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Yeah, the sun rose in the east, like usual, and Donald Trump said something stupid and racist today, as usual. And water is wet, too.

I swear, all I have to do is copy and paste this post, with a different link, and I have half of everything I’m going to post for the next three years. The other half, of course, will be cat pictures.

– Badtux the Head-shakin’ Penguin


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And why did he leave so many of the vicious crackers that ended up forming the KKK alive rather than swinging from the gallows for treason?

Grant had two problems. The first was that Jefferson Davis had ordered the Confederate armies to disappear into the woods and hills and operate as guerillas. The Confederate generals disobeyed his direct order and surrendered instead, but if Grant had been more punitive than he was, they might have changed their mind, and the punitiveness might also have changed the mind of enough of the highly trained Confederate soldiers that they would have joined the Confederate generals in waging concerted guerilla warfare. People in the North were tired of war. He risked unrest and political repercussions in the North if war broke out again due to his actions.

The second problem he faced was that the majority of the electorate in the North wanted their boys back home. They didn’t want to continue funding a huge army of occupation in the South. Oh, they gave lip service towards the notion of equal rights for black people in the South, but they weren’t willing to put blood and money behind it to maintain a large army of occupation. So Grant tried to arm black people in the South and get them organized as an organized militia. Unfortunately most blacks were illiterate (a deliberate plan by slave owners) and had little knowledge of even the basics of being a soldier nevermind how to organize effectively and conduct tactical maneuvers efficiently, and they were faced with former Confederate soldiers who were highly trained in the only way that people knew to train soldiers back in those days — i.e., they’d actually fought in real battles, which the former slaves had not. It was a process similar to what we’ve recently undergone in Afghanistan, where we tried to train the locals to be effective soldiers, but the results have been … underwhelming. Well, the results of attempting to train the black militias were pretty underwhelming too. The few times the black militias got into a pitched battle with former Confederates, they got wiped off the field.

In short, Grant had some harsh political realities to deal with. I might wish he had at least hanged a few of the worst of the Confederate leaders as traitors — Jefferson Davis deserved to hang if only for that order he’d issued to conduct guerilla warfare, Jubal Early needed to hang because he was the only Confederate general literate enough to invent the “Lost Cause” myths that later replaced real history in the South, and certainly mean crackers like Nathan Bedford Forrest (founder of the KKK) needed to hang if only for the fact that they had executed surrendered black soldiers in violation of the laws of war. But Grant decided that executing these people would create too much unrest — unrest that the Northern population wasn’t willing to pay the price to put down. In retrospect it seems to me that he made a mistake. The rot spread from the South in the past 150 years, and now afflicts a large amount of middle America. But it was a mistake that was fundamentally based in the realities that he faced, not something that arose out of stupidity or drunkenness.

– Badtux the History Penguin

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This one just completely bumfuddles me:

Many girls were not molested by Roy Moore, so that makes Roy Moore innocent.

That is… wow.

Many people were not murdered by Charles Manson, so we shouldn’t have put Charles Manson in prison.

Many people were not eaten by Jeffery Dahmer, so we shouldn’t have put him in prison for life.

Many girls were not raped by the Swimmer Who Rapes, so we shouldn’t have put him in jail for three months and forced him to register as a sexual offender for the rest of his life.

Many people were not blown to smithereens by Timothy McVeigh, so we shouldn’t have sent him to the execution chamber.

Many people were not killed by the collapse of the WTC, so we shouldn’t have capped Osama bin Laden’s ass and dropped it out of an airplane in mid-ocean with weights on it.

And many underage girls were not sexually molested by Roy Moore, so we should elect his pedophile ass.

What the serious fuck is wrong with these people? Really?!

– Badtux the Head-shaking Penguin

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Y’know, before we start talking about putting the Christ back into Christmas, maybe we ought to talk about putting the Christ back into Christians. Because there seems to be a whole lot of “Christians” today who aren’t very much into that whole Christ thing. Whether it’s voting for a pedophile because the pedophile is purportedly a born-again Christian (yeah right), or a teacher persecuting a boy for not being Christian, or this particularly disgusting case, a teacher at a Christian school secretly recording boys in the restroom, seems to be a lot of Christians nowadays who’ve forgotten about that whole Christ thing.

