Celebration

People who recognized their based(sic) bigotry and hatred chose their orange ‘leader’ because ‘owning libs’ fit a general dickishness that conferred a gang-like belonging. Probably more striking are those women willing to identify with toxic masculinity and buy into the grift even after the 1/6 insurrection failed. The 21st Century’s Lost...

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  • April 22, 2021

I watched the celebration of former police officer Derek Michael Chauvin’s conviction of three various counts of murder yesterday, and my feelings were mixed. No, no, I felt no sorrow for the man who not only took George Floyd’s life away but broke the hearts of countless Americans, both black...

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  • April 21, 2021
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Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three counts of murdering George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds, knowing that people were filming him doing so, looking at those cameras with his hands in his pockets and no expression on his face. “Depraved...

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  • April 20, 2021

Minnesota law enforcement, at its based level exhibits some intersectional issues often represented in fictional culture products like Fargo. Their police forces haven’t learned very much since the death of George Floyd. So many examples of bad faith below:

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  • April 19, 2021

Yesterday I was so depressed.  Could not figure out why.  Vet came and sat out on the patio and said, “You know, I am depressed really bad”.  I shook my head and said, “Not a good sign you know if we both are”.   I felt like a cloud was hanging...

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  • April 17, 2021

Carnage could be a permanent condition, but Trump made it a brand. Between April 10, 2020 and January 3, 2021, Donald Trump either tweeted (or retweeted) the term “China Virus” 44 times. Like Trump’s claim of a “bad” flu for COVID, the coincidence was many times worse amid a population experiencing...

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  • March 21, 2021

I used to watch The Simpsons religiously — in the sense that I’d tune in every Sunday regardless of whatever else was happening, not so much in the sense that I’d fall asleep dreaming about pancakes. I haven’t been a regular viewer in years. Not because the show is bad now, but because...

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  • January 24, 2021

I guess when your entire shtick is based on fantasy and lies, the people you lied to get upset when you fail to overturn your election loss by ordering Space Force to beam Joe Biden off the inaugural dais at the Zero Hour. Now the Proud Boys of all groups...

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  • January 20, 2021

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx. Outline of Marx’s Analysis Chapter 16 The Historical Relation Between Absolute and Relative Surplus Value – in capitalism, social labor produces surplus-value – early on: formal subsumption of labor produces absolute surplus-value by extending the working...

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  • December 20, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Georgia Democratic Party: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) &  Jon Ossoff (D. GA) On November 3 we made history in Georgia, and in less than one month we have to do it again to flip the Senate blue and end Mitch McConnell’s reign. Luckily,...

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  • December 9, 2020

People will not do the right thing until they are scared of NOT doing the right thing. x In the past 48 hours, at least 5,495 more Americans were killed by Covid. They and their loved ones would've been able to celebrate the holidays. The more we distance and mask...

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  • December 4, 2020

COVID-19 patients in American hospitals has surpassed 100,000 for the first time as supply networks will be attacked by gangsters hijacking supplies, and there will inevitably be the problems of guaranteed purity and authenticity. Distribution will get compromised and regulation will be stressed. CNN: The United States reported at least...

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  • December 3, 2020

So you call yourself patriots?   That is a lie.   You are taking away many Americans right to a hospital bed.  You are denying the majority of us from enjoying holidays, special occasions, and most of all, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.   You are threatning we...

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  • November 13, 2020

Received this e-mail from my Governor, Gavin Newsom (D. CA) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) It’s official: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the next President and Vice President of the...

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  • November 10, 2020

Typically, nations around the world watch but don’t celebrate the selection of our leaders. This year is a big difference. People all around the world joyously broke out in celebration as if America just overthrew a dictator. We kind of did… x West London, November 7th, 2020: Fireworks celebrating the...

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  • November 8, 2020

The road back will be long. What is troubling are the 70 million people who voted for hate and cruelty. It is time for healing, as America stops at the brink of neofascism. Biden’s victory speech is at 8pm ET. x POTUS and FLOTUS. pic.twitter.com/KCO8aE4QBw— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) November 7, 2020 x...

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  • November 7, 2020

“Literally Thursday night President Trump told people at a dinner: ‘The end of pandemic is in sight ‘“ It’s not a plot, he’s just that stupid, and he’s also that conniving. A bad combination. x As you say, it's doubtful he'd ever want to pull off the scheme, and risible...

