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I grew up in northeast Wisconsin about 40 miles outside of Green Bay. So, naturally, I’m a Green Bay Packers fan. You might say Packers fandom is part of my DNA. So, in a way, anti-vaxxers are right. The vaccine—or at least one gormless Green Bay goober’s decision to reject it—has...

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  • November 6, 2021

Joe Biden has poll numbers that are falling. This is likely temporary and should be expected. Michael Moore's take is apropos. Michael Moore's take on Joe Biden x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Michael Moore, a Bernie supporter, gets it. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a few months ago, could not...

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  • September 13, 2021

Why isn’t this guy in prison yet? Is it because he’s rich and white? Or because he behaves like a drug-addled mob boss? Getting to Donald Trump has always seemed a bit like nailing orange Jell-O to a wall. (Yes, I know that simile brutally defames orange Jell-O, which is...

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  • June 10, 2021

Lost Cause at the Liar’s Poker table. Old whine in new butt-holes. At one point, Trump claimed that “had we had a fair election, the results would’ve been much different” — even though election security officials from his own administration have confirmed Biden’s victory was the result of a free and fair...

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  • March 1, 2021

The 2020 election was a mess created by a losing Donald Trump that continues to subvert Democracy. Most are now pushing back. Loser Trump is about to be neutered x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • January 4, 2021

Chuck Todd was in rare form as he really took it to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). While he gave the Senator latitude to talk a lot, he really pushed back at times in a necessarily insulting manner. Chuck Todd on Fire x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The...

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  • January 3, 2021

I have never laughed harder at campaign ad: x Every single hour in South Carolina, Lindsey Graham is being violently out-fundraised. But you can help stop the suffering. pic.twitter.com/9rDS5naJ4V— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 25, 2020 The Lincoln Project, a conservative super PAC opposed to President Trump and several incumbent...

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  • September 26, 2020

Schaden-Friday rolls along with an update on the Lindsey Graham campaign’s financial woes: x Here's every time Lindsey Graham begged for money over the last few days and holy shit is he pathetic. pic.twitter.com/CzOTavhVkQ — Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 25, 2020 Got that? It appears Democrats are killing him financially....

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  • September 25, 2020

From Newsweek: Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt that he's “getting killed financially” in his South Carolina race against Democrat Jamie Harrison, who has raised considerably more money than him. Graham said his opponent's fundraising efforts have skyrocketed since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

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  • September 25, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

From The Huffington Post: Colorado residents have reported getting mysterious anonymous text messages bashing John Hickenlooper, the Democratic Senate candidate seeking to oust Republican Sen. Cory Gardner this November. The texts feature a link to a 2014 clip of Hickenlooper comparing the job of a political scheduler to being on...

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  • June 20, 2020

Yes, that’s just as fucking stupid as it sounds: x Tucker Carlson attacks Elmo pic.twitter.com/KTkycca7SP— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) June 10, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Okay, so that wasn’t Elmo talking. It was some other Muppet. Still … SOME OTHER MUPPET: “People of color, especially in the black community, are being...

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  • June 10, 2020

I watched the movies Kill Bill 1&2 for the umpteenth time last night. I endured the blood and guts, the pulpy glamorizing of violence, and the catchy soundtrack, most of which I have committed to memory. Sorting it out is sometimes a tough task, with Quentin Tarantino’s use of overlapping...

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  • May 27, 2020

I have been a veterans advocate for years.   I never ever heard one say that when at war they whined and complained about sleeping in the rain and mud while taking a crap holding on to a tree with people shooting at them, I have never heard them say they...

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  • April 18, 2020

Anyone who has spent even a few minutes watching Trump at one of his daily Coronavirus press briefing campaign rallies has undoubtedly heard Trump crow about his singular supposed achievement: courageously imposing a travel ban on passengers traveling from China.  It is his all-purpose answer to a question on any...

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  • April 9, 2020

I got so tickled at my vet this morning.    He never watches all this political or Trump or anything that can upset him but today I was watching  some anchor talking about Trump saying he was not  a doctor and some other nonsense he was saying when Vet looked...

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  • April 6, 2020

I’m hurt, honestly. I thought we were simpatico. I mean, this is the biggest, most dynamic community of liberals, like, anywhere on the planet — and not a peep. And I’m really good at this kind of thing, believe me. I’ve ruined numerous Thanksgiving meals. Just ask my family. For starters, I’m an...

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  • November 27, 2019

By Donna Smith Fifteen days from now I will know what it’s like to have Medicare coverage. For the past 64 years and 11 months, I have been at the mercy of a for-profit insurance and health system that doesn’t forgive illness or injury and never forgets my age.  Since...

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  • October 17, 2019

To many, Omaha Nebraska is where you could buy insurance from the company that sponsored the Wild Kingdom TV show.  Henry Fonda and Johny Carson were from Omaha.  The liberal billionaire, “Oracle” Warren Buffet, lives in Omaha. Yet for 50 years, Omaha also became the most segregated city in the US,...

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  • September 22, 2019

Anthony Scaramucci did not pull any punches while on AM Joy with Joy-Ann Reid. He came out in full attack mode against President Trump as he called him a lunatic. Scaramucci:  The President’s a full-blown lunatic” Reid was decidedly skeptical. Anthony Scaramucci is in the process of creating a PAC to...

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  • August 24, 2019

We’re already running huge deficits during flush times for the U.S. economy — contrary to common sense and the advice of every reputable economist on the planet — but that shouldn’t stop us from delivering even more windfalls for the super-rich! Right? That’s what Ted Cruz seems to think, anyway. ...

