2020

Congressional Republicans have savagely beclowned themselves throughout the Trump era. I thought the worst degradation would be their refusal to hold Trump accountable during the impeachment trials, but the lickspittles were far from done licking and spittling. According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, at least 140 reality-challenged cowards are planning to...

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  • December 31, 2020

The lines in Georgia are long. But progressive voters are persisting because we need those two senators. What is at stake here, Greg Palast? Greg Palast on Georgia voter suppression x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 31, 2020

Declare victory and still try to overthrow the election. Fanfare for the common idiot. Donald Trump on Thursday celebrated the end of 2020 with an upbeat video message where he used xenophobic language to describe the novel coronavirus and claimed that he is receiving calls from around the globe thanking...

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  • December 31, 2020

Whhhyyyyy are they always Republicans? Just two days after Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, a Republican, died of COVID, yet another GOPster has announced her own run-in with the virus. Weird, huh? CNN: Florida Congresswoman-elect María Elvira Salazar said Thursday that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be unable to...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 31, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… Incompetence of the Trump administration including lack of interest by Trump himself is hampering vaccinations as thousands of Americans die in the pandemic each day. The Trump Administration promised 20 million vaccinations by the end of 2020, but fewer than 3 million have actually received their first shot. http://www.nytimes.com/… In Florida,...

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  • December 31, 2020

Approaching 4,000 deaths per day, Trump’s big policy win: stronger showers, faster dishwashers. Trump’s legacy will be 300,000 dead—and three-martini lunches. And apparently Trump is coming home early from Florida because he's excited about the Senate attempt to overthrow the 2020 election. x When Republicans who denied #COVID19, called it a hoax...

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  • December 31, 2020

The haze of preemptive violence “to save” rather than take lives is a common rationalization for police dynamic entry or sneak attacks in war. The mediated versions of explanatory narratives tell a more complex interpretive story as the killing of Breonna Taylor has shown. Even after the out-of-court financial settlement and the...

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  • December 31, 2020

Is this like conservatives abandoning Twitter for Parler?  Actually, no. Sounds a bit more like people threatening to move to Canada if we pass “socialized” medicine. Because, uh, where the fuck are they gonna go for cheaper shit brought to you by workers who have been more cruelly exploited? Seems...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 31, 2020

Over sixty failed law suits and 50 certifications later, and aside from the stunt-quality, Josh Hawley steps ahead of Tom Cotton in a move to take hold of the Trump base. All he needs is a bit of QAnon numerology. The reality is that it is definitely a stunt for...

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  • December 30, 2020

The United Nations Human Rights Council has issued an expert opinion that Trump’s pardons of the Blackwater mercenaries who shot up Nisour Square in Baghdad was a violation of international law. “Pardoning the Blackwater contractors is an  affront to justice and to the victims of the Nisour Square massacre and...

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  • December 30, 2020

Nancy Pelosi really handed it to the GOP Senators today. She called out their lack of morality. We discuss the core of the $2000 stimulus. Nancy Pelosi did great today x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 30, 2020

Sitting down, gathering my thoughts, and staring at my half-empty elitist bottle of overpriced artesian water, which I get delivered by the case, I took a moment to be thankful. With all the deaths, job losses, and general anger and dismay from a public, let down by its government, I...

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  • December 30, 2020

I haven’t been paying real close attention to the Georgia runoff polling. For one thing, pollsters and aggregation sites like FiveThirtyEight put me on a roller coaster of cozy reassurance and sheer fright for weeks before the November 3 election — and the kids in front of me on that...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 30, 2020

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not mince her words. Most importantly, she necessarily assigned blame and pointed out the immorality of GOP Senators. Nancy Pelosi defines GOP Senator's immorality x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did something that Progressives and Democrats need...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 30, 2020

No one is really talking about it but we all or most of us all have mirrors.   This is a real thing.  First of all quit beating yourself up.  One day at a time.   Most of us gain weight during the holidays despite any unusual problems BUT if you add...

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  • December 30, 2020

Trump’s up late again, fantasizing things about Georgia’s Secretary of State. Trump is obviously unhappy with Brad R. x The person, Ron Raffensperger, exists. But he is not Brad's brother. James O'Keefe is not my brother, either. See how that works?— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) December 30, 2020 x https://t.co/UQEiQ3xIIO —...

