Just For Xeets and Giggles
This week, the GOP had been hoping to keep Washington and the media focused exclusively on the Bidens, both Joe and his son Hunter. Kevin McCarthy went searching for his spine but instead wound up calling for a full-on impeachment inquiry, despite no evidence to move forward on. Not everyone in his caucus was impressed, perhaps least of all former prosecutor and member of the Freedom Caucus, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) who seems to be earning his name.
News also broke that Special Counsel David Weiss would be filing charges against Hunter Biden. That makes the narrative of a captive DoJ a bit tricky…
The charges were for failing to disclose and possessing a firearm while being an unlawful user of controlled substances—things that aren’t normally ever charged against nonviolent defendants unless included under some other bigger crime.
The GOP is hoping that this is just the first set of formal charges that will later broaden to include tax-related charges (even though he already paid back the taxes) and business dealings that could embroil his father (even though after five years there is still no evidence of this).
Still, the indictment is sure to hurt Hunter Biden’s presidential campaign, right?
The irony of filing illegal gun possession charges against Hunter Biden was not lost on folks.
What they really want to get at is how Hunter Biden parlayed his family name into millions. Because that would be so, so criminal and would mean his family members are guilty, too, right?
The Hunter Biden indictment and the Joe Biden impeachment got pushed out of the news cycle quickly, however, because of what I call “Republicans acting badly and getting caught.”
There was Rep. Lauren Boebert (Q-CO), who apparently thought it was appropriate to (checks notes) go see a children’s musical with her date, vape in public, and grope in the seats sexually. Click to watch, but only if you haven’t just eaten.
Boe-boe’s attacks on the LGBTQ community and her false piety came back to bite her faster than you can say “Beetlejuice.”
At least George Santos is happy he’s not the worst member of Congress this week!
When Boe-for-brains was escorted out, she shouted, “Do you know who I am?” and threw around false facts about her connection to the board of the Buell Theatre.
She must have been relieved when a different scandal involving appalling hypocrisy and a lack of moral values erupted. Apparently, the very married and devout Christian governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, has been carrying on an illicit affair with Trump’s former also-married campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. And while that’s not a pleasant coupling to imagine, the karma of it all is quite satisfying.
This compilation of Noem and Lewandowski finger-wagging their morals at the nation, while having shagged each other for years, is quite something. Click to watch.
JoJo summed up how a lot of us are feeling about all this.
I haven’t forgotten about Donald Trump. Later in the week, he emerged and really stepped in it.
Trump decided it was smart to do an interview with Megyn Kelly, whom he had smeared with an ugly attack some eight years ago. Here’s him looking really guilty and refusing to answer a direct question.
He may have thought it was safe territory, given that Kelly is herself a conservative bordering on extremist, but nothing is really safe when your mouth is that big.
On Friday, news broke that Jack Smith had moved for a narrow gag order to prevent the ex-president from attacking witnesses or court officials. So Trump decided to open his mouth again, to his detriment.
There’s been a lot of noise in the press lately about Biden’s age and his mental sharpness, but almost nothing in the media about Trump, who is only three years younger and showing it. Here’s Trump actually warning that Biden is impaired and could get us into (checks notes) World War Two. Click to watch this moment.
If Biden had made this kind of slip, it would be all over the news. But I’ve seen this reported nowhere but on small accounts on Twitter/X.
Other MAGA figures made the news this week, too. Here’s Mike Lindell, who loses it completely when opposing counsel refers to his MyPillow product as a “lumpy” one. Click to watch this totally normal, sane person.
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders came out with a video that could be an SNL cold open, no edits, no notes, just a laugh track added.
Because when I think of normal, I definitely think of Arkansas Republicans who want a world where kids can work again in factories and gender affirming care is considered torture.
The editor of the Republic Sentinel went full Christo-fascist with this tweet:
Again, Mrs. Betty Bowers, my favorite internet Christian, with the takedown:
Speaking of fake Christians, this was just too good.
And this response to the Christian patriarchy, too:
Bette Midler, joining the pushback to growing radicalism, shared this gem:
In a colossally stupid move, actress-turned-talk-show-producer Drew Barrymore decided to cross the picket line and resume taping on her show, sans her writing staff. Maybe this firestarter should have just phoned home first? The Onion was undefeated:
Her detractors got to work quickly on her Wiki page.
To add to her missteps, Barrymore then came out with an emotional “apology” video that didn’t satisfy her critics.
But the real question still hung out there.
Elon Musk remained in the news for his megalomaniacal decision to limit Ukraine’s Starlink communications and thwart an attack on Russian naval vessels. Ukrainians have had enough.
Speaking of Europeans having enough of Americans, this video made the rounds again, and it’s still sadly true.
Speaking of the rat race, this poor mama rat had her hands—er, mouth—full. “Get in here!” “But Mom, I’m already—” “I said, Get. In. Here.” It’s animal video time!
Speaking of fails, check out this slug fest.
Since there’s a fall chill in the air, here’s a pupper to set the mood. Click to watch.
I may need to try this in my next life, if I come back as a crab.
And look at the concentration on this one. Focus of a brain surgeon.
I don’t think I have ever seen anything like this performance by this good boy. Amazing training! And here I was so proud when I got my dog to “lie down.”
And I kinda’ want this family now. Watch here.
In other things my brain is trying to process, there is this nifty optical illusion relating to speed and peripheral vision.
Speaking of controlling your brain’s perception, I sent this to all my friends with MAGA parents.
And when it comes to rejecting the narrative, this moment in sports is both priceless and hilarious:
Adding this to my meme bank ASAP:
And in random thoughts, someone had this one, which resurfaced on my feed.
I leave you with a dad joke of my own making:
Why do Asian Tiger Moms insist on living in the capital of Taiwan?
It’s their “Type-A” personalities.
Have a great weekend! — Jay
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