s skippy the bush kangaroo: March 2018

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, March 31, 2018

daddy died on saturday

the town where only christians can buy houses

laura ingraham apologizes to parkland students as advertisers ditch her show

black student protesters are being denied access to public restrooms in chicago city hall

21 reasons people hate betsy devos
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Friday, March 30, 2018

friday night apocaplypse

more than 100 cities worldwide now powered by renewable energy

defense dept. spent $140,000 at trump properties

dan rather makes a comeback on facebook

postal workers are shouldering the burden for amazon

posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 4 comments

Thursday, March 29, 2018

rain every thursday

maine confirms state power customers spent $77m they didn't need to

black children will be the victims of armed teachers

and voters like marching school kids, don't like the nra

many older americans are leading desperate nomadic lives
posted by skippy at 11:13 PM | 0 comments

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

wednesday blonde

how segregation shapes police violence

behind the stormy saga: trump's pay-off machine is the real story

the fish that makes other fish smarter

trendy fascism
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

tuesday night at the pub

the racial dimension of student debt

23% of bottled water contains microplastics

today among our special elite media snowflakes

more congress members are not seeking re-election than anytime since 1992

and rest in peace linda brown, who as a little girl was the center of brown v. board of education
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Monday, March 26, 2018

monday night by satellite

it's time to abolish ice

the classist, racist history of jaywalking

pastor who erected 3rd largest cross in the country arrested for meth

20,000 scientists have signed a warning to humanity 
posted by skippy at 1:30 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, March 25, 2018

neptune's sunday

congress is 80% male and 81% white. here's how to change that

hat air bnb did to nyc

another flu pandemic is coming, and the world isn't prepared

at last, plant-based legos!

posted by skippy at 1:30 AM | 0 comments

Saturday, March 24, 2018

crying on a saturday night

momentum is building across the south to end money bail

the austin bomber was a self-described psychopath

this major report on gun deaths should shock us all

country singers are beginning to speak out on political causes 
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Friday, March 23, 2018

friday night alone

what if buying a gun was as hard as getting an abortion?

one of texas's most notorious prosecutors was just voted out of office

slavery and the american university

new viruses found in brazil are so big they are challenging what we think a 'virus' is
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, March 22, 2018

probably on thursday

inside the trump campaign's ties with cambridge analytica

3 tech companies ban neo-nazi group atomwaffen from their platforms

google's nemesis: the couple that took on the giant and cost it almost $3 b

just how powerful is russia?

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

wednesday again

is amazon too big to tax?

california court blocks state from spraying pesticide

wells fargo hit with another law suit for closing fraud victims' accounts to avoid costs

united airlines is cutting employee bonuses for a lottery chance to win $100,000
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

tuesday night

how the us failed to rebuild afghanistan

punishment, favortism and a bag of gummy penises: how the dem party resists change

how lenders are turning low-level courts into "collection mills"

how steve bannon is obsessed with the fall of the patriarchy

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Monday, March 19, 2018

monday night at steve's

scott walker refusing to hold elections the gop might lose

trump epa rolls back more clean air and water rules

it's time to remember that fast-food companies are the worst

87 crypto currencies far crazier than bitcoin

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, March 18, 2018

naked sunday

amazon warehouses create no new net jobs

massachusettes trooper involved in shooting has history of racists posts online

half the dna found in ny subways match no known organism

trump's disdain for science


posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 6 comments

Saturday, March 17, 2018

crazy on a saturday night

so many people are tired of getting screwed

the gop's tax cut narrative is unraveling

housing official was demoted after questioning ben carson's $31,000 redecorating

surveillance valley

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 3 comments

Friday, March 16, 2018

friday night (going down in flames)

blue cross employees pressured to donate to anti-single-payer candidate

you can live the american dream in denmark

100's lose drivers licenses in new zealand bribery scandal

world's first plastic-free supermarket aisle debuts in europe
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, March 15, 2018

perpetually thursday

study: white men stockpile guns because they're scared of black people

the school walkout: what have adults done since parkland?

how democrats can offer real solutions to america's problems

giant crater in siberia uncovers ancient forests
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Just Wondering...

