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Here’s the latest news on the recall effort in California: The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has gathered over 2 million signatures — a number of signatures, if validated, that could force a measure on a ballot. The leaders of RecallGavin2020 announced this week that their effort reached over 2,060,000 signatures...

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  • March 16, 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...

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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

Probably the last official deal crafted by Trump will be his pardon, whether of himself or by Mike Pence after Trump’s resignation with hours or minutes to spare. One wonders if Trump will leave the customary letter to his successor in the Oval Office desk, or perhaps just leave a...

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  • January 15, 2021

If there is a hell, that is where these evangelical leaders belong. They are singularly responsible for the deaths of thousands. Unfortunately, if natural selection was perfectly selective, we could be rid of them. Unfortunately, nature is not a scalpel. Evangelical leaders are a clear and present danger x x YouTube Video...

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  • December 24, 2020

Any Trumpist demonstrations will be easier to monitor and control even if the Proud Boys aren’t wearing their tacky uniforms / kilts. @schwartzbCNBC: Joe Biden's inaugural committee released their fundraising packages to donors. Corporations can give $1 million and for that, they get the “Chair” level. Access includes a private...

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  • December 18, 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

Because “freedom” means having the right to kill the grans at Thanksgiving 1978 — WKRP in Cincinnati: The "turkey drop" episode. Forty live turkeys were dropped from a helicopter onto an unsuspecting Cincinnati shopping mall. “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” Happy Thanksgiving, all.🌎🦃❤️ pic.twitter.com/cNswSKVQ5w — Rex...

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  • November 26, 2020

To all my friends, this year has been a doozy but no matter how you spend Thanksgiving….Be safe. Don’t gather in large crowds or even small ones.  Stick close to the homefront and if you prepare Turkey or Chicken, be sure to sanitize your work area.    I hope you...

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  • November 26, 2020

Ron Desantis makes Rick Scott look like a saint.  Seriously, who would have thought such a thing. He hasn’t done squat over Hurricane damage and in hiding.  He sends out pre recorded messages and the local news has been running on a scroll line how he has lifted all precautions...

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  • November 25, 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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  • November 21, 2020

Prisoners about to be executed are sometimes asked what they want for their last meal. (I used to fantasize about what I would want — maybe grouse served with a ‘66 Romaneé-Conti — until I learned the choices were limited to like, steak.) Scott Atlas — he of “herd immunity”...

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  • November 17, 2020

I know this is exciting but we are giving those idiot Trump rally folks fuel to use and endangering our fellow man.  President Elect won on his message of staying safe and even though you are bursting with happiness and excitement, there will be time for that but not now. ...

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  • November 9, 2020

It’s common courtesy, not to mention common sense, to ask someone’s permission before using them in an advertisement. The Trump campaign has no interest in courtesy, sense, or for that matter the law. They put out an ad which took Dr. Fauci totally out of context to make it appear...

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  • October 12, 2020

Trump couldn’t last but 18 minutes for a scheduled 30 minute speech Saturday, but he’s now the Taliban’s favorite son in the 2020 election. Trump trying to appeal to a Clark Kent / Superman meme reveals his infantile amusement with his cult doing socialist realism images of “Trump the strongman” as literal....

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  • October 11, 2020

Donald Trump's Florida lackey has given the states football teams permission to fill their stadiums despite a spreading coronavirus throughout the sunshine state, particularly in South Florida. From Dolphins Talk:  Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640AM South Florida is reporting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has informed the Miami Dolphins moving forward...

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  • October 7, 2020

We don’t know how Trump’s infection by Covid-19 will affect the presidential race which has remained incredibly stable for more than a year. One would have to guess it will, to some degree, dishearten his supporters and destroy his narrative that the pandemic is pretty much going away. Most likely there...

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  • October 2, 2020

Jonathan Reiner is a professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University and a medical analyst for CNN, and boy oh boy, he’s not a fan of Donald Trump’s rallies. Nor should he be. Speaking with CNN’s Ana Cabrera yesterday, he went there — essentially accusing Donald Trump of...

