Showing posts from February, 2024

Who Won South Carolina

 The short answer:  Nobody. Nikki Haley lost by failing to get 40% of the vote in her home State, essentially sealing the tomb on her obviously lost campaign for President. But Trump lost just as badly.  The absolute leader and dictator of his party, running (in Republicans' minds) as an incumbent, couldn't get 60% of his own party's vote.  Regardless of the in-the-tank-for-Republicans reporting in the mainstream press, this is not a crushing victory by Trump, but in fact a humiliating repudiation.   Contrast that outcome to a real winner, Joe Biden, who got 96% of the Democratic vote.  The truth is that Trump can barely win an election in his own party.  Of course, the press will go on declaring him to be a mighty colossus, striding toward victory, because that is what the rich owners of the press want to happen.  But the truth remains:  this is a character who, barring massive vote rigging in November, appears to be riding toward an incredible humiliation.

Just Trying to Help Out Here

 At the time of peak Taylor Swift frenzy, I collected a number of screen captures of right wing posts relating to her and the issues surrounding her.  Usually, when I ridicule wingnuts, it is about things they have said, but I think it is important to realize that a large part of their audience is, apparently, only remotely literate.  Visual images or videos have far more effect on them than any sort of reasoning, so I thought I would post a few of them here. Of course, a preposterous lie.   "Insider claims." She brought in millions of new fans, so they banned her.  Right. Okay, now we are deep into the weeds.  Not only is Taylor Swift a satanist, she is, of course, actually a transvestite.  Never could have predicted that one, huh?    As far as I can tell, there is no such thing as the "Academy of Music."  But they banned poor Taylor for life.  That will hurt. "Creepy tweet."  A little projection there, Trump idiots? Well, I shouldn't let Taylor have

What Could Go Wrong

 Or, another massive Trump victory in Federal Court today. Donald Trump's Brilliant Legal Strategy We hear from some sources that Donald Trump has already spent as much as $74 million dollars in legal fees to avoid the consequences of his multifaceted criminality, by clogging the justice system with idiotic appeals and other stall tactics, until he could run out the clock and postpone his reckoning past election day, when if re-elected he could crush any legal opposition to his rule.  Well, here is a fantasy that I had a few months ago.  When you look at Trump's adult life, it has consisted in an almost endless series of failures: six bankruptcies, two popular vote losses in Presidential politics, grotesque failures running the economy or the response to an epidemic, failures as a con man in his "university," his thieving charities and almost everything he ever tried to sell under his own name, and on and on.   Why should this be any different?  What I fantasized was

Still Weighing

 A chryon I just saw on MSNBC:  "Judges still weighing Trump immunity claim." Still weighing?  Still weighing what?  The claim that, unlike anyone else on earth,  Donald Trump has the right to commit any crime he wants?  How long does any judge have to "weigh" that claim before responding that he is full of bullshit, and malicious, criminal bullshit at that?   I am not a lawyer, but I am not totally brain dead either, and I think I can figure out in about two seconds that it is not part of our legal system that one person is allowed to ride roughshod over the laws of this country and do whatever the hell he wants, no matter how it damages others.  And no amount of legalese can hide this basic fact.  This is obviously what the whole issue is all about: are some corrupt judges going to take their chance to license a would-be dictator to smash the legal structure of our whole country?   I just don't see how any halfway decent person can have the slightest doubt abo