The Choice, 2020

On Friday, Donald Trump tweeted that "when the Looting starts, the shooting starts." Earlier today, All-but-certain Democratic nominee Joe Biden weighed in: This is really where we (still) are in America, 2020. And make no mistake, if we still have an election this fall, Democrats will absolutely campaign for Biden on "we suck less." We can and should do better than both these guys, America,...

“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,...

Thought for the Day

(pulled from the vault in light of today's blistering report from the PCLOB): going to continue to fight communism. Now I am going to tell you how we are not going to fight communism. We are not going to transform our fine FBI into a Gestapo secret police. That is what some people would like to do. We are not going to try to control what our people read and say and think. We are not going to...

Quote of the Day

From Jared Bernstein (ex-economics chief for VP Biden) again. Bernstein recalls hearing Senator Mitch McConnell saying yesterday "there will never be another clean debt ceiling. From now on, it will be a dollar in spending cuts for every dollar the debt ceiling is raised." Here's Bernstein's money quote: To understand how nonsensical Sen McConnell’s position is, you have to appreciate that...

Quote of the Day

From Ken Houghton at Angry Bear (economics blog):The nicest thing I can do is describe this as BarryO's "Only Nixon could go to China moment." But that's because that slimy cocksucker was willing to sell out two countries—Formosa and Tibet—so he could discuss panda sex with Margaret Trudeau.Ow. That's gonna leave a mark. At the link, Ken also has some very...Japanese...suggestions for those...

Access Journalism

In addition to being a political junkie, I am also a very old-school Apple fan. Every once in a while, those streams cross (such as now). In reading through an article in tech-focused (not at all political) website Gizmodo, I came across one of the clearest explanations I think I've yet heard about why "access journalism" is a flawed model. I'd love to just give the quote, but it requires just a...

Quote Of The Day

Seriously: what kind of an adult is incapable of restraining himself from visible gestures and verbal outbursts in the middle of someone's speech, no matter how strongly one disagrees -- let alone a robe-wearing Supreme Court Justice sitting in the U.S. Congress in the middle of a President's State of the Union address? -- Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, on SCOTUS Justice Samuel Alito's "You Lie!"...