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Imagine what a Trump Funeral would look like. After all, Trump turned America into a funeral home with 400,000+ deaths. Except for a birthday call early in his tenure, President Donald Trump's only interaction with the past presidents was at the funeral for one of them, George H.W. Bush. By the end...

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  • May 9, 2021

Hearts are not had as a gift, but hearts are earned By those that are not entirely beautiful. These are some lines from one my favorite poems, “A Prayer for My Daughter,” by one of my all-time favorite poets, William Butler Yeats. They came to mind this morning as we...

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  • May 8, 2021

Received this e-mail yesterday from Pennsylvania State House candidate, Mariah Fisher (D. PA-HD 59), on behalf of the of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: My name is Mariah Fisher, and I’m the Democrat running against the “Trump House Lady” in a special election. I’m reaching out to ask if you'll chip in...

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  • March 12, 2021

It’s a short book 172 pages or so and I recommend it strongly. I know many here think along the same lines, it cost very little about $10.99. I’ll leave you to read it if you want to. My own thoughts. It is the greatest threat to democracy in our...

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  • January 15, 2021

I toss in my sleep, grabbing for the water bottle. I have to push the straw deep for the last few drops of precious cool water. Even the dregs are sweet. And in that moment between a memory and a dream, I was not sure if I was a hummingbird...

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  • November 10, 2020

“Oyez!  The Summer Session of Frog Court is called to order,  Judge Jeramiah Bullfrog presiding,” honked the Bailiff, who was  a Canadian goose. In strode two robed judges, who were six foot tall bullfrogs, trying to walk on two legs, but instead hopping from foot to foot.  The third bullfrog...

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  • October 3, 2020

Trump went to Ohio today to draw attention away from what will continue to be news as his crimes catch up to him. Remember that what Trump really wants among many other things is to kill off Social Security, so aside from actually killing off the elderly with incompetent health...

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  • September 22, 2020

50 days and Biden still leads nationally but there are fewer undecideds than 2016 in the details when you get to registered and likely voters, even if they have been declining since July. Like most polling, the devil’s in the details. x NEW via @AP: Biden is beating Trump nationally...

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  • September 15, 2020

Look, I know Nancy Pelosi is human but she is also a political genius.  What in the world possessed her to trust a RWNJ owner of a hair salon tell a stylist to go inside for a hair shampoo against all common sense this close to an election? Pelosi took...

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  • September 3, 2020

This is supposed to make you feel good.   Down on that stringy mess  on top of your head because of Covid?   I mean the roots are showing and the layers are gone.  It has been six months since that mop has been trimmed?   You look down at those nails and...

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  • September 3, 2020

It’s especially hard to organize folks these days. You can’t call a meeting.   It’s tough to talk and listen with masks on. Yet suburban folks west of Portland Oregon are organizing against a  developer’s plans to build a Chevron gas station/mini-mart adjacent to wetlands, big trees, and a Park Greenway....

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  • August 2, 2020

The World is colors everywhere here and there And the sky’s blinding blue is right in front of you. The burgeoning flowers send new blossoms out for hours. I admire the colors of each different lily, Or the Dragon’s Tongue; a little silly. My Dragon’s Tongue managed to survive all these...

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  • July 31, 2020

Katy Tur who for some time has been pushing back at the guardians of unfettered capitalism that impoverish many called the system out today. It was a segment of beauty. Katy Tur strikes again x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. The setup for the segment was all-encompassing and...

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  • July 19, 2020

A “virulently racist” Trump has made the nation seem like Stockholm Syndrome’s identifying with the terrorist, as Mary Trump doesn’t underestimate the Trump family’s vindictiveness. The last question by Rachel Maddow was concern for Mary Trump’s personal safety, now that the book is now generally available; she’s taken precautions. Denial is...

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  • July 17, 2020

CHAZ/CHOP is over but not gone, even if it lasted not as long as the Paris Commune. Ultimately it remains about power and autonomy. Basta ya. The fact that the police express feeling “castrated” with the victory of the movements for Black lives, underscores the synthesis of racism, patriarchy, violence,...

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  • July 1, 2020

Seems the Media attention is all on Brian Kemp of Georgia and his reopening experiment with with the lives of his fellow Georgians during a viral pandemic.  And DeSantis gets the same level of scrunity because…well….It’s Florida.  Meanwhile, AL, MS, and SC have increasing numbers of coronavirus infections since their own grand...

