How many times do we have to see justice dished out in exquisite, lavish portions to those with money while those without are forced to eat scrapings from a trough filled with a rancid stew made of prosecutorial misconduct, judicial malfeasance, police overreach, forced confessions, and mishandled evidence before we recognize a problem.
Most Americans -including half of Republicans – believe that the Senate should not hold hearings on a replacement until next year. The best play for the Democratic Party Leaders is to stand with the people and pound their fists with righteous indignation as Senate Republicans ignore the will of the voters. Because, when the Democrats make-believe they can stop this from happening, and then it happens anyway they look weak. and stupid. Again!
The Justice for Cannon memes are not about justice for Cannon any more than they are about gun violence. This is white privilege standing on the porch shaking its fist and hollering “How dare you get upset about a black junkie who died of an overdose but not take up pitchforks over the murder of a precious white boy. All lives matter Damnit!”
Laying greenbacks over the sweaty palms of politics is hardly a new thing. History doesn’t seem to record the point when political prostitution was a novel concept, but until recently it was was polite to close the door. These days the bribery is done right out in the open.
In order for Trump to get the kind of control, he would need, all of the companies that have ownership over the broadband pathways which we Americans use would need to be convinced in some way to help with his vendetta. That or they would need to be compelled to do so. Neither is likely. Worry not short-form video fans TikTok is safe.
Trump’s battalions of butt kissers have been called a cult and with good reason. Absolute loyalty and the refusal to accept criticism of the leader certainly are hallmarks of a cult. Trumper’s are so much worse than that though. Although cult members apply confirmation bias in thick coats and will eagerly embrace lies to fit their beliefs, they are largely insular and don’t care if people outside the fold believe what they do. Trump loyalists need to change history for everyone becuase they are not just cult members they are willing participants in Donald Trump’s long con.
by Shannon D. Hanson Jonathan Shuttlesworth runs a business in Pennsylvania that has annual receipts a nudge north of 2.5 million dollars. He doesn’t pay a dime of income taxes on that money because Jonathon runs it as a church. Did I say church? Sorry, Jonathon says he doesn’t have a church […]
By Shannon D Hanson | While It may seem that keeping everyone out of election machines provides the most security, in fact, it could cost us our best chance to actually make our elections secure. What it instead of working so hard to keep hackers out we invited anyone in? Open-source software along with blockchain technology may be the best cure for electile dysfunction.
Hitler created an elite paramilitary force and ordered them to carry out horrific atrocities. Trump is using Hitler’s playbook to foster a killing collation from among America’s most resentful. The end result could be far worse than Hitler imagined.
The eighties had some bright spots. These include the lyrical riffs in Guns and Roses marvelous Sweet Child o’ Mine, the bass line in Billy Idol’s catchy White Wedding and just about everything Great White and Metallica did. There were also some highs in GOP’s economic experiment, but largely it was a mixed bushel of apples, most of them rotten or full of worm-holes and bruises. That didn’t stop the GOP from using them in a pie that we are still choking down to this day.