Confederacy

Now that Texas, Georgia, and Florida Republicans have left America by subverting the right of every American to vote, let us look at the rest of the southern Republicans, 66% of which favor secession. According to several polls, the phantom confederacy overwhelmingly favors leaving the Union. To be fair, five...

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  • July 16, 2021

Fox News and Greg Gutfeld apparently believes he’s funny enough to go up against late night comedy programming. Because of the previous guy, the world might be safe for RW late night humor when ‘Pretentious Virtue Signaling’ can be an intelligible punch line. As if Dennis Miller on RT makes us feel better...

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  • April 6, 2021

More NYC stories of anti-Asian hate. Because bullies and haters come in all shapes and sizes. TRIGGER WARNING NYPD says 65-year-old Asian American woman was walking to church this morning when suspect assaulted her and said “f*** you, you don’t belong here.” Happened in front of 360 W. 43rd St....

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  • March 30, 2021

For those that are unsure of the meaning. Quisling: Traitor or Collaborator Synonyms : traitor, turncoat, betrayer, informer, back-stabber, double-crosser, double-dealer, renegade, defector, deserter, apostate, Judas, snake in the grass, fifth columnist Origin Second World War from the name of Major Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), the Norwegian army officer and diplomat...

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  • March 3, 2021

Forty-four of the sitting fifty Republicans in the Senate put on their tinfoil hats, held up Q’s, ignored the Constitution, and voted against having a trial for the twice impeached former president. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who previously voted against having a Senate trial, was so unimpressed with Mr. Trump’s...

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  • February 10, 2021

Marchers were beaten into withdrawal, spoiling their first attempt to march from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama. In the ensuing successful march in 1965 to Montgomery, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered an address that predicted the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Nation’s Capital. To the...

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  • January 18, 2021

Almost immediately after the siege on the Capitol ended, people started both-sidesing the event. You know, liberals didn’t care about the violence and property destruction that arose in the wake of the racial justice protests over the summer (erm, false), so why do we care about this? In other words, the...

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  • January 9, 2021

David Plouffe did not mince his words as he pointed out that Trump and his enablers likely sped up a Blue Georgia by a few election cycles. With the events that occurred right after Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock’s epic wins in Georgia, this story was temporarily placed on ice....

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  • January 9, 2021

Joe Biden calls out Trump on insurrection. Katy Tur calls out the Republican Party. Mitt Romney urges his party to start telling the truth. Biden, Palast, & Romney has messages. Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: David...

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  • January 7, 2021

Our Thug-In-Chief has unleashed his mob in DC and the Capitol. The adults in this country, Democrats, will take full control soon. Democrats must make the Thug-In-Chief pay for his treasonous act. x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK...

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  • January 6, 2021

A prepared Stacey Abrams did not allow This Week host to create a false equivalence between her Georgia election and Trump's. Stacey Abrams sets the record straight x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. There is absolutely no similarity between Donald Trump's refusal to concede his loss to Stacey...

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  • January 4, 2021

Don’t listen to any lizard people this year. x Greetings from the White House. Trump appears to be tweeting and watching OANN from the Oval Office this New Year’s Day. The press pool has not been covid-tested for a second day in a row. pic.twitter.com/jtFidJ3TZZ— Sophia Cai (@SophiaCai99) January 1,...

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  • January 1, 2021

The apartheid country of Trumpland’s confederated states seems still an idea in its infancy.  The chairman of the Texas GOP floats secession after SCOTUS loss: “Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.” x Texas GOP Flirts With Secession After...

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  • December 12, 2020

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

The post-presidential Trumpian revisionist history continues because the grift continues, portending an attempt to attach itself to other pseudo-grievances that have persisted because of cultural and regional divisions. Trump will fundraise off a 2024 reelection myth the instant he concedes(sic), with the goal of establishing some permanent media presence. Check-out this...

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  • November 16, 2020

Some Mississippians want to secede from the Union? Okay, just kidding. We need all our states — even the ones that prevent us from passing universal health care and adopting a sane climate policy. We can’t let them secede. Maybe we can let them “succeed,” however. The Washington Post: As...

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  • November 11, 2020

Trump’s self-fulfilling idiocy still needs to drive his numbers further down. Like punking his gun-toting followers, a desperate Trump thinks that having his GOP RNC acceptance speech at Gettysburg will do for his neo-confederate followers something, something Charlottesville. The Stephen Miller logic probably has more historical revisionist malarkey in the...

