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"Unselect" Committee?! Drumpf apparently thinks that's really clever.

What an asshole.

"Our Country is in such trouble!". Yeah, it's in such trouble because of you and your followers. If you're not fomenting insurrections, you're treating Covid like a culture-war issue and prolonging it for years on end.

Oh, by the way, learn some English grammar. There are at least three incorrectly capitalized words in your Tweet...er...Truth. Not everything is a proper noun just because you feel like it.

This is the latest version of what they have been doing for a while. For example...

...radtrad Catholics have been creating ridiculous simulacrums of "college" to silo their kids off from whatever they don't like for decades now. Anyone who is unfortunate enough to have seen EWTN programming will be familiar with Franciscan "University" of Stupidville...er...Steubenville, Ave Maria "University", and Christendom "College". But true to form, the ratrad fundamentalists always end up in schism and becoming more extreme. So if you think Steubenville is a little too liberal, you can now silo your kid off from the world at John Paul the Great Catholic University, Thomas Aquinas College, or the University of Mary (yes, that's actually for real--it's in ND).

Speaking of gold leaf--that reminds me of the stories about Trump Shuttle and the marble fixtures...

...he wanted on his planes. This was a shitty regional airline using '60s vintage 727s, many of which were the very dated 727-100 series (not the much more valuable 727-200-Adv). These were old fuel-hungry dinosaurs even in the late '80s and '90s that more rational airlines were already sending to the crusher. But Trump Shuttle was not a rational airline. Drumpf tried to have marble installed in the bathrooms (way too heavy), plush carpeting in the walkways (too hard to clean and impossible to move carts around), and other outlandish ideas. The reality of physics was apparently something Drumpf couldn't quite grasp.

Like all things Drumpf, it was all show and no go. Basically, he bought what should have been a turnkey operation from Eastern Airlines at an inflated price and ran it into the ground.


Wow, this is beyond dumb. It reminds me of the idiotic Iraqi Dinar scam...

...that some of the Q fanatics were obsessed with. That scam is best explained by the hosts of the Chapo Trap House show. You have to hear it to believe it.

He's also been hanging out with the execrable Church Militant radtrads...

...in addition to his unsavory alliance with MTG. As for MTG, she recently did an infamous interview with Michael Voris of CM which got a lot of notice in the press and here at DU.

Yiannopoulos has been seen on numerous CM programs in the last year or so. Here he is in an episode of the ridiculous "Church Militant Shop", which is modeled on an equally embarrassing program seen on EWTN (the "EWTN Religious Catalogue" show). In this episode, Milo can be seen selling a CD box set of his readings of the Psalms and Proverbs. No, this is not a joke.


Because that's a little too "ethnic" for Drumpf voters...

...so many of whom are bigots. Oz is already having enough trouble with them. They boo and catcall nearly everything he says. He's in so much trouble, in fact, that he has to make total cringe campaign ads like this one. It might be the Republican version of the "Dukakis in a tank" ad from the '80s.

That doesn't surprise me, whether it's the quantity of books or the fact that they were...

...never read. Your story reminded me that I forgot to mention another source for those bulk buys: all the moronic right-wing networks, magazines, and book clubs. I know that NewsMax, WorldNut...er...WorldNetDaily, and similar "news" purveyors were giving out lots of those right-wing books with subscriptions. I'm sure they still are.

Yep. Not a new scam, either. At least a decade ago, the NYT Book Review...

...started placing a little symbol next to certain book titles. It was a little cross or dagger, as I recall. The NYT apparently has sources at book sellers which report large bulk sales to them, which obviously do not represent grass-roots book buying. All too often what's going on--especially with the moronic books "written" by Donald Trump Jr, etc.--is that "think" tanks, right-wing foundations, and Republican party organizations are buying massive quantities of books and then giving them away at their rubber-chicken fundraising dinners. Anything they can't give away either goes to the dollar stores or is shredded.

Yeah, I had a feeling Drumpf was sucking up to the Catholic radtrads, and now there's proof.

Drumpf made a number of remarks over his term about his deference to the radtrad fanatics, but I had no idea there was someone like Leo at the Federalist Society, which had always been more focused on installing "Neanderthal justices" (Ted Kennedy's term) than anything else. If anything, the Federalist Society seemed like one of the more secular right-wing "think" tanks, or at least generically Protestant. Clearly many of us were mistaken.

The Catholic Information Center had quite a role in politics in recent years, including very public conversions of Robert Bork, Laura Ingraham, Newt Gingrich, Robert Novak, and others I can't recall. The CIC is basically a front for Opus Dei, although I'm not sure you can call it a "front" when it's as open as it is about its affiliation. The CIC is located on K Street, which is some of the most expensive real estate in the US, if not the world.


I can't wait to see the expressions on the faces of the EWTN radtrads...

...especially the perpetually smug visage of EWTN "news" anchor Raymond Arroyo. He's going to have a much more difficult time keeping that smug look plastered on now that their culture warrior archbishop just got pantsed. Cry harder, Ray.
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