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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 08:40 PM

Kavanaugh, Graham, Grassley, & Co. Rage Against the Dying of the Whites (Ferret/ShowerCap)

This one was hard, friends. For the first time, shit was so abominable, I didn't WANT to blog about it. The news has been like a cheese grater, slowly, painfully, eroding my brain into a pile of taco toppings. I wanna stick my head in a sauna till it sweats out the memory of every single moment of the Kavanaugh hearing.

As always, you can find this post, with all relevant news links, at:
And please, please, check out the Goddamn Midterms Action Guide, and get in the fight: http://showercapblog.com/vote-goddamn-midterms/

It seems like a decade ago, when we enjoyed a little chuckle watching the Hairplug That Ate Decency belch up his usual dogbowlful of self-aggrandizing nonsense at the United Nations, only to have the world laugh directly in his sharty little face. All the fear he imagines he inspires, the respect he so desperately craves, and he was roundly, openly, mocked without a second thought. And though you'd normally feel a twinge of patriotic anger to see your President so humiliated on the world stage, with this bloated assclown, your only regret is that you weren't there to take take the diplomats out for a beer later.

Oh, and the Velveeta Vulgarian, who has of late been test-driving various excuses for his imminent midterm spanking, accused China of meddling in the elections because hey why not? One thing I'll say for MAGA nation, it must be fun having your Bible written and re-written in real time. "What do we believe today? Who are we supposed to love now that we hated a week ago?” George Orwell seriously underestimated how much FUN it could be to resculpt reality to suit the fleeting needs of a moment.

Speaking of pathetic Republicans who get no respect largely because they deserve none, Rand Paul's shady little proposal to lift sanctions on his new BFF, Vlad Putin, over that one thing when Russia INVADED UKRAINE AND SEIZED CRIMEA, of course went down in flames. One of these days, us taxpayers should bill Rand for all the valuable government time he wastes with these little stunts of his. I'm sure they impress the college libertarian clubs, though.

A memo surfaced proving DHS Secretary/Child Concentration Camp Supervisor Kirstjen Nielsen was lying when she repeatedly claimed family separation was not the Shart Administration's official policy. Reading about this made me nostalgic for the time when this story would've rocked the nation and led to Nielsen’s resignation at the speed of fucking light, instead of drifting by, a barely-noticed blip in a news cycle so accustomed to atrocity that shit like this is almost boring. Then I got even more nostalgic for the time when anyone proposing family separation would have been chased out of government, because only a monster would propose something so monstrous.

The Daily Beast got ahold of a memo (memos out the wazoo this week, apparently) allegedly detailing the famous Seychelles meeting between Legit Sinister Mercenary Erik Prince and a sanctioned Russian oligarch dirtbag. You know, I'm starting to think that maybe Erik's initial claim, that they merely engaged in a light-hearted debate about whether Chicago was better with or without Peter Cetera, might have been somewhat less than honest.

And Sarah Palin's garbage spawn has been arrested for domestic violence. Again. Anybody else tired of being moralized at by the slavering hordes of rubes who idolize the ethical/political version of the Hills Have Eyes family?

Further trouble in Shartopia as a judge ruled an emoluments clause lawsuit filed by Democratic Congressfolk can proceed, potentially shutting down one of the Grand Wizard Grifter's chief remaining revenue streams: open bribery by foreign governments. Anyway, I'm thinking of launching a series of collectible trading cards, each depicting a different lawsuit targeting our oh-so-criminal President. Every pack would come with a piece of stale chewing gum, flavored like overdone steak with ketchup.

Whelp, that's about everything, I think, so I'll sign off with...what's that? I'm leaving something out?

Ok, fine. Let's address the elephant in the room. The revolting, lying, rapey, shouty, totally immoral elephant in the room. The elephant that is trying to break out of the room and trample everything that's good and decent in America to tiny bits.

Y'know what, in honor of Judge Kavanaugh, let's structure this as a sort of drinking game in reverse. Every time you read about some Sack-of-Shit Republican saying or doing something so vile it makes you wanna retch, go ahead and retch! Whoever fills up their barf bag quickest, wins. Actually, looking at this shit, you might wanna bring a 10 gallon garbage can.

(And if I miss anything, it's probably because I've been jabbing my brain with an ice pick in an effort to destroy the memories of this Most Hideous and Dispiriting Week.)

