A lot of people (all smarter than me) are very perplexed by the Apple lawsuitt brought forth by the U.S. DOJ. I wonder if this office shutting down is the answer to this and many other confusing statements by members of Congress when it comes to technology.

We do love our children so part 293845. So many of our elected leaders are monsters.

Our media willl be our downfall, part sigh. Nice work by CJR.

Idiocracy is coming on fast.

We are led by the best and the brightest, aren’t we?

How many GOPers are wearing their assault rifle pins still?

If you had asked me at any point in my life up until this week, “Would attempting to illegally invalidate a federal election result in prison time?” I would have said yes.

I would have been wrong. The answer is, mostly, bygones.

People: Can we have a single-payer healthcare system?
Government: Can’t afford it.
People: Fully funded schools?
Government: Can’t afford it.
People: More trains so people don’t have to own cars?
Government: Can’t afford it.
People: What can we afford?
Government: Best we can do is war.

America’s priorities are something else.

Some Houston school libraries will become disciplinary spaces


Cost of building a super-size Alabama prison rises to more than $1 billion

The media will be our downfall part infinity.

As little as I have loved Republicans the past few years, coinciding with the rise of our own little autocrat, at least Donald Trump knows how to dress. I can’t imagine that even he would demean his office or his country by dressing down, as is now the “code” for senators. Clothes might not make the man or woman, but they do tell us a great deal about them.

Yeah, fuck those actions. It’s what you are wearing. The fact we* are talking about Fetterman’s dress means we aren’t paying attention (or don’t care) about what is going on. “Call me old fashioned,” says the old white lady. I’ll do you one better. You are a problem.

*We being our media.

We do love our children so.

I have no good feelings for Mitch McConnell. At all. On any level. That being said, when he froze up and then regained a bit of lucidity, his assistant asked reporters, “Any more questions?” 1) That’s incredibly callous, bordering on eldercare abuse and 2) How was the very next question not, “Are you going to call an ambulance, you fucking monster?”

McConnell not doing something while he is clearly declining really represents America at the moment.

We do love our children so, part 6,291.

The United States’ answer to “why can’t we?

The Clean Water Act is now a problem?

Too few of us seem to care the entire GOP is a bunch of grifting hypocrites. But I do. And I hope you do, too.

Re: SVB. All I know is they better not bail out those damn kids getting educations.

New GOP plan for retirement: keep working.

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., told NBC News one day after Biden’s speech to Congress “We want to strengthen Social Security by ending a lot of those government checks to people staying at home rather than going to work.”

My brain hurts.

The Age of No Consequences:

Meta reinstated former President Donald Trump’s social accounts on Wednesday following a two-year suspension over his role in praising the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Meta President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg wrote in a blog post that the former president will face “heightened penalties” if he continues to break the social media giant’s content rules.

Now that this is becoming a regular occurrence, I wonder if I have any classified documents in my home!

A lawyer for Pence, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, found the documents during a search of the former vice president’s Carmel, Ind., home, according to letters to the National Archives. Gregory F. Jacob, a designated representative for Pence’s vice presidential records, said the FBI collected documents from the Pence home on Jan. 19.

More power to them!

I’m starting to come around to loving this guy.

The latest revelation about Santos’s seemingly never-ending list of lies that was reported by Politico on Friday centered around an old Wikipedia user biography that appears to belong to him and that claims he appeared in the Disney channel show Hannah Montana alongside Miley Cyrus.

I know, I know. I complain on this blog (likely to a void… hello, no one!), but I try to get it out of my system so I don’t explode.

Anyway, in Edition 53,721 of Our Media Will Be Our Downfall is this article about how the new White House person is ineffective.

The more I think about it, the more rage-filled I become. I never, ever read anything like this when Angry Potato, Meal Interrupted, Blonde Mouth were doing the job. Never.

It’s clear now the right isn’t interested in causing problems which only it can solve with its own take on the situation, it’s purely going cause problems and have the solution be them literally stopping themselves from causing the problems. It’s like protection money but for the whole country. When this scaled up, when does the rest of the world just decide to have nothing to do with the United States?