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At the turn of the century, horse racing was the number one sport in America. By the time Babe Ruth overtook Seabiscuit amidst the Great Depression, baseball had become America’s pastime. There are various iterations of what symbols mean the most to America, but the one I am most familiar...

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  • July 8, 2022

I may be a little  late to the Covid-Party but for the past several days, pundits, activists, and healthcare workers have condemned the words of award-winning author/columnist Bari Weiss, in effect giving them more credence than deserved. Since Weiss escaped the bowels of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, she...

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  • January 31, 2022

I’ve spent some time in newsrooms, so I feel like I’m a savvier news consumer than most. While watching the local news, I’ve occasionally said to my wife, in reference to a particularly fawning segment about a product, “Yeah, that’s an ad.” (Yes, I’m married. What, do you think I spend...

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  • May 24, 2021

Pennyfarthing doth doff his cap to John Oliver, the agreeable British bloke who plies his trade on this side of the pond to our immense and perduring delight. Oliver’s HBO show, Last Week Tonight, expertly meshes topical comedy with must-see segments on vitally important issues. It’s like 60 Minutes with...

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  • May 3, 2021

Asian actor/activist Olivia Munn tells an inconvenient truth about who can cover whose stories. She was so eloquent in the manner that she made it readily obvious. It is more than invisibility. Olivia Munn exposes an inconvenient truth x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. As I listened to Olivia...

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  • March 20, 2021

Axios gives us a map of Trumpian sycophancy with the consistent “always Trumpers” in Congress as Trump goes back on the road to more super-spreader events in swing states. Tonight’s Trump remarks: Andrew Feinberg @AndrewFeinberg INBOX: @TeamTrump has done something unusual for them. They've released excerpts of @realDonaldTrump's prepared remarks...

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  • October 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Emmy Award Winning Actress, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, on behalf of the Wisconsin Democratic Party: Friends, I’m so excited to announce a cast Reunion of VEEP to support the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and all their efforts to change the course of history! Chip in $27 (or another...

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  • October 3, 2020

Trump’s desperation shows in attempting to try nearly anything, however inept he was in trying to confuse the public about voting by mail. Such wackiness is meant to avoid the oncoming publication of the Michael Cohen book. Similarly, Trump could appear to have won in a landslide with only 15%...

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  • September 6, 2020

Here’s some encouraging news out of South Carolina: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison raised $10.6 million during the month of August in his bid to unseat three-term Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, according to his campaign. The amount is more than what Graham raised during the second quarter of this year. Graham...

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  • September 4, 2020

It’s all about disclosing. And Trump showed us how unhinged he is on Monday in his HBO/Axios interview with Jonathan Swan. Because don’t you need another hat… or undercoating. x Trump interviewing himself may be the best thing to ever happen to the internet… pic.twitter.com/2xMDfg7PGF— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 5, 2020...

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  • August 5, 2020

Today’s takeaway from another presser that this time was an hour late: Trump thinks the massive fertilizer explosion in Beirut was an attack, Trump gathered new data to try to divert attention from the current economic recession. And for some reason the state of Florida has superior mail-in voting ability...

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  • August 5, 2020

Wherein Donald Trump inflates the size of his paltry Tulsa crowd, says he doesn’t need to accept the upcoming election results because Hillary never did, claims that all sorts of people say you can administer too many COVID tests, and insists that he’s sitting down for a lengthy interview with the “fake news.”...

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  • August 1, 2020

Another election could be stolen, but only if the results are close. GOTV.  x #BenedictDonald, #MoscowMitch & GOP #GroupiesofPutin decide to legalize election cheating & working with Russian spies. https://t.co/sDAgxT6WGR— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) June 30, 2020 Trump remains furious at his son-in-law Jared Kushner, whom he blames for the campaign’s dismal poll numbers. Axios reported this...

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  • July 3, 2020

I can’t breathe a long sigh when the two exemplars for bad firearms safety, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam are revised like the cops in E.T. relegated to brandishing radios. Like Trump at St John’s church, some props don’t work. All that’s left is Porky Pig’s speech disability. “Animators working on the...

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  • June 7, 2020

This past Friday on HBO’s television program Real Time with Bill Maher, I was reminded why I am a proud Democrat.  Maher makes me laugh, cringe, grind my teeth and belly laugh all in the span of one hour. I watched Maher last week, as is my wont on Friday...

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  • April 13, 2020

The reality of tomorrow’s Nevada caucus will be in the details of delegate allocation. The meme of “insurmountable delegate lead” could prevail. Meanwhile Trump does a counter-rally in Vegas. x Post-debate poll (Thursday, Feb. 20):@BernieSanders – 30% (+2)@JoeBiden – 19% (0)@MikeBloomberg – 17% (-3)@ewarren – 12% (+2)@PeteButtigieg – 11% (-1)@amyklobuchar – 5%...

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  • February 21, 2020

And here we go again. Another book revealing what an irredeemable idiot our pr*sident is — and, of course, the people who really should read it won’t. Because, by and large, they don’t read. The book, A Very Stable Genius, by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig, is chock-full...

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  • January 16, 2020

Employer or private based insurance’s consistency is at best unreliable. Here’s proof of why Medicare for All is the only practical solution to dependable and reliable healthcare. Medicare for All, the solution to the current healthcare con As I am going through my emails I came across a “breaking news” email blast...

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  • December 17, 2019

Other than the possibility that he could vote to convict Trump, Mitt seems to have a Twitter sockpuppet named Twitter user @qaws9876, otherwise known as Pierre Delecto. Sen. Mitt Romney, in an interview with “Axios on HBO,” outlined a broad indictment of President Trump, criticizing his rhetoric, his abandonment of the Kurds,...

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  • October 21, 2019

That great Republican sage from Utah — Mitt Romney — gave an interview in which he basically said that conservative Republicans think that a President Elizabeth Warren would hurt the country more so than Donald Trump.  I wanted to let that sink in for several moments. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney told Axios’...

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  • October 21, 2019

Just watch … then let’s discuss. Note that only three words are spoken. x x YouTube Video Those are A-list stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie. You can see why these are award-winning actors. The scene is intense, yet you are only looking at body language and facial expressions....

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  • August 24, 2019

So somehow Donald Trump thinks a report that uncovered more moral rot than a late-night Caligula cotillion totally exonerates him. Then again, he says and does pretty much anything, more or less randomly, that bounces around for more than three seconds his Wiffle Ball of a brain. Like, you know, that we...

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  • April 19, 2019

Just to be specific, when I refer to Trump's “supporters” in the title, I'm not talking about the drooling morons who roll around on the floor at Trump rallies, speaking in “Trump tongues.” I'm talking about the more normal, “tired of the status quo,” voters who pulled a lever for...

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  • August 13, 2018

What if the South had won the Civil War? Hardly a new question, and it’s doubtless one of the most common counterfactual thought exercises in American history. It’s also already been recently asked—though not answered seriously—in the 2004 mockumentary, CSA: The Confederate States of America. Nevertheless, HBO is turning to some...

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  • August 13, 2017
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