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We recently discovered that actor Rick Schroder—who famously portrayed a spoiled little kid in the ‘80s sitcom Silver Spoons—is reprising that role as part of the Washington, D.C., TruckNutz Convoy that’s fecklessly circling Washington in protest of rapidly fading COVID-19 mitigation mandates.   Americans are paying scant attention to them, because Ukrainians...

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  • March 11, 2022

While they were reading the verdict of Derek Chauvin, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was being shot 4 times by Columbus, Ohio police. She died at the scene. The police had been called because an adult woman tried to fight Bryant.  (Updated) Warning: graphic videos: The Columbus Dispatch reported that police officers were sent...

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  • April 21, 2021
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The US is suspending vaccinations with the Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine after six women (ages 18 to 48) who were vaccinated developed serious clots.  As of yesterday, 7.2 million vaccines produced by J&J have been administered in the US, so the link between the clotting and the vaccine is very...

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  • April 13, 2021

With vaccination rates averaging 3.2 million per day, this should be the week when one half of all US adults will have been injected with at least one vaccine dose for Covid-19.  http://www.wsfa.com/… Just over 120.4 million Americans have received at least one jab, according to the CDC’s report for...

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  • April 13, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 4.6 million injections were added to the US vaccination total on Friday. About 35.3% of all Americans have now received at least one dose of vaccine. The percentage of US adults who have received at least one shot is 45.1%, and the percentage for seniors is 78.1%....

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  • April 11, 2021

Pfizer today is asking the US Food and Drug Administration to approve its Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year old children. Currently it is approved for anyone 16 or older. This comes after its trials showed it to be 100% effective in preventing Covid in that age group. Pfizer/BioNTech  said...

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  • April 9, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports 76.9% of all Americans over the age of 65 have received at least one shot of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday.  Some 33.7% of the entire US population has also received one or two doses. The percentage of adult US residents who have been injected...

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  • April 8, 2021

More than 225 million doses of Covid vaccines have been delivered, more than enough to fulfill Joe Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days. If we just maintain the recent pace averaging 3 million shots a day, we should have about 240 million vaccinations, 20 million more...

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  • April 7, 2021

There has been some slowing of vaccinations for Covid  in the last couple of days but that is typical in reports for Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. The CDC reports 32.6% of US residents had received at least one dose as of Monday. Among the adult population, 41.7% have had at...

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  • April 6, 2021

The jewel of the US prison-industrial-complex, GITMO still has 40 prisoners. Austerity comes to pseudo ‘black-site’. “Washington: A once-secret unit within the Guantanamo Bay detention centre that had fallen into disrepair has been closed and the prisoners moved to another facility on the American base in Cuba. The prisoners at Camp...

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  • April 5, 2021

Vaccinations for Covid-19 have been at 4 million per day in the US for the first two days of April and are proceeding at just over 3 million for the last week. More than 104 million Americans have received at least one dose according to numbers released for Friday by the Center...

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  • April 3, 2021

Vaccinations in the US for Covid-19 should pass 100 Million people of those who have received at least one dose. The CDC report for yesterday shows 30% of all Americans getting at least one jab. For adults, that number is at 38.4% and for seniors, 73.7%. That’s a total of 153.6...

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  • April 1, 2021

An ABC News poll and an AP-NORC poll both give Joe Biden above 70% approval for his handling of the pandemic. apnews.com/… Americans have responded favorably to the president’s approach, with 73% approving of his handling of the pandemic. That includes about half of Republicans, a rarity given how divided...

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  • March 31, 2021

Having reached 100 million vaccinations in just 59 days in office, Joe Biden is now calling for 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days, which will be April 30. The Center for Disease Control reports 136.7 million total vaccinations for US residents for yesterday, so reaching the goal will...

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  • March 26, 2021

The US has vaccinated 70.3% of residents over the age of 65 with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday. The Center for Disease Control also has reports that show 33% of American adults and 25.7% of all Americans have been vaccinated with at least one shot. Vaccines already...

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  • March 24, 2021

The US has given at least one Covid vaccine dose to 24.9% of its residents as of yesterday, according to the Center for Disease control. Some 32% of adult Americans have received a jab and 69.2% of Americans over 65 years of age have gotten at least one shot. With Pfizer/BioNTech...

