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The Biden Economy is Humming and All Republicans can do is Complain


by karl marx junior


Republican politicians will not shut up about inflation because they have nothing else to criticize, but in reality, the economy is humming along. The truth is most Americans are better off after Biden passed the American Rescue Plan, and returning to normal life is much closer than it seemed during the previous administration.


When Biden took office, there were only 2 million people fully vaccinated, a 6.4 percent unemployment rate and the economy experienced the largest contraction in decades. A year later, there are over 210 million fully vaccinated Americans, a 3.9 percent unemployment rate, 6 million new jobs created, and the economy expanded by 5.7 percent, which is the largest GDP growth experienced since 1984. This is the quickest economic recovery in American history.


Even critics who argue that GDP growth is inflated because the economy contracted the year prior can’t make a compelling argument because even if you compare the GDP from the Year 2021 to the Year 2019, the economy still expanded at more than a 3 percent annualized rate. Considering America has experienced very few years of GDP growth higher than 3 percent in the last twenty years, this is good news.


But that’s not it. Childhood poverty fell 40 percent, which is the largest drop in history. The average American family has $354 more each month, even when factoring in inflation. This means the disposable income has actually increased for the typical American, during the pandemic, under the Biden administration. This was due in large part to the generous expansion of child tax credits and the middle-class tax cuts for everyone making under $400k. Unlike the Trump tax cuts, where over 80 percent of the money went to the top 1 percent of earners, about 70 percent of tax benefits go to Americans making $91,000 or less under the Biden legislation.


This does not factor in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which is the largest investment of its kind since Eisenhower authorized the interstate highway in 1956. This legislation will positively impact the average American family in many ways as well.


Dilapidated roads and unsafe bridges wear down a person’s car, which can cost the average driver a few hundred dollars each year. Better infrastructure means fewer trips to the auto mechanic for checkups and repairs. Proper transportation investments put more money into the pockets of average Americans. Improved infrastructure would contribute to shorter commute times, and the creation of millions of good-paying jobs, which would help sustain a robust middle class. The bill will also invest more money in public transportation to cut down on the amount of time in transit.


Despite the fact that every other economic indicator is relatively healthy, especially only a year after a recession, Republicans will remain laser-focused on inflation numbers and use it as a distraction to get voters to the polls. The most difficult part about the upcoming midterm will be convincing Americans that inflation isn’t the only issue.


Let’s also not forget that half of the stimulus, which has led to inflation, occurred when President Trump passed the CARES Act in March 2020. This means the Biden administration can’t bear 100 percent of the responsibility for rising costs.

Also, keep in mind, every single Republican voted against the American Rescue Plan, which means there still would have been high inflation,

but no economic stimulus or tax cuts for middle-class families.

EXCUSE ME!

by T. Blen Parker

Early this morning while enjoying a cup of hot tea, I, unfortunately, turned my television on to the Way Too Early show when they were showing Kyle Rittenhouse’s dramatic blubbering act before a courtroom where his mother appeared to be weeping with her head down.

I would like all interested parties to substitute a black male of the same age, traveling from one state to another with a long gun. What outcome would we EXPECT from this act? CERTAINLY a very different one. Is this where we have come to in America? Does ANYONE else see that something is “off” here?

The next story on the show was regarding the phone call that Representative Fred Upton, who recently voted to pass the Biden Infrastructure Plan. He was called disgusting names and told that he is a TRAITOR and should be killed along with all of his family members.

REALLY? Are we being serious here? This is NOW acceptable behavior?

A full year plus a few days have passed since America held a political election for President of the USA. Joe Biden won, according to numerous RECOUNTS of the ballots, by several different organizations, and yet journalists and television anchors continue to report that Donald J. Trump IS STILL THE LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY! And Liz Cheney was demoted, stripped of HER committee assignments? ONE of the only rational representatives of the Republican party has been shunned by other ELECTED officials in her peer group. Because she rejected the flying monkey antics of the previous president? Has anyone noticed what his behavior has been like, say for example, since he was a teenager?

Some people consider Joe Biden a “creepy guy.” What would those same people say about a guy who stated publicly that you can “grab em by the pussy” as long as you have enough money to impress them. That very same guy who was proud to announce that he walked freely through beauty queens dressing rooms while they were naked and dressing for the stage. That very same guy who paid off a woman who fell in love with him, considered to be a “porn star.”

