Frustration

When I was a boy and strayed way, way past the rules of behavior set by my great-grandmother, she would say, “ enough is enough, and too much (sic) stinks.” Well, we reached that point in Afghanistan on Sunday. From the time then-National Security Director Zbigniew Brzezinski convinced then-President Carter,...

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  • August 18, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of California: At a time when transgender rights have become the new culture war in American politics, Republican Olympian-turned-celebrity Caitlyn Jenner announced a historic campaign Friday to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election. “As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally...

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  • April 23, 2021

Americans should listen to the rational Republicans willing to publicly lift the scales from their eyes, who say their brethren are cowardly. Current and former Republicans like the previous Republican National Committee Chair, Michael Steele, and former Rep. David Jolly have said over and over the current crop of GOPers...

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  • April 12, 2021

Previous Guy has been desperate for a regular social media channel to wreak his nonsense. Likely he’ll violate the rules again because we’ve seen his poor impulse control and then there’s the Big Lie. Tech experts are skeptical about plans for a Trump social media platform, if only because justice...

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  • April 7, 2021

Insurrection, per dictionary: “an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.” Trump's lawyer says he's innocent because 'clearly there was no insurrection' x Here are the four questions Raskin left off with last night. Trump's team answered none of them....

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  • February 12, 2021

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) was one of only five Republican senators to vote to table Rand Paul’s motion to dismiss the impeachment trial of Trump as unconstitutional. He also insists he is keeping an open mind on whether or not to convict him: Ben Sasse, Nebraska’s outspoken congressional critic of...

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  • February 9, 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

Our last two Republican presidents were all but tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. I can’t imagine why anyone would want another one. It’s like buying another Pinto after the first two spontaneously combusted in your face. (That’s a really old reference, I grant you....

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  • January 11, 2021

Trump has just fired Esper. By tweet, of course. x I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020 x …Chris...

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  • November 9, 2020

Remember to tune to NBC, then switch to ABC just before the Biden debate starts. The reality now is that the Giuliani stunt was meant to coordinate with the second debate, making next week’s stunt more important before the next debate. x So the game plan for tonight is to...

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  • October 15, 2020

Nice: x YouTube Video The anti-Trump GOP group the Lincoln Project launched an ad Tuesday targeting Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as her battle to keep her Senate seat ramps up. The group framed Ernst as a “yes woman” for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the ad and a press release, which come...

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  • October 14, 2020

Trump staves off the 25th Amendment chatter as Biden leads nationally by 14%. Lots of Twitter acting like diagnosticians, as disinformation and spin rule the day. x Team Trump wants you to believe he will be released as early as Monday for the stock market. Nothing else. — MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch)...

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  • October 4, 2020

The Kansas Reflector wrote an op-ed to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts asking them to suspend  U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Representative, Dr. Roger Marshall’s (R. KS) medical license for constantly campaigning without a mask: As many in your profession have said repeatedly, masks are one of the simplest...

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  • September 23, 2020

Slate Magazine has a new piece out about the upcoming U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME) and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME): Six years ago, Karin Leuthy, a registered Democrat, voted for Republican Sen. Susan Collins. Like many Mainers, Leuthy, 48, took pride...

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  • September 8, 2020

Emma Green at The Atlantic has a great piece out profiling U.S. Senate candidate, Reverend Raphael Warnock (D. GA) and how Warnock being a major voice of the Religious Left can flip this Senate seat and win the Democrats a Senate Majority: Warnock wants to help Democrats remake the country....

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  • August 24, 2020

Yesterday, Miles Taylor, who worked in Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security for two years, including as its chief of staff, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post detailing the ocher abomination’s horrifying management style, which included turning “DHS, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, into a tool used for...

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  • August 18, 2020

Trump, the troubled teen described in several biographies, got “sent to military school” as the cliche goes, and his personality disorder remains fixated on burning ants and destroying institutions on the way to the bunker. Everything is still owning a switchblade and being in charge of a gang, hopped up...

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  • August 17, 2020

Other than Sean Spicer, who’s spent his post-White House years defending Donald Trump when not dancing like an elderly canary being sucked into a vacuum hose attachment, how many ex-Trump staffers have rushed into the fray to support the guy? “Yay, evil!” Where are the detailed books and articles about Trump’s...

