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Perhaps I should pay more attention to QAnon conspiracy theories after all. The Daily Beast reported that Michael Flynn has been fighting rumors for weeks that he is a satanist. The insane rantings of the simpletons on the right can bring joy when they turn on their own. It is pure, unadulterated...

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  • October 8, 2021

When people who are supposed to be governing, half of the country is being abused.    I know some personal things happening from deep red republican judges also allowing things to happen that is not upholding the law.   I can’t even go into what is happening personally from even judges...

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  • May 29, 2021

Trump Sued by Chinese American Civil Rights Coalition Over ‘China Virus’ … and the CACRC wants Trump to cough up $1 for every Asian American and Pacific Islander living in the United States. 29 other suits now currently in action against previous guy. Likely Trump will pay off in Bitcoin or NFTs. More pathetic are right-wing Indians reacting...

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  • May 21, 2021

Even in Arizona, the Fraudit continues, now interrupted by high school graduations. “We can’t indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country” This is as readily falsifiable as 2+2=5. If we don’t call this out… Wow. The Republican who took over Maricopa County...

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  • May 16, 2021

From The Washington Post: Before securing the GOP nomination for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin sidestepped questions about whether President Biden had legitimately won the White House — something followers of former president Donald Trump doubt. Youngkin would say only that Biden is the president, had been sworn in and was...

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  • May 15, 2021

If you take a moment and listen to the so-called moderate wing of the Republican party, they are as extreme as the rest. This weekend Utah Senator Mitt Romney was roundly booed by members of his party at the Utah GOP convention. The crime that elicited the verbal censure from...

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  • May 3, 2021

I used to occasionally argue with MAGAs before I realized I’d have better luck trying to convince Wile E. Coyote not to jump off the cliff in his Acme Batman Suit. He always jumps, and it always ends in disaster. I’ve never understood how you can spend more than a minute...

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  • May 2, 2021

Okay, so MyPillow guy Mike Lindell’s new site, Frankspeech.com, isn’t working quite yet. It was supposed to launch days ago, but if you go there right now (as of this writing, that is), you’ll see Lindell fielding a series of prank phone calls and interviewing Ted Nugent. No apparent social-media-ing...

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  • April 19, 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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Recently, Conservative Radio Host Charlie Sykes has been defining the Republican Party for who they are for a change. He says the GOP has lost its mind. Republican Party has lost its mind See full episodes here. When you have lost Conservative Charlie Sykes, not only on individual politicians but on...

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  • March 23, 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

One wonders why Moderate and Centrist Democrats don’t understand our current politics. AOC is correct as they play into the hands of the GOP. Watch the entire clip. AOC hits the nail on the head See full episodes here. Democrats must remember who brought them into power. Urban America and the...

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  • March 4, 2021

“Democracy is not self-executing.” Trump manufactured numerous technicalities to make a long-shot work, and failed. He tried to fabricate a state of martial law via an inside job, as the Trump Defense Secretary disarmed DC National Guard prior to the 6 January insurrection. Fortunately the proto-fascists in the mob were far...

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  • February 6, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the one-woman wrecking ball of the GOP (OK, she’s not the only one, but one of her is enough), has managed to wrangle a spot on the  Education Committee, even though she has seriously claimed that various school shootings were hoaxes. (Maybe she thinks the students were...

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  • February 1, 2021

BIG Hat tip to kittylou: This story just got more interesting: First on CNN: Five of Trump's impeachment defense attorneys leave team less than two weeks before trial Five of former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team attorneys have stepped aside a little more than a week before his Senate...

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  • January 31, 2021

The best explanation of short selling (as it applies to GameStop) that I've read pic.twitter.com/o9ZL5HqsKf — John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) January 28, 2021 1/2Short selling means borrowing shares and immediately selling them. When the price goes down, they buy them back for cents and return them to the lender. This...

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  • January 31, 2021

Well, everyday I am glad we have a sane President but still suffering under an insane governor.  If you shop at Publix…Stop.   Heiress of Publix funded that mess on January 6th.   There is blood on the hands at Publix and it isn’t just in the meat department. Guess how Desantis...

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  • January 30, 2021

Large hedge funds representative of fictitious capital aka “dumb money” got screwed by swarming reddit collective action. Numerous “redditors” caused a small scale version of (short) market chaos. WE GOT JON STEWART TO JOIN TWITTER He's right tho… https://t.co/iHedgMhKqg — WSB Mod (@wsbmod) January 29, 2021 UPDATE: It's definitely not a...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 29, 2021

This really is not taking a position, but just recognition of what is going to happen tomorrow (maybe) and how this is going to impact market investments going forward. I am sure many of you have heard about the GameStop phenomenon, but it is not being that well explained in...

