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A Little Girl Shows Conservatives Just Don't Give a Damn.

A seven-year-old girl sets out with her father on a journey of 2,000 miles to seek asylum in the US. Conditions in her Guatemalan village were so dire that this dirty, exhausting trek across an inhospitable terrain seemed a better option than staying amidst fear and squalor. On arrival in the US, she is detained by border ...

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What Would Republicans Have Called Melania if She Were Married to a Democratic President?

Jerry Falwell Jr. was interviewed Saturday night by Fox News’  Jesse Watters on his eponymous show, ‘ Watters’ World’. Being December, it didn’t take long for Watters to turn to the ‘War on Christmas’. That unique conflict where there are constant reports from the front, but no one is fighting. The conversation turned to ...

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From Argentina to Twitter, Trump Shows Evidence of Mental Decline.

Trump did not have a good weekend at the G-20 in Buenos Aires. He appeared befuddled when he wandered off the stage after shaking hands with President Macri of Argentina instead of staying for the ‘family photo’. And a mic caught him telling the aide who chased him down “Get me out of here”.Vladimir ...

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Tariffs Are a Regressive Tax that Penalizes the Poor.

Donald Trump celebrated his monomania this morning in a text boasting, “Billions of Dollars are pouring into the coffers of the U.S.A.” because of tariffs on the Chinese. Yes, tariffs do indeed go to the federal government, but who pays them? Trump and his zealots will claim it’s the exporter. ...

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Trump's Profound Disregard for the US Military Continues.

Trump told reporters today we shouldn’t worry about the troops spending Thanksgiving at the border because they are “tough people”. I’m sure they are. And no one signs up for the military thinking it’s going to be a 9-5 job with holidays off. Hardships are expected. But no good commander sends his troops to ...

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A seven-year-old girl sets out with her father on a journey of 2,000 miles to seek asylum in the US. Conditions in her Guatemalan village were so dire that this dirty, exhausting trek across an inhospitable terrain seemed a better option than staying amidst fear and squalor. On arrival in the US, she is detained by border agents. Then, after eight hours in custody, she suffers seizures from dehydration and dies.

Conservatives use this tale of a girl, who has known little but suffering in her short life, as a warning to others to stay in their hell-holes (shitholes) and quit on their dreams of a better life. Not one sheds a tear for Jakelin Caal Maquin. And they call themselves Christians.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reacted to the death with no consideration for misdeeds of her department but instead chose ‘victim blaming’ “This is just a very sad example of the dangers of this journey. This family chose to cross illegally… I cannot stress [enough] how dangerous this journey is.”

Jason Chaffetz offered this legalistic inhumanity “I think the message should be, ‘Stay there, stay in your country of origin, go to the embassy…’ That’s the moral message that should be there. That’s the problem.” If that were a viable option thousands would have taken advantage of it. It’s an absurd suggestion. How many Guatemalans have been offered sanctuary in the US?

The ‘moral message’ offered by conservatives is ‘we don’t care, because we have no humanity’. Chaffetz took the opportunity to ice his hate-cake by blaming the opposition: “I get the sense that Democrats are saying ‘come on up and apply.’”

We shouldn’t be surprised; conservatives thought ripping families apart to deter refugee seekers was just Jim Dandy.

Lack of empathy looms large as a ‘value’ in the collective psyche of the right-wing. A Federal judge strikes down Obamacare, and from Trump on down the horde of heartless bastards celebrate as if it’s the Fourth of July. Should the decision stand after Supreme Court review, millions will lose their healthcare. Pre-existing conditions will bar others. And annual & lifetime caps on healthcare will become the order of the day.

Trump couldn’t contain his glee, tweeting:

As I predicted all along, Obamacare has been struck down as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster! Now Congress must pass a STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions. Mitch and Nancy, get it done!

The idea that Republicans will sign off on a “STRONG law that provides GREAT healthcare and protects pre-existing conditions” after two years of failure when they had all the power is as ridiculous as suggesting Guatemalans go to the US Embassy.

Trump wasn’t done gloating over others’ misfortune. The news of the Weekly Standard’s demise inspired him to tweet this vicious, small-minded screed:

The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!

