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When people who are supposed to be governing, half of the country is being abused.    I know some personal things happening from deep red republican judges also allowing things to happen that is not upholding the law.   I can’t even go into what is happening personally from even judges...

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  • May 29, 2021

Bait and switch: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) publicly announced his opposition Wednesday to a 9/11-style commission. Pretty much where we were when previous guy got impeached a second time. Why it matters: The House is set to vote Wednesday on creating the bipartisan commission, also opposed by House Minority Leader...

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  • May 19, 2021
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Not surprised by this: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a rising star in the Republican Party. But many of his former staffers told Politico they felt used and abused by the MAGA politician. A group of former DeSantis staffers have formed a “support group” to regularly discuss their adverse experiences...

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  • May 7, 2021

Peak cynicism has arrived. Tucker Carlson pimps a version of the nanny-state with more police confrontations because he thinks cops should stop children from wearing masks by enforcing child abuse laws. Apparently making a child wear a mask is like punching them in the face or the equivalent of exhibitionism....

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  • April 27, 2021

More GQP spotted owl-isms, riffing on culture war again because Moscow Mitch claimed last year that the Democrats’ nanny-state will regulate 'how many hamburgers you can eat'. Now GOP governors are beefing with a Biden policy that does not exist. More manufactured crisis, courtesy of RWNJ media. x Saw Greg Abbott comment on...

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  • April 26, 2021

While the Republican Party continues to devolve into the party of white supremacists, authoritarian fascists, and conspiracy theorists, they are losing their grip on many of the voting blocs they have always counted on to keep them in power. Several demographic groups are moving away from the Republicans, such as...

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  • April 5, 2021

Elaine Chao holds the (dubious) distinction of being one of the few Trump cabinet picks to hang onto office for his entire term. (OK, she resigned two weeks before the term ended, but still.) One reason for her longevity was undoubtedly her husband, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (a/k/a Moscow...

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  • March 3, 2021

Her closing statement could be taken figuratively and literally. Karen Finney had the most important message to Democrats & GOP today. Karen Finney nails it x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. I was really disappointed with the overall coverage of the Sunday morning shows today. Recently, Anand Giridharadas...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 17, 2021

The Washington Post is my go-to online news source — unless you count Daily Kos, of course, at which I loiter like a teenager contemplating his 11th Mountain Dew Baja Blast refill on a Saturday afternoon at Burger King. I prefer The Post because it appears to irritate Donald Trump even more than The New...

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  • January 16, 2021

Why bother counting the votes after Dixville Notch weighs in. Dick Nixon won both Ohio and Florida in 1960 and lost to Kennedy. But you do you Donald, it’s still 1-52 in failed legal challenges. x The President of the United States literally wants to overturn certified election results and a significant fraction of...

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  • December 9, 2020

Fear is a core psychological and biological emotion that often overrules logic. That’s according to Arash Javanbakht, a neuroscientist who specializes in trauma. Fear is one of our most intimate feelings, which is why it can be so easily abused in tribal politics. The Republican Party learned this decades ago, and...

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  • September 23, 2020

Black people get that question put to us a lot more often than you would think. It is generally followed by the statement, ‘well…I don’t see color’ or ‘things have changed’ accompanied by a raised eyebrow of incredulity. Unlike the police or people who believe in witchcraft, people of color...

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  • September 21, 2020

Received this e-mail from the progressive organization, Indivisible: We’ve got some BIG Payback Project news: we’re adding Senator Dan Sullivan, Alaska’s other Trump-sympathizing senator, to our list of targets for 2020. While Alaskans will have to put up with Senator Lisa Murkowski for another two years, we have a chance to rid...

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  • September 10, 2020

The police said their policy dictated that they put these innocent women and little girls in handcuffs and on the ground because of policy. BS. Do you think if that were a white family they'd do that? Hell no. Why I have zero, trust in cops. Punto final! x x...

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  • August 5, 2020

We have all talked about the man from the orange planet is like he is, but I think I know.  I have not read Mary Trump’s book but after listening to Joe Biden today and listening closely to his talking about this advice he got from his Mom and Dad...

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  • July 21, 2020

Trump shows up late again and repeats the same spin, not acknowledging the lead in deaths. The real headlines will come from more Trump mistakes, like well-wishing Ghislaine Maxwell and mentioning Prince Andrew, as well as continuing the same campaign speech lies. x Also, without watching this presser, I've deduced...

