April 2020

A survey of nearly 23,000 Americans across every state shows Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic gets a lower rating than every governor in their own state.  While this is not too surprising considering none of the governors (to my knowledge) has mused about people being injected with cleaning fluids, it...

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  • April 30, 2020

Dumb ass: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of GOP leadership, quickly poured cold water Thursday on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) suggestion that state and local governments could need approximately $1 trillion more in federal assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic.   “That strikes me as a pretty outrageous number,...

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  • April 30, 2020

Yes, can you even imagine? For the record, Trump was talking about Joe Biden. Not John Miller, or John Barron, or even David Dennison. Reuters: During an Oval Office interview, the Republican president said he did not expect the election to be a referendum on his handling of the coronavirus...

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  • April 30, 2020

Live Blog below It wound up being the same as the COVID Taskforce briefing, turning into a campaign speech with the same talking points, mentioning Biden more, and lying about causes of the COVID contagion. 4:00 PM EDT half-hour late, lasts about an hour with questions President Trump Delivers Remarks...

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  • April 30, 2020

Some good news today out of New Hampshire: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump by 8 points in New Hampshire, according to a new poll. The latest Saint Anselm-New Hampshire Institute of Politics poll finds Biden at 50 percent support, with Trump getting 42 percent and 7 percent...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 30, 2020

Trump is just a free-rider doing QAnon retweets, continuing the proof of Trump unhingery, spreading chaos because bad news for him is coming on May Day. Using the latest FBI notes, Trump may be prepping the ground for a Michael Flynn pardon and is trying to get base attention even though...

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  • April 30, 2020

Trump’s nonsense continues as he tries to convince you that now 60-70,000 deaths are acceptable even as the death toll will get worse, especially when the second wave of infections develop. Today he confessed again, even as he desperately tried to shift blame somewhere else. So strange are the many...

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  • April 30, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the People For the American Way: PFAW’s Take Back the Senate Fund has added THREE critical targets to our list of top 2020 Senate races: Shifting dynamics in the states of these right-wing Republicans have made their races more competitive. These stalwart Trump allies join...

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  • April 30, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Amy McGrath (D. KY) Who was to blame for President Trump's slow, chaotic response to the COVID-19 crisis? According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democrats were to blame...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 30, 2020

We’re months away from the election, it’s just one poll, it’s the slimmest of slim leads, etc., etc. All the usual caveats apply. But it’s Texas, yo! Red-as-Donald-Trump’s-ruddy-ranch-sized-arse TEXAS. No wonder Trump is screeching like a banshee at his own campaign manager. If we turn Texas blue, it’s game over. That’s...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 30, 2020

Because surviving the pandemic is worth commemorating with yet another Trump souvenir. More troubling are the MAGA and KAG hats available at this “White House gift shop”, and like most Trump things it’s a for-profit operation not connected to the actual White House. x OMFG, the White House Gift Shop is selling commemorative...

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  • April 29, 2020

Who goes to boring zombie apocalypse movies, or even the Zombieland sequel? It only makes sense if you lift COVID restrictions and see such movies within a sanctuary city, because Trump wants to shake them down for federal aid. It’s the same deal Trump offered Ukraine. Darn those “brute but stupid” enemies....

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  • April 29, 2020

Republican Senator David Perdue told a group of Republicans that his state of Georgia is up for grabs in this fall’s election. In 2016, Trump only won Georgia’s electoral votes by 5. 1% and Republican Brian Kemp won the governor’s race in 2018 by only 1.4%. Stacey Abrams, who came...

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  • April 29, 2020

Having spectacularly failed to deliver on every POTUS’ tacit promise that he wouldn’t try to kill us all, Donald Trump is desperately trying to keep one of his oldest and stupidest promises: He WILL build a pointless, expensive, easily traversed wall on our southern border, and our military will pay...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 29, 2020

CNN just posted a story about yet another Trumpertantrum, as the Great Orange Shitgibbet goes increasingly and noisily and totally insane: Trump erupts at campaign manager as reelection stress overflows As he huddled with advisers on Friday evening, President Donald Trump was still fuming over his sliding poll numbers and...

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  • April 29, 2020

The recession has begun, and happy talk continues with the “Mission Accomplished” statement by Kushner to Fox and Friends. There was another WH pseudo-event with the third straight day of business frottage, self-congratulating companies, and happy talk. They called it a roundtable because unlike yesterday it was in a different...

