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Thanks for RBJ for sharing this in today's open thread:

Can't wait to see AOC wearing this on a t-shirt.

Of course, Snopes had to fact-check and whitewash Guevera's wicked history:

This photograph is nearly always shared with anti-socialist sentiments and often posted along with barbs directed at politicians such as Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Most commonly it is shared as a meme with the caption “This is the image of Che Guevara that should be seen on t-shirts.”

Che Guevara is a controversial historical figure, regarded as anything from a cultural hero to little more than a wanton murderer. A number of articlesbooksmovies, and documentaries can assist those curious about the Marxist revolutionary in forming an educated opinion about his legacy, but this photograph  should not be included in a hypothetical course on the subject, as it doesn’t show Che Guevara.

Our investigation into the origins of this photograph took us from baseless claims on social media to archival photographs documenting wars in places such as El Salvador and Yugoslavia. Ultimately, however, our search ended in an unlikely location: Atlanta, Georgia.

Ok, fine. But the fact remains that Guevera was a terrorist and murderer:

Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!"

"Hatred as an element of struggle; unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine. This is what our soldiers must become. -- The Real Ché Guevara

 

My annual mini-rant about equal pay day. Click to read the whole thing.

I unearthed this video on the topic from the old PJTV vault:

(Steve and Kruiser, look how young we were! What the heck happened?)

 

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Cruz totally got the point, and was merely mocking her inanity.

From the "Millennials Can Suck the Joy Out of Anything" files:

They're a greater threat to the planet than climate change. They may bore Earth to death before they're through.

Ohio could become the latest state to hand its vote over to the Democratic Party if a proposed ballot measure passes. Cleveland.com:

A proposed Ohio constitutional amendment to award the state’s presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote has cleared an initial hurdle toward making the statewide ballot this November.

[...]

The proposed amendment now heads to the Ohio Ballot Board, which has 10 days to decide whether the submitted ballot language only contains one proposed constitutional amendment. If the board decides it does, supporters would then have until July 3 to collect 442,958 valid signatures from registered voters in at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Of course, it's out-of-state special interest groups who are pushing this:

The proposed amendment was submitted to the attorney general’s office by Columbus election lawyer Don McTigue, along with 1,000 signatures of Ohio voters collected by a professional canvasser who listed a Washington, D.C. address.

However, when cleveland.com asked McTigue who was behind the effort, he referred comment to Reed Hundt, a former Federal Communications Commission chair who is now chair and CEO of Making Every Vote Count, a non-profit pushing for a binding national popular vote. Reached by phone, Hundt declined to comment Monday.

Making Every Vote Count is also located in D.C.

As I'm sure our readers know, a ballot measure is the worst possible way to change a law. The outcome will largely depend on which activist organizations have the best fear-fueled ad campaigns. It's the whole reason the union reforms -- passed by the duly elected legislature in Ohio -- were overturned by a popular-vote referendum a few years back. Activists -- many of them from out of state -- poured million into ads showing grandma hanging out of the window of a burning house with firefighters unable to respond because they were asked to pay a few bucks toward their healthcare costs. By and large, the populace is not well enough informed to vote on complicated issues like union reform or whether to hand over the state's presidential votes to states like California and New York. That's why we elect a legislature to represent the interests of the people.

I so want to party with this guy. And yes, my life insurance and health insurance premiums are all up-to-date.

Yes, this is the same John McAfee who invented McAfee VirusScan.

That's so two months ago:

Geraghty explains why this story has been dropped down the memory hole: "Northam is hanging on because if he goes, Herring probably has to go too, and if both of them go, and another shoe drops with Fairfax, Virginia could end up with a Republican governor –and to a lot of Virginia Democrats, that scenario is much worse than anything Northam, Fairfax, or Herring did."

#MeToo's just another word for nothin' left to lose. Nothin' don't mean nothin' if Dems don't stay in power.

Wish I had thought of this:

I'm not at all amazed. This is who the Democrats are now.