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I'm having a crisis of conscience....

I want to support journalism...I want to support local journalism. I subscribe to the Seattle Times, the NYTimes, Boston Globe, LATimes... and several others.
I also subscribe to our very local paper... a weekly of about 10 pages. Local stories and local sports and some ads for local establishments.
And an opinion page.
Today's paper has an op-ed by Ronnie Raygun's evil spawn Michael Reagan... "Now, finally, everyone knows COVID started in an unsafe lab in China." JHFC!
And... another by Christine Flowers.... the radio screamer and fired Philadelphia Inquirer writer.... "Abortion decision should be left up to the states."

Oh... they had another op-ed supporting Critical Race education. "Balance"...I guess.

My crisis comes in supporting a media outlet that even allows that kind of shit to be published. Since there is nothing comparable to that kind of fringe stuff in mainstream left media, and nobody compared to the screamers like Reagan, balance is impossible.
I'm thinking of cancelling my subscription. That, of course, is just another nail in the coffin of the local press. But is this local press worth saving?
Any ideas?

"Skeet Shooting in Israel"...

That's the name of a short video somebody sent me. It features the Israeli "Iron Dome" defense system in action.
I think he got it from the Horowitz site, but I really don't care.

I have a technical question....

The video shows a hose-like stream of projectiles going after several different rockets. Thousands of rounds. Those things are 6 inches in diameter.

What happens to those rounds that miss? Where are they falling?
Anybody know?

OK.. bear in mind that I am a confirmed cynic...

But I got a little misty-eyed just now.
Pres. Biden was awarding a MOH to a Korean War hero, and the old gentleman seemed a little rocky on his feet.
Biden took his arm and whispered (I read his lips) "You can hold me up."
Damn... what a class act we have for President!
The man is a mensch!
I know I'll be pissed at him about policy from time to time, but I will never forget his humanity. And we NEED that about now.

Facebook may let trump back on that platform....

What should I/we do to "welcome" him back?

I was driving to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned today...

...and turned my local AM rightwing radio to see what's up with the nutballs.
Couldn't stand it for more than about a minute, but during that time, the local screamer said:
1) Masks are ineffective. Several times. A hundred years of data says so.
2) The vaccines are ineffective and dangerous... a plot to make money for Big Pharma.
3) The Covid body count is inflated. Maybe 100,000 dead, but probably not even that many.
4) This whole pandemic response is just a worldwide attempt at controlling people. and taking their freedom.
5) We can't trust ANYthing the government tells us about this whole thing. Especially Dr. Fauci. He's making money from the vaccines.

My question: At what point does "free speech" become "yelling fire in a crowded theater"? At what point does this kind of damaging mis-information become too much for our country to bear?

Mini-rant... 538 has Biden at 53.6% approval.... 39.6% disapproval....

Fucking Rasmussen has 47% approval... 51% disapproval.

A Marist/NPR poll shows 84% of Repubs disapprove of the job Biden is doing.

WTAF is wrong with people? (That's a rhetorical question...I KNOW what's wrong with those people.)

My solution to this problem...

"Hello... 911?? Hurry..there's a big black man with one of those assault rifles at the coffee shop. He looks angry and threatening. Please hurry!"

A cult within a cult...

I ventured to our local rightwingnut AM radio station this morning.

The Cult of Rush is a subset of the Cult of trump.

It's Rush Memorial Radio...full time. Rush quotes and sound bites, tributes from brain-dead callers. Tears, even. Ad nauseam.

Cult. Within a Cult.

Once more, I understand how religions get started.

Hoax??? And Chinless Mitch was in on it??? WTAF!!!

The actual leader of the Republicans in Michigan says the Insurrection Riot was a hoax, and that Mitch McConnell was in on it.
WTF is wrong with those people??

"Mike Shirkey, the Republican leader of the Michigan Senate and GOP, said in a private conversation that the protesters in Washington, DC in January that led the Capitol riots were 'prearranged' and that the entire thing was a 'hoax'.

In the video, which was first reported by the Detroit Metro Times, Shirkey was meeting with Hillsdale County Republicans for censure for multiple issues, including his support on the ban of open carry of firearms inside the Michigan Capitol.
About halfway through the meeting, Shirkey was asked about "the DC thing", referring to the riot that ended with five people including a Capitol Police Officer dead.
Shirkey responded by saying it "wasn't Trump. That's been a hoax since day one and it was all prearranged." He said they were brought in on busses and "arranged by someone who was funding it." Shirkey then questioned why there wasn't enough guards there and said it was ridiculous and all staged. He then said that then-Senate leader Mitch McConnel (R-Kentucky) was part of it."

Available lots of places, but even Fox is covering this story...
https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-senate-leader-shirkey-labels-capitol-riot-a-hoax-calls-it-prearranged

What do we know about Gregg Smith?... Dem candidate in Colorado 3...to replace Boebert?

My campaign fund budget has recovered - somewhat - from November, and even though I live in a different state, I'll send him some money. But I'd like to hear from DUers who know about him.

Boebert has got to go.
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