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This is the way the world ends…

With a bang and a whimper. I just can’t get enough of this little animation. It concisely wraps up all my fears for this country. Axios says about the 2024 Republican nomination: Almost every top Republican we talk to said it would take a severe illness, death — or criminal charges sticking — to stop […]

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There IS Voter Fraud!

A few days after the presidential election when Joe Biden was declared the winner, the Lt. Gov. of Texas, Republican Dan Patrick, offered a bounty of up to $1 million to anyone who could supply proof of voter fraud, and a minimum of $25,000 to anyone who provided information that led to a conviction. This […]

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The Profit Motive

Lobbyist Grover Norquist famously said that he wanted to “Starve the Beast” to reduce the size of government “down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” There’s just one problem. Not everything can be done by private enterprise. Don’t get me wrong, I am a strong believer in capitalism and private […]

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Why we have Fallen

The Atlantic has an interesting article about the fact that the US — despite being the world leader in developing and manufacturing Covid vaccines — is falling way behind in actually getting our citizens vaccinated. The U.S. is no longer in the top five in national vaccine rates. We’re not in the top 10, or […]

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Herman Cain Award

A subreddit — r/HermanCainAward — chronicles people who were against vaccinations and masks, but succumbed to the coronavirus. Slate has posted an article about the subreddit, which is also a must-read. I’ve noticed that people I talk to are becoming more and more angry over those who refuse to get vaccinated. One big fear is […]

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The BIG Vaccine Stories

Stephen Colbert gives you the big news about Nicky Minaj’s Cousin’s Friend’s Testicles: But wait, there’s more! Joe Biden recently encouraged private companies, government agencies, and other organizations to implement vaccine mandates. But some of these mandates include a religious exemption. Unfortunately for nut-jobs looking for a way to escape getting vaccinated, all major religions […]

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Stupid Is, as Stupid Does

The California recall election shows dramatically that you can only cry wolf so many times before people stop believing you. Trump-loving Larry Elder spent most of the election day claiming that he had discovered patterns of fraud in the vote tallies. There’s just one problem — as most of us know, vote tallies are not […]

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Colbert Reports Biden

Stephen Colbert cheers on Biden’s speech, getting tough on requiring people to get vaccinated. Electoral-Vote also has a good story about the hypocrisy of people who think the President doesn’t have the legal power to require people to get vaccinated.

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Naked Mask Avenger!

At a school district board meeting in Texas on Monday, a father used irony and sarcasm to make the point that there are rules that we all should follow for the good of our country and our fellow citizens. He mocked the current crazy psuedo libertarian mindset against wearing masks and getting vaccinated with several […]

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Happy Labor Day

How ironic is it that today is the day that just under 9 million Americans lost their unemployment benefits. On “Labor Day”. These are special benefits enacted because of the Covid pandemic, going to people who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. During the Great Recession, jobless benefits were extended from when […]

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The Pandemic is Pandemic

I’m getting convinced that unless a significant portion of the people who believe the coronavirus is a hoax suddenly wake up and decide to get vaccinated and wear a mask, the pandemic will never end, and will just be something we live with (or die with).

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Tuckered Out

There have been a couple of really good opinion pieces in the Washington Post recently about Tucker Carlson and his trip to Hungary (or was it Mordor?). For example, Michael Gerson writes under the headline of “Tucker Carlson’s Hungarian adventure gives right-wing populists a new tagline: Disdain America first“. Here’s a little taste: Tucker Carlson […]

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Tuck Frump

According to a few sources, Donald Trump has decided to run for president again in 2024. Is it time to start planning a move to another, more sane country? Of course, this is probably one of Trump’s trial balloons — he sends out rumors that he is going to do something controversial, just to see […]

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They Made Me Do It?

According to FiveThirtyEight, the popularity of Covid vaccination mandates is now increasing (probably in response to the Delta variant). These mandates can come from the hospitality industry, such as bars and restaurants that allow only vaccinated people to enter, employers who require their employees to be vaccinated, schools or universities, or even from federal or […]

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Sedition Tracker

SeditionTracker.com tracks people who are suspected of participating in the January 6 Capitol riot. This includes: 559 suspects, who have been charged with a crime Of those charged, so far 267 have been indicted (48%) Of the indicted, 1 has died, 1 has had their case dismissed, and 26 have been convicted Of the convicted, […]

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