Showing posts from June, 2020

The Storm Is Here, I Guess

For those of you not familiar with wingnut jargon, "The Storm" is when President Trump finally unleashed the forces of justice against the Deep State and begins serving those 165,000 secret arrest warrants that have been issued against his opponents.  (by the way, no wonder he never gets anything done.  How can he work with 165,000 pieces of paper on his desk?) I guess the legions of QAnon followers out there must be getting tired of being told every single day now for three years that justice is going to come raining down within a couple of weeks, only to be endlessly disappointed, because today, the following list of people that have already been arrested by Trump and the "Justice" department has appeared online.  Get ready for it; it's a doozy: Mitt Romney ARRESTED & AT GITMO   Britney Spears ARRESTED SERVING LIFE   Christina Aguilera ARRESTED SERVING LIFE   Miley Cyrus ARRESTED SERVING LIFE   Bette Midler ARRESTED SERVING LIFE   Robert Downe

Wingnut Wrapup

Down we go.  And I mean down: The Herland Report:  "George Floyd Was Not Killed By Police, autopsy show died from overdose of Fentanyl?  The US media, Democrat Party, white liberals, and the sorry excuse for a leftwing are so primed for “white racism” that they jumped to their desired conclusion..." A new high in self delusion, given that we see him being killed on video by police. Notice even they had to put a question mark at the end of their claim.  They know it's a lie, but that won't stop them from trying to get the rubes from believing it. This comment is intended for anyone that still believes that the people who produce this hateful crap really believe any of it.  The above opinion is the product of one Paul Craig Roberts.  Here are a few of his other contributions to modern American thought: The Anti-American Universities Are a Much Greater Threat to Us than Putin and China   Ignorant Thugs Destroy Statue of Abolitionist Hans Christian Heg    S

Capacity Issues

This story is certainly worth a minute of your time  if you are at all interested in Republican political humor: "Georgia voting rights activists push back on claims that absentee ballots cause ‘capacity issues' Capacity issues!  Let's stop people from voting because too many of them want to vote!  And would you have trouble guessing which ones will be eliminated due to "capacity issues?"  Apparently, it never occurred to Republican Georgia legislators that the answer to this problem is to increase the "capacity" until every voter has a right to cast his ballot, as is required by law and common human decency.  No, the answer is to use this ludicrous claim as one more excuse to limit voting to only those they want to vote.  Republican corruption never ends, and extends to every single thing they can get their hands on.  There is no real salvation for this country until this criminal conspiracy, which used to be a political party, is eliminated.

A Mississippi Proposal

Those stupid, neanderthal racists in Mississippi have finally decided to take the Confederate battle flag off of their State flag, 165 years after their treasonous rebellion was finally beaten down.  But don't worry- they aren't going to go away without trying to replace a shout of hatred with a dog whistle.  The number one candidate to replace the current Mississippi flag is something called the "Magnolia flag."  Mississippi white people are hoping that nobody (except their fellow racists, of course, all of whom will be in on the joke) notices that this flag was first raised over Mississippi in 1861, when it seceded from the Union, and is as much a symbol of hatred as the one they proudly fly now. So, Green Eagle has a proposal to make himself, to honor the greatest cultural contribution to the world to ever come from the State of Mississippi: There. Isn't that something that all Mississippians can be proud of?

Impeachment 2.0?

God knows Trump has earned it a hundred times over, and in light of the Republican party's corrupt refusal to hold him responsible for his crimes, it may be the only real tool the Democrats have to set him apart in history from all other Presidents. I have always made my position clear:  Impeachment is a responsibility of Congress when a President is as treasonous and lawless as Donald Trump.  It must be done because it is the right thing to do, regardless of Republicans' malicious refusal to face reality.  However, I have a warning, and a proposal: If a second impeachment becomes necessary (something which I think could very well be occurring now) the Democrats in the House must carry out their hearings in the midst of the electoral campaign, regardless of the screaming of Republicans, but they must not actually pass an impeachment resolution until after election day.  And here is why:  I am afraid that, if Democrats impeach Trump before election day, the Republicans in th

