Monday, July 9, 2018

Gotham City Digest

     Spanning the flat earth, giving you a wide variety of fascism.

     Oh yeah. I can perfectly see this guy standing outside a middle school playground wearing just a raincoat and black shoes.In case you're wondering who "this guy" is, he's another pervert Republican office seeker who says it's perfectly fine for old white guys like him to be sexually attracted to 12 year-old girls because... Bible.

     Boris Johnson beats a hasty getaway from the Foreign Office and Brexit to spend more time with his comb and brush.
     Here's Boris in happier times coddling Eric Trump. It's a shame Trump won't get to meet him and share combover tips.

     This wouldn't be funny even if it was a dystopian novel. But it's not a dystopian novel, this is real life. An immigration judge recently was embarrassed when he had to deport a one year-old baby who was screaming uncontrollably. Early last April, John Oliver had the unenviable task of both bringing light to and making light of toddlers being forced to act as their own immigration attorneys. But things have only gotten worse since April 2nd. Here are some takeaways from this article:
On Friday, a year-old baby boy in federal custody was brought to an immigration court without his parents in Phoenix, leaving the judge felling “embarrassed” as he had no choice to proceed with the case.
One boy held up five fingers when the judge asked him his age, according to the AP.
Judge John Richardson said he was “embarrassed to ask” if Johan understood the proceedings, said AP. “I don’t know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law,” he told Johan’s attorney.
There are no physical accommodations for children, many of whom can’t even see over defense tables without booster seats. “There are no booster seats … no teddy bears. It’s a cold immigration court, and these kids are sitting in chairs that are too big for them; their feet don’t even touch the floor,” immigration attorney Lindsay Toczlowski explained last month on CNN.
     Yes, folks, we're voluntarily" deporting children who are still in diapers. So, when does this "zero tolerance" policy kick in for Melania and Trump's immigrant laborers at Mar-a-Lago?

     Wow. Stephen Miller threw out $80 worth of sushi when he had some harsh words thrown at him. That owned me. I really learned my lesson not to even slightly oppress the oppressors. How about you, fellow libs? Are you properly owned? < /snark >

     Breaking: Chickens serenade Col. Sanders until the moment their heads are chopped off. Dear God, Trump voters are the stupidest fucking carbon-based life forms in the galaxy. This is the ongoing story of the biggest nail manufacturer in the US that had just killed 60 jobs and will surely axe another 200 all because of Trump's tariffs. So the LA Times interviewed one of these morons who works there and voted for Trump. And he said he still supports Trump "no matter what." because, you know, getting thrown out of your house and your utilities shut off is way better than having a nigger for a president, right?

     Oh, and speaking of Trump and the working class... He cares so much about the American worker, he failed to pay his driver for 3300 overtime hours, then stole his health insurance when he gave him a bump in pay, just the third in 25 years, in 2010. Now the driver's suing him for $200,000 for lost wages and damages.

     And while we're still on the subject of Trump's insane tariff war, guess whose sweatshop products from China are exempt from the tariffs Trump imposed on them? You guess it: Ivanka's. Wow, what a shock. I never saw THAT coming. Thank goodness I was sitting down and don't have a weak heart.

     Wait a minute... Less than half of us think this Orange Klansman is racist? Seriously? What'll it take, burning a fucking cross on the South Lawn, serving watermelon and Fried Chicken at the White House during Black History Month, dropping a bunch of N bombs during one of his redneck hate rallies? Is there even a fucking tipping point with these mouth breathing Trumpers?

     Compassionate conservatism, they call it. This GOP office seeker told a father who'd lost his 14 year-old daughter at Parkland to stop exploiting her death. Because God knows the GOP would never exploit the deaths of others (cough Willie Horton Matthew Pearl cough).

     For the love of God, let's keep Rudy Giuliani on TV by an Act of Congress. The news is so horrible and so ludicrous these days, either Rachel Maddow is crying or Joy Reid is laughing on air.

     Another lying, white skinheaded asshole shoots and kills an unarmed black kid. Then claims self defense. Just like Zimmerman. And finally...