I know I stood up for Roe vs. Wade when in high school and now even that right for women is in jeopardy after reading about women so desperate to end their pregnancies that a coat hanger abortion in some nasty alley killed them. What makes this year any different than the last 50? Who will raise these babies that the mothers are being robbed of the opportunity NOT to bring an unwanted child into the world? You may believe that life is sacred, but in Maine unwanted children are being beaten and overdosed with dangerous drugs. What about them? Do not just shake your head and go about your wonderful day after reading this.

Consider the TRUTH. Remember what your parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. have taught you about public behavior. Respect each other and strive to come to an agreement on how this country will behave going forward.

ALL LIVES MATTER, ESPECIALLY INVITING ALL KIND FOLKS

ALL LIVES MATTER, and when a teenager (underage) travels to another state with a long gun, what purpose do you believe he had in doing so? My hunch is that he was pumped up by violent social media postings and being an arrogant little shit decided he could pick off some people and appear on television for his heroic feat. THE TRUTH seems obvious and his false drama in the courtroom did not convince me at all, there were not even any TEARS falling from his blubbering act! IF he wanted to protect himself, perhaps he should have stayed in his own state, NOT picked up a long gun OR drive to another state with the obvious intention of involving himself in a violent protest at the very least!

I reiterate, ALL LIVES MATTER, even Kyle Rittenhouse is included in that group. I wonder if HE FEELS the same?

Biden Surrendered to the Taliban — And We’re All Going to Pay the Price

Why Biden and Blinken’s Humiliating Surrender

is Even Worse Than Americans Understand
by umair haque

Joe Biden and Antony Blinken have made a terrible mistake. How bad?

Imagine the following. There you are, living your pleasant life, in a quiet suburb, in a metropolitan city. Maybe you own a small business. Maybe you’re a teacher, or journalist. The political situation, though? It’s bad. And getting worse. You have two daughters, and you wonder: how will they grow up?

And then the unthinkable happens. The government falls. To the violent, fanatical men. They arrive on your doorstep. You’ve made the mistake of speaking out against the Taliban in the past, so they’re here to make an example of your family. So they seize your 12-year-old daughter, and tell you she’s their property now — she’s going to be “married” off to one of them. (That’s sexual slavery, by the way.) They arrest your 15-year-old— didn’t you know she made the fatal mistake of having a boyfriend?

Your wife, their mother? She’s beaten before your eyes for her “immodest” clothing. She was wearing a burqa, but her ankles were showing. You? You’re in deep trouble, too. Your business is taken from you as a punishment. They say you’ll be tried tomorrow — and so will your wife, in Sharia Law “court.” Everything you ever worked for — gone, just like that. But you can’t even think about that. All you can think about is the people you love. And how bad life is going to be for all of you now. Or if you’ll even have one.

Your family is sentenced by the “court.”
Your 15-year-old daughter’s punishment? She’s their slave now.
Your wife? Her sentence is to be stoned to death.
The men watch and laugh as your wife dies.

You don’t know where your daughters are. You know they’re in danger. But let’s face it — no one is safe anymore, especially not women and girls.

How bad is the mistake Biden and Blinken made? It’s that big. Americans have a hard time imagining scenarios as bad as the one unfolding in Afghanistan right now. They have the incredible luxury of being imperial subjects. Sure, the empire’s dying — but it’s not gone yet. And so Americans still live in relative safety. They can’t quite imagine what it’s like when the fascists arrive on your doorstep.

So let me assure you. That’s what it’s like. Americans see pictures of huge waves of people fleeing the Taliban. But nobody quite spells out for them what all those people are fleeing from. Let me make it absolutely brutally clear.

What is unfolding is all the following. Sexual slavery — on the scale of an entire country.

Women are being seized, yes, really, to be “married” to Taliban members, which means they’re basically taken and put into sexual servitude. It’s the Handmaid’s Tale, the West’s entertainment, only it’s true. Women aren’t allowed to laugh in public. Then there’s the mass violence. Anyone remotely associated with America is sure to be executed in a particularly bloody and public way — beheaded, for all to see. Journalists, professors, teachers, artists, intellectuals, writers, filmmakers, scientists, researchers — they’re going to be executed, too.

