appointments

I have to hand it to Ketanji Brown Jackson. She’s a better person than I am. Granted, that’s not a high bar. She went to Harvard Law School and is on the cusp of a historic Supreme Court confirmation. I have a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and am on the cusp of...

More
  • March 24, 2022

Before 2016 if you told most Americans that Donald Trump would become president, they would have laughed or thought you were joking. The outspoken businessman and tv personality was a complete outsider to the world of politics. Yet his antics and political rhetoric were not. Trump can thank Newt Gingrich...

More
  • July 12, 2021

Americans over the age of 65 have embraced Covid vaccination to the extent that 82% have received at least one dose and 68.3% are fully vaccinated, according to the numbers released by the CDC for yesterday, and the percentages are still slowly rising. In fact, if you look at the...

More
  • April 29, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Governor Jared Polis’ (D. CO) re-election campaign: Almost 70% of Colorado’s most vulnerable population, those aged 60 and older, are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That’s fantastic news, but now that we’ve protected so many of our most vulnerable, our focus moves to protecting everyone...

More
  • April 22, 2021

With over half of American adults now vaccinated with at least one Covid shot, President Joe Biden is acting to keep the momentum rolling by offering employers tax credits if they will give their employees incentives to receive the injections. http://www.cnn.com/… “As we move into the vaccination campaign focused on working age...

More
  • April 21, 2021

Americans over the age of 65 years are now 80% vaccinated with at least one  jab of a Covid vaccine. That is according to numbers released for yesterday by the CDC. The percentage for all adults is 48.3% having received at least one shot, and 37.9% of everyone in the US...

More
  • April 15, 2021

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered by People: Having these conversations now (and not in the weeks just before an election) shows our commitment to work with each other even when there’s not an election on the...

More
  • April 15, 2021

Not about authoritarian horseshoes or even close hand grenades. The “environmental” claims of RWNjs or even wise use advocates is also about corporate land use, private property NIMBYism/sovereignty, and constraining minority populations via immigration. Even the New Zealand terrorist’s manifesto proclaimed a ecofascist threat was largely about fearing indigenous people because of...

More
  • March 22, 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...

More
  • 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...

More
  • March 16, 2021

According to a Civiqs Poll released today, most Democrats and Independents are eager to be vaccinated against the virus that has killed over half a million Americans, but only a third of Republicans say they want that protection. Among white Democrats, only 7% say they will not get vaccinated. About...

More
  • March 1, 2021

Wow: Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) was caught on tape making cracks about physical violence against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), who last year was the target of a kidnapping plot by right-wing militia extremists. He was also recorded spreading lies about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....

More
  • February 10, 2021

'GQP' – Republicans announce themselves as a Trumpist party We cannot ignore the growing threat of right-wing extremism and its enablers any longer. x “McCarthy claims he has received private assurances from Greene that she no longer wishes death on Pelosi.“ -Washington Post — Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 5, 2021...

More
  • February 5, 2021

What, sophistry or what sophistry. That Trump deposition will be a doozy. Brakes will not be pumped as Trump’s lawyers fail to deny that he incited violence against the Government of the United States. The utterance ‘Sit Your Ass Down!’ however performative, is only an example of symbolic violence. Trump impeachment response...

More
  • February 2, 2021

These past Dispatches were obviously a Trump-era commentary.  Maybe I need to to come up with a new name. But since the Biden presidency is only weeks old, I thought I would continue this for a bit.  So, in the spirit of a new beautiful day, below are some interesting rea...

More
  • February 1, 2021

It really has little to do with most legislation.  Hell, he might not even whip his caucus on a lot of what Biden wants to do.  Although he might want to filibuster on raising taxes. What Mitch really cares about, what he views as his legacy, is his packing of...

More
  • January 25, 2021

Apparently Trump leaked the Raffensperger audio to WaPo — how clueless is that, even if the NY Times is reporting that it was taped and released by the GA SOS. Most of the call repeats his contrived logic and numbers ad nauseam, as if to flood the transcript with his disinformation stream. Trump is so delusional...

More
  • January 4, 2021

Even as he puts his White House cronies on the board of the Kennedy Center, Trump criticizes its funding in the latest COVID relief bill.  Pam Bondi, who took an illegal $25,000 donation from Trump to drop prosecution in the Trump University suit, gets a Board seat at the Kennedy...

