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Beetle-Juice Three Times. Thank Jeebus that cheesehead is not banned from primary and secondary schools in Wisconsin. Because nothing says “Freedom” and “Liberty” like being the language police. If you talk about “spirit murdering” and “action civics” they might even exist. Better to be “un-woke”, because you might develop an “unconscious-bias”. Darn...

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  • October 24, 2021

The tens of tens who showed up in Washington, DC Saturday had a face, former Trump staffer Matt Braynard. Braynard, who presents himself as one of the many “voter fraud experts,” investigating the presidential election, was front and center Saturday afternoon in the Justice for J6 huddle. Braynard, who once...

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  • September 20, 2021

It’s sick. So, so sick. But that’s what Republicans are all about these days: inspecting children’s genitals. It’s pretty much all they talk about—when they’re not talking about Mr. Potato Head. And his starchy, androgynous genitalia. They’re so into it, in fact, they’ve passed bills that would allow them to scrutinize any...

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  • June 12, 2021

There is no doubt that the year 2020 has been tumultuous, to say the least. With a global pandemic, nationwide protests against police brutality, and a presidential election to top it all off, the year will definitely go down in history. But the history making did not end with 2020....

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  • June 11, 2021
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

After a black woman received two low-balled appraisals for her home, her friend’s white husband played the owner, and the appraised value doubled. Appraisal increased when black woman owner became a white man See full episodes here. One can fight outward racism overtly. After all, it is easy to see....

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  • May 22, 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

Fail: REALITY BITES: That didn’t take long. Reality TV star and political neophyte Caitlyn Jenner was about 24 hours into the rollout of her California gubernatorial campaign this weekend when she posted her first major campaign gaffe on social media. Jenner, expressing outrage about a San Francisco Chronicle story involving SF DA Chesa...

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  • April 27, 2021

A new book suggests now the necessity of reexamining the historical materialist project of Walter Benjamin recognizing those moments of historical contact as acts of recognizing the constructed historical object. “Historicism tends to be hermeneutic because it values cautious, rigorous, and contextualized interpretation of information; or relativist, because it rejects notions of universal, fundamental...

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  • April 24, 2021

Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

You’d think Texas would want to fix its electrical grid or do everything in its power to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, but you’d be wrong. Nothing is ever more important to a Lone Star State politician than launching unnecessary salvos in the culture wars. If it’s not the brutally defamed Mr. Potato Head...

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  • April 13, 2021

“As in the Times Op-Ed from which the book originated, the title refers to the results of studies conducted in Germany from the mid-nineteen-eighties onward, which reported, among other intriguing findings, that eighty per cent of East German women always experienced orgasm during sex, compared to sixty-three per cent of...

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  • April 8, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Governor Tony Evers’ (D. WI) re-election campaign: As someone who believes in science and keeping Wisconsin safe, I have trusted public health experts to guide our decision-making since the beginning of COVID-19. As a result, we’re leading the nation in vaccine distribution and next week...

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  • April 1, 2021

The 6th Circuit rules that Shawnee State University violated a professor’s free speech and free expression rights by punishing him for refusing to use a trans student’s preferred pronouns. More lawfare ahead. Apparently a professor’s socratic method (and his religious beliefs) trumps gender expression and public accommodation keeps bigotry in a bathroom...

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  • March 26, 2021

An analysis of what’s been happening at the southern border shows that the current immigrant “surge” is actually just the result of seasonal shifts and the past year’s pandemic—not anything Joe Biden has done or failed to do. When I tuned in to ABC’s This Week on Sunday and saw that...

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  • March 24, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

Letting a cabal like Council for National Policies choose the tropes: “Buy Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head because it’s the end of an era. It is the end of freedom in America”. Because of course you learn gender roles from potatoes, your ideology from conservative lobbying groups, and then there’s...

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  • March 9, 2021

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embrace life in California with 22-month-old son Archie and a second baby on the way, another chapter has officially closed with an Oprah interview on CBS. So much idiotic gossip mongering occurred, but the show was revelatory in terms of seeing how backward that thing called the monarchy is as...

