Humanity

Somewhere along the line I got the impression that humans were smart. You know, tool use and written communication and reduced fat Corn Nuts and all that. Unfortunately, just because Grandma can open a can of Chef Boyardee without throwing it against a big tree like an ape or Donald...

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  • October 17, 2021

Somewhere along the line I got the impression that humans were smart. You know, tool use and written communication and reduced fat Corn Nuts and all that. Unfortunately, just because Grandma can open a can of Chef Boyardee without throwing it against a big tree like an ape or Donald...

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  • October 17, 2021

Most people have a general idea of what climate change is doing to the planet; after all, 85% of the world's population has already been impacted by fossil fuel emissions that transform our climate from safe and stable to chaotic and deadly. Most, however, have no understanding of how serious the...

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  • October 17, 2021

Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders visited the Sunday morning programs. Bernie made it clear humaneness demands both bills. The difference between Bernie Sanders & Joe Manchin x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Joe Manchin appeared with Chuck Todd attempting to justify his objection to the $3.5 Trillion human infrastructure...

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  • September 12, 2021

The COVID pandemic provides all the proof America needs that healthcare does not belong under the control of for-profit corporations. COVID exposed why our system is ultimately fatal to many x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. We are in a global pandemic. We have various vaccines on the...

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  • September 8, 2021

From that moment in November of 1969, when former President Richard Nixon asked for a “silent majority” to support his ‘Vietnamization’ effort, utilizing the peace with honor strategy; America’s shotgun wedding to the GOP marriage of silent loyalty and moral obedience was consummated. Between the Nixon and Reagan administrations, Republicans...

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  • August 13, 2021

Women and people of color had a unique experience that ended yesterday in Tokyo, Japan. The controversial Summer Olympics closed with America at the top of the medal leader board despite some members of the team having barbs and sticks hurled at them from the right-wing.  Lots of conservatives and...

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  • August 9, 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

Aside from advocating mass killing, Lara Trump agrees with VP Harris that migrants should not undertake a journey to the US southern border even as full consular service has not been restored to all US embassies since the end of the Trump regime. (2020) Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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  • June 13, 2021

Most things in America are solved by either common sense, solemnity, or time. The one exception is race. Historically both the Democratic and Republican party has used race as a means of power and control. Although the Federalist Party is long dead, the current Republicans are fighting, legislating, and restoring...

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  • May 17, 2021

MSNBC Host Ayman Mohyeldin interviewed Israeli ambassador Mark Regev. The substance of the interview illustrates why diversity in the news is important for us all. Ayman Mohyeldin does what journalists do x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. I had to do a double-take on this one. Usually, there...

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  • May 15, 2021

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain threw shade at Sen. Tim Scott’s attempt to minimize President Biden’s early successes at presidential address. Epic! Tim Scott’s dis of presidential address ‘shaded’ See full episodes here. The Republican Party sacrificed one of the few Republicans left, recoverable from the Trump sycophancy...

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  • April 30, 2021

I have heard Democrats touch trickle-down economics on the edges. But they always seem to fear hitting it not only head-on but for decimation. Biden takes trickle-down economics to the cleaners See full episodes here. The construction of this segment of the president’s speech was perfect. Understand this. It isn’t that  Republicans...

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  • April 29, 2021

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  • April 24, 2021

Whistleblower Bruce Boise blew the opioid whistle on Big Pharma. This white guy is one many should listen to. This black man has a message on national guard in communities. Bruce Boise, Big Pharma whistleblower x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom:...

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  • April 21, 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

Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has learned from the death of Bernie Madoff about Ponzi schemes, because QAnon surely couldn’t be a cult of personality or a grift used by criminals in charge. Because the previous guy still says “the best is yet to come”, having killed hundreds of thousands, we also know...

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  • April 19, 2021
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Like Martin Luther objecting to Pope Leo X selling indulgences to raise money for a variety of excesses, the environmental costs of carbon markets far exceed the benefits. Austerity would have denied us Renaissance art which is less at risk in an age of non-fungible tokens. Today the consequences for the planet...

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  • March 28, 2021

I could spend a lot of time making statistical comparisons about the influx of immigrants at the border starting with the George W. Bush administration through the Trump administration. If that were the real issue, Joe Biden’s current border dilemma numbers would compare favorably. Now that human decency has become solely...

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  • March 22, 2021

Carnage could be a permanent condition, but Trump made it a brand. Between April 10, 2020 and January 3, 2021, Donald Trump either tweeted (or retweeted) the term “China Virus” 44 times. Like Trump’s claim of a “bad” flu for COVID, the coincidence was many times worse amid a population experiencing...

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  • March 21, 2021

Tuesday morning, I had the first of my two scheduled vaccinations for the coronavirus. I was apprehensive, at first, but once I passed the first phalanx of civilian volunteers, I was met by a battery of fresh-faced Marines, herding, asking me questions, screening me to avoid exacerbating any of my...

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  • March 19, 2021

A noted piece of work, State Senator Hensley, a Sons of Confederate Veterans member, decided there were so many new ways to get a KKK founder’s statue to stick around in the usual battles of Tennessee culture. This particular 1978 bust is a Jim Crow monument with marginal historical value other than honoring...

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  • March 19, 2021
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Banana Republic is not yet a bankrupt concept in America, although it is being sorely tested. Trump’s 1/6 coup counted on the numbers of RWNJs in the US military, including some QAnon-influenced former National Security and ex-DoD/Military. The hint at the misuse of federal personnel was foreshadowed in the Summer...

