Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
A while back, Donald Trump got some pretty good play by suggesting that if NATO allies don't pony up on their fair share, then maybe USAmerica Inc isn't required to come thru on its Article 5 commitments.
So, maybe someone should ask Mr Trump:
So, maybe someone should ask Mr Trump:
- If American companies doing business overseas haven't paid their fair share of taxes in the US, shouldn't we make sure the US Military isn't used to protect their interests on foreign soil?
- Shouldn't they have to pay a tax for the maintenance and operations of the facilities at Ports Of Entry?
- Shouldn't they be considered unworthy of police and fire protection here at home?
- Should they be allowed access to public roadways?
- How about Water and Sewer?
- Whenever they hire somebody, shouldn't they be required to pay a requisite amount to a school district to reimburse those schools for having educated those new employees for them?
If corporations are people (and if this isn't just one big Fuck-You-If-You-Ain't-Got-The-Juice proposition), then why do they get to play by a different set of rules?
It's a wonderment.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Radical Christian shit is no better than radical Islamic shit, which is no better than radical Judaic shit or radical Hindi shit or or or.
Right-wing pastor advocating for the killing of homosexuals. Jesus and his message of love. pic.twitter.com/LDzXRziKQi— Right Wing Talk (@RWTQuotes) September 22, 2016
Take away our belief in Imaginary Friends, and we take away that guy's power to get us to do stoopid things that he thinks our imaginary friend is commanding us to do.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Make the connections between Racism, Homophobia, Xenophobia, Misogyny, etc. There're reasons we encounter these things (often) in the same places, and just as often expressed by the same people.
A take-away for me: It must really suck for you to have been told your whole life that the world belongs to you and you get to take whatever you want from it, only to find out that you were lied to, that the world is not really that way, and you won't be getting every little thing after all.
Find Keith's new home at GQ
BTW - to reiterate - what Trump is doing comes under the heading of Stochastic Terrorism.
It's the shitty little thing that despots are always pulling - the dog whistle calling to the Lone Wolf who'll interpret it to mean he should do something the Strong Man's id wants to make happen while maintaining the necessary deniability.
It's the lowest political dirty trick ever.
And Keith's absolutely right to recall Hillary doing basically the same thing - although I hafta give her props for backing it off right away, which means to me that she may have stumbled into it not recognizing at the moment that it'd be taken the wrong way. Point being, she fucked up; she owned the fuck up; she learned not to do it again.
And so to Trump - once can be an anomaly; twice could certainly be coincidence - but that second time, when it's Donald Trump, is just as likely to reveal a deliberate pattern.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sorry - but I had to. I feel a need to check in on these guys once in a while just to see for myself. So if I have to do it, then so do you. I really don't like going there alone.
It doesn't get better. It's been getting worse for quite a while. Even if it's mostly just an act for Alex Jones, some otherwise normal people are taking too much of this shit way too seriously.
And just to reiterate - this is Trump's guy. Trump has said as much. I have some Facebook pals, known to be Trump voters, who parrot the Alex Jones talking points almost verbatim when they try to engage with me. They don't generally get this het up about it, but the signs of Political Dementia are there in a pretty big way.