georgefloyd

You know, I’m happy they were able to take Kyle Rittenhouse into custody after he allegedly shot and killed two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. That’s the way these things are supposed to go. I just wish conservatives didn’t feel the need to turn him into a...

More
  • April 21, 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...

More
  • April 21, 2021
  • 1

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...

More
  • April 20, 2021

Irony died years ago, but former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has decided to exhume its corpse and drag it through town behind a team of bath salts-besotted Clydesdales. Speaking on—I don’t know, some fucking Bizarro World Fox show—McEnany said she thought the country is a tinderbox now, and...

More
  • April 20, 2021

Fifteen years ago, black suspect, Neal Mack gasped for breath, using the all too familiar words “I can’t breathe.”  Mr. Mack was handcuffed and having his life drained from his body by a chokehold applied by officer Greg Kwiatkowski before being pulled away. Mr. Mack’s life was saved by black...

More
  • April 19, 2021
  • 1

Obviously, I’m no fan of Pat Robertson, and it’s a rare occasion indeed when I agree with him. After all, he’s basically a workaday evangelical Nutter Butter, and evangelicals gave us the prank gift of Donald Trump. It was sort of like giving us all ugly Christmas sweaters as a...

More
  • April 15, 2021

White America has been made aware there is a conversation black parents have been compelled to have with their children, literally, for centuries. The conversation, as it were, was thought to be a necessary evil to keep our children alive. Survival was always thought to be based on complying and...

More
  • April 14, 2021
  • 1

It is a cruel irony that before the start of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota is one of many placing the knee of racism on the neck of black American voters. It is also not lost on me that Colin Kaepernick was denied his...

More
  • March 29, 2021

Republicans sure have some odd ideas about who should serve in Congress. They’ve backed alleged pedophiles, QAnon weirdos, and — because there’s simply no limit to the depths of indecency they’ll giddily plumb — an alleged multiple murderer: x KYLE RITTENHOUSE FOR CONGRESS— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) November 21, 2020 And...

More
  • November 22, 2020

In fear-mongering, there are plenty of fine people on both sides. the Trump 1968-styled campaign looks for a 2000 result, with one state making it go to SCOTUS, failing that a House decision based on faithless electors. You figure, all it would take would be a stack of Russian, Saudi,...

More
  • September 5, 2020

Somehow I don’t remember the continual civil unrest when Joe Biden was vice president. I don’t remember a thousand people dying every day from a raging, out-of-control pandemic. JESUS POGO-HOPPING CHRIST, THIS IS DONALD TRUMP’S AMERICA! He is overseeing all this carnage! How can we let him beat Joe Biden...

More
  • August 30, 2020

even though being moved to the point of tears is not uncommon for me nowadays. I first read John Hershey’s writing about Hiroshima while in high school, from which I graduated in June of 1963. By then I had read widely about the 2nd World War. As a result I...

More
  • August 6, 2020

or at least, why I think many of the analysts are getting it completely wrong. Some analysts are saying that Trump supporters are more motivated than are Biden supporters.  But that misses the point. The comparison should be with Trump opponents, who are incredibly motivated to vote him — and...

More
  • July 31, 2020

I’ve spent most of the afternoon watching clips of the U.S. attorney general flouting standards of fairness and the rule of law, so this was a real pick-me-up. It seems some detained Portland protesters are being told, as a condition of their release, that they can no longer attend protests...

More
  • July 28, 2020

When founders, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi began a movement, I am certain they knew it would be controversial. What they achieved was to set in motion the recognition of truth in three words, Black Lives Matter. To refute their assertion, primarily white Americans countered with All Lives...

More
  • July 27, 2020

The Biden campaign is set to drop a new campaign video tomorrow in which Joe sits down with his former boss Barack Obama and dishes on the dipshit. According to Axios, the two discuss “systemic racism, the coronavirus pandemic and President Trump’s handling of those issues.” Here’s a teaser clip:...

More
  • July 22, 2020

Now this is fascinating. David Graham argues in the Atlantic that white voters are abandoning Trump, and they are doing so because of his attitudes about race: White Voters Are Abandoning Trump And they’re doing so for a surprising reason. It’s not the economy (Conman Trump continues to bamboozle 56%...

More
  • July 2, 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,...

More
  • July 1, 2020

In a recent story about Donald Trump’s desperate attempts to smother his dumpster fire of a campaign with the same old clown shoes, The Washington Post notes that Trump isn’t 100 percent satisfied with his chosen nickname for Joe Biden. You may have noticed Trump trying out “Corrupt Joe” lately in place of the...

