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In nineteen seventy-four, I reached three milestones in my life. In March of that year, I turned eighteen; ten days later, I registered with selective service—conscription ended in 1973, and naively I registered as an independent voter. I remember the sense of power I felt. I could join the military...

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  • October 27, 2021

It’s safe to say that Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wisconsin) is not the brightest bulb on the marquee. While a member of the Wisconsin state Senate, Grothman proposed putting an end to weekends, said sex education could turn kids gay, once issued a press release titled “Why Must We Still Hear About...

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  • October 27, 2021

With roughly a third of Americans who identify themselves as Republicans, the party bombards us with the term American People at every utterance. With almost 60% of the country fully vaccinated, Republicans say the American People have doubts. Yesterday, Mitch McConnell, in response to questions about the insurrection, said the...

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  • October 20, 2021

I share an important date with former basketball coach the late Don Haskins, March 14, our birthday. Haskins led the then Texas Western Basketball team to the 1966 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship against the vaunted and famed Kentucky Wildcats, led by legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Coach Rupp...

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  • October 13, 2021

… and, winter is coming. For those just scrolling by while whistling past the graveyard, you might want to read this story and prepare yourself while you watch your wallet because the shit just might hit the fan and soon. Economic Impacts from climate change are here and only getting worse. There...

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  • October 11, 2021

“He's crazy. You know he's crazy,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  “He's crazy and what he did yesterday [Jan. 6] is further evidence of his craziness,” Her words were reportedly transcribed from a phone call between her and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs (JC) of Staff General Mark Milley....

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  • September 15, 2021

Congressman Gerald Connolly schooled Republicans about Afghanistan. He slammed 'You Lie' Congressman Joe Wilson's attack. Connolly schooled Republicans on Afghanistan x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right TV here. Before it was time for Rep. Gerald Connolly to speak, Joe Wilson scolded Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Connolly did not take kindly to that....

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  • September 15, 2021

If you were old enough and curious enough, most of us can remember where we were when tragedy struck. Historically sad events have a way of freezing that point in time like it is suspended in dry ice; only thawed by the heat of another heartbreak. Again, if you are...

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  • September 13, 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

[Governor] “If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?” CNN debate moderator Bernard Shaw asked that question of then-presidential candidate Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988. The viewers wanted the visceral response but instead received a thoughtful and principled one, one that...

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  • August 27, 2021

I tried sitting through FOX News’ commentary/critique yesterday, following Joe Biden’s report on the status of the nation, and in particular the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. After a few minutes, and when one of the conservative panelists had the temerity and amnesia to call Joe Biden a liar, I...

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  • August 25, 2021

As the grandfather of 12 grandchildren, I worry about their safety, health, and lives in this time of excessive gun violence, denial of history, and the life-destroying spread of the virus. Despite their vulnerability, the children of America who frighten me most are the so-called responsible adults who have decided...

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  • August 6, 2021

There is a lot of media hand-wringing over a little mind with tiny thoughts who has been elevated into a big political voice by the liberal press. Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson, a distant heir to the Swanson frozen-food fortune, is as slimy and indigestible as a pile of cream...

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  • July 7, 2021

The Republican Party is outraged, outraged—I say—that Rep. Ilhan Omar issued a thoughtful albeit controversial statement. “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” said Omar, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity”...

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  • June 14, 2021

There is no doubt that the year 2020 has been tumultuous, to say the least. With a global pandemic, nationwide protests against police brutality, and a presidential election to top it all off, the year will definitely go down in history. But the history making did not end with 2020....

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  • June 11, 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

Former Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman (R-VA) made a prescient statement. To help Democrats now is patriotic. This Republican gets it. See full episodes here. MSNBC was doing a segment addressing an article written by former Republican Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) where she urged Republicans to stop fearing Donald Trump. She...

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  • June 10, 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

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave a reporter a new task. Ask Republicans the questions we have already answered. Jen Psaki schooled a reporter on his job? See full episodes here. Some of these reporters likely forget that they are dealing with a new administration. In effect, he opened the...

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  • May 27, 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

When former President Obama introduced the Affordable Care Act, he made the recurring mistake Democrats often commit; negotiating with Republicans in good faith. Mr. Obama took it a step further and negotiated against himself. Although there were varying views within his panel of healthcare experts on how far the legislation...

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  • May 24, 2021

Donald John Ignatius Caligulard Trump has had a lot of coffee boys for someone who only drinks Diet Coke. If you’re in the Trump orbit and that orbit begins to decay, well, you might as well be green cruciferous vegetables as far as DJT is concerned. He sure as shit...

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  • May 23, 2021

Repost: Fordham Political Review. No one issue in politics today causes greater polarization than the issue of abortion.  I remember sitting down with my mother in high school, nerves fluttering in my stomach as I asked her, “What do you think about abortion?”  I was thinking about the fact that...

