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If U.S. democracy falls this century, it will likely be at the hands of a stubby-fingered sack of extra-piquant donkey farts who likely never bothered to read the Constitution he swore to uphold—and certainly didn’t understand it if he did bother. In other words, we’re at the stage in the...

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  • October 23, 2021

If you were old enough and curious enough, most of us can remember where we were when tragedy struck. Historically sad events have a way of freezing that point in time like it is suspended in dry ice; only thawed by the heat of another heartbreak. Again, if you are...

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  • September 13, 2021

Civilized societies dictate that every opinion counts: but is that true? Put another way, yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion but the real question is; should every opinion count? Oh sure, there is value in hearing everyone out, but what happens once that opinion is given is what separates...

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  • September 1, 2021

Republicans swing the word freedom over the heads of their voters like the Sword of Damocles. It has become a meaningless mantra, cutting away real freedoms like affordable housing, healthcare, pay equity, and a clean environment. Freedom for a majority of Republicans has translated into the freedom to kill their...

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  • August 11, 2021

Ikaria Washington and Layla Temple did what they were asked to do. Following the rules, taking difficult classes made them valedictorian and salutatorian. There was great coverage by Ali Velshi. Valedictorian and Salutatorian award fraud See full episodes here. Mississippi’s West Point High School denied them the sole winners of the...

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  • June 15, 2021

It’s one of the crimes that the victim is held immediately responsible for the crime. I am talking about la décharge sauvage [English: Fly-tipping, American: Fly dumping]. We have been at our small farm [our retirement plan] for fifteen years now and every year it gets worse. Every day, we...

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  • May 14, 2021

He’s got a new book, so a conservative Niall Ferguson appeared on TV this morning whitewashing the Trump administration’s competence, or lack thereof, as if the fault lies with more systemic faults, despite the deliberate Trump sabotage of Obama-era pandemic planning. Catastrophes of politics, in pricey Ted-like talks. As if there no...

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  • May 11, 2021

Here’s the big news today out of California: The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has failed to gain momentum in recent months as significantly more California voters favor keeping him in office, and only anemic support has surfaced for reality TV star  Caitlyn Jenner while other Republican candidates hoping...

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  • May 11, 2021

Pfizer/BioNTech is starting to ship Covid vaccine manufactured at its Kalamazoo, Michigan plant to Mexico, Canada, and Brazil saying it is now producing more than enough capacity to meet continuing US needs.  http://www.msn.com/… Pfizer will next week start supplying Canada with COVID-19 vaccine made in its U.S. plant, a senior official said on...

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  • May 1, 2021

Pfizer/BioNTech is starting to ship Covid vaccine manufactured at its Kalamazoo, Michigan plant to Mexico, Canada, and Brazil saying it is now producing more than enough capacity to meet continuing US needs.  http://www.msn.com/… Pfizer will next week start supplying Canada with COVID-19 vaccine made in its U.S. plant, a senior official said on...

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  • May 1, 2021

With over half of American adults now vaccinated with at least one Covid shot, President Joe Biden is acting to keep the momentum rolling by offering employers tax credits if they will give their employees incentives to receive the injections. http://www.cnn.com/… “As we move into the vaccination campaign focused on working age...

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  • April 21, 2021

Chuck Todd challenged Sen. Roger Wicker on Republican policy failures, including a tax cut that did not work, while GOP opposes the infrastructure bill. Chuck Todd called out Republican policies See full episodes here Chuck Todd did something he rarely does. He consistently challenged a Republican on his program. Moreover, he...

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  • April 4, 2021

Remember Infrastructure Week? It’s coming back—this time without an infrastructure weakling deflating the promise of a newly rebuilt America. Joe Biden is set to unveil his sweeping $3 trillion infrastructure plan, and according to Axios, top economists are simply “giddy” about its prospects. Of course, Republicans understand Keynesian economics as...

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  • March 29, 2021

It always seemed absurd to me that hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens have no effective representation in Congress. And I’m not just talking about Alabamans. But to hear some conservatives tell it, that’s as it should be because, you know, D.C. doesn’t have a car dealership. And they already make their...

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  • March 22, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that more than 60 million Americans have received at least one shot of Covid vaccine which equals 18.1% of the total population and 23.5% of those old enough to receive the doses. More than 92 million shots have been administered altogether. The three drug manufactures...

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  • March 8, 2021

As much as I’d love to see Donald Trump in a prison cell, I’d like to see him in a dunk tank even more. I mean, the prisons are full. Let the carnival deal with him. Barkers and mountebanks are his kindred spirits anyway. And imagine being able to dunk his dumb...

