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When one speaks of the far-right-left, the obvious target for progressives would be Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Although they both are low-hanging fruit, the harvest is bountiful. Voices of the left, like comedic satirist Bill Maher, longtime Democratic strategist James Carville, and...

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  • November 8, 2021

The right-wing has spent the last few weeks gnashing and grinding their teeth to the gum line, trying hard to compare the Afghan evacuation to Ho Chi Minh City, (Saigon). President Biden extricated America from a black hole of war that sucked the very lives, resources, and emotions out of...

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  • September 10, 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

No one has ever tried to have me killed before (that I know of), but if someone did, I doubt I’d sing hosannas and paeans to him mere months after he’d sent a mob to my workplace to murder me—or after he’d ignored my plaintive cries for help when said mob...

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  • April 30, 2021

Yoo-hoo, ladies! You’ve hit the manly man trifecta: conservative, biblically correct dudes who want to marry you as soon as effing possible! How can you refuse? A new “traditional” dating website, Dominion Dating, plans to launch on Aug. 1 with “1,000+ bold, biblical singles … ready to build families, shape culture &...

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  • April 29, 2021

Feebs are closing in. Rudy’s electronic devices have now been seized in a NYC raid on his Manhattan apartment (and a Park Avenue office location). Darn that Deep State down by the Four Seasons Lawn Center. The buried lede is that the warrant was blocked under the former guy, but Merrick Garland unblocked...

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  • April 28, 2021

Anand Giridharadas wrote a piece for The Atlantic asserting that Biden has been moving leftward.  This may only be a short term impression only because the GOP is trying to find its way after the previous guy is gone and before he may be indicted. The real problem lies with...

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  • April 16, 2021

It is exceedingly disturbing that media outlets are playing the game of ‘Where’s QAnon,’ searching to unravel the GOP’s puzzle of voter restrictions. The use of voter suppression and the excusing of insurrectionists by Republican lawmakers have made the GOP a group of  Q-watchers. Despite the circumlocutive excuses made by...

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  • April 5, 2021

​The future of a delusion: barrel-time coming soon for previous guy, among others, as there will be more revelations about Florida sex-trafficking and the GOP. ”You and me ain’t nothing but animals…” Discovery in the Zervos case could unearth the Apprentice tapes held by Mark Burnett that Trump tried desperately to...

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  • March 31, 2021

I love dogs. I didn’t used to. My wife had dogs when we started dating, and I came to love the little monsters. Now it’s hard to imagine a life without a furry friend/fiend. So when I found out dogs would be returning to the White House after a four-year hiatus,...

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  • March 17, 2021

I love dogs. I didn’t used to. My wife had dogs when we started dating, and I came to love the little monsters. Now it’s hard to imagine a life without a furry friend/fiend. So when I found out dogs would be returning to the White House after a four-year hiatus,...

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  • March 17, 2021

I still remember when Donald Trump got up in front of a throng of masochistic fools and said, of his plutocrat-friendly 2017 tax cut bill, “This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me. This is not good for me. … I think my accountants are going crazy...

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  • March 8, 2021

Always ready with useful idiocy, Trump’s inaction on COVID while POTUS* was beyond negligence and continues by keeping his own vaccination secret from his supporters. A consequence comes parallel with Russian disinformation efforts to discredit vaccines specific to the US. The net effect is also to help demand for the...

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  • March 8, 2021

Texas is the coalmine canary of failures in the GQP’s industrial policy. The “clusterfuzzle” appears to be only in Texas: perhaps they skimmed on costs and failed in winterizing their plants. The structural failure comes from the anti-federal, deregulatory policy of the Texas grid which reveals itself in the disinformation...

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  • February 18, 2021

There is a Wall Street Journal report that Trump’s pressure on a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign was part of a broader push by President Trump to overturn the state’s election results. x Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA): “This is a very narrow article of impeachment … it is focused on...

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  • January 9, 2021

​Is the Market for Lemons like the market for lemonade or even Don Lemon. Asymmetric information is everywhere, the example of the used-car salesman synonymous with the reign of Trump, best exemplified by his disinformation complicity shared by hiring as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil from...

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  • December 24, 2020

Apparently, Sen. Marco Rubio is sitting in his office planning a strategy around selling prayer cloths. Judging from his recent spate of religiosity on his Twitter feed, do not be surprised to see Rubio wearing sandals, draped in a mantle with tassels.  His time might be better spent sewing protective...

