Entries by mistermix

New American Horseshit

Earlier this week, the think tank New America expelled a subsidiary called Open Markets, led by Barry Lynn. New America is funded in large part by Google. In June, Open Markets put out a press release lauding the European Union’s multi-billion dollar sanctions against Google. You connect the dots. Here’s a backgrounder. New America’s leader, […]

Roger That, Take One Out

I’m in an airport and CNN’s Sunday Show, State of the Union with Jake Tapper, is blaring. Some middle-aged, pasty, pudgy white guy is saying that Trump needs to “take out” a Senator to show the Senate that he’s serious. Apparently he means with an election, not a gun. I can only imagine that he […]

That Echo Chorus Lied to Me

Let’s feel really, really sad about the dilemmas that Republicans and Trump appointees find themselves in. In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. They are caught between disgust over his failure to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism, a […]

His Life is Over!

This story about a Nazi who lives in a bedroom suburb of Rochester, Honeoye Falls, is tragicomedy: “No Nazis in our neighborhood,” read the words emblazoned in large, bold type across the tops of the fliers, which also show a picture of a group of demonstrators carrying tiki torches on the campus of the University […]

Nyet

I’ve been following the trials and tribulations of the Daily Stormer. First, GoDaddy nixed their domain. Then they moved to Google, which dropped them like a hot potato a short time after they registered. Then their site went down because CloudFlare (a caching system) puked them out like a bad clam. Then they registered themselves […]

But, But, Javanka

The president of Congregation Beth Israel, Charlottesville: On Saturday morning, I stood outside our synagogue with the armed security guard we hired after the police department refused to provide us with an officer during morning services. (Even the police department’s limited promise of an observer near our building was not kept — and note, we […]