ignorance

I often use a three-word idiom to explain human behavior; accident, coincidence, and trend. The current anti-Semitic controversy surrounding the demonstrations of ignorance by NBA star Kyrie Irving makes my point. His accidents of language have stopped being funny, are not a coincidence, and have become a trend. In 2017...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • November 4, 2022

Democrats court trouble when they use metaphors and comparative thinking. Remember when former President Barack Obama used an old idiom. “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” in a June 2008 fundraiser during his run for his first term as President. Republicans like his opponent John...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • October 12, 2022

An “operative lull” seems now ready to end. Bombardment resumes and the messaging about “foreign fighters” increases with the slowing of the Russian advance to take major cities. Smaller cities that have been captured are being repressed by Russians and some proxies with brutal efficiency. The war continues to be...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 13, 2022

The willfully ignorant Peter Doocy showed his ignorance of the oil crisis. Jen Psaki schooled him. But the subject is much more profound. Jen Psaki schools Peter Doocy on oil. Again! x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. The Fox News faux White House correspondent, Peter Doocy, continues...

More
  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • March 10, 2022

Again, the invasion and war crimes in Ukraine demonstrate how the GOP is habitually wrong. Whether it be something as serious as our southern neighbors trying to escape the same types of violence and death in El Salvador and Honduras—like women and children in Ukraine, or if a green M&M...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • March 7, 2022

Since anti-Obama protesters donned three corner hats adorned with dangling tea bags,  the Republicans have proven, over and over, they are followers, not leaders. After some consultation, the so-called “grassroots” group removed the tea bags because of the sexual connotation of being called teabaggers. Hence the Tea Party. As it...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • February 16, 2022

I may be a little  late to the Covid-Party but for the past several days, pundits, activists, and healthcare workers have condemned the words of award-winning author/columnist Bari Weiss, in effect giving them more credence than deserved. Since Weiss escaped the bowels of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, she...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • January 31, 2022

Blaming Joe Biden for the coronavirus spread is like blaming the surgeon for not saving the victim of a gunshot wound to the head. American conservatives, and a willing press, have conveniently forgotten the former president told the country the virus would simply disappear. He said lights, bacterial spray, and...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • January 12, 2022

I share an important date with former basketball coach the late Don Haskins, March 14, our birthday. Haskins led the then Texas Western Basketball team to the 1966 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship against the vaunted and famed Kentucky Wildcats, led by legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Coach Rupp...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • October 13, 2021

When I was a boy and strayed way, way past the rules of behavior set by my great-grandmother, she would say, “ enough is enough, and too much (sic) stinks.” Well, we reached that point in Afghanistan on Sunday. From the time then-National Security Director Zbigniew Brzezinski convinced then-President Carter,...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • August 18, 2021

Florida bans its schools from teaching critical race theory On Thursday, Florida’s State Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of an amendment banning the teaching of critical race theory in schools throughout the state. The theory, according to PolitiFact, is a collection of ideas about systemic bias and privilege...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • June 12, 2021

It is usually a minefield of critical backlash, and what about(s), when you compare the oppression of Jews to the descendants of enslaved Africans in America, but I am going to wade onto the battlefield. What I am not going to do is use the comparison of the holocaust and...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • June 9, 2021

If it were a perfect world, I would like to think that the most recent attacks on young black millionaires are just a coincidence. In a perfect world, the success of blacks would be applauded as a plus for the country. Unfortunately, American history is littered with incidents of racial...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • June 2, 2021

These are days fraught with political battles over cultural histories abjuring complexity. Today it’s The Wall Street Journal and the reactionary path to critical race theory, the latest bit of Trumpist ignorance now projected into personnel policies and the larger revisionist history project that would deny the historical relevance of slavery...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 27, 2021

Throughout the one-term presidency of Donald Trump, he has been implicated in numerous criminal activities. They include making hush money payments to porn porn stars, collusion with Russians seeking to interfere with an election, obstruction of justice, financial and tax fraud connected to his real estate business, swindling his charitable...

More
  • Avatar of News Corpse
  • May 20, 2021

So Rudy “Up From His Head Come a Bubblin’ Crude” Giuliani, who represented Donald Trump in his effort to overturn the 2020 election, is now learning where Trump’s loyalties really lie—i.e., with the Adderall fairies whispering in his ear 24/7 about the impudent hobgoblins trying steal his pouch of magic beans. Uh, Donald...

