Tuesday, October 19, 2021

...And Less

Better than nothing at all  -- assuming this really does mean they're hashing out the details and that there's no more preening/trolling -- but I'll never understand the mind-set that's willing to risk descent into fascism over what I saw on Twitter referred to as a debate over whether federal spending will be $60 trillion dollars or $62 trillion. 

Oh, and the Pentagon got $10 billion dollars above and beyond what they requested this fiscal year. 

This isn't even Lite beer in a bottle. It's warm, flat Lite beer in a paper cup. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

With Friends Like These...

It'd be one thing if the country was, if not a solid democracy, a functioning one.

But Bonfires of the Vanities is happening with a real bonfire getting way, way the fuck out of control. 

And neither Manchin nor Sinema wins

At best, maybe -- maybe -- they prolong their careers a bit longer at the expense of  the public they were elected to serve. 

Or maybe they get washed out like everyone else who doesn't pass the ever crazier shibboleths that define MAGAstan and its citizenry... 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Maybe It Should Be Considered Newsworthy

Sure, I'd much rather see, oh, I don't know, as deep a dive into DJT's systemic corruption (maybe pretend it's an email management controversy...just saying), but actively creating a Horst Wessel figure to further, um, essentially fascist political aims -- and with pretty much the entire GOP going along for the ride -- might merit more than cursory mention.