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Category Archives: Irony

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Strange Bedfellows

Ammon Bundy, the anti-government activist who led the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016, declared that he supports the Black Lives Matter movement. He also expressed support for “defunding the police because yes the police need to be defunded.” You must have a problem in your mind if you think that somehow […]

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Honest Government Ad

What a fantastic summary of what is going on in our country. This must have been made a few days ago, because they left off the part about Trump and the Republicans massively screwing around with the Post Office so your ballots sent by mail will arrive too late to be counted (if you even […]

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Wake Up

This is a new kind of ad from The Lincoln Project. It is 6 minutes long, so it likely won’t be shown on TV. And it uses actors, rather than the usual politicians saying and doing things. But it has an incredibly strong message, which is that Donald Trump has been able to normalized behavior […]

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Withdrawal

Last night was the first night that the federal agents sent to Portland by Donald Trump were removed from the job. Instead, the governor of Oregon had state police guard federal property, with orders to de-escalate tensions. And it worked! My favorite headline is “Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal agents”. […]

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Do Masks Work?

If this doesn’t convince you, then may you catch fire and burn.

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Did Biden Troll Trump?

On April 23, Joe Biden said: Mark my words, I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held. The Trump campaign immediately responded: Those are the incoherent, conspiracy theory ramblings of a lost candidate who is out of touch with reality. Today, […]

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Raising Cain

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain attended Donald Trump’s ill-advised campaign rally in Tulsa Oklahoma. He did not wear a face mask. Ten days later, on June 29, he tested positive for the coronavirus. Today, after a month-long battle with COVID-19, Cain died. May he rest in peace.

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American Horror Story

Relive election night from 2016. If you dare. Could it happen again? NY Magazine seems to think not. But personally, I don’t want to take any chances. Besides, the only way to stamp out Trumpism is to defeat him and his enablers in a landslide so huge we won’t have to endure such a monstrous […]

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Music and Politics

This comic made me laugh: Ironically, there is another connection from this comic to politics. The song (Don’t stand so close to me) is definitely apropos to the ongoing sex scandal surrounding Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, both of whom have connections to Donald Trump. Maxwell recruited girls (especially underage ones) for Epstein to sexually […]

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Tooning out the Lincoln Project

Stephen Colbert’s “Tooning Out the News” interviewed Rick Wilson from the Lincoln Project, makers of viral anti-Trump ads. I have to admit that as I watched this, I was alternately laughing, cringing, and shaking my head in disgust. So what do you think? Is the Lincoln Project made up of good guys who are saving […]

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Wall of Moms

Donald Trump is famous for his wall, almost none of which he has built, but now mothers in Portland, Oregon have succeeded in building a better wall. In response to Trump sending in federal officers into Portland under the weak excuse that they are protecting federal property (like statues and other monuments), the city’s mothers […]

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Trump’s Wall of Death

Another ad from The Lincoln Project: I’m not sure, but this ad seems to have a somewhat different style than previous ads. I’m guessing that this might be the first ad since Ben Howe was let go from the project because of sexist remarks he made.

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John Lewis RIP

Heather Cox Richardson has an excellent post about John Lewis. Here are two paragraphs from it, to entice you to read the whole thing: Tonight, just before midnight, we heard the news that 80-year-old Georgia Representative John Lewis has passed away from pancreatic cancer. An adherent of the philosophy of non-violence, Lewis was beaten by […]

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Trump Enablers

I often tell people that I don’t hate Donald Trump. After all, he is who he is, and it is fairly obvious who he is. What tears at my heart are the people who enable him; who think he makes a good president. This includes the people who join his administration, ignoring the fact that […]

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Fauci v. Trump

The Lincoln Project has another very strong ad directly comparing Dr Anthony Fauci to Donald Trump. The Trump administration has started attacking Fauci, trying to discredit him because he often disagrees with (and occasionally contradicts) Trump, when Trump lies. In other words, Fauci is just doing his job, and doing it well. Trump can’t tolerate […]

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