Category Archives: Fucking Morons

The ‘Centrist’ Canard

If you want to distract yourself from the ongoing pandemic, you always can take a break by looking at U.S. politics. One of the fictions that has been accepted as dogma for decades is that ‘centrist Democrats’ are savvier than … Continue reading

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Why We Need Vaccination Requirements: The Monoclonal Antibody Ignorance Edition

Over the weekend, the New York Times published an article about people who are willing to take monoclonal antibodies once they’ve been infected by COVID-19, but are unwilling to get vaccinated. What is bizarre is that both the vaccine and … Continue reading

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Statesmen Versus Salesmen: Nothing Has Changed

Nearly thirteen years ago, some asshole with a blog commented on former generals’ conflicts of interest in “Because ‘NBC Analyst and War Profiteer’ Doesn’t Sound Very Nice”: I think Digby gets to the heart of the implications of this: That … Continue reading

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When the New York Times Misses the Story About Gov. DeSantis and COVID

Over the weekend, the New York Times published an awful article about Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis and the challenge COVID-19 is causing him. Its basic premise can be summarized thusly (boldface mine): While leaders in that state also … Continue reading

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Anti-War and Silencing

Consider it a particular form of gaslighting. One of the most frustrating things about the recent media coverage of Afghanistan (which has received more coverage in the last week in U.S. media than it did in the last five years–when … Continue reading

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We Are Running Out of Time to Vaccinate

Actually, we probably have. I stay away from discussing what will happen nationally because states that are experiencing or will experience outbreaks are like Tolstoy’s unhappy families: they each suffer outbreaks in their own ways. This is why I tend … Continue reading

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Still Waiting for Republican Snowflakes to ‘Be the Mom’

Shortly after the election, some asshole with a blog called for Republicans to 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 … Continue reading

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Just Because Your Crazy Ass Uncle Thinks There Are Tunnels Underneath Comet Ping Pong Doesn’t Mean D.C. Has to Inspect Them

This, of course, is a post about COVID-19 vaccination. Over the weekend, an extremist rightwing Republican congressman (are there any other kind?) Thomas Massie introduced a bill, HR3680, that would prevent mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in the military. This seems likely, … Continue reading

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People Have to Like This Crap: The Child Tax Credit Edition

One of Biden’s signature anti-poverty programs is the Child Tax Credit, which gives families $300 per month per child as a tax refund (if someone pays no taxes, they receive a check). Unfortunately, the implementation leaves a lot to be … Continue reading

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Where This All Ends

Thanks to Senator Joe Manchin (D-Quisling) and several of his quieter Democratic colleagues, this seems to be a likely result (boldface mine): …it is so obvious where all of this is heading. President Trump tells a big lie that elections … Continue reading

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