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  • March 6, 2021

It’s been a long and very busy week for me, hence why I haven’t been posting a lot of diaries. But I just wanted to pass this along: 'No idea what he's doing': Manchin perplexes with Covid aid power play In the end, it took a direct call from President...

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  • March 6, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

If you’re a Republican and you don’t at least try to pretend the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, you’re likely to be castigated—and maybe even censured—by a phalanx of zombie dead-enders in your own party. It’s a problem for Republicans who know better—and I can only assume Donald...

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  • February 21, 2021

Severe winter weather, President’s Day, and regional shortages of doses have slowed vaccinations over the last several days, and Dr. Anthony Fauci  warns that a delay in manufacturing shots by Johnson and Johnson will push back the time when most Americans can expect to be vaccinated. The J&J vaccine is expected to...

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  • February 16, 2021

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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  • February 13, 2021

My weary, rheumy eyes have seen a lot of heinous shit over the past five years. I’d like to donate my brain to science when the time comes, but I fear it’s too soiled now. The second they slice into it, ocher apparitions will start swirling around the room catcalling...

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  • February 11, 2021

Reading up on the Vote-A-Rama on the COVID-19 Relief bill I was shocked, shocked I tell you that  Republicans were objecting to families earning up to $300,000 per year might need some extra money, they thought that was too high a salary? Wow. They worried about exploding the deficit? They...

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  • February 5, 2021

This may be nothing more than a clever trolling exercise, but I’m curious to see what becomes of it. x .@williamlegate and I are going to prove that progressives can make a better pillow, run a better business and help make the world a better place while doing it.— David Hogg...

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  • February 4, 2021

Pfizer said today it will have 200 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine by the end of May instead of July 31 as had been previously stated. About 20 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine had been delivered by January 31. The vaccine was the first one given emergency approval...

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  • February 2, 2021

http://www.nytimes.com/… The number of Americans who have received at least one Covid-19 dose exceeded 25.2 million yesterday, as the number of shots administered Friday was more than 1.5 million for the day. This includes over 1.1 million who received their first shot and almost 400,000 who received their second. Joe Biden set a...

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  • January 31, 2021

http://www.nytimes.com/… The number of Americans who have received at least one Covid-19 dose exceeded 25.2 million yesterday, as the number of shots administered Friday was more than 1.5 million for the day. This includes over 1.1 million who received their first shot and almost 400,000 who received their second. Joe Biden set a...

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  • January 31, 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

You will not believe what I was told by a manager in a Winn Dixie tonight.  I am so ticked off at people running around with no masks in the middle of a pandemic I called a manager tonight because people have to get milk and bread and not everyone...

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  • January 22, 2021

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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  • January 16, 2021

These entitiled babies whining over extra security and metal detectors need to pack their bags and go home and hide under their beds with their guns.  They are ridiculous.   We need security in the People’s house and should have had such for a long time.   Who are these entitled people...

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  • January 13, 2021

Lauren Boebert (R-CO) just had a brief stand off with Capitol police because her emotional support Glock would have set off the metal detectors. or maybe the bag search would have found the extra magazines. x Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was in stand-off on Capitol Hill after refusing bag search. She...

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  • January 13, 2021

No one is really talking about it but we all or most of us all have mirrors.   This is a real thing.  First of all quit beating yourself up.  One day at a time.   Most of us gain weight during the holidays despite any unusual problems BUT if you add...

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  • December 30, 2020

Trump’s up late again, fantasizing things about Georgia’s Secretary of State. Trump is obviously unhappy with Brad R. x The person, Ron Raffensperger, exists. But he is not Brad's brother. James O'Keefe is not my brother, either. See how that works?— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) December 30, 2020 x https://t.co/UQEiQ3xIIO —...

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  • December 30, 2020

I had never heard the extraordinary story of Ada Blackjack, her Alaskan way of life was transformed into a destitute single woman with a small child when abandoned by her dog-musher husband. She had no choice but to walk forty miles to Nome, Alaska, with a two-year-old ill with tuberculosis.  Upon arrival, she...

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  • December 28, 2020

Yeah, so remember the nonsense that proto-Trump nitwit Sarah Palin spewed about “death panels” back when the Affordable Care Act was being debated? Like most of what she said, it was too crazy to believe. I mean, seriously. Rationing lifesaving care in America? Pfft. Like that would ever happ … Oh,...

