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All wars are battles among falcons, they are never fought between hawks and doves. A UN enforced no-fly-zone would have no doves. As James Clapper said on CNN: “The game’s on”. The reality is that wars like Ukraine-Russia are fought in blood even if they can be modeled as a series of...

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  • March 14, 2022

Republicans have proved to be masters at soundbite manipulation. The GOP has gotten, mainly, poor white people in the Red States to oppose Medicare expansion, happily believing that rich people trickling on them will eventually improve their lot. Truth in schools is being portrayed as a threat to whiteness, and...

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  • October 15, 2021

“[The debt limit suspension] ensures our federal government will not approach any kind of short-term debt crisis in the coming weeks or months. It secures our nation’s full faith and credit and ensures that Congress will not throw this kind of unnecessary wrench into the gears of our job growth...

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  • September 27, 2021

Senator Lindsey Graham once again exposed Republicans as heartless, racist, xenophobes, bent on winning at all costs. He tried injecting heroism into the actions of border patrol agents who, literally, rode herd on desperate Haitian refugees. Despite the scenes of crying, terrified children grasping for the comfort of their mother’s...

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  • September 24, 2021

The right-wing has spent the last few weeks gnashing and grinding their teeth to the gum line, trying hard to compare the Afghan evacuation to Ho Chi Minh City, (Saigon). President Biden extricated America from a black hole of war that sucked the very lives, resources, and emotions out of...

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  • September 10, 2021

Dr. Eddie Glaude points out that Democrats lose when they act like scorned lovers as they neglect parts of their base for others. Dr. Eddie Glaude makes a necessary observation x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. While discussing the draconian Texas abortion law, Nicolle Wallace noted that Democrats are, in...

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  • September 9, 2021

Dr. Eddie Glaude points out that Democrats need to engage their full base if they are to be successful. COVID makes it clear the evil of corporate healthcare. COVID points out the evil in Corporate Healthcare x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video...

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  • September 8, 2021

I tried sitting through FOX News’ commentary/critique yesterday, following Joe Biden’s report on the status of the nation, and in particular the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. After a few minutes, and when one of the conservative panelists had the temerity and amnesia to call Joe Biden a liar, I...

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  • August 25, 2021

From that moment in November of 1969, when former President Richard Nixon asked for a “silent majority” to support his ‘Vietnamization’ effort, utilizing the peace with honor strategy; America’s shotgun wedding to the GOP marriage of silent loyalty and moral obedience was consummated. Between the Nixon and Reagan administrations, Republicans...

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  • August 13, 2021

Now that Texas, Georgia, and Florida Republicans have left America by subverting the right of every American to vote, let us look at the rest of the southern Republicans, 66% of which favor secession. According to several polls, the phantom confederacy overwhelmingly favors leaving the Union. To be fair, five...

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  • July 16, 2021

Burned out at the end of the Joy-Ann Reid hour on MSNBC, I am ready for mindless tv. By that time, my intellectual palette is dulled by the talk of the continuous meal foisted on me of tasteless conservative ambrosia. A nice, seared steak of the NBA playoffs or a good...

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  • July 9, 2021

Donald Trump, the man with gold-plated bathroom fixtures and a 10,000 dollar portrait of himself bought with money donated to his corrupt and now-defunct charity, thinks that the 1.7 million [tax-free] dollars paid to his CFO, Allen Weisselberg, were a fringe benefit, or just Trump change. Anyone still buying into...

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  • July 2, 2021

The predictability of the Republican party is as thinly veiled as the Trump presidency, made of tissue paper, and lies. The tissue, because the former President was full of it and flush with lies. At the height of Hillary Clinton’s popularity, flip-flopping Kevin McCarthy, the now House minority leader, said...

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  • June 4, 2021

Once Senator Mitch McConnell staked out the politically uncompromising GOP opposition to ‘everything’ Democrats proffered, during the Obama administration, the redline was drawn. Slowly but surely, the so-called moderate Republicans like; Susan Collins, Rob Portman, and John Thune have repeatedly torn their knickers on the fence. Collins, for example, agreed...

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  • May 28, 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

MFP is neologisms that get sticky. Cheugy is the latest, being a term that Generation Z calls Millennials, perhaps it’s the revival of more postmodernism. Generation Z consumer-brand attacks on Millennials consumption habits may be all that Gheugy is about. Proud Boys and their golf polos may be Cheugy, if only...

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  • May 16, 2021

In discussing a new party, Former Congressman Denver Riggleman (R-VA) said Conservative does not mean crazy nor being nuts but balanced. Former Republican Congressman why for a New Party See full episodes here. Former Congressman Denver Riggleman did not mince his words. He was clear. “You just saw the messaging for the...

