“This is clear-cut evidence that the Civil Rights era cannot be over, that color-blind diversity does not rule the land, and America does not warrant the shameful and unearned expiation of racial sins Donald Trump offers to white voters in return for their votes.”
“Trump knows these are the viewers that have stuck around this long, and that’s why his 2020 campaign can be titled The Bachelor: Mein Kampf Edition. The show’s remaining fans do not want lip-service to African-American progress, or detailed health-care policy proposals.”
On Friday night, after learning that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died and having accepted that Republicans would certainly destroy the legitimacy of all institutions to fill her seat without any thought to renewing their so-called electoral mandate, I could not bring myself to watch RBG or On the Basis of Sex, as we might … Continue reading Stranded On A Desolate, Unrecognizable Planet Called Earth
A few matters before we re-start our regular publishing schedule tomorrow (“Really, Steve, what does The Martian have to do with Ruth Bader Ginsburg?,” I hear you cry. And Rohan shall answer!). First, I’ve moved the email subscription box to the right, and made it easier to find. Much of the traffic is driven here … Continue reading The Paper Bullets of the Brain Media Network
Daily Beast, September 19, 2020 “President Trump told supporters at a campaign rally in Minnesota on Saturday that they’re genetically blessed. “You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn’t it, don’t you believe? The racehorse theory. You think we’re so different? You … Continue reading Res Ipsa Loquitur
Kids, I’m sorry. You’re not going to inherit a country you can be proud of, if in fact this was ever was a country you could be proud of. You’re going to inherit a shithole country, run by shithole fascists, who have been elected by shithole racists. I don’t know how your generation will ever … Continue reading A Letter to my Children from the Void
Lauren Haskins authors this piece (with some editor’s commentary) about the vast difference between Cuties the movie, and Cuties the right-wing talking point.
“So much is wrong with our current political structures, but re-electing Trump would be like throwing 97,000 eels into the bathwater with the baby, lighting the bathroom on fire, dropping a bomb on the house, and bulldozing the wreckage for a statue honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest. One can only assume we can do better.”
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