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The latest rabbit punch thrown by the Republican party in the culture bout was to deny Texas children the truth about women’s suffrage and that white supremacy is a bad thing. Besides the obvious moral failure of Texas Republicans, who voted in favor of this measure in the absence of...

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  • July 19, 2021

The Republican members of the House of Representatives convened their star chamber this morning and ousted the most conservative member of their caucus. GOP House conference chair Liz Cheney is under fire for breaking one of their sacred tenets—not embracing duplicity and hypocrisy. The vote was held in secret because...

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  • May 12, 2021

There has been some slowing of vaccinations for Covid  in the last couple of days but that is typical in reports for Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. The CDC reports 32.6% of US residents had received at least one dose as of Monday. Among the adult population, 41.7% have had at...

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  • April 6, 2021

Playing catch up here with my e-mails since it was a very busy week for me. Received this e-mail this week from former Presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered By People: As President Joe Biden said at his inauguration, “democracy has prevailed.” Last...

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  • February 15, 2021

Vaccinations for Covid-19 were reported as 2,172,973 for yesterday by the Center for Disease Control.  The number of Americans who have received at least one shot approaches 10% of the population (or over 12% of those old enough to receive the shot). Last week US vaccinations were averaging 1.3 million and it...

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  • February 7, 2021

No one is really talking about it but we all or most of us all have mirrors.   This is a real thing.  First of all quit beating yourself up.  One day at a time.   Most of us gain weight during the holidays despite any unusual problems BUT if you add...

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  • December 30, 2020

Why does it feel like Trump is hearing the Christmas story for the first time as he reads this? Tell me I’m wrong. x This is not a Saturday night live skit but it sure feels like one pic.twitter.com/XTYzrP2mqy— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) December 24, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> x x...

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  • December 25, 2020

Trump just got some more coal in his Christmas stocking, delivered by a judge he appointed to the 7th Circuit. Trump campaign suffers another legal setback in Wisconsin case President Donald Trump’s ineffectual bid to persuade the courts to overturn his defeat at the polls last month suffered another defeat...

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  • December 25, 2020

Trump is once again asking the Supreme Court (PDF) to overturn the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s multiple rulings on the mail-in ballots in the election. Rick Hasen on Election Law blog said that the petition was ridiculous, that John Eastman should be ashamed of himself, and that the petition’s citing to...

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  • December 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D. GA) on behalf of her organization, Far Fight, in support of Jon Ossoff  (D. GA) &  Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) We are less...

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  • December 20, 2020

I have to admit, I always forget about my War on Christmas obligations — which include buying the “Fuck Christmas!” cookies and hanging mistletoe over the latest amalgam of carbon atoms and flop sweat passing itself off as Rudy Giuliani — until I’m reminded about the importance of the season by...

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  • December 18, 2020

There are now so many pardon requests there’s a spreadsheet for them, but Trump’s so angry at the lost loyalty, the list could be smaller. Trump just sees no evil, even in a mirror. There may be a firing spree, among other irrational acts by a Trump now confronted by...

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  • December 16, 2020

Johnny Virus-seed and his wife, Malaria, have done all they can to spread Christmas cheer and COVID in the past couple of months, and just because we’re about to shove DJT out to sea on an ice floe, that doesn’t mean they can’t keep disseminating freedom phlegm (in lieu of...

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  • December 15, 2020

Stephanie Ruhle did not hold back as she excoriated the government's response to COVID. Her empathy for the plight of most is unparalleled. Stephanie Ruhle gets it x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. In a very poignant message, Stephanie Ruhle detailed her experience in which the entire family was infected...

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  • December 8, 2020

People will not do the right thing until they are scared of NOT doing the right thing. x In the past 48 hours, at least 5,495 more Americans were killed by Covid. They and their loved ones would've been able to celebrate the holidays. The more we distance and mask...

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  • December 4, 2020

Today, I’m thankful for family, friends, my home, my health, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris — but mostly I’m thankful that #DiaperDon is trending on Twitter … … and Donald Trump apparently saw it. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1332173996134195202?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw How is it possible he still doesn’t get how many people loathe him? Needless to...

