Notes from the Frontlines

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It isn’t surprising that the nation’s battle to free itself from the grip of its fascist suppressors has begun in Pennsylvania.  Freely swinging back-and-forth from red to blue and back, again, the Commonwealth has become a microcosm of American political opinion.  Lacking any semblance of a progressive agenda, our voters typically favor the lesser of two white, male evils – defined as the dude least likely to take away their guns – and elect morons and lunatics in the process.  Continue reading

The Bumpkin Trumpniks

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Clearly, we have become too obsessed with other people’s opinions.  Our obsession has become even greater during the era of Trump during which we have been forcibly compelled to face the fact that a significant percentage of Americans are too stupid to be safely afforded the right to opine.  The ignorance of the misinformed and their kissin’ cousins, the uninformed, spreads like a California wildfire once they recognize how many other Americans share their insipid beliefs.  Continue reading

Okay, NRA, You’re Up

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In their latest attempt to expand the power and authority of the Corpulent Caucasian Conservatives presently in control of our government, federal authorities will begin enforcing pre-existing laws preventing people who use marijuana from owning guns.

Huh?  With support for legalization at an all-time high…in consideration of the fact that not even multiple mass murders could inspire our privately-owned Congress to take away anyone’s gun…who the hell thought this was a good idea? Continue reading

The Next Test?

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The Eighteenth Congressional District – my district – will conduct a Special Election in March to replace a Congressman who believes the only women who should be able to have abortions are the ones he impregnates.  While it is “contiguous,” one must turn sideways at various locations to avoid stepping in other districts since it took a little twisting and turning to combine the voting blocks of the wealthy white people in its western half with the anything-but wealthy white people on the eastern side who register as Democrats and vote as Republicans.  Continue reading

The Republican Scam Revealed

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Unlike the recent court decisions in North Carolina and Wisconsin, the ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirming that the Commonwealth’s Congressional Districts have been gerrymandered to benefit Republicans might actually mean something.  While the other progressive “wins” were much like NFL touchdowns – fans couldn’t get too excited until all the replays were run (or, in these cases, the US Supreme Court offered its opinion) – the Pennsylvania ruling clearly states the Congressional Districts were illegally drawn in violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution.  According to most legal experts, that should be the end of the discussion. Continue reading