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  • March 13, 2021

In the choice between wolf predation and human predation wolf culling seems more about sport than the economic threat to herds. Subsidizing trapping and killing with wolf bounties doesn’t begin to address the real ecological harms from other populations like feral pigs.  “Should Montana Allow New Methods of Killing Wolves to...

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  • March 10, 2021

OMG, this was brilliant! https://twitter.com/AnitaM86/status/1367911317491834888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw If you can’t see it, a reporter (I don’t know which outlet) asked, “A lot of Americans are saying that, you know, the surges are happening under President Biden’s watch, after he reversed some previous policies. Does the administration take any accountability for what’s happening?” Jen...

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  • March 5, 2021

OMG, this was brilliant! x Jen Psaki not taking any nonsense, immigration edition. pic.twitter.com/7Z75x4jpEO — Anita (@AnitaM86) March 5, 2021 If you can’t see it, a reporter (I don’t know which outlet) asked, “A lot of Americans are saying that, you know, the surges are happening under President Biden's watch,...

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  • March 5, 2021

Statue of the “other guy” arrives at CPAC, the annual owning the libs festival and meat market. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is underway in Orlando, Florida, opening with a 2020 election conspiracy supercut, a video heralding cancel culture “victim” Gina Carano and a gold statue of ousted president Donald Trump raising eyebrows in the Hyatt Regency lobby...

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  • February 26, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence...

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  • February 23, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence for...

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  • February 23, 2021

This is how the mainstream media should cover politicians. It is not taking sides or creating a false balance. Republicans did lie and flee. Republicans lied & fled See full episodes here. One must commend MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez report on Texas Republicans and Texas Democrats and the contrasts in what they...

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  • February 22, 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

Panelist Audie Cornish in her NPR-style pushed back when Chuck Todd seemed to create collective blame for future insurrections. Panelist Audie Cornish checks Chuck Todd See full episodes here. Americans are not used to real instability. They have never had a President like Donald Trump, one without morality, self-reflection, humanity,...

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  • February 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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  • February 13, 2021

I’m not going to get my hopes up for this. Mitch McConnell has done the right thing exactly once in his 200 or so years on this planet. Of course, that was when he rebuked his fellow members of Congress on Jan. 6 for vowing to challenge the electors in...

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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

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle It is a fact that the biggest threat to our species is not climate change, though it will likely end much of what we experience today, but rather our war on bio-diversity. Bio-diversity is under attack from...

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  • February 6, 2021

This is something I have been considering for a long time [10 years or so] and the events of January 6th 2021 are slowly coalescing my thoughts on the subject. Or maybe I’m just slow. An article in the FT written in 2008 The new Russo-Chinese model is authoritarian and...

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  • February 3, 2021

Eunice Foote was born in NY state in 1819. She had gone to university at the Troy Female Seminary (N/K/A Emma Willard School), where she was encouraged to attend a nearby college to study science. It was there where she learned her scientific skills for her free-thinking experiments.  In fact, she was not...

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  • January 26, 2021

Donald Trump tried his best to erase Barack Obama’s legacy, but Joe Biden is president now, and it falls to him to scrub the ocher shite stains out of America’s Underoos. One largely symbolic—but nevertheless important—step is to get the Harriet Tubman $20 bill back on track so Frederick Douglass can see...

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  • January 25, 2021

“Pena que a cavalaria brasileira não tenha sido tão eficiente quanto a americana, que exterminou os índios” “It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.”  Jair Bolsanaro  via Correio Braziliense newspaper Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsanaro, may face charges for crimes against...

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  • January 25, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

A senior Biden climate team transition official alerted E&E News that the damage Trump and his fossil fuel grifters (that have held power over the agencies tasked with protecting the climate system) have been successful in hollowing out the EPA of staff and resources at a time when the “ability to...

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  • January 15, 2021

A white woman friend texted me. She wanted a candid discussion on race, given her church's foray into social justice activism of some form. A white woman friend's racial prejudice x x YouTube Video 'See full episodes here. My friend sent me the following text a few days ago. I...

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  • January 10, 2021

Moscow Mitch is losing control of his caucus, GOP Senators have long ago lost all respect for democracy, and the country is losing its mind watching all of it. Multiple senators oppose certifying election results A growing number of Republican senators — led by Ted Cruz — announced today they...

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  • January 2, 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council has issued an expert opinion that Trump’s pardons of the Blackwater mercenaries who shot up Nisour Square in Baghdad was a violation of international law. “Pardoning the Blackwater contractors is an  affront to justice and to the victims of the Nisour Square massacre and...

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  • December 30, 2020

Sitting down, gathering my thoughts, and staring at my half-empty elitist bottle of overpriced artesian water, which I get delivered by the case, I took a moment to be thankful. With all the deaths, job losses, and general anger and dismay from a public, let down by its government, I...

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  • December 30, 2020
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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

If there is a hell, that is where these evangelical leaders belong. They are singularly responsible for the deaths of thousands. Unfortunately, if natural selection was perfectly selective, we could be rid of them. Unfortunately, nature is not a scalpel. Evangelical leaders are a clear and present danger x x YouTube Video...

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  • December 24, 2020

Even as he puts his White House cronies on the board of the Kennedy Center, Trump criticizes its funding in the latest COVID relief bill.  Pam Bondi, who took an illegal $25,000 donation from Trump to drop prosecution in the Trump University suit, gets a Board seat at the Kennedy...

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  • December 23, 2020

Crimes against humanity by needless deaths, because sending Americans a check with his name on it obligated a vote. Trump needed anti-masking reactionaries and antivaxxers to merge in order to foment some naïve idea of herd immunity such that wanting to get more people infected was more important to the...

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  • December 19, 2020
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