This is not normal 

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So I had my nice respite from the news yesterday but then in the evening after dinner I relaxed on the couch, opened Twitter, and saw this tweet from 45. It bothered me. Not because he seems overly concerned with his popularity (seriously. Why does he have to point this out at every turn?!?) Not because this is a  lie (They were mostly protesters). And not because he tweets way too much (Jesus.  Get off the fucking phone. You are the fucking president now.) These are all important reasons to be annoyed. No. The thing that annoys me about this tweet, is the “fake news” claim. He keeps calling the legitimate media fake news. I do. not. like. this. It is scary. I keep hearing him say it, over and over again. Like he is trying to brainwash us. Like he is trying to normalize this idea. This is not normal. The media are doing their jobs, reporting things that should be reported. If he doesn’t like the things that are being reported then he needs to stop doing questionable things.

And, just to remind myself, I am going to leave this here.

Fascist Nation

According to Americablog, the White House was behind Rove’s atrocious statement wednesday evening. Check out the republican Talking points that were published yesterday regarding Democrat’s outrage over Rove’s statements. They are calling it “Faux outrage”. oh man. I’m pissed. And this is not Faux anger. They had better not get away with this. The Dems in charge in congress had better stand up to these bullies. No more rolling over. That is it. This neocon, fascist administration is evil. If it is true that these comments by Rove are part of a planned attack (and it would not surprise me in the least if they were, this is how Rove operates), then our country is truly, truly skating on thin ice toward blatent, outright fascism. This isn’t some silly neocon blogger making these divisive statements. This is the Executive Office of the United States. This is scary.