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Most people have a general idea of what climate change is doing to the planet; after all, 85% of the world's population has already been impacted by fossil fuel emissions that transform our climate from safe and stable to chaotic and deadly. Most, however, have no understanding of how serious the...

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  • October 17, 2021

The media should set an example for public discourse. No, I do not mean shaping a monolith of Democratic or Republican philosophy, we have that now. Two questions need to be asked of a guest before any interview with a public official or passing the sweet potatoes at the Thanksgiving...

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  • August 23, 2021

Let me start by saying no one—for or against—is in favor of abortion. Subjecting a woman and her partner to outside scrutiny from what is the most anguished-filled decision of their lives, is no business of any of ours to decide for any woman. One of the few tenets left...

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  • August 20, 2021

Trump’s Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Miles Taylor speaks. Katie Porter drills lying Big Pharma CEO. Miles Taylor, a former Trump high-level official speaks Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Rep. Katie...

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  • May 19, 2021

Not that I give a bloated goat fart in hell what the Republicans think, but does the Washington Post have to help them pass gas? Top left front page: Biden’s America: Democrats see competence, Republicans see chaos President Biden’s administration by the middle of last week was confronted with images...

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  • May 17, 2021

[note to bubba for the title copyright infringement, so sorry] It is like the G-Dubya soft focus nostalgia trip, yuk. The Good Republicans, argh, Now to the article. This has lifted Cheney to a sort of hero status in the media and political circles. A Joan of Arc in our...

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  • May 6, 2021

The Washington Post Editorial Board made their endorsement today: IF VIRGINIA governors were allowed consecutive terms in office, Terry McAuliffe could have run for reelection in 2017 and almost certainly would have won easily. But the commonwealth is an outlier — the only state whose constitution mandates eviction for governors every four...

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  • April 27, 2021

I’m probably a lot closer on the political spectrum to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez than I am to Joe Biden—and not just because I prefer a Starbucks triple venti nonfat soy caramel baby’s blood macchiato to whatever low-rent greasy spoon baby’s blood bevvie Biden drinks. Probably has Sanka in it. Pfft. So I appreciate what AOC is saying...

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  • April 26, 2021

Actually, had Spielberg reduced the running time, the film 1941 might have been a classic. The classic film history teaching exercise would be to edit it down to 2 hours. Craig Lindsey’s article argues for the Pogo conclusion that the enemy is us when we allow fear to take over. 2020 did that...

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  • April 2, 2021

Diverting information foregrounds the developing investigations of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). The pattern is familiar, defenses that try to construct logical fallacies in preparation for lawfare. Schadenfreude builds as everyone waits for actual indictments. Yet the periphery is littered with a barrage of “facts” including a story reminiscent of Iran-Contra....

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  • March 31, 2021

In just 50 days, President Joe Biden got our vaccine production and distribution system whipped into shape and signed a historic COVID-19 relief package to boost our economy and give a helping hand to millions of struggling Americans, but damn, what a snooze it’s been. No waking up and rushing to your phone...

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  • March 13, 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

There’s a sizable population of Trumpists at large, some of whom would be willing to kill members of Congress. Fortunately the cosplay of Designated Survivor requires much larger capital resources and smarter members of the GOP/GQP. “…they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible...

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  • February 27, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021
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Texas really is full of dumb GOP fuckers: x NEW: Texas AG Ken Paxton left the state during the deadly power outages last week to meet with his counterpart in Utah. Paxton's spox did not answer Qs about when he left or returned and why the trip was not postponed....

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  • February 22, 2021

Jim Acosta of CNN reports that a Trump advisor says that “Trump is F’ed if further criminal proceedings happen after this impeachment trial”. Bad lawyering happened and the GOP knew it. Donald Trump's own lawyer just argued that “tired” and “fed up” voters kicked Trump out of office. x Bruce...

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  • February 9, 2021

'GQP' – Republicans announce themselves as a Trumpist party We cannot ignore the growing threat of right-wing extremism and its enablers any longer. x “McCarthy claims he has received private assurances from Greene that she no longer wishes death on Pelosi.“ -Washington Post — Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 5, 2021...

