How Far Back?

The gaslighting and race-baiting from the neo-fascists has exploded over the past week as this country is taken back to the 1950s.

This is what “taking the country back” meant when Drumpf used it as his political platform, and what it continues to mean for he and his racially-charged supporters.

As expected, they resort to the logical fallacies listed in the chart below in order to defend the indefensible.

History repeats itself, and this country isn’t immune to regression. So much for “never again.”

Full Frontal Thursday: Singapore Summit, “Crisis Actors,” & Irish Abortion Referendum

In today’s installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam talks about the meeting between Baby-Hands McDrumpf and Kim Jong Un. Drumpf embraces yet another dictator while insulting and turning his back on America’s allies and further alienating this country from the rest of the world. Reminds me of the way abusive partners alienate their victims from family and friends in order to continue and escalate their abuse.

Next, she points out how the victims of the school shooting in Parkland are being targeted, harassed, and bullied by the usual cadre of trolls infesting the internet. This conclave of trolls, led by Alex Jones and his ilk, love to discredit people by mockingly deriding them as “crisis actors” or “social justice warriors” and gaslight with propaganda, conspiracy theories and lies.

Finally, it appears that Ireland joined the 21st century by bringing women’s birth control rights out of the 18th century to the present. Since this country is going backwards by leaps and bounds, it is refreshing to see another take a teeny-tiny step forward.

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Loving Day

Today is Loving Day…it’s a great thing. From Wikipedia:

“Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states citing “There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause.”[1][2][3] In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were U.S. state laws banning interracial marriage, mainly forbidding marriage between non-whites and whites…The “Loving” side of the U.S. Supreme Court case consisted of Mildred and Richard Loving, a black woman and a white man. They first met when she was 11 and he was 17. He was a family friend and over the years they started courting. After she became pregnant, they got married in Washington, D.C., in 1958, when she was 18.[7] Reportedly, Mildred didn’t realize that interracial marriage was illegal, and they were arrested a few weeks after they returned to their hometown north of Richmond, Virginia. They pleaded guilty to charges of “cohabiting as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth,” and avoided jail time by agreeing to leave Virginia. They moved to Washington, D.C., and began legal action by writing to U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy referred the case to the American Civil Liberties Union. After the Warren Court unanimously ruled in favor of the young couple, they returned to Virginia, where they lived with their three children. Mildred Loving died May 5, 2008 at the age of 68. Richard Loving had died about thirty-three years earlier in a car accident. Each June 12, the anniversary of the ruling, Loving Day events around the country mark the advances of mixed-race couples.”

I still get irked about the use of the term “race” and “mixed-race.” Yes, they are terms in the human lexicon that won’t go away. Because of this, many don’t want to accept or admit or acknowledge this simple fact: human beings are an entire race. Horse races, dog races, go-kart races, track-and-field races, etc. – those are “multi-racial” things! Any one of us who enjoy shows and movies such as Star Wars, Star Trek, or Doctor Who, for example, just might be a bit less inclined to think of another human being as a completely different “race.” I know that I’m hoping for too much in that regard.

Even in this day and age, there are people who go into paroxysms of rage if they even see people of different skin colours talking with each other. Their craniums implode if they see people of different skin colours, faiths, or nationalities holding hands. How ironic that those types accuse me of being “racially charged.” It’s laughably stupid. Just as they are.

I’m guessing that they are people who might have nobody special in their lives, because nobody sane would want to be around them for any length of time. Note the qualifier in that sentence, pea-brain.

If you are like me and have a special someone along with family and friends, enjoy this day and share the love. Here are three songs about the best things that love has to offer.

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Full Frontal Thursday: Sam’s Unnecessary Apology & Missing Migrant Children Update

In today’s installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam is forced to apologize for exercising her right to free speech. The selective outrage and offense of hypocrites got last week’s show pulled because Sam used the word “cunt.” So what if she used it to accurately describe Baby-Hands McDrumpf’s slut of a daughter?

Sam has said “cunt” on her show from day one. Some of the show’s merchandise includes a shirt that says “Thunder Cunt” on it. The feckless cunts and felching faggots who want to police what everyone says, does, or thinks are the same ones who screech about accepting their phony disabilities, fake cancer diagnoses, or aberrant lifestyles. Stupid shitheads.

Free speech means that you’re going to hear people say things that you don’t like or see them wearing things that you don’t like. Or not wearing anything at all. It also means that some people will choose to get offended over what you say, watch, listen to or wear. Malcontents hate everything and want others to be as miserable as they are.

