The other N-word

Fuck civility. It it walks like a goose stepper and talks like a goose stepper, it’s a Nazi.

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Younger, thinner, smarter

I’d never seen this Tina Fey tribute to Steve Martin, but the thing that struck me at the very beginning was the woman sitting next to Steve looked like a younger, thinner version of Tina.

Tina noticed, too.

Possible explanations? I vote for No. 3.

This is going to sound insane, but there was a time I thought scenario No. 3 was a legitimate possibility. I really did say to myself, “did someone turn on the Large Hadron Collider on Election Day.”

Because the only way this was possible was if there was a rip in the space-time continuum caused by the Collider, and I was shifted into an alternate universe. Somewhere in the quantum realm, Hillary Clinton is president, the kandy kolored klown is on Fox News spewing stupid shit, and the Republicans have begun impeachment hearings on stuff that they made up, but stuff that Spanky is actually doing in my current reality.

But then, I thought, I’ve been watching too much “Star Trek.”

Life in hell

Democrats need leaders who are willing to fight for what’s right.

Nancy Pelosi did this last year:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that even if Democrats were to retake control of the House in the 2018 elections, pushing for impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump would not be one of their legislative priorities.

“It’s not someplace that I think we should go,” Pelosi, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said of whether Democrats would seek to oust the president if they regained the majority.

And in 2006, during the administration of George W. Bush (the Dumber), she said this:

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi promised Wednesday that when her party takes over, the new majority will not attempt to remove President Bush from office, despite earlier pledges to the contrary from others in the caucus.

“I have said it before and I will say it again: Impeachment is off the table,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said during a news conference.

Pelosi also said Democrats, despite complaining about years of unfair treatment by the majority GOP, “are not about getting even” with Republicans.

Pelosi’s “threat” to the country isn’t that she wants to impose “San Francisco values” on the rest of America (whatever the hell that means in the warped minds of the right). Her threat is that she isn’t willing to take down war criminals and human rights abusers when they’re staring her in the face and say she’s the threat.

While we’re at it, let’s talk about celebrating “European culture”

Yeah, we know what you mean. Because we also speak code. Damon Young over at VSB provided a list for:

40 Ways White People Say ‘White People’ Without Actually Saying ‘White People’

1. Americans

2. Real Americans

3. Middle America

4. Working-class Americans

5. Patriots

6. Europeans

7. Southerners

8. Midwesterners

9. Millennials

10. Christians

11. Evangelicals

12. Red-state voters

13. Rust Belt voters

14. Conservatives

15. Republicans

16. Suburbanites

17. Gentrifiers

18. Families

19. Veterans

20. Soccer moms

21. Management

22. Law enforcement

23. Hardworking Americans

24. The middle class

25. The upper middle class

26. The upper class

27. Citizens

28. Taxpayers

29. Hipsters

30. Baby boomers

31. Homeowners

32. The military

33. The troops

34. Yinzers (for Pittsburgh)

35. Steel/coal/plant workers

36. Legal/documented immigrants

37. Regular/simple/decent/rural/normal Americans

38. Voters

39. Victims

40. People

And he followed up with:

30 Ways White People Say ‘Black People’ Without Actually Saying ‘Black People’

1. Urban

2. Inner city

3. At risk

4. Low income

5. Thug

6. Welfare recipient/dependent

7. Any out of context reference to Chicago (This, btw, also works for Detroit.)

8. Drug dealer (Interestingly enough, not drug addict. Perhaps because drug addict implies a passivity and victimhood that drug dealer does not.)

9. Single parent(s)

10. Renter(s)

11. Transient population

12. Section 8

13. Underprivileged

14. Low socioeconomic status

15. Underserved

16. Affirmative action

17. Marginalized

18. Disinfranchised

19. Vulnearble

20. Minority/minorities

21. Hip-hop

22. Ghetto

23. Diverse people/population

24. Depressed neighborhood/school/people/population

25. High-crime neighborhood/school

26. Gang-related

27. Sketchy block/neighborhood

28. They

29. Those people

30. Them

Keep your code list handy as we move closer to the midterms.

All this incivility

I’ve been pounding my head against the wall since November 2016. Not good for my head, and definitely not good for the wall.

Haven’t you noticed that “incivility” creates angst among the pundit class only when the left defends freedom and human rights. When the right yells and screams to take away the rights of others, it’s celebrated by the same pundits as the Tea Party.

The fascists who put babies in concentration camps (and that’s what “internment camps” or “tender age shelters” really are) should thank God that the most threatening thing they face is someone yelling “shame” at them while they’re trying to enjoy their cheese plates.