Thursday, June 22, 2017
Killing People For Tax Cuts: What The F*ck World Are We Living In?
Now we're down to dueling monstrosities: The GOP Senate's "health care" bill aka tax cuts for the rich vs. the ungodly sight of Capitol police arresting and dragging out of wheelchairs disabled people protesting its obscenity. The furious call the bill a cruel act of class warfare. The ever-civil Obama calls it a mean and "massive transfer of wealth," noting, "If there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm." Whatever you call it, just say no.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
We Have A Lot To Lose: Black Caucus Says Thanks For Nothing and Turns Down Trump Invite For "Meeting" aka (Duh) Self-Serving Photo Op
Refusing to be "a co-star on the reality show,” the Congressional Black Caucus declined an invite from our Loser-In-Chief to "meet" so he can prove black people like him, and he likes them, sort of. In a scathing, mic-drop letter, the CBC cited the times Trump ignored them, his actions that will "devastate" the black community, and his failure to even read their 130-page policy proposal before concluding, "(We) fail to see how a social gathering would benefit the policies we advocate for.”
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Murder Plain and Simple
No wonder Minnesota police waited until Tuesday - several days after one of their own was acquitted - to release dashcam video of the fatal shooting of Philando Castile for being, in the words of his grieving, trenchant mother, "black in the wrong place." The harrowing video shows a panicked Jeronimo Yanez, seconds after stopping Castile, frantically screaming and firing in what is clearly an execution; he got away with murder, critics say, because "this is America 2017."
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Monday, June 19, 2017
For Sister Nabra and All the Rest: Violence Occurs In the Silence
Another hateful travesty abetted, then ignored by the vile clown in the White House. A 17-year-old-Muslim girl in Virginia was beaten to death with a metal baseball bat as she returned to Ramadan prayers after a meal, the same night a van mowed down a dozen Muslims in London. Trump's silence on both acts speaks volumes. So does the insistence by the U.K.'s Jo Cox, whose murder a year ago by a right-wing extremist was just marked, that, "We have far more in common than that which divides us."
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
In Red Pairs: Handmaids Are Resisting
Women occupying senators' offices Friday aren't alone in fighting the "declaration of war on women" that would be repeal of Obamacare. Getting creative, women from Texas to Ohio have been protesting assaults on health care by stunningly channeling Margaret Atwood's dystopian-themed "The H andmaid's Tale" - wherein women are forced to bear children in a totalitarian society - to assert that Atwood's vision "is not an instruction manual" and warn, "That future (is) not so distant."
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Bad News Little Donny: That Witch Hunt Team Is Looking Pretty Good
As the Dumpster Fire holes up in his cave whining about the WITCH HUNT against him, charges keep piling up and Robert Mueller keeps shrewdly, doggedly doing his job. Wired offers a detailed look at his recruitment of the top-notch legal minds - with deep knowledge of terrorism, fraud, money laundering, campaign finance and obstruction of justice - who could make up "the most high-powered and experienced team of investigators ever assembled by the Justice Department."
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Jeff Sessions Just Can't Recall Whether Or Not He's A Keebler Elf
In another bizarre exhibition of the ragged state of the Republic, the Senate (sorta) heard testimony Tuesday from Attorney General and good ole obstructionist boy Jeff Sessions, who despite his high-ranking position as the country's alleged top lawyer couldn't seem to recall being anywhere or doing anything, except no worry it was all good. His stonewalling meant we learned very little, except that Kamala Harris - who was so tough all the old white men kept trying to shut her up - rules.
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Monday, June 12, 2017
Praise Be: Never Has There Been A President
So we really don't wanna write again about the Dumpster, but damn things keep getting weirder. Trump just held his first Cabinet meeting, a surreal, sycophantic, ring-kissing spectacle where he crowed about all the great (fictional) things he's done and one by one everyone agreed. Normal people saw "a circle jerk," "tin-pot dictator shit," "Good Morning, Pyongyang," "a snuff film (for) democracy" and "one of the most exquisitely awkward public events" ever. Which all sound about right.
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Friday, June 9, 2017
The Trump Documents: The Onion Takes On The Demented Political Moment
If you're slack-jawed at the latest folly issuing from Trump's toddler fingers - his claim that Comey's blistering testimony offered him "total and complete vindication" - it might be time to seek solace with The Trump Documents, The Onion's extraordinary, 700-page drop of so-called classified documents, from Ivanka's instructions for putting little Donny to bed to color-by-number security briefings to the executive order allowing Bannon to execute him. You're welcome.
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Such Pretty Popsicles: Toxic Beauty As A Call to Action
You probably missed it what with all the Comey drama, but World Oceans Day wants to remind us, sorry, we have other problems, like the 8 million metric tons of plastic that make their way into oceans every year and the 90% of seabirds that ingest it and the way it keeps growing. Cue an array of projects, from coral restoration to polluted popsicle art from sewage runoff in Taiwan, to hopefully rouse us.
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