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Monday, December 3, 2018
Yahoo Meet Karma: Trashy Kid Rock Replaced By Heroic James Shaw
A sweet, small bit of schadenfreude this weekend as Nashville booted foul-mouthed has-been and Trumpette Kid Rock from his gig as Grand Marshall of the city's Christmas parade, replacing him with James Shaw Jr., who saved lives last year by confronting a shooter at a local Waffle House. Rock was uninvited after he called "The View" host Joy Behar "a bitch" and spewed invective about "political correctness" nonsense, thus suggesting it's actually not okay to do that anymore.
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Friday, November 30, 2018
The Long Path Toward Justice: Dallas Cop (White) Finally Charged With Murdering Innocent Man (Black) In His Own Damn Apartment
After almost three months, the election of a new D.A., a police smear of the victim and a shifting but ever-implausible story by the shooter, a grand jury has indicted Amber Guyger for the murder of Botham Jean as he sat in his apartment watching a football game; she said she thought he was an intruder after she mistook his place for hers. Many questions remain - above all, if she will be convicted - but activists see the charge as "the first step in the right direction."
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Evil Charlatan Mike Pence Is Jabbering About World AIDS Day and We Can't Even
Another day, another daft charade by inept gangsters who don't seem to get irony, else why would they designate an ungodly homophobe, misogynist, bully and bigot to announce support for an HIV/AIDS program his boss tried to halt? Pence, who precipitated one of the country's worst HIV epidemics by being "morally opposed" to clean needles, praised those fighting HIV/AIDS who have "put hands and feet on their faith," as long as it doesn't involve, ewww, you know, gay people.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Here's To the State of Mississippi
This week Mississippi elected to the Senate Cindy Hyde-Smith, an unrepentant, out white supremacist who gleefully wore a Confederate cap in a photo titled "Mississippi history at its best!" and glibly joked in her campaign about lynchings and disenfranchising voters. In a longtime red state where " racism is built into (its) very bones," her victory was unsurprising, but dispiriting. The good news was she won by far less than Trump. Still, from Nina Simone: "Mississippi goddam."
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
An American Horror Story
Be besting herself, the incomparable Melania has for a second year aptly chosen a Dystopian Nightmare theme for Christmas decorations, engulfing the White House in gaudy, shag, blood-red trees that are being likened to The Handmaid's Tale, The Shining, used tampons, Elmo pelts, furry KKK hats, a car wash, the empty void where her soul should be, or the blood of her enemies, gun violence victims, asylum-seekers and children in cages. Merry Trashy Christmas!
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Sunday, November 25, 2018
For I Was A Stranger and You Tear-Gassed Me and Then Denied It
Rage and horror fatigue from seeing U.S. border thugs inflict chemical weapons on poor, brown, terrified, exhausted people, many of them children, legally seeking safety. If they were normal humans, those in power could've sent buses or case managers. Instead, they now say the assault helped "a dangerous situation" as Trump lies they didn't gas kids and anyway they're all "stone cold criminals." Seriously, fuck these people and what they're doing to our country.
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Friday, November 23, 2018
ICE Is Trump's Gestapo
More barbarism. Plainclothes ICE officers in North Carolina just ambushed and arrested Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, an undocumented construction worker from Mexico in the U.S. for over 20 years who's lived in a sanctuary church 11 months while petitioning to stay here with his sick wife and teenage son. ICE grabbed him when he briefly left the church for an alleged immigration meeting; they also arrested his son and 27 protesters blocking their van. Video = a police state in action.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The World Is A Dangerous Place, Especially With Venal, Amoral, Blood-Money Profiteers As "Leaders"
Having abandoned any meager pretense of moral principle by choosing "a record amount of money" that doesn't exist over holding the Saudis accountable for a barbarous murder, Trump has now doubled down on his perfidy by THANKING the Saudis for lower oil prices that also don't exist. Intriguingly, his final message to his blood-soaked co-conspirators could serve as the mantra for his loathsome reign - "Let’s go lower!" - even as, lest we forget, Khashoggi's loved ones mourn.
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Monday, November 19, 2018
Kissing the Ring: After Acosta Wins, White House Issues Imperious New "Rules" To Deter Further Uppitiness
Backing down after defeat at the hands of a Trump-appointed judge, the White House restored Jim Acosta's press pass, then swiftly, dare we say vengefully issued new rules aimed at curbing more "unprofessional behavior," like asking Il Douche a question he doesn't like. The rules - ask a single question, yield the floor pronto, lose access with "failure to abide" - were denounced by critics who note the folly of mandating "decorum" only for those interviewing "persons totally lacking any."
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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Rake America Great Again
God bless the Finns: They've been there for us after the Idiot-In-Chief visited a ravaged California and babbled how we have to "take care of the floors" and be like Finland where "they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things." Cue pics of dutiful Finns taking to the forest with their rakes and vacuums. Trump also said he still doesn't believe in climate change but "I want great climate." We do too, but first we want a president who's not barking mad.
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