[Authors note:] The following essay first appeared one year ago at this blog as a comment posted in an open thread.  Our host and colleague, Imbecile, subsequently published it with the kind attribution “Something Worth Reading from Luskus Delph” and represents essentially my first contribution of content to this illustrious blog site.  In the interest of doing some minor spring cleaning — apologetically and with the presumed forbearance of  a few regular readers here —  I am refiling it today so that it may hereafter reside  in the OTM archives under my familiar nom-de-plume; Luskus Delph [Here is a bonus pic from DonkeyHotey for your enjoyment…Read More →

With the athletic grace of a vintage Michael Jordan lay-up, the president strode past the foul line to slam-dunk all of his 63 million voters into the basket of Nazi deplorables.  After 23 excruciating minutes of hang time on the rim, he dropped down, then pirouetted backstage like a confected ballerina princess to deliver an “oh, by the way” plug for his winery in Charlottesville, which I presume will feature highly marketable grapes hand-picked by bonified hands of the Master Race. Who’s Heather Heyer?  And whatever she’s saying about me is a lie. Equivocating Republicans, whom the Tea party specifically elected to do nothing, asRead More →

A Rorschach test of sorts; art worth a thousand words of introspection for all oppressed white males who find introspection to be so……oppressive.      Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees Pastoral scene of the gallant south The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh Then the sudden smell of burning flesh Here is fruit for the crows to pluck For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck For the sun to rot, for the treesRead More →

I decided to take a month off from this. Every now and then, one must give ones’ self a break from the bullshit….. Trying to keep up with trump’s daily slights against humanity can be demoralizing. —Imbecile.     “The rain continued. It was a hard rain, a perpetual rain, a sweating and steaming rain; it was a mizzle, a downpour, a fountain, a whipping at the eyes, an undertow at the ankles; it was a rain to drown all rains and the memory of rains. It came by the pound and the ton, it hacked at the jungle and cut the trees like scissorsRead More →

During the Obama years I pointed out the right wing’s indiscriminate and wholesale destruction of anyone who was so unfortunate as to wander – however briefly or haplessly – into close orbital proximity of the Kenyan usurper and black anti-Christ. There was the Obama/Charlie Crist welcome-to-Florida hug which spurred conservatives into freakout mode, costing Crist a subsequent Senate race and erasing forever the capital (R) behind his name.  And lest we forget; there’s the handshake and hand-on-shoulder embrace between Gov. Chris Christie and the President, arriving at the Newark airport to tour Jersey Shore’s Hurricane Sandy devastation, which sent the GOP base into conniptions.  Christie’sRead More →

Looks like we are in for another busy news day. Ever since word got out that somebody’s President invited Russian envoys and a TASS press crew into the Oval Office for a cordial chin-wag and an impromptu peek into his classified scrapbook of “awesome U.S. intelligence,” things have gotten–shall we say—a bit fucked up out here. The National Weather Service has upgraded the trump administration to a Category 5 hurricane. Mandatory evacuation orders are in effect. NORAD is at Defcon 2 and closing the blast doors at Cheyenne Mountain. Airline flight attendants are shouting a looped chorus of: “Brace! Brace! Heads down; stay down!” atRead More →

“Right now we’re up against a wall.  The country is in crisis.  We have a fool, who knows nothing about nothing, running the country…. Right now, we’re under siege.   Fix Bayonets!” —James Carville on November 20, 2016 Carville was addressing an audience at Miami-Dade College, just two weeks into the trump transition.  His next words were these: “Our problem is that we are too diligent; we want to solve everything.  Right now we have got to stop this man!  We have got to tell this country that we’re about to get run over. That’s what we have got to do.  We don’t have time forRead More →

Remember this guy seen here smiling with the orange fire demon while being photographed carrying a document entitled “Department of Homeland Security, Kobach Strategic Plan for First 365 Days” into a meeting with trump?  Well that is its author, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Only yesterday, Kobach had lost his court appeal and has been ordered to turn over all documents from his meeting with president trump to the ACLU by Friday as part of an ongoing voting rights lawsuit against his office. That photograph had revealed a reference to voting rolls. The ACLU has been petitioning for access to the documents, contending thatRead More →

“There are two things you don’t want to see being made – sausage and legislation.” Otto von Bismark said that. (It seems he had a thing for sausage, because he said virtually the same thing in conjunction with “justice.”) He also said; “God has a special providence for fools, drunks, and the United States of America.” Well the Republicans, emboldened by their glorious trifecta of divine providences, went all medieval-in-the-night at the sausage factory on the Hill when they produced: <Wait for it>…….. The American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 1628) < Ta-da-a-a!> Earlier in the week, GOP Conference staffers set about raiding theRead More →

(Reuters) May 3, 2017 Washington DC— Late yesterday the White House Secret Service detail, in advance of what the agency expects to be a globe-trotting Presidency, got their first glimpse of the new prototype Presidential limousine. In coming weeks a team of agency security experts, with NASCAR driver, Joey Logano, as chief consultant, will be conducting extensive road tests to evaluate the radical new design, requested by then-candidate, Donald Trump, via Twitter tantrum earlier last year. Recently appointed head of Secret Service, Randolph “Tex” Alles, told a gathering of White House reporters, “The President’s security team (pictured above) had hoped to take it out forRead More →