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Can you say "Eric Ciarimella"? Not if you're Chief Justice Roberts

Tongue tied? Fear of foot-in-mouth disease? What physical ailment afflicts our Chief Justice from saying the dreaded words "Eric Ciarimella"? See, I've said it. No lightning bolts from Zeus or the FSM to discipline me for rashness. Will I lose my YouTube Channel? Oh, don't have one--I'll have to start one so that I can start violating "community norms". Well, my community consists in large parties of cold-blooded alligators who would as soon eat you as look at you.

President Trump Does Something GOOD on Health Care!


Unlike the Clintons, Bush, and Obama, President Trump did something good for U.S. Health Care....very good.

But you might not even realize that fact with the heavily focused Mass Media narrative going on about cuts made in the sacred Insurance Subsidies (financed by U.S. Taxpayers paychecks) to "help poor people".

36 Years Down the Republican Rabbit Hole

In "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Lewis Carroll tells the story of Alice, a more-or-less average curious, rational child, who, on a dreamy summer day, chases a waistcoat-wearing white rabbit down a rabbit hole into a bizarre land. In this, and in a later book ("Through the Looking-Glass"), we find many strange characters producing many puzzling and irrational quotes. For instance, we have the giant talking egg, Humpty Dumpty:

When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master—that's all.'

And we have the Queen of Hearts, who is quite quick to propose simple, brutal solutions:

[The King] called the Queen, who was passing at the moment, 'My dear! I wish you would have this cat removed!'
The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. 'Off with his head!' she said, without even looking round.

... and, when the Dormouse spoke out of turn in court:

'Collar that Dormouse,' the Queen shrieked out. 'Behead that Dormouse! Turn that Dormouse out of court! Suppress him! Pinch him! Off with his whiskers!'

An observer of American politics since 1980 or so, might well picture oneself as, like Alice, having gone down the rabbit-hole to find many strange Republicans, who, like the characters in Wonderland, issue puzzling and irrational quotes. Over the decades, here are just a few of the characters we have met, as we went down, down, down ...