The A.V. Club’s Undercover series of performances includes a cover of Kansas’ “Carry On My Wayward Son” by GWAR. The result is fun if you enjoy GWAR or incongruity.
Great performance. I’d pay to watch this live.
Humans at their best. Thank you to these women for bringing some much needed beauty into the world.
The latest atrocity against a black person is more evidence that Stand Your Ground laws are inherently racist.
These laws allow white people to kill non-whites without consequence while allowing black people to be prosecuted for murder when they clearly feared for their lives.
Psychology Today has an interesting piece on conservative men being more willing to share their wives.
Between psychological projection and violation of tribal or self-established sexual taboos, I’m not surprised those on the right are more interested in cuckolding.
Daniel W. Drezner, Professor of international politics at Tufts University, writes “We should have a debate over whether treason is being committed by the White House. Yes, I just typed those words.”
The GOP is now the Treason Party. Republicans loyal to America will clearly demonstrate that in their actions. The rest will continue “adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
As Max Fisher and Amanda Taub write in The Interpreter, “When we wrote about Israelis curbing their own democracy in order to maintain majority Jewish rule and a firmly Jewish national identity, some pointed out, we were really talking about threats to liberalism.”
This is an excellent point, one that all citizens need to understand. This short piece is worth your time to help you understand the difference between democracy and liberalism, and that one does not imply the other.
Splinter News covers this latest grotesquery.
“Southern Baptist megachurch pastor and Donald Trump “adviser” Robert Jeffress— the guy who delivered a prayer at the recent opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem—took to his second-favorite pulpit—Fox News—to explain how evangelicals could justify their continued support of a serially lying and adulterous president.
The short answer: Ronald Reagan cheated, too.”
I feel like most of the political stuff I’m sharing lately is just jaw droppingly stupid or uses “logic” only a far right moron will find compelling.
We can argue that this justification is a logical fallacy but the main issue is that this isn’t a moral justification at all and that people who claim to base their lives on a particular set of moral values and then use an antithetical set of values to justify their actions are morally corrupt and irrational and cannot be reasoned with.
If you love the internet and find trolls sometimes frustrating and often amusing, you should check out Troll Play. It’s a very funny and mostly lighthearted look at both the dumpster fires and surprising kindness found on the internet.
The episodes are around 20 minutes long. I recommend “Dog haters, dads on Twitter and a troll from two thousand years ago” as a good place to start.