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Gov. Ron DeSantis says, “Come to Florida and Die!”

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Dream farm?

I couldn’t help being tickled by this ad from Cult of Mac:

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Up front, I have great respect—not for socially and morally irresponsible, greedy, and destructive “agribusiness”—but for genuinely family owned and operated farms. My aunt lived most of her life on a farm. I visited just once, in the middle of winter, and it was dismal as shit! My brother owns and lives on a farm. I’ve visited there, and it’s very nice indeed. He designed and built the house himself, and it’s beautiful.

But I grew up in the suburbs of a city, and I’ve lived most of my adult life close to the center of a small city (30,000-40,000 residents). I don’t like arcade games. And none of my dreams (most of which are horrific nightmares these days) involves any kind of farm. I’ll stick here in my house on our not-as-quiet-as-it-used-to-be residential street, enjoying my brother’s farm vicariously through his photos and stories.

The algorithm that selected me to receive this ad could use some refinement, I’d say.

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Proposal: Contest or awards for “Photo-Op Phuck-Ups.”

Everybody knows about stuff like…

  • The Bulwer-Lytton Contest

    Since 1982 the Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest has challenged participants to write an atrocious opening sentence to a hypothetical bad novel. We invite you to learn more about us, peruse the odious archives, and of course, submit an entry.

  • The Darwin Awards

    The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it in a spectacular manner!

 

I would like to propose…

  • The Photo-Op Phuck-Up Awards

    Remember this? An American “patriot” defends an empty parking lot from unarmed Central American children?

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Or this…

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An intrepid Faux News reporter, protected by body armor, stands exposed in an empty parking area, informing terrified Faux viewers of the threat they face from approaching “caravans” of persons obeying the law in seeking political asylum in the U.S.

BTW, check the LCD viewfinder. Note the way the cameraman has cropped the frame to disguise from gullible Faux addicts the fact that the reporter’s standing in an empty field, facing no threat whatsoever.

 

Now check this….

Ted Cruz enters the U.S. from Mexico, after having fled from Texas to a luxury hotel in Cancun to escape the winter disaster caused by GQP greed and failed energy/infrastructure policy:

 

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And compare it with this….

Ted Cruz and Li’l Lindsay Graham board heavily armed Border Patrol craft to help protect the U.S. from swarming hoards of unarmed, unaccompanied Central American children seeking to enter the U.S. legally to apply for political asylum.

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Only in America!

Isn’t it comforting to know that our nation is being protected by such honest, unassuming, intrepid senatorial GQP macho Menschen?

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Georgia leads the way as the GQP forces the U.S. toward destruction

Pictures worth many thousands of words.

Outside….

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Black Georgia state legislator Park Cannon is arrested by White Georgia cops for—wait for it! — for knocking on the Governor’s door!

Inside….

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Georgia’a White Governor, flanked by six White colleagues, signs into law a bill severely restricting the ability of Georgia’s Black citizens to cast ballots in upcoming elections.

Behind him on the wall is a painting of Georgia’s restored Callaway Plantation, whose White owners once used 100 Black slaves to work their fields. The Callaway Plantation State Park includes the special cabin where “noncompliant” slaves were held for special punishment.

La plus ça change, la plus c’est la même chose….

That eerie sound you hear is the ghost of

Lester “Ax-Handle” Maddox laughing his rocks off!

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The Border: Reporting vs. Raelity

Today’s Twitter feed: first this…

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Skip one intervening tweet…

 

Then this…

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Nothing sticks. Nothing penetrates.

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GQP politicians offer fluorescently glowing stupidity in arguing against DC statehood.

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20th Anniversary Mac Flop?

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Might have been a commercial flop, but….

I got one, and I’m glad!

Still have it—in the original box.

I did forget to remove the batteries before storing it away, so there may be problems with battery leakage to deal with. Other than that, it’s in very good condition.

So fuck you, Cult of Mac!

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Gaetz & Coup Caucus are Rootin’ for Putin!

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