The great thing about modern America: You can now count on things getting worse. Rule of law just took another kick in the groin if not mortal blow with another big win for the corporatists.
Sad. Jones had gone through some awfulness in recent years, little about which is publicly known. The privacy is not an issue, of course. But amongst the fallout of this unknown awfulness is that Jones stopped creating art for a while and had just started up again in the last couple of weeks. I just hope the end wasn’t awful, too, and that she had found a reasonable amount of happiness and peace. (More here.)
Newt Gingrich is a genius and here’s the proof:
“The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding,” Tyler wrote. “Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at first, then the sheep not wanting to be dropped from the establishment’s cocktail party invite list unloaded their entire clip, firing without taking aim their distortions and falsehoods. Now they are left exposed by their bylines and handles. But surely they had killed him off. This is the way it always worked. A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught. But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won’t be intimated by the political elite and are ready to take on the challenges America faces.”
More genius from Gingrich here. My Lord, he’s too good for us….
If you need a target, here.