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This week’s note in Trumpian ‘Alternative Facts’ comes from CNN in a posted video, as Jake Tapper pushes back after Sarah Sanders uses the famed Moynahan quote. Everyone has a right to their own opinion but people have no right to their own facts. Tapper answers with a list of
Trump “alternate facts”. 50 seconds of truth.
Jack Jodell at
The Saturday Afternoon Post has had it with conservative efforts to end Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He suggests a electoral attack by ordinary citizens on Republican lawmakers and a grassroots financial attack their “ entrenched and corrupt billionaire donors.”
M. Bouffant at
Web of Evil points out yet another incident in the existence of Trump donors.
Stinque celebrates a surprise Christmas week off from Trump abominations. Then, sadly, it’s back to the new normal.
James Wigderson reports that the Bannon-Trump split is having an effect on the Republican senate primary.
Vixen Strangely at
Strangely Blogged seems to think that the effort by Trump to silence Bannon legally with a nondisclosure agreement is comically dumb.
After my President denied he is stupid, that he is, in fact, a “very stable genius”,
PZ Myers discovers and posts what turns out to be an easily available video of Trump tweeting. Who knew?
Green Eagle makes a very good case that America must never again accept a President whose main qualification is experience as a CEO.
My long time friend T. Paine, at
Saving Common Sense, reports on the uproar over the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He concludes that Palestinians who object do “not truly want peace”. After all, says my conservative friend, Israel’s title to Jerusalem has been determined by God.
Jonathan Bernstein sees a shift in how lawmakers see marijuana laws, a shift during which President Trump is disengaged.
Earth-Bound Misfit explains what renowned physicist Edward Teller warned oil company executives about in 1959 and what they did about it.
Dave Dubya looks at the war on democracy, science, and education, then concludes that Republicans would lead America into a new dark age.
driftglass is still …uh… impatient with David Brooks, the worst journalist in America.
Jon Perr at
PERRspectives points to an important advantage Democrats will have in 2018 that Republicans did not have in 2010 when they won big in Congress against an incumbent President.
The Onion, delusional sources report that 2018 will be the year it will all fall into place.
The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser, Bruce uses the popular series Good Behavior as a jumping off point as he takes on a Christian disdain for ever taking credit. He endorses the impatience of one character: Don’t thank God, thank me!.
The Journal of Improbable Research carries research into an ancient Englishe custom involving marriage and bacon.