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  • March 8, 2021

“There is nothing about equality in that act! If anything, it’s, the, uh, it’s supremacy of gays, lesbians, and transvestites. This is what this is about, it’s about putting them higher than anyone else!”  Lauren Boebert  Trumpanzee Representative Lauren Boebert (QAnon CO) does what she does best while speaking with disgraced traitor...

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  • March 3, 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

State level GOP parties are doing all kinds of stupidity, censuring its US senators, and following on the usual RW craziness, resorting to the pre-GQP tropes, as befits a state that elected Tommy “not Mr. Potato-Head” Tuberville. This is another extension of the old CT of global new-world order, something,...

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  • February 28, 2021

The one thing that will directly help the working poor is the $15/h promise. Few Rewards Today, more people than ever are working in jobs that pay too little and offer too few benefits: nearly half the workforce earns under $15 an hour. This isn’t right, or inevitable. We should...

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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
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Recovering memory and historical revisionism in sex work might be the sad product of many repressive regimes. What becomes worse is the complicity of academic institutions in white-washing crimes against humanity.  Harvard is no stranger to items like Alan (buddy of Jeff Epstein) Dershowitz’s attempt to move the statutory rape...

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  • February 20, 2021

Rush Limbaugh was more of a conservative index and perhaps a reactionary icon. He claimed whenever cornered with a political lie that he was an entertainer rather than any credible media source. “Rush Rooms”  everywhere should be festooned with black crepe. x Trump Plaza in Atlantic City has been demolished,...

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  • February 17, 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

Received this e-mail today U.S. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I. VT): U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D. NY) & U.S. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I. VT) Democrats promised the American people that if we won both races in Georgia and took control of the Senate,...

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  • February 11, 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...

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  • January 30, 2021

From the Human Rights Campaign,  “Biden’s Executive Order is the most substantive, wide-ranging executive order concerning sexual orientation and gender identity ever issued by a United States president. Today, millions of Americans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their President and their government believe discrimination based on sexual...

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  • January 21, 2021

Even as he puts his White House cronies on the board of the Kennedy Center, Trump criticizes its funding in the latest COVID relief bill.  Pam Bondi, who took an illegal $25,000 donation from Trump to drop prosecution in the Trump University suit, gets a Board seat at the Kennedy...

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  • December 23, 2020

All votes have been certified and Biden has still won. “…is this the moment when the G.O.P. abandons its belief in democracy” x My timeline: Dec 11, 12, or 13 — SCOTUS tosses Texas suit Dec 14 — EC votes for Biden 306-232 Jan 6 — Congress counts EC votes; objections...

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  • December 11, 2020

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

The post-presidential Trumpian revisionist history continues because the grift continues, portending an attempt to attach itself to other pseudo-grievances that have persisted because of cultural and regional divisions. Trump will fundraise off a 2024 reelection myth the instant he concedes(sic), with the goal of establishing some permanent media presence. Check-out this...

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  • November 16, 2020

There’s a whole bunch of polling out of Michigan today and over the weekend. First, from Research Co.: Trump ended a streak of six consecutive presidential elections where the Great Lakes State was won by Democrats, defeating Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes in 2016 (47.5% to 47.3%) Biden heads to...

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  • November 2, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx This covers chapters 11-14. Today’s supporting summary is at the very bottom, below the fold. Set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry, Charlotte Brontë’s novel Shirley caused a sensation when it...

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  • November 1, 2020

Some more good news today out of Virginia: x VIRGINIABiden 53% (+11)Trump 41%.#VAsen:Warner (D-inc) 57% (+20)Gade (R) 37%@CNUcaptains @WasonCenter LV, 10/15-27https://t.co/1gLE1KngF5— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 28, 2020 WASON CENTER POLL NEWS RELEASE FROM CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY: With Election Day just under a week away, Democrat Joe Biden holds a commanding...

