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What Happened to My Country?

I have nothing to add to this. When did we all in America become so stupid?

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A New Hope

Mallory McMorrow is a Democratic state senator in Michigan, who brilliantly stood up to right-wing hatred today. I hope everyone watches the (under 5 minute) video of her in the Michigan senate. Even James Carville, who recently, and famously complained about Democratic wokeness, had strong praise for McMorrow, saying “Enormously effective piece of communication. There’s […]

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1984 Cancel Culture

I swear, you can’t possibly make shit like this up. According to The Guardian, Florida has rejected “54 math textbooks because they contain ‘prohibited topics’ including Critical Race Theory” (CRT). Last year, Florida banned the teaching of CRT in public schools. In response, many people pointed out that CRT has never been taught in any […]

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Two Governators

I usually take a very dim view when celebrities try to stick their noses and personal views into politics, especially celebrities who are famous mainly because they are actors. But two separate things happened today that totally surprised me. The first was Arnold Schwarzenegger posting a video to Twitter (and other social media channels). Yes, […]

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Dear Putin

This is a photo taken during a recent protest in Berlin, in front of the Brandenburg Gate. The gate itself is showing the Ukrainian flag colors. There is some irony here, since when he killed himself in a bunker, Hitler was the leader of Germany. But the ironic change is welcome.

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This is the way the Pandemic ends

Not with a bang, but a whimper. SNL discusses the ultimate Covid questions. Personally, I wish more people had worn masks and been fully vaccinated. Considering that around 6 million (and counting) people have died from Covid-19, it was obviously incumbent on us to do everything we could to combat it. After all, when 6 […]

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Oh Shit!

Lauren Boebert is a Republican far-right congressperson from Colorado who loves Donald Trump, QAnon, conspiracy theories. She is famous for insulting people who hold religious beliefs different than hers, and she supported the rioters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. She regularly carries a firearm to her workplace in the Capitol, and […]

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Capitalism and Covid

I mean, what’s the point of a pandemic if you can’t make lots of money from it?

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Happy New Year!

At the end of last year, Los Angeles County released the following data: Unvaccinated people in the county are 14 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those that have been fully vaccinated. The hospitalization rate for the unvaccinated has increased to 28 per 100,000 people, while for vaccinated people it has remained relatively […]

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Dance of the Virus Proteins

This may not be humorous, but how ironic is someone doing an interpretive dance about their own PhD research on the proteins in SARS-CoV-2. This will make all you science nerds dance with joy!

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Presidency with no Responsibility!

Mark Twain once proposed that human kings and queens should be replaced with feline monarchs. Cats are easy to worship and obey, but they don’t cause major problems like most human sovereigns. Ironically, a couple of weeks ago, Jordan Klepper from The Daily Show went to a Donald Trump rally in Iowa. He interviewed quite […]

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Cue the Gladiators!

This map has been making the rounds, showing the highest paid public employee in each state. And in 80% of the states, that employee, who is often pulling down multiple million dollars a year, is a football or basketball coach at a public university. Now here’s the kicker. Just who is paying for the salaries […]

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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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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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