Not a thought for the employees out of a job. But it’s just more of the same. He celebrates his serial bankruptcies and business failures as strokes of business genius, with not one iota of reflection on the lives ruined by joblessness. His complete lack of concern extends effortlessly to his sub-contractors and the ‘students’ at his fraud mill, ‘Trump University’.

His zealots celebrate with him, presumably with the laughable belief that he cares about them. 

Republicans extol job creation — as long as the jobs don’t pay anything. Unionism, labor’s best bastion against abuse, is destroyed by Orwellian named “Right to Work laws”. Equal pay measures are tossed away. The tax code is written to favor a wealth grab by the rich. And corporate regulation is dismantled to allow easy profit at the expense of the consumers’ health — both physical and financial.

Clumps of cells in a woman’s womb are sacrosanct, but Republicans accord newborns no such respect. To a conservative it is a crime to be born poor.

Americans are shot by the thousands every year – but those lives are small beer compared to the gun companies need to flog ever more powerful guns, with more lethal bullets, in bigger magazines. Spending on mental health is slashed — but the right of a lunatic to own a gun shall not be infringed.

And good luck if you are a minority.

Or Muslim.

Or a little girl dying of thirst.

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What Would Republicans Have Called Melania if She Were Married to a Democratic President?

December 10, 2018

Jerry Falwell Jr. was interviewed Saturday night by Fox News’  Jesse Watters on his eponymous show, ‘ Watters’ World’. Being December, it didn’t take long for Watters to turn to the ‘War on Christmas’. That unique conflict where there are constant reports from the front, but no one is fighting. The conversation turned to Melania Trump’s White House Christmas […]

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From Argentina to Twitter, Trump Shows Evidence of Mental Decline.

December 10, 2018

Trump did not have a good weekend at the G-20 in Buenos Aires. He appeared befuddled when he wandered off the stage after shaking hands with President Macri of Argentina instead of staying for the ‘family photo’. And a mic caught him telling the aide who chased him down “Get me out of here”. Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin […]

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Tariffs Are a Regressive Tax that Penalizes the Poor.

November 29, 2018

But who’s paying the $3 tariff? Whoever is buying widgets — in this case, the American consumer. Increasing the price of widgets by $3 is the equivalent of adding a 20% sales tax. However, that revenue would only come from Chinese widget sales. The Treasury would get no direct benefit from increased American widget sales.

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Trump’s Profound Disregard for the US Military Continues.

November 29, 2018

Trump told reporters today we shouldn’t worry about the troops spending Thanksgiving at the border because they are “tough people”. I’m sure they are. And no one signs up for the military thinking it’s going to be a 9-5 job with holidays off. Hardships are expected. But no good commander sends his troops to suffer hardships pointlessly. And what of […]

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The Symphony of the Seas, the USS Ford, and a Tale of Political Piracy.

November 29, 2018

The Symphony of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship. It is 1,188 ft long, 215 wide and has a gross tonnage of 228,081. It can carry almost 9,000 passengers and crew. It cost $1.35 billion. But it is not the world’s most expensive ship. The most expensive is the aircraft carrier, USS Gerald Ford. This largest-ever naval ship is 1,106 […]

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From High Humidity to Foreclosure, Voting Problems on Election Day

November 15, 2018

It’s not just Russian interference in our democratic process, state politicians have done a masterful job of gerrymandering and voter suppression. Take Kansas. In the historically infamous Dodge City there are no polling places. City residents have to travel 2½ miles out of town to vote at the city’s only polling place.  Technological failures in Texas and Georgia (or is it […]

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Anatomy of an Ann Coulter Lie.

November 15, 2018

Ann Coulter is a conservative, and she is a liar —  but I repeat myself. However, she is a sophisticated liar. Unlike Trump, who says whatever he wants, safe in the knowledge his base will never fact-check anything, Coulter strives for credibility by giving her lies a superficial plausibility. Let me give you an example.  […]

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The Conservative Base is Scared Witless. And Has Been for Years.

November 3, 2018

Conservatives love to be scared. And Trump loves to scare them. Rational Americans look at a caravan of desperate, hungry, thirsty, dirty vagabonds and see a people yearning to be free. But Trump paints them as terrorists, gang-bangers and drug dealers — rapists in their spare time — and his acolytes eat it up.  This fear is […]

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