Trump is 'WOW'ed By the Anti-Democratic Profanities of a QAnon Kook

The things that impress Donald Trump are frequently things that most people would find banal at best, nauseating at worst. He is amazed mostly by his own alleged brilliance, self-appraised good looks, and imaginary popularity. His appreciation for things other than himself are few and far between. That's the life of a malignant narcissist. On…

GOP Fascists Float Resolution to BAN the Democratic Party (No, REALLY!)

The devolution of the Republican Party continues accelerate headlong toward the rocky cliffs of ultimate oblivion. Its leader, the aspiring tyrant and sociopath Donald Trump, is the key propellant of this political disintegration. The Party's worshipful devotion to Trump makes every member complicit in his heinous crimes against America and humanity. The latest testament to…

Cancelled. Jax portion of GOP convention per Trump briefing.

With no doctors present DJT gave another briefing.   Due to the Cornovirus hotspot being Florida, Trump declared Florida convention was out.  The North Carolina portion, online and upcoming other virtual venues will be ongoing. Trump knew Florida was really a bad idea to begin with.  I would venture to say that Covid and the health of…

We need to find a new word for “Orwellian.”

Just a short note on Trump’s latest threat to veto a defense spending bill because it calls for renaming certain military bases named after Confederate Civil War generals.  The White House put out a statement defending the threat: “President Trump has been clear in his opposition to politically motivated attempts like this to rewrite history…

No Rush There Governor Asa Hutchinson On Mandating Masks.

He isn’t the winner of the  Republican asshole of the week, but Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas will be issuing a mandate for wearing masks to combat the coronavirus on…Drum roll please…Monday. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced he would issue a mask mandate in Arkansas, effective next Monday, at his daily…

No Equivalency

There is a finger pointing debate raging between conservatives and liberals over who is more responsible for the uptick of the spreading of the Covid-19 virus. Liberals say it is the premature opening of Trump states and conservatives say it is the tweens, teens, and Black Lives Matter protesters.  Here is my perspective. As many…

A short note on face masks [UPDATED]

I watched Mike Pence’s joint appearance today with TX Gov. Greg Abbott, and wanted to point out the latest, harmful and obfuscating dodge when it comes to wearing face masks.  There are many other examples of this with Pence, but I will use this latest appearance as the example.  Multiple times Pence said as to…

A Cautionary Note On The Latest Effort By Trump And The Republicans To Judicially Overturn The ACA

As most surely know, Trump and the Republicans have filed their initial brief before the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the entire ACA, arguing that the elimination of any tax penalty to enforce the individual mandate renders the original constitutional justification (Congress’s taxing authority) a nullity and that — under something called the “severability doctrine” — the entire…

Our Lives Matter

I could go into a long pedagogical dissertation about allostatic loads or adverse childhood experiences but why complicate a simple premise. I will let the fear of a little girl speak for me: The above incident took place in upstate New York, in an area I lived near for three years in the early part…

WTF is wrong with the White House press corps?

On the one hand, this is a bizarre, inexplicable story.  On the other hand, it is probably the most revealing story about the failure and obsequiousness of the White House press. In short, looking to fuel their fantasy propaganda that the Covid pandemic is over, White House aides at Trump’s Rose Garden appearance today moved the…

Fox poll shows Americans overwhelmingly support mail-in voting

We already know why Donald Trump hates the idea of mail-in voting. If citizens can easily exercise their right to vote, Republicans won’t do so well. That’s why the GOP is the voter-suppression party. Voter ID is one method they’ve used to tamp down participation. Another recent (failed) tactic was forcing Wisconsinites to choose between voting…

Oops! Iowa Gov. Reynolds Says Some Test Iowa Samples Were “Potentially Damaged.”

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds stated today that “some” of the Test Iowa samples for COVID-19 were “potentially damaged.”   Some coronavirus test samples processed under Gov. Kim Reynolds’ “Test Iowa” program could not be processed because they were “potentially damaged,” resulting in incomplete results for an unclear number of Iowans. Pat Garrett, a spokesman for Reynolds,…