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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

Susan Hennessey will be senior counsel at the National Security Division of the Justice Department. Looks like the Feds are closing in something, something, because there were definitely multiple obstruction of justice beefs against previous guy during “Russiagate”. And we still don’t know what Russian hackers did with the RNC...

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  • May 14, 2021

Politico constructed an oral history of the bin Laden raid and it’s worth the read to get a sense as one can from on oral history, of the authenticity of the event, as well as some interesting details, the rosary held by Biden, and especially the trashing of previous guy...

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  • May 1, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

All US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 9/11/2021, ignoring the 1 May deadline set by previous guy. 2,500 troops remain. *“Wars with Native tribes from 1788-1890 count as the actual longest U.S. war, the nation’s very own Hundred Years War. ” x “I’m now the fourth United States...

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  • April 14, 2021

“As in the Times Op-Ed from which the book originated, the title refers to the results of studies conducted in Germany from the mid-nineteen-eighties onward, which reported, among other intriguing findings, that eighty per cent of East German women always experienced orgasm during sex, compared to sixty-three per cent of...

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  • April 8, 2021

Truly a tool, as the Inspector General reports are coming and Previous Guy’s going to be in the barrel. Donald Trump was a tool in a long-running Russian campaign to weaken the United States. That’s been documented in Republican-led investigative reports, and now it has been updated with new evidence, thanks to the U.S....

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  • March 24, 2021
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Banana Republic is not yet a bankrupt concept in America, although it is being sorely tested. Trump’s 1/6 coup counted on the numbers of RWNJs in the US military, including some QAnon-influenced former National Security and ex-DoD/Military. The hint at the misuse of federal personnel was foreshadowed in the Summer...

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  • March 13, 2021

Always ready with useful idiocy, Trump’s inaction on COVID while POTUS* was beyond negligence and continues by keeping his own vaccination secret from his supporters. A consequence comes parallel with Russian disinformation efforts to discredit vaccines specific to the US. The net effect is also to help demand for the...

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  • March 8, 2021

x In a 2014 campaign ad produced by Tom Cotton for Senate, Cotton claimed he “made tough decisions as an Army Ranger in Iraq.” @iAmTheWarax pic.twitter.com/OlLmPnKIL9 — Jeff Nichols (@backwards_river) January 23, 2021 x This is literally the same issue as refusing to call PhD or EdD “Dr”. Tom Cotton...

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  • January 24, 2021

Clear and present danger seems to remain operative as Mike Lindell was in a meeting at the Oval Office. All Trump has left are conspiracy fantasies fed by a bedding manufacturer. x How will ever explain to the future that it's 5 pm on the last Friday of Trump's presidency,...

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  • January 15, 2021

What is your f’ing problem? Republican senators say they feel a sense of growing regret over not standing up to President Trump sooner — a day after a violent mob ransacked the Capitol building in one of the darkest and most humiliating days in U.S. history. One Republican senator who requested anonymity...

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  • January 10, 2021

The Washington Post has put on hip waders and gone on some far-right websites, reporting back that they are encouraging each other to bring guns to DC, discussing how to dodge DC gun laws, and generally plotting sedition. Pro-Trump forums erupt with violent threats ahead of Wednesday’s rally against the...

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  • January 5, 2021

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

Still waiting for those GOP senators who voted against impeachment to say something, something. David Cay Johnston calls them “jellyfish”. x Does anyone notice how quiet GOP senators are about Michael Flynn — Trump’s recently pardoned former national security advisor — calling for a military coup and martial law to...

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  • December 2, 2020

In the first week of April this year, the first quantifiable effects of the Covid-19 virus on people of color were released in the press. April 17, 2020, Donald Trump tweeted out ‘Liberate Michigan!’ I am sure many of you think black and brown people are just paranoid when we...

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  • December 2, 2020

There’s a meeting of Trump and GOP lawmakers in Gettysburg PA where they will discuss a fraud to which Rudy has yet to admit under oath in court. x Trump is expected to join his attorney Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, PA, Wednesday where GOP state lawmakers are holding a “hearing” on...

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  • November 25, 2020

Michael Flynn’s real time in the barrel goes back to the Mueller investigation with whatever Russian involvements Flynn had, as well as a variety of other deals like the Russian/Saudi nuclear “Marshall Plan” project, that will not relate to the lies to the FBI.  The latter had Kushner and even Bannon involved. It’s...

