kind of spy sent to observe them and then snitch on them.

    When my team went through our training rotation with our brigade at the Joint Mission Readiness Center, the head of the training cadre just couldn’t get it through his head that we were there as a small team of augmentees. He was convinced we were some sort of oversight group. It got really annoying because he kept yanking me out of the training scenario to be part of adjudicating disputes with the retired Marine wha was sent by the State Department to oversee the Provincial Reconstruction Team that was embedded for training. That guy was an asshole. He decided he wanted to both do the job he was sent and run that PRT because he didn’t think the PRT lead new what he was doing. So he decided to do both and kept blowing up the scenario. Not because he’d do his job, but because he kept coming up with reasons that the BCT commander couldn’t make a decision because the State Department was in charge of whatever the decision was about. It was a real pain in the patoot and the only real negative about that training rotation.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Sleepy time. You all have fun!

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Adam L Silverman: In other words, I’m apparently neither the first nor the last who has asked this question… : /

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @TaMara (HFG): My friends in Peekskill had two parrots among their menagerie. One was a blue and gold McCaw. Even inside he often spread his wings wide and began flapping them. Whoa, was that a breeze/wind.

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    seaboogie says:


    One was a blue and gold McCaw.

    That would be one of those rare Scottish parrots, yes? Livelier than the Norwegian Blue, one hopes….

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    Cacti says:

    Our blog host’s very own Sen. Joe Manchin (Blue Dog-WV) unloaded on Bernie for his furious humping of Donald Trump’s leg:

    “Bullshit,” said Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. “That confirms what we’ve been saying. Why would you expect Bernie should be considerate or be nice or be working to bring everyone together? Why? He’s not a Democrat.”

    I didn’t know he had it in him.

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    amk says:

    UK newspaper puts Trump at center of $50 million tax fraud scheme. US media still treating him like reality TV star.

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    AnotherBruce says:

    @efgoldman: Canadians who are not from Toronto, really hate Torontoians, do they not?

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    Ultraviolet Thunder says:

    I can’t sleep.
    Are there any trolls you need managed?
    I could use the exercise.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:


    One was a blue and gold McCaw.

    Good colors.

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    quakerinabasement says:

    This is the day when I realize I no longer understand today’s world. It makes no fucking sense anymore.

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    @amk: That article doesn’t put Trump anywhere near the center of a tax scandal of any size. He was just a peripheral player, and it doesn’t look like he benefited from whatever fraud may have taken place. He wasn’t an investor with Bayrock or FL Group, and he didn’t have any role at either. He was a partner with Bayrock on several properties that were covered, but he had his own interests. That his approval was needed for the deal isn’t an indication that he was central to it; it just means that a part of the agreements on the properties said that he needed to sign off on any major changes in the structure of the other party (Bayrock).

    Reading the article, my guess is that it’s less clear that this transaction was illegal than the piece makes it sound. Those sorts of deals become ridiculously complex, and what constitutes “equity” and what constitutes a creditor having a claim on income streams until a loan is paid off get very murky. You can probably find a bunch of tax accountants and lawyers who would look at it and declare that it’s fishy, but ultimately legal. It’s interesting enough that I might send it to one of my old profs and see what he thinks.

    Regardless, in terms of the election, this is a complete nothingburger. It’s so complicated that 99% of voters will stop paying attention long before you get to the conclusion, and Trump can rightly say that it wasn’t up to him to determine whether those complex structures were legal.

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    NotMax says:

    As Anne Laurie is about to have major mouth excavation done, perhaps the Friday recipes can focus on foods drinkable through a straw.

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    NotMax says:

    @Miss Bianca

    Dalgoda was an okay series.

    For kangaroo, though, gotta go to Tank Girl.

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    NotMax says:


    Oh, or else this obscure entry in the “three adjectives and an animal” craze in 80s comics after certain turtles became a hit.

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    ruemara says:

    @NotMax: Oddly enough, Lee Mars was my storyboarding and scriptwriting teacher. She introduced me to Trina Robbins, who is another undervalued female artist and very nice.

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    seaboogie says:

    @AnotherBruce: It’s been 15 years since I lived in Canadia (and much of that in to T.O. area), but I don’t remember Canadians hating Torontonians so much as they *resented* all of the power and media localized there. Back in my day, the Globe and Mail – whose motto was “Canada’s National Newspaper”, was referred to as “Toronto’s National Newspaper.”

    In Canada, it’s not hate – it’s resentment – which, in my experience is a peculiarly Canadian quality. Kind of like a long-running, super low-grade fever.

    If you are talking to a Canadian, especially the Ontarians outside of Toronto, there is sort of *clipped* manner of speaking that helps you to envision the chip that they carry on their shoulders.

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    seaboogie says:


    Good colors.

    Warriors fan?

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Miss Bianca: I don’t know whether to bless or curse you. Your link inspired me to check & see if DC had ever gotten around to anthologizing my beloved funny-book contemporaries Sugar (Plumm) and Spike (Cecil Wilson)…

    … only to discover they’ve been rebooted, as young private detectives.

    And here I’d assumed I’d never buy another comic book, because I just don’t have the free time any more.

    (Even if this *does* put paid to my long-standing fantasy that Mike Doonesbury’s IT-genius friend Bernie was Sheldon Meyer’s Bernie grown up… and that would make Bernie’s girlfriend DiDi, well… )

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    liberal says:

    @Cacti: Right. Cuz Manchin is the person to turn to when discussing a Democrat’s bona fides.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    Congratulations on prevailing on the house front!

    Kyle Clark is great; he is such a loose cannon sometimes, the rest of the folks there are often left with dumbstruck faces (especially Kim C.)

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @NotMax: Oh, Tank Girl, yes! I wasn’t a regular reader but the ones I saw I enjoyed immensely.

    @Anne Laurie: I never heard of Sugar and Spike! They look like more fun than the dreary little drips who accompanied the Superfriends.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @ruemara: You know Trina Robbins? I used to see her stuff in Gay Comix. Great artist and underappreciated, I think.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Cacti: Jeezus! Wouldn’t have expected that from Joe ‘Nighthorse’ Manchin.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    OK, I was finally able to watch the wallaby thing, and I have to admit I found it hysterically funny.

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    The Lodger says:

    @seaboogie: Wait,you weren’t referring to the Fightin’ Blue Hens?

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    The Lodger says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: I actually meant to reply to you.

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    J R in WV says:


    Blue and Gold are the colors of West Virginia University. The alma mater of John Cole and every other member of my family (but one cousin) – while I (and my cousin) attended Marshall University, aka the U of Southern WV, green and white.

    So like many other WV couples we would have to carry MU and WVU insignia on all the cars, if we did that kind of thing.

    Nothing wrong with the Warriors, either, though, but we’re not from there.

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