Entries by Betty Cracker

Hop on Pop (Open Thread)

We’ve got a family of purple house finches in the yard with three fledglings. The fledglings are still a bit awkward in flight but do well enough; they can land on our feeders and gorge themselves, as they do pretty much all day. But they still harass their parents for food. Here’s Father Finch being […]

I Am Left Panda (Open Thread)

Left Red Panda here exemplifies my approach to life these days: "panda1: Don't creep up on me like that!! — panda2: Jesus dude relax it's the food delivery monster" pic.twitter.com/9QRQMZDiLU — Fluff Society (@FluffSociety) April 21, 2018 “OMFG, what fresh hell is thiiiiiis?!?” Just expecting the worst all the time. That’s no good. I’ve got […]

Dems Sue Russia, Trump Campaign and WikiLeaks

Breaking from The Post: Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to […]

Back, and to the left…

A depressing thought occurred to me recently. Those of us who experienced the 2016 election as a national and personal trauma could be forever doomed to live with the mysteries and what-ifs associated with it, in the same way my parents’ generation is still haunted by the Kennedy assassination and the horrors that unfolded from […]

In Plain Sight (Open Thread)

TPM has an interesting article about Trump’s shady fixer, Michael Cohen, who grew up ass-deep in Russian mobsters on Long Island. An excerpt (link to article here): From the 70s through the 90s at least, the bosses of the Russian mafia in the U.S. literally ran their crime organization out of the El Caribe. So […]