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  • November 25, 2020

Trump sells off his private helicopter after losing the election, so perhaps he’s cash-short, even as he’s running another grift, claiming he’d run again in 2024. However, there’s other shenanigans possible in the remaining 70 days, including a small-scale international military action that in itself could cause a continuing problem...

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  • November 11, 2020

With a Biden lead of nearly 15,000 ballots, 180 have been challenged in Arizona and a claim of postal interference in Pennsylvania debunked as an employee recants. x Postal worker featured by Republicans as evidence of vote tampering admits he made it up; GOP donors gave him $130,000 https://t.co/UlOqChJN5j— Timothy Burke...

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  • November 11, 2020

Delaying the transition seems now to be more sinister, even as the eventual discovery of Trumpian crimes could extend into his “second” term. Mike Pompeo is workshopping stand-up material for his 2024 run for POTUS. Meanwhile there’s more obstruction in what usually is a peaceful presidential transition. Why is there positioning of Trumpists...

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  • November 10, 2020

Spin the wheel of presidential absurdity! Where will it land today? Let’s see. Nukin’ hurricanes, border moat, injecting disinfectant, dry-humping the flag, windmill cancer, invisible planes … and today it’s … ordering malts during a highly classified intelligence briefing! Politico: President Donald Trump was in the middle of receiving a highly classified...

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  • October 20, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

Seventeen is an American bimonthly teen magazine based in New York City. The magazine's reader-base is 13-to-19-year-old females and is published by New York City-based Hearst Corporation. Since its debut in New York City in August 1944.[2] It began as a publication geared toward inspiring teen girls to become model workers and citizens.[3] Soon after its debut, Seventeen took a more fashion- and romance-oriented...

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  • September 12, 2020

Killing one’s half-brother using a reality-TV pretext to deliver VX neurotoxin and killing one’s uncle with multiple anti-aircraft guns makes for graphic accounts worthy of stories for Trump. Magical Force indeed. “Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a ‘fantasy film’, as the two leaders engage in...

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  • September 10, 2020

Only kings or potentates, dictators, and despots believe the propaganda of their own words. The worst of them, impose it by force and murder.  King Salman, President Erdogan, Supreme Leader Khamenei, and President for life, (lest you risk being poisoned), Vladimir Putin have all declared themselves either supreme or believe they should...

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  • September 7, 2020

The real story breaking is the 2012 performance piece Trump created to “fire” an actor playing PBO. But the real transition will be leaving Donald’s house of Klan kayfabe in 2021. Ten years earlier Trump couldn’t get over being humiliated by PBO at the 2011 WHCA dinner and still can’t get past...

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  • September 6, 2020

The Silly Season is still in effect, but don’t forget to not wear white after Monday. x Osama bin Laden's niece has endorsed Trump so we decided to purchase https://t.co/8cDHMlm3YD.— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 5, 2020 Some claim she resembles that famed Islamaphobe, Laura Loomer. @NoorBinLadin “America is the greatest, least racist...

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  • September 5, 2020

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the three witches promised Macbeth that he could not lose until “Birnam Wood shall come to Dunsinane” (that being Macbeth’s castle). Since it was impossible for a forest to pick itself up and move, Macbeth figured he was invulnerable. But Duncan’s troops cut branches from the trees...

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  • September 4, 2020

Trump’s tweeted over 60 times so far today. He’s counting on the disinformation firehose and gaslighting, as well as some malign efforts like pickup truck parades. x Trump retweeted a Q supporter this morning disputing the number of COVID deaths. How disrespectful to the over 180,000 dead on his watch....

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  • August 30, 2020

as you can read here They have served in Republican administrations from Reagan through Trump. They have issued a joint statement that gives their very strong reasons for their actions. They begin with this stark statement: We are profoundly concerned about our nation’s security and standing in the world under...

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  • August 20, 2020

Like the DHS and DoJ contractors deployed with the miscellaneous tactical units, a variety of former military are formally and informally at play during the Portland protests. In this case, a rogue element was pursued by citizen activists because these “contractors” were trying to escalate peaceful protests. The Military Industrial Complex...

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  • August 11, 2020

There is Russian interference in the 2020 election, likely not at the scale of 2016, since they’ve garnered numerous financial and political advantages from their many Congressional puppets. Remember when the NRA was a conduit for Russian election interference. Some senators have been suggesting that they might reveal classified information...

