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West Texas mayor resigns after refusing to help with snowstorm: ‘The City and County…owes you NOTHING’

That’s the problem with Libertarianism. Nobody owes anybody anything. So, deal with it, even if ‘it’ has become a complete loss of services. If you get hungry enough, your neighbor is right next door. Do what you gotta do.
Now, extend the ‘services’ to protection against your neighbor’s growling stomach, or the chemical plant on the other side of town.
Ayn Rand can go stuff it. Libertarianism is just a chicken-shit’s anarchism.

“Only the strong will survive and the weak will parish,” Tim Boyd, mayor of Colorado City, wrote.

Source: West Texas mayor resigns after refusing to help with snowstorm: ‘The City and County…owes you NOTHING’

Donnyisms

“If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better, just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work, some of them go to work, but they get better, and then when you do have a death, like you’ve had in the state of Washington, like you had one in California, I believe you had one in New York…”  

Donald J Trump

We need an American version of Mao’s Little Red Book, a compendium of the sayings of America’s first cult-president. It will take an enormous amount of editorial expertise to coalesce the vapors of idiocy into one book that says it all in the voice of the Dear Leader himself. Thoughts of Leader Donny. Coming to a bookstore near you.

Incitement Of Insurrection

With only a week left, should we go here?

  • He won’t come back. He’s too old, and too damaged. He will soon have a half million dead on his watch. The economy is in ruins.
  • His megaphone is silent. He may try to create a new one, but it will not be the same. Without social media, he will devolve into absurd statements that please no one. The media will ignore him, we hope. He is a carnival barker without a bark. That alone will destroy him
  • The GOP wants him gone. They hate him for all the juicy things he has done to them in spite of all the juicy things he has done for them.
  • His empire, or what we assumed was an empire, is just a house of cards. He will be dealing with the debt and the dirty deals until he dies.
  • The other arms of the law will not give up. They will hound him for as long as he lives. Whether it is the SDNY or Homeland Security, they will continue to find little hints and whispers of so many shady deals. He will never outlast them.

Warnock Wins Georgia

Voters in Georgia turned out a win for the Democrats last night. They also turned out a GOP senator with lots of baggage and not very much going for her. Nevertheless it was close.

Donald Trump did as much for the Democrats as anyone, attacking his own party and turning off voters is swing districts. His effect will be pondered for some time.

Stacey Abrams ran the ground game that politicians dream about, and got the minority vote out. She needs to run the DNC.

Warnock ran a clean race, and just enough voters decided his color was not a factor. A black democratic senator from Georgia. Who da thunkit.

Eleven

What a list. What a shining example of the right. On one side you have some very brilliant actors, who have gone to the best schools and received accolades in abundance. On the other side are political hacks with the sense of rocks. Somewhere in the middle are the political snakes. Can you place them correctly in their respective slots?

It is sometimes easy, and sometimes very difficult. Has Marsha Blackburn ever made a lick of sense? Not that we recall. But the Louisiana hayseed John Kennedy can in rare moments exhibit critical thinking skills. Tommy Tuberville has yet to come even close.

Josh Hawley? A world-class mind, like Cruz and Cotton. So how did those minds become so cheapened by the thin excuses they have for challenging an landslide election? Where do you plumb those depths? How do you get to the position in which, despite all that good grey matter, you end up acting like a clown?

The Republican Party seems to attract all kinds, but in the end they become one kind.

By Eric Swalwell:

Name & shame these enemies of democracy:
Ted Cruz (TX)
Ron Johnson (WI)
James Lankford (OK)
Steve Daines (MT)
John Kennedy (LA)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Mike Braun (IN)
Cynthia Lummis (WY)
Roger Marshall (KS)
Bill Hagerty (TN)
Tommy Tuberville (AL)

Originally tweeted by Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) on January 2, 2021.

The pandemic and the normalization of death

It has come to this: We must sacrifice the elderly in order to save the economy. These are ideas never spoken in the political conversations about Covid 19, but they are ideas that we have come to accept.

We never fought this pandemic. We refused to accept the fact that we were even in a war.
Now the virus is winning, and bigly. We still refuse to accept and respond to this, the largest single attack on our people since 1918.

We have accepted defeat and the consequences thereof.

The demand by the political and media establishment that society must prioritize “the economy” over the preservation of human life implies that mass death is essentially necessary and unavoidable.

Source: The pandemic and the normalization of death

Thanksgiving in America: Massive food lines and evictions as benefits expire – WSWS

This is the worst of times, when we should be thankful, but instead are fearful. In America, we don’t see the poor unless they are shoved in our faces. The lines of cars waiting for food, the lines of people on the street, they look unreal, unless you are in them. I know that money is short, but if you have any extra, Care and the Salvation Army are better than lying about the people in those lines.

Source: Thanksgiving in America: Massive food lines and evictions as benefits expire – World Socialist Web Site