More
  • December 23, 2020

As he prepares to ride off into the sunset on a screeching, incontinent llama, Donald Trump is wasting no time in abusing his power even more than he already has. While he still hasn’t given up on turning the U.S. into a hereditary monarchy that swears allegiance to a damp sack of...

More
  • December 22, 2020

Philip Bump has the goods: it is nearly impossible for the fraud claimed by Trumpists to have occurred in 2020. No evidence has emerged to support an already conspiracy-ridden and ignorance-addled group of crypto-fascists bent on creating a dictatorship for a game-show demagogue. Yet they are even grifting money from...

More
  • December 15, 2020

CBS News reports that technically Trump got fewer electoral college votes (304) in 2016 because of two faithless electors. Biden received all 306 elector votes. “President Trump called his Electoral College tally a landslide. By his own standards, these numbers represented a clear victory then, and I respectfully suggest they...

More
  • December 15, 2020

x After several negative tests, I learned I was positive for COVID-19 this AM. I’m feeling good & experiencing very mild symptoms. I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. I remind everyone to be careful & do the right things to protect yourselves...

More
  • November 20, 2020

x After several negative tests, I learned I was positive for COVID-19 this AM. I’m feeling good & experiencing very mild symptoms. I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. I remind everyone to be careful & do the right things to protect yourselves...

More
  • November 20, 2020

I am overjoyed that Joe Biden won the presidency, but am also aware of the serious damage presented by the Republicans potentially controlling the Senate, giving them a major blocking tool. We all know this.  The key to understanding the Republican Party, and its serious threat to the nation, is that they...

More
  • November 17, 2020

Lemmings, with the Secret Service locked and loaded. Was this also a protest of DC gyms’ occupancy limits? x This loser parade must’ve left their self respect at home. https://t.co/ztC8SLOMUC— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 14, 2020 x MOMENTS AGO: Trump supporters rush to see the president's motorcade driving by. pic.twitter.com/h0brs4gfC0...

More
  • November 14, 2020

Rather than any legitimate interpretation of constitutional law, all of the outcomes you can expect from the Supreme Court will now be solely based on how the decision will affect Republicans getting elected. It’s disturbing, because as I read and watch media figures discuss Biden’s lead, they bring up the...

More
  • October 30, 2020

Rather than any legitimate interpretation of constitutional law, all of the outcomes you can expect from the Supreme Court will now be solely based on how the decision will affect Republicans getting elected. It’s disturbing, because as I read and watch media figures discuss Biden’s lead, they bring up the...

More
  • October 30, 2020

Keith Olbermann has been doing daily YouTube reports on various miscreants, but mainly on IMPOTUS, and it now seems like the Trumpian narrative now developing is a plan to disqualify Biden, by means of something, something…. illegal reasons. As unlikely as this might be, the desperate Trump has been even...

More
  • October 20, 2020

I have written two posts about suggested questions for Nominee Barrett — here and here.  But watching a good deal of today’s confirmation hearing, and listening to her dodge way too many questions, I realize I should also have set out some suggested questions to highlight how thin are her qualifications...

More
  • October 14, 2020

The Biden/Harris campaign must not answer any court-packing questions. Their answer should always be they will do what they were elected to do. The question is GOP court-packing with incompetent judges. Disregard calls to address court-packing x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Even with a Senate majority led...

More
  • October 9, 2020
/ 2016 / 2018 / 2020 / 2020election / 2021 / Abbott / Access / Administration / Affordable Care Act / AffordableCareAct / Airlines / Alaska / Americans / AmyConeyBarrett / appointments / Arizona / Attack / Austin / Ballots / Barrett / BetoORourke / biden / Blue / BlueWave / Border / BS / Bush / cages / California / Campaign / Campaigns / Capitol / Cars / Castro / caught / Census / Change / childcare / China / Cities / Coalition / collins / Colorado / Congress / Conservative / Constitution / Cornyn / CoronaVirus / CoronavirusCornyn / counted / Counties / Court / COVID / Covid-19 / crowds / Cut / daines / Dallas / Data / Death / Deaths / Debate / Decision / Defense / Democracy / Democrat / Democrats / Donald / Donald Trump / Donate / Donors / Election / Elections / Emergency / English / Ernst / Exercise / Exposure / EXTRA / Facts / Fail / Families / Fear / Federal / Fight / Funding / Future / Ga / Gardner / General / Ginsburg / GOP / Government / Graham / Harris / Health / Health Care / Health Insurance / Help / House / Hypocrisy / Immigration / Income / Independent / info / Information / Insurance / International / Iowa / Joe / John / JohnCornyn / Judge / Judges / Justice / King / Law / LawSuits / Layoffs / Leaders / Leadership / Legal / letter / Local / Loeffler / Losing / Maine / Mayor / McConnell / mcsally / Melania / Message / Messaging / MjHegar / Money / Moscow / Murkowski / News / Nominee / Obama / Obamacare / October / Opinion / PAC / Pandemic / Party / paycheck / plans / Poll / Polling / Positive / Power / President / Presidential / problem / Public / Racist / Reelection / Republican / Republicans / Response / Restaurants / Rules / Schools / Senate / Senators / September / Service / Spanish / Speaker / State / Stop / Strike / Tax / Texas / Thinking / Time / Trump / Turnout / Tweet / Twitter / TX-Sen / Unemployment / Utah / Vaccine / Virus / Vote / Voter / Voters / Voting / Wall / Wall Street / White House / worry / WSJ

