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Monday, December 9, 2019
In Late-Stage Zombie Capitalism, The Poor Are Selling Their Blood
Amidst America's "staggering" economic inequality comes a new, macabre, blood-from-a-stone mode of survival for the poors: Making up to a third of their income by repeatedly selling blood plasma - an export worth more than our corn or soy - for about 40 bucks a pop in a booming $21 billion global industry dominated by a few big U.S companies. Their highly profitable, morally questionable business is projected to “grow radiantly,” because of course it is.
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Sunday, December 8, 2019
The Word Is Love
It was 39 years ago that John Lennon was murdered by a deranged fan in front of his apartment - or, wrote Jimmy Breslin that night, " became another person who died after being shot with a gun on the streets of New York." He was 40. Yoko Ono posted a searing tribute, calling his loss "a hollowing experience" and noting that 1,400,000 Americans have died by gun since his death. These dark days, God knows we could use his voice, heart, wit and hope.
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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Be Best, My Ass
OK, we are now and truly done with the con man and his money-grubbing hussy squatting in the White House. Having stayed silent through endless atrocities - rapes, lies, cruelty, racism, bullying, leaving families hungry, caging 70,000 children and killing six, now including one on video - the Birther Queen of Hypocrisy just offered us a jingoistic tour of tacky Christmas decor and a steaming pile of faux outrage about what "a minor child deserves." The Internet: " Sit down and STFU, lady."
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Fred Hampton: "Peace To You...If You're Willing to Fight For It
It was 50 years ago that Chicago cops executed Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton as he slept, firing over 90 shots into his apartment for the crimes of feeding hungry kids, opening medical clinics, forming a Rainbow Coalition and championing black self-determination. Targeted by the FBI as a danger who could "electrify the masses," Hampton vowed to fight racism with solidarity, capitalism with socialism, and "fire with water." He was 21 when he died. His legacy, and struggle, goes on.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
A Very Sick Man
Oh man. The Stable Genius just fell off the world stage at London's NATO meeting. His wee brain frazzled, his pupils amphetamine-huge, he ranted, rambled, raved: Macron was "very, very nasty," in Syria "I've taken the oil," "the whole situation with nuclear has to be dealt with very strongly," Adam Schiff is "a deranged human being," one day Repubs will impeach a Dem "because somebody picked an orange out of a refrigerator and you don’t like it." Consensus Internet response: #wut.
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Monday, December 2, 2019
The Right Thing To Do
For the start of another week at the circus, a warm, wise, movingly real moment with Elizabeth Warren to give us hope. At an Iowa event, a high school girl, tremulous with fear and feeling, asked Warren for a moment in her life when she struggled with acceptance; her own voice cracking, Warren told a story about her divorce, her mother and a time when "you just gotta do what's right inside." When they hugged, Warren told her, "We're going to be OK." Yes, please.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The War On Thanksgiving
Sigh. The Stable Genius has been busy - posting that bonkers Rocky photo, asking why we waited 100 years for a centennial, spending 287 years of presidential salaries on golf, and now making up a red-meat-for-the-masses commie plot to kill Thanksgiving. Cue #WarOnThanksgiving - covfefe running low, send pie, Battle of the Turkey Leg - and #WhatLiberalsCallThanksgiving. Favorite answer: The holiday with turkey and stuffing that comes before impeachment.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The Rapist Is You
Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, hundreds of thousands of women took to the global streets to demand the end of sexual assault and honor the roughly 90,000 women murdered each year by men. In Chile, where sexual violence as a weapon of war has a long history, women joined the country's ongoing protests with a fierce, fearless chant, calling out all the players of the state's toxic patriarchy - cops, pols, judges - as perpetrators.
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Monday, November 25, 2019
Bringing Shame To Our People and Our Country: Miller (Still) Must Go
Democrats, civil rights groups and other sentient humans have demanded the removal of Nazi-fan-boy, xenophobe and, yes, Jew Stephen Miller after emails leaked of him peddling white nationalist conspiracies and ranting about white genocide. Now, after more damning leaks, multiple Jewish groups say he must go; they include a broad progressive coalition and three branches of Judaism that say his presence in the White House "sends chills down rabbis’ spines.”
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Friday, November 22, 2019
I Do Want, Always, Corruption and More Hits From the Ramones
It's been a week. It aptly ended with Trump's hour-long, bat-shit crazy " parade of fever dreams" on Fox News: Schiff is "sick," Pelosi is "crazy as a bedbug," Ukraine has the DNC server, Marie Yovanovitch is "no angel," he doesn't know those mean (Trump-appointed) people testifying. Mental health experts say his behavior is "alarming" and "delusional." The Internet says, in the spirit of Brechtian resistance, we may as well turn his infamous "I WANT NOTHING" poem into dazzling punk rock.
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