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Aside from advocating mass killing, Lara Trump agrees with VP Harris that migrants should not undertake a journey to the US southern border even as full consular service has not been restored to all US embassies since the end of the Trump regime. (2020) Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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  • June 13, 2021

Shedding Facebook becomes more necessary as awareness of disinformation and propaganda effects forces editorial action by Facebook. The problem is that ad revenue can and has come from malign forces beyond the usual influence operations of capitalism. This comes as its Oversight Board asks more questions about Facebook’s role in...

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  • May 11, 2021

I was very impressed with the humility and humanity of this guy’s statement after the Chauvin verdict. If only most got it as he did. We can thank Chauvin for awakening this white guy. Empowering. See full episodes here. Suffice it to say. I was very impressed with this white...

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  • April 21, 2021
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Like Martin Luther objecting to Pope Leo X selling indulgences to raise money for a variety of excesses, the environmental costs of carbon markets far exceed the benefits. Austerity would have denied us Renaissance art which is less at risk in an age of non-fungible tokens. Today the consequences for the planet...

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  • March 28, 2021

Likely there will be Daniel Dale or Aaron Rupar to tweet about the Trump blather. As for the insurrection, it was as if it had never happened. It will shock you how much the it never happened. Tom Cotton inveighed against anti-cop mobs—but only in the context of Portland and without seeming to...

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  • February 28, 2021

Here’s the first big campaign of 2021: A white candidate to be Wisconsin's top education official deleted her Twitter account and apologized after posting a message that she had been called a racial slur for Black people when she was 16 because “my lips were bigger than most and that...

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  • February 18, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the organization Common Cause Pennsylvania: I’m going to be honest with you — I’m deeply concerned. The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee just voted House Bill 38 (HB 38) out of committee by a slim margin, attempting to clear the way for the legislature to engage...

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  • January 13, 2021

Donald Trump is ending his presidency the way he began it—as a squishy wad of id that just can’t get over how unfairly it’s been treated. Because he has the miasmic ego of a tyrant and the self-awareness of a prechewed legume, Trump is eschewing quiet reflection and self-recrimination in...

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  • January 10, 2021

​Please practice greater situational awareness from January 17 to January 20. We all trust that those whose jobs it is to keep the nation safe are doing that effectively despite the numbers of law enforcement officials participating in violent anti-government demonstrations. x Police departments across the United States are opening probes...

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  • January 10, 2021

“Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it's marginal, right?” Trump’s pardon spree is a series of corrupt gifts, administrative vandalism on the way out of the bunker, expecting others to clear up afterwards. x Donald Trump, answering phone call from 7-year-old on Christmas Eve: “Are you...

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  • December 24, 2020

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx. Outline of Marx’s Analysis Chapter 16 The Historical Relation Between Absolute and Relative Surplus Value – in capitalism, social labor produces surplus-value – early on: formal subsumption of labor produces absolute surplus-value by extending the working...

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  • December 20, 2020

I recently came across a typical Twitter argument about the CIA promoting modern art as propaganda. The usual distorting tweet-discourse occurred but what remained are somewhat paranoid discussions of whether the CIA supported Modern Art. They really didn’t, as much as they supported US propaganda in general. The argument about CIA and Art evolved...

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  • December 6, 2020

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx This covers chapters 15 and 16. Chapter 15 describes more closely the production process and its relation of technology (to power as machinery and as social relation) Chapter 16 begins a discussion of...

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  • November 12, 2020

Maybe we can now just wait for every vote to be counted. Fortunately we’re past the fail-safe point of the Comey email fiasco of 2016 and its associated manipulation by the NY Times. We may be out of October Surprises. Even Putin seems to have officially cut Trump loose. Then...

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  • October 29, 2020

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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  • October 24, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: The Monmouth University Poll finds North Carolina’s U.S. Senate election has shifted in the Democrat’s favor since last month. Among registered voters, challenger Cal Cunningham has 48% support and first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis has...

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  • October 13, 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

There’s a BeijingBiden website, but Trump seems to have decided not to use this insult in speeches, leaving that meme to surrogates and media bottom-feeders. The meme was important to the Trump campaign in April, but since China “prefers” Biden, no amount of “China Virus” can offset Americans’ awareness of...

