By: Thursday August 22, 2013 9:50 pm

…and that’s a wrap.

Okay, play the Love Theme from TBogg and roll credits.

With my big black boots and an old suitcase
I do believe I’ll find myself a new place
I don’t want to be the bad guy
I don’t want do your sleepwalk dance anymore
I just want to see some palm trees
I will try and shake away this disease

We can live beside the ocean
Leave the fire behind
Swim out past the breakers
Watch the world die

-Alexakias, Montoya, Ecklund

Adios, y’all…

Thursday Night Basset Blogging

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 4:47 pm

They refused to pose together for their last go-around. Whaddya gonna do…?

How Can I Live Without You

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 2:07 pm

Although there will be a few mini-posts this evening before I shuffle off to Buffalo (fat chance of that ever happening) I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their continued readership, lovely emails, comments, gifts, and tax-deductible contributions to establish the Totally Awesome Museum of Shakira Animated GIF’s (gift shop opening soon!) over these last thirteen years. Also, thanks to the wonderful folks here at Good Ship FDL for having me aboard.

You’re all swell and if I was Oprah I’d give you all Mini Coopers or take you bowling and then to Denny’s for a Super Bird because that seems like the kind of thing that Oprah would do. But I am not Oprah, so you just have my gratitude instead which I am led to believe will get you free coffee refills at Denny’s, so there is that.

You’re going to be OKAY.  You will GET THROUGH THIS. Just remember these few things:

  • If Ross Douthat offers some vague promise of respect if you’ll just hand over the keys to your vagina… don’t do it. It’s a trap and he’ll only end up calling you a whore and fat in his next book: Fat Whores I Wouldn’t Fuck With Your Dick No Matter How Much They Look Like A Celebrity: A Journey Of Faith
  • McMegan will write something about public policy that will be completely wrong because she will be “unconvinced” due to the fact that the numbers fail to translate into cups, tablespoons, pinches, pounds, and liters … and also because she is paid to be wrong. But even if she weren’t paid to be wrong she’d still get it wrong.
  • Someone will continue to fund Breitbart.com because it is better than having their staff wandering the streets screaming “STOP RAPING PEOPLE!” at symbols of government over-reach like, for example, mailboxes.
  • Andrew Breitbart will remain dead.
  • Always apply the 24-Hour Rule to every overly-hyped story whether it is revelations about the NSA or the IRS, or news about a spontaneously combusting baby …  although that one seems for real.
  • Lastly, we call them ‘libertarians” because ‘sociopath’ is such an ugly word.

There … that ought to hold you until The Rapture or until I return, whichever comes first …

A Gaggle of Geese, A Scrotum of Teabaggers – A Treasury Of Shit I Wrote

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 11:24 am

Since things are winding down here because I am leaving to find inner peace and outer tan-ness, I’d thought I’d put up a few links to some of the more popular posts I have done over the years.  I mean, it beats writing new stuff. So …. in no particular order: Flowers For Goldberg Five [...]

Nice Try But ‘No Sale’, Sparky

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 11:20 am

Obviously this is Bill Kristol’s “Baby, please don’t go. I’ll change. I know I can change” plea to me to stick around: Sarah Palin could rehabilitate her political career with a 2014 Senate run, Bill Kristol said Sunday. “I think the way Palin would possibly resurrect herself, if that’s the right word, or rehabilitate herself [...]

Friday Night Shakira’s Ass: The Last Assening

By: Friday August 16, 2013 8:16 pm

Since this is the last random ten thingy [insert sad face] I thought I’d just put up my favorite ten songs (I didn’t say that they are THE BEST SONGS EVER … just my favorites) and go out on a high note, by which I mean that I won’t be forced by the Random iP0d [...]

Thursday Night Basset Blogging

By: Thursday August 15, 2013 5:48 pm

I discovered this quite by accident today. If I find a tboggbasset/fanfic website I’ll make sure that you guys are the first to know…

Winning Is For Losers

By: Wednesday August 14, 2013 7:42 pm

Now that Cory Booker, whom the progressives tell me is just Barack Obummerdroner in blackface, has secured the Democratic nomination for the open Senate seat in New Jersey, people are making plans for what to do, oh lordy, what to do. The Blue America people at Down With Tyranny have decided to sit this one [...]

My Opening Farewell, So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, Oh The Places I Will Go, How Can You Miss Me If I Won’t Go Away, Just Leave Already Fer Chrissakes, Post Thingy

By: Monday August 12, 2013 11:50 pm

Clever person that you are, you no doubt may have inferred from the post title that I will be leaving Firedoglake, which has been my home lo these past six years, in the near future. By which I mean ‘next week’, … by which I mean ‘Thursday-ish’. Yup, let’s say next Thursday. So it is [...]

Tim Pawlenty Has Finally Found Someone He Can Beat

By: Monday August 12, 2013 10:20 am

Tim Pawlenty, whom you may remember dropping out of the GOP primaries while the candidates were still doing pre-game stretching (possibly thinking he would get an appreciative nod from Romney. PSYCH!), is getting all butch on TwitterFight (the First rule of TwitterFight is: only 140 characters) about how he totally would have CRUSHED that 58 [...]

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