Two Funnies from the Twitter…

…to make us appreciate technology again. First, an alteration of a classic tweeted by @h1illary4prez:

wrong

You just know that motherfucker would interject like that.

Next, a sweet, innocent dog gets Trumped — passed along by @freeyourmindkid:

good-boy

Made me laugh, anyway. Open thread!






43 replies
  1. 1
    Wag says:

    so much win in those images. Thanks, Betty!

  2. 2
    Jeffro says:

    poor doggie…Internet famous, for all the wrong reasons…

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    cmorenc says:

    I love the quote from Rev. William Barber’s speech at the DNC in July about many right-wing “evangelicals” selective religious morality::

    people who say so much about what God says so little, while saying so little about God says so much

  4. 4
    Jeffro says:

    Erma gerd, Jennifer Rubin has me nodding my head so hard, I’m getting a cramp…

    Like moving across the country, starting a new political movement or party allows one to leave behind broken furniture and crazy relatives. One can escape from the bullies, the phonies and the know-nothings. A movement that rejects Trump enablers need not, must not, import into a new enterprise the same noxious elements and aversion to reality that crippled the GOP.

    That, it seems from our vantage point, is what the Evan McMullin/Mindy Finn ticket and other #NeverTrump forces have been hinting at: the chance to start over with fresh ideas, fresh leaders and a fresh appreciation for the importance of integrity, public service and character.

    And what is left behind? Goodness knows. Let Reince Priebus, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Heritage Action, the Freedom Caucus and the people who embraced and shilled and worked for Trump (although they had once deemed him unfit) squawk to their heart’s delight in their echo chamber. They can clean up their own mess — or not. Yes, it’s time for the sane and sober Republicans to pack their bags and go.

    …truly, this has been one strange election cycle.

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    geg6 says:

    Awww, poor puppeh! He reminds me of my dear departed Henry dog.

  6. 6
    trollhattan says:

    @Jeffro:
    Whoa, Jen-Jen has had enough of this Trump fellow. Of course she’d happily dial back the calendar four years to her beloved Willard, even knowing the dude’s an empty suit. But I’ll gladly accept this refudiation.

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    jl says:

    Is that Trumped dog a lady dog, who can really and truly move in like a…

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    Fred says:

    Yeah but where he sticks his nose? You know what I’m talking about.

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    Mary G says:

    John pulled the voting post? I guess so. Spoiler: he’s with her.@Jeffro: Jen is making a lot of sense this election. I never knew she could write.

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    Terry chay says:

    My gf, who was homeschooled as a christian conservative, shared with me the second one. To the first she shared something similar except it was in response to #blacklivesmatter and instead of Trump, it has a Christian conservative saying “Blessed are ALL people, Jesus”

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    comrade scott's agenda of rage says:

    @Jeffro:

    All Rubin’s doing is engaging in what driftglass calls Republican Detachment Disorder. Charlie Pierce noted:

    The Republican effort to rebuild itself from the looming catastrophe that is its 2016 presidential nominee is already underway. There will be no serious introspection, no thoughtful critique that 30 years of voodoo economics and Bible-banging authoritarianism, combined with hundreds of thousands of hours of unbridled lunacy on the radio, produced a Republican electorate with a jones for snake-oil stronger than Joe McCarthy’s was for cheap whiskey.

    http://www.esquire.com/news-po.....ty-future/

    She’s just starting the combined GOP water carrier campaign to “take back the party” or some equivalent. It’s no different than the blatherings from the likes of George Fucking Will or David Fucking Brooks. Somebody here referred to this as

    …busily ejecting clouds of ink to obscure the fact that they’re stripping off and burning their lab coats, notebooks and mad scientist goggles, fervently hoping we don’t notice that their decades long careers in mainstreaming the worst impulses of the GOP base helped create this shambling monster now ravaging their castles with the pitchfork and torch-wielding villagers at the monster’s side.

    We need to hang Trump around her neck now and for always. Of course her Villager masters will let her get away with it, lifetime corporate media sinecures and all that.

    Of course a Trump presidency would result in public executions of many elite national press members. Too bad I didn’t think of that before I cast my absentee ballot on Monday. :)

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    prob50 says:

    The “Blessed are the poor…” one is totally on. Somehow it took me two looks to get the puppy one. Neat stuff.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Mary G:

    Jen is making a lot of sense this election. I never knew she could write.