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  • October 3, 2020

Antifa is a candy and a breath mint. I know because you’re soaking in a floor wax and a dessert topping. x Slave masters weren’t just an idea but apparently it’s one you’re in LOVE with. pic.twitter.com/uwyGQJzOR0— Karyn Bradford Coleman (@KweenKayBee) September 30, 2020 Trump’s shout out to the Proud...

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  • September 30, 2020

I attempted to watch clips of Donald Trump’s ABC Town Hall from last night. It was like watching a concussed orangutan drown in a bucket of Yoo-hoo.  Not sure why Trump agreed to do this, as it was well outside his comfort zone — that being the twin bouncy castles of...

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  • September 16, 2020

I live in Oregon. My state is burning. People are losing their homes and being forced to evacuate. I’m choking on smoke and God knows what else. Where is Donald Trump? Oh, that’s right. I live in a blue state. Never mind. So in case you’ve never checked out the...

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  • September 10, 2020

‘We’re all safe because of law enforcement’ Trump says in Kenosha where a cop shot a Black man in the back 7 times x Can we just pay to run this as an ad across the country? #Strokeahontas pic.twitter.com/MC6j6oEYW6— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 1, 2020 How weird is it for Trump,...

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  • September 2, 2020

Because we’re still using stereotypes from the 1960s, the Nixonian 1968 campaign Trump now has hate riders and flags. And violence. Presently lots of disinformation on twitter with RWNJs spinning the event. One version of reporting is that a person with a Patriot Prayer hat sprayed someone with pepper spray...

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  • August 30, 2020

An entirely circular public relations stunt aided by the NY Times. Trump wasn’t accountable because one of his minions approached the South Dakota government with the flackery of Trumpist followers and the pretensions of Grover Norquist for Reagan’s head. Even though Trump has been informally yakking about it since taking office the...

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  • August 10, 2020

Wow: x I joined @JackPosobiec on @OANN to discuss why I had to call out the BLM political organization — and why the woke mob is trying to cancel me. WATCH the full interview here. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/yU5QU1kNiW— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) July 31, 2020 U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler granted an...

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  • August 3, 2020

Trump continues to ignore the COVID-19 crisis, trying pathetically to divert attention with cranes, weights reminding us of the Python 16 tons, and trucks. because this is what deregulation does not look like, but only idiots in the WH PR team would choose Monty Python weights WaPo’s Philip Bump addresses how...

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  • July 17, 2020

Donald Trump's spokespersons do not get a pass when interviewed by Ali Velshi. As a real journalist, he does not allow the spin or refuted statements or lies. Ali Velshi did not allow an unchallenged lie. x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. Ali Velshi was not allowing Peter Navarro to use the...

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  • July 4, 2020

It is a surprise to some who haven’t spent time in African-American cultural institutions that Lift Every Voice and Sing is a standard for many events. It never substitutes for the US national anthem. It is equally surprising not to know the lyrics of a song that is much more...

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  • July 3, 2020
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The Economist has a great piece out about former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential candidate. The part that I think always deserves emphasis about how Biden has quickly reached out to Bernie Sanders and his team to help draft a progressive agenda that he can implement as president: When Mr...

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  • July 3, 2020

CHAZ/CHOP is over but not gone, even if it lasted not as long as the Paris Commune. Ultimately it remains about power and autonomy. Basta ya. The fact that the police express feeling “castrated” with the victory of the movements for Black lives, underscores the synthesis of racism, patriarchy, violence,...

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  • July 1, 2020

The response to the Trump rally in Tulsa was peaceful as only 6,611 Trumpists showed up to a 19,000 seat venue. Protesters circled the BOK venue and then marched to the Greenwood area for a celebration. More than 1,000 people gathered in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s historically Black Greenwood neighborhood Saturday night to...

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  • June 21, 2020

The cover-up continues as Trump tries to disrupt what are continuing investigations into a number of crimes that might ultimately involve IMPOTUS*.  The firing of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman may have been planned to happen with a confluence of Juneteenth and possible discord, only to be exposed with the shift...

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  • June 20, 2020

Trump’s doing the best he can to try to make his election about whiteness, and ax handles do have a meaning in the 1960s. Dixiecrat Lester Maddox was Georgia governor in 1968, and Trump is still crudely trying to use Nixon’s Southern Strategy with all its referents. Future Gov. Maddox (right) brandishing a...

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  • June 12, 2020

So much iconoclasty, so little time to election day. Darn all those racist targets and their problematic cultural frames, constructed from their siting and historical context, all with social and political mediation. Darn all those genocidal reckonings, darn that 400 years. “Chicago has two Columbus statues and a pillar donated...

