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In the seventies, one of my best childhood friends and I decided to see a movie one evening. My friend Keith was a big guy, over six feet tall and well over 200 lbs. He was not a football player like many inner-city kids his size, but he was a...

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  • January 10, 2022

Oh, Facebook. Sweet, sweet Facebook. Could you go back to the day when everyone annoyed me with their latest Bejeweled Blitz and Candy Crush scores instead of their breathless invitations to join in the thorough dismantling of Western civilization? You’d think a guy who wanted to nuke hurricanes, suggested injecting disinfectant...

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  • October 30, 2021

Republicans have proved to be masters at soundbite manipulation. The GOP has gotten, mainly, poor white people in the Red States to oppose Medicare expansion, happily believing that rich people trickling on them will eventually improve their lot. Truth in schools is being portrayed as a threat to whiteness, and...

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  • October 15, 2021

The COVID pandemic provides all the proof America needs that healthcare does not belong under the control of for-profit corporations. COVID exposed why our system is ultimately fatal to many x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. We are in a global pandemic. We have various vaccines on the...

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  • September 8, 2021

Remember hydroxychloroquine? It’s the anti-malarial, anti-lupus drug that people started taking last year because a sweaty, out-of-shape ball of malignant insecurities and congealed ghee saw a tweet about it, envisioned a miracle cure that could save his flailing presidency, and decided, oh, what the heck? Let’s get this in as many Americans’ bodies...

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  • May 7, 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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You may remember Jim Bakker from his ‘80s sex scandal, his subsequent financial scandal, his fake coronavirus-cure scandal, and his giant bucket of pancake mix, without which you’re sure to face a far less delicious apocalypse than God intends for you. So you might think anyone who still listens to—much less believes—Bakker is...

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  • April 6, 2021

This is weird for a lot of reasons. First of all, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s superhero, Pervert Hoover, thinks exercise is bad for you. (Assuming it’s not golf, of course.) Secondly, if exercise reliably prevented COVID-19, all those people getting in sweaty knife fights over toilet paper last March would have had...

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  • April 1, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

So this is the guy who’s suddenly an expert on voting machines and algorithms. Mike Lindell, the reason tech support people often drink on the job, called into the Domenick Nati Show recently to talk about … erm, something. Probably voter fraud, but who knows? He may have also been touting...

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  • March 15, 2021

There was a putsch; will Trump return for a revival after crashing the Hindenberg. https://twitter.com/allwritenow/status/1359122161252921344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Editors, publishing agents and authors have signed-up to a letter in the hundreds, demanding the industry deny Donald Trump the publication of any post-presidential memoir. The letter, titled “No Book Deals for Traitors,” was signed by more than...

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  • February 16, 2021

The best explanation of short selling (as it applies to GameStop) that I've read pic.twitter.com/o9ZL5HqsKf — John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) January 28, 2021 1/2Short selling means borrowing shares and immediately selling them. When the price goes down, they buy them back for cents and return them to the lender. This...

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  • January 31, 2021

It seems clear that Trump will continue to be a Russian asset, with the bonus of classified information transferred even beyond his presidency. A new book by Craig Unger features a former KGB spy, Yuri Shvets as a source. …Trump first appeared on the Russians’ radar in 1977 when he...

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  • January 30, 2021

http://www.msn.com/… The Mike Hunter, Attorney General. of Oklahoma is trying to get back $2 million the state paid to acquire a supply of hydroxychloroquine, one of the favorite snake oil remedies for Covid 19 praised by Donald Trump for much of 2020. Fox News and other right wing news media touted it endlessly as...

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  • January 28, 2021

Donald Trump is gone, but the gaslighting on his behalf continues. Rep. Steve Scalise is trying to plant this little brain parasite in our heads so we all think the Trump administration wasn’t the unending series of surprise late-night taint waxings we all perceived it to be: x Biden wants...

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  • January 21, 2021

The Big Lie must be thoroughly erased. This delusion is unfortunately the trope deployed as a grand commodity for a national grift that could last until 2024. In the more immediate instance, actions still have consequences, even if Trump implies that he will give pardons in the case of the insurrections....

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  • January 18, 2021

Victim Syndrome (Fenichel, 1945; Zur, 1994). These are people who always complain about the bad things that happen in their lives, due to circumstances beyond their control. Nothing feels right to them. Denialism The practice of denying the existence, truth, or validity of something despite proof or strong evidence that...