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  • September 14, 2020

More Trump lies as he puts two days into Nevada. Trump claims there were "tens of thousands of people on the streets" lining his motorcade route to the rally tonight. That's a lie. I was in the motorcade. There were onlookers at different points on the 45-minute drive. But not...

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  • September 13, 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

Jesus Christ, this asshole. At yesterday’s coronavirus presser/super-spreader event in Bedminster, New Jersey, Donald Trump sarcastically referred to the WASPy weirdos in attendance as “peaceful protesters.” It was his way of excusing their flouting of social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines. Because he’s just that big of a prick. Huffington Post:...

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  • August 8, 2020

There’s a presser from the Trump golf club, because optics matter: “Congress needs to stay in Washington and work this out. Now watch this tee shot.” Undoubtedly pimpage of executive orders as a GOP stunt to criticize the Congressional impasse and circumvent legislation. CNN is covering it, as is MSNBC and...

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  • August 7, 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

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s (D. MO) gubernatorial campaign: Nicole Galloway (D. MO) Folks, The last few months have made it clear just how much it matters who America’s governors are — not just...

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  • August 3, 2020

Talk about stupid.   The greedy Republicans have no clue how to even make the state money not to mention flatten the curve.  They know how to throw a fine on a seat belt violator.  They know how to throw a big fine on someone doing 45 in a 40 mph...

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  • July 17, 2020

Trump continues to ignore the COVID-19 crisis, trying pathetically to divert attention with cranes, weights reminding us of the Python 16 tons, and trucks. because this is what deregulation does not look like, but only idiots in the WH PR team would choose Monty Python weights WaPo’s Philip Bump addresses how...

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  • July 17, 2020

I love Paul Krugman. Reading his columns, even the gloomier ones, is one of the things I look forward to at the start of the day. Today’s column starts with a short blunt summary of how the Mangled Mago-face has responded to the virus: America Drank Away Its Children’s Future...

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  • July 14, 2020

Trump is losing the sprawl vote as he doubles down on empty threats, demanding schools reopen even as he has little actual authority. There is slippage even as Trump ads threaten the loss of police, since most people understand that police do need to change how they operate, even in...

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  • July 8, 2020

​Contradictions heightened this past week, as Trump/Pence continued to disinform the American public. 126,000 people have died. Troubling is a Pew poll that indicates that 40% of Americans think the “worst is behind us” for the pandemic. x President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have repeatedly attributed the...

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  • June 30, 2020

It sure looks like Arizona is going for another shutdown to deal with the coronavirus, but I suspect that Republican Governor Ducey would prefer to call it a “de-reopening” of Arizona. Conceding he made a mistake in allowing them to reopen, Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday shuttered all bars in...

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  • June 30, 2020

Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA is doing a convention for Trump Youth and IMPOTUS* is a featured speaker on Tuesday.  x Somehow I missed that Trump's next rally is in Phoenix in 2 days. Um … pic.twitter.com/gDRRSt8NDa — Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) June 21, 2020 x BREAKING: The World Health Organization...

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  • June 22, 2020

Sigh.  More wonderful news out of my home state of Kentucky. First, one of the cops involved with shooting Breonna Taylor is now being investigated for sexually assaulting two women.  And one of the ministers who won a Kentucky court case allowing in person attendance for church services has now had to...

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  • June 9, 2020

Seems the Media attention is all on Brian Kemp of Georgia and his reopening experiment with with the lives of his fellow Georgians during a viral pandemic.  And DeSantis gets the same level of scrunity because…well….It’s Florida.  Meanwhile, AL, MS, and SC have increasing numbers of coronavirus infections since their own grand...

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  • May 30, 2020

Rough weekend as Trump did some ceremonial duties among the golf trips to Virginia. President Trump’s struggles to stand still during a Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery lit up social media Monday, prompting users to recall past incidents in which the commander in chief, who turns 74 next...

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  • May 26, 2020

This fucking guy: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis has joined a growing list of litigants challenging the Walz administration over the Minnesota governor’s shutdown orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Lewis’ lawsuit, filed Tuesday, is the second federal legal challenge to Gov. Tim Walz’s amended executive order...

