ScrawnyKayaker
Strangercrombie Donor 2010
SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
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May 18 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The Morning News: White House Staffers Joke About Impeachment Behind Trump's Back, Chris Cornell and Roger Ailes Are Dead.
@13 Pfft. Someone has to be President. It's remotely possible that Trump will do something within two years to get two dozen House Republicans to turn on him and impeach, but I won't hold my breath. I'd be far more surprised if they kept digging down beyond that layer. Scandal fatigue, if nothing else, would probably save Pence from going down the drain along with President Dunning-Kruger.

If the Ds retake the House in 2018, then skimming the shit off the top becomes way more likely, but I still doubt they'd try to play Whack-a-Mole down the chain of succession unless Pence fucks up in a way that he's probably too cunning to do. He's evil, but unlike his boss, he's not stupid. Pence isn't going to stick his head in multiple nooses until he finds one that fits.
Apr 29 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Poor Choice of Words: Milo Is Back & He's "Actively Hunting" 13, 14, and 15-Year-Olds.
Can we just rename this guy "Milo Douche-opoly" and get it over with?
Apr 28 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Someone Thinks It Would Be a Good Idea for Bill Bryant to Run for Mayor.
I vote "all of the above."

Although I really think it was it was "Mike McGinn, in the Pike Place Market, with the candlestick." The victim was Heidi Groover.
Dec 13, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Love Letter, Interrupted.
If you don't HAVE enough close, healthy friends to form a meaningful quorum (say, at least five unrelated friends), you're too isolated, probably due to this difficult girlfriend, and you should break up just for that reason.
Nov 30, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Trump's Cabinet Picks Include Betsy DeVos, a Major Funder of Conversion (or "Ex-Gay") Therapy Groups.
Jesus fuck. This is Erin Jones all over again. Can't you even MENTION the abomination of having a Secretary of Education who wants to dismantle public education and turn it over to religious and corporate schools? Break the teachers' unions and have professionals replaced by nuns and crazy-eyes homeschoolers?

Yes, torturing gay kids is bad. But if you think 100% identity politics and ignoring right-wing economics (whether practiced by the Rs or the Ds) is the way to go, you haven't learned much from the results of November 8, 2016.
Nov 9, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Live Reports from Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!.
"She was rational and caring;"

Lip service. The Ds had a choice in the mid-90s: remain the party of labor and fight a rear-guard action against job loss to globalization (not stop job loss, but try to keep the brakes on) or go all in for "Wall Street, Wall Street Uber Alles." They chose the latter. and put Ron Brown on a plane to China every month, despite China being our biggest strategic and economic threat in that decade.

Yesterday the chickens of "triangulation" came home to roost.
Nov 9, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Live Reports from Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!.
@58 Yeah, that would help.

@59 I keep thinking "Italy survived Berlusconi, we can survive this." But Italy has a lot fewer aircraft carriers than we do, which may limit their ability to get into deep shit...
Nov 9, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Live Reports from Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!.
But, hey, we'll just offset the candidate's center-right economic baggage by harping on gun control! Working-class voters in "flyover states" LOVE gun control, right?

That worked out so well in 1980, and 1994, and 2000, and 2014. What could possibly go wrong?!?
Nov 9, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Live Reports from Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!.
What @43 and @46 said.

Who'd have thought that the lower-middle class wouldn't show enthusiasm for the DNC's coronation of someone LITERALLY married to a Wall Street hedge fund, who's dynasty had gleefully presided over the effort to shove working-class jobs out of the country at the greatest possible rate? That worked out well, didn't it?
Nov 8, 2016 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Husband-To-Be's Porn Use Causes Ex-Christian Bride To Despair.
LW, go listen to ALL the episodes of the This Week in Jackin' podcast before your wedding. If that doesn't help, you're fucked.