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      (With the Bolivian coup overthrown, back to the top.  I’ve noticed this is the article of mine front-line activists refer to most.  Originally published May 16, 2016.) So, we have had a right-wing coup in Brazil. In Venezuela, the left still controls the Presidency, but has lost control of parliament. In Argentina, the right has […]
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More Random Observations.

Ivanka Trump is getting center stage in the last week. My best guess as to why is that the poll numbers for Trump with women are sliding due to security concerns and the Dickensian treatment of detained children seeking asylum.

Did E Jean Carroll’s description of Trump in a changing room contribute? Who knows. Maybe one or two women coming forward might have other agendas. But 22 of them who kept silent for decades for fear of retaliation – and then *getting* that retaliation? Yeah, that’s pretty hard to brush off. It starts to sound entirely too plausible after awhile.

So, keep an eye on the White House for more Ivanka as she attempts to stop the hemorrhaging while doing absolutely nothing to affect policy whatsoever.


Trump just made an ass of himself in North Korea and lowered the reputation of the United States around the world.

Let’s suck up to as many murderous strongmen as we can in 24 hours. That’ll show them NATO freeloaders.


One more infusion to go, guys. Sometimes, it feels like forever. I’ve got major fatigue, cratering white and red blood cells, and blisters on the soles of my feet. That was a new one. Didn’t expect that. Been walking around with socks on my poor toesies in upper 80 degree weather. One side benefit: I don’t have to shave my legs! Or anything else! My head is also not misshapen. So, you know, there’s that.

Still, I dream of a vacation at the beach. Like a week. No hurricanes. Since 2011, I’ve had nothing but no vacation or hurricane vacation or crazy relative ruined EVERYTHING vacation. I only wish I were exaggerating.

I’ve had a bit of a break in the past two weekends. My favorite Republican has taken good care of me. His kindness is astonishing.

But I’m really beginning to loathe the mere mention of the word “staycation”.

For now, a beach vacation is just a dream.


Identifying with the Glorious Sons in this song. It’s exhausting being sane all the time. Psychosis is definitely not a good thing from what I have observed but at least no one tells you to not take a rest.


I am so proud of Lt. Governor John Fetterman and State Senator Muth for not backing down when this tyrannical, maniacal Republican asshole tried to shut them up.

Fetterman is the former mayor of Braddock, which is about 5 miles from my house. He looks like a taller, more intimidating version of Billy Bob Thornton. In this clip, he’s wearing a suit, highly unusual for him.

I don’t think any Republican in the rotunda has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting Fetterman to back down. He’s got the confidence of a big guy with a solid reputation behind him. And I think that definitely helped Muth continue going when GOP asshole tried to shut her up.

Welcome to the new reality. It’s not so easy to stuff a sock in it anymore.

The vote to strip poor Pennsylvanians of $205/month in general assistance funds will deprive them of their bus passes, make it more difficult for them to go to work and throw vulnerable people back on the streets.

Yeah, that’s something to be proud of, loud mouth.