The budget that won’t budge

“We can’t afford 3.5 trillion over the next ten years to invest in our families and infrastructure and to fight climate change and to give people free college!”

“Guess you’re right. Let’s work on the military budget instead.”

“Sure. That’ll be 7 trillion over the next ten years.”

“No problem. Passed.”

Oh NOW you believe in science

Favorite “They Might Be Giants” animated videos

Two things I love: They Might Be Giants and good animation. So, for no other reason, here are some of my favorite animated videos of TMBG songs (that I could find on YouTube that were in good quality).

Absolute nonsense

Clay Jones

Rush to judgment

To those conservatives I’ve seen posting things like “You liberals who are happy that Rush is dead are just full of hate!”:

Rush Limbaugh hated gays. He hated Mexicans, and blacks, and women. He hated liberals. He hated Muslims and atheists and anyone who wasn’t his version of “Christianity.” He hated everyone except rich white men like himself.

We liberals hate people who hate. We don’t hate people based on things they have no control over, such as all the things I mentioned above.

It’s okay to hate assholes, because nobody was born an asshole.

cartoon by Steve Sack, after Limbaugh was forced by his advertisers to apologize for calling a liberal woman a slut and a prostitute

The Market and the Cancel Culture

“The market should decide!”

“Okay, the market has decided that it is in their best interest to get rid of Aunt Jemima and actors and commentators who say racist and sexist things that cause our advertisers to leave.”

“Not like that! Cancel culture! How dare the market decide these things!”

The Insurrectionists

My favorite Bernie photoshops

Poor Bernie at the inauguration! He’s old and cold, and looks kind of sad, so everyone tried to cheer him up with these pictures. I’m sure he’s taking them in the way they are meant — not mean-spirited at all. Here are some of my favorites. Click on them to enlarge.

Impeachment: The Sequel

Brian Carroll

The language of the abusers

Whenever you hear one of the Republican apologists telling us all how we should put the past violence aside and get along — or worse yet, we shouldn’t impeach because it would cause more violence — imagine in your mind a t-shirted male abuser talking to the woman on the floor who has just picked up a weapon to defend herself.

It fits perfectly. It’s the language of the abusers.