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Was Dr. Ronny Jackson always an embarrassing wingnut moron?

or did Trump do that to him through some sort of kompromat?

I mean, jeesh. What a sad joke he is.

Posted by LymphocyteLover | Fri Jun 18, 2021, 08:41 AM (16 replies)

The problem with Juneteenth as a holiday

"It was with dismay that I realized, a few weekends ago, that Walmart is now selling Juneteenth T-shirts. I live in an extremely white Massachusetts county, one where it feels like a lifeline whenever I see another Black person I am not related to. I greeted the news of the T-shirts with an eye roll and a sour chuckle.

Though Juneteenth has recently gained nationwide attention, and just became a federal holiday, it originated as a Texas-specific celebration of the end of slavery. Other states and regions have their own traditions for marking Emancipation: Crucially, these celebrations have different dates from place to place, because freedom was gained through wildly different ways for Black people across this country. These are outlined in Mitch Kachun’s excellent book “Festivals of Freedom.”

In New York State, where gradual Emancipation was put into place to ease white fears at the expense of Black comfort, Emancipation Day was celebrated on the 5th of July. Celebrating on the 5th became a way to avoid the white mobs that often attacked Black people they saw daring to celebrate the Fourth of July. Indeed, in 1876, the year of the country’s centennial, many white newspapers ran articles decrying free Black people celebrating the country’s 100th anniversary of freedom — they dressed too finely and partied too elegantly, the newspapers said. It was above their station to do so.

The first time I celebrated Emancipation Day was a July 5 in the late 2000s, maybe a year or so after Barack Obama was elected president. I stood on a makeshift stage in a community garden in Central Brooklyn and, along with a crowd of other Black Brooklynites, raised a small glass of cold water (many Emancipation Day celebrations shun alcohol because of the close ties between the abolition and temperance movements, and because Black communities were afraid historically to celebrate too boisterously in predominantly white areas like Brooklyn). We shouted, “to freedom!” "

Really good piece:

Posted by LymphocyteLover | Fri Jun 18, 2021, 08:07 AM (4 replies)

Anyone else think that Velveeta Voldemort actually leaked the classified data himself

as an excuse to go after members of Congress for their supposed leaking? I really doubt Schiff or Swalwell leaked as they seem to take their oaths very seriously.

Posted by LymphocyteLover | Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:32 AM (11 replies)

An optimistic take on GOP voter laws and the 2022 election from Hal Sparks

on the Stuttering John podcast. Relevant section starts ~55 minutes in.


Basically he explains Manchin, Sinema and what Biden is doing. His interesting point is that he predicts the GOP voter suppression laws will hurt the GOP Trump base more than hurt our side.

He says we will likely gain seats in both the House and Senate in 2022. Sparks is a really smart guy, so alway sworth listening to.
Posted by LymphocyteLover | Tue Jun 8, 2021, 07:55 AM (33 replies)
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