Monday, November 30, 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

GOP lying whiners worse than ever

 It's 2020, and the GOP are even more fucked up.

The Lincoln Project are either "anti-Trump" Republicans,  which automatically makes them better human beings than "pro-Trump" Republicans, or they are Republicans that decided any party that Nazis, white supremacists and domestic terrorists are willing to embrace as "our kind of leaders" is absolutely fucked up.

So, below is a snippet from a Politico article, and here is my color commentary:

We have "not-as-far-right" Republicans harassing "Nazi-embraced-far-right" Republican's employees.

We have "Nazi-embraced-far-right" Republicans whining about being picked on, and either:

* Lying about who is "picking on them" - that is, deliberately lying that "not-as-far-right" Republicans are a "leftist mob" (by any sane definition,  the Lincoln Project people are still hard right);


* It's really proof the "Nazi-embraced-far-right" Trump Republicans are so fucking far off the cliffs of hard right, that the "merely hard right" Lincoln Project people are - by comparison - "leftist";


* (and this is really the most likely) BOTH.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Horrific Trend of COVID-19

Today is Nov 11.

10 million cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States. That's 20% of the global cases, in a country with 4.25% of the global population.

The US 240,000 deaths, with global 1.28 million dead from this virus - about 20%. Imagine that.

Trump and the Republicans own those deaths.

CNN COVID-19 Tracker


All the President’s Lies About the Coronavirus

Gun Owners: Now is your time to rise and Resist Trump. The irony.

Dear "I need a gun in case the government becomes a tyranny" gun owners. The time has come. Ironic that many of you are so deeply confused, that you're actually part of the problem, worshipping Trump, and awaiting your "call to arms" to help him stage his coup d'etat.

Trump plotting a coup d’etat?

Can Trump really stage a coup? Experts weigh in on whether it's possible

The Trump administration is staging a coup d’├ętat. Where are you, Republicans?


Electiongeddon2020 - Biden is President - Get Over It

"It can't be that the object of our cult worship (Trump) lost and won't continue to be our fearless, self-absorbed leader! Therefore, there must - MUST - be some evil conspiracy involving hundreds of millions of people, all out to get our Godman Trump!"

Because, yeah, that totally makes sense outside some deranged horror novel.



Saturday, August 15, 2020

Spreading COVID-19 in the United States

The United States of "You call that a pandemic? Hold my beer!"

I was looking at the CNN COVID-19 spread webpage again today, and got annoyed how the logarithmic chart they use makes it look like the spread is slowing down (not their intention, but most people don't understand logarithmic charts).  So, I dug around to find one that shows it in linear scale, instead.

Then I thought I'd mock it up, to really try to spell it out for the slow kids in the classroom.

"You can't cure stupid."  - Old axiom
"...but maybe a virus can kill it."  - COVID-19 corollary

Monday, June 1, 2020

Just don't be an asshole about it

Yeah, see, it's not the first part that's the problem. It's the second part.

Put another way, if I walk around saying "Go fuck yourself!" you think I'm kind of a jackass, right? Now, imagine if I'm a jackass carrying a gun, or possibly carrying a deadly virus.

Yeah, see, a jackass that can commit mass murder!

And this is literally the problem with everyone laughing at this meme - they get so self-absorbed and self-congratulatory about the first part, they completely miss the part about how they're shouting to the world 

"I'm a jackass! You will respect me!"

Being a jackass doesn't make anyone special.

Doesn't work that way, luv. Doesn't work that way.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Safety of Being White, United States 2020

As a white person I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover)
I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese)
I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans)
I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood)
I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo)
I can run (#WalterScott)
I can breathe (#EricGarner)
I can live (#FreddieGray)

White privilege is real. Take a minute to consider a Black person’s experience today.

*I copied and pasted this ... please do the same.