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  • May 26, 2020

Darn those 9th and 10th Amendments, Trump declared that he will override governors to allow places of worship to reopen this weekend. Because they are essential businesses. “We need more prayer, not less”. x Trump demands that states allow places of worship to reopen this weekend. “If they don't do...

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  • May 22, 2020

Now we know the range of the death toll more directly attributable to Trump. Prof. Jeffrey Shaman on Trump's claim his study was a "hit job": "The study was motivated by the desire to quantify the consequences of delayed response to the virus and to use these findings to inform...

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  • May 21, 2020

Below is a collection of things that I’ve been saving up — including the problems of CV-19, MMT, neoliberalism, and other things relating pandemics to the economy. If there’s a point to this selection it is to remind ourselves what will happen in 2021 with Larry Summers now advising the Biden...

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  • April 26, 2020

Do political decisions by Trump allies, protesters, and red state governors like Brian Kemp of Georgia and Ron DeSantis of Florida negate the IHME model for the coronavirus?  For those not into the weeds of coronavirus modeling, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington produced...

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  • April 21, 2020

For whatever reason, The View had Trump ass kisser, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R. SC) on as their guest. Of course he parroted Trump by blaming China to deflect any blame on how piss poorly the Trump Administration has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. But The Daily Beast points out that...

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  • April 17, 2020

The Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board called it a “procoronavirus” protest rally that occured yesterday in Frankfort.  Joseph Gerth just called them “idiots.”  I think both are correct, and it was an “idiotic procoronavirus” rally.   Approximately 100 of the worst in humanity showed up to chant and try to disrupt Kentucky...

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  • April 16, 2020

A leaked CDC/FEMA draft plan tries to triage mitigation efforts, commodifies immunity without testing, and attempts to divert attention from Trump’s missteps. In the interim, swab and PPE shortages may be contributing to a decline in testing by commercial labs, which (of course) has nothing to do with keeping the case numbers...

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  • April 15, 2020

Yeah, this wouldn’t be the first time a bunch of angry dipshits totally fucked up our country. But this time their stupidity and obstinance seem particularly egregious. As Trumpites increasingly complain about crucial social-distancing measures, appearing approximately as forward-thinking and aware as a moth preparing to alight on a bug zapper,...

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  • April 15, 2020

I shoudn’t let it surprise, shock, or bother me, but the fact that Kentucky Republicans are politicizing the coronavirus pandemic makes me very angry.  We have already lost 23,000 people nationally, and we are most likely going to break a total of 100 deaths today in Kentucky.  But never let...

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  • April 13, 2020

Be safe, be well, be at peace Be safe, be well, be at peace, Your PDA National Staff Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) wishes you a safe,healthy holiday. Instead of our usual “Sustainer Sunday”fundraising email, we urge you to Tell Congress: We needadequate COVID-19 legislation that protects healthcareprofessionals and the...

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  • April 12, 2020

The Iowa Public Health Department has made the following announcement:   Although the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in Iowa hit a one-day high of 125, state health officials said Thursday they are beginning to see an overall flattening of the curve. With the deaths of two Linn County residents,...

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  • April 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of the Wisconsin Democratic Party: This is Ben Wikler, Chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, and longtime progressive activist and PCCC ally. Yesterday, thousands of Wisconsin voters were forced by Republicans and Trump’s Supreme Court to choose between...

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  • April 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s (D. VA) re-election campaign: Mark Warner is proud to sponsor the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act. This important bill would allow voters nationwide to cast their ballot by mail and would expand in-person early voting to prevent large gatherings. Thanks...

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  • April 8, 2020

The New York Times has a new piece out about how the coronavirus pandemic has been playing a big role not just in the Presidential election but also in down-ballot elections. Specifically in the battle for the U.S. Senate: Campaign officials and strategists are trying to carefully game out the...

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  • April 5, 2020

God save me from his followers.   Louisville area preacher defies ban on mass gatherings, plans to hold Sunday service Jack Roberts says he is too old to be a rebel, but the 76-year-old Louisville area preacher continues to defy a state ban on mass gatherings to hold services at Maryville...

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  • April 5, 2020
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