Republicans insist on Covid “liability protections.” What does that mean? (Hint: It's terrible)

Throughout all the recent legislative battles about economic and stimulus relief to combat Covid-19, Republicans have made one non-negotiable demand: protections for businesses against Covid liabilities and related lawsuits. Given this centrality, and it’s troubling implications, what does this actually mean? Regrettably, I see little to no explanation in public reporting (or from Democrats generally).  So,…

The Daily Bucket–Forgive My Trespasses

For starters, this  “No Trespassing” sign isn’t on private property.  It’s on Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation Lands that are open to the public as the Rock Creek Greenway, west of Portland Oregon. Fortunately there are many anglers who are simply crazed about catching fish and who would wade through Hell fire for a chance at a 7-lb….

Side Effects

With the ever-climbing coronavirus death rate, families reliant on technology to say goodbye to loved ones, and most of America shopping in disguise, yesterday was hard for me. I spent my formative teen years in southeast Washington, D.C. My neighbors across the street, cattycorner as my great-granny would say, were tight-knit. They were the epitome of…

Rudy Giuliani Farts During Michigan Voter Fraud Hearing – Video

I real hope this is the death nail for all of Trump’s legal cases. I mean wow! And here is the remix: And its comfired he did Fart! I present this clip of Rudy Giuliani testifying without editing or commentary. (Watch for the 👀) pic.twitter.com/h4ndjLO56p — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) December 3, 2020 State Rep….

WaPo asks every GOP member of Congress which reality they inhabit

We know for sure that Mo Brooks lives in the Phantom Zone, or is it on Bizarro World. The Post is asking every Republican member of Congress the same three questions today. We will report back their answers. The questions are: pic.twitter.com/P1ptrZU4cr — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 3, 2020 Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has been…

The 5th of 7: Don't Push Me.

It’s simple really. How did COVID-19 become a global epidemic in a few weeks? How do we stop it spreading? It’s really fucking simple. I have had to watch my partner suffer from exhaustion for months and what may develop into PTSD with time, how much longer does she have to watch people die, then…

This young lady's lack of empathy explains the Right-Wing well

A friend sent me the following post. One can only believe what she is saying if we discount the conditions of a large swath of Americans. Sadly, few will see her severe lack of empathy. A severe lack of empathy See full episodes here. Just the setup of this woman’s first few sentences shows how…

previewing Trump's Saturday Nuremberg Rally

A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but some there are willing to…

Republican Voter Fraud in Georgia – Republican projection down the line

This will be short because the story (I am hoping very much) will be evolving throughout the day and the next week.  Josh Marshall at Talking Points memo points to blatant Republican voter fraud on the Georgia-Florida border (probably beyond). The Republican party in Florida is encouraging people in Florida to re-register in Georgia at…

still dodging a bullet: the near death experience of Trumpist calls for martial law

We were closer than one thinks to what can still happen without stronger Congressional action, namely an anti-democratic authoritarian regime that resembles a republic in name only. There were seven new Trump election lawsuits filed today. ‘Temporarily Suspend the Constitution’ and Impose Martial Law There was a great piece by Susan Rice in NYT yesterday about…

John Brown's Body lies a-moldering in the grave

Old John Brown’s body lies moldering in the grave, While weep the sons of bondage whom he ventured all to save; But tho he lost his life while struggling for the slave, His soul is marching on. Abolitionist John Brown was executed by the state of Virginia on December 2, 1859. pic.twitter.com/AOAIpDQKPG — Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks) December 2, 2020 This is an analysis…

FOX NEWS is SHOCKED that Biden's Press Team Has Experience in the Press

Among the atrocities that Donald Trump visited upon the presidency is his utter disregard for institutional knowledge and professional expertise. His record of executive appointments is riddled with incompetents, some of whom never served a day in the field for which they were given managerial authority by Trump. Trump himself is just such an amateur…