Tag Archives: Department of Homeland Security

This is fascism, right?

[above: U.S. Attorney General William Barr winks at Donald Trump moments after the President announces that, as part of his new Combatting Violent Crime in American Cities initiative, federal officers will be deployed to more American cities to put down what he describes as a “radical movement” to “defund, dismantle and dissolve our police departments.”] […]

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Today in Fascism: With DHS officers having been deployed to Portland, Chicago prepares for the inevitable, and we wonder if Detroit might be next

The cool, military-looking guy above is former lobbyist Chad Wolf. [Insert Donald Trump “Drain the swamp!” soundbite.] As I understand it, Wolf has never served a day in the military. He did, however, attend Southern Methodist University on a tennis scholarship, and earn an undergraduate degree in history. And, now, because he was in the […]

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They want to bankrupt the blue states, and kill public unions, but, yes, let’s talk about the injection of Lysol

Toward the end of this past week, it became evident that the Republicans intended to use this horrific pandemic in order to force individual states into bankruptcy. Mitch McConnell, having worked to deliver hundreds of millions of our hard-earned tax dollars to corporations, said this past Wednesday that the states being hit hardest by COVID-19 […]

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It’s comforting to know that we have some of the dumbest, most ill-equipped people in our entire country leading the fight against coronavirus

Continuing our conversation from yesterday about how woefully ill-equipped the current administration is to deal with something as complex as this current public health emergency we’re facing, I think it’s worth mentioning that our Director of Homeland Security is apparently relying on data concerning the spread of the virus from the Johns Hopkins public website. […]

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The silent rattlesnakes of Truman Capote, and the hoax behind Hand-Carved Coffins

Late last week, I took a few days off from work and went to Chicago with the family. We visited friends, ate really good brisket, poked our heads into the small and dark apartment of Henry Darger, invested way too much time studying the habits of the longnose walking batfish, and spent Linette’s birthday seeing […]

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