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Monday, February 22, 2021
500,000
Marking an unholy milestone, the COVID death toll in the US topped 500,000 Monday - specifically, 500,054, though by the time Joe Biden addressed the nation that evening to mourn and remember "each person and the life they lived," the number was up to 500, 071. Foregoing talk of the criminal failures behind that carnage, Biden spoke poignantly about grief and loss, telling survivors "I know what it's like" and urging, “Let this not be a story of how far we fell, but how far we climbed back up."
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Thursday, February 18, 2021
Let Them Melt Snow
Man, Texas GOP pols are the clueless, self-serving gift that keeps on giving. Turns out Ted Cruz was so eager to swoop off to a sunny beach vacation in Cancun he was damned if he'd let the messy matter of a few million constituents huddling in the cold dark and boiling snow for drinking water stop him. When Planet Earth responded with a furious WTF, he threw his kids under the bus and slunk back. On Twitter , he's now the guy who did less damage when he was the Zodiac Killer.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
It's the Wind's Fault, Nobody Owes You Anything, Quit Crying, The Weak Will Parish (sic) and Other Words of Comfort From Texas Officials
As Texas reels under a polar vortex and ever-classy GOP pols deliriously blame socialist wind turbines, one mayor went a victim-blaming step further, ranting to constituents it's "Sink or swim!" and the city/county "owes you NOTHING!" and if you're in the cold/dark "quit crying and looking for a handout!" Online, many wondered why this guy's in government - whose job is to take care of us, "keep the fire warm and the wolves at bay" - and decreed, "May his fire be small, and the wolves near."
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
With Nothing Left To Lose, The GOP Says the Quiet Parts Out Loud
Talk about pearls before swine. In response to the compelling, righteous impeachment case brought by Rep. Jamie Raskin, most of an unholy GOP didn't just acquit; doubling down, they've lashed out at those few members with a spine, re-embraced the Insurrectionist-In-Chief, and in a final revelatory capper, blasted Sen. Pat Toomey for voting to convict with, "We didn't send him there to do the right thing." Because God knows we don't want anyone with...whaddya call them? Oh yeah, morals.
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Monday, February 15, 2021
Biko: And the Eyes of the World Are Watching Now
To mark Black History Month, Peter Gabriel has teamed up with Playing For Change and a collective of international artists to re-record his soaring 1980 anthem Biko, inspired by the savage murder of anti-apartheid icon Steve Biko by South African police. Citing "how far we still have to go," proceeds will go to social justice groups fighting rampant, enduring racist police brutality here and around the world - because, from Biko, "You can blow out a candle/But you can't blow out a fire."
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Friday, February 12, 2021
Connecting the Shots
While Biden moves to withdraw billions in U.S. arms sales enabling the Saudi and UAE war on Yemen, Israel remains a major exporter of weapons and spyware in the volatile region, often "arming dictators and equipping pariahs" with a calculated lack of accountability. Now U.S. Quakers have launched an Israeli arms exports database to help Palestinian victims of "battle proven" weapons and other activists track Israel's deadly contributions to human rights abuses around the world.
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Thursday, February 11, 2021
Pierre L'Enfant Did It
As Democrats lay out overwhelming evidence of Trump's incitement of the Capitol riot, right-wing media has likewise offered compelling proof of his innocence. LOL. Just kidding. Actually, Newsmax said they're "making it up," Fox said they lied about George Floyd too, and peerless OAN trashed Dems - He's having an affair! - before arguing Trump did nothing wrong and besides it was Pierre L'Enfant who in 1791 designed D.C. with all its roads leading to the Capitol so it's obviously his fault.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Co-Conspirators, All
On Wednesday, eloquent Dems showed damning video, told harrowing stories and gave definitive proof of "a hunting party (that) came to kill people," which is why a dutiful FBI has arrested and charged over 200 perps. Yet a gutless GOP astonishingly still responded to the day's thunderclaps by doodling, reading papers, deriding "the stupidest week in the Senate" and determinedly ignoring the trauma of a crime most of them are guilty of inciting - a "feast of shame," if they had any.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
I'm Here Live. I'm Not A Cat.
Improbably, cat videos offered a sweet break from sedition when a Texas lawyer got trapped in a kitten filter during a Zoom court hearing, prompting his assurance to the court that, despite his nervous googly eyes, he wasn't a cat. Twitter was on it: The judge said it showed "the justice system continues to function in these tough times," lawyers said their dog would out-litigate some of their opponents in court, and many said t he cat lawyer did a far better job than Trump's lawyers.
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Monday, February 8, 2021
Still Crooked, Clueless and Complicit After All These Years
As the vile spectre of Trump returns to suck up oxygen, albeit in a good cause, proof abounds he's still a grifter - Melania coins! $8,000 hotel rooms! - who deserves more retribution than he'll ever get. For now, he's getting righteously trashed by Palm Beach neighbors, Georgia officials, Stormy Daniels, his own delirious co-conspirators and a shiny new Trump Library, with its Hall of Enablers, COVID Memorial, Autocrats Gallery and Records Room to "prosecute his crimes against humanity."
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