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Bombardment continues with over 900 missiles launched against Ukraine and the notable media appearance was the on-air protest by an editor on Russian State TV. She was arrested and seems to be held incommunicado from her lawyers. “(T)oo many civilian targets have been hit by Russian bombs for them all...

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  • March 15, 2022

An “operative lull” seems now ready to end. Bombardment resumes and the messaging about “foreign fighters” increases with the slowing of the Russian advance to take major cities. Smaller cities that have been captured are being repressed by Russians and some proxies with brutal efficiency. The war continues to be...

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  • March 13, 2022

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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  • June 13, 2021

In House floor remarks, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) slammed a Democratic bill on pregnancy rights, calling the legislation a push to infuse “identity politics” into pregnancy. Stay Connected Forbes on Facebook: http://fb.com/forbes Forbes Video on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/forbes Forbes Video on Instagram: http://instagram.com/forbes More From Forbes: http://forbes.com

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  • May 13, 2021

We now return you to the continuing Big Lie and the punchable face of the GQP. “By deposing @Liz_Cheney they’ve only given her a bigger platform.” And they were so cowardly as to remove her by a voice vote. Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to remove...

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  • May 12, 2021

President Joe Biden’s original goal of 100 million Covid vaccinations in 100 days was exceeded last month leading him to call for 200 million in 100 days. Today is the day we reach that goal, eight days early. This is Biden’s second huge win after the passage of the Covid...

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  • April 22, 2021

Minnesota law enforcement, at its based level exhibits some intersectional issues often represented in fictional culture products like Fargo. Their police forces haven’t learned very much since the death of George Floyd. So many examples of bad faith below:

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  • April 19, 2021

Finally! A voice for white people in the United States! I’ve felt like a second-class citizen ever since … okay, I’ve never felt that way. Nevertheless, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, who might be able to cobble together a fully functioning brain between them if it doesn’t have to be...

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  • April 17, 2021

The land of nonsense has now been proposed, because the new America First Caucus decided they’ll advance the demand of the previous guy that all future public buildings should look like neoclassical architecture promoted by fascist movements in the last century. The RWNJ culture war is a battle of wits...

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  • April 16, 2021

The new America First Caucus advances the demand of the previous guy that all future public buildings should look like the neoclassical architecture often called Federalist. Not coincidentally it also is the official state facade style promoted by  authoritarian movements in the last century. The RWNJ culture war is a battle of wits fought by...

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  • April 16, 2021

Previous Guy spoke of his supporters “hugging and kissing the police” on 1/6, because people died Here's what Trump had to say on Fox tonight about the Capitol riots: "It was zero threat, right from the start… Some of them went in, and they are hugging and kissing the police...

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  • March 26, 2021

The past two days of Senate committee hearings about the Capitol riot have revealed that the GOP is openly excusing racists. From the unctuous Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) adopting the smug role of victim, Republicans are all but standing on their desk and yelling, but what...

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  • March 3, 2021

Before 1937, inaugural day wasn’t until March 4. Back in the day we would’ve been facing 6 more weeks of Trump. QAnon-Pushed March 4 As Trump’s ‘True Inauguration Day’—But Officials Don’t Expect Violence https://t.co/vBkkXuPVww pic.twitter.com/2gOGsJ5myh — Forbes (@Forbes) March 2, 2021 Apparently, many QAnon supporters believe that Donald Trump has...

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  • March 2, 2021

Some big news today: x 🚨I'm leading Senate Democrats in pressing the Biden administration to include an automatic extension of unemployment benefits tied to economic conditions in the next round of COVID relief. We need to get workers off the financial roller coaster, and this is the way to do...

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  • March 2, 2021

A Swiss Navy Knife. A new article in Forbes about the failure of the F-35 aircraft system in terms of building a Ferrari points us toward the problem of seeking nails for hammers. Another failed weapons system signifies how national security could remain intact without waste and still save the economy...

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  • February 24, 2021

The GQP declares it’s all about the violence. The Second Amendment was discussed (as well as the host’s invocation of “semiotics”) by @shannonrwatts and  @DavidJollyFL on All In with Chris Hayes @allinwithchris, but it also applies to 14th Amendment solutions. Denying Trump the ability to run for federal office under Article 3 would...

