Humiliation

Beetle-Juice Three Times. Thank Jeebus that cheesehead is not banned from primary and secondary schools in Wisconsin. Because nothing says “Freedom” and “Liberty” like being the language police. If you talk about “spirit murdering” and “action civics” they might even exist. Better to be “un-woke”, because you might develop an “unconscious-bias”. Darn...

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  • October 24, 2021

Republicans swing the word freedom over the heads of their voters like the Sword of Damocles. It has become a meaningless mantra, cutting away real freedoms like affordable housing, healthcare, pay equity, and a clean environment. Freedom for a majority of Republicans has translated into the freedom to kill their...

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  • August 11, 2021

Layaway, on-time, and paying-something-down-on-it have been very familiar phrases in black, brown, and poor neighborhoods for generations; credit was for the people who did not need it. Financial freedom because of race, religion, and status was prohibitive for countless numbers of Americans and immigrants. The constant pressure of having to...

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  • July 14, 2021

Mike Lindell, Diamond & Silk, Dinesh D’Souza’s daughter, and my home state of Wisconsin? TAKE MY MONEY! NOW! move over, Lollapalooza pic.twitter.com/YCp9P0fxEj — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2021 Wait, is there a cover charge for this? No, there isn’t! You can see Charlie Kirk and Sheriff David Clarke regale...

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  • May 26, 2021

The Black Codes of the late 1800s are making a comeback in America. These ordinances were meant to control the free movement of people of color using minor infractions as the reasoning, which was a literal attempt to keep black people in their place. The beginnings of policing in America...

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  • April 16, 2021

Yesterday the state of Georgia defined election integrity as—black people not voting. Republicans love to throw around the image of liberal politicians in hemp-filled rooms manipulating the lives of “real Americans.” Well last night, in a guarded room, Georgia governor Brian Kemp, flanked by a clique of hoodless, conveniently masked...

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  • March 26, 2021

There’s really only one Ted that’s applicable to an unconfirmed source trying to connect Greta Thunberg with the Unabomber and that’s Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has mocked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he criticized President Joe Biden‘s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. “So happy that USA has finally...

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  • March 11, 2021

Donald Trump didn’t really say why he blew up the meticulously negotiated $900 billion stimulus bill, throwing Washington into chaos and screwing over millions of people who are simply trying to survive the winter. But since this is Trump, you can be certain the motive was both gobsmackingly petty and monumentally self-serving. Oh,...

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  • December 27, 2020

Surely it couldn’t be cynical demagoguery about denying the existence of of a pandemic or is it more about trying to visit ever more cruelty upon defenseless fellow citizens. Trump’s reign of cruelty is ending where it began. https://t.co/aBheKGGy50 — Slate (@Slate) November 10, 2020 But Trump’s favorite riff was...

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  • November 10, 2020

Trump and his supporters are such dupes that rather than taking a village, it may take a dominatrix to de-program Trumpists: But up until recently, there’s one group of potential Biden voters who have not been the subject of voter outreach: kinky, submissive male Trump supporters with humiliation fetishes. Now,...

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  • October 24, 2020

Industry concentration and monopolization have become boring and technical so the exploitation of labor now gets a meme-term from Zephyr Teachout that sounds more like a QAnon conspiracy: chickenization.  COVID-19 does have something to do with it considering the acceleration of the pandemic in meat production centers. It involves something more akin...

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  • October 7, 2020

One would think that Steve Schmidt would exhaust superlatives to describe Trump for what he is. He never disappoints. This is a classic. Steve Schmidt shines with this Trump takedown x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Steve Schmidt appeared on a pretty full panel after the debate. He did...

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  • September 30, 2020

He’s golfing again this weekend in Bedminster. Will he do more pseudo-pressers and populate the “press corps” with “reporters’ from Epoch Times, Gateway Pundit, and OAN. “The president is back at his New Jersey golf resort, bringing his taxpayer-paid golf tab to $142 million.” x Trump’s here at Bedminster, his...

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  • August 14, 2020

In his presser, Trump blamed Portland violence on “professional anarchists” because of course they carry cards noting their memberships, rather than those awful amateur anarchists. There are so darn many of them, so many moms and vets. Too many pro-tips for Trump, because when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro....

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  • July 31, 2020

The redoubtable Gabriel Sherman has a new dispatch from the Land of Make-Believe (née the White House).  Seems the current occupant, Donald John Trump, is feeling a bit like a gimpy gazelle flushed into one of Marlin Perkins’ nets. (According to Sherman, Trump, sensing electoral Armageddon, recently called Fox News’ Tucker...

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  • July 2, 2020

Two stories picked up from Political Wire this morning: Trump predicts 'big' win in November, pointing to 'silent majority' Trump admits it: He's losing This is not quite the contradiction it seems (close, though). Trump has never in his life had to confront reality in a way that he couldn’t...

