I had a conversation today with a resentful right winger. He tried to play the Democrats-are-the-racists-because-Lincoln-freed-the-slaves-and-he-was-a-Republican-and-the-Democrats-started-the-KKK card in our discussion. One of the other conversation participants mentioned the Dixiecrats and his response was, “Oh, the Dixiecrats! You guys always bring them up.” By that time, the conversation was winding down, but that stuck with me. When we are having a “discussion” with right wingers on the Internet, there is always this effort to explain how the parties flip-flopped on their ideas of race, and how the Civil Rights Movement was the final straw that sent Southern Democrats (Dixiecrats) to the Republicans for the foreseeableRead More →

I decided to take a month off from this. Every now and then, one must give ones’ self a break from the bullshit….. Trying to keep up with trump’s daily slights against humanity can be demoralizing. —Imbecile.     “The rain continued. It was a hard rain, a perpetual rain, a sweating and steaming rain; it was a mizzle, a downpour, a fountain, a whipping at the eyes, an undertow at the ankles; it was a rain to drown all rains and the memory of rains. It came by the pound and the ton, it hacked at the jungle and cut the trees like scissorsRead More →

  The Secret Service has moved out of trump tower, and into a trailer on the sidewalk. The reason they gave was that the lease required by trump tower was greater than they believed fair for the government to pay. According to The Washington Post, “The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions.” The Secret Service was forced to establish a command post in the gaudy gold monstrosity after trump became the presumptiveRead More →

For a time today, this was the top story at FoxNews.com: This was reported by Crooks and Liars. Shortly afterward, this story was toppled from the top spot by some Argl-Brgl about Hillary’s emails. I know. Shocking, right? Hillary’s emails? What is this, August, 2016? Anyway, as Crooks and Liars reported, this was the top story on Fox News for some time today. Why does this matter? Well, for lots of reasons, but mainly, because immigration is brand new all over again within the trump administration. After the humiliating failure on trump’s part to pass a Billionaire Tax Relief Bill disguised as health care reform,Read More →

During the Obama years I pointed out the right wing’s indiscriminate and wholesale destruction of anyone who was so unfortunate as to wander – however briefly or haplessly – into close orbital proximity of the Kenyan usurper and black anti-Christ. There was the Obama/Charlie Crist welcome-to-Florida hug which spurred conservatives into freakout mode, costing Crist a subsequent Senate race and erasing forever the capital (R) behind his name.  And lest we forget; there’s the handshake and hand-on-shoulder embrace between Gov. Chris Christie and the President, arriving at the Newark airport to tour Jersey Shore’s Hurricane Sandy devastation, which sent the GOP base into conniptions.  Christie’sRead More →