My Shithole Blood

According to 23andMe, I’m around 5% to 7% Shithole. If you include dirty Italian, dark Iberian, and Balkan gypsy, that number rises to 90% Shithole. Feeling proud.

 

But when you’re a racist, you’re a whole shit.

Deception, Disinformation, and Hypocrisy

The greatest threat to freedom in a democracy is propaganda and disinformation. Fox “news” has been brainwashing viewers/voters for more than 20 years. And they finally succeeded, with an assist from Putin, to install a liar, con man, and deplorable human being in the presidency. Those who were duped can be forgiven. Those who still believe, who refuse to accept that they’ve been conned and brainwashed, please wake up. History and your god will not judge you well. Redemption is easy and kind. A reckoning will hurt. Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth—not the morons, liars, con artists, blowhards, and braggarts. And especially not anyone professing to be a “stable genius.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation’s NYT Ad

While I don’t always like their “mocking” tone of religious believers in some of their ads, I do agree and support the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s overall purpose of promoting the constitutional principle of separation of state and church. And I loved this full-page ad in today’s New York Times, especially the fine print in the bottom right (see enlargement below). And the fact that you can donate to them in Mike Pence’s name is priceless.

Freedom From Religion Foundation Ad

Let’s zoom in on the fine print:

The War on America

From a New York Times Op-Ed:
Fox “News” v. Robert Mueller
[quotes added because even the Times needs a proofreader]

If only we could dismiss Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro, Laura Ingraham and the other well-paid propagandists at Fox News as though they were harmless drunks at the end of the bar, ticking off their conspiracy theories to anyone who will listen. Unfortunately, the guy sitting on the next stool is the president of the United States, and he’s all ears.

And it’s not just the president. It’s all the sheep who have been brainwashed by the Hannity, Pirro, Ingraham, Bannon, Limbaugh cabal. These assholes are not patriots. Their sole mission, with the aid of foreign adversaries, is to destroy America. They are evil malignancies that spread fake news and conspiracy theories. They must be shunned and removed. The alt-reality, fact-free, lying, sly-as-a-fox propaganda machine is the greatest threat facing the United States.

By the way, there is no war on Christmas. There never has been. But there is a war on America. And Fox is leading the charge.

(I didn’t create this meme. A friend sent it to me. Not sure where it originated. Merry Christmas!)

This is Psychological Warfare

Time will show that we were *all* the fools—and whatever temporary satisfaction the Right got from annoying the Left wasn’t worth America.

From Seth Abramson’s Twitter Feed:

1. We need to never again discuss this man with respect to policy—it’s become more than clear in nine months that he holds no policy positions.

2. So if you support Donald Trump because of any view you claim he holds, I don’t ever want to hear about it. The man holds no views.

3. There is no position Donald Trump has ever taken that he has not, at some point in the past or present, taken the opposite position to.

Continue reading “This is Psychological Warfare”

Alt Left

The alt left is a made up term by right wing propagandists like Sean Shamity, now picked up by the president, to create a false equivalency to white supremacists, fascists, nazis, racists, anti-semites, and bigots of all stripes. When they use the term alt left, they mean feminists, blacks, non-whites, anti-fascists, gays, interfaith clergy members peacefully singing while they incite violence with torches, or anyone who dares to speak out against discrimination, hatred, and fascism. Since I won’t be silent, I guess that makes me a part of the alt left. Continue reading “Alt Left”

Don’t Let Your Boys Grow Up to Be Entitled

GUEST POST BY LINDA

Yesterday at the gym, I had to school a young man in proper etiquette. That leaving your gym bag next to a machine doesn’t entitle you to hold the machine until you are ready to use it.

The machine had been empty long enough for me to do three sets of fifteen reps on another machine nearby. Then I moved to the “bagged” machine and started adjusting the seat and weights. Appearing out of nowhere, the young man stepped into the my space and said he was using the machine. No excuse or pardon me. Just there. In my space.

I was momentarily stunned and gave him my best “are you kidding me” look. He didn’t flinch or move. “Really?” I said.

“Yes,” he said, “I left my gym bag here. Didn’t you see it? I was using it.”

We had a five second standoff. Then I walked away. In those five seconds, and the thirty that followed, I kept telling myself, “Let it go. Let it go. Who cares? It’s only a weight machine. Go work out a different muscle. Don’t make a scene.” And finally, “Look around, you’re out numbered.” I was one of only three women in the entire gym, and the other two were nowhere near me. Continue reading “Don’t Let Your Boys Grow Up to Be Entitled”