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Category Archives: Irony

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Democratic Rights

Because everyone is equal, but some people are more equal than others. Thanks to Citizens United and the Supreme Court, that includes corporations. One thing I’ve wondered about is if corporations are people, why haven’t they been given the right to vote yet? Corporate Lives Matter!

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The More Things Change…

…the more they stay the same. There is a very interesting article in the Washington Post by George Will, titled “Technologies give velocity to stupidity, but they don’t make people stupid” (or in blunter terms, people are always stupid, but technology makes it easier to spread stupidity, so it just seems like there is more […]

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Technology to the Rescue

So, I have been completely vaccinated against Covid-19, as have some of my friends. What we all have in common was that we had to spend a lot of time and energy finding a place to get vaccinated. Searching multiple websites for a place that was going to have open appointments to get vaccinated, waiting […]

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Politics as an Attention Economy

Jonathan Last has published a fascinating article in The Bulwark (an anti-Trump conservative website) about how Republican politics now follows the rules of an attention economy. To whit, politicians don’t get elected because they do their jobs well (govern, pass laws, etc.). They gain power by getting attention (even negative attention). The obvious example is […]

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Winning the War against Covid?

There are two pieces of potentially very good news that just came out, based on real-world studies of people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Mind you, these are preliminary results, and more research needs to be done before we declare victory, but at least these give me hope. The first article points out that […]

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Jumping the Shark

It has been a while since I posted anything about Donald Trump. This weekend, Trump crashed a wedding reception, grabbed an open mic, and started talking. You can see the video here, but you don’t need to to know how pitiful he sounds. Trump says: I’ve been watching the news, and they’re telling me about […]

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Reasons to be Gay!

How gay can you get? Because there is recent news that should make gay people even happier (you might say more gay!). First, despite the fact that the Republican Party is losing moderates, and becoming more socially conservative, a new poll (based on over 50 thousand telephone interviews during 2020) shows that for the first […]

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Having a Bad Day

We’ve had two mass shootings in less than a week. In the first one, a white man shot up three different spas around Atlanta, where 6 of the 8 people killed were of Asian descent. The local police spokesman said the shooter was “having a bad day”. In the second one, a man with a […]

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InfoWars Surrenders

Alex Jones on a leaked video. Posted by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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An Apology

This is making the rounds on the Internet: I owe my 45-supporting friends an apology (?). I’ve been critical of the trump presidency these last four years, and am still exhausted from the experience. But to be fair, president trump wasn’t that bad, other than when he incited an insurrection against the government, mismanaged a […]

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Capitalism vs. Socialism?

There is an important side story about what just happened in Texas with their (not completely unpredictable) freezing weather, and the collapse of their electrical grid. The story we are being told is that Texas deregulated their energy system in 1999, using the promise that this would increase competition, provide consumer choice, and thus lower […]

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RIP

May Rush Limbaugh rest in peace. Not just peace for him, but for the rest of us. According to Electoral-Vote, the loss of Limbaugh may be especially bad news for a few right-wing pundits: We also wonder if this is an early reflection of how the loss of Rush Limbaugh will impact the right-wing media. […]

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No Pain, No Gain

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas and former Secretary of Energy, said “Texans would be without electricity for longer than three days to keep the federal government out of their business.” Of course, what would Perry know about energy? Ironically, the Department of Energy’s main job is to manage our nation’s nuclear stockpile, not to […]

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Who Died?

Vox has an interesting interactive infographic showing just who has died from Covid-19 in the US, broken down by age, race, and region (urban vs. rural). We already understand that people of color are twice as likely to die from the pandemic than white people. But did you know that even though the elderly are […]

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Shame!

The Republicans were too chickenshit to convict Trump, even though most of them admitted that he is guilty. So they let him off on a technicality (and a pretty lame one at that). I think we have uncovered a pretty severe flaw in our political system, but I have no idea how we can fix […]

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