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You may remember Jim Bakker from his ‘80s sex scandal, his subsequent financial scandal, his fake coronavirus-cure scandal, and his giant bucket of pancake mix, without which you’re sure to face a far less delicious apocalypse than God intends for you. So you might think anyone who still listens to—much less believes—Bakker is...

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  • April 6, 2021

Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy exposed his true racist feelings unapologetically today at the Anti-Asian American Violence hearing. Congressman Chip Roy made it clear he is a racist See full episodes here. Chip Roy made his racist comments and comments that seem to encourage violence at the House Judiciary Committee hearing,...

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  • March 18, 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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  • February 27, 2021

I haven’t watched this whole thing. I might some day, when I’m done with all of Kirk Cameron’s Crocoduck videos. Or maybe 20 years from now when I have to prove to myself that the so-called Trump era wasn’t just a regrettable consequence of languidly tongue-bathing psychedelic toads like Lik-M-Aid at...

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  • February 5, 2021

Dear wingnuts in 24 hours you have tried everything else, so why not? The Tangerine Tyrant: Aliens stole my body. The GOP: The aliens stole our brains. Wingnuts: Aliens are everywhere.  Newsmax: The aliens stole our bandwidth OANN: We might be aliens. Fox Noise: We are owned by an alien....

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  • January 8, 2021

Pardon the quick post, but it’s 2am here and I have a few thoughts I need to get down before I try to sleep—which I won’t. Kelly Loeffler has never won an election, and last night was no different. Raphael Warnock won. Big. Right now he’s over 40 thousand votes....

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  • January 6, 2021

Darn Cyborgs and that genetic engineering, because branding and a cartoon POTUS*. x BREAKING: Vice President Mike Pence announces that uniformed members of the U.S. Space Force will be called Guardians. Threre you have it: Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Guardians — Marcus Weisgerber (@MarcusReports) December 18, 2020 x To...

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  • December 18, 2020

“It has all gone too far,” Trump continues to raise money off a highly confused grift, and still remains unindicted. x Edison County must be where Trump has been keeping his secret healthcare plan.And his tax returns.And his dignity. https://t.co/sXbbKt7o0x— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) November 30, 2020 x New: Trump has...

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  • December 2, 2020

More Trump attention-seeking shtick has happened. He’s threatened to refuse to transfer power. That could really happen because he’s nuts and even if he only represents an anti-democratic 25% of the US population. 26% if you include the plutocrats. It’s going to get worse until Election Day, what with Trump’s inner-child channeling...

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  • September 24, 2020

Full circle has been achieved, the re-manufacturing of misinformation using hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 treatment, framing it as a “cure”, again. Trump fortunately has yet to return to suggesting household disinfectant injection, fleeing his presser before it got worse. x This is the best comment I’ve read so far about #TrumpPressConference #TrumpleThinSkin...

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  • July 29, 2020

Seeding 50,000 enthusiastic Republican voters with coronavirus and then sending them home to their Republican friends and loved ones sounds like a diabolical Democratic plan, but no. It’s the current roadmap for a Donald Trump 2020 reelection victory. These folks have already abandonded their dignity and their country to worship...

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  • May 17, 2020

Live Blog below. Summary: any attempt to “change” the pattern for these events was lost today. It had no different structure than other COVID taskforce briefings. It was the same as before. Trump blamed others and lied again. The biggest lies related to the reality of testing in terms of rates per thousand...

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  • April 27, 2020

The redoubtable Gabriel Sherman has another missive from the Festering Wing of the Blight House, and it’s yet another eye-opener. For starters, blunderkind Jared Kushner was apparently the source of Donald Trump’s late-night raving about New York not needing as many ventilators as Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists they do. Vanity Fair:...

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  • April 1, 2020

The last time Trump was in New Hampshire it was while he was committing impeachable offenses. Also, Roger Stone may get out of prison in time for the third Trump term. x “I hear a lot of Republicans tomorrow will vote for the weakest candidate possible, of the Democrats. Does...

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  • February 10, 2020

How strange, Lord Haw Haw gets an Iron Cross. There was a scholarship giveaway, a reunion, and all it needed was that DNA sample in the E. Jean Carroll defamation suit for Maury Povich’s on-camera reveal. x Speaker Pelosi on tearing up the president's State of the Union speech tonight: “It...

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  • February 5, 2020

And yet we still haven’t mastered appropriate capitalization and economy of punctuation. x Heading to Davos, Switzerland, to meet with World and Business Leaders and bring Good Policy and additional Hundreds of Billions of Dollars back to the United States of America! We are now NUMBER ONE in the Universe,...

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  • January 21, 2020

In the Tom Cruise sci-fi film version of War of the Worlds, the unstoppable aliens intent on destroying mankind was eventually killed by the earth’s polluted environment, a floating swamp so to speak.  What is destroying the Trump administration is the poisonous environment he has created.  Involving himself in foreign...

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  • November 4, 2019

Marina Amaral is an artist from Brazil who adds color to historic photographs.  To my mind the above is one of her best works, along with her text, but you can explore it all here. Ellis Island Immigrants, 1907 “Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island served as an immigration inspection station for...

