Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat


* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Democracy is on the Ebb

This is a damn good article about how Boris Johnson is methodically stripping away the freedoms of Englishmen. I am not quoting it, as there are numerout internal links worth pursuing.

The threats to our own democracy from extreme gerrymandering that imposes minority rule in many states need hardly be recounted in this post. I've written a bit about that.

The King of Grift failed at his first coup attempt. Republicans have been falling over themselves to pledge fealty to him. Republicans who were shocked, if not physically threatened by the Insurrection, have gotten over their disgust to go back to kissing Bone Spur's ample ass. They've made their loyalty crystal clear: Trump über alles. Über the rule of law, über the Constitution, über the right to vote, über free and fair elections. Republicans are so focused on "owning the libs" that they will burn down our Republic in order to achieve their aims. It is no surprise that Republicans love Putin and Orban.

It is an interesting twist of historical events that the most vibrant democracy currently may be Germany, with France and Italy not far behind.

4 comments:

Frank Wilhoit said...

Italy will never recover from Berlusconi, and France will never recover from Zemmour.

dinthebeast said...

Mitch McConnell is saying that the real "Big Lie" is that the Republicans are on an anti-voting tear, but he doesn't really say why it is that Republican led state legislatures are giving themselves the authority to overturn the counted votes in elections. They are doing this right out in the open and there is no denying it, and they are using verified falsehoods about voter fraud as their excuse.
This is dumb. If free and fair elections kept Republicans from ever winning, as Fergus has said, how did Glenn Youngkin win in Virginia, and how did the Republicans narrow the Democrats' house majority? There are plenty of Republicans out there who will never, ever vote for anyone but a Republican, and they deserve to be represented in their government. All I want is for them to be represented in accurate proportion to their actual numbers.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Comrade Misfit said...

A comment was deleted. Nobody gets to come onto my blog and insult me. That's a violation of Rules 1 and 2.A.

Jones, Jon Jones said...

CM - if you point me in the right direction, I could use the workout.