Governors

Shortly after the slap heard ‘round the world last night, I feared my phone would catch fire from the tweets, messages, and calls. I am notorious for avoiding self-congratulatory award shows, and my friends know it. So they felt compelled to give me the news of Will Smith slapping the taste...

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  • March 28, 2022

Blaming Joe Biden for the coronavirus spread is like blaming the surgeon for not saving the victim of a gunshot wound to the head. American conservatives, and a willing press, have conveniently forgotten the former president told the country the virus would simply disappear. He said lights, bacterial spray, and...

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  • January 12, 2022

Medicare Advantage is a corporate scam and Thom Hartmann makes that clear. Democrats in Congress school Republicans on Afghanistan. Lt. Governor admonished Red State Governors. Thom Hartmann on Medicare Advantage x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • September 14, 2021

We all love how effective Jen Psaki has been as President Joe Biden’s White House Press Secretary. This was not her best moment. Jen Psaki had the perfect opportunity to swing hard See full episodes here. It was clear why the question tripped. This type of question will continue to trip up...

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  • June 5, 2021

The most disturbing part about this story is that MyPillow guy Mike Lindell still has a jet. Why hasn’t he been sued into a lukewarm puddle of adipose and hotdish-redolent mustache clippings yet? Come on, Dominion. Go do that voodoo that you do so well. Of course, despite getting sued...

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  • May 29, 2021

Once Senator Mitch McConnell staked out the politically uncompromising GOP opposition to ‘everything’ Democrats proffered, during the Obama administration, the redline was drawn. Slowly but surely, the so-called moderate Republicans like; Susan Collins, Rob Portman, and John Thune have repeatedly torn their knickers on the fence. Collins, for example, agreed...

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  • May 28, 2021

The reporter attempted to trip Jen Psaki with the offhanded implication that Biden is responsible for high gas prices and unconcern for the poor. Jen Psaki turns the question See full episodes here. I follow the White House press conference daily. Watching Jen Psaki navigate, answer, and even spin the press (mostly...

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  • May 24, 2021

Not that I give a bloated goat fart in hell what the Republicans think, but does the Washington Post have to help them pass gas? Top left front page: Biden’s America: Democrats see competence, Republicans see chaos President Biden’s administration by the middle of last week was confronted with images...

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  • May 17, 2021

So this happened yesterday: Glenn Youngkin, a wealthy first-time candidate who walked a line between his party’s Trump-centric base and appeals to business interests, won the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Monday. He heads into a general election in one of only two states choosing their governors in...

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  • May 12, 2021

The usual handicapping for a new Fed Chair is happening, but likely it’s too early. Lael Brainard and William Spriggs would be front-runners. Jay Powell's term is up next February, when Biden can choose to extend his appointment. We’ll know so much more then, what with a looming recession. x Biden...

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  • May 11, 2021

That’s how you do it: x NEW: We’re launching our “Shot and a Beer” program to encourage eligible New Jerseyans ages 21+ to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive...

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  • May 4, 2021

President Joe Biden set a new goal of having 70% of adult American vaccinated for Covid (with at least one dose) by the Fourth of July. About 56.4% of adults in the US were vaccinated with a dose as of yesterday. The pace of vaccinations has slowed dramatically with only...

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  • May 4, 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

Fear and loathing rises in the land of previous guy. The raid on Giuliani’s apartment and office netted the Feds 10 devices, laptops and phones. According to the Trump adviser, the (Giuliani) raid ignited a sense of fear inside the former President's orbit that Justice Department officials may be more willing...

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  • May 2, 2021

The Washington Post Editorial Board made their endorsement today: IF VIRGINIA governors were allowed consecutive terms in office, Terry McAuliffe could have run for reelection in 2017 and almost certainly would have won easily. But the commonwealth is an outlier — the only state whose constitution mandates eviction for governors every four...

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  • April 27, 2021

Much like with the election of Barack Obama, after the Derek Chauvin conviction, America was quick to congratulate itself. The fallacy of a post-racial America turned out to be as foolish as the idea of a post-racial justice system. I can still see the self-congratulatory smiles from my white colleagues...

