From man babies in Congress to George Santos’s Only Fans account, it’s been quite the week. Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), who appears to be still mad that his parents named him Markwayne, decided to pick a physical fight with Teamster president, Sean O’Brien, during a Senate Committee hearing. Mullin is known for being a little thin-skinned and overly armed. He tweeted this not long after the altercation:
Some perfect zingers this week Jay! Other than misreading “Bill Burr” as “Bill Barr” and wondering how he managed to get that lovely double bird to marry him, I cracked up with “When confronted on allegations he used campaign funds for Botox, [Santos] appeared unmoved”. Brilliant!
The photo of Sen. Mullin standing on a box behind a podium triggered a memory of Sen. John Tower of Texas, who was so short, he often stood on a coke box behind podiums. But he was still a big man (despite being a Republican) because he would always joke. "My name is Tower, but I don't." It never failed to get a good laugh. He wasn't the least bit insecure about it.
The Lambada got the biggest smile from me today.
The "manly man" cartoon nails it...I mean, people like Markwayne(?) "Hold my beer" Mullin, and Josh "Faster than Usain Bolt" Hawley so easily get shown up, one wonders why they even bother. But, all part of today's GOP pathology.
As always,Jay, thank you for the laughs. I don’t know about anyone else but the runway model clip made me oddly uncomfortable, after I finished laughing.
Catscan! Hurts so good!
Also - On a different note - I'm about half way through MA IN ALL CAPS. It's wonderful, thoughtful, hilarious, poignant...and I'm beginning to understand MA's grammatical structure. Really. I don't mean that in a "why doesn't she speak standard English?" at all. I'm beginning to understand the consistencies of how she uses verbs, for example.
And, that makes me an official grammar doofus.
I love George Takei so much! I loved the takedown of the bigot-sore-loser-swimmer (I refuse to say her name) and also George T's quip. Oh, and the Superfreak doggos, and the Lambada puppy! And love the butterfly caiman! Oh, and the singing raven! So many good ones! Thank you, Jay. 🙂🙏🏼
I wonder if Mr. Mullin has ever read any history at all. Because then he'd know that fighting with a Teamster (and an Irish Teamster at that) doesn't generally end well. Haha.
The Botox and unmoved comment make me snort. So simple and yet absolutely hilarious.
I have not yet ever posted on Threads or on substack, but I occasionally comment and always read much of what is on those. This week, it really creeped me out that Lara Trump tried to follow me. Now I know why. She must be desperate.
I almost fell off my chair with the Mullin portion. Thanks for my Saturday laughs. Now I can continue with my day with a smile.
Oooh, I love the fabulous Caiman! And, as an OnlyFans pinup girl - yes, George Santos, please steer more of your Republican colleagues and donors our way. We'll put your cash to much better use, since you'll be paying people who ACTUALLY do something.
Many blessings upon you, Jay! Thank you for always having a lift for our spirits! 🥰🥰🥰
Cats for the win on that pun. And mine open my drawers to see what I have concealed...
George’s reply to that Black Santa nonsense is the funniest thing I’ve read in days.
And that dancing cocker spaniel butt - OMG! ❤️❤️
Elaine for the win!! Or BellBros, wow that’s some voodoo majic right there. Mrs Barr comes up a very close 2nd, unless you’re a real crocodile fan. Great collection this week Jay! Have a fabulous Thanksforgiving. ❤️
I don't care about Santos...he's unimportant.
I care that the Senate Judiciary Committee, once again, has failed to issue subpoenas related to SCOTUS corruption.
I care that, once again, we're careening to the next shutdown and Houss Democrats refuse to go on offense.
I care that we're less than a year from the 2024 election and the Biden campaign seems not to be campaigning.
I care that, for all the endless PR, Fani Willis has managed to give only sweetheart deals (with no real consequences), bungled a protective order, and now has made a scheduling request that's inevitably leading to a post-election trial (assuming Trump loses the election).
I care that Judge Cannon's open contempt for DOJ, and absurd delays and rulings are further eroding trust in the rule of law...and again, there seems to be no remedies.Just as there seem to be no ability to stop Trump from openly maligning court officials and witnesses.
This country is in grave danger, and the weak points are glaring and growing.
Jay you are the best! It’s been a rough week and reading these made me LOL! My Chewy does more of a tap dance and my cats can be down right evil. Thanks for the time and effort you put into this. We needed it.