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  • December 21, 2020

Men argue. Nature acts. Voltaire Climate change does not respect any international borders. Disaster is coming for us all at some point, regardless of the color of our skin. People should insist on the government's actions and not worry about our beautiful minds. It’s not all about you, America. Only wealthy...

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  • November 27, 2020

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, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • November 7, 2020

Jo Biden had offered 20 billion to preserve the Amazon. It was ridiculed denied by the Trump of the Tropics, Jair Bolsonaro. Perhaps a similar offer to the nations involved in Africa would be a rational response and likely considered. It’s worth a try. I highly suspect this diary will...

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  • November 3, 2020

More good news today out of Iowa courtesy of Data For Progress: x #IAsen:Greenfield (D) 44% (+2)Ernst (R-inc) 42%Herzog (I) 1%Stewart (L) 1%.Head-2-Head:Greenfield (D) 46% (+1)Ernst (R-inc) 45%@DataProgress/@IndivisibleTeam (D), LV, 9/23-28https://t.co/HUiqwZTNPZ— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 1, 2020 x IOWATrump 47% (+3)Biden 44%Jorgensen 1%Hawkins 1%.Head-2-Head:Trump 50% (+5)Biden 45%@DataProgress/@IndivisibleTeam (D), LV, 9/23-28https://t.co/HUiqwZTNPZ...

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  • October 1, 2020

Much jackboot-quaking as a much-touted demo in Portland had a weak showing north of the anarchist jurisdiction.  x tickled by this because I watched 5 seconds of the KATU coverage and the proud boy on the mic said something like 2,000 people were there— voltaverse (@voltaverse) September 26, 2020 x...

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  • September 26, 2020

Black people get that question put to us a lot more often than you would think. It is generally followed by the statement, ‘well…I don’t see color’ or ‘things have changed’ accompanied by a raised eyebrow of incredulity. Unlike the police or people who believe in witchcraft, people of color...

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  • September 21, 2020

First indoor event since Tulsa, a rally shorter than last night’s in the north,  x Not since a rally in Tulsa, which was blamed for a surge of COVID-19 infections, had Trump gathered supporters indoors. There was no mention from the president that the pandemic had killed nearly 200,000 Americans...

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  • September 14, 2020

We need a more hinged POTUS, as Trump is now mongering actual violence rather than fear from the White House. Scorched earth on the path to the bunker is continuing. Trump is all about escalating the white retaliation begun 12 years ago. x .@realDonaldTrump is despicable. His entire campaign is...

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  • September 12, 2020

Cadet Bone Spurs's campaign can't help itself, it is like the candidate, lewd and crude, but it looks like there’s more to the iceberg. What is obvious is Trump’s ultimate obsequiousness to the military, even ex-KGB officers, accompanied by a passive-aggressiveness revealed by his comments. The Trump campaign flunkies are...

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  • September 7, 2020

Wannabe felons crowded around the US Postal Service after Reagan’s 1980 election.  They claimed that “privatizing” the mail would increase efficiency  and lower costs. The trucking industry tried to pack the Postal Board with appointees in their thrall. James Bovard and other dependable conservative lackeys wrote op-eds in the Wall...

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  • August 16, 2020

Decisive winning and GOTV will be important now that we know many of the things that Trump is obviously trying to do to “rig” the election. Belarus shows us that we also know what bad elections look like and why external actors are engaged in the process. Sometimes referred to...

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  • August 10, 2020

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D. NJ), in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) Some good news I wanted to share with you: a brand new poll shows Jaime Harrison in a virtual tie with his opponent, Senator Lindsey...

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  • August 9, 2020

Some more encouraging news out of Texas today courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: x Texas Senate GE:Cornyn (R-inc) 44% (+6)Hegar (D) 38%@MorningConsult 7/24-8/2https://t.co/hxLcpCRxJc— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 4, 2020 No Senate candidate is running statistically ahead of his or her party’s presumptive presidential nominee in the four states, mirroring...

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  • August 4, 2020

The dirtiest trick might be parody, especially as Roger Stone will get his federal sentence commuted by Trump even as history might be first tragedy, then repeated as farce. Perhaps Stone will get Trump’s face tattooed on his chest. The first draft of history or the revisionist, bowdlerized version of it,...

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  • July 11, 2020

When you bear hug Trump, this is what you get: ‘Iowa senator Joni Ernst signed on to a letter begging EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler – whom she voted to put into office – to reject retroactive biofuel blending waivers harmful to many Iowa farmers. Ernst and other Senators urged the...

