Holocaust

No wonder Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are best friends. No amount of gaslighting or tragic irony can trigger shame in either of them. The rampaging, “de-Nazifying” Russian army, which has spectacularly failed in its urgent campaign to capture—and likely torture—Ukraine’s Jewish president, has now damaged a second Ukrainian Holocaust...

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  • March 26, 2022

Now that Texas, Georgia, and Florida Republicans have left America by subverting the right of every American to vote, let us look at the rest of the southern Republicans, 66% of which favor secession. According to several polls, the phantom confederacy overwhelmingly favors leaving the Union. To be fair, five...

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  • July 16, 2021

More conflict, more shootings, and over micro-aggressions. DECATUR, Ga. (NEXSTAR) – A triple shooting at a Georgia grocery store Monday afternoon started with a dispute over a mask and left a cashier dead and both the suspect and a deputy wounded, authorities say. The suspect, 30-year-old Victor Lee Tucker, Jr.,...

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  • June 15, 2021

It is usually a minefield of critical backlash, and what about(s), when you compare the oppression of Jews to the descendants of enslaved Africans in America, but I am going to wade onto the battlefield. What I am not going to do is use the comparison of the holocaust and...

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  • June 9, 2021

The owner of hatWRKS in Nashville did a Star of David with “not vaccinated” to protest the government on vaccinations. They also got $92K in PPP cash from the government and took part in the Jan 6th insurrection where they attacked the government. A Nashville hat seller removed an Instagram post...

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  • May 29, 2021

The devolution of the Republican Party has been a sight to behold—but it’s been a particularly fraught experience for ex-Republicans. I know if the Democrats had nominated Charlie Sheen for president in 2016 and then proceeded to abandon all their previously held goals and principles in exchange for a chance...

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  • May 27, 2021

The simplest explanation for lawyer Michael Godwin’s law is that the longer a debate or disagreement extends, it will eventually devolve into an unfounded comparison to Hitler and the Nazis. Godwin’s Law is a current topic because of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). Marjorie Taylor Greene may have decisively proved...

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  • May 26, 2021

Kevin McCarthy Just Tried To Blame Nancy Pelosi For Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust Remarks…. because he’s not feckless, but he’s still a blockhead. Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history....

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  • May 25, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Lou Barletta, the Republican Party’s Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta, 65, becomes the most prominent figure to enter a 2022 governor’s race that Republicans have won every time in the past half-century...

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  • May 17, 2021

If anything a nightly rant by David Letterman about Madoff marked the 2000s, with $65 billion swindled. x T***p surprised some observers by not pardoning Madoff (through brokerage) & by not staging a Kent State massacre of protesters; but he more than made up for these omissions by facilitating the...

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  • April 14, 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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  • April 10, 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

Forty-four of the sitting fifty Republicans in the Senate put on their tinfoil hats, held up Q’s, ignored the Constitution, and voted against having a trial for the twice impeached former president. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who previously voted against having a Senate trial, was so unimpressed with Mr. Trump’s...

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  • February 10, 2021

Jim Acosta of CNN reports that a Trump advisor says that “Trump is F’ed if further criminal proceedings happen after this impeachment trial”. Bad lawyering happened and the GOP knew it. Donald Trump's own lawyer just argued that “tired” and “fed up” voters kicked Trump out of office. x Bruce...

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  • February 9, 2021
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The neoliberals’ “free market” is not going to sequester enough carbon to save the environment. Even Warren Buffett isn’t willing to take a bet on surviving an impending climate crisis catastrophe, because “the rents are too high”. Existential threats have a critical reality, about which ruthless criticism is entailed. Even...

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  • December 27, 2020

As he prepares to ride off into the sunset on a screeching, incontinent llama, Donald Trump is wasting no time in abusing his power even more than he already has. While he still hasn’t given up on turning the U.S. into a hereditary monarchy that swears allegiance to a damp sack of...

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  • December 22, 2020

This is some desperate bull shit: x Here’s a new digital ad being run by @SenDanSullivan against @DrAlGrossAK, who’s Jewish, with an illustration of him fanning out money and a sinister-looking @SenSchumer, who’s also Jewish, lurking behind him in the shadows: pic.twitter.com/rQRA1lAdQq— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 31, 2020 Al Gross,...

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  • November 2, 2020

Donald Trump is starting to sound like Eliza Doolittle — “Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!” Trump Rips ‘Fake News’ For Focusing On COVID-19 ‘CASES, CASES, CASES’ As Nation Breaks Record President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked the media for its focus on COVID-19 “CASES, CASES, CASES” after...

