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Monday, October 14, 2019
On War Crimes and Tennis Sheds
Astoundingly, amidst Trump's senseless Syrian clusterfuck, Grifters Inc keep doing their tawdry thing. Trump whines, rages, touts Sean Spicer's dancing; Melania heralds a new bestest tennis shed; Eric peddles lies and chocolate; and Nepotism Barbie jabbers about women coming "to the table." Alas, Kurdish human rights leader Hervin Khalaf will not be: She was dragged from her car, raped, stoned to death and beheaded. Note to Grifters: Her blood, and so many others', is on your ghastly hands.
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
The Work of Democracy: The Despicable Susan Collins Is Irate A Constituent Actually Asked Her Some Questions
Poor Sen. Susan 'Sure Let's Put Drunken Rapists On the Supreme Court' Collins, who hasn't held a Town Hall since the days when she had a fragment of a spine, just endured the indignity of - gasp - being asked what she thought about some stuff by a guy who helps pay her salary. When she refused to answer and then bad-mouthed him as rude, he took out a full-page ad chastising her and seeking answers to his questions. We only have one: WHY is she still friggin' here?
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Ain't It Funny How An Old Broken Bottle/ Looks Just Like A Diamond Ring
A break from the madness to wish the incomparable John Prine - "songwriters' songwriter," master of tender tales of grace, grief, wit, war, love, grit, junkies, Pluto, murder, Jesus, sausages, old age, broken hearts, speed of the sound of loneliness and the sweet imperfection of all things - a Happy Birthday. At 73, he's beat cancer twice and gotten a croak of a voice, a new album, awards galore and damn-near rabid devotees for his trouble. Nobody writes like Prine. Thanks for the gifts, John.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Now Trump Is Whining the Kurds Didn't Help Us At Normandy and They and We Are Doomed
What the actual fuck. With the entire world denouncing his feckless, unconscionable abandonment of US-allied Kurds in Syria to Turkish atrocities, Trump is now defending himself by arguing - actually copying what some right-wing yahoo argues - that hey the Kurds didn't help us in World War ll (when they were busy being slaughtered) so why should we help them now, never mind 10,000 of them just died helping us.'s...doing. And he is killing people.
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Monday, October 7, 2019
In His Great and Unmatched Wisdom: WTF GOP?
Bonkers City. Having made the wildly capricious, universally excoriated "decision" to abandon Kurds in Syria who long fought with us against ISIS, Cadet Foggy Bone Spurs went on Twitter to assure us that in his "great and unmatched wisdom," if NATO ally Turkey tries to slaughter the Kurds as many fear, "I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!)," maybe by surrounding it by " water, big water, ocean water"? Yeah, this is all totally normal.
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Friday, October 4, 2019
Free Speech: Use It or Lose It
Awash in our national, sputtering "John Le Carré novel starring the Marx Brothers," it's comforting to remember the resisters out there. The tireless Freeway Bloggers, working on the principle that if you put up a sign, multitudes will see it before it's taken down, have released the video "Free Speech Freeway." Its missives - Putin Owns Trump, Where Are the Children, Wake Up and Smell the Permafrost, Now Officially A Kleptocracy - remind us, "Things are not normal."
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Nobody Had To Die: A Jury Finally Decided It Was Unreasonable For A Cop To Kill An Innocent Black Man
In "a seismic shift" in a criminal injustice system that's long seen police get away with shooting black men and women, a Dallas jury found former cop Amber Guyger guilty of murder for killing Botham Jean, 26, a literal choir boy who " loved God (and) loved everyone" after she mistakenly barged into his apartment as he ate ice cream and watched TV. The universally stunned reaction to the verdict, says one activist, " tells us all we need to know about what we mean (by) #BlackLivesMatter."
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Monday, September 30, 2019
On the End of the Arduous, Triumphant Second Civil War: It Was A Battle of Wits. Our Opponents Were Unarmed.
Yes, Trump's pernicious summoning of the specter of civil war is reprehensible, irresponsible and stupid. It's also irresistible - oh sweet mockery - to the wiseacres of Twitter. Hence the splendid #SecondCivilWarLetters: tales of windmill cancer, smocking guns, Hamberder Hill, Generals Pelosi/Schiff, retreats to Chick-Fil-A, the mind of General Cray Cray "turning in on itself," MAGA troops stymied by "your" and "you're," our troops running low on pumpkin spice latte. Onward, comrades.
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Sunday, September 29, 2019
Wow Minneapolis: Trump Boldly, Stupidly Heads to The Belly of the Beast
Awash in the the chaos, incompetence and serious sleaze of our national crime drama, it can be hard to remember just how bitterly daft things are. How's this: When the (so-called) president of the United States says he's holding a rally in one of the country's major cities, the leaders of said city promptly announce they don't want him, “will not stand behind” him, and "his message of hatred will never be welcome" there. Meanwhile, thousands of protesters are organizing. This should be fun.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time After Time
As the wheels start to fly off the clown car and the shadowy specter of accountability hovers on the horizon, let's not forget the guy who got us here - soulless, slimy, dissembling, colluding Mitch 'Douchebag McTurtle' McConnell, who, oh irony, a few years back piously intoned, "Time after time, the President came to a fork in the road (and) chose the path of lies and lawlessness (because) the name of the game was winning at any cost." Please, may they go down together.
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