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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Do Your Jobs: Sick and Dying, They Brought Themselves Down Here to Speak - To No One
For a scathing, tearful, potent, gut-punching look at the efficacy of righteous rage, watch Jon Stewart's blistering testimony Tuesday to an almost empty House on the shameful failure of Congress to compensate 9/11 first responders dying of cancer and other ills at horrific rates even as lawmakers spout "Never Forget" crap. "They responded in 5 seconds - they did their jobs with courage, grace, tenacity, humility," he seethed. "18 years later, do yours."
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Monday, June 10, 2019
Rainbow Resistance
Unsurprisingly, a regime of white supremacists, evangelical Christians and jingoistic bigots chose to mark Pride Month by banning the flying of rainbow flags at U.S. embassies abroad because, says renowned homophobe Mike Pence, "When it comes to the American flagpole, only one American flag flies." Uh no, said insurrectionists, who defiantly amassed rainbow flags, lights, balloons to symbolize the tolerance they say America still and all stands for, or should.
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Sunday, June 9, 2019
Sticks and Stones: GOP Says Dems Can't Call Lying Power-Abusing Crook, Conman, Bigot and Demagogue A Lying Power-Abusing Crook, Conman, Bigot and Demagogue
Poor little fragile Donnie. Seems the Sociopathic Snowflake who spends most of his time trashing...everyone...is so afraid of mean Democrats saying anything bad about him at Monday's hearing on obstruction of justice the GOP has called for “minimum standards of decency and decorum” that forbid "personal abuse, innuendo, or ridicule of the president," like calling him the conman or criminal or dumpster fire he is, because God knows we don't want any truth-telling here.
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Friday, June 7, 2019
Teach Your Children Well: Valedictorian Silenced For Naming Trayvon and Tamir
Speaking Truth To Power 101: In an impromptu morality play, Dallas valedictorian and Iranian refugee Rooha Haghar insisted on giving her graduation speech denouncing the murders of black people even after her principal said it didn't meet school guidelines. When she defied him, he killed her mic, a moment - oh irony - that promptly went viral. So did her eloquent, subversive message: Our failed system will persist "if we speak only when our speech falls within guidelines."
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
The Unbearable Cluelessness of Being: En Route To the Hague!
Because the whole tacky grifter clan crashing the palace party on our dime wasn't enough, the Sociopath-In-Chief had to follow up with the "cruel, craven and illegal" move to further traumatize poor brown kids in concentration camps. So it was that when an oblivious Princess Complicit proclaimed she was leaving for the Hague, a giddy Twitter rejoiced. "Voluntary surrender - didn't see that coming," said one patriot. "I hope the trial is swift and justice is served."
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Shall Not Be Denied
After years of asserting, "It was we the people, not we the white male citizens," suffragists won their long, un-genteel fight 100 years ago today when Congress passed the 19th Amendment giving (white) women the vote. Amidst a renewed war on women - "Same shit, different century" - we celebrate the steadfast firebrands once reviled as "monstrosities of nature" who kept fighting. Sojourner Truth: "You may hiss as much as you please, but women will get their rights."
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Monday, June 3, 2019
Burn Level: Majestic
Leave it to the Brits, masters of passive aggression, to troll the clown of the western world into oblivion. From the moment he arrived to the sight of a giant penis mowed into a field, those in the U.K. have told it like it is with subtle snubs - no red carpet - and empty streets and in-your-face ridicule. The prize goes to Led By Donkeys, whose giant projections around London offered an unending feast of taunts, jibes, slurs and rudeness. "Doing the Lord's work," said one fan. We thank them.
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Sunday, June 2, 2019
Party and Politic: A Celebration of the American Citizen
The 448-page Mueller Report has become an improbable touchstone of the sordid times, read aloud by Dem lawmakers and topping bestseller lists. This weekend it hit a New York theater, where over 100 performers gave a 24-hour live reading, "Filibustered and Unfiltered: America Reads the Mueller Report." Meant to honor the power of we the people, the event is billed as "people coming together and finding their voice." Music will play during redactions “for our own sanity.”
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
In Your Dreams: The Stupid Wall Is "Very Very On Its Way," Except for Losing In Courts and Cease & Desist Orders and Anyway It Won't Work
Annals of Grifting: Hey, remember the wall? Seems the $1.57 billion scammed to date has built just 1.7 miles of fence, an original cost of $15 billion has soared to $1.85 trillion, another judge called bullshit on stealing money for it, another lawsuit's pending, We Build the Wall cranks - AMERICA FIRST! Not Mexican cartels! - must stop and desist 'cause oops permits, locals hate it, it's an environmental debacle, it's dissolved into a MAGA fever dream, and oh yeah ladders. Too much winning.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Now We Are Spreading Freedom Gas Around the World and We Are Definitely Doomed
What fresh hell is this. Not only did the USS McCain have to hide from our fragile toddler-in-chief in Japan, but the Energy Department is touting our increased natural gas production as allowing "molecules of U.S. freedom" to be globally exported and "spreading freedom gas throughout the world," even if it also causes freedom global warming and freedom cancer. We are beyond parody, Orwell and jingoistic stupid. Just take us out back of the barn.
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