Coup

My hope is that victory is so risibly out of reach for the odious squash rind on election night that he dissolves into a cloud of individual carbon atoms and deep-seated shame, but that’s not his plan. He’s going to loudly declare victory if the count is anywhere near close for...

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  • November 1, 2020

Doubtless strategic locations could be occupied on election day. όχι! x When writing my opening today saying we are currently in the midst of a coup, comparing Mussolini’s power grab – I hadn’t even realized today is Oxi Day. https://t.co/acpF5XFJMf — Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) October 28, 2020 Ohi Day or Oxi Day (Greek: Επέτειος...

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  • October 28, 2020

Keith Olbermann has been doing daily YouTube reports on various miscreants, but mainly on IMPOTUS, and it now seems like the Trumpian narrative now developing is a plan to disqualify Biden, by means of something, something…. illegal reasons. As unlikely as this might be, the desperate Trump has been even...

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  • October 20, 2020

Assuming that there will be some violent provocations, we should encourage all deescalation efforts for election week, regardless of the vote outcomes. We’ve now seen the potential for serious planned electoral violence with the attempts on the governor of Michigan and the mayor of Wichita.   We’ve also seen long-term confrontations in...

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  • October 20, 2020

Make no mistake, Amy Coney Barrett is not ashamed to make her positions clear, if not explicitly, implicitly, and she is a danger to most. The meek-looking Amy Coney Barrett is dangerous x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Senator Dick Durbin made the direction of his questioning clear....

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  • October 14, 2020

Mussolini moment, no more #GaspingForAir at the Esso station in Milan. Trump declares himself immune. Cray-cray. x Deranged man in grips of deadly disease claims to be “immune” minutes after gasping for air on live television. https://t.co/uf4UCyZ3nr— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 6, 2020 First, Trump takes off his mask,...

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  • October 6, 2020

Trump is rushing SCOTUS vote to contest the election results, but GOP senators up for re-election may pay for this. Then again IMPOTUS* is sending seniors $200 “Trump cards” for their votes. x And here I thought this was hyperbole or trolling https://t.co/mgO2kSIOsV pic.twitter.com/nOHjQ7AMnk— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 25, 2020 x...

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  • September 25, 2020

Get ready people because the reality of losing our democracy is real.   I said this in 2016 and people scoffed.  It is a reality.   The sides are lining up.  Brother against brother, Mother against child, husband against wife.  This may even be worse than 1860 considering the people of that...

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  • September 24, 2020

There are a number of issues to address, but let me start with this, from the 14th Amendment: But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of...

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  • September 24, 2020

There are a number of issues to address, but let me start with this, from the 14th Amendment: But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of...

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  • September 24, 2020

There’s a diary on top of the rec list right now that’s based on a story in the Atlantic, that Trump might try to take advantage of a clause in the Constitution that says the electors shall be chosen ‘in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct.’ If Trump...

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  • September 23, 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

Another day of stupidity from IMPOTUS*, but he has promised to go into exile and flee prosecution. x The President suggests his opponent will receive an injection of performance enhancing drugs “in the ass” before the debates pic.twitter.com/sXOGjrFltp — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 19, 2020 x tRUmp has descended into...

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  • September 20, 2020
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  • September 16, 2020

Chuck Todd interviewed RNC chair, Ronna Romney McDaniel, about Trump's COVID-19 failure. He did not let her get away with the hypocritical spin. Chuck Todd took countered her spin x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Two times in one program, Chuck Todd performed journalism for a change. While he continued to...

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  • September 14, 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

There will be a variety of responses to the impending Trump attempt to steal the election. Be prepared. x The Transition Integrity Project has run an interesting set of war-games for the November presidential election. Scenarios for each electoral outcome (and the implications for political violence in the US) are...

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  • September 6, 2020

Crime was at a 50 year low when Trump took office. Remember that Trump is all about declaring non-trump supporters (and voters) as “un-American”. x Hours after a man wearing a far-right group's hat was shot and killed during clashes in Portland, Oregon, President Trump used his Twitter account to...

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  • August 31, 2020

Kayfabe becomes him. “Get the British Open for me”. Bring me the head of the secretary of state for Scotland. Turnberry had once been a site for The Open, but before Trump bought it. The crime:  Trump has his newly appointed US ambassador to Britain tell the Minister for Scotland that Trump...

