Author: The BPI Squirrel

I … Can’t … Even

So I hop up on the poker table and look at my Blewberry and … I … can’t … even…. (More) “Tuesday was a great day for David Duke and racists everywhere” So opens the Washington Post’s op-ed this morning: Tuesday was a great day for David Duke and racists everywhere. The president of the United States all but declared that he has their backs. When a white supremacist stands accused of running his car into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring 19, Americans of goodwill mourn and demand justice. When this is done in the context...

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The (Wingnut) Empire Strikes Back

Their Death Star has a Stubborn Ignorance Ray and WhatAboutIsm Shields …. (More) “A definition that has expanded to cover any expression that veers from left-wing dogma on the issue” In a Washington Post column with the unintentionally ironic title “An honest conversation about race is not allowed,” an Ohio newspaper editor dials the Wingnut Death Star’s Stubborn Ignorance Ray up to full power: We’ve all heard commentators and pundits through the years claim that what the United States needs is “an honest conversation about race.” But whenever those conversations happen, they quickly devolve into accusations of racism –...

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Taylor Swift-Kicks, Google Rorschachs

Taylor Swift kicked DJ David Mueller’s attorney around the courtroom, and the Google flap has become a Rorschach test…. (More) “I’m critical of your client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass” Four years ago, Taylor Swift told her mom that DJ David Mueller groped her in a photo shoot after a concert. But she didn’t tell only her mother. She also complained to the radio station where Mueller worked, immediately. I mention that because one of the most common arguments raised in shrugging off sexual harassment complaints: “If it was so bad, then why didn’t...

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Ug and Morug

If only the Fizzix Department could make that time machine work…. (More) Okay, the cavemen in that photo aren’t Ug and Morug. They’re Sticks and Rocky, from the Australian TV series Soul Mates. I wanted to take photos of Ug and Morug, but they were camera shy. Also, the BPI Fizzix Department still doesn’t have that time machine working, so much of my interview is, in Hollywood terms, “Based on a True Story.” +++++ Squirrel@BPI: Hi guys. Thanks for letting me interview you. Ug@WayLongAgo: Ug. Squirrel@BPI: Well yes, CNN did fire Jeffrey Lord for that “Sieg Heil!” tweet. He...

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The ‘Party of Ideas?’

Much of our media still treat the GOP as the “party of ideas.” Even if they have none. (More) “They have no message, no plan, no leaders” That’s not some wingnut raging against Democrats as “the party of no ideas” in his local paper. Instead, it’s left-wing darling Michael Moore: If u think the party who's won the vote in 6 o last 7 Prez votes but holds ZERO power &is now 0-4 in 2017 votes is going to win next year… — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 21, 2017 …get a friggin' clue. The DNC&DCCC has NO idea how...

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