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  • March 22, 2021

The total numbers of vaccinations for Covid-19 exceeded joe Biden’s goal of 100 million in 100 days as of yesterday, and may be in the vicinity of 200 million by the 100th day of his administration. With the 3.1 million vaccinations reported by the CDC  yesterday, 68% of all Americans over...

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  • March 20, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

More than 110 million Covid-19 vaccinations have taken place in the United States, of which about 90 million happened after Joe Biden took office. The 100 million vaccination pledge will be reached about March 20. Alaska and Mississippi are the first two states to widen eligibility to all adult residents. But...

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  • March 16, 2021

More than 110 million Covid-19 vaccinations have taken place in the United States, of which about 90 million happened after Joe Biden took office. The 100 million vaccination pledge will be reached about March 20. Alaska and Mississippi are the first two states to widen eligibility to all adult residents. But...

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  • March 16, 2021

People will not do the right thing until they are scared of NOT doing the right thing. x In the past 48 hours, at least 5,495 more Americans were killed by Covid. They and their loved ones would've been able to celebrate the holidays. The more we distance and mask...

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  • December 4, 2020

Look, I get it—that half the Republican electorate is either unbalanced, selfish or so ill-informed that Trump looked like a reasonable pick; but why do some Democrats insist on sleeping with (sorry Joe) the enemy? Almost immediately this weekend, the winners fell for the media's attempt to sow dissension. Over...

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  • November 9, 2020

Trump probably created more “diers” today with a crowd who wanted to celebrate something probably not miraculous, but the product of magical thinking. x WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump makes 1st public appearance since hospital release; White House won't say if he's still contagious with virus.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 10,...

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  • October 10, 2020

Oh, hey, hi there! In case you were wondering how to commemorate 9/11 — this is definitely not the way to do it. x President Trump recites the Pledge of Allegiance at this morning's 9/11 commemoration in Shanksville, PA. pic.twitter.com/KZPWjai9ye— The Recount (@therecount) September 11, 2020 His bottom teeth sort...

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  • September 11, 2020

x Biden: “I’m not going to make any news today. I’m not going to talk about anything other than 9/11. We took all our advertising down. It’s a solemn day. That’s how we’re going to keep it, OK? You can determine whether I make news but I’m not going to...

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  • September 11, 2020

Oh, my God. I’m going to tear each and every one of my laugh muscles. They’re gonna have to put me in a body cast until Donald Trump’s purpling corpse is ferried back to Russia. Trump’s latest titanic boat parade is exactly that, apparently. x HAPPENING NOW: TCSO confirms multiple...

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  • September 5, 2020

buy contrasting previous Presidents with Trump on their reaction to crises Clinton on OK City bombing, Olympic Park bombing G W Bush on 9/11 Obama on Sandy Hook massacre, Mother Emmanuel AME shooting Charleston contrasted with Trump on Charlottesville and Kenosha just video clips of each President speaking after the...

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  • September 1, 2020

This is Sunday and I am not only in the middle of Florida, a pandemic, been home for 6 months, live around nuts but lo and behold, Thursday last was a mess.  There was nothing going on that I could do a darn thing about and none of it coming...

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  • August 23, 2020

The good news is that the Trump clown show returns, ignoring how it gave us so many lies and even bizarreness like the bleach injecting. The supporting cast will probably be more ineffectual, considering how they’ve run out of gaslight. Trump thinks he can maintain ratings, what with 141,000 deaths...

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  • July 20, 2020

Here we go again. Police officers decided to hold young teenagers at gunpoint as they walk through a Georgia neighborhood. See the entire episode here. UPDATE: We may be looking at very good policing that occurred after a bad start. I have very mixed feelings about how this entire incident evolved...

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  • June 16, 2020

There were a lot of die-ins this weekend. The NY Times assembled the sequence from arrest to death of George Floyd. On May 25, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Seventeen...

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  • June 1, 2020

A white woman walking her dog was mad at a black man who asked her to leach her dog. Upset, she calls 911 and accuses the man falsely. The life of a black man placed in danger with a lie CBS reported the sad event as follows. A video has gone viral...

