Tag: Permanent Minority Rule
Republicans Aren’t Cowards, They’re Co-Conspirators
See something, say something. See something, say nothing? We need to ask why – under oath.
America Is Drowning In Bullshit
One of America’s two political parties has no problem hitching their wagon to a literal “Big Lie” (having already hitched their wagon to Trump despite KNOWING he was compromised by Vladimir Putin. Almost everything about Donald Trump is bullshit – starting with the idea that he’s been successful at anything other than bullshitting people. Trump…
The Bondage Of Bad Ideas
What makes a character like Wylie Coyote so universally funny that he transcends time is that he epitomizes the bondage of bad ideas. Even before he sets out on his latest attempt to catch the Roadrunner (who, frankly, doesn’t look like much of a meal to begin with), the Coyote is doomed to fail. The…
Literal Pages Ripped From “The Conservative Playbook”
It’s not a coincidence that conservatives are far, far better at marching in lock step than liberals or progressives – or even independents. Across cultures, conservatism produces better goose-steppers than progressivism ever could even on progressivism’s very “best day”. It all comes down to the Playbook. Conservatives have one while progressives and independents don’t. That’s…
What If All The Dots – When Finally Connected – Spell Out “The Republicans Are Traitors”?
I confess: the moment Donald Trump said “Russia, if you’re listening…!” I concluded “That bloated orange bastard is a traitor!” To me, a presidential candidate reaching out to a hostile foreign government to help him get elected just seems treasonous. Ah, but feelings aren’t facts. “Seems” isn’t “is”. But, Trump hasn’t exactly been mysterious about…
Why Do Republicans Insist On Behaving Exactly Like Slave Masters?
Never mind permanent minority rule, if the Republican Party could really have its way with America? They’d bring back slavery. That’s even more than they already have. In a number of disturbing ways, slavery really never ended in America. It shape shifted. Slavery, at its core, is stolen labor. The whole point of having a…
Is Waiting For Merrick Garland To Act Going To Be Like “Waiting For Godot”?
We seem to be experiencing what Yogi Berra called “deja vu all over again”. For five years now, Donald Trump has committed crimes out in the open. He’s been as overt a traitor as a traitor could be. What else would one call Trump’s relationship with Putin except treasonous? How much more obvious does it…
Basic Math: Republicans + Power = Corruption
Fascism succeeds, in part, by obfuscation. They deliberately undermine our collective faith in “the truth”, our sense of security and our future then insist they’re the only ones who can fix the mess (they made). But, as chaotic and complicated as this faux-world seems, it isn’t. Republicans are simple creatures motivated by simple things: greed…