Slog PM: Horse-Cops for Sale, Murdered Murder Hornet, PLEASE VOTE



Two weeks ago today trump told Chris Wallace he would sign a complete healthcare plan within 2 weeks. Where the fuck is it? Would be nice if a journalist looked into it. If M4A is to librul for you call it Tricare for all, just make it happen.


trumpf LIED?
oh say it ain't So.


@1 wasn't long ago he said he'd soon have a big announcement about minimum wage and that hasn't happened either.

The mistake is making any attempt to evaluate Trump's emissions for informational value in the first place. You might as well be interpreting the flight of birds or the deposition of tea leaves.


I'll not be the least bit surprised to learn we do a better job of contact tracing hornets than we do humans.


two inches long
with a Stinger?
I'm gonna need
a bigger gun.

a net gun'd be cool


@1: Ingrid Bergman will probably star in another movie first.


"vote how we tell you"


While i don't place an iota of trust in the farts that drop from HairFuror's cheeseburger-hole, scrying via bird migration actually has/had a basis in observable fact*: which direction they take is/was directly correlated with what the climate was going to do with regard to the upcoming growing season.

*At least in the corner of ancient Greece close to Eleusis where this practice evolved (iirc)


2 inch Killer Hornets;
we can't remember- does that come before the water turning to blood or after?
Oh well, at least our Gays can marry...


@8 If an owl is attacked by three crows on the eve of the election, I'll be as eager to hear from the auspex as anyone.


....something worth keeping an eye on...
Nancy Pelosi is one of my favorite politicians because she is very deliberate and precise in her language.
And she is furious right now with our Intelligence community, which is picking up clear signs that Russian and Ukrainian interests are once again going to attempt to influence our election.
The American public does have a right to be kept informed about threats to the integrity of our elections and any foreign agent's 'dirty tricks' efforts - no repeat of 2016.


no repeat of 2016;
for sure.
Obama and Biden TOTALLY FAILED the American People in 2016.
It is such a relief a sturdier hand is at the wheel now....


... she is furious right now with our Intelligence community.

Are they taking phony dossiers generated as political opposition research and knowingly using the false assertions in them to get warrants to spy on the opposing candidate for President and his people?
those bastards....



Hello pathetic troll. Is today the day you end it all?


'Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.'

Don't get soft in the middle now.


I'm hoping that our upcoming war against the Murder Hornets unites humanity and heals our divided nation.


A Twit and his bitcoins are soon parted.


Joe Biden picks his VP this week.

If I was a democrat I'd suggest Susan Rice. Qualified to take over as president, won't upstage the president, smart and predictable.

Kamela Harris is a fraud. Obviously her attack in the first debate over Biden's early congressional years working with racists was just a ploy, disingenuous and insincere. She now describes the incident as "just politics" as she is considered for VP. She also treats her staff like crap. I'd rather have Sarah Palin than her.

Elizabeth Warren is really the only other smart choice.


I’m not crazy about kamala, mostly because don’t like anyone who is a product of my city’s political machine, but i don’t think it matters who he picks. It won’t be warren bc she will upstage him & she’s better suited for an appointment or advisory role anyway.


@19: You're right. Elizabeth Warren would definitely upstage him.


Warren would be the best choice and the Massachusetts Dems have worked it out so that her replacement is unlikely to be a Republican.


There don't seem to be any slam dunk VP candidates, but plenty of perfectly fine ones. Rice seems decent and someone on here recently made a solid case for Duckworth. Not big on Harris either, but she'd surely eviscerate Pence in a debate, which would be thoroughly enjoyable. Previously, I'd been advocating someone who might be counted on to deliver a swing state, though I'm increasingly thinking that doesn't really happen anymore.


Among Biden's veep picks, my two favorites, in no particular order, are Karen Bass and Tammy Duckworth. But really, just so he doesn't pick Kamala Harris--that's all I care about.

@18 Not surprised to hear that Harris is abusive towards her staff. Is it too late to get the meme going that Kamala Harris is the Ellen DeGeneres of politicians? Not that Joe Biden would pick up my meme anyway.