The lucky ones will escape with beatings. With torture. With mutilation so severe they’re crippled for life, like being flogged in the public square.

We are talking about an entire nation under the thumb of the world’s most barbaric and regressive and cruel fascist movement. All its women. All its kids. All its men. Anyone who displays the slightest hint of a vaguely modern attitude is going to be persecuted, quite literally, to death. They will be tortured and maimed and enslaved in utterly horrific ways, which are so far beyond the American imagination that literally nobody can even talk about them.

But if you really want to begin understanding the magnitude and depth of Biden and Blinken’s mistake, that’s where you need to go. Right down into the deepest darkness of the human soul. You need to bear witness. And ask yourself: does anybody deserve that? To be enslaved? To be put into sexual servitude? To have their kids taken from them? To be violently tortured?

Let’s just use the Golden Rule, to try to spark the moribund American imagination. If all this was happening to you, your kids, your family, how would you feel?

That’s why all those people are fleeing. They’re not running away for show. They’re not desperately trying to escape because they’re going to be called names and insulted. They are running because their daughters are going to be sexually enslaved, their sons made jihadis, what small amounts of money they have confiscated, and their pasts examined, and if the slightest deviation from the Taliban’s medieval way is found, they’re going to be tortured and likely killed, in horrifically cruel ways.

Those people are running from slavery, torture, execution — of their whole families. That’s why they’re so desperate for a way out.

How would you feel?

That’s the beginning of how bad Biden’s and Blinken’s mistake really is. The human dimension. The nightmarish catastrophe that’s unfolding now for Afghans. But maybe, like most Americans, you still don’t care — maybe you only care about money, sex, celebrity gossip, the ongoing crackhead supply of it all, to numb the pain of your own life. Very good, let me tell you how this mistake is going to impact you.

Why didn’t anyone in America’s elites see this coming? Think of the magnitude of the failure for a moment. Biden assured the nation — and the world — everything would be fine. Why?

Because Blinken told him everything would be fine. What the hell would Blinken know? Nothing — he’s a career bureaucrat, a classic DC insider, who’s never stepped foot outside a first class cabin. Blinken told Biden everything would be OK because the CIA and NSA told him everything would be ok.

So who told them? Well, that’s what they concluded. But how could the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies get all this so incredibly wrong? Because by now, they get everything wrong. Why? Because they’re still fighting the Cold War.

In the minds of America’s intelligence agencies, the real threat is still communism. Yes, really.
Let me prove it to you.

What else didn’t the cowboys and boy geniuses at Langley see coming? The rise of American fascism. The rise of European fascism. The resurgence of fascism around the globe. The depth of the threat Islamic terror — another form of fascism — posed. They didn’t see any of it coming. The story of how the CIA literally ignored 9/11 is famous by now, or at least it should be.

Why does America’s intelligence infrastructure keep thinking of resurgent fascism as not a big deal at all? Because it’s still fighting the Cold War. And it’s barely even doing that well. The boy geniuses and cowboys at Langley didn’t exactly stop Russia from installing Trump as President, either, a fact we now know is true, yet most Americans are still unaware of.

Let me take you through a brief tour of how Afghanistan got here. In the 80s, Afghanistan, as a society, wanted to be a communist state. Fair enough, many poor countries did. America couldn’t let it happen, so it armed “freedom fighters” called the “mujahideen.” Those freedom fighters did in fact fight off the communists — preventing yet another nation from reaching its democratically chosen destiny. But there was a terrible, terrible price. They became the Taliban.

And as the Taliban, they began to hate America just as much as they despised Russia. Why? Not because Americans were “foreign invaders.” But because they were fanatical religious fundamentalists. They hated anyone and everyone who didn’t want to live in the 4th century.

Women, gay people, liberals, scientists, journalists, teachers, academics, writers, artists, intellectuals, simple business owners who just wanted to live in a vaguely functioning society.


The Taliban wanted to recreate an Islamic Caliphate — literally. They wanted to take their country, and as much of the world as they could, back to the 4th century. No art or music allowed. Women hidden behind veils, sexual slaves to men. Only certain forms of commerce and trade allowed. Don’t go to prayers, you get beaten. Every thought and action and speech policed for the slightest deviation from religious piety. A repressive society based on public mass violence, from beheadings to floggings to stonings.

