Category Archives: Down the drain

The Iconic Don

Hours each day spent to be made up to look like what?
The head of Lady Liberty on a dollar coin? That as the point of that ridiculous duck tail? Donald wanting to look like a woman? And recently Melania has been pictured as resembling a man. Is this evidence of some deepseated gender ambivalence? How widespread is children being sexually abused in conservative circles?
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Our presumptuous public servants

Georgia arranges for newly elected public servants to be trained. Apparently, the curriculum does not emphasize the importance of deference to the public that employs them. Either that, or Mr. O’Quinn was not paying attention.

I would note that the money wasted is the least of our problems. Incompetence is wasting our time and jeopardizing lives.
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McCain’s internationalism

After John McCain failed to be selected as either Vice President or President, he organized the International Republican Institute with Congressional funding. The ostensible object was to promote “democracy” around theglibe. In practice it was a program to compete with the POTUS’ exclusive responsibility for foreign affairs.
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A little premature, are we?

Apparently, taking the intent for the act occurs in other places as well. This was supposed to be Putin’s “Mission Accomplished” moment but got leaked too soon.
I am not sure about this translation. It was published on the web.
That Russians want to be an empire is not a secret. But, their management capabilities do not seem up to it. Nor did it register that the U.S. proponents of the “New World Order” have all been retired.

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On “legitimate political discourse”

To understand that phrase, one has to start from the fact that the Republican party seems to have attracted a membership immersed in preconceived notions, of which racial prejudice is just one antagonism. I suppose, if they were more sophisticated, we could call them nihilists. But that would not be entirely correct because, along with their destructive tendencies, they do want something. Indeed, they are driven by a lust for power.
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