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A Farewell to Trump: Oh the Bad Places You’ll Go

"You'll be on your way down! things will change so pell mell! And before you will know it you'll be trapped down in Hell."

Weekend Music Thread – Waiting on a Friend

To celebrate the inauguration that will (finally!) remove all power from a seditious madman and vest it in principled and compassionate people, the theme for this weekend's music thread is celebrating the new era of President Biden and Vice President Harris.

Weekend Music Thread – U.S. Blues

This weekend's music thread is for songs about the real America, songs about the country and its cities, staying strong and principled and songs reflecting the values and democracy that America really stands for.

The Far Bloodier Coup That Was Intended

Imagine where we could have been right now. A hostage siege still underway in the Capitol. Trump praising them as patriots while emptily claiming to oppose violence. The Vice President of the US and/or Democratic congresspeople tied up and possibly much worse. And while all decent Americans would be in shock and disbelief at what they were seeing, the entire world including America's most dangerous enemies, would be watching and considering how to respond as they witnessed the United States helpless, threatened and demeaned.

Weekend Music Thread – Brand New Day

To celebrate and share the hope of 2021 being a turnaround year for all of us, this weekend's music thread is about things that are new, hopeful, joyful and just make you feel good about being alive.

PlanetPOV 2020: The Year in Graphics

We vehemently bid goodbye to this nightmare of a year, the quarantines, empty shelves of toilet paper, nurses forced to wear garbage bags, and ignorant white people declaring in public places that wearing a mask and sanity is oppression. So, to review the year that never should have been, we offer a selection of graphics that have appeared on PlanetPOV during 2020, in chronological order.

Twas the Nuts Before Christmas

"Twas the nuts before Christmas, and through the White House
Not a sane thought was offered, not even by mouth;
The pardons were flung by ol' Trump in a fit,
In a manner like monkeys do fling their own sh*t. The MAGAs were riled by the lies they were fed, While visions of Soros plots danced in their heads; And Birx in her 'kerchief, and Barr full of crap, Had just bailed out so they won't take the rap,

Weekend Music Thread – Can’t Find My Way Home

Since many can't travel home for the holidays this Christmas, our musical itinerary this weekend includes songs about traveling, places to travel to and from, and songs about home.