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No matter how worthless a white person’s opinion is, the media will eventually seek it out. On a recent episode of CBS News Originals’ Reverb series, the network sent a reporter to find out what the fuck is up with critical race theory. Because we white folk are apparently the...

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  • November 4, 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

How Trumpian… x The event, which featured a cheering crowd behind DeSantis as he spoke on Fox & Friends, was billed as a rally “for the best governor in the USA.” It's unclear if it was an official governor's event or campaign rally. https://t.co/tW320OIEwE — Axios (@axios) May 6, 2021...

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  • May 6, 2021

Previous guy always expects the loyalty of mob silence Omertà, even when he throws everyone under the bus, it’s part of his personality disorder. The real goal for his relative silence might be the return to social media when Facebook reconsiders their suspension. He has a Parler account but doesn’t use...

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  • April 29, 2021

Americans over the age of 65 have embraced Covid vaccination to the extent that 82% have received at least one dose and 68.3% are fully vaccinated, according to the numbers released by the CDC for yesterday, and the percentages are still slowly rising. In fact, if you look at the...

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  • April 29, 2021

CBS News/YouGov conducted a poll this weekend, and there is some disturbing news: CBS News poll: Widespread agreement with Chauvin verdict Three in four Americans think the jury reached the right verdict in which former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd,...

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  • April 26, 2021

During last year’s second presidential debate, Donald Trump made certain to note how horribly things were going on his watch: “We have to open our country,” the big, dumb adobe mud hut brayed. “We’re not going to have a country. You can’t do this, we can’t keep this country closed. It is a...

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  • April 15, 2021
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Gaetz made a speech to a Trumpist women’s group at previous guy’s Doral golf club, because that’s the best previous guy can do. The Group W bench. The deep state, Matty Fivehead?The investigation into you was opened during the former guy’s administration.While Bill Barr was the AG.And the so called, “silent...

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  • April 11, 2021

There has been some slowing of vaccinations for Covid  in the last couple of days but that is typical in reports for Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. The CDC reports 32.6% of US residents had received at least one dose as of Monday. Among the adult population, 41.7% have had at...

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  • April 6, 2021

More “bad days” ahead. We’re not going to throw up our hands even as social media now shifts to predictable Islamophobia. Notable is that the shooter in Boulder bought his gun on the evening of the  Atlanta shootings. A Brady Bill might have stopped him. By the end of February, people around...

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  • March 23, 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

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embrace life in California with 22-month-old son Archie and a second baby on the way, another chapter has officially closed with an Oprah interview on CBS. So much idiotic gossip mongering occurred, but the show was revelatory in terms of seeing how backward that thing called the monarchy is as...

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  • March 8, 2021

I’m not sure if this is toxic masculinity so much as toxic schlubbery. How women, men, children, or companion animals look in public is pretty much no one’s business but their own. I mean, I live in Eugene, Oregon, where each day I see something that could have been torn...

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  • March 7, 2021

BIG Hat tip to kittylou: This story just got more interesting: First on CNN: Five of Trump's impeachment defense attorneys leave team less than two weeks before trial Five of former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team attorneys have stepped aside a little more than a week before his Senate...

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  • January 31, 2021

Lots of manipulation today, but the House always wins even in the case of GameStop.  Elizabeth Warren on the GameStop surge on @CNBC:”The billionaires and some hedge funds are yelling because they're not the ones, the only ones, who make money when the manipulation works.” x This is the same...

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  • January 28, 2021

Some big news today out of Pennsylvania: WOOOOOW. 🥳🤯 ✅ Closing in on $1.1M ✅ 33K donations ✅ $32 average donation ✅ Closing in on 30K donors ✅ Majority of donors from PA ✅ Every one of the 67 counties@giselefetterman and I are *literally* overwhelmed. Levi too. 🐶 THANK. YOU....

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  • January 25, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Missouri courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: In Missouri, Hawley — who was abandoned by his political mentor, former Sen. Jack Danforth (R-Mo.), and a handful of large financial backers following his starring role in the push to challenge Biden’s victory — ceded much...

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  • January 22, 2021

On the day when Republicans lost control of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is being warned that he could be voted out as Republican leader if he votes to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial. Republicans who know McConnell well believe he will take the temperature of the Senate...

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  • January 21, 2021

Twitter has finally and permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump from its platform. Bye Felicia.  x After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021 x So...