I was working a 5 PM to 5 AM shift the 2016 election day. I was watching the TV at work around 3 AM when Donald Trump made his acceptance speech. I was not a happy mockingbird Jim, believe me -- but I thought the Donald did win fair and square, so screw me if I didn't like it.

Now, as for all this Russiagate stuff, yeah, I think a fair amount of it is real. But I give no credence to any claims that the Russians screwed up our processes and sealed the win for Trump. For one thing, come on, folks. Today they call themselves the alt-right, seven or eight years ago, they called themselves Tea Partiers, and before that, who the Christ remembers. Bottom line, they're troglodytes. They voted for Nixon twice, they voted for Reagan twice, they voted for aWol twice, and I'll bet you dollars to donuts they'll go for Trumphole twice. They're troglodytes -- it's what they do.

That's not what bothers me, though. What bothers me is, looking at those anti-Trump protests in places like California and New York after Trump's victory and wondering... how many of these folks didn't vote and wish they had?

For the record, I'm a registered Democrat. It ain't because I love Democrats, it's because given the choice between bad and worse, I will choose bad every single friggin' time. Hillary was bad, Trump was worse. Naturally, I voted for Hillary.

But at least I voted. How many of those protesters can say the same?

posted by Jim Yeager at 6:28 PM | 5 comments

wednesday and proud

hud officials spend $31,000 on ben carson's new office while slashing funds for the poor

ice spokesman resigns stated he could no longer spread falsehoods for trump

global warming threatens penguins species

the body trade

and rip physicist supernova (bigger than a superstar) stephen hawking
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In Like a Lion...

Old Man Winter is usually such a dick this time of year...

This is downtown Nashua, NH, right about now. The Old Man's none too happy, since spring is only a couple weeks away. Fine, let it snow. I'm off until Friday...
posted by Jim Yeager at 1:55 PM | 2 comments

tuesday mourning

democrats paid a huge price for letting unions die

8 states where voters could push democracy forward

bering sea loses half its ice over 2 weeks

the alt-right is killing people

posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

Monday, March 12, 2018

monday night at steve's

how colorado gun-control advocates beat the nra

today in the new gilded age

the flu has now reached pandemic levels

how dental inequality hurts americans
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Sunday, March 11, 2018

lucky sunday

is ted cruz losing his mojo?

everything wrong with the democrats in one bill

scientists are shocked - shocked! - that anti-vaxxers believe other conspiracy theories

yes i'm sure i want single payer
posted by skippy at 3:30 AM | 0 comments

Saturday, March 10, 2018

the big lebowski is 20
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

come saturday morning

make america toxic again

democrats should run on gun control all over the country

however pelosi reverses herself on daca and gun control

the tech 'regrets' industry
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Friday, March 09, 2018

friday night

trump's budget cuts to snap and social security will hit rust belt voters hard

power corrupts in more ways than one: actual brain damage

the criminalization of private debt

the peace symbol at 60
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, March 08, 2018

perfect by thursday

state level gop is pouring taxpayer money into fake clinics 

ballot box battle over green energy brewing in 3 states

no cash signs everywhere in sweden

the science of why cats like boxes

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

waiting for wednesday

powerful winter storms show what damage high tides + rising sea levels can do

california women target legislature seats held by sexual harrassers

best buy to stop selling cd's

4 pro-gun arguments we're sick of hearing
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

tuesday morning love

the north pole is having a heat wave in the middle of winter for the third year in a row

diabetes is actually 5 different diseases, study suggests 

green science's white people problem

antibiotics are failing in 1 out of 5 post-op infections
posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Monday, March 05, 2018

posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 1 comments

monday night at grandpa's

did flint water crisis damage kids' brains?

prominent republican donor says no more money w/o assault weapons ban

chemicals used to make mcdonalds fries may cure baldness

man uses $1M lottery winnings to finally visit doctor, gets cancer diagnosis, dies a week later

