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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Schoolhouse Trumpling.

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Creature of Chaos 0

Thom and Chauncey Devega discuss the vortex of vile (and of bile) that is the Trump administration and suggest that it is not an aberration, but rather a culmination.

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Life Imitates Art 0

Tony Norman finds strange echoes of Dostoevsky’s writings in the Brett Kavanaugh saga.

Aside:

I am not a fan of 19th century Russian literature, though I did once read War and Peace. It’s too dark for me, plus the characters have so many names that you need a program to keep up.

But dark seems to be more and more appropriate.

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Business Senseless 0

Donald Trump eating Chinese food and drinking a Diet Coke while reading a fortune cookie that says,

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Judgment Dailies 0

Leonard Pitts, Jr., reads from the twits of judges.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Politeness takes practice:

A 14-year-old Weber County boy was killed Sunday afternoon in what authorities believe was an accidental shooting in Rich County. The teenager was a passenger in a white Chevy truck, driven by his father, when he was struck in the head by a stray bullet.

Rich County Sheriff Dale Stacey said the bullet was fired at a target several hundred feet from the truck. The shooter involved as well as witnesses stated that they did not know there was a road down range, and could not see the vehicle due to thick brush and trees.

Yes, indeed, it is the mark of “responsible gun owners” that they shoot at the knowable unknown.

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QOTD 0

R. D. Laing:

Insanity – a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.

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And Now for a Change of Pace 0

I used to enjoy the Woody Woodpecker show, mostly because Walter Lance, Woody’s creator, would do a segment in each show about the art and craft of animation.

Later on, I realized that, when you cut to the chase, Woody himself was a nasty little jerk.

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The Great Settling 0

Jeff Wallach is dismayed that we can’t do better than this.

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Spilt Tea 0

Farron theorizes that the Donald Trump ascendency is a direct result of teabaggery.

Driftglass frequently argues that the “Tea Party” was nothing more than a rebranding of Republicanism to disassociate it from President George the Worst, but I think Farron has a point–that, in some way, teabaggery unleashed a torrent of stupid that had previously been confined, like the Duke of Harzardous’s coal ash, in Republican retention ponds.

Now the dams of discourse are breached, and the poison flows freely.

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“A Classic Case” 0

Woman to man in an office corridor about Kavanaugh:

Learn more here.

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Republican Family Values, One More Time 0

Image One:  Woman wearing

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

One more time . . . politeness is child’s play.

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Swamping the Drain 0

Words fail me.

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QOTD 0

Franklin P. Jones:

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values – and witnesses.

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In Spite of the Evidence 0

Dr. Jean Kim explores the magical thinnking of anti-vaxxers.

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Those Who Forget Ignore History . . . . 0

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The Lies of the Land 0

Mike explores why evangelical “Christians” like Sarah Huckabee Sanders find it so easy to lie for Donald Trump (warning: language, vehemence).

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Monetizing the Maniacal 0

Title:  The Birth of Social Media.  Image:  Booth with one side labeled

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The Inquisitors 0

Old white men, one wearing an

Via Job’s Anger.

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