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Authoritarianism: Jan 13–19

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material. –Susan Sontag   <Prev | Next> By the way, I strongly encourage you to browse … Continue reading

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brexit summed up

I’ve been bookmarking (see “brexit” in the bookmarks to the right). The main big problem with whatever form the Brexit takes — given that there’s no planning at all at this poing — are over the treaties that cease to … Continue reading

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Ten Weeks to the Brexit Cliff

Dang, y’all have less than ten weeks to avoid falling off the Hard Brexit scenario. I know you do your national elections in like six weeks, but do  y’all have enough time here to agree to another referendum or what? … Continue reading

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Brexit vote, Jan 15

I am so confused. I mean, I’ve been following news of Brexit as best as I can this side of the pond, and I’m sure Трамп baffles people equally on the other, but…holy hell you guys, what’s going on over … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 6–12

The government of the United States is not a bargaining chip. A president cannot close the government when he doesn’t get his way, and then offer to open it as a concession when he does. That would not be a … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism: Jan 1-5

“In the United States of North America, every independent movement of the workers was paralysed so long as slavery disfigured a part of the Republic. Labour cannot emancipate itself in the white skin when in the black it is branded.” … Continue reading

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Likeability is dogwhistle for sexism

Indeed. The fact is that Elizabeth Warren is likable. She speaks frankly and in moral terms, avoiding the cajoling sliminess of politicians such as the reptilian Texas senator Ted Cruz, or her probable Democratic primary opponent, New Jersey senator Cory … Continue reading

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Frankly, I think the tribes of North Dakota should just take over the state. They’d do a better job of it than we…

Frankly, I think the tribes of North Dakota should just take over the state. They’d do a better job of it than we…
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Authoritarianism: Jan 1–8 2017

Original article at: Authoritarianism: Jan 1–8 Changes. Next> Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember. I got this idea from Amy Siskind who is keeping her own weekly list. She’s … Continue reading

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this n that

Several things catching my eye that seem worth passing along: Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of people: How Did Republicans End Up Against 9/11 Responders Bill? OTOH, that duck is mighty spry: Update: Congress Passes 9/11 Responders Bill. I … Continue reading

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the stupid: it burns

American Family Association: DADT Repeal Will Lead To Mandatory Cross-Dressing. The Tea Party In Power. Tax cuts, no spending cuts = Nassau in financial crisis. But the elected teabagger did exactly what he said he’d do. Judicial Activism. This has … Continue reading

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this n that

How America will collapse (by 2025) Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of power that, when things start to go … Continue reading

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the stupid: it burns

(Well, I’ve done these before, but I’m starting to number them from here on out.) We’re merely mainstream, says leader of group where criminalization, deportation, ‘enemy’-possession, and horse-shtooping are all on the table Failure to grasp the difference between calling … Continue reading

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Stopped clocks…

Ouch. But then I suppose that even stopped clocks are right twice a day (or once, on military time). Ron Paul, echoed those words, writing to his 19,000 followers on Twitter: “Re: Wikileaks – In a free society, we are … Continue reading

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local produce

I’ve never been a general fan of schlepping food all over, although I acknowledge that when you live in a wintry climate, it’s nice to get food from warmer places you wouldn’t otherwise. But there’s a high price paid for … Continue reading

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