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8 May
AMA about the comic strip Garfield, which I do not write or draw.
6. Tuesday (6 days until another Monday)
5. Fridays (he’s in love)
4. Wednesday (silent ‘n’ makes him think of silencing Nermal.)
3. Saturday (hey it’s the weekend)
2. Sunday (Monday is tomorrow — ack!)
1. Thursday (poor man’s Monday)
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8 May
We all know they’ll justify it with whatever reason is most convenient in the moment. If the next moment requires a justification that contradicts the earlier one, they’ll use it without qualm or hesitation.

Hypocrisy is virtue to fascists.
For Republicans the answer to the question “did Trump abuse his power?” isn’t “yes” or “no,” but “who gives a shit?”

It’s a philosophy reducible to a belief you should never be compelled to give a shit about anything. Any reason to not give a shit is as good as any other.
For Republicans or any other kind of fascist, it's always about securing the privilege and the power to answer any question of need or responsibility, or any moral duty, with "who gives a shit?"

The virtue of hypocrisy is, you don't even have to give a shit about your beliefs.
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6 May
Liz Cheney is an interesting case. A Republican who actually has a line she won't cross, but it's one that's nightmarishly beyond every other moral event horizon. So much grotesquerie on the side of the line she accepted.

She simply thought her evil party less evil than it is.
The Muslim ban? Acceptable.
Authoritarian president? Acceptable.
White supremacist agenda? Acceptable.
Genocidal Covid policy? Acceptable.

Trying to murder Congress, to overturn Democracy and install a despot? Cheney, and only a couple others, find that unacceptable.
It's hard not to notice that Cheney is only drawing the line at the moment when her life specifically was in danger—which it was.

Hard not to assume she's acting in self-preservation.

But notable to see the rest of her tribe is so captured by fascism they can't even do that.
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5 May
The Matrix
What Women Want
You’ve Got Mail
Life Is Beautiful
Saint Elmo’s Fire
The fact that everyone inside the matrix is established as a real person but our heroes are instructed that they have to treat all of them as disposable cannon fodder because they aren’t an awakened one like them is something I can’t get over.
I get that it is a trans allegory made by trans women, but I think it missed the mark badly. Its appropriation by noxious people who put it toward solipsistic ends feels inevitable to me.
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5 May
Still thoroughly baffled by stories premised on the assumption that there is a “normal” we can return to, and the assumption that—following this year-long revelation of how predatory that “normal” truly is—a return to it would even be desirable if it were possible.
Still thoroughly baffled by stories that take as moralistic posturing a desire to move forward into a less predatory “normal,” rather than retreat back to a “normal” that let a half million die, by protecting profit and convenience over life.
Still thoroughly baffled by by stories predicated on the notion that a pandemic that isn’t remotely over is over, particularly when one of the reasons it isn’t over is because of people’s apparently indestructible urge to pretend it’s over.
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2 May
What Republicans think doesn’t matter.
Here's what I mean. The story isn't what Republicans believe. The story is that Republicans are not participating in reality.

Their beliefs are dangerous—but their beliefs don't matter. The beliefs of Republicans mustn't be considered as we make policy. They must be ignored.
There is a dominant cultural narrative that the only way we can survive this moment is by coming together with Republicans. That's dangerously incorrect.

The only way to survive is by addressing reality, which means ignoring the beliefs of people who have rejected reality.
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1 May
Saw a clip of Trump blathering to strangers at his gross resort for rich Christian fascists, and it really brought home what hostages we all were to the mundane grotesque whims of this dull-minded pathetic bully.
Conservatives need to understand that on top of everything else Trump manifestly is—fascist, racist, sexist, ignorant, cruel, foolish, crude, narcissistic, evil, greedy, genocidal—he is also deeply, deeply, pathetic.

And you all voted for him. Your gross pig king. We see you.
I don't forgive people for voting for Trump and I probably never will. There's no excuse for it. I don't seek common ground, I don't seek understanding, I don't like them and I don't want to be liked by them. I think they're garbage and I think deep down they know it.
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30 Apr
Republicans want to make it legal to run over protesters with cars.

In case you thought the defense of the nazis who invaded Charlottesville was limited to just Trump.
We are in a global pandemic, we face climate catastrophe, wealth disparity is at levels unseen since the great depression, cops kill 3 people daily, & the top Republican priorities are bullying trans teenagers, demolishing democracy, and making it easier for Nazis to kill people.
It is impossible to compromise with Republicans.

Impossible, not because we hate compromise, but because compromise presupposes a second party that is participating in the same reality and in the same organization.

Republicans are, quite simply, not participating in America.
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29 Apr
I would say that the government that imposed a Muslim travel ban, a family separation policy, sweeping deregulation of environmental protection, multiple trillion dollar giveaways to billionaires and deliberately spread misinformation about a pandemic, was also “big government.”
Government that spends all our money on things with zero/negative civic or social benefit = harmless benign “small” government.

Government that spends all our money on things with positive civic or social benefit = dangerous scary “big” government.
We are a country of 330 million, the 3rd most populous on earth; covering nearly 4 million square miles, the 4th largest country on the planet.

