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When a group of Islamic radicals terrorized the country on September 11, 2001, the resolve of Americans was mobilized, and the GOP doubled down on the hate. Despite the fact former President George W. Bush made it clear that Islam was not the culprit for the actions of a few...

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  • September 12, 2022

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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  • June 13, 2021

If there are epitaphs for the US involvement in Afghanistan, it will resemble the problem of a modern military against a historically unconquerable country built on tribal differences. The winner will be Pakistan and the loser the people of Afghanistan. In a remarkable and previously unreported incident in early December, top...

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  • May 17, 2021

Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi revealed an inconvenient truth, only religion or skin color would have changed FBI security posture on January 6th. FBI Security Posture Religion/Skin Color See full episodes here. When asked his thoughts about the hearing and the performance of the FBI, Frank Figliuzzi did not mince his...

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  • February 25, 2021

The interview between this delusional man, hanging with the Right-Wing gun-toting white supremacist insurrectionists tells us much. His threat must not be taken lightly. When the Obama administration released a report that pointed the dangers of the Right-Wing White Supremacist Terrorists, Republicans balked. Trump: Right-Wing White Supremacist terrorist catalyst x...

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  • January 8, 2021

Trump’s Gettysburg Address was not the Four Seasons Total Landscaping that one might expect, but he may have one eventually somewhere as an exiled POTUS*. Unlike all the Napoleons and French kings who went into exile, or the more recent Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine, Donald J. Trump’s demand to be returned to...

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  • November 26, 2020

The foolishness continues as sore loser Trump wanted to bomb Iran last week. On the road to the bunker a POTUS proud of trying to end “endless wars” also brags about increasing the size of the military budget. Trump wants to surrender the security deposit on the White House by...

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  • November 17, 2020

DHS is drafting its annual threat assessment report, and Politico got hold of the draft: DHS draft document: White supremacists are greatest terror threat White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. Two later draft versions...

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  • September 8, 2020

Trump’s not doing rubble-necking today, although like yesterday, he’s looking for more stand-in owners of destroyed stores for photo-ops. Because high energy speed chess hustling is what Trump’s all about, even if he eats the pieces. Donald J. Zugzwang. x “Did Trump Tweet in