Thursday, February 23, 2017


Alan Colmes died. Kind of a weird reminder that there was a time when Fox pretended to be "Fair and Balanced." They didn't put much effort into pretending, but they put in just enough effort that other news outlets gave them a seat at the big boy table.

I clicked through some comments to Fox's announcement of this, and one of the responses was something like "wrong politics, but obviously a very caring and compassionate man." And I realize being caring and compassionate is a weird part of conservative self-identity, part of the Real America is Great, so we are Great, so we are Compassionate. I'm not sure what conservatives even claim to be caring and compassionate about anymore, and whatever else one thinks of, say, Hannity and O'Reilly it's hard to think "they exude compassion" is really what even their most deluded fans thing.

And this is what the shit people at ICE are up to.

An undocumented woman in desperate need of brain surgery has been forcibly removed from a Texas hospital — and her relatives in New York fear she could lose her life, a family representative said early Thursday.

America is Great and Good and We are Great and Good and Jesus was Caring and so are We. Just ignore what we do.