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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Taking a page or two from Orwell

I’m pretty sure that when Orwell wrote 1984 he meant it as a warning, but it really looks like Republicans consider it a how-to book. Recently we heard that the folks at the Center for Disease Control were barred from saying certain words. Now we learn that when the facts don’t fit the narrative, you […]

Spines in short supply

Sort of a follow up to my post of a few days ago about the probability that the Democrats will find a way to blow it in next year’s election, provoked by a piece at Hullabaloo, with which I totally agree. Titled, We must ensure that the Resistance keeps up the pressure. Without it Democrats […]

Yet another in a seemingly endless series of modest proposals

The Republicans have passed their tax bill, designed from top to bottom to shift money from the bottom 99.9% to the top .1%, with those of us in the top 20% being robbed the least, while those in the bottom are being robbed the most. It is class warfare on an unprecedented scale, and given […]

A time to wallow

A few things about the Jones win last night. First, now this means I won’t get an email from him every hour. I should add that I responded to several. Second, thank you black people of Alabama for doing the country a huge favor. Third, the victory is made the sweeter by the fact that […]

More on zero tolerance

A few days ago I wrote about my fear that the Democrats would adopt a zero tolerance position regarding allegation of sexual impropriety. Not surprisingly, some have: As calls for Senator Franken’s resignation rose yesterday, there was talk about the need for zero tolerance of sexual misconduct. For example, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) tweeted: “We […]

David Brooks is an asshole (but you knew that)

I believe I have paid tribute to driftglass before, but I must do so again. He reads and deconstructs David Brooks so that I don’t have to. I normally don’t even glance at Brooks’ column, but this morning some evil spirit possessed me and I perused the first few paragraph, in which I read this: […]

Gosh, whatever happened to States right?

Men and women of principle: The garbage fire in the White House may have his hands full stumping for a Republican child molester this week, but never doubt the rest of his party’s willingness to stump for the nation’s mass murderers. Republicans lined up a vote this week in the House on making it easier […]

More ranting about Democratic messaging

I just want to pass on this post from Crooks & Liars. It features a clip of Orrin Hatch condemning the folks who are draining the government fisc be dependence on government benefits, thus making renewal of the CHIP program, so hard, after he voted to give people who inherit from daddy or mommy billions […]

Hello, Fellow Peasants

It now looks like only a miracle will prevent the passage of the Transfer the Money from the Masses to the Aristocrats tax deform bill. That miracle is not likely to happen, so I think it’s safe to say that we can declare today to be the official beginning of the American plutocracy, which perhaps […]