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Wonkitty threatens the NYC skyline. Here’s your hed gif source info:

https://open.substack.com/pub/martiniambassador/p/its-a-parade

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

You're a master at this. Beautiful work.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

The flying kitty head is rather creepifying. In a good way.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Nice work with the shadows there!

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

"Well ...it's a beautiful New York city morning, Jim, and here comes our next big balloon. What the hell is that thing?"

"Betty, that's the Wonkette entry in our holiday festivities being held down by a host of oddballs dressed as canned clams and slices of those cakes we like."

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"oddballs dressed"

That sounds suspiciously like it might involve pants. Fake Wonkews!

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NOOOO!!!!!1!!!11!!

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My canned clam costume does not include pants.

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Leaving your "oysters" hanging out....

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

AND Filthy Fuck-a-ducks!

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And cedar cheese.

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Now *that's* a parade I'd go out of my way to watch.

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I see that parade every single day.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

"You are a monster, Jim."

"Thanks, Betty!"

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Oh rats! I was hoping it was a flying Axl kitty threatening the parade. Ziggy, can you make it so?

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That's about a block or two down... just wait!

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Wonkitty has a pink bikini mouth

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I read that at first as "Wonkitty has a purty mouth"

A patient of mine from West Virginia and I used to joke about the line "you got a purty mouth" when talking about Appalachia

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LOL, that's a pink bikini NOSE.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf, Martini Glambassador

Oh no, they say she's got to go

Poor poor Wonkitty

Yeaaaaah

Oh no, there goes Montan-o

Poor poor Wonkitty

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needz moar cowbell

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brilliant, and w/shadows!

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

I noticed that, it was a neat touch.

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Editrix, I want the ravioli link, pleeeze.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Fuuuuuck private equity firms. This country will never be truly democratic until we find a way to destroy the perverse incentive to ruin companies for profit.

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Remember how Mitt Romney used to decide to buy a company, then borrow the entire amount to do it, and then add the amount of the loan to the indebtedness of that company and announce it was insovent and shut it down, fire all the people and sell its assets? I was wondering if that's what you're referring to above. Remember that man who said he and his colleagues had to build the stage Mitt Romney announced the firings from?

Then he said the way to fox the housing crisis was to foreclose everywhere and bring in investors to buy up the houses? And then he said to let the auto industry go down the tubes!

And President Obama said no way and saved it. And it benefited everybody and the economy benefitted instead of suffering? Sorry I guess I just can't stop. But how is it Republicans and other austerity freaks don't see this?

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That is exactly what I was thinking of. And he had the gall to refer to people too poor to pay income tax as "takers".

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And THEN, sitting by his car elevator (probably) he said his detractors were just jealous of the things he had.

He was such a scrounger at the same time, that he used his son's basement as his legal residence to make him eligible to be in office somewhere. I just can't even do that myself for different reasons that would make my life easier-- because it's creepy.

But now Romney's regarded as such a hell of a guy by Democrats. And I suppose he has been a big help-- somehow in the Senate. Sad Commentary.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Why move the confederate memorial? Melt it down and use the bronze to make statues of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, and MLK Jr.

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I could see a giant sculpture that communicated a perverse sort of human grinder.

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Dec 28, 2023·edited Dec 28, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

“Kennedy has two clear pathways to the White House,” Lyons said.

No, he doesn’t.

But he does have one clear path to preventing Biden from winning. And that’s the real goal, isn’t it?

Also, if you use the term “uniparty,” you can just shut the fuck forever. You have no reason to be taken seriously.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

There really should be a Wonkette Kitty balloon in the Thanksgiving day parade.

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OT, but Republican hero Victor Orban just announced a further dictator thing called ‘Sovereign Protection Agency’ the purpose is to roll back foreign influences.

I’m sure Mike Johnson (traitor),would approve.

2024, when the republicans will try to destroy economy and fuck with elections to make sure they win the final battle. But.....

