Editor’s Note: Hate Liberals? Bite Me recently re-posted the above quote from David Simon to Facebook. Our own William Albee saw it and offers this elaboration and consideration. Many people strongly opposed the confirmation of Gina Haspel to CIA Director because she did not resist on moral grounds the interrogation methods deemed legal by the…

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Christian Nationalists have a new cause to fight for in that they are trying to take over our government, or at least place Christian Nationalists in key positions in our government where they can have heavy influence. It’s called “Project Blitz” and it essentially is a plan to join church and state. This is an…

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 It’s harder and harder to find new experiences as one gets older, so imagine my surprise yesterday when, for the first time ever, something Roseanne Barr did actually made me laugh.  Admittedly, what she did was to get fired from her zombified, one-trick-pony sitcom which had been improbably resurrected for a new series, but it…

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A long, long time ago, I had the painful experience of being taken apart (verbally) by a self-important young professor who heard me use the term “elite,” as in “power elite.” She haughtily explained there was no such thing. There might be elites, in the sense of people who might influence the culture in various…

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Huffpost is reporting that Donald Trump is working to make it easier and cheaper for US gun manufacturers to sell their product overseas. His greed knows no bounds. Makes perfect sense to me that he is reducing the restrictions on the exportation of death so arms manufacturers and dealers can make a bloody buck. SAD!…

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There is a fascinating article over on Vice that everyone should read. In The Terrifying Trend of White Men Radicalized Online Becoming IRL Terrorists, David Neiwert looks at how young American white males are being lured into the clutches of extreme right-wing and Nazi organizations. In an almost mirror image of the individuals who become…

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by Matt Blanchfield So, all sorts of good and bad news on the web this week. Check out some of the following: Did you ever see the movie Minority Report? The one set in a near future where every corporation and government agency knows your every move? Well, among other vendors, Amazon has some facial…

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Suppose, for a moment, that there was an agency that was America’s first and last and only defense against plagues and pandemics — whether those coming from nature, or from other human beings. (Remember those Anthrax outbreaks in Russia a while back.) And suppose you were a responsible, intelligent, well-meaning President of these United States.…

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I don’t know who John Benjamin is, and I’m at a lost to explain why he hasn’t been expelled from (or lynched at) MIT’s Sloan School of Management at which he is a student and, indeed, a Dean’s Fellow. But I do know that I’m very impressed with the chap. He has just written an…

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