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I have a deep, visceral mistrust for anyone who says God is on their side. When has Providence ever sorted winners and losers like this? Didn’t we learn better from the bloody Crusades? Or centuries of ruinous sectarian violence? Or Tim Tebow’s NFL career? Of course, these days we’re meant to believe...

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  • December 19, 2021

We Shall Overcome, Black Power, No Justice-No Peace, Say Her Name, I Run with Ahmaud and Daddy Changed the World. The preceding words are just a few chants, pleas, memes, and cries for help from black mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers over the years. I have chanted some of those...

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  • November 26, 2021

Donald John Ignatius Caligulard Trump has had a lot of coffee boys for someone who only drinks Diet Coke. If you’re in the Trump orbit and that orbit begins to decay, well, you might as well be green cruciferous vegetables as far as DJT is concerned. He sure as shit...

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  • May 23, 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

Yesterday I was so depressed.  Could not figure out why.  Vet came and sat out on the patio and said, “You know, I am depressed really bad”.  I shook my head and said, “Not a good sign you know if we both are”.   I felt like a cloud was hanging...

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  • April 17, 2021

Actually, had Spielberg reduced the running time, the film 1941 might have been a classic. The classic film history teaching exercise would be to edit it down to 2 hours. Craig Lindsey’s article argues for the Pogo conclusion that the enemy is us when we allow fear to take over. 2020 did that...

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  • April 2, 2021

Ok, this is Sunday and I try to stay away from political posts on Sunday.   Something happened yesterday and took me back 30 years and I smiled.  My car had just stopped and would not crank at the drive through at CVS.  I called my husband to come down and jump...

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  • March 14, 2021

Wasn’t it just last week that Moscow Mitch said, no to impeachment but took to the floor to say “Lock him up” and then within the last 24 hours saying with all listed below, if he is the primary candidate he would absolutely vote for the orange thing?  My head...

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  • February 26, 2021

Eric Trump appeared on Fox & Friends this morning with Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade. It wasn’t exactly the Algonquin Roundtable. During the conversation, they passed the lone brain cell they share together to whoever wanted to speak next—like it was the tribal conch in Lord of the...

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  • February 22, 2021

Ted Cruz still blames his daughters for that Cancun trip and Trump’s daddy’s girls are not quite as political as we had previous thought. Trump may have also gotten a “target letter” indicating that something something is coming for him. Much like Trump trying to get Ivanka in at the...

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  • February 19, 2021

Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Interviews like this are one of the reasons that I still subscribe to the NYT, some snippets [bolding...

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  • February 9, 2021

The historian George Santayana wrote “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Understanding this phrase is not so much in the words as in the context. Santayana was a historian but he was also a pragmatist. He believed the role of history was in solving current...

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  • January 21, 2021

The historian George Santayana wrote “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Understanding this phrase is not so much in the words as in the context. Santayana was a historian but he was also a pragmatist. He believed the role of history was in solving current...

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  • January 21, 2021

If his puckered lips are moving, he’s lying, but the circular limit to that lie is that Ivanka has Chinese trademarks for, …. wait for it, voting machines. So this is all a delusional branding exercise,.. again. The firehose of disinformation is dribbling again, alwaystm but it dependstm on the...

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  • December 19, 2020

December 7, 2020 — a day which will live in tennis history! Big news, dead Americans! You have a new White House tennis court to look down on as you temporarily pry your gaze from the immaculate, eternal, and supremely blissful beatific vision! x 282,345. pic.twitter.com/ss9RKAVcA3— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) December...

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  • December 7, 2020

This is remarkable. Ivanka tweets some gobbledygook about how daddy has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 10 percent last year.  This is a lie; the emissions drop she references is not from 2019, but 2020. Sneaky she is. And the drop in emissions is due to daddy’s ineptitude in dealing...

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  • November 25, 2020

What did you do in the war, Daddy?  Is this what Ivanka has asked lately? I would bet whether he answered this way or not it was pretty much like this. “ Come lay down honey and I will show you .  Have you ever heard of Studio 54?   I fought...