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  • December 30, 2020

Well, it seems Gohmert and his band of crazies filed that suit against Pence because Pence wouldn’t act out their script. In a filing today following up on the lawsuit asking for an expedited hearing, Gohmert admitted he or his lawyers had tried to talk Pence into subverting the election...

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  • December 30, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People, in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA)  & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Powered by People volunteers did something big...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • December 30, 2020

A grumpy Trumpy arrived at his new domicile and got depressed over not having enough gaudy gold surroundings to remind him of his earlier, more randy life. In other news, Pence seems not to be ready to join the idiots trying to overturn the election, and the New York prosecutors...

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  • December 30, 2020

Dr. Mythili Ramakrishna Bhat discusses the terrible state of healthcare in a Red State. Historian analyses Trump. Voter fraud is by Trump. Dr. Mythili Ramakrishna Bhat talks healthcare x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 29, 2020

Meanwhile, Trump’s on the golf course today. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said on Tuesday that America has to assume that the coronavirus pandemic is going to get worse. The U.S. is already dealing with the worst month of the pandemic thus far. The nation surpassed 19...

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  • December 29, 2020

Well, it’s not quite the same as drowning in a shallow pool of his own flop sweat, but anything that irritates this gormless, tumescent-headed, retrograde fuckstick delights me. CNN: His mood darkened as soon as he walked into his members-only club Mar-a-Lago, three days before Christmas, according to multiple sources....

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  • December 29, 2020

Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss did not mince his words as he made it clear that there'll be no Trump rehabilitation, unlike other presidents. Historian excoriates the president x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The host, Mehdi Raza Hasan, asked Michael Beschloss if presidents are concerned about their legacy. He said they are....

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 29, 2020

From The Huffington Post: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday punted on a House-passed bill to increase coronavirus relief payments to $2,000 despite mounting bipartisan support for the checks, including from President Donald Trump. McConnell acknowledged that Trump, as he signed on Sunday the most recent COVID-19 relief...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • December 29, 2020

Republicans have been walking back their deeply held principles for years in the wake of Donald Trump’s massive … boat parades. All the same folks who once called me a traitor and an appeaser because of my strong opposition to the Iraq war are now suddenly against our “forever wars” and...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 29, 2020

A day of both quiet gratitude but combined with sadness. Today is our 35th  wedding anniversary, which sadly because of the pandemic we will not celebrate with a dinner out. Still we are grateful for one another. The sadness is because yesterday we had to say goodbye to Elsa, our...

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  • December 29, 2020

While Trump continues his projection about voter fraud, Pennsylvania Lt. Governor points out the dead mothers' vote all went to Trump. Voter fraud in Pennsylvania is by Trump folk. Projection! x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is no backing down. In fact, he found...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 29, 2020

Reminding us that the post-presidency Trump will be grifting at a global level. x The US President superimposed a Nobel prize he didn’t win on this video. https://t.co/ttXOriwCsK pic.twitter.com/FiIWKJzkSs— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 29, 2020 President Trump releases a video based on the classic “Beef, it's what's for dinner” ad: “Trump...

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  • December 29, 2020

Yesterday on Reliable Sources, CNN’s Brian Stelter interviewed his colleague Jake Tapper about the Trump years, which I kind of thought would end in spectacular fashion like a Hindenburg Hindenberder crash but are instead gradually pissing out like a leaky balloon at a children’s birthday party. And Tapper, who frequently interviewed Barbie Riefenstahl Kellyanne...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 28, 2020

I had never heard the extraordinary story of Ada Blackjack, her Alaskan way of life was transformed into a destitute single woman with a small child when abandoned by her dog-musher husband. She had no choice but to walk forty miles to Nome, Alaska, with a two-year-old ill with tuberculosis.  Upon arrival, she...

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  • December 28, 2020

Dr. Anand Bhat visited to discuss his experiences with healthcare in Louisiana as well as COVID-19. It is a sham. Dr. Anand Bhat on COVID, healthcare & more x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 28, 2020

Just because he wanted a spectacle that could have resulted in mass casualties and even death doesn’t change the event. Race has little to do with it, yet. Motive still needs further investigation, despite the mass of CTs and disinformation. It seems more likely that the bomber did not die...

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  • December 28, 2020

One of the cardinal sins of commentary writing is not to name-call or insult your readers with invectives. In this case, I am going to purposefully violate the rules, I am not sure how else to label the 126 Republican members of the United States House of Representatives and at...