From Emily Singer at The American Independent: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Thursday that preexisting health conditions are not as big a deal as Democrats are making them seem, using one of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act to attack Democrats. “The left, including Joe Biden in...

More
  • October 2, 2020

This interview is a classic example of why Americans don't vote in their interest. A Stephanopoulos follow-up question on this filibuster lie was a no-brainer. Mainstream media allow liars the use of our airwaves to misinform us. An unchecked filibuster lie x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. When...

More
  • September 27, 2020

Trump is rushing SCOTUS vote to contest the election results, but GOP senators up for re-election may pay for this. Then again IMPOTUS* is sending seniors $200 “Trump cards” for their votes. x And here I thought this was hyperbole or trolling https://t.co/mgO2kSIOsV pic.twitter.com/nOHjQ7AMnk— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 25, 2020 x...

More
  • September 25, 2020

x Crowd in North Carolina chants: “FILL THAT SEAT!” pic.twitter.com/RuOI6vpK9u— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 19, 2020 Are you angry yet?  I hope so.  We must block the republicans from stealing the election with a packed court.   I think we need to get even more voters out...

More
  • September 20, 2020

Like the Trump administration, four years of missed appointments and scheduling problems. Also there’s a film Trump has blocked for four years. Trump needs to rearm or he won’t win. You shouldn’t worry about the alligator that eats your limbs, worry about the one that eats the boat. x The...

More
  • August 2, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Amy McGrath (D. KY), is working to unite her party after her close primary win against progressive challenger, Charles Booker (D. NJ). McGrath stopped in Louisville to address police brutality and seeking justice for Breonna Taylor after being killed by three police officers: “I think the investigation...

More
  • July 13, 2020

Trump’s unfitness for office, and his destruction of government institutions and norms, is positively cartoonish in its obviousness and threat.  But — three years in — have any of your Republican friends admitted that to you? It is a really important question because as bad as Trump is, the long term threat...

More
  • May 25, 2020
/ 2016 / 2019 / 2020 / 2020election / Access / Advertisement / America / appointment / appointments / Arizona / Attack / Axios / Ballot / Base / biden / Bipartisan / Bipartisanship / Blue / BlueWave / BrettKavanaugh / Cabinet / Campaign / Campaigns / Candidates / Capitol / Catastrophic / China / Choice / Coats / College / collins / Community / Congress / Congressman / Conservatism / Conservative / Constitution / Cook / CoronaVirus / Corruption / Court / Courtesy / COVID / Crisis / Cult / daines / Dating / Debate / Decision / Democrat / Democrats / DirectorofNationalIntelligence / Dispatch / Distance / DNI / Donald / Donald Trump / DonaldTrump / Donate / Donors / e / effort / Election / Election2020 / Elections / emails / England / Ernst / Evidence / Family / Fight / Food / FrontLine / Funding / gain / General / Georgia / GOP / Government / Governor / Greenfield / Guns / Hamas / Health / Health Care / Hearing / History / House / IDEA / Impeachment / Incompetence / Independence / Independent / Infrastructure / Integrity / Intelligence / Iowa / Jeopardy / Jobs / Joe / John / Justice / Kansas / Law / Leadership / Liberal / Loeffler / Loyalty / Mail / Maine / McConnell / mcsally / ME-Sen / Medicare / members / Memo / Michigan / Money / Montana / Moscow / National Security / Nominee / Obamacare / PAC / Pandemic / Parking / Party / pence / Politico / Politics / Poll / Polling / Polls / Positive / Poverty / Presidency / President / Presidential / Press / Primary / Protest / Protesters / Public / qualified / Questions / Race / Radio / Ratcliffe / Reelection / Reflection / Refusal / Republican / Republicans / Reputation / Response / Responsibility / Rock / safe / Salon / Security / Senate / Senators / Separation / Shelter / Shelter-in-Place / Speaker / State / supporters / Target / Tax / Terrorism / Texas / Threat / Trump / unknown / Vice President / Virginia / Vote / Voters / Voting / Washington / Wealth / White House / Women / Workers