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  • May 12, 2021

So this happened yesterday: Glenn Youngkin, a wealthy first-time candidate who walked a line between his party’s Trump-centric base and appeals to business interests, won the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Monday. He heads into a general election in one of only two states choosing their governors in...

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  • May 12, 2021

Who could believe that Republicans would actually use a provable voter fraud fallacy to distract from institutional interventions that suppress votes. Why would they divert attention to voter suppression efforts and conspiracy theories as absurd as ballots shipped from abroad. And there’s no shortage of cynical extremists in the GOP. But...

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  • May 10, 2021

Because Hawley’s whines about Big Tech while promoting sales of his book on Amazon, the epitome of …. Big Tech. “Democrats are eyeing a comeback in Missouri, believing the Capitol riot hurt Republicans in the state, not least because of Josh Hawley’s prominent role.” “Don’t try to censor, cancel, and silence...

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  • May 10, 2021

Taegan Goddard of Political Wire has an article up on his blog (subscription required): Trump’s Strength Is His Lack of Loyalty, which analyzes the Former Guy’s continuing hold on the GOP. Trump’s leverage over Republicans right now isn’t that he can grow the party. It’s that he could destroy it...

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  • May 8, 2021

Why is McConnell destroying the GOP? Why is Trump popular with his base? What does a low birth rate mean? Is capitalism the epidemic’s Achilles heel? Is McConnell oblivious to what he is unleashing? Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • May 5, 2021

The Tin Lizzie was a Ford Model T car that ushered in prefabricated manufacturing, thereby featuring profits over craftsmanship. Although for the first time, the middle-class had real dreams of affording an automobile, the Tin eventually went bye-bye because it bowed to modernization. The current Tin Lizzie, Republican House member...

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  • May 5, 2021

GQP, the “radical cult that used to be a political party” now attacks “wokeness” to divert attention from their retribution against Liz Cheney’s vote against previous guy during the insurrection. x Rep. Kevin McCarthy: “The movement in this country about wokeness has got to stop.” pic.twitter.com/Vnrkm0N1bx — The Hill (@thehill) May...

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  • May 4, 2021

We’re seeing more and more stories that Liz Cheney is about to be tossed under the bus, that the Republican “leadership” is so in thrall to Trump and his base, so dedicated to the service of Trump’s ego and his lies, that they are preparing to cast Cheney into the...

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  • May 4, 2021

If the Ministerium für Staatsicherheit (Ministry for State Security) had had a crystal ball 40 years ago they would have promoted capitalism, the sheer amount of information people are willing to give away for free would have made their job so easy. Now in a functioning democracy that would be...

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  • May 4, 2021

Charlie McCarthy’s cousin, Kevin claimed POTUS Biden’s speech could have been an email, as previous guy claimed paternity for vaccine development that wasn’t even his. Remember when Trump and Kushner declared 60,000 American deaths to COVID-19 “a great success story”. .@GOPLeader: “Republicans will work with anyone to build America up…” 🤡 pic.twitter.com/tw2RHJ6gbV...

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  • April 29, 2021
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Dr. Anthony Fauci is on a roll. First, he went after this clown: x “You can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk.” -Dr. Anthony Fauci responding to podcast host Joe Rogan’s suggestion that young people not get the COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/6E02GI31VV— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April...

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  • April 28, 2021

Much like with the election of Barack Obama, after the Derek Chauvin conviction, America was quick to congratulate itself. The fallacy of a post-racial America turned out to be as foolish as the idea of a post-racial justice system. I can still see the self-congratulatory smiles from my white colleagues...

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  • April 26, 2021

“Dadirri listens and knows, witnesses, feels, empathizes in the pain under the anger, and, if the anger is accompanied by action, seeks to understand the thoughts and feelings behind the action. Dadirri then seeks to find the source of that pain in knowledge-building for a deepening understanding of the more...

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  • April 23, 2021

People who recognized their based(sic) bigotry and hatred chose their orange ‘leader’ because ‘owning libs’ fit a general dickishness that conferred a gang-like belonging. Probably more striking are those women willing to identify with toxic masculinity and buy into the grift even after the 1/6 insurrection failed. The 21st Century’s Lost...

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  • April 22, 2021

If the previous guy doesn’t run, the 2024 POTUS field seems “wide-open” with dark horses, stalking horses, mudders, and nags. With a seven figure advance, the Pence memoir is going to need a lot of bulk purchasers. And we know how reliable John Bolton’s thinking has been. John Bolton, Donald...

