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A day after the Queen of England died, the President of the United States traveled to Ohio. Joe Biden announced a manufacturing revitalization plan for the rustiest of the rust belt states. With the federal government’s help, the Intel corporation is building a 20-billion-dollar chip fabrication plant outside Columbus, Ohio....

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  • September 14, 2022

​ 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...

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  • January 30, 2021

How does a president get us into a 1918 pandemic, 1930s depression, and 1968 race riot all in 6 months? Answer: with no plans and no clue… Chad Wolf huffs and puffs, but blows an opportunity to not be be called a fascist tool for Trump. It is amateur hour with Trump...

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  • July 26, 2020

Yesterday, The Washington Post published another story recounting how the federal government’s official COVID-19 response has slowly devolved into a drunken mosh pit at a Tijuana donkey show, and among the jaw-dropping excerpts was this little number: It was the day the administration was adding Ireland and the United Kingdom...

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  • April 12, 2020

Aside from sinophobia rather than russophobia, The NY Times has documented more of the details for the 70-days of denial/delay/dysfunction in the Trump White House.   Aside from the framing of Red Dawn (1984), it’s pretty clear that the 2012 remake was on the minds of the email writers, where references...

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  • April 12, 2020

There’s moron-in chief and then there are morans(sic) on the ground. x Trump dismissing both #ClimateChange AND #Coronavirus as hoaxes. Juxtaposed for your consideration (courtesy of awesome young Sydney filmmaker Genevieve Wright: https://t.co/NqY44MDD5C). pic.twitter.com/RGgENa8lgA — Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) March 26, 2020 x Imbecile Who Licked Toiletries on a Store...

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  • March 26, 2020

I shop at my local Kroger’s store here in Louisville, KY.  I knew that my store would be out of hand sanitizer because of the coronavirus, and I had heard about toilet paper being hoarded.  But I was not prepared for what I found.  I took some pics on my cell...

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  • March 15, 2020

Self-serving as ever, no Trump policy ever negatively affects a Trump property. President Donald Trump’s new European travel restrictions have a convenient side effect: They exempt nations where three Trump-owned golf resorts are located. Trump is already under fire for visiting his properties in both countries as president, leading to U.S. taxpayer money being...

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  • March 12, 2020

This anticipated move of Meadows to replace Mulvaney could distract from the current Trump messaging. Mulvaney gets to work on his golf game for the remainder of the Trump term. He can still be subpoenaed, but he’s at least out of the WH. A four-term lawmaker, Meadows announced in December that...

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  • March 7, 2020

x Smugglers are now using camouflaged ladders to get over Trump's multi-billion-dollar wall. How much do they cost? $5.https://t.co/2AKj7tGow0 pic.twitter.com/Ovm7j0kETV — Mark Elliott (@markmobility) February 16, 2020 Smugglers in Juárez have engineered camouflage hook-and-ladders made of rebar that blend in so well with the border wall that it can be...

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  • February 16, 2020

Trump quotes Peter Baker quoting Emerson, as Trump golf trips are 250% of PBO’s at the same moment in their presidencies. x …..biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration, and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to the campaign trail.” Peter Baker @nytimes The Greatest Witch...

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  • February 15, 2020

On the eve of Trump’s State of the Union paean to himself, it may help to be reminded of all the ways in which the Guy  Who Knows Everything doesn’t know much, and doesn’t care. Jennifer Rubin, in her latest (well, latest as of yesterday) swipe at the Pr*sident Sh!t-for-Brains...

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  • February 4, 2020

When Mike Pompeo instructed NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly to point Ukraine out on a blank map, we all had some version of the same thought: Why doesn’t he ask his boss? Well, George Conway, full-time Trump gadfly and part-time husband to Barbie Riefenstahl, pointed out in a recent Twitter...

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  • January 28, 2020

Marina Amaral is an artist from Brazil who adds color to historic photographs.  To my mind the above is one of her best works, along with her text, but you can explore it all here. Ellis Island Immigrants, 1907 “Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island served as an immigration inspection station for...

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  • October 19, 2019

Mark Hamill performs as the Joker's voice reading Donald Trump's tweet about Meryl Streep's comments during the Golden Globes.   These are days of Trumpian violence as a cowardly Individual-1 threatens imaginary traitors and spies. Because isn’t he the victim in all those factual accusations of corruption. Yet there will be...

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  • October 3, 2019

NY Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger wrote a piece in his own newspaper yesterday stating the government of drumpf’s favorite dictator, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, was about to arrest one of his reporters, Declan Walsh, in 2017, and that he received a clandestine call from an anonymous someone in the administration...

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  • September 24, 2019

I never cared for Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.  I didn’t like her buddying up to Bashar-al-Assad.  And her early work against the LGBTQ community doesn’t give the warm fuzzies either.  But she has come out against impeachment of Trump because it would cause further division in the U.S. “I don’t [support...

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  • September 8, 2019

What? Crypto-fascist wannabe theocrats aren’t as popular in Europe as the U.S.?  x Mike Pence expected to arrive in Doonbeg shortly. Hopefully gardai can manage the large crowds. pic.twitter.com/2eIQG5FGFC — Ian Begley (@IanBegley_) September 3, 2019 Is that the saddest thing you’ve ever seen, or what? Mike Pence said he...

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  • September 4, 2019

Yes, I do realize that pointing out one more Donald Trump crime-’n’-lie is like posting a notification on Twitter every time you have to go to the bathroom. I mean, it’s just a given, right? But for what it’s worth, yeah, Trump appears to have skirted the law once again. I’ll let HuffPost White House...

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  • August 21, 2019

Where to start? I guess at the mouth-frothing crazy part. In a story about Republicans’ non-response to the fact that their president is a raging racist, VICE News quoted one such Republican as saying … Oh, hell, you just have to read this for yourself: Most rank-and-file Republicans showed little...

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  • July 16, 2019

During their recent trip overseas, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. actually managed to find a small patch of land where they were welcome. According to The Irish Post, the two drew praise from at least one Irish pub owner, Caroline Kennedy (no, not that one), who described American Psycho and his...

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  • June 7, 2019

It’s amazing what a verbal recap of the major conclusions of a report that’s been out for nearly six weeks can do. Seriously, did anyone read this thing? Judging by the reaction from the right-wing media especially, one would think Robert Mueller’s press conference yesterday had included new allegations that...

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  • May 30, 2019

Progressive Democrats of America An Open Letter to the Congress and People of the United States As economists, we understand that a single-payer “Medicare for All” health insurance system for the U.S. can finance good-quality care for all U.S. residents as a basic right while still significantly reducing overall health...

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  • May 21, 2019

Well, it's finally happened: Tesla has released the $35k Model 3. While the whole Model 3 programme had been previously moved forward two years, the failure to meet the accelerated timeline has been a regular source of criticism for Tesla over the past year. The new unveiling introduced a whole slew...

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  • February 28, 2019

The Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which is one of the strictest bans on abortion anywhere in the world, is projected to be repealed, as polls have closed in the Republic of Ireland, and, while no actual votes have been counted yet, an exit poll conducted for The Irish...

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  • May 25, 2018

Originally posted at Eclectablog. On Monday of this week, Donald Trump revoked the media credentials of journalists working for the Washington Post covering his events. This follows on the heels of his blacklisting of multiple other national media outlets including Gawker, BuzzFeed, Foreign Policy, Politico, Fusion, Univision, Mother Jones, the...

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  • June 16, 2016