Irony

The latest news from Bizarro World is that Donald Trump is finally starting his own social media company—and it’s named TRUTH Social. Because while irony is long dead, that doesn’t mean Trump can’t beat it in the head with a shovel a few more times just to watch its corpse...

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  • October 22, 2021

The Republican members of the House of Representatives convened their star chamber this morning and ousted the most conservative member of their caucus. GOP House conference chair Liz Cheney is under fire for breaking one of their sacred tenets—not embracing duplicity and hypocrisy. The vote was held in secret because...

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  • May 12, 2021

Irony died years ago, but former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has decided to exhume its corpse and drag it through town behind a team of bath salts-besotted Clydesdales. Speaking on—I don’t know, some fucking Bizarro World Fox show—McEnany said she thought the country is a tinderbox now, and...

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  • April 20, 2021

Apparently the spree killer in Indianapolis was also a “Brony”, a follower of My Little Pony as reported by the Wall Street Journal. We are in our pandemic (l)anguish, even more confused by a sad shape for online culture. Not unlike the infantile imagery used by Boogaloo Boys, racism and sexism filter into...

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  • April 19, 2021

Weed o’clock struck early today. Not sure why. Something to do with daylight saving time, I think. Or the Maya calendar? Fuck if I know. It just felt like a day-tokin’ kinda day here in the Pacific Northwest. But this isn’t about me. Because there’s no way in hell I would...

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  • April 12, 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 10, 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

So in this episode of Sweet Waffle-snarfin’ Christ, My Eyes!, Fox host Maria Bartiromo suggests Joe Biden is spending far too much time away from the White House and notes that much of it is being spent in Delaware, the state where—um, oh here it is—Biden’s house is. Seriously, you won’t believe...

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  • March 28, 2021

I could spend a lot of time making statistical comparisons about the influx of immigrants at the border starting with the George W. Bush administration through the Trump administration. If that were the real issue, Joe Biden’s current border dilemma numbers would compare favorably. Now that human decency has become solely...

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  • March 22, 2021

Prosecuting hate crime is another thing some prosecutors might not want especially when a Bible Belt jury might want to condone violence against the victimless(sic) crime industry. “Let those pesky feds do it”. As the alleged suspect said, “he was at the end of his rope” because irony runs deep...

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  • March 17, 2021

“The universe has been to them.” (Resident Alien) 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...

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  • March 13, 2021

Oprah Winfrey’s query of the exiled Royals was a superfluous gesture to most black Americans. That was until she brought up the subject of the baby royal, Archie. By exposing what most black men and women around the world know, that racism exists from the commoners to literal Kings and...

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  • March 10, 2021

Lost Cause at the Liar’s Poker table. Old whine in new butt-holes. At one point, Trump claimed that “had we had a fair election, the results would’ve been much different” — even though election security officials from his own administration have confirmed Biden’s victory was the result of a free and fair...

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  • March 1, 2021

The use of the two-word phrase cancel-culture has become an evasion tactic analogous to the words race-card. Both of these media memes have become an alibi for incitement to violent hatred and racial bigotry. The lack of basic knowledge the rioters have about the Constitution— they were willing to desecrate...

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  • January 27, 2021

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

Last gasps of biglygate: even Mitt Romney shades Trump as President-elect Biden has not ruled out legal action against the GSA, as Trump will have run out of options very soon. x Arizona will follow in a week.Nevada and Wisconsin will certify on December 1. The electors will cast their...

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  • November 20, 2020

The Trump family is to irony as Lennie from Of Mice and Men is to puppies. They’ve killed it more often than Donald Trump’s masturbating-hyena voice has killed my will to live. And this morning, Ivanka Trump — the “smart” one — drove yet another stake into the heart of...

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  • November 15, 2020

For a period in history, there existed something called the Whig Party. A group of disaffected Nationalist Republicans and Democrats who saw a need to unify the country after the horrifying presidency of Andrew Johnson. One of the main tenets of the Whigs was a limit on presidential power. Unlike...

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  • November 11, 2020

Michele Bachmann bellowing about delusion is close to all the irony you’ll be able to digest today. I don’t know what’s inside the former congresswoman’s head, but if it’s not Styrofoam packing peanuts I stand to lose a pretty sizable bet. We’ll have to wait a few decades or so for...

