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Career Move 0

Woman reporter asks Bill O'Reilly: Bill O'Reilly, you've spent decades as a popular TV host who thought your wealth and power entitled you to harass women.  What are you going to do now?  O'Reilly responds: I'm going to run for President.

Image via The Bob Cesca Show blog.

An Outing in the Park with Republican Family Values 0

Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes sitting on a park bench feeding pigeons.  O'Reilly says,

Via Job’s Anger.

Southern Heritage 0

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From the land of gracious living: Deneen Brown writes of two historians who are trying to compile a complete listing of ads still extant for runaway slaves in the ante bellum South.

Ad for runaway slave promising reward to the captor.


Click to see the article with more examples of gracious living.

A web search for “runaway slaves ads” will turn up a number of sites with actual historical facts that the New Secesh want to pretend don’t exist.

Aside:

I must have broken this post when I was troubleshooting the sidebar issue.

“Poor Me” 0

Donald Trump looking at paper that says,

Honey Pot 0

More stuff you can’t make up.

Preying on the Poor 0

Everybody Must Get Fracked 0

The Geography of Donald Trump 0

Roman hands and Russian impulses.

Teamwork 0

Donald Trump says,


Click for the original image.

Ryan’s Derp, Return of Beyond the Palin Dept. 0

David Ruth explains that fantastical things sometimes come to pass.

It seems former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was right after all. There really is such a thing as a death panel. It’s called Congress.

This is probably the inevitable result when laws are cooked up by a speaker of the House of Representatives who has treated the post as if he is president of the Ayn Rand Society.

More at the link.

A Ruse by Any Other Name, Reprise 0

Donald Trump says,

Via Job’s Anger.

Fly the Fiendly Skies 0

Trumpling the public good, this time in the air:

Trump called the current air traffic control system “obsolete” when he met with airline executives in February. His budget includes a “multi-year reauthorization proposal to shift the air traffic control function of the Federal Aviation Administration to an independent, non-governmental organization.” What he is really doing is giving control of the nation’s airspace over to the airlines and potentially making flying more expensive and less safe in the process.

This proposal illustrates once more that, in Republican World, there is no such thing as the common good.

Follow the link for more.

The Core Belief of Today’s Republican Party 0

There is no such thing as the public good. Q. E. D.

Suffer the Children 0

The Other Victims of “Fake News” 0

Seattlepi reports on the family of a man whose picture was stolen, falsely labeled (and libeled), and used in a “fake news” story.

It is not pretty, but it does make this clear: those who create and propagate “fake news” (AKA “lies”) don’t care who they hurt, nor how badly they hurt them.

Twits on Twitter 0

Noah Smith thinks he knows what Twitter’s problem may be.

But there’s a fourth important use of Twitter that none of the founders seems to have envisioned: Twitter is an ideal platform for being a jerk.

Follow the link for his reasoning.

Decoding De Code, “Boys Will Be Boys” Dept. 0

They just don’t want anyone to know what that means.

Words fail me.

Facebook Frolics 0

Being a jerk just because he can frolics.

Chris-Crossed 0

I guess Chris Christie will have to cross this bridge when he comes to it.

A municipal court judge in Fort Lee has found probable cause that Governor Christie committed official misconduct as part of the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal.

The story goes to say that Christie is appealing. To whom is unclear Sorry, couldn’t resist.

“Minced Trump” 0

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Solomon Jones writes of his recent interview of Tim Kaine. Not surprisingly, the Trump Tape came up as a topic. Mr. Kaine did not mince words; he minced Trump. Here’s an excerpt; follow the link for the rest.

“I think there is no doubt that the behavior described in the (Trump) video is sexual assault,” Kaine told me. “You can’t grab people’s genitals. That’s sexual assault. I mean, it is clear. And I very much dismiss a Donald Trump who’s trying to say, ‘Well, this is locker room talk,’ or a Rudy Guiliani: ‘You know, this is kind of what men do.’

“No, it’s not. It’s what sexual abusers do, but it’s not what men do.”

I wholeheartedly agree. Talking about grabbing strange women by the genitals without their permission is not locker-room talk. It’s sociopath talk.