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  • July 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaign: Friend — This morning, House and Senate Democrats announced a new bill that could bring transformative change in policing. I am proud to join the Congressional Black Caucus, the House Judiciary Committee, and Senators Cory Booker and...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • June 9, 2020

(Originally, I had done something on a MMT podcast with some of its major luminaries, but I’ll save it for a future AC chat diary, since Historical events seem more important for MeetUps) 'Boogaloo' Is The New Far-Right Slang For Civil War  x The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA...

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  • May 31, 2020

This was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  This is bigger than Police Brutality in my opinion.   I knew at some point people would take to the street when the majority of people are mistreated and ignored.   Blacks and other minorities being mistreated, abused, insulted, killed and no leadership...

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  • May 31, 2020

This was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  This is bigger than Police Brutality in my opinion.   I knew at some point people would take to the street when the majority of people are mistreated and ignored.   Blacks and other minorities being mistreated, abused, insulted, killed and no leadership...

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  • May 31, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaign: Friend — After the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday, I have heard the pain and grief, the anger and exhaustion of people in our community, crying out in response to this devastating loss of...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • May 30, 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
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D. NY) nailed it yesterday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO: I don’t think we ever get back to normal. I think this is one of the new normals now in public health, like we go through the environment, like we’ve gone through the economy. It...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of former  Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Donald Trump is a coward, a pathological liar, and an existential threat to this country. If you agree, I’m going to ask you to make a contribution of $25, $50,...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 10, 2020

I was sitting outside on the patio tonight and boy did I have a huge reflection hit me.   I hear a lot of young folks complain about boomers.  This is not a pie fight, just a little reminder of what we have been through.   You young folks have some real...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • March 21, 2020

The dimensions of the Trump inaction and now profiteering from COVID-19 have become clearer. A Trump emboldened by an impeachment acquittal felt no need to respond to a “foreign” pandemic. Trump’s nativist denial, conditioned by his attacks on international institutions, colored a negligent US response much like his treatment of...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 15, 2020

Hi everyone, So my last diary that made the Rec list was from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, an organization that I respect greatly and still do, was an e-mail about how Elizabeth Warren was gaining votes from Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg. It presented Tweets from the people who...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 4, 2020

There’s squandering decency and then there’s squandering democracy. Trump moves the US toward a post-Soviet satellite autocracy, currently in a HR reign of terror against impeachment witnesses. Expect a Senate subpoena for the whistleblower. (Thread) Mafia States Each of Trump's outrageous actions push us one step closer to what Hungarian...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 8, 2020

Republican officeholders with integrity are rarer than unicorns, or bigfoot, or bigfoot riding a unicorn.  But they are, apparently, out there. And they stand out like a sore thumb. The latest to make his voice heard is Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, who said at a press conference the day after Donald Trump’s...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 8, 2020

The stupid, it hurts: President Trump reportedly dismissed Republican Sen. Susan Collins's (Maine) suggestion that he had learned a lesson from impeachment just a day before his expected acquittal. Asked about Collins's comment during a private lunch with news anchors ahead of the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Trump said...

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  • February 5, 2020

Nov 20, 2019 'Everyone Was in the Loop' Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified that President Trump ordered a pressure campaign on Ukraine and that senior-most administration officials knew about it. “It doesn't matter whether you like him. It doesn't matter if you dislike him,” Adam Schiff said. “What matters is whether...

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  • January 27, 2020

http://www.cnn.com/… CNN’s Latest Poll says that 51% of Americans want the Senate to remove Donald Trump from office while 45% are opposed. Nearly seven in 10 (69%) say that upcoming trial should feature testimony from new witnesses who did not testify in the House impeachment inquiry. And as Democrats in...

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  • January 20, 2020

The disinformation persists as Trump’s “perfect” shake down conversation with Ukraine president Zelensky only appears to be unrelated to the actual Russian hacking campaigns that helped elect him. They might also be on the path of “exonerating” him. We’ve returned to 2016, as the same Russian military intelligence GRU continues its...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 14, 2020

The disinformation persists as Trump’s “perfect” shake down conversation with Ukraine president Zelensky only appears to be unrelated to the actual Russian hacking campaigns that helped elect him. They might also be on the path of “exonerating” him. We’ve returned to 2016, as the same Russian military intelligence GRU continues its...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 14, 2020

The collusion of IMPOTUS and Russia continues while he waits for his trial. One area that will see greater problems as cybersecurity experts leave the federal government because of Trump, is the electronic vulnerability of the US. https://twitter.com/gregpmiller/status/1209943121620013056? The new Russia adviser at the White House — the third in...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 26, 2019

x TGIF! How are you doing, #resisters? Still feeling good after Trump’s impeachment by the House? 🇺🇸 We had a good time chanting and singing, making noise while #IMPOTUS is mad in our WH! Join us on Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30pm for more Impeachmas caroling at the #KremlinAnnex!🎄🎅 pic.twitter.com/FuXWttW79k —...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 22, 2019