Word of the Day: Collaboration

The word of the day is collaboration.

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Definition of collaborate

collaborated; collaborating

intransitive verb

1 : to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor ·An international team of scientists collaborated on the study.

2 : to cooperate with or willingly assist an enemy of one’s country and especially an occupying force ·suspected of collaborating with the enemy

3 : to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one is not immediately connected ·The two schools collaborate on library services.

collaboration
\kə-ˌla-bə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

collaborative
\kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tiv, -b(ə-)rə-\ adjective or noun

collaboratively
\kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tiv-lē, -b(ə-)rə-\ adverb

collaborator
\kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

I was musing over this word after hearing it repeatedly being misused on a podcast I watched last week. The person using it should have known better as he is the senior writer for the company putting on the podcast. I guess when one is a privileged, entitled, tenured individual who hasn’t had to do a hard day’s work since the age of 21, if ever, they can afford to be smug and arrogant about how collaboration is the only way to be a successful writer.

Their definition of collaboration can be summed up this way: “You do the writing and send me the draft. I’ll change it, copyright it and claim that it is mine and that you gave all creative rights to me. You do the work, but let me take the credit.”

That isn’t collaboration. That is theft.

Who wants to work with a thief? Answer: other thieves.

I’m not one.

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Last Week Tonight: Rudy Giuliani

In this edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver shows the clueless people that Rudy Giuliani’s unhinged behavior has been evident since before 11 September of 2001. Rudy the ghoul used the rotting corpse of “9/11” to maintain popularity and relevance. Reminds me of the needy, desperate attention-whores on Face-Twit-o-Gram and in the blog-o-sphere!

I love the way John has bought various domain names. Others do similar things for more sinister means.

They make navigating the internet an interesting experience. One has to look out for spam sites along with spam email notifications.

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Full Frontal Thursday: Mike Pompeo, Preet Bharara, & Bannon’s Racist European Tour

In this week’s installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam has a chuckle over Emmanuel Macron’s visit with Baby-Hands McDrumpf. Then she introduces us to Mike Pompeo, the new face that represents the USA to the rest of the world.

Next, she points out the interesting ways that Steve Bannon is taking his filth to the shithole countries who welcome him and his ideologies with open arms. No shocker there. At least I know which places to skip over when I travel abroad.

Finally, Sam sits down with Preet Bharara to get some real legal information from an actual attorney about any potential troubles the current administration might face in the future.

Too bad YT didn’t post the tail-end clip of her show, where Sam gave kudos to the gentleman who managed to stop the shooting in the Waffle House without firing a shot. Well, we all know what YT really stands for.

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Last Week Tonight: Immigration Courts

In today’s installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver puts the spotlight on immigration courts. If you think that the justice system in the USA is damaged, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

What a travesty.

Last Week Tonight: Mike Pence

In this edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John shines the spotlight on Vice President Mike Pence. The Drumpf is bad enough. Pence is almost worse, but that’s like comparing dying in a fire to dying in a building collapse.

His pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo, just signed a book deal. That shows that hard work has nothing to do with publishing a book. It’s all about who you know and who is willing to do the P. R. for you. The amount of remedial reading saturating the market proves it.

On a side note, Mike Pence must have done an online course on evading and avoiding questions, which seems to have been attended by a few bloggers out there. Just sayin’.

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Talkin’ Sports: Football & Baseball

Amazing. Two major stories in Seattle sports occurred over the past couple of days and I’m still digesting them.

In football news, the legendary, animated, personable and talented cornerback Richard Sherman was unexpectedly released from my home team, the Seattle Seahawks. Not long afterwards, the announcement was made that Michael Bennett would be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. I am not the only “Number 12” who is surprised and dismayed over the announcement. No real reason has been given yet so we’ll see what excuse is made by management, if any.

* UPDATED Monday, 12 March *
I was reminded of the fact that Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett were two of the most outspoken members of the Seahawks. They weren’t shy about their support of Colin Kaepernick and his silent protest, and the criticism they have received from the knee-jerk reactionaries has been mind-numbingly racist, to say the least.

On a far better note, legendary and talented outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is making a triumphant return to the Seattle Mariners, the team – and city – which welcomed him with open arms when he was brought over from Japan. If nothing else, please read the article in the link. It is very deep and quite poignant; an interesting insight to a fascinating, enigmatic man.

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