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  • August 6, 2020

Fortunately Twitter decided to rein in QAnon, one of many cults projecting both the main tenets of Trumpism but also serving as a channel for non-domestic malign actors to invest in GOP disinformation and disruption. Twitter’s crackdown comes too late to stop QAnon’s growth. While QAnon’s presence on Twitter will...

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  • July 24, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

Few of you will recall my stories mocking the possibility of a Trump win in 2016, ostensibly because it was plausible to assume that HRC would win. This time more caution is necessary, since the same Trump deceit is happening like promising to support something DACA-like in a future executive...

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  • July 11, 2020

Sen. Cory Booker used his recent appearance on Meet The Press to discuss too much reliance on policing. But when one reads between the lines, it's much deeper. It is about taking back the government to fulfill our needs and wants. Cory Booker's passionate admonition is spot on. x x...

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  • June 9, 2020

Jordan Goudreau’s Silvercorp is a US mercenary corporation based in Florida. Two of their American operatives were arrested in Venezuela. WaPo got a copy of a coup d’etat contract. The video begins with Jordan Goudreau posing confidently, flanked by a man wearing an armour plate and a Venezuela flag wrapped around his shoulder....

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  • May 7, 2020

Giggling RWNJs seized on a Biden comment that only reveals how much context will be needed with an IMPOTUS who’s a pathological liar. If @realDonaldTrump said this the left would mock and the MSM would write articles about economic intercourse for days. — Dr. Russ Arnold, Esq. (@Russarnold22) April 28,...

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  • April 28, 2020
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Today Trump tried bait and switch, doing a briefing on the indictments and increased military operations against Venezuela. He used the pretext of a COVID-19 Taskforce to lead with the outlines of a pretext for arresting Maduro as enforcing drug-trafficking indictments.  Apparently Trump still believes he can game the MSM....

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  • April 2, 2020

Gonna be interesting day tomorrow, comparing the last candidate endorsed by the NY Times to the endorsement of Joe Biden. across the super-Tuesday states Today In a swift turn of events, Mr. Buttigieg and Ms. Klobuchar quit the presidential race and decided to endorse Mr. Biden on the eve of Super Tuesday… Also on Monday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar...

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  • March 3, 2020

This could be America’s last “free” election with the approach of a single-party state and perhaps rebranding. Firehose propaganda and disinformation at work now. So much gaslighting now. Vozhd Trump has a certain ring. x Just call it Vozhd and get on with it https://t.co/svvfYVM2at — Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February...

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  • February 6, 2020

Another, less remarkable stunt last night at the SOTU was the celebrity acknowledgement of Juan Guaido as the “leader in exile” of Venezuela. The prize he received was something Ukraine president Zelensky has yet to receive, the credibility of a WH visit. Will the dog-wag for the post-acquittal impeached Trump...

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  • February 5, 2020

I don’t much like John Bolton. I don’t like his politics, I don’t like his superior attitude, I don’t like his opinions, I don’t like his free abandon to send other peoples sons and daughters to war, and I don’t like that goddamn mustache, which mostly looks like something you’d...

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  • January 28, 2020

Daily Kos’ Jen Hayden has a more complete rundown of Mike Pompeo’s interview with Mary Louise Kelly, in which the secretary of state got his arse handed to him on the air. But this seemed, well, pertinent, to say the least: x The coda to @NPRKelly's interview with @SecPompeo is...

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  • January 24, 2020

2020 is almost upon us, and there’s many people out there who will be making a New Year’s resolution to buy a new electric car during the course of the year.  The number of offerings on the market keeps expanding every year, so what will this year look like?  Join us...

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  • December 17, 2019

Much like a Woody Allen satire of nouvelle vague cinematography, a Trumpist bystander tried to interrupt the Capitol Hill reporting of MSNBC’s Garrett Haake. Haake’s crew did an interesting job of choreography to try to keep the nutter out of the shot before she could compliment Howard Stern’s junk. x Kudos to...

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  • December 13, 2019

Ben Wittes of Lawfare outlines some questions in advance of the Monday’s release of the IG report on the Russia investigation. Advance reports indicate exoneration. href=”https://twitter.com/benjaminwittes/status/1203307823926595585? (1) It is important to remember the big questions and allegations that make Mr. Horowitz’s investigation important: The President has publicly alleged a treasonous conspiracy...

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  • December 8, 2019

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. 1662. Proposed fees on asylum seekers and DACA renewals 1663. Caused...

