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Legacy: From Nixon to Trump 0

Thom and Lamar Waldron follow the bread crumbs from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump. (Note: Some of Waldron’s assertions wander into rather screwy territory, so have a few grains of salt ready, but it’s still worth a listen).

Part One:

More of the interview is below the fold.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Self-aggrandizement run amok.

Jonesing the Idiocracy 0

Tony Norman tries to make sense of Megan Kelly’s decision to have Alex Jones on her NBC television snow job show.

Remember, NBC is the network that gave you Donald Trump’s various Apprentices and is arguably responsible for the creating the myth that he knows what the hell he is doing.

(Spoiler Alert: Norman can’t make sense of it, because there’s no sense to be made.)

Loyalty Oaf 0

Fly the Fiendly Skies 0

It don’t get much fiendlier than this.

An emergency responder at the Twin Cities airport dragged the lifeless body of a half-naked woman from the back of a commercial airliner and down the aisle for many people aboard to see, a troubled passenger said Tuesday.

The woman died Monday afternoon after being stricken in the bathroom while on the American Airlines Boeing 737 flying from Dallas to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, said MSP spokesman Patrick Hogan. Authorities have yet to identify the woman or address what led to her death.

Art Endress was on the flight and said an emergency medical technician (EMT) came aboard with other responders and removed the woman from the back and had her by the hands as he “dragged her down the aisle” as she was faceup and naked from the waist down.

Facebook Frolics 0

Ivy League frolics.

Mean Girls 0

Honest to Betsy (and I can attest that Betsy was appalled), you can’t make this stuff up.

Rex Stout was right.

Republican Health (Don’t Call It) Care 0

At, Ronnie Polaneczky profiles a Medicaid recipient who is a potential victim of Trumpcare. She’s a seven-year old girl from a solidly middle-class family who suffers from Rett Syndrome. Here’s a bit of her article:

If not for Medicaid, says Farrington, he and Barish would have had to find $25,000 this last year alone to cover Emma’s care as her condition worsened. Few young families have that many dollars in their pockets. What in the world would they do if Emma loses Medicaid?


Emma is only one of the countless thousands of Americans who rely on Medicaid when their luck runs out. Sick kids, disabled adults, the impoverished elderly – there is a real person, a real family, behind every dollar. Trump’s butchering of Medicaid would trade the well-being of these Americans for tax breaks for those who are already rich enough to buy and staff their own hospitals.

That possibility is not just immoral.

It’s grotesque.

Consequences 0

True Confessions 0

Honest to Pete, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Cassandram looks back on Donald Trump’s first 100 days in a post aptly–and distressingly–entitled 100 Days of White Supremacy.

Read it.

Then weep.

Doing the Wingnut Hustle 0


The First Amendment right to free speech protects speech. Despite this argument, it neither mandates someone else to guarantee a platform nor requires anyone else to listen.

Stray Thought, Corporate Conquest Dept. 0

Americans are demonstrating that they will willingly submit to corporate Big Brothers if it means they can turn on their coffee pots with a voice command before they get to their kitchens.

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

(Post fixed.)

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.


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