But really, I'm commenting here just to express my objection to the writer's language concerning the murder hornets: "They're hoping they can track a live one back to the colony: So that it can be eradicated before mid-September when the nest creates more queens and drones."

Jasmyne Keimig, it's the year 2020. Do we still need to be speaking the language of colonization and rigid gender and workplace hierarchies? Why don't you talk about your favorite Lady Antebellum and Dixie Chicks albums while you're at it?! (I am really getting into The Chicks' latest one, BTW. Full credit to the ubiquitous Jack Antonoff.)


@11 Nancy Pelosi is one of your favorite politicians? THE Nancy Pelosi? I think that puts you in a pretty tiny minority. Not sure how she managed to amass an $80 million fortune serving on a Congresswoman's salary for all these years.

Biden's VP pick will be a "centrist" who does not threaten the banking, insurance and finance industry. For the DNC Dems, their own progressives are worse enemies than Trump and the Republicans.


@24 She did it the old-fashioned way - she married a rich guy.


Voted a few weeks ago, only 43rd and 36th State Rep Position 2 were ones I had to think about.

Straight Democratic ticket. Biden 2020, Warren/Harris 2024!

I'll be glad when Jenny Durkan is a confirmed appointee and not our Mayor.


Biden limiting the potential VP field to black women is such slobering pandering; as well as strangellingly limiting; the 25th should be involved now....


A red hen would upstage him...


I too am a huge fan of Pelosi's eloquent communication skills! It's similar to also being starstruck whenever I am in a bar at closing time!

Why can't they use Tik Tok reviews by Chinese people in China to justify keeping it from being banned in the US? Seems like they'd be the experts!


"Strangellingly" just instantly became my most favoritest adjective in the entire English language. I love it so freaking much.


@27, sooo... by the same argument Donald Trump selecting a white running mate is pandering to crazy nazi white supremacists. Interesting.


Stop the madness. Sign the petition.


Thanks for reminding me. I convinced a lot more people to support even higher levels of defunding the police in a bunch of cities with that extra little push from you, raindrop. We're aiming for 60 % with an automatic escalation of 5 % each time someone tries to lower it.

Much appreciated!


so Biden needs to choose a woman VP just "because" or maybe the best person suited for the position?


The City Council is a bunch of virtue signaling lunatics that are too ideologically driven to govern. The tea party left is a cancerous rot on the city and progressive movement. Fuck these idiots for turning Seattle into a shithole.


@33: So how does government by arbitrary and impulsive actions serve the public interest?

If there was concrete proposal to establish specially trained teams that would service domestic abuse, homeless, drug induced, and mental illness calls that would offload them from traditional police handling that is something far more people could relate to. The repurposing of funds would be decided by actual numbers, not by some arbitrary percentage dreamed up by a brain dead city council curing favor with an angry mob who don't care about the actual details. Details like 50% reduction in SPD equates to 800 fewer cops.

It's childishly foolish and a rather Trumpian approach to governance. It's as pathetic as Joan Crawford chopping up her rose bushes.


@33 Cutting police budgets in the middle of a crime wave. Brilliant!


@36 If I call your objections "arbitrary and impulsive", where does that leave us?

If one is operating from the assumption that the structure and constitution of the Police Department is a problem that needs fixing, the kind of claims you are making here won't be persuasive at all. The natural response to "that's 800 less officers!" (a figure concocted by SPOG for p.r. purposes and not a "real number") won't be apprehension, it will be "at least its a start".

Of course SPOG is going to lobby in every way they can to thwart reform - they've been doing it for years. But the essence of this issue is the manner in which SPOG, rather than the electorally accountable city government, determines how law enforcement is accomplished in this city. That is an intolerable condition.


@38: "fewer officers", not "less officers"

City services typicallly release information through their public relations departments. The estimate is as "real" as 50% slashing from the Seattle City Council "PR" - if you think "PR" is such a dirty acronym.


@38 The current SPOG President seems determined to make sure as many of his constituents as possible are put out of a job. Oh well, nobody ever said cops were all that bright.


