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Abby Zimet

Abby Zimet

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We Are the Dead

With "one supreme act" of dying unquestioning in the name of war, said James Garfield on 1868's first Memorial Day, the fallen showed "the highest...

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Entirely Inedible: On Glitches and Losses and Lies

Apologies for re-visiting GOP lowlifes and their yammering Mad Emperor, but damn things are getting weird out there. Having ended his trial not with a...

22.05.2024 30

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Ungaggable: Costumed Clowns and Lickspittle Surrogates 'R Us

18.05.2024 30

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The 2024 Class of Gaza: The Students Have Done Their Part

15.05.2024 40

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Intuitively Shredding Democracy

11.05.2024 20

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They Walk Among Us: Mississippi Goddamn, Still

As the dystopian movie Civil War sets records depicting the "colorful horrors of the American future" on its current trajectory, we saw the same...

08.05.2024 20

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A War Against Humanity Itself

Amidst the ongoing, unfathomable slaughter, hunger, maiming, razing in Gaza at the hands of Israel's "voracious death machine," its leaders now openly...

03.05.2024 60

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Making Clorox Great Again: Sounds Interesting, Right?

Happy Disinfectant Injection Day to the survivors who four years ago ignored the "stratospherically insane" advice, even for him, of a demented...

24.04.2024 40

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First They Came For My Appliances: We Are Here For the Refrigerator Freedom Act

Okay all you naysayers whining shambolic House GOPers aren't doing their job just 'cause they're blocking border solutions, ignoring infrastructure,...

14.04.2024 40

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Shame Shame Shame: On the Hovering Glory Of A Forced-Birth God Almighty

Kudos to Arizona's wingnut Supreme Court, who in their deranged upholding of an 1864 abortion ban so extreme even GOPers are fleeing it have dragged...

12.04.2024 6

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Come For the Satanic Eclipse, Stay For the Commie Earthquake, Illegal Invaders and Bootlegged Baby Parts

Lordy. Our apocalyptic circus of bigots, morons, loudmouths and clowns has stayed in town too long. To wit: a ceaseless GOP House "shit show," racists...

09.04.2024 30

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To Tame the Savageness Of Man: We Honor You, Sir

Mournfully - and astoundingly for those of us who so palpably remember it - we mark the 56th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King...

05.04.2024 6

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Beyond Any Reasonable Circumstances

Honestly, we were going to mark the date with a spoof report - light in the darkness! - of Israel razing multiple pavilions at the upcoming Venice Art...

02.04.2024 20

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No Place For Bad Actors, Thanks

Well that was blessedly quick. Less than a week after NBC said it would pay fascist bootlicker and election liar Ronna McDaniel to bootlick and lie on...

27.03.2024 10

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On the Blood of the Murdered Mothers and Children

Cruelty upon cruelty: Today is Mother's Day in Gaza, and across the Arab world. Still the slaughter, the wounding, trauma, hunger go on. Israel has...

22.03.2024 10

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a guy named me: don't look away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGJwCUHVgc0 entire last bonkers rally, starting with feckin j6 thugs and donald reading the pledge as he plays...

21.03.2024 20

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Spitting On A Kid's Grave: We Don't Want That Filth

At the first school board meeting since the assault and death of non-binary student Nex Benedict in Oklahoma, parents and advocates blasted a culture...

20.03.2024 20

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I'm A Cook: Feeding Hope In Gaza

As children in Gaza starve and rapacious capitalism, fractured governments and toothless international groups all fail to act, let it not be said that...

17.03.2024 20

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Absolutely Not Photographic: Dems Bring the Babbling Receipts

Given a fraught political landscape where totalitarian clouds loom, we celebrate House Democrats whose smarts and prowess may yet save us. Thus, did a...

14.03.2024 40

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Apocalypse Now: They Are Coming For Our Books, Kitchens and Children, Especially the Ones Not Wearing Pants

Talk about a tale of two countries: This election year, with only fervid culture wars to offer, a fear-mongering GOP is hating on books, flags,...

11.03.2024 20

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Biden Legacy = Genocide

Declaring, "We are outraged, we are heartbroken," hundreds of protesters turned out to block Biden's motorcade en route to his State of the Union...

08.03.2024 10

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Look At Yazan: For God's Sake, This Has To Stop

In ghastly images and videos, the world just watched a ten-year-old Palestinian boy starve to death as a result of Israel's crippling blockade of...

06.03.2024 50

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In Life As In Death: Let Them See That Many Remember

Defying fear and cold and threats of arrest, thousands of Russians came to pay their mournful respects to Alexei Navalny, long "living proof that...

04.03.2024 30

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What Would You Do: This Is What Our Ruling Class Has Decided Will Be Normal

Declaring "I will no longer be complicit in genocide," airman Aaron Bushnell set himself on fire Sunday to protest Israel's annihilation of...

29.02.2024 20

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Be Not Afraid: All Glory to God, Trump and Bigots

CPAC is back! Weirder, shriller, fringier, more paranoid than ever, with many empty seats but God allegedly still on the side of the cranks and...

26.02.2024 30

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Never Surrender the Gold Lamé

Fresh off his latest legal triumph - payment due of $355 million - and his yuge win in historians' annual presidential ranking - dead last as Worst....

