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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Stop Stacey: We Don't Think So
Georgia's new "Jim Crow 2.0" voter suppression law exposes a flailing GOP that only wants people to vote if they vote for them; they're so skittish they've set up a feverish "Stop Stacey" campaign to stop "a complete left-wing takeover of Georgia" though Abrams hasn't even said if she'll run. They should be scared: Their peerless Queen of Democracy polls higher than they do, a t-shirt of her - "Saved America. No Big Deal" - says it all, and supporters vow, "The battle for democracy begins today."
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Monday, March 8, 2021
Broken Glass Everywhere
Marking this year's International Women's Day - which should, duh, be every day - were home care workers fighting for decent pay, Latinx women combating gender violence, tributes to women in STEM, sports, racial justice work, our own pasts - "I am because they were" - and companies trying to make a trashy buck: Burger Queen For A Day! Most aptly for an event born of bread-and-roses women labor activists seeking equal treatment, the day sparked calls to raise the damn minimum wage.
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Saturday, March 6, 2021
I Do Not Like Them Here or There, I Do Not Like Them Anywhere
All Senate Dems just voted for a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package; all Repubs voted against it, because with millions hungry or unemployed or struggling through an epidemic why would they help anybody when not one "gives a flying fuck" about Americans? Besides, they're busy nursing their white grievance and making a video blasting all the good things the bill will do and filming themselves reading Dr. Seuss while yelling he's been "outlawed," which he isn't. Prine: "Some humans ain't human."
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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Banksy Does Oscar Wilde
Banksy's newest, a two-fer Oscar Wilde tribute and call for prison reform, shows a prisoner climbing down bedsheets ending in a typewriter from Reading Gaol, known for housing Wilde during his two years' hard labor for "gross indecency" - being gay. Video juxtaposes Banky creating it with TV artist Bob Ross burbling about freedom; both are haunted by Wilde's final searing poem about the cruelty and bleakness of life behind bars: "Something was dead in each of us/and what was dead was hope."
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
30 Years After Rodney King, LAPD Still Corrupt and Violent and Brutal
On March 3, 1991, four LAPD cops pulled over Rodney King, 25, for driving drunk and savagely kicked, tasered, beat him with batons 56 times, "like a runaway slave." Unprecedently, the assault was filmed by a neighbor, "and the whole world saw it." Still, the cops were later acquitted, sparking a five-day uprising. Today, stunningly little has changed: With black deaths mounting, many wonder, "H ow many more instances of police brutality do we need to witness before we do something about it?"
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Monday, March 1, 2021
Lock 'Em Up
It's been little noted, but while the impeached guy and his CPAC fans feverishly parroted The Big Lie - "You won!" - the wheels of justice have been steadfastly quashing the morons who tried to dismantle democracy to prove it. Over a dozen more rioters were just indicted on multiple counts - each worth up to 20 years prison time - for a total of about 270. Video emerged of the FBI nabbing one livid guy who yelled "what the fuck?!" - ironically, like many of us watching these yahoos in action.
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Friday, February 26, 2021
And Behold, the MAGA-ites Sinned Bigly, and They Were Cast Out, and the Lord Your God Saith Unto Them, Jesus, Really?
CPAC 2021! Wingnut City! Its first day of lunacy featured Ted 'Braveheart' Cruz shrieking "FREEDOM!" and Kimberly 'THE BEST IS YET TO COME!" Guilfoyle yelling "communists want to see our nation burn" and an SS-insignia-shaped stage, but the highlight was when they broke out the Golden Calf, a gold Trump statue in stars-and-stripes shorts with a magic wand, because somehow all these Christians never got to the part in the Bible about false idols. Who are these people and can they leave soon?
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Cruel and Inhumane: Siri, Show Me Staggering Hypocrisy
Because irony is dead and these people are vauntingly shameless, dime-store Goebbels and hate-mongering "son of Nosferatu" Stephen Miller, the ghoul who ripped thousands of terrified immigrant kids from their parents, just went on Fox to call Biden's immigration policies - wait for it - "cruel" and "inhumane," maybe because in their first month lawyers have found 105 of about 600 missing parents. Once they find the rest, and if there's a God, may She please put this creep on trial in The Hague.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Because He Was A Black Man
This week brought harrowing proof of the racism still befouling American "criminal justice": Long after the fact, we find Colorado police had no reason to stop, never mind kill, Elijah McClain; a New York grand jury declined to bring charges against seven cops for killing Daniel Prude for being mentally ill; Ahmaud Arbery's mother sued three thugs who killed her son for jogging while black and the cops who covered it up. Each time, activists say, "The system did exactly what it was meant to do.”
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Rest In Poetry
We bid fond farewell to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, tireless poet, publisher, painter, iconoclast, activist, "heart of the Beat generation" and " legend of American letters, bookselling, rabble rousing, wild dreaming" who co-founded San Francisco's iconic City Lights bookstore and became a hometown icon himself. He died at 101 after a lifetime of extolling poetry as "insurgent art" while “awaiting/ perpetually and forever/ a renaissance of wonder.” One fan: "M y condolences to the world."
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