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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Dear China Rocket
What else would you expect these convulsive days. This weekend, a massive out-of-control Chinese rocket is hurtling back to Earth while much of the world wonders, with a mix of anxiety and sheesh-what-next resignation, just where it will land and if they'll be under it. Amidst the apocalyptic bingo card gags and forecasts - Partly cloudy with a chance of rocket - many have proposed, in the name of karma, the perfect, poetic landing site. Oh please.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Tinfoil Nation: On Cyber Ninjas and Bamboo Traces and Watermarks To Tell the Nefarious If Delusional Tale
Gonzo fans of QAnon, space lasers and the former guy have been frantically busy at Arizona's "audit" of election ballots, using "forensic analysis" and UV lights to study ink and folds and weight and votes from "fake people" to uncover The Big Lie and wrestle good from evil. Now - Racism 101 - they're looking for bamboo particles from ballots purportedly smuggled in from China. THIS IS IMPORTANT!! The dominoes will fall!!
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Monday, May 3, 2021
Another Nakba: This Is My House, This Is My Door, You Are A Thief
The world turns away, but "there is fuel in the air" as a record number of Palestinians in and around Jerusalem lose their homes, either pitilessly razed by bulldozers or seized by jeering Israeli settlers with the "law" of occupation on their side. For those left destitute, it's "an early death," a brutal uprooting by a country that "throws us out like garbage" when they ask only to live: "I need them to let me live, with my family, in my house. It's a simple request."
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Thursday, April 29, 2021
Killology Inc: America's Police
The murders by cop go on; the latest, Lymond Moses, was asleep in his car. In part thank messianic warrior-cop, fear-mongerer and "killology" expert Dave Grossman, who for 20 years has held police "trainings" to tell acolytes they're "the royalty of this land," a war zone of thugs and killers where they must become "a predator" who learns to shoot first and think later: "We fight violence (with) righteous violence." And afterwards, they'll have great sex. Yeah, this carnage is a mystery.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
About Damn Time
We're just gonna leave this photo here of two smart, tough, accomplished women - one of color, and the first and second in line of succession to the presidency - on the House dais before Joe Biden's first speech to a joint session of Congress, which he opened with the mellifluous if belated phrase, "Madam Speaker, Madam Vice-President." The media called the presence of Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi "historic." But we prefer Harris' term when asked the significance. "Normal," she said.
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Monday, April 26, 2021
Birth Of A Nation
Wowza. White supremacist, gonzo evangelical and heedless CNN bigot Rick Santorum just told aspiring young Nazis the U.S. was founded by devout freedom-seekers who "birthed" a nation from "a clean slate...There was nothing here," blithely dismissing "the foundational sin" of a gory nation and its slaughter, rape, theft, untold atrocities. There were some Natives, he added, but "there isn’t much" of their culture left. Huh. Maybe 'cause of all the genocide?
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Sunday, April 25, 2021
When A Black Woman Speaks
With Chauvin convicted but the carnage persisting - 64 more deaths by cop - mental health issues are soaring for POC confronting "a collective, ancestral trauma." So when a woman in crisis sat down in the street in Brooklyn Center, a fierce Phoenix Robles sat too, excoriating a gathering storm of hostile cops until they left. Some decried her profane rage. Nope, says an expert: You don't get to ask those showing up for others in pain to be polite.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
She Was A Child
Minutes before the Derek Chauvin verdict, a white cop in Columbus, Ohio shot and killed Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, a black girl in foster care who was threatening another girl with a knife. Many details are unclear - it was reportedly Bryant who called police when older girls were attacking her - but goddamn why can't cops disarm a 16-year-old girl without pumping four shots into her chest within seconds of arriving? Just kidding. We know why.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue
The jury verdict that former cop and unrepentant sociopath Derek Chauvin is thrice guilty for murdering George Floyd for the nine minutes and 29 seconds of filmed savagery we all saw brings some solace and hope: Finally, a killer cop is declared a killer cop. Alas, one case does not systemic change make. J u stice would be George Floyd still alive. Accou ntability, a heedful first step, is Chauvin being found guilty for why George Floyd isn't still alive.
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Sunday, April 18, 2021
Do Your Best, Darwin
In this week's glass-half-full/half-empty news on COVID, half of Americans have now been vaccinated while all adults can be, and thousands of raving, paranoid, superspreading wingnuts just gathered in Tulsa - which evidently didn't learn anything from its last superspreader - to shriek "Q is the truth," argue vaccines are actually "experimental gene therapy," praise public hangings, and burn masks. Its woeful lesson: "Stupidity is the real epidemic."
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