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  • February 24, 2021

Oh barf: Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue took the first steps toward a potential comeback bid by filing campaign paperwork on Monday to explore a challenge against Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock. The Republican’s aides say he still hasn’t decided whether to challenge Warnock next year, though the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported...

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  • February 16, 2021

If you had any doubt that the Trump presidency was just an elaborate four-year grift, this story should dispel your quaint Pollyannish notions. Because their brains are the functional equivalent of an ‘80s-era Texas Instruments calculator that has not yet learned how to spell “boobs,” the world’s daffiest fucks (aka Trump’s most ardent...

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  • February 7, 2021

Newsmax is a “news” outfit so far right it makes Fox looks reasonable. Or at least scared that they’ll lose audience share. Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO, is so far up the conspiracy theory colon that he is turning into a tapeworm. You’d think they would be perfect for each...

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  • February 3, 2021

< p class=”is-empty-p” style=”text-align:left”> Randall Lane, the editor of Forbes Magazine, has warned corporations not to hire former Trump officials. If they hire them, said Lane, they will be viewed as a “funnel of disinformation” by the magazine.  Business Insider writes a summary of how Trump’s failed coup attempt inspired Forbes...

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  • January 10, 2021

Reminding us that the post-presidency Trump will be grifting at a global level. x The US President superimposed a Nobel prize he didn’t win on this video. https://t.co/ttXOriwCsK pic.twitter.com/FiIWKJzkSs— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 29, 2020 President Trump releases a video based on the classic “Beef, it's what's for dinner” ad: “Trump...

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  • December 29, 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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  • December 19, 2020

Yeah, you knew this was coming. And it’s here — until the economy is drowned in a kiddie pool full of crocodile tears or a Republican is back in the White House, whichever comes first! x GOP Sen. Rick Scott today on Fox Business: “We're at $27 trillion worth of debt....

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  • December 17, 2020

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

I always felt Michael Flynn was the kind of general who’d have fit in seamlessly with the blockheaded ambulant war boners in Dr. Strangelove’s famous war room (“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here; this is the war room!). The guy looks like 200 pounds of compressed Spam animated by an ‘80s...

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  • December 14, 2020

We will remember 2020 as the good old days as the climate continues to overheat due to our failure to rein in heat-trapping fossil fuel emissions. Heck, this year might even be the coolest we will experience for an unknowable number of Millenium. We have entered perilous times, and physics will...

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  • December 3, 2020

More damn mischief. GOTV, dammit. Fortunately the FBI is on the case. x https://t.co/b9Ak1VMZnI— Forbes (@Forbes) November 3, 2020 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, on Tuesday alerted voters in Dearborn about a suspicious text message making the rounds that claimed a “typographical error” on the on the ballots, which were inexplicably described...

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  • November 3, 2020

 Count every vote. #CountEveryVote x Remember that America is a democracy. Every vote deserves to be counted, no matter what Trump and Republicans say https://t.co/HcHI6D5t0N— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) November 3, 2020 x #BREAK Election eve and Twitter has labeled a Trump tweet as misleading. Removed ability for tweet to be retweeted....

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  • November 3, 2020

I’ll never understand why people think Republican presidents — and Republicans in general — are good for the economy. We have decades of economic data that say otherwise. When it comes to the economy, Republicans are like loud, stumbling drunks who keep insisting they’re okay to drive. Every Friday and Saturday...

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  • September 27, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 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

From Forbes: At a rally in Minnesota, President Trump described an MSNBC anchor hit by a rubber bullet while covering protests after the death of George Floyd in May as “a beautiful sight,” comments quickly condemned by journalists including CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Absolutely heinous,” Tapper said on Twitter Saturday afternoon....

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  • September 19, 2020

From Forbes: At a rally in Minnesota, President Trump described an MSNBC anchor hit by a rubber bullet while covering protests after the death of George Floyd in May as “a beautiful sight,” comments quickly condemned by journalists including CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Absolutely heinous,” Tapper said on Twitter Saturday afternoon....