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony was devastating. Frankly it seems kinda disrespectful to even talk about it here, considering the tone of this blog.

I suppose I could mention where Dr. Ford's own father isn't publicly supporting her because he's worried about losing his membership in his conservative country club, but I probably shouldn't because that story's so sad, so deeply fucked up, it might just crush whatever light remains in your heart.

The all-male GOP contingent on Judiciary, whose cumulative age eclipses the entire history of the planet if you're a creationist, were too terrified to do their jobs (begging the question, “Why the fuck do you deserve to be Senators?", outsourcing their questioning to a female sex crimes prosecutor.

The prosecutor didn't kick up much dust, honestly, despite visiting the popular right-wing jagosphere theory that Ford claimed to be afraid of flying but still flew sometimes, thus conclusively proving her to be a lying jezebel who lies about all things simply because lying feels so good to her dirty, lying, heart.

On the other hand, witnessing their behavior around the hearing, you can understand why they made that particular call.

Chuck Grassley fumed and sputtered in rage about perceived procedural slights, and while there was a tremendous amount of bad-faith bloviating going on, I think we should give Chuckles the presumption of honesty here: this is a man who truly believes a momentary delay in the mad dash to confirm an ill-tempered partisan hack to the Supreme Court is a significantly greater sin than any mere sexual assault.

Orrin Hatch, looking like a thumb that's been submerged in the bathtub for too long, and acting like an out-of-touch old fart who's been in the U.S. Senate for too long, paraded the judgement that's apparently been Good Enough for Utah for decades, commenting on Ford's...attractiveness. Congratulations, Orrin...you've made me feel like replacing your ancient ass with a flimsy weathervane like Willard Romney will qualify as a significant upgrade. Jesus.

Kavanaugh's testimony was...wow. I dunno, if I was looking to get appointed to the Supreme Court, I might try to avoid coming off like a screeching, hostile, untrustworthy, maniac, but that's just me.

He whined a whole bunch. He invented conspiracy theories involving the Clintons, which is, um, TOTALLY INSANE AND DISQUALIFYING. He frequently seemed to imply “I got into Yale” as somehow providing ironclad proof that he couldn't possibly have ever had a drinking problem, which ironically served only to prove that he's not intellecutally qualified for the gig he's applying for. Oh, and he vowed vengeance on his enemies, which is...not really a good look for a SCOTUS justice, in my humblest of opinions. He may have said something about beer, I don't really remember.

He mouthed off to Senator Amy Klobuchar, mockingly throwing her questions about getting blackout drunk back in her face mere moments after she spoke of being raised by an alcoholic father. To her eternal credit, Klobuchar didn't immediately slap the smug jackass right out of his shoes; she clearly has a temperament suited to her lofty post, whereas Kavanaugh was practically smearing the walls of the hearing room with his own shit.

Most notably, he lied. He lied a whole fucking bunch. He's lied about big shit and utterly inconsequential shit. He told huge, comical lies about the lewd terms from his yearbook page (No, Senator, you misunderstand! By “donkey punch,” I mean the cucumber-tinged water we'd give the family mule as a treat on special occasions like Xmas and his birthday!)...frankly, I'm no longer even confident that his name is Brett.

And then Lindsey Graham, Senator/Confederate LARPer from the great state of South Carolina, stood up and proclaimed at the top of his lungs, “With GAWD as my witness, women will never vote for me again!”

With all the demonstrative self-righteousness of a community theatre actor playing Atticus Finch, Lindsey lectured the world for its cruel persecution of the privileged white guy who only wanted to have his crimes swept under the rug so that he might sit in judgment of others from a post of unimpeachable power for the rest of his life. Then the Senator pointed his finger and accused Democrats of trying to STEAL A SUPREME COURT SEAT and Irony dropped stone cold dead.

(Between the hearings, Lindsey hatefully dismissed a sexual assault survivor, because the old bastard is just leanin’ into the evil now. He's gonna pop up on Meet the Press next week, casually snacking on a bowl of live kittens.)

Some suggested Graham was acting all Trumpy as part of an audition to replace Ol’ Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III as Attorney General. Y’all are thinking too small. All that showy depravity? Shouting the vilest, most dishonest crap at the top of your lungs while simultaneously wallowing in phony victimhood? No no, this southern gent is looking to inherit the reins of the whole damn deplorable herd some day...

