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Mayberry Machiavelli

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January 26, 2019

Why a 3 week CR instead of just ending the farce entirely?

The only reasons I can think of:

1. Trump and the GOP still feel they can somehow turn the situation around in that time and still "win" and get The Wall or other concessions out of the Democrats

2. Trump and the GOP do in fact realize they have completely lost on this, there is no win to be had, but somehow feel they can bury the final capitulation further down in the headlines and diminish the embarrassment and political cost of caving completely all at once

3. The LaGuardia and air travel situation caused their house of cards to collapse so abruptly that they were at a loss for an appropriate face saving narrative to spin, they needed a little extra time to come up with one.

I don't see how it would be in any way possible to hold the thread of shutting down the government again in three weeks as any kind of credible threat, I can't imagine the GOP Senate or Mitch would have any stomach for that. That would be like saying "the hostages can visit their families for three weeks but then they must return to have us place the gun to their heads again". Nonstarter. I'd think the Senate would overrride a veto before they'd allow that to happen again. Especially since the air traffic controllers know they can end it immediately by shutting down U.S. air travel.

Anything else I'm not seeing?

May 3, 2018

"And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their world.."

"Are immune to your consultations, they're quite aware of what they're going through."

I heard this song at work today and this particular bit of lyric really caught my ear and brought current events to mind.

April 23, 2018

Alt Right Dirtbag Milo Yiannopoulos shows his face in a bar in NYC and gets heckled until he leaves.

Good. The price of running with a bunch of Nazis should be that you can't show your face in polite society without getting publicly shamed like this.


April 22, 2018

Oscar Peterson "Nancy With the Laughing Face" (Live)

Oscar Peterson was a big man with huge hands. I understand he had a special Bosendorfer piano that he played that had several extra keys in the bass range. This is probably my favorite performance of his.

April 22, 2018

David "Fathead" Newman

April 17, 2018

Guess The Movie From The Screenshot Game. Read Rules!

If you are posting a screenshot, post it as a reply to this post.

If you are guessing the answer to a screenshot, post it as a reply to the screenshot post that you are trying to solve.

If no one is guessing your screenshot, consider posting additional screenshots as a reply to the original screenshot. Ideally you should make the hints progressively easier.

April 17, 2018

I'm ready to drink my Big Black Cow And Get Outta Here.

But what's in a Big Black Cow?

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