More Republicans are getting into the Presidential race. Plus RFKjr. None of them has a chance. But they don’t care. They are fine with losing (but pretending otherwise) to the I-DJT, who will lose to President Joe the Coolest of His Name. This will give them Base cred, and set them up for grift from the rubes, and jobs from the billionaires. Or maybe the doomed VP slot. (It is also going on all around the country, from Governorships to school boards.)
The Fearful Leader is IN, of course, and making plans to run from prison. Six others have announced, most as “Trump without the baggage.”
- Nikki HailMary
Rick [oops] Tim Not-So-Great Scott
- Chris Crusty
- Vivek Ramaswampy of Woke, Inc. and Newsmax
- Larry Elder, who lost to Newsom in the CA recall
- Asa Whochinson?
DeathSentence announced that he is announcing his Make America Florida campaign within a week, as soon as he files the paperwork. He has done so, and then announced that he would make the actual announcement on Twitter along with the World’s Greatest Money Loser, Elon Musk.
And likely more professional losers proposing to Make America Berzerkistan: Bolt-on, Ham-Burgum, Hurd-of-me?, 30-Pence, Sununununu, Rumplyoungkin…?
The notion that they can actually beat Trump and then Biden is the South Park Gnome Business Plan.
- Steal underpants
No worries. You know what to do. This is, after all, News You Can Do Something About.
Only do what only you can do.
Sueco - Loser [Music Video]
Regular Good News
Electrek: Heat pump sales outpaced gas furnace sales in the US in 2022
Part of a bigger trend that saw global heat pump sales grow by 11%.
According to analysis released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA), heat pump sales in Europe saw a record year, with sales growing by nearly 40%. And specifically, sales of air-to-water models in Europe that are compatible with typical radiators and underfloor heating systems jumped by almost 50%.
Currently, heat pumps function as a main heating device in around 10% of buildings globally. That’s the equivalent of over 100 million households, or 1 in 10 homes.
But in order to meet climate goals, heat pumps will have to meet nearly 20% of global heating needs in buildings by 2030. If installations continue at the rate of the last two years, then the world may almost be on track to reach the 2030 goal.
The IEA says that global heat pump sales will need to expand by well over 15% per year this decade if the world is to achieve net zero by 2050, and that multistory apartment buildings and commercial spaces in particular should be prioritized.
The markets have spoken, and growth is accelerating in the normal way. How long has it been since I mentioned how much I love the exponential function and the related logistic function?
I'm A Loser (Remastered 2009)
Repellent, Rabid, Rogue Republicans Rushing Ruthlessly, Rapidly, Relentlessly, to Ruin
The losers are determined to lose on all of the hot button issues. They are the despair of their political consultants and advisers who want to talk about WINNING elections. But the candidates don’t care, because the Base don’t care, and will keep sending money, lots and lots of money. Billionaire funders are starting to care, and cut off big money for some of the losers.
We have solid majorities on
- Trans care
- The “LGBTQ Agenda” v. The Don’t Say Gay agenda
- Book bannings—even books on Buddhism/ Wokeism
- Voting rights
- Crime in the streets
- Police lynchings
- Cutting all social programs
- Destroying the public schools
- Monstrous tax cuts
- Total deregulation
- Deficits and the debt
- Your issue here
All of which make great campaign ads, and juice our GOTV.
They have vicious voter suppression and gerrymanders. They know how to rile up the base, but there is nobody left to reach out to, except in Cognitive Dissonance fever dreams.
They are passing more and more vicious laws, getting hauled into court, losing more than they win, firing up the public to pass initiatives, trying to think up more and more bogus moral panics, trying to out-Trump Trump...It can get exhausting, if you don’t make a determined effort to look at where we are winning now, and where our temporary losses will become campaign issues and ads for next year.
You can help them lose worse. Get louder on every issue, and on Wrong-Wing crime and hypocrisy. Get Woker. GOTV. Standard-issue retail politics.
Charlie Puth - Loser (Lyrics)
Billionaires, media bashing and woke ‘bubbles’: Key takeaways from Ron DeSantis’ campaign rollout
Attacks on the media, threats to dismantle elements of US government and warnings about the ‘woke mind virus’ dominate glitch-filled launch
Politico: Key Republican recruits hesitate to jump in if Trump is the nominee
Potential Republican candidates in swing states and districts are reluctant to throw hats into ring.
“Some people have asked me, ‘Should I run next year?’ If you’re in a swing district, I said, ‘No,’” said former Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), who lost her suburban district in 2018 during a Trump-fueled Democratic wave. “If he’s going to be the nominee, you are better to wait and run after he washes out. Because you won’t have a prayer of winning.”
Biden campaign spends big to close digital deficit
Digital ad spend by 2024 Presidential Contenders
Year-to-date; As of May 23, 2023
Data: FWIW Newsletter
Are we having fun yet?
Loser Kari Lake is, yes, a loser at the polls and in court. Again.
Trump was in court in New York on Tuesday via Zoom, where the judge laid out the rules to his lawyers about revealing evidence, and asked them for assurances that they would explain the concept of Contempt of Court to their client. Nobody believes that he can take in the advanced legal idea of, you know, consequences. The trial is set for next March 25, slap bang in the middle of primary season. The I-DJT has been complaining that this is “very unfair”, and criminal Election Interference, while insulting the judge and her family and the prosecutors and all.
WSJ: Special Counsel Is Wrapping Up Trump Mar-a-Lago Probe [paywalled]
Some Trump associates anticipate an indictment and raising funds off it
No news is so bad for Wrong-Wingers that their leaders cannot grift from it.
3 Doors Down - Loser (Official Video)
Animals! Science! Weirdness!
This thought is what Jews call Tikkun Olam/תִּיקּוּן עוֹלָם. Then we get blamed for it.
Investments in renewables are PROFITABLE. Ah, well, if businesses can’t figure out how to make all of that money, we’ll have to let governments show them the way.
Grateful Dead - Loser (Philadelphia, PA 7/7/89) (Official Live Video)
Funny or Cry
Support your local cartoonists.
And the striking writers.
Even though she had and Fleur turn into Harry replicas in the Battle of the Seven Harries.
Beck - Loser (Official Music Video)