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Going Postal

Well, now he wants to destroy the post office. Who could possibly have seen this coming?

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Voting by mail works great. Oregon has been doing it since 1987, with no more trouble than any other state’s electoral system.

What’s more, the Pumpkin only wants to stop vote-by-mail in states where Democrats have a good chance. Voting by mail is harder for his Russian buddies to diddle.

Layers of Insanity

As someone pointed out online, every school system has an opening safety plan that requires all children to act 100% of the time as no child has ever acted. In the history of children.

This’ll go well. Especially when the administrators’ hearts aren’t really in it. As we saw in Georgia this week, when a girl was suspended for sharing this picture:

In response to severe Internet backlash, the principal revoked her suspension, completing the Streisand Effect.

Well-played, sir. Tell me, are you as diligent about trying to enforce the mask policy as you are about say, the girls’ dress code? Or do you still manage to send every girl home whose outfit that day bares *gasp* a shoulder?

But seriously, the impulse to punish a student who exposes that the mask policy at this school is an absolute joke — as opposed to the school staff who are utterly failing to enforce it — shows the tragic denial of reality by all too many of those charged with caring for some aspect of what we used to call, the public good. And the outcome is an anticlimactic obvious one.

Postal Disservice

The mail will figure large in this upcoming election. Pumpkin rails against mail-in voting but then tells people to use absentee balloting, which is handled by… mail.

His new Postmaster-General, Louis DeJoy, is beyond corrupt.

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Already I am seeing online reports of serious delays in non-junk mail. (story here) Small retail businesses who use the USPS for shipping are especially hard hit. I know the plural of anecdote is not data, but this “tracks” (as the kids online like to say).

If the Rethuglicans choke off the mail, they can make sure to count only the votes they want (editorial from Portland). And democracy in the US will be finished, drowned in a sea of lost or delayed mail-in ballots.

Liberal Bias

Put in a search in your favorite search engine for “universities make leftists” and see the array of shrill right-wing hate speech that pops up.

Reality has a well-known liberal bias, after all.


While their heart is in the right place, Pumpkin just can’t expect the local police to coordinate on a national scale for the advancement of fascist dictatorship. They aren’t really built for it.

Naturally, the kind of police violence that makes racists feel safer for a minute is a top priority, certainly over doing anything at all about a pandemic or the economic well-being of people with net worth under eight digits. But to provide the kind of distraction they need with an election three months away, it has to be coordinated on a national scale.

Lucky for him, the PATRIOT Act’s funding of military equipment being lavished on “law enforcement” was not restricted to local and state departments. So, a Gestapo is born. After a smash hit run in Portland, watch for the grand opening this week in Chicago.

And coming soon to YOUR city.

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