Trump Tries Coup, Fails, Gets Twitter Ban Finally

It took almost 2 days following the attack on the US Capital by GOP terrorists, but Twitter banned the ring leader Trump from their platform, after first only giving a 12 hour suspension.

Bonus concern:


Pelosi doesn’t have the gumption.

She’s been bluster only, for years.

USA Debates Its Existence

Trump’s lies about wind power, and solar, and natural gas are over the top.

In a debate where the candidate had to point out that people need to be able to breathe to be successful, there isn’t much hope for America when the pro-suffocation candidate still has a shot.

In Trump’s opinion, the country was on top of the world in January. And the plague is the only thing that went wrong, and he says it was China’s fault. Even though Trump praised Xi for handling the virus early in the year.

AOC, Fauci, Bernie Sanders, all will likely have strong responses to the litany of Trump’s lies tonight, having all been named by the Republican candidate. Lincoln would have wanted his turn at the poor pitiful Trump pinata too.


Plague Update: More Infections and Elections

The news around the world has been more awful than usual, with the President of the USA purportedly getting over his COVID-19 infection, while on dexamethasone (a powerful, potentially mind altering steroid) threatening to kiss guys in the crowd of his maskless rally.

The UK is announcing plans, and at the same time saying they won’t work.

And here in Saskatchewan there’s an election underway, both for the provincial and municipal governments. I have some hope that Regina might elect a few new Councillors, but there’s a religious homophobe running who shamed the Public School Board recently, and no clear, strong alternative to the present right wing mayor. Jim Elliott is running, and would make a good mayor for the years ahead, but Regina’s voters are largely too out of touch with our planetary ecological breakdown to realize that.

But the provincial election is a corrupt dumpster fire. The media continues their effort to shut out the Greens and any other party. And no wonder. Look who pays them:

Big media outside of Saskatchewan is required to get great coverage of what’s going wrong here.

8 years, but who’s counting?

Duck Donald, He’s a Fascist

Trump is a terribly despicable person. One might say deplorable. And he surrounds himself with terrible people, and is supported by terrible people. While embarrassing his country with a disgraceful debate appearance, he refused to condemn a racist hate organization, instead telling them to stand by and go to the polls to “watch” people. What he’s doing is an election crime, something his supporters know and are acting on well before election day:

Trump has had his Postmaster General order the destruction of actual mail sorting equipment, in a year when mail-in votes are expected to be mainstream due to the pandemic. The pandemic that got out of hand because the President downplayed how serious it was despite knowing it was very serious. Why can’t conspiracy cranks latch onto that coincidence, instead of blaming the Sun?

And this was all written before we knew he’s COVID positive, and was gallivanting around the country without even a mask on. He exposed Biden and Wallace to the plague. A lot of his close advisors and staff are testing positive for the plague tonight even, like Conway, and his campaign manager. No, not the one who got tackled by police a few days ago for weapons charges.

There is a public health disaster if Trump survives. Let me explain. He’s spent months telling people that the virus is no problem if one takes an ineffective drug intended for Lupus. If he pulls through, and odds are he will, then his mindless supporters will think they’re even more invincible. He’ll likely get a patriotism sympathy bump in the polls, which could put him over the top in November.

One shouldn’t make the mistake of feeling sorry for the big, fascist baby. As Naomi Klein put it, his illness is a crime scene, not an accident. His negligence has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Previously only automakers could claim that sort of death toll on Americans, now the President is an honourary automaker, from his hospital [death?] bed.

Republican President Tells Supporters To Vote Twice

Trump asked his supporters to commit a major crime, months after saying anyone who said what he just did, would make any Republican feel ill.

Major newspapers barely mentioned the scandal.

As David points out, longer lines at the polls will result from Trump counseling Americans he thinks will vote for him. This is an additional crime of voter suppression. Fewer Democrats will vote if the lines are obscenely long.

There isn’t a day that goes by without Republicans doing something evil, so why write about this? Because the November election is critical to peacefully removing Trump from office in November. It may be the last chance Americans have short of him stroking out.

The average Trump cultist isn’t going to care that months ago he said the exact opposite, but everyone else should know about it.

Teletubbies Falwell Likes To Watch

If you’re old enough, and into American odd news, you’ll remember Jerry Falwell saying he thought the purple Teletubbie was gay. His son carried on in the family tradition of spreading religious themed bigotry and hatred of queer people.

There’s no problem if the Falwells’ amplified, vocal hypocrisy didn’t hurt other people while they had their fun. Or were they blackmailed?

American Riots Continue

The United States has been led by a war criminal, and by a now open fascist since I’ve been 20.

Dr. Cornell West is right, America is a failed social experiment.

Plague Update: Trump Keeps It Clean

We all know what a stable genius the President is, you really have to admire him coming up with quality solutions on the fly during a press conference. Medical doctors are going to try his ideas as soon as they find a volunteer and an unethical doctor to administer them.

Then there are quality media outlets like Breitbart explaining that the President was misunderstood.

They said he’s a straight-shootin’ meaner,
With a mushroom shaped, micro-sized wiener,
He isn’t too bright,
He’ll cure you with light,
Now he tells you to go and drink cleaner.

Reversing a day old canard,
Trump avoids a mental ward,
He was joking you see,
He’s pretending to be,
A rambling, idiotic, mental case.

Over 50,000 Americans have already died of the plague. Trump promised it would go away with the “heat” “in April”.