Blessed

Donald Trump has ruined a lot of lives. Usually that’s a tragedy. But sometimes it careens mighty close to comedy. Needless to say, those who hitched their wagon to Donald Trump were staring at a billowy, cornucopian rectum for what must have seemed an eternity. And now they’re in a ditch, with a...

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  • June 12, 2021

Remember back in the olden days when Republicans were consistently willing to set aside petty partisanship and perpetual grievance in order to ensure that only the most qualified individuals were given top government posts? Yeah, me neither. Before we get to the current minority party obstruction, let’s all hop in the Wayback...

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  • February 23, 2021

If you had any doubt that the Trump presidency was just an elaborate four-year grift, this story should dispel your quaint Pollyannish notions. Because their brains are the functional equivalent of an ‘80s-era Texas Instruments calculator that has not yet learned how to spell “boobs,” the world’s daffiest fucks (aka Trump’s most ardent...

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  • February 7, 2021

No one is really talking about it but we all or most of us all have mirrors.   This is a real thing.  First of all quit beating yourself up.  One day at a time.   Most of us gain weight during the holidays despite any unusual problems BUT if you add...

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  • December 30, 2020

Name’s Red. Red Woodman, Major Mammal Crimes Detective.  This is supposed to be my last day on the job is I can make it through. Cough. They’ve assigned me a kid nick-named “Lucky” I’m supposed to train to take my place. I’m looking through his resume.  He’d flunked out of...

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  • December 28, 2020

CISA director Chris Krebs learned he was fired by reading Trump’s tweet. Trump and the bunker path of scorched earth could end in Trump fleeing Berlin and driving a scooter into a lake. “Like a drowning man, he grabs on to whatever false accusation he can as a lifeline.” x...

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  • November 18, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Georgia: x GEORGIABiden 49% (+4)Trump 45%.#GAsen:Ossoff (D) 44%Perdue (R-inc) 44% Opinion Insight/@AAF (R), LV, 10/12-15https://t.co/aYPXpogmS8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 23, 2020 x #GAsenWarnock (D) 31%Loeffler (R-inc) 19%Collins (R) 18%Lieberman (D) 3%Johnson (R) 2%Johnson-Shealey (D) 2%Bartell (I) 2%Winfield (D) 1%Tarver (D) 1% Opinion Insight/@AAF (R),...

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  • October 23, 2020

I highly approve of Title IV-E Adoption Assistance that insured more adoptions for children.  Now under this act one has to qualify but wealth is not a disqualifier for free healthcare to these adopted children. The nominee for the Supreme Court has adopted children, both of which qualify for Adoption...

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  • October 12, 2020

Of course he does: U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has “grave concerns” about North Carolina’s absentee by-mail system, less than two days after he said he had so much faith in the system that he challenged his Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, to vote by mail. Tillis’ about-face comes...

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  • September 26, 2020

Donald Trump is a geyser of misinformation, and normally Facebook is only too happy to funnel that fount of fucknuttery through a fire hose and hit America in the blessed nethers with it. But finally — finally — they’re doing something about his rampant dishonesty. Facebook says it has removed a Trump-shared post...

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  • August 5, 2020

I wrote a diary on my memorable encounter and conversation with Congressman John Lewis .  I woke up around 2:00 AM this morning to see headlines of John Lewis’s passing.   I was immediately saddened.    I sleep with the television on sometimes and this was not what I wanted to...

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  • July 18, 2020

A white woman walking her dog was mad at a black man who asked her to leach her dog. Upset, she calls 911 and accuses the man falsely. The life of a black man placed in danger with a lie CBS reported the sad event as follows. A video has gone viral...

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  • May 26, 2020

A submission for Memorial Day weekend: The Highest and Purest Democracy: Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn’s Iwo Jima Eulogy to his Fallen Comrades Roland Gittelsohn was a Marine Corps chaplain in World War II, and he was on Iwo Jima just after the battle. One of the other chaplains, who was organizing...

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  • May 23, 2020

Get it? Hare? As in the Easter Bunny? Come on! First, let’s cue up the Paas-hued horror who keeps Cadburying the Oval Office carpet with his vile and voluminous brain droppings: x HAPPY EASTER! pic.twitter.com/UX5Bhm82H2— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020 TRUMP: “For Christians all over America this is Holy Week....

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  • April 12, 2020

The plutocracy understands that their failure is precipitating their demise. The Trump admin is using his press conference to both pander and attempt to build-up the image of an exploitative private sector. Press Conference for who? x x YouTube Video I have been watching all of Donald Trump's COVID-19 pressers....

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  • March 31, 2020

I have a term position with the U.S. Census Bureau, and I want to let you all know of some of the insanity that has been occuring at the Census Bureau with regards to the coronavirus pandemic.  Maybe I should not draw sweeping conclusions from my experience, but given how...

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  • March 19, 2020

If there’s a dumb, totally asinine, and completely false idea floating about the blessed ether just waiting for a home, you can pretty much rest assured it will find purchase in at least one Republican’s yawning, mephitic brain-hole. And so in accordance with the immutable laws of the universe, this shit...

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  • February 2, 2020

The holiday season is a special time of year for Americans of all faith traditions. The arrival of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s brings good cheer and joy to family, friends, and even perfect strangers. Above all, it is for many a time of reflection on the miracles that define the...

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  • December 30, 2019

I’m not entirely sure what to make of this, but Senate President Robert Stivers — a Republican — has called on the Department of Justice to investigate former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s pardons. Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers is calling on the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate the pardons issued by former...