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  • November 11, 2020

The irony here is rich. How the fuck am I supposed to keep government surplus food down if I’m continually reminded of Trump? Politico: The Agriculture Department last week began mandating that millions of boxes of surplus food for needy families include a letter from President Donald Trump claiming credit...

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  • October 1, 2020

I had to go to bed last night very early as I was so upset.   I then thought, this is what this madman wants.  I got up this morning and found there is plenty of evidence to back up the Atlantic, including The Washington Post, Associated Press and the infidel...

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  • September 4, 2020

Nicolle Wallace and John Heilemann had a very important message both for the media and for you regarding stopping Trump's attempt to steal the election. Nicolle Wallace admonishes the media. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. We all know that Donald Trump is a bully. But right now he is...

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  • August 22, 2020

I am so Trumped outraged out until I am having to color my hair more often because every day another bunch of grey pops over the color.  HOW STUPID IS THIS ?  Did this not just happen in April?  Did this not just happen in June?    Daddy used to...

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  • July 24, 2020

We have all talked about the man from the orange planet is like he is, but I think I know.  I have not read Mary Trump’s book but after listening to Joe Biden today and listening closely to his talking about this advice he got from his Mom and Dad...

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  • July 21, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of Joe Biden’s presidential candidate: This is a time of tremendous crisis for our nation.   Across the country, Americans are flooding the streets protesting the injustice of police brutality and affirming the unshakable...

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  • June 18, 2020

Jared Kushner, wonder boy, prince of darkness, the “jar” part of Jarvanka, is getting some really bad press right now. Not about his many failures and his total unfitness for any of his many portfolios, but because Bunker Boy may finally have had it with him. Vanity Fair just put...

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  • June 8, 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

I reached for the grimy tumbler.  It was empty.  Not even any ice. I reached for the whiskey bottle.  It was empty too. This was the night the bottle let me down, and a savagely bright dawn poured through the dirty windows in my Private Investigator’s office. I stared at...

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  • May 30, 2020

Today I took a short break from my home Coronavirus lockdown to restock at a nearby grocery store. Heeding the advice of friends, I first made sure I was protected before heading out. So, I loaded my AR-15 and slung it over my shoulder. It rested comfortably over my Kevlar...

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  • May 16, 2020

With his dad polling behind in a bunch of states, the spawn does drift far from the roe. x thanks to fox news for getting “Usama bin Laden” to trend. the president who gave the order to kill him has endorsed joe biden. pic.twitter.com/0XyyD0b8Tg— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 23, 2020...

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  • April 23, 2020

LIVE BLOG below (presser likely will start 30-45 minutes late*) 5:00* 6:15 PM EDT Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing at The White House (in the Rose Garden) What fresh psychodrama is this? Will anyone ask Trump why his propaganda video clip from yesterday omitted February from the...

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  • April 14, 2020

Grifters have always been with us, spreading self-serving lies to improve their stature, politically, athletically, financially and for entertainment. Examples like Benedict Arnold angry over being passed over for promotions betrayed his country; Bernie Madoff currently cooling his heels in prison grifted massive amounts of money; Pete Rose and the...

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  • March 23, 2020

I could rant and rant about how Florida went from a lovely sub tropical state that was  more purple than red but we have had some real lazy people not doing all they could in the State party and the folks with money like the billionaires running for president, not...

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  • February 15, 2020

Hey, at least these bizarre Team Trump unis aren’t tan, because that would be an outrage. Nothing says fiercely independent like advertising Trump-branded merchandise on national television. It would be just slightly more dignified if Lindsey Graham and Mark Meadows tried to rope Brian Kilmeade into selling Herbalife to his friends...

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  • February 11, 2020

I honestly thought we’d reached peak absurdity three years ago, but here you go. Barry Poyner, an elder with the Kirksville Church of Christ in Kirksville, Missouri, has been arrested for soliciting sex from male college students. And offering to pay with an Arby’s card — which, frankly, is the...

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  • December 18, 2019

Yes, Junior, it’s the usual B.S. — i.e., no one outside of the Republican National Committee wants to buy your book, and no one who can actually afford a plane ticket and/or a $9 bag of trail mix would be caught dead holding it.  So, yeah, whine some more, Little...

