Too soon?

Scott Pruitt, the EPA Administrator, says that we shouldn’t talk about climate change while Irma is bearing down on the US. That’s absurd. If we waited until there was no polio to start work on preventing polio, there would still be polio.

The cancer of climate denial.

Big tobacco denied the connection between smoking and disease for years. Even when they knew different. Put it down to a corporate addiction to profit. To that end, they enlisted malleable scientists, venal politicians, and pro-business shills to promote their alternate truth.

Now the same motley crew is waging war against climate science. None louder than Rush Limbaugh. And then came Irma. At first, he called it a liberal hoax. Then, as the hurricane headed inexorably toward his Florida bunker, he could no longer deny the truth. And the bloviator packed his bags and fled.

But left behind were those who put their faith in this denier and his assurances of safety. Much as once many smokers stayed with the habit based on a lie.

Embarrassing white people.

White supremacists are misleadingly named, as they prove – repeatedly. Take the case of an irate white Canadian and her unhinged rant. The target of her stupidity was Jagmeet Singh, a candidate for leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party. Her beef was Singh’s supposed love for ‘Sharia’. What this mentally unsuperior woman failed to grasp is that Singh is a Sikh. And as such has no more regard for Sharia Law than his cretinous accuser.

In doing so, she went to the default position of the intellectually vacuous: “They all look the same to me”. Or in other words, “If it ain’t white, it ain’t right”. Singh is cut from a finer cloth. Despite her adversarial ad hominem, he offered reassurance: “We welcome you. We love you. We support you … we believe in your rights.” 

For those unclear on the varieties of headwear here is a useful guide:

Churches and ‘others’.

Donald Trump tweeted that, “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others).” Three thoughts: One, churches don’t pay taxes. So isn’t that a prepayment on the charitable work they do? At the very least it’s a stick in the eye of the taxpayer who does not share their religious beliefs. Two, talking of beliefs, what about temples and mosques? And three, what exactly are ‘others’?


Who Had the Dumbest Harvey Tweet? Walsh, Osteen or Trump (Donald or Eric)?

August 31, 2017

Twitter is like alcohol – it doesn’t change you, it reveals you. And what it reveals is that there are a lot of dumbasses out there. Take Joe Walsh. This ex-Illinois Representative took exception to a satirical magazine’s cover cartoon celebrating God drowning fascists with Hurricane Harvey. The cartoon was inflammatory and insensitive – and Walsh was […]

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What Trump Did on His Summer Vacation (So Far).

August 11, 2017

In the news this week, one crazy haired madman, with his finger on the nuclear trigger, dared another crazy haired madman to fire his missiles. The threat came with Wagnerian Gotterdammerung as Trump warned Kim Jong-un that there would be ‘fire and fury‘ because America was ‘locked and loaded‘. Is his script written by the NRA […]

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Really? – 8.6.17 – NRA threats; Fox’s Weiner; Medvedev Has His Fun; Pence the Sanctimonious Git; Gingrich Racist.

August 6, 2017

You know the NRA is nervous. They wheeled out Dana Loesch to make a hysterical (in any sense you want) video threatening the NY Times that the NRA is “coming for you”. The apocalyptic message lost some of its sting when a debate erupted over whether Loesch claimed she would ‘fisk’ or ‘fist’ the Times (look it up). […]

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Really? 7.19.17. Healthcare on Life Support; Trump whines; Asset Forfeiture; Trump’s Magic Math.

July 19, 2017

Donald Trump: Repeal, replace, repeal, repeal, replace. Donald Trump demanded that the Senate repeal and replace Obamacare until it became apparent that it couldn’t. So then he demanded that the Senate just repeal it. Until it became clear it couldn’t do that either. Now Trump’s back to repeal and replace  – or no one is […]

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Really? 7.16.17 Raw courage; Pirro Goes to Hell; A Controversial Doctor

July 16, 2017

Courage uncovered. In a country where half the population seems to live in an existential dread of terrorists, foreigners, atheists, minorities, gays, and the Clintons, it is good to see there is one group whose courage is laid bare. I speak of nudists. I suspect that the courage to reveal all goes hand in hand […]

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Really? – 5.29.17 – Macron Shows How It’s Done; A Bad Boss; ODS; AHCA

May 29, 2017

 Vive la France The President stood next to Vladamir Putin and accused Russia of spreading “fake news” and “propaganda” during the presidential election. Adding that RT and Sputnik were “organs of influence and propaganda” and “behaved like structures of the government”. It’s too bad for America that the President was France’s Emmanuel Macron.  And I guarantee that […]

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Really? 5.2.17 – Trump Has a Bad Week and It’s Only Tuesday.

May 2, 2017

Donald Trump disdain for history. Tucker Carlson told the head of the White House Correspondent’s Asociation that the press hates Donald Trump. He has misread the media. I suggest that if the press has an institutional opinion of Trump, it is that he is an idiot – because they go where the evidence leads. And that evidence […]

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Really? 4.18.17 Trump & Pence Stare at North Korea; Ivanka’s China Coincidence; Huckabee Hates Cable; Alex Jones, Joker.

April 18, 2017

America: One big happy family. On April 6th, Ivanka Trump dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. The same day the Chinese authorities approved her trademarks in the world’s second-largest economy. Trump is making America great again – one kid at a time. Pence’s staring contest. Mike Pence is on a tour of Asia. […]

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