Category Archives: Fucking Morons

Leonhardt Is Still Stuck on Stupid

So David Leonhardt has another stupid column decrying COVID protections, this time about the increase in traffic fatalities (boldface mine): At first, researchers thought that emptier roads might be the main answer. Open roads can encourage speeding, and speeding can … Continue reading

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Democrats Feel Good, Now Professional Democrats Need to Mobilize Them

Lara Putnam and Micah L. Sifry made a very good point a couple of weeks ago (boldface mine): National Democratic and progressive groups together burned through the surge of liberal organizing under Mr. Trump, treating impassioned newcomers like cash cows, … Continue reading

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Very Sensible People Should Make Lists of What They Don’t Like About the Left and the Right

And then stare at them for a very long time. We are currently witnessing the Sensibles and the Centrists creating false equivalencies between the left (construed in the most convenient way for said Sensibles and Centrists) and the right. Here’s … Continue reading

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A Senate COVID Reality

There are many reasons why the geriatric age of many Senate Democrats (including some of the good ones!) is an issue, but it’s particularly a problem during a fucking pandemic as some asshole with a blogTwitter feed noted recently: If … Continue reading

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Sensible Democrats Are So Close

But still not getting it. In response to the anger by ‘activists’ rank-and-file Democrats over the Biden administration’s mealymouth and slow response* to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, former Obama White House official Jennifer Palmieri has thoughts (boldface mine): … Continue reading

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The Biden Administration and Brown M&Ms

There’s a CNN piece going around about the internal troubles of the Biden administration. Most of it reads like an article that should be titled ‘All of the stuff people cranky with Biden told us’, but there is one disturbing … Continue reading

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There Are Things that Democratic Officials Can Do to Protect Abortion

And other rights too. Of course, they might not do them, but that is a matter of choice (SWIDT?). That Democrats choose to not suspend, limit, or overturn the Senate filibuster–and if the diminution of the Senate’s power isn’t a … Continue reading

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The Texas GOP’s War on Public Health

The Texas Republican Party–and Texas is the largest Republican-controlled state (and the world’s ninth largest economy)–has been working hard to come up with a platform, and, Boy Howdy, it’s a terrifying exercise in lunacy. Here’s the draft section on vaccination, … Continue reading

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Ohio House Republicans Believe Certain Laws Won’t Apply to Them

They might find out that’s not true the hard way. Last Friday, the Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill that will prevent trans people from playing in female sports (it’s not clear if this only applies to high … Continue reading

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After Fifty Years of Ineptitude

While Rebecca Traister is discussing abortion, this sentiment about professional Democrats applies to so many policy issues (boldface mine): None of what is unfolding now is about short-term strategy or single-cycle results. Nor is it about a single presidential administration. … Continue reading

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