Category Archives: Politics

Zuckerberg unbound


"So, you won't take down lies or you will take down lies? I think that's just a pretty simple yes or no." Complete exchange between @RepAOC @AOC and Mark Zuckerberg at today's House Financial Services Cmte hearing. Full video here: … Continue reading

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How about a moat? And toss in some alligators


Swamp Rabbit and I were drinking coffee from tin cups, listening to a Jimmie Rodgers album and reading a surreal story in Guardian UK: Donald Trump discussed shooting migrants in the legs to slow them down, after ordering advisers to … Continue reading

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Out with the old knave, in with the new


“John Bolton’s ouster makes the world safer,” according to a headline in The Nation, but the analysis that followed was unpersuasive. Yes, the mustachioed loony is gone but not his boss, who has launched a misguided trade war against China, … Continue reading

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Big media still trying to bury Bernie


I was discussing the 2020 election with Swamp Rabbit. “Bernie Sanders can win,” I said. “Wake up and smell the coffee.” This was a bad choice of cliches. Swamp Rabbit was sipping Wild Turkey from a dented flask and not … Continue reading

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Dissing Mother Nature and other nasty women


Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen hurt Donald Trump’s little feelings this week when she told him Greenland wasn’t for sale. She said the idea was “absurd.” Trump called her “nasty,” his favorite word for women he can’t bully, and canceled … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers


here’s what bugged me most abt debates this wk and how they were framed by moderators: if you didn’t know better, you’d think Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush was President. i.e. there was so little acknowledgement that we have mad … Continue reading

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Oh, Baltimore!


I was trying to convince Swamp Rabbit that there was nothing new about Donald Trump’s style of racism, that Randy Newman sang about it long before Trump became president. I told him that Republican Richard Nixon, running for president in … Continue reading

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