Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

The never-ending story …

Recent polling shows that two-thirds of Americans support local or statewide mask mandates. This means that the nation at large is allowing the unenlightened opinions of just a third of us to dictate the course of this pandemic. I’m pretty sure that this one-third coincides with the one-third of us who are forcing Trumpism down our collective throats. In other words, we’re dipping our toes into minority rule, and that’s exactly what the GQP has in mind for us. Minority rule is always enforced by violence, by the way.

Pathetic excuse for a human being, Greg Abbott (“governor” of Texas) has tested positive for covid-19. The night before his positive test, he was masklessly rubbing elbows at a GQP fundraiser. Superspreader! He’s also received a third dose of the vaccine (kind of contrary to his rhetoric), and he’s being treated with Regeneron monoclonal antibodies, whose maker is a cash cow for at least one big Republican donor. We’re starting to see a pattern. Maybe I’ll go to Hell for saying it, but I want Abbott on a ventilator for at least a week. He needs him some comeuppance.

Enough Texas Democratic legislators have returned to the House to provide a quorum. Immediately the voter suppression bills were referred to committee, so it’s just a matter of time before they pass and are signed into law by aforementioned pathetic excuse for a human being. The Dems came back, they said, to confront the catastrophic (and avoidable) surge in covid hospitalizations and deaths in Texas. If only someone had allowed counties and localities to apply smart mask and vaccine policies …

And the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court just said no to aforementioned pathetic excuse for a human being’s request to block temporary restraining orders against his mask mandate ban. A tiny ray of light in the darkness that is Texas these days. However, the case will make its way back to the TSC for a final decision in the coming weeks, and like I’ve pointed out before, the  all-Republican Texas Supreme Court will probably team up with the all-Republican Texas government to do the wrong thing. That’s Texas.

The top GQP contender for replacing Gavin Newsom in the California recall, Larry Elder, thinks that employers should be able to ask female job applicants if they intend to have children. “To protect their investment.” He has a lot more retrograde ideas too, and now other Republican candidates are attacking him—hopefully splitting the conservative vote. If Newsom loses the recall, no-namer Kevin Paffrath could sidle into office as the only Dem showing some legs in recent polling. Insane stuff out here in California. Stay tuned.

The Sunday shows demonstrated once again that neocons like Newt Gingrich, Tom Cotton, and Liz Cheney have failed to learn anything from our Afghanistan debacle. They’re condemning the withdrawal and calling for more aggressive policy around the world as a “show of strength.” Afghanistan revealed that it’s all, indeed, for show.

7 comments on “The never-ending story …

  1. Pamela Beckford
    August 23, 2021

    I would comment on all of these things, but words just don’t convey my incredulity on what it happening.

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 23, 2021

      I know what you mean. It’s like this country is self-destructing before our eyes …

  2. kingmidget
    August 23, 2021

    Did you see that the Arizona “audit” which has been promised any day for months now has been delayed because three key employees of the company hired to do the “audit” have come down with COVID, including the CEO?

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 23, 2021

      OMG. The balls on these people! ⚾️⚽️🏐🎾

  3. Marie A Bailey
    August 25, 2021

    I heard that tRump got booed at his latest rally–in Alabama–for urging people to get vaccinated. Also some anti-vaxxers would rather use horse and cow dewormer as treatment for COVID-19 than be vaccinated. I am at the point of saying let them do as they wish and suffer the consequences … the catch is other people (i.e., the vaccinated, children too young to be vaccinated) also suffer the consequences of the stupid among us. I don’t think going on a ventilator will change Abbott’s way of thinking. Look at Boris Johnson: he was only momentarily humbled by his near-death experience with COVID.

    At least Texas has enough Democratic legislators to get the nation’s attention. Florida’s Democratic legislators are sorely outnumbered, and we have two boneheads in the U.S. Senate (Scott and Rubio). As for governor: I never thought Florida could have a worse governor than Rick Scott, but DeSantis is trying awfully hard to beat his record.

    • Kevin Brennan
      August 25, 2021

      Yes, I saw the clip of Trump getting booed. Did my heart good. But he created a monster he can’t control, and nobody knows how far that monster will go in pursuit of stupidity. Cow dewormer? I’m unclear on how they got the idea that would kill a virus …

      I feel for you in Florida, though it looks like we might install a Trumpian radio host as governor out here. Oy.

      • Marie A Bailey
        August 27, 2021

        That whole recall thing in CA is mind-boggling. I never realized what a fucked-up system it is.

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