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  • October 19, 2019
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There’s a Beto counter-rally (above) about 14 miles away from the Trump rally in Dallas at the American Airways Center (image below). At the Trump rally there are more than a few riffs on today’s craziness with Turkey and #Trumpeachment Daniel Dale tweets the fact-checks below.  This is the American...

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  • October 18, 2019

I can’t even get outraged anymore, because nothing really shocks me.  I think we all are wandering around angry and afraid and numb. Police have issued explosion warning regarding experimental launch in Texas tomorrow. A small community of people at the southern tip of Texas just received what some of...

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  • August 26, 2019

(Disclaimer: IANAL) The GOP and the Trump administration have been trying all kinds of ways to skew the 2020 census toward traditionally Republican states. It’s now getting attention that they had more sneaks in mind than mucking up the census questionnaire. Another of their tactics is being noticed: Getting the...

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  • August 12, 2019

Pardon me for quoting from the right-wing, Murdoch-owned New York Post, but the juxtaposition of these two paragraphs is just perfect in its perversity. The setting — a recent big-money Hamptons fundraiser. I guess Trump assumed he was among his “own people.” Trump kept returning to hit back at the “fake...

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  • August 11, 2019

photo: Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Public Domain For a more progressive future,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom Over OppressionJoin PDA Demanding An End To Racism...

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  • June 18, 2019

It’s amazing what a verbal recap of the major conclusions of a report that’s been out for nearly six weeks can do. Seriously, did anyone read this thing? Judging by the reaction from the right-wing media especially, one would think Robert Mueller’s press conference yesterday had included new allegations that...

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  • May 30, 2019

Another lie to build a wall that won’t work.  This came from my county and neighboring counties in Florida.    A two-year long investigation into a Human Trafficking case originating in Hernando County has resulted in the arrest of nine individuals statewide. The arrests were conducted Thursday by Florida Department of...

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  • May 20, 2019

It’s clear that the New Zealand mosque killer was a big fan of Donald Trump’s efforts to stand “as a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose,” and now his motivations are coming into even sharper focus. And they're eerily similar to the twisted values that animate our pr*sident. In fact,...

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  • March 16, 2019

As the GOP gaslights Rep. Omar for criticizing the state of Israel for it’s policy positions vis-a-vis its treatment of the Palestinian people, and democrats in the House apparently moving towards condemning her to placate them, Rep. Steve King openly supports an Anti-Semite and  White Nationalist for the third time. Huffington Post...

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  • March 5, 2019

Remember when Trump said the world was laughing at us? It wasn’t true then, but he has finally succeeded — singlehandedly — in Making Aliens Guffaw Again. Because Trump knows only what he sees on teevee, fast-food wrappers, and some of your more lowbrow cereal boxes, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer...

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  • February 24, 2019

From CNN: The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall should he go that route, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN....

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  • January 24, 2019

I have a radical ides. I know, like this is a news flash, right? Just do me one favor. Read the whole damn thing, don’t just read the next paragraph, say “What an idiot!”, and then steam off to the comments section. Read it, look at what I say in...

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  • January 20, 2019

UPDATE: CNN reports that the big four networks are deliberating whether to give Trump the prime-time slot, but that CNN and Fox News have already agreed to air the speech. *** The major networks balked at first, but they’ve finally agreed to let Donald Trump spew his hate-filled lies across our nation like...

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  • January 7, 2019

Since Senate Republicans are treating the FBI quasi-report on Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior like it’s the Roswell aliens’ secret recipe for seven-layer salad, we don’t get to see it.  But Sen. Elizabeth Warren has reviewed it, and she’s not happy: x I've seen the FBI “report” on Brett Kavanaugh. 4 things...

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  • October 5, 2018

Maybe this was published in other newspapers, but I see that The Denver Post was pretty desperate for a guest op-ed, publishing “Democrats are now the party of lawlessness and anarchy” by Donald Jump Jr. It is a pretty pitch perfect case of projection to read this from the son...

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  • September 23, 2018

Some good news today out of Pennsylvania courtesy of Rasmussen Reports’ newest poll: Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf is sitting comfortably in his bid for reelection in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race. The first Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey of the race finds Wolf with the support of 52% of Likely Pennsylvania...

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  • September 20, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Ben Jealous’ (D. MD) on behalf of Democracy for America: On Thursday night, at his rally in Montana, Donald Trump finally did it — he attacked me personally: “In Maryland, the Democrat candidate for governor wants to give illegal aliens free college tuition, courtesy of...

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  • September 8, 2018

The bad news has come so fast and furious for Donald Trump in the past couple of hours, you could write an entire “We Didn’t Start the Fire” parody based on just what’s happened today.  This is like police-carting-bodies-out-of-Jeff-Dahmer’s-apartment kind of stuff — that is, if two of those bodies had...

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  • August 21, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have flooded Florida out of desperation in the wake of the Trump administration’s shameful response. Trump, who doesn’t even know where Puerto Rico is, not only blatantly snubbed them, but also told them they are lazy and just want hand-outs.  He would fit right...

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  • May 8, 2018

Ethnic Cleansing The mass expulsion or killing of members of one ethnic or religious group in an area by those of another. This is a phrase that is not often used in democracies. Immigrants: Target one subset, Latinos, disparage them as aliens, rapists and criminals Religious purging: Target one religion,...

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  • December 8, 2015
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