Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

Party Like It’s 1984

One thing you can say about the “conservative” majority on the Supreme Court: their definition of “freedom” is decidedly not the one you’d find in Webster’s.  Last week, “freedom” meant the God-given right to die in the gutter of preventable illness; this week it means the “freedom” to have cops look under your balls, literally, [...]

International Relations

I’ve been fascinated all weekend, but hardly surprised, by the growing Sheriff Paul Babeu scandal.  The script is drearily familiar: a grandstanding right-winger gets caught with his pants down and is revealed as a gigantic hypocrite, then he doubles down, lies about significant details, and aims to brazen it out.  Why not?  It worked for [...]

Why Wouldn’t Ya?

It seems that while we have been kept distracted by the nonsense (and flatulence) emanating from the Republican Clown Car, our Global Betters have decided it’s high time for another war, with Iran, natch.  To wit: (from The Guardian) “The Iranian programmes are proceeding apace and represent a strategic threat,” said the diplomat. “The aim [...]

Pissing Everyone Off, And Its Consequences

A more than usually horrifying video has cropped up (above), and as hard as you might find this to believe, it has right-wingers knickers in a twist.  Not about the pissing, naturally, but about that anyone would dare to find it unseemly.  Behold: Of course, since we’ve dedicated more than a decade now to the [...]

Well, They’re Just Nazis and Chinamen

America’s Dumbest State, Alabama, continues to be unfairly pilloried by the liberal media for its demented and draconian immigration laws.  Last month,  Alabama police arrested a Mercedes Benz executive for the newly-minted crime of driving without his papers; later, an Honda execuive was similarly jailed. Of course, to find any such liberal media, you do [...]

Little Men

They’re everywhere – these little men. No tendentious description of the phenomenon is required, nor is a detailed and boring historical context necessary, since they (like the poor) “have always been with us.”   But the sudden “surge” of poseurs, fakers, demagogues, deadbeats, and crooks stands out right now, as our vaunted world economy teeter-totters, [...]

Straight to the Looney Bin

Last week my crazy grandmother, Etta, would have been 106 had she not done the world an enormous favor by finally tipping over back in 1980.   Much to my chagrin, however, I continuously find that while Etta is safely interred on her hilltop promontory alongside a 1953-modern statue of the Blessed Virgin, what I’ll call [...]

You Are What You Eat

At the risk of sounding (again) like a Liberal Elitist, what is it about righties and their disgusting food?  Invariably, whenever you hear about a restaurant chain run by and for the greater glory of Fox News America, it’s impossible to boycott it because no one in their right mind would consider eating there in [...]

Reminds Me Of An Old Joke

I was wandering around at Crooks and Liars, and I found another piece of video that is a lovely coda to the Trump video in the last post. It seems that racist nincompoop Russell Pearce, State Senator from Arizona, is running into a few bumps with the dastardly Liberal Media down there. Stunningly, Arizonans evidently [...]

Well, They Still Have Maureen Dowd

UPDATED BELOW: (Saturday)   Having had a somewhat longer commute than usual the past few weeks, I have once again become a daily New York Times reader, often to my considerable chagrin.  For the last 15 years or so, as my local newspaper, the Oregonian, got thinner and thinner, I readily coughed up the extra [...]