Category Archives: Resistance Rebellion And Death

Yes, Trump Has a Plan to Deal with COVID-19

It’s just too monstrous for decent people to contemplate. While I realize Ezra Klein’s latest rhetorical trick is to act astonished when horrible people somehow end up doing horrible things, it becomes a real analytical stumbling block. In a recent … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, COVID-19, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 1 Comment

Three Thousand COVID-19 Deaths Per Day–Mostly Preventable–Is Not Normal

Nor should it ever be. Monday, news broke that a draft CDC report estimates that the U.S. will have 3,000 COVID-19 deaths every day by June. Yesterday, the U.S. had ‘only’ 1,015 COVID-19 deaths. By contrast, scaled by population, South … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, COVID-19 Benchmark, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 2 Comments

Heroes, Patriots, and Service

A lot of navel-gazing pundits are bandying around the word ‘hero’ to describe people who are simply doing their jobs under difficult or even dangerous conditions. This has led to an understandable–and correct–backlash from those who are putting themselves at … Continue reading

Posted in Resistance Rebellion And Death | 2 Comments

People Are Going to Die Because Professional Democrats Suck at Performative Politics

Over the weekend, there were five astroturf demonstrations in the U.S., calling for removal of COVID-19 based physical distancing measures. As you might imagine, our national political press corps provided important context and made it clear that these dingbats represent … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Fucking Morons, Resistance Rebellion And Death

They Think They Are Invulnerable

One thing I don’t get about many of the pundits and people whispering in Trump’s ear about re-opening the country is that many of them are older men, who are at greater risk from COVID-19 than many other people. While … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, COVID-19, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 2 Comments

A Simple Case for Impeachment

On Sunday, the NY Times actually committed some very good investigative reporting in which they received over eighty pages of emails but her emails! from U.S. public health officials. As you might imagine it’s incredibly damning–you really should read the … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Democrats, Resistance Rebellion And Death

Democrats Actually Have to Make the Case Against Trump

Professional Democrats, once again, are failing to make the case against Trump’s maladministration during the COVID-19 pandemic themselves. Instead, they are assuming that people will figure it out on their own, with an assist from the political press corps. STOP … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Democrats, Resistance Rebellion And Death

When Narcissism Becomes Lethal

There is probably too much armchair psychoanalysis of political figures, which leads to overemphasizing the role psychology plays in politics, there are times when a politician’s psychological dysfunctions do have a real-world effect. Needless to say, that effect is rarely … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 1 Comment

Sign of the Times?

Observed at the corner of S Street NW and Massachusetts Ave. NW, Sheridan-Kalorama, D.C.:

Posted in DC, Resistance Rebellion And Death

South Korea as a Baseline for the U.S.: The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

Or ‘nuking the goalposts’ if you prefer. After yesterday’s daily attempt by Il Trumpe to hide the greatest dereliction of duty by a president* in my lifetime (for perspective, I’m not young, and there have been some real doozies during … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, COVID-19, Fucking Morons, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 1 Comment