Friday, November 11, 2016

So that happened.

Forgive us, we've been a little under the weather.

I... don't really have words strong enough for what just happened. That it happened in a democracy with checks and balances is good for as long as it lasts. There's plenty of damage that can be done within that framework though. The registration and deportation of undocumented immigrants and muslims, the denial of safe harbor to refugees (who, let's face it, will probably not want to come here now anyway), the end of positive movement on climate change, the return of the nuclear hair trigger. The end of all manner of protections for federal workers. Our trade agreements and allegiances ignored or exploded.

And that's before we get to the legitimization of a bunch of shitty attitudes that look something like this:

And the banalization and broad acceptance of same, which, as I keep saying, looks like this:

At least, in essence. Now, of course, I could be wrong, and exaggerating, and everything could be fine, and no one will get hurt, and no one will get killed. Except it's already started happening, and the only thing that I can think of good to say is that at least it isn't silent- we're hearing about it, and people are fighting it. 

You WANT people to fight it. Oh, there's Trump Supporters saying that people shouldn't protest (including Himself), that people should just roll over and accept and be happy. Of course President Obama is taking it on the chin. He has to. He is the representative of the Republic, and it is his job to make sure the mechanisms of the republic remain intact as long as they are his responsibility, because that is what a good man does. But you want, you need, the rest of us to fight this, to not accept it, to protest and to resist. Because that's what good people do. They don't close their eyes and hope for the best. They don't refuse to see what's happening. They don't deny it when other people are getting killed or rounded up; they keep their eyes open to make sure it doesn't start. 

I mean, I did everything I'm saying good people don't do, once. No more. 

Goosestepping is so over.

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Some people will tell you not to read the comments, but me, I am all about, Oh GOD READ THE COMMENTS BECAUSE LULZ and also not funny anymore.

Nothing is very much fun, anymore.

(Okay, I also kind of love these titles, from the article above:)

New York Times: In ‘Hitler,’ an Ascent From ‘Dunderhead’ to Demagogue — "How did Adolf Hitler — described by one eminent magazine editor in 1930 as a 'half-insane rascal,' a 'pathetic dunderhead,' a 'nowhere fool,' a 'big mouth' — rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven? What persuaded millions of ordinary Germans to embrace him and his doctrine of hatred? How did this 'most unlikely pretender to high state office' achieve absolute power in a once democratic country and set it on a course of monstrous horror?"
The Wall Street Journal: So Many Hitlers — "Hitler, of course, never went away in the first place. Since the immediate postwar period there has been a steady stream of biographical studies of the highest quality. Their successive struggles to make sense of a figure who was as personally inscrutable as he was politically destructive bear witness to the continuing fascination exerted by one of history’s most notorious men."

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nazi shooter goes on rampage OH WAIT NOT ACTUALLY A JOKE.

Hey guess what guys? This happened. Dude in Nazi gear seriously shot up a bunch of people in Houston.

Things you don't really know what to say about, because fucking really?

On the other hand, we have these kind of awesome jewish grandparents, who will fucking haunt you if you vote for Trump. I think this is a mitzvot.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Just like dear old Big Daddy.

So, I don't usually reference Huffington Post here, since, much like Breitbart, they couldn't find unbiased with bloodhounds and the SS. That said, there's a reason I am linking this one, which is that they're saying the thing I'd be saying, and they're saying it with panache:

Though seriously, find the articles that quote how Chris Christie phrased all this shit. It totes makes one miss Hermann Goering. I mean, it's almost comforting to have someone that self-consciously corrupt hanging about.