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  • December 1, 2019

I haven’t read Donald Trump Jr.’s new book, Daddy, Look at Me!, but I imagine it’s loaded with a Trumpload of sophistry, casuistry, and garden-variety fucknuttery. Of course, I’m not the target demographic. The target demographic is the Republican National Committee, which bought $94,800 worth of the books, presumably to give it...

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  • November 28, 2019

Unlike the President, I am big enough to say congratulations.  Mr. Trump, thank you for being in office when one of the most hideous men in history was taken out by American forces. Thank you to the Kurds, who provided the intelligence, the fortitude and the blood that kept people...

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  • October 28, 2019

There is a secret to leadership and importance and I know because I have failed many times and it is not what happens to you in life but how you react to the things life throws.   I believe, we all are important and have a measure of leadership about us.   Sometimes...

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  • October 25, 2019
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There’s a Beto counter-rally (above) about 14 miles away from the Trump rally in Dallas at the American Airways Center (image below). At the Trump rally there are more than a few riffs on today’s craziness with Turkey and #Trumpeachment Daniel Dale tweets the fact-checks below.  This is the American...

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  • October 18, 2019

Sean Newaldass, the man who accused Kamala Harris of sexual impropriety in Jacob Wohl’s mommy and daddy’s yard, now says he thought the Senator was a fictional character and that he understood he was hired for an acting job. Huffington Post A man who claimed earlier this week that he had been paid...

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  • October 12, 2019

I wonder just how many people know the truth of old Fred, the Daddy of the current Con in Chief. The apple does not fall far from the tree but in this case, it fell right down at the root.   When young Donnie two scoops asked his Daddy, and I...

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  • October 10, 2019

So, daddy’s widdle man whipped out his wallet, pulled out daddy’s credit card, and treated his farmer buddies to another free lunch today, huh? Before Trump waddled out to the podium to peddle his latest bottle of snake oil, he had his Agriculture Suckretary, Sonny Perdue sunburn his bald pate...

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  • May 23, 2019

I used to have a favorite pet phrase when I was raising my kids. They’d do something goofy,and I’d tell friends, “You buy ‘em shoes, you dress ‘em up nice, you give ‘em breakfast, you send ‘em out the door, and wadda they do? They eat the covers off of...

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  • May 15, 2019

Crickets?  Do I hear crickets?   Or is that just chatter?   Leadership needs a little backing, like about half of the country, every single day.   I am as bad as anyone else on here griping about Pelosi and Shumer and all those elected to represent, We the People.  We are the...

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  • May 7, 2019

Callie June was adopted by two loving parents, who immediately had to put her in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to deal with her stage four cancer. Her parents, already working multiple jobs, did what most Americans are forced to do when confronted with high medical bills: They set up a GoFundMe page.  ...

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  • April 19, 2019

So Jared was using Whatsapp to communicate sensitive government business.  I don’t use it by my students do and its a fun application.  It’s like “Hey everybody, let’s get together for pizza tonight and maybe discuss some nuclear secrets. You never know what deals might come up.” “No man can’t...

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  • March 22, 2019

So Jared was using Whatsapp to communicate sensitive government business.  I don’t use it by my students do and its a fun application.  It’s like “Hey everybody, let’s get together for pizza tonight and maybe discuss some nuclear secrets. You never know what deals might come up.” “No man can’t...

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  • March 22, 2019

A new book on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, titled Kushner Inc., is due out next week, and excerpts are starting to leak like the cranial fluid from Donald Trump’s head. The book, by journalist Vicki Ward, includes several revelations, including that “Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner wanted to control...

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  • March 13, 2019

*Sigh* No, I am not endorsing Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic primaries. I have too many other people I want to hear from, like Kirsten Gillibrand, Julian Castro, and Sherrod Brown. But I can still listen to the early birds, and chime in when I notice something. Elizabeth Warren, and...

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  • January 31, 2019

The Louisville Courier Journal has an article that examines how both Mitch McConnel and Rand Paul raise and spend their PAC money, and it is not a pretty picture.  But it helps to explain McConnell’s ability to keep his Republican caucus in line.  McConnell basically acts as an ATM for...

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  • January 24, 2019