     Now, we're retroactively "denaturalizing" US citizens and deporting them after stripping them of their citizenship. I'd like to see how the anti-immigrant crowd squares this fascist bullshit with their mantra of needing to be here legally. These are the darkest, most frightening times I have ever seen this country live through.
     I don't see them doing this with people of Norwegian, Canadian or German ancestry, are you? The law should apply to everyone, not just brown people. And no laws were broken except by this fascist government who's now retroactively deciding, nakedly using racial profiling, who gets to be a citizen and who doesn't. That's one of the dozen or so ways fascism starts- By deciding who's "good" enough to be a citizen. And this racism is all of a much larger piece- Knowing their ideas suck and are unpopular, they're trying to realize Karl Rove's wet dream of a "permanent Republican majority". First. they caged votes through Crosscheck. Now they're getting rid of Hispanics who are present or future Democratic voters. 
     This may sound like a leftist fever dream but I'm not making any of this up. Millions were purged from state voting rolls through Kris fucking Kobach (the former head of Trump's Voter Integrity Commission) and his Crosscheck list. One Republican official down South even let it slip a couple of years ago that if blacks and Latinos voted Republican, this wouldn't be happening to them. We saw the massive raft of Voter ID laws (again, all over the South) pop up within nanoseconds of the Supreme Court gutting Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (the part that said Jim Crow states had to check with Uncle Sam before fiddle fucking with their electoral laws). 
     We've heard that in red states, registries being closed down just before elections so people of color would find it virtually impossible to comply with the new Jim Crow laws. We know about right wing gerrymandering that fractures and dilutes heavily minority districts. We've heard of Republican "challengers" trying to intimidate voters of color at the polls. God knows we've heard about optiscanners and electronic voting machines getting hacked, resulting in wild differentials between vote totals and exit polls, which are hardly conducted, any more. We've heard of long lines in heavily black districts because all but one voting machine had been taken away while white districts had a surfeit of them and no lines. Again, this is all of a piece. Now we're stealing peoples' citizenship on dodgy reasons so they can't vote in the midterms. It's. All. Of. A. Piece, people.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

KindleindaWind, my writing blog.

All Time Classics

  • Our Worse Half: The 25 Most Embarrassing States.
  • The Missing Security Tapes From the World Trade Center.
  • It's a Blunderful Life.
  • The Civil War II
  • Sweet Jesus, I Hate America
  • Top Ten Conservative Books
  • I Am Mr. Ed
  • Glenn Beck: Racist, Hate Monger, Comedian
  • The Ten Worst Music Videos of all Time
  • Assclowns of the Week