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  • September 9, 2020

An Oregon developer of a proposed gas station next to a creek and wetlands has withdrawn his application. In short:  Victory! Withdrawn App, how sweet the sound, Saving trees … thirty feet around. They were doomed on this place, but now are saved, thanks to Grace. The nearby neighborhoods’ coveys...

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  • September 4, 2020

A video of an eight-year-old boy arrested at Gerald Adams Elementary School in Key West, Florida, for allegedly punching a teacher in the chest has recently emerged. The child’s arrest occurred in 2018 but has just now become public. Attorney Ben Crump posted the video on Twitter. He will be representing...

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  • August 11, 2020

Peter Navarro, the Trump administration trade adviser whom Jared Kushner found on Amazon.com (the same place I’ve been vainly searching for a one-bedroom tauntaun carcass to hide in for the next four years in case Trump somehow wins again) wants y’all to stop politicizing the, erm, China virus, folks! This morning,...

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  • July 27, 2020

Yesterday’s Trump presser only needed a whiteboard and a Sharpietm to draw the path to a quarter-million US deaths. x The U.S. has now confirmed 4 million coronavirus cases — just 15 days after hitting 3 million. Federal health officials have said the actual number of cases is likely 10 times higher...

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  • July 24, 2020

From Politico: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday signaled he would be open to the Senate ending its practice of imposing a 60-vote threshold for most legislation, a positional shift from the Democratic presidential nominee who spent more than 35 years as a senator. In comments to journalists Monday...

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  • July 14, 2020

The placing of 90 op-eds in a range of 40+ media outlets signals some real disinformation problems at work. One guess is that one of many (Saudi/UAE/Russia?) intelligence services have been doing this. This Daily Beast article shows how deep the information battle operates. http://www.thedailybeast.com/… Badani is part of a...

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  • July 8, 2020

x Photos of Trump today – from @tru62. pic.twitter.com/dVVHvwUG9q — Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 27, 2020 x In white polo shirt and red cap, Pres Trump returns to WH from his Virginia golf club. pic.twitter.com/8hAWAvma8z — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 27, 2020 x The choice of messenger…. Irony and any...

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  • June 27, 2020

Uh … dude. Come on. x Today, President @realDonaldTrump will sign an executive order to transform the federal hiring process—and replace one-size-fits-all, degree-based hiring with skills-based hiring. More from @IvankaTrump: pic.twitter.com/W8xhiyCRBy— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 26, 2020 IVANKA FRIGGIN’ TRUMP, FOR FUCK’S SAKE: “President Trump has always been a champion...

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  • June 26, 2020

Aside from a provocative trip to Tulsa this afternoon, there were many naked attempts to get reelected despite all the criming going on. So many other potential crimes might get covered up by more blatant manipulations. Another Friday evening featured yet another flim-flam, this time with the prosecution of Rudy Giuliani. This...

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  • June 20, 2020

Dr. Jay Theis, a Kingwood resident organized a silent protest. He did so in this very Red Republican suburb of Houston, Kingwood Texas, likely to illustrate that the George Floyd murder-by-cop touched people everywhere. “I felt I had to do something,” Theis replied when asked why he organized the silent...

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  • June 7, 2020

MSNBC Host Katy Tur was shocked that black men have better odds of demise-by-cop than winning a scratch-off ticket. Joshua Johnson helped set the stage. MSNBC host Katy Tur was shocked x x YouTube Video Watch full episodes here. Katy Tur is a darn good journalist. She won over many progressive...

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  • June 1, 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

Oh really? When asked how President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic might impact her reelection race, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst was confident his response to the public health crisis will help her secure a second term. “I think the president has actually handled it quite well, so I...

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  • May 23, 2020

Homeland security laws would have dramatically lessened the impact of COVID-19. The two most recent were prepared by the Trump White House in 2018.            I have a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland     Defense and Security,...

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  • May 11, 2020

Well, I can’t add much to these pics as they speak for themselves.  This is what humanity, love in action and real leaders look like.    He has done more in his lifetime for good than anyone I can think of.   This is a National Treasure.  He will be 96...

