Lordy, I hope... well, a lot of things...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Where My Head Is Now (Fuck These Guys)

I don't know when or if I'll get back to posting regularly (after Labor Day?), but I think I'm going to drop in occasionally...

As most of you know, yesterday, the Republicans in the Senate passed a Motion to Proceed on the repeal (and maybe replacement, but probably not) of Obamacare.

For the first three months of the Trump regime, I thought repeal of Obamacare was inevitable. But the actions of #TheResistance and the Democratic Party have combined with the absolute incompetence of Donald Trump and the Congressional Republicans to make that unlikely.

Side note: I really do believe keeping Trump in office but beleaguered -- maybe impeachment without conviction? -- is better than elevating Pence. I think we can pretty much guarantee that without the Trump drama, 20+ million people would definitely lose their health insurance.

While the Republicans are technically procedurally closer to repealing Obamacare, it seems unlikely to me that the Republicans will be able to put together a bill that not only unites all of their factions in the Senate, but also does so in the House, and passes the muster of the parliamentarian. MJ Lee and Lauren Fox at CNN explain what to expect.

So, my nerves aren't (that) shot over this. But this is where my head is:

Also, it doesn't help things that despite the fact that I don't think Obamacare will be repealed, the potential impact on real lives of Americans that the small chance that this evil bill (whatever it looks like) is SO horrible that it's excruciating to contemplate.

I'll try to check in a bit more often over the next few weeks, but in the meantime keep fighting.

Also, fuck John McCain. Nathaniel Friedman has pretty much the same feelings I have about him, and he's been letting loose on Twitter:

He's never been a good guy, he's no hero (maybe the *only* thing I agree on with Trump), and while I hope he recovers, I also hope he stops having any involvement in our politics and never appears on a Sunday news show again.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gone Fishin'

Dear TGC Readers and #TheResistance members (and those dropping in),

After a lot of deliberation, Ari and I realized that, at least for the next couple of months, personal commitments on both of our parts are going to make it difficult to maintain the blog. So we're going to take a bit of a summer vacation. I wouldn't be surprised if we post here and there, but we won't be posting consistently, likely until after Labor Day.

We'll still be on Twitter, and if any writers want to have a forum to guest post over the summer or to join up with us when we get back, please drop us a line at greatconsolidation@gmail.com. Also, e-mail us if you have thoughts on anything in our archive.

It's been a lot of fun (though we were writing through a serious dark cloud for the first few months), and we hope we can return energized later in the year.

In the meantime, keep on resistin'.


Jason and Ari

Earworm of the Afternoon -- Over Now

The Daily Combover - June 20, 2017

First of all, an apology for missing Monday's post -- my family received a wonderful new addition yesterday and we cannot wait for her to come home in a few days.

And now, on to the Daily Combover:

Let's start with the bad news: 
The race was far closer than a rural GA district should be, but Dear Leader did score a victory here.

And now for the strange news:

Jared Kushner spoke!

His topic was technology-based But nobody seemed to even notice. And unfortunately, he's on the wrong side of history -- again.

Finally, just a quick reminder that war with North Korea is getting closer to happening:
Catch you on the flip side.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Late Night Track -- A Song for Sleeping

Earworm of the Afternoon -- The Rock Show

A Reminder That Steve Bannon Is Not Just a Nazi, He's Also a Dick


Neither Spicer nor deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders responded to queries about the changes to the briefings. Asked why the briefings are now routinely held off-camera, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in a text message “Sean got fatter,” and did not respond to a follow-up.

That's this guy:

Tuesday Morning Twitshit

Yay platitudes. Karen Handel is a perfect Trump candidate. If you're voting, vote Jon Ossoff today.

Late Night Track -- Long Time Gone