September, 2018 archive
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.
Tony Norman finds strange echoes of Dostoevsky’s writings in the Brett Kavanaugh saga.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike explores why evangelical “Christians” like Sarah Huckabee Sanders find it so easy to lie for Donald Trump (warning: language, vehemence).