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  • April 21, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

Americans should listen to the rational Republicans willing to publicly lift the scales from their eyes, who say their brethren are cowardly. Current and former Republicans like the previous Republican National Committee Chair, Michael Steele, and former Rep. David Jolly have said over and over the current crop of GOPers...

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  • April 12, 2021

In what is likely the best admonition of the Right, Jake Tapper presented a clinic on their intransigence and outright racism. Jake Tapper nails them See full episodes here. One needed to do a double-take after listening to Jake Tapper‘s soliloquy that put the entire Right-Wing implosion into context. Whether on...

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  • April 12, 2021

“We might (and I stress might) have already reached and passed a point where there is really no turning back for Thwaites, no matter what we as humans do to our climate,” Alastair Graham, the University of South Florida and co-author of the study. New data from under the ice stream...

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  • April 9, 2021

It is hard to believe the depths to which the Republican Party headed by Donald Trump would go to. Now the GOP is intimidating their supporters. They are acting like mafia bosses to coerce their donors to give monthly. GOP acting like mafia bosses See full episodes here. The New...

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  • April 7, 2021

The jewel of the US prison-industrial-complex, GITMO still has 40 prisoners. Austerity comes to pseudo ‘black-site’. “Washington: A once-secret unit within the Guantanamo Bay detention centre that had fallen into disrepair has been closed and the prisoners moved to another facility on the American base in Cuba. The prisoners at Camp...

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  • April 5, 2021

I tossed this thought out at the end of my previous diary, New Reports on How Trump Fleeced – and is Still Fleecing – His Base, but the more I think about it, the more I think this is something the DNC or some similar group should look into, so I’m...

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  • April 4, 2021

Sometimes the New York Times gets it right: How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations During the 2020 campaign, Trump kept running short of cash. (Anything less than “all of it” is short of cash in his eyes.) So he died what unscrupulous advertisers often do: He rigged his donation...

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  • April 3, 2021

Is US progressive politics, especially in cultural issues, incapable of attracting majority support. Not so much in terms of the usual self-fulfilling marginalization, but there are absolute limits to the mutability of moderate ideologies in  order to build working majorities. In these conditions, it seems almost certain that tit-for-tat will...

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  • April 3, 2021

Here’s some big news out of Florida: 2022 Florida Governor GE: Ron DeSantis (R-inc) 45%Nikki Fried (D) 45%@StPetePolls/@Fla_Pol 3/22-24https://t.co/HgtQTMyV26 #FLgov — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) March 25, 2021 Should Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried run for Florida Governor, she starts in a statistical tie with Gov. Ron DeSantis. That’s according to a...

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  • March 26, 2021

Assuming Jason Miller is a real person and not a failed Soviet-era experiment to cross the human genome with the formula for Axe Body Spray, he appears to be in some trouble. According to The Guardian, the former former-guy spox, who impregnated another Trump campaign adviser while engaging in an...

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  • March 25, 2021

As many here know I am a Democratic Socialist and a long time Bernie supporter. I listened to Biden today and was impressed as he sounded like a democrat of old, i.e. what present day republicans would term as a screaming raving socialist. I was happy with my vote for...

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  • March 25, 2021

In September of 2013, Republicans attempted to curtail full funding of the Affordable Care Act but their efforts came to an absurd end. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spent just over 21-hours regaling the public with a tale penned by Dr. Seuss, the wisdom of Ashton Kutcher, and the World Wrestling...

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  • March 24, 2021

I could spend a lot of time making statistical comparisons about the influx of immigrants at the border starting with the George W. Bush administration through the Trump administration. If that were the real issue, Joe Biden’s current border dilemma numbers would compare favorably. Now that human decency has become solely...

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  • March 22, 2021

Jason “Plan B in your Smoothie” Miller tried to pimp Trump’s anticipated social media platform. Unfortunately the major social media platforms are reconsidering their ban of Trump, which would determine whether Trump would try to create his own propaganda platform. “Qwitter or HicTok”? Keep grift alive. Jason Miller, a spokesman...

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  • March 22, 2021

Get out. From “cancel culture” to “can sell culture”, many skirmishes and pitched battles are yet ahead in conflict that seem to have less to do with territorial control and are more about subjugating people or at least keeping the streets safe. Even so, the bigger thing will likely be...

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  • March 10, 2021

Big news today out of Missouri: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "After 14 general election victories, three to county office, 7 to the US House of Representatives, and four statewide elections, I won't be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year."https://t.co/6HOm3KamIL — Dylan Wells (@dylanewells) March 8,...

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  • March 8, 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
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