Asploders Syndrome

The Ghost in the Obamacare Machine

We are being told, by people who know much more than we do, not to worry about Friday’s federal-court ruling overturning Obamacare. The judge, a 2007 Bush nominee, was hand-picked for his amenability to the opposition; his ruling contains convoluted reasoning that will surely be overturned by the Fifth Circuit; even the Trump administration is saying it won’t enforce the ruling until appeals are exhausted.

In short, Trust the Process.

We’d like to, but reality jumped that timeline a long time ago. And in this case, there’s a lot that can go haywire.

Because the argument is about the existential nature of something that has no effect.

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The Dogs That Didn’t Bark

How did the monster get out of my closet?

If power, as an unindicted war criminal once said, is the ultimate aphrodisiac, there are a lot of Republicans sucking Donald Trump’s cock right now.

And swallowing.

Hard.

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23 Days Until America Wakes Up With Suzanne Pleshette

Hi Bob!

Other Omens of the Apocalypse

Everybody loves a Western.

  • Malcolm X on the Ten
  • Wall Street CEO perp walks
  • Smash hiphop musical about Grover Cleveland

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Ol’ Pus Face is Back

You reach a point in life when you’re Beyond Shock. It’s not merely that you’ve Seen It All Before; you’ve also aggressively Questioned Your Presumptions, so that your foundation in Reality is as solid as it gets, short of swallowing the Red Pill, but that’s metaphysically cheating. Brain In a Vat is a different game.

And yet, despite your best efforts, something happens to upset your mental apple cart. It comes while you’re streaming Fincher’s Zodiac, something you’ve seen before, something you’re half paying attention to, when you catch a throwaway line, a joke about a flamboyant local lawyer who did a guest spot on…

Star Trek?

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Duck and Coverage

Our guest columnist insures this website. Maybe. Hell if we know. Ask the client who made us buy business liability.

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The Turdblossoms Are Coming In Early This Year…

“Karl Rove told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Thursday that President Obama won re-election ‘by suppressing the vote’ with negative campaign ads that ‘turned off’ potential voters, citing a victory that carried a smaller percentage of the popular vote compared to that of the 2008 presidential race.” [TPM]