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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

The CEO of YouTube just announced that Donald Trump will be let back on the platform. Bloomberg News reports that Facebook is likely to lift Trump's ban as well, allowing him to once again push his lies and racist conspiracy theories all over the Internet. — Don Winslow (@donwinslow) April...

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  • April 7, 2021

The latest bit of gross stupidity and waste of state taxpayer funds is one state suing others because fraud, something, something…. abstracting from actual votes is more representative of the will of the people….maybe…and go Constitutionally big or go home. This Texas parlor trick requires the same thing all the...

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  • December 8, 2020

< p class=”is-empty-p”> for today’s Washington Post, posted yesterday afternoon, and titled I saw myself in Brayden Harrington’s story of stuttering. He showed us the power of sharing it openly. For the record, Dr. Wen has been a frequent presence on cable tv commenting on aspects of the pandemic. Leana...

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  • August 23, 2020

Kansas demonstrated unintentionally that mask use “flattens the curve” by comparing counties that had mask mandates with those that didn’t.  x US records more than 2,000 #coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the highest number of daily fatalities in 3 months: Johns Hopkins University #COVID19 trackerhttps://t.co/5v8lF3itDm— Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) August 7,...

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  • August 7, 2020

Another strange weekend ahead. So much carnage yet Trump will golf. x The White House press briefing right now is an outright fascist fear campaign. pic.twitter.com/xZFoBVoIis— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) July 24, 2020 x Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany: “Paw Patrol, a cartoon show about cops, was canceled. The show 'Cops' was...

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  • July 24, 2020

MoveOn.org teamed up will PPP to test polling in these three Senate battleground states: Voters in three key battleground states are closely following and by a significant majority oppose Donald Trump’s recent use of unidentified federal agents to suppress protests, according to new polling conducted by Public Policy Polling and...

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  • July 24, 2020

The use of federal protection squads in Portland and DC is expected to expand, even as there is no need for them except as actors in re-election campaign media. It’s more security theater, situated in cities rather than airports. It is pseudo martial law, transgressing on state and local laws, superspreading...

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  • July 22, 2020

All power does derive from the bottom. The various “snatch” teams likely were training for such specialized operation in larger cities. All you have to add are extralegal renditions. x Senate Judiciary Committee chairman wants federal troops deployed into urban areas to enforce state law over objection of state authorities....

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  • July 20, 2020
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More Trump lies and spin, and again he took no questions because it’s a pageant. It had the usual earmarks of such speeches, including a “sir” remark and the confabulation of facts. Michael Steele called this a “stopgap”. x 2 died of Ebola: They said Obama should resign. 4 died...

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  • June 16, 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

Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Baltimore on Memorial Day, and Baltimore’s mayor doesn’t want him there. Can you blame him? Who would want that tactless, maskless disease vector anywhere near their city? You might as well give the key to the city to late-stage syphilis. Dear Mr. President @realDonaldTrump,...

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  • May 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: This is our first of regular newsletters we will be sending around to Team Joe supporters from Vice President Biden. We hope you find this entertaining, informative, and a place to connect with the VP and our team....

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  • March 26, 2020

There were those who warned us about Dr. Robert Redfield when Trump appointed him to the be director of the CDC, and the coronavirus pandemic and the American governments abysmal response to it are proving Redfield’s critics right.  However, Redfield has been able to keep his head down and not...

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  • March 8, 2020

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell did a segment on Donald Trump that was piercing as it was able to explain the president's pathology. Ultimately, this is a man that has never loved anyone or was ever loved. Lawrence O'Donnell dissects Trump's pathology x x YouTube Video Lawrence O'Donnell first knocked Trump's prayer...

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  • February 9, 2020

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

Twenty four hours before the hearse  was to arrive to bring the body of Civil Rights icon and leader Rep. Cummings to the Capitol, there was a riot by ridiculous republicans storming a hearing.  The family of Elijah Cummings is in mourning.   Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attending her brother’s funeral.   Democrats...

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  • October 24, 2019

It is a shame we are not spared a moment from daily turmoil to respectfully mark the death of a legendary figure like the dearly departed Maryland Congressional Rep. Elijah Cummings. Mr. Cummings left us yesterday at age 68.  I hesitate to bring up the current occupant of the White...

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  • October 18, 2019

My sympathies are felt for all in his district, a great loss to our country and especially to the families of a great legislator and human full of compassion and fairness. This is a sad day in America.  Rep. Cummings was 68 years old. This is a developing story of...

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  • October 17, 2019

Vice *Resident Mike Pence was down in Kentucky doing a little politicin’ and decided to do a photo-op with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. That was his first mistake. USA Today “American Pharoah has it all these days. By becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in 2015,...

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  • September 15, 2019

It’s a day that ends in Y so Trump is attacking a person of color, this time our beloved Joy Ann Reid. … x Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn’t have the “it” factor needed for...

