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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpled Minnesota:

On the day America celebrated the memory and legacy of human rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., residents in three Iron Range towns woke up to a different kind of message.

“WHITE PRIDE” screamed the headline in capital letters on fliers distributed in the Range communities. “You can say it — I’m proud to be white! Why are we not allowed to celebrate our culture?”

The fliers were part of a recruiting effort by a North Carolina-based group calling itself the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Hundreds were distributed in the city of Virginia, as well as the nearby towns of Buhl and Embarrass.

Precedential 0

Frame One:  Richard Nixon saying,

Via Juanita Jean.

“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Be polite to your neighbors.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the man said he was taking items from a dresser drawer where he keeps his loaded 9mm handgun when it accidentally fell to the floor. When he picked up the gun to inspect it for damage, he discharged it. The bullet went through several walls in his home and then hit the front door of the home across the street. No one was inside the neighbor’s home at the time, but they were notified of the incident by the sheriff’s office.

Typhoid Donald 0

Military doctor on television says,

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Danica Roem:

I don’t like alternative facts because you know what those are? We call those B.S.

Moral Relativism 0

Man reading newspaper with headling,

Via The Bob Cesca Show Blog.

Fly the Fiendly Skies 0

Mother Goose with two pets in carriers at airline ticket counter:  I'd like you to fly my dog to Tulsa and my cat to Dayton.  Ticket agent:  Sorry, ma'am, this airline can't do that.  Mother Goose:  Why not?  You did it last week.

Click for more Grimmy.

Status Anxiety 0

Atrios has a theory.

Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Robert Boyd explains Jim Crow 2.0.

The Wolff Is at the Door 0

Dick Polman.


H. Allen Smith:

On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.

“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Politeness is a family affair.

Authorities say a 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and wounded his 7-year-old sister while playing with a gun in southwest Missouri.


The Springfield News-Leader reports that the release says an adult guest at the home unknowingly dropped the gun.

Hey, Mr. Responsible Gun Owner, how do you “unknowingly” drop a gun?

Dis Coarse Discourse 0

Picture of an outhouse on a weedy rise with the Great Seal of the President of the United States on the door.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Solomon Jones finds it–let’s see–willfully blind that in the face of a lifetime of Donald Trump’s racist behavior some persons are only just now discovering Donald Trump’s racism. He suggests that those who do not speak out against the Trumpling are ipso facto complicit in it. A snippet:

In truth, Trump’s racism is profoundly American, because America is a racist country.

Racism built America’s wealth through brutal African enslavement. Racism supported the subjugation of black sharecroppers after the Civil War. Racism drove home the Jim Crow laws designed to create a permanent black underclass. Racism was enforced through state-sanctioned violence carried out by lynch mobs and police.

That is the true history of race in America, and in some ways, not much has changed. If we are ready to face that truth as a country united for justice, we can move forward. But if America continues to paint racism as a figment of black peoples’ fertile imaginations, our country will never change.

Dis Coarse Discourse 0

Shaun Mullen explores how the Trumpling has routinized racism (once again, as it was routine before).

Cat Check 0

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

“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Be polite at parties.

An accidental shooting at a party in Southeast Rochester leads to one woman being hospitalized.


Police say a male was handling a long gun when it fired and struck Ijong.

My opinion is that males should not play with their portable penises–or, for that matter, any other penises–in the presence of others.



Notice how a man becomes a “male” and a child becomes a “juvenile” and a woman becomes a “female” in police-speak?


Dave Thomas:

In the beginning there was nothing and God said ‘Let there be light’, and there was still nothing but everybody could see it.

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Facebook fiends.