Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Jeb!'s Clueless, Pandering Portrait Of The American Nightmare
Oh God. Poor addled weak-kneed Jeb (!) has gotten so desperate for attention among all the GOP bullies and bigmouths he's not only turned to his murderous brother for help, but declared himself the bulliest and bigmouthiest of all by proudly Tweeting his new Jeb!-inscribed gun with the title "America," thus proclaiming that the essence of our blessed, bigoted, blood-soaked nation of 'Murica is, finally, a gun with your name on it.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Immoral and Unacceptable: If Scalia Wanted Respect In Death, He Should Have Shown It To More People In Life
In the wake of Antonin Scalia's death, wingnuts declaim he was murdered, officials announce he will lie in repose, and many struggle (or don't) to say something less toxic than the bigot and bully who was "a poison to the nation," who gave us Citizens United, who fought against equal rights, cavorted with the powerful and stunningly declared "mere factual innocence" was no reason not to execute someone. So about not speaking ill of the dead: To quote Scalia after Bush vs. Gore, "Get over it."
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Monday, February 15, 2016
Protecting Family-Values, Viagra-Seeking Men From Themselves
In an ingenious goose/gander rebuttal to male-and-GOP-Kentucky legislators "awash in Christian family values," a female lawmaker has proposed a bill requiring men seeking Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs to jump through a series of absurd hoops - two doctors' visits, a wife's note, a Bible-sworn vow - that mirror moves to restrict women's right to abortion. Women are also gleefully sending OB/GYN questions to their governor under the hashtag Askbevinaboutmyvag.
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Friday, February 12, 2016
People Are Dying, This Is Real: Erica Garner Endorses Bernie
Erica Garner - activist, mother, writer and Eric Garner's eldest daughter - has endorsed Bernie Sanders in a poignant, lengthy new video that declares him "someone who understands our deaths as tragedies - not political talking points." Citing her father's death as "an absolute injustice, but not an uncommon one," she praises Bernie as "a protester" who is "learning from us, working with us and respecting the power of we, the people, over the established political machine."
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A Grievous New Low: First You Shoot Them, Then You Sue Them
Adding more jaw-dropping insult to homicide, two white cops who killed young black men under seriously sketchy circumstances have sued their cities and victims' families, citing stress and racism. The Mississippi cop is crying discrimination; the Chicago cop seeks $10 million for "extreme emotional trauma” after he was "forced" to kill a college student for his "atrocious conduct," marking what the victim's family calls "a new low even for the Chicago Police Department."
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He Shooots, He Scores
Not A Green Room Kinda Guy Dept: After Bernie Sanders took the New Hampshire primary, he passed the celebratory time till his victory speech shooting hoops with his grown sons and frisky grandchildren. A self-declared "very good" athlete in his day, he also sank every shot, somewhat shocking Fox News' Megyn Kelly. "Is this, like, some kind of joke?" she exclaimed. Actually, no.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
When A Rabbit’s Got the Gun: Black Judge Eviscerates Brutal White RoboCop Caught By the Eye of Justice
White cops are still killing black men - or, today, a naked 17-year-old - but some justice may be coming. A Detroit cop sued 12 times for brutality was just convicted by a majority-black jury of savagely beating a black, 57-year-old, longtime Ford employee for a rolling stop; he was then sentenced to 13 months to 10 years by a furious black judge who took her sweet time ripping the "barbaric" attack on "a black man in a Cadillac" by "a group of racist officers looking to do a nigger."
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Sunday, February 7, 2016
On Hillary, Lloyd, Us and Them
For those puzzled by the rancor and mistrust so many feel for Hillary Clinton, a lucid Matt Taibbi looks at Clinton's $675,000 speeches to Goldman Sachs to reveal they're about not just money but allegiance. Turns out Clinton declared that "banker-bashing (was) foolish," it takes a village to get out of a financial crisis (in fact caused by a few greedy oligarchs), and public anger is something "we" - oligarchs and Clintons - need to wait out.
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Friday, February 5, 2016
Good Ole Ted Cruz, the Anal Probe
Ted Cruz, the hateful, messianic, mendacious wingnut so creepy he embarrasses his hometown of Calgary, Alberta - a town with a ten-day festival devoted to cowboy hats - boasts in his campaign slogan that he's "Consistent, Conservative, Trusted." Now we can aptly add, "anal probe," thanks to a Google search of the "Trus" in his "TrusTed" logo. Hat tip to Daily Kos. Gawd, we (heart) the GOP.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Rich White Guys Behaving (Particularly) Badly
A close race these days in the Douchebaggery Sweepstakes. We have Marco Rubio blasting Obama's mosque visit as “pitting people against each other," Rick Snyder offering a 30% discount to Flint residents on poison water, and Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli smirking and sniggering through non-testimony to Congress on his industry's unconscionable greed. Tough call. After watching video of him, we think Shkreli takes it by a greasy hair.
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