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A Tune for the Times 0

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Louder than Words 0

The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini points out that actions speak.

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American Establishmentarianism 0

An Oklahoma state legislator wants to establish the church.

I think it’s safe to say that, when Michael in Norfolk refers to “Christofascists,” he is not indulging in hyperbole.

News item via Juanita Jean.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Backpacking heat.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

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A Picture Is Worth 0

The Statue of Liberty dressed as a woman in

Via Yellowdoggranny.

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“White Fright” 0

Rebecca Watson looks at the long and inseemly history of the theory now referred to as the “Great Replacement” in American history, immigration policy, and culture and how these beliefs feed into right-wing violence, such as the recent mass shooting in Buffalo.

Transcript here.

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Facebook Frolics 0

Crypto-con frolics.

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QOTD 0

Robert Bakker:

You could arm-wrestle with a T. rex and win, but you shouldn’t because it only makes them mad.

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And Now for a Musical Interlude 0

(Broken link fixed.)

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The News Cycle Spiral 0

Woman looking up from phone to hear television newscaster say,

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I commend Tuesday’s edition of the Bob Cesca Show to your attention.

We are a failing state.

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Garbage Out, Garbage In 0

Caption:  The Great Replacement.  Image:  Dark figure emptying garbage can containing hate, fear, and propaganda into a man's head replacing his brain.

Via Job’s Anger.

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Anger . . . Management 0

Pig climbs the hill and asks,

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The Pack of Lone Wolves 0

Thom eviscerates the myth of the “lone wolf” mass shooter.

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The Fetishists 0

In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tony Norman tries to understand (some) Americans’ fascination with projectile-propelling portable phalli.

No excerpt or summary can do this article justice. Just go read the whole thing.

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Fly the Fiendly Skies . . . 0

. . . and don’t forget to pack for your flight.

The stupid. It burns.

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QOTD 0

J. K. Simmons:

I’ve had a contemptuous relationship with authority throughout my life. I found myself at odds with authority, and I’m disdainful of blind authority.

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Buffaloed on the Disinformation Superhighway 0

The SPLC dissects the misdirection play. Here’s how the article begins; follow the link for the evidence.

As white supremacist violence has emerged as a predominant threat to national security and a recurrent topic in the news, the far right has increasingly leaned on disinformation campaigns to deny or distort that reality. Extremists and collaborators often use the tactic of suggesting liberals, leftists or the federal government staged acts of far-right terrorism. One recent example is using Twitter’s trending topics to float the lie that antifa caused the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Polls showed that many Republicans ultimately believe such lies, proving the effort successful.

In the wake of the Buffalo, New York, mass shooting, veteran disinformation posters on Twitter such as male supremacist Mike Cernovich and Malaysia-based RT (formerly Russia Today) contributor Ian Miles Cheong led a campaign to suggest that the terrorist harbored a left-wing ideology . . . .

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

PoliticalProf.

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Hate and Mongers of Hate 0

Seth skewers points out the internal contradictions in the right-wing’s racist “great replacement theory” myth lie.

We are a society of stupid.

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The Transmogrification 0

Title:  The Great Replacement.  Image One, titled

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