Well, here we are. Eleven votes and no speaker. Even as mccarthy makes multiple unreasonable concessions to the most absurdly disruptive and juvenile members of his party, he can’t get any closer to the 218 he needs. But what did anyone expect? These sophomoric imbeciles ran and were elected on their petulance and bottomless, undefined … More What did you expect when you voted for chaos agents?
I happened upon an article from NPR today that highlights the increasing numbers of children being hospitalized since recreational marijuana – particularly in the form of edibles – has been legalized in many states across the US. The article cites a study published in Pediatrics that documents this disconcerting trend. It appears to be much … More Quick Thoughts: Refer Madness
Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the US. If you were among the many that were able to stuff themselves with more food than ever should be consumed in one sitting and still have leftovers, congratulations. But, many more aren’t that fortunate. As temperatures drop, those less fortunate more desperately need some assistance. If you have the … More Giving Season
Veterans Day used to be Armistice Day, celebrating the end of World War I. It wouldn’t become a national holiday until 1938. Veterans Day in its current incarnation is meant primarily to celebrate living former service members. Memorial Day emphasizes the fallen, and Armed Forces Day emphasizes those currently serving. Veterans Day is also a … More It’s Veterans’ Day
The gop doesn’t have any plans for any of the issues they bring up. The gop wants people that vote on the basis of grievance only. They can get people spun up and angry about a variety of topis without providing anything. It is disturbing how well the technique works. They blame Biden for inflation, … More Vote Blue
As we approach the mid-term elections for 2022, the political messaging is picking up is quantity and speed. The gop political machine is highly efficient at blaming anything even remotely negative on Biden, and making every single thing negative. So many things are flying by that it’s hard to keep up, but a tweet from … More ACT Scores are Lower: Who Cares?
I know when we were kids we got taught that “Christopher Columbus discovered America.” He didn’t. In truth, he didn’t “discover” anything, because people already lived where he landed. And, more specifically, he didn’t land anywhere on what is the modern day USA. It isn’t “revisionist” to look at the facts of what transpired in … More Indigenous People’s Day
BLUF: No, it isn’t. President Biden recently stated that the pandemic is over. Whatever he might have meant, at face value it is simply a false statement. The lowest the daily new case rate has been in the US was a little over 12k cases per day, and that was in late June 2021. During … More Is the COVID Pandemic Over?
You may have heard, the President gave a speech the night before last. It made a lot of maga republicans sad and angry. What mean things did he say? Well he said that maga republicans are a threat to democracy. They have many hurt feelings about that. But, the thing is, the threat they pose … More The Saddest Fascists
I’ll keep this short, since there’s lots of media coverage and I don’t have more information than anyone else. I just have a couple of observations. First, predictably, the gop is putting out non-stop messaging calling the raid politically motivated and otherwise undermining the FBI’s legitimacy, with a few open call to de-fund, disband, or … More The Mar-a-Lago Raid