Posts Tagged ‘bigotry’

June 13th, 2023 - 11:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Republicans

The GOP’s moral disease

A Huffington Post article on Monday, June 13, 2023 (read it here), summed it up: “Despite all the criminal accusations and investigations, Trump remains the Republican front-runner for the 2024 presidential nomination.” To be fair, Trump has only been found civilly liable for sexual assa[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 1:32 am § in Jews, Politics, Republicans

McCarthy implies LGBQT people’s humanity is just “politics”

GOP House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, like any top-ranking political leader, makes lots of TV appearances. McCarthy was a guest on CNBC‘s “Squawk Box,” hosted by Becky Quick, on Thursday, April 27, 2023. They talked about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s feud with Disney, set off by t[...]

April 15th, 2023 - 2:39 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Republicans can’t escape their unpopular policies

It’s hard for ordinary people like me to fathom why anybody would want to be president, but a number of Republican politicians do, and they all have a problem. Most Americans hate their positions on abortion and guns. On top of that, the GOP has long been a party for the rich, and often indiff[...]

March 4th, 2023 - 12:00 pm § in America, Politics, Religion, Republicans

GOP legislator’s anti-LGBQT hate tax

Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton (the gunman in the photo below; read his bio here), a former preacher-man, is a hater. He was elected by country hicks in northeast Texas (details here and here). The product of a Baptist bible college, he wants the state to kill doctors who perform abortions, and wome[...]

March 3rd, 2023 - 5:59 pm § in Religion, Republicans

DeSantis wages religious war against Disney

For half a century, Disney managed its sprawling Florida properties through an entity called “Reedy Creek Improvement District.” Last year, Disney got into a pissing match with Gov. DeSantis over the latter’s bigoted, discriminatory “Don’t Say Gay” bill, so the GO[...]

February 14th, 2023 - 7:51 pm § in Christianity, Schools & Colleges

Don’t call yourselves a Christian college when you do this

“The King’s Singers, a Grammy Award-winning British a capella vocal ensemble, announced Monday that their planned concert at Pensacola Christian College was abruptly canceled two hours before the show due to ‘lifestyle’ concerns,” the Pensacola News Journal reported on Tues[...]

December 14th, 2022 - 9:31 am § in Hypocrisy, News Media

Another example of why Fox is disreputable

Fox doesn’t do news, it does persuasion. Its talk shows, which are pure demagoguery, are by far its most popular fare. And its hosts are close-minded, intellectually dishonest pot-stirrers and hatemongers. They’re also liars. Take Laura Ingraham, for example, one of Fox‘s worst off[...]

August 19th, 2022 - 12:34 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Kayleigh McEnany says something intelligent, but still has blind spots

The first time I saw Kayleigh McEnany on TV, she impressed me as a twit, and my opinion of her hasn’t changed much. She currently works as a Fox News propagandist, which is an appropriate placement for her. She doesn’t belong in respectable journalism. Even though I pronounce her name &#[...]

April 22nd, 2022 - 6:11 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

Why Florida’s attack on Disney is monstrous

Florida’s legislature, which is controlled by Republicans (specifics here), passed a bill requested by GOP Gov. DeSantis, which he signed, that repeals the special taxing district established in 1967 for Disney’s Florida theme parks (details here) to retaliate against Disney for criticiz[...]

April 4th, 2022 - 11:08 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

One man’s hate crime spree

A 28-year-old homeless man has been indicted in New York City for physically assaulting 7 Asian women in 3 hours. His M.O. was to approach the women from behind, strike them in the face with a closed fist or elbow, then flee the scene, according to police. He’s Steven Zajonc, and here’s [...]