“He's Deteriorating in Plain Sight”

That is a direct quote from a Republican strategist as reported two hours ago by Business Insider: “He's deteriorating in plain sight,” one Republican strategist who's in frequent contact with the White House told Insider on Friday. Some of the new concern is related to Trump’s continuing insistence on saying he was right that Dorian…

He is sick, sick, sick in the head

The very stable genius is still at it. STILL! x Just as I said, Alabama was originally projected to be hit. The Fake News denies it! pic.twitter.com/elJ7ROfm2p — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2019 Dude, even if you’re right — which you clearly aren’t — it DOESN’T FUCKING MATTER! Please, go drink a tub of…

GOP Trying Another Way to Cheat on the Census

(Disclaimer: IANAL) The GOP and the Trump administration have been trying all kinds of ways to skew the 2020 census toward traditionally Republican states. It’s now getting attention that they had more sneaks in mind than mucking up the census questionnaire. Another of their tactics is being noticed: Getting the courts to rule that undocumented…

Republicans peddle grotesque abortion-slavery comparison

In the great and proud history of the United States, no failing, no appalling ideology, no perverse institution—no national tragedy—compares to the American sin of chattel slavery. Codified in the nation’s founding documents in a grotesque mockery of the Declaration’s self-evident truth that “all men are created equal,” the 250-year bondage of black Americans was…

CBS poll: An overwhelming majority of Americans favor keeping Roe v. Wade

Just more evidence that we’re ruled by a tyrannical minority who have gerrymandered, suppressed, obstructed, and otherwise cheated their way to their current political hegemony.  CBS News: Two-thirds of Americans want Roe v. Wade left in place, and most who hold that view would be disappointed or angry if the ruling were to be overturned…

Proof that “Life” was never what this was about…

You may not recall that Brett Kavanaugh was actually an unpopular choice among conservatives when he was announced. They feared he was too wishy-washy. All of that changed when they discovered that he was an alleged rapist.  Overnight, they went from milquetoast support to backing his nomination more fiercely than any that came prior.  Why…

Proof that 'life' was never what this was about…

You may not recall that Brett Kavanaugh was actually an unpopular choice among conservatives when he was announced. They feared he was too wishy-washy. All of that changed when they discovered the sexual misconduct allegations. Overnight, they went from milquetoast support to backing his nomination more fiercely than any that came prior. Why was that? Let’s be…

RNC chair slams abortion laws lacking exceptions for rape, incest

It’s hard to imagine what Ohio and Alabama might do for an encore. Reinstitute prima nocta? Public stonings for unmarried nonvirgins? Forced marriages of 13-year-old girls to Roy Moore or … James Woods? How much worse could it get? As it stands, they think an 11-year-old girl who gets raped by her uncle needs to have…

America in black and white in Alabama

In an age of “both sides do it” and “teach the debate,” some issues are simply black and white. So it was this week in Alabama, where truth and myth, hate and hagiography collided in two stories of the ongoing legacy of the Civil War and white supremacy. On Monday, the “Heart of Dixie” celebrated…