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  • April 22, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: It’s Jen O’Malley Dillon, Joe Biden’s Campaign Manager. It was important to me that we were able to share with you a little bit more about our campaign’s overall strategy moving forward. A lot has changed, our world...

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  • March 26, 2020

Today Is World Water Day: Help Sustain Our Work For Clean Water! In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Donna, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Water Is Life! Please Sustain Our Organizing ForOur Survival By Making Automatic Monthly Gifts Now   Progressive...

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  • March 22, 2020

It has seemed from the start that Trump’s incompetence comes from understanding that he’s incapable of self-awareness or self-governance, especially when he defaults to his usual combativeness with the media. Unfortunately there was a tracking poll uptick in his approval over handling the crisis even if remains untrustworthy. That could compel...

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  • March 20, 2020

The vogue phrase to use about the coronavirus or mass shootings, especially by conservatives, is—let’s not politicize this. If you check a thesaurus a few of the words that substitute for politicizing are—debate, discuss and raise awareness of.  Maybe I am so isolated from reality that I have missed something...

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  • March 16, 2020

Just stop talking about “staying in your lane” unless you're a American football player. “Stay in your lane: 1) what you say to someone who is below your league in terms of attractiveness and tries to hit on you. 2) what you say to someone who tries to talk about...

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  • February 7, 2020

If you’re asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you’re really asking when’s it going to happen to “me,” because it’s already happened to many other people. Eric Roston During WWII the United States took control over the Marshall Islands (Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ), a part of the larger island...

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  • February 1, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the progressive group, Indivisible: A few days ago, we wrote to tell you about a newly-formed plan: the Payback Project. We told you we’d get the details to you as soon as possible, and today we’re ready to unveil our initial plans. Before we get...

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  • January 27, 2020

The recent case of DeAndre Arnold, a black Texas teen of Trinidadian extraction, who is not being allowed to walk the stage to celebrate his graduation because of a hairstyle is not as unique as you might think.  I have a personal stake in this argument because my grandson’s Mom...

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  • January 24, 2020

Archives By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   We need Improved Medicare For All (MFA). Economists and health policy experts agree: MFA will save 10,000s of lives and 100s of $billions every year. Thanks to your support, Progressive Democrats...

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  • December 23, 2019

As we discussed in our previous post, Trendency has been tracking the opinions of registered voters on the impeachment of President Donald Trump since the beginning of the year. Through most of 2019, even during the height of the Mueller Report becoming public, the public did not favor the impeachment...

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  • December 19, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike H., and Donna—your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   We need Improved Medicare For All (MFA)! Economists and health policy experts agree: MFA will save 10,000s of lives and...

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  • December 18, 2019

The horrors of climate change are unfolding around the world with smothering heatwaves, agricultural losses from flooding, and drought — higher storm surge along with powerful and deadly cyclonic windstorms armed with heavy rainfall and wildfire. The United States and other developed nations experience every single impact listed, we do....

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  • December 13, 2019

Trump truly believes that as POTUS* he is doing 13,000 times over, shtick like Tommy Flanagan, the Jon Lovitz character on SNL That addiction to falsehood is evident in each campaign rally, and has leaked into nearly every public appearance as Trump’s desperation features even into the nonverbal choice of wearing a...

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  • November 28, 2019

If the cops walk in, while I am in the middle of a bank robbery and I pull off my mask, drop my gun and shout, I was not robbing the bank!; the cops should let me go. If anyone questions my logic my excuse-makers would tell you, the bank...

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  • November 27, 2019

I have written many stories on behalf of veterans and many of them are here. I have wrestled with the idea of how long I would continue with United Veterans. It is getting very rough ! This year I am going to do something out of the ordinary.   I came...

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  • November 8, 2019

There are some continuing items of discourse that are important to our understanding how the climate crisis is one of a just transition to sustainable production. Naomi Klein reminds us in a recent interview with the Guardian, as we observe the “Beginnings of an era of Climate Barbarism”: Do you feel encouraged...

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  • October 27, 2019

Self-awareness is not a strong suit with the folks at Fox News. To wit: x Tucker Carlson just now: “It's hard to think of a company that's hurt this country more than Twitter. Maybe there are some. I can't think of one. If you look at the hate & the...

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  • October 9, 2019