Sunday, December 25, 2022


Just dropping by like a poor relation with a thermos of Irish coffee and Big Star to carol ye Merry Gentlefolk as we did in days of olde.

True, the world is full of human shit:

Several busloads of migrants were dropped off in front of Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence in Washington, DC, on Christmas Eve in 18 degree weather late Saturday.

An initial two busloads were taken to local shelters, according to an administration official. More buses arrived outside the vice president’s residence later Saturday evening. A CNN team saw migrants being dropped off, with some migrants wearing only T-shirts in the freezing weather. They were given blankets and put on another bus that went to a local church.

Tatiana Laborde, managing director of SAMU First Response, said her group was prepared for Saturday night’s arrivals. Busloads of migrants have been arriving in Washington weekly since April.

But! I bring you tidings of great joy, or at least provisional optimism. I have previously said my say about the Republican troll governors who torture these poor souls for political lulz – but also on the blowback: that Americans, who are mostly not the scumbags Abbott and DeSantis take them for, by and large don’t share their viciousness

I think [Byron] York is even more wrong than (I’m sure) he secretly knows himself to be. I think Americans generally have heard all the screaming about immigrants, and all about Abbott’s and DeSantis’ use of these poor broke-ass refugees as props in their culture war, and decided they knew who the bad guys are, and it wasn’t the folks who were trying to give these people who fled poverty and God knows what else a break.

So on Christmas -- which if it’s anything is a story about how God lives among the despised and neglected -- which comes near the solstice – which is about turning the corner toward spring -- it’s good to reflect that, as Alex Chilton and the boys sang, “the wrong shall fail and the right prevail.” Now egg your nog, drain your grog and many happy returns. 

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