Now, in a sane and just world, they wouldn’t have had a hope. But this isn’t that world. These fanatics had guns. Money. Bombs. Missiles. Tanks. Why? Because America gave them all those things. They had the one thing you need most in a poor society: the power to do violence. So they began to take over at light-speed.

Americans are often told ridiculous stories, like “nobody can conquer Afghanistan!! My God! There are mountains there!” Or even more absurd ones, like: “those guys hide in caves! Nobody can find them!” What is this, third grade? You can’t find people because they hide in caves? The world’s most powerful military can’t climb a mountain?

Don’t be fooled. These ridiculous stories are told to Americans to blind them from the terrible truth that the Taliban is their creation.

And just as America made the Taliban, it could have unmade it, too. The next terrible truth is that it chose not to. Ask a soldier, they’ll tell you. It wasn’t a war. It was a half-hearted, barely fought civil conflict.

America didn’t hunt down the Taliban.

They didn’t break their back as a military force and political movement.

They didn’t eliminate them.

They didn’t confiscate their guns — the very ones they’d given them.

They didn’t eradicate their bases of tanks and missiles and bombs. instead, because this conflict was half-hearted, America used drones to bomb villages. It was a strategy that was never going to lead anywhere. The soldiers on the ground knew it.

That brings us back to now. The final terrible truth is this. Americans too often swallow reductive binaries. This or that, black or white, this extreme or that one. In this case, it’s “leave” or “stay.” But those were not the only choices. There were many, many other, better ones. A phased withdrawal. A phased withdrawal after a final, serious push to really annihilate the Taliban.

Don’t buy the lie about “endless war,” either. America has 28,000 troops in South Korea. It has 38,000 troops in Germany, for Pete’s sake. Why? They’re there to keep the peace, through deterrence.

Sometimes, that’s the best you can do. And this was one of those cases. Yes, America should have “left.” But it should have gone like this — a final effort to really defeat the Taliban, boots on the ground, not just drones, man by man. And then troops stationed there, to keep the peace through deterrence.

Maybe you don’t like that. Do you object to troops in Korea and Germany, then? If you don’t, then you need to examine your own double standards.

There are no good ways to end an empire. America’s empire is winding down now. It doesn’t have the money, will, or power left to really sustain one. Life at home, in America, is difficult now, a struggle.

The coffers are empty and the people are growing unhappy. America’s days as an imperial nation are over.

Afghanistan’s in the crosshairs of that final indignity. All those Afghans who lifted a finger to help America? They’ve been betrayed, and they’re going to be punished in horrific ways. As are all the following people: girls who want to go school, women who want to be educated, writers, artists, professors, teachers, business owners, anyone who doesn’t want to sacrifice their sons to becoming militant jihadis.

Biden and Blinken have made a terrible, terrible mistake. Let me put it as bluntly as I can, as bluntly as you need to hear, because Americans still don’t understand it this way.

Biden surrendered to the Taliban. The world’s worst, most barbaric, stupid, cruel, evil, disgusting, and backwards fascists. The world’s most powerful nation couldn’t take on a bunch of unwashed dudes in a cave — the very ones they made into an army of faith. America stands humiliated and disgraced — and Afghanistan? Take a second to thank whatever creator you believe in it’s not your kids who are going to be enslaved.

History won’t forget what just happened. And frankly, it shouldn’t forget. We shouldn’t forget. The world will laugh at the jaw-dropping folly of it — after it stops shuddering. The GOP will make hay of it. Imagine what happens the next time there’s a radicalised Muslim terrorist attack in America — something that becomes thousands of times more likely now that they have a whole country to organise and plan and fund one from. The GOP’s going to say, shout, scream: “Joe Biden surrendered to the Taliban!”

THE SAD THING? THEY’LL BE RIGHT.

ELECTION vs. CIRCUS

ELECTION:
An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual or multiple individuals to hold public office.
Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations.
The global use of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern representative democracies is in contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens, where the elections were considered an oligarchic institution and most political offices were filled using sortition, also known as allotment, by which officeholders were chosen by lot.
Electoral reform describes the process of introducing fair electoral systems where they are not in place or improving the fairness or effectiveness of existing systems. Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections (especially with a view to predicting future results). Election is the fact of electing, or being elected.
To elect means “to select or make a decision”, and so sometimes other forms of ballot such as referendums are referred to as elections, especially in the United States.

