You’re supposed to stand up to the bad guys

Now that more information has come out about the confrontation with those Catholic boys and the Native American, it seems clearer to me that it went somewhat like this:

“We’re a bunch of spoiled boys marching to fight against women’s rights! We’re wearing our MAGA hats to show everyone that we’re bigots!”

“I am a Native American veteran and I will stand up to you peacefully.”

“We will defuse the situation by mocking native people and screaming ‘build the wall’ while doing a Maori dance! There, we’re the good guys here!”

Nah, not buying it. The fact that the veteran walked up to people who should be confronted doesn’t make him the bad guy here. He did the right thing. We should all be confronting the haters.

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cartoon by Clay Jones

But that’s socialism!

If you’re poor and can’t afford private school, you get free public education through 12th grade.

“Makes sense.”

If you’re poor and can’t afford college, you get free public college for another four years.

“What? Are you crazy? That’s socialism!”

If you’re poor and arrested, you get a free lawyer.

“Makes sense.”

If you’re poor and sick, you get a free doctor.

“What? Are you crazy? That’s socialism!”

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Not even hiding the bigotry

The Wall was never about security. It won’t stop immigrants from coming here (most of whom come by plane); it won’t stop the drugs — it’s just a way for the bigots in America, led by their Prime Leader Trump, to show their hatred of anyone not like them.

And he’s not even pretending any more. The latest tweet from him warns us that Muslim prayer rugs have been found.

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Muslims! Be very very afraid! Despite the fact that the majority of terrorist attacks in America in the past ten years have been from white male Christians, Muslims!  They’re different from you! A lot of them are brown! Be very very scared and vote for Republicans who will protect you!

But hey, you know, when elected Republican bigots are asking why it’s wrong to be a white supremacist and when they’re hosting holocaust deniers in the capitol, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.

Just angry.