Bullying

If U.S. democracy falls this century, it will likely be at the hands of a stubby-fingered sack of extra-piquant donkey farts who likely never bothered to read the Constitution he swore to uphold—and certainly didn’t understand it if he did bother. In other words, we’re at the stage in the...

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  • October 23, 2021

Yes, everyone has the right to swing their fist; but no one has the right to swing their fist at my nose. The previous statement is a reworking of the old saw—your rights end at the tip of my nose, but vaccinated Americans need to reiterate their rights to life...

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  • September 29, 2021

“He's crazy. You know he's crazy,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  “He's crazy and what he did yesterday [Jan. 6] is further evidence of his craziness,” Her words were reportedly transcribed from a phone call between her and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs (JC) of Staff General Mark Milley....

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  • September 15, 2021

You’d think Texas would want to fix its electrical grid or do everything in its power to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, but you’d be wrong. Nothing is ever more important to a Lone Star State politician than launching unnecessary salvos in the culture wars. If it’s not the brutally defamed Mr. Potato Head...

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  • April 13, 2021

During her second appearance on the leader of the genre in daytime talk, The View (1/5/21), following her maternity leave, Meghan McCain was told in no uncertain terms by one of the other four co-hosts, Joy Behar, that she was not missed.  Although McCain was apparently appalled by the rebuke,...

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  • January 6, 2021

Georgia is our opportunity to take the majority in the Senate.  Ted Kennedy is gone.   He WAS the lion of the senate.  Byrd is gone.   Tom Harkin is no longer in the senate.  John McCain is gone.  The last Lion was Joe Biden, running second was Kamala Harris, IMO.   Joe...

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  • December 21, 2020

Lemmings, with the Secret Service locked and loaded. Was this also a protest of DC gyms’ occupancy limits? x This loser parade must’ve left their self respect at home. https://t.co/ztC8SLOMUC— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 14, 2020 x MOMENTS AGO: Trump supporters rush to see the president's motorcade driving by. pic.twitter.com/h0brs4gfC0...

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  • November 14, 2020

From The Daily Beast: x An internal poll from Ossoff’s camp, conducted by Garin Hart Yang Research Group on Oct. 11-14 and shared with The Daily Beast, found that in a head-to-head race, Ossoff met the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff, with Perdue at 45 percent https://t.co/mrp54kSeAh— The...

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  • October 21, 2020

 What a sh*tshow. Chris Wallace should have had a microphone kill switch. Many alternative facts got manufactured and Biden won simply by putting up with Trump’s bullying. Daniel Dale will deliver the facts at CNN. x FoxNews’ news division is now covering this as a credible allegation. Russian disinformation rejected by US...

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  • September 30, 2020

Yes, this is wrong on so many levels to nominate a judge before RBG is warm in her resting place.    I said in another comment if Jane Fonda had been nominated or anyone left of her, I would still be against a nomination this close to a presidential election....

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  • September 26, 2020

Cry me a river: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall is accusing Facebook of censorship after the social media giant removed a post from his account that promoted a conspiracy theory about federal reports of coronavirus deaths. In the comments that Marshall posted Sunday, he said the Centers for Disease Control and...

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  • September 4, 2020

It is indeed a tough way to make a living, but our lived experience tells us that we can survive Trumpism. Even if he steals the election he will get removed. Like the Las Vegas show The Act, and the Steele report of golden showers in the Russian hotel, it...

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  • August 21, 2020

This title is not meant to take away from Black Lives Matter.  In fact, it is meant to do just the opposite.   John Lewis was a man who knew Voting rights and the power of the vote.  John Lewis is no longer with us but the spirit of his convictions...

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  • August 20, 2020

        Donald Drumpf’s campaign chairman went to jail. So did his personal lawyer. His long-time political consigliere was convicted of serious federal crimes, and his national security advisor pled guilty to others. Several Russian spies were indicted in absentia. Career intelligence agents and military officers were alarmed enough...

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  • August 15, 2020

just up at the website of The Washington Post,  and titled Alexander Vindman: Coming forward ended my career. I still believe doing what’s right matters. Here is how he begins: After 21 years, six months and 10 days of active military service, I am now a civilian. I made the...

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  • August 1, 2020

Of many conservatives who write on the editorial side of the NY Times, the tenure of Bari Weiss was uneven with mainly meta-commentary, but apparently she will have a gig elsewhere in combination with some other writers like Andrew Sullivan. x .@bariweiss is leaving the NYT, @laurawags reports. https://t.co/mewLM6tbhQ— Alex...

