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Less than a week after Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter was completed, Musk himself provided the best evidence for why he may the worst person on the planet to own such a influential platform. His racism, misogyny, narcissism, and warped view of what constitutes free speech are the ingredients of...

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  • November 1, 2022

This week a DOJ report seemed to exonerate Trump from the assault on protestors in Lafayette Square. A DOJ purge of Trump sympathizers is a must. A case for an immediate DOJ purge See full episodes here. The Hill reported the following. A government watchdog has determined the law enforcement agencies responsible...

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  • June 13, 2021
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 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

According to new findings from the University of California San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, primarily in summer, unprecedented quantities of heat from the Pacific are pouring into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait. This likely explains the rapid decimation of sea ice in the region. The decline has...

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  • April 23, 2021

It is a cruel irony that before the start of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota is one of many placing the knee of racism on the neck of black American voters. It is also not lost on me that Colin Kaepernick was denied his...

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  • March 29, 2021

The GOP march to minority rule is aided by the constitution. My interview at Netroots with now Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. Medicare for All would have saved the lives of thousands. Deb Haaland, a real Progressive Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom:...

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  • March 16, 2021

Rep. Deb Haaland visited with Politics Done Right at Netroots Nation 2019. She is one of very few Native American women serving in Congress and now 1st Interior Secretary. First Native American Cabinet member, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland See full episodes here. I was so excited when President Joe Biden...

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  • March 16, 2021

More like stupid being bigger than evil, a few trial balloons for Sarah Palin have emerged as Trump makes official his promise to campaign against Lisa Murkowski in 2022. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin threatened to run a primary challenge against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Ugh. pic.twitter.com/FXmEToYOdm — PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) March...

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  • March 14, 2021

Darn those class commitments, aligning us to our political choices in a democracy, made worse by all those folks who knew they were in that Gilded Age. “If the future of the Democratic Party is in the rich suburbs, the future of American politics is another long Gilded Age.” Matt...

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  • February 28, 2021

Texas is the coalmine canary of failures in the GQP’s industrial policy. The “clusterfuzzle” appears to be only in Texas: perhaps they skimmed on costs and failed in winterizing their plants. The structural failure comes from the anti-federal, deregulatory policy of the Texas grid which reveals itself in the disinformation...

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  • February 18, 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

I know this New York Times article is a month old but I wanted to reference it for the purposes of this  diary: More than 180 years ago, as part of the Trail of Tears, the United States military drove thousands of Cherokee and Muscogee people off the land they...

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  • January 4, 2021

A grumpy Trumpy arrived at his new domicile and got depressed over not having enough gaudy gold surroundings to remind him of his earlier, more randy life. In other news, Pence seems not to be ready to join the idiots trying to overturn the election, and the New York prosecutors...

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  • December 30, 2020

Well, it’s not quite the same as drowning in a shallow pool of his own flop sweat, but anything that irritates this gormless, tumescent-headed, retrograde fuckstick delights me. CNN: His mood darkened as soon as he walked into his members-only club Mar-a-Lago, three days before Christmas, according to multiple sources....

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  • December 29, 2020

Antarctica researchers have become alarmed by a new finding that shows sub-glacial lakes under the Thwaites glacier are draining a significant amount of water to the bedrock under miles thick with ice. Once the lake water reaches the bedrock, it lubricates the glacier enough to create frictional heat at the bed...

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  • December 28, 2020
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I’m all in for this: President-elect Joe Biden will join the lineup of influential Democrats involved in Georgia's ongoing senatorial campaigns, according to his recently-named forthcoming chief of staff. Ron Klain—who will formally step into the role when become Biden assumes office in January—discussed the outcomes of Georgia's two runoff...

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  • November 16, 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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  • November 7, 2020

A presidency whose essence is publicity and public relations, because the most important thing before declaring the pandemic over, was to “defeat despair and inspire hope”. The most important thing to Trump is to divert attention from what you aren’t doing, and defeating despair is like a war on terror....

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  • October 29, 2020

The right-wing publication, The National Review, has been pushing this narrative against Governor Steve Bullock (D. MT) in his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R. MT): ‘When you invest in Montana, you have the full support of the state,” Governor Steve Bullock says at the conclusion of a...

