The Gang that Couldn’t Govern Straight

Governments, at least democratic ones, exist to protect its people's general welfare. That means safety, health, and national security.  The fallacy of states' rights is that it takes that concept and turns it on its head. In a time when we are desperate for a national plan to thwart a pandemic, that has so far…

IA-Sen: Joni Ernst (R) Wants To Defund Democratic Cities Because Of Protests

This is her priority: Iowa (R) Sen. Joni Ernst wrote a letter Tuesday to Director Russell Vought with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget asking that investigation be conducted into how federal tax dollars are used by local officials with autonomous zones. “In recent weeks, mobs hijacked peaceful protest and vandalized cities and state…

Trump “(COVID) Testing is overrated”

Latest Trump on testing:”I personally think it's overrated, but I am totally willing to keep doing it.” Putting this up early because Trumpian math is much like “person woman man camera TV”. Will LiveBlog and update perhaps in a new posting when the fun starts at 5pm ET today Thursday. Points for first member of…

Pew Pew … #TrumpsGestapo point their guns at photographer during #PortlandProtests

Trump's cosplay paramilitary uses repression stunts to reinforce GOP's voter suppression message, pointing their tiny mushrooms. x “I can't turn my back. But I fear for my life”: photographer captures pictures of #TrumpsGestapo pointing their guns at him during #PortlandProtests https://t.co/GgFF9VOtmx— Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) July 23, 2020 Putting the sado in sado-populism, Trump is surging(sic) violence…

I Want the Old Normal

Today when we hear the words ‘new normal’ it generally relates to living life with Covid-19. The Coronavirus has altered lives not only in the crowded cities and cozy suburbs of America but in the Brazilian favela and the bowels of the London Underground. A large amount of the over 140,000 deaths so far in…

Mitch McConnell thinks expiring COVID-19 benefits are super funny

Yertle the Goddamn Fucking Disgrace (apologies to Dr. Seuss) doesn’t seem to think helping out unemployed workers and others screwed sideways by the coronavirus pandemic—and Donald Trump’s feckless, floundering response to it—is an urgent matter. At least not as urgent as, say, forcing barmy right-wing justices on us, our children, and/or our still-frozen embryo clones. Thursday, Politico’s…