February 2021

I’ve been paying only intermittent attention to this weekend’s CPAC event. Not much has changed since they choppered Donald J. Trump out of Washington like a zoo manatee being returned to its natural habitat. Ted Cruz is still awful, and the rest of the Trumpaloompas remain firmly ensconced inside the regal...

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  • February 28, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

W.H. Press Secretary Jen Psaki squashes the talking point Republicans have infused in the mainstream media about COVID Relief Bill bipartisanship. Jen Psaki relentlessly on proper narrative See full episodes here. For too long, White House Press Secretaries, Democratic politicians, and Progressives have allowed the Republicans to define their policies’ narrative via...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 28, 2021

Every Republican in the Arizona Senate co-sponsored a resolution demanding the Supervisor of Elections for Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, to be arrested for declaring Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election and for not complying with their illegal demand to turn over election equipment and mail-in ballots to a Trump-allied firm...

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  • February 28, 2021

Though my spot on the introversion spectrum lies somewhere between Kleenex box-wearing Howard Hughes and urine-collecting Howard Hughes (and as I continue to age, I’m on a bullet train to raw-fish-eating Gollum), I still usually get sick in the winter, at least once. In the past, while grocery shopping or taking...

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  • February 28, 2021

Rahm Emanuel did not allow Chris Christie to avoid sugarcoating Republican racism, anti-Semitism, and lack of principles. Rahm Emanuel calls out current Republican orthodoxy See full episodes here. Rahm Emanuel really got upset with Chris Christie on This Week. Christie continued to appease his party’s racism and anti-Semitism with calculated...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 28, 2021

Likely there will be Daniel Dale or Aaron Rupar to tweet about the Trump blather. As for the insurrection, it was as if it had never happened. It will shock you how much the it never happened. Tom Cotton inveighed against anti-cop mobs—but only in the context of Portland and without seeming to...

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  • February 28, 2021

Republican Senator Bill Cassidy appeared on a gaslighting mission claiming the COVID Relief bill is a Trojan Horse. He wants Democrats to listen to the ones who’ve crashed the economy any time they’ve been in power. Trojan Horse: No! That has been the GOP policies See full episodes here. It baffles...

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  • February 28, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D. NV) in support of U.S. Senators Mark Kelly (D. AZ) and Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaigns: Sen. Mark Kelly (D. AZ) Jacky just let us know that she is setting a goal to raise $15,000 for her Democratic colleagues...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 28, 2021

I like Biden. A lot. I like Kamala Harris even more. But let’s be clear. I won’t ever fly a flag with their image on it. I would leave my party if my leadership asked me to die for them. I will never worship them. They are competent politicians who...

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  • February 28, 2021

Darn those class commitments, aligning us to our political choices in a democracy, made worse by all those folks who knew they were in that Gilded Age. “If the future of the Democratic Party is in the rich suburbs, the future of American politics is another long Gilded Age.” Matt...

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  • February 28, 2021

State level GOP parties are doing all kinds of stupidity, censuring its US senators, and following on the usual RW craziness, resorting to the pre-GQP tropes, as befits a state that elected Tommy “not Mr. Potato-Head” Tuberville. This is another extension of the old CT of global new-world order, something,...

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  • February 28, 2021

The anticipated Trump 2024 grift begins as he also gets closer to real prosecution in New York. Remember that “the biggest story today should be the fact that every House Republican just voted against $1,400 stimulus checks, funding to reopen schools, and unemployment benefits, legislation that 76% of Americans support.”...

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  • February 27, 2021

It’s fitting that this year’s CPAC conference is being held in Orlando, a land of make-believe where thousands of folks travel each year to gawk at a surly, splotchy whale flailing around with no real purpose other than to wow a small cross-section of Americans who’ve grown bored with taunting the three-legged goat at their local petting...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 27, 2021

Sadly too many Americans allow the con from Republicans on spending. Ali Velshi exposes what is hidden in plain sight that should give us pause. Ali Velshi exposes Republicans, Mitch McConnell See full episodes here. The House of Representatives passed the COVID-19 relief bill. The House passed its $1.9 trillion...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 27, 2021

There’s a sizable population of Trumpists at large, some of whom would be willing to kill members of Congress. Fortunately the cosplay of Designated Survivor requires much larger capital resources and smarter members of the GOP/GQP. “…they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 27, 2021

Very fine people on both sides. On Nov 4, 2016, the neonazi National Socialist Movement published a statement on their website, announcing that they would be replacing the swastika with the odal rune to enter mainstream politics. Four years and an attempted fascist putsch later, it’s the stage at CPAC. https://twitter.com/AshaRangappa_/status/1365446416500289537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw...