Anyone suggesting that we could have a “small” government is a lunatic or a thief.
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29 Apr
You know what? We *should* persecute Republicans.

Nothing stops them from saying they’re being persecuted anyway. Let’s give them the reality they demand.

Laws banning Republicans from public spaces. Judges protecting religious convictions to not serve Republicans. Let’s go.
They want to be the persecuted ones? Let’s show them what that is.

Every law they’ve passed against others for decades, let’s pass against them for a few decades.

No fly lists. Travel bans. Bathroom laws. Gerrymanders. Criminalize McMansions.

Oh—let’s take their burgers, too.
Yes, for their own good. Republicans need to understand that we don’t hate *them*, in fact we *love* them as god commands us! We just hate their sinful Republican lifestyle.
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27 Apr
Celebrating self-educated people was a big mistake.
If you refuse to get vaccinated without a valid medical reason there should be social and financial consequences.

(This should also be the penalty for listening to Joe Rogan.)
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26 Apr
I can’t be the only one who sees happy faces when looking at fingers. Sketch of happy little finger people.
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26 Apr
What is with these dudes and calling you “Dorothy” (Don’t answer; I know what it is)
The problem with saying that I’m employing a strawman is, I’m repeating things that are being said by such fringe conservatives as, hmm, let’s see, their last president, their current congresspeople, their highest rated propagandists, and the majority of their voters who listen.
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26 Apr
Wait we’re just going right into giving awards and then letting honorees talk? what is this?
If this pace keeps up we’ll all get a reasonable night of sleep.
Wait we’re going to see 1-minute clips for international films?
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23 Apr
Conservatives: actually we should be able to run protesters over with our trucks

Everyone: holy shit

Conservatives: also I should be allowed to refuse to serve or hire gays

Everyone: wtf

Conservatives: also I’m afraid to say what’s really on my mind

Conservatives: I want to electroshock gay teens into a hellish submission

Everyone: holy shit

Conservatives: also why should I have to wear a mask? I’m not old or disabled

Everyone: wtf

Conservatives: also I’m afraid to say what’s really on my mind

Conservatives: Actually if you think about it ... SHOULD everyone be allowed to vote?

Everyone: holy shit

Conservatives: here’s why it’s good the police just murdered another child

Everyone: wtf

Conservatives: also I’m afraid to say what’s really on my mind

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23 Apr
If this is true, why don’t they ever for even a moment shut the fuck up?
Hi I’m a conservative, now in hour three of a rant about how I’m not allowed to speak my mind.
As long as we talk the whole time about not being allowed to speak without ever once specifying what it is we’d like to say: yes.
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22 Apr
One point that’s often missed in all this “we’re afraid to say what we think” handwringing from these purveyors of immoral outrage:

They’re cowards.

They’re *self-professed* cowards, who lack even the courage to blame themselves for their own cowardice.
“I’m afraid to say what I think.”

Everyone Else: Who gives a *shit*? What, d’ya think the world was just YEARNING to hear you make the same five points Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson made yesterday? You’re wearing mirror-shades and a hat behind a truck, BRYCE. WE KNOW WHAT YOU THI
You know should be afraid to say what they think? BLM activists.

When they say what they think, militarized cops will threaten them, arrest them, brutalize them, & kill them.

They say it anyway. Because that's what people do when they believe something and they aren't cowards.
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21 Apr
What people who didn’t intend to offend or harm say when they’re informed they have nevertheless caused offense or harm: “I’m so sorry.”

What people who intended offense and harm all along say: “so now you’re telling me I’m not allowed to do that anymore?”

Which is obvious.
Likewise if police didn’t intend murder we’d see some slight attempt or even pretense at an attempt to recognize that what happened was tragic or at least undesirable.

Instead they frame each murder entirely around their license to continue.

They kill who they want to.
Police are fully revealed now as an institution that believes that racist brutality and murder are not only necessary but good; not only good, but *very* good.
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19 Apr
I will go further. They deliberately killed people to score political points. The deaths were the crucial part of the plan.
Honestly I believe that anyone who is Republican should be shunned from society wherever they go, and I hope to create a world in which this happens.
Hope this isn’t seen as biased.
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19 Apr
LITTLE WOMEN (2019) is, in my opinion, good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The screenplay is a marvel. It jumps across time but never loses you for a moment. Gerwig channeling the best of Merchant Ivory and of Malick. I’m not missing a single movie she makes.
I may be underrating it.
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18 Apr
I love people who treat a clear determination to solve an obvious problem as childish "magical thinking," but believe their persistence belief that the solution is still to be found in same incrementalist reform strategy that has led us exactly here is not "magical thinking."
I know which group sounds like children clapping because they believe in fairies, and it's not the ones who want to do the hard work of totally rethinking how we do society, rather than continue trying to treat entrenched violent white supremacy as a training issue.
I'm aware it's difficult. That's EXACTLY what makes it the grown-up decision.

I don't have the exact plan how, so the point is invalid? Oh yeah, b/c 1st we figured out every single detail of how to go to the moon, THEN we decided to go, right? That's the order of things, right?
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