October, 2021 archive
An undercover reporter busts John Eastman’s cover. Sam and his crew discuss the implications of this. (John Eastman is the lawyer who wrote the memo justifying Donald Trump’s January 6 coup d’etat attempt.)
Demonstrate politeness when patronizing your local shrine to conspicuous consumption.
Guns and stupid, guns and stupid.
They go together like love and Cupid.
Let me tell you brother,
You can’t have one without the other.
The Idaho State Journal’s Mike Murphy tries to make sense out of something nonsensical.
Will Bunch takes a look at the right-wing strategy to leverage school boards and curricula to gain political power. A snippet:
In Tuesday’s neck-and-neck Virginia gubernatorial election, the GOP multi-millionaire political newcomer Glenn Youngkin is betting that fanning the culture-war flames is the key to victory in what might be the most-watched race of this year’s midterms. The Republican is closing his campaign against Democratic ex-governor Terry McAuliffe with an ad featuring a mom who fought school officials, claiming her then-high school senior son experienced nightmares from explicit scenes in an assigned book: Nobel laureate Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved. Critics have justifiably blasted the ad as both a step toward book banning and as a not-remotely-subtle racial “dog whistle,” invoking one of America’s most iconic Black authors to trigger white suburbanites.
But those with big money are betting that this is a winning political strategy.
Fergus Hume, in the voice of Sir Harry Brace:
The worst of this is that persons believe uncritically stuff they read on their computer screens when they would not believe the same stuff if it happened right in front of their faces.
Another child . . . .
. . . and, it would appear, another gun that somehow magically fired itself.
A Rutgers professor searches for the origin of the legend of the Jersey Devil. A nugget:
Gillespie, a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University and a leading New Jersey folklorist, is not actually trying to track down the beast itself. He’s been researching the origin stories, gathering context so present and future generations of New Jerseyans can fully understand the Garden State’s greatest legend. This Halloween season, he wants to make one thing crystal clear.
“The Jersey Devil is evil,” he said. “He’s known for slitting the throats of babies in their cribs. This is not a cartoon — it’s a monster.”
Follow the link. It’s a fascinating tale.
Richard Johnson, in the voice of Rex Masters:
The author of a letter to the editor of The Roanoke Times issues an invitatioh to the Trumpettes. A snippet; the whole thing is worth the minute or two it will take to read.
Please come back to us. You are being led astray by a person who does not care about you. He is using you. He is hateful. He is abusive. He is selfish and self-important. He is not that into you, but he knows you will do anything for him, so he is mad with that power.