Monday, July 19, 2021


A Brief Note:

I will be away from the computer for a few days and then on vacation from July 22 to August 6.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A Campaign Of Death

Fox continues to dedicate dozens of hours of programming "to its crusade against the administration's push to vaccinate the country". 

Tucker Carlson said vaccine requirements would be a slippery slope to eugenics. (Carlson also recently claimed he has never spoken out against vaccinations.)

Wait a second. Who is doubting that vaccines work? For the record, we never for a minute doubted it.  . . . We believe in science . . . [W]hen they said this stuff works, we never questioned it.

That is, of course, a colossal lie.

(It is always also worth mentioning that Fox's lawyers have argued in court on more than one occasion that no "reasonable person" should ever believe anything Tucker Carlson says.)

There is no end to the list of right-wing extremists who are encouraging the deaths of as many Americans as possible:

Brian Kilmeade, Fox & Friends: "The focus of this administration on vaccination is mind-boggling. They're going to knock on your door, they're going to demand that you take it, and they're going to give you a third shot." (What "third shot"? He did not explain.)

Charlie Kirk compared vaccination to "medical apartheid" and a "hostage situation", in which you will be allowed to "have your freedom back if you get the jab".

Lauren Boebert referred to Biden's "Needle Nazis", federal agents coercing people to take "the experimental vaccine" and wondered: "Did I wake up in Communist China?"

Marjorie Nazi Greene called Biden officials "medical brown shirts". This comparison came shortly after she stated mandatory mask-wearing was exactly like the Nazis requiring Jewish people to wear a Star of David.

Tomi Lahren called flight attendants who enforce health precautions "Nazis of the air". (Last year, Lahren said people comply with social distancing rules have submitted to a form of "willful slavery")

Jim Jordan: "What's next? Knocking on your door to see if you own a gun?" (As long as they don't want to see anyone who has knowingly turned a blind eye to numerous sexual assaults, Gym should be okay.)

Mitch McConnell says he's "perplexed" as to why so many Americans are refusing to get vaccinated. (If Mitch can't remember his basic propaganda, it might be Sippy Cup time.)

Salon's Amanda Marcotte believes these pro-death comments have been made because

the delta variant is starting to tear through red state communities, and right wing leaders are afraid that their followers are going to start going wobbly on this plan to sacrifice their own health and possibly lives in order to sabotage Biden’s pandemic response. 

At CPAC, the anti-vaxxers . . . gloated from [the] stage about how the vaccine rates aren't what Biden had hoped for, and the audience cheered and applauded.

The amazing thing is that if Donald Trump had done the absolute bare minimum and followed basic health guidelines to hinder the spread of the virus – something he then could have bragged endlessly about  he likely would have waltzed through the campaign and been easily re-elected and been able to continue his massive grift.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Trump Incoherently Babbles His Greatest Hits/Lies And Boasts (Again!) About Passing A "Not Easy" Test Designed To Detect Dementia; Plus: Mike Lindell Will Reveal Election Fraud Evidence On August 10-12 And Trump Will Be Reinstalled As President On August 13

He Overdid The Orange

Anti-Vax Quacks

Mark Your Calendars

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Trump Calls January 6 Terrorist Attack "A Lovefest Between The Capitol Police And The People That Walked Down To The Capitol . . . There Was Such Love At That Rally . . . The Love In The Air, I've Never Seen Anything Like It."



GOP Women's Group Calls Lauren Boebert (Q-Col.) A Shameless Self-Promoting Carnival Barker (She's Also An Ignorant Seditionist, A Lying Traitor, And A Callous And Moronic Sociopath Who Thinks 622,000+ Dead Americans Is A Joke

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Trump Announces Plan To Sue Several Private Companies For Enforcing Their Own Terms Of Service (He Also Joked About Deliberately Killing 600,000 People)

Donald Trump's latest grift is a gaggle of class-action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and Google and their respective CEOs (Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai) for, apparently, enforcing their terms of service.

(There should maybe be a rule that you cannot sue someone if you cannot pronounce their name.)

While pointing out that he will be the lead plaintiff in the lawsuits, Trump nonsensically called this publicity stunt whose only intention is to separate the MAGA rubes from their money, a "very beautiful development".
We're demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing, a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well. . . . From the very beginning of our nation, freedom of speech has always been understood as a bedrock of our liberty and our strength. No one should have the power to take that right away.
You could set your watch by it: Immediately after the announcement, Trump began sending out emails begging for cash.

