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Pandora’s Box Was Empty 0

Rat writes,

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Break Time 0

Off to drink liberally.

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“The Monkey King” 0

Charles Blow suggests that, to his sycophants and idolizers, Donald Trump has become a folk hero. He posits that, rather than being blind to his venality, they treasure it. A snippet:

Like (Louisiana Governor Edwin–ed.) Edwards and Bonnie and Clyde and El Chapo, Trump’s Br’er Rabbit-like ability to avert the best attempt by authorities to hold him accountable, at least for a while, only increases the chorus of applause.

Perhaps one of the most popular folk heroes in the world is mythological: Chinese folklore’s Monkey King.

The British Council wrote of his legend:

“Despite his superpowers, at the heart of the Monkey King’s appeal is his human fallibility — he is greedy, selfish, and prone to sudden changes of mood and outbursts of exceptional violence. He defies divine authority, laughs at attempts to be controlled, and leaves chaos in his wake. But we know that there is fundamental good within him. He is the misbehaving child who only needs a firm hand and a sense of purpose to come good.”

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The Rule of Lawless 0

Donald Trump as a rat eating the Constitution:

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Drinking Liberally Virginia Beach Thursday 0

Celebrate April’s Fools with us.

When: Thursday, April 11, 6 p. m.

Where:
Croc’s 19 Street Bistro
620 19th Street (Map)

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Raising the Barr 0

Man mowing lawn as two women talk.  One woman says,

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. . . but, so far, reading it has been Barred.

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TV or Not TV 0

Pig:  You been watching any reality T. V. lately.  Rat:  No, Don't like to be exposed.  Pig:  To T. V.?  Rat:  No, reality.  Pig:  I didn't know that was an option.  Rat:  Come.  Join we in self-delusiontopia.

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The Dog’s Eye View 0

dog sitting at bar with two men reading newspapers.  The papers' headline say,

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An Alienable Right 0

Inset:  Man saying,

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Freedom of Screech, Reprise 0

Donald Trump, surrounded by his toadies, holds up two documents, saying,

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Pest Control 0

How I responded to a request for a political donation via a text:

Me, I do my contributing by mail. For every text I receive requesting a contribution, I will deduct one dollar from my next contribution. Go away.

Fingers-crossed–I haven’t heard for that particular outfit since, and it’s been about a month.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Every trickle that trickles down has a starting point.

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Break Time 0

Off to drink liberally.

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Problem Drinkers 0

Giant Pitcher of Kool-Aid with Donald Trump's face pours the Kool-Aid into glasses held by GOP Elephants, who say,

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Man with grossly over-sized head sitting on doctor's examining table.  Doctor says,

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Virginia Beach Drinking Liberally Thursday 0

Prepare for the Ides Of March with us.

When: Thursday, March 14, 6 p. m.

Where:
Croc’s 19 Street Bistro
620 19th Street (Map)

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Carriers of Chaos 0

What Atrios said.

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Break Time 0

Off to drink liberally.

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Virginia Beach Drinking Liberally Thursday 0

Start your Valentine’s Day evening with us.

When: Thursday, February 14, 6 p. m.

Where:
Croc’s 19 Street Bistro
620 19th Street (Map)

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Tempus Fugits 0

Title:  Executive Time.  Image:  Trump as Mickey Mouse on a watch.  Instead of numbers, the watch face reads

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