Category: social media

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Everyone is watching the debate to see if Tulsi Gabbard speaks in Russian.

Harold Bloom no longer matters. He lost the war over “the canon.”

Jeet Heer managed to complete and tweet his senior thesis on Bloom, The Joker, Scorsese, and castration anxiety.

Even Michael Corleone testified in open Senate session.

Man up, Don Giuliani.

According to Jacobin magazine, Trump’s noble savages are not really responsible for Trumpism, only the super elite. And Obama.

Their “progressive views” on the economy apparently include racist views about racial/ethnic minorities and foreigners.

Compared to the Trump Crime Family’s business dealings at home and abroad, Hunter Biden is a paragon of virtuous entrepreneurial behavior.

The chav Eggsy is the prototype for Trump’s MAGAts.

Many parole violations would have occurred had Trump maintained accurate White House visitor logs.

Colleges are not job training centers.

Ramble on

Libertarianism is the political boutique tendency.

Only naive EFF types thought the “web” could ever be non-toxic.

Elisabeth Moss needs to come under more scrutiny.

Bernie was one of the few New Left who didn’t break with the CCCP. He did march with Dr King, though.

Xenophobia and garden variety cultural ressentiment: the elixir of populism.

The question is whether populist outrage, as channeled by Sanders, is a winning strategy? Didn’t work for him in 2016 and it’s not working for him so far for 2020.

Bern’s anger-based politics has him in danger of slipping behind Warren.

D’Souza is another example of why it isn’t good to give felons the franchise. (see Flynn, Manafort, Limbaugh).

Für uns, gibts nicht.

Waiting for a sign

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New Poll: A very old man trails an old man in Iowa.

Too bad journalists didn’t anticipate the impact of social media on the communication tactics of politicians, who can reach the audience w/o unfiltering and w/o the sometimes suspect “narratives” of profit seeking news corps. Perhaps they’ll find new ways to report.

Or not.

When it comes to journalism, verifiability is good. So is neutrality.

Journalists are in no position to decide which side is more legitimate, and have no means of justifying their judgment. Let the reader decide.

No one wants a pre-digested version of reality.

Captain Marvel is better than the comic book film that was nominated for Best Picture.

Only arms manufacturers want teachers to be strapped.

Fox News is indistinguishable from RT. They share the same business model.

I wonder if the Mar-a-Lago Madame was present when Trump held a “summit” with China’s Xi in 2017.

No shoe strings on Louise

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If losing is winning, then Trump is a big loser.

The descendants of Warren Harding are thankful for Trump.

Re his counterpart: what’s ironic is Sanders uses the Democratic Party when it is convenient to him, but then inveighs against the Party’s rules. He lacks the courage to run for president as an independent.

I’m not sure what power Rep. Omar has besides trafficking in reprehensible conspiracy theories. I don’t see any legislation coming from her corner, which would be what power in Congress entails, not just street corner cred.

Picking dumb fights using boorish rhetoric is not a winning strategy. Although it worked for Trump. Maybe he’s her political role model. She’s already started in on Obama.

Max Rose may be the only one of the newbie Democrats to amount to something in terms of legislation.

Kids is brills, as is Spring Breakers.

People ask me why Trump is consorting with the south Florida madame. Realize he can’t just pop into Scores like he used to.

The professional outragetariat are up in arms about Alyssa Milano, who identified herself in various ways.

I’m trans. I’m a person of color. I’m an immigrant. I’m a lesbian. I’m a gay man. I’m the disabled.

I’m everything. And so are you, Kirk.

Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know or understand. No one wants to hurt you. We are all just looking for our happily ever after.

Do they really think Milano needs their permission (or anyone else’s) to speak her mind and identify herself as she pleases?

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The long, expensive national nightmare of the House Republican witch hunt is over, producing a finding that a risible in its obviousness.

Mr Trump urging on supporters who have no clue about Brexit and can’t locate the UK on a map.

As a philosopher once said: today was a good day.

A Washington Post poll shows that only 8% of Berniebros will back Mr Trump, down from 20% in May.

Now that Ms Warren, the real star of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, has endorsed Ms Clinton and is campaigning with her, Mr Sanders has lost most of his leverage. The best he can hope for is a speech in primetime on the Tuesday of the convention.

Only twitter can cause twitter outrage.