Ajit Varadaraj Pai: Dunce

Wikipedia has the sadz…

Used to be when someone tagged a Wiki entry, it was there forever as a revision. Not any more – it sure looks like Wiki has taken to hiding some of the revs.

For instance, it certainly appears that this revision for noted internet dancing clown & dunce Ajit Pai  used to read like this back on November 22nd:

Ajit Varadaraj Pai (born January 10, 1973) is a bought-and paid for corporate shill for the telecom monopolists, who’s dicks he sucks for money. His only mission in life is to destroy net neutrality, a favor for which his corporate overlords will reward him with more fat sacks of cash. If this is allowed to happen, the freedoms we now have on the web will cease to exist. He is the first Indian American to abuse his office. He also has an incredibly punchable face.

All of which is obviously true, as evidenced below. Why hide it?

Tillerson and DPRK

Deliberate Sabotage

An award-winning U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department has issued a scathing resignation letter, accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Donald Trump administration of undercutting the State Department and damaging America’s influence in the world.

Elizabeth Shackelford, who most recently served as a political officer based in Nairobi for the U.S. mission to Somalia, wrote to Tillerson that she reluctantly had decided to quit because the administration had abandoned human rights as a priority and shown disdain for the State Department’s diplomatic work, according to her letter, obtained by Foreign Policy.

“I have deep respect for the career Foreign and Civil Service staff who, despite the stinging disrespect this Administration has shown our profession, continue the struggle to keep our foreign policy on the positive trajectory necessary to avert global disaster in increasingly dangerous times,” Shackelford wrote in her Nov. 7 letter…

Tillerson should have walked a long time ago.

However, like Pruitt, Mnuchin, Zinke, Sessions, Ross, Carson, Perry and especially DeVos, he’s not quite finished dismantling a perfectly good department. Once he has it in shambles, then he’ll walk.

It will take a generation to recover from this administration’s ineptness and deliberate sabotage.

Deliberate Sabotage

Ohio: South of the Manson-Nixon Line?

When you try to be better about racism but decide you’re not really about that life: an American story.

In today’s chapter, we go to Franklin Township in Ohio. Now, if you consult your history books, you’ll find that Ohio was a Union state during the Civil War. Which makes the fact that the township installed a marker in 1927 honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee all the more peculiar…

…Because fools and their Confederate monuments are not soon parted, the Lee monument will be returned to be reinstalled and rededicated. The city of Franklin will also throw in $2,000 to pay for damages sustained during the removal of the marker’s plaque.

“In loving memory of Robert E. Lee,” the plaque reads. “And to mark the route of the Dixie Highway.”

Ah, the Dixie Highway. It’s never really far, is it?

South of the Manson-Nixon Line

In the Age of Trump

Gail: It’s certainly a different gig than commenting on presidencies past. With Obama it was one heck of a lot of policy. With George W. Bush you had this perfectly normal guy whose tenure got devoured by a war. I’m not usually accused of rooting for Donald Trump but I am truly praying he doesn’t go down that route. Prospects, however, looked a little dim this week.

Michelle: Yeah, I think we’re learning that the Constitution may, in fact, be a suicide pact. It’s a source of constant astonishment to me that the country has handed over the means to destroy civilization on this planet to an unhinged lunatic who lost the popular vote and was installed with the aid of a hostile foreign power. It’s such an epic institutional failure that it calls everything we thought we knew about this country’s stability into question.

In the Age of Trump