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Lapdogs for the Merchants of Hate 0

Jake Tapper forcefully calls out the Republican Party’s lukewarm response–almost a non-response–to the rise in antisemitism on the right.

Afterthought:

As they betray Jake Tapper’s grandfather, who died in World War II, they also betray my father, who fought in World War II, but was fortunate enough to come home to a long and full life.

Today’s Republican Party is a vile and loathsome thing.

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CSA: The Confederate Singers of America 0

Republican Elephant leading chorus of MAGA-hatted singers all singing,

Via Job’s Anger.

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Are You Planning Your Next Big Event? 0

Image of Mar-a-Lago.  Sign in front reads,

Via C&L.

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If One Standard Is Good, Two Must Be Better 0

Florida Governor DeSantis is against state censorship, except for when he favors it.

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Stray Question 0

Who would have thought that, if you conspire to overthrow the government, you could be found guilty in court of conspiring to overthrow the government?

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Watch What They Do, Not What They Say 0

For example.

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A Turkey for Thanksgiving 0

Donald Trump, carrying an ax, walks with a turkey labeled

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(Perhaps we’ll get to see the turkey trot.)

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

Jean Guerrero rips the hood off those who claim to be “colorblind” as they campaign against affirmative action. Here’s a tiny bit from the article (emphasis added):

The Republican activists leading a decades-long assault on affirmative action, which is poised to succeed in the Supreme Court, claim they want to eliminate racism and create a colorblind society.

(snip)

But those same activists who’ve stoked the flames of antagonism toward affirmative action have close ties to the architects of this country’s metastasizing white nationalist movement. These links reveal the activists’ ultimate agenda, which has nothing to do with ending racism.

Follow the link for the evidence.

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Bait and Switch 0

The Editorial Board of the Charlotte Observer details the con.

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It’s All Relative 0

frame One, titled

Via Job’s Anger.

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Freedom of Screech 0

At Above the Law, Liz Dye digs into a Federal Judge’s ruling that FLorida’s “Anti-Woke” law violates the U. S. Constitution. She quotes a bit from the decision (emphasis added):

To confront certain viewpoints that offend the powers that be, the State of Florida passed the so-called “Stop W.O.K.E.” Act2 in 2022—redubbed (in line with the State’s doublespeak) the “Individual Freedom Act.” The law officially bans professors from expressing disfavored viewpoints in university classrooms while permitting unfettered expression of the opposite viewpoints. Defendants argue that, under this Act, professors enjoy “academic freedom” so long as they express only those viewpoints of which the State approves. This is positively dystopian.

Follow the link for the rest.

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A Faustian Bargain 0

Shorter Melinda Henneberger to Kevin McCarthy: Be careful what you sell your soul wish for.

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A Party with a Platform of Profundity 0

Black woman:  What will you do about inflation?  Republican Elephant:  We'll throw Hunter Biden's laptop at it.  Black Woman:  High gas prices?  Republican Elephant:  We'll ban wokeness.  Black woman:  Immigration:  We'll import more Canadians with hammers.  Black woman:  Crime?  Republican Elephant:  We'll help Trump commit them.  Black woman:  Abortion?  Republican Elephant:  We'll put Herschel Walker and Dr. Oz in charge.  Black woman:  Democracy?  Republican Elephant:  We're not Democrats.

Via Juanita Jean.

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Crybabies 0

At the San Francisco Chronicle, Anna Grzymala-Busse argues forcefully that we are at right of losing our democracy because of sore losers and their hurt fee-fees. Here’s how she starts her article; follow the link for the rest.

The litmus test for democracies is that politicians and parties who lose an election peacefully accept the decision of the voters.

Yet a slew of American politicians, overwhelmingly Donald Trump supporters, fail this basic test.

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The Climates They Are a-Changing* . . . 0

. . . and Republican Senators don’t want anyone to talk about it.

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*Just for example, I went cycling today in a tee-shirt and gym shorts in November for Pete’s sake. And we’ve been running that AC all week. In November. This is beyond being a fluke.

I fear for my grandchildren.

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Sparky and the Values Voter 0

Sparky:  Nancy Pelosi's husband was attacked by a lunatic with a hammer.  Republican:  Yes, I know.  Isn't it hilarious?  Sparky:  Uhhhh--you're talking about an 82 year old man who is currently recovering from a skull fracture.  Republican:  Yes, but there were some awesome memes about how he was in his underwear and had a spat with his gay lover.  Sparky:  All of which were quickly discredited by surveillance video and, you know, the attacker's own admission that he wanted to kidnap Nancy Pelosi and break her kneecaps.  Republican:  Well, the fact that I believed could have been true definitely says a lot.  Sparky:  Sure.  It says that Repubicans are depraved sociopaths who want to normalize violence against ideological opponents and also delegitimize the very concept of truth.  (Pause)  Republican:  I see you are determined to politicize this regrettable incident.  Sparky:  Weird how that happens.

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Republican Family Values 0

At The Sacramento Bee, Melinda Henneberger marvels at the outburst of Republican mean for the sake of mean following the assault and battery of Nancy Pelosi’s husband.

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The Circular Reasoning of the Crazy Caucus 0

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Gutting Out the Vote 0

My friend saw a news report about the goons folks whe have been patrolling Arizona’s ballot drop boxes while carrying weapons and wearing body armor; she asked me if I knew anthing about it.

I said, “They claim that they are protecting the integrity of the vote, but they are actually right-wing–er–enthusiasts trying to intimidate voters.”

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Paper Trail 0

At Above the Law, Liz Dye points her finger at John Eastman and says, “But the emails!”

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