Siblings Savage Congressman in Attack Advert

Oh, I really want a camera at this family’s Thanksgiving this year:

Fearing for the future, his siblings have thrown their weight behind their choice of candidate in a powerful new TV advert.

The striking part? It’s not their brother.

Nope – six of Mr Gosar’s siblings have spoken out to endorse his rival, Democrat David Brill.

If that sounds brutal on paper, the execution is even more savage. To maximise its impact, the ad doesn’t name the six speakers until the end – they’re just presented as normal Arizona folks.

Question of the Day

What’s your current cellphone wallpaper? Send me a screengrab (cynicalcblog@gmail.com) of it and I’ll post it to this thread or you can put it in the comments.

I just changed mine for fall:

Submissions below!

Thanks to Tim for your eye that sees all, except where your charger is.


Thanks Paul!:

Howdy from soggy old Blighty,

My current wallpaper. A Sister of Battle from Warhammer 40k deep in contemplation.

Keep up the cracking work, and please don’t quit again!

Thanks Dana!

My amazingly handsome pup Dodger.

From Andreas:

Pixel Art! ?

From Moonsung:

My daughter and I in big sur area.

From Sarah:

It’s on my iPad…I don’t have an iPhone. It’s a screen grab fro The Witness, a great puzzle game.

From Jeremy:

Hey Chris!

Here’s my wallpaper to add to the fun if you’re still accepting submissions!

Have a great weekend!

EVENING UPDATES
More have come in.


Thanks to Ben for this:

It’s a photo I took of a sign I spotted years ago at a local flea market. It’s become more meaningful the longer I’ve had it on my phone – now I wish I’d bought the sign.

From Shelby:

My lock screen is an older shot of my girls Moxie (RIP) and Kadie (too cantankerous to die).

From Tyler:

Hey Chris!

My humble contribution is an Android “Live Earth” view down the sheer north face of Half Dome in Yosemite. (Missing from a screenshot is that the 3D perspective changes as you scroll between screens.) I’m somewhat of a Yosemite enthusiast.

Thanks to Josh for this one!

Officials in overdrive to keep Trump from attacking Kavanaugh accuser

Actually, anybody who has been paying attention to Trump has an idea of how badly he wants to start attacking Professor Ford. Trump is a piece of shit. I’m always expecting him to do the worst thing possible.

A source who has been talking to President Trump throughout the Kavanaugh crisis told Axios that “you have no idea” how hard it has been to keep him from attacking his Supreme Court nominee’s accuser.

A White House official said yesterday: “Hopefully he can keep it together until Monday. That’s only, like, another 48 hours right?” It didn’t last that long: this morning, a few hours after this story posted, the president cast doubt on Ford’s allegation on Twitter.

And he has been tweeting about it this morning so he must have found his phone.

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite cookbook.

I love cookbooks. On the condition that they have pictures. Nothing so frustrating as seeing a recipe that looks interesting but you want to get an idea of what the damn dish is supposed to look like. My go to cookbook is David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen. First of all, french food. Secondly, the recipes aren’t too difficult, plenty of pictures, and I have yet to make something from there that hasn’t worked out.

Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Is Moving Out of Her Home Due to Death Threats

In case you are confused as why women are hesitant to come forward:

Christine Blasey Ford was hesitant to come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because she feared facing public attacks. “Why suffer through the annihilation if it’s not going to matter?” she said in an interview with the Washington Post.

Her fears were not unfounded. Within hours of revealing her identity, personal attacks were launched against Ford. Some senators expressed their doubts about the truthfulness of Ford’s statements. Senator Orrin Hatch asserted that Ford was “mixed up.”

Now, the New York Times is reporting that Ford is being sent death threats. An unnamed source told the Times that following the threats, Ford and her two teenaged children moved out of their home. Ford also hired private security. One of the messages reportedly said that Ford had “6 months to live, you disgusting slime.”

And I’m sure the smear machine against her is just getting started. It’s tragically predictable. Kavanaugh is still on track to be confirmed by one or two votes.