Tag Archives: politics

Gin and Truth podcast

I am loving this new-ish podcast by Robert Reed, whom I follow on Twitter (@RCReed40). The description says it all, “A steady stream of ramblings from this rat’s nest I call a brain.” The great thing is that I seem to agree with Robert on just about everything he talks about. Maybe you will too. […]

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Call me crazy…

Call me crazy, but I'm beginning to think Donald Trump never had a health care plan. — Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) March 1, 2021

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The Myth of Trump’s Judicial Success

The subheading says it all: During his administration, President Trump appointed many conservative judges–but on balance, he set back conservative legal values more than he advanced them. Billy Easley writing at libertarianism.org: On the surface, the Trump administration was a boon for the conservative legal establishment for all these reasons. But scratch under the surface: […]

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Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Sworn in as 46th President of the United States

“My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over… Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men.” — President Gerald R. Ford, remarks after taking the presidential oath, 9 August 1974.   Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has taken the oath of office and has been sworn in as […]

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The High Cost of Trump

The Wall Street Journal editorial board: [Donald Trump] has cost Republicans the House, the White House, and now the Senate. Worse, he has betrayed his loyal supporters by lying to them about the election and the ability of Congress and Mr. Pence to overturn it. Truth be told, that’s just the tip of the fucking […]

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Just found my next read

Andrew L. Seidel, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American, Sterling, 2019. Trump’s dictatorial tendencies and mendacity, negative attributes for many voters, poised him perfectly to manipulate the evangelical mind. Like the biblical god evangelicals worship, Trump is a thin-skinned authoritarian with totalitarian tendencies. He craves love and punishes any disloyalty or slight. Evangelicals […]

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An Attempted American Coup

Make no mistake about it: what we witnessed tonight was an attempted coup d’état. Call me old-fashioned but when armed insurgents storm the U.S. Capitol at the behest of the recently defeated, but as of yet still seated U.S. President, for the stated purpose of reversing the nation’s lawful election results, I call that what […]

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Trump’s Latest Loss in Pennsylvania

Republican Judge Matthew W. Brann of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania takes the Trump campaign to task in a scathing opinion issued yesterday: In this action, the Trump Campaign and the Individual Plaintiffs (collectively, the “Plaintiffs”) seek to discard millions of votes legally cast by Pennsylvanians from all corners – […]

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Bitching much about face masks?

They’ll likely never admit it, but the people bitching endlessly today about wearing a fucking face mask, and staying home if you don’t need to go out, and keeping your distance, and not gathering in large groups, etc., are the same type of people who would have bitched endlessly about rationing during WWII. And the […]

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Fitting Bookends for a President Who Often Seems to Live in a Parallel Universe

Jacob Sullum, writing at Reason.com: Donald Trump began his presidency by asserting, based on “alternative facts,” that he had attracted “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.” He is ending his presidency by averring that Saturday’s pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., attracted more than 1 million people. And just as he claimed that he […]

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