86 Comments

The worst thing that happened to me was when I found out that my country was populated with a never before anticipated huge number of people who would have felt right at home in 1930’s Nazi Germany.

Expand full comment

Charlie Kirk pontificating on Black women of intellect, of strength....receiving an education that “should have been reserved for White folks” at various universities. Well ...please give us Charlie’s educational background... a community college dropout... That says it all about Charlie, his educational record, his anti everything that is not about supporting Whites, Christianity, male dominance, and superiority..yeah that Charlie who is just another grifter taking money from the White Wing grievance victimhood machine... a disgusting little little man.

Expand full comment

Once a door is opened to you, you still have to do the work. Affirmative Action isn't pushing people through higher education like an assembly line. Kirk is a racist asshole.

Expand full comment

The reason I enjoy your posts is because you are able to tell the truth bluntly and with humor. I, in fact, was raped by a Mexican and I never really thought about it until I just read your recent blog. And what's interesting, is that it didn't cause me to hate Mexicans. It didn't cause me to hate men. Because apparently I am able to see that we are all individuals and it makes no sense to lump everybody who is a certain color or a certain race or a certain gender into a box and label that box as something bad simply because someone did something at some time that I found morally offensive.

Expand full comment

Just the intellectual heft of Ketanji Brown Jackson's brain could squish Kirk and should. I grew up knowing the bottom rung of whites tolerated that somewhat more because they could always say they were above someone and those someones they were above were always far and away better than most.

Expand full comment

When Obama won, -- and the eight years of his presidency, were probably among the best years in our modern Democracy. Then, the pendulum swung in the other direction and it’s still swinging....We’re digressing into something awful. A cross between the old-west (everyone carry guns...) and Handmaiden’s Tale. I like Kerry’s comment above...she left the country which may be a consideration for others depending on the 2024 election....There’s absolutely NO television series that can compete with the drama and antics happening in our government today. Oy vay.

Expand full comment
Jul 16, 2023·edited Jul 16, 2023

That “jerk water district” includes Sedona, one of the wealthiest enclaves in Arizona. It also includes the not very tiny town and area where my parents live - Prescott. This guy is an idiot. Sad the folks in that district didn’t see what a racist asshole he is before they voted him in. AZ has nine districts, and the second district is ginormous. It looks like it’s 3/4’s of the state. Crazy.

Expand full comment

He has a complicated legacy, but LBJ was one smart cookie.

Expand full comment

Before you know it, they'll be screaming the N-word out loud on Fox News.

Expand full comment

My first thought when watching that escalator was "whoo boy, he's giving permission." And man did much of the country say "thank you, I will."

And yeah, context matters. That seems to be lost on a humungous number of people, both sides of the aisle.

Expand full comment

The "lizard brain" hypothesis (we could get more scientific by referring this as occurring in the amygdala (emotion-related) part of the brain where studies show reactions corresponding to other indicators of prejudice), alone would be the reasons why people that do not easily stand out as red-hatted, spittle spewing MAGA nutbags actually end up voting for Trump and crazy GOP nutbags.

Add to that that in the recent generations where marijuana is toked copiously during the most formative years of the amygdala to the degree the growth is permanently retarded... not good. Not good.

Expand full comment

It is unfortunate that hate is such an easy sell. Tommy Tuberville is just a disgrace to peoplehood! I think his Neanderthal genes are running the show. Actually, I assume Neanderthals must have been nicer because they were able to get together with Homo Sapiens, showing some pro-social behaviors that Republicans seem to be lacking. I am still reeling from hearing that like the Wagner Group of Prigozhin, DeSatan is creating his own militia. I guess this is so when he follows in Trumps footsteps to steal the election, he has his militia ready and trained to do his bidding. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jul/15/ron-desantis-florida-state-guard-militia-veterans-quit

I can imagine how things will play themselves out with that racist asshole. But, he seems determined to top Trump in nastiness. It is a battle that will not be won, because they are both the nastiest people.

Expand full comment

This is perfect. Thanks, brother.

Expand full comment

I was a research librarian in my former life and I can’t tell you how pissed off i get with the bullshit they’re being given about “wokeness”, diversity and other socially important books. I remember back several years ago some Fed agency (FBI I think), was trying to get patron info from check out cards and the librarians weren’t having any of that nonsense. An agent called them “radical militant librarians”. Made me laugh, but now I’m thinking “damn straight”.

Expand full comment

Yes-obvious facts. Disgusting

Expand full comment

I’ve been listening to Rachel Maddow’s new podcast, Deja News. I can’t recommend it more highly enough. It’s both reassuring and disconcerting that the country has been here before, that there are precedents for our current political dumpster fire. We’ve come close to losing our democracy before, we’ve seen Florida try to legislate against homosexuality and we’ve been pro-Fascist more than once. The Republican Party has always comprised fuckheads and authoritarian-friendly doofuses. Even Marjorie *Jewish space lasers* Sporkfoot isn’t without precedent; there have been racist, xenophobic, homophobic assholes throughout our history. So it’s reassuring that we’ve been here before but disconcerting that we haven’t learned a thing. Florida is still trying to legislate against homosexuality, the Republican Party is still autocrat-friendly and Marjorie *Tweedledumb* Greene is just another Father Coughlin. The country is in a very dark place and I’m scared. I know what happened in Germany and I’m seeing the same things happening here. I’m trying not to panic.

There’s one thought that always gives me joy: They can legislate against it, gerrymander against it, rally against it and protest all they like, but the fact remains that by 2046, this will be a minority-majority country. The old white guys will be outnumbered and despite their best efforts, they’ll ultimately have to give up the reighns of power. I won’t live to see it but just imagining it makes me happy.

Expand full comment