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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
A Very Naughty Boy
Damn. Terry Jones - director, writer, Chaucer scholar, Spam Lady, co-founder of the surreal, mordant, gleefully weird Monty Python and "the beating heart of it all” - has died at 77 of dementia. Jones wrote and directed much of the group's lunatic material and also performed, often inexplicably in drag. In ardent tributes, fans thanked him for a "gloriously misspent youth," praised the "untrammelled joy and delight" he gave, and panned his death as "the only thing he ever did that wasn’t funny."
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Flim-Flam Collins, Yet Again Flim-Flam Collins, Yet Again
As the crass GOP show trial begins - a legal charade deemed "the equivalent of impeachment jazz hands” - smack in the middle of the tawdry proceedings is Maine's ever-waffling rapist apologist Susan 'My Words Mean Nothing' Collins, who's been teasing she may want to hear from witnesses but oh dear, for now, just voted against them. Shocker. Andy Borowitz reports she went through the same “troubled and concerned" shtick over lunch. Then she got a roast beef sandwich - just like Mitch.
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Monday, January 20, 2020
The Power of Righteousness
Amidst dispiriting times, we pay tribute to the ever-radical Martin Luther King Jr. and his fervent call to end the "withering injustice" endured by African-Americans, from economic inequity to police brutality. King often decried those urging black people to staidly wait for their freedom "when this 'Wait' has almost always meant never" - or, in the case of newly released Del Africa, the 8th of nine long-incarcerated Black Liberation MOVE members, a harrowing 42 years.
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Thursday, January 9, 2020
Donald Trump Burned To the Ground Trump Burned To the Ground
Throwing some serious shade, unknown arsonists have burned down a massive, bizarro, clenched-fist wooden statue of Trump in Slovenia that had earlier been the target of threats and hostile tractors. To its creator, the statue represented a two-faced "populist," complete with vampire side. But the perpetrators - whether in an act of artistic censure or civil disobedience - had had enough, and many rejoiced. "(They) just killed the devil walking on earth," said one. "It was the right decision."
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
All In This Together
The madness slows, but the bellicose clowns still run the circus: Trump offers lame lies to explain the Iran debacle, his thugs raise money by praising " the swift actions of our Commander-in-Chief," his sociopathic eldest son flaunts "a little extra awesome" - an AR-15 with images of Hillary behind bars and medieval crusader icons favored by white supremacists. Meanwhile, an Iranian in Trump's America struggles to answer his daughter's fearful, plaintive ask: "Baba, are we safe?"
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Convict and Remove
On the second day of ongoing moves to Swarm the Senate, activists gathered at Mitch McConnell's office to recite Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, outlining the impeachment process for the president and "all civil officers" to be removed from office for "treason, bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." FYI for D.C-ers: Insisting "h e needs to go," progressive groups will be protesting daily "for as long as it takes" to demand Trump's conviction and removal.
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Monday, January 6, 2020
The Proper Narrative
At the start of beast of prey Harvey Weinstein's long-awaited trial in New York, he was charged with additional crimes against women in L.A., thus rendering him a coast-to-coast offender. News also surfaced his "research team" had issued a 57-page treatise on "the proper narrative" to address the case; it featured detailed, scummy smears of his now roughly 100 accusers. Hey Harvey, the narrative is clear: You're a serial rapist, predator and assaulter, and your time's up.
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Friday, January 3, 2020
America Is the Great Satan America Is the Great Satan
Trump's stupid, reckless, arrogant, illegal execution of Iran's Gen. Qassem Soleimani has been rightly dubbed an act of state terror, a blundering "lighting a match on a powder keg" exposing "foreign policy as performance art, devoid of strategic logic" that will likely prove disastrous for us, Iran and the world. It's a fitting capstone to the "decades of pointless atrocities" America has unleashed in the region - crimes of imperial hubris we and many others may now pay dearly for.
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Thursday, January 2, 2020
Women Who Struggle
Proclaiming "the most important of rights for all women - the right to live," over 3,200 women from 49 countries held a second annual gathering to mark the 25th year in power of the fiery, indigenous, women-led rebel group Zapatistas in southern Mexico. Citing the need to "shout our pain and rage" because "we are still being murdered," a Zapatista leader declared, "This is a war. They are trying to kill us, and we are trying to stay alive, but alive without fear—alive and free."
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Yo We Going: This Is About Shining Resiliency
Because it's time for a glimmer of light, here's a dazzling group of black medical students from Tulane outside a former slave cabin at Louisiana's Whitney Plantation museuem - proof of distances traveled, and a heart-lifting "collective vision for the future" to Russell Ledet, Navy veteran, molecular oncology Ph.D and second year med student. " We are our ancestors’ wildest dreams," he says. "This place is meant to destroy us. This place is meant to devalue us. But we here."
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