Category Archives: Basic Human Decency

Petty People: The Mitch McConnell Edition

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, protecting the dignitude of the Senate (boldface mine): Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has apparently been ignoring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) since moving to silence her on the Senate floor in February, Warren … Continue reading

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Bidnessmen Iz Weird

Consider Secretary of State and Laird High of His Demesne Rex Tillerson (boldface mine): Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes a private elevator to his palatial office on the seventh floor of the State Department building, where sightings of him … Continue reading

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Grabbing The REINS

So this bill, if passed by the Senate and signed by Il Trumpe, will be a disaster–and it went virtually unoticed (boldface mine): Last week, under the cover of a media bliss-out except among Koch funded right-wing channels, the House … Continue reading

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Will There Be A Balm In Gilead To Heal The Sin-Sick Soul?

This seems more important than it did last year: (from here) These excerpts from a speech Martin Luther King gave to striking sanitation workers in Memphis seems appropriate for the political moment. The speech: My dear friends, my dear friend … Continue reading

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Focus On Whether Perpetrators Repent, Not If Victims Forgive

The Washington Post ran a recent story that set my teeth on edge, “He was assaulted and called un-American at a Trump rally. Can he forgive the man who did it?” This is an awful story. The issue isn’t whether … Continue reading

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When Progressives Take Out Their Election Trauma On The Disadvantaged

It’s a form of privilege, I suppose. One of the weird things (among many) after Sept. 11, 2001 is that there was a group of liberal-ish Democrats who decided to turn their back on Democratic social and economic policy. For … Continue reading

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Meet The New Silicon Valley Boss, Same As The Old Economy One

In times of crisis, you learn what people are really made of (boldface mine): I’m still coming to terms with seeing Sheryl “Lean In” Sandberg sitting behind her bottle of Trump water, an arms’ reach from a guy who boasted … Continue reading

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