Entries by Betty Cracker

Human Auto-Tune’s Vapid Pitch

Low hanging synergy-fruit Ivanka Trump brought her women’s empowerment corporate cliché roadshow and shakedown fest to Saudi Arabia along with her embarrassing father. Unsurprisingly, real-life activists who are resisting the nightmarish autocracy in Saudi Arabia weren’t buying what the auto-tuned Trump was selling. Via WaPo: “All the women that Ivanka Trump met have a guardian,” […]

History Turns on Small Things

There were too many factors that contributed to the outcome of the 2016 election to identify just one overriding cause, IMO. You can count them off like stone weights of varying sizes that, combined, sunk the SS Clinton: sexism, racism, Russian interference, Comey’s overweening self-regard, the “change” election dynamic, a click-driven-Clinton-hating Beltway media, celebrity culture, […]

Rest in Peace, greennotGreen

Steeplejack flagged an earlier comment from beloved commenter greennotGreen’s valiant sister: greennotGreen May 18, 2017 at 1:37 p.m. I like the title of this open thread [“Open Thread: Bon Voyage!”] for my message. My wonderful, generous, loving sister, greennotGreen, has moved on to the next stage in her journey. I watched and held her hand […]

What Will the Afternoon Bring? (Open Thread)

Published at The Washington Post this morning: The White House’s absolutely brutal night, in 6 headlines For any president, one of these headlines would be very bad news. For President Trump, they all came in a span of 12 hours: “Justice Department to appoint special counsel to oversee probe of Russian meddling in 2016 election” […]