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  • August 10, 2020

Republicans and their amen corner in the right-wing media are trying to perpetuate yet another hoax on the American people. In a nutshell, they claim that history ended in 1865 or, at the latest, 1965. But sadly for them, three of their leading lights past and present—Cindy Hyde-Smith, Trent Lott...

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  • July 31, 2020

Tom Cotton, the only member of Congress named after his own brain, appeared on Fox & Friends this morning, and he was fixing to put both feet, both hands, and perhaps Brian Kilmeade’s head in his mouth after bellowing more gormless gibberish to an ungrateful world. You see, Donald Trump is...

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  • July 21, 2020

I used to avoid Jennifer Rubin back in the Obama days, when she could find nothing good to say about the President and nothing bad to say about Romney, as well as the way she insisted that everything conservative was better. Since the Great Orange Slug slithered down the escalator,...

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  • July 13, 2020

Trump wants Confederate spectacles, why else try to attack NASCAR because of its flag ban. The ultimate Confederate spectacle is the resilience of the lost cause narrative perhaps reinforced by the Jim Crow erection of monuments. It was amusing that the press tried to goad the WH Press Secretary into an admission...

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  • July 7, 2020

At the end of the movie Cast Away starring Tom Hanks, in the final scene he is left contemplating his next move after reaching a literal fork in the road. Ok, I think I left that vague enough so as not to ruin the ending for the few who have...

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  • July 6, 2020

It is more of a comment on Trump’s “cancel culture” that the Aurora, Colorado police would bust up a crowd of violinists peacefully demonstrating a bias death. x Police showed up in riot gear to a peaceful violin vigil for Elijah McClain. “Aurora police basically recreated the dynamic of McClain's death,” says...

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  • July 5, 2020

So much more than meets the eye, and then there’s stupid fruit of the loins. So much lying and falsehoods in a masque of masks. x Kellyanne Conway: “People are not wearing masks. And I don't think they're not wearing masks because the President of the United States is not...

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  • July 3, 2020

How good are the cameras at Rose M. Singer Center (Rikers for Women)? The goods: laundry, baggage, etc. and the tapes, oh so many tapes. Is the GOP “so far gone that even if Ghislane Maxwell implicates the President in child sex trafficking, they will find a way to excuse...

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  • July 2, 2020

Joe Biden made a statement that the Right-Wing is likely to go wild about. He did not condemn protesters removing symbols of oppression, statues, but it is what else he said. Biden shows empathy towards protesters x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. Joe Biden must be given kudos for this...

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  • July 2, 2020

x Photos of Trump today – from @tru62. pic.twitter.com/dVVHvwUG9q — Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 27, 2020 x In white polo shirt and red cap, Pres Trump returns to WH from his Virginia golf club. pic.twitter.com/8hAWAvma8z — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 27, 2020 x The choice of messenger…. Irony and any...

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  • June 27, 2020

Trump has just issued an executive order to protect statues. This faux martial law applies only for objects, and specifically protects by inference, right-wing extremism. Because Trump wants to sanction only one side of those “very fine people” and protect appearance rather than substance in public spaces. The farcical Trump regime...

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  • June 27, 2020

When you reach the point where absurdity obscures reality, we generally call that jumping the shark. The history behind the phrase dates back to an episode of the tv show Happy Days. Arthur Fonzarelli, The Fonz, dressed in his trademark leather jacket and shorts jumped a shark while water skiing....

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  • June 22, 2020

Stealing valor is not like taking your taser, much like renaming military bases happens normally. Jeff Sessions is desperate for “his” voters  x … whose courage & duty reached the highest levels, on both sides. Naming U.S. bases for those who fought for the South was seen as an act...

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  • June 13, 2020

I am sharing some of the stories from the Arctic that have not received the media attention that they deserve. We can expect increasing wildfires, a busy and dangerous Atlantic storm season, and rising marine and land temperatures as a result of the incredible speed of the climate crisis. As we...

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  • June 11, 2020

So much iconoclasty, so little time to election day. Darn all those racist targets and their problematic cultural frames, constructed from their siting and historical context, all with social and political mediation. Darn all those genocidal reckonings, darn that 400 years. “Chicago has two Columbus statues and a pillar donated...

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  • June 11, 2020

So much performance art, so little time left to the November election. Much like Trump’s refusal to consider changing the names of military bases named for traitors, Trump’s brain trust will bring carnage to Oklahoma not only in the form of COVID-19 spread, but also the virtue signaling to his...

