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Monday, August 31, 2020
These People Are Evil
Somehow, the shamelessness still shocks: Cue GOP Whip Steve Scalise - proudly self-described "David Duke without the baggage" - stealing the words of ALS-disabled activist Ady Barkan about policing for a doctored campaign ad warning the Dems mean "chaos - coming to a town near you," because, nope, no chaos now. Barkan ripped him - " These are not my words. I have lost my ability to speak, but not my agency" - as did many others. From one: Scalise "is human garbage." Alas, they all are.
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Friday, August 28, 2020
Banksy's Migrant Rescue Boat: Not Just To Save Their Souls, But Our Own
In a mission cogently defined as "humans helping humans," an international crew of rescue activists in a former French navy boat "as agile as she is pink" are helping save the lives of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa. In a year that's seen over 500 refugees drown as EU states decline to save "non-Europeans," the boat, funded by street artist Banksy, seeks both to rescue those adrift at sea and issue an urgent call to "Fortress Europe": "Wake up" and "Do your fucking job."
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Declaring "some things are bigger than basketball" in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play their latest NBA playoff game in a wildcat strike that quickly swept through other largely black teams, shutting down pro sports in what some called "a huge cultural inflection point." "We are scared as black people in America,” said megastar LeBron James, insisting "WE DEMAND CHANGE...Black men, black women, black kids - we are terrified.”
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Bring On the Winged Monkeys, Stormtroopers and Human Sex Drug Traffickers
Huh. So Trump's "upbeat" convention swiftly morphed into a screeching, gaslighting, fearmongering rage fest, part Klan rally, part CPAC swarm, all fantastical fever dream of right-wing grievance. Huddling under Pence's limp call to "Make America Great Again, Again!" pasty robots clamored that Biden and his Marxist mob will abolish doctors, suburbs, freedom, hamberders in an America even scarier than now, though Trump runs it. Also 12 more years! And Kimberly Guilfoyle !!!!!!!!!SCREAMING!!!!!!!!
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Sunday, August 23, 2020
Be Best: Put Up A Parking Lot. Or Even Bester, A Cemetery!
She's at it again. In between jetting to New York to get her hair done, Melania just unveiled a renovation of the White House Rose Garden that's been well and truly savaged for pulling up historic rose bushes and cherry trees to create a cold, stark, soulless, pricey, very white mix of turnpike Hampton Inn, Fascist parade ground and graveyard, even as 177,000 die and tens of millions are unemployed/face eviction/go hungry. The furious consensus: "That's some Marie Antoinette shit there."
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
Steve Bannon Pure Bannonfreude
Of all the mind-bending items on our dystopian bingo card, we did not have greasy White House strategist and Nazi wannabe Steve Bannon getting pulled off a sketchy Chinese billionaire's $ 28-million yacht to be arrested and charged with wire fraud for stealing up to a million bucks from "We Build the Wall" donors so he could live in Trumpian grifter style. And oh sweet irony, the story had a killer punchline: He was arrested by law enforcement agents from....the U.S. Postal Service.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Racist Crackpots 'R Us
In a sign of the dystopian times, Laura Loomer - wingnut, QAnon-ist, InfoWars fan girl, booster of migrant deaths and “proud Islamophobe” whose rants about "jihadists roaming the halls of Congress" got her banned for hate speech by Twitter, Facebook, Uber and even CPAC - has won a GOP primary in the Florida district that's home to M ar-a-Lago. The creep who owns it lauded her - "Great going, Laura! - bleakly confirming that," This is what the Trumplican party has stooped to."
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
We The People vs. Whoa Lookit These Racists and Losers and Cons
Echoing Springsteen's "The Rising," the DNC's opening gave us diversity, empathy, unity, hope, good deeds and a towering speech by Michelle Obama. Echoing Trump's threat "your family will not be safe in Joe Biden's America," the RNC's Klan rally will feature a tattered assemblage of flame-fanning yahoos: Nugent, Baio, Ernst, the smarmy MAGA kid who stared down a Native elder, and the St. Louis couple who pulled guns on BLM marchers - "in full oratory splendor," yet. Hmm. Tough choice.
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Monday, August 17, 2020
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Fascists
Added to what we didn't think we'd be doing in 2020 - arguing Nazis are bad etc - comes defending the post office, and democracy with it, from a tinpot dictator's depraved effort to sabotage the mail so people can't vote against him. His inept move has galvanized a wide swath of America, from activists to sports teams to hundreds of thousands of vets - who get jobs, meds, benefits from the mail - and devoted USPS workers, who see it as "a shot to the heart - this is what we do."
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Saturday, August 15, 2020
Small Mercies: The People Have the Right To Visit Their Sea
In an unexpected gift, thousands of West Bank Palestinians have been streaming onto Israeli beaches through holes in the "security fence" as IDF soldiers blithely look on or sometimes help, perhaps with rare humanity seeing “families with beach balls...not grenades.” For many living achingly near - kids who'd never seen the sea to elders who hadn't since 1948 - the glad glimpse of "normal" amidst their oppression feels both bittersweet and just; to them, "These are the beaches of Palestine."
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