The most fragile and insecure conservatives think they are masculine because they hate.
Using guns on a can of beer has to be one of the most pathetic examples of right wing manhood.
Imagine just drinking the beer and skipping the performative bullshit. Leave guns out of your childish tirades.
Remove non-progressives from politics, they're ruining humanity.
I’m posting this column by Nicholas Kristof mostly because of the excerpt below where he refutes GOP claims that indicting Trump upends American norms regarding charging a former president with a crime:
“It will be hard to persuade anyone outside of the progressive bubble that it was worth upending 230 years of American norms and customs to charge — for the first time — a former president with a felony.” — Eli Lake, The Free Press
No! There’s no norm or custom that former presidents are immune from prosecution. I’ve noted that even while he was president, Ulysses S. Grant was arrested by a policeman for speeding in his horse-drawn carriage. That wasn’t an embarrassment to the country but a tribute to democracy.
Likewise, Richard Nixon would probably have faced prosecution if he hadn’t been pre-emptively pardoned. Vice Presidents Aaron Burr and Spiro Agnew were both prosecuted.
Trump and some of his allies have a persecution complex. Marjorie Taylor Greene even compared Trump to Nelson Mandela and Jesus Christ. But let’s not feed it: The norm in America is that presidents obey the law, not that they are excused from it. While legal accountability for all is complicated, it is a feature of our system, not a bug.
"It's almost the perfect crime, who else would be behind Ms. Vanilla's murder other than the one with the least motive, thusly the one we'd least expect. Don't you think? MS. CREAM!"
A.K.A. the kids are making their own fun, and Vanilla and Gemerl are in on it. Luckily Vanilla just happens to have a collection of small hats and other makeshift props.
You know what it is. Feat. Charmy, Cream, Vanilla, Gemerl, Cheese, Chocola, Mello (who's alive.), and Some concept art Creams (Cream's neighbor friends, presumably.)
Pander to idiots, and only idiots will listen to you. Who'da thunk it?
Monitoring GOP circles today and they are in a panic.
They realize that they’ve been completely rejected by voters. They’ve lost Gen Z. They’ve repulsed women.
They are so tied to MAGA and despised by the rest of America, that their only play is to double down on losing ideas.
According to a report from Politico's Wesley Parnell, out-of-towners -- and locals -- who show up to give their support for the beleaguered Trump are likely to be the targets of abuse based on recent events near Trump Tower.
Case in point, Parnell wrote, was a confrontation between Mario Laboy, 78, of the Bronx, and a visitor from Tennessee.
As Parnell wrote, Laboy waved a Trump flag and announced, "I’m going to stand out here Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If you look at the facts you’ll see it’s a political persecution against Trump, but this will just make him stronger,” while waving a Trump 2024 flag and chanting, “I supported Donald J. Trump.”
Ban the Republican Party!
This is another great column by Dana Milbank about how Republicans are now mimicking Trump as they circle the wagons to protect him, how they are “weaponizing” the power of the House to try to interfere with Trump’s indictment, and how they are pursuing ridiculous “investigations” with their new House majority.
The link above is a gift 🎁link, so you can read the entire article, even if you do not subscribe to The Washington Post. Below are some excerpts on how Republicans are imitating Trump in his defense:
It’s no surprise that House Republicans leaped to Donald Trump’s defense after news of his indictment broke late Thursday. What was striking, though, was how many elected GOP officials now sound like Trump.
“Political Persecution,” Trump alleged in his statement.
“Political persecution,” parroted Reps. Diana Harshbarger (Tenn.), John Brecheen (Okla.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), and Paul Gosar (Ariz.).
“Blatant Election Interference,” Trump announced.
“This is unprecedented election interference,” echoed GOP conference chair Elise Stefanik (N.Y.).
“An attempt to interfere in our Presidential election,” echoed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.).
“Witch hunt,” complained Trump.
“Witch hunt,” repeated Reps. George Santos (N.Y.), Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Ralph Norman (S.C.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.) and more, including House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (Minn.).
“Weaponizing our justice system,” Trump inveighed.
“Weaponizing,” chorused Majority Leader Steve Scalise and Reps. David Rouzer (N.C.), Austin Scott (Ga.), Rich McCormick (Ga.) and more.
Trump blamed George Soros. Reps. Wesley Hunt (Tex.), Mike Johnson (La.), Harshbarger, Gosar and Sens. Rick Scott (Fla.) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) blamed Soros.
They aped Trump in other ways, too.
In their vulgarity:
“Enough of this witch hunt bulls—,” tweeted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.)
“This is complete and utter bulls—,” asserted Rep. Brian Mast (Fla.).
In using ALL CAPS:
“WITCH HUNT!” screamed Rep. Ronny Jackson (Tex.) and “Alvin Bragg is a NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT.”
In demanding vengeance:
“Hunter Biden: Call your lawyers,” suggested Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.).
“The House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his unprecedented abuse of power to account,” declared McCarthy.
“When Trump wins, THESE PEOPLE WILL PAY!!” tweeted Jackson.
In voicing deep-state conspiracy theories:
“The Regime occupying our country and systematically killing America is most afraid of President Donald J. Trump,” warned Gosar.
And in stoking paranoia among the unstable:
“If they can come for him, they can come for anyone,” tweeted Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.).
Most prominent Republicans today seem to have no shame. Unless they are stupid, they have to know that Trump is guilty as sin of not only the Stormy Daniels payoff but of all the other charges being considered in Georgia and by the DOJ.
But they don’t care.
Winning is everything for them, no matter the cost to their integrity.