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  • November 15, 2019

Unlike the failed coup in Venezuela, this time in Bolivia, the military has prevailed upon Evo Morales to resign. Banana Republicans finally manage a military coup, this time in Bolivia, but there are cautionary tales. x Breaking News: President Evo Morales of Bolivia has announced his resignation after the military...

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  • November 10, 2019

Will playing whac-a-mole help save the Trump presidency? That's what Fox News and Donald Trump defenders have been reduced to in recent weeks as the White House and its media allies scramble to try to find a coherent defense for his admitted campaign collusion with a foreign power. (This time,...

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  • November 10, 2019

You have so totally lost.  For those of you not keeping up with the anorexic sewer system that is Ann Coulter, it seems that Ms. Fascist Political Bomb Thrower is not up to her job, which is at least keeping up with who’s who in D.C.  It all started with a...

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  • November 1, 2019

Nancy Pelosi called the GOP's impeachment bluff this week, and in doing so she completely undercut the “process” attacks they have been making about the House inquiry. Demanding that a formal House vote be held on impeachment, Republicans have insisted the lack of a vote represents a tell-tale sign that...

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  • October 29, 2019

Another day, more idiotic chopper talk blather. Trump distancing himself from the rest of his administration, generally: "Here's the thing. I don't have teams; everyone's talking about teams. I'M the team. I did nothing wrong." — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 25, 2019 Touting economic achievements and "a great thing in...

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  • October 25, 2019

Trump announces at a Pittsburgh shale conference that his wall will be built in Colorado. Senator Patrick Leahy observes that Trump could do it with a SharpieTM. https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1187138147949469703? More Trump lies in yet another quasi-campaign speech because he’s fracked. Trump is being introduced at the shale conference by campaign donor Harold...

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  • October 23, 2019

Other than a rhetorical diversion into the use of “lynching”, Lindsey Graham is one of a few Senate Republicans unencumbered by the possibility of sitting as an impeachment juror. RWNJ pundits have taken to attacking Graham to fill the space of media reaction and in the absence of many Trump...

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  • October 23, 2019

Hey, I’d be tired, too. Wait, I am tired. The past two and a half years have felt like trying to harvest semen from a violently ill marlin on a Tilt-A-Whirl.  In other words, exhausting. But now, apparently, White House officials are so fucking tired they’re not even attempting to align...

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  • October 22, 2019

The New York Times has this story up this evening: Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants more than control over a wide swath of Syria along his country’s border. He says he wants the Bomb. The story mainly talks...

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  • October 21, 2019

Yesterday, PABOTUS tried to get the #StopTheCoup trending, only to be met with #ThePresidentIsACrybaby. x Actually, there is a coup going on, only it's not coming from outside the Trump administration, but as in all horror stories, it's coming from within, led by Trump & his lackeys & henchmen, like...

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  • October 20, 2019

Russia’s useful idiots are also proxies. In a bid to repeat 2016, the swing states will have third-party efforts as well as support for non-Democratic efforts. In this case the self-proclaimed “environmentalist” declares that he supports the Green Party, but not really. Like greenwashing, it’s bait-and-switch. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1185643744932106240? Jill Stein got more...

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  • October 19, 2019

So the White House is still refusing to cooperate with the ongoing impeachment inquiry, and the pr*sident has so far been even less interested in acknowledging congressional subpoenas than Tiffany Trump. What to do? What to do? Well, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) has an idea. Lock them in the hoosegow. Tlaib...

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  • October 13, 2019

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale sounded off about the history of impeachment today, insinuating  that only democrats had availed themselves of this constitutional remedy, and further opining that kicking drumpf to the curb would, this time, just be a …coup. Princeton history prof Kevin Kruse (and some others) hastened to unburden him...

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  • October 9, 2019

Trial ballooning again with really hot air. x The White House has reached out to outside lawyers for impeachment counsel, according to a person familiar. One of the lawyers they reached out to is Trey Gowdy, @PamelaBrownCNN reports — Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 8, 2019 Trey will have an “outhouse”...

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  • October 8, 2019

Republicans are currently struggling to find a coherent alternative narrative in their defense of Donald Trump, who is guilty as hell, folks. Guilty as hell. Well, late-November moldy shrunken jack-o-lantern head/super-lawyer Rudy Giuliani isn’t really helping matters with this kind of argument: There is substantial, and I don’t want to...

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  • October 1, 2019