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  • May 30, 2020

LIVE BLOG below  5:30* PM EDT *(rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House Trump may try to double down today, perhaps with some attempt at “sarcasm” in a specific attack on reporters. He may simply cut his losses and even let...

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  • April 24, 2020

Live Blog below 5:00* PM EDT (*rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House Will there be incisive questions today? We can always hope. We are shockingly far from having anything close to the testing regime we need to reopen safely....

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  • April 22, 2020

Live Blog below 5:00* PM EDT (*rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House Fauci says U.S. will have coronavirus in the fall after Trump says it might not come back x We are shockingly far from having anything close to...

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  • April 22, 2020

This could be America’s last “free” election with the approach of a single-party state and perhaps rebranding. Firehose propaganda and disinformation at work now. So much gaslighting now. Vozhd Trump has a certain ring. x Just call it Vozhd and get on with it https://t.co/svvfYVM2at — Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February...

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  • February 6, 2020

Below are the most anticipated anti-Trump books of 2020 as of Jan 17th 2020 Donald Trump is unfit in almost every respect for the high office he holds. But what distinguishes him from every other bad leader the U.S. has had is that he has repeatedly, egregiously, betrayed his country....

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  • January 17, 2020

Those outside of Kentucky are already betting heavily on Amy McGrath as the Democratic nominee to take on Moscow Mitch in 2020.  However, Kentucky progressives are not happy with McGrath, and I one of those people.  Before all you centrists jump down my throat and give me shit, I will...

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  • November 29, 2019

What a gal !   Poor old Mother had dementia and her MAGA daughter had a reality show.  This great daughter ( republican conservative, of course) stole her Mama’s Social Security and plead guilty Oct 2 in Palm Beach County.    This is the same Karyn Turk  who defended Kavanaugh by saying the...

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  • October 6, 2019

Don’t be too hard on Trump. I’d be pissed, too, if I thought I were emperor of America and they kept throwing checks and balances in my face left and right. This one is, to use a common Trump term, a beauty: x Trump to reporters, on whether he has...

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  • October 2, 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

< p style=”text-align:justify”>After watching almost 4 days, non-stop, of disaster coverage from the Bahamas and the southeastern shores of the United States, I took a moment to distract from the horrors.  Lives were lost, property destroyed and irreparable damage to souls and psyche will live in the nightmares of the...

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  • September 6, 2019

Just watch … then let’s discuss. Note that only three words are spoken. x x YouTube Video Those are A-list stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie. You can see why these are award-winning actors. The scene is intense, yet you are only looking at body language and facial expressions....

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  • August 24, 2019

This is one of the strangest stories I have ever read.   It is one thing to want to look your best.  Key word being YOUR best not someone else’s best. We are all outrunning the grim reaper and trying to feel youthful and be our best, I thought.   I was...

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  • August 13, 2019

Miss World America’s Miss Michigan, an ardent Donald Trump supporter, was stripped of her crown on Thursday after tweets the organization deemed racist and Islamophobic were brought to light. Kathy Zhu, a 20-year-old Asian-American college student, received an email from the organization’s director, Laurie DeJack, stating, “It has been brought to the attention...

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  • July 21, 2019

What individual will walk the walk  and inspire with hundreds of thousands following in a movement to restore this country to some sort of civility?  I am not talking politics as I feel the leader can lead many into soul convicting heroism and change.   This is the change we need. ...

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  • July 10, 2019

I can’t wait to hear how Huckabee Sanders is going to spin this. The “stable genius” who wants to spend billions of tax dollars building a “Space Force” to defeat Space ISIS just tweeted this: x For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about...

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  • June 8, 2019

To be perfectly blunt, I think Kylie and Kendall Jenner are simply awful people. Both are the personification of privilege, and act the part as well. Neither are particularly gifted in any way, and it’s extremely unlikely they would ever have made it in the industry without their famous last name, vast family...

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  • June 8, 2019

Oh, did I say nightmare? I meant the opposite of that. People who oppose adopting universal health care in the U.S. generally say that we have the greatest health care system in the world. We don’t, of course, and it’s not even close. I don’t know where this habit of...