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  • October 25, 2020

Only a Biden blowout will stop the impending doom for so many things. But not any ontological arguments, even if Trump promises that God will not exist if Biden wins. Perhaps even CNN has learned something from 2016. x From your lips to God's ears… Trump is headed for a...

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  • September 20, 2020

The primary IS the election in Legislative District 14 in Jacksonville, Florida. Kim Daniels is the Trump-supporting, right-wing, DEMOCRATIC incumbent in this dark blue district. (You read that right.) She is also one of the worst people in the world. The GOP loves her and funds her. I have written about her...

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  • August 11, 2020

in an op ed piece at NBC titled My father, George Soros, is white supremacists' favorite target. But they won't stop us with the subtitle of “The surge in online smears of my father and me amid the Black Lives Matter movement is simply one more installment in a long,...

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  • August 1, 2020

Only in Florida. Meet your Florida Democratic rep: Kim Daniels. She is the incumbent state representative for one of the bluest districts in all of Florida, Legislative District 14 in Jacksonville. As usual, the Florida GOP isn’t even bothering running a candidate.  This is for two reasons: State Rep Kim...

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  • June 21, 2020

Allow me a moment of personal reflection as we watch the country once again get torn apart over race. I’m not Black; I’m Jewish. (There are very very few Black Jews.) I grew up on the history of 2000 years of persecution. I study the history of religion and I’ve...

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  • May 29, 2020

I knew this would happen. Knew it, knew it, knew it. Because Donald Trump’s clear penchant for racism, misogyny, perversion, incompetence, buffoonery, and just plain evil is no longer news, we’re apparently going to put Joe Biden under a microscope and parse every word he utters that isn’t meticulously scripted...

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  • May 22, 2020

Really, snowflakes? Really? First people march on state capitols because — well, not because children are being tossed in cages or the president thinks he’s above the law. No, they’ve gone ape shit because Perkins is closed, and where the fuck else can you get a muffin that big? And now? Yes,...

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  • May 16, 2020

x Alabama – Ivey (R)Arkansas – Hutchinson (R)Iowa — Reynolds (R)Missouri — Parson (R)Nebraska — Ricketts (R)North Dakota — Burgum (R)Oklahoma — Stitt (R)South Carolina — McMaster (R)South Dakota — Noem (R)Texas — Abbott (R)Utah — Herbert (R)Wyoming — Gordon (R) https://t.co/Uslo2yMvYg— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) April 2, 2020 x...

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  • April 2, 2020

This is going to seem a little screwy, but given the age we’re living through, it may fit right in. I am concerned whether some of Trump’s actions are deliberately or unintentionally abetting the desire of his millennialist backers (John Hagee in particular) to see the apocalypse. This will happen,...

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  • February 8, 2020

How strange, Lord Haw Haw gets an Iron Cross. There was a scholarship giveaway, a reunion, and all it needed was that DNA sample in the E. Jean Carroll defamation suit for Maury Povich’s on-camera reveal. x Speaker Pelosi on tearing up the president's State of the Union speech tonight: “It...

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  • February 5, 2020

The holiday season is a special time of year for Americans of all faith traditions. The arrival of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s brings good cheer and joy to family, friends, and even perfect strangers. Above all, it is for many a time of reflection on the miracles that define the...

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  • December 30, 2019

Whether among a family, in the workplace, or on the web, gossip operates as cancel culture and at scale is easily monetized by tabloid media. The production of pariahs is one genre of media culture, that in a family is the production of runts, scapegoats, or black sheep. You may...

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  • December 2, 2019

The predicted bloodbath unfolds. Wapo does an excellent summary of the current situation. x Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to...

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  • October 12, 2019

President Obama just responded on Facebook to the weekend tragedies in El Paso and Dayton. This speaks for itself: Michelle and I grieve with all the families in El Paso and Dayton who endured these latest mass shootings. Even if details are still emerging, there are a few things we...

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  • August 5, 2019

Fuck this guy: The Republican candidate for an open House seat in North Carolina likened his efforts to undermine LGBTQ rights via religious exemptions to the work of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved Jews during the Holocaust. State Sen. Dan Bishop, the Republican nominee in the Sept. 10...

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  • July 9, 2019

I’m submitting this as a diary rather than a comment because I want to draw attention to a particular moment in  moment in history that was examined in today’s WaPo: For Japanese Americans, the debate over what counts as a ‘concentration camp’ is familiar. In 1998, there was an exhibit...

