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Dis Coarse Discourse 0

Methinks Atrios is onto something.

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Error on the Court 0

The Arizona Republic’s Laurie Roberts follows the bouncing ball.

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The Fee Hand of the Market 0

Surprisingly enough, it looks as if there might be a bear market for stupid.

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The Disinformation Superhighway 0

Man watching news reports on wildfires to son,

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Vaccine Nation Takes a Boat Ride 0

As the Titanic slips beneath the waters, voices can be heard saying,

Via Juanita Jean.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Enabling frolics.

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A Strange Diagnosis 0

Nevertheless, I fear that it is an accurate one.

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The Galt and the Lamers 0

Bus stop guy says,

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There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not Look 0

Title:  Obviousmans's Book of Revelations for the Clueless.  Image one:  Picture of ostrich captioned,

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The Apology 0

CNN’s Jim Acosta admits a mistake.

A couple of weeks ago, I compared Trump’s comeback tour to the circus full of sideshow acts and clowns. I later got an email from an expert on the circus industry,(sic) this person pointed out that comparison actually was not fair because unlike the chaos of Trump world, the circus is carefully composed and organized.

That’s a great point, comparing Trump to a clown is most definitely an insult to clowns.

Follow the link for the rest.

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Vaccine Nation 0

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All the News that Fits 0

Caption:  Fox to start a weather channel.  Image:  TV weather person says,

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(Broken link fixed.)

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The Lies (and Liars) of the Land 0

David parses the Kayleigh McEnany’s lie about the Founders and slavery. (Warning: Short commercial at the end, but you don’t have to watch it.)

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Both Sides Don’t 0

Steven M. explains.

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An Annotated Guide to Gutless Groveling 0

Michelle Cottle reads between the lines.

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The Rights Stuff 0

Republican Elephant says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Counsel for the Defence 0

Man announces to Donald Trump, who is seated at his desk,

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Facebook Frolics 0

Flagging frolics.

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Snow Fall(out) 0

Boris Johnson’s colossally stupid Brexit is likely to have all sorts of unanticipated consequences, but at home and abroad. The Local reports on one that I suspect no one expected.

Working the ski season in France has long been popular with young Brits, but in the first full post-Brexit season, many job adverts are specifying that only candidates who have EU passports or residency will be considered.

(snip)

Since the end of the Brexit transition period, Brits wishing to work in France may need both visas and work permits – and it seems that employers looking for temporary seasonal staff have decided that this is simply not worth the hassle.

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“It Can’t Happen Here” 0

Au contraire, argues Gwynne Dyer. Here’s a bit of her article, from the Bangor Daily News:

Patrick Cockburn is a well-known Irish journalist, currently writing a column in ‘The Independent’. . . .

Writing just after the G7 summit, he warned that “the most dangerous threat (facing the world) is the transformation of the Republican Party in the US into a fascist movement.” Almost every journalist alive has toyed with this analogy – and then avoided it because it sounds like partisan rhetoric rather than hard analysis.

Cockburn points out that Trump’s presidency had many of the attitudes and behaviors of a fascist regime – extreme nationalism, racist hatred of minorities, disregard of the law and constant denial of the truth – but that it failed one crucial test. It did not include automatic re-election, and so Trump lost control.

Follow the link for a discussion of Republican strategies to remedy that last failing.

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