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Republicans have had less than nothing (or nothing real, anyway) to fall back on in their defense of Donald Trump during the recent impeachment imbroglio. What they do have amounts to repeating Hunter Biden’s name into a mirror over and over again...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 14, 2019

Trump has just tweeted that he’d like SCOTUS to stop the impeachment, and aside from the signal he’s trying to send them, Trump has finally realized that there will be consequences from the actual impeachment process. The details of the articles of impeachment are being drafted and there will be...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 3, 2019

While the WH left open the possibility of participating in other House Judiciary committee hearings, their continued whinging about POTUS* being denied due process continue to ring hollow. Meanwhile the GOP committee membership is expected to continue to clown the proceedings. New attempts to delay the proceedings include trying to call Adam Schiff...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • December 2, 2019

Yes, we cannot criticize Barack Obama.  Democratic voters simply will not tolerate any dissing of Obama.  I’m in the distinct minority that thinks Obama wasn’t all peaches and cream, but it will be up to history to judge Obama, not some cranky old progressive from Kentucky.  But do Democratic voters...

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  • November 15, 2019

As the GOP considers replacing the distracted Devin Nunes with Gym Jordan for the impeachment probe, a new witness has filed a lawsuit in Jordan’s home state swearing he told Jordan of sexual abuse he suffered while Jordan was a wrestling coach at Ohio State and Jordan responded with…. a shrug....

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  • Avatar of durrati
  • November 8, 2019

On the same day House GOP leadership boots an Arkansas Republican off the Intel Committee to bring in their favorite rodeo clown Gym Jordan for impeachment proceedings,  a new witness has filed a lawsuit in Jordan’s home state swearing he told Jordan of sexual abuse he suffered while Jordan was a...

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  • Avatar of durrati
  • November 8, 2019

In today’s House testimony, Philip Reeker helped fill in the story about how the Ambassador to Ukraine was unfairly removed, firming up the abuse of power argument, even if bribery and other actions were clearly evident. Notable—Trump ally Andrew McCarthy now argues that Trump should not deny the existence of a...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 26, 2019

The Trump Doral-G7 announcement was designed to draw attention from Turkey-Syria warfare and #Trumpeachment. Unfortunately, Mick Mulvaney’s set-to with the press over the Ukraine quid pro quo did demonstrate the continuing messaging incompetence of the WH. Hours later, Mulvaney made a clumsy attempt to disinform the confession of what seems plainly...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 18, 2019

Considering that the WH has tried to stop all Executive branch testimony related to Arms for Dirt scandal, this will be an interesting week as Congress returns from recess. There will be testimony, but whether the witnesses arrive is still questionable, requiring ready subpoenas as the House Intel committee did...

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  • October 13, 2019

Gordon Sondland, the mercurial hotelier turned EU Ambassador who first stated he would not testify in the impeachment inquiry, then changed course to say he would, will testify this week that drumpf told him to text acting Ukrainian Ambassador William B. Taylor that there was no quid pro quo in...

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  • Avatar of durrati
  • October 13, 2019

x Since we came out 443 days ago to protest corrupt Putin’s Puppet, we’re ready to protest again tonight! Join us for the 300th demonstration in front of the WH and help us make our voices louder! See y’all at 7:30 pm! ✌️🇺🇸 For more: https://t.co/lw40pMViXQ pic.twitter.com/ULXCFHYRL8 — Kremlin Annex...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 12, 2019

In a two page letter to NY Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Biden Campaign Comms Director Kate Bedingfield slammed the paper for amplifying Don the Con’s phony controversy against Joe Biden Op-Ed by running an Op-ed written by “discredited right-wing polemicist”  Peter Schweizer, who pushed the now debunked Uranium One “scandal” against Hillary Clinton in the...

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  • October 10, 2019

Apparently Trump’s absurd bleating is falling flat about how he’s against corruption in Ukraine in light of being caught trying to shake down that same country. Similar trending among Republicans, Independents, and Democrats in the WaPo poll. x Here's a really striking finding from the new Post poll: Since July,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 8, 2019

I was angry when President Obama did not see that the Tea Party was rooting deep in this country’s governing ability.  Many did not think that Don’t tread on Me meant much more than a bunch of angry racist, homophobic, in your face, gun totin group that would fade away.   That...

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  • September 18, 2019