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  • June 20, 2019

The wrong awaited announcement of Donald J. Trump’s reelection campaign kicked off in Orlando, Florida last night. As wrong as he was for announcing “the Wall” promised to be paid for by the Mexican government in 2015 and leading the crowd in chants of “lock her up,” the Trump reruns...

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  • June 19, 2019

Always read the fine print. From section 2(i) of Alabama’s new “It’s Uter-us not Uter-you” law: (i) It is estimated that 6,000,000 Jewish people were murdered in German concentration camps during World War II; 3,000,000 people were executed by Joseph Stalin's regime in Soviet gulags; 2,500,000 people were murdered during...

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  • May 16, 2019

Normal, healthy people can all agree that you don’t torture children to punish adults. You don’t rip children from their parents to serve as a deterrent or warning to others.  Yet Trump followers aren’t normal. Last year, government officials and random followers told Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo to just shut...

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  • April 14, 2019

Most people can agree that you don’t torture children to punish adults. You don’t rip children from their parents to serve as a deterrent or warning to others.  Yet Trump followers aren’t normal. Last year, government officials and random followers told Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo to just shut up and...

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  • April 14, 2019

For Republicans, the gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has become an annual ritual in their hyperbolic effort to peel away Jewish Americans who overwhelmingly give their votes to Democrats. But the GOP brought an extra sense of urgency to last week’s 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference. Less than...

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  • March 31, 2019

Here are some friendly words of advice to my Republican friends eager to regurgitate Donald Trump’s talking point about the Democratic Party being “anti-Jewish.” Before you hold up Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar as the poster child for anti-Semitic tropes, note that Trump himself already occupies that space. After all, he...

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  • March 12, 2019

Never one to miss an opportunity to get his hate on, Donald Trump on Tuesday demanded Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) resign over her unfortunate “all about the Benjamins” comment. Calling her well-received apology “lame,” Trump complained, “Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. I think she should either...

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  • February 12, 2019

Lara Trump, wife of equally vapid and clueless second drumpf spawn, Eric, went on Bold TV’s Carrie Sheffield’s show to proclaim…. “We get that this is unfair to you, but this is so much bigger than any one person. It is a little bit of pain, but it’s going to...

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  • January 23, 2019

You can count on the FOX channel — not news to me — and Lou Dobbs to push more anti-immigrant phobia, but now, they are sticking with their love of anti-semitism in the form of George Soros bashing.  Nothing like having a guest like Chris Ferrell of Judicial Watch claim that “caravan”...

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  • October 28, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of J.D. Scholten’s (D. IA-04) congressional campaign: Steve King is the most openly racist and horrific Republican in Congress. He's used his position of power to support numerous hate groups and just this week he retweeted a message from a known...

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  • September 14, 2018

I was legitimately afraid that white supremacists would become an organized force in American politics after they put one of their own in the White House. For a time that seemed plausible, but now, going down the list of “Hey, whatever happened to”: Mathew Heimbach, the white nationalist leader who...

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  • September 2, 2018

Stupid, stupid, Florida. Meet your Florida Democratic rep: Kim Daniels. She is the incumbent state representative for one of the bluest districts in all of Florida, Legislative District 14 in Jacksonville. The Florida GOP isn’t even bothering running a candidate.  This is for two reasons: 1. A Republican just can’t win here, and 2....

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  • August 27, 2018

Kudos to TPM for catching this: The Republican candidate for governor of California paid a visit to a DMV on Wednesday and casually compared standing in line at the notoriously sedate agency to surviving the Holocaust, Capital Public Radio reported. The campaign for the Republican candidate and businessman John Cox later...

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  • August 16, 2018

Think Progress has this article about how Zuckerberg won’t really do anything about fake news, such as banning Holocaust deniers: “I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened. I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that...

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  • July 19, 2018

It was a tough week for supporters of Donald Trump’s draconian policy of separating the families of undocumented immigrants at the border. (Those supporters are overwhelmingly Republican: a Quinnipiac University poll showed only 27 percent of all respondents—but 55 percent of GOP backers—endorse the practice.) It began when former CIA and...

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  • June 24, 2018

NOTE: If you’re a “ChemTruther”… if you disagree with Amnesty International, the OPCW, WHO, MSF, the UN (breakdown), and all public evidence about past attacks, and are here to do the same about the most recent one… leave.  You’re not welcome here, any more than a 9/11 Truther would be...

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  • April 11, 2018
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