It’s been decided: This November, our ballots will feature Biden/Harris for the Democrats; presumably, they’ll be facing Trump/Pence* for the Republicans. This settles one of the oft-repeated questions from past weeks, “Who will he pick?”, leaving us with… well, with rather more questions. These include “What will the electoral map look like?”, “How do the candidates stack up against each other?”, and the all-important “Who should I vote for?”
At present, the editorial staff here at The Not Fake News has mixed feelings ourselves on that last question, so we’re not inclined to opine. (more…)
In point of fact, I rather think they will. Just… not now.
Let us leave aside all discussion about whether Mr. Trump deserves impeachment. There’s a widespread public belief that he does, and the present House was elected at least partly in order that he might be removed from office. In the Mueller Report, the suggestion of obstruction is enough on which to base a charge — if not in court, then at least in Congress. This plus a majority opposed is all that is necessary for him to be impeached, and any discussion of whether or not he deserves it is beside the point. (more…)
I’m not going to link the original articles that I’m disagreeing with, so you’ll have a little catching up to do. Not to worry; those that make it here are bright enough to do a bit of mental exercise. I have faith in you. (more…)
One of the most recent political alarms (if you’re still keeping track) is the request from the President’s commission on election reform for state voter rolls, followed almost instantly by half the states in the Union refusing to send them.
To be honest, confusion seems to be the most common reaction I’ve seen, ranging from “Why do they want it?” to “Why wouldn’t we give it?” So I’ll explain, at least in brief. (more…)
Those who know Spider Jerusalem already know this, and those who don’t know him could care less. Too many of you don’t know him.
Twenty years ago there was a new comic book out under one of DC’s fringe labels — yeah, Vertigo. “Transmetropolitan”. Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson. I stole their art. I don’t get paid for this; they can sue me. Either way: Read. It. Read it now. Go out and buy it and read it.
It was some serious brain-twisting, a mess, a work of paranoid comic genius that showed a horrifyingly plausible (more…)
Once upon a time, there was a candidate for president who was doing daily interviews and talk shows, doing his level best to get his message out and to snag any publicity he could manage. His numbers were rising after a long slump, and he’d just gotten some good press from an over-the-top (more…)
It’s news to nobody that President-Elect Trump may be the least popular prominent American since Nixon left town, and before that since the little fuss after Lincoln’s election. For you who need reminding, we’ll see some public demonstrations of that fact starting around the 20th of January.
The call is about to go up, and due to a now-famous mis-Tweet, the rallying cry has been born: “Unpresident him!” The new protests will be all about obstructing Mr. Trump’s agenda at every turn, and the goal driving it all will be to remove the man from power. (more…)