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Poor David Brooks — the New York Times columnist who has spent his career feeding the egos of America’s upper classes with moralistic fables of economic darwinism and the need for blacks to adopt their values, is not having a good time.
In order to speak Palinese — a language only understood by former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Stephen Colbert was forced to tase the part of his brain that understands sentence structure on his show last night.
We have gone after Salon over the years mostly because of their ludicrously shrill opinion pieces that leave even the most diehard of liberals scratching their heads. But recently, a more worrying trend has emerged at the site, and one that threatens to ruin what is left of its reputation as a serious media outlet.
In the least surprising endorsement of the 2016 presidential election, the nation’s favorite Hockey Mom has endorsed her favorite guy to lead the civilized world — a bloviating real estate mogul who believes Mexican are diseased rapists and women who go to the bathroom are disgusting.
Obama’s health care proposal was attacked from its inception, not only by the insurance companies, the right wing media, and rabid conservatives, but by corporate Democrats too. One can only imagine what will happen to a single payer plan from President Bernie Sanders.
It didn’t take long for the hordes of outraged activists, social justice warriors and haughty journalists to descend upon Ricky Gervais’s performance at the Golden Globe Awards on Monday, accusing the legendary comedian of “transphobia” and, wait for it, not being funny.
Above all though, Obama’s speech was a call to action to carry on the good fight, to rise above the nastiness, hate and fear mongering and to focus on solving hard problems with courage.
Ben Carson’s foreign policy plan is a stupid as his economic plan. It doesn’t bear any relation to reality, and Carson is promoting it knowing full well his audience doesn’t have the intellectual ability to see how utterly ridiculous it is.
Brooks’s column will be shared widely in liberal circles because it will resonate intellectually and reinforce long held beliefs about the lunacy of Republicans like Ted Cruz. But his painfully accurate analysis will fall on deaf ears where it is most needed. Why? Because Intellectualism and Republicanism are now completely incompatible.
As we watch Jeb Bush disintegrate as a political entity, we watch his party suffer the same fate — a fitting end to two decrepit dynasties that have survived well passed their sell by date.
If you’re a David Bowie fan, this will be hard to watch. The singer, who passed away today from cancer aged 69, apparently planned the release of “Lazarus” to coincide with his death as a “parting gift” for his fans, said his producer.
Cosby may be found innocent in a court of law due to legal technicalities, much in the same way Wall St bankers were not prosecuted despite gambling the public’s retirement money away pre 2008. Just as no one doubts Wall St robbed the public, no one should doubt Bill Cosby raped and abused dozens of innocent women. Unless of course, you are an asshole.
In response to conservatives questioning the authenticity of Obama’s tears over the death of thousands of Americans killed by guns this week, Trevor Noah delivered a blistering, angry attack on their astonishing assholishness.
Well that was quick. After Obama bravely confronted the insane gun culture in America and showed raw emotion over the thousands of lives lost to gun violence in America, Sarah Palin has waded into the debate Hockey Mom style with the finesse of a drunken ballerina.