By the time you read this, the "free" trade "fast-track" bill will likely have cleared the Senate. Now for the upside: all the TPP's secret negotiators haven't finished the deal yet, and once that comes up for a (very fast!) vote, we'll have yet another opportunity to express our will. Also, we are reminded, as the old saw goes, that we don't need a third party in America -- we need a second.
Charleston shooter Dylann Roof is a terrorist, but the Washington Post's Philip Bump labors mightily to argue that he's not. Because it'll just give him what he wants, a concern I never heard anyone in the "liberal" media voice over calling Osama bin Laden a terrorist. And though we should, as Mr. Bump says, call fewer folks "terrorists," we shouldn't wait until the white person does it before we voice that objection.
Tony Blair ally says Mr. Blair now thinks the Iraq War was a "mistake." Well, fuck him, too, then -- he won't feel any of the consequences of his actions, after all. How about some love for the people who were always right about the Iraq War being a mistake, and who fought against it from the beginning?
Dave Cieslewicz at Isthmus believes the real problem with Scott Walker is that he "believes in nothing." Scott Walker does believe in winning, but, as Mr. Cieslewicz demonstrates, that's basically the same thing as believing in nothing. And Mr. Cieslewicz catalogues Mr. Walker's various flip-flops in a manner I hope all of Mr. Walker's Presidential opponents will attend.
Texas pastor says he's willing to burn to death, so great is his opposition to gay marriage. Well, who am I to stand in the way of a man fulfilling his patriotic duty? I just hope that's the last time he burns.
Finally, President Obama used the n-word in an interview yesterday. I wouldn't have, but here's the thing: he gets to use the n-word and I don't, just as, if he weren't President, he would have to worry whether his next encounter with the police would be his last and I don't. I can't wait for the right-wingers to pretend to be outraged about this -- all the fake tears, all the cries of ZOMG OPPRESSION!!!! Bunch of damn whiners, they are, and they deserve the spankings they clearly didn't get enough of as children.