Archive for December 22nd, 2020

December 22nd, 2020 - 6:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump pardons more war criminals

“The Nisour Square Massacre occurred on September 16, 2007, when employees of Blackwater Security Consulting (now Academi), a private military company contracted by the US government to provide security services in Iraq, shot at Iraqi civilians, killing 17 and injuring 20 in Nisour Square,[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 5:32 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Trumpublican damage assessment

America isn’t a banana republic, no thanks to Trump, his enablers, and supporters. Still, he (and they) inflicted significant damage. “Among other things, Trump and his Republican enablers have normalized corruption and nepotism, degraded public discourse, invited foreign involvement[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 12:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The GOP’s Iowa hypocrisy

Rita Hart, an Iowa Democrat who lost a race for Congress in November by 6 votes, has filed “an official notice of contest” asking the House of Representatives to reject the results and order “a hand recount of every ballot,” NBC News reported on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, he[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 1:56 am § in America, Politics, Racism

What Republicans mean when talking about “secession”

America still can’t shake off its racist impulses, and the Tea Party movement — renamed “MAGA” — is the merely latest iteration of racist backlash. Its driving force, rooted in pre-Civil War “nullification” ideology, is defiance. Physical secession is imposs[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 1:23 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Misc., Politics, Racism

Will the Harriet Tubman $20 bill make a comeback under Biden?

The plates have existed since 2018, but Trump’s treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, said it would take 10 years to start printing the bills because of “technical difficulties.” Yeah, a racist in the White House who can’t stand black people — least of all, black voters &#[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 12:30 am § in Misc.

Plane freakout: PTSD passenger jumps ship

“An unhinged Delta passenger and his girlfriend jumped out of an airplane door just before it took off from LaGuardia Airport,” the New York Daily News reported on Monday, December 21, 2020. “Antonio Murdock, 31, told Port Authority cops the confined plane space set off his post-tr[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 12:02 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

“This is not a drill”

John Berman comments on the White House meetings in which people close to Trump are scheming to overthrow our government. Meanwhile, is Trump cracking under the strain of losing and going off the deep end? Politico speculates on his sanity here; an excerpt: “The probability of something very bad h[...]