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Days of plague 6

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Better days will never be
Better days will never be
Better days will never be
Now what does this mean
It means we get the best scenes
When politics talk, the ends of power meet
Nice to be wanted, safe and protected
The ends of power when politics talk
Better days will never be
Better days will never be
Better days will never be
Better days will never be
Home sweet home, home, home
Now
Let’s talk politics
Every dog has it’s day
For me (for me)
I don’t believe (I don’t believe in anything)
Better days ahead (one more war)
Will never be (I do believe no more)
I don’t believe in (no long goodbye)
Anything (nuclear day)
Better days will never be
Better days will never be
Better days will never be
Spare no man, match bomb for bomb
War, all is fair in war
When the ground is soft with hot blood
Spare no man
Better days will never be (match bomb for bomb)
A scorched Earth (flatten the Earth, this home sweet home)
No charity (burn evreything, from lust to dust)
No weak pity (no charity, no weak pity)
From lust to dust (all is fair in war)
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Home sweet home

Nowhere near

Trump’s 2016 promise to bring the troops home won him accolades from disappointed Berniebros/brosettes, who said HRC was an imperialist warmonger ala Kissinger.

The bros/brosettes are silent about Trump now, but still maintain he was better than Clinton in their tweetstreams.

Drones are not a topic of polite conversation unless it turns to the topic of Amazon delivering the Collected Works of Lenin via airborne tech.

Such is life’s irony.

Imagine Cotton Mather or Torquemada with facial recognition technology. A truly terrifying thing.

Goldens represent bourgeois/suburban respectability; German shepherds are working class canines; mutts are the surplus army of canines (i.e., lumpenproles).

Biden was bashed for saying he got things done with Dixiecrats of yore.

I doubt anti-black/anti-brown proles can become a key demographic within a Warren or Sanders “coalition” without extreme dialectical massaging.

To mix OK Boomer and OK Millennial metaphors: Bern is soft on white supremacy.

Sadly, Bern failed to integrate Burlington schools while he was mayor.

Why is Bernie’s surrogate Cardi B selling product for a billion dollar corporation (Pepsico)?

Re Warren: A century ago, unions fought to limit the workday to 8 hours.

What’s the justification for keeping children in school for 10 hours? (as per Warren’s plan).

Fat man

Bernie Sanders is disgusted by Bloomberg’s spending. Is Bern disgusted by the $2.5 million Bloomberg spent to elect gun reform Democrats in VA? Oh wait. Bern voted FOR the NRA and gun manufacturers.

The election is a referendum on Trump. Only the pundit class thinks it’s about something else.

Trump embodies the political and moral depravity of the Republican Party post-1965. He’s a terrific spectacle.

Trump’s handing out participation trophies now (to Jon Voight).

John Bolton is back on Twitter. Old porn stach is a welcome reminder of earlier, more decadent times.

Jacobin magazine says the all woman moderator panel at the recent debate was a defeat for feminism.

Indeed. Better to have male moderators pose bloviating questions about Evo Morales than to have female moderators pose serious questions about the defense of reproductive rights which matter to the Democratic Party electorate.

The working class is no longer all that. The shift from a production to a consumption economy means “class” means buying power and lifestyle, not what happens at the point of production.

Putin is behind the current chaos, for sure.

The next crisis will be caused by Glenn Greenwald.

Only Michael Tracey is more livid at Fiona Hill than Gym Jordan.

Only Michael Tracey is more upset than Trump at the news coverage of Ukrainegate hearings.

If Mike Pompeo rolled down a mountain, he would cause a landslide.

How will China’s economy develop without property theft?

St Stephen

Body Void is what Tool would sound like if Maynard James Keenan were to fully embrace Satan.

Farmers who voted for Trump probably should go out of business.

Clinton’s server made Trump commit treason.

William Barr  is Trump’s used political condom.

Don Giuliani made Ukraine an offer it couldn’t refuse.

Impeachment hearings will suck all the media’s attention away from the Democratic candidates.

Lewinsky and Tripp are bound together for all time.

It’s definitely going to be more difficult for journalists to get the public worked up about the killing of journalists when they go out of their way to out a whistleblower under death threat from the POTUS.

I can’t see any rational labor union backing Sanders under any circumstance.

Also, Bernie hates Oprah (billionaire).

Re Jacobin magazine: Having exhausted the attack on Warren (whom Bern trails), another female target is located in Harris (who barely registers a pulse in the polls).

Nuns have no fun

The First Amendment will not be undermined by having Assange under oath.

My pronouns: I. Me. Mine.

Pelosi emasculated Trump yesterday.

What was really embarrassing was the geriatric Kudlow kowtowing to Trump like a cabana boy.

When Trump hired Don Giuliani as his TV lawyer, he thought he was getting Tom Hagen. What he got instead was Fredo.

The disaster of Naomi Wolf’s new book could have been averted. Such is the risk of going to a trade publisher rather than an academic publisher (which has more rigorous review processes).

Drake has become the new Nickelback.