Insanity

Either the political acumen of the voter is in dire need of reeducation, or Democrats need lessons in exploiting a golden opportunity. Republicans publicly pull off political tricks without recrimination. They manipulate the public with chicanery, walk away, and brag about it later. At the beginning of the Biden administration,...

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  • October 6, 2021

If you have seen the movie Birds of Prey (And the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), you know the underlying theme was her discovering her power amidst a world of insanity, crime, and social degradation; hence her emancipation. That brings me to the current impasse in the Senate, with...

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  • October 4, 2021

Remember when denying wedding cakes to gay people was about freedom? Florida Gov. Ron De Santis seems to want cruise ship passengers to get sick. Says he will fine cruise companies $5,000 for each person who is required to show proof of vaccination before boarding. Insanity.https://t.co/tAUyWo0pti pic.twitter.com/Byu8ZKmgAu — Jim Roberts...

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  • May 30, 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

Both Jake Tapper & Martha Raddatz grilled Joe Manchin on why a Senator from a poor state would limit their income and on the filibuster. He gave willfully naive answers. Joe Manchin: Willfully naive answers See full episodes here. Jake Tapper immediately pointed out the inconvenient truth about Joe Manchin’s constituency....

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  • March 7, 2021

We discuss the Neanderthals that are harming their citizen. Additionally, we examine Democratic insanity. Is this the age of social murder? Democratic Insanity x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 One wonders why Moderate and...

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  • March 4, 2021

Ted Cruz is becoming even further unhinged, as if there will be an insanity defense for sedition. Because he actually thinks he’s funny, like a Soup Nazi taking the gas pipe: Ok. No gasoline for you. (That includes jet fuel.) And what do you think film is made of? https://t.co/rVwYt7C5Ol...

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  • March 4, 2021

Speechless.   Just speechless.    According to CNN, Mike Pence is starting a PAC to defend Donald Trump’s record and they remain close friends. What in the world?  Some man incites a mob, a former boss, hunts me and not just me but my family, screaming down the halls of congress, Hang...

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  • February 24, 2021

There are now far too many Trump proxies to ignore, but ignore them we must, simply because liberals seem too frightened, says Anat Shenker-Osorio. “Because in a battle of fear against fear, the right will always win.” Majorie Taylor Green is no Daughter of Kobani, and more like a Turkish taffy for...

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  • February 21, 2021

Replying to Representative Adam Kinzinger’s family, what a sad letter diatribe to send to one of your own. I am a democratic socialist. I am an antifascist. I support gun control. I am a non-theist Buddhist [atheist]. I support Extinction Rebellion. I approve of the Green New Deal. I believe...

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  • February 16, 2021

The not-guilty verdict ending the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump was as expected, but it revealed something even more sinister about the Republican party. After the Senate trial ended, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, made a public display of the hypocrisy in the GOP. He prattled on about the former...

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  • February 15, 2021

Reminder: Donald Trump and his allies lost 64 cases in the post-election. They won one. “…if the official had a defense.” x Mental health expert explains why Donald Trump must be convicted https://t.co/ZhPvs0Qwwn— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) February 5, 2021 A failure to convict will continue to entrap those who support him, whose unhealthy...

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  • February 5, 2021

Some big news happened this week out of North Carolina: Less than 48 hours after announcing his campaign for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022, N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson raised more than $500,000, with 90% of donations from North Carolinians, 78% of contributions under $100, and no contributions from...

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  • January 31, 2021

Something strange is going on over undocumented immigrants. President Biden’s acting secretary of Homeland Security, David Pekoske, issued a memo on January 20 halting almost all deportation proceedings for 100 days: Review of and Interim Revision to Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies and Priorities [PDF] I’ve gone over the...

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  • January 26, 2021

The modern slave trade. Forced Labour : 25,000,000 Sexually exploited: 4,800,000 [99% women] State sponsored: 4,100,000 Forced marriages: 15,400,000 [71% women] Total: 49,300,000 Women represent [excluding the sex trade] 55% of the total. Another 40,000,000 are living in slave like conditions [eg N. Korea] While there is only limited information...

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  • January 17, 2021

In other words, a monstrous, noxious, venal scheme to lightly garnish the shart soufflé that is Donald Trump’s presidency. The New York Times: As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting fees from...