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  • September 19, 2020

The Hill reported this on August 31st: The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) on Monday rolled out its “Texas Voter Registration Week,” a push to get 1 million Texans registered to vote, the latest effort by the party to turn Texas at least partially blue in November. Based on internal modeling,...

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  • September 8, 2020

Trump’s handpicked (with all the gross implications that word conjures up) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has almost certainly broken a lot of federal laws, including conflict of interest laws, in his open plot to break the Postal Service. But there is growing evidence that he has also broken North Carolina...

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  • September 7, 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

Don’t Look Now, but Democrats Are in… Array?! And Trump now uses emojis. x pic.twitter.com/FVEZQSS2Na — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 2, 2020 Repeat after me: the stock market is not the economy x Dow closes above 29,000. https://t.co/zIPg3Kfsvv — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) September 2, 2020 “@CharlesPPierce : He’s in NC, trying...

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  • September 2, 2020

Remember when Donald Trump tried to convince us he’d be uncorruptible because he was financing his own campaign? Hoo-boy, that was a good one. I didn’t believe him, of course, but apparently some walnut-brained yokels with conspicuously more animal carcasses on their walls than diplomas did. And here we are....

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  • August 26, 2020

So many people have been coffee boy’d by Donald Trump, you have to seriously wonder how much caffeine a person can safely consume before bleeding out their irises. The latest person/entity Trump is desperately trying to scramble away from like Sir Robin from the killer rabbit is the two-headed scandalmaker du...

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  • August 20, 2020

Trump is trying to scare suburbanites perhaps on the basis of race (low-income housing signifying more diversity) but today he suggested that middle class PoC would agree because Trump probably believes, “who doesn’t hate the poor?” The problem comes from simultaneously insulting women he deems “nasty”. x Watched @billmaher last week...

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  • August 13, 2020

The orange man said, “It is what it is”.  Well that is because he is what he is.  We all knew sort of , what he is but it was not until this mass murder conspired with his cult governors that “It is what it is”, that we have truly...

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  • August 4, 2020

It boggles the mind.   Anyone with half a brain would be terrified to come to Florida during a pandemic but especially with the Idiot in charge of Florida and hurricane season bearing down. Now the RNC is talking about moving it outdoors.  Really?  What are these people on?  Seriously?  Do...

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  • July 16, 2020

Most of us have been experiencing warm to hot temperatures. It doesn’t appear that the misery will go away any time soon. There is a lot of news lately on our warming planet. I shared a few articles on the subject, but they barely scratch the surface of what is...

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  • July 10, 2020

Ooooh, Grampa Rage Diapers is not gonna like this one bit. Earlier today, Moscow Mitch — and, yes, he is still and forever Moscow Mitch — was asked whether he’s planning on attending the Republican National Convention in Florida next month in light of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the...

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  • July 9, 2020
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Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) can (but not will) save the US economy. What with the White House Council of Economic Advisors now reduced to one economist, it’s worth noting that one of their econometric models (Hassett) influenced the prediction that COVID-19 infections in the US would go to zero by...

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  • June 28, 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

Why is Faux Fake news not being brought to heel with chanting and pushing the truth of BLM? Fox indeed  does carry the water for Trump. They carry the water for racists.  Fox promotes division and hate. Protestors missed the mark with CNN and should have protested Fox.  They should...

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  • June 6, 2020

“Other things have never had a vaccine and they go away,” 'The Lancet,' one of the world's most respected medical journals, harshly criticized the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic and suggested that Americans should look for new leadership during the upcoming election https://t.co/NqF0zho6n6 pic.twitter.com/TlrBnoSAsB — Forbes (@Forbes) May 15,...

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  • May 15, 2020

The new death toll cited by Trump is now 95,000, up from zero, then 50-60,000, then 60-70,000. x President Trump: “This is going to go away without a vaccine.” pic.twitter.com/EKcZENl4rS— CSPAN (@cspan) May 8, 2020 TRUMP: “I feel about vaccines like I feel about tests. This is going to go...

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  • May 8, 2020