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  • November 27, 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

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

So you call yourself patriots?   That is a lie.   You are taking away many Americans right to a hospital bed.  You are denying the majority of us from enjoying holidays, special occasions, and most of all, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.   You are threatning we...

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  • November 13, 2020

We wondered a few years back when we were saying Buckle up…what he would do.  We wondered what his enablers would continue to back.   Would he start a war?  Would he declare martial law?  Now we know the beginning and we still don’t know the finale.   He is trying to...

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  • October 29, 2020

The Other 98% shared this commentary about Sue Republican. Sue hates the libtards. Sue hates the government. Sue is a Republican, and she loves Donald Trump. Sue gets up at 6 a.m. and fills her coffeepot with water to prepare her morning coffee. The water is clean and good because...

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  • October 28, 2020

We are in the 11th hour of freedom as we know it and a pandemic where only 16 hospital beds are left in North Dakota.   They are flying people out of state to available hospital beds.   Scientists say the next 6 to 12 weeks will be our darkest days...

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  • October 19, 2020

I rescind my belief that Democratic politicians shouldn’t go on Fox under any circumstances. Mayor Pete forced their brainwashed viewers to confront reality. Most rightwing outlets have decided to just completely ignore this latest Trump scandal, where he called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers,” and instead focus on Nancy Pelosi’s hairdresser. Faux...

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  • September 5, 2020

I was reading another diary and I looked up something that caught my eye.   How sad it is that the people have become this mentally unstable.  People who have been raised at the same table, shared the same holidays, worked along beside each other and many raised by the same...

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  • August 29, 2020

This Tweet says it all: x The Senate Leadership Fund, an outside group aligned with Mitch McConnell, has spent more against @Ossoff than any other Democratic Senate candidate—part of a $6.6M “surge” of spending in the state. Another $13.5 million is on its way. #gapol #gasen https://t.co/j1oqoetWnK— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein)...

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  • August 28, 2020

Ok, so we know about Trump’s “executive order” on the coronavirus stimulus relief package: President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders Saturday in an effort to bypass congressional negotiations and extend financial relief to tens of millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. One order would extend enhanced unemployment benefits at a...

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  • August 10, 2020

Memorial Day is hard anytime.  A time of rememberance and for military and vet families, it is very hard along with many holidays.   This year is even more trying. We have more soldiers  in the healthcare industry who have died on the front lines of trying to save lives and...

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  • May 24, 2020

The screams and demands to shut everything down to stop CVID-19 can have a bitter echo to the young. Right now data suggests those under 50 and especially those under 30 are at little risk beyond a moderate case of the flu. The risk falls disproportionately on those 65 or...

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  • March 15, 2020

Beach Boys founding member and rock music icon Brian Wilson is telling fans to stop buying Beach Boys music until the group stops supporting trophy hunting. Wilson, who co-founded the band with his brothers Dennis and Carl, as well as Mike Love and Al Jardine, is slamming the group’s decision...

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  • February 4, 2020

Expect Bolton to get called before House committees, despite the possibility that he would give some kind of press interview before the release of the book. It has been 30 days since the WH received the manuscript. x I have a suggestion for @RepAdamSchiff: Within five minutes of the Senate...

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  • February 1, 2020

History has clearly shown that Democrats are continuously left to clean up the economic mess of Republican administrations. And in the process, like President Obama in 2010, Democrats pay the price for the pain as they rebuild from the latest financial meltdown. While Republicans will lie about supposed consequences of Democratic policies (death...

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  • December 29, 2019

Been playing catch up with my e-mails due to the holidays and I have also been recovering from a sinus infection. Received this e-mail from former Congressman and Presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke (D. TX): “I’ve spent these last two days in Fort Bend county, Texas working on the most important...

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  • December 29, 2019

No, I did not attend a boring seminar on quantum mechanics or bend my brain studying the theory of relativity. I spent Christmas Eve and Day in Albert Einstein ( with whom I share a birthday) Hospital recovering from what was termed, a cardiac incident. Short of a heart attack, I...

