There is no excuse for Joe Biden. Just none.

I have a place. It’s the first one, the one that looked better than the second.

But there are nicer places to be had for the money. I was starting to freak out at the applications. And I was thinking the purring cat in my lap might be worth much, much more than all the feral cats on the block.


Joe Biden

The students are right[1] are right and Joe Biden is just another fucking idiot bonehead politician who will never get a clue.

I realize I’m supposed to believe in the possibility of redemption but it’s just becoming really, really clear that Biden is hopeless. Even ignoring his history of gaffes, we’ve had some serious ones already just this month. First, in no particular order, there’s the touchy-feely Biden whose apology left more than a little to be desired.[2] Then there’s another non-apology to Anita Hill[3] following—by decades—his mishandling of the hearings in which she testified against Clarence Thomas, who was subsequently confirmed as a justice on the Supreme Court.[4] Now, Biden appropriates the Charlottesville tragedy for a campaign video.[5] When white males wonder why everybody else is so mad at them, they can look to Donald Trump for Exhibit A and Joe Biden for Exhibit B and Justice Clarence Thomas (I refer, of course, to the Judiciary Committee of the time that enabled Thomas to be confirmed) for Exhibit C.

Lindsay Ellis, “At the Center of Biden’s Presidential Announcement? UVa Student Activists,” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 2019, https://www.chronicle.com/article/At-the-Center-of-Biden-s/246186

Elise Viebeck, “Joe Biden was in charge of the Anita Hill hearing. Even he says it wasn’t fair,” Washington Post, April 26, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/joe-biden-was-in-charge-of-the-anita-hill-hearing-even-he-says-it-wasnt-fair/2019/04/26/a9a6f384-6500-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html


Amazon

Colin Lecher, “How Amazon automatically tracks and fires warehouse workers for ‘productivity,’” Verge, April 25, 2019, https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/25/18516004/amazon-warehouse-fulfillment-centers-productivity-firing-terminations


Twitter

Joseph Cox and Jason Koebler, “Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too,” Vice, April 25, 2019, https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3xgq5/why-wont-twitter-treat-white-supremacy-like-isis-because-it-would-mean-banning-some-republican-politicians-too


Climate Change

Wait? Actually important news? Well, yeah, actually. I didn’t watch the video of her performance but the text of this speech is just excellent.

Greta Thunberg, “‘You did not act in time’: Greta Thunberg’s full speech to MPs,” Guardian, April 24, 2019, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/23/greta-thunberg-full-speech-to-mps-you-did-not-act-in-time


  1. [1]Lindsay Ellis, “At the Center of Biden’s Presidential Announcement? UVa Student Activists,” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 2019, https://www.chronicle.com/article/At-the-Center-of-Biden-s/246186
  2. [2]David Benfell, “Joe Biden blows his #MeToo moment,” Not Housebroken, April 5, 2019, https://disunitedstates.org/2019/04/05/joe-biden-blows-his-metoo-moment/
  3. [3]Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Carl Hulse, “Joe Biden Expresses Regret to Anita Hill, but She Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Is Not Enough,” New York Times, April 25, 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/us/politics/joe-biden-anita-hill.html
  4. [4]Elise Viebeck, “Joe Biden was in charge of the Anita Hill hearing. Even he says it wasn’t fair,” Washington Post, April 26, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/joe-biden-was-in-charge-of-the-anita-hill-hearing-even-he-says-it-wasnt-fair/2019/04/26/a9a6f384-6500-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html
  5. [5]Lindsay Ellis, “At the Center of Biden’s Presidential Announcement? UVa Student Activists,” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 2019, https://www.chronicle.com/article/At-the-Center-of-Biden-s/246186

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