Rebecca de Winter
Greetings dear friends, and Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Weekly Rewind of 2017. We here at Misfit Politics are very excited, because we have a lot of fresh new ideas and features to share with you. Be sure to follow us at our brand-spanking new Twitter account at @MisfitsPolitics, bookmark our site at misfitspolitics.com, and email us anytime at Misfitspolitics@gmail.com. Don't forget to scroll down to see our latest blog posts!
Here’s a peek at some of our shiny new features:
Misfit Mess Hall: This page is devoted to family and budget-friendly recipes. We have some amazing cooks on our roster, so this is a must-visit part of the site.
Old Man Yells at Cloud: Resident Misfit grouch Rex has a lot of problems with you people, and you’re gonna hear about it! Some things are really irritating and it can be fun to vent about them. Tag your pet peeves with #OMYAC to @LunaticRex and he’ll make sure your voice is heard!
Ask Alex: Do you have questions? Of course you do. Whether profound and deep, or silly and inane, the beautiful and brilliant Alex is your go-to girl. Shoot her a question at @VerumVulnero1 tagged #AskAlex and she’ll feature you in her column.
Misfit Podcast: Holy smokes are we excited! The Misfit Podcast is in the works - stay tuned and follow us at @MisfitsPolitics for updates, as we will be on-air sooner than you think!
OK, let’s get this party started. The New Year is already filled with drama, odd news and intrigue. Naturally we have a lot to say about it:
J.R. is pretty excited about things, to put it mildly.
The left is having fits about Obamacare. Mo is unimpressed.
It was reported that a Rockette cried through a 90-minute performance over her “trauma” at the idea she’d have to perform at Trump’s inauguration.
Chicago had the deadliest year in nearly two decades in 2016 under Rahm Emanuel's, uhh, leadership.
The New Yorker published a cartoon that struck a huge nerve, with an illustration of an angry mob on an airplane rejecting the “smug” pilot. It hit right in the heart of the recent anger at elites, and Twitter exploded into the usual outrage from all sides.
In one of the most explosive stories in recent memory, an 18-year-old special needs young man was kidnapped, bound, gagged and tortured by four attackers. Twitter was on fire, of course, but one especially revolting reaction made the rounds: conservatives scolding other conservatives, admonishing them to “calm down” and “wait for the facts” - perhaps forgetting that the brutal torture was streamed live on Facebook. The fear apparently was that too much outrage would only encourage the Alt-Right. The Misfits were having none of that.
San Francisco resident and nutty liberal Melinda Byerley published a smug, condescending, and inadvertently hilarious screed giving advice to middle America. She oh-so-gently reminded them that “no educated person wants to live in a shithole with stupid people.” It got much, much worse. Hilarity ensued.
As always, we have lots of thoughts and ideas that defy easy categorization.
Finally, please check out our blog posts from the past week:
“Hold My Mule (and Bake My Cake)” - by Guest Contributor @RaymondWPS
“Ask Alex, January 6, 2017” - a new column by @VerumVulnero1
“Old Man Yells at Cloud” - a new column by @LunaticRex
“Freedom From Solutions,” by @cdpayne79
“Advice Column: Can I punch this woman in the face?” - by @danieltobin
“Stand Aside, Media to the Rescue,” - by @danieltobin
“Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” - by @GentlemanRascal
“Collective Madness,” - by @molratty
“Going High,” - By Guest Contributor @RaymondWPS
“In Praise of Misfits : An Open Letter to My Favorite People On Twitter,” - by @VerumVulnero1
“Musings from the Misfits - Our 2016 Year In Review”
Thanks for catching up with the latest Misfit shenanigans. See you next week, and in the meantime, don’t miss a thing - be sure to follow us on Twitter at @MisfitsPolitics!
Just a gaggle of people from all over who have similar interests and loud opinions mixed with a dose of humor. We met on Twitter.