You need only remember one thing about all of the Murdoch empire’s recent assertions that trans people are causing all the mass shootings now: to paraphrase Neil Gabler, three incidents of chicken pox don’t make an epidemic. Now, the vast super-majority of angry white men mass murdering people? That’s an epidemic! While it’s sad to see right-wingers still doing the just-let-me-tell-you-three-stories shtick all these years later, it’s even sadder that trans hatred will be the gateway drug to right-wing masturbatory rage for some of your friends and neighbors once they suffer a few reversals in life.
Now speaking of actual drugs, our FDA approved naloxone, the drug that can reverse opioid overdoses, for sale over the counter this past week, giving the lie to right-wingers who constantly tell us that our government can’t ever do anything right. And while drug abusers may not have the presence of mind to use such a drug, their loved ones more likely will. No this will not become some “get out of death card” that will “cause more people to become drug addicts.” That’s not how drug addiction works, except in the rage-addled minds of right-wingers.
When I heard that outgoing Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, whom nobody likes, opined before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that Starbucks has never broken our labor laws! – at which point Sen. Sanders reminded him that he was under oath – I wondered if maybe our labor laws were so bad that there was actually a chance he might be right! Alas, even though our labor laws are pretty bad, he was still not right. I guess his next defense will be that he really doesn’t believe Starbucks ever actually broke the law, which is exactly the kind of post-modern sleaze right-wingers only ever tolerate from CEOs. Our best and brightest entrepreneurs, ladies and gentlemen!
Ho hum, a right-wing judge who’s struck down Obamacare before has struck down the law’s mandate that health insurance corporations cover preventative care for free, because what’s a judge for, except to cut down laws that actually help good Americans? Possibly this ruling will go down in flames just like his last one did – though our Supreme Court has gotten a lot worse since then, I’m pretty confident they’ll at least narrow its scope – but it doesn’t matter that an employer’s “conscience” tells them they’d be promoting homosexuality or promiscuity if they covered PrEP, because HIV can infect anyone. Gosh, even Nancy Reagan knew that.
Former Trump Organization employees told New York Times columnist Maggie Haberman that they “were really happy” over the Big Man’s indictment, which is easily the MOST! SURPRISING! THING! I! Have EVER! HEARD! Seriously, if you’ve ever worked for a bad boss – and I’d say the chances are close to 100% that you have! – you know this to be true. That’s before we even consider all the contractors Mr. Trump has stiffed over the years.
Finally, a jury finds Minnesota Republican operative Anton Lazzaro guilty of five counts of sex trafficking minors, plus one count of conspiracy. You can’t help but think it’s always it’s the right-wingers who accuse liberals of sex trafficking kids – but it’s always the right-wingers we find actually sex trafficking kids. There’s a lesson in there, somewhere.