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  • October 28, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. This covers chapters 11-14. Set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry, Charlotte Brontë’s novel Shirley caused a sensation when it was published in 1849 – under the pseudonym ‘Currer Bell’. Robert Moore is...

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  • October 28, 2020

There was that perceptible ‘splaining tone which is much like Mike Pence calling his wife “Mother”. Pence did himself no favors trying to bully the moderator, Susan Page. And Trump claims he received from COVID, “a blessing from God”. The real blessing is that KO is back on the politics...

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  • October 8, 2020

This diary is for discussing chapters 9 and 10 of Capital Volume I by Marx. In it the explication of how surplus value as a concept is viable with certain reasonable, historical assumptions. apologies in advance for diverging from an established format. Capital is dead labour which, vampire-like, lives only...

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  • October 4, 2020

Some very good news today out of Georgia courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll. First, the Senate races: x GEORGIABiden 50% (+3)Trump 47%.#GAsen:Ossoff (D) 49% (+1)Perdue (R-inc) 48%@QuinnipiacPoll, LV, 9/23-27https://t.co/T6wmSEbxXO— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) September 29, 2020 SENATE RACE: PERDUE VS. OSSOFF Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue, who is seeking a...

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  • September 29, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Minnesota: x Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll of Minnesota likely voters: (9/20-9/24) – SenateTina Smith (DFL) 45%Jason Lewis (REP) 35%Kevin O’Connor (LMN)2%Oliver Steinberg (GLC) 1%Other 1%Undecided 14%— David Paleologos (@davidpaleologos) September 25, 2020 They also polled the presidential race: Former Vice President Joe Biden...

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  • September 25, 2020

President Obama has weighed in on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation battle that’s sure to ensue. Here’s his statement in its entirety: Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing...

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  • September 19, 2020

Seventeen is an American bimonthly teen magazine based in New York City. The magazine's reader-base is 13-to-19-year-old females and is published by New York City-based Hearst Corporation. Since its debut in New York City in August 1944.[2] It began as a publication geared toward inspiring teen girls to become model workers and citizens.[3] Soon after its debut, Seventeen took a more fashion- and romance-oriented...

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  • September 12, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Jon Ossoff (D. GA), recently did an interview with Q Magazine and vowed to be an unwavering ally for LGBTQ rights in the U.S. Senate: “There’s no place for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity,” Ossoff said. “Those should not be merely a...

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  • September 9, 2020

The Silly Season is still in effect, but don’t forget to not wear white after Monday. x Osama bin Laden's niece has endorsed Trump so we decided to purchase https://t.co/8cDHMlm3YD.— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 5, 2020 Some claim she resembles that famed Islamaphobe, Laura Loomer. @NoorBinLadin “America is the greatest, least racist...

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  • September 5, 2020

“(T)erminating labour and share markets, along with the type of commercial banking taken for granted today, is a prerequisite for a post-capitalist society with functioning markets, authentic democracy and personal liberty.” Left accelerationism seems tempting in a time when markets, democracy, and liberty are in peril. but Yanis Varoufakis is hinting...

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  • August 30, 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

More news out of Georgia today. First, the main Senate Race: Georgia Senate GE:David Perdue (R-inc) 44% (+3)Jon Ossoff (D) 41%@surveyusa/@11AliveNews, LV, 8/6-8https://t.co/4Je6G768GC #GAsen — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 11, 2020 Here are some points on this race: * Among voters who strongly disapprove of GA Governor Brian Kemp’s response...

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  • August 11, 2020

I have mixed feelings about CNBC/Change Research’s polling but their recent poll tested three U.S. Senate race and here’s some good news: The failures of GOP governance are threatening Republicans' control of not only the White House, but also the Senate. Cal Cunningham leads Thom Tillis by a significant 12...

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  • July 30, 2020
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This week I attended (remotely) the Rethinking Economics Festival and encountered challenging pluralist discourses like a platform economy (noting that most of such work is populated by women), decolonizing the Eurocentric position in disciplines, or “fully-automated luxury communism”. I thought I’d share some resource items and make a few observations....

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  • July 26, 2020