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  • July 2, 2020

Even if a small fraction of the Arctic seafloor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we’re fucked. Climatologist Jason Box, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland We all have our hands full at the moment, with multiple catastrophes occurring at once. Before scrolling past the headline of this diary, I implore...

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  • June 21, 2020

Aside from providing documents for the NY Times investigation of Trump finances, Mary Trump is also a clinical psychologist. The tell-all book coming out should be at least interesting when The Donald sues her. Darn that male rage. Mary Trump, 55, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr. and eldest grandchild of Fred...

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  • June 15, 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

Oh so brand-conscious Trump now has his very own recession. No, it’s not Obama’s. Trump has ended 128 months of economic growth, before COVID-19 hit. Remember the stock market is not the economy. x The only thing Trump doesn't want his name on: #TrumpRecession. — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 8,...

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  • June 9, 2020
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From Salon: Women voters who propelled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to wins in four consecutive Senate races have increasingly soured on the so-called “centrist” Republican as her record has drifted farther right since President Donald Trump's election. Maine is a uniquely women-dominated state. About 77% of women residents are registered to vote,...

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  • May 10, 2020

After a few weeks of Lieutenant Pence hogging the Trump spotlight, the General has found a way to ambush his own troops. Donald Trump, by his own account, served in the Vietnam War by avoiding venereal disease. In 1993 the alleged business mogul said, “You know, if you’re young, and...

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  • March 20, 2020

President’s Day Marks Over A Century Of Organizing For Medicare For All In solidarity,  Dr. Bill Honigman and Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Donna—your PDA national team. ​ Tell Congress We NeedMedicare For All ASAP!   Today, as we celebrate President’s Day, Progressive...

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  • February 17, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy For America: Happy Valentine's Day,  While many of us celebrate love and relationships on this holiday, for many women it is painful and scary because of the hurt and abuse they have experienced. It’s a pain I know too well. A sexual assault and...

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  • February 14, 2020

The last time Trump was in New Hampshire it was while he was committing impeachable offenses. Also, Roger Stone may get out of prison in time for the third Trump term. x “I hear a lot of Republicans tomorrow will vote for the weakest candidate possible, of the Democrats. Does...

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  • February 10, 2020

The Trump campaign’s media strategy will more directly address “local news” that at some moment might trade on the same model of Sinclair Broadcasting. Brad Parscale described it as “fighting with the local papers”. Information spam and the Trump campaign could have much more in common this year, since the...

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  • February 7, 2020

Below are the most anticipated anti-Trump books of 2020 as of Jan 17th 2020 Donald Trump is unfit in almost every respect for the high office he holds. But what distinguishes him from every other bad leader the U.S. has had is that he has repeatedly, egregiously, betrayed his country....

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  • January 17, 2020

Three new studies raise the specter that the great ice platforms of the Antarctic continent are more unstable and susceptible to collapse than previously thought. Antarctica holds ninety percent of the world’s store of freshwater and would raise sea levels 230 feet if it all melts. East Antarctica’s ice is...

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  • October 31, 2019

The biggest leaker of them all: Jarvanka will throw all kinds of folks under the bus. Jarvanka thinks that because Barr prevented the Mueller report from reaching them, that they won’t at some moment be held accountable in the aftermath of the Trump regime’s attempt to destroy US democracy.  They remain...

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  • October 21, 2019

Mike Pence sold his soul long ago, and now, at the very least, Karen Pence has pawned hers. Now, before you read this tweet, recall that Trump used to brag about going backstage at the Miss USA Pageant to gawk at the young women. That he once passed a young,...

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  • October 10, 2019

Another strange day for disinformation, as Trump implied that the 11,000 Kurds who died fighting alongside US troops may have fought for something less. Like his prior attempt to withdraw from Syria by tweet, he remains unfit. And as a matter of accuracy, unlike Iran’s Grand Mufti’s collaboration with the Nazis, Kurds...

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  • October 10, 2019

At some point we have to start checking their basements for pods, right? Can they really be this empty and soulless? Republicans who were once on the right side of history have sworn fealty — in droves — over the past four years to the least admirable man on the...

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  • September 14, 2019

The Truth Is Out There   The X-Files Did anybody here ever see that 1997 movie “Conspiracy Theory?” In short, it’s about a cab driver (Mel Gibson), who believes that basically everything that happens in the world is a part of a vast conspiracy, most specifically about him. And then it...

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  • August 11, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein is getting his comeuppance for alleged sex trafficking of underage girls. Is it rude to point out that Epstein is an old Trump pal, of whom Trump once said this? “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is...

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  • July 8, 2019
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