@38: SPOG isn't the PR department of SPD. Nevertheless, they are providing data every bit as real as the Seattle City Council's arbitrary percentages.


@34. Yes they’ll never find a qualified candidate from OVER 50% of the human population.

The best person suited for VP is a POLITICAL choice, dipshit. The position itself is wholly political. It’s not a meaningful cabinet post.

You choose that which gives you a political advantage. A woman, again being over 50% of the fucking population and somehow totally ignored for over 230 years, gives you that advantage.


@professor -- there's Women here?
Who Knew?!


Lincoln Project Republicans side with the protesters and call the feds Trump's "violent, abusive, lawless forces"


That worked out well for McCain and Palin.
And Dukakis and Geraldine.
Most most excellently for Hillary.

Go ahead.
Make Our Day....


Biden has pledged to make a woman, and she will most likely be a woman belonging to a traditionally underserved minority group, because identity politics is all that the Democrats really have left.


Pick. Argh. You understand what I was saying.



Not even you believe that.
There are scores of individuals who have the experience, resume and temperament to be VP/President who also happen to be white.

In fact, pretty much every President and Vice President our nation has ever had; over a hundred; was white, mostly, at least half.
And there have been some incredibly great leaders in the group.
Betting that you could find a qualified candidate who happened to be mostly white is what the bookies in Vegas call a Sure Thing.

If, on the other hand, you arbitrarily limit the pool to black women you really cut down the size of the pool; using either criteria alone would vastly shrink the pool, insisting on both gives you a teeny tiny group from which to choose.
A teeny tiny group which just happens not to include anyone who has the experience, resume and temperament to be VP/President.
Which is too bad for Biden.
And possibly (though not likely) for America as well.

If Biden sticks to his pandering arbitrary criteria and selects an inferior candidate even The Left is going to realize it is a mistake (the smart kids on The Left, another very small intersectional pool-btw, are already grumbling behind the scenes- look in your NYT and WaPO for stories anonymously grousing about the lack of a good choice...)

If, on the other hand, Biden picks the best candidate, regardless of skin color or gender, and that candidate happens (spoiler alert) not to be a black female, the petulant shallow thinkers that make up a huge critical segment of his base will be vewy vewy disappointed; you'll probably find them balled up in the fetal position in the corner...

Poor Joe;
why the fuck isn't he at home playing with his grandkids (closely supervised, of course) and smelling the hair of his Visiting Angels caregiver?


Literally anyone will be better than the current imbeciles. I've never seen this country sink so low.

Go Joe!


re: "strangellingly" (i.e. @27),

Am I the only one who loves this post so much?

First and importantly...

Yes, it was an obvious typo and the troll was obviously aiming for "stranglingly," which itself would have been a less than ideal choice of words, given how awkwardly it rolls off the tongue, with all the jumbled together G's and L's and such. He really should've gone with suffocatingly, which would have conveyed the same general meaning without any of the grammatical inaccuracy and awkwardness, but whatever. We all post typos, and I'm a firm advocate of overlooking such transgressions when they don't distract or conflate the overall meaning of the post or comment.

But this typo rules! Go ahead and google "strangellingly" and you get ONE hit, occurring within this very thread! Test it out, for real! Meaning this specific typographical error does not exist within the entire and seemingly vast and limitless landscape of the entire freaking Internet except for where it does right here! Is that not kind of awesome? Like, I feel like even random keyboard mashes probably would produce evidence of a similar mash at some point in time, probably on reddit or 4chan or whatever. But not strangellingly!

And what makes it even cooler is that it would have had only a brief and ephemeral existential life had I not made a big fuss about it as I now have. Seafas the commenter is surely soon to be banned, as are all of his RWNJ racist commenting profiles, and such bans have the consequence of seeing all of his goofy ruminations relegated to ethereal oblivion. But strangellingly shall live on, owing to my efforts and obsession with it, which will return hits to this very thread upon it's googling.

The troll should name his next soon-to-be-banned commenting profile as an homage to it's legacy. Long live strangellingly!


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