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  • April 26, 2021

More GQP spotted owl-isms, riffing on culture war again because Moscow Mitch claimed last year that the Democrats’ nanny-state will regulate 'how many hamburgers you can eat'. Now GOP governors are beefing with a Biden policy that does not exist. More manufactured crisis, courtesy of RWNJ media. x Saw Greg Abbott comment on...

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  • April 26, 2021

What is it with Missouri? Extortionist governors, seditious Senators, child abusing state legislators, and now gun-toting, bee-killing ex-yuppies Mark McCloskey, gun-toting St. Louis lawyer, considering Senate bid https://t.co/xYyZpVCfrd — #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) April 21, 2021 Mark McCloskey — the gun-toting St. Louis attorney who drew headlines last year for brandishing an...

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  • April 21, 2021

The sponsors of campus speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos, Young America’s Foundation took on Pete Buttigieg, thinking that they were delivering trenchant criticism. Instead, they’ve revived the critical history of urban planning and design, now articulated by the Trump-jungend. Anyone who’s encountered urban elevated highways has experienced the social divisions...

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  • April 11, 2021
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The US has vaccinated 70.3% of residents over the age of 65 with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday. The Center for Disease Control also has reports that show 33% of American adults and 25.7% of all Americans have been vaccinated with at least one shot. Vaccines already...

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  • March 24, 2021

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

That is one line that jumped out at me from this Washington Post opinion piece by Jennifer Rubin that describe Joe Biden as “Distinguished ol of the week” while pointing out that “No progress was possible without Biden”. I  am taking time from planning, writing tests, and grading papers for...

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  • March 14, 2021

US vaccinations for Covid-19 have exceeded 101 million since December 14, according to numbers released for yesterday by the Center for Disease Control. This leaves the country less than 19 million vaccine jabs short of the goal set by Joe Biden for his first 100 days. About 19.9 million were vaccinated before...

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  • March 12, 2021

Severe winter weather, President’s Day, and regional shortages of doses have slowed vaccinations over the last several days, and Dr. Anthony Fauci  warns that a delay in manufacturing shots by Johnson and Johnson will push back the time when most Americans can expect to be vaccinated. The J&J vaccine is expected to...

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  • February 16, 2021

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) details her scary experience at the Capitol during the insurrection as she excoriates Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and complicit Republicans. AOC did not hold back on complicit Republican Politician See full episodes here. AOC gave a compelling hour and a half Instagram Live message where she did three...

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  • February 3, 2021

For obvious reasons, most of the press initially swooned when Senator Collins, Romney, et al. made a misnamed “bipartisan” counter-offer to President Biden as to the Covid-relief bill.  I did notice that the press quickly kind of swung back against this narrative somewhat.  It is really hard not to considering Republicans are...

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  • February 3, 2021

I like this: Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D-13) is urging President Joe Biden to fire the entire United States Postal Service Board of Governors and nominate new leadership amid recent mail delays. In his letter to the president, Ryan explained how operational changes imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy continue...

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  • February 2, 2021

The best explanation of short selling (as it applies to GameStop) that I've read pic.twitter.com/o9ZL5HqsKf — John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) January 28, 2021 1/2Short selling means borrowing shares and immediately selling them. When the price goes down, they buy them back for cents and return them to the lender. This...

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  • January 31, 2021

Received two e-mails from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA). The first one is support of his colleague, Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: U.S. Senators Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Rev. Warnock and I didn't win just because of the work we did during...

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  • January 30, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

Definitely not a Sidney Powell lawsuit, but really raises some interesting questions about competency. OHMYGOD – They're asking the court to order the Secret Service (who aren't before the court) to evict Joe Biden (who isn't before the court) and Jill Biden (who isn't before the court) from the Residence....

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  • January 22, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

There’s a huge, grim, sprawling crisis unfolding right now in the U.S. And by that I mean, Donald Trump may not get the warm sendoff he’d hoped for. x The president is currently scheduled to leave Washington early Wednesday morning. He wants a send-off, aides had at one point discussed a rally...

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  • January 15, 2021

Desperate disinformation failed miserably as so many Trumpists were obsessed with selfie declarations of their assault on the Capitol yesterday.  Because they wanted trophies and attention-seeking recognition, many familiar “alt-right” white supremacists revealed themselves, as well as some public officials and even at least one police chief. x There is no...

