Unrest

C’mon Charlotte, we’re better than this.

Image: Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting

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Burning things down won’t undo the shooting, won’t bring Keith Scott back to his family, and won’t make things any better for any of the rest of us. We desperately need calmer heads to prevail, and an actual dialogue to start AND BE MAINTAINED.

Yes, it’s hard. No, it’s not fair. But it must happen or nothing will be solved.

Save The Day – VOTE!

Gotta get this done, folks.

Truth-telling and Bypassing the Village

President Obama hit the campaign trail yesterday, laying out the case for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia.  His entry into the campaign does two things: it gives Clinton an active ally who, at 58% approval, has more popularity than either candidate; it also forces the Village to either truthfully cover the Democratic side of the campaign or watch as President Obama goes right around them as he has had to do so many times before.

Business is about to pick up…

Begins The Reckoning

I thought that the speech Hillary Clinton gave at the DNC was the speech of her life. It WAS.  This IS:

With this speech, Hillary Clinton did what the mainstream press should have done over a year ago – using ACCURATE words from Donald Trump’s own mouth, from his campaign staff’s mouths, and from his supporters’ mouths, to absolutely annihilate the white nationalist dumpster fire that is the GOP run for the presidency. I understand that the fainting couch market is at an all-time high, pearls are being clutched so hard they’re being crushed into dust, and media Villagers have already pre-assumed the position (flat on their backs hoping for a belly rub but fearing a kick from the Right instead).

It is in a moment such as this that one gets the opportunity to see just how compliant, how cowed, how COMPLICIT the remnants of our Fourth Estate really are, to the extent that simply repeating, verbatim, actual quotes from a political opponent turns into the greatest scandal ever (since the last one, and only until the next one). Make no mistake about it, when Secretary Clinton wins this election, much like President Obama before her, she will have beaten both the GOP AND THE PRESS.

Black Hole Son

One of the Trumplets took a trip down to Mississippi last week. Philadelphia, to be precise. If you had “breaking bread with the Confederacy” in your office pool, congratulations!

Trump Jr. decided to enter the flag fray Tuesday by first saying, incorrectly, that there were no American flags at the Democratic National Convention this week, according to WAPT.

The DNC, like the RNC last week in Cleveland, had a digital screen that displayed the American flag. Additionally, the audience in the hall waved hundreds of Stars and Stripes given to them by convention organizers when Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination on Thursday night.

“I saw a bunch of stuff on social media this morning where they didn’t even have the American flag up at the Democratic National Convention, and to me as an American that’s pretty disgraceful,” he told the station. “The fact they’re not even thinking about that as part of their platform, as part of their convention, to me says all you need to know about the Democrats.”

When asked about taking down the Mississippi flag, Trump Jr. responded:

“I believe in traditions. I don’t see a lot of the nonsense that that’s created with these things,” he responded. “So, you know, those are issues and I understand how people feel about some of that, but leaving some of the traditions the way they are in this country, there’s nothing wrong with some tradition.”

He sounds just as incoherent as Hair Furor, but make no mistake – the trip had deliberate intent (feeding the GOP base on a subject that they absolutely LIVE for)