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  • December 28, 2020

Once again, Donald Trump blasted a mammoth, sulfuric Beelzebub fart and left the room, leaving it to members of the sane community to Febreze the fuck out of the country. No, the painstakingly negotiated $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill was by no means perfect. And Trump is actually right that...

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  • December 26, 2020

Now that Grampa Rage Diapers is on his way to becoming a private citizen without his own attorney general mob consigliere paid for by the taxpayers, we can begin to unwrap all the DJT-focused lawsuits and Trump family criminal mischief like so many magical Christmas gifts. And today brings even...

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  • December 4, 2020

LOL ”acting AG Rudy Giuliani” because Trump could fire AG Bill Barr. x Three weeks ago I told @thenation readers not to be freaked out about Barr’s “investigation” of voter fraud and, well I’m *thrilled* that held up. 🙂https://t.co/8UyMdaC1vq— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) December 1, 2020 Attorney General Bill Barr arrived...

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  • December 1, 2020

Trump doesn’t care whether he loses his security deposit. He just wants the chaos of dying meat processors, conspiracy-driven ICU trespassers, and a quarter-million dead Americans from COVID-19. And in foreign policy, Trump’s inviting skunk, gophers, and groundhogs into the crawlspaces before moving out.  Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's order...

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  • November 19, 2020

Remember when Time named climate activist Greta Thunberg its Person of the Year? And Donald Trump’s reaction was totally sane and not at all petulant or petty? Of course you do. x So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie...

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  • November 5, 2020

Some very big news today out of Texas: TEXASBiden 49% (+4)Trump 45%Jorgensen 1%Hawkins 0%.#TXsen:Cornyn (R-inc) 41%Hegar (D) 41%@CitizenData, LV, 10/17-20https://t.co/RrsmYd418b — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 29, 2020 From the results: Click here for the full results. Now of course, that’s not the only Texas poll to come out today: #TXsen:Cornyn...

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  • October 29, 2020
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Larry Kudlow continues the underlying theme of Trumpian nihilism and its trickle-down contagion of pixie dust and pseudoscience. Trump continues to see his numbers decline as his campaign put him on a superspreader rally schedule, attempting to repeat his 2016 victory of 155,000 votes in swing states while trailing 3 million...

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  • October 25, 2020

Donald Trump is starting to sound like Eliza Doolittle — “Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!” Trump Rips ‘Fake News’ For Focusing On COVID-19 ‘CASES, CASES, CASES’ As Nation Breaks Record President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked the media for its focus on COVID-19 “CASES, CASES, CASES” after...

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  • October 25, 2020

And in case you’re giving Donald Trump credit for a level of understanding that seems beyond his ken, he also thinks Republicans will take back the House. And no one thinks that.  No, it appears he thinks the Senate is lost because there are some GOP senators he doesn’t like — and...

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  • October 24, 2020

Apparently the person who gave their gun to Kyle Rittenhouse has some explaining to do. x Blue Lives Matter Supporters Say Kyle Rittenhouse Not Reflective Of Most Peaceful Apologists For Police State https://t.co/JdlxmfEkix pic.twitter.com/CMlVBh6Teq— The Onion (@TheOnion) October 17, 2020 Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old gunman charged with killing two men with...

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  • October 23, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Meredith College’s latest poll: x NORTH CAROLINABiden 48% (+4)Trump 44%Jorgensen 1%Hawkins 1%Blankenship 0%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 43% (+5)Tillis (R-inc) 38%Bray (L) 4%Hayes (C) 1%.#NCgovCooper (D-inc) 52% (+18)Forest (R) 34%DiFiore (L) 2%Pisano (C) 1% Meredith College, LV, 10/16-19— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October...

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  • October 23, 2020

Will Trumpian domestic terror’s “strategy of tension” for the next decade ultimately be predicated upon the little tiny fishes, or the strawberries, or the tow target. “California is gonna have to ration water. You wanna know why? Because they send millions of gallons of water out to sea, out to...

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  • October 12, 2020

I highly approve of Title IV-E Adoption Assistance that insured more adoptions for children.  Now under this act one has to qualify but wealth is not a disqualifier for free healthcare to these adopted children. The nominee for the Supreme Court has adopted children, both of which qualify for Adoption...

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  • October 12, 2020

Donald Trump wants to project a hale and hearty mien, even though he’s basically a VW Beetle-sized hunk of whale blubber wrapped in extra crispy chicken skin, Nickelodeon slime, and shamelessness. So yesterday, as Dr. Nick Riviera and his team were dissembling up a storm in front of Walter Reed...

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  • October 4, 2020
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