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  • February 27, 2021

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 27, 2021

I’d like to think I’m as patriotic as the next guy—so long as the next guy isn’t a Republican. I mean, given their ongoing deification of an insurrectionist who was reportedly “delighted” about the trashing of the U.S. Capitol and the near extrajudicial killing of his own vice president, Republicans...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 26, 2021

An advisory panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration has unanimously recommended emergency approval of Johnson and Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine which virtually guarantees its acceptance and rapid deployment to vaccination centers. http://www.msn.com/…The nonbinding decision, which was adopted 22-0, by the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee...

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  • February 26, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: Americans should not be robbed of a living wage by archaic Senate rules and procedures—including the filibuster. We must increase the minimum wage, and I’ll keep pushing until we get it done. pic.twitter.com/ymfS056bux — Senator Chris...

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  • February 26, 2021

The rift on Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf has torn itself away from the glacier resulting in a massive iceberg that is known as A74. British Antarctic Survey has been monitoring the glacier for years. The shelf was at its largest extent for over 100 years. The Brits have relocated their research station twice...

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  • February 26, 2021

In times of Zoom, Clint Padgett says communication isn’t conversation. Call, comment, or tweet us about anything you want to talk about. Clint Padgett is worth listening to Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Give us a call...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 26, 2021

If you listen to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and conservative media silos, like Fox News, black Capitol police officer Harry Dunn, who was called the N-word a “couple dozen times” by Confederate flag-waving insurrectionists, is crazy to believe the ‘hoax’ that white supremacy exists. The supremacy deniers would also have...

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  • February 26, 2021

The one thing that will directly help the working poor is the $15/h promise. Few Rewards Today, more people than ever are working in jobs that pay too little and offer too few benefits: nearly half the workforce earns under $15 an hour. This isn’t right, or inevitable. We should...

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  • February 26, 2021

Statue of the “other guy” arrives at CPAC, the annual owning the libs festival and meat market. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is underway in Orlando, Florida, opening with a 2020 election conspiracy supercut, a video heralding cancel culture “victim” Gina Carano and a gold statue of ousted president Donald Trump raising eyebrows in the Hyatt Regency lobby...

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  • February 26, 2021

Received this e-mail from Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Pennsylvania is *clearly superior* to New Jersey: In NFL teams, cheesesteaks, and convenience stores. But as of this week, NJ has something that most states, including PA, do not: Weed. Fully legal weed. ✅ I believe that weed should...

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  • February 26, 2021

Received this e-mail today from actor and  activist, Bradley Whitford, in support of Governor Tony Evers’ (D. WI) re-election campaign: Gov. Tony Evers (D. WI) & Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D. WI) Hey there, While some might know me from shows like The West Wing (a fantasy series about American politics that...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 26, 2021

The Capitol insurrection was less than two months ago, and in that time, Jacob Chansley—who calls himself the “Q Shaman” and helped lead a violent takeover of the Capitol in a furry Viking hat and face paint—has come around to repudiating Donald Trump, even as Sen. Mitch McConnell has come around to embracing...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 26, 2021

Wasn’t it just last week that Moscow Mitch said, no to impeachment but took to the floor to say “Lock him up” and then within the last 24 hours saying with all listed below, if he is the primary candidate he would absolutely vote for the orange thing?  My head...

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  • February 26, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D. NM) in support of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D. NV) re-election campaign: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D. NV) My good friend and Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto just announced she’s running for re-election. Let me tell you a...

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  • February 26, 2021

Are we not distracted enough by bombing targets in Syria to know that the White House will do better than the “best path forward”. Pelosi indicates bill expected to pass House Friday will include wage hike. Then that means the Senate will strip it out next week. And assuming Senate...