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  • April 29, 2020

Some very big news today out of Montana: x In the US Senate election, voters prefer Democratic Governor Steve Bullock over Republican Incumbent Steve Daines 49% to 46%, bolstered by his strength among Independent voters and his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Full results and cross tabs here:https://t.co/gYC5XqtaCz pic.twitter.com/ggdKA3hHVi— The...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 29, 2020

No, no we do not hate anybody—we have heard that from our parents, our teachers, and our clergy since we have been able to decipher words. From the first time, you said to a sibling, ‘I hate you’ after they kicked over your blocks or for a new generation, disconnected...

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  • April 29, 2020

Some good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of SurveyUSA’s latest poll: Incumbent Republican United State Senator Thom Tillis today finishes 2 points behind Democrat Cal Cunningham in an election today, 41% to 39%, with 20% undecided. The contest has national implications, with a Tillis re-election essential of Republicans...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 29, 2020

Some more good news today courtesy of NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist University’s latest poll: Turning to this fall’s presidential election, 34% of Americans report the coronavirus will be either a major (14%) or minor factor (20%) in deciding their vote. 64% of Americans report they have already made up their mind about...

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  • April 29, 2020

Some big news out of Texas today: x .@ppppolls survey for Democracy Toolbox (Dallas Dem consultancy) has Biden 47, Trump 46 in Texas (MOE: +/-3.1%) https://t.co/1D7Km2Cn2n— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) April 29, 2020 x – Approval ratings: Trump 46/49, Abbott 58/30– Corona:— Support for universal vote-by-mail: 53/38— 63% concerned about in-person...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 29, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Rep. Adam Schiff (D. CA-28) in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: There are two paths before us this November. One path is the one we are already on, with a degradation of our democracy and the rule of law, the devastation of our health...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 29, 2020

What was the breaking point? It was the bleach thing, wasn’t it? Reuters: Americans appear to be losing faith in what President Donald Trump says about the coronavirus pandemic, with almost everyone rejecting Trump’s remark that COVID-19 may be treated by injecting infected people with bleach or other disinfectants, according...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 29, 2020

Host Katy Tur covered a protest demanding the opening of the economy. A Trump cultist showed ignorance of our new reality that explains her behavior. Tur gave the proper context stating it is small and politically driven. Misinformed Trump Cultist See the full episode here. During the Tea Party astroturf...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • April 29, 2020

The odds are very high that Amy McGrath will win the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to take on Moscow Mitch this year in Kentucky.  In fact, you can tell that she is going to be the nominee because she outraised Moscow Mitch in fundraising.  The Democratic Establishment and some...

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  • April 29, 2020

Even without the daily COVID Taskforce presser, we get notable pieces of disinformation, such as VP Pence not wearing a mask at the Mayo Clinic, and Trump trying to bypass the WH press corps with a surprise press conference at 3 pm. Trump did repeat his usual misinforming claims about...

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  • April 29, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D. WI) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: Mark Kelly (D. AZ) Arizona is a battleground state this year — especially after Democrats won their first Senate race in over 30 years there just last cycle. Now,...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 29, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Cal Cunningham (D. NC) Since Donald Trump's election, there's one thing that Mitch McConnell cares about more than anything else. Judges. In the next few weeks, when the rest...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 29, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Social Security Works PAC in support Nate McMurray (D. NY-27) and Christy Smith’s (D. CA-25) campaigns for their upcoming special elections: Nate McMurray (D. NY-27) With all eyes focused on elections in November, we could easily overlook two chances to send Social Security champions to...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 29, 2020

Some facts never change. The deaths are still deaths, as COVID-19 has killed more Americans than Vietnam. Oct 14, 2016  x x YouTube Video In a previously unreported 1998 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump compared sex to going to battle in Vietnam and joked he should be getting the...

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  • April 28, 2020

Jerry Ashton, Co-Founder and Director of Education & Engagement for the non-profit organization RIP Medical Debt, discusses how they liberate people from strangling medical debt. Jerry Ashton explain how he annihilates medical debt x x YouTube Video Jerry Ashton has more than 40 years’ experience in the credit and collections industry. In...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • April 28, 2020

“I want you to do me a favor, though.” Attention blue states! If you want your people to live, be more racist! So Donald Trump, because he’s an irredeemable asshole, apparently wants states to follow his racist lead on sanctuary cities before they can expect to receive federal aid as...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 28, 2020

Kudos to Elizabeth Meyer at Iowa Starting Line for capturing this: Iowa has the fourth-highest growth rate of coronavirus in the country and some of the nation’s largest numbers of cases per capita, yet in a recent interview with Breitbart, Sen. Joni Ernst said the state “has fared pretty well” during the pandemic....

