Roman hands and Russian impulses.

Donald Trump says,


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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.

Donald Trump says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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.

01 March 2017 · Comments Off on The Core Belief of Today’s Republican Party · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Venal for Words

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

21 December 2016 · Comments Off on Suffer the Children · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Venal for Words

20 December 2016 · Comments Off on The Other Victims of “Fake News” · Categories: Too Venal for Words

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.

09 November 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Geek Stuff, Too Venal for Words

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.

25 October 2016 · Comments Off on Decoding De Code, “Boys Will Be Boys” Dept. · Categories: Too Venal for Words

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

Words fail me.

15 October 2016 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Too Venal for Words

Being a jerk just because he can frolics.

14 October 2016 · Comments Off on Chris-Crossed · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Venal for Words

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.

13 October 2016 · Comments Off on “Minced Trump” · Categories: Culture Warriors, Republican Hypocrisy, Too Venal for Words

(Link fixed.)

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.

12 October 2016 · Comments Off on “Entitled Testosterone Monster” · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Too Venal for Words

Wow.

Via C&L.

11 October 2016 · Comments Off on R-E-S-P-E-C-T · Categories: Republican Hypocrisy, Too Venal for Words

25 September 2016 · Comments Off on Walking while Woman · Categories: Culture Warriors, Too Venal for Words

A University of Wisconsin student tells her story. A nugget:

Unfortunately, I can’t simply turn gray and disappear into the concrete, effectively avoiding every catcall and come-on that blocks my path. So, instead, I wear my defense mechanisms like armor — that way when they ask me what I was wearing during the incident in question, I can toss my baggy sweatshirt and baseball cap on the table and not have to worry that my victimization will not be taken seriously because my skirt was too short and my top too revealing.

But curve-concealing clothes and a low brim hat doesn’t cut it. Whether the snakes can see you or not, they can sense you.

Read it.

12 September 2016 · Comments Off on How Stuff Works, the Girls’ Gauntlet Dept. · Categories: Culture Warriors, Too Venal for Words

02 September 2016 · Comments Off on Donald Trump: Model Employer · Categories: Political Theatre, Republican Hypocrisy, Too Venal for Words

Via Raw Story.

22 August 2016 · Comments Off on “The Stand” · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Venal for Words

Image:  The Republican Platform Heathcare:  Just die. Economic Recovery:  More tax cuts for the wealthy. Jobs:  Low pay/Part time/No benefits. Women's Rights:  Back to the 50's. Civil Rights:  Back to the 50's. Gay Rights:  Back to the 50's. Social Security:  Give it to Wall Street. Energy:  Frack, Baby, Frack. Environment:  Destroy it one well at a time. National Debt:  Cut programs, buy more weapons. Wall Street Reform:  The banks own everything. The American Dream:  Unending debt.

Via Job’s Anger.

21 August 2016 · Comments Off on “All the Buzz” · Categories: Political Theatre, Too Venal for Words

Image of Congressman talking to reporter as giant mosquito looms through the window.  Reporter asks,


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