No legal justification exists for what Trump hopes to do. Social media companies are allowed to impose restrictions on what can be discussed on their sites and to ban anyone who does not abide by those restrictions. I'm so old I can remember when the idea that businesses should be allowed to exist free from government interference was a core belief of the Republican party.

And because Trump is a stone cold fucking idiot, he claimed the various actions taken against him by Facebook, Twitter and Google were "unconstitutional". Most intelligent people know the First Amendment prohibits only the government from restricting free speech. You only have to read six words to understand that. It has never had anything to do with private companies.

Blake Reid, a clinical professor at the University of Colorado Law School, said the frivolous lawsuit "has essentially no chance of succeeding in court but a high chance of drawing a lot of attention". That's where the non-stop grift comes in.

After Trump spent weeks encouraging and inciting the deadly seditious insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, he was banned from numerous websites, including Facebook and Instagram (January 7), Twitter (January 8) and YouTube (January 12). Trump boldly started a blog, at which the only thing his supporters could do was donate more money. Alas, that grift was short-lived. Not one month passed before Trump scrubbed it because people were making fun of him.

Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman wrote that while Trump's announcement might sounds like a big deal, it's merely "puny and pathetic".
Trump is returning to his roots as a small-time grifter, desperate to draw attention to himself and willing to do just about anything to grab a few extra bucks.

The lawsuit itself is so laughable that it gives away the game . . . Facebook [is] a private company that set up rules for those who chose to use its service. Trump repeatedly violated those rules, and was kicked off. It really isn't all that complicated . . .

No one expected [Trump] to discover dignity for the first time in his 75 years, yet so much of what he is doing these days is just petty and small. . . .

As soon as Trump announced the suit, fundraising texts were blasted out to his supporters. . . .

This is a reminder of Trump's truest nature: a sad small-timer telling everyone how big he is.

For much of his career, there has been no scam too small for him to pull and no product too cheesy for him to hawk, whether it was steaks or ties or vodka or vitamins. . . .

If it could bring in a few bucks, he did it. And that's what he's still doing.

Because Deliberately Causing The Deaths Of More Than A Half-Million People Is Hilarious

He Is Correct That "Lying Sack Of Putin-Worshipping Shit" Does Not Appear, However

Tucker: The US Must Put Spy Cameras In Every School Classroom
So Children Don't Learn White Supremacy Is Bad

Complete Fealty To Dear Leader Is The Most Important Qualification

Right-Wing Group Claims 78 Border Agents Have Died In The Last 90 Days
(Truth: Those Deaths Occurred Over 102+ Years, Before Biden Took Office)

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Trump Knows Taxes
"Nobody Knows More About Taxes Than I Do, Maybe In The History Of The World."
(May 2016)
"I Know The Details Of Taxes Better Than Anybody. Better Than The Greatest CPA" (December 2017)
"You Didn’t Pay Tax On The . . . What Do You Have To Put? Does Anybody Know
The Answer To That Stuff?" (July 2021)

Love the chyron on the second tweet: Trump confirms that his company engaged in illegal activity it has been charged with. His stated confusion over taxes is likely the start of his Sgt. Schultz defense.
He's looking for my name!!!

Saturday, July 03, 2021

The Grifting Never Stops
At Rally, Trump Seems To Publicly Admit Guilt In Numerous Illegal Tax Schemes,
Asking If What His Organization Has Been Charged With Are Really Crimes

Trump Holds Rally Despite Request Not To Out Of Respect For Surfside Building Collapse

Trump, June 25, 2021: "Watch Next Week Because You'll See Me Do Something About Big Tech
And People Have Wanted Me To Do It A Long Time . . . I Think You'll Find It To Be Very Interesting."

People Conversant With Reality Were Not Surprised He Did Absolutely Nothing.

Trump Org & CFO Pleads Not Guilty To Tax Fraud And Falsifying Records;
Donald Trump (Rally) And Junior (TV) Both Seem To Admit The Corporation Is Definitely Guilty

"GETTR Holds Freedom Of Speech As Its Core Value And Does Not Wish To Censor Your Opinions
[But] May, In Its Sole Discretion . . . Delete . . . Remove, Or Refuse To Post . . . Content . . . That We
Believe Is Offensive, Obscene, Lewd, Lascivious, Filthy, Pornographic, Violent, Harassing,
Threatening, Abusive, Illegal, Or Otherwise Objectionable Or Inappropriate, Or . . . Personal Bullying
. . . Attacking Any Religion Or Race, Or Content Containing Video Or Depictions Of Beheadings"

Rudy: Hey, I Committed Serious Crimes, Too!