More
  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • May 5, 2021
  • 1

Fail: REALITY BITES: That didn’t take long. Reality TV star and political neophyte Caitlyn Jenner was about 24 hours into the rollout of her California gubernatorial campaign this weekend when she posted her first major campaign gaffe on social media. Jenner, expressing outrage about a San Francisco Chronicle story involving SF DA Chesa...

More
  • Avatar of Mastergardener2k
  • April 27, 2021

x Allow me to introduce you to the Governor of Florida… pic.twitter.com/aimVnJhTPD— Wes Davis (he/him) (@WRKwithWes) April 17, 2020 This was from last year and after a full year, he has  not learned very much about masks. http://www.abcactionnews.com/… If DeSantis fails to extend the emergency order for another 60 days,...

More
  • Avatar of Mastergardener2k
  • April 26, 2021

I grew up in Wisconsin, so I happen to know there are thousands of Ron Johnsons haunting various backwater dairyland redoubts, oafishly sounding out exotic menu items like “jalapeño poppers” at supper clubs, ordering one brandy Old-Fashioned after another, and dribbling chunky rivulets of tartar sauce down their chins onto musty,...

More
  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 22, 2021

The sponsors of campus speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos, Young America’s Foundation took on Pete Buttigieg, thinking that they were delivering trenchant criticism. Instead, they’ve revived the critical history of urban planning and design, now articulated by the Trump-jungend. Anyone who’s encountered urban elevated highways has experienced the social divisions...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 11, 2021
  • 1

I check off a day every morning on my calendar because I am counting down to the day of my second Covid-19 vaccination. I, like a lot of other Americans, especially black Americans, have expressed skepticism over the speed, effectiveness, and side effects of the vaccines. I wrote about a...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • March 31, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 19, 2021

Senator Ron Johnson said the blatant part out loud, that he fears black people and not white people. When confronted about his remarks, surprise, surprise, he accused his detractors of playing the “race card.” Mr. Johnson uttered one of the most overt racist statements in recent political history. Johnson recognized...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • March 17, 2021

North Korea is starting to test its relationship with the Biden administration. One of the few concessions that North Korea got from Trump aside from his foreign policy ignorance was the suspension of Republic of Korea/US joint military exercises. This is the first signal of contact prior to a review of US...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 16, 2021

The past two days of Senate committee hearings about the Capitol riot have revealed that the GOP is openly excusing racists. From the unctuous Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) adopting the smug role of victim, Republicans are all but standing on their desk and yelling, but what...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • March 3, 2021

Equality for a lot of white Americans means acknowledging that black people are human. The difficulty comes when applying equity because that paradigm strikes at the heart of privilege. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) made that abundantly clear with the questions he put to the Biden administration’s nominee for Attorney General,...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • February 24, 2021

Sublimation; all that is solid melts into air, as QAnonists, among others spread ignorance about something, something Deep State controlling the weather. The same people who faked the Moon landing must have done it on the other side of Flat Earth. How Helen Keller was able to make so much...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 23, 2021

Trump aide who slipped an abortion pill into a girlfriend’s smoothie claims Trump is happier. The reality is that there may be a Trump sockpuppet account in Parler anyway, but fortunately no one has yet noticed. x https://t.co/tFzNoKODki— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) February 8, 2021 x A Former Aide Would Like...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 8, 2021

Meghan McCain just about lost it on The View as she described the degeneracy of the Republican Party. She described them as heretics. Meghan McCain laments the state of the GOP x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. One had to feel somewhat sorry for Meghan McCain. The life-long Republican...

More
  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 27, 2021

The Washington Post is my go-to online news source — unless you count Daily Kos, of course, at which I loiter like a teenager contemplating his 11th Mountain Dew Baja Blast refill on a Saturday afternoon at Burger King. I prefer The Post because it appears to irritate Donald Trump even more than The New...

