Tagged: MAGAts

Allegretto leggiermente

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.

Up the beach

It’s sad that Lindsay and Paris are no longer besties.

Bern has stalled out. Quite a come-down from 2016.

A network that harangues about “political correctness” is not likely to interdict a culture of sexual harassment.

An illegal immigrant sleeps in the White House at least three nights each week.

If tariffs hit oxy, MAGAts would turn on Trump.

Foreign policy will be largely irrelevant this cycle except for the case of Russia. Gabbard won’t make any friends talking up peace with Assad.

The critique of liberalism is what brought Schmitt into play in the Telos circle. Which is what is appealing about Schmitt to the reactionary right.

It does help that Schmitt identifies the core weakness of liberalism when under threat: its allergic reaction to power disempowers it to defeat its enemies.

Schmitt was not anathema in an earlier era. Both Reinhart Koselleck and Jurgen Habermas cited his work positively. Allegedly, the publication of the English translation of the Struckturwandel book was delayed for years because of its Schmitt references, which were removed.

Schmitt became relevant in a different way post 9/11 with the rise of a new friend/foe distinction in the “war on terror” (i.e., the novel legal category of “enemy combatant”).

D. C. B. A.-25

Bernie stans are laughable caricatures.

MAGAts are simply debased human beings.

Neoliberalism will prevail because today’s national populists are largely stupid and violent, more prone to turn on each other than on whatever conspiratorial enemy of the moment that is their fixation.

Bern’s net worth is the least of his problems.

The Devil is more likely to answer Franklin Graham’s prayers.

At least Meghan McCain is open in her defense of the only thing that gives her a platform: her last name. Without this last name, she would be nothing.

It’s hard to get worked up about rich people on a deadly thrill climb.

Walk this world

Eurovision is what the recent Met gala should have been.

Détournement has a temporary effect, nothing more.

Will Iran use children on the front line again as it did in its war with Iraq?

Westboro were MAGAts before there were MAGAts. Proto-MAGAts.

Fox News is a boutique for paranoid style politics and its adherents. There’s no need for Democrats to venture into a space that is impervious to reason.

Bernie is strapped for cash due to poor fundraising. Progs should jump to Warren, who is a better candidate than Sanders (less baggage and, obviously, no misogynistic following).

Biden is assuming that once Trump is out, Senate Republicans will have no interest in protecting his “legacy.” A better argument is that his coattails will be superior to those of non-Democrat Sanders (hence, flipping the Senate).

In reality, Biden has worked with the other guys (even during the Obama era). However, most of those guys have departed, and have been replaced by the children of Palin and Trump.

The US is filled with people who believe the Second Amendment gives them the right to be killed by a gun. They will never relinquish this right.

Victim of love

Boschdetail09

Americans don’t understand college admissions at all. So much ignorance in the age of Trump.

I have no problem with legacy admits or an admissions office giving extra-weight to non-traditional students (older than 18-22), or quarterbacks, or skilled flute players, or students from rural areas, students from impoverished urban areas, etc.

As the self-proclaimed leader of a revolution, perhaps Bernie will use an executive order to create single-payer and bypass the established legislative procedures.

Such an embarrassing moment for the Bernie supporter, but preserved forever.

Please note the macro-aggression came from a Sanders supporter. To be precise: it’s not the “far left”. It’s about the failure to see a distinction between liberalism and the current conservative/right-wing political formations.

Re MLB three batter rule for relievers: I can’t think of another major sport that specifies how long a player must play once they enter a game.

Putin has his Night Wolves, Trump has his MAGAts. Shock troops of reactionary politicians.

Feelin’ Massachusetts

Capitalism is much as it has been since whenever it “took off.” In the US there was one brief “golden era” (circa 1946-early 1970s), then things returned to normal.

Re the higher ed admissions fixing scandal: ironic, given that critics of the accused are protesting about access to Harvard and Yale. No one needs to bribe their way into CUNY or the University of Nebraska.

Nothing wrong with revisionism. Millions of kulaks would have survived, and a gulag would not have been built, had it won out.

If protection of the nation is Trump’s highest duty, he should resign.

He’s been Moses to MAGAts, but not to anyone else.

Clayton Kershaw has entered his King Felix years.

It is clear that endorsements won’t matter in a massive field. Journalists need to redo their play book. Ditch old narrative frames. Stop forecasting.

There’s outrage (what else would there be) about a video of Maya Angelou scolding a girl for addressing her by her first name. It’s no more than gentle arrogance. However, it does reveal something about Ms Angelou’s character, that something like that would matter enough to her that she would correct a young person on camera as opposed to off it.

Unless Ms Angelou was an angel, she had the same flaws the rest of us have, e.g., heightened self-regard (narcissism) that is obnoxious under certain circumstances. The girl was no threat to Ms Angelou. Yet, she perceived her as such. Kicking down is a sign of inner weakness.

Conquistador

Don Jr. is the Fredo Corleone of the Trump Crime Family.

Everything Clinton said about Trump was correct. MAGAts and BBros didn’t want to listen.

CNN has a love affair with Beavis (Kellyanne Conway).

The  Tea Party wanted no part of governing (which made it a contradiction). Dem Progs want to govern but don’t quite understand how a competitive system works.

Even well-educated NY Times journalists fall back upon simplistic oppositions to describe politicians. The labels are meaningless, because once in power one must govern within an established, competitive system that mitigates progressivism sans absolute emergency (e.g., the 1930s).

There’s very little Trump actually understands besides how to cheat at golf. Certainly not aviation.

Trump has been mimicking his friends Erdogan, Duterte and Bolsonaro. His benefactor Putin is more circumspect when it comes to issuing threats.

It sounds like Trump is calling his brownshirts into action.