    Righteousness clarifies things…it’s liberating. Conservatives really ought to try standing on principle sometime, just for the novelty of it.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Terry chay: She’s reprimanding…Jesus…for sending his blessings directly to the poor?

    Is there a tenth circle of Hell? I think she’s eventually gonna find out…

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    piratedan says:

    @trollhattan: can understand the sentiment… if the GOP leadership refuses to draw their own line in the sand and cowardly “accept” that racism and bigotry and sexism are acceptable, then perhaps those folks that actually do believe in some form of “sane” conservatism should start their own gig. Naturally, building something takes time and effort, but if they care, it can be done (do not use the Libertarians and Greens as a template).

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    Anoniminous says:

    @Jeffro:

    the chance to start over with fresh ideas, fresh leaders and a fresh appreciation for the importance of integrity, public service and character.

    Complete fantasy. Talking magic flying purple unicorns pooping gold bars and peeing sparkly pixie dust fantasy. The GOP primary voters will not allow fresh anything.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Jeffro:

    I think — if I’m interpreting Terry right — that his girlfriend was mocking the people who respond to “Black lives matter” by saying “all lives matter.”

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    Terry chay says:

    @Jeffro: Yes. I think it was a guy, not a girl in the cartoon. My gf and others are the disaffected outcasts of that world. They share thinks like that making fun of the world they came from. Needless to say, half of their friends on facebook rail against them. Exposing their hypocrisy for what it is touches nerves.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Mnemosyne: whew…good if that turns out to be the case. I was picturing someone saying that sincerely and wondering how anyone could do that. Then I think about evangelical support for Trump and, well, it didn’t seem out of the realm of possibility, unfortunately.

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    catclub says:

    @Mnemosyne: Wouldn’t “Blessed be the peacemakers who matter” work better?
    with a picture of a cop holding a 45?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Jeffro: When their principle is basically “blah people should be chattel” they should think about ditching the principle and never coming out into the light of day again as atonement for said “principle”.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Terry chay: The one thing that REALLY hacked Jesus off was hypocrisy. Just sayin’.

  23. 23
    Droppy says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    The one thing that REALLY hacked Jesus off was hypocrisy. Just sayin’.

    Also too, he wasn’t crazy about people who were overly concerned about money.

  24. 24
    p.a. says:

    Here’s a visitor to help you save on birdseed.

  25. 25
    Trinity says:

    Thank you Betty! Needed that giggle.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Anoniminous:

    Complete fantasy. Talking magic flying purple unicorns pooping gold bars and peeing sparkly pixie dust fantasy. The GOP primary voters will not allow fresh anything.

    GOP primary voters – whether we’re talking about the majority of whom did not vote for Trump or the majority that eventually fell in line behind him – can’t stop Rubin & Co from forming their own party and making their own case in future elections. I think Rubin is especially disheartened that the latter group even exists (and that it was essentially enabled by her heartthrob Paul Ryan) and now wants no part of what she sees as a majority-pro-Trump party. To that, I say, more power to her.

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    les says:

    @Jeffro:

    Yes, it’s time for the sane and sober Republicans to pack their bags and go.

    All 7 of them? And Jen won’t be one, she’ll be at the same old stand, explaining how Dems in general and Hillary in particular are the devil.

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    shortribs says:

    @Jeffro: If that new party is just hushed, rather than overt, racism and sexism then they’ll have learned nothing, which is what I suspect.

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    celticdragonchick says:

    @comrade scott’s agenda of rage:

    To be fair, no, that isn’t what Rubin has been arguing.

    She declared the GOP is deaddeaddead and it is time to leave it to the alt right nuts and go do something else.

    The once Grand Old Party has come to embody … charlatans, snake-oil salesmen and alt-right bigots. Don’t try to reason with this crowd; just up and go.

    Plant a flag, announce your principles and then decide whom you want to invite. Save all the energy that otherwise would be wasted on another useless autopsy report and arguing with people who threw away every conviction to support Trump.

    Instead, these refugees from the GOP can draft a simple statement rejecting the politics of division, misinformation, anger, racism and misogyny. They should not be shy about going on record to condemn the nomination of someone as patently unfit for public office as Trump. They should vow to support candidates of principle and good character.

    She deserves a hit, however, for this line that I shortened from up above:

    The once Grand Old Party has come to embody the heinous qualities that liberals unfairly attributed to all Republicans (e.g. hostile to women, the poor and immigrants)

    Uh…yeah…the GOP has always been hostile to women, minorities, GLBT people and the poor. What took you so long to figure this out, Jen?

