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“…wearing a mask while playing was no different from wearing a parachute while skydiving.” The above quote is purportedly from the late Jacques Plante, former goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens Hockey club when his bravery was questioned for wearing a mask. As absurd as it seems now, there was a...

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  • August 16, 2021

From that moment in November of 1969, when former President Richard Nixon asked for a “silent majority” to support his ‘Vietnamization’ effort, utilizing the peace with honor strategy; America’s shotgun wedding to the GOP marriage of silent loyalty and moral obedience was consummated. Between the Nixon and Reagan administrations, Republicans...

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  • August 13, 2021

Democrats, since the time of Franklin Roosevelt, have fought the accusation of wanting a Nanny State; equal access to housing, healthcare, fair wages, and education have been guiding tenets of the Democrats since the New Deal, the War on Poverty through the Covid Recovery Act—not always successful—but good principles, nonetheless....

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  • July 30, 2021

Reminiscent of the unfounded fears spread around by conservatives about the Affordable Care Act and “death panels,” President Biden’s call for a door-to-door educational program about the coronavirus vaccine sent the GOP and conservatives into a paranoid tizzy. Republican members of Congress, fake news stations, and right-wing bloggers went into...

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  • July 21, 2021

In a 5-4 Supreme Court decision supported by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice William Brennan wrote in part:  [Gregory Lee] “Johnson was convicted for engaging in expressive conduct. The State’s interest in preventing breaches of the peace does not support his conviction because Johnson’s conduct did not threaten to disturb...

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  • June 30, 2021

Now that we’ve entered the “none of that really happened” phase of Donald Trump’s Bumblefuck Putsch, I guess indelible images like—oh, I don’t know—a fucking insurrectionist waving his Traitor Pride flag in the halls of the U.S. Capitol can scurry on down the memory hole, with all the other outrages from...

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  • May 15, 2021

Have you ever asked yourself, why are so many GOP political theories race and gender-based? The latest is that voter ballots in Arizona were smuggled in from China. The GOP has decided the best way to expose this absurd idea is to exploit a silly stereotype and check the ballots...

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  • May 7, 2021

If you take a moment and listen to the so-called moderate wing of the Republican party, they are as extreme as the rest. This weekend Utah Senator Mitt Romney was roundly booed by members of his party at the Utah GOP convention. The crime that elicited the verbal censure from...

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  • May 3, 2021

I’m not a vindictive person. I’m really not. Certain things I’ve endured in my life I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, such as depression, debilitating flu, and the Carrot Top Spa Day Experience in Vegas. Which is exactly what it sounds like. Not sure what I was thinking there. That...

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  • May 3, 2021

Remember when Trump said: “I know people that like the Confederate flag and they're not thinking about slavery”. Maybe we can finally get to that obstruction of justice because the former United States President tried to blackmail Ukraine into helping him cheat in our 2020 election. We’ll have more chances...

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  • April 29, 2021

Who failed: “The FedEx gunman legally purchased his two semiautomatic rifles just a few months after the police seized a shotgun from him amid concerns about his mental health. Authorities apparently didn’t consider him subject to Indiana’s red flag law.” “Red flag”laws only work when they’re properly applied: Indianapolis police...

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  • April 18, 2021

By way of a baffling and contradictory threat in explaining his position, Senator Mitch McConnell, in his best southern drawl, warned “Co-cola” to not be “stupid.” Addressing a gaggle of reporters in Kentucky,  McConnell said, “It’s quite stupid to jump in the middle of a highly controversial issue,” he went...

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  • April 7, 2021

Black Girl Magic has become the nouveau riche way modern society describes the accomplishments of the current crop of black women and girls, but have existed throughout history. What could be more magic than the lonely trips as a conductor on the Underground Railroad rescuing enslaved Africans led by Harriet Tubman;...

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  • April 2, 2021

Sadly, she might have been right.  It doesn’t matter how many police officers were injured or killed, how many were attacked with bear spray, fire extinguishers and flag staffs, or how many eyes were gouged, or how much feces were spread on the walls:  the rioters were white and privileged. But the cardinal...

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  • March 27, 2021

Ron Johnson and a core number of GOP senators does the bidding of Russia for what seems to be the reasons that Kevin McCarthy attributed to Dana Rohrabacher and Donald Trump: Putin pays them. Russia seemed to be on Riley Williams’s mind when she indicated that she wanted to sell...