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  • January 8, 2021

Mooo.  The GOP “farmer” in the hell, gets his participation trophy at the Battle of Bowling Green. https://twitter.com/zachsdorfman/status/1346218438214234112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients GW Bush: Nelson Mandela, Julia Child, Muhammad Ali Obama: Harvey Milk, Toni Morrison, Gloria Steinem Trump: Rush Limbaugh, Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan pic.twitter.com/OVRg6TiEmZ — ALT-immigration (@ALT_uscis) January 5, 2021...

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  • January 5, 2021

Another Trump-Russia participation trophy, because Devin was so stupid he won’t get an indictment until Trump leaves office. x What’s the over/under thar Trump will award himself the Medal? pic.twitter.com/vl1Rzws2Ny— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) January 4, 2021 Nunes has filed multiple lawsuits characterized as Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation...

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  • January 4, 2021
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The focus here this weekend has been on the seditious actions being taken by at least a dozen Republican senators in spite of Moscow Mitch’s begging them not to challenge the purely ceremonial counting the electoral college votes. But in fairness we have to acknowledge that some GOP senators have...

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  • January 3, 2021

We have reached peak absurdity, folks. Two days ago we learned that at least 140 GOP House members had signed on to Donald Trump’s lifelong quest to quiet Fred Trump’s stentorian cries of “LOSER,” which have ping-ponged in POTUS’ head like a pair of droopy, zero-gravity Murdoch balls for the past...

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  • January 2, 2021

CBS News reports that technically Trump got fewer electoral college votes (304) in 2016 because of two faithless electors. Biden received all 306 elector votes. “President Trump called his Electoral College tally a landslide. By his own standards, these numbers represented a clear victory then, and I respectfully suggest they...

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  • December 15, 2020

President-elect Biden will give a speech at 8pm EST on Monday, Dec. 14th from Wilmington, DE to talk about “the electoral college vote certification and the strength and resilience of our democracy,” Until then, Trump whines about something, something… after standing wasn’t found for the strange Texas lawsuit trying to throw out...

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  • December 14, 2020

I recently came across a typical Twitter argument about the CIA promoting modern art as propaganda. The usual distorting tweet-discourse occurred but what remained are somewhat paranoid discussions of whether the CIA supported Modern Art. They really didn’t, as much as they supported US propaganda in general. The argument about CIA and Art evolved...

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  • December 6, 2020

Nearly anyone would be better than the Dominionist nutlog, Mike Pompeo. Robert Wright (New Republic) and Connor Echols wrote an article last week grading Tony Blinken, the apparent choice by Joe Biden for Secretary of State. The combination with his former partner in a consultancy, Michelle Flournoy as Secretary of Defense,...

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  • November 23, 2020

CNN is now framing a narrative that Biden’s victory is inevitable, with “gap-closing” in several states perhaps to be resolved by tomorrow because of trending in PA and GA. Trump did an unhinged “press conference” at 645pm ET that essentially repeated the main themes of grievance and paranoia that will guide his post-presidency...

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  • November 6, 2020

Here’s the latest out of North Carolina today courtesy of CBS News’ latest poll: In North Carolina, Republican Senator Thom Tillis continues to trail Democrat Cal Cunningham, but the race has tightened since we last polled this race in September. Cunningham is now ahead by six points, down from the...

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  • October 26, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Georgia courtesy of CBS News’ latest poll: The Georgia Senate race is nearly tied now, with Republican Senator David Perdue ahead of Democrat Jon Ossoff by just one point. Ossoff has shored up support with Democrats and liberals since September, but he's also...

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  • October 25, 2020

The day after Johnny Virus-seed’s superspreader events in Florida — hey, they’re not going to die before November 3; that’s all he cares about — a billboard in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is taunting POTUS over his 2020 COVID Road Show. (Will he have T-shirts made up with all the tour stops...

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  • October 24, 2020

Combative Trump tried to bully Lesley Stahl, good luck with that Donald. The Trump release of the interview proves he just wanted a propaganda piece that repeated his stump speech’s talking points. The same fallacious logic and falsehoods appeared in the CBS interview, as did more Trump interruptions. It was no different...

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  • October 22, 2020

“Trump's odds of victory will decrease rather quickly, absent a sharp increase in his poll numbers.” Trends will out, and then there’s this bit of unhingery, as Trump bails on a 60 Minutes interview, because reasons… Likely Lesley Stahl asked more than a few uncomfortable questions. This recalls his historic comments to...

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  • October 20, 2020

Kamala Harris will appear on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight. The likely topic will be a review of Harris’s questioning of Amy Coney Barrett, featuring more dodging and some hint of hostility from Barrett. Live Blog below. x People are scared. They’re scared what will happen if the Supreme Court...