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  • July 14, 2020

Yes, I remember the field trip we all took to Weather Underground HQ. It was eye-opening, and some of us got ice cream afterwards as a reward for making the best fertilizer bombs. So let’s go after the universities now! You know, if all those eggheads who invented these annoying...

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  • July 10, 2020

The President is pushing hard for the reopening of schools come August and September of 2020. The paranoia of the President makes him believe that anyone opposing sending their kids, possibly into a diseased Petri dish, is out to get him. “Corrupt Joe Biden and the Democrats don’t want to open...

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  • July 8, 2020

This is what happens to patriots in Donald J. Trump’s America. They’re browbeaten into surrender.  The Washington Post: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who served as a national security aide at the White House until earlier this year and was up for promotion to colonel, will leave the military instead, his...

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  • July 8, 2020

There’s so much unhingery packed into this CNN story on Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders that choosing among the outrages is kind of like picking your favorite Egyptian plague. Want a shower of frogs? Fire ‘n’ hailstones? Locusts? They’re all here, and then some. So let’s start with this...

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  • June 29, 2020

In the last few months, I have watched the head of two police unions display a brazing arrogance and bullying rhetoric towards those wanting police accountability. To be clear, I am not anti-police. Hell, I got a police officer a commendation after a wrote a viral blog post about my...

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  • June 10, 2020

On the one hand, this is a bizarre, inexplicable story.  On the other hand, it is probably the most revealing story about the failure and obsequiousness of the White House press. In short, looking to fuel their fantasy propaganda that the Covid pandemic is over, White House aides at Trump’s Rose...

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  • June 5, 2020

There have been a lot of commentators in the past few days comparing the present mess to 1968, when there was rioting in the streets of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and general unrest over the Vietnam War. Those are valid comparisons, but there is another...

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  • June 1, 2020

Jared Kushner’s Air Bridge may have worked to not only expedite delivery of PPE, but also failed to deliver by perhaps hoarding an as yet unaccounted amount of PPE materiel. Slender Man made Air Bridge more like DoorDash. There is a 100 percent chance Kushner watched every episode of Silicon Valley without...

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  • May 25, 2020

Jared Kushner’s Air Bridge may have worked to not only expedite delivery of PPE, but also failed to deliver by hoarding an as yet unaccounted amount of PPE materiel. Trump has been called a “day-trader” and the margin-businesses popular with venture capitalists excites those risk seekers playing with other people’s money....

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  • May 19, 2020

Damn straight: Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden accused President Trump of “all-out assault on the media” during World Freedom Press Freedom Day on Sunday. The former vice president criticized Trump’s treatment of the press in a campaign statement, saying his rhetoric threatens the freedom of the press as his “repeated efforts to demonize the...

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  • May 3, 2020

273 days left in the cluster of incompetence that is the Trump regime. Was Trump and Fox News hyping hydroxychloroquine really a pump and dump scheme? HHS Secretary Alex Azar tapped Brian Harrison, a trusted aide who joined the government after running a dog-breeding business for six years . For a few critical weeks, the...

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  • April 23, 2020

Live Blog below (Trump rarely starts on time, today it has been announced to begin at 6pm EDT) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing at The White House Trump didn’t ask Ukraine to announce a bogus investigation into Bernie or Harris or Warren or Booker. Trump was afraid...

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  • April 9, 2020

The establishment media is so user to controlling the Internet that they still have no idea that people can search for information….and make their own decisions….really pretty easily. The whole thing with the establishment media trying to bring down Bernie Sanders because he said Fidel Castro did something good (he...

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  • February 25, 2020

I am ashamed to say, though I never use the term, that I did not recognize this earlier. I had the realization from a comment on another thread in which the individual said their adult children became angry and hurt when they heard this term. The same thing is true...

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  • February 18, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Council for a Livable World in support of Marie Newman’s (D. IL-03) campaign: One of the country’s first important congressional primaries of 2020 will take place in Illinois on March 17. Council for a Livable World has endorsed Marie Newman, who founded a national non-profit called “Team...

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  • February 12, 2020

I was interested in just who Jay Sekulow is.   I found out he is a very busy man.   He is so busy that he is the perfect person that Trump would have picked to be Chief Council.   He is an entertainer, an activist and reported to be one of the...

