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The most dangerous place for a reporter to be in America today is at a protest. Not because they’re attacked by protesters. Rather, because police officers regularly attack the press at protests and regularly destroy their equipment. 1st Amendment guarantee of a free press? The Constitution is just a piece of paper, right?

Meanwhile, even when reporters do get the story, media outlets are afraid to print investigative reporting about oligarchs because the oligarchs own the courts and can put them out of business.

Indiana proposes licensing only “responsible” people to be reporters. Presumably any reporter who dares report on a protest or reports things the oligarchs don’t want reported is “irresponsible”.

And of course the Orange Racist Russian Stooge keeps trumpeting that any media critical of him is “fake” and his deplorable followers regularly threaten reporters.

Combined with the fact that most reporters now aren’t full-time staffers of newspapers, they’re part-time stringers for wire services who don’t have access to the legal resources of a major media outlet, and you get a serious issue where proper reporting is being suppressed by the government and the government’s supporters.

One of the first things that fascist regimes try to do is shut down any media that’s critical of them. Erdogan has done that in Turkey, and it appears the deplorables and their God-Emperor Donald the Trump are bound and determined to see that happen here too. Because remember, people. The Constitution, and the 1st Amendment that it contains, is just a piece of paper.

Or is it that the Constitution just has one paragraph, the 2nd Amendment?

So confusing!

– Badtux the Press Penguin

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In today’s episode, Jeremy Thacker, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a Trump-worshippin’ deplorable who murdered a homeless man and assaulted several others.

Hillary Clinton was viciously attacked by the press when she dared tell the truth about the “basket of deplorables” who were the core of Trump’s support. Yet there they are.

— Badtux the Deplorable-spottin’ 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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So says Trump’s nominee for a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

I… have no more words to say. This… DINGBAT… is going to get rubber-stamped by the Republican Senate. And is going to be enforcing religious orthodoxy — her *specific* ultra-conservative religious orthodoxy — for the rest of her life.

We are so fucked.

– Badtux the

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Donald Trump held a rally where the Trump Youth of America chanted “U S A! U S A!” to Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare and deprive 22,000,000 Americans of health insurance.

Oh sure, they *said* they were the Boy Scouts of America. But hey. Look. Scouts are about helping people, not about hurting people. Depriving granny of her nursing home meds by defunding Medicaid? Dude. Not helping.

So surely these couldn’t be Boy Scouts up there cheering their God-Emperor declaring a death sentence of thousands of Americans deprived of health insurance, right?

Oh wait, this is 1932…. err….. alrighty, then.

SIGH.

– Badtux the WASF Penguin

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So, I found out that John McCain had brain cancer. Furthermore, it’s a brain cancer that will likely kill him within the next 18 months, one we currently don’t know how to cure. A friend of mine died of that same brain cancer, as did Teddy Kennedy. It was a kind death, as deaths go, he was not in pain, but his last couple of months were rather… confused… as the cancer chewed up his brain. He died when it hit some part of the brain critical to the functioning of his body. Bye bye, then.

I didn’t say anything about it at the time, because I felt sorry for the old man, but I’m not much of one for being able to express that in the form of a blog post. But now I find out that the alt-right is chortling and celebrating McCain’s illness. Meaning I can now make a post about how they are deplorable people.

Which, of course, they are.

Read the alt-right nastiness on that page. Read it. These are disgusting evil people. I don’t use that word “evil” lightly. I never, for example, used it about George W. Bush, who I considered to be often inept and sometimes mean-spirited but never outright evil. But these alt-right motherfuckers… they are fucking evil. They are the kind of people who would push a small child off a dock into the water then laugh and take selfies as he splashed and drowned behind them. They are the kind of people who would grab a frog and pull all its legs off while the frog was still alive, just to watch it thrash around in pain and die. They are the kind of people who would, if they thought they could get away with it, go on shooting sprees killing minorities just for the fun of it. They are, to put it bluntly, a pestilence upon our civilization.

And their God-Emperor is our President.

We are so, so, so fucked…

— Badtux the Waddling Penguin

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Fifty years ago, Hunter S. Thompson published Hell’s Angels: The strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. A writer for The Nation remarks:

Thompson concluded that the most striking thing about them was not their hedonism but their “ethic of total retaliation” against a technologically advanced and economically changing America in which they felt they’d been counted out and left behind.

For Thompson, the Angels weren’t important because they heralded a new movement of cultural hedonism, but because they were the advance guard for a new kind of right-wing politics.

Thompson pointed out that the whole ethic of this new right wing politics was the ethic of total retaliation. If you can’t win, destroy. If you aren’t very bright, terrorize those who are brighter than you. Decades before “What’s the Problem with Kansas”, Thompson was explaining to us what politics was going to look like in the future… and now is that future.

Let’s put it bluntly: Appeals to reason are not going to work with Trump’s deplorables. Reason is one of those elite things, done by people they hate who are smarter than them, and thus to be hated and destroyed. CNN and dozens of other news outlets (all of whose reporters are visible on camera) cover an anti-ISIS rally by Muslims in London? Clearly completely faked.

Sigh. So an anti-ISIS protest by Muslims is obviously fake, because clearly no Muslim could ever hate someone who beheads, uhm, mostly Muslims.
These people are immune to reason. And their lord and savior, God-Emperor Donald the Trump, tells them exactly what they want to hear — that he’s gonna stick it to all them smarty-pants people that is better than them.

We are fucked.

That is all.

– Badtux the “We’re fucked” Penguin

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