More
  • June 29, 2020

http://www.gravismarketing.com/… Gravis Marketing released a poll today showing Joe Biden has a 58% to 42% lead in Minnesota, a closely divided state that was also the scene of racial and anti-police disturbances after the death of George Floyd on May 25. In addition to being a state that Donald Trump came...

More
  • June 20, 2020

My heart swells with schadenfreude these days, but it’s never quite full. At least when it comes to Grampa Rage Diapers. In a new New York Times report on Donald Trump’s shambolic presidency and his lack of motivation when it comes to, well, anything having to do with being president,...

More
  • June 17, 2020

On November 4, 2008, Barack H. Obama, was elected the 44th  President of the United States, needless to say, he was the first black man or woman to hold that distinction. On November 5, 2008, The View’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg told America, “ I could put my suitcase down, finally.”...

More
  • June 17, 2020

With everything that’s going on right now, somehow this is the bee under Donald Trump Jr.’s bonnet.  (The second embedded video will play without bringing you to another page.) x 🚨🚨🚨Disgusting what’s going on right now. https://t.co/nRIrV47YVK — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 17, 2020 x Stacey who has been a...

More
  • June 17, 2020

Deciding where to schedule Donald Trump’s next political rally is a little like finding a government site for spent nuclear fuel rods. No one wants it, and you’re certain to endanger innocent people. This isn’t merely annoying — like getting a second Olive Garden in your town when no one...

More
  • June 16, 2020

Up today in The New York Times Magazine.    It is titled Jon Stewart Is Back to Weigh In. It is well worth your time to read. It is too long to summarize, and I will not try. Let me offer a few selections to interest you further. For  example, when...

More
  • June 15, 2020

Apparently the disinformation default for the GOP is to ridicule the iconoclasm of decommissioning  US monuments and exaggerate illogical alternatives, while trying to get its base to waive its right to sue for damages if they go to a rally and get sick. The Obelisk of Wokeness actually sounds kind...

More
  • June 12, 2020

Yes, thank heavens the lifelong racist who wanted to murder the Central Park Five is on the job. (Okay, he probably wasn’t racist as an infant or toddler. Then again, who knows? Many people are saying he was. Many, many people. That’s what I heard, anyway.) x Donald Trump on...

More
  • June 11, 2020

Hiring TV talking head (er, ass) Larry Kudlow as an economic adviser, which Donald Trump (in)famously did, is kind of like hiring a pro bass fisherman to remove your appendix. Correction: It’s like hiring a bad pro bass fisherman to remove your appendix. With a pair of salad tongs and...

More
  • June 11, 2020

Trump claims that domestic terrorists run by “radical left Democrats” have taken over Seattle. #CHAZ is not exactly Paris 1968 or even 1871. Imagine Occupy as a street fair. Trump is relying on his alternate reality to keep him appearing like IMPOTUS*. Darn it, the oxymorons have liberated Seattle and nationalized Microsoft...

More
  • June 11, 2020

We are in some strange space where to Ted Cruz, those people taking down monuments to genocidal explorers are like fundamentalist religious fanatics practicing iconoclasm.  Ted doesn’t understand iconoclasm nor has he read kos’s book, but he went there on Twitter. x No, sweetie. THIS is the American Taliban. pic.twitter.com/VnoqlwiK5L— Adam Sank...

More
  • June 11, 2020

(Holding up a Bible in 2015) I meant to buy Greenland. I meant to propose nuking hurricanes. I meant to set myself up for ridicule and contempt by posing awkwardly with a Bible. The pandering will get worse, however poorly crafted by IMPOTUS*. Trump actually has held up the Bible...

More
  • June 11, 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...

More
  • June 11, 2020

(The headline is my own paraphrase, in case that wasn’t clear.) The House managers in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial — Adam Schiff, Jerrold Nadler, Zoe Lofgren, Hakeem Jeffries, Val Demings, Sylvia Garcia, and Jason Crow — just wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which they point out that Trump is...

More
  • June 11, 2020

On the one hand, this is a heartening development. On the other hand, grossly mishandling a pandemic, threatening to sic the military on your own citizens, and tear-gassing peaceful protesters for a sacrilegious photo op that makes you look like a constipated barn owl should put your approval rating in the low...

More
  • June 10, 2020

So many police agencies need more signs of violent intent, whether it’s votive candles, water bottles, or claiming protesters are using lethal weapons. In Seattle the cops were so scared they nearly killed a woman by shooting her in the chest with a rifle grenade. Presently there is calm and an...