From Salon: Women voters who propelled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to wins in four consecutive Senate races have increasingly soured on the so-called “centrist” Republican as her record has drifted farther right since President Donald Trump's election. Maine is a uniquely women-dominated state. About 77% of women residents are registered to vote,...

More
  • May 10, 2020

Moscow Mitch is willing to risk the lives of his fellow senators in order to force a vote on one of his political toadies to the Court of Appeals to D.C.   The toadie in question: Only 161 days after he took his seat on the U.S. District Court in Louisville,...

More
  • May 3, 2020

Kudos to Julia Conley at Common Dreams for capturing this: Three weeks after government watchdogs demanded the resignation of U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and Richard Burr following reports that both responded to briefings about the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic in late January by selling millions of dollars in stocks, critics slammed...

More
  • April 18, 2020

Rand Paul appeared on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd this morning once again. There was no pandering yet no serious probing. It led however to Paul making some statements that when evaluated to the core speaks a truth few are willing to accept. Rand Paul very artfully criticized Trump questioning his warmongering...

More
  • January 12, 2020

I’d love to see this for three reasons: 1) I love Barack Obama, and his presence in public life simply makes us better, 2) it would be sweet revenge for the Merrick Garland travesty, and 3) there’s a pretty good chance that, if it happened, Donald Trump would swallow his...

More
  • December 29, 2019

Anyone who believes that they can make peace with Republicans like Mitch McConnell and his ilk is dreaming. Tacking to the mythical center is tantamount to capitulation. One cannot reach ideological Republicans because it is not about wrong or right. It is solely about getting their way. They are only concerned about their...

More
  • December 14, 2019

At an event in Knoxville, Iowa, which is best-known for being the home of the annual Knoxville Nationals winged sprint car automobile race, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden criticized other Democratic presidential candidates and falsely insinuated that they want to abuse the executive power authority of the presidency: x .@JoeBiden in...

More
  • November 24, 2019

Received this e-mail from Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) Lindsey Graham made a mockery of the United States Senate when he shielded Brett Kavanaugh from legitimate questions about his background. Lindsey doesn’t care about investigating Kavanaugh. He only cares about handing out lifetime appointments to...

More
  • September 20, 2019

If there is any rational basis left, any meaning to the ideals of this country, then the eventual nominee of the Democratic party will defeat Donald Trump in the next general election.  I have to believe that, sincerely. But what then?   We all tend to have a mistaken, glorified view of...

More
  • July 22, 2019

A young woman from Birmingham, Alabama was raped and impregnated four times by her uncle. She was just 12-years old when the raping started: her mother’s half-brother would constantly climb in her bed. She endured this hell for years: Raped at 14, she miscarried. Raped at 16, she gave birth...

More
  • June 16, 2019

2-4-6-8, who must we eliminate? Trumpster! Trumpster! Gooooooo HOME! Don't get me started, I can go on with that shit all day. But that is the overarching theme in 2020 for pretty much anybody who graduated Pre-K without a MAGA hat for a diploma. And there is empirical evidence to...

More
  • June 8, 2019

You may not recall that Brett Kavanaugh was actually an unpopular choice among conservatives when he was announced. They feared he was too wishy-washy. All of that changed when they discovered that he was an alleged rapist.  Overnight, they went from milquetoast support to backing his nomination more fiercely than...

More
  • May 19, 2019

Since the Trump Presidency began back in January 2017, we have endeavored to maintain a comprehensive listing of all the administrations misdeeds in the Everything Awful The Trump Administration Has Done Omnibus (full list here), and have attempted to categorize and score them accordingly. Today is April 20th, which means that as of...

More
  • April 20, 2019
Available for Amazon Prime