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  • January 17, 2021

The 60 Minutes interview between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leslie Stahl exemplifies the mainstream media's bias against Democrats. Unfair 60 Minutes Nancy Pelosi interview x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. One would think in the week where an autocratic president almost destroyed America's democracy with a complicit Republican...

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  • January 11, 2021

“Trump at this point should welcome someone using the 25h amendment, an insanity defense is about all he has left.” Trump’s best defense could be insanity or ignorance. x 4 criminal laws that Trump may have violated in his Georgia election call | By Ian Millhiser https://t.co/G5E3thhlzx— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) January...

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  • January 6, 2021

On the sixth of January Congressional Republicans will make a farce of American democracy live and direct before the whole world. I know many Americans don’t care, some even doubt it exists and anyway it’s furrin parts. As an expat all I want to do is hide and cry, no...

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  • January 3, 2021

Hope can see that there is light despite all of the darkness. -Desmond Tutu Trump can hold a grudge for a few months before exploding in a tearful rage and firing anyone who had dared to tell the truth about Trump’s reckless disregard of the Covid disaster. This time around, Dr....

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  • January 3, 2021

One of the cardinal sins of commentary writing is not to name-call or insult your readers with invectives. In this case, I am going to purposefully violate the rules, I am not sure how else to label the 126 Republican members of the United States House of Representatives and at...

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  • December 28, 2020

The Ermineskin and Whitefish Lake First Nations, along with ranchers, have filed two lawsuits against Alberta’s government after the province rescinded protections for the eastern slopes of the rocky mountains. Alberta’s decision will no longer require any coal mining to be done underground, and that prohibited mountain top coal mining. As a...

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  • December 26, 2020

Apparently, Sen. Marco Rubio is sitting in his office planning a strategy around selling prayer cloths. Judging from his recent spate of religiosity on his Twitter feed, do not be surprised to see Rubio wearing sandals, draped in a mantle with tassels.  His time might be better spent sewing protective...

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  • December 21, 2020

How is it possible that my respect for Donald Trump can still be diminished on December 19, 2020? As COVID-19 kills more than 3,000 Americans a day and Russia basically declares war on our country, Trump is monomaniacally focused on embarrassing himself further. He’s lost to Joe Biden, other casino operators,...

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  • December 19, 2020

The Kraken Caucus makes itself known. GOP sedition messaging harkens back to the 19th Century, except Trump's lost cause won't rise again. This time it’s not a Brooks Brothers Riot but pseudo-secessionist displays. “Trump can't handle the concept of the label 'loser'” as he pimps a 'seditious abuse of justice', and Jake Tapper...

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  • December 11, 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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  • December 10, 2020

Did Trump actually call the two Wayne County canvassers to try to reverse their reversal.  Autogolpe Trump's widespread effort to delay or undermine certification includes no-take-backsies.  Now Rudy saying lots of people from Camden came to Philly to vote. “It happens all the time. It's about as common as people getting...

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  • November 19, 2020

Donald Trump sucks at business. How do I know? He bankrupted more than one casino, which is the business equivalent of accidentally stapling your scrotum to a moving freight train. It’s hard to attain such a rarefied level of incompetence, but somehow he managed. So while there’s some reason to be...

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  • November 17, 2020

I have no clue what to say about this but this is the biggest dogwhistle yet. Anyone of us would be kicked off this site for saying such a thing.  Those Proud Boys and RWNJ’s are listening.  This is scary AND dangerous.  So who pays him a visit?  Biden’s secret...

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  • October 28, 2020

The song written by Sonny Bono and was a hit for Sonny Cher had a song called The Beat Goes on.  The song was released in 1967 but applies to every year it seems. I sat on my porch today thinking, “ This is one crazy year”.   I never say...

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  • October 26, 2020

The term “vast right-wing conspiracy” is not an original quote from the then First Lady Hillary Clinton, but in 1998 her use of the phrase baked it into the political lexicon. As with most conspiracies, they are usually borne of self-inflicted grievance or a piteousness dragged out as the last...

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  • October 23, 2020

When Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, famously created the television sensation of the late 1980s Seinfeld, they hyped it as the show about nothing.  The resulting enigma of laughter about nothing resulted in some famous flashes of comedic brilliance known as, Seinfeld moments. Well, the Republican National Committee announced its’...