    This paragraph seems more reasonable:

    The charter for the New Party, or whatever it is called, should not be a laundry list of positions but rather a commitment to practice civil politics and to respect fellow Americans. Conservative habits — moderation, gradualism, tolerance, humility, rational balancing of conflicting concerns, respect for institutions that comprise civil society (from families to churches to volunteer groups) — should be front and center. It is these ideals and habits of mind, even more than issue positions, that will separate the New Party’s politics from the old Republican Party.

    Anti-intellectualism should be rejected as should the nostalgia for a bygone America that never really existed.

    *emphasis mine.

    Of course, you have good ol’ Douthat on the same page moaning about “sexual individualism”, so there is that.

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    germy says:

    B&W version of Mad Max: Fury Road

    The black & white (aka “black & chrome”) incarnation of Mad Max: Fury Road—which director George Miller considers the “best version”—is already streaming on AmazonPrime as you read this. The theatrical release isn’t until Nov. 1 and the Blu-ray box will come after that, so this is quite a surprise.

  31. 31
    Mnemosyne says:

    @catclub:

    Don’t look at me, I suck at Photoshop.

  32. 32
    celticdragonchick says:

    @germy:

    Shiny and chrome…. :)

  33. 33
    germy says:

    Washington Post headline:

    House Republicans are preparing for years of investigations of Clinton

    If Republicans retain control of the House, Hillary Clinton could be the first president since George H.W. Bush to immediately face a House Oversight Committee controlled by the opposition party.

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    gvg says:

    Her sane republican description sounded just like the democratic party and she didn’t even notice. Can’t see us.

    The problem with walking out of the established party is it concedes to the nuts the easy path to ballot status due to the past and the bank accounts and voter lists. Those are things worth fighting for and I would prefer they didn’t end up controlled by the RWNJs but it may happen. Really i thought the tipping point was 2006 when a combination of several republican corruption scandals and Iraq going bad, resulted in a lot of GOP voters voting Dem. It seemed to leave just the fanatics left who got really silly which resulted in a lot of the temporary Dem voters staying Dem plus some more left and they got worse each election. Stupider. They don’t have anyone really smart left IMO. If they had cleaned up the corruption and acted smarter, they could have recovered…..it seemed to me it started when they were trying to build up the permanent majority (since Gingrich I guess) and they welcomed anyone who would vote party line no matter how corrupt or stupid. They covered up instead of taking an occasional hit for a crook and getting rid of them and after awhile they were all bad and mostly stupid. they don’t have a way back that I see.

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    celticdragonchick says:

    @gvg:

    Her sane republican description sounded just like the democratic party and she didn’t even notice. Can’t see us.

    I noticed that as well. Baby steps, though…

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    gvg says:

    @celticdragonchick:

    She deserves a hit, however, for this line that I shortened from up above:

    The once Grand Old Party has come to embody the heinous qualities that liberals unfairly attributed to all Republicans (e.g. hostile to women, the poor and immigrants)

    Uh…yeah…the GOP has always been hostile to women, minorities, GLBT people and the poor. What took you so long to figure this out, Jen?

    Always? The GOP was Lincoln’s party originally. In my lifetime it’s been anti minority, but once it was not so much. Sometimes history is weird.

  37. 37
    celticdragonchick says:

    @gvg:

    Point taken. The GOP within the last, oh, 50 years or so.

  38. 38
    Lizzee says:

    Since we’re sharing from the internet…

  39. 39
    Brachiator says:

    I swear I read that as “Two Furries From the Twitter.”

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Jeffro:

    You are a one-man wrecking crew of bad hyperlinks! Fixed: “Sane Republicans Should Pack Their Bags and Flee the GOP.”

    See this brief tutorial. Worst case, just leave off any http/https prefix and start with the www. FYWP can handle that.

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    J R in WV says:

    @celticdragonchick: Well, they did work frantically to repeal the new deal, especially in the courts. So more like 85 years, at least, of right wing nuts.

    And in the late 1930s, many were authentic fascists, with scarlet banners, symbols, etc, and giant rallies at the original Madison Square Garden! Which would make good commercial material in my opinion.

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    Suffragete City elftx says:

    I intend to ‘borrow’ these. Much Thanks ..chuckle chuckle

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