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  • November 9, 2020

A theater of the absurd: fascinating are the last hours of the Trump administration’s disinformation campaign, as Trump goes round the bend. He now complains that Democrats don’t believe in science, again. And Trump caravans trying to run Biden campaign buses off Texas roads is “hot”. After his praise for turning...

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  • November 1, 2020

As usual GOP/Trumpian evidence makes no sense and given the Impeachment, will not make a difference. Some of us have held out hope for Tara Reade to make an appearance. x Trump aides have been telling people that the big surprise in store for tonight's debate is he's bringing Tony...

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  • October 22, 2020

Sen. Lindsey Graham (T-SC) (T for Trump) spilled the beans in his opening statement at the Barrett confirmation hearing. Judges and justices are supposed to be vetted for their qualifications to serve, and for their positions on Constitutional theory, and things like that. They don’t get asked how they would...

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  • October 13, 2020

The irony here is rich. How the fuck am I supposed to keep government surplus food down if I’m continually reminded of Trump? Politico: The Agriculture Department last week began mandating that millions of boxes of surplus food for needy families include a letter from President Donald Trump claiming credit...

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  • October 1, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of South Carolina courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: Senator Lindsey Graham, who is seeking his fourth term in the U.S. Senate, is tied with his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. Forty-eight percent of likely voters support Graham, while 48 percent support Harrison. Ninety-three percent...

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  • September 16, 2020

Other than Trump’s deliberate mass-casualty response to COVID-19, there was an earlier event that had similar malevolence. This is not about “antifa” as a threat, rather it is the continuing, intergenerational threat of right-wing domestic terror, made more possible by Trump’s election and not triggered by isolated individuals. x TREASONOUS SABOTAGE OF...

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  • September 15, 2020

So many contradictions, so little time, as non-socially distanced followers are kept away from Trump by a thin white line. x What about everyone else? https://t.co/XExDwnbqOO — Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) September 14, 2020 x Notice the big empty space on the right? That's where @realDonaldTrump “works” the ropeline. The...

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  • September 15, 2020

Men’s basketball has been in the Bubble and fittingly (I guess) the women are in the Wubble. Baseball is playing before packed houses of canned noise and football began in earnest yesterday, before empty seats of orange, blue, and green. Boxing and professional wrestling (if you consider that a sport)...

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  • September 14, 2020

Donald Trump Jr. is flogging his new book Liberal Privilege — about how the media and other establishment types give liberals a pass on everything — and during an interview to plug it, he said of right-wing Trump-supporting Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse, “We all do stupid things when we’re 17.” Among...

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  • September 9, 2020

Probably a response to Mary Trump but more revealing about what little the Trump campaign has left other than the strangeness of their RNC lineup. Irony is a pre-existing condition. x The weird tweet was Rudy trying to search for something. Since deleted.— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) August 18, 2020 x...

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  • August 18, 2020

Irony has become a Norwegian Blue parrot. Trump supporters are really upset that we are pointing out that Trump played golf while his brother lay in the hospital dying They say it’s heartless Irony is dead — William Buecker (GA Male) (@wcbuecker) August 16, 2020 Trump refused to acknowledge that...

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  • August 16, 2020

Presser started at 536pm ET. It ended at 613pm. Trump needed another faux-campaign speech opportunity today — he should be trying to clarify his criticism of Birx — perhaps there’ll be some faux-Kumbaya. The new tone will keep the press questions to a minimum. Perhaps Trump will double-down even further on the...

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  • August 3, 2020

Fortunately, Trump has telegraphed one of his tactical options to remain in power. x For nearly 90 years, the Constitution has contained a built-in safeguard against presidents who try to retain power beyond the end of their term: presidential power automatically passes to the House Speaker at noon on January...

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  • July 31, 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

Monmouth University released their Georgia poll today. They found that both Joe Biden and Donald Trump are tied 47/47 but I wanted to bring attention to the polling in both the U.S. Senate races in Georgia: In the regularly scheduled U.S. Senate election, Republican incumbent David Perdue holds a 49%...

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  • July 29, 2020

Community policing can happen even if it’s been talked about for half a century against a backdrop of paramilitary enforcement and military intelligence. Sadly, the change must be serious and even more radical, requiring even greater defunding/retraining and anti-corruption. x LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is speaking right now about police reforms....

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  • July 28, 2020

When founders, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi began a movement, I am certain they knew it would be controversial. What they achieved was to set in motion the recognition of truth in three words, Black Lives Matter. To refute their assertion, primarily white Americans countered with All Lives...