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  • February 5, 2021

However, like Rudy’s Four Seasons landscaping company stunt, apparently Project Lincoln among other never-Trumper organizations are also another cause of 1/6. Apparently, Steve Bannon is now the voice of reason, asking for proof. When the going gets tough, triangulate your disinformation. Because Mitt Romney is all about a revolutionary vanguard,...

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  • January 29, 2021

From The Los Angeles Times: But a Times investigation found that recall campaign leaders, seeking to capitalize on the darkening public mood, allied with radical and extreme elements early on to help collect signatures. Those included groups promoting distrust of government, science and medicine; peddlers of QAnon doomsday conspiracies; “patriots”...

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  • January 29, 2021

Not really a heist film, but a brief amusement worth another cinematic treatment of financial markets like Trading Places. If not, here’s a quick recap: a bunch of traders — many amateurs — got together on the online discussion forum Reddit and decided they were going to pump up GameStop’s...

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  • January 28, 2021

The Rand corporation think-tank reports that there are bipartisan efforts to set up a 1/6 commission, but the reality is that there’s still so much fact-finding and discovery ahead. Trump mob actions go back far but gained importance in events like Trump’s trips to Arizona and Oklahoma, where armed elements chose...

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  • January 27, 2021

It’s not the Bastille. Trump did incite a riotous mob to disrupt the legislative branch. People died. Trump got excited about the chaos he’d caused. The last day of Trumpstock. x White House officials were shaken by Trump's reaction to a mob of his supporters descending on the Capitol today....

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  • January 7, 2021

The Trump crazies are now, metaphorically speaking, slitting their own throats as uncontrolled Covid infections rage through their communities. These simpletons have turned their very lives over to an incompetent, impotent, and illegitimate buffoon and his administration along with Fox News and the GOP. NPR’s All Things Considered radio show has...

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  • January 2, 2021

Progressives, and I am one, tend to talk in a manner that over the heads of many, not out of malice but comfort. It must stop. Progressives need to message better x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. What is food insecurity? It does not sound like something that needs...

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  • January 2, 2021

The lines in Georgia are long. But progressive voters are persisting because we need those two senators. What is at stake here, Greg Palast? Greg Palast on Georgia voter suppression x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • December 31, 2020

“Bettors who wagered thousands of dollars that President Donald Trump would win the 2020 presidential election are now planning legal action against at least one online gambling site for their return.” This reminds us of the ridiculousness of the snipe-hunt for Hunter Biden related dirt in Ukraine, as OANN continues its...

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  • December 18, 2020

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

The latest Trump Toady to dive off the cliff into the deep end of the swamp is Amanda Chase, a Republican state senator in Virginia who is running for governor there. In a FB post this morning, she called on the Malignant Mangoface to declare law because . . ....

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  • December 15, 2020

But there are 40-odd cinder cones of once-active volcanos clustered near the bucolic town of Boring, just east of Portland Oregon.  These, and the related lava flows, are part of the Boring formation. I live off this map to the left (west of Beaverton).  I am intensely interested in this Boring...

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  • December 12, 2020

To all my friends, this year has been a doozy but no matter how you spend Thanksgiving….Be safe. Don’t gather in large crowds or even small ones.  Stick close to the homefront and if you prepare Turkey or Chicken, be sure to sanitize your work area.    I hope you...

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  • November 26, 2020

Total Landscape losing with “strained legal arguments”, free of factual proof. x Judge in the Pennsylvania case really took the Trump team to the woodshed. https://t.co/IXyeyjuiM0 pic.twitter.com/JIbS9OwRbU— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 21, 2020 “In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let...

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  • November 22, 2020

So yesterday, Geraldo Rivera, whose career has run the gamut from dreadfully embarrassing to off-the-charts mortifying, had a great idea. Let’s name the vaccine after Donald Trump, because, well … we want the baby-man to stop pouting. The Hill: Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera on Friday floated the idea of naming the COVID-19 vaccine “the Trump,” saying...

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  • November 21, 2020

Failing in Michigan, Trump seems to have moved on to Pennsylvania with the same stunt, meant largely to excite state-level resistance by RWNJs pressuring political institutions in the hope of faithless electors. Because the 12th Amendment seems one of the last ploys remaining to steal the election. x There are...

