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Sunday, July 7, 2019
That Time Chants of USA! Were Quashed By Equal Pay! and Fuck Trump!
Almost as cool as the Americans winning the Women's World Cup - bravo to fearless, lesbian, purple-haired, knee-taking co-captain Megan Rapinoe - was the way reality kept intruding onto the triumphant field. First, the stadium erupted in fiery chants of "Equal Pay!" for women earning less than 10% of their male counterparts. Then Fox News went looking for a little celebratory jingoism in a French bar, only to be drowned out by U.S. patrons yelling,"Fuck Trump!" There may yet be hope.
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Friday, July 5, 2019
We Move Under Cover to Terminal One: When the Revolutionary Army Triumphed Though They Ran Out of Hardtack and Covfefe
Behold the glory of our great revolutionary heroes, proclaimed General Bonespurs at his tank-bedecked sham of a July 4 spectacle. Dutifully reading his lines, he babbled and chittered about a bloody history wherein the army suffered through Valley Forge and "had nothing but victory (as) the star-spangled banner waved defiant.” On the arduous journey there, he intoned, “Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over airports." Yes, Twitter had at it.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Douglass: Your Boasted Liberty, An Unholy License
Marking this surreal, mournful, furious Fourth - the "narcissistic travesty" unfolding in D.C., the kids sweltering in their ungodly cages - the hackers at 2600 Magazine have released a list of U.S. concentration camps in hopes of spurring action. To the American slave (and kid in cage), Frederick Douglass searingly said, "Your celebration is a sham... There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States, at this very hour."
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Never Again. Still. Really.
The atrocities still unfold, but so, thank God, does the resistance. As a new report exposed the grotesque conditions for prisoners in Trump's concentration camps, thousands marched to close them, the House called for hearings, a judge citing the Constitutional ban on arbitrary detention blocked a DOJ effort to keep migrants locked up, and 1,000-plus Jews and other protesters shut down part of Boston to protest the barbarism - because, "When Jews say never again, we fucking mean it."
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Monday, July 1, 2019
Unwanted Ivanka: Daddy Will You Buy Me A Pony or Country?
Because it's not bad enough the G-20 summit gave us Trump's blunders, photo-ops and "jokes" about killing journalists, we also got the "take-your-daughter-to-work" farce of Nepotism Barbie inexplicably turning up in flouncy pink at every event. After Macron's office released an excruciating video of her struggling to join the grown-ups - see their WTF faces - Twitter got its sweet revenge. Meet #UnwantedIvanka as she prances, Zelig-like, through history. Because you gotta laugh or cry.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Drags C'mon: A River of Pride (and Improbable Drag Queens)
Kicking off the global WorldPride event, hundreds of thousands marched in New York's liberated streets Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and a seminal moment in "a resistance whose time had come." For a supremely emblematic glimpse of the sea change that is gay rights, see the UK's TV show "Drag SOS," wherein footballer and stolid working bloke Shaun transforms into drag queen Poppy Love for his gay son in "a story of love, regret (and) being utterly fabulous."
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Only the Best People
Today's small shard of justice was the spectacularly squalid spectacle of Paul Manafort's perp walk at his arraignment on Trump-proof state charges of fraud. The judge ruled the one-time campaign chair, ostrich-leather buff and longtime purveyor of guns, oligarchies and all-round skeeviness has to stay in prison - aptly, the same lockup as El Chapo - even if he gets a pardon for his federal crimes from the Grifter-In-Chief who, God willing, will soon follow him there.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
With the Tired and Hungry and Scared, Then and Now
After Oscar Alberto Martínez and his daughter Angie and the rest - it turns out they were just two of dozens who've died in the Rio Grande this year thanks to state-sponsored barbarism - we took a truth and beauty break with Willie Nelson. At 86, the great troubadour just released a moving video with the song, "Immigrant Eyes," on his new album "Ride Me Back Home" to honor pilgrims from Ellis Island to today "b ound by the dream that they shared... on fire with the hope of it all."
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Melania's Be Best Campaign Is Delightedly Expanding To Help Kids Everywhere Except, You Know, the Ones In the Concentration Camps
Proving she really doesn't friggin' care, the First Escort, mistress of cognitive dissonance, has proudly announced she's expanding her Be Best campaign to "better the lives of children everywhere," evidently unaware of thousands of brown children - exceptions may apply - currently traumatized, terrified, snot-and-lice-covered and sleeping on freezing concrete floors who may not be up to being their best just now. Twitter and the rest of the sentient world are here to remind her.
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Sunday, June 23, 2019
Every Day Is World Refugee Day
Last week's U.N. World Refugee Day sought to shine a light on the record 26 million poor, brown, defenseless souls this monstrous regime uses as political pawns. Still the crimes mount, the flood of human misery continues, and too many are incarcerated in "some suburb of hell." We offer a sliver of hope here in Portland, ME, where hundreds of asylum-seekers just arrived en masse and officials/ residents are scrambling to welcome them. Because - it's simple - our common humanity demands it.
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