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  • October 5, 2020

Feral pigs are the crying-wolf excuse for some firearm owners, as though the average hunter needed a modern sporting rifle (semi-auto long gun with large capacity magazine) to defend their home and children against predator species. Then there’s Kenosha’s 17 year-old killer and his AR-15 pattern rifle with 30-round magazine. The...

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  • September 20, 2020

Bad bad news for you and me. Be kind to each other. Satellite imagery from the European Space Agencies Copernicus has revealed that the front of Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden glacier in NE Greenland has disintegrated. Greenland has experienced a rapid temperature rise in the atmosphere by 5.5 Fahrenheit since 1980. Mind-blowing melting has...

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  • September 14, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

“Oh yes Sapiens, you hungry little monkey, it's all about you” comment via Greenland Ice Sheet — Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn New research has found that 50-70% of Antarctica's glacier marine extensions are at risk of hydrofracture due to enormous meltwater lakes on the...

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  • September 3, 2020

Good: Montana's Democratic governor asked a federal judge Aug. 20 to take swift action to remove the Trump administration's chief steward of public lands, as the former industry attorney hangs onto the post despite the White House saying Aug. 15 that his nomination would be withdrawn. Gov. Steve Bullock said...

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  • August 26, 2020

Even as some things are becoming less clear in the repression-stunts being pulled by Trump, we can see that Trump is prepping the ground for a loss. Can he keep it up? Trump will need that support to keep himself out of prison and to galvanize the 25% dead-enders. There are...

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  • July 27, 2020

Made to order for whenever the national guard(s) and whatever federal riot squads are ready in DC to trash BLM demonstrators. Heck, the RWNJs could recruit anti-freemasonists to take this sculpture down, once the NPS puts it back up. Even the RCP has led a street demo against this sculpture....

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  • June 28, 2020

Like a teen-aged pin-boy, Trump wants demonstrators and their heads cracked, much like his #BunkerBoy need for that St John’s church photo-op. Because the only Confederate outdoor statue on federal property needs to be a target for DC demonstrators so troops can be called out. Rinse, Repeat. Darn that Grand Army of...

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  • June 25, 2020

Trump’s going to have to do more than “lobstering” proclamations to save Susan Collins. Actually, Trump’s tariff war with China has damaged the Maine fisheries. x How to lobster pic.twitter.com/PZTlomCi5T— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 9, 2020 x The BDN Editorial BoardJune 8, 2020: “Trump didn’t save Maine’s fishing industry”https://t.co/Nzch8M4FbX https://t.co/AkYih5FHEP —...

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  • June 25, 2020

Summer is the time for distractions from the pandemic. Shuttle launches are also a spectacle that Trump attending makes a distraction from the pandemic. Driving is another distraction, especially road-trips like the Cannonball Run, still being run, if unofficially. And gas is cheaper, darn it. 26:38 2020 Captain Chaos 2019 Audi A8...

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  • May 27, 2020

Trump tweeting at 11pm last night probably got around to reading Tom Nichols’s article in The Atlantic and will probably wake up trying to figure out how to take tenure away from him. More importantly Nichols reminds the reader that the attraction of white, non-college educated men for Trump is complex and...

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  • May 27, 2020

I don’t know who the hell is on Biden’s media team, but damn they are good.  I thought they couldn’t top the “Unprepared” ad, but the latest one showing factually the contrast between Biden and Trump is amazing.  “Crisis reveals character”.   x x YouTube Video In case you don’t...

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  • May 10, 2020

So I’m not sure if you heard about this: Colorado’s economy and its environment will receive a huge boost thanks in large part to Sen. Cory Gardner. At Gardner’s urging, President Donald Trump said recently he will sign a bill that injects $900 million into the Land and Water Conservation...

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  • March 16, 2020

Stunt for stunt. In the age of Trump the price of revealing the origin of DNA could be set at $130,000 an event. If you had Donald Trump’s DNA, what would you do with it? The idea isn’t as outlandish as it may seem: An anonymous organization called the Earnest Project is...

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  • February 18, 2020

Pine Island Glacier is located in West Antarctica, has shed yet another major iceberg. The calving event is not unusual for this glacier. What is new is change over the years is that calving events have changed from a multi-year process to an annual process. The bergs from Pine Island...