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  • March 1, 2021

I’ve been paying only intermittent attention to this weekend’s CPAC event. Not much has changed since they choppered Donald J. Trump out of Washington like a zoo manatee being returned to its natural habitat. Ted Cruz is still awful, and the rest of the Trumpaloompas remain firmly ensconced inside the regal...

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  • February 28, 2021

Likely there will be Daniel Dale or Aaron Rupar to tweet about the Trump blather. As for the insurrection, it was as if it had never happened. It will shock you how much the it never happened. Tom Cotton inveighed against anti-cop mobs—but only in the context of Portland and without seeming to...

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  • February 28, 2021

I like Biden. A lot. I like Kamala Harris even more. But let’s be clear. I won’t ever fly a flag with their image on it. I would leave my party if my leadership asked me to die for them. I will never worship them. They are competent politicians who...

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  • February 28, 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 27, 2021

If you listen to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and conservative media silos, like Fox News, black Capitol police officer Harry Dunn, who was called the N-word a “couple dozen times” by Confederate flag-waving insurrectionists, is crazy to believe the ‘hoax’ that white supremacy exists. The supremacy deniers would also have...

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  • February 26, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

Old Pharaoh Trump’s going to spew more nonsense this weekend, including the Big Lie. Trump will make his first public major public appearance to grift for the next pyramid scheme. CPAC 2021 is set for Feb. 25-28 in Orlando, Florida, where the lineup of far-right speakers will include former President Donald Trump as well...

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  • February 23, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence for...

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  • February 23, 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

If you want to catch Sen. Ron Johnson in a lie, just ask him a question. If you merely want to catch him, put a peanut in a box with a hole that’s big enough for him to slide his hand through but not big enough for him to remove...

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  • February 15, 2021

1969 1969, a day of pride and glory 2021, a day of shame and hate 1964 displaying gallows for hanging It is unbelievable how far we have fallen instead of moving forward. The first still picture is gallows being erected for the hanging of Mike Pence. The picture  below is gallows...

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  • February 15, 2021

Well, this seems significant. CNN: In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did.   “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election...

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  • February 13, 2021

Forty-four of the sitting fifty Republicans in the Senate put on their tinfoil hats, held up Q’s, ignored the Constitution, and voted against having a trial for the twice impeached former president. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who previously voted against having a Senate trial, was so unimpressed with Mr. Trump’s...

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  • February 10, 2021

From November 1994 to October 1995, the so-called trial of the century took place. It centered around murder, race, sex, athletics, and hero-worship. America was drawn to it like a badly made tv melodrama. We were subjected to constant tv break-ins, with breathless reporters recounting every gasp, sigh, and eye-roll...

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  • February 8, 2021

Big news today out of Pennsylvania: x YouTube Video Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman formally announced Monday what has been evident since his unsuccessful first campaign for U.S. Senate: He’s taking another shot at it. Fetterman, who launched his campaign with a video for supporters, is the first officially declared...

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  • February 8, 2021

Researchers at Stanford and U. of Chicago, Eggers, Garro, and Grimmer, today demonstrated quantitatively how the election was never “stolen”, but rather framed by false media frames in order to foment insurrection and sedition. This leaves Trump’s biggest, most illogical lie, that “because he received 74 million votes, he couldn’t...

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  • February 3, 2021

Tommy Tuberville, the first member of Congress to be named after the inside of his own head, is at it again. The brand-new Alabama senator is locked in an epic battle with Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson to see whose brain will pass out of his body like a kidney stone first,...

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  • February 3, 2021

Fuck yeah: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman says state Republicans removed flags supporting the legalization of marijuana and LGBTQ rights from outside his office at the state capitol. Undeterred, the Democrat called out “the gay flag police” and hung them back up. According to WGAL, the state Department of General...

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  • February 1, 2021

And he’s not even dead yet, or even a son of Ohio, but there remains Trumpist delusions. Then again shouldn’t James Buchanan get his national holiday on 23 April. Republican Reps. Jon Cross of Kenton and Reggie Stoltzfus of Paris Township sent an email to their House colleagues Friday asking...

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  • January 30, 2021

It still floors me that the federal government and law enforcement authorities weren’t ready for the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. I mean, anyone hanging out at Parler for five minutes could have told you that some real, potentially fatal trouble was brewing. They weren’t exactly hiding their intentions. They might as well...

