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Greg Abbott searches for #TexasBlackoout blame in the state’s power utility but Texas deregulated its grid to avoid the very regulations that would have prevented this problem.  All in the name of profit. Greg Abbott now even blames the Green New Deal. 88% of Texas electricity is supplied by natural gas...

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  • February 17, 2021

Megyn Kelly tells BBC Newsnight that Trump mobs attacked the Capitol because they didn’t trust the media. There’s journalism and then there’s what passed for evening programming on Fox News. Megyn Kelly bashes Joe Biden’s call For unity—”We’re not gonna unite” https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1353169337373192192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw In a recent interview with BBC‘s Newsnight, Kelly, who was...

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  • January 24, 2021

I originally posted this as a comment to the diary Dick “@$#^&%” Cheney is Saving Us from a Martial Law Coup D'état??? Now I've Seen Everything and decided it could use a diary and discussion of its own. David Frum asks what should be an obvious question: Why did all...

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  • January 4, 2021

Desperate Trumpists might be a bit late to obstruct the polls, assuming that law enforcement actually does their constitutional duty. “…the most effective modern disinformation is defined by what scholars call “censorship through noise”—drowning out the truth with a barrage of lies, distortions, and conspiracy theories designed to confuse and...

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  • November 2, 2020

More Trump attention-seeking shtick has happened. He’s threatened to refuse to transfer power. That could really happen because he’s nuts and even if he only represents an anti-democratic 25% of the US population. 26% if you include the plutocrats. It’s going to get worse until Election Day, what with Trump’s inner-child channeling...

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  • September 24, 2020

Trump went to Ohio today to draw attention away from what will continue to be news as his crimes catch up to him. Remember that what Trump really wants among many other things is to kill off Social Security, so aside from actually killing off the elderly with incompetent health...

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  • September 22, 2020

Last night and this morning, I felt like crawling into a hole for the next 40 days or so. And not a deep hole. I didn’t have the energy or joie de vivre for a deep hole. It would have been a shallow hole. Barely a hole at all. Really,...

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  • September 19, 2020

Mary Trump’s book while not a hagiography, helps explain Trump’s quashing any release of high school or college transcripts if Trump did hire someone to take his SATs. It may be the case that Trump is throwing a distraction that Bob Woodward is a “leaker” with a second book coming out in the...

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  • July 7, 2020

It is more of a comment on Trump’s “cancel culture” that the Aurora, Colorado police would bust up a crowd of violinists peacefully demonstrating a bias death. x Police showed up in riot gear to a peaceful violin vigil for Elijah McClain. “Aurora police basically recreated the dynamic of McClain's death,” says...

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  • July 5, 2020

Unless Ivanka or the inventor of the Egg McMuffin happens to be reading this, it’s a good bet Donald Trump doesn’t give a shit about you. If Trump could kill off half the country and still get reelected, there’s a good chance it’s all but certain he’d do that. So we’re...

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  • May 9, 2020

Will Trump fire Dr. Fauci this week. More importantly will Trump even acknowledge the death toll other than saying “it’s a bad week” and babble some happy talk. He will promote the debut of a economic reopening council only to divert attention to the now 22,000 deaths. President Trump’s trade...

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  • April 13, 2020

x REPORTER asks about “OVERSIGHT” of the $500 BILLION slush fund in the senate GOP bill Trump wants to dish out with no transparency. TRUMP: “I’LL BE THE OVERSIGHT.” OH-KAYYYY 🤔🤔💰💰💰💰💰 pic.twitter.com/NPW4hmYxON — The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) March 24, 2020 Trump is jonesing for a substitute for his campaign rallies and...

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  • March 23, 2020

Giving the GOP emergency powers is another scheme to loot the treasury, much like the attempts to defund social security and Medicare. So much cynicism in the GOP pimping a stimulus package that favors corporate income. x Sen. Jeff Merkley explains why Senate Democrats blocked Mitch McConnell's corrupt coronavirus stimulus...

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  • March 23, 2020

We remain ready for Trump’s “Way-to-go Brownie” moment, although that may remain the cipher for his entire presidency, having failed the tests of leadership by obfuscating every moment with disinformation and outright lies. Bush's response was to give his buddy Brownie a “way to go!” thumbs up. x 1. Had tests available so we...

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  • March 8, 2020

Trump’s economy is only the sixth best of the last ten presidents, and Trump has squandered the growth created in the previous administration as he has never achieved his promised annual growth, manufacturing is in recession, and the deficit is massive.  x Best economy ever? Not really. Judged by growth...

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  • February 19, 2020

Unapologetic democratic socialism will survive 2020, but if Trump wins, there could be no democracy by the 2024 election. Trumpists have been strangely obsessed with ignorant nonsense against a “radical left” Democratic party. x Omaha World-Herald: “Ben Sasse announces reelection campaign, says 2020 is 'choice between civics and socialism'“ https://t.co/SG1tkzyhlH —...

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  • January 27, 2020

Senators McConnell & Graham conspired with the defendant to rig his Senate trial by refusing to comply with due process. Trump insisted on cross-examination of witnesses. Trump also has ordered staffers not to comply and is withholding documents. The rules remain the Senate’s. Even as he’d like a spectacle trial...

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  • December 27, 2019

Idiotic that Individual-1 is trying with the help of his GOP buddies, to make impeachment into reality-TV kayfabe. . @maddow @MSNBC @ChrisCuomo @CNN Day after day we hear about #ShitForBrains’ “perfect call.” Except his dirt for military aid scheme wasn’t just about “a call.” It was a months’ long conspiracy...

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  • November 2, 2019

Weird that the GOP defense could wind up: “I did it, so what – get over it” Idiotic that Individual-1 is trying with the help of his GOP buddies, to make impeachment into reality-TV kayfabe. No amount of extra campaign money funneled to 2020 vulnerable GOP senators can make them less vulnerable to...

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  • November 2, 2019

This debacle continues as Trump claims he’s in favor of world peace, likely because he “lost” the Nobel prize to someone who brokered actual peace. Even more likely is that Trump’s holdings in Turkey were threatened and he was given a signal that this withdrawal would be favorable to Putin. This is shaping...

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  • October 13, 2019
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Trump is at the Minneapolis Target Center tonight for yet another campaign rally. Below is the Daniel Dale tweet thread in anticipation of another even more stupid Trump statement. It is unbearable to put up with such repetition of falsehoods, but there’s always that hope of some ad-libbed idiocy “><p...

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  • October 11, 2019

whom I realize is not a favorite of many here.  He was a speechwriter for a Bush, and if you did not know, was once involved in the Presidential campaign of one former mayor of NYC named Rudy. He is, however, one of the more prominent among the conservative intellectuals...

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  • May 19, 2019

Burn: x just saying ¯_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/1zoOGFKeU3 — BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 19, 2018 J.K. Rowling tweeted a similar photo comparison and added a very clear distinction: x Love > Hate pic.twitter.com/iDzjmJ9qSt — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 19, 2018 The sparsely populated photo on the right is what Trump described as...

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  • May 19, 2018
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