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  • January 28, 2021

Grabbing goop everywhere. When you’re a star they let you do it. x Associates who've spoken with Trump say he's used the same vulgarity he used about Pence to describe McCarthy, saying he bowed to pressure with his House floor speech.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 18, 2021 x BREAKING@GwynethPaltrow's 'vagina'...

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  • January 18, 2021

Even as DC is now better prepared for a “million militia march” on 20 January, the likelihood is that only the most foolhardy will lay their lives down for Trump’s Big Lie. Meanwhile “something of a pariah” Trump will flee to Florida to rehabilitate his now permanently abysmal position in history. And...

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  • January 17, 2021

The inner parts of the machines replaced with other farts… We are now left with fart jokes as punctuating the revelations of Trumps attempt to extort votes in Georgia, designed more like a way to GOTV for the GOP tomorrow… Trump lights a match with gasoline everywhere.  This isn’t the first...

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  • January 4, 2021

Rep. Louie Gohmert, whose brain is a ‘70s-era Easy-Bake Oven with a burned-out bulb and a decades-old rump roast moldering inside, is wailing about his recent failed court challenge, which argued that Mike Pence gets to unilaterally declare himself vice president for life because they’re all out of off-the-charts insane ideas...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • January 2, 2021

I almost feel bad about using a crazy person to undermine the Republican Party, but then they’ve happily and willingly done that to themselves over the past five years. Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood is nuts. Full stop. Two days ago he strongly implied that Chief Justice John Roberts is a murderer and...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • January 1, 2021

You know, if these people weren’t literally trying to destroy the most powerful and influential democracy in the history of the planet, this shit might be kind of funny. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s fucking hilarious. Lin Wood, the guy who either practices law or sells gently used RealDolls and...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 19, 2020

I’m from Wisconsin, and I lived there for most of my life. I’ve occasionally joked that my fellow Wisconsinites’ choosing Ron Johnson over Russ Feingold (twice!) felt a little like your mom divorcing your dad so she could date Carrot Top. In other words — FUCKING INSANE! But as fatuous and...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 10, 2020

Watching the depressing and alarming spectacle of 17 Republican states joining Texas’s bad faith, frivolous Supreme Court application to overturn the election in favor of Trump, I am reminded that in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “The Sad Truth of John Boehner’s Resignation” — which received 1,275 Recommends, 789 Comments and,...

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  • December 10, 2020

To define exactly what I mean: Banana Republicans: An exploitative party that functions purblindly, often reliant upon and  disproportionately benefiting a corrupt individual with the aim of installing an authoritarian regime characterized by corruption and economic exploitation. Texas AG Ken Paxton’s longshot suit asks high court to negate 10M votes...

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  • December 10, 2020

If I got a nightly DMT sponge bath from a celestial choir of self-transforming machine elves, things could not get much weirder than they are now. Everyone with a gossamer thread of a brain remaining in their skulls knows Joe Biden is president-elect. But numerous congressional Republicans (i.e., almost all of them)...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 9, 2020

Ron Johnson is easily the dumbest man in Washington whenever Louie Gohmert is off dry-humping the animatronic Eve at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. But he’s not dumb enough to think Donald Trump won reelection. Very few Republican politicians are that dumb — though the crass and cynical dishonesty is...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 2, 2020

It’s not rivulets of dung cascading down the ruddy cheeks of Narnia’s mayor, but it’s pretty effing embarrassing nonetheless. Sidney Powell, the super lawyer who was too insane even for Trump, is ratcheting up the kookaburra cray-cray a notch, now that she’s no longer restrained by the bounteous gravitas of Rudy...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 1, 2020

Trumpists keep repeating wrong numbers, hoping that the reiteration will magically transform them into the official count. Wrong-O, but they’re continuing the legal maneuvering. This time a GOP legislator’s suit tries to invalidate a GOP-passed law in order to throw out Democratic votes and fails in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. x 🚨BREAKING: We...

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  • November 28, 2020

Trumpist anti-certifying efforts for the remaining states seem a fools’ errand but Trump and Giuliani seem to be the best fools for it. Regardless, they are chasing some version of an apocalyptic conclusion. x And Bannon talking about it openly on his insane Alex Jones-level podcast. — S.V. Dáte (@svdate) November 18,...

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  • November 18, 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

Raw Story has a story up that reads like a nightmare.   People do take your phones to the polls.   This is insane.  People should have been arrested and the Biden Campaign needs to get their lawyers there to make sure this does not happen again.   File suit against the city...