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  • May 22, 2021

Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Majorie Taylor Greene should not ever cross paths with Tiffany Cross as her shenanigans would likely be turned into an embarrassing situation. Many small businesses object to a higher minimum wage. This commentator presents the...

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  • May 17, 2021

Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and pretty much decimated the Republican Party & Trump but has hope. Republican governor continues to admonish his party See full episodes here. Larry Hogan may have an easier time talking against his party and Trump since he is...

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  • May 16, 2021

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

In discussing a new party, Former Congressman Denver Riggleman (R-VA) said Conservative does not mean crazy nor being nuts but balanced. Former Republican Congressman why for a New Party See full episodes here. Former Congressman Denver Riggleman did not mince his words. He was clear. “You just saw the messaging for the...

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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

Another effective use of words to throw shade at a dysfunctional Republican Party is all in a day’s work for White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Jen Psaki, the messaging nightmare for the Republican Party See full episodes here. Jen Psaki appeared on The Axe Files with David Axelrod and said she...

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  • May 11, 2021

For the second time, in approximately sixteen years, President Joe Biden is part of a multicultural team pulling America back from the brink. The last time, in 2009, Mr. Biden was second in command to former President Barack Obama. This time he is in charge, with Kamala Harris as his...

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  • May 10, 2021

“A GIANT PULSATING MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE” 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,...

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  • May 8, 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

I’m not a vindictive person. I’m really not. Certain things I’ve endured in my life I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, such as depression, debilitating flu, and the Carrot Top Spa Day Experience in Vegas. Which is exactly what it sounds like. Not sure what I was thinking there. That...

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  • May 3, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Marine Veteran Lucas Kunce’s (D. MO) U.S. Senate campaign: President Biden, labor activists, and everyday workers across the country are all calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act. They’re absolutely right, we need this bill to get...

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  • May 1, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA) in support of his colleague, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: I'm asking you to split $10 between me and Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock so we can ramp up Voter Protection efforts in Georgia, where voting rights...

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  • May 1, 2021

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Ted Cruz admits he’s a corporate shill but like Matt Gaetz’s procurer, Joel Greenberg, prior crimes don’t count if you can get a pardon, even from the press. But hey Ted, confession is good for the soul because you don’t have to rely on the...

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  • April 30, 2021

It’s a sign of the times that Liz Cheney had to explain herself: I disagree strongly w/@JoeBiden policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, I will always respond in a civil, respectful & dignified way. We’re different political...

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  • April 30, 2021
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x Allow me to introduce you to the Governor of Florida… pic.twitter.com/aimVnJhTPD— Wes Davis (he/him) (@WRKwithWes) April 17, 2020 This was from last year and after a full year, he has  not learned very much about masks. http://www.abcactionnews.com/… If DeSantis fails to extend the emergency order for another 60 days,...

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  • April 26, 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 24, 2021

“Dadirri listens and knows, witnesses, feels, empathizes in the pain under the anger, and, if the anger is accompanied by action, seeks to understand the thoughts and feelings behind the action. Dadirri then seeks to find the source of that pain in knowledge-building for a deepening understanding of the more...

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  • April 23, 2021

Friendly reminder, there’s a big Governor’s race in Virginia this year: Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase is no stranger to making provocative statements, and comments she made this week related to the Derek Chauvin murder trial have once again stirred up controversy. After a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing...

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  • April 22, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: This Saturday and next, we're teaming up with our friends from Turn PA Blue to call thousands of likely new Democrats and help them register to vote! Sign up to call potential Democrats as part of our push to register 125,000...

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  • April 22, 2021

I was very impressed with the humility and humanity of this guy’s statement after the Chauvin verdict. If only most got it as he did. We can thank Chauvin for awakening this white guy. Empowering. See full episodes here. Suffice it to say. I was very impressed with this white...

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  • April 21, 2021

Apparently the spree killer in Indianapolis was also a “Brony”, a follower of My Little Pony as reported by the Wall Street Journal. We are in our pandemic (l)anguish, even more confused by a sad shape for online culture. Not unlike the infantile imagery used by Boogaloo Boys, racism and sexism filter into...

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  • April 19, 2021

So much still unresolved from the Trump era installed in 2016, and continued through 2020, a Russian intelligence operation. Hard to tell whether it ranks with Robert Hanssen, Aldrich Ames, or even Operation Pandora, the plan to foment a US race war in the 1960s, although the Trump win could...

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  • April 17, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

I’m not even sure what to do with this. I’m gobsmacked. Oh, he was a man, eh? I guess that means it’s okay for the cops to shoot him. What other conclusion can you possibly take from this ribbon of rancid tripe dribbling out the malignant maw of one Sean...

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  • April 16, 2021

Two stories posted on Political Wire near each other (probably deliberately) caught my attention. First: Republicans pray for truce after Trump attacks on McConnell (Politico) Though the Senate GOP is tantalizingly close to retaking the majority next year and largely united in opposition to President Joe Biden’s agenda, the ongoing...

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  • April 13, 2021
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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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