The real story of Ron DeSantis’s shipping off of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard so that Teh Libruls can deal with Teh Immigrantz in their own backyard is how well the good folks of Martha’s Vineyard rose to the challenge. Your right-wing friends and neighbors will never admit such a thing, since they think of liberals – and therefore you, and you need to deal with that head-on! – as traitorous snowflakes. At least Gavin Newsom is willing to give Ron DeSantis what he deserves: “you have only one overriding need – attention,” he says, and we should all emulate his example. By “all” I mean you, too, Charlie Crist.
I’ll admit I was actually surprised to hear that Roll Call organized an event enabling a special interest group to give away free donuts to folks who probably didn’t know this group opposes antitrust legislation that would help rein in big tech corporations. I hadn’t thought a nominally objective “liberal” media outlet would do something that brazen. Yet, for all their brazenness, they sure do wilt when real journalists ask where they’re getting their funding. Remember the lesson of the Star Trek story “The Savage Curtain” (yeah, the one with Lincoln flying around in space, you gotta get past that): when good confronts evil, evil runs away. Because evil folks are the real snowflakes.
When I hear that 45% of Pennsylvania voters absolutely will not vote for Doug Mastriano for Governor, but about 28% would never vote for Josh Shapiro and 21% would definitely vote for Mr. Mastriano, I believe we have yet more data suggesting that about 25% of the electorate is bat-shit insane. Another 15% would “probably” vote for Mr. Mastriano; what do you suppose is tamping their enthusiasm? His “no exceptions” anti-abortion stance? That he won’t STFU about the election his Personal Lord and Savior Donald Trump lost? His promise to install a Secretary of State who’ll throw out any vote he doesn’t like? I don’t know how one could be undecided about these things. And 45% “hard no” ain’t 50%-plus-one “hard no.” Just ask Hillary Clinton how that can work out.
Ho hum, Georgia Republican Senatorial hopeful Herschel Walker uses incorrect crime figures to attack his opponent, Sen. Raphael Warnock. I say this not in the hope he’ll feel shame and stop saying crap like TEH CRIMEZ IZ UPZ 47% SINCEZ TEH WARNOCKZ!!!!, but in the hope that you will be more skeptical when you hear crime statistics, because generally, you’re better off erring on the side of they’re fucking lying. Also too, rape in Atlanta (to name just one of Mr. Walker’s cherry-picked concerns) actually went down from 2019-2021.
Jesus Mary and Joseph now Donald Trump says we’ll have “problems” “the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen” if our Justice Department indicts him. “I’m just saying,” or I’m just delivering a terroristic threat? I kid, of course – it’s the latter. And anyone who decides to shoot anyone over a Trump indictment deserves everlasting shame until they die and everlasting Hellfire afterward – yes, I’m willing to blaspheme to make that point! – and in between, they don’t get to say “Trump ordered me to do it,” because that’s what a snowflake would do.
Iranian “morality police” beat a woman to death for not complying closely enough with that state’s new hijab-wearing law, and let me just state for the record that tiny, tiny men did this, and they’ll answer to their god for it. What, you think Allah favors beating women to death over not wearing a hijab? Too many people imagine their god is as small-minded as they are. And yes, this kind of crap absolutely will happen in the United States unless we start shaming the people who would do it. Even in America, there must be a price for being an asshole.
Finally, let’s not do victory laps over Rep. Lauren Boebert (E-CO) saying “wonton attacks” in place of “wanton attacks,” because – as with the helpfully-referenced Marjorie Taylor Green “gaffe” about “gazpacho police” – I’d lay money that Ms. Boebert said “wonton” on purpose, partly to get attention, partly to get liberals to attack her for her “stupidity,” but mainly to tap into stupid right-wing hatred at the Chinese. Once she said “wonton,” she reminded the racists in her district that she’s one of them. How nice for them, that they can feel such kinship with each other, when all they deserve is loneliness.