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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Ranting Again
Stupidity reigns: A year after the deadly fact, the U.S. still has over 70,000 new COVID cases a day thanks to recalcitrant morons like Gym "What-sexual-assault?" Jordan, who spent a House hearing shrieking at Dr. Fauci about "lost liberty" and demanding, "When do Americans get their freedom back?" A weary Fauci: It's not "a freedom thing," it's "a public health thing." It finally took Maxine Waters to quash Jordan with, "Shut your mouth." Amen, auntie.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Rip It Out To the Studs: This Was No Accident Rip It Out To the Studs: This Was No Accident
In a small, scant step toward justice, Minnesota cop Kim Potter has been charged with manslaughter for killing Daunte Wright at a "traffic stop" - for black Americans, the set-up for "the repeated outcome of an indefensible system that grants immunity for state violence." But Potter remains a bit player in a long harsh story that links Wright to George Floyd's girlfriend, Fred Hampton to Emmett Till, the trauma of every black victim to every black community where, still, nothing has changed.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Some Humans Ain't Human
Though they rank close to last nationally in health care, education, vaccines - and may face power shortages - Texas lawmakers are spending this week debating four anti-trans bills, including one to make it illegal/ child abuse to offer gender-affirming, often life-saving, health care to trans kids. One, an aggrieved Kai Shappley, 10, has had it with "asking adults to make good choices,” she said. "Please just listen to me, hear me, try to educate yourselves, try to understand...everybody."
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Monday, April 12, 2021
What's Going On?
It never ends. Even as another cop kills another black guy in Minneapolis, harrowing video shows yahoo unfit cops in Virginia pulling guns on, screaming at, pepper-spraying, kicking, handcuffing and threatening to execute Lieut. Caron Nazario, a black Latino member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps in his uniform for...NOTHING. "Why am I being treated like this?" Nazario keeps asking. Brutally simple: America, racism, "domination and humiliation of a black man" - again.
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Friday, April 9, 2021
Vaccine, Please. Restore Our Lives.
The U.S. COVID news is a murky mix: Steadily rising vaccinations - Saturday saw a record of over four million - along with cases. For millions grappling with COVID trauma, a Global Vaccine Poem project offers a chance to "hope abundantly," to use the potent tool of poetry both to make meaning of what we've been through and help us heal from it. Hundreds have written in, often movingly citing "the need for each other" and a call to do better: "Let us share/dear vaccine/the space around us/again."
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
At That Point It's Just Pain
A renowned pulmonologist - the latest in a parade of somber eloquent witnesses, doctors, cops who say yes, just like it looked to the world, Derek Chauvin willfully murdered George Floyd with "totally unnecessary" force - has testified Floyd died from a knee "rammed" into his neck that left zero oxygen in his body. There is no defence. We don't know if any psycopath has ever been so manifestly culpable of murder. We do know that if he isn't found guilty, there's no hope for this country.
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
On Baseball As A Communist Plot: 794 Idiotic GOP Strikes And They're Out
After baseball moved its games from Georgia in support of voting rights, a GOP obsessed with "cancel culture" has continued its death spiral with more crackpot attacks on things they once loved they now want to cancel - baseball, corporations, free speech, the Easter Bunny - with scary portents pickleball and apple pie are next. Their staggeringly stupid rants about baseball's ties to COMMUNISM have sparked savage mockery - also the observation, "Even the MLB lets people drink water."
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Sunday, April 4, 2021
Some Special Combination of Stupid and Brazen
Talk about schadengaetz. With pomade-happy "evil frat boy" Matt Gaetz facing allegations of sex trafficking and other really icky things, the sole lawmaker voting against a sex trafficking law isn't doing well with his defense. His almost-as-vile GOP peers are snubbing him, he can't keep his shameless trap shut - "I'm a rep in Congress, not a monk" - and aggrieved women journalists are going there on the subject of imagined sex with "such a creepy, miserable, insufferable human being."
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Friday, April 2, 2021
Totally Unnecessary
In more damning, searing testimony on the fifth day of Derek Chauvin's trial, Minneapolis' most senior police officer condemned Chauvin's use of force against George Floyd as "totally unnecessary," adding that putting Floyd facedown on the ground with a knee on his neck "was just uncalled for.” He was echoed by paramedics, witnesseses and another cop. But the most harrowing evidence was newly released bodycam footage that saw some jurors break down. Our job: Don't look away.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
The Stupid It Will Kill Us
Among the usual moronic suspects turning Congress into a wingnut circus - no gun control/ COVID relief/ voting rights! - the loudest is Marjorie 'I Live To Troll' Three Names. Now she's aimed her performative ire at the idea of protecting each other via vaccination passports, aka "Biden's Mark of the Beast," fascism, communism, or, no, wait, "corporate communism" - "I don't know what words mean, do these sound scary?" - with a Fire Fauci Act and We Will Not Comply Act, because idiotic freedom!
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