More
  • June 10, 2020

Yes, that’s just as fucking stupid as it sounds: x Tucker Carlson attacks Elmo pic.twitter.com/KTkycca7SP— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) June 10, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Okay, so that wasn’t Elmo talking. It was some other Muppet. Still … SOME OTHER MUPPET: “People of color, especially in the black community, are being...

More
  • June 10, 2020

Trump adviser, virulent racist, and bleach-damaged gimp costume Stephen Miller is preparing a White House speech on … oh, just read the tweet. x Stephen Miller, who crafted @realDonaldTrump immigration policy at the southern border, including separating families and caging children, is preparing a @WhiteHouse speech on race relations. @aurnonline #AURN report...

More
  • June 9, 2020

Trump has a new Mouth of Sauron, and she’s picked up where Spicey, Sarah Huckleberry Slanders, and the Invisible Woman Whatshername left off. And this new ad from Meidas Touch really does a great job of shining a klieg light on her elisions and outright lies. It’s hot off the press....

More
  • June 9, 2020

To be sure, I am not a fan of George W. Bush, no matter how many candies he hands Michelle Obama. But if Bush was a big, jagged kidney stone that took eight years to pass, Donald Trump is a large cache of unexploded Korean War ordnance lodged in my...

More
  • June 7, 2020

Trumpian Colorado Rep. Dave Williams posted a flyer on his Twitter feed that he claims was found at the Colorado capitol building.  Dave isn’t the sharpest tack in the box.  x Apparently, this flyer was found outside the CO Capitol during the “peaceful” protests. Obviously, this is unacceptable to say...

More
  • June 7, 2020

There still are protests with violent activity still motivated by police action. In this case, Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon, where Trumpist sentiment prevails in their police forces. They think the use of force will pacify an urban population that does not see itself as being occupied, as though resistance...

More
  • June 7, 2020

There are reasons on the one hand for police brutality in terms of being paranoid about armed protesters but the reality is that there is no armed insurrection and more likely opportunists are doing conventional robberies of drug stores, pawn shops, and gun stores, mostly far away from demonstrations.  Three have died...

More
  • June 7, 2020

During the Sad Man Rambles Show yesterday, Donald Trump brain-farted out something about his vanity wall, which has evoked a steady stream of lies and misinformation since he first claimed Mexico would pay for it. At around minute 37 of his speech — while most of the White House press corps...

More
  • June 6, 2020

Hoo-boy. Guess Germans think things have gotten a little out of hand over here in Universal Studios’ Cautionary Tale Land.  Der Feuerteufel – Ein Präsident setzt sein Land in Brand. Der neue SPIEGEL ist jetzt online – und ab morgen am Kiosk: https://t.co/jMJCX8fmLO pic.twitter.com/oRp1xUht9s — DER SPIEGEL (@derspiegel) June 5,...

More
  • June 5, 2020

Darn that relying on the justice system to confront the far-right. American Spring only closes as a season. The FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31 during the D.C.-area protests over the murder of George Floyd, according to an...

More
  • June 5, 2020

Sure, why not? Let’s just throw this at the wall, too, shall we? Gotta admit, it makes slightly more sense than saying atheism and gay pride parades cause earthquakes. Huffington Post: Speaking after more than a week of demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis,...

More
  • June 5, 2020

The contradictory reality-TV of the GOP — Trumpist regime: Jason Miller, who had an extramarital affair and a child with AJ Delgado during the 2016 campaign is now back in Trumpland. x And now I will look at the recent tweet history of @AJDelgado13 and … oy, someone saw the news. And...

More
  • June 5, 2020

< p class=”is-empty-p”> Immediate past Commandant Robert Neller wrote “A Letter To America” on his Linked-in page, and the website Task and Purpose, which deals with military matters, posted a story about it titled Former Marine commandant on nationwide protests: 'The time for being silent has passed' after confirming the...

More
  • June 4, 2020

Being from Wisconsin, I’ve been a fan of the Green Bay Packers most of my life. Starting at the age of 8, I’ve followed the team — with varying degrees of enthusiasm — since the ‘70s. I watched them win Super Bowl XXXI and Super Bowl XLV, but I’ve never...

More
  • June 4, 2020

Trump's tear gas photo-op was 'frightening' to authoritarianism experts, who warn that his behavior will only get worse without 'fierce opposition’. One example of the problem for an opposition is that Los Angeles protesters who get arrested will be given a citation with a fine of $1000. x Armed soldiers against...

More
  • June 4, 2020
Available for Amazon Prime