#BlueFalcon

October 22, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Vet friends and family are telling me that there’s a new Twitter trend of #BlueFalcon being used by Vets across the country.

In military parlance it stand for Buddy F@@@er. It’s a supposed comrade whose actions harm his friends, often for his own benefit.

The vets on Twitter are referring too John Kelly as a Blue Falcon.  If you’re on Twitter you can search #BlueFalcon or #BlueFalconKelly.

And under the category of I Can’t Prove It’s True But It Has To Be True … I’m starting to think that the reason Kelly, Tillerson, and McMaster have a suicide pack and continue to stay is that they are going to get their damn war.

We left a service member behind.  I can tell you for sure that La David Johnson did not sign up to be sent into an ambush with no protection, depending on a contractor to recuse him, and then left behind for 48 hours.

Has anybody heard anything from Trey Gowdy?  Crickets?

Thanks to SGray for the heads up.

Baseball Talk

October 22, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

I try real hard not to bore you guys with baseball talk too much.

Oh Sweet Jesus in glorious heaven above, the Astros won the pennant.

Ole Bubba and I went to over 50 Astros games this year, thanks to the block weeknight game buys where tickets with you-get-what-you-get seating cost as low as $7 a seat.  We drive an hour into Houston, park, and then ride the train to the game.  Then we drive an hour back home discussing every play.

We love these guys.

 

Some of my friends tell me that baseball is too slow and boring.  No, baseball is thoughtful. Baseball is mathematics combined with psychology and a whole bunch of art.  It’s knowing when to call a double steal or knowing when a triple is a good risk.

I love this game.  I also love this particular team of guys who play for the joy of the game.  I think every Democrat should root for the Astros – our team owner is a Democrat, the city hasn’t has a Republican mayor since 1973, and we are named after the most honorable Texan ever.

Baseball fans everywhere will appreciate my favorite sign from the game last night.

 

Hey, Joe Buck, kiss my big Astro-orange butt.

We will be watching the World Series from home.  I am donating the cost of one ticket to the Juanita Jean / Glen Maxey ballot by mail program.  (Yeah, that’s coming up!)

So, watch along with me next week.  Trust me, you’ll love it.

 

Trump’s Next Stunt

October 21, 2017 By: El Jefe

It’s becoming clear that Trump is getting ready to pull some stupid (read dangerous) stunt in the next couple of weeks.  This morning, he tweeted that next Thursday, he is releasing all classified documents about the Kennedy assassination investigation.  The documents are believed to be a treasure trove for historians (and conspiracy theorists) and should cause quite an uproar.  This tweetnouncement comes on the heels of a puzzling WH announcement yesterday that Trump has signed an amendment to GWB’s Executive Order 13223 signed in 2001 right after 9/11.  The original order was given to activate the ready reserve of armed forces and the expand the authority of the Secretary of Defense as he was ginning up the “War on Terror”, meaning he was going to attack Iraq.

When Trump signed the amendment yesterday, questions started flying about what it meant.  No one really knew, until word got out this morning that Trump signed the order so the Air Force could recall 1,000 pilots.  That’s right, kids, 1,000 pilots who’ve moved on in their lives are being recalled.

This goofy sumbitch is going to start a real live rootin’ tootin’ shooting war to distract from the FBI investigation and the chaos that has become a part of our daily lives.  Oh, and there’s this little detail:  There are 3 special elections coming up in November and December to take Jeff Sessions seat in Alabama, Jason Chafetz seat in Utah, and Tim Murphy’s seat in Pennsylvania where Dems stand a chance of gaining ground on the Repubs prior to the 2018 elections.  In Alabama, the Repubs nominated lunatic and weirdo who wears a tiara on his cowboy hat, Roy Moore, to run against Dem Doug Jones who wasn’t give a prayer to win even a month ago.  Now, the latest poll, conducted by none other than Fox Noise, has Jones TIED with Moore.  Is it because Jones is that strong?  Not likely.  It’s more like, as written by John Archibald wrote in Al.com, Roy Moore is falling in the polls because,

“…every time Roy Moore speaks, Roy Moore comes out of his mouth. And as history has shown, the more Moore is heard, the more Alabamians – even staunchly conservative, deeply religious, red-on-red Alabamians – begin to have doubts.”

If Alabama goes to the Dems, that makes the Senate 51-49, making control even more possible for the Dems in 2018. Repubs always do better in elections when the government has voters terrified of dark skinned scary people, especially when those dark skinned scary people don’t like the US.

Am I saying that Donald Trump is going to start a shootin’ war to distract from his own troubles and get Republicans elected to Congress?  That’s EXACTLY what I’m arguing.  Even in the chaos that is today’s US government, patterns emerge.  And one pattern that is clear is that Trump will do ANYTHING, (like releasing controversial classified material or starting a war) no matter how many people will get killed or lives destroyed to make himself feel or look better, at least in his own mind.

And I’ll bet you a loaf of my homemade bread and a case of my home brewed beer that I’m dead on with this one (no pun intended).

It’s Saturday. Give It a Rest, Chump.

October 21, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Okay, so when even the Washington Post says that John Kelly owes Congresswoman Wilson an apology,  Trumphouse went whacked out.

First of all, who the hell is Donald Trump to make fun of anybody’s headwear?  Has he noticed what’s on top of his head?

Who the hell is John Kelly (I’m dropping the “General” crap right now) to viciously and falsely  attack a congresswoman, and then run back into hiding?

Who is hell is any Republican who says the media is keeping this alive?  Good Lord, Trump tweeted about it this morning.  Twice, dammit.  Twice, in one morning.

Who the damn hell is Sarah Huckabooboo to say that we cannot question a 4 star general?  Would she like to point to that in the constitution?

Just give it a damn rest.

 

Weekend Fun

October 20, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Thanks to Jan for this great find in Slate.

Sometimes, after a long day’s work, you’ve just had enough. So when you hear the president’s motorcade whining its way up Connecticut Avenue toward your apartment in Washington, you instinctively lift your head off the sofa and think: What can I do, in this moment, to be the change I want to see in the world? Across the room, a “Not My President” placard sits behind your softball bat. But there’s no time. So you run to the window and you, you know, resist.

From the White House Press Pool report —

 

What a hero!

Thanks to Jan for the heads up.

Friday Toons

October 20, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

 

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

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