Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Nevertheless, They Will Persist
For now, it's done. But no, this is not over. Jeff Sessions was confirmed by a GOP willing to censor Elizabeth Warren, Coretta Scott King, and all those voicing righteous indignation at the racism, sexism, bullying and political cowardice that has become our country's leadership. We salute Warren, Black Caucus members who stormed the Senate, and the thousands of resisters who proclaimed what will be the sorry epitaph for a retrograde GOP: "She was warned....Nevertheless, she persisted.”
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Monday, February 6, 2017
Ideas As Dangerous As Bullets
Among the latest ungodly alternative facts from the White House is a brazenly skewed list of terror attacks that leaves out white perpetrators and Muslim - ie: most - victims. Unforgivably, they include the Muslim worshippers, fathers of 17 kids, killed in Québec by a white extremist. In a stunning eulogy last week, a local imam magnanimously cited the shooter as among the victims of hate before vowing, "We are going to have a prayer for those who could not finish their prayers.”
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Football As Culture War: America Is Beautiful But Wait Why Are Those Brown Faces On My Tee Vee Screen?
If you didn't see it: Many of the much-hyped Super Bowl ads featured images/narratives celebrating the once-all-American concepts of tolerance and opportunity, now evidently so offensive to TrumpenFührer fans they swiftly called for boycotts. But in a sign of their growing isolation, also reflected by 97 tech companies opposing the infamous ban, many of their targets are as all-American as you can get - including Budweiser, which once changed its name to America for God's sake.
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Friday, February 3, 2017
Dress Like A Woman: Paying Tribute to the Victims of the Tragic - Also Imaginary - Bowling Green Massacre
Nation, do not despair. Despite the carnage around us, online wiseacres - and mass resistance, lawsuits, checks/balances and the press/Democrats possibly finding their spines - may help save us. When Kellyanne 'What Is This Thing Called Facts?' Conway plain made up a "massacre" by Iraqi refugees to justify the travel ban, ho boy people had fun mourning the alternative tragedy and the day they died in it. Warning: The White House wants you to "dress like a woman" at the memorial.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Morons On Parade: Big High-Five To Frederick Douglass For the Swell Job He's Doing In the NBA!
The Trumpster launched Black History Month as elegantly as you'd expect: He showcased the two black people he knows, whined about CNN, used MLK to accuse the press for the 874th time of lying, and called fiery 19th century orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, dead for 121 years, "somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice." Douglass: "It is not light that is needed, but fire...We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Hottest Places In Hell
The crowds outside courthouses protesting Neil Gorsuche join a resistance that grows daily. Now added: The head of the European Union, almost two million furious U.K. residents and much of their Parliament, many thousands of Google employees, and the former US Ambassador to Australia, who savaged the travel ban as "illegal and cruel" and insists, "None of us should be silent...The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."
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Monday, January 30, 2017
Sh#t Hits Fan: Trump Fires Acting Attorney General For Having A Backbone
The TrumpenFührer is marching on. He just fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for saying the Justice Department would not defend his insane immigration order - aka for standing up for the Constitution, not the raving sociopath now shredding it. The letter - whose authorship is clear from the 4th grade vocabulary - charged Yates "betrayed" the DOJ and is "weak" on borders; a spineless replacement has already been named. One pundit: "Wow. Wow. Wow."
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Here Is Some of the Human Misery Caused by President Trump’s Muslim Ban From Those Most Impacted
With the sweep of his pen, President Donald Trump caused the U.S. immigration system to go into total disarray and sowed global chaos and confusion on Friday afternoon. The executive order he signed at 4:42 p.m. suspended all Syrian refugees from entering the country indefinitely, prohibited any other refugees from coming into the country for 120 days, and banned foreign nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from visiting the country for 90 days. Refugees and people were caught completely off-guard by the order. They reacted with fear, disbelief, and outrage as their lives were turned upside down by the president’s discriminatory and unconstitutional Muslim ban. Some refugees and immigrants had already given away or sold all of their belongings. Below is a small slice of the human misery that President Trump caused from the people most affected. The ACLU is currently fighting the executive order in federal court. On Saturday night, we won a nationwide stay on the executive order that stopped affected people detained in airports from being deported. Four other courts also weighed in , each one a defeat for President Trump. The ACLU was involved in four of the five cases. Hajira Jilaow “We have all documents...
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Calling Out Chaos, Cruelty, Incompetence, Unconstitutionality: Washington State Will Sue Trump
The Dem leaders of Washington State have become our new heroes - joining rogue members of NASA, EPA, the Park Service and, yes, the White House - by becoming the first state to challenge Trump's Muslim ban. Amidst massive protests and the Governor's fiery denouncement of the order's "manifest and unjustifiable cruelty," the state's Attorney General argues - radically, at this point - "the rule of law applies to everyone" and says he will sue to declare the order unconstitutional.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017
We Won: ACLU Wins Stay On Refugee Ban
A federal judge in Brooklyn granted a temporary, emergency, national stay late Saturday blocking Trump's grotesque effort to ban Muslim refugees after the American Civil Liberties Union - God love 'em - filed a class action lawsuit amidst widespread outrage and airport protests. The ACLU announced the victory on Twitter with, "We won." From a supporter: "You are heroes." Damn straight.
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