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When the idiots think they’re smart

If you’ve read this blog of late, you know I’ve written a fair amount about Tanya Esposito•Tatiana Ibrahim •Tanya Brahimi•MC Mellie Slick, the Carmel, N.Y.-based mother who is my home region’s face and voice and mouth of Critical Race Theory resistance. Now, she’s jumping into a slightly different arena—deciding which

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Thank you, Anthony Sherman

Dear Anthony Sherman: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This morning I saw your courageous Tweet about NFL teams requiring COVID bracelets to identify those who have been vaccinated and those who have not. Here it is … Again, thank you. What this world needs, now more than ever, is

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Who’s the pussy?

Received this e-mail a few moments ago … To say I love this e-mail is to delve into the greatest of understatement. It features all the hallmarks of excellence. In no particular order … • Irrational and inexplicable capitalization. • “Friends” “in” “quotes.” Are they not my friends? Or “friends”?

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I love crosstown trades

So earlier today the Chicago Cubs sent pitcher Ryan Tepera across town to the White Sox, in exchange for a lefthander named Bailey Horn. I have never heard of Tepera. I have never heard of Horn. But I’m 100 percent all in on this deal. In short, as a native

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It takes a remarkable level of asshole

So if you’ve been following this blog of late, you know I’ve written quite a bit about Tatiana Tanya Ibrahim, the batshit crazy Carmel, N.Y. parent who is all about so-called Critical Race Theory shaming and MAGA and barking and yelling and screaming and making people who disagree with her

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Mandated poison

An update on Tatiana Tanya. Today she appeared on the Texas Latino Conservative channel. She mentioned COVID, and called the vaccine a “mandated poison.” A mandated poison. As the delta variant ravages America. She then called the Black Panthers “evil.” Because, of course, they’re evil. Tanya knows. Because, um …

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The $1,000 blog post

So I’ve been told there’s a rumor spreading around the crazy right Interweb that I was paid $1,000 to write my blog post about Tatiana Tanya Ibrahim. To be clear, it wasn’t $1,000. It was $100,000! And a Porsche! And a new desk! And an exotic guinea pig! And …

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On Tatiana Ibrahim.

Dear Tatiana: First off, your name isn’t “Tatiana.” It’s Tanya. I just wanted to make you aware of that, in case you forgot. You’re Tanya. You’ve been going by Tatiana for, what, a month now? Six weeks? Half a year? It sounds real classy. Stick with it. Second, you’re full

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It’s July 4. How should I feel?

It’s July 4. How should I feel? The cliched answer is, “Grateful.” And maybe that’s the correct answer, too. Grateful to live in a democracy. Grateful to live in a place that’s provided immense opportunities. Grateful to be in beautiful Southern California, miles from the coastline. But … I dunno.

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Don’t call it a comeback

So this morning, for the first time in 1 1/2 years, I returned to my local basketball court to play Saturday pickup. I didn’t know what to expect. Truly, I didn’t. My last game was played in February 2020—a long stretch for a normal body, a loooooooong stretch for a

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