Entries by Betty Cracker

Next Friday Belongs to Them

Via TPM, former Breitbart staffers are forming a Trump agenda enforcement group to “pressure lawmakers into falling into line with Donald Trump’s political agenda.” According to the report, based on a story in The Atlantic, the Breitbart staffers have formed a PAC and are creating a media arm: The strategy [former Breitbart report Dustin] Stockton […]

Sky-High Open Thread

Faithful Balloon Juice reader (and occasional commenter) cope sent the following beautiful predawn photo of Venus and the crescent moon: Hope the appearance of a crescent moon in Cole’s Twitter feed doesn’t bring the anti-Islam hysterics down on our host’s head. He has enough to contend with, given the unruly menagerie and impending relocation. I […]

Another Standard Falls?

Is it common for U.S. presidents to use public communication venues to openly shill for companies owned by their supporters? I can’t recall such a case, but perhaps I’ve missed it. Anyhoo, this morning: Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L.Bean for your great support and courage. People will support you even more now. Buy […]

Look at the Birdie (Open Thread)

I saw this big guy in my laurel oak yesterday, pecking away at a dead branch: Thank Flying Spaghetti Monster for lovely birds to keep despair at bay. Otherwise, the antics of Sunkist Stalin might compel me to pour a quart of bourbon into a half-eaten container of Häagen-Dazs Dulce De Leche ice cream and […]

Engulf & Devour, Inc.

As expected, Trump is absorbing the United States government into his family cartel and will install his eldest daughter and her husband in the White House as senior advisors — the latter, at least, on an official basis, according to NBC: President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner will be named senior adviser to the president, […]