21.02.2024 20

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Get Out, You Animals, Get Out: We Are Humans, Starved

The grotesque madness of history's first live-streamed genocide persists, with Israel daily committing acts once unimaginable. How to recite them as...

18.02.2024 10

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(Transactional) Love Is In the Air!

Wow. Just when the times were feeling pretty dark, it turns out love still (sort of) makes the world go round. With his usual grace, the former...

15.02.2024 10

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Illuminati Rejoice as Demons and Taylor Swift Win Super Bowl

Dear Lord. A blasphemous Super Bowl just broke right-wing brains: Team Soros beat Team Jesus. They sang a Black national anthem, Travis wore a sparkly...

13.02.2024 9

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Come Visit Beautiful Gaza!

10.02.2024 30

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Let Us Pray: God's Gullible, Ugly, Sad Army Limps to the Border

As GOP House leaders trash as "a stinking pile of crap" a border deal that (unconscionably) gives them most of what they've demanded to "solve" a...

07.02.2024 30

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Racist Morons 'R Us

There's so much malignant idiocy abroad in the land we don't usually bother to stop and smell the stench. But the travesty of insensate Tom Cotton...

02.02.2024 20

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Any Light In the Dark

As Israeli atrocities persist - storming hospitals, forcing evacuations, patronizing a right-wing confab bent on expulsion of Palestinians, defying a...

31.01.2024 10

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Loser: Bewildered By Water and 83.3 Million Other Things

Okay, we know there are far more substantive things going on. But we join the multitudes celebrating Schadenfreude Friday, when the lying, raping,...

28.01.2024 20

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Ironclad Support For Starving, Blinding, Shattering Children

Harrowingly, confoundingly, Gaza's horrors grow. Israel kills 250 people a day, attacks hospitals, bombs survivors in tents, blocks over 75% of...

24.01.2024 3

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Yuge: On Teeny Tinpot Triumphs Served In Popcorn Tubs To Boot

We know, we know: Per Dylan, "It's not dark yet, but it's gettin' there." Still, we call bullshit on that "historic," "landslide," "resounding" win by...

18.01.2024 10

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Go Placidly: (Still) In Search Of the Beloved Community

It's tough, in this bleak, bloody, foreboding time, to hold onto and keep faith with Martin Luther King's lofty vision of equality forged through...

16.01.2024 4

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Horror After Horror Laid Bare: Remember Us

In their historic case against "the ongoing slaughter of the people of Gaza,” South Africa opened its presentation at the Hague with what rights...

12.01.2024 5

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So God Made Trump

Sorry to be late - we've been busy reliving our glorious, bear-spray-tinged Jan. 6 triumph - but good news from on high about our beloved leader's...

10.01.2024 10

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All This For A Myth: We Have Lost Everything Beautiful

Behold, in Gaza, there is no new year, just old afflictions - life in tents without water or blankets, point-blank death for grandmothers and...

05.01.2024 9

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From the Hands of the Wicked to the Hands of the Righteous​

Just months from the stupefyingly implausible (but still possible) re-election of a sick, inept Hitler wannabe who orchestrated "the most audacious...

03.01.2024 20

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Orange Man Bad: On Vermin, Grifters and Attention Whores

After a tawdry, turbulent year that hit new depths of political dysfunction - lies, schemes, crypto-fascists in the House of Reps, never mind genocide...

29.12.2023 50

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The Sky is Raining Iron, and God Is Under the Rubble

Given the unholy dissonance, Bethlehem's usual celebration of the birth of a Palestinian Prince of Peace was cancelled this year as Gaza endured - and...

26.12.2023 7

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They Deem Us Weeds: This Is What It Means To Be Unspeakable

Sorry to those weary. But the horror in Gaza churns on, and we can't look away. Israel's emblematic killing of three of their own - pleading in Hebrew...

19.12.2023 10

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A Hand Here, A Head There: Israel's Tremendously Positive War In Gaza

In a grim remembrance, the UN marked the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by warning of a Gaza that "sinks further...

12.12.2023 60

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We Are Who We Hate, Father Time Is Undefeated and Other Lessons From the GOP

Full disclosure: We didn't watch it. Honestly, we just couldn't. But we read some accounts, viewed some clips, looked at the pictures. It was enough,...

08.12.2023 20

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Texas GOP: We Are the (White Supremacist) Storm

Slithering ever further down a timeworn slippery slope into fascism, Texas Republicans just took one small step for white supremacy by rejecting a...

06.12.2023 30

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Good Fucking Riddance: HK Finally Kicks His Bucket of Blood

In gratitude, we mark the death of Henry Kissinger, America's peerless war criminal. As U.S officials laud an "elder statesman" and "erudite...

01.12.2023 2

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Dancing With Broken Hearts: Are Our Toys Still Alive?

To be clear, we welcome the modest mercies in Gaza: the "pause" in slaughter, release of hostages, freeing of Palestinian prisoners, most...

29.11.2023 3

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Gaza's Children's Crusade: Dying One By One

This Armistice Day, Kurt Vonnegut - humanist, socialist, chronicler of the "terrible wastefulness of war" - would have turned 101; he deemed "sacred"...

16.11.2023 10

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