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  • December 14, 2019

There are few heroes around but this is my favorite hero nowadays.   The strength of he and RBG is almost unimaginable.    Building houses and building faith and fighting for humanity is his lifestyle. Can you imagine being 95 YOA and working this hard at everything?   America could do well...

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  • December 1, 2019

I used to like this guy. However, this arrogance says much. Senator Michael Bennet’s complete disregard for the serious Medicare for All debate occurring in the Democratic Primary shows that he is disconnected and oblivious to what ails poor and middle-class Americans. He should note that in the aggregate those...

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  • November 3, 2019

Hell no, they did not go anywhere. It worked! Unhoused residents stuck together and refused to move, and housed people stood in solidarity. And CHP and Caltrans left. I 80 at University in Berkeley, CA is one of the busiest stretches of highway in the country: Five lanes of traffic...

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  • October 11, 2019

This is simply delicious. People across the nation are furiously signing a petition to rename a portion of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue — specifically the stretch in front of Trump Tower — President Barack H. Obama Avenue. Organizers plan to send the completed petition to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and...

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  • August 14, 2019

< p style=”text-align:left”>The IPCC gave us 12 years to set the wheels in motion to save ourselves from the apocalypse known as climate change. Now in the scientific community, a consensus is building that we have only 18 months to implement aggressive climate policy. Which means “that the decisive, political...

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  • July 24, 2019

There are two things that I saw in the last hour that drove me to the keyboard today, in what should be my “day of rest,” cuz I’m like, ya know, so damn busy the rest of the week. But when duty calls, ya gotta step up and represent. First, I never realized...

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  • May 19, 2019

This just dropped, and it’s shocking: x The 2018 GSS was just released and there's some big news. Those of “no religion” (23.1%) are statistically the same size as evangelicals (22.8%). There was also a small resurgence of mainline Protestants, while Catholics are down 3% in the last four years....

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  • April 14, 2019

This data just dropped, and it’s shocking: x The 2018 GSS was just released and there's some big news. Those of “no religion” (23.1%) are statistically the same size as evangelicals (22.8%). There was also a small resurgence of mainline Protestants, while Catholics are down 3% in the last four...

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  • April 14, 2019

As you know, I like to share a lot of campaign e-mails from incumbents and candidates because I want to get folks involved and active in Democrats’ campaigns. One of the many e-mails I received today came from former Colorado House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate, Andrew Romanoff (D. CO), who...

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  • March 11, 2019

OK, look, I know that I’m not the sharpest scalpel on the surgical tray, but even I can see a pattern emerging when it’s a 20’x20’ checkerboard. In several recent articles, I have talked about the changeover in the House control putting upward pressure on McConnell, as well as Trump....

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  • January 3, 2019

Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker have a new piece in The New York Times today that portrays our pr*sident as a puddle of fondue getting ready to evaporate into God’s blessed ether. It will unsettle you to your bones (if you’re not already way past that point) and clearly shows that Trump...

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  • December 22, 2018

Rock Creek tumbles down the side of extinct volcanoes, through farmers’ fields, under highways, and along my suburbs west of Portland Oregon.  It bisects a golf course, drains lakes,  dodges through a maze of linear parks hidden behind industrial complexes, absorbs stormwater runoff from highways, factories and fields, and finally flows...

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  • December 13, 2018

The list of people Donald Trump has made look foolish begins with his grandfather Friedrich Trump and ends with anyone who bought Nintendo stock or mushroom futures late Monday afternoon. Of course, he’s been slow-cooking Kellyanne Conway’s immortal soul like a Circle K rotisserie chicken for the past two years,...

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  • September 21, 2018

One thing about having Netroots Nation in New Orleans: I was reminded how friendly, tolerant, and open people can be. Now I’m back home, and have to deal with a$$hats like this. Directly from Joel Greenberg’s Facebook page: Joel Greenberg is the elected Seminole County Tax Collector, and an established...

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  • August 19, 2018

God/Yahweh has not blessed the Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky with a deluge of visitors. The Ark Encounter sold a little more than 860,000 tickets between July 2017 and June 2018, according to open records obtained by The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes the separation of...

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  • August 4, 2018

x The moment Ricardo Mercado of Oakland sees his daughters, who had no idea he had been released on $5,000 bond from ICE custody after 9 months. He is still fighting to stay in the U.S. https://t.co/B9VxlezA88 pic.twitter.com/ieno9EZypa— Lisa Fernandez (@ljfernandez) May 4, 2018 If that doesn’t bring you to...

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  • May 4, 2018

Less than a week into the new year, the Trump administration kicked off 2018 with one of the most cynical and craven acts of political favoritism in recent American history. On January 4, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unveiled the Draft Five Year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program....

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  • January 22, 2018

Note how few ideas for managing the Federal government appear in this speech. I think that he's copying Ronald Reagan's stump speech from the 1976 and 1980 primary campaigns, mixed with the old Southern Strategy. Here's the text with annotation on the highlights below the fold: April 7, 2015 Sen....

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  • April 8, 2015

UPDATE: Friday, March 20th — Times of Israel, initial source, reports on its front web page that Channel 2 in Israel reports that Moshe Kahlon has agreed to support Bibi Netanyahu and Likud to form a government. There is nothing up about this at the party web sites. Reports on...

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  • March 20, 2015

There's more involved here than words. “Islamist terrorism” is what you want to say when you talk about ISIS and al-Qaeda. They are properly “Islamist” because “Islamism” and “Salafism” are the names in English for the offshoots from worldwide Islam that spawned their movements. You can tell right off that...

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  • February 24, 2015
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