The Perfect Candidate

We may be privileged to witness in the coming months, one of the most cosmic jokes ever played out on a government.  And it's name is Joe Biden. Sleepy Joe.  Hapless Joe.  The soft guy who allegedly stands for nothing and will fight for nothing.  The "get-along" guy.  The old guy who is too tired to get excited about anything. Virtually nobody I know wanted him as the Democratic nominee a few months ago.  And yet a bizarre quirk of fate gave him the nod, and it may be the best thing that could have ever have happened to the Democratic party. Because, who just a short time ago could have imagined that this country would be torn by a plague killing tens of thousands, a destroyed economy, massive civil strife supported by a significant majority, and a collapsed role in world affairs, all presided over by a bloated demagogue who knows no response to all of this but to curse and bellow and brag and threaten, night and day? It is my belief that people are just damned ti

Wingnut Wrapup

I've got to get rid of a lot of this garbage before I end up on the political version of Hoarders.  Or maybe "My 600 Pound President."  I'm still having trouble posting pictures, for which I hope you will forgive me. Before it's News:  "Zionist Mafia World Dictatorship Exposed in 1998 By Kay Griggs, Former Marine Colonel’s Wife." 1998.  Hmm, seems like its taken a while for this story to catch fire.  Could it be because it is a pack of hateful, vicious lies?  "The man who started the OSS (William Donovan) was recruiting German-Jewish existentialists who are now running our nation." German-Jewish existentialists?  Man, they sure have been a threat over the years.  On the other hand, one of these middle European Jewish existentialists was Franz Kafka, who possibly did have a great deal of influence on the Republican party.  Let's just be clear here: William Donovan recruited a number of actual Nazis to work in our government.  No ob

Trump's Disaster

Well, of course, Green Eagle has to get in his punches about the utter failure in Tulsa that was supposed to open Trump's triumphant return to the campaign trail.  Just to get the facts clear, the arena in Tulsa holds 19,200 people, and Trump's staff were predicting 40,000 more outside the arena, where they had set up jumbotrons, and a stage at which Trump and Pence were scheduled to speak after the address inside.  In actuality, the Tulsa authorities report that attendance inside was a mind-numbingly low 6,200 people, and as for outside, it would be kind to report attendance higher than a few hundred, if that.  In fact, the campaign cancelled the outdoor speech and disassembled the stage for it while Trump was still speaking inside. And here is something that I have not seen anybody commenting on, which was noticed first by my son:  The audience, predicted to be a cheering, wild mob, looked grim faced in practically every crowd cutaway.  These people, the most fanatic Trum

Trump Takes the Credit Again

Here's a remarkably tone deaf remark from Donald Trump today: "I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous.  It's actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it." He made it famous.  HE made it famous.  In other well known remarks from history, Adolf Hitler is reputed to have said the following: "I did something good: I made the town of Oswiecim, Poland very famous.  Before me, nobody had ever heard of it." And no, that is not a real quotation.  But the Trump one is.

A Note on Trump's Bolton Lawsuit

So, of course, Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit to prevent the publication of John Bolton's book about his time in the White House.  The lawsuit is the usual Trump belligerent crap, totally distorting the existing law and containing tons of non-lawyerly insults thrown it.  So, the reaction to Trump's move is pretty much in line with this headline at the Washington Post today: "Why Trump’s lawsuit against John Bolton will fail" The article cites, quite correctly, a number of reasons why this lawsuit is totally without merit.  However, the headline is dead wrong.  Trump's lawsuit is almost guaranteed to succeed.  It's just that the author of this article doesn't understand what "success" is.  In this case, all it means is seeing to it that the book is not published before the election.  And given the glacial pace of the Federal judiciary, aided by a bit of strategic stalling by Republican judges, that should be one of the easiest feats in the

It Was For Their Own Good

I am sure you have heard the following story today: "3 cops allegedly ingest bleach in their milkshakes at Shake Shack" The cops accused employees of the Shake Shack of trying to poison them with bleach. Now, people are claiming it was all an accident, but I do not believe this for an instant. What really happened was that the altruistic employees of the Shake Shack, in solidarity with the police, were only trying to follow Donald Trump's guidelines and protect them from covid19.  This is unquestionably the explanation of this incident.