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  • June 11, 2020

Trump’s Inaugural Speech: REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens...

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  • June 1, 2020

Summer is the time for distractions from the pandemic. Shuttle launches are also a spectacle that Trump attending makes a distraction from the pandemic. Driving is another distraction, especially road-trips like the Cannonball Run, still being run, if unofficially. And gas is cheaper, darn it. 26:38 2020 Captain Chaos 2019 Audi A8...

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  • May 27, 2020

This happened yesterday in Frankfort, the state capitol in Kentucky: Beshear hanged in effigy as Second Amendment supporters rally at Capitol before Memorial Day What started out as a freedom-loving celebration of the Second Amendment ahead of Memorial Day turned into Gov. Andy Beshear being hanged in effigy and protesters...

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  • May 25, 2020

Moscow Mitch is willing to risk the lives of his fellow senators in order to force a vote on one of his political toadies to the Court of Appeals to D.C.   The toadie in question: Only 161 days after he took his seat on the U.S. District Court in Louisville,...

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  • May 3, 2020

186 days left in Trump's “year of tremendous death”. At the end of that year there will be dances, singing,… and cake. May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May. It is an ancient festival of Spring[1] and a current traditional spring holiday in many European cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the...

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  • May 1, 2020

Trump still refers to the 1918 pandemic as happening in 1917 because he saw the recent war movie, which was not about the flu. Remember how he got the US to build a southern border fence by using “wall” as a mnemonic device for “immigrants”. Trump’s grandfather died in the...

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  • April 26, 2020

CNN is just now reporting that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has had surgery and is in grave danger: US source: North Korean leader in grave danger after surgery The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, is in grave danger after a surgery, according...

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  • April 21, 2020

It was either three years prior to her birth, or when my great-grandmother (GG) was three years old, that the Wright Brothers flew for 12 seconds in a field just outside Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  My late great-granny was born at home in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, sometime between December...

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  • February 24, 2020

Ivanka Trump spent the weekend in Dubai to escape her father’s grotesque ogling do something or other obliquely related to her White House advisory role promote the Trump International Golf Club. x Trump International Golf Club in Dubai is promoting its anniversary celebration on Instagram during @IvankaTrump's United Arab Emirates trip....

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  • February 18, 2020

This could be America’s last “free” election with the approach of a single-party state and perhaps rebranding. Firehose propaganda and disinformation at work now. So much gaslighting now. Vozhd Trump has a certain ring. x Just call it Vozhd and get on with it https://t.co/svvfYVM2at — Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February...

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  • February 6, 2020

Okay, if anyone else did this, you’d immediately have his brain checked for tumors … or prion disease … or unexploded ordnance.  But when Donald Trump does it, most people just shrug.  Yes, we have a president whose word is literally worthless. Isn’t that fun? Here’s the latest, from The Washington...

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  • December 13, 2019

In the Tom Cruise sci-fi film version of War of the Worlds, the unstoppable aliens intent on destroying mankind was eventually killed by the earth’s polluted environment, a floating swamp so to speak.  What is destroying the Trump administration is the poisonous environment he has created.  Involving himself in foreign...

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  • November 4, 2019

It’s on C-Span 13 Democratic Presidential Candidates Speak at Liberty and Justice Celebration in Des Moines DES MOINES, Iowa — Thirteen presidential candidates are speaking to a crowd of more than 13,000 at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Liberty and Justice Celebration at Wells Fargo Arena Friday night. The speaking order...

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  • November 2, 2019

There is a secret to leadership and importance and I know because I have failed many times and it is not what happens to you in life but how you react to the things life throws.   I believe, we all are important and have a measure of leadership about us.   Sometimes...

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  • October 25, 2019

So remember those two Rudy Giuliani associates who were arrested on campaign finance charges 11 days ago? Donald Trump, of course, had no idea who there were, but acknowledged he might show up in some photos with them: Asked about two men with ties to Rudy Giuliani arrested earlier today,...

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  • October 21, 2019

In the middle of a simmering rape scandal involving writer E. Jean Carroll and a peripheral connection to sex trafficking, with the arrest of Trump friend Jeffrey Epstein, the White House was furthered embarrassed today with the feting of the United States Women’s National (soccer) Team in New York this...

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  • July 10, 2019

Having handpicked the biggest idiot on the planet as our leader, Russia has missed no opportunity to yuck it up at our expense. It’s kind of like plopping a flaming bag of poo on your neighbor’s stoop, ringing the doorbell, and watching him try to scrape the mess off the...

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  • July 6, 2019
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