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  • January 26, 2020

The NewYorker’s Susan Glasser finds a single word to describe the Trump era that really isn’t about underpants gnomes, even if it applies to most Trumpian policies, such as they are. There must be one of those long German words for all that soul-sickening worry, right? Some tortured mouthful of...

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  • December 30, 2019

#UglyMelania was a top trend on Twitter, only followed by the ironic #BeBest hashtag for her ugly behavior. Never in our history have we had such a clueless and classless First Lady.    Once again, Melania, in front of millions, appears to have condoned her husband’s bullying of a 16-year-old with Asperger's...

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  • December 15, 2019

Before Melania Trump mounted a mealy-mouthed defense of the tweety turd she’s pledged her love and devotion to — in the process appearing to side with her bully of a husband amidst her anti-bullying crusade — a real first lady stepped up and defended climate change activist Greta Thunberg from...

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  • December 14, 2019

This is shameless. Somehow, the president of the United States jealously attacking a 16-year-old girl by insisting (with a signature projection-y flair) that she needs anger management classes is not as bad as simply mentioning that the pr*sident has a kid, and his name is Barron. But the hypocrisy was too...

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  • December 14, 2019

So many stunts, and so little GOP improvement in discourse aside from bullying, and disinformation regarding process. But yet it was informative about how little some representatives prepare for such hearings. And there were distortions and lies. Four legal scholars were witnesses, and the argument for impeachment because much clearer atop the...

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  • December 4, 2019
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

Do not, under any circumstances, criticize Dear Leader if you want to remain a member of the conservative-industrial complex. Craig Silverman, host of The Craig Silverman Show on KNUS in Denver for the past five years, was fired midshow today for criticizing Trump on the air. The Denver Post: Silverman was in...

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  • November 17, 2019

Bullying works. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been on a GOP charm offensive, and it seems to be working for the social media behemoth as it makes its allegiance to the Republican Party more open. In the days preceding his latest testimony before Congress, Zuckerberg had been “hosting a series of...

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  • October 27, 2019

I am in the wrong business—I should have become a lawyer.  The top attorney for the United States of America not only gets a parking pass in one of the most exclusive lots in Washington, D.C., but he also got a taxpayer-paid tour of western and maybe eastern Europe. Attorney...

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  • October 25, 2019

One of the great things about being on Twitter is the opportunity to read what influential journalists, politicians, and just regular folks whose opinions you’ve come to value think about the issues of the day, in practically real time. Another benefit is being able to interrupt the brainless musings of...

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  • September 26, 2019

Sean Spicer’s tenure as W.H. Press Secretary got off to a rocky start, lying for his lying master about the size of his inaugural crowd. True to his nature Spicer’s boss drumpf didn’t give a whit about the lies or embarrassing Spicer by bullying him into telling whoppers. Instead he...

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  • September 17, 2019

If only we could see that the real enemy of America is our former tan-suited president, not the vicious, lying, land-grabbing leader of our bitter rival. Then Donald Trump’s job would be so much easier. But, alas. Trump telegraphs his obeisance to Vladimir Putin nearly every day — and especially when...

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  • August 30, 2019

The White House is perpetrating a scam on the Beltway press corps, bragging about how much access Donald Trump gives reporters. The whole thing is a ruse, though, and unfortunately, it's another example of how key institutions of American journalism are lying down in the face of Trump’s bullying, not...

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  • August 27, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Support PDA’s Win 2020 Action Fund   We founded Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) to change politics in America. We all know the presidential contest is already underway, but the...

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  • August 20, 2019

photo: People’s Assembly in Tampa, FL—Organize One Near You! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) chose Medicare For All as one of...

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  • August 19, 2019

photo: Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Pocan Addresses PDA Activists In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Sustain PDA With Automatic Gifts   On Sustainer Sunday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) asks you to pitch in to help...

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  • August 18, 2019

Progressive Democrats of America | Press Release For Immediate Release August 19, 2019 Democratic Party Platform Asserts We’re in a Climate Emergency. What Guides the Party? Its Platform or Fossil Fuel Interests? CONTACTS: Alan Minsky, Executive Director, PDA 818-749-9497 / Alan@PDAmerica.org Tom Weis, PDA Climate Advisor 303-378-1364 / tom@climatecrisissolutions.com August...

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  • August 18, 2019

Rep. Al Green Calls for Impeachment(Photo Screen Shot from C-Span Video) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Demand Accountability For Trump   This past week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) called upon you to join us...

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  • August 17, 2019
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