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This has been all over Twitter today. It’s for those of us who don’t know anything about CUPS in dogs.

I spent a good part of the afternoon at the New Mexico History Museum’s new exhibit on the 1960s counterculture in New Mexico. It was so-so.

But this does look like something out of an acid trip.



Later Night Horrorshow Open Thread: Speaking of GOP Monsters…


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When you’ve got Jimmy ‘Bright Side’ Kimmel calling you out…



Open Thread: “Loyalty Day”


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“Actually… “



He sells sanctuary

I don’t link to TPM much because I figure everyone reads it, but I this is an important point:

Perhaps the White House had planned all along for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make an appearance at today’s press briefing to rail against sanctuary cities. But the timing is consistent with what I’ve long feared will be the impulse for the Trump administration: When the going gets rough (failed Obamacare repeal, low poll numbers, etc), it will fall back on appeals to racism and xenophobia to regain political footing.

I assume that at some point, as Trump’s approval ratings sink lower, there will be some kind of international conflict he and Bannon provoke to get people (especially the media) to rally around Dear Leader.








Saturday Night Fights Open Thread: Is This the End of Little Roger?

I’ve been waiting for the downfall of foundational ratfvcker Roger Stone since he was a damp little CREEPster in Tricky Dick’s administration (and I was in high school). Since the Trump puppeteers seem determined to bring back the full panoply of Watergate-era high crimes & misdemeanors (… the second time, as farce) there would be a pleasing symmetry if the expensively-dressed thug with the Nixon back tattoo were to finally fail his escape from the latest GOP heist caper due to an overenthusiastic investment in Lord Smallgloves’ pinchbeck empire…

Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime confidant and former campaign advisor, has admitted that he was in private communication with one of the Kremlin-connected hacker personas behind the Democratic National Committee email breach last year.

Stone — one of several Trump associates under FBI investigation for potential Russia ties — acknowledged in a lengthy statement Friday evening that he communicated with Guccifer 2.0 in direct Twitter messages last summer.

The statement came in response to a recent Smoking Gun report that suggests Stone might have collaborated with Russian hackers.

U.S. intelligence officials and various cybersecurity firms have concluded that Russian spy agencies created Guccifer 2.0 as an Internet persona for the purpose of helping Trump win the White House…

Last weekend’s uncharacteristically angry (and hastily erased) tweets would certainly seem to indicate that the professional ‘political operative’ may be worried that, for the first time in his inglorious career, some other minion has beaten him to the sole available FBI-inside-informant slot. Some backstory, from Harry Reid’s former campaign manager:


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Comic Relief Open Thread: Those MARCH 4 TRUMP Rallies

Since I’ve so enjoyed posting those town hall pics, in the spirit of fairness… oh, who am I kidding, let the wild snark begin!

Organizers of the so-called Spirit of America rallies in at least 28 the country’s 50 states had said they expected smaller turn-outs than the huge crowds of anti-Trump protesters that clogged the streets of Washington and other cities the day after the Republican’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

“There are a lot of angry groups protesting and we thought it was important to show our support,” said Peter Boykin, president of Gays for Trump, who helped organize Saturday’s rally in Washington…

In Palm Beach, Florida, where Trump is staying this weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort, the president’s motorcade stopped and Trump stepped outside his car to wave at a crowd of dozens of supporters. A smaller group of protesters stood across the street…

But such an inch!



Friday Evening Open Thread: Put Out More (Russian) Flags!

TPM explains:

Two young, progressive activists from DC, Jason Charter and Ryan Clayton with the group Americans Take Action, purchased tickets to the conference, and handed out nearly 1,000 flags to attendees as a prank. After they were thrown out of the conference, they told TPM they wanted to “shed light on an important issue”—namely, the drip of revelations of backchannel communications between the Russian government and the Trump campaign—and allow people to “get a laugh out of their day.”

Charter, 22, told TPM by phone that he and Clayton organized the prank in order to “honor Trump’s relationship with Putin.” He said almost no one at CPAC seemed to realize the flag he handed them bore the horizontal red, white, and blue stripes of the Russian Federation underneath Trump’s name…

Apart from cheering on the pranksters, what’s on the agenda as we prepare to start the weekend?

The President-Asterisk is on it!!!!