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Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Category: Politics (Page 1 of 91)

Believe Women!

#MeToo and #TimesUp are more important than we might think because they show that we are starting to ascribe credibility to women approaching that which we automatically ascribe to men.

But this is about to get put to its toughest test yet when Christine Blasey Ford sits down with a Rethuglican Senate committee to fill them in on her violent run-in with Brett Kavanaugh, Pumpkin’s pick to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court (seeing as how Michael Cohen is not available).

I have visions of another Anita Hill situation.  I hope not.  But having faith in this patriarchal society to do the right thing by women is not much of a +EV position.  Also, this way I remain capable of being pleasantly surprised. 

In any case, a lawyer buddy of Kavanaugh’s tweeted last week (before Ford’s identity was even known)

“Wonder if accuser will say she was sober at time of alleged incident at drinking party. If drunk, how drunk? Cognitive dysfunction, impaired memory, mistaken identity, all compounded by 35 years? (I am of course not saying her drunkeness would excuse anyone else’s conduct.)”

So – he wonders if she was drunk.  Then he assumes she was but wonders how much.  Then he assumes however much she was drunk, it was plenty because she, of course, has all kinds of mental breakdowns as a result.  Inability to think, or remember events, or identify people.  And even though she was blind, blackout drunk (see what I did there?) it does not excuse someone else’s bad behavior toward her.  But of course, none of this has the least little thing to do with his buddy, ol‘ Brett.

When he got called on this, his reply was along the lines of, Are you saying that extreme drunkenness does NOT cause these mental deficiencies?  He’s already entered into evidence the fact that she was extremely drunk because… he imagined it, and he has a penis.  So, QED.

No, it does not HAVE to go this way.  Not now, in 2018.  Not even with the pussy-grabber-in-chief squeezing his blackheads in the west wing.  But is that the way to bet?

Surprise me, America.

via Rebecca Solnit, whose book, Men Explain Things to Me is the awesome and you should grab a copy RFN.

FEMA Test Announced

Thursday afternoon at 2:18 PM Eastern there will be a test of Wireless Emergency Alerts.  This means, if you have a phone, you’re getting a text from Pumpkin.  You cannot opt out.

I’m sure he will not take this opportunity to be unprofessional or unpresidential.  He will only tell everyone, “this is a test” and let it go at that.

I’m really looking forward to it!

No Parody

There remains #NoParody. 

I keep hearing clever/desperate plans to keep this toad off the Court. 

They remind me of the “plans” that were being floated in November and December 2016 to keep Pumpkin from completing the Russian Coup taking office.

How’d that go?


“Why yes, yes it is.  Treason is what I do!”
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

That was Pumpkin’s one-word tweet after the NY Times published an anonymous op-ed claiming to be from one member of his White Supremacy House trying to “preserve our democratic institutions” until he can be removed somehow.

I think this person has accomplished nothing for anyone but themselves.  I see it as a way for them to say, Look, I was just trying to keep it moderate.  I should not be going to the guillotine!  But if anything, they have made what they claim their cabal is trying to do, more difficult and ultimately less effective.

I notice that separating children from their parents and imprisoning them at the border was not one of Pumpkin’s “half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.”  So the fact that one of the writer’s objections is that Pumpkin is “amoral” should really help narrow it down.  It may be an indicator that Pence is the author.  Not that he’s genuinely moral — but he damn sure thinks he is.

Is Today Labor Day?

According the US Federal calendar, yes, it is.  However…

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It has long been my sense that the US has Labor Day when we do because of May Day’s communist-socialist overtones.  That is one thing that makes the people who run this country wet themselves with fear. 

But you know, don’t you, that we’re going to need the May 1 kind of Labor Day here soon enough?  OK.

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