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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Racist Crackpots 'R Us
In a sign of the dystopian times, Laura Loomer - wingnut, QAnon-ist, InfoWars fan girl, booster of migrant deaths and “proud Islamophobe” whose rants about "jihadists roaming the halls of Congress" got her banned for hate speech by Twitter, Facebook, Uber and even CPAC - has won a GOP primary in the Florida district that's home to M ar-a-Lago. The creep who owns it lauded her - "Great going, Laura! - bleakly confirming that," This is what the Trumplican party has stooped to."
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
We The People vs. Whoa Lookit These Racists and Losers and Cons
Echoing Springsteen's "The Rising," the DNC's opening gave us diversity, empathy, unity, hope, good deeds and a towering speech by Michelle Obama. Echoing Trump's threat "your family will not be safe in Joe Biden's America," the RNC's Klan rally will feature a tattered assemblage of flame-fanning yahoos: Nugent, Baio, Ernst, the smarmy MAGA kid who stared down a Native elder, and the St. Louis couple who pulled guns on BLM marchers - "in full oratory splendor," yet. Hmm. Tough choice.
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Monday, August 17, 2020
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Fascists
Added to what we didn't think we'd be doing in 2020 - arguing Nazis are bad etc - comes defending the post office, and democracy with it, from a tinpot dictator's depraved effort to sabotage the mail so people can't vote against him. His inept move has galvanized a wide swath of America, from activists to sports teams to hundreds of thousands of vets - who get jobs, meds, benefits from the mail - and devoted USPS workers, who see it as "a shot to the heart - this is what we do."
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Saturday, August 15, 2020
Small Mercies: The People Have the Right To Visit Their Sea
In an unexpected gift, thousands of West Bank Palestinians have been streaming onto Israeli beaches through holes in the "security fence" as IDF soldiers blithely look on or sometimes help, perhaps with rare humanity seeing “families with beach balls...not grenades.” For many living achingly near - kids who'd never seen the sea to elders who hadn't since 1948 - the glad glimpse of "normal" amidst their oppression feels both bittersweet and just; to them, "These are the beaches of Palestine."
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Thursday, August 13, 2020
All the Lying
Finally. After 20,000 lies and 174 years in office, a journalist spoke truth to mendacious power during its daily hate speech. “Do you regret at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people?” asked S.V. Dáte of the guy who'll be known as "the impeached president who made up the most stuff...pretty much every day." To end it, we "will have to decide that lying is unacceptable in our governance" - and with Dáte probably disappeared, gulag-like, his colleagues will have to grow a spine.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Very Fine People
On the third anniversary of a deadly Charlottesville hate fest that saw tiki-torch-bearing white supremacists screaming "Seig Heil!" and "Jews will not replace us!", the sad old racist who crowed about swell people "on both sides" - having upgraded his dog whistle to a scream - was raving about protecting "the suburban housewife" from an "invasion" of black people. Thank God we now have adults in the room; Joe and Kamala entered to Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up," and slayed it.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Avengers, Assemble
Okay, maybe Kamala Harris wasn't your first choice - she wasn't ours. But the daughter of an Indian scientist and Jamaican economist, married to a Jewish lawyer, is a smart, tough, empathetic all-American scrapper who brings "hot molten steel" to Biden's campaign. And on social media, bone-weary Americans strove to name an inchoate, exotic feeling that perhaps once was hope. See her in "very nasty" action as she eviscerates multiple Trump stooges, and for God's sake vote.
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Look! (A Bit of) Journalisting!
More bunk. Trailed by his mass negligent homicide - 163,000 deaths, over 5 million cases - Trump just tried issuing executive orders widely deemed "Constitutional slop" to stem the bleeding. But he's facing a growing clamor from mutinous journalists, mostly women. This weekend, CBS's Paula Reid called out a lie he's told 150 times; the playground bully flinched, snarled and walked out. Note to our long-prostrate media: More please, or, "Screw your access - do your job."
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Monday, August 10, 2020
The Interests of the Nation
It was 46 years ago that Richard Nixon resigned the presidency for crimes that so quaintly, ludicrously pale before Don the Con's that today, amidst the apocalypse, the war-mongering, burglary-bungling, I-am-not-a-crook loser we all thought represented the greasy bottom of the political barrel almost looks like a goddamn saint. In his resignation speech, Nixon said he hoped his act would hasten "that process of healing which is so desperately needed in America." Sounds good. Just sayin'.
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Thursday, August 6, 2020
The Kids Are Putting Elected Officials On Notice
Coinciding with the news New York's A.G. is suing to dissolve the mass-murdering NRA - "thoughts and prayers" - March For Our Lives has launched their first TV ad, on Fox yet. Facing an election where for the first time younger and/or darker voters will make up a third of the electorate - and targeting those voters in nine swing states - the devastating ad portrays America's often-racist gun violence before pivoting to warn those in power, "Yo ung people will determine the nation's future."
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