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Vive la Difference

This is not even an exaggeration.

Let the Biden presidency put the final nail in the coffin of that disgusting trope that “there’s no difference between the parties.” There’s a shitload of difference.

One of the two parties is trying to kill you for not being a millionaire, and it’s the one that rhymes with “Zepublicans”.

The Machine Rolls On

This book, The Republican Noise Machine, came out in 2004. Even back then, it was at least 24 years in the making.

Now, continuing its ever-onward race to the bottom, which for the last five years or more has involved shovels and drills: the most made-up bullshit of all Rethuglican made-up bullshit. How the Dr. Seuss estate’s decision to stop publishing some of the more obscure titles from their catalog got spun into this absolute panic over “THE LIBTARDS CANCEL CAT IN THE HAT.”

Tom the Dancing Bug is one of my very favorites – you can check out their newsletter here.

Distraction!

It’s a giant distraction.

Click Thru for all the bullshit

Arguing their positions in good faith has been off the table for Rethuglicans since 1980. “There you go again.” Stating facts, Carter was. And now they have industrialized it. That’s Faux News’ mission. Keep the real issues obscured.

Same Old Story

“Police Brutality?…Not Me!” by Sam Milai
First published in the Pittsburgh Courier on January 20, 1968.
Reproduced at The Nib with the assistance of the
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

I had this comfortable illusion that Rochester was just a little better. That maybe the Daniel Prude affair was a fluke and would be dealt with in a way that would show us to be a good example.

Well, that’s shot to hell. Protesters gather in Rochester streets after announcement that no officers will be charged in Daniel Prude’s death

And then… this:

Black mother pepper-sprayed in front of her toddler

It seems almost superfluous in this headline. That first word.

Has it?

Has it really been a year?

Click Thru for Neanderthal Thinking

I understand Biden’s frustration leading to the “Neanderthal thinking” quip. But i also think it does not do justice to the Neanderthals.

I still encounter this. In the supermarket I got screamed at and “F*** you!“-ed by a woman with a mask around her chin. This past Saturday.

As I have mentioned before, one of the greatest public health missteps of this pandemic was, telling Americans that wearing masks was for the protection of other people.

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