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  • June 10, 2020

In this new post at The Atlantic, the former 4-Star General and Director of Central Intelligence forcefully gives his support to renaming those US military bases named for traitors to the United State.  Posted at 6:15 this morning EDT, the sub-title of the piece puts it bluntly: It is time...

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  • June 9, 2020

I clicked on the below Super Bowl halftime interview of frmr. President Obama by Bill O’Reilly because I remembered that it got some notice at the time for how often O’Reilly interrupted and talked over Pres. Obama.  But watching it is also both a time capsule and a time machine.  Particularly after the...

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  • May 24, 2020

Toasters, haircuts, and tattoos are what everyone wants now. Todd thinks sanitizer will mess-up his mani-pedi, maybe only at Costco. Likely Starnes would like that toaster thrown in Grover Norquist’s bathtub. At least 78,000 Americans are dead from Covid-19 and there is no end in sight. Many who have recovered...

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  • May 9, 2020

IQ drop day .   I would really hate to be a republican legislator today.  When Fox trashes Bolton and calls him a tool of the left………When Trump’s defense team talks about religious freedom. ( whatever that was about).  When Ken Starr forgets he is Ken Starr …we are laughing because...

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  • January 28, 2020

Archives photo: Yours Truly with PDA Senior Advisor, Russell Greene, at theClimate Emergency March with Greta Thunberg in Los Angeles Together, let’s change the world!  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Deb, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Let’s make this the most progressivedecade...

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  • January 2, 2020

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Virginia Dearest Ambassador Haley, I am writing from the distant past to offer some modest thoughts about your exciting future. I understand congratulations are in order as you embark on the journey to seek the presidential nomination of the party of states’ rights,...

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  • December 16, 2019

In the Republican Party’s continued plunge into racism, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley tethered herself to white nationalism and bungee jumped into the valley. Speaking to erstwhile Fox News gabber Glenn Beck last Friday, Haley said, “We don’t have hateful people in South Carolina. There’s a...

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  • December 9, 2019

Pathetic: With just three days remaining before the Saturday election for the governorship of Louisiana, Republican candidate and House representative Ralph Abraham is pulling out the symbolic, Trump-friendly gestures in order to rally the base to vote out Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. On Tuesday, the congressman for northeastern Louisiana’s...

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  • October 9, 2019

I always wondered why Donald Trump wanted to go into politics — a field he has no aptitude for nor knowledge of. Consider this tweet: x I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I...

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  • October 5, 2019

In the great and proud history of the United States, no failing, no appalling ideology, no perverse institution—no national tragedy—compares to the American sin of chattel slavery. Codified in the nation’s founding documents in a grotesque mockery of the Declaration’s self-evident truth that “all men are created equal,” the 250-year...

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  • June 9, 2019

April 3, 2019   Brussels, Belgium By, Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Hello, I’m Alan Minsky, the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, also known as PDA. Contrary to what our name might imply, PDA is not actually a part of the Democratic Party. We...

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  • April 10, 2019

Last August students joined together to pull down the Confederate monument “Silent Sam” at the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina which was erected in 1913 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Now, the University wants to build a 5 million dollar building, with “state of the...

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  • December 4, 2018

I was thinking about defender of slavery and traitor Jefferson Davis tonight because of the Senate debate in MS, and I am not sure if I ever wrote about how Davis’ slaves reacted to their “benevolent” slave owner.  First up, there is William Jackson who was a slave in the...

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  • November 21, 2018

I don’t believe in magic, miracles, curses, hexes, horoscopes, Ouija boards, the power of prayer, or much of anything supernatural. I believe in technology and phenomena solidly backed by the scientific method, like vaccines, Xenu the evil Galactic Confederacy overlord, and the fact that I can’t wear my Green Bay Packers socks on...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • October 14, 2018

Sigh. From The Hill: The State Board of Education in Texas voted on Friday to eliminate several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, from the state’s social studies curriculum. Barbara Cargill, a Texas Republican and member of the board, told The Dallas Morning News that “the recommendation to eliminate Helen Keller and...

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  • September 14, 2018

In an age of “both sides do it” and “teach the debate,” some issues are simply black and white. So it was this week in Alabama, where truth and myth, hate and hagiography collided in two stories of the ongoing legacy of the Civil War and white supremacy. On Monday,...

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  • April 29, 2018

This year represents the 25th anniversary of one of the great enduring memes of modern American culture and politics. In his thundering speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention, former Nixon hatchet man and Adolf Hitler admirer-turned GOP presidential candidate Pat Buchanan darkly warned of a “cultural war” already underway,...

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  • November 13, 2017