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About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.

The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict is probably the least surprising verdict in years.

The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict is probably the least surprising verdict in years. Judge Bruce Schroeder was probably the most biased judge ever in a high-profile trial, and everything was prepped for Rittenhouse to be acquitted. Anyone with half a brain … Continue reading

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Alex Jones is defaulted in two of his defamation cases without offering a defense.

There was more litigation news on Monday having to do with Alex Jones, the right wing POS super-prick who, among other things, claimed that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a “false flag” operation intended to derogate people’s Second … Continue reading

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Republicans threatening to “payback” Democrats because of Steve Bannon

There was an article in the Washington Post yesterday about how Republicans are rallying around Steve Bannon. In the wake of the indictment of Bannon for contempt of Congress, Republicans are threatening “payback” once the Republicans regain the House. Republicans … Continue reading

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Typhoid Mary and Henning Jacobson prove that the Anti-Vaxxers are Wrong.

There are still a bunch of people (mostly Republicans) who seem to think that the government cannot mandate the use of masks or that people be vaccinated. They are (of course) wrong on both counts. Let’s disprove that theory with … Continue reading

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There will be a lot of Gnashing of Teeth in Democratic campaign headquarters tonight

There will be a lot of gnashing of teeth in Democratic party headquarters as a consequences of the results in Virginia and New Jersey, which don’t bode well for 2022.  In Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, a businessman with expertise in mergers … Continue reading

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“Let’s go Brandon” is a lovely sentiment brought to you by today’s Republican Party.

Recently it’s come to my attention that “Let’s Go Brandon” is a euphemism for “Fuck Joe Biden,” and conservatives are all delighting in it. One Southwest Airline pilot apparently signed of his flight with it, which he is apparently living … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court is starting to feel the heat. We need to bring a lot more of it.

Yesterday was the beginning of the Supreme Court’s new term, and you can see that the justices are starting to feel the heat. They’re out there defending the institution before having written any controversial decisions, but what they do decide … Continue reading

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Let’s not look at the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 too much  through rose-colored glasses

Saturday was the 20th anniversary of 9/11. As appropriate, there were a lot of heartfelt tributes, and remembrances, and stories about couples who were marrying where both had lost a parent on 9/11. There were beautiful stories about the children … Continue reading

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The Texas Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law is a legal calamity in the extreme

The more I read about the Taliban Texas anti-abortion law (Senate Bill 8), the more it becomes clear that this a legal clusterfvck of gigantic proportions that may come back to bite its proponents in a big way. This is … Continue reading

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Why do people want to use Ivermectin but not FDA-approved vaccines?

I have a friend on Facebook who has been promoting Ivermectin for months. She is not, in  my experience, a right winger, a Trump supporter, or a crazy person. Maybe a fan of alternative medicine, but that’s about it. Maybe … Continue reading

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