All For Me

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - David Horsey)

In other news, Little Marco has rolled over and announced his support for Rex Tillerson in spite of his own criticism of Tillerson's unique friendship with Putin.

Meanwhile, here's the best (or worst) lede I saw today.

A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.

Finally, you might think Mike Pence is creepy, but I promise you'll think he's even creepier after reading this:

While Mike Pence was governor, his relationship with the Democratic minority in the legislature was crap. Someone on his staff suggested having the Democratic leaders over to the governor's mansion for dinner. The table was set for 20, but there were only around seven in attendance. One unlucky legislator stuck next to Pence tried to make conversation, but found even at dinner she couldn't shift Pence off his talking points. Gov. Pence shouted to his wife, Karen, his closest adviser, at the other end of the table.

"Mother, Mother, who prepared our meal this evening?"

The legislators looked at one another, speaking with their eyes: He just called his wife "Mother."

Maybe it was a joke, the legislator reasoned. But a few minutes later, Pence shouted again.

"Mother, Mother, whose china are we eating on?"

Mother Pence went on a long discourse about where the china was from. A little later, the legislators stumbled out, wondering what was weirder: Pence's inability to make conversation, or calling his wife "Mother" in the second decade of the 21st century.

I'm pretty sure calling your wife "mother" would be creepy in any century.

No music today. I have a fever and I've been semi-dazed all day. All I want is dead silence. If I made any big errors or egregious spelling mistakes today, well, I'll fix it tomorrow when I'm more coherent.

  • Hope you feel better soon Ashby.

  • ninjaf

    As creepy as it is, I think maybe it is an Indiana thing? I have family in rural Indiana (conservative Christians, too — shocker, I know) and they use that to refer to their wives. I don’t remember the wives calling their husbands “Father” but I don’t know that that doesn’t occur.

    And it doesn’t make it any less creepy. Just not the first time I am hearing it.

  • 1933john

    Maybe it’s only a half word.

    • Aynwrong


  • Aynwrong

    Didn’t Saint Ronnie refer to Nancy as “Mommy?”


    • Yep, Rubio actually had a chance to make a huge difference. Switching his vote would have shut down Tillerson. But he caved, as we knew he would.

  • Christopher Foxx

    “Mother, Mother, what big teeth you have.”

    • Aynwrong

      Ever read “Red Dragon?” Is it possible that Mike Pence is Francis Dollarhyde?

      • Christopher Foxx

        Never read it. Catching a glimpse of the dining scene from Hannibal was more than enough for me. Not to my taste.

        • Aynwrong

          Hannibal was just grotesque silliness. Red Dragon was a genuine thriller.

          • Scopedog

            Agreed. Plus I thought the Hannibal TV series was one of the best shows of the past decade, especially their take on RED DRAGON.

      • Georgie