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Whether it’s soccer teams or sandwich shops, financialization was there before the pandemic, only making some of its supply-chain hijacking yet another example of an impending capitalist disaster. Re-regulation must remain important as crises loom in the post-pandemic recovery.  A 2017 interview with UMass’s Gerald Epstein points to the need to...

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  • April 25, 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

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
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Recovering memory and historical revisionism in sex work might be the sad product of many repressive regimes. What becomes worse is the complicity of academic institutions in white-washing crimes against humanity.  Harvard is no stranger to items like Alan (buddy of Jeff Epstein) Dershowitz’s attempt to move the statutory rape...

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  • February 20, 2021

Always weird when Ted Cruz seeks cover by agreeing with AOC. NEW TX POLL: A majority of Texas voters (51%) — and 52% of Texas Independents — support Ted Cruz’s resignation following his role in inciting the January 6th insurrection. Our latest poll w/ @MoveOn:https://t.co/g3ZnVrK7FR pic.twitter.com/0HUyQHgAWe — Data for Progress...

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  • February 3, 2021

These past Dispatches were obviously a Trump-era commentary.  Maybe I need to to come up with a new name. But since the Biden presidency is only weeks old, I thought I would continue this for a bit.  So, in the spirit of a new beautiful day, below are some interesting rea...

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  • February 1, 2021

Let me clear from the start, I respect other peoples religions based purely on personnel faith and belief just as long as they don’t try and force them upon me or others. I’m not in favour of an imposed group think. Conspiracy theories and organized religion play upon the same...

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  • January 30, 2021

There’s actually a White House press briefing at 7pm ET. Just in case you’re watching it live. MSM is comparing the use of press briefings already, considering the lies of the 45 Administration. x Tune in for the first press briefing of the Biden-Harris Administration with Press Secretary Jen Psaki....

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  • January 21, 2021

I almost feel bad about using a crazy person to undermine the Republican Party, but then they’ve happily and willingly done that to themselves over the past five years. Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood is nuts. Full stop. Two days ago he strongly implied that Chief Justice John Roberts is a murderer and...

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  • January 1, 2021

Of course, Tucker Carlson is a journalist in the same sense that Joseph Goebbels was. Which means, not at all.  The Hill: Fox News host Tucker Carlson took aim at incoming first lady Jill Biden on Monday evening, downplaying her doctoral degree in education amid the escalating controversy over whether she should use the...

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  • December 15, 2020

On a day when Trumpite dead-enders vigorously blasphemed out of pretty much every orifice (I kinda wanted to show up to their faux-Christian pity party with a giant “Where’s Your God Now?” sign), this might be the craziest thing you’ll see today. Needless to say, this is bonkers times infinity: x...

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  • December 12, 2020

We are in the world of Dr. Doom, Doc Octopus, and Doctor Strange, as Trumpian ignorance has yet to recede from not recognizing the differences among honorific, honorary, and honor. The WSJ publishes an opinion piece suggesting Dr. Jill Biden stop using the ‘Dr.’ title The Wall Street Journal published an opinion...

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  • December 12, 2020

x “It's called a merge commit, Marty! It's a directed acyclic graph! We need to bisect and revert, and then use interactive rebasing possibly with a cherry-pick. What aren't you getting about this!?” pic.twitter.com/zahjHhiB33 — Gabriel Lebec (@g_lebec) October 2, 2020 Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those...

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  • October 10, 2020

The strident Trump defense is coding and awaiting burial beneath the freshly shoveled dirt of racism. Even the once exuberant Trump defenders such as Boris Epstein and Rick Santorum are offering meek defenses in attempts to avoid the flinging poo hurled by a flailing and scared president.  The desperation is...

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  • October 2, 2020

Trumpian reactionary claptrap, scapegoating the 1619 project so your attention is diverted to strength through joy. x Says the man who abducted toddlers from their parents and put them in cages. — David V. Johnson (@contrarianp) September 17, 2020 x Trump turning National Archives into another campaign prop, saying “the...

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  • September 18, 2020

Trump Russia continues, as IMPOTUS* covers for Russia, and DHS & DoJ defections continue in the assessment of 2016 and 2020 Russian actions. Will John Durham create an “interim” deliverable for Bill Barr’s ‘October Surprise’. x This is false. No independent arbiter “determined” this about Mueller. The DOJ IG said the Russia probe was...

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  • September 13, 2020

x Biden: “I’m not going to make any news today. I’m not going to talk about anything other than 9/11. We took all our advertising down. It’s a solemn day. That’s how we’re going to keep it, OK? You can determine whether I make news but I’m not going to...

