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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Someone's Crazy Uncle
Huh. Because the more Trump speaks, the worse he looks, NBC's morally dubious move to let him have his lunatic say at his own town hall proved pretty revelatory. The night-and-day result: Biden spoke calmly and competently about Covid, climate change, racial justice, LGBTQ rights. Trump ranted, raged, lied, attacked Savanna Guthrie for challenging him - yes! - and praised QAnon for being " very strongly against pedophilia." So much for "duelling" town halls. Yeah, tough call.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
All You Fascists Bound To Lose
Because we need a break, and you may too, here's a potent new video to mark the debut album of The Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of 60 women protest singers formed after the Women's March who seek "to breathe joy and song into the resistance." Offering their music as "your soundtrack to defeating fascism at the polls," the video accompanies a soaring cover of Woody Guthrie's 1942 anthem, "All You Fascists Bound To Lose" - because "we are many, and they are few."
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Pandemic As Love Fest: Over 396,000 Dead But None of Them Named Trump, So It's All Good
Surreal: Tinhorn Mussolini is again holding pointless, spittle-flying, ego-boosting, racist-dog-whistling rallies - and, thanks to the drugs, jubilantly tossing masks and boasting “I feel so powerful!” - while ignoring the deadly reality he's spawned. A new model says COVID deaths may double by February to at least 396,000, even as harrowing stories emerge from the slaughter. But not to worry: Mitch is still cacklling about it "like a Confederate Voldemort." These people are fucking monsters.
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Monday, October 12, 2020
We Are Still Here
As America begins its tentative reckoning with race, a clueless White House today celebrates the "intrepid voyage" of "discovery" by a racist who killed, exploited and stole land from native people. Meanwhile, their country instead pointedly, increasingly marks Indigenous People's Day, choosing to honor the history and culture of those who fiercely remind us, "We weren't discovered - we were invaded" - and who've nonetheless endured: "They tried to silence us. We still sing."
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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Flyboy: To Humiliate Tyrants
In a night of telling visuals, the VP debate showcased the vast differences between Harris - a smart, tough, black woman resolutely smiling, albeit with raised eyebrows, while being talked over - and Pence, the pasty wooden face of white male privilege, calmly ignoring the rules to lie, bully and spew soggy talking points. The event was pallid enough its star was the fly on Pence's head. Twitter was on it. So was Biden's campaign: Their "Truth Over Flies" fly swatters already sold out.
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A Crisis Turned Into A Tragedy
In a rare, fiery move, the New England Journal of Medicine has written a searing editorial, "Dying In A Leadership Vacuum," that blasts Trump's "dangerously incompetent" COVID response, declares " our leaders have failed," and argues they should both lose their jobs and suffer " legal consequences." They have plenty of company: Trump's support has plummeted - Biden leads 55-34% - and his gasping, surreal, orange-coated Covita act on the balcony didnt help.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Not Objectively Reasonable: MLK's Long Arc of the Moral Universe At Work
Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: A loutish, bungling rookie cop in Texas was just arrested for the murder of small town hero Jonathan Price, killed for helping out in a domestic dispute while black; a vocal defender of the police, Price died "doing the right thing," confirming for many that, regardless, "T hey will still kill yo' ass." The same day, Oakland's D.A. said she's reopening the case of Oscar Grant, also doing the right thing when he was murdered 11 years ago by a BART cop.
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Monday, October 5, 2020
In the Grip of a (Wheezing) Madman
We now have: A White House in panic and chaos, increasingly infected but refusing to contact trace from their Rose Garden Massacre, and a "psycopath" and sick old "madman" hepped up on drugs holding a COVID parade, blasting "roid rage" tweets, belittling a disease that's killed 210,000, acting so gonzo his son wants to stage an intervention and going home too early, gasping for air, so he can whip off his mask. To all those who thought it couldn't get any worse, apologies.
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Sunday, October 4, 2020
Heels Not Heils: Hijacking the Proud Boys and MAGA Narrative Amidst Ruinous Reality
If you want a break from the hate and lies and dystopian circus that's Cadet Covid signing blank pages for the cameras while being either very sick or not because truth has been lost, savor Twitter's new, reclaimed, very gay #Proud Boys declaring "love must be louder" with images of gay love, hope, true pride and glitter. Or a mutinous new #Operation MAGA: "Herd mentality for all!" Or a new $100 commemorative coin celebrating that "Trump Defeats COVID." Wait, that's not a parody.
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Friday, October 2, 2020
No Sympathy For the Devil
Given he's a murderous stain on humanity, news of Trump's COVID has elicited a wild ride of responses. While pols and pundits bound by social norms have wished placid thoughts and prayers and Clorox, social media, famously free of such demands for civility, have had at it with jubilant savagery. Karma has come up a lot. Also glee, rage, thanks to RBG for her first ruling from God, hard truth - "People are SUFFERING...DEAD, BROKEN, HOPELESS" - and edict: "Wear a fucking mask, and VOTE."
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