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  • May 26, 2020

Much of this narrative still has to play out, but birding, animal cruelty, privilege, Central Park, class, culture, all are part of this bit of meme. COVID-19 has wound everyone up in the hotspots. Which Fox News pundit will take the lead on this. Imagine the counternarrative (he was trying...

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  • May 26, 2020

You might think the most seismic fake conversion of all time was Donald Trump pretending to be a pro-life Christian conservative. (If you sprinkled holy water on him once a fortnight, the resulting chemical reaction could likely provide cheap, renewable energy for a mid-sized American city.) Well, according to a...

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  • May 19, 2020

I write this from my experience this week.  My husband was doing some regular chores around the house Wednesday and nothing seemed wrong at all.   I had asked our daughter where he was when I didn’t see him outside where he had been.  She said, “ I think he laid...

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  • April 12, 2020

What follows are excerpts from four report backs by Andrea Henson, of Where Do We Go Berkeley, (@WhereDoWeGoBerk, Facebook) whom I first spotlighted in October, 2019. She has been on the front lines, fighting for and with local homeless people to create conditions where they can live in peace, in sanitary...

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  • March 30, 2020

I am not a doctor, let me get that straight right off.   I do want to talk about what I have learned from speech therapist when my son/grandson was born with a cleft pallet and had not only hearing but speech problems.   I also spoke in length to Mel Tillis...

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  • March 6, 2020

Donny Trump has come unstuck in time … (Second tweet): x Trump again absurdly blames a stock market slide that mostly happened Monday on a Democratic debate that took place Tuesday night pic.twitter.com/TtRcU9moLZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 27, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> REPORTER: You mentioned the stock market earlier, to...

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  • February 27, 2020

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia) during today’s impeachment hearing: x “…When Jesus was falsely accused of Treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus, than Democrats have afforded this president in this process.” #ShamImpeachment pic.twitter.com/n8FZRe64eo— Barry Loudermilk...

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  • December 18, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I initially opposed both of George W. Bush’s post-9/11 wars — the Iraq campaign especially. Following the attacks of 9/11, a pitched battle arose between hawks and doves, with the former attempting to seize the moral high ground and ultimately winning the hearts and...

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  • December 9, 2019

Sometimes it feels like the press has just completely surrendered to Donald Trump's relentless lies, and that reporters have essentially thrown up their hands, signaling that Trump has complete permission to fabricate whatever wild fantasies he wants and journalists won't really do much. Perhaps it's one part laziness, one part...

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  • September 15, 2019

Sometimes it feels like the press has just completely surrendered to Donald Trump's relentless lies, and that reporters have essentially thrown up their hands, signaling that Trump has complete permission to fabricate whatever wild fantasies he wants and journalists won't really do much. Perhaps it's one part laziness, one part...

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  • September 15, 2019

On this day in 2001, 2,977 people were killed (with some still dying) by 19 terrorists in three separate attacks on the United States, including New York City, Washington, D.C. and near where I live in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. One of those attempts failed to hit its target, either the White...

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  • September 11, 2019

Well, to be fair, anyone or anything with a functioning brain stem would have known that inviting the Taliban to Camp David as the nation gets ready to commemorate 9/11 is a jaw-droppingly stupid idea. But Trump is Trump, and he knows best. From Javi Morgado, the executive producer of...

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  • September 9, 2019

Back when Donald Trump was just a dangerously uninformed civilian instead of a dangerously uninformed pr*sident, he thought negotiating with the Taliban — “our sworn enemy” — was a huge mistake. Now? Let’s invite them to Camp David for “secret” negotiations just prior to 9/11! And then announce on Twitter that...

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  • September 8, 2019

Reporter Jeevan Vittal of Spectrum News NY1 caught up with Sen. Rand Paul yesterday and asked him a few questions about Paul’s attempts to block funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Oh, it went a little like this: x Our @JVittalTV on Thursday questioned Kentucky Senator Rand Paul about his...

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  • July 19, 2019

I’m getting too old for this shit. When i began obsessing on politics, back in my teens, following the game the way other guys followed box scores, and housewives followed soap operas, there were two kinds of politicians. There were the corrupt horn dogs, heading to Washington to stuff their...

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  • June 17, 2019
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