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A Case in Point

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Today, I would like to present the story of one Herschel Walker, a perfect illustration of the degree that Republicans have abandoned all pretense of caring about maintaining the United States as a functioning country. Those who follow Georgia politics will know that, two years ago, Democrats managed to take control of the Senate (fat lot of good it did in the face of Republican willingness to stoop to any sabotage to regain power) by winning the two Senate seats which our founding fathers, in their stupidity, awarded to the miserable State of Georgia.  One of the Democratic winners was a Jew, which was bad enough, but what really infuriated Republicans was that one of them was black- Raphael Warnock, a preacher who occupied the position once held by Martin Luther King, and a spellbinding speaker.  Well, that could not be allowed to stand, at least in the State of Georgia, so the Republicans immediately set about trying to find a candidate that could defeat Warnock.  Did they cast abou

Abortion

 I plan on saying nothing about this issue.  If you do not already know which side is right, and which side is a pack of vicious hate-filled subhumans, nothing I could ever say would change your mind.  I wish I could count on this being the outrage sufficient enough to bring all decent people out in November to cut this cancer out of our government, but history tells me that it will be all too easy for Republicans to lull Democrats into just accepting this and "moving on-" to an endless succession of even more criminal abuses of our government.  Within a few days, I expect the usual Democratic suspects to be talking about working with "reasonable Republicans," even though there is no such thing.  Look at how they are pretending that the recent gun law passed by Congress is anything but a meaningless sellout.

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 "You can't cheat an honest man." -W. C. Fields

Let the Bastards Go

 In the one-party State of Texas, the Republicans are now calling for a vote to secede from the United States.  As the Republican party has an absolute lock on the State's government, it is almost inevitable that this vote will take place in 2023, as they are suggesting. People who intend to secede from the United States have no long term interest in our country's welfare, and have no right to participate in any decision-making process on the Federal level.  We should demand the following: If the ruling Republican party does indeed commit itself to secession, the vote must be held immediately- no chance for them to milk the rest of us dry on the way out the door. If the secession vote in Texas passes, we should immediately accede to their demand, and remove them from the United States.  This means: no Senators or Congressmen from Texas; an immediate withdrawal of all US military from the State, an immediate cessation of all Federal assistance, monetary or in any other form, to

A Day In The Life

 Maybe you will find this amusing.  This is a sample- only a sample- of the content found on one day's posting from one of the leading right wing blog aggregators.  How can we hope to influence the thinking of the millions that are bombarded with this sort of thing every day of their lives? JANUARY 6TH This Is Trump's Trap! [They] Took The Bait! Pelosi, Schumer & The FBI Staged Jan. 6 & Trump Caught Them All! What bait?  What trap?  Pelosi and Schumer staged January 6th?  In what universe.  And he caught them by being revealed once again to be a monstrous criminal?  That's interesting. Did Trump & Barr Just Trap The Jan. 6 Unselect Committee Hearing? No, but that's what conservatives are saying.  They actually believe the committee hearings are part of some sort of nineteen dimensional chess game that Trump and Barr are winning by being proven to be massive criminals.  An interesting concept. Situation Update: "The Storm" Has Hit!! Witch Hunt Commi

Truth From an Ex- Republican

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 I must draw your attention to the statement prepared by right wing retired Federal Judge J. Michael Luttig, for presentation to the January 6th committee.   J. Michael Luttig For many years, Luttig was a mainstay of Republican attempts to twist the American legal system to do what they wanted.  Apparently, in retirement, he is having a religious conversion or something.  It is a crime that we have to count on someone like him to tell us the truth, when there seems to be hardly a Democrat alive willing to speak it,* but there we are.  Just a couple of excerpts of his comments: "A stake was driven through the heart of American democracy on January 6, 2021, and our democracy today is on a knife’s edge. America was at war on that fateful day, but not against a foreign power. She was at war against herself. We Americans were at war with each other -- over our democracy. January 6 was but the next, foreseeable battle in a war that had been raging in America for years, though that day w

Team Normal

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  Nancy P, maybe, negotiating with Team Republican? So now we learn from close Republican advisers that there were two groups of Republicans in the White house- "Team normal" and Team, I don't know, maybe "Team Putin." This is nothing but a renewal of the great myth of the "good Republican," in service of all the White House staffers who, as far as we can tell from the actual historical record, went along with Donald Trump's criminality on every issue, every single time they had a chance, and are now trying to salvage their own careers from the disaster they helped create. Message to America:  There is no such thing as a good Republican.  Oh, maybe there were a few way back in history: Abe Lincoln, or Dwight D. Eisenhower.  But that came to a dead end with the resignation of Richard Nixon. See, the Republican party learned a big lesson when their leader was forced out of office for corruption.  And that lesson stemmed from the fact that it only too