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  • June 28, 2020

To be a fly on the wall on Air Force one tonight.  We already had the lies tonight about the Trump Coronavirus Fest in Tulsa from Trump and his campaign.  The turn out for the adoration for the great god was a bust because of those vile protesters and the the...

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  • June 21, 2020

On the one hand, this is a bizarre, inexplicable story.  On the other hand, it is probably the most revealing story about the failure and obsequiousness of the White House press. In short, looking to fuel their fantasy propaganda that the Covid pandemic is over, White House aides at Trump’s Rose...

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  • June 5, 2020

Live Blog below (still doing it only because Trump says stupid stuff) 5:00* PM EDT ( expect delays — yesterday’s presser started at 6:15pm) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House So many possible press questions, so little time. Unfortunately there will be WHO follow-up...

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  • April 15, 2020

Donald Trump in his most recent press conference began using his rhetoric to brainwash as he equates American's safety from coronavirus with him as president. Watch Trump try to brainwash us x x YouTube Video Back in 2016 many did not believe that Trump's rhetoric would be effective. In fact, one would...

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  • March 23, 2020

As many have convincingly argued, tampons shouldn’t be taxed anyway because, like food, they’re a basic necessity. Of course, in the “good old days” women who were on their period were considered “unclean” for seven days, and then they had to fetch two turtledoves for the local priest to sacrifice before they could be...

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  • February 12, 2020

The recent case of DeAndre Arnold, a black Texas teen of Trinidadian extraction, who is not being allowed to walk the stage to celebrate his graduation because of a hairstyle is not as unique as you might think.  I have a personal stake in this argument because my grandson’s Mom...

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  • January 24, 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

Assuming you’re not a cult follower, and that you as a Trumper want to learn something, today’s six page letter covers all the themes in a typical Trump rally speech for the next few weeks. It’s so much better than driving hours and standing in line, although you might actually want the humiliation of the...

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  • December 18, 2019

Maybe Lindsey’s idea to convert himself into Trump’s boot licker wasn’t such a hot idea idea after all.  Although Lindsey Graham is still currently the favorite to win in this safe Trump state, he is trending downward after several major embarrassments. On the flip side, Democratic challenger Jamie Harrison has been steadily...

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  • October 19, 2019

Trump tries to recover from his unhinged meeting with Democratic leadership Looks like she owned you on #NationalBossDay. Been there. Don’t mess with mama! https://t.co/8unyy930Dj — Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) October 16, 2019 Go Nancy!#TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/Q0hnnyCJ0e — Pièce de Résistance (@PieceDeReSister) October 16, 2019 Per Dem aide:Schumer to Trump: "Is your...

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  • October 16, 2019

In another move to slam dunk on the dotard and disrespect the U.S., Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced he will not meet with V.P. Pence, whether or not Mother is with him, but will hold out for a visit from The Big Colluduna himself. Haaretz.com “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence...

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  • October 16, 2019

There is a term used in Syria and Turkey about the Kurds, “Arabize.” Essentially the Kurds since the 1920s and 30s have been ostracized as rebellious heretics. Although the Kurds comprise nearly 25 percent of the Syrian and Turkish population, Bashar al-Assad the Syrian leader, and Recep Erdogan the Turkish...

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  • October 9, 2019

Mitt Romney has a tweet or two critical of Trump, and now he wants to be some kind of hero during impeachment?  That’s what is being reported by Gabe Sherman of Vanity Fair. In the Senate, Ben Sasse and Susan Collins have made their usual equivocal noises—but not surprisingly, its Mitt Romney, longtime Trump antagonist and...

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  • October 8, 2019

Actually her entire quote in the Washington Post is…. ”Trump can hug the flag all he likes, but it doesn’t make up for spitting on the graves of 2,996 people killed on 9/11 and nearly 2,400 American men and women who died in the war in Afghanistan.” Wow. Rubin may...

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  • September 9, 2019

I see the MSNBC segment on Pence’s visit to a border facility, and my first reaction is, “Why the hell would anyone want to allow this to be released to the public?”  Then, I took a look at Pence’s, Graham’s, and Senator Lee’s body language, and I think I understand...

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  • July 13, 2019

I wrote in an article yesterday about his pathetic one man dog-and-pony show that I had gone on an Official Acosta Resignation (or Termination) Watch. Nothing in the resulting fallout has made me change my mind, but I’ve fine tuned it a little bit. If there’s one thing that a broken...

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  • July 11, 2019

Breaking news! The U.K. ambassador to the United States has eyes! And they’re attached to his brain! Which functions as it should! CNN: Cables sent from the United Kingdom's Ambassador to the United States to the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) describe President Donald Trump as “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent,”...

