Grasping At Straws

A User’s Guide to Our Illegitimate Government


Come Tuesday, when an unrepentant rapist is sworn into our nation’s highest court, the despotism of our government will be complete.

The President who nominated Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch will have taken office without the consent of a majority of voters.

The Senate majority that confirmed both represents only 46 percent of the population.

And between them, a Supreme Court majority will be established that lasts a generation.

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See You and Raise …

Emergency Cat Video Comforts Weary Nation

Day 3 of our special series, Jeezus Christ What’s This Fucking World Coming To?

New Black Panther Sighted in Chicago!!!!!!!!…

“First lady Michelle Obama appears to have violated Illinois law — when she engaged in political discussion at a polling place! [After voting] she let voters including electrician Dennis Campbell, 56, take some photos. ‘She was telling me how important it was to vote to keep her husband’s agenda going,’ Campbell said.” [Drudge]

Joe the Plumber Staves Off Inevitable Porn Video for Another Month…

“A conservative group in Missouri is picking up the backing of the Tea Party and Joe The Plumber in its quest to stop the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other animal rights groups from passing ‘radical’ anti-puppy mill legislation.” [TPM]

The Way Out

This is Jim Harbaugh.  He is the head coach for Stanford — who go to South Bend this afternoon to play Notre Dame (1530 EDT, NBC).

“So,” you’re asking, “what does this have to do with the State of the World?”  Well, apart from the fact that he is regarded by all followers of Tree as being PRECISELY WHAT WAS REQUIRED, he has the roadmap that the Democrats should have followed over the last two years, and should follow in the next month and beyond.

Without getting longwinded, Harbaugh’s trick is finding the weak spot in opponents, and then DRIVING IT DOWN THEIR THROAT.  REPEATEDLY.  Cries for sweet mercy go unheeded in Coach Harbaugh’s world — pressing forward until the end is the only way.  Winning by three touchdowns is nice.  Winning by five touchdowns is even better.  66.7% better, in fact.

The Dems?  This week, they said: “maybe we can get everybody to come to some sort of reasonable consensus to achieve common goals.”  They say this every single damn week.  The GOP knows nothing of “reasonable,” “consensus,” “common goals,” or even “everybody.”  Neither does Jim Harbaugh.  Thus endeth the lesson, and the strained connection to Sport, for today.