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  • December 28, 2020

Trump cannot still win simply because an alternate universe presents different electors while he litigates in this one. Only feeble stunts remain. Even the Trump DC hotel has conceded the election, freeing hotel rooms previously reserved for a Trump inaugural. Supporters of President Trump have made similar arguments that Pence, as...

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  • December 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from singer-songwriter James Taylor in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) This year, I went all-in on helping elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the most...

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  • December 28, 2020

LA County USC Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brad Spellberg reveals our failed healthcare system's inconvenient truth. A lousy healthcare system kills x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Dr. Brad Spellberg was on MSNBC discussing overwhelmed ICUs in Southern California. He said their ICUs have been full...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 28, 2020

Taggan Goddard of Political Wire has an interesting theory about why Trump decided to veto the National Defense Appropriation Act (NDAA): Buried in its 4500+ pages is something called the Corporate Transparency Act (link is to the original stand-alone House version). According to Goddard (behind a paywall) this puts Trump...

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  • December 28, 2020

Name’s Red. Red Woodman, Major Mammal Crimes Detective.  This is supposed to be my last day on the job is I can make it through. Cough. They’ve assigned me a kid nick-named “Lucky” I’m supposed to train to take my place. I’m looking through his resume.  He’d flunked out of...

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  • December 28, 2020

Antarctica researchers have become alarmed by a new finding that shows sub-glacial lakes under the Thwaites glacier are draining a significant amount of water to the bedrock under miles thick with ice. Once the lake water reaches the bedrock, it lubricates the glacier enough to create frictional heat at the bed...

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  • December 28, 2020

The New York Post. Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post. The “Ohmygerrrrrd, Hunter Biden’s Laptop!!!!!” New York Post. That newspaper is telling Trump to shove a moist woolen sock in his Hamm’s-hole, fer cripes’ sake. NY Post cover/editorial: "Sidney Powell is a crazy person. Michael Flynn suggesting martial law is tantamount...

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  • December 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By  People, in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) This is not a fundraising email. Instead,...

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  • December 28, 2020

Yeah, so remember the nonsense that proto-Trump nitwit Sarah Palin spewed about “death panels” back when the Affordable Care Act was being debated? Like most of what she said, it was too crazy to believe. I mean, seriously. Rationing lifesaving care in America? Pfft. Like that would ever happ … Oh,...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 28, 2020

Trump’s staff may have tricked him into thinking he has a line-item veto. Attention-seeking becomes purer for the desperate POTUS*. Trump dithered because he thinks that improves an “unpredictability” brand that shines the turd of incompetence. Trying to make indecisiveness a fashion statement only works when horseshoes are hand grenades. One...

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  • December 28, 2020
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The neoliberals’ “free market” is not going to sequester enough carbon to save the environment. Even Warren Buffett isn’t willing to take a bet on surviving an impending climate crisis catastrophe, because “the rents are too high”. Existential threats have a critical reality, about which ruthless criticism is entailed. Even...

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  • December 27, 2020

If Marco Rubio really wants to upbraid people who have lied and been disingenuous about COVID-19, he doesn’t have to look far. For instance, there’s Donald Trump, who told Bob Woodward how he downplayed the virus early on and, indeed, always intended to downplay it. You also have Donald Trump, who...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 27, 2020

IANAPs, so I can’t say if or how sadism is associated with narcissism, even the malignant kind. But Trump sure presents as embodying both conditions. President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Trump for refusing to sign the agreement into law. “It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families...

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  • December 27, 2020

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler thought they had a fig leaf all ready to go—one that would help them pretend they desperately want to deliver COVID relief to their fellow Georgians. Yeah, thanks to time-honored Republican tightwaddery, it was a mere $600. But, hey, that was more than enough for Perdue...

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  • December 27, 2020

Fox News continues its inhumane behavior as its narrative and messaging have likely caused the lives of many in its audience. Fox News is Damage Inc. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The proof that Fox News cares nothing about its viewers is there for all their viewers...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 27, 2020

Ideally, if Democrats do their job up to and on Jan. 5, we will win both of Georgia’s Senate seats, and secure a bare majority in both chambers of Congress. Coupled with President-elect Joe Biden, this small trifecta means, at the very least, that our government can still function. This is a...

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  • December 27, 2020