Category Archives: Conservatives

American Shame

A disabled protestor opposed to the Republican AHCA after being detained by Congressional security forces: Because people don’t want to be killed by Republicans. History will condemn Republicans and God will damn them.

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The Republican War On Standards

And I’m not referring to the usual pundit complaint about how mean and uncivil everyone is supposedly being. I mean the National Institute of Standards and Technology (‘NIST’). While it’s fun to joke about NIST being the keepers of official … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Both Sides Don’t Agree On Common Goals

Outsourced to Commandante Atrios (boldface mine): In our little country, there is this notion that Both Sides (the archetypes of the two parties, anyway) want roughly the same things (peeance and freeance and prosperity), but we just disagree about how … Continue reading

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The Republican War On Microbiology

Yes, this is from Trump’s proposed budget, not a Congressional proposal. But until Republicans shoot this down–if they do shoot it down–they own this (boldface mine; color original): Welcome to the ARS Culture Collection (NRRL) Please note that the President’s … Continue reading

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When Policy Collides With Palinism

Catherine Rampell notes the lack of meaningful policy overall from Il Trumpe and the Assholes (boldface mine): So what’s actually obstructing the Republican agenda? It’s the fact that there is no Republican agenda. For years Republicans, including and especially the … Continue reading

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Palinism And Primus Inter Pares

Many moons ago, I described what I called ‘Palinism’, which was essentially a reaction by white Christians to losing their primus inter pares status: While people have described Palin as engaging in identity politics, that sells identity politics short. Palin … Continue reading

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If The National Endowment For The Humanities Ends, It Will Be With A Bureaucratic Whimper

Meanwhile, Il Trumpe’s Republican budget is still awful, as it would end the National Endowment for the Humanities (‘NEH’; boldface mine): National Endowment for the Humanities Deputy Chair Margaret Plympton released the following statement regarding the agency’s budget: Today the … Continue reading

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