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Juggalo lives matter

That title was taken from multiple signs at the Juggalo march in DC

I will admit that I have only ever tangentially paid attention to the Insane Clown Posse, but over the past few weeks I've been reading some really quite fascinating articles on them and have to admit that the rise of the "Struggalo Circus" is pretty amazing. They described themselves this way:  "We're the Struggalo Circus: a ragtag and messy coalition between radicals and juggalos. We're libertarians, socialists, communists, anarchists, and more!"

The communitarian vibe at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos is really striking. Watch one of the dozens of documentary looks at the gatherting available on Youtube (if you can get through them, it ain't easy). The top words in about a dozen of them I just watched are "family" and "love." It doesn't seem like a side aspect, it is central to the scene right alongside the partying and everything else.

  Now, with t…

Vincente for Preisdente

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two hats marked "shamless" and "classless"

I though it was weird to see that photo earlier today in which Trump was carrying TWO hats with him when he went to his campaign event/ hurricane response tour in Texas, and it turns out to have been a truly crass and entirely characteristic marketing move.
Just in case the news from Houston could not be any more insane, there is the fact that fire ants travel on water on huge rafts and gain 165% more venom after being submerged.
Just exactly how delusional are Trump voters? It is hard to gauge, but this poll gives some guidance.



"PPP's newest national poll finds that Donald Trump's approval rating is pretty steady in the wake of the Charlottesville attack, probably because his supporters think that whites and Christians are the most oppressed groups of people in the country. 40% of voters approve of the job Trump is doing to 53% who disapprove, little change from the 41/55 spread we found for him in July.

The reason Trump hasn't lost more ground for his widely panned response to the attack is probably that many of his supporters agree with some of the beliefs that led white supremacists to rally in Charlottesville in the first place. Asked what racial group they think faces the most discrimination in America, 45% of Trump voters say it's white people followed by 17% for Native Americans with 16% picking African Americans, and 5% picking Latinos. Asked what religious group they think faces t…
Hard to believe how fast and thick the stories about Trump's criminality come, but there is no end in sight.

One of the most pathetic excuses the Trumpistas have pushed for a while with each revelation--the claim that we should excuse criminal and even treasonous behavior because Trump et al are new to this governing thing. For exampkle, Rightwing shill Ed Roges uses the claim of this all being "rookie, amateur mistake" repeatedly in today's column.

One thing about rookie mistakes is that they don't matter so much if they are legal but stupid. But when they are illegal and stupid...well, see, that does matter.  Especially when the stupid rookie mistakes are made by someone signing up to be the putative leader of the free world. No room for rookie, amateur mistakes.

And the interesting thing is that somehow, all of these serial rookie, amateur mistakes are made when the Russians are involved.