Republican Fuckery XV: The Inability to Define “Woke” and the Possibility of January 6, Part 2

One of the most important parts of a thriving democracy is the ability to have a civil conversation with someone who has a different set of beliefs. But in today’s world, that is not always the case.

Last week, journalist Briahna Joy Gray interviewed author Bethany Mandel. When asked how she defined “woke“, Mandel stuttered, stammered, and was unable to provide an answer that made any sense. It just goes to show that they are all bluster with nothing behind it.

One of the rumors that has been circulating over the past few days is that the former guy will be arrested and indicted tomorrow. In response, he has taken his usual tantrum and has called for January 6, part 2. Obviously, at this moment, we don’t know if he will be indicted tomorrow or anytime in the future (though he should be, given the mountain of evidence). What should bother all of us is that if we made the same threat, we would be in jail. But the fact that he is calling for violence (while still free) tells me that he is just as dangerous and powerful as he was in 2021.

The truth is that it has nothing to do with the country or any election, past or present. It had to this man’s small and fragile ego. He cannot fathom that he lost and refuses to accept reality. Instead of accepting the truth and moving on, he is taking a years-long toddler-like temper tantrum that has consequences that I dare not even consider.

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Just another day in America.


Republican Fuckery XIIII: Randy McNally (TN Republican Hypocrite), TX Sued for Abortion Law, & SVB Woke Accusation

No one is perfect. We all have our flaws and mistakes to recover from. But there is a difference between knowing your imperfections and pretending that they don’t exist when it is convenient.

In Tennessee, Lt. Governor Randy McNally was accused of making adult comments on the Instagram page of a younger man who is in various stages of undress (otherwise known as a thirst trap). The young man whose images he responded to is gay. These Republican hypocrites claim to be for “traditional family values“. They talk a good game, but never walk the walk.

In Texas, five women have sued the state over its abortion ban. They are suing because they believe that the ban puts their life and the lives of their fetuses at risk. These women are my heroes. They are not just standing up for themselves and their families. They are speaking for all of us who are affected by arbitrary legislation that has more to do with the beliefs of a few than reality.

And finally, one of the major headlines of the last seven days is the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank. The most disconcerting offshoots of the story are the accusations that “wokeness” was the cause of the bank’s downfall. Instead of zeroing in on the real problems that were the cause, the right once again chooses to pick the answer that suits them.

Two major points have been part of the discourse around the bank. The first is the repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act by the former guy. Like the accident in East Palestine, all of this might have been prevented had the regulations remained as is. The second is the irony that the organization received financial assistance from the federal government. However, when they wanted the government to be hands-off, they got what they wanted. They can’t have it both ways. Either there are structures in place to head off a collapse or it is the wild wild west.

Just another day in America.

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