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Censorship doesn't work...

I was out in the truck and foolishly switched to the RWNJ station for about 2 minutes. Dan Bondino (sp?) - Rush's replacement - was ranting on about how Covid is just an excuse for control by the liberals. He said the Covid fatality rate is .008, and all kinds of other crazy shit. Free-dumb!!

I know that all that "free speech" stuff is important, but .... JHC.... the man is killing people with his lies!

DU lawyers:... Can that asshole be sued? Class action? Something?

Remember this ... from 6 January...?

This line of guys dressed in tactical gear going up the Capitol steps sure looked like an assault team to me. Hands on shoulders, moving purposefully thru the crowd...

Before this scene disappears down the memory hole, had anybody heard anything more about this?

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.
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