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  • August 9, 2020

Here’s A Letter on Justice and Open Debate in Harpers July 7, 2020. The usual contingencies apply considering that some of the signatories have serious issues with one or more ideas represented by other signatories. For example one is currently being pilloried for calling gay conversion therapy the equivalent of hormone...

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  • July 8, 2020

“President Truman said the buck stops here, Trump has never seen the buck” x Donald Trump can take all his empty words about respecting our service and shove them. #TRE45ON #TraitorTrump pic.twitter.com/7vxGxLBYh0— VoteVets (@votevets) June 28, 2020 Trump’s bliss is also his ignorance. x Opinion: This is what happens when we...

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  • July 1, 2020

Now more evidence emerges in the #RussiaBounty scandal and Trump simply looks to be even more negligent. He was briefed multiple times over the past year. Look for more distractions Tuesday, as multiple agencies engage in CYA statements. x Fact–Obama does not read his intelligence briefings nor does he get...

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  • June 30, 2020

New reporting from CNN: From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in...

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  • June 29, 2020

Third-ranking SecDef nominee General Tata, a Fox News regular, apparently believes that PBO was a Manchurian Candidate and Trump not a Kremlin puppet (CNN) Several Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Monday that they would oppose the nomination of retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata to oversee the...

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  • June 16, 2020

Desperate times bring desperate versions of “-gate” memes. Yesterday Trump refused to articulate what he thought Obamagate might be, because he knew it was stupid. Obstruction of justice continues in the Trump regime. Anything to distract from the financial records cases before SCOTUS. x I’ll explain today in the 4p ET...

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  • May 12, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Surge where they list the seven top U.S. Senate races that could help the Democrats win a Majority: 1. North Carolina Let’s get the math out of the way. The current, Republican-led Senate composition is 53 to 47. That means Democrats need...

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  • May 8, 2020

Live Blog below 5:30* PM EDT (it rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House   Texas Lt. Gov. @DanPatrick, defending reopening & risking more virus, said “There are more important things than living.” He did not specify exactly what things. When...

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  • April 21, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Friends, I'm proud to share Off the Sidelines' next round of endorsements: A group of game-changing women who are leaders in their communities, in their states, and in the halls of Congress. I hope you’ll take the time to get...

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  • March 27, 2020
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This is a robbery in progress,” wrote David Dayen, executive editor at The American Prospect. “And it's not a bailout for the coronavirus. It's a bailout for 12 years of corp. irresponsibility that made these companies so fragile that a few weeks of disruption would destroy them” McConnell declaring a...

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  • March 26, 2020

“Is that an (orange) furry?” Pence claims that because it’s part of their job, that he and IMPOTUS will keep shaking hands. x The WHO declares a pandemic; Trump says he’s going to have rallies, & disses the Dems for conforming with a Governor’s request they not rally, & Trump’s...

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  • March 11, 2020

So glad to see our government is on top of the coronavirus outbreak! Well, Rush Limbaugh thinks COVID-19 is just the common cold, and he has a Presidential Medal of Freedom, so I’m sure we have nothing to worry about. x I just tried again, and it looks like Johns Hopkins...

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  • February 25, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1811. Referred to himself as a king 1812. Pushed for the...

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  • February 21, 2020

Trump’s criminal justice reform efforts will provide the illusion to undecided voters that the regime cares for rank and file prisoners as much as those pardoned celebrity criminals. Willie Horton doesn’t truly foreshadow this generation’s Rod Blago or Michael Milken, because for the beneficent Trump, his bestowing criminal justice reform is like parting gifts...

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  • February 18, 2020

x Smugglers are now using camouflaged ladders to get over Trump's multi-billion-dollar wall. How much do they cost? $5.https://t.co/2AKj7tGow0 pic.twitter.com/Ovm7j0kETV — Mark Elliott (@markmobility) February 16, 2020 Smugglers in Juárez have engineered camouflage hook-and-ladders made of rebar that blend in so well with the border wall that it can be...

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  • February 16, 2020

The opening of the Senate trial at 1 pm ET will be more interesting if only because the WH defense team will try their hardest to avoid any mention of John Bolton. Television coverage that started at 10 am ET mentions the importance of the GOP Senator lunch prior to the...

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  • January 27, 2020