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  • December 24, 2020

OANN is Donald Trump’s new favorite teevee network, and that makes a ton of sense — because it’s basically Fox News on bath salts, chewing away at America’s jowly face until we’re all too confused and exasperated to fight back. Its White House reporter, Chanel Rion, has tossed Trump a...

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  • November 24, 2020

You’d think they’d be penalized for all that disinformation, but in regard to the Trump de-election campaign, that will continue. You take what you can get in the marginally deregulated media universe, whatever “more willing” means considering the size of the Trumpist audience. x YouTube suspends, demonetizes Trump’s favorite TV news network...

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  • November 24, 2020

Schaden-Friday never lets me down! SCOOP: Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, has coronavirus, sources tell me and @JenniferJJacobs. — Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) November 20, 2020 Tyler Pager is a national political reporter for Bloomberg News. Not OANN or Highlights for Children or Stormfront or anything. So I trust this...

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  • November 20, 2020
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Apparently, with four days left, time has run out for the 2016-style October Surprise. Only a major terror attack(s) could make a shift in what looks to be a trending Biden victory. There’s plenty of spookery in how Giuliani and Bannon developed the pre-impeachment attempts to sway the 2020 election. Lots...

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  • October 30, 2020

If Donald Trump had his way, the government would be shipping cases of Mountain Dew Baja Blast — with “Acme COVID Vaccine” written on them — to clinics across the country within the next two weeks.  Because he doesn’t have the patience or intelligence to formulate a coherent COVID-19 strategy,...

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  • October 17, 2020

You’ve probably heard that the Regeneron antibody treatment Donald Trump received and subsequently touted as a “cure” for COVID was tested on cells that originally came from an abortion. I’m sure this isn’t the first time an abortion has saved Donald Trump’s ass (just guessing here), but in this case, he’s the...

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  • October 10, 2020

The stupid is always stronger with these people (John Fugelsang) The president is outright lying right now on Rush’s show, saying we have a cure for COVID. x Trump starts by saying he “jumped” on the invite to do this rally because Rush's audience is so large. Then he falsely...

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  • October 9, 2020

The toast is not yet burnt. Trump will need to win all three events. Won’t happen because all Trump has are bizarre lies and falsehoods. x One week from today, President Trump and former VP Biden will meet on the debate stage for the first time. Rachel @Maddow, @NicolleDWallace, @JoyAnnReid...

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  • September 22, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised to hear a Conservative Republican realize that claiming one is pro-life and healthcare, not a right is mutually exclusive. Healthcare is a right x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Rick Tyler appeared on MSNBC discussing many issues, including some related to Republicans rush to...

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  • September 22, 2020

Trump as usual tried another bait and switch claiming another therapeutic emergency authorization was a “cure” for COVID. The announcement was designed to get amplified during the RNC. They’re counting that there’s enough people who will want to play the odds, free-riding off others wearing masks. x 57 percent of Republicans...

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  • August 23, 2020

Full circle has been achieved, the re-manufacturing of misinformation using hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 treatment, framing it as a “cure”, again. Trump fortunately has yet to return to suggesting household disinfectant injection, fleeing his presser before it got worse. x This is the best comment I’ve read so far about #TrumpPressConference #TrumpleThinSkin...

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  • July 29, 2020

Today when we hear the words ‘new normal’ it generally relates to living life with Covid-19. The Coronavirus has altered lives not only in the crowded cities and cozy suburbs of America but in the Brazilian favela and the bowels of the London Underground. A large amount of the over...

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  • July 22, 2020

Back when the WWII soldiers left their families and stormed the beaches of Normandy under fire and away from loved ones, they made sacrafices and huge sacrifices.  It was not a comfortable time. x x YouTube Video When Korean soldiers weathered the freezing cold in the Forgotten War, they made...

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  • July 11, 2020

Aside from a provocative trip to Tulsa this afternoon, there were many naked attempts to get reelected despite all the criming going on. So many other potential crimes might get covered up by more blatant manipulations. Another Friday evening featured yet another flim-flam, this time with the prosecution of Rudy Giuliani. This...

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  • June 20, 2020
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More Trump lies and spin, and again he took no questions because it’s a pageant. It had the usual earmarks of such speeches, including a “sir” remark and the confabulation of facts. Michael Steele called this a “stopgap”. x 2 died of Ebola: They said Obama should resign. 4 died...

