Breaking News: Racists Want You to Stop Calling Them Racists

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From PZ Myers:

Sam Altman, a gullible Silicon Valley entrepreneur with no sociological qualifications, sent himself on a self-appointed mission to talk to Trump supporters. This was an “interesting and helpful experience”, he says, although I’m fed up with attempts to puzzle out what Trumpkins have to say, so it was the opposite of interesting to me, and he fails to explain what’s “helpful” about yet another set of rationalizations. In particular, his “TL;DR summary” of the various conversations is just self-serving extortion, and no, I neither accept this claim nor am I going to obey this suggestion.

“You all can defeat Trump next time, but not if you keep mocking us, refusing to listen to us, and cutting us out. It’s Republicans, not Democrats, who will take Trump down.”

We’ve been listening. We’ve been listening a lot. And it’s the same old crap that justifies mocking them. Like this quote:

“Stop calling us racists. Stop calling us idiots. We aren’t. Listen to us when we try to tell you why we aren’t. Oh, and stop making fun of us.”

But…they are racists! This is a racist comment:

“I’m so tired of hearing about white privilege. I’m white but way less privileged than a black person from your world. I have no hope my life will ever get any better.”

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When in Doubt, Lie

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From Iron Knee at at Political Irony:

Pretty much every day or so a new tie between the Trump campaign and the Russians appears. Documents from a lawmaker in the Ukraine link Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort with money laundering for Viktor Yanukovych, the deposed former Ukrainian president who was propped up by Moscow and is now wanted on corruption charges but is hiding out in Russia. Manafort worked for Yahukovych for almost a decade.

So how does the Trump administration respond to this? Do they defend Manafort against the charges?

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A Land Gone Mad

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From Green Eagle:

We know now that even the right wing FBI and all of our right wing intelligence services (because right wing is what they have always been) admit that the spies of a foreign dictator were major factors in the election of the man who criminally sits in the White House (well, except on the weekends, when we pay $3 million so he can play golf.)

Hey, so what?

In the entire history of this country, for almost two and a half centuries, if anything like this had happened, this man would be out of the White House and in jail by now, if he had not already faced execution.

But this time around? Who cares?

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Pants on Fire

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From Capt. Fogg at The Swash Zone:

It was ages ago, during the Gore Vs Bush contest that Al Gore quoted some figure – lets say it was 4.5%. After the debate the Bush people sprang up to tell us “Gore Lied! He Lied” the figure was closer to 4.6% apparently. Such is the joy in finding error in an opponent, all sense of proportion evaporates along with the ability to see how ridiculous you are. In politics degree doesn’t matter. A mistaken prediction of insurance cost is right there with selling missiles to Iran and conducting a secret illegal war and training death squads to kill nuns. All that matters is Who, not what.

This joy sings loudest in the hearts of liars. Barack Obama once said there were more black males in prison than in university. Not quite true, but didn’t the headlines howl with outrage. It’s happening now that Obama has left the building. It’s important to portray him as the purveyor of frequent and grievous lies. Books and articles are appearing to distract from Trumps Treasons and felonies, rapes, thefts and frauds by telling you Obama is a liar. He’s just as bad so don’t criticize Trump.

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After 60 Days Trump Still the Prez with the Lowest

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger:

The chart above (from Gallup Poll daily tracking) shows the job approval numbers for Donald Trump after 60 days in office. His numbers are growing worse — not better. Currently only 37% of the public approves of the job he is doing, while 58% disapprove.

Trump remains the least approved president after 60 days of the last seven presidents. He’s not only the only one of that seven to have a job approval below 50% — but is also the only one to have a net negative job disapproval.

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Sunday Morning Party Line

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From driftglass:

And when Chuck Todd saw the breadth of his failure he wept for there no more equivalences to falsify.

Well, not quite.

As a cardinal in the High and Holy Church of Both Siderism, it is Mr. Todd’s most sacred duty to light the altar candles and speak the liturgy to Fake Centrism regardless of how patently ludicrous those rituals have become or how empty the cathedral may be. Because Mr. Todd is not in the business of speaking truth to the masses; he is in the business of speaking fairy tales to hie fellow cardinals. And so, this Sunday…

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Today, Outside the Church Building

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From John Pavlovitz:


You may likely find yourself in a church this Sunday. That’s potentially a fine, noble, and beautiful thing. There’s nothing at all wrong with gathering in a building with people on the same journey you’re on and seeking community and inspiration and guidance there. These are in fact, wonderful aspirations. And yet for all that might go on in that building, for all you may feel and hear and experience there—I want you to know that the building is not the point.

What happens in that building is not what matters. You can spend your morning in that building; you can raise your hands skyward and be moved to tears, you can hear words that challenge and encourage and convict you, you can sing until you shake the rafters and goosebumps line your forearms. Week after week you can enter that building and feel passionate and spiritual and committed—and week after week you can leave that building largely the way you came in, changing nothing about the world outside that building. And this, my friend, would be a sin.

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Political Aides at Gov’t Agencies to be Trump Eyes and Ears

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From Last Of The Millenniums:

Ah the return of ‘loyality oaths’.

‘Most members of President Trump’s Cabinet do not yet have leadership teams in place or even nominees for top deputies. But they do have an influential coterie of senior aides installed by the White House who are charged — above all — with monitoring the secretaries’loyalty, according to eight officials in and outside the administration’.

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Aides Keep Trump from Using Drill to Remove Tap From Skull

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From The Onion:

WASHINGTON—Rushing toward the president as he pressed the eight-inch bit into his temple, several White House aides managed to wrestle a drill from Donald Trump’s hand Monday while he attempted to remove Obama’s listening device from his skull.

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Anti-Abortion is Anti-Life

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From Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass:

This is real terrorism. Denying life-saving procedures to women already grieving because a wanted pregnancy has gone irretrievably bad is viciously cruel. Justifying it with scare tactics that describe a safe, effective medical procedure as “barbaric” is nothing less than terrorism.

It’s amazing their tongues don’t flip right off their rollers when they lie like this

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