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  • June 6, 2019

For over a decade, Great Blue Herons have visited my backyard ponds in NW Oregon.  They’ve eaten some of my goldfish, driven away all of the hated bullfrogs, and provided many viewing hours of their heart pounding beauty as they strut between the grapes and lavender.  My house is in the middle of...

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  • May 19, 2019

Received this e-mail today from former State Senator Mike Johnston’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: Today is Earth Day, a day when we celebrate all the natural beauty our planet has to offer. Here in Colorado, we are surrounded by natural splendor, from the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak to...

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  • April 23, 2019

As an Irish Catholic, it broke my heart to see that magnificent spire collapse through the flames, and down to the floor so far below a few days ago. But you don’t have to be an Irish Catholic, or even religious, to feel the sadness and loss of an iconic...

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  • April 18, 2019

Apparently Rep. Hakeem Jeffries  (D-N.Y.) didn’t take kindly to drumpf’s play acting AG Matthew Whitaker smarting off to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler earlier today, and made his displeasure known to Mr. Schweddy Bald quite clearly. Noting that Whitaker had retweeted an article claiming that the Mueller Investigation was a “lynch mob” Jeffries reeled off a...

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  • February 8, 2019

*Sigh* No, I am not endorsing Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic primaries. I have too many other people I want to hear from, like Kirsten Gillibrand, Julian Castro, and Sherrod Brown. But I can still listen to the early birds, and chime in when I notice something. Elizabeth Warren, and...

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  • January 31, 2019

Ahhh, South Carolina. Land of southern beauty and hospitality. I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting the state, but all of the photos and video I’ve seen of it are charming and beautiful. But if I wanted to go there on the cheap, I’d declare myself as a Democratic candidate...

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  • January 21, 2019

Thousands of years ago, magic was afoot.  Gods and goddess walked the earth in human form. Everywhere Buddha walked 2500 years ago, lotuses sprouted in his footsteps. Period art depicts Buddha’s birth taking place within a lotus flower. What if folks had gathered up the lotuses from the Buddha’s footsteps and...

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  • January 19, 2019

The red meat in Chris Christie’s new book, Let Me Finish, is obviously the confirmation of the long-suspected allegation that Jared Kushner had Christie 86’d from Trump’s transition team because of a personal grudge. The delicious trifle? The thing about Trump’s interminably long ties. But first things first. The Guardian got...

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  • January 15, 2019

OK Democrats, in another two months it’s going to be time to put up or shut up. We got the House over the finish line, and we did it the old fashioned way, we worked our collective ass off for it. We won like any political party does, by making...

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  • November 13, 2018

Steve Schmidt was on Nicole Wallace’s show on MSNBC with Rosie O’Donnell yesterday, tearing into drumpf & company on family separation and it was a thing of beauty… x “This is a moral outrage that hearkens to the worst excesses in the history of this country…to the separation of families...

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  • October 19, 2018

The United States Senate has installed a credibly accused attempted rapist with a fifty vote confirmation vote by senators representing fewer than 45% of Americans. Dr. Blasey Ford can still not return to her home due to continuing death threats by said attempted racist supporters … x Dr. Christine Blasey...

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  • October 8, 2018

Always glad to see him active: Stacey Abrams had one consistent message when she joined former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday outside a rural health center in his hometown of Plains: Expanding Medicaid in Georgia will be her top priority if elected governor. But her campaign event with Carter sent...

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  • September 19, 2018

Okay, okay. Beauty pageants are misogynistic, retrograde shit lagoons of dickish antediluvian ethics and wanton dumbfuckery, but every once in a while a little wisdom slips through. That happened on Friday, when Miss West Virginia, of all people, called out Donald Trump during an interview competition. From The Washington Post: When asked on...

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  • September 9, 2018

No Russians. No Collusion.   No Russians. No Collusion.   No Russians. No Collusion. Since the day that Robert Mueller was appointed, this has been the Tantric meditative chant for Trump and his nitwit cabal. Geico used to run ads with the catch phrase, “So simple, even a caveman can...

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  • August 24, 2018

When a new blockbuster movie comes out, the producers know that they're in trouble when the rave reviews they can put on their ads are all about the scenery, the costumes, and the theme song. When the critics don't mention the stars or the plot, you know you're in deep...

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  • July 16, 2018