“I pledge myself to turn the clock back to 1899, when a silver dollar bought a steak dinner and a good piece of ass. (thunderous applause as a plane writes September 17th 1899 in the sky in smoke)” (source)
Or you can watch this video to sum up the situation with the GOP on Capitol Hill
Stockholm Syndrome or “Well, we (and our donors, let’s be clear) would rather we end up a right-wing dictatorship than give the left an inch on taxation/social welfare, so when and if we end up there, we want to be on the winning side!” I mean, it “worked” for all the “shitholes” in which we installed socialism-preventing right wing psychopaths during the cold war (etc…), why not for our shithole?
"The Nunes memo, explained with diagrams" A very good 'splainer via Vox
Alternate title: “How Republican’s Craft Conspiracy Theories”
Another Britain First inspired murderer. Has Trump actually apologised for sharing their tweets yet (as opposed to just saying he could apologise)?
I will ask again, why are they not a proscribed terrorist organisation?
Mark Bray on Milo and resistance:
President Trump appeared to be in a jovial mood at a GOP retreat in West Virginia on Thursday, boasting about how his administration has “fulfilled far more promises than we’ve promised.” And without quite saying so himself, he claimed Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, once told him that he is “the greatest president in the history of our country.”
“And I said, ‘Does that include Lincoln and Washington?’” Trump recalled. “And he said, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘I love this guy.’”
Can someone tell the emperor that he’s running down the street buck ass nekkid?
Another thing to fight over.
I’ve been steeling myself for pictures of that guy appearing in federal and municipal buildings. Does it count as vandalism if you put a black drape over it, with a trigger warning label?
Nixon Trump is “the dead rat on the kitchen floor of America, and the only question now is who’s going to pick him up by his tail and throw him in the garbage.”
Vox has some great explainers.
They did a good one on the whole Clinton/Uranium One “conspiracy”:
Cos whiteness is a helluva drug.
Because the designation of “terrorist” has never been anything more than a political bludgeon.
The depressing part is the zeal with which the rest of the Republicans are jumping on the conspiracy wagon. I mean, insomuch as they are religious fundamentalists, racists, misogynists and poor-demonizing/rich-lionizing liars, they’ve always been pushing conspiracies to prop up their version of the world. With Trump, they’ve doubled down. It feels almost like they’ve thrown up their hands and are claiming something analogous to “Shareholder Primacy,” as in, “our base loves conspiracies, so that’s what we have a duty to serve them!”
Damn fucking right. Sitting around and tut-tutting people who get take action is the ultimate privileged position. A few years ago I could probably forgive those pundits for not understanding, but in the era of Trump, it’s hard to think of these pundits as anything but idiots. You have to actually act on your beliefs, dumbasses.
Is not letting people vote unconstitutional? Who knew?!?
Forget “restoration” of rights, there ought to be polling stations in the prisons. Theft over $300 doesn’t mean you aren’t a citizen.
(And yes, somehow $300 is the cutoff for felony theft in Florida)