A Million People

Trump and all his toadies are bragging that a million people requested tickets to his rally in Tulsa this Saturday.  Of course, that number is undoubtedly as close to reality as his claims about the number of people that showed up for his inauguration, but I thought I would remind you of what a rally with a million people looks like:

Wingnut Wrapup

Well, I discovered the following from an article at Newsmax: "Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy is open to discussing changing the names of U.S. bases named after Confederate leaders." You need hardly think too deeply to guess the outrage that possibility is raising on the right.  I won't get into the text of this article, but I thought you might like to see some of the comments this has elicited.  So, here goes: BigSkyTexan:  "Makes me want to puke. Our military is clueless to the internal Marxism they bend the knee to with this renaming. "against all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC" What a joke. Our military has become the enemy." So just what kind of enemy of our army were the Confederates?  Foreign or domestic?  Mr. BigSky never makes that clear. Watcher:  "leave the names as they are, their contribution to the Nation and the Army at large is why these installations were named for these soldiers in the first place" Their "cont

A New Day For Jingoism

Want to hazard a guess who said this today? “It has been suggested that we should rename as many as 10 of our Legendary Military Bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc. These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom...The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations. Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!” It is, of course, respecting our military to name its bases after guys who killed 350,000 of them.  And let us be clear; these ten Confederate generals do not have a history of winning; they have a history of losing. They do not have a history of victory; they have a history of defeat.  And they do not


I just want to suggest you read this Washington Post article about Attorney General Barr having been a sadistic, and apparently anti-Semitic bully in middle school: "Back in 1991, during Barr’s confirmation to be George H.W. Bush’s attorney general, lawyer Jimmy Lohman, who overlapped with Barr at New York’s Horace Mann School and later Columbia University, wrote a piece for the little-known Florida Flambeau newspaper about Barr being “my very own high-school tormentor” — a “classic bully” and “power abuser” in the 1960s who “put the crunch on me every chance [he] got.” And his behavior continued: "Historian Paul Cronin, in Politico this week, says Barr was part of the “Majority Coalition” at Columbia that fought antiwar demonstrators. Barr had told the New York Times Magazine he was part of a “fistfight” in which “over a dozen people went to the hospital.” That is the kind of person that Republicans now see fit to place in charge of our nation's justice syst

Comic Book Villain

While the country has been gripped by the authoritarian violence that has gripped the country the last few days, here are two actions of Donald Trump that have been almost unnoticed. First, attack the fish: 'Selling off the future’: Trump allows fishing in marine monument...The protected area is about 130 miles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and it contains endangered right whales and sensitive deep sea corals. It is one of five marine monuments in the country. ...ocean experts caution that the rollback to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine national monument will hurt the environment and won’t help fishermen" And if killing fish for nothing isn't bad enough, how about killing birds too: "The Trump administration moved forward Friday with plans to scale back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. More than 1,000 species are covered under the law, and the cha

Before It's News Predicts the Future

Too big for Wingnut Wrapup!  Listen in Shock as the people who told us that Barack Obama is Jewish and also Hitler's grandchild, and who broke the story of Bill Clinton's unknown sister, who is the Zodiac killer, and also helped Hillary and Nancy Pelosi kill and eat Vince Foster, now reveal what is about to happen in our country: "So-called conservative political leaders (fence sitters) are now being primed and lined up to demand President Trump resign from office–most likely will demand that Pence also resign, handing over the Presidency to Nancy Pelosi for the reamaing six months before the election. We see this with former President Bush (evil shit-bag), Mitt Romney (Mormon child molestor), Senator Murkowski, General Mathis (direct descendant of Benedict Arnold) and that have already come forward and other that will later come forward at the right time on CNN and the network feeds pleading a case for resignation in a psy-op designed to appeal to conservatives. I also

The Insurrection Act of 1807

Thomas Jefferson It's all the rage the last few days for Republicans to maunder on about the Insurrection Act of 1807, to justify Donald Trump's use of force against peaceful demonstrators.  I am not a lawyer, so I am not going to try to make any definitive statement about this law, which has been used many times in the intervening 213 years, but I thought I would provide some resources for people who want to know more about it. First, here is the text of the original law, as it stood in 1807: Insurrection Act of 1807 An Act authorizing the employment of the land and naval forces of the United States, in cases of insurrections Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases of insurrection, or obstruction to the laws, either of the United States, or of any individual state or territory, where it is lawful for the President of the United States to call forth the militia for the purpos