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Charles Manson has died. The Barker Ranch where he and his cult were living when they embarked upon the gruesome murders that made him a household name burned down a few years ago. His followers will all be dead within the next decade or so. The universe is conspiring to rid itself of any evidence that this evil SOB ever lived.

The truth about what he did will likely never be known. Vincent Bugliosi’s book was tarted up and embellished in order to make Bugliosi look good, and all the other books suffer by being reliant either upon Bugliosi or upon Manson himself, who was the very definition of “unreliable narrator”. Everybody else who might know something either is staying silent in order to not incriminate themselves, or is dead.

There are some people who need to die in prison, and Manson was one of those. The question of *why* he was one of those is a question that’s never asked. If you read about how he was routinely abused as a child, including ten years in the kind embrace of the Indiana juvenile system (ten years that included routine sexual abuse of the children by the staff), you realize that Manson was in the end a product of the failure of our society. If he’d been born a Bush, he would have become a politician and died of old age in his own bed. If he’d been born a Trump, he would have become a real estate developer and died of old age in his own bed. If he’d been born a Graham, he would have become a megachurch pastor and died of old age in his own bed. Instead he was born in the gutter, and never strayed from there.

If Charles Manson was a symptom of our collective failure as a society, that failure has become even worse over the years. There is less money for foster homes, less money for drug and alcohol treatment, fewer people caring. I don’t know who the next Charles Manson will be. But I do know he’s out there, in some dank foster home where he’s being sexually abused, or a child in some juvenile jail that is like the worst levels of Hell. He’s out there. And he will kill, soon enough. He always does.

– Badtux the Obituaries Penguin

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The latest? Judge Roy Moore. Yeah, that Judge Roy Moore, the one with the 10 Commandments statue, the one who ordered county clerks to disobey the U.S. Supreme Court? Dude obsessed with gay sex, even more than most gay people I know?

Yeah, that Roy Moore, who apparently abused his position as an assistant district attorney to get close to a 14 year old girl and, eventually, boff her.

Not the only underage girl he had inappropriate contact (snrk) with either. So, how are Republicans reacting to finding out that their guy is a pervert?

Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler, a Moore backer: “Even if you accept the Washington Post’s report as being completely true, it’s much ado about very little. ”

So, uhm, how many parents of 14 year old girls are okay with a 32 year old adult man hitting on her? Hello? Helloooo?!

So how’s this playing out with the base? I asked my local Trumpanzee, who is the father of a little girl, and he was, like, “where were the parents?” And I replied “Her mother was in a courtroom. Moore was a district attorney and offered to watch the girl while her mother was in court.”

At which point he blew a fuse, sputtering “That’s abuse of power! That’s just wrong! He ought to be flayed alive in the public square! And kept alive and revived and flayed some more for years and years and years!” Uhm, yeah. Judge Roy’s base doesn’t seem to agree that a grown man is supposed to be hitting on 14 year old girls…

But never fear, Judge Moore will appear on live television, in tears, saying how he’d been a bad awful man when he was young but then he’d accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Lord and Savior and had his sins Washed away in the Blood of the Lamb glory Hallelujah and was saved, saved I say, by the Blood of the Lamb. And the illiterate hicks and inbred cousin-fuckers of Alabama will elect him as their next senator, glory Hallelujah, AMEN.

So it goes.

– Badtux the Cynical Penguin

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Look at all these black welfare queens that they busted….

Oh wait, those aren’t black people, they’re white people! Which, undoubtedly, is why New Jersey launched a pilot amnesty program for those who committed welfare fraud.

So, uhm, if they had been black… do you think that New Jersey would have launched an amnesty program? Oh fuck no. Black people don’t get amnesty here in the United States. They get sentences for 10% longer times than white people who’ve committed the same crime. That’s how it works in “post-racial” America — white people get the amnesty, black people get the prison time.

– Badtux the Calling-it-like-it-is Penguin

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I mean, look. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of torturing Hispanic people in his jails. Hundreds of Hispanic people hung themselves in his jails, basically tortured to death, costing Maricopa County bajillions of dollars. Then he defied a Federal court order to quit torturing them brown fellers, and got convicted of contempt of court for doing so.

So of course the Orange Racist Pussy Grabber pardoned him today.

It’s a twofer. Now people are talking about Trump, rather than about the hurricane. And, Trump lets all the racists, bigots, inbreds, Nazis, Klansmen, right-wing militiamen, rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, muggers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Southern Baptists know that their God-Emperor Donald the Trump has their back.

Of course, it’s a travesty of justice, and a preview of how Trump intends to deal with the convictions from the Russia scandal, the grand jury for which is still underway. But justice isn’t something that His Fraudulency Donald The Trump ever cared about. He has a life-long history of bigotry against black people, a life-long history of ripping off his contractors, bankers, and anybody else he could get away with ripping off (thus his nickname in New York City banking circles of “Deadbeat Donnie”, which is why he’s so in debt to the Russians), a life-long history of treating women like objects and treating people of color like shit. This is what he does, people. He’s a two-bit con man playing big man in the Oval Office. A two bit con man who has access to nuclear weapons and a pardon pen.

Which is why we are all so, so fucked.

– Badtux the Waddling Penguin

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The rats are surely deserting the ship.

Of course Trump has Mafia connections. He’s a real estate developer in NYC and New Jersey. He couldn’t do that if he didn’t have Mafia connections. All the real estate developers there are mobbed up, it’s how things are done.

The real story isn’t Trump’s Mafia connections. It’s about how voices on the right are now feeling their way towards directly criticizing Trump, rather than the sort of lukewarm faint praise that they previously gave him out of fear of Trump’s MAGAts. Apparently despite Charlottesville, the sharks are smelling blood in the water coming from the direction of the Trump administration. And where there’s blood, eventually there will be a feeding frenzy….

– Badtux the Swimming Penguin

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When will white leaders start talking about the white culture of violence and how to cure the sickness of murder, drug abuse, and violence in their white communities?

Here is Jason Brown, cop killer:

Oddly enough, Fox News has not been running this picture. Neither have other news sources. They’ve all run pictures of Lt. Aaron Allan, the person killed, but not of the murderer.

Furthermore, Fox News hasn’t called Jason Brown a “thug”. Commenters on news pages haven’t talked about how he probably impregnated numerous “baby mommas”, or how his mother was obviously a negligent prostitute.

Yet somehow, I suspect that if Jason Brown’s skin had been brown, this picture would have been all over, multiple Fox News commentators would have called him a thug already, and hoards of racists would be saying “well, that’s just how *those* people are, y’know.”

Funny, how just skin color means people won’t treat an obvious gang-banger like, well, an obvious gang-banger…

– Badtux the “Racism is dead, right?” Penguin

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Gregory Burleson gets sentenced for pointing a gun at Federal employees.

Sixty-eight years. And you have to serve at least 3/4ths of your sentence in Federal prisons, so he’s not going to get out until… well, he’s 53, so let’s just say “dead.”

Good.

– Badtux the Vicious Penguin

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