Once Upon A Time in Milan (Out New Yorker-ing the New Yorker)

The New Yorker explored Benedetta briefly here.

Of course we went a few layers deeper.

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SO TRUE

I’ve just started Samuel Stein’s Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. He defines the term in the Introduction: “a political formation in which real estate capital has an inordinate influence over the shape of our cities, the parameters of our politics and the lives we lead.”

On that notice I direct you to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s web site, to read about the “Trojan horse of Affordable Housing,” and to sign up for the first public (over Zoom) hearing about the totally peremptory, autocratic, scammy Soho upzoning the Mayor is demanding.

You think there are too many inappropriately-sized towers there now?
Just you wait.

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TRUMP’S FASCIST FURY WHEN HIS VICTIMS FIGHT BACK

is exemplified by his continuing attacks on Gov. Whitmer.

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BALLETOMANE BASQUIAT

I evoke Jean-Michel Basquiat’s eclectic influences and his intrasigent context for Air Mail, previewing the new show at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.”

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BARRETT IS NO MORE BRILLIANT THAN SCALIA WAS

You know, in today’s climate, it doesn’t take much of anything at all to bamboozle people.

Injustice Scalia was a shrieking hysteric who formulated crackpot, nonsensical doctrines that he himself regularly violated when they couldn’t be used to support his extremist agenda. Somehow he was called brilliant, probably because the media had no idea what he was talking about.

Judge Barrett is a rigid, doctrinaire, intolerant ideologue, and a liar and scam artist, as her testimony this week brought home. Because she is so square and rigid, she couldn’t even relax her default stonewalling to acknowledge the existence of black-letter law and Constitutional statute.

As a jurist she is a mediocrity, as are Kavanaugh and Gorsuch and most of the right-wing Supreme Court majority. The Court is no longer any type of berth for the country’s finest legal minds. The GOP has not only corrupted it beyond legitimacy, it has dumbed it down, down, down.

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HAS “CONSTITUTIONALIST” BARRETT READ THE CONSTITUTION?

No, Judge Barrett, President Trump does not have the right to delay the election.
Full Stop.
QED.

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THE LOOK ON JUDGE BARRETT’S FACE

when she’s not being spoon fed smarm from the likes of Ben Sasse, is rage and frustration that she and her sponsors are being unmasked.

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JUDGE BARRETT IS CHARLES KOCH’S JURIST

She will be instrumental in ushering in he de-regulated oligarchic hellscape Koch has been dreaming of for decades.

And he’s spending like crazy to make sure it happens.

In the New York Times, Koch specialist Christopher Leonard makes sure we’ll never be able to say we weren’t warned.

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BEN SASSE TORPEDOES AMERICAN EXCPTIONALISM

As Lawrence Tribe tweets, Sen Sasse’s
“‘Civics 101’ lecture was an insult even to the 8th graders at whom he overtly directed it. Piling tired cliches on dumb oversimplifications, he tried to sound like he was getting to the essence of things. He wasn’t. Not by a long shot.”

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SUBSTITUTE “TRUMP” FOR “HITLER”

And if Trump started building gas chambers, his cult would cheer.

Reblogging a post of mine (one of my favorite things to do) from four years ago.

“Hitler is made by us,” Martha Graham said in 1942. “He is all our carelessness, our lack of civil responsibility. . . that is what makes him so horrible.”

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TRUMP WANTS BIDEN, OBAMA & HILLARY INDICTED. . . FOR JAYWALKING

What else can he nab them for?

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