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  • September 14, 2019

Not counting his die hard dead-enders, everyone can see that Donald Trump is in big reelection trouble. The one thing keeping Trump afloat—the economy he inherited from President Obama—has been sabotaged with Trump’s own reckless trade wars and his trillion dollar deficits. Meanwhile, Trump’s obvious mental deterioration has just made his erratic behavior...

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  • August 24, 2019

He's getting worse, there's no question about that. Freed from any remaining senior advisers who tried to keep Donald Trump's wild behavior in some sort of check, the president now spends his unfiltered days wallowing in racist attacks, amplifying Infowars-like conspiracy theories about his enemies, and inspiring mass murdering gunmen....

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  • August 12, 2019

Jonathan Swan at Axios is reporting that sometime last week Trump mulled the idea of declaring a state of emergency  for Baltimore so that he could “say that the living conditions in Baltimore were unacceptable and that people were suffering because their Democratic representatives let them down. So Trump would...

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  • August 5, 2019

“When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally,” Donald Trump declared on July 22, 2016, as he accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president. “Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for...

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  • August 4, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1505. Made repeated racially charged attacks against representative Elijah...

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  • August 2, 2019

Doubling and tripling down on his bigoted commentary and racist tweets, Donald Trump is all but boasting that his re-election run will be fueled by hate speech and hardcore white grievance. Unlike anything ever seen before in American politics (remember, segregationist George Wallace didn't have a Twitter feed), Trump's re-election...

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  • July 31, 2019

Why don’t you speak up against racism shown recently against your fellow congressman Cummings?, or do you share Trump’s feelings about Baltimore and their representative. How do you feel about the cozy feelings between Trump and Putin and also the Saudi Prince and Kim of North Korea? When did you...

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  • July 30, 2019

Because he’s not racist at all — oh, no, not even close; he’s the least racist person you’ll ever meet … the least racist — Donald Trump hate-tweeted at Al Sharpton early this morning. (If you’re a black politician or celebrity and he hasn’t attacked you yet, don’t worry. He’ll get...

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  • July 29, 2019

After The Baltimore Sun declared that “it’s better to have a few rats than to be one,” #TrumpIsARat started trending on Twitter. Enjoy: #TrumpIsARat trends on Twitter after Baltimore Sun publishes scathing editorial of Trump https://t.co/wEfad07A50 pic.twitter.com/38DKUQNBeZ — The Hill (@thehill) July 28, 2019 Obama = still loved and respected all over...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 28, 2019

Jared Kushner is a lot of things: addlepated titmouse; bemused silver-spoon-asshole-enabler; failing real estate investor; poor man’s Count Chocula; quasi-sentient ambulatory sperm whale placenta in Little Lord Fauntleroy finery; Ivanka Trump’s third-favorite dildo. But don’t ever call him a decent landlord. Because apparently, he’s a slumlord. In — wait for it! —...

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  • July 28, 2019

Hmm, this sounds familiar, huh? Just two weeks after telling Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib to go back to their “original countries,” Trump is blowing his racist dog-whistles again. And, once again, you’d have to be a pretty deaf dog not to hear them. Now he’s...

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  • July 27, 2019

Smells like winning. From The Washington Post: General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of...

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  • November 26, 2018

What an assh**e, ruining a performance my favorite musical! Baltimore Sun “A man shouted a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute during a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre on Wednesday night in an outburst that some audience members feared was the beginning of a shooting. Audience member...

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  • November 15, 2018

(@nycsouthpaw  is a lawyer and writer, followed on Twitter by the likes of President Obama, Josh Marshall, Ezra Klein, Meteor Blades and yours truly. His real name is Luppe B. Luppen and he writes this article about Kavanaugh’s finances at everyone’s favorite Yahoo News) Democrats may question Kavanaugh’s personal finances: WASHINGTON —...

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  • September 5, 2018

Don't touch that dial Those of you who check in on me regularly, like a parent whose kid has the measles, know that is one of my favorrte pet phrases. I use it to end an article when I have a srong feeling that I'll be circling back around to...

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  • July 26, 2018
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Sorry for being rather late on this one; I don’t write here much anymore. The reaction was ever so predictable. After the New York Times’ report that Clinton shielded campaign adviser Burns Strider after he made inappropriate advances on another staffer, against the wishes of her campaign manager who wanted...

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  • January 30, 2018

Originally posted Eclectablog.com. The Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington, D.C. is Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. He has been a fierce progressive advocate during his tenure as Ranking Member, standing up to Republican absurdity and malfeasance during the Benghazi Inquisition, the Planned Parenthood...

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  • June 24, 2016

Originally posted at Eclectablog.com. Shoot 'em? Teana Walsh, an assistant Wayne County, Michigan prosecutor posted this on her Facebook page after watching images of protesters and rioters in Baltimore following the homicide of Freddie Gray: So I am watching the news in Baltimore and see large swarms of people throwing...

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  • May 1, 2015