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  • November 21, 2020

We’re not humoring Trump’s father Fred with a Potemkin executive desk to humor delusional derangement. It has always been deadly serious. Whatever his bluff, call it. Trump is leveraging some negotiated pardon that even includes the NY state charges. Flight from the country to evade prosecution could still be the only option. Trump’s...

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  • November 20, 2020
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I’m all in for this: President-elect Joe Biden will join the lineup of influential Democrats involved in Georgia's ongoing senatorial campaigns, according to his recently-named forthcoming chief of staff. Ron Klain—who will formally step into the role when become Biden assumes office in January—discussed the outcomes of Georgia's two runoff...

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  • November 16, 2020

This has been a busy post-election week for me at work and I have a lot more diaries I want to write about this past election and the upcoming Governor elections inn 2021 and of course, the 2022 midterms. Right now, I am laser focused on helping Jon Ossoff (D....

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  • November 13, 2020

The lawfare against the ACA now being heard in SCOTUS now resembles the attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 election. Scorched earth and total lawfare, total landscaping. Schrödinger's ballots. Sources close to Trump described his unsupported accusations as a desperate way to save face x Memo to my...

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  • November 10, 2020

The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One. Biden Transition Team As I write...

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  • November 8, 2020

Darn crime families and their damn raccoons. Now they’re using Sharpiestm. Because concessions are where you get your Barbecue and Beer, frothy beer. x Some news — Jared Kushner has approached President Trump about conceding the election, per two sources.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 8, 2020 x That would be good for...

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  • November 8, 2020

I am so tired of the story being Florida, Florida, Florida.   The pundits agree  even with doom and gloom, the case they all agree on is  Florida is the state where Trump has to win.   A Biden win and it’s all over.   We have the highest number of veterans, seniors, and it...

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  • November 2, 2020

Reminding myself that during nearly two decades of my life, racial segregation dominated some states, and that in 2020 we are still battling some of the same issues preventing people from voting. As if we didn’t need more reminders of systemic racism. People are going to need to be “carefully taught”,...

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  • October 28, 2020

this is just a thinking exercise We are currently getting 5million votes per day.  That will drop on weekends a bit PERHAPS if some states don’t allow voting on either Saturday or Sunday. We have AT LEAST 42 Million votes in already. In 2016 there were approximately 135 million votes...

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  • October 22, 2020

Remember to tune to NBC, then switch to ABC just before the Biden debate starts. The reality now is that the Giuliani stunt was meant to coordinate with the second debate, making next week’s stunt more important before the next debate. x So the game plan for tonight is to...

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  • October 15, 2020

Steve Schmidt did not mince his words as he stated it is not possible for Trump to win. He then enumerated the diseased body that is the administration. Steve Schmidt: Trump decapitated his own campaign x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. For the fearful, those on edge, Steve Schmidt...

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  • October 7, 2020

Looking more like pathological Trump is going full scorched earth, not caring whether his “Trump checks” will get to potential voters. The economy will likely tank (more), now that Trump wants to give winning Dems more grief for the Blue Tsunami. And then there’s the super-spreader candidate for SCOTUS. Trump says he told...

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  • October 7, 2020

Some big news out of Mississippi: The Lincoln Project, a group of Republicans opposed to President Trump, plans to support Democratic Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy against incumbent Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in the final month of a race that has otherwise seen scant national attention or outside spending....

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  • October 1, 2020

Red-faced. Shouting. Interrupting. Ignoring. That describes Trump at last night’s debate. Turns out it also describes what he’s like in the Oval Office: Trump doesn’t accept the consensus that the debate was a disaster because, sources said, he was unabashedly himself. “The thing about the debate is people got to...

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  • September 30, 2020

Apparently there is a Trump-Orban-Putin authoritarian alliance as well as coordination and support for the Trump re-election campaign. It did seem more inevitable that Mitt Romney would choose party over country if only to demonstrate a potential leadership position upon the repudiation of Trumpism. Apparently he can vote one way...

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  • September 22, 2020

Received this e-mail on Friday from Slate Magazine’s The Surge where they rank these seven U.S. Senate races to watch: 1. Maine Putting this race in the top slot feels a bit like cheating. Sure, there was a Quinnipiac poll this week that showed GOP Sen. Susan Collins trailing her Democratic opponent,...

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  • September 20, 2020
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