Yes, the comparison is totally intentional.
When I think of Aretha Franklin, this is the decade that comes to mind:
It’s 1967, I’m 12 years old, and my mom has put the 45 on our tiny mono record player with the tone arm that automatically goes right back to the beginning when the song is over. And the one song plays on and on for hours.
I’ll quote Steely Dan here:
Hey, 19! That’s ‘Retha Franklin.
She don’t remember the Queen of Soul.
Hard times befallen the soul survivors.
She thinks I’m crazy, but I’m just growin’ old.
Sadly, I’ve seen a lot of these movies and didn’t stop to think that they were all abusive behavior.
Time to rewatch the Lisbeth Salander movies:
Back in the days we had a real president, Republicans had a stroke when Obama’s daughters dressed casually for a photo op:
Elizabeth Lauten, the Republican congressional aide who faced a backlash after sharply criticizing the first daughters, has resigned.
Over the weekend, a Facebook post written by Lauten surfaced after the White House’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony in which the aide criticizes the daughters.
The post read, “Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play. Then again your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department.”
“Nevertheless, stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised public events.”
But nowadays, the GOP has nothing to say when Spanky brings in a bunch of bikers bearing boobs:
The dress code for President Trump’s by-invitation meet-and-greet with motorcycle enthusiasts here on Saturday was biker chic — leather, bandannas and for at least one of the supporters who posed with Trump at the raucous event, sexist and other offensive patches.
A bearded man who is part of a New Jersey “Bikers for Trump” group stood with the president as he shook hands inside his posh golf club near here, and again when the group posed for photos outside, engines revving.
“I (heart) Guns & Titties,” reads one patch on the unidentified man’s vest. The patch features a drawing of a woman’s naked torso and breasts and a pair of handguns atop her nipples.
That’s right, the patch promoted by pussygrabbers peons says: “I (heart) guns and titties.”
The kandy kolored klown and his party are a bunch of unrepentant low lifes, and when the midterm elections come they can’t be kicked out of office fast enough. Democrats need to take over Congress and run investigations through every committee to fully expose the komplicity, korruption and kollusion that is in the marrow of every member of the GOP.
You hear this from Spanky and his gang of stooges:
Earlier this week, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray to, well, hurry up.
Gowdy lectured Rosenstein and Wray thusly
“Russia isn’t being hurt by this investigation right now. We are. This country is being hurt by it. … We need to see the evidence. If you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the Trump campaign, present it to the damn grand jury. If you have evidence that this President acted inappropriately, present it to the American people. There’s an old saying that justice delayed is justice denied. I think right now all of us are being denied. Whatever you got, finish it the hell up because this country is being torn apart.”
The message is clear: The special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election — which is being led by Robert Mueller and overseen by Rosenstein — is taking too long and needs to wrap up — and quickly.
You see, Republicans don’t care if the crimson pussygrabber sold out the country to the Russians or that what he did is nothing less than treason. They just want it all to end.
So let’s remember that the last major investigation of a president was about a land deal that president lost money on:
Independent counsel Robert Ray today filed his long-awaited report on the Whitewater investigation, clearing President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing.
The official report, sent by Ray to a three-judge panel, is not expected to be finalized for several weeks. But Ray released a six-page statement today that concludes neither the president nor Mrs. Clinton intentionally violated the law in the botched Whitewater real estate deal. …
The sprawling inquiry was launched in 1994 to investigate the Clintons’ role in an Arkansas real estate venture dating to the 1970s.
Ray is the third independent counsel to head the inquiry, which has cost more than $52 million to date. Robert Fiske Jr. was appointed to look into the matter by Attorney General Janet Reno in January 1994. Fiske was replaced later that year by Starr, who left the post in 1999.
Republicans beat that dead Whitewater horse for six years and the conclusion was that the Clintons did nothing wrong. Meanwhile the investigation of Putin’s little pony is 13 months old, and cretin like Trey Gowdy and Spanky’s lawyers are pissing themselves because the current investigation is too long. And they know there was collusion with a capital COLLUSION.
Republicans are the enemy of the people and need to be erased in the coming midtterm elections so a true investigation into this treason can take place.
Oh, and let’s not forget, Trey Gowdy was the head of the Republican dog and pony show called the Benghazi investigation and persecution of Hillary Clinton that began in 2013 and went through 2016. How did that end?
Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report on Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead.
So, honestly, fuck Trey Gowdy and the pony he rode in on.
Since I had to deal with these dipshits today:
A short and sparsely attended white nationalist rally broke up late Sunday as police ushered the attendees into white vans and drove them away from a crowd of thousands of angry protesters in downtown Washington.
The rally’s end followed a day in which large numbers of police officers sought — for the most part successfully — to keep the two sides from clashing in a repeat of last year’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
The demonstration’s message of “white civil rights,” delivered in an overwhelmingly liberal city where African Americans outnumbered whites at the last Census count, was angrily denounced by those who flocked to Lafayette Square.
How exactly do you deal with a heckler? You can either do this:
Or, you can be a fascist and do this:
Spanky’s parasites think this is a good thing. Every day he isn’t impeached is another day that the office of the president is degraded.