September, 2023 archive
Tommy Tuberville lets his Stars and Bars fly.
I’m a Southern boy.
I grew up under Jim Crow and went to segregated schools.
I know racism when I see it.
This is racism.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Meri Wallace offers some hints as to how to deal with Donald Trump and his dupes, symps, and fellow travelers.
You may ask what then will become of the fundamental principles of equity and fair play which our constitutions enshrine; and whether I seriously believe that unsupported they will serve merely as counsels of moderation. I do not think that anyone can say what will be left of those principles; I do not know whether they will serve only as counsels; but this much I think I do know — that a society so riven that the spirit of moderation is gone, no court can save; that a society where that spirit flourishes, no court need save; that in a society which evades its responsibility by thrusting upon the courts the nurture of that spirit, that spirit in the end will perish. What is the spirit of moderation? It is the temper which does not press a partisan advantage to its bitter end, which can understand and will respect the other side, which feels a unity between all citizens—real and not the factitious product of propaganda—which recognizes their common fate and their common aspirations—in a word, which has faith in the sacredness of the individual.
At the Idaho State Journal, Jesse Robison marvels at how Donald Trump inspires so much loyalty when, if you look closely, you will see that there’s no there there. A snippet:
For a man who shows loyalty to no one, it is puzzling how former President Donald Trump has been able to maintain his voter base. He knows how to sling catchy political phrases, but if one digs there’s no substance behind his political messaging.
Follow the link for his reasoning.
Methinks it’s not the promises that attract the Trumpettes.
It’s Trump’s giving them permission to hate in public.
History teaches us that, all too often, hate sells.
Farron unpacks the untruths.
Farron says that he is “dumbfounded that Fox News was so stupid” as to promulgate such perfidy.
Realize, though, that the issue is not whether Fox News is stupid. The issue is whether Fox News’s audience will buy the bullsh–oh, never mind, we already know the answer.
Fani Willis talks about the threats and hatred directed at her for doing her job.
Via Above the Law.
Yet another child . . . .
One more time, “accidental” and “negligent” are not synonyms.
One would expect police to know that.
Why the New York Times continues to pay something for this nothing is beyond me.