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Richard S Russell Premium

A lefty (both senses) SF fan retired from a career in public service, currently living in Madison, Wisconsin, a state so wonderful people are willing to put up with the winters just to live here.

Recent Comments

  1. 21 minutes ago on Non Sequitur

    Iota has a diacritical in English. Never really understood why.

  2. 22 minutes ago on The Argyle Sweater

    Additional observation: Could’ve been both MF and SF, then!

  3. 24 minutes ago on The Argyle Sweater

    By saying that some physical objects are so “holy” that they’re too precious to be made sport of, proselytizing is exactly what’s going on here. If someone were to show up on these comment boards and say that Madam Zelda the card-reader told them that the spirits say that Abraham Lincoln will be back any day now to set the country straight, would you say that that, too, is exempt from ridicule or eye-rolling? Why is it that only religion gets a free pass?

  4. about 8 hours ago on The Argyle Sweater

    There’s a Tennessee lawmaker who has introduced a bill to make “The Holy Bible” the official state book. Is that the sort of proselytizing that you think merits derision?

  5. about 8 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    Ignore it if you want it to go away. For God’s sake don’t reward it by engaging with it.

  6. about 8 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    Also richer every day. That’s why they do it.

  7. about 8 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    More than that, officially declare corporate personhood to be the complete absurdity it so obviously is, legally as well as logically.

  8. about 8 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    Here in Wisconsin, they moved the primary elections from September to August, the better to disenfranchise college voters who’d need to re-register at their current locations every new school year. This was on top of their phony-baloney photo-ID requirement (which absolutely nobody failed during the pandemic, despite election officials not being able to see half of people’s faces under the masks, so that lets you know how much good it ever did). Yeah, their bag of voter-suppression tricks seems to be bottomless.

  9. about 8 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    Speaking of which, I wonder if DC will be ready this time around for the March 4 festivities.

  10. about 8 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    But we need massive amounts of voter suppression to offset the minuscule if not outright invisible cases of voter fraud, doncha know?