Showing posts from April, 2023

The End of Liz Cheney?

 A couple of times over the years, I have featured extended excerpts from a bizarre sort of wingnut fan fiction, which I believe has no equivalent on the left:  Purported accounts of the execution of their enemies, complete with lots of imaginary details.  In fact, one I related having to do with Hillary Clinton's execution was one of my most read posts of all time, until, for some unknown reason, Facebook removed it, years after I posted it.  Anyway, here is one about Liz Cheney, which provides a sad insight into the dementia that seems to be an essential part of right wing thinking: Military Sentences Liz Cheney to Hang to Death? It is being reported that Vice Admiral Darse E. Crandall of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps asked an all-female panel to find Liz Cheney guilty of treason after she all but confessed to betraying her oath of office and threatened to have her people murder the admiral and his family. He delivered a scorching statement painting Cheney as a dep

Another Note About Tucker

 Just from my personal experience.  I have spent most of my working life (about 37 years at this point) in motion picture and TV production. This was admittedly in dramatic TV, not news, but here is what I saw.  In virtually every case I was familiar with where a regular cast member left a show, it was because of one of two things: either they asked for a lot more money, or else they were assholes that nobody wanted to deal with any more.  Their departure essentially never stemmed from the dramatic needs of the show.  So, here, based on that, is what I think happened here.  Tucker Carlson is one of the most loathsome people you could ever imagine knowing, but he knew how to pander to the MAGA base.  He knew he could throw his weight around and there was not a lot Fox could do about it.  In the aftermath of the Dominion debacle, I think the Murdochs had just reached the end of their toleration of the little maggot, and used the confusion as an excuse to kick him off the bus.  It had, I

Tucker, We Hardly Knew Ye

 Well, that was a surprise, huh?  And now, Green Eagle will explain exactly what Tucker's disappearance means: NOTHING. For evidence, let me cite one precedent: Rush Limbaugh.  At his height, Limbaugh was far more powerful that this egomaniacal little rich boy could even dream of being, but who remembers him now?  There are ten thousand others just waiting to take his place, just as there were with Limbaugh, and as long as the billionaires' message is trumpeted out to the masses day in and day out, they don't give a damn who gets paid to do it.  A little while and Tucker will be as forgotten as Father Coughlin and Gerald L. K. Smith.  And as for why it happened, I don't know any more than you do, but here is my guess: it has very little to do with the Dominion settlement.  Tucker has been (inevitably) becoming more and more of an insufferable, self-important jerk, and this is a perfect opportunity for Rupert to send him back to the barn.  To paraphrase Bishop Berkeley,

The End of Civilization

People still think of the true catastrophe of global warming as being decades away.  I fear they may be cataclysmically wrong. These people see the threats of global warming in desertification of agricultural areas like the Southern great plains, loss of coastland due to ocean levels rising, or more and more destructive weather events.  They may well be overlooking a far more serious, and far more immediate threat, which goes by the name of "wet-bulb temperature."  Wet-bulb temperature is a measure of the combined effects of temperature and humidity.  A wet-bulb temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit is on the threshold of being lethal to huge swathes of humanity.  And that is what we are approaching now in many areas. I have compiled the following map.  I am not a meteorologist, so it is prepared from the works of others, but it shows countries around the globe where very little more warming will be needed to render large parts of their territory uninhabitable. I repeat aga

A Museum!

One of the most amusing chapters in the ongoing revelations about the endless corruption of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is the purchase of his mother's house by right wing billionaire and Nazi fetishist Harlan Crow, at considerable profit to Thomas himself.  My favorite part of the story was Thomas' claim that there was nothing wrong with this arrangement, or the tens of thousands of dollars Crow spent fixing the place up so Thomas' mother could continue living there, because the whole purpose of the acquisition of the property was so that it could be turned into a museum(!) after Thomas' mother died; a museum lovingly memorializing Thomas' massive contribution to our nation's judicial history.* This claim reminded me of something I saw long ago on the TV show COPS.  The police in this episode had found some sodden, drunk old derelict half passed out on the sidewalk, and rather than arrest him, they decided to just take him to his home and let him sle

I Hate Politics

There used to be a time when people could wake up in the morning, and think, "What good could I accomplish today- what could our nation's people do by coming together, to make this a better country?  Not that long ago, there was a reason to approach politics as one of the great ways to make this world better. No more.  Not in this country, anyway. The Republican party has seen to that.  They have destroyed the ability of government to do a single good thing.  Today, we wake up every day to face nothing but the latest in an endless string of Republican atrocities; to face an unending struggle to undo the latest abomination perpetrated on the American people by the Republican party.   Consider just a few examples from the last week: Texas Judge corruptly rules that an abortion pill is harmful:  Despite all the scientific evidence and despite a 23 year history of safe use of this drug, he claimed corruptly, and without a shred of evidence, that he had the right to ban it.  This i


This is really only for the hard core, but I am presenting here a link to a video posted today at Before It's News, with the following title: "Breaking! Trump Just ReTruthed, Covfefe: The Simplicity, Complexity & Genius of The Q Plan, in a Word!" Those who remember the origin of this pseudo-word will know that it was actually a misspelling of the word "coffee" by the stupid, nearly illiterate thug that Republicans saw fit to place in the White House.  But years after its occurrence, here are wingnuts trying to infuse it with some cosmic meaning.  When I used the word psychosis above, I did not mean to use the term as a synonym for "crazy," but to refer to literal psychotic delusion.  If you can bring yourself to listen to any significant part of this sickening nonsense, you will understand how impossible it is to hope to penetrate the mental fog that the Republican party has generated, and hope to reach these people with any shred of the truth. Th

You Bought It, You Got It, Republicans

 Here's a chart from an article by Paul Krugman.  I'm stealing it from Daily Kos.   As you can see, there is now close to a 20 year difference in life expectancy between strongly Democratic and strongly Republican areas. Republicans, this is what you have fought like rabid dogs for, for decades, and you are getting just what we liberals said you would.  I hope it is worth 15 or 20 years of your life to bask in the glory of Donald Trump, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ron DeSantis and your other Republican heroes. Daily Kos has a lot more about the subject, but this is all I have to say.  Have a nice day!

Absolutely Disgusted

 I am so filled with disgust at the sight of the press- both the mainstream press and liberal sites like Daily Kos and Crooks and Liars - being totally manipulated by Donald Trump for two weeks now, into spending at least half of all their time obsessing over Trump's abominable behavior, and allowing him once again to be the center of national attention, all for a relatively petty criminal act he committed.  When is he going to be held responsible for the sedition and treason that are his real crimes, let alone for the lifetime of financial criminality he has engaged in?  If Merrick Garland, et. al. don't wake up and deal with the reality of Trump's massive criminality, this whole thing, which would be a gigantic humiliation for any normal person, will end up being a public victory for this sociopath. And by the way, who wrote the legal rule that Democrats can only accuse Republicans of wrongdoing after having several of those Republicans admit in public that it happened,