CIRCUS:
A circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists, and unicyclists as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists. The term circus also describes the performance which has followed various formats through its 250-year modern history. Although not the inventor of the medium, Philip Astley is credited as the father of the modern circus. In 1768, Astley, a skilled equestrian, began performing exhibitions of trick horse riding in an open field called Ha’Penny Hatch on the south side of the Thames River.[1] In 1770, he hired acrobats, tightrope walkers, jugglers and a clown to fill in the pauses between the equestrian demonstrations and thus chanced on the format which was later named a “circus”. Performances developed significantly over the next fifty years, with large-scale theatrical battle reenactments becoming a significant feature. The traditional format, in which a ringmaster introduces a variety of choreographed acts set to music, developed in the latter part of the 19th century and remained the dominant format until the 1970s.
As styles of performance have developed since the time of Astley, so too have the types of venues where these circuses have performed. The earliest modern circuses were performed in open-air structures with limited covered seating. From the late 18th to late 19th century, custom-made circus buildings (often wooden) were built with various types of seating, a center ring, and sometimes a stage. The traditional large tents commonly known as “big tops” were introduced in the mid-19th century as touring circuses superseded static venues. These tents eventually became the most common venue. Contemporary circuses perform in a variety of venues including tents, theatres and casinos. Many circus performances are still held in a ring, usually 13 m (42 ft) in diameter. This dimension was adopted by Astley in the late 18th century as the minimum diameter that enabled an acrobatic horse rider to stand upright on a cantering horse to perform their tricks.
Contemporary circus has been credited with a revival of the circus tradition since the late 1970s, when a number of groups began to experiment with new circus formats and aesthetics, typically avoiding the use of animals to focus exclusively on human artistry. Circuses within the movement have tended to favor a theatrical approach, combining character-driven circus acts with original music in a broad variety of styles to convey complex themes or stories. Contemporary circus continues to develop new variations on the circus tradition while absorbing new skills, techniques, and stylistic influences from other performing arts.

from: WIKIPEDIA

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Fox News Viewers Were Paid to Watch CNN for One Month

by B Kean

Can you guess what happened to their political views?


It could be called magic. I prefer to compare it to a rescue mission. Paid to stop watching Fox News for one month, the diehard and the Foxified after only one week could feel their brains defrosting thanks to CNN.


Real information was entering and as if a sump pump had kicked on automatically thanks to the detection of increasing pressure, the rancid swamp of Fox-News propaganda and lies was slowly being removed. What the test’s organizers say was only in three days, the stunted brains of the Republican viewers were being unrestricted, freed even, and views were changing.


The treatment group, returned to the fold of the sane, was being repatriated.


The Fox viewers were nearly all very conservative and strong Republicans, the study explained. “Of 763 qualifying participants, we then randomized 40 percent to treatment group. To change the slant of their media diet, we offered treatment group participants $15 per hour to watch 7 hours of CNN per week, during Sept. 2020, prioritizing the hours at which participants indicated they typically watched Fox News (CNN for 30 Days).”

WHAT? Let’s read that last paragraph again……


I have long been aware of the evil of Fox. Having resided in Russia for the past two and half decades, the unmistakable power of incessant media lying was something I had to deal with on a daily basis.
Arguments with smart friends, colleagues, girlfriends, wives, taxi drivers and so many more Russians filled much of my first fifteen years or so. The fights were not really differences of opinion as they were the Russians regurgitating propaganda when I was relying on a commonly-held set of facts.


I stopped arguing, and in many ways caring, at around my sixteenth year of life in Russia. I realized that they were so far collectively gone that there was nothing I could say, show, share, or do that would ever sway them — the state propaganda was their psychological crack and no one was in need of my intervention.


I recently wrote about how so many intellectuals throughout the world are mourning the loss of a free press in Russia since the outset of the war. There really never was a free press in Russia. There was never really a great need for it. Even many who left recently (estimated to be around 200,000) to protest Putin have very skewed versions of world history and Russia’s role in it. The thing that separates them from those who remain is just the degree of the craziness of their chosen conspiracy theory.


Just a few years after Fox News was launched as an alternative news source that would strive to be the middle of the road to CNN’s “leftist leanings,” a tragic, but magical event for Roger Ailes, transpired: 9/11. The rawness of that day blinded many of us in the U.S. to reason and we willfully let emotions replace facts.