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  • July 27, 2020

Some very good news today out of Arizona courtesy of NBC News/Marist’s recent poll: The NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday found Biden with 50 percent support among registered voters in Arizona, compared to the president's 45 percent. The results were barely outside of the poll's margin of error of 4.1 percentage points. That’s...

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  • July 26, 2020

GOP legislators let their misogyny-flag fly today. Yo-Ho-Ho. Cheney apparently has even deleted her favorable Fauci tweet. x I want to “you go girl” Liz Cheney. 2020 is never going to end, is it? https://t.co/fDHIoNJ2ke— Julie Dawson (@juliedawson2802) July 21, 2020 Because Irony: x I know @Liz_Cheney as a principled leader...

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  • July 21, 2020

Before Donald Trump made the U.S. presidency less dignified than workaday gigs like assistant bovine inseminator, I posited that voting for him would be like willfully electing Caligula. Or maybe Michael Scott. Either way, I knew it would be fucking bad. But clearly I underestimated how gobsmackingly bad it would...

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  • July 15, 2020

Joe Biden just released an ad aimed at Texas: x x YouTube Video as reported by Greg Sargent in the WaPo: Biden is advertising in Texas. That’s ominous for Trump. This ad never once mentions Trump. It focuses on how Texas is trying to cope with the coronavirus and how...

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  • July 14, 2020

Two names, Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci and President Donald John Trump. Dr. Fauci has served as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. That spans six presidents, starting in the second term of Ronald Reagan to the current commander-in-chief Donald Trump. Anthony Fauci has...

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  • July 13, 2020

The placing of 90 op-eds in a range of 40+ media outlets signals some real disinformation problems at work. One guess is that one of many (Saudi/UAE/Russia?) intelligence services have been doing this. This Daily Beast article shows how deep the information battle operates. http://www.thedailybeast.com/… Badani is part of a...

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  • July 8, 2020

Trump will do anything to win, but when he loses, more likely will spend the time between election day and inauguration day on revenge and pardons. x Trump's Presidency Is About to Enter Chapter 11 || By: Nicholas Grossman https://t.co/wS8wYfzHLN — SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) July 7, 2020 (1)   Cheat Trump never...

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  • July 7, 2020

Trump did tread water today because it now appears that the last instance for SCOTUS will be a ruling on his financial records. In the same context the looting continues from COVID. And irony persists in grifting contradictions: x The Ayn Rand Institute received a PPP loan of between $350K and...

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  • July 7, 2020

President Donald Trump said a few days ago that in a mask, he believes he looks like the “Lone Ranger.” Setting aside, that even the simplest of comparisons escape him—the Lone Ranger wore his mask over his eyes, the irony of his Lone Ranger analogy is far beyond his comprehension....

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  • July 3, 2020

The winning formula is based on multiple distractions because even Trump’s daily brief seems to now have become a hoax. The problem in any time of iconoclasm, waging a propaganda war at the level of symbolism eventually must come to a moment where one consciously recognizes material reality. x The plan is...

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  • July 1, 2020

x Photos of Trump today – from @tru62. pic.twitter.com/dVVHvwUG9q — Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 27, 2020 x In white polo shirt and red cap, Pres Trump returns to WH from his Virginia golf club. pic.twitter.com/8hAWAvma8z — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 27, 2020 x The choice of messenger…. Irony and any...

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  • June 27, 2020

Uh … dude. Come on. x Today, President @realDonaldTrump will sign an executive order to transform the federal hiring process—and replace one-size-fits-all, degree-based hiring with skills-based hiring. More from @IvankaTrump: pic.twitter.com/W8xhiyCRBy— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 26, 2020 IVANKA FRIGGIN’ TRUMP, FOR FUCK’S SAKE: “President Trump has always been a champion...

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  • June 26, 2020

Darn that BLM Plaza. Trump wanted a Space Force, when unlike an army in outer space, on this planet, it’s not about force in the urban space of protest and speech rights. In the 12 days of protest since the killing of George Floyd. the decline of paramilitary force in confronting protests has actually...

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  • June 7, 2020

I have written a little sporadically over the past few weeks, which is not my norm. I love to read but writing gives me pleasure.  It has been my dream to build a following of readers and thinkers who would look forward to my printed thoughts and perspectives, not only...

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  • May 13, 2020
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