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  • August 17, 2020

When these two voters expressed a certain frustration and resolve for voting to end the nightmare, the writing was on the wall, a landslide win. Fearlessly building the landslide Watch the full episode here. I could show you graphs and polls that show everyone how Donald Trump is losing suburban...

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  • August 15, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) I served as National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama. In both roles,...

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  • August 7, 2020

The real question is whether Republicans are really the “unnerved who have long enabled him but now fear losing power and forever associating their party with his racial animus.” Leaning on a culture war requires the power of a reactionary populism that can keep intimidating and oppressing people on the basis...

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  • July 5, 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

Personally, I’d rather spend an Arizona summer canvassing for Joe Biden in a wetsuit made of beached squids and mayonnaise than work a single day for Donald Trump. For one thing — and, believe me, this would be the least objectionable part — you have exactly zero job security with...

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  • June 23, 2020

Some very good news today out of Michigan: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden doubled his lead over President Trump in the battleground state of Michigan, according to a new poll. Biden leads Trump by 12 points, with 53 percent support compared to Trump’s 41 percent, according to a EPIC-MRA poll reported by The Detroit...

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  • June 7, 2020

Trump is no Nixon, but like Nixon, he could still win a second term, extending the latest national nightmare. x Going back further, the Kerner Commission reported in 1968 that frustration over racism and policing had been at the center of the riots in Newark and Detroit. President Nixon pivoted...

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  • May 31, 2020

New York Governor Cuomo did a great job in today’s news conference as he scolded Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rick Scott (R-FL) making it clear they were not bailing out New York. In fact, their states were the ones taking more out of the pot as taker states, unlike New York who...

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  • May 28, 2020

Oh really? When asked how President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic might impact her reelection race, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst was confident his response to the public health crisis will help her secure a second term. “I think the president has actually handled it quite well, so I...

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  • May 23, 2020

Breaking news in the Washington Post: Targeting Hunter Biden, Senate panel approves subpoena for lobbying firm over Democrats’ objections A Senate committee moved Wednesday to subpoena documents related to the son of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in an escalation of GOP congressional scrutiny into Biden’s time as vice...

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  • May 20, 2020

Follicular justice warriors at Michigan Capitol on Wednesday, likely armed. Because defying a stay-at-home order to propagate a viral contagion is patriotic, something, something. Darn those 77-year old rebels. Neck-beards ruin the surgical mask look. Last month, a whole bunch of people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin for a lockdown protest. Just...

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  • May 16, 2020

Fuck yeah: The office of former president Barack Obama privately blasted a congressional investigation into former vice president Joe Biden and his son, as well as alleged Ukrainian election interference, calling it an effort “to give credence to a Russian disinformation campaign,” according to a letter obtained by BuzzFeed News....

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  • May 5, 2020

Republican MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace could not hold back her exasperation with Donald Trump. She decimated both the president and his administration. Republican Host has had it with Trump Watch the entire episode here. “When Americans are asked to make among the most important and difficult decisions of their lives...

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  • May 1, 2020

From the New York Times:  Joseph R. Biden Jr. will publicly address an allegation of sexual assault for the first time in an appearance on morning television on Friday, after weeks of silence on the issue that had prompted frustration from Democrats and attacks from Republicans seeking to weaken him for a general...

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  • May 1, 2020

Live Blog below — Today was about IMPOTUS’s folk beliefs 5:00* PM EDT *(rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House x Drinking a bunch of bleach was not on my bingo card for how trumps presidency would end. https://t.co/7N8czpenfe— Beaker (@OilBeak)...

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  • April 23, 2020

< p class=”is-empty-p”> Trump is using Twitter to encourage those right-wing idiots who want Michigan and Minnesota (and also Ohio and Virginia) to drop their stay-at-home orders. In response, Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA), whose state was the first to be hit by the coronavirus, issued an official statement today: “The...

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  • April 17, 2020

First of all, how refreshing is it that the actual president of the United States is at war with our nation’s governors during the worst health crisis of our lifetime? Hey, you’re doing a heckuva job, Clownie. Today, Donald Trump tweeted this at the governor of one of our insufficiently...

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  • April 17, 2020

First of all, how refreshing is it that the actual president of the United States is at war with our nation’s governors during the worst health crisis in a century? Hey, you’re doing a heckuva job, Clownie. Today, Donald Trump tweeted this at the governor of one of our insufficiently...