WHAT….HELLO??????


I returned home for Christmas 2001 and I was shocked at how the news was being reported. It was like people tore the rearview mirrors out of their cars and with eyes staring straight floored it backward convinced they were moving forward. We were collectively returning to the simplest common denominator: all Muslims are evil and must be punished. Any voice that offered any opinion more nuanced was a traitor. Americans were behaving themselves exactly like Russians.


Eventually, the dust would settle and the likes of The New York Times would apologize for their flawed reporting on, most infamously, the “yellowcake and nuclear rods.” This investigative piece by Judith Miller was cited by many as the moment when they believed it was okay to pre-emptively invade Iraq.
Eventually, CNN and other news organizations would stop the propaganda and return to reporting — this never took place on the right.


Fox hides bad news

NO, IS THIS TRUE?


The treatment group of the study in question, otherwise called “switchers,” revealed some very interesting insights after just a week or so:


Switchers were five percentage points more likely to believe that people suffer from long Covid, for example, and six points more likely to believe that many foreign countries did a better job than the U.S. of controlling the virus. They were seven points more likely to support voting by mail. And they were 10 points less likely to believe that supporters of then-candidate Joe Biden were happy when police officers get shot, 11 points less likely to say it’s more important for the president to focus on containing violent protesters than on the coronavirus, and 13 points less likely to agree that if Biden were elected, “we’ll see many more police get shot by Black Lives Matter activists (Watched CNN Instead).”


As the authors of the report point out, boycotting right-wing media by members of the Left is not a wise decision. Some Foxified conservatives can be reached and the spell cast by the lies of Fox News broken.


One clear takeaway by the treatment group was that if a story showed Trump in a negative light, then Fox would just ignore it.


This mode of political influence, where partisan media can simply ignore stories that are inconvenient, is a potentially powerful challenge to democratic accountability. It’s also probably not symmetrical. Even media outlets that skew liberal in their coverage generally don’t shy away from covering the Covid death toll or the rise in inflation (Watched CNN Instead).


This voluntary choice to avoid anything that could be perceived as negative for the political figure of choice is 100% propaganda. This is exactly what Russia does unapologetically with Putin. Such so-called reporting, which is more like proselytizing, paves the way for the irrationality of personality cults.


Putin is god-like in many homes in Russia and the more outlandish the lie, the more it will be believed. The more atrocious the truth, the less likely the followers will ever believe it. The crazier the shit that Trump put out, the more the Foxified were going to believe it.


The establishment of Fox News in the late 1990s forever changed both media and politics in America, transforming the formerly staid world of television news into the series of political shout fests we know and love-hate today. More than a quarter-century after its founding, however, the question persists: Does watching Fox News actually change voters’ minds (Watched CNN Instead)?


So many of us are shocked by what has happened in Russia. While Republicans refuse the rally around the flag moment despite the unparalleled leadership that Biden demonstrates in his response to Putin’s murderous campaign, Fox News, and especially Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, continue to put out bald-faced lies about President Biden. Carlson regularly offers open and veiled praise for Putin.
We are moving ever closer to the end of our democracy and along with it, there is a good chance we will lose our freedom of expression, too. Russia is an example of what happens when stupid defeats smart. Fox News needs to be brought to the task. It’s ruining our nation and taking with it the free world; it’s empowering the Putins.


This study proves once and for all that Fox is a terrorist organization hell-bent on ending our democracy. Will anyone be shocked when we lose our press freedoms?

Sadly, I don’t know anymore.

by umair haque

I’m Tired of Being Polite to Toxic, Dumb Bastards — And You Should Be, Too

From War to Climate Change, None of This Is OK — So Why Do We Pretend It Is?

Well, take a hard look at the world out there. Right about now, I can sum it up for you like this: it’s the dumb bastards versus the rest of us. This is a frightful, horrid decade. We have a choice of apocalyptic futures ahead, like some kind of buffet cooked up by the devil and Ed Sheeran in hell. Would you like climate change and ecological collapse? Not tasty enough? Let’s add a side of World War!!

Ah, still hungry, good sir? Why not try a dash of fascism on top? I see you’re a tough customer. Let’s add mass extinction of life on earth for an especially outrageous dessert. Please leave us a nice review on Yelp!!