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  • February 26, 2021

Despite the sad benchmark of half a million Americans dead from Covid-19, many developments in the war against Covid-19 are happening daily with most being positive. The CDC is reporting that more than 16 million doses of the two approved vaccines have been delivered since Sunday, probably clearing that backlog...

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  • February 26, 2021

Republicans continued to invoke the Bible in their speeches in support of discrimination against the LGBTQ community Thursday. When I hear people make appeals to scripture to justify their deep-seated bigotry, I often think of Patton Oswalt’s great bit about opposition to homosexuality based on biblical teaching. “These lunatics always go, ‘Well, ‘cause it...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 26, 2021

Republicans continued to invoke the Bible in their speeches in support of discrimination against the LGBTQ community Thursday. When I hear people make appeals to scripture to justify their deep-seated bigotry, I often think of Patton Oswalt’s great bit about opposition to homosexuality based on biblical teaching. “These lunatics always go, ‘Well, ‘cause it...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 26, 2021

Solid discourse with Conservative oilman Greg Kozera on jobs & fossil fuels. Tell me race does not matter. Seditionist Senator Josh Hawley called out. Greg Kozera is worth listening to Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • February 25, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón (D. CA), in support of Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager’s (D. CA) State Senate campaign in the upcoming special election to fill outgoing LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s (D. CA) seat on March 2nd: Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager (D. CA) As...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 25, 2021

Holy shit. This aged worse than the lost wedge of Camembert that’s more or less permanently ensconced in Donald Trump’s clammy, pendulous moob flaps. Yeah, that was gross, I grant you. But I figured you needed to tighten up your gag reflex before you watched this: ”We will not see diseases like the...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 25, 2021

The CEO of Dominion Voting Systems—which is either a nondescript electronic voting company or a Borg-like collection of sentient machines powered by Hugo Chavez’s ghost, depending on whom you ask—is clearly done playing games. But what he’s not done doing is suing the pants off his company’s detractors. (Not literally,...

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  • February 25, 2021

The CEO of Dominion Voting Systems—which is either a nondescript electronic voting company or a Borg-like collection of sentient machines powered by Hugo Chavez’s ghost, depending on whom you ask—is clearly done playing games. But what he’s not done doing is suing the pants off his company’s detractors. (Not literally,...

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  • February 25, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi revealed an inconvenient truth, only religion or skin color would have changed FBI security posture on January 6th. FBI Security Posture Religion/Skin Color See full episodes here. When asked his thoughts about the hearing and the performance of the FBI, Frank Figliuzzi did not mince his...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 25, 2021

I expect Donald Trump to publicly announce his goal to run for the Presidency in 2024. Will Ted Cruz’s head explode? I bet those Republicans that refused to convict in his impeachment for sedition might soon be regretting their decision. Hiya cowards. I hope QPAC [CPAC] reaches levels of rabid...

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  • February 25, 2021

Because not wanting to be accountable for perhaps something more felonious like manslaughter is so on brand for Republicans. The detectives confront him with what they know, starting around 1:10 and building through 1:15 https://t.co/JSVjUYabLB — Helen Kennedy 🌻 (@HelenKennedy) February 24, 2021 This video clip of the SD AG...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 25, 2021

I’ve seen general pieces about the filibuster and its history, and so let me be specific that I am asking for commentary that is a little deeper, or granular.  My question is simple — I’’m old enough to have been politically aware since the Ford/Carter years, and for most of my life the...

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  • February 25, 2021

For a brief interval following the Jan. 6 insurrection-palooza, I thought the conscience of our nation—and, by extension, that of the Republican Party—might finally be shocked into dropping the grotesquely irresponsible “this election was stolen from Donald Trump” canard. I mean, people died as a direct result of this lie,...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 25, 2021

A Swiss Navy Knife. A new article in Forbes about the failure of the F-35 aircraft system in terms of building a Ferrari points us toward the problem of seeking nails for hammers. Another failed weapons system signifies how national security could remain intact without waste and still save the economy...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 24, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: Sen. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) First, former Senator David Perdue filed paperwork to try to claw back the seat he just lost and flip the Senate for...

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  • February 24, 2021