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El Coyote Gordo
23 February 2017 @ 05:51 am
They used to say that Social Security was the third rail of American politics: touch it and you die. To some extent the Republicans found a form of virtual rubber gloves by suggesting that Social Security could be improved by attaching it to the ever-increasing free enterprise stock market, although for some reason that idea lost favor in 2008.

Now there’s another one. Milo Yiannopoulos, having spewed enough hatred for POC, Jews, Muslims, women, and Trans* people that decent human beings would have nothing to do with him, suddenly lost millions of others by coming out in favor of adult/teen sex (and specifically adult/teen gaysex, which presumably is even worse), saying it worked for him when he was 14. He lost a book contract and a couple of jobs, and now we’re hearing that what’s wrong with Lord Dampnut and his lovable sidekick Bannon Boy is that they have Milo cooties.

Thanx to [personal profile] twistedchick
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El Coyote Gordo
22 February 2017 @ 05:55 am
State attorney general vs. Exxon and the SCROTUS. Of course I’m on her side.

Thanx to Charles P. Pierce.
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El Coyote Gordo
22 February 2017 @ 05:47 am
One operational definition of “obvious to the meanest intellect” is something David Brooks notices, such as our current president not being the Philosopher King who will save us all. Here, The Rude Pundit (uses language) points out something that happened in 2000 that Our Mr. Brooks apparently failed to pick up.
 
 
El Coyote Gordo
22 February 2017 @ 05:09 am
Male chiropractor solves the menstruation menace
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El Coyote Gordo
22 February 2017 @ 04:59 am
Happy birthday, [personal profile] emceeaich
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El Coyote Gordo
21 February 2017 @ 10:35 am
Happy birthday, krin723 and stonebender
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El Coyote Gordo
21 February 2017 @ 10:08 am
Foreign minister does not want to deal with uncivilized country that supplies terrorists. I don’t think this is the Sweden thing that frightened Dolt45, but you never know.
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El Coyote Gordo
21 February 2017 @ 07:53 am
Populist correctness
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El Coyote Gordo
21 February 2017 @ 06:29 am
One advantage of growing old (perhaps the only one other than the alternative) is remembering that things weren’t always like this. I know that “under God” wasn’t in the Original Pledge of Allegiance as Written by the Founding Fathers because I can remember the discomfort of adding it. When the Duck Dynasty speaks up for the Eternal Verities, I remember when one of the Eternal Verities in their part of the world was beating the crap out of anyone who looked like them. And I remember when there was no Presidents Day.

There were two holidays: the birthdays of Lincoln & Washington. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that in large parts of the country Lincoln was the cruel federal oppressor who deprived them of their God-given right to own dark-skinned people, and they were not about to wish the sumbitch a happy birthday. Presidents Day was a compromise, or perhaps a sellout.

Charles Pierce has some thoughts on the holiday.
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El Coyote Gordo
20 February 2017 @ 10:04 am
Happy birthday, scribeoflight and xiphias
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El Coyote Gordo
20 February 2017 @ 06:01 am
Woman works at Uber and lives to tell about it.

Thanx to Metafilter
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El Coyote Gordo
19 February 2017 @ 09:48 am
Happy birthday, jrittenhouse
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El Coyote Gordo
19 February 2017 @ 05:47 am
Languages, as seen from the Netherlands
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El Coyote Gordo
19 February 2017 @ 05:29 am
Jo Walton wins the Skylark Award.

Thanx to File 770
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El Coyote Gordo
19 February 2017 @ 04:59 am
Libraries resist

Thanx to mslorelei
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El Coyote Gordo
18 February 2017 @ 10:09 am
Happy birthday, jinian and shelly_rae
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