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 1 comments

Sunday, March 04, 2018

love you sunday morning

people obsessed with wellness can't accept we're all going to die

vote to outlaw child marriage in kentucky delayed by conservative group

a federal judge put 100's of immigrants behind bars while her husband invested in private prisons

viruses and bacteria travel along a high-altitude super highway
posted by skippy at 1:30 AM | 4 comments

Saturday, March 03, 2018

How I became a bad American

I admit it.  I was not happy when Donald Trump managed to get the most electoral votes and somehow wound up as president of the United States.  I had friends who depaired when that happened.  They would rant and rave to me.  Their voices would get higher and louder as they got more and more agitated, talking about this or that predicted disaster.  And make no mistake about it, disaster has followed his every move.

I dealt with it differently.  I told everyone friends, repeatedly because they couldn't help themselves, not to talk to me about it, that I had decided to act as if it hadn't happened and to focus on the little things that fill up a person's day.  I stuck to my guns and, after a while, my friends stopped talking to me about Trumphole.

Excuse me.  I'll be back in a minute.  I have to go take a Trump.

I'm back.  Anyway, I did that and it really did work for about eight months.  Even my wife, who would read the news on her iPhone in the morning before going to work and was anxious  to tell me the what was happening wouldn't talk to me about it.  I advised her to do the same.  When asked to justify this position, I predicted, "It will be bad early.  Early on, we'll see disaster after disaster, just as you expect, but the day will come when the mess this man leaves everywhere he goes will destroy him.  It may destroy the entire country with him, but it will destroy him, because he is such a mess that it is inevitable, and when that happens I will start paying attention again and I will laugh and laugh and laugh."

The day has come.  The US ambassador to Mexico is retiring.  Other US ambassadors are retiring. The stock market took a big tumble as a direct consequence of an announcement from the Trumphole.  Mueller is getting closer and closer.  Trumphole's son-in-law is getting closer to a stretch in Club Fed.  Another White House communications director has not only quit, but told Congress and the American people that she lied on Trumphole's behalf.  Trumphole has humiliated his Attorney General publicly, a humiliation that is richly deserved, but that won't end well for Trumphole either.  McMaster is on the way out.  Kelly despises his boss and his job. And Mueller is getting closer and closer while Trumphole continues to alienate more and more people, and someone in the group he is alienating knows something about Russia and collusion and it will bring the whole house of cards crashing down.  And all these events are news from this week alone.

Every day I laugh and laugh.  It is hilarious in exactly the way I expected it to be.  It's a slow motion glacier, capable of grinding boulders to dust, and it's going to grind the Trumphole to dust and he even knows it.  He doesn't believe it, but he can see it coming.  He's trying to get out of the way.  He can't.

I'm a bad American.  As bad as this is for the country, it is just too funny to me.  And meanwhile I need to change the water in Clarabelle's bowl and finish that vegan chicken broth for tonight's vegan jambalaya and to keep doing all those tiny things that take up a day spent doing tiny, normal things.  Life does go on.

BTW, I hope you'll all begin to refer to it as "taking a Trump"  It would be nice if that became a common expression.  Remember where you heard it.

UPDATE:  Two things:  first this article in the Washington Post.  And I laugh and laugh.  Second, I checked after I wrote this and I cannot claim to be the originator of "taking a Trump".  I have been using it for some time, but I don't know that I can claim to have been the first.
posted by DBK at 1:25 PM | 5 comments

come saturday

who owns congress? a campaign cash seating chart

icm, a major talent agency, has agreed to cut ties with fedex

co-owner of coachella concerts contributes to anti-lgbtq groups

the town so toxic they wanted to wipe it off the map

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 2 comments

Friday, March 02, 2018

friday mourning

february melting near pole is 'really extreme'

ending the amazon hunger games

is tech dividing america?

kangaroo breaks hunter's jaw

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, March 01, 2018

pay days thursday

dems flip 2 more state legislative seats

noble committee investigating fake trump nomination

wildfires will only get worse

lions kill and eat big cat poacher, leaving only his head
posted by skippy at 2:30 AM | 0 comments