Category Archives: Fucking Morons

People Have to Like This Crap: Give Them All the Things

If there is a political slogan this blog lives by, it’s ‘people have to like this crap.’ And people like having things. That’s why all the preemptive caterwauling about a proposal floated by Sen. Chuck Schumer for an executive order … Continue reading

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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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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

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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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Mail-In Ballot Rejection, Caucuses and an Incompetent Political Party

One point I’ve made about mail-in balloting is that there’s a lot of fiddly things that can be done incorrectly. Well-intentioned people would look past these things, but since Republicans are involved, voters mailing in ballots better dot all their … 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

Posted in Conservatives, COVID-19, Fucking Morons, Resistance Rebellion And Death

I Don’t Think Democrats Are Going to DESTROY Postmaster General DeJoy

So next week, House Democrats are planning hearings about USPS’ interestingly-timed efforts to change how mail is delivered in the U.S. There has been a lot of eager anticipation of several Democrats’ future questioning (a couple of them actually don’t … Continue reading

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USPS and an Atypical Reaction to a Democratic Response

With the ongoing attempt by Trump apparatchik and U.S. Postmaster General DeJoy to destroy the ability of the U.S. Postal Service to deliver the mail (kind of a core function), many Democratic politicians took to the Intertoobz to condemn DeJoy. … Continue reading

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We Really Don’t Realize How Badly We’re Doing

While we don’t really have the sentinel surveillance in place to get really good estimates on the prevalence of COVID-19 infections (the number of currently infected people), we can use some proxies. One proxy is the two-week prevalence of COVID-19 … Continue reading

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If We Had an Effective Federal Response to COVID-19…

…then what Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did would be grounds for resignation (boldface mine): Gilmore said they told her that a resident in the home had recently gone to the hospital, where she tested positive for COVID-19. The … Continue reading

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