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Using COVID relief funds, Ron DeSantis with Greg Abbott have achieved the ridiculous. The way to Delaware starts with an original flight plan to start in Texas, go to Florida, and then arrive in Delaware, only this time the same charter jet goes through Nashville and finally lands in New Jersey, still without...

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  • September 21, 2022

We haven’t yet reached that point where the losses to the Russians are sustainable. Replacements may be on their way to the front. They likely will not see the same troops who have until now resisted any new advances. There have been some Ukrainian counter-attacks. The Russians now settle for longer range...

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  • March 17, 2022

All wars are battles among falcons, they are never fought between hawks and doves. A UN enforced no-fly-zone would have no doves. As James Clapper said on CNN: “The game’s on”. The reality is that wars like Ukraine-Russia are fought in blood even if they can be modeled as a series of...

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  • March 14, 2022

Going backward benefits few; America has rid itself of a world of bustles, petticoats, and counting jellybeans in a jar. Ill-informed parents are invading school libraries, intimidating school boards, and physically carting off books to take back their country. America has devolved into a country where the slogan, ‘I want...

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  • January 28, 2022

Beetle-Juice Three Times. Thank Jeebus that cheesehead is not banned from primary and secondary schools in Wisconsin. Because nothing says “Freedom” and “Liberty” like being the language police. If you talk about “spirit murdering” and “action civics” they might even exist. Better to be “un-woke”, because you might develop an “unconscious-bias”. Darn...

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  • October 24, 2021

As the grandfather of 12 grandchildren, I worry about their safety, health, and lives in this time of excessive gun violence, denial of history, and the life-destroying spread of the virus. Despite their vulnerability, the children of America who frighten me most are the so-called responsible adults who have decided...

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  • August 6, 2021

The latest rabbit punch thrown by the Republican party in the culture bout was to deny Texas children the truth about women’s suffrage and that white supremacy is a bad thing. Besides the obvious moral failure of Texas Republicans, who voted in favor of this measure in the absence of...

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  • July 19, 2021

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

Layaway, on-time, and paying-something-down-on-it have been very familiar phrases in black, brown, and poor neighborhoods for generations; credit was for the people who did not need it. Financial freedom because of race, religion, and status was prohibitive for countless numbers of Americans and immigrants. The constant pressure of having to...

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  • July 14, 2021

I was born in the 1950s when it was not illegal for black people in the south to vote—it was suicide. Pseudo-laws, tests, intimidation, hoods, ropes, and guns were the anti-democracy tactics of the day. Southern state officials could not legitimately ban black people from voting, so the strategy was...

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  • July 12, 2021

It begins…more likely prosecution of Trump corporate tax fraud coming first because it’ll always be about strong cases. Trump Organization facing possible criminal charges, sources say https://t.co/yfzrKV0jGu — Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 28, 2021 The Trump Organization is expected to be hit with criminal charges as soon as next week...

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  • June 29, 2021

Radio Host Tim Danahey sent me a note that gave me pause. If we could make sure all Americans understand this, we could force the hands of politicians on the wealth tax. Tim Danahey’s wealth tax calculation. See full episodes here. Here is the note I received from Tim. Dude,...

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  • June 15, 2021

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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  • June 13, 2021

Another Trump video rant of 16 minutes at Mike Lindell’s MAGA Frank My Pillow rally in Somerset Wisconsin The best part of the speech is when the video froze pic.twitter.com/Zojv1qTjoc — Acyn (@Acyn) June 12, 2021 https://twitter.com/frankyspeech/status/1403811401580388353?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw This was the scene outside the site of the Arizona ballot review on...

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  • June 12, 2021

Florida bans its schools from teaching critical race theory On Thursday, Florida’s State Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of an amendment banning the teaching of critical race theory in schools throughout the state. The theory, according to PolitiFact, is a collection of ideas about systemic bias and privilege...

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  • June 12, 2021

Schumer Says White House Talks with GOP on Infrastructure Hit ‘a Brick Wall’. Politico reported: Bipartisan infrastructure talks between President Joe Biden and GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito are over, according to an administration official. The president will now focus on working with a bipartisan group of 20 senators. Biden...