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 28, 2020

Giggling RWNJs seized on a Biden comment that only reveals how much context will be needed with an IMPOTUS who’s a pathological liar. If @realDonaldTrump said this the left would mock and the MSM would write articles about economic intercourse for days. — Dr. Russ Arnold, Esq. (@Russarnold22) April 28,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 28, 2020
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projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… A number of recent state polls have been released over the past week and almost all have good news for Biden. The bump Trump got in his approval in March is now history, in fact a Morning Consult Poll shows Trump’s rating of his handling of the pandemic has...

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  • Avatar of Mastergardener2k
  • April 28, 2020

A 3pm Trump PPP event not labeled “press conference” features the usual Trump nonsense, that apparently is attempting to do the same job as the daily COVID briefing. White House stages surprise press conference, excluding almost the entire press corps – by complete coincidence at same time as Hillary Clinton's...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 28, 2020

Ouch: Even @LindseyGrahamSC’s strongest supporters know he’s forgotten about them and that it’s time for change. Dick Wilkerson brought jobs and opportunity to SC during his time at Michelin. Grateful for his support. Together, we’re going to #SendLindseyHome!https://t.co/KT7LPtUTLi — Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) April 28, 2020 A former top...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 28, 2020

Received this e-mail from Hillary Clinton in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Today I am proud to endorse my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States. I’ve known Joe for many years and across a number of settings: making hard decisions about war and peace in the...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 28, 2020

What. The. Fuck. Is. He. Saying? Trump begins his April 27 #TrumpPressConference with some reading difficulties pic.twitter.com/V1AnjAh9NK — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 27, 2020 TRUMP: “Dickinson, Bologic, and Cephi-Fef-Cepha-hi!” The only thing I can figure is he’s trying to summon Beelzebub for their daily Earl Grey and orphan-livers high tea. It...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 28, 2020

I’m liking this: Former top advisers to Senator Bernie Sanders are teaming up on a surprising new venture to try to rally progressive support for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s 2020 campaign: a super PAC. Jeff Weaver, who served as Mr. Sanders’s campaign manager in 2016 and as...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D. IN), in support of former Governor John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: John Hickenlooper (D. CO) Hello, For too long, the workings of our government have been captured, with corporate interests and the power politics...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 28, 2020

Trump’s ex-lawyer has not been shiftless while hiding his light under a gray-bar bushel.   Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has spent his time behind bars writing a potentially explosive tell-all book about life with the president, reports say. Three people familiar with the project told The Daily Beast that Cohen – who is...

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  • April 28, 2020

Parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans all hit the record books for warmth last month, according to the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Information. The high temperatures, particularly in the tropics, will help in forecasting the fierceness of the Atlantic hurricane season, and “the eruption of wildfires from...

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  • April 28, 2020

Early in this crisis, Trump promoted the notion that COVID-19 would “wash over” the US population “like the flu”. He did that while still doing lip service / happy talk about testing, ventilators, and bed numbers.  Fox News still manages to find people who are OK with a much higher mortality rate closer to that...

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  • April 28, 2020

MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace did not allow a professional sycophant, a doctor, who attempted to give the president a pass on using UV rays inside the body to cure COVID-19. MSNBC Host corrects Trump sycophant in real-time Watch the full episode here. One of the reasons that Donald Trump and...

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  • April 28, 2020

Look who else got the axe from Fox:  Diamond and Silk. Fox News has cut ties with MAGA vlogging superstars Diamond & Silk, who had contributed original content to the network’s streaming service Fox Nation since shortly after its late 2018 launch. The sudden split comes after the Trump-boosting siblings...

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  • Avatar of Merlin1963
  • April 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): I’ll just be blunt: If Democrats don’t keep the House in 2020, it’s going to be almost impossible to get anything done for working people in 2021. And if Republicans take back the House, you know what’ll be on...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 28, 2020

Rather than doubling COVID-19 testing, spectacles worthy of Space Force. Because Stalin had no monopoly on cultural marxism in championing national unity. The Pentagon is planning a multicity tour of the U.S. military’s top flight demonstration teams to “champion national unity” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to senior U.S. officials and...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 28, 2020

“There has been so much unnecessary death in this country. It could have been stopped and it could have been stopped short, but somebody a long time ago, it seems, decided not to do it that way. And the whole world is suffering because of it.” The Spanish Inquisition is...

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  • April 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D. MT) in support of Lt. Governor Mike Cooney’s (D. MT) gubernatorial campaign: I’m reaching out to ask if you can chip in $5 to Democrat Mike Cooney’s campaign for Montana Governor. Let me explain → When I endorsed my friend...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 27, 2020