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  • January 8, 2021

A brief note on a diary that I wrote yesterday arguing that Democrats should embrace the fact that many Trump election lawsuits were dismissed for lack of “legal standing”: Democrats should embrace the “standing” dismissals because what the courts, vitally, are saying is that you Republican plaintiffs don’t matter.  You are...

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  • January 7, 2021

Former Secretary of Defense, Republican William Cohen, did not mince words as he destroyed Trump in no uncertain terms. Republican excoriates Trump See full episodes here. All the living former Secretaries of Defense wrote an important open letter recently in the Washington Post. As former secretaries of defense, we hold a common view...

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  • January 5, 2021

Congressional Republicans have savagely beclowned themselves throughout the Trump era. I thought the worst degradation would be their refusal to hold Trump accountable during the impeachment trials, but the lickspittles were far from done licking and spittling. According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, at least 140 reality-challenged cowards are planning to...

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  • December 31, 2020

IANAPs, so I can’t say if or how sadism is associated with narcissism, even the malignant kind. But Trump sure presents as embodying both conditions. President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Trump for refusing to sign the agreement into law. “It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families...

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  • December 27, 2020

Politico says Trump has told his political aides to monitor statements by Republicans that oppose his efforts to hold onto the Presidency with an eye toward supporting primary challengers in 2022 and maybe beyond. High on the list would likely be the governors and other Republican state office holders in Georgia...

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  • December 24, 2020

Chris Christie has gone from Trump enabler/defender to one who criticizes him with words that will pierce the president's ego and more. Chris Christie no longer an enabler x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Many wondered what was in it for Chris Christie. He was never your basic sycophant....

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  • December 14, 2020

Whether profit or perfidy, count on Trump to do the wrong thing. Now, fewer Americans will be vaccinated before June. What appears to be happening is promotion of those drug makers (the legal ones) who were more friendly to Trump. x BREAKING: Trump passed on buying more Pfizer vaccine. Because...

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  • December 8, 2020

Biden has enough electors. Now all Trump has to do besides trying to compel GOP governors to overturn their elections is bribe some “faithless electors”. …the hidden mechanics of electing a U.S. president have drawn new scrutiny this year as President Donald Trump continues to deny Biden’s victory and pursues...

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  • December 6, 2020

So this is why all decent candidates have graciously conceded in the past. When you don’t, you really stir up the crazies. One of those cuckoo cocoa puffins is none other than Michael Flynn, the disgraced former national security adviser and admitted felon. And presumably because he’s an ex-general who’s...

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  • December 2, 2020

Usually when Ted Cruz “guarantees” something, it’s more along the lines of “I guarantee you no one can hear you scream from the basement of this abandoned warehouse in Arkansas.” Or so I assume. I have no direct knowledge of this, but then Ted had no basis for this statement, either:...

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  • November 23, 2020

As we watch Rudy Giuliani’s last marble circle the sanitarium shower drain where they hose down the real hard-luck patients, it’s important to note that his lurid side show is just that — a bad-faith effort to convince idiots that there’s actually something to Donald Trump’s protracted loser tantrum. But it’s...

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  • November 19, 2020

I keep hearing from the chattering class that Donald Trump garnered over 72 million votes in his loss to Joe Biden, so Democrats need to listen to them. There was an even split between the number of states that voted for President-elect Joe Biden and the current lame-duck Donald Trump,...

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  • November 16, 2020

Angry baby strikes again, ignoring the rules to exact revenge on those who did their duty. Mark Esper will probably not be the last firing, but for today this will divert attention from Trump signaling that he will run again in 2024 to continue the grift. Not unlike other cabinet...

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  • November 9, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Georgia courtesy of Emerson College’s latest poll: The final Emerson College poll before the November 3rd election in Georgia finds President Trump leading Biden by less than a point, 49% to 48%. Two percent (2%) of voters plan to vote for someone else...

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  • November 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: We’ve seen HUGE and GROWING energy in our weekly PCCC phone banks with the Biden campaign. Last week, we had over 500 volunteers calling voters!! Tonight we are thrilled to be joined by two top progressive rising stars — the...

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  • October 29, 2020

Trump really thinks like a mafia don, granting and withholding favors (and sometimes killing people) according to his whim and needs. He that the government is his personal business, that he can dole out taxpayer money to his friends and withhold essential services from his enemies as though he were...

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  • October 28, 2020
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