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  • October 24, 2020

Assuming that there will be some violent provocations, we should encourage all deescalation efforts for election week, regardless of the vote outcomes. We’ve now seen the potential for serious planned electoral violence with the attempts on the governor of Michigan and the mayor of Wichita.   We’ve also seen long-term confrontations in...

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  • October 20, 2020

x “It's called a merge commit, Marty! It's a directed acyclic graph! We need to bisect and revert, and then use interactive rebasing possibly with a cherry-pick. What aren't you getting about this!?” pic.twitter.com/zahjHhiB33 — Gabriel Lebec (@g_lebec) October 2, 2020 Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those...

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  • October 10, 2020

In a flailing attempt (what does he ever do that isn’t flailing?) to somehow pretend the current 25th Amendment buzz isn’t all about him, Donald Trump appeared to step in a big pile of “shit, this isn’t going well, is it?” this morning. FiveThirtyEight currently gives Joe Biden an 85...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • October 9, 2020

This is — quite literally — insane. x Donald Trump Jr. is holding a packed indoor event in Florida. pic.twitter.com/F4PpuML9j6— The Recount (@therecount) October 8, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> That’s today at the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City Beach. Hard to see whether these mouth-breathers are wearing masks, but my...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • October 8, 2020

He’s never dropped his naive belief in herd immunity perhaps because he had someone take his statistics tests in college. A quarter-million dead soon means that by the time a vaccine comes to the general public, minus a “flu season” there will still be a quarter-million dead from COVID-19. And...

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  • October 6, 2020

I thought I’d seen everything from this campaign, but “Donald Trump has firsthand experience with COVID-19 and Joe Biden doesn’t” has to be the wackiest political spin ever.  Trump campaign aid Erin Perrine was on Fox News recently and, man, these are some mental gymnastics. And not good ones. We’re not talking...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • October 5, 2020

Oh, hey, guys! I just woke up. Say, is tonight the night Donald Trump finally became president? No? Okay, just joshing. I watched it. And nothing I can say about it will be as good as this, from CNN political contributor Van Jones: x .@VanJones68 summarized the debate perfectly. pic.twitter.com/9qaGVeGNqe—...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • September 30, 2020

What a week ahead. Chris Wallace’s questions for Tuesday night’s debate might get a little tweaking, after the NY Times story about Trump’s alleged tax fraud. And there’s the mounting distractions including a Rick Gates book and Brad Parscale’s mental breakdown. x There’s a Tweet for everything. #TrumpTaxReturns #TrumpIsBroke #TrumpIsNotABillionaire pic.twitter.com/LifppIw1FI...

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  • September 28, 2020

I have a legitimate concern.   I have passed by the CDC more times than I can count.  Emory Hospital, Eglestons Children Hospital and the VA are all right there near the CDC.   I have no idea how many competent scientists and docs work at these life saving facilities.  None of...

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  • September 15, 2020

Chuck Todd gets a good one in every so often. He challenged Indiana Senator Mike Braun after he gave an insane rosy scenario. Chuck Todd asks the correct loaded question x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. One gets tired of Donald Trump’s enablers and sycophants appearing on cable...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • September 10, 2020

Chris Wallace found the Trump speech “flat”.  But didn’t you know that Trump was a “saintly feminist”? The GOP would have you believe that “my African-American” thanks that unlike Bill Clinton, Trump is the first Black POTUS.  Woe are the suburbs and Trump is better than Biden, only because Biden is...

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  • August 28, 2020

David von Drehle writes on Trump’s negativity, often revealed as the usual reactionary, anti-modern attitudes of conservatives. It coincides with the release of another film on Trump’s qualifications for office, #Unifit: The psychology of Donald Trump. Political scientists speak of “negative partisanship.” It’s a category, not a value judgment. It...

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  • August 22, 2020

WaPo published an update to the estimation of whether Trump was more than a rhetorical trope as a fascist, or more of an actual, historical fascist. 29 more “Benitos” to go, Trump has yet to win reelection by rigged balloting and only has a fraction of the population incarcerated. Ripping children...

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  • August 22, 2020

Former Republican David Jolly explained why he left the party and the problems and affects the sycophants of the party have on the citizens. David Jolly hits the Republican Party Watch the full episode here. David Jolly is an MSNBC go-to Republican that has been criticizing the party for some time. After discussing the...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • August 15, 2020

One of the reasons postulated for Trump’s campaign against mail-in ballots (except his own) is that he thinks Russia can hack the results if ballots are electronic only and therefore hackable by his master Putin. If that’s really his reasoning, that’s not likely to go well. I did some research...

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  • August 14, 2020