More
  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • January 16, 2021
/ 2021 / ABC / Amazon / America / AndrewFeinberg / Arizona / Ballot / Ballots / bannon / BBC / Becoming / Bible / biden / Bomb / Breitbart / Bunker / Butina / Campaign / Candidate / Candidates / Capitol / caught / CEO / Cities / College / Congress / Coup / Crimes / crowds / Culture / DC / Dead / Defense / Democracy / Democrat / Democrats / Destroy / Donald / Donald Trump / DonaldTrump / effort / Election / Election2020 / Elections / Evidence / Evil / Exercise / Extreme / Facts / FAIR / Family / Fascism / Federal / Fight / Film / Firearms / FL / Flynn / Fraud / Future / Georgia / GOP / Government / Gun Laws / Hayes / Hell / House / ignorance / Impeachment / Insurrection / insurrectionists / Intimidation / Investigation / Ivanka / JakeTapper / John / Justice / KeithOlbermann / Law / Leaders / Legal / Loyalty / March / Mass / members / Message / Messaging / Military / Mob / Moving / Murder / National Security / News / Olbermann / Oregon / parler / Party / pence / Pennsylvania / person / plans / Polling / Populists / Power / Presidency / President / principle / Protesters / QAnon / Rally / Republic / Republican / Republican Party / Republicans / Rich / Right / Riot / rise / Russian / Safety / Security / Senators / Service / Soldiers / SpeakerPelosi / State / Stop / supporters / Threat / Time / Trump / Tweet / tweets / Twitter / vanity / VanityFair / Vice President / Violence / Viral / Vote / Voter / Voters / Voting / VP / War / Warning / Washington / WashingtonPost / White House / World

Impeachment and insurrection part deux on deck for next week, even as there’s now mixed messaging on the part of Pence invoking the 25th Amendment. Lots of banality of evil around and about. x 🇺🇸 Impeachment 🔵@SpeakerPelosi / #Democrats House Can ✔️Submit Articles of Impeachment ✔️Put it in Permanent Record...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 10, 2021

“Trump at this point should welcome someone using the 25h amendment, an insanity defense is about all he has left.” Trump’s best defense could be insanity or ignorance. x 4 criminal laws that Trump may have violated in his Georgia election call | By Ian Millhiser https://t.co/G5E3thhlzx— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) January...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 6, 2021
/ 2008 / 2016 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / Access / Administration / Advertising / anticapitalism / anticapitalismmeetup / anticapitalist / appearance / Appropriation / Banks / Bears / Belief / Black / Bloomberg / Business / Campaigns / Capital / Capitalism / Carbon / Cars / Catastrophic / Change / Chevron / Choice / Choices / Climate / Climate Change / Coal / Common Sense / comparisons / Compensation / Congress / Conspiracy / contract / Cooper / CoronaVirus / Courts / Crisis / Culture / Cut / Danger / dangerous / Data / Dead / Debates / Decision / Destroy / Destruction / Diversity / e / Economic / Economics / Economy / Ecosocialism / Education / effort / Electric / Electricity / Emissions / Energy / Enforcement / England / Environment / Ethanol / Evidence / Evil / Extinction / ExxonMobil / Facts / Faith / Fire / focus / Forests / France / Fuel / Future / gain / General / give / God / Government / Governor / greenwashing / Guilty / harvey / Heat / Help / Helping / History / Holocaust / Hope / Humanity / Hypocrisy / IDEA / Ideology / ignorance / Income / Information / Infrastructure / Intelligence / interference / International / Interview / Introduction / IP / jail / John / Judge / Killed / Legal / letter / Liberal / Lobbyists / Local / Madison / Marx / Media / miners / Money / moral / Murray / Nature / negative / NewYorker / Oil / p / Pandemic / Pardon / Paris / Party / Paul / Plants / Policing / PoliticalEconomy / Pollution / Positive / Power / Pragmatism / Prison / problem / ProPublica / Public / Race / Rainfall / REAL / Reality / Rebellion / Reflection / Relationship / Religious / Renewal / Republican / Republican Party / Respect / Response / Rich / rise / risks / Rules / School / Science / September / Service / Slavery / Solar / species / Stanford / State / Sweden / Target / Tax / Technology / Tesla / TheGuardian / Thinking / Threats / Time / Trade / Transition / Trouble / Trump / Truth / Twitter / Union / Vaccine / value-form / Values / Victims / Wall / Wall Street / warren / Water / Wind / World / YouTube

The neoliberals’ “free market” is not going to sequester enough carbon to save the environment. Even Warren Buffett isn’t willing to take a bet on surviving an impending climate crisis catastrophe, because “the rents are too high”. Existential threats have a critical reality, about which ruthless criticism is entailed. Even...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 27, 2020

If there is a hell, that is where these evangelical leaders belong. They are singularly responsible for the deaths of thousands. Unfortunately, if natural selection was perfectly selective, we could be rid of them. Unfortunately, nature is not a scalpel. Evangelical leaders are a clear and present danger x x YouTube Video...

