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Philippines One-Upmanship

Click thru for all the racism and corruption

I know someone who lauds the wonders of the Philippines as a retirement spot. I’ve been told things like, “Oh you’ll be amazed how far a social security check goes here.”

There’s might just a reason they can hire servants and handy help so cheap. But nothing is really free. Just like the legacy of slavery and native genocide in this country, the white colonizers built a tropical paradise on pools of indigenous blood

The USA said, “Nobody in the world can do inequality, white privilege and neo-fascism like we can!” And the Philippines replied, “Hold my Sarsi!”

Ding Dong

I touched on this last entry; I feel we need to celebrate some victories over evil.

Georgia (Georgia!) flipped the Senate blue. Pumpkin showed his true fascist colors. Joe Biden was indeed inaugurated. A bunch of trolls on reddit exposed what a steaming pile the whole stock market is. And… Rush Limbaugh died.

If you don’t think it’s seemly to celebrate a death, no matter whose, you don’t get the gestalt of Rush. Rush has been cheerleading for every apex of evil that has crept into the American psyche in the past thirty-some years. Making “liberal” a dirty word? Check. Making intellect something detestable? Check. Coining “feminazi”? Check. And on, and on. The removal of this wellspring of toxicity from our national discourse might be the single best thing that has happened this year yet.

Besides: who else could get #RestInPiss trending on Twitter?

Inspired by Wonkette

Anti-C

Today I saw a quote that perfectly sums up conservatism (21st century version) for the nexus of evil that it is.

Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect. There is nothing more or else to it, and there never has been, in any place or time.

Frank Wilhoit

This shows clearly the imperative priorities for “liberalism” or “progressivism” or whatever you want to call it. I scare-quote those because all there can be now is, Anti-Conservatism.

The two goals of Anti-Conservatism must be, that the laws shall bind everybody. Equally. No exceptions. And the laws shall protect everybody. Equally.

No exceptions.

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Oh and not far off-topic: They say you should only speak good of the dead. Rush Limbaugh is dead. Good.

via kottke.org

Impeachable

Not only do the Rethuglican senators ignore the proceedings at the impeachment “trial,” they met with the defense team for a strategy session. This shows you exactly how seriously they take their oath of office, their oaths as members of this mockery of a jury, and the Constitution.

If they don’t convict the person who made this speech

We’re going walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women. We’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.
We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.
Today we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections, but whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country. Our country has been under siege for a long time, far longer than this four-year period.

Pumpkin, Jan 6

…to a right-wing mob, of inciting the Capitol insurrection that day…

…then they should just strike the Impeachment Clause from the Constitution…

…because it’s a fucking joke.

Unintelligence Briefing

Aside: how is this POS still in the news? It’s disgusting.

It’s enough, already!

Enough!

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