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

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

Bye, Spicey!

Sean Spicer is stepping out of the spotlight:

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will step back from giving reporters the daily press briefing and is searching for his replacement at the podium.
"We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation. As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office," White House officials said in a statement Monday.

I expected this to happen much sooner, but I'm thinking it didn't happen because they couldn't find an alternative.

This probably doesn't matter, given that the White House staff is going to be disappearing from TV.

Is there a term that means both scary and funny at the same time?