Friday, June 29, 2018

Gotham City Digest

     Where all the super villains are "very fine people."

     Not only is Trump trying to break up the NATO alliance, which could only help his boss Putin, but he's also trying to break up the entire European Union, which would also benefit Putin, and offering favorable trade deals as bribes. What a deal maker.

     The day before yesterday, Milo called for armed vigilantes to shoot and kill journalists. Then, hours before the shooting at Annapolis yesterday, Rubio made the mistake of insulting the media. David Simon had had enough and lashed out at him.

     With chilling irony, less than three years ago, novelist and journalist Carl Hiaasen wrote about mass shootings for the Miami Herald. The last line reads, "And all we do is wait for the next one." His brother Robert was one of the five people killed at the Capital Examiner yesterday.

     Thanks to the Iowa State Supreme Court, women's rights advocates won this battle. Now it's on to refight the right wing war on Roe vs Wade.

     The REAL reason why a hale and healthy Anthony Kennedy quit- His son Justin at Douche Bank was Trump's biggest moneylender, eventually giving Trump over $1,000,000,000 in loans when other banks didn't want to. Why didn't this get more traction?

     And of course Dana Loesche denied saying we should "curb stomp" reporters, even though Shaun King showed people the video. How many more journalists have to be murdered for doing their jobs before we realize there is not one degree of separation between eliminationist, right wing rhetoric against the media and journalists getting murdered?

     Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal was also arrested for "unlawful demonstration." When peaceful assembly is deemed a crime when technically it's granted to all Americans in the First Amendment, you know this country's turned a dark corner. What used to be rights have been plea-bargained down to privileges that have to be earned by buying permits. Meanwhile, NeoNazis and white supremacists who do buy those permits get to do whatever they want on our streets with the "president's" blessing and enjoy the protection of law enforcement. People, this is not America. This is a palimpsest BADLY superimposed over our original Democratic Republic and ineptly trying to masquerade as a functioning democracy like a wolf wearing a fleece.
     Nonetheless, they will persist and will be back in full force tomorrow. And finally...

     There's no link to this because so far it's made the rounds exclusively on social media. Yesterday in Simi Valley, California, there was a peaceful pro-immigrant rally. Then this Trumepette in a MAGA hat showed up and began haranguing a 14 year-old boy with taunts such as, "You are going to be the first deported." and "dirty Mexican". And I'm sure she was perfectly civil during every spittle-flecked word that was launched from her mouth. She looks like she's choking on her own bile.
     I hope she was.

1 Comments:

At June 29, 2018 at 4:16 PM, Blogger Harry Hamid said...

Curb-stomped?

Yeah, we're probably fortunate that there's not MORE violence against the media.

 

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