Wall Street LOVES the current Biden soft landing economy and interest rate direction.

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"No, I don’t think we’ll be leaving Substack because it hosts (and more importantly monetizes) Actual Nazis."

it took me five hot second on the first day I made a Substack account to notice that, my god! it's full of weirdos.

it's social media in a Capitalist society. I hardly expect 100% ethical behavior.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

from the article on weathering "Dr. Vicente Navarro, a professor emeritus of health and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, has written, “It is not inequalities that kill people. It is those who are responsible for these inequalities that kill people.”"

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Greetings. I will be surfing the currents of my ADHD ✨unmedicated✨ for today. Expect multiple naps, coloring book time, and staring at the horizon contemplating A Thought. I will TRY not to impulse buy a bulk shipment of canned tuna.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

What am I supposed to do with my ravioli, hennnnngh? I have some in the fridge all ready to go for tonight and I'm on tenterhooks over here!

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Dec 28, 2023·edited Dec 28, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

and i ask for the thousandth time, in all this morass of democratic disarray, where in the hell is jaime harrison? ronna's out there offering legal services to those who will do her evil will, can the DNC at least address the issue of people feeling taken advantage of, or is that too much to hope for?

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“But yes, it’s entirely possible Old Joe loses Georgia this year; young Black people feel taken for granted by the Democratic Party — and often are!”

Yeah, they’ll do so much better under a second term of Trumpism. That will work out great. I can see how “possibly taken for granted” is way, way worse than “this administration wants to kill you”

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Ta, Rebecca. I hope your new year Wonkstravaganza is superb. Ta, Martini. Balloons!! Good day, beloved Wonketteers. I love and appreciate you all and I bless us all with love, health, peace, and grace.

Please, please stay safe. Wear a mask or two, wash your hands, sanitize when you cannot wash and let the sanitizer dry completely, stop touching your face, take Vitamin D, get one of the new vaccines as soon as you're able, avoid indoor and crowded outdoor gatherings and when you must meet, remove masks only to eat, drink, and take quick photos, and stay the fuck away from me and anyone with whom you do not share a roof. Do this because you love yourself, and because I love you, too. Do this in memory of dear departed Treg among over seven million dead worldwide. Do this to honor the nurses and other frontline medical personnel, especially ICU Hera Mrs Land Shark RN. Stay safe.

Slava Ukraini. 🌻🇺🇦💙💛

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16,000 of them.

I got curious about the Civil War soldiers buried in Arlington. They were the first ones buried there. That somehow seems to make this statue thing worse. A former slave of the Lee estate, which later became Arlington National Cemetary, worked there digging graves and is buried there. I wonder how he would feel about that statue.

I found this well worth the read: https://www.arlingtontours.com/first-military-burials-arlington#:~:text=Nearly%2030%20Union%20troops%20were,the%20remains%20of%202%2C111%20soldiers.

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Most interesting- I was not aware that the National Cemetery was not opened until 1864. Meigs' son 1st Lt. John Rodgers Meigs, while serving as an aide-de-camp to Philip Sheridan as a mapmaker and topographical engineer in the Shenandoah Valley, was killed when he and two others were bushwacked by Confederate cavalry wearing captured Union uniforms. His death enraged Sheridan, who blamed guerilla leader John S. Mosby, and in retaliation ordered the nearest town burned down and then began hanging any of Mosby's men he could catch. That didn't last long, because stray Union soldiers were easier for Mosby to catch and hang than Rebel guerillas. Sheridan then formed a small volunteer formation of scouts who wore gray, knowing they would be hanged for spies if caught. This group intercepted a trainload of desperately needed rations on the way to Lee's fleeing army, thus slowing the starving Rebels down so Sheridan's cavalry corps could surround them and end the war.

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I feel that if that information about the origins of Arlington were more widely disbursed it would shed a different light on the statue controversy.

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