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American Media, Inc.

I won’t post a link to their homepage, as I routinely get in trouble for posting links, but their website has their magazines listed on the homepage. The owner, the very appropriately named David Pecker, operates several of his publications as extensions of the Trump administration. I don’t buy that crap, and I hope no one else will either.
Posted by Orange Free State | Sun Apr 29, 2018, 05:18 PM (0 replies)

How close is the US to fascism?

Every so often I look up the aspects of a fascist country to see how many we have. No one agrees on all the attributes but here are some...

Militaristic
Well, we are not there yet. Trump does not wear a uniform, probably because he is too bigly to fit into one. He did want a big Hitler style parade, though.

Reject Liberal Democracy
Bingo on this one. The Repukes are doing anything they can to keep biased elections and nullify votes of the opposition.

Totalitarian
Trump would be if he could. He certainly does use executive orders more than any president in my memory. He rejects any balance of power.

Control of Media
Bingo again. Trump uses Fox, Sinclair, and the National Enquirer (!) to bolster his power, and denigrates any other news sources. I never thought that the National Enquirer would be like a US version of Pravda, but there you go....

National Rebirth Myth
Straight from the Nazi playbook, the idea that we were once a pure great nation, and have become weakened and polluted by outsiders. The demonizing of Hispanics and “Make America Great Again” correspond exactly to the scapegoating of Jews and use of Nazi slogans, though with Hispanics being a much higher percentage of the US than Jews ever were of Germany (only a percent or two IIRC), I don’t think we will see Hispanic concentration camps.




So how close are we?Did the Republicans miscalculate by allowing mid term elections this fall that will be too honest? I hope so. I check the weather in Mexico every morning. I don’t want to stay here too long and not be able to leave, physically or financially. One executive order could make it impossible to collect a pension or social security outside the US.
Posted by Orange Free State | Wed Apr 18, 2018, 10:07 AM (9 replies)

So do we know what exactly that Cohen had to fix for Hannity?

Please, oh please tell me he was the video man for the pee tape or something equally scurrilous. Got my hopes up....
Posted by Orange Free State | Mon Apr 16, 2018, 06:37 PM (21 replies)

The search for the pee tape...

I think there should be a go fund me to locate and buy the Pee Tape, if it in fact exists. It could then be sold to raise money for the midterms. This should be named the P Street Project, after the K Street Project, if anyone remembers that one.....

I do doubt that it exists, though.
Posted by Orange Free State | Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:01 AM (6 replies)

Pa-14 Congressional Race

This will be under the new slightly deGerrymandered map. This district is South of Pittsburgh, and went for Trump by 27 points. By comparison, the old 18th district, recently won by Connor Lamb, went for Trump by 20 I think so we are talking Lower Dumfukistan. I think that none of the Republican candidates and only two of the four Democrats actually live in the district. Apparently under Pa. law you don’t have to!

Here is a link to the website of Adam Sedlock, running for the Democratic nomination in Pa-14.

https://www.sedlockcampaign.com/events/

Posted by Orange Free State | Tue Apr 3, 2018, 09:12 PM (9 replies)

Having fun with the Tangeranus White House Easter speech...

.......“this incredible ————or whatever you want to call it because there really is no name for it. It is special. And we keep it in tip top shape. We call it sometimes ‘tippy top’ shape.”

Okay, fill in the blank with the word of your choice and post it. I will go first, and substitute the word “hair”.

Your turn.

Posted by Orange Free State | Tue Apr 3, 2018, 05:51 AM (3 replies)
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