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  • July 7, 2019

I’m getting too old for this shit. When i began obsessing on politics, back in my teens, following the game the way other guys followed box scores, and housewives followed soap operas, there were two kinds of politicians. There were the corrupt horn dogs, heading to Washington to stuff their...

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  • June 17, 2019
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Sadly, an Air Force buddy I had served with over 20 years ago is, today, a huge Trump fan.  He’s the complete package, down to the stupid red hat and wacky conspiracy theories. His immigrant attacks must have made things particularly awkward with his lovely wife, who immigrated from Mexico. (I actually...

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Sadly, an Air Force buddy I served with over 20 years ago is a huge Donald Trump fan today. He’s the complete package, down to the stupid red hat and wacky conspiracy theories. His immigrant attacks must have made things particularly awkward with his lovely wife, who immigrated from Mexico. (I actually...

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  • April 7, 2019

Remember that guy who somehow managed to parlay a single red paper clip into a house through a series of canny trades over the course of a year? Yeah, Donald Trump is the opposite of that guy. If Trump keeps tripping on his dick like this, by the time it’s...

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  • February 13, 2019

As the GOP becomes more unhinged and terrified of the ideas of Elizabeth Warren and AOC it is becoming more we are in an irony blood bath. But the Cheney’s are a special case. No, I mean really a special case. Dick Cheney was such a miscreant and embarrassment to...

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  • February 10, 2019

As the GOP becomes more unhinged and terrified of the ideas of Elizabeth Warren and AOC it is becoming more we are in an irony blood bath. But the Cheney’s are a special case. No, I mean really a special case. Dick Cheney was such a miscreant and embarrassment to...

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  • February 10, 2019

Friendly reminder: Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, run the House. Sadly, GOP congressmen are having a hard time adjusting to this new reality. The latest GOP humiliation comes courtesy of rightwing misogynist and Georgia Republican Doug Collins. Like many of his ilk, he has a particular disdain for women in authority. It...

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  • February 9, 2019

x Trump finally gets a championship team that’s willing to degrade themselves enough to meet him at the White House and all he does is spend a whopping $3 per player on Big Macs. He literally had a Big Mac party for Clemson football players — Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January...

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  • January 15, 2019

According to Joseph Gerth of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Kentucky Republican Governor Matt Bevin’s rant against ProPublica’s partnership with the Courier-Journal is more about his auditioning for a job with Trump than further investigations into his own corrupt dealings here in KY.  It appears that ProPublica has a podcast that is...

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  • December 16, 2018

It has been a week of heart touching images, towering praise, and warm personal recollections. Yet, through it all, I was continually drawn to one constant, repetitive question. How can the simple act of remembering and telling one man’s simple decency, moral character, and devoted service provoke such a jarring...

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  • December 7, 2018

Philadelphia Flyers’ Mascot Gritty is a different kinda guy so he takes representing his diverse city of some 1.5 million residents seriously and has no f**ks to give for racists. Or, it may be that his unfortunate resemblance to a well known shaggy haired orange Dicktator compels him to draw bright...

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  • November 18, 2018

Jeff Flake (JF):  This party is getting out of hand. Lindsey Graham (LG): Oh it gets that way sometimes Jeff.  You know that. Those unethical democrats get overwrought and all this happens. JF: I want to go home. Chuck Grassley (CG): Don’t go home Jeff.  Stay and party with us....

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  • September 29, 2018

Grab your air-sickness bags. No, seriously. I mean it. Or skip ahead to the end. And by “end” I mean the end of your now-squalid, irreparably damaged life. Okay, you’ve been warned. Courtesy of the soul-killing bastards at Daily Beast: According to a copy [of Stormy Daniels’ memoir] obtained by The Guardian,...

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  • September 18, 2018

You know, I'd like to blame this feeling on a flashback, but I didn't do any acid back in the late 60's or 70's. But to quote the late, great Yogi Berra, the President's latest tweet is like”Deja vu all over again.” Easy Murf, deep breaths. OK. Just so you...

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  • July 24, 2018

Many Congressional Republicans were shocked—SHOCKED!—this week at Donald Trump’s humiliation in Helsinki. Like the rest of the world, they watched in real time as an American president kowtowed on foreign soil to a dangerous adversary of the United States. Siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the repeated conclusions of...

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  • July 22, 2018

Let's start our Saturday rime together off on a lighter note. By far and away, my choice for “Comment of the Week” goes to Chuck Rosenberg, a former federal prosecutor. Talking on MSNBC about Trump's invitation for Vlad the Imp to pop over this fall and plant some bugs in...

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  • July 21, 2018

Crossposted from Eclectablog.com. In April of 2012, control over Muskegon Heights schools was handed over to an un-elected Emergency Manager, appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. By July, Emergency Manager Donald Weatherspoon had signed a contract to turn the entire public school system over to the for-profit charter school operator...

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  • April 3, 2018
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