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  • August 26, 2020

MSNBC showed  anecdotal evidence (no link for now) of one — dare I say it? — emerging theme of denial from Trump supporters about his failure on handling the coronavirus pandemic: it’s just a “snapshot” of Trump’s performance.  He has done many great things for this nation, and like some kid with one...

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  • August 18, 2020

He golfs most of the time when he is not tweeting or on the phone like a 16 year old.  He loves the cameras and mics.   He loves the sound of his own voice.  He spends a lot of time saying, “Mirror Mirror on the wall”. Who really believes that...

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  • August 16, 2020

I almost preferred the dog whistles to the train whistles. But hey, at least they’re out in the open now. Tucker Carlson from last night’s Shit Your Pants in Fear, Rural White People Hour. Via Media Matters: TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): What will be the aftermath of all of this? What...

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  • August 11, 2020

I am so sick of stupid.  I am sick of parents putting their kids in danger right down to being canaries in a coal mine.  The people who believe the orange headed nutcase who spreads as much poison to ignorance as possible are dying from his poison kool aid. Magically...

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  • August 10, 2020

The problem with any natural disaster, whether it be wildfire, tornado, hurricane, or global pandemic, is that the immediacy of dealing with the disaster obviously commands all attention. And the longer the disaster persists, the longer attention is focused solely on the disaster. And things that would have been obvious...

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  • July 24, 2020

A “virulently racist” Trump has made the nation seem like Stockholm Syndrome’s identifying with the terrorist, as Mary Trump doesn’t underestimate the Trump family’s vindictiveness. The last question by Rachel Maddow was concern for Mary Trump’s personal safety, now that the book is now generally available; she’s taken precautions. Denial is...

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  • July 17, 2020

This illustrates how far we have fallen as a country. When a country's behavior reflects what we criticized for third world countries, one is in trouble. We have fallen this far. x x YouTube Video MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace pointed out that the American government called out china for misinformation...

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  • July 14, 2020

When the history of the 2020 election is written, it is the story broken by the New York Times, chronicling the scheme hatched by Vlad the Imp to pay a bounty for the lives of US soldiers in Afghanistan that may well have been the final nail in the Trump...

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  • July 4, 2020

If you ever get annoyed, look at me I’m self employed. I love to work at nothing all day   BTO   Taking Care of Business Many moons  ago, in my street rat days as a Chicago political junkie, I once went to a Democratic gathering. It was actually a cross between...

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  • July 4, 2020

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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  • July 4, 2020

Oh my God, can you even imagine? x President Trump: “You put the wrong person in office, you'll see things that you would not have believed are possible.” pic.twitter.com/DNQjJOkkNk— The Hill (@thehill) July 3, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> TRUMP: “We built the greatest economy in the history of the world,...

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  • July 3, 2020

CHAZ/CHOP is over but not gone, even if it lasted not as long as the Paris Commune. Ultimately it remains about power and autonomy. Basta ya. The fact that the police express feeling “castrated” with the victory of the movements for Black lives, underscores the synthesis of racism, patriarchy, violence,...

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  • July 1, 2020

I mean, just because Donald Trump has the delicate, milky-white hands of a Precious Moments doll and the dyspeptic temperament of a purse poodle doesn’t mean we should call him #PresidentKaren. Just because he’s the whiniest, most privileged little fanny pack full of grievances in the known universe doesn’t mean...

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  • May 28, 2020

Trump’s hatred of Barack Obama is long and well-documented, from his attempts to find the “real birth certificate” to his dismantling of anything Obama had accomplished just because it was Obama who had done it. Trump’s insistence that his inaugural crowd was larger than Obama’s set the tone for his...

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  • May 14, 2020

Another job well done. Uh, medium rare. Er, baking in the sun like maggoty roadkill. The New York Times:  Trump administration officials are telling members of the coronavirus task force that the White House plans to wind down the operation and it’s not clear whether any other group might replace it....

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  • May 5, 2020

This diary will not be long.   Half of America has not just turned into a Banana Republic but a Guyana cult.  When this country has become so dumbed down that Lysol has to run ads to prevent human poisioning, we have hit a bar lower than  a fruit fly flea’s behind....

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  • April 24, 2020

The cognitive dissonance of the “Liberal” punditry is astounding. Analysis like this is what taking defeat from victory looks like. And Trump is loving it. Analysis like this is the path to Democratic defeat x x YouTube Video We are playing directly into the hands of Trump. Instill a mortal...

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  • April 12, 2020
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