I mean, I haven’t read any passage in the Bible where Jesus Christ says “thou shalt persecute children for their parents’ religious beliefs” and “thou shalt record boys in the boy’s room.” Have you? Instead, all I read is all this hippy dippy stuff about love thy neighbor and even love thy enemy. Not exactly the sort of thing that modern “Christians” seem to do much of.

Yeah, today’s “Christians” annoy me. But that’s because I don’t like hypocrites. And that’s what people are if they profess to be Christian, but don’t really follow the teachings of Christ.

– Badtux the Annoyed Penguin

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So, Prince Harry of Wales, army veteran of the Afghanistan war and one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, and also currently 5th in line for the British crown, is getting married. He’s engaged to marry a beautiful actress, Meghan Markle. And racists are having a hissy fit.


Well, that’s simple: Meghan is mixed-race, with a white dad and an African-American mom. And that makes racists start frothing at the mouth and spitting out ridiculous names as they stomp up and down spewing spittle and bile and their blood pressure goes out the roof.

But the marriage is on anyhow. Because these racists and bigots are on the wrong side of history. These deplorables having a white hot emotional meltdown and crying bitter tears is how they should spend their pathetic despicable lives, and it looks like they’re going to be crying bitter tears for many years to come, because Prince Harry ain’t going away, and neither is Meghan Markle.

– Badtux the “Darn, aren’t those despicables so CUTE!” Penguin

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Donald Trump insults Navajo Nation by holding a ceremony underneath the portrait of Indian-killer Andrew Jackson and referring to Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas”. As others have pointed out, Pocahontas was a young Native American girl who was kidnapped, held hostage in order to blackmail her father, and sexually assaulted and forced into marriage with an older man. Yeah, that’s the kind of thing you really want to bring up in a gathering of Navajo elders — a young girl who was raped by an older white man who basically used her as his property? Really?

So yeah, Donald Trump fucking sucks. And water is wet. What next?

Well: Alex Jones and his ilk of conspiracy theorists continue their reign of terror against survivors of mass shootings by siccing their hoards of brainwashed sycophants upon any who dare speak out rather than cower in terror. The relatives of those killed in mass shootings, and survivors of mass shootings, are systematically hunted and terrorized by these right wing terrorist bastards. These are some fucking sick despicable deplorable scumbags who in a better world would be buried under so many lawsuits for defamation and terrorist threats that they would be reduced to ranting to an audience of three hobos under a bridge somewhere, one of whom is busy talking to his imaginary friend, the other who is more interested in petting his dog than in listening to the scumbag, and the third of whom is busy cooking a pigeon on a stick over a coffee can stove and has no time for Alex Jone’s insane rants. Sadly, that world is not our world, where people like Alex Jones become rich and famous by terrorizing people who have already been terrorized by jerkwads bearing guns.

And finally: Volunteer physician assistants hiking the woods and creek beds are the only health care that homeless people get in much of the country. The greatest nation on Earth. SNRK!

– Badtux the Disgusted Penguin

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“Bill Clinton was a sexual predator!”

That was proven in 1999, after he’d won election twice. And your point is? Bill Clinton isn’t running for office, and if he were, I wouldn’t vote for him.

Meanwhile, a pedophile is running for office in Alabama against an experienced prosecutor who put two KKK leaders in prison for executing four little girls. That sounds like a no-brainer to me, but there’s still people who say it’s okay to vote for a known pedophile because Bill Clinton? In fact, the deplorables in Alabama seem likely to elect the pedophile. WTF?!

Look, I’ll admit that all these accusers against Roy Moore seem to have a common look: They’re all women. Which is surprising, because usually your anti-gay tighty righties are closeted gays who are gayer than the gay mayor of Gaytown, but ole’ Roy cruised the mall and restaurants looking for high school girls. But never fear, he never dated girls without their mother’s permission.

Which is creepy as fuck. A thirty-something-year-old man dating girls so young that they need their mother’s permission in order to date? SQUICK!

Well, for most of us. For Alabama, that’s apparently what passes as normal.

– Badtux the Squicked-out Penguin

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