Category Archives: Political Disasters

Greensboro’s Neocon Legacy

From Philip Rojc at Inside Philanthropy in 2016: Like many influential worldviews in Washington, neoconservative thought didn’t emerge fully-formed from the wellspring of American public sentiment. It was nurtured, and the Connecticut-based Smith Richardson Foundation is one key nurturer. Compared … Continue reading

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The Improbable Pence

From McKay Coppins at The Atlantic: He’ll be witnessing to evangelicals at a mega-church, or addressing conservative supporters at a rally, and when the moment comes for him to pass along the president’s well-wishes, the words are invariably accompanied by … Continue reading

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Greensboro Zionists

I find myself in the awkward position of having just attempted to memorialize the late great Bob Parry and putting up an hilariously anti-Semitic post about government and politics in Greensboro.  Regardless, the similarities to Zionist warmongers are profound. Before … Continue reading

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Demise of the Christofascists

From John Michael Greer: [T]he absurdity of Christians in America supporting a political agenda that directly contradicts the teachings of Christ has begun to sink in, in a big way, among young American Protestants. The devil’s bargain by which the … Continue reading

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Benighted

From Google: in a state of pitiful or contemptible intellectual or moral ignorance, typically owing to a lack of opportunity. Michael Wolff uses the word often in Fire and Fury. It aptly describes the Trump family, and its complete ignorance … Continue reading

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Systemic Cowardice

I’ve had some time to think about this, and if anybody is being feminized, it is their fault for not standing up for themselves.  Lord knows, the most dangerous thing a woman can do is become pregnant.  And the state … Continue reading

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Manafort the Hero

From the NYT in July, 2016: Mr. Manafort began working in Ukraine after the popular uprising in the winter of 2004-5 that became known as the Orange Revolution. Mr. Yanukovych, then prime minister, was declared the winner of a presidential … Continue reading

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