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  1. about 1 month ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Yowza, well this is indeed the day to mention Mr. Abbott… Go google “Abbott pardon.” It’s always been the case that “stand your ground” applies only to white folks. Now, it appears that, at least in the case of red states, it provides legal cover for conservative white folks only.

  2. about 1 month ago on Jeff Danziger

    My dad at the age of 92, after a nice long life, is starting to show signs of dementia. He frequently goes off on these long and detailed, yet nonsensical monologues that have very little to do with the subjects being discussed. The other day, it got me thinking about the current state of politics in America. After about a month of this nonsensical talk, I huddled with other family members, and we all realized that we needed to get my pa to a neurologist, pronto. And as for the noted politics, Donald Trump has been spewing nonsensical monologues for nine years, been elected president once, orchestrated an insurrection, and appears to have a good chance of being elected president again. I can hear the neurologist now…. “Sir, I’ve got good and bad news. The bad news, your dad’s MRI indicated early-stage dementia, but as I said I’ve also got good news as well, which is that, if he’s still around, your father should run for president in 2028, the cognitive decline being an excellent indicator that no matter how crazy he talks and acts a large portion of the public will STILL cast their votes for him.”

  3. about 1 month ago on Tom the Dancing Bug

    Suddenly I’m recalling when the Right was obsessed with “executive overreach.” Oh, that’s right. That was when Obama was the president. Conservatives – judges, politicians, and citizens – for all of ‘em, it’s never about principles. It’s always politics, 24/7.

  4. about 2 months ago on Clay Jones

    Here’s the hypothetical I wish one of the sane judges would present to Trump’s lawyer(please!): So the majority rule here that official acts are off-limits to prosecution as per immunity, and shortly thereafter, President Biden has Donald Trump assassinated, subsequent to being informed by multiple members of his staff, a large number of intelligence and military officials, and various historians that a Trump presidency beginning in 2025 would be the biggest threat to democracy and national security America has ever faced – are you saying there would be no crime here? Can you imagine the Right, after such happened, looking over there at the White House and saying “well, I don’t care for Sleepy Joe, but he was just doing what he thought was right. And since he is the president that does make Trump’s assassination an official act and therefore not punishable. We all just need to move on and put this behind us.” I can’t imagine that either.

  5. 2 months ago on M2Bulls

    Yes, the rate, I’d already written too much! We folks that were born here are way more dangerous.

  6. 2 months ago on M2Bulls

    Also… My dad used to oversee the state-sanctioned seasonal foreign worker program here in Virginia. He explained to me that many farmers preferred to use undocumented workers because, right, it was cheaper – the state mandated a certain wage rate and that housing be provided. Also, he outlined how undocumented workers helped the rest of us as per Social Security. So even an undocumented worker needs a paper trail to look legal, and that paper trail includes a Social Security number, which has to be fake, but which also means Social Security is removed from those workers’ paychecks. The end of this story goes like this: Undocumented workers help grow the Social Security pot for the rest of us, but never receive Social Security benefits because, well, they’re undocumented. Yeah, it really makes you wonder about Republicans – they’re just not into facts. When they drive around, do they ever look around? Do they ever notice who’s cutting all of the grass, and putting new roofs on all of the houses, and bussing all of the restaurant tables??? It’s not that liberals think that an undocumented guy killing someone is not newsworthy. It’s just that it’s such a tiny part of the immigrant story used always to make a false point. (And how many murders today will be committed by citizens born right here in America? You’ll never see this headline on Fox News: Citizen Born Right Here in America Commits Murder.)

  7. 3 months ago on Jen Sorensen

    You know those folks – you know who they are – who like to wax fuzzily about how good things used to be, about how there used to be REAL patriots in this country who would sacrifice and unite to defeat a common foe, such as Nazi Germany in WWII. It sure was quite ironic watching these same folks during the pandemic. Right, none of these folks saw masks and vaccines as vehicles to help keep their fellow citizens from being harmed. No, in their tiny hearts and petty minds, these were devices utilized by an overreaching federal government to oppress the people. And once the orange guy’s wind sock picked up the direction the political winds were blowing, there suddenly was no pandemic and therefore no need for him to do anything to mitigate the resulting illness and death, except to share the misinformation that his followers were soaking up on social media. Who can ever forget THAT press conference?! Once, the leader of the most powerful country in the world really did suggest that a laser beam directed up and into one’s hindquarters was an effective way of stopping a viral pathogen. And this grifting snake oil salesman still mesmerizes about one third of the country. That said, as Jen illustrates very well here, he was able to convince a portion of America likely larger than a third that the best thing to do to counter a world pandemic is, well, nothing.

  8. 4 months ago on Jen Sorensen

    Yes, your first point, that demographic detail would likely negate them from being considered human. Hadn’t really thought of that. Good, yet sad, point…

  9. 4 months ago on Jen Sorensen

    Okay, so let’s say that some poor guy from some violence-ridden Central American country takes off for America’s southern border, but not just for his own safety, but also for the safety of, say, 100 frozen embryos, but the ice packs in his cooler are about to give out. (He’s a frozen embryo activist and has been moved to do something desperate to prevent the murders of thousands of these each year in his country.) He makes it to the razor wire there in the Rio Grande at the Texas border. Yet, as close he is, the brave man gets caught in the wire and can’t extricate himself, his energy sapped from his long journey. He drowns. His cooler floats away. The ice packs eventually give out, and the embryos perish, their deaths being the result of a slow, horrific thawification. Right, so in this scenario, wouldn’t Gregg Abbott have to be charged with 100 counts of murders? (Of course, it wouldn’t be 101 counts simply because the actual feeling, thinking, walking, talking, breathing human wouldn’t matter here.) I’m tellin’ ya. If Democrats shared my hypothetical here, I suspect their buds across the aisle might reconsider their stance on this IVF stuff. I’m just sayin’.

  10. 4 months ago on Doonesbury

    Yeah, this guy would have been, I think, a great uncle of my grandfather… He left the little town that he lived in in North Carolina, traveled to Ohio, joined a Union regiment there, and fought with the North. He was never mentioned at the big family reunion that was held to celebrate the return of his brother, who’d fought for the South. And of all ironies, this get-together was held on July 4th!!! Right, no white redneck numb nut wants to learn any history that does NOT characterize all white folks below the Mason-Dixon line as redneck numb nut traitors. In America, it seems that the most gullible demographic always consists of lower and middle class blue collar whites. Back in the day, these boys fought and died so that wealthy plantation owners could keep their slaves. And today, they send checks to Donald Trump – a rich brat from up north! – so that he can keep his money, stay out of jail, keep breaking the law, and be their president. I can imagine what those plantation owners were yelling and screaming: They’re not coming after my slaves – they’re coming after you! Seems I’ve heard that orange guy whine a similar line.