What is behind Republican lawmakers attack on women? Republicans love to disenfranchise voters. Specifically, they don’t want women voting. What better way to prevent it than by convicting as many as possible? Felons are ineligible to vote. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/alabama-senate-passes-nations-most-restrictive-abortion-law-which-makes-no-exceptions-for-victims-of-rape-and-incest/2019/05/14/e3022376-7665-11e9-b3f5-5673edf2d127_story.html Not only do they demand a ban of all abortions, but they call to legislate IUD birth … Continue reading Four Men and a Handmaiden
CPAC Weekend — Oh Joy
CPAC weekend has arrived, oh joy. What is CPAC? I sit at a cafe under an umbrella, my elbow rests on a small mosaic table that holds a cup of thick Turkish coffee, and a pack of filterless European cigarettes. Closing my eyes, head in hand, I bask in the warmth of the sun, inhaling … Continue reading CPAC Weekend — Oh Joy
Minority Mitch McConnell
I’m taking the math guy’s word for it and celebrating both Georgia Senate wins early. Outstanding votes are from heavily Democratic counties. The New York Times gives Democrats a 90% likelihood to win both Senate seats at this point. The Georgia runoff election has flipped the state blue, evening out the balance of the Senate … Continue reading Minority Mitch McConnell
“No Signs of Foul Play”
￼￼￼￼￼￼🎼"Southern. Trees bear a strange fruit, 🎶Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, 🎵Black body swinging in the southern breeze, 🎶Strange fruit hanging from poplar trees ..." ~Billy Holiday, Strange Fruit Officials report there was no foul play, okay? Apparently, the racial tensions that have erupted since May 25th, 2020, the day George … Continue reading “No Signs of Foul Play”
Give Me Liberty!
Now that the pandemic has been canceled, and people are out and about, what do we do with all the masks that so few people are wearing? I thought perhaps a patchwork quilt to cover corpses might be nice. Pandemic protesters have gotten their fresh tattoos, had their nails manicured and hairs cut; they’ve had … Continue reading Give Me Liberty!
Defunding Police in Minneapolis
Just over two weeks ago George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a police officer who had a record of abuse against black civilians. Chauvin killed George Floyd knowing he was being taped, hearing bystanders pleas to “get off his neck.” He looked defiantly into the camera as he killed Floyd, clearly believing he would … Continue reading Defunding Police in Minneapolis