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  • September 11, 2020

Chris Wallace found the Trump speech “flat”.  But didn’t you know that Trump was a “saintly feminist”? The GOP would have you believe that “my African-American” thanks that unlike Bill Clinton, Trump is the first Black POTUS.  Woe are the suburbs and Trump is better than Biden, only because Biden is...

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  • August 28, 2020

Getting a little bit sick of QAnon morons posting on my page about phony pedophile rings in pizza parlors, yet are totally cool with actual creeps like Roy Moore, Jim Jordan, and Epstein’s friend Donald Trump.  Well, here’s another Republican name I’m going to throw in their face. His name is Brian...

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  • August 26, 2020

Mary Trump audio-recorded her conversations with Maryanne Barry Trump a couple of years ago, and WaPo has a few more details beyond what’s in the new book. Maryanne Trump Barry, 83, was aghast at how her 74-year-old brother operated as president. “His goddamned tweet and lying, oh my God,” she...

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  • August 23, 2020

in a new ad which is technically called “Nationalist Geographic” When I say it mocks him, it makes fun of his weight, says he USED to be considered an Alpha Predator but then links him with Epstein ….   well, you get the idea. … a ruddy orange color not found...

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  • July 31, 2020

They’ve left Seattle, now it’s time for Portland. “Why can't we all just get along”, as the ACLU charges that law enforcement has targeted journalists at the Portland protests. Trump continues to hope for more atrocities to distract from his other failures. x Protesters walk and sit in silence in Chapman...

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  • July 29, 2020

Strange day yesterday in the Trump presser. 142,000 Americans have died–there’s still no plan for the #TrumpVirus. Trump wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well. Trump has yet to condemn Russia for bounties on US troops. x I wish SDNY well (in the case of Ghislaine Maxwell)— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) July 22, 2020...

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  • July 22, 2020

Trump’s “new tone” really was successful today, because we aren’t paying attention to the possibility that federal troops will interfere with the November election. x JUST IN: Pres. Trump on Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime companion of infamous sex offender Jeffrey Epstein: “I just wish her well, frankly.” Maxwell pleaded not guilty...

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  • July 21, 2020

Trump shows up late again and repeats the same spin, not acknowledging the lead in deaths. The real headlines will come from more Trump mistakes, like well-wishing Ghislaine Maxwell and mentioning Prince Andrew, as well as continuing the same campaign speech lies. x Also, without watching this presser, I've deduced...

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  • July 21, 2020

More scorched earth, this time from another GOP politician among the many who have gotten something, something from the Russians. x NEWS: Among intel that prompted Schumer/Schiff/Pelosi/Warner letter to FBI is concern that Senate probe being led by Ron Johnson has become a vehicle for “laundering” a foreign operation to damage...

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  • July 20, 2020

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has become a parody of itself. Trump may have screwed up our country’s pandemic response in every way imaginable. He may be presiding over the most disastrous economy in decades, with no end in sight to the financial hemorrhaging. He may be pouring most of his energy...

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  • July 17, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell was denied bail.  Yes, this should not be news, but given what occured with the sweet heart deal that Jeffrey Epstein received, you cannot put anything past our justice system that caters to white wealthy people.  And the legal arguments put forward by Maxwell’s lawyer sound like it...

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  • July 15, 2020

Trump wants Confederate spectacles, why else try to attack NASCAR because of its flag ban. The ultimate Confederate spectacle is the resilience of the lost cause narrative perhaps reinforced by the Jim Crow erection of monuments. It was amusing that the press tried to goad the WH Press Secretary into an admission...

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  • July 7, 2020

More Trump whining and preparing for the post-Trump days by building that Trump media channel audience for more grifting with many minor outlets beyond Fox News. In the midst of a pandemic he has time on his hands. x pic.twitter.com/iS2lXlQbc9— liberal Dajuana (@LiberalForever5) July 5, 2020 x Now that OANN...

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  • July 6, 2020

How good are the cameras at Rose M. Singer Center (Rikers for Women)? The goods: laundry, baggage, etc. and the tapes, oh so many tapes. Is the GOP “so far gone that even if Ghislane Maxwell implicates the President in child sex trafficking, they will find a way to excuse...

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  • July 2, 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

“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Donald Trump, February 17, 2017 It  has been a while (a few years) since I have posted a last Dispatch. I thought though with most (sane) people finding...

