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US citizens protest against re-opening too soon

The Grim Reaper is a really nice touch: Reminds me of that part in Mother Night (by Kurt Vonnegut, a must-read) in which a character chants, almost melodiously, the German phrase: “Leichenträger zur Wache!” (“Corpse-carriers to the guardhouse!”) He’s remembering … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: A hymn for troubled times

A little German song that my parents used to sing for us as kids. It’s more relevant than ever now: The lyrics are as follows: The moon has risen, The golden stars are sparkling Bright and clear in the sky. … Continue reading

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COVID-19: An opportunity for the Shock Doctrine — or its opponents?

Naomi Klein expands, briefly, on ideas from a book she wrote several years ago: I especially love how she takes a quote from far-right economist Milton Friedman (the author of the original Shock Doctrine, which Klein critically examined in her … Continue reading

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Yeah, hi.

Sorry I’ve been incommunicada again, I just didn’t feel like talking much. Got snowed in, metaphorically (not literally, since there’s been hardly any of the white stuff out my way). So many events and so little to say on any … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Evo vs. Angela

“Evo runs for a 4th term: hyperpresidentialism, authoritarianism, populism. Merkel runs for a 4th term: experience, capability, rustproof statecraft. Do you see how they manipulate [you]?” I guess, for the lovely crapagandarati of the mainstream media, running for a fourth … Continue reading

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Just your daily reminder of who it’s okay to punch, and why

Also with all the trigger warnings for the language you’re about to hear: And yes, that’s uncensored. I don’t believe in bleeping or blanking the bad words; I believe in quoting them all verbatim. The language is raw and ugly, … Continue reading

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Not a good look, to say the least.

Sorry, Trudizzle, but this is bad. And the Rational National breaks it all down: Once is a lapse; twice is suspicious; thrice is a pattern. Any which way, this is not a good look. Especially not when you consider his … Continue reading

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Comedy. (I think.)

What if you “played the Nazi card”, as the far right calls it when anyone calls them out on their fascism, in an actual fascist country and era, namely Nazi Germany? Well, you might get something like this: Only, um, … Continue reading

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In which Donnie totally tells on himself

That’s right, y’all…Donnie just took total responsibility for the homeless problem in the US! And, even dumber: He thinks it only started two years ago. Funny, but I seem to recall it being a problem long before that. I mean, … Continue reading

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Banks say they’re ready to spill Donnie’s beans

And hooooooboy am I ready for it: See what happens when you go out of country for your cash infusion, Donnie? Deutsche Bank could share its “rich trove” of documents related to Donald Trump with investigators looking to probe the … Continue reading

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