One after another, the Withered Hate Raisins of the GOP Senate Judiciary team weighed in, looking like Sith Lords that had retired to Florida, gotten really into shuffleboard, and let themselves go. Kennedy, Cornyn, Sasse...like some sort of hideous Old White Guy Beauty Pageant, where every contestant accidentally prepared the same “talent,” and that talent was spewing out the last mustard gas wheeze of Shitty White Dude Privilege.

And isn't it weird that of all the assembled assholes, Ted Cruz of all people was on his best behavior? You'd almost think he was facing an unexpectedly competitive re-election fight or somethin’.

And then I lost a ton of fuckin’ money in a pool I've been running, because JEFF FLAKE ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING FOR ONCE. Yes, the Arizona Senator/Occasional Hatrack, having been confronted in an elevator by a group of sexual assault survivors, appears to have finally been shamed into actually backing up his oft-and-loudly-professed morals! I'll give you some time to fact-check that; I scarcely believe it myself.

Yes, Senator Paperweight sat through the sham hearing Friday morning with a pained expression, as if to say, “something about this situation, where we're dismissing the credible accusations of a sexual assault survivor as the raving of a deluded she-idiot who simply cannot tell one man from another, isn't quite...right.” And he hemmed and he hawed and he put his foot down and proclaimed “THIS TRAVESTY SHALL NOT STAND! THIS TRAVESTY MUST BE POSTPONED! FOR ABOUT A WEEK! BUT CERTAINLY NO LONGER THAN THAT!” Because in the end, he's still Jeff Flake, and we can't expect too much of him.

So we've got a week. Make some NOISE, Resisters. Make noise like you've travelled back in time to the last-ever Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert, and they're backstage but they haven't played Free Fallin’ yet.

And of course, now the word is that Shart House lawyer Conman Don McGahn gets to hard-pick the topics and witnesses the FBI is allowed to investigate. They can talk to Sean Connery about what it was like making MEDICINE MAN, but they're not allowed to interview Kavanaughty's college classmates about all that drinking he lied about. Under oath. AT HIS FUCKING SUPREME COURT CONFIRMATION HEARING.

They haven't even interviewed Dr. Ford yet, for fuck's sake! Is this sham really gonna be enough to allow Susan Collins to go on pretending she doesn't understand precisely what's going down here?

I tell ya folks, there's so much corruption and rot, I expect the White House to disintegrate and blow way in the wind, leaving Shart Garfunkel exposed, pants around his ankles, on the gold-plated toilet you know he's had installed behind the Resolute Desk.

Oh, and Littlefinger and Kim Jong-un fooled around and fell in love, to hear our perpetually-embarrassing President tell it. Senile old fucker's trying to blow up relations with Canada, while he's swapping scented notes between classes with a MASS FUCKING MURDERER.

I think we should remake West Side Story with Drumpfy and Kim. I also think we should make the Americans the Sharks, because that'll really chafe Stephen Miller's ass.

Fuck, y’all. I'm wrecked by the this shit. I'd cover Elon Musk and Kanye West, but my head would surely explode. I generally try to leave y’all on an up note, or a gag, but I can't do that today. Instead here's one last link, one final reminder of the unspeakable evil we're fighting. Read it, roll up your sleeves, and get to work; the midterms are closer than ever.

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Reply Kavanaugh, Graham, Grassley, & Co. Rage Against the Dying of the Whites (Ferret/ShowerCap) (Original post)
TheFerret Sep 2018 OP
malaise Sep 2018 #1
libdem4life Sep 2018 #2
YessirAtsaFact Sep 2018 #3
colorado_ufo Sep 2018 #19
oasis Sep 2018 #4
cry baby Sep 2018 #5
treestar Sep 2018 #6
UTUSN Sep 2018 #7
greatauntoftriplets Sep 2018 #8
dalton99a Sep 2018 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2018 #10
erronis Sep 2018 #11
ffr Sep 2018 #12
George II Sep 2018 #13
bucolic_frolic Sep 2018 #14
denbot Sep 2018 #15
zentrum Sep 2018 #16
Fred Sanders Sep 2018 #17
YessirAtsaFact Sep 2018 #21
murielm99 Sep 2018 #18
Laura PourMeADrink Sep 2018 #20
Fred Sanders Oct 2018 #22
appalachiablue Oct 2018 #23
ancianita Oct 2018 #24
BelgianMadCow Oct 2018 #25
stage left Oct 2018 #26
Paladin Oct 2018 #27
whathehell Oct 2018 #28
NurseJackie Oct 2018 #29
Nitram Oct 2018 #30
Gothmog Oct 2018 #31
Lugnut Oct 2018 #32

Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 08:45 PM

1. Nicely done

Rec

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 08:51 PM

2. As they say, why don't you tell us what you Really Think ???? LOL.

 

Great article...sad subject.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:00 PM

3. Great article. This guy is funny

"the Withered Hate Raisins of the GOP Senate Judiciary team weighed in, looking like Sith Lords that had retired to Florida"

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:55 PM

19. Yep! That's when I lost it! Awesome!

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:03 PM

4. Excellent!

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:07 PM

5. Kick

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:12 PM

6. The Velveeta Vulgarian

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:18 PM

7. Good one!1 "Rage, rage against the dying of the" WHITES!1

Fitting that Dylan died from alchohol "INSULT TO THE BRAIN"!1





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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:28 PM

8. Thanks for this.

I half expected to her Kavanaugh blame President Obama for something on Thursday.

K&R

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:30 PM

9. Kick

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:41 PM

10. You may not have wanted to do this blog, but by gawd, you did--magnificently!

We really REALLY appreciate your efforts.

I hope things start turning around in our direction soon, for your sanity's sake, and for ours!

The midterms are closer than ever.

I cannot fucking wait!

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:02 PM

12. I laughed so hard. Thanks, I needed that, Ferret.

The all-male GOP contingent on Judiciary, whose cumulative age eclipses the entire history of the planet if you're a creationist

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:07 PM

13. You da man, thanks SO much for your perspective and humor...

....we need stuff like this to get through all of this.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:24 PM

14. You know what will happen: Trump has telegraphed his intentions

He called Sat Night Live "a political ad for Dems". Note that he hasn't used the term FakeNews recently.

Well, be prepared. He will call the FBI investigation crooked, rigged, fake news, all orchestrated by Dems.

Then he'll start telling America how great again Kavanaugh is.

It's all theater to Trump. All of it.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:33 PM

15. Rest easy, clever little mustelid.

While this is hell on you, we appreciate that you digest this daily shit pile so we don’t have to, and for that we are grateful.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:43 PM

16. Crazy great, as ever. Du'ers please

....go to it's blog and read. Lots of well organized, USEFUL, ACTIONABLE, links for political involvement for the midterms there.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:47 PM

17. Judicial temperament is actually an important thing. Klobucher had it, Brett proved he does not.

Disqualifying.

Blaming a deep State conspiracy led by Democrats.

Disqualifying.

Promising vengeance on the enemies who orchestrated this.

Disqualifying.

Character matters, right?

Disqualifying character.

Dr. Ford revealed much more than a sexual predator and former alcoholic as disqualifying characteristics.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 11:24 PM

21. I don't think Kavanaugh is s former alcoholic

I think he’s an active functioning alcoholic.

I would not be surprised to find he had been drinking Thursday.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:49 PM

18. K&R, Ferret.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 11:18 PM

20. Prosecutor Mitchell's fatal error - think she actually

thought she was supposed to be on a quest for the truth. (Enter GOPer with a cane)

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 12:34 AM

22. The Ferrets Showercap election website is better than 538, miles ahead of Trumpy RCP and

more educational and entertaining than anything out there.

Bookmark it now!

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 01:57 AM

23. K & R. Thanks Ferret.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 01:27 PM

24. Don't forget Orrin Hatch.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 04:11 PM

25. "whose cumulative age eclipses the entire history of the planet if you're a creationist"



You truly provide comic Relief, Showerette. Like Mike Malloy did for me during another madhouse admin.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 05:11 PM

26. A thing of beauty

is a joy forever. It was a hell of a week.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2018, 08:16 PM

27. "Withered Hate Raisins" needs to be carved in granite, somewhere important. (nt)

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 06:36 AM

28. White Males

To be more specific.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 09:23 AM

29. Fantastic! Thanks very much for posting!

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 09:34 AM

30. I hope we are indeed witnessing the death throes of white supremacy.

They're putting a lot of money and power behind this Last Stand. When Trump's election is analyzed in times to come it will be focused on the fact that he ran on a promise of white supremacy.

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 08:10 PM

31. Thank you for your words of wisdom

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Response to TheFerret (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 01:38 AM

32. K&R n/t

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