The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age
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    If we're gonna say goodbye, or just appreciate the best of our memories, let's get LOUD. 

    And do it for all we've left behind, be they best friends who found another spot or old ones who wander through our memories.  Above all?  A hat tip to TPMCafe and Dagblog.  Where we were born, and where we've lived.

    Time to find some links ...

    Uncancel Woodrow [righting our 2024 ship]

    [Trump/GOP/Supremes] hard right goes harder

    Preparing to purge government of "enemies", Trump pushes his authoritarian message, GOP promises support...

    Meanwhile Supreme Court gets to review 14th Amendment disqualification efforts and a host of Trump immunity & delay forever efforts.

    And Jack Smith pleads for Trump irrelevancies to be kept out of court, even as he asks for expedited rulings that directly affect prosecutability of his cases, as well as delays that push further into campaign season and possible Trump self-pardons before trial.

    [Russia/Ukraine] war by demographics & next steps

    Russia falls into its backwards focus on trying to revive a birthrate in free fall by treating women as only breeders while ignoring the male job security that creates conditions for more young families. Not that the war with it's deaths/injuries + mass exodus of young men creates a stable background either.

    What about the environment?

    While Greta pisses off the environmentalists, and weirdos praise Munching as doing the most, and others think what Biden's done is sufficient for the danger, and still more think that Elon's quirky Tesla venture has made the problem go away, forgetting about it's tiny numbers, lack of charging stations, non-green sources of those charging stations, plus fueling planes & factories & mineral extraction...

    But apparently Exxon-Mobil once had it all figured out... at least the problem, even before Al Gore

    Anti-migrant in 'sanctuary' cities

    [Trump/GOP/SC post-indictments]


    After Donald Trump posted on Truth Social, "IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I'M COMING AFTER YOU!" Jack Smith filed a Motion for Protective Order.

    Smith is claiming that the prosecution can not safely turn over all the requested discovery evidence until they know that Trump can't make…

    College conundrum & other shifts

    "How College Towns Are Decimating the GOP

    Growing population in America’s highly educated enclaves has led to huge gains for the Democratic Party. And Republicans are scrambling for answers."

    2 in 3 college counties grew more Democratic since 2000

    Ukraine War news

    Reporter to Zelensky: "How soon after the war would you like to be in NATO?"

    Biden: "An hour and 20 minutes. You guys ask really insightful questions."

    Just another example of how quick and sharp Biden is, despite the narrative being pushed by some…

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    I'm Curious ...

    Who's paying for two people to talk to each other on a website?

    And why are you doing it?

    I'm sad ...

    [Flyover country erupts] watching the next revolution

    This started as a thread about a 9-yr-old having to slaughter her goat at a fair, but now it's about how red districts will actively pack & overturn local gov. Insurrectionist times.

    Woke and Cancel Culture Gone Wild, Chapter III

    “In much of the Western world, the liberal takeover of institutions is nearly complete. But the revolution isn’t coming.” — @verdur_in observes a reactionary backlash emerging instead

    Affirmative action results

    Putin Delves Back Into American Culture Warring

    In a speech to Russia's federal assembly, Putin tried to get the attention of right-wingers in countries allied with Ukraine.

    Feb. 21, by Josh Kovensky (Kovensky is based in New York. He previously worked for the Kyiv Post in Ukraine, covering politics, business, and corruption there)

    [AFRICA - it's an entire continent & we don't pay enough attention]

    [Trump/Jan6/GOP/SC kray-kray] Circle of Corrupt Lawyers

    Woke and Cancel Culture Gone Wild, Chapter II

    Chapter I is here: Woke & cancel culture gone wild. It got mysteriously locked to new comments, so I am starting a second thread.

    When predictions don't meet the hype

    Is it a political thing, a tech thing, an issue of expectations?

    And then sometimes peeps be making shit up.

    How to balance it all?

    Can we stop with the narrative about how it's all about fueling the anger of white right-wingers now?

    It's about mentally ill people, mostly men, acting out their anger, whatever it is, using wmd's. And it comes in many varieties. All Trumpies do not do mass shootings, most just scream at rallies and post nasty words on social media. Same for neo-Nazis! All of them don't drive through crowds with their cars. Just as all people with black skin do not shoot other people with black skin because of their irrational anger at those they work with, or those with Asian features, for that matter. I will admit only to: sticks, stones,knives and guns will break bones BUT words, they mostly inspire only the mentally ill to violent action. Most Walmart managers (of any color skin) do not crack and shoot up their store >

    Truthiness Jumps the Shark

    Starting with a post-op on Bennett's poor response to a NYT op-ed calling for a full military response to George Floyd/police brutality protesters (with the editor *not reading the op-ed before publishing*).

    But also noting that up to *12%* of the nation participated in these *mostly peaceful* protests, so say 30 million. Imagine if the 3000 Jan6 protesters were 30 million, what destruction would have happened.

    [Ukraine War] Bellingcat opens it up

    [Trump/Russia/GOP/Mediagate] Unraveling conspiracies

    Third (or fourth?) in a series of long threads as investigations unfold, now in Mar-a-Lago's stolen docs, Tom Barrack's trial, Maggie's book tour to make herself feel journalistic vs deceptive & opportunistic, waiting for Durham to blow another Trumped -up perjury-only case, and of course watching The Donald face the NY & Georgia AG's along with his other meltdowns.

    Previous threads here:

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    What If ...

    Google has informed me that this is a unsecured site and that I should not provide personal information of any kind. While I note that the copyright is 2018 and that the format is a bit jiggly, I am still quite disappointed that I can't give Michael my credit card and banking information. I only hope that he understands (the fact that he never wanted any of it is beside the point). 


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