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  • August 3, 2019

In the middle of the Obama years, Alisyn Camerota worked at Fox News, dodging falafels, loofahs, fatally toxic Hannity-lizard-spittle and, no doubt, Brian Kilmeade roaring down the hallways on his Big Wheel whenever he smelled pigs in a blanket cooking in the commissary. In fact, she briefly co-hosted Fox & Friends, which is the...

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  • July 24, 2019

Trump uses the old racist trope of “Go back to your country” against several women of color.  It’s in the very definition of racism.  And when asked if he thinks Trump is a racist, Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Andy Beshear had this to say: Beshear, the state's attorney general, also...

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  • July 19, 2019

Let’s just let the whole bag of cats loose.  This so called president thinks brown and black and every color but orange and white should be caged or deported upon entering the country.   He is a projector.   He projects everything, including this whole immigration problem.    Did he wish his...

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  • July 17, 2019

That is the title of this Washington Post op-ed, up now for tomorrow’s print edition. Conway’s wife might now live in DC and work for the occupant of the Oval, but he is listed as a New York Lawyer and has been increasingly critical of the Donald, especially on Twitter,...

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  • July 16, 2019

This story was posted in the Daily Mail today: Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama: How the British ambassador called the President's actions 'diplomatic vandalism' fueled by 'personality reasons' – as revealed in more explosive cables that have sparked a free speech row while Iran tensions mount Now, we...

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  • July 14, 2019

The climate is extremely complicated and overwhelming for those of us that are not scientists. One thing we know for sure about humanity's massive science project with our atmosphere, however, is that pumping unfathomable amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere damages the interconnectivity of Earths ecosystems resulting in a cascading...

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  • June 29, 2019

photo: Donna Smith and Senator Elizabeth Warren By Donna Smith – former Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America and currently a Medicare for All campaign surrogate for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. It was July 17, 2007, and I was set to testify to the House Judiciary Committee about medical...

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  • May 29, 2019

You’re probably already well familiar with the Republican Party’s guileful ratfucking of our economy while the black man was in charge of our country. Much is made of Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse everything President Obama ever did, but Trump’s policies are really just a new chorus of an old...

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  • May 5, 2019

The title is a description of the content of my re cent article “*sigh* OK, time to get messy” that appeared in the comments section. Actually, I got a kick out of the description since, while I consider myself an “opinion commentator,” the word “fiction” could easily apply, since while the...

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  • April 27, 2019

This is a guy whose entire persona was based on the lame catchphrase “You’re fired!” And here he was earlier today: “I’m a student of history. I see what you get when you fire people and it is not good. But there would have been nothing wrong with firing him....

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  • April 27, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Rep. Ro Khanna (D. CA-17) on behalf of the organization, Our Revolution: Rep. Ro Khanna (D. CA-17)   There is a dangerous new policy designed to keep progressives out of Congress. The worst part? It's coming from within the Democratic Party. Cheri Bustos, the Democratic Congressional...

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  • March 31, 2019

Apparently it’s all over but the shouting. Fittingly enough, the final capitulation came not from The Pampers President himself, but instead from Ditch Mitch “No show votes” McConnell, who stated that the Senate would move quickly to vote on the compromise border security bill, and to say “Gee whiz, I shore...

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  • February 13, 2019

Seems a few local media outlets in Louisville, Kentucky are running some stories on Trump’s and McConnell’s government shutdown.  First up, WLKY, a CBS affiliate, has been runnings some stories about the government shutdown.  This is actually a little surprising to me.  CBS is bothsiderist on a good day, but...

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  • January 18, 2019

I’ve worked for labor unions for 40 years and I’m proud of it.  But I’ve also witnessed, and suffered, from the employers’ and their conservative political allies’ relentless and successful attacks on workers. Unions have lost ground over the last 40 years. Weaker unions meant we had to bargain contracts...

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  • December 22, 2018

Okay, he didn’t say “shitcan.” I said “shitcan.” Charlie Sykes is a good, decent Wisconsin boy, and I’m a pissed-off, half-rabid, raging Badger who’s had more than enough of the overt criminal enterprise that’s been implausibly passing itself off as an “administration.” I grew up in Wisconsin and lived most of my life...

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  • November 20, 2018

Received quite a few e-mails from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA). The first one is in support of Lucy McBath’s (D. GA-06) campaign: Lucy McBath (D. GA-06)   After losing her son to senseless gun violence, Lucy McBath has dedicated her life to advocating for common sense gun control....

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  • September 18, 2018

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of Gretchen Whitmer’s (D. MI) gubernatorial campaign: Gretchen Whitmer (D. MI)   Michiganders know what's at stake when it comes to education. When Donald Trump picked Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education, the people who knew her...

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  • August 29, 2018

Democrat Amy McGrath is running against Republican Congressman Andy Barr in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, and McGrath had plenty to say about Trump and his lovefest with Putin. “Today, the commander-in-chief again sided with a foreign adversary rather than on our own intelligence community,” McGrath said. “It’s breathtaking. When will...

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  • July 17, 2018

When a new blockbuster movie comes out, the producers know that they're in trouble when the rave reviews they can put on their ads are all about the scenery, the costumes, and the theme song. When the critics don't mention the stars or the plot, you know you're in deep...

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  • July 16, 2018

Let’s all remember that Trump has never apologized for doing this, and he never will: x x YouTube Video In fact, he doubled down on it and criticized the reporter for “using his disability to grandstand” because he took offense to it. Rightwing fundie God-haters have repeatedly excused this, along...

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  • April 28, 2018
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