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  • June 8, 2021

A new audio recording shows that Kurt Volker set up and was on a phone call in which Giuliani badgered Zelensky’s aide Yermak to “announce investigations into possible corruption by Biden in Ukraine, and into claims that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Trump.” There clearly was a...

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  • June 8, 2021

As if Trump would be appointed Speaker of the House once the GQP takes control of the House of Representatives in 2022. Then a GOP House would impeach Biden on the way to Trump returning as POTUS* in 2024, because cartoon presidency and magical GQP thinking, like 31 days in...

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  • June 6, 2021

Remember when denying wedding cakes to gay people was about freedom? Florida Gov. Ron De Santis seems to want cruise ship passengers to get sick. Says he will fine cruise companies $5,000 for each person who is required to show proof of vaccination before boarding. Insanity.https://t.co/tAUyWo0pti pic.twitter.com/Byu8ZKmgAu — Jim Roberts...

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  • May 30, 2021
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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

The devolution of the Republican Party has been a sight to behold—but it’s been a particularly fraught experience for ex-Republicans. I know if the Democrats had nominated Charlie Sheen for president in 2016 and then proceeded to abandon all their previously held goals and principles in exchange for a chance...

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  • May 27, 2021

Slowly we turn, step by step, and the shoes will drop in the coming months regardless of the maneuvering in Congress. Procedure, process, and practice continue as evidence accumulates and the predicted timelines make more sense. The show goes on and even Broadway will be back in NYC. Manhattan DA...

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  • May 25, 2021

Donald J. Telharmonium: lots of rotating discs and not much of an effect, network or otherwise. With other elements of the Big Lie grift moving forward, Trump will unfortunately be back because of not underestimating “the power of stupid people in large groups” (George Carlin)…. on a network. The challenge is that wheels of justice do...

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  • May 25, 2021

A guy banned from the Idaho capitol grounds runs for governor. He hates the government so much he wants to become governor. We are in strange times, but after all, Stalin predicted TikTok. I took this video of what I’m prettty sure is Ammon Bundy getting arrested. Go to the end...

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  • May 23, 2021

As usual, Ali Velshi delves deeper into the flesh. While most laugh at Alabama yoga silliness, he used Jennifer Rubin to explain the reality. This is why Velshi is must-see TV See full episodes here. Ali Velshi highlighted a story that proves the lengths the GOP would go to in order...

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  • May 23, 2021

After a black woman received two low-balled appraisals for her home, her friend’s white husband played the owner, and the appraised value doubled. Appraisal increased when black woman owner became a white man See full episodes here. One can fight outward racism overtly. After all, it is easy to see....

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  • May 22, 2021

Bait and switch: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) publicly announced his opposition Wednesday to a 9/11-style commission. Pretty much where we were when previous guy got impeached a second time. Why it matters: The House is set to vote Wednesday on creating the bipartisan commission, also opposed by House Minority Leader...

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  • May 19, 2021

I’m not sure if this is an indication that the COVID pandemic is winding down or that civilization is. It might be both, honestly, but that’s not for me to decide. Ricky Schroder first came to prominence as the kid on Silver Spoons. I tuned in once, because I just...

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  • May 16, 2021

In another bit of witless tampering, blockhead leader is trying to avoid a subpoena as McCarthy’s role in the insurrection comes under further scrutiny, with witnesses on both sides of his 1/6 conversation with previous guy. “Donald Trump didn’t need to sleep five hours a night and he would be...

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  • May 16, 2021

Even in Arizona, the Fraudit continues, now interrupted by high school graduations. “We can’t indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country” This is as readily falsifiable as 2+2=5. If we don’t call this out… Wow. The Republican who took over Maricopa County...

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  • May 16, 2021

It does seem clear that in the name of “bipartisanship, there may be pro-Trumpists chosen who will attempt to sabotage such a commission, because some will accept the same false premises manufactured in both Trump impeachments. Perhaps the most important thing is that it focuses the scope of the commission on “the...

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  • May 16, 2021

MFP is neologisms that get sticky. Cheugy is the latest, being a term that Generation Z calls Millennials, perhaps it’s the revival of more postmodernism. Generation Z consumer-brand attacks on Millennials consumption habits may be all that Gheugy is about. Proud Boys and their golf polos may be Cheugy, if only...

