Dick Polman has seen it all before.

Twitpocalyse now.

Truth cannot survive the Reince cycle.

Title:  Instant Celeb Media Curve.  Image:  Over a span of 15 minutes, Milo Yiannapoulus goes from

Our Republican congressman attends his town hall meeting.

Scott Taylor (R-Va) confronts crowd shouting

At least he attended his town hall meetings.

31 January 2017 · Comments Off on “Undermined from Within” · Categories: Political Theatre, Politics of Hate

I don’t know to what extent I buy this, but the truly scary thing is that it does not sound impossible.

You can find another take in the same vein here.

30 January 2017 · Comments Off on Fantasy Alt-Football · Categories: Political Theatre, The Sporting Life

This is good for a snicker.

(You can stop listening at about the minute and a half mark; the rest is promo.)

30 January 2017 · Comments Off on “Five Signs of Totalitarianism” · Categories: Political Theatre, Politics of Hate

Christopher Lebron lists them at the Boston Review. Do any of them sound familiar?

      Sign 1: Leader Insists on Mass Public Adoration.
      Sign 2: Regime Controls the Truth.
      Sign 3: Regime Suppresses Knowledge Producers.
      Sign 4: Regime Invents Common Enemies.
      Sign 5: Leader Is Surrounded by Cronies and Sycophants.

Follow the link for a detailed discussion of each one.

30 January 2017 · Comments Off on Lies and Lying Liars
(and the People Who Love Them)
· Categories: Political Theatre, Politics of Hate

Warning: Language.

30 January 2017 · Comments Off on Truth:Trump::Oil:Water · Categories: Political Theatre

In The Charlotte Observer, Frank Harris observes:

We have a president with no regard for the Constitution who swore on the Bible that he would uphold the Constitution. A president who eschews news and information that does not please him; who won’t release his tax returns while holding who-knows-what kind of financial deals with other countries. A president who wants everyone to fall in line and agree and never criticize him or his administration; who it seems would like nothing more than to lock journalists up.

It is the stuff of dictatorships and totalitarian regimes. Like oil and water, Trump and truth don’t mix.

More at the link.

29 January 2017 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Political Theatre, Politics of Hate

Faking it.

29 January 2017 · Comments Off on Bubble Boy in Alt Land · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe, Political Theatre

Title:  Voter Fraud.  Image:  Donald Trump knotting tie in front of mirror as he says to himself,


Click for the original image.

28 January 2017 · Comments Off on A Picture Is Worth · Categories: Political Theatre

Title:  Populism for Dummies.  Image:  Left-leaning demonstrators carrying signs that say,

Via Job’s Anger.

28 January 2017 · Comments Off on Still Rising Again after All These Years · Categories: Political Theatre, The New Secesh

PoliticalProf.

28 January 2017 · Comments Off on All the News that Fits · Categories: Political Theatre

Thom and Pap discuss the how the media misses the mark through superficiality.