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  • December 27, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Trump advisers were caught discussing pursuing more aggressive voter...

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  • December 27, 2019

Mandy Gunasekara served in the EPA as Trump’s Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation from March 2017 to Feb. 2019. Before that, she was counsel to Sen. Inhofe, the most insistent of all climate deniers. Now she’s a climate denier for Fox News and also...

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  • December 25, 2019

It’s a Christmas miracle! I’m not going to subscribe because, well, I can only afford so many barmy right-wing Christian magazines, and I’ve been trying to get off Boys’ Life’s mailing list since 1978, but hey. This is cool. NBC News: The Christian magazine that published a blistering editorial calling...

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  • December 23, 2019

The disinformation campaign continues, and Trump at Mar-a-Lago will undoubtedly do stupid things. x A total Witch Hunt! https://t.co/PEe35rewE9 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2019 x Trump’s Putin tweet should’ve been a siren. Should’ve led all broadcasts and papers. That it’s not tells us we have crossed a normalization...

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  • December 23, 2019

As we discussed in our previous post, Trendency has been tracking the opinions of registered voters on the impeachment of President Donald Trump since the beginning of the year. Through most of 2019, even during the height of the Mueller Report becoming public, the public did not favor the impeachment...

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  • December 19, 2019

Playing catch up here. Received this e-mail from Sarah Riggs Amico’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Team, In a targeted attack on low-income families, ahead of the holiday season, the Trump administration issued a new rule that will cut nearly 700,000 people off of food stamps. By enforcing work requirements...

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  • December 10, 2019

The GOP is playing slow and tight with the truth as Monday in the Judiciary committee begins at 9am ET with more televised testimony. Corrupt intent is in the solicitation regardless of the outcome of the bribery. There’s obstruction of Congress, definitely and obstruction of justice no different than that...

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  • December 9, 2019

There are few heroes around but this is my favorite hero nowadays.   The strength of he and RBG is almost unimaginable.    Building houses and building faith and fighting for humanity is his lifestyle. Can you imagine being 95 YOA and working this hard at everything?   America could do well...

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  • December 1, 2019

I was at my local hipster coffee shop, where I was calling several members of the Deep State. Our plan for world domination completely hinges on getting people to say “Happy Holidays,” but Donald thwarts us at every turn. People now say “Merry Christmas” to me, completely on Trump’s orders, just...

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  • November 30, 2019

How farcical is Trump making his reign.  x Trump starts his rally by saying liberals don't want Thanksgiving to be called Thanksgiving— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 27, 2019 x Thanksgiving? We're too busy trying to give everyone healthcare, a good education, housing, a living wage and a clean environment to...

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  • November 27, 2019
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

As our thin-plated dictator prepares for the most jingoistic circle jerk in history on July 4, his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Little Lord Fauntleroy are facing new questions about their use of private email for official government business. The guy who couldn’t get a security clearance on his own and...

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  • July 2, 2019

I saw something special in this white woman when I met her at a Democratic Convention in Dallas a few years ago. She is a Christian minister but nothing like the crop that has adopted Trump as their reincarnated savior. I told the story about meeting her in my blog...

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  • July 2, 2019

I refused to go anywhere near Trump’s re-election kickoff last week, although it’s very close to where I live. My friends who did go saw some very disturbing, albeit unsurprising, behavior from Trump supporters. Media reps were threatened by a few unhinged supporters after Trump led the chant for “CNN...

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  • June 23, 2019

This is just my opinion but for over 30 years, I have observed and attended many traditional holidays honoring our veterans and special occasions such as D Day. As the wife of a disabled PTSD vet and being around many veterans, I do not think it is healthy for most...

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  • June 9, 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

We need a serious Howard Schultz presidential run like we need another government shutdown. Of course, we could get both. Let’s hope we get neither. Schultz must know his controversial tenure as owner of the Seattle SuperSonics is a major vulnerability as he ramps up for an independent run for president....

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  • January 28, 2019
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