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  • May 16, 2021

On Wednesday, Rep. Liz Cheney was bounced from her leadership position in the House GOP for refusing to acknowledge the eternal, immutable, omnipotent godhead recently incarnated in the form of a mealy, incontinent panic yam in order to drain the D.C. swamp and save the world from blood-hoovering pedophiles like Tom...

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  • May 13, 2021

In testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, former acting defense secretary Christopher Miller and former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, sought to defend their response to the deadly insurrection. This did not address the obvious positioning of them and others by previous guy to overturn election results....

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  • May 12, 2021

We now return you to the continuing Big Lie and the punchable face of the GQP. “By deposing @Liz_Cheney they’ve only given her a bigger platform.” And they were so cowardly as to remove her by a voice vote. Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to remove...

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  • May 12, 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

He’s got a new book, so a conservative Niall Ferguson appeared on TV this morning whitewashing the Trump administration’s competence, or lack thereof, as if the fault lies with more systemic faults, despite the deliberate Trump sabotage of Obama-era pandemic planning. Catastrophes of politics, in pricey Ted-like talks. As if there no...

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  • May 11, 2021

The usual handicapping for a new Fed Chair is happening, but likely it’s too early. Lael Brainard and William Spriggs would be front-runners. Jay Powell's term is up next February, when Biden can choose to extend his appointment. We’ll know so much more then, what with a looming recession. x Biden...

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  • May 11, 2021

So the winner of the Kentucky Derby is a “junky” now, according to our clammy, languorous yam-in-exile. (I won’t link to the “statement,” but trust me; the actual ex-president of the United States used his new “cutting-edge” internet platform to ascribe antiquated notions of moral failing to a fucking horse.) ...

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  • May 10, 2021

Because Hawley’s whines about Big Tech while promoting sales of his book on Amazon, the epitome of …. Big Tech. “Democrats are eyeing a comeback in Missouri, believing the Capitol riot hurt Republicans in the state, not least because of Josh Hawley’s prominent role.” “Don’t try to censor, cancel, and silence...

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  • May 10, 2021

“A GIANT PULSATING MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE” Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden,...

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  • May 8, 2021

Can’t say that I’m surprised by this: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for governor in California, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls' sports at school. Jenner, a 1976 decathlon gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told...

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  • May 6, 2021

Now firstly it is important to define Internationalism since commonly it is divided into three different major categories. 1] Hegemonic Internationalism example: Globalization [Colonization]. Main player: USA. 2] Liberal Internationalism example: United Nations. Main player: Everyone else. 3] Revolutionary Internationalism example: Communism. Main player: China. Now there are many subcategories,...

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  • May 5, 2021

Expect some GOP  to be triggered by this new information about intelligence produced during Trump’s term as “…it was used by the US Justice Department to support a secret court order authorising surveillance of Carter Page” “The former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a second dossier for the FBI on Donald Trump while...

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  • May 4, 2021

The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after two Asian women were attacked in Manhattan on Sunday, with one being hit in the head with a hammer. NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage of Suspect They are Looking For in Hell’s Kitchen Hammer Attack on Asian Woman...

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  • May 4, 2021

Likely Trump will continue to be banned from Facebook, but just in case, it is worth speculating what would happen if he returns. His general laying-low these days is probably in hopes of getting a reprieve. Facebook’s oversight board will announce its ruling on whether former President Donald Trump’s account should...

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  • May 3, 2021

Likely Trump will continue to be banned from Facebook, but just in case, it is worth speculating what would happen if he returns. His general laying-low these days is probably in hopes of getting a reprieve. Facebook’s oversight board will announce its ruling on whether former President Donald Trump’s account should...

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  • May 3, 2021

Like any good con artist Trump now tries to call his losing a “big lie”, because he’s all about the disinformation as he does his lounge act in Florida and now New Jersey. Trump or his media image is the kind of synthetic construction that combines the GQP lie affirmed by...

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  • May 3, 2021

Unfortunately, celebrity lends itself to mythology, and American ideologies are fascinated by fame and fashion. We haven’t yet turned that corner despite previous guy. Then again TMZ caught Jenner off-guard yesterday about her GOP beliefs. The U.S. has a rich history of celebrities entering politics, and the list is growing. Caitlyn Jenner is...

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  • May 2, 2021
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