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The progressive editorial cartoon about new GOP mascots.

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Mascot Rot

From a Daily Beast article titled "Donald Trump is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics" by James Kirchick:

Is Donald Trump the new George Wallace? Silvio Berlusconi? Adolf Hitler?

Could be. But at least as much as a southern segregationist, rich pervert turned politico, or genocidal fascist, Trump resembles L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the pyramid-scheme-masquerading-as-religion known as Scientology.

Consider: both men are (or, in Hubbard’s case, were) narcissistic, autocratic, money-obsessed, pathological liars and would-be sexual conquerors who built business empires for the primary purpose of self-enrichment under glitz-drenched brands maintained by fraud and advanced by uncompromising litigiousness and occasional physical aggression against critics.

Hubbard died in 1986, though perhaps only corporeally. He claimed he was Cecil Rhodes in a previous life and today may be inhabiting the soul of Donald Trump for all we know; at the least the two men bear some resemblance.

Both are defined by compulsive acquisitiveness. “MAKE MONEY. MAKE MONEY. MAKE MORE MONEY,” Hubbard wrote to underlings in an early Scientology “Governing Policy” document. “MAKE OTHER PEOPLE PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MONEY.”

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Fun personal note: Starting October 10th until the 6th of November my younger brother Mark and I will be the same age. Yes, my dear Mother held out after my birth for a whole two months before that look in Dad's eye took on Sauronian proportions and nine months later Mark appeared, supplying me with a constant companion right up until we both started liking the same girls. Then things got kinda chippy.

We're much better now.


Yes, you're not imagining things. My server is offline on too many occasions lately. The techs say they're doing their best to exterminate the gremlins so all I can do is wait and wait and... wait.

Now if only I can do something about the server issues inside my skull. <grin>


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Lefty News for October 9th, 2023

Trump's big mouth may have cost Israeli lives.

Ukranian soldiers (Surprise-surprise!) think Trump is an asshole.

Tommy Tuberville continues to stymie U.S. military readiness.

Egyptian intelligence says Israel ignored repeated warnings of something big about to happen.

Israel declares war on pawns trapped in a walled prison, uh, I mean, Gaza.

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Lefty: Elephants are intelligent, sensitive, family-loving vegetarians. A pretty inappropriate symbol for today's Republican Party.
Elephant: Yeah!
Maybe it's time for a more appropriate mascot. Like these.
L. Ron Hoover, the power vacuum- (Wheeze) also known as Chunga, from the church of appliantology
Bernie, the book - Fahrenheit 45 (get it?)
Whiny McMartyrpants - Trump - You will not forsake me, or I will sue you!
Oscar the constitutional originalist road block. if you can read this, you're too woke.

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