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  • October 15, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Iowa today courtesy of CBS News/YouGov’s latest poll: x IOWABiden 49%Trump 49%.#IAsen:Greenfield (D) 47% (+4)Ernst (R-inc) 43%@YouGovAmerica/@CBSNewsPoll, LV, 10/6-9https://t.co/kcXxQoy7Y2— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 12, 2020 In Iowa, Republican Senator Joni Ernst is down four points to her challenger, Democrat Theresa Greenfield. In each of...

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  • October 12, 2020

In an interview on CBS Face the Nation Scott Gottlieb affirmed the position that the Trump administration erred in not directing national drug production of antibody drugs like Regeneron’s. x And Scott Gottlieb was just on Face the Nation saying that if we would have had a national response in the...

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  • October 11, 2020

Trump couldn’t last but 18 minutes for a scheduled 30 minute speech Saturday, but he’s now the Taliban’s favorite son in the 2020 election. Trump trying to appeal to a Clark Kent / Superman meme reveals his infantile amusement with his cult doing socialist realism images of “Trump the strongman” as literal....

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  • October 11, 2020

x “It's called a merge commit, Marty! It's a directed acyclic graph! We need to bisect and revert, and then use interactive rebasing possibly with a cherry-pick. What aren't you getting about this!?” pic.twitter.com/zahjHhiB33 — Gabriel Lebec (@g_lebec) October 2, 2020 Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those...

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  • October 10, 2020

This story is just coming out now: From AP: Jonathan Lemire @JonLemire VP Pence, in Arizona now, has cancelled events in Indiana tomorrow and will be returning to Washington instead 1:29 PM · Oct 8, 2020·Twitter for iPhone From CBS News: VP Pence’s trip to homestate Indiana tomorrow cancelled. His...

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  • October 8, 2020

From The Huffington Post: x YouTube Video NextGen America, which focuses on turning out voters under age 35, is expanding its target list to include Senate races in Alaska and South Carolina, and House elections for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District and Kansas’ 2nd and 3rd Congressional districts. The group, funded...

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  • October 8, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Sen. Pat Toomey has decided not to run for reelection or for governor of Pennsylvania in 2022, according to two people familiar with his plans, a surprise decision by the Republican with significant implications for the state’s next elections. He will serve...

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  • October 4, 2020
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From The Houston Chronicle: Texas has once again shattered vote registration records, adding more than 1.5 million voters since the last presidential election. Texas now surpassed 16.6 million voters, according to the latest numbers announced Tuesday by Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs. And there are still almost two...

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  • September 22, 2020

More good news today out of Texas: x BREAKING: A new poll shows us just TWO POINTS DOWN! Our momentum keeps growing. Chip in now to defeat John Cornyn: https://t.co/nMcT1Aa91Y pic.twitter.com/hRvqNVAkT4 — MJ Hegar (@mjhegar) September 21, 2020 Here are the full results. From the poll: FYI: x TEXASTrump 48%...

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  • September 21, 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

Friday was the anniversary of both the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. On September 11, 2020 — to far less consternation and alarm — 1,094 Americans died mostly preventable deaths as a result of a...

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  • September 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Surge that re-evaluates the top seven swing states the Biden-Harris ticket should keep an eye onn: 1. Florida Pipe down, Pennsylvania. Sit on it, Wisconsin. Go suck an egg, Michigan! When it comes to election anxiety production, Florida, the Terror State, has...

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  • September 11, 2020

This is a true virtue-signal as Trump announces he’s now open for more griftable influence money not unlike the cash infusions he received in 2016. This is beyond the skimming that has now shown Trump to have blown through $800 million. x Trump doesn’t have anywhere near that amount in...

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  • September 8, 2020

Some good news today out of Wisconsin: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by 6 points in the battleground state of Wisconsin, according to a new poll. Half of likely voters in Wisconsin said they will vote for Biden in the election, while 44 percent said they will vote for Trump, according...

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  • September 6, 2020

So the guy who says nearly any kind of malarkey accuses his opposition of “massive disinformation”. Firehose of gaslight projected on an entire nation. x #SundayThoughts: The word “trumpery” appeared in the 15th century with the meanings “deceit” or “fraud”. 100 years later, it was being applied to objects of...

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  • September 6, 2020

Oh, my God. I’m going to tear each and every one of my laugh muscles. They’re gonna have to put me in a body cast until Donald Trump’s purpling corpse is ferried back to Russia. Trump’s latest titanic boat parade is exactly that, apparently. x HAPPENING NOW: TCSO confirms multiple...

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  • September 5, 2020