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  • June 16, 2020

Shout out to Dan Desai Martin at The American Independent for bringing this to our attention: Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) is planning to hold an in-person book signing and campaign fundraiser in here state on Friday, even as coronavirus cases are reaching record levels there. “Join us on June 12th for a...

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  • June 11, 2020

A lot was made of our commander-in-show holding up a Bible, a little over a week ago, with the St. John’s Episcopal Church as a backdrop. The orchestrated show of strength was preceded by shoving, tear-gassing, and strong-arm tactics of armed troops against peaceful protesters. Trump had been sheltered in...

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  • June 10, 2020
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I just received this e-mail from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. It’s the full transcript of his speech today in Philadelphia, PA: x YouTube Video “I can’t breathe.” “I can’t breathe.” George Floyd’s last words. But they didn’t die with him. They’re still being heard. They’re echoing across...

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  • June 2, 2020

Trump is not exactly an author of any Emancipation Proclamations. Trump implies that he will retaliate against private social media but if he chooses anything remotely constitutional, he may actually have to address issues of fact weighed against his usual lies. But he does need diversions from the over 100,000 dead,...

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  • May 28, 2020

A submission for Memorial Day weekend: The Highest and Purest Democracy: Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn’s Iwo Jima Eulogy to his Fallen Comrades Roland Gittelsohn was a Marine Corps chaplain in World War II, and he was on Iwo Jima just after the battle. One of the other chaplains, who was organizing...

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  • May 23, 2020

The stupid, it burns! A Washington Post reporter has found a correlation between the people protesting shelter-in-place orders and people who refuse to get vaccinated or refuse to vaccinate their children. Trump’s promise of ‘Warp Speed’ fuels anti-vaccine movement in fertile corners of the Web Some of the same online...

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  • May 21, 2020

On Tuesday, when President Donald Trump was asked to comment on America leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases, he replied that he views it as a “badge of honor,” since it means we must be doing a lot of tests. The man with 5 draft deferments desperately wants a...

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  • May 19, 2020

You might think the most seismic fake conversion of all time was Donald Trump pretending to be a pro-life Christian conservative. (If you sprinkled holy water on him once a fortnight, the resulting chemical reaction could likely provide cheap, renewable energy for a mid-sized American city.) Well, according to a...

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  • May 19, 2020

There is all this reporting on a recent early Phase I trial success with eight, EIGHT, human subjects.  I have not read any released reports on trials with Macaque monkeys, which might question its efficacy. Because the United States has refused to be part of the international consortium we have...

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  • May 18, 2020

“Other things have never had a vaccine and they go away,” 'The Lancet,' one of the world's most respected medical journals, harshly criticized the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic and suggested that Americans should look for new leadership during the upcoming election https://t.co/NqF0zho6n6 pic.twitter.com/TlrBnoSAsB — Forbes (@Forbes) May 15,...

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  • May 15, 2020

Will Trump wear a mask today, May 5, during his visit to a mask factory in Phoenix. President Trump will begin traveling again in earnest starting tomorrow, starting with a tour of a Honeywell plant in Phoenix, Arizona The Honeywell plant is now making N95 masks for first responders and...

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  • May 5, 2020

Robert Reich tells the truth in an op-ed at the Guardian: Trump wants you to choose between your job or your life — because work makes you free. Trump preferred “cheering an economic revival rather than managing a catastrophic health crisis” — Nothing has changed. Trump’s hope of timing a “re-opened economy” to victory is that...

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  • May 3, 2020

From the book The Man Who Knew Too Much, there is a quote that reads “I am the man who knows too much to know anything, or, at any rate, to do anything,” –G.K. Chesterton The Party that detests the government seems obsessed with getting in office and breaking it...

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  • May 1, 2020

Trump claimed cases would go from fifteen to zero on 28 February.  Cases are over a million and he keeps raising his prideful death total now to 60-70,000, Today’s US death total is 63,000. I’m not sure what a “very, very strong” death total means, But over 60,000 lives lost is...

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  • May 1, 2020

Yes, can you even imagine? For the record, Trump was talking about Joe Biden. Not John Miller, or John Barron, or even David Dennison. Reuters: During an Oval Office interview, the Republican president said he did not expect the election to be a referendum on his handling of the coronavirus...

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  • April 30, 2020

No, no we do not hate anybody—we have heard that from our parents, our teachers, and our clergy since we have been able to decipher words. From the first time, you said to a sibling, ‘I hate you’ after they kicked over your blocks or for a new generation, disconnected...

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  • April 29, 2020
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