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  • February 10, 2020

If there’s a dumb, totally asinine, and completely false idea floating about the blessed ether just waiting for a home, you can pretty much rest assured it will find purchase in at least one Republican’s yawning, mephitic brain-hole. And so in accordance with the immutable laws of the universe, this shit...

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  • February 2, 2020

This is part three of our three-part series comparing all major electric vehicles that will be on sale in the US in 2020.  For “Part 1: Offerings, Basic Stats, Safety, and Manufacturers”, click here.  For “Part 2: Price, Performance, Efficiency, Range and Charging”, click here. Electric 2020 Every Electric Car...

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  • December 19, 2019

This is part two of our three-part series comparing all major electric vehicles that will be on sale in the US in 2020.  For “Part 1: Offerings, Basic Stats, Safety, and Manufacturers”, click here.  “Part 3: Cargo, Internal and External Dimensions, Purchasing” will be posted tomorrow! Electric 2020 Every Electric...

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  • December 18, 2019

2020 is almost upon us, and there’s many people out there who will be making a New Year’s resolution to buy a new electric car during the course of the year.  The number of offerings on the market keeps expanding every year, so what will this year look like?  Join us...

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  • December 17, 2019

It’s not animal husbandry, but like Rachel Maddow’s new book chronicles, US crony capitalism in the Trump era can often devolve to fossil fuel kleptocracy. In today’s Arms for Dirt, the GOP demand to prosecute the Bidens distracts from the concurrent deals Rick Perry made for his cohorts. These potential crimes...

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  • December 17, 2019

Salvation is a post-apocalyptic film set in the year 2018. It focuses on the war between Skynet’s machine network and humanity, as the remnants of the world’s military have united to form the Resistance to fight against Skynet’s killing machines. Christian Bale portrays John Connor, a Resistance fighter and central...

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  • November 8, 2019

House impeachment hearings continue with EU ambassador Gordon Sondland today. Lawmakers plan to grill Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on Thursday about a private discussion he had with top Ukrainian officials in the White House in which he explicitly mentioned the Ukrainian gas company linked to Hunter Bidenhttps://t.co/RisiWENu0G...

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  • October 17, 2019

“We have never observed an ice sheet behaving this way before. It’s unprecedented in human scientific history.” – Kristin Poinar, Glaciologist, University of Buffalo Greenland is, for the most part, a very moist environment (with the exception of northern Greenland which until recently had been a dry environment). The ice...

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  • October 8, 2019

Sao Paulo is the largest city in the southern hemisphere. It has a population of 11 million and over 20,000,000 when including the people of Sao Paulo’s outskirts. The city is a concrete jungle, no green space, few birds, and little to no animals. What Sao Paulo does have is...

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  • August 24, 2019

Not too many weeks ago Donald Trump told Democratic Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib along with three other American congresswomen of color to go back from where they came. Of course, Mr. Trump displayed his usual ignorance because Rep. Tlaib was born in Detroit, one of the most iconic middle-class enclaves...

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  • August 16, 2019

Throughout the High Arctic of Canada, Alaska, and Siberia unprecedented wildfires are raging. Thanks to stunning satellite images from NASA and the EU of the burning Arctic, this crisis has made international headlines. MSNBC discussed these fires yesterday and today I saw CNN, give this nightmare the coverage that it deserves...

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  • July 27, 2019

Humans have been eating salmon in Alaska for 11,000 years. The cold-water fish is a protein powerhouse and Alaskan wild salmon is beyond delicious. In a heating Arctic, the consequences of our fossil fuel emissions are coming under intense scrutiny. This summer in the Arctic, heat records were smashed, sea...

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  • July 22, 2019

Barring the early period of “too cheap to meter” optimism, nuclear power has consistently been more popular on K-Street than Wall Street. Curiously among political topics, nuclear power has its staunch ideologues on both the left and the right. Yet the place where it lacks support is perhaps where it needs...

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  • June 24, 2019

I suppose this is the 2019 equivalent of endlessly gawking at fabric swatches. Donald Trump — party planner. Apparently, Donald Trump has oafishly clambered into the planning process for our nation’s annual Fourth of July celebration, and — holy shit! — he’s making it all about himself. Who could have...

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  • May 11, 2019