A Little Good News – Florida GOP Suffers Voter Suppression Setback

Never let it be said I only post awful or frightening stuff - Federal judge guts Florida law requiring felons to pay fines before they can vote: A federal judge has gutted a Florida state law requiring felons to pay all court fines and fees before they can register to vote, clearing the way for thousands of Floridians to register in time for the November presidential election. One for the rule...

“God’s Got Me”

Saw this one float by on YouTube; could not believe my eyes. Wait, scratch that, this is Donald Trump’s America. Of course I believe it. The same selfish idiots who claim they’re “protecting people” by carrying a goddamned assault weapon into Starbucks can’t be bothered to wear a mask in public because, with the total coronavirus death toll approaching 100,000 this very weekend,...

How We Roll

I use a nifty little service called Nuzzel, which allows you to create a semi-curated news page of links from your own Twitter feed. If more than a couple of people all share the same link in your feed, Nuzzel picks it up as important enough to show to you in this curated news feed. It’s a great way to see what people whose opinions you value are talking about, and to keep from missing articles...

Biden’s Gaffes and Rumsfeld’s Law

Friday morning, Joe Biden said something stupid on live national television. Well, on the internet. Most weeks, this would typically only be recognizable as "Friday," given the gaffes-per-day pace of ol' Gaffe Machine Joe. But this time, it was about the real third rail of American politics -- not Social Security, as the original formulation had it, but race. On a radio interview with popular...

Break

I mean that in at least two senses of the word: a break from the content that comes before this post, and a break for me from keeping up with this. Look closely and you'll see my last post - which comes right before this one - was the day after Super Tuesday…in 2016. As we all know, after that, Bernie Sanders engineered a spectacular come-from-behind victory in that contest and is well into...

How We Lose, AKA Washout Wednesday

Yesterday was Super Tuesday, 2016 edition. As expected, on the GOP side Donald Trump continued smashing his way into both the nomination and the nightmares of the people who keep telling us they’re “moderate” or “traditional” Republicans who’ve nonetheless spent the last fifteen-plus years coddling the very culture that inevitably would give rise to someone like Trump: winking and...

I Get Letters From My Senator on Iran and Obamacare

Just because I want to be periodically overcome with the urge to vomit stay on top of my state’s leaders’ thoughts and actions, I subscribe to the electronic version of Senator David Perdue’s birdcage liner newsletter. Today, this arrived (this is but a portion of the wonderfulness which blessed my inbox which you, dear reader, will be forced to simply imagine): Here are only a few...

Former KKK Grand Lizard David Duke Endorses Donald Trump

Surprising approximately no one: I’ve said from the beginning I think his campaign is good in the sense that it’s bringing these issues to a discussion which we have to have in America. And he’s continuing to move the envelope further and I think he understands the real sentiment of America.   Now, I certainly believe that one can’t always choose one’s supporters, and that...