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Il Duce Speaks

January 24, 2017 By: Kvatch Category: Politics, Trump No Comments →

Trump declares January 20th, the day of his inauguration:

National Day of Patriotic Devotion

My God! What a load of horseshit!

Not My President

January 20, 2017 By: Kvatch Category: Elections, Politics No Comments →

Hillary Clinton:   65,844,954
Donald Trump:   62,979,879

The numbers don’t lie.

Death Panel

January 18, 2017 By: Kvatch Category: Health, Law, Politics No Comments →

Before the Affordable Care Act, estimates were that 45,000 people died every year for lack of adequate insurance. We’ll be there again very soon.

Shut the Fuck Up Already!

January 13, 2017 By: Kvatch Category: Politics, Trump No Comments →

As the inauguration approaches, I’ve been trying to put my finger on which of the many things that bother me about Trump I find most objectionable, and here it is:

No matter the circumstances—whether it’s a press conference, rally, or tweet from the crapper—no matter the subject, regardless of the audience, every time Trump opens his mouth…SOMEONE IS HARMED!

It’s simple: Our president-elect thrives on hurting people.

That time when your head literally explodes

December 13, 2016 By: Frogette Category: Energy, Politics No Comments →


President Elect Donald Trump is naming Rick Perry, yes that Rick Perry as the head of the Department of Energy. The department he planned to close down, but couldn’t name while on the campaign trail. I wonder if he will be able to find his way to his office on the first day.

Traitors for Trump

December 10, 2016 By: Kvatch Category: Law, Politics, Trump No Comments →

Republicans, Trump supporters, the RNC, and the oligarch-elect himself, all seem to be fine with the behavior of traitors…as long as their party benefits at the expense of the majority.

FBI Director James Comey needs to be investigated, prosecuted, and have his ass tossed in jail for about the next 50 years for sitting on evidence of Russian RNC hacking. This isn’t some abstract matter. Russian intelligence put its thumb on the scale of a US election and Republicans will let it slide since they benefited.

How do we define traitors again?

Trump Tells 140M Americans To Pound Sand

November 18, 2016 By: Kvatch Category: Politics, Trump No Comments →

Forget the President-elect’s claim that he will represent all Americans. Like all of his other lies, it’s just bullshit posturing.

Actions speak louder than words, and Trump’s ‘Victory Tour’ of the states he carried is his way of telling 140,000,000 Americans to go fuck themselves.

White Privilege Wins

November 09, 2016 By: Kvatch Category: History, Politics No Comments →

This country cannot be saved, and is no longer worth saving.

Nothing left to do at this point but figure out how to get out before the doors are shut for good.

Stronger Together?

October 17, 2016 By: Kvatch Category: Elections, History, Politics No Comments →

This is the tagline of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, but as the nastiest presidential election in collective memories of every American alive today grinds to a close, the few of us that proudly remain on America’s left need to ask if it makes any sense to even consider common cause with our fellow citizens.

For over 30 years, since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural, the right has been on an unrelenting campaign to turn America’s progressives and liberals into demons—and oh how they have succeeded. Even the Democrats, who might be expected to provide cover for liberals, broke with them during Bill Clinton’s campaign, and cast us off as relics impeding the party’s ability to win elections. And so, lacking any champion at the national level, we were branded as libtards, feminazis, and traitors. The blowback has even reached the center-right Democrats represented by Clinton, as unhinged racists openly talk about revolution, assassinating the former Secretary of State before she can assume office, and rounding up the leftists preparatory to stripping them of their citizenship and deporting them. (That last, by the way, is unconstitutional, but that hardly matters to your average Trump supporter who cheers their candidate’s promises to lock up his opponent till she rots.)

So here’s the thing… Evangelicals lament America’s drift toward immorality. They claim that America has abandoned them and their way of life. Southerners, 150 years after the Civil War’s end, lament the loss of separate identity and curse the nation that took them back. Citizens in the rust belt lament lost industries and the jobs that went with them. White males lament a lost patriarchy and curse the crushing political blow that they are about to receive. But in this festival of loss not one of these constituencies conceptualizes that, through each political or economic spasm, the coasts with their liberal politics, inclusive values, and vibrant multi-cultural populations have continued to keep America chugging along. These states and regions are the ones that put $2 into federal coffers while taking back $1. These states and regions are the ones that provide the innovation that brings the country back from massive financial misdeeds and might provide a way forward.

We didn’t abandon the evangelicals. They chose to abandon us, branded us as immoral “others”. We didn’t force Southerners to chose separation. They chose it for themselves. We did not take coal jobs from Appalachia, automotive jobs from Detroit, or steel jobs from the midwest, but once those jobs were gone we tried our damnedest to provide the money for training and retooling. We can’t help white males who feel threatened. Being forced to compete on equal terms with women, other races, other creeds, and other orientations is the imperative of our Constitution.

There is no longer any reason to reach out, no reason to compromise.

LET…THEM…DIE!

Clinton has it wrong. We are not stronger together.

Stupid McLawsPlace

June 29, 2016 By: Kvatch Category: District of Columbia, Politics, Snark No Comments →

As the DC Mayor’s Office re-engages in the, probably futile, process of trying to enfranchise its citizens through statehood, the question arises: What should the 51st state be called.

‘New Columbia’ has been suggested, but this frog doesn’t think that the name really captures the pure, viscous, indifference of the Senators and Representatives that will…never…Ever…EVER allow representation for District residents. (And lest you think that this doesn’t apply to Democrats, think again! As our starry-eyed mayor will soon find, Democrats have no more taste for DC statehood then their Republican counterparts.)

So, in honor of the masters of our congressional plantation, I suggest:

Stupid McLawsPlace

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