More
  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 24, 2020

Even as he puts his White House cronies on the board of the Kennedy Center, Trump criticizes its funding in the latest COVID relief bill.  Pam Bondi, who took an illegal $25,000 donation from Trump to drop prosecution in the Trump University suit, gets a Board seat at the Kennedy...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 23, 2020

“Bettors who wagered thousands of dollars that President Donald Trump would win the 2020 presidential election are now planning legal action against at least one online gambling site for their return.” This reminds us of the ridiculousness of the snipe-hunt for Hunter Biden related dirt in Ukraine, as OANN continues its...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 18, 2020

Philip Bump has the goods: it is nearly impossible for the fraud claimed by Trumpists to have occurred in 2020. No evidence has emerged to support an already conspiracy-ridden and ignorance-addled group of crypto-fascists bent on creating a dictatorship for a game-show demagogue. Yet they are even grifting money from...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 15, 2020

We are in the world of Dr. Doom, Doc Octopus, and Doctor Strange, as Trumpian ignorance has yet to recede from not recognizing the differences among honorific, honorary, and honor. The WSJ publishes an opinion piece suggesting Dr. Jill Biden stop using the ‘Dr.’ title The Wall Street Journal published an opinion...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 12, 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...

More
  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • December 4, 2020

This couple-year old post lacking empathy is making the Right-Wing rounds. We debunk it—Trump’s violent sycophant on the move. Lack of empathy is dangerous x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Trump attorney says...

More
  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 1, 2020

Over a year ago, tv host and comic Bill Maher told the world he feared that if Donald Trump were voted out of office he would not leave. People like me, poo-pooed the idea and laughed not with Maher, but at Maher. Even to speculate seemed so outlandish, that only...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • November 6, 2020

Then I would hate to experience the real thing. Once again my partner and I made the horrible decision [a couple of weeks ago] to live apart because of her work in ER. ML specializes in mental trauma so you can imagine she is tired beyond belief. I have suffered...

More
  • Avatar of LaFeminista
  • October 29, 2020

Then I would hate to experience the real thing. Once again my partner and I made the horrible decision [a couple of weeks ago] to live apart because of her work in ER. ML specializes in mental trauma so you can imagine she is tired beyond belief. I have suffered...

More
  • Avatar of LaFeminista
  • October 29, 2020

It took credible evidence and the words of the self-identified victims of underage sexual advances, to allow Doug Jones to defeat Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in 2017. Mr. Jones deserved to win the race on integrity alone. Confirmed in 1997 as the United...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • September 23, 2020

I know many are hearing the same thing in other states but here in Florida, it is ridiculous and with DeSantis heading the ignorance,  the careful are being harrassed. x Beautiful state. I enjoyed myself in Florida last week. Hardly any masks worn either. People respect one another’s personal space...

More
  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • September 17, 2020

The richest 1% of Americans have taken $50 Trillion from the bottom 90% in recent decades. K. Sabeel Rahman, president of Demos talks taking back the country K. Sabeel Rahman, President of Demos speaks x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK...

More
  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • September 15, 2020

So many contradictions, so little time, as non-socially distanced followers are kept away from Trump by a thin white line. x What about everyone else? https://t.co/XExDwnbqOO — Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) September 14, 2020 x Notice the big empty space on the right? That's where @realDonaldTrump “works” the ropeline. The...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • September 15, 2020

Chuck Todd shocked Trump's spokesman by pointing out that a lot of people who worked closely with the president have been convicted. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Here is the exchange. Chuck Todd: I want to put up this image here. Quite a few people who were...

More
  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • August 23, 2020

Back to 1954 is the desperate place that Trump is going to spread disinformation. The GOP has tried to make Democrats “godless”, because how else could you win an election. Trump even brought his brother’s funeral to the White House to counter the spiritual expressions at the DNC. Trump got his...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • August 22, 2020

Climate change denier Donald Trump has been credibly accused by his former DHS Chief of Staff (Miles Taylor) of ordering FEMA to withhold funds for California climate change victims during the aftermath of devasting wildfires in 2018. The personification of cruelty, Trump reiterated the same threat to the state of...

More
  • Avatar of Pakalolo
  • August 22, 2020