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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Spoiler Alert: Love Wins
Despite much-hyped threats of murder and mayhem, the weekend's arrival in Portland OR of a few hundred neo-Nazi Proud Boys met with far more antifa and other defiantly mellow protesters - cue dancing unicorns and marching bananas - a huge police presence, and a quick escape in mini-buses. The day's hero: the guy who waded into a toxic sea of MAGA hats to pointedly declaim "Fuck you" to each loser before absolving one of their dogs with a gracious, "You're cool."
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Friday, August 16, 2019
One Nation United By Hygge: Weary Americans Welcome Their Enlightened New Danish Owners
Okay so maybe little Donnie can't buy Greenland, his latest shiny object, after pols said it's “open for business, but not for sale.” Still, Twitter had a riotous time: Cue golf course, gold leaf, Mexico, flipping it to Norway jokes, an offer from one PRINCE KIELSEN of "Greenland" in exchange for a money order of $600,000,000, and the verdict " our president is an enormous drooling git. " And help is on the way - Denmark wants to buy us. The consensus across America: Thank God.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Give Me Your Tired and Not Too Poor and Definitely White, Preferably With Trust Funds From Their Daddies Back Home
In the latest act of rewriting history and poetry with a noxious racist twist, Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of trying to keep brown people out of our pristine country, clarified his claim that America only welcomes people who can "stand on their own two feet" by adding that, oh yeah, also they need to be white. By saying the quiet, nasty, white supremacist stuff out loud - oops - he sparked the hashtag #CuccinelliResign, and the first of likely multiple lawsuits arguing this is not who we are.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Bulletproof Never Looked Better, and America Has Lost Its Mind
In a new grim grotesquerie, sales of bulletproof backpacks - also hoodies, binders, vests - are up over 200% as red-blooded American capitalists exploit the "morbid niche" of parents frantic to keep their children alive as they head to this year's killing fields, once called going back to school. Not counting the massacres, about 100 of us a day die from gunfire. "Join the revolution!" urges one enthused body-armor industrialist. Or, we could get rid of the guns.
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Monday, August 12, 2019
Yes, It Could Happen Here: When Nazis Came to New York Yes, It Could Happen Here: When Nazis Came to New York
With Trump's latest crime against "the other" - immigrants may have to choose between food and green card - a timely new book considers the threat of a "21st-century master of divisive rhetoric" whose toxic mix of fear, lies, and scapegoating uncannily echos an earlier monster. If you think that's a stretch, see "A Night At the Garden," documenting the 1939 night when 20,000 New Yorkers came to cheer Nazis on - chilling proof "most humans have dark passions inside us, waiting to be stirred up."
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Go Home Cockroach
After the sick lump of a president with blood on his hands barged into two grieving towns that didn't want him, he took a bunch of fake-grin, thumbs-up, staggeringly inappropriate photos with white men as angry residents protested "Racist Go Home," "Trump Repent," and "You Are Why." Among others, they were mourning a young mother and father killed trying to shield their two-month-old baby from a shooter Trump incited. Still, he said he'd had "an amazing day." Man, we're tired of this shit.
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On Banning Terrorist Boots: This Is What Occupation Looks Like
In its latest victory, Israel's COGAT, which administers the Territories, confiscated dozens of pairs of hiking boots purportedly being smuggled into Gaza "for terrorist purposes.” Wait, a nuclear-powered country routinely committing war crimes - and shooting so many thousands in the legs they've created a country of amputees - thinks Palestinians wearing shoes is a security threat? What's next - food? socks? medical care? Now we know who the terrorists are. Twitter: "Those are shoes, fascists."
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Monday, August 5, 2019
Racism Has A Name
So the White Supremacist-In-Chief dully read a speech, POW-like, blaming El Paso and Dayton on video games, the Internet, "mentally ill monsters." But we know who to blame: Trump - racist, accomplice, ethical black hole, "cruel, cruel man." And Massacre Mitch McConnell, who for years has blocked gun control. And idiots like the Ohio pol who blames fatherless kids and "drag queen advocates." And the rest of the NRA-funded, blood-soaked, gutless GOP. Because, again, "silence is violence."
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Friday, August 2, 2019
The Fire Next Time
Friday would have been the 95th birthday of James Baldwin, brilliant, bighearted writer and truth-teller who spent his life as a black gay man insisting, "I'm not a nigger, I'm a man." Passionate and prescient about our enduring racism, he spoke, wrote and embraced his rage as he explored how to " communicate to the vast, heedless, unthinking, cruel white majority that you are here." Always, his task was " to make the world a more human dwelling place." Today more than ever, he is missed.
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Thursday, August 1, 2019
We Are Here With Peaceful Purposes...But They Are Not
A salute to the bravery of Olga Misik, 17, who during recent bloody protests for free Moscow elections sat before Putin's armed-to-the-teeth goons and calmly read aloud the Russian constitution, including Article 31 affirming the right to peaceful political assembly. She was later arrested and allegedly beaten. “Injustice always concerns everyone," said Olga, who takes the long view of repression. "Today the Moscow City Duma, tomorrow the governor of the region...It is only a matter of time."
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