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  • January 30, 2021

The use of the two-word phrase cancel-culture has become an evasion tactic analogous to the words race-card. Both of these media memes have become an alibi for incitement to violent hatred and racial bigotry. The lack of basic knowledge the rioters have about the Constitution— they were willing to desecrate...

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  • January 27, 2021

The entire ThisWeek panel slammed former Governor Chris Christie for creating a false equivalence between insurrection and protests. Is Christie so devoid of morals? See full episodes here. Republican leadership has been trying to use President Biden’s “unity” message to stop Donald Trump’s prosecution for inciting the insurrection. Matthew Dowd had the relevant...

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  • January 24, 2021

Back to softball questions, even though Trump’s proposed color scheme simply repeats his private jet’s colors and is dreadfully boring, in fact an imitation of one of American and Delta’s schemes from 20 years ago. Psaki’s answer was sarcasm. Psaki said she didnt know if Pres Biden planned to change Pres Trump's...

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  • January 23, 2021

Marchers were beaten into withdrawal, spoiling their first attempt to march from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama. In the ensuing successful march in 1965 to Montgomery, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered an address that predicted the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Nation’s Capital. To the...

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  • January 18, 2021

Further investigation coming as the reality emerges. The Capitol police officer was killed because he was beaten to death, not a heart attack as originally reported. Foreign money supported at least one figure involved in the 1/6 insurrection, suggesting that a 1/6 Commission be created. x The Jan 6 siege at...

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  • January 14, 2021

Back when Donald John Trump was impeached …. erm … the first time, the Queens Daily Eagle tickled its readers with the cheeky headline “Queens man impeached.” Well, they’re back at it, and it’s still really fucking funny. Queens man impeached — again A Queens-born real estate developer made history Wednesday when he...

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  • January 14, 2021

A few misnomers are floating around about Trump supporters. That they are all either pickup driving Confederate flag-waving morons or Archie Bunker types with a pair of wingtips parked next to their favorite chair, while railing against the ‘Coloreds.’ The seditious attack on the Capitol proved otherwise. Actively participating with...

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  • January 13, 2021

Oh, how I love the British. Adam Boulton of Sky News Tonight interviewed MAGA mouse Erin Elmore, the exec director of USA Strong, following the events at the Capitol, and it was a sight to behold. Boulton’s understated interviewing style seems to have thrown Elmore, whose only two gears appear to...

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  • January 12, 2021

Trump’s passive assent to events like the kidnapping/assassination plot against Michigan Governor Whitmer signaled the path to the current DC crisis. He enjoyed watching the unfolding attack on the Capitol rather than deal with it as a national crisis. x Historians are going to point to Trump’s incitement of the Michigan...

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  • January 12, 2021

Whatever you label it there was a coordinated attempt to seize control of the government on Wednesday. Only the speed of evacuation and the incompetence of some insurrectionists and their enablers avoided two things: a capture of Congress members as hostages, and the forcing of a Hayes-Tilden type of presidential election...

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  • January 11, 2021

Donald Trump is ending his presidency the way he began it—as a squishy wad of id that just can’t get over how unfairly it’s been treated. Because he has the miasmic ego of a tyrant and the self-awareness of a prechewed legume, Trump is eschewing quiet reflection and self-recrimination in...

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  • January 10, 2021

There was an attack on the seat of government complete with feces left by some of the insurrectionists. Because Trump must be declared the winner of something, something. Fortunately there was no explosive discharge of the pipe bombs. ABC News then obtained an exclusive photo of the suspected explosive device found outside the...

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  • January 8, 2021

Liz Cheney: “We just had a violent mob assault the US capitol … No question the President formed the mob, the President incited the mob, the President addressed the mob. He lit the flame.” x These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is...

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  • January 6, 2021

During her second appearance on the leader of the genre in daytime talk, The View (1/5/21), following her maternity leave, Meghan McCain was told in no uncertain terms by one of the other four co-hosts, Joy Behar, that she was not missed.  Although McCain was apparently appalled by the rebuke,...

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  • January 6, 2021

Darn Cyborgs and that genetic engineering, because branding and a cartoon POTUS*. x BREAKING: Vice President Mike Pence announces that uniformed members of the U.S. Space Force will be called Guardians. Threre you have it: Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Guardians — Marcus Weisgerber (@MarcusReports) December 18, 2020 x To...

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  • December 18, 2020
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