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  • May 16, 2020

Paul Waldman at WaPo hits the latest version of the post-prime-time presser Trump show, as Kayleigh “Kayfabe” McEnany does another Vanna White presser. The last six months of Trump terror a.k.a. Bachelor-Grifter's Price is Reich will feature Individual-1 doing his impression of Thurston Howell on Gilligan-Epstein’s Island. Ignore that second...

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  • May 6, 2020

Another article from Jacobin magazine worth your reading. The #1619 Project is important for reminding us that while racism is as American as apple pie, its reflexive relationship to modern US capitalism is no less foundational. Modern slavery is most evident in human trafficking, but the structural constraints are as important,...

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  • May 5, 2020

The Trumpian disinformation machine lost a month and now recalibrates death toll expectations in the last two pressers.  President Tiger King’s reelection can only happen with a recovering economy and a receding coronavirus contagion. In his desperation, his media frame for electoral success now moves from zero to 100,000 deaths. Today he...

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  • March 30, 2020

So the latest spin explaining the delays and inaction are a half-baked notion of herd immunity that had a high death toll which Trump was willing to accept. x The president is making a shocking admission on national TV: that he and some of his advisors actually considered just “riding...

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  • March 30, 2020

IQ drop day .   I would really hate to be a republican legislator today.  When Fox trashes Bolton and calls him a tool of the left………When Trump’s defense team talks about religious freedom. ( whatever that was about).  When Ken Starr forgets he is Ken Starr …we are laughing because...

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  • January 28, 2020

Brilliant: x Straight to hell, Dershowitz. #SNL pic.twitter.com/9MMHAfj0Yu — Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) January 26, 2020 The first show of the year for “Saturday Night Live” went to hell, literally. The comedic version was imagined as a place where a member of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, lawyer...

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  • January 27, 2020

Apparently Alan Dershowitz got insulted when he claimed he had a perfect sex life, and forensic psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee thought it verged on delusion like his buddy, IMPOTUS*. Darn those tweets and darn that tendency to lawfare.  This may have seemed like symmetric media messaging because Dershowitz and Trump were sharing...

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  • January 12, 2020

Today was a weird day as the Trump campaign tried to accuse minority whip of advocating an IMPOTUS lynching, reminding us of the George W. Bush campaign's use of push polling to plant the idea that John McCain had a secret, illegitimate black child. Like the CT of pedophile rings in the basements of pizza...

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  • December 20, 2019

Oh, hey, Rudy Giuliani is about to break the wackadoodle Ukraine conspiracy story wide open! This intel comes from none other than Donald Trump — the guy who thinks exercise is bad for you, vaccines cause autism, climate change is a Chinese hoax, Ted Cruz’s dad may have been involved in...

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  • December 8, 2019

Some civil disobedience acts are better than others, like storming a SCIF, because to Gaetz, some kayfabe stunts are more legal than others during an impeachment inquiry. On the bright side, at least Gaetz didn’t melt or burst into flames. x Gaetz wants women who threw drink at him to...

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  • November 14, 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

Republicans are trying to make “no quid pro quo” the new “no collusion.” Guess what? There doesn’t have to be any quid pro quo for there to be an impeachable abuse of office (footnote-both the call summary & the text messages prove there WAS quid pro quo – so there’s...

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  • October 4, 2019

Lordy, lordy, look who’s at it again: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1178442762284404736? https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1178442765736333313? Dude, the whistleblower’s complaint was the start of the investigation. And he or she is simply following the law as it’s written. It’s like if someone called in an anonymous tip that you’d murdered three girls on Epstein Island. You wouldn’t...

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  • September 30, 2019

Donald Trump could end up getting Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar killed. That’s not hyperbole. That’s a potentially foreseeable outcome of the libels and slanders he continually spreads about her. Today, he was at it again, retweeting online gutter troll Terrence Williams, who had suggested (falsely, of course) that Omar had “partied”...

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  • September 18, 2019

Burn, baby, burn! x The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted. https://t.co/0zHnWvGjSv — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2019 Trumpster inferno …  And some context, from Politico … just...

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  • August 20, 2019

Donald Trump's new White House press secretary hasn't given a single press briefing since she was appointed in June, and the odds are she never will. No briefing has been held there in more than 150 days, as Trump moves to drastically cut off the fourth estate’s access. It's just...

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  • August 18, 2019

We have reached the point of absurdity. Joe Scarborough, who is no friend of mine, tweets out that Epstein’s suicide murder might have a Russian connection, because like you know this is the type of thing Putin does over and over again for — well he would do it for...

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  • August 13, 2019