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  • April 17, 2020

Aside from sinophobia rather than russophobia, The NY Times has documented more of the details for the 70-days of denial/delay/dysfunction in the Trump White House.   Aside from the framing of Red Dawn (1984), it’s pretty clear that the 2012 remake was on the minds of the email writers, where references...

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  • April 12, 2020

Given what just happened in WI, Pelosi and Schumer must draw a line on funding for mail in ballots this fall.  Moscow Mitch is going to fight this with every fiber of his satanic being because more people voting means Republicans will lose.  Trump said so.  And Pelosi and Schumer...

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  • April 9, 2020

Trump continues to push his disinformation, aside from not knowing how big Seoul is.  And still there’s no national stay-at-home order 160,000+ US cases, 3,000+ deaths with aggregated testing claims versus tests per capita.  For several days Trump touted meaningless statistical blather saying “US testing was more in eight days than South...

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  • March 31, 2020

The Federal government excels at producing documents, in this case the head of the Executive Branch “looked the other way until it was too late.” This not-yet-released HHS report on COVID-19 projects an 18-month-long tsunami of nationwide disease and death. The Trump administration could’ve stemmed the tide but looked the...

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  • March 18, 2020

A Dr. at the Emerging Pathogen Institute at the University of Florida revealed an inconvenient truth about our failing healthcare and health insurance system. Here's the truth. Frustrated about the inefficiency of private healthcare x x YouTube Video We are being held hostage by a system that rewards capital first....

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  • March 14, 2020

Seems that Mike Blooomberg literally eclipsed every Democratic candidate today on MNSBC, at least the afternoon shows such as Deadline: WhiteHouse and MTP Daily.  Well, they threw up Bernie Sanders as the kind of polar opposite to Bloomberg, but except for that Joe Biden interview on Nicole Wallace’s show, it...

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  • February 17, 2020

thehill.com/… This is the headline from The Hill. Lawmakers frustrated with lack of emergency funds for coronavirus The Trump administration does not plan to request emergency funding from Congress to respond to the coronavirus, a frustration for lawmakers and experts who argue it is better to be overprepared than underprepared...

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  • February 9, 2020

Man-child wreaks revenge by reassigning WH and NSC personnel in anticipation of the next outrage. Trimming the NSC staff in certain areas will allow for fewer witnesses when, not if, the next bit of Trump criming happens. x Trump has “discussed removing Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the IC…...

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  • February 8, 2020

Okay, “responses” may be overstating it. These are more like mantras a cult leader might give you. x Senators have been given a flashcard with suggested phrases to use to avoid reporters, per @caitlinconant and @Grace_Segers https://t.co/RVocWmrgq5 pic.twitter.com/1ANboUSVvB— Melissa Quinn (@MelissaQuinn97) January 16, 2020 In case you can’t read those,...

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  • January 16, 2020

We are in the midst of investigations that may eventually lead to the ouster of a criminal President; one responsible for possible physical threats, to not only the country of Ukraine but to an American citizen, Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.  Mr. Trump has blatantly disregarded the powers of an equal...

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  • January 15, 2020

It’s getting harder and harder for GOPsters to defend the ocher abomination, and the latest round of testimony is a case in point. According to a source who spoke to CNN, Republican legislators were “shaken” by the recent testimony of State Department official David Holmes, who described overhearing a potentially...

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  • November 19, 2019

Trump’s going to try to distract MSM with a new release of a second, April “transcript” which probably resembles the non-verbatim memorandum of a telcon from 25 July already released that confirms the arms for dirt scandal. It presumably will be as “perfect” as the first one. And just as diverting...

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  • November 11, 2019

There are some continuing items of discourse that are important to our understanding how the climate crisis is one of a just transition to sustainable production. Naomi Klein reminds us in a recent interview with the Guardian, as we observe the “Beginnings of an era of Climate Barbarism”: Do you feel encouraged...

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  • October 27, 2019

Donald Trump, sad man-baby, had another episode of the continuing meltdown yesterday as he flipped the bird at a woman who showed him up. This display of passive-aggressive nonverbal anger is no way to run a Space Force. x THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4400: Trump speaks with First All-Female...

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  • October 20, 2019
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