  • Links to the first 33 Assclowns of the Week.
  • Links to Assclowns of the Week 38-63.
  • #106: The Turkey Has Landed edition
  • #105: Blame it on Paris or Putin edition
  • #104: Make Racism Great Again Also Labor Day edition
  • #103: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Toilet edition
  • #102: Orange is the New Fat edition
  • #101: Electoral College Dropouts edition
  • #100: Centennial of Silliness edition
  • #99: Dr. Strangehate edition
  • #98: Get Bentghazi edition
  • #97: SNAPping Your Fingers at the Poor edition
  • #96: Treat or Treat, Kiss My Ass edition
  • #95: Monumental Stupidity double-sized edition
  • #94: House of 'Tards edition
  • #93: You Da Bomb! edition.
  • #92: Akin to a Fool edition.
  • #91: Aurora Moronealis edition.
  • #90: Keep Your Gubmint Hands Off My High Pre'mums and Deductibles! edition.
  • #89: Occupy the Catbird Seat/Thanksgiving edition.
  • #88: Heil Hitler edition.
  • #87: Let Sleeping Elephants Lie edition.
  • #86: the Maniacs edition.
  • #85: The Top 50 Assclowns of 2010 edition.
  • #(19)84: Midterm Madness edition.
  • #83: Spill, Baby, Spill! edition.
  • #82: Leave Corporations Alone, They’re People! edition.
  • #81: Hatin' on Haiti edition.
  • #80: Don't Get Your Panties in a Twist edition.
  • #79: Top 50 Assclowns of 2009 edition.
  • #78: Nattering Nabobs of Negativism edition.
  • #77: ...And Justice For Once edition.
  • #76: Reading Tea Leaves/Labor Day edition.
  • #75: Diamond Jubilee/Inaugural Edition
  • #74: Dropping the Crystal Ball Edition
  • #73: The Twelve Assclowns of Christmas Edition
  • #72: Trick or Treat Election Day Edition
  • #71: Grand Theft Autocrats Edition
  • #70: Soulless Corporations and the Politicians Who Love Them Edition
  • Top 10 Things Donald Trump Said to President Obama
  • Paul Ryan's Top Ten Conditions on Running for the Speakership
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Won't Run for President in 2016
  • Top 10 Results of the NYPD's Work Slowdown
  • Top 10 Secret Service Security Breaches
  • Top 10 LA Radio Shows That Are Rated Higher Than Rush Limbaugh's
  • Top 10 Reasons Operation American Spring Went Flat
  • Top Ten Facts of the MH370 Air Disaster
  • Top 10 Tips for GOP Congressmen Running Against Women
  • Top 10 Signs Walmart's Mistreating its Workers
  • Top 10 Diversions John McCain Found During Syria Hearing
  • Top 10 George Zimmerman Excuses for Speeding.
  • Top 10 Reasons Paula Deen Got Fired by the Food Network
  • Top Ten Ways Pope Francis is Deviating From Convention
  • Top 10 Reasons For the Pope's Resignation
  • Top 10 Emails Hacked From the Bush Family's Email Accounts
  • Top 10 Lies Told by Mitt Romney at the 2nd Debate.
  • Top 10 Examples of How Hard the Campaign Trail is on Ann D. Romney.
  • Top 10 Ways to Tell The Boston Red Sox Are Finished.
  • Top 10 Things Mitt May be Hiding in His Tax Returns.
  • Top 10 Events at the Romney Olympics.
  • Mitt Romney's Top 10 Wild & Crazy Moments.
  • Top Ten Reasons Why Dick Cheney Got a Heart Transplant.
  • Top 10 Facts About Tonight's New England/Denver Game.
  • My Top 10 Resolutions.
  • Top 10 Rejected Slogans of the Romney Campaign.
  • Top 10 Reasons Herman Cain Suspended His Campaign.
  • Top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter During #OWS Eviction.
  • Top 10 Herman Cain Pickup Lines.
  • Top 10 Changes Since Anthony Weiner Decided to Resign.
  • Top 10 Inaccuracies re bin Laden's Death.
  • Top 10 Ways to Prevent a TSA Patdown.
  • Top Ten Things Not to Say When You're Pulled Over.
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Donald Trump Bowed Out of the Presidential Race.
  • Top 10 Ways Evangelicals Will Prepare for the Rapture II.
  • Top 10 Revelations in Today's Parliament Inquiry into News Corp.
  • Top 10 Reasons Why There Was No Vote on the Debt Ceiling Last Night.
  • Top 10 Revelations in Dick Cheney's Upcoming Memoir.
  • Top Ten Ways Americans Will Observe the 10th Anniversary of 9/11.
  • Top Ten Advances in Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia.
  • Top Ten Inaccuracies in Bill O'Reilly's Book About Lincoln.
  • Top Ten Suggestions From the Cat Food Commission.
  • Top Ten Worst Moments in George W. Bush's Presidency.
  • Top Ten Facts in George W. Bush's Memoir.
  • Top Ten Reasons Terry Jones Postponed His Koran Burning
  • Top 10 Causes for Dick Cheney's Congestive Heart Failure
  • Top Ten Ways That Jan Brewer Will Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
  • Top Ten Demands in Sarah Palin's Contract
  • Top Ten Whoppers in Karl Rove's New Book
  • Top 10 Items Left Behind in Rush Limbaugh's Apartment
  • Top Ten Things Barack Obama said to Rush Limbaugh in the Hospital
  • Top Ten Bizarre Promos Offered by the New Jersey Nets
  • Top 10 Bush Executive Orders Labor Wants President Obama to Repeal
  • George W. Bush's Top Ten Lesser Achievements
  • Empire Of The Senseless.
  • Christwire.org: Conservative Values for an Unsaved World.
  • Esquire's Charles Pierce.
  • Brilliant @ Breakfast.
  • The Burning Platform.
  • The Rant.
  • Mock, Paper, Scissors.
  • James Petras.
  • Towle Road.
  • Avedon's Sideshow (the new site).
  • At Largely, Larisa Alexandrovna's place.
  • The Daily Howler.
  • The DCist.
  • Greg Palast.
  • Jon Swift. RIP, Al.
  • God is For Suckers.
  • The Rude Pundit.
  • Driftglass.
  • Newshounds.
  • William Grigg, a great find.
  • Brad Blog.
  • Down With Tyranny!, Howie Klein's blog.
  • Wayne's World. Party time! Excellent!
  • Busted Knuckles, aka Ornery Bastard.
  • Mills River Progressive.
  • Right Wing Watch.
  • Earthbond Misfit.
  • Anosognosia.
  • Echidne of the Snakes.
  • They Gave Us a Republic.
  • The Gawker.
  • Outtake Online, Emmy-winner Charlotte Robinson's site.
  • Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo
  • No More Mr. Nice Blog.
  • Head On Radio Network, Bob Kincaid.
  • Spocko's Brain.
  • Pandagon.
  • Slackivist.
  • WTF Is It Now?
  • No Blood For Hubris.
  • Lydia Cornell, a very smart and accomplished lady.
  • Roger Ailes (the good one.)
  • BlondeSense.
  • The Smirking Chimp.
  • Hammer of the Blogs.
  • Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.
  • Argville.
  • Existentialist Cowboy.
  • The Progressive.
  • The Nation.
  • Mother Jones.
  • Vanity Fair.
  • Salon.com.
  • Citizens For Legitimate Government.
  • News Finder.
  • Indy Media Center.
  • Lexis News.
  • Military Religious Freedom.
  • McClatchy Newspapers.
  • The New Yorker.
  • Bloggingheads TV, political vlogging.
  • Find Articles.com, the next-best thing to Nexis.
  • Altweeklies, for the news you won't get just anywhere.
  • The Smirking Chimp
  • Don Emmerich's Peace Blog
  • Wikileaks.
  • The Peoples' Voice.
  • Dictionary.com.
  • CIA World Fact Book.
  • IP address locator.
  • Tom Tomorrow's hilarious strip.
  • Babelfish, an instant, online translator. I love to translate Ann Coulter's site into German.
  • Newsmeat: Find out who's donating to whom.
  • Wikipedia.
  • Uncyclopedia.
  • anysoldier.com
  • Icasualties
  • Free Press
  • YouTube
  • The Bone Bridge.
  • Powered by Blogger