The American right -- always prone to conspiratorial thinking -- has tumbled off the cliff in this century, supercharged by the Trump years, with a series of outlandish conspiracies about Ukrainian election-meddling and climate change that make birtherism and trutherism look positively hinged by comparison.
Know Your Stuffing (subtitle: "What your Republican loved ones will try to feed you this Thanksgiving/What you can bring to the table"), an illustrated guide from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, takes you through a series of common wingnut talking points and clear, factual rebuttals. They're intended as a guide for helping settle Thanksgiving dinner debates.
Whether or not these work as intended (remember that the "backfire effect" is one of the many casualties of the replication crisis), they are a handy guide to some of the weird things right wingers believe and may at least help you decode the boomerish mutterings over cranberry sauce.
Surviving Uncle Mitch’s Do-Nothing Stuffing:
1. The House Democratic Majority has passed over 250 bills working for the American people!
2. They’re fighting the climate crisis, working to prevent gun violence, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, expanding voting rights, and holding this president accountable.
3. Every bill they pass gets held up by “Grim Reaper” Mitch McConnell and his Republican Senate.
Know Your Stuffing 2019 [DCCC]
Union organizers don't have arguments with workers, they have "structured organizing conversations" -- conversations in which the organizer asks someone to think about what change they want to see, what the obstacles to that change are, and then asks them to think about whether that change will come about unless they form a union.
And in accordance with tradition, Uncle Bill will now lead us in “A Thanksgiving Prayer” (1986).
Dealing with family drama at the Thanksgiving dinner table isn’t fun. So I was amused to see that a friend of mine, mixologist Jared Hirsch, was asking folks to help him name his new mixed drink — one he crafted for “when you can’t take another word out of your politically-opposed relative this Thanksgiving.” I’ve […]
When you were 10 and your mom demanded you finish your vegetables or go to your room, you were mad. Even as kids, we hated it when we were ordered to do something. Car insurance is a federal mandate, yet that’s only one of the reasons why most Americans would rather do just about anything […]
We all know the drill. As the overlords of the smartphone and tablet markets, the braintrust at Apple very seldom hold sales on their signature devices. So rather than spending almost $1,000 on a brand-new iPad Pro, the folks in Cupertino are instead giving you the opportunity to score one for about a third of […]
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