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Murder, Again
Derek Chauvin, murderer. Screenshot. Eric Garner et al, ad nauseum. After Minneapolis police responded to "a forgery in progress," Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground for seven minutes as bystander Darnella Frazier filmed the encounter. During that time, Floyd moaned, sobbed, "Oh Mama,...
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They Were Us. He Is Not.
With US Covid-19 deaths lurching toward 100,000, the entire front page of Sunday's New York Times was a mournful, grisly grid: a vast, six-column-wide, black-and-white roster - no photos or graphics - of death notices of victims from across the country. In a stunning but succinct condemnation of...
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The Criminalization of Blackness Itself: Let the Smearing Begin
Screenshot of cops' earlier harassment of Arbery The unfolding story of the life and death of Ahmaud Arbery, murdered in Georgia for the crime of jogging while black, just gets sadder and uglier, morphing into the portrait of a young black man who long endured harassment by both vigilantes and...
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Guarding the Potatoes, Abandoning the People
Aspiring potato guards Eager to ignore and disown the deadly chaos he's sown on all sides, Trump is busy filling his days with pointless photo-ops to support the insane fiction he's "done a great job." On Thursday, he headed to Michigan - beset by historic floods, economic disaster and over 4,000...
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Trump's Badge of Honor: Very Old, Almost Dead
Plague doctors from the 16th and 17th century This week, Pres. 'Jim Jones' Trump announced he's taking hydroxychloroquine - probably like he's a stable genius, self-made billionaire and faithful family man who had yuge inauguration crowds, never cheats or lies, has had many, so many people tell him...
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Holy Super Soaker Batman
Yes, that's Father Tim. Photos by Larry Peplin There's gotta be nothing more 2020 than Father Tim Pelc of the Detroit-area St. Ambrose Parish "communio," admirably cognizant of all things COVID, blessing his longtime parishioners’ Easter baskets with a squirt gun, or what Twitter has gleefully...
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Trump's Very Good Job
Bodies of COVID victims long filled a funeral home in Queens NY because many families couldn't afford funerals. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Image On Friday, these things happened: Evidently lacking more pressing matters to attend to, the toddler in the White House unveiled the flag for his new...
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NONE OF THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!
Tipped forward in Pennsylvania. Photo by Evan Vucci/AP Cadet Bone Spurs just went to the Owens & Minor mask factory in Allentown PA., where he said health care workers dying during the pandemic was "a beautiful thing to see." Before he left, as usual tilted forward zombie-like on his lift shoes...
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Too Fast, Too Soon
Austin. Indivisible photos Because grim times call for grim measures, members of the progressive group Indivisible laid body bags overseen by the Grim Reaper at Florida's and Arizona's statehouses and Texas' governor's mansion Tuesday to protest their GOP governors' reckless moves to push ahead...
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The Atrocities, Documented
More lies. Getty Image Trump's Monday presser, after a weekend of rage-tweeting, was a wowzer. Yes, he stormed offstage after a racist, sexist meltdown, offering further welcome proof in this difficult time of his cool competence under fire. It also featured a host of other atrocities - thanks to...
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