Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fiorina And Cruz In The Neverending Story


Sweet Lord, I feel guilty about putting this into your brain. But it's the gig.

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I Donated To Hillary Clinton's Campaign. I Suggest You Do Likewise.

This morning I clicked on this link and donated to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

I was proud to vote for Bernie Sanders, and I think he ran a great campaign.

Yes, I said "ran." His movement will continue; the fight for economic justice itself will continue. However, he no longer has a realistic chance to be the party's nominee. What's more important is that Donald Trump has done so well in the past week that he has a pretty good shot at locking down the Republican nomination without a convention floor fight. And remember, even the alternative to Trump is a man who wants to have police patrolling Muslim neighborhoods and bomb the Middle East until we find out "if sand can glow in the dark."

We can't assume the GOP is going to come out of their primary season divided and weak. What might happen is they might decide to nominate a vicious bigot, rally around that vicious bigot, and then appeal to the bigotry in ordinary Americans.

Historically, when has that ever been a bad bet in this country?

Hillary Clinton is the best-qualified candidate for the job, and supporting her is the best chance we have to defeat something evil in American politics. For me, that's always been the top priority. It should be your top priority as well.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

What Is It With Peggy Noonan And That Paul Simon Song?

"Bush's writers-Robert Grady, who wrote speeches for Bush during the 1988 campaign, Peggy Noonan, who wrote for former President Ronald Reagan, and Roger Ailes, who managed Bush's campaign advertising-sought a way to connect with younger voters, a key voting bloc for the GOP.
The device they chose was a simple phrase-'this age of miracles and wonders'-drawn from one of Paul Simon's largest-selling songs. Noonan had employed a similar device in Bush's highly successful 1988 GOP convention speech..."
- LA Times article on the '92 Bush campaign, 1/29/92

"'These are the days of miracle and wonder,' sang Paul Simon in the 1980s. It ran through my head all morning, from out of nowhere, and I think I know why." 
- Column on the Challenger disaster, 2/1/03

"Crazy Jersey Guy in the second car is blasting the wild opening of the first cut of "Graceland" by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Paul Simon:
And the sun was beating 
On the soldiers by the side of the road . . . 
These are the days of miracles and wonders 
This is the long-distance call
Driver of the first car grabs the radio. Old Man stops him. Laughs through his nose. Says, 'Give it a second.'
They race forward in the darkness.
'Don't cry baby, don't cry . . .'"
- Imagining the Special Forces raid that will someday kill Osama bin Laden, 3/10/03

"As the lyrics came—'The way we look to a distant constellation / That’s dying in a corner of the sky / . . . Don’t cry baby / Don’t cry'—my eyes filled with tears. And a sob welled up and I literally put my hands to my face and sobbed, silently, for I suppose a minute."
- Discussing the 2016 election, 4/21/16


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Message From A Piece Of Plaque In Donald Trump's Carotid Artery

Bowie. Rickman. And now Prince. We're not even halfway through the year. Jesus, it's depressing. And then there's Donald Trump, that fat sack of orange crud, filling up all your screen time. Almost 70, pockmarked and bloated by years of rich living... and he's still here somehow. Still healthy as a horse, holding neo-Nazi rallies all over Snowflake America. And you want me to solve your problems.

I can hear you out there:

Detach already! Detach, damn you!

You guys want me to cut loose, float on up to the brain stem, and start smothering some involuntary functions, don't you? You want it to be someone awful who gets the ticket for once.


Believe me, I've thought about it. You might believe you've had enough of ol' DT, but you don't know how bad it can get. I actually share a circulatory system with the racist clown. The Twitter feed never shuts off for me, okay?

But it's not my call. I can't just decide to do this for you people. It's all about blood pressure variations, microscopic fracturing in my structure... tiny physical and chemical forces at play, all of it random. And it never ever happens when you want it to. With our luck, the guy will get two terms, screw up the entire nation, and then find a way to go out while lying comfortably in his bed watching old video of one of his speeches.

Look at Cheney. That guy should have stepped into the shadows a long time ago, but with high-end medical technology he'll probably outlive almost everyone reading this.

Sorry, guys. Death is sometimes a blessing. But odds generally favor the house.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"Trump Supporters Release Home Addresses Of GOP State Leaders, Issue Death Threats"

And now, it seems, the violence has taken an even darker, more dangerous turn, with angry Trumpsters channeling their rage from fistfights to making death threats, most recently against the Colorado Republican Party as well as Republican delegates in Indiana.

Read the rest at Crooks And Liars

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Friday, April 8, 2016

American Exceptionalism Is Our Nation's Violent Jihad

Next week, we'll dive into the details. But I want to hurl this accusation out there, so you can think about it. Here's a sketch of the argument:

1. American Exceptionalism is absolutely a religious ideology. Religious in its original conception, and in its history. Religious to the core. And therefore it's not quite susceptible to reason. Americans believe in it.

2. American Exceptionalism shares this crucial, poisonous trait with the great murderous extremisms of our species: A belief that a particular group of people have sole and special access to the universal God. My God makes the rules for both me and for you. But only I can tell you whether you're following the rules. It is our purpose - given to us by God - to spread freedom. What determines a free (and therefore legitimate) government? Who determines which group of people are listened to, and which are ignored? We do. We always have. It's our version of takfir, carried out on an industrial scale.

3. American Exceptionalism has a gruesome and sickening butcher's bill associated with it.

4. American Exceptionalism, in its willful blindness and viciousness, absolutely threatens the existence of the human species. A large portion of the people who will, in the end, exterminate mankind will be wearing little American flag patches on their shoulders. They will do it as part of their duty to this nation, and its ideals. Know this now. Know what we've all signed up for.

Have a great weekend, guys!

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

"Mississippi Always Sucked," By A Dinosaur

Hey, everybody! Triceratops here. How are you people? Jeez, this place is different. Coming back here is just... just weird. It's like everything is kind of where I remember it, but it's all smaller, you know?

Anyway, you guys are running things now. That is awesome! Thumbs really worked out for you. Except in Mississippi, right? Oh Lord, I saw all that stuff in the news the other day, and I thought, "Of course it's Mississippi. Of course."

Listen, I lived here 68 million years ago, and that place has always sucked. A nasty, ignorant, hateful little corner of the continent. The best part of the Cretaceous was when Mississippi was underwater, and even then it was racist as hell. I'm serious. They had racist algae down there. How is that even possible? Piles and piles of single-celled organisms - the oceans were teeming with them, right? - none of them reproduce sexually, and somehow they still hate gay people there. Ugh, what a place. People like me generally avoided it.

I bet that during the time of the Pangean supercontinent, the little swatch of it that was going to be Mississippi was somehow terrible. And I honestly think it won't ever change. They don't want to change, you know? I am literally an extinct species, and I feel sorry for the backwardness of folks in that state. How sad is that?

They say that asteroid was aiming for it, you know. Missed by about a thousand miles - which isn't that far, considering.

It's like a goddamned rash that won't go away. I bet after the planet falls into the sun, the place where Mississippi hits will turn the radioactive plasma bigoted and messed up.

Well, good luck guys. Just keep clear of it if you can. Say hi to the creationists for me.

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