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Dis Coarse Discourse 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Heather Lynch explores how dis coarse discourse got so coarse.

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American Taliban 0

Thom discusses the danger posed by right-wing evangelical they-call-themselves Christians.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Via Rolling Stone, meet one of the New Secesh.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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Real Big Men 0

No doubt you’ve heard of Harrison Butker’s misogynistic commencement address at Benedictine College this past week.

At the Kansas City Star, Melinda Henneberger writes of the response from the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica to said remarks. They–er–had some quibbles with his statements. (As a side note, the Sisters co-founded that college.)

Just go read it. No excerpt of summary will do her piece justice.

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Courting Disaster 0

Caption:  Real Housewives of the Supreme Court.  Image:  Mrs. Alito and Mrs. Thomas standing on the roof of the Supreme Court.  Mrs. Alito is raising an upside-down American flag and Mrs. Thomoas is slinging a noose over a gallows.

Via Balloon Juice.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Robert Reich argues that the America’s second Civil War has already begun.

Follow the link for his reasoning.

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Courting Disaster 0

Speaking as an ex-husband, my experience tells me that “blame the wife” is seldom a productive strategy.

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Red Scare Redux 0

At the Tampa Bay Times, Daniel Ruth takes issue with Senator Rick Scott’s use of the phrase, “the free state of Florida” in a series of ads raising that spectre of Commies and socialists are coming Florida’s way. Here’s a tiny bit of Ruth’s article:

Scott’s manifesto noted those socialists and assorted reds need to know: “We’re the free state of Florida.” And indeed we are — unless you want to read a book, or get an abortion, or enroll your child in a Medicaid program, or love whomever you wish, or feel safe walking down the street without bumping into some Florida man with a gun, or believe in diversity, equality and inclusion, or want to learn more about critical race theory, or perhaps enjoy your constitutional First Amendment rights, which include expressing socialist and communist view points.

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The Disinformation Superhighway 0

Hand dumping

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One more time, “social” media isn’t.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

If this is not de facto secession, I don’t know what is.

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“History Does Not Repeat Itself, but It Often Echoes”* 0

Writing at the Las Vegas Sun, Charles Parrish tells of hearing an echo.

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*Mark Twain.

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The Republican Veepstakes 0

Robin Abcarian has a wonder:

Slaughtering wolves from helicopters?

Castrating hogs?

Shooting up Priuses with assault weapons?

Murdering misbehaving puppies?

Is this what it takes for a Republican woman to be a credible candidate for higher office?

Follow the link, where she explores the Republican politics of mean for the sake of mean.

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Establishmentarians 0

Couple in car passing the

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A Picture Is Worth 0

Right-wing demonstrators chanting,

Via Job’s Anger.

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

They call themselves news hawks, but they are actually carrion crowers.

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Republican Thought Police 0

The SPLC tells one teacher’s story.

Afterthought:

The Republican Thought Police have a motto:

Don’t educate. Indoctrinate.

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Twits Own Twitter X Offenders 0

Above the Law reports that Elon Musk seems ill-deposed.

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“As the Twig Is Bent, So Grows the Tree” 0

Oh, boy, these are some bent twigs.

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An Alternate Reality 0

The Inky’s Will Bunch tells what it was like when he visited a Trump rally over the weekend. A snippet:

Things have changed a lot since I talked to folks outside Trump’s 2016 rally in Chester County, when they were intrigued by Trump’s not-a-politician bluster and his “get-’em-out-of-here” rage at liberal protesters. Eight years later, a Trump rally has become an Orwellian celebration of an upside-down world where the lowest unemployment rate in more than 50 years is actually the worst U.S. economy ever, the nation’s cities are cesspools of violence despite a plunging crime rate, and the only person wronged on Jan. 6 was not the scores of injured cops, but Ashli Babbitt, shot by “a Black police officer.”

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