Category Archives: Conservatives

Some Friday Schadenfreude: the Voter Suppression Edition

In the midst of…[gestures wildly at everything], we shouldn’t deny ourselves the pleasures of schadenfreude. As you might have guessed, this is a post about Donald Trump. We go to the state of Georgia (boldface mine): In an interview with … Continue reading

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Will There Ever Be Specifics in Political Journalism or Reverse Cletus Safaris?

One of the undercovered ‘results’ of the 2020 election is the victory celebration phenomenon: in many metro areas, people were ecstatic, as if we had just destroyed the Death Star or won a war. Despite that reaction, there are no … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Republicans to “Reach Out” and Begin “Healing the Nation”

It’s their turn to “be the mom.” Since the election was called for Biden, lots of Thought Leaders and Professional Politics Knowers have been calling for Democrats to “reach out to Republicans”, “heal the nation”, and other similar blather. This … Continue reading

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Recognizing–and Stopping–Republican Nihilism

That’s what today is ultimately about. Leaving aside how Republican COVID-19 Surrender Monkeys have giving up fighting the pandemic–and their lies about why they should do so (it’s literally existential)–there’s a larger phenomenon at play (boldface mine): The Republican Party’s … Continue reading

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On Republican COVID-19 Nihilism

By now, you might have stumbled across any number of reports describing the Trump administration’s de facto embrace of a ‘herd immunity’ strategy: letting the virus run rampant to build up immunity, while attempting (and failing) to protect at-risk populations, … Continue reading

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The COVID-19 Response Is Par for the Republican Course

While I’m willing to call Trump et alia COVID-19 surrender monkeys as much as the next guy, I don’t think surprise, such as this, is warranted (boldface mine): For weeks, the White House has been advancing a “herd immunity” approach … Continue reading

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We Could Have Effective COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance, Even with the Crappy U.S. Healthcare System

I’ve been meaning to get to this Washington Post article about how genomic sequencing of COVID-19 is being used in the UK to assist in tracking outbreaks, and in the U.S…. not so much. What got me off my posterior … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, COVID-19, Fucking Morons, Genomics

A Typical Day in the Mainland Colony Known as the District of Columbia

In the midst of this NY Times story about the White House’s and Congressional Republicans’ inability to be anything other than inconsiderate assholes about mask wearing and other basic public hygiene measures and thereby endangering the local colonials, by way … Continue reading

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Arrogance, Willful Ignorance, and Accountability: The Night of the Long COVID

I’ve been meaning to get to this post by Steve M. at No More Mr. Nice Blog (boldface mine): One of the lessons Republicans — and the plutocrats they serve — have learned over the past few decades is that … Continue reading

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When Certain Religions Are No Longer Primus Inter Pares

The nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is Catholic, has, once again, moved religious conflict into the political arena (let’s be clear, this is, in part, a cynical move by a very cynical administration to peel off Catholic … Continue reading

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