Republican Hypocrisy category archive
Freedom of Screech 0
The White-Washing 0
Why am I not surprised?
A Florida textbook publisher removed all references to race from a lesson about Rosa Parks, the Alabama civil rights hero, in an effort to get its books approved by a Florida committee, The New York Times reported Thursday.
. . . which is, natch, exactly what the New Secesh want: to pretend–and to teach the children–that the past never happened.
Full story at the link.
The Money Trail 0
Rashmi Rangan and James Angus suggest that the IRS is doing a rather poor job of following the money. Here are a couple of bits from their article:
Each year the Internal Revenue Service hunts down a phantom sum — the difference between taxes paid and taxes owed. The IRS commissioner has testified that this debt could amount to over $1 trillion (or more) annually. The essence of this pursuit leaves us wondering — why would low-income tax filers bear the brunt of this crusade for cash, as they are audited by the IRS at five times the rate of all other tax filers?
The IRS follows a different strategy for the cash in the cabanas of the fortunate 700,000 club, those filers reporting total positive income of over $1,000,000. Last year for this group, about 687,000 rated nary a bother from the IRS. Apparently the use of multiple schedules for descriptions of enormous sums of money moving in myriad directions through various iterations triggers no corresponding curiosity on the part of the IRS. Too weedy, too slow, too complex.
Methinks this disparity may shed some light on the Republican Party’s fervent opposition to President Biden’s desire to fund the IRS at a reasonable level.
Republican Family Values 0
Those “family values” Republicans seem to have plucked Grung-e-Gene’s last nerve.
Calamity Jane Catastrophe David
Steve M. points reminds David Brooks (not that he’s paying attention or ever has, for that matter) that, when you point your finger at someone else, you have four fingers pointing back at you.
Republican Family Values 0
Once again, Republicans choose to suffer the children . . . .
H/T Jason 330.
The Crypto Con 0
Michael Graham wonders why so many reputedly responsible fiscals were looking the other way.
Republican Family Values . . . 0
. . . are a most malleable thing.
Misdirection Play, Base Desires Dept. 0
The Progressive Populist sees a strategy in the Republican Party’s sudden concern in the sex lives and sexual orientation of private citizens.
We think the Republican claims of Democrats promoting pedophilia are an attempt to distract from the ammosexuals who are a substantial portion of the base of the Greedy Oligarch Party. Our definition of “ammosexual” is “Someone who loves his or her guns more than they love their children.”
Follow the link for their reasoning.
Decoding de Code 0
At the Idaho State Journal, Leonard Hitchcock explores Republicans’ mystickal magickal incantation to legitimize any form of government overreach:
Follow the link to understand the secret of the spell.
Unreal Estate 0
The Mind Controller 0
At the Tampa Bay Times, professor emeritus A. Lee Fritschler takes a penetrating look at Florida Man’s attempt to turn public schools and universities into purveyors of propaganda to promote his political perspective. A snippet (emphasis added):
Conservatives are targeting public universities. Florida is leading the charge. Big government in the Sunshine State is led by a big-government Republican governor, Ron DeSantis. He decries big government but is eagerly willing to use the power of intervention when he finds a course or something on a syllabus with which he disagrees. His goal is to stop “wokeness.” His motto is, “Florida is where woke goes to die.” He views all classroom speech by faculty as something he and other politicians should control.
Pressed Credentials 0
Donald Trump tries to escape from E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit by donning an implausible plastic shield.