Category Archives: Conservatives

Your Abortion Is Slutty, Mine Is Not

Well, not mine, since I’m a cishet male. Anyway, there’s an excellent piece by Leah Hampton that gets at the hypocrisy of anti-legal and safe abortion conservatives (boldface mine): The crux of my newfound doubt about Roe is the “everyone” … Continue reading

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Literacy and Voting

I’m late to this very good ProPublica article about the problems illiterate voters face (boldface mine): Conservative politicians have long used harsh tactics against voters who can’t read — poor, often Black and Latino Americans who have been failed by … Continue reading

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Republicans to Attempt to Ban Abortion in the U.S. Today

Or so multiple news reports say. Later today, Senator and member of the political wing of the Proud Boys Lindsey Graham will introduce a bill, the “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act.” This would enact a national ban … Continue reading

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The (Not-So) Implicit Threat of Violence by Right Wing Activists

Last week, right wing activists in Idaho ramped up their campaign of intimidation (boldface mine): One of the memes being passed around on right-wing social media this week shows a man loading a revolver with the text, “Can’t expect God … Continue reading

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Arsonists, Firefighters, and Ersatz ‘Unity’

One of the few advantages of stupid zombie arguments that just won’t die is you can quote pieces you’ve previously written. This, of course, is a post about President Biden’s supposed divisiveness. From some asshole with a blog two days … Continue reading

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There Is No Neutral Position for the Department of Justice

Sunday, the NY Times reported that the Department of Justice is debating whether or not to delay investigating Trump due to unwritten, informal policies (the norms!) about charging officials close to an election. This ignores the obvious reality that the … Continue reading

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On the Republican Butthurt over Ranked Choice Voting

Last night, as Alaskan Democrat Mary Peltola defeated two conservative candidates, including former governor and constant self-beclowner Sarah Palin, right wingers took to social media to decry ranked choice voting (RCV), which is how Alaska (and Maine) run their elections. … Continue reading

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The Anger Gap and Prosecuting Trump

In the last couple of weeks, there has been a spate of posts and articles about whether the prosecution of Trump would be a good or bad thing, that typically come in two flavors: We don’t want current presidents prosecuting … Continue reading

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Republicans Do Have Agency: Not Victims, but Perpetrators

And they are using it very poorly. Yesterday, Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney lost her primary bid to a Trump acolyte. Just like Blessed St. Meijer of the Midway, on policy grounds and general ethics, Cheney is no great loss, … Continue reading

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Election Fraud and Self-Projection

Remember Trump Republicans–and most Republicans in practice are Trump Republicans–are always engaged in self-projection. Which brings us to two stories about Republicans illegally accessing voting machines. From the Gret Stet of Michigan (boldface mine): The election had gone smoothly, she … Continue reading

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