Entries by Betty Cracker

Florida Woman vs. Florida Man

In case you missed it, here’s a speech by a young woman, Emma Gonzalez, who survived the Douglas High School massacre. She calls out Trump, the NRA, Senator Grassley and the other cowardly shits who have done nothing while people, including school children, are slaughtered by maniacs with easy access to weapons of war: I’m […]

This time, it’s personal…

I sense a shift in the political wind on gun control. I know, crazy, right? Even before Newtown, but especially since that horrible event resulted in exactly ZERO congressional action on gun safety, I lost hope that Americans could ever make headway against our insane gun culture. I don’t expect the 17 deaths in a […]

Trump to “Address a Grieving Nation” at 11 AM ET

According to All-Access Haberman of The Times, there was pressure from advisers for Trump to make a public statement after yesterday’s school shooting in Parkland, FL: Administration aides tell me that advisors have recommended he say something, but he has opted not to https://t.co/DJp1biO5x7 — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 15, 2018 Looks like the advisers […]

Battling Trump Chumps

Former Trump employee Omarosa Manigault-Newman went from the White House to the “Big Brother” reality TV show, which probably wasn’t a very jarring transition. I’ve never watched the stupid “Apprentice” shows, so I’d never heard of Manigault-Newman before the campaign. Her “Kneel before Zod” statement after the election convinced me that she’s a kook. But […]

Fox News Confirmation Bias Cycle: Exhibit A

We’ve discussed at length the destructive effects of Fox News. We’ve marveled at the network’s ability to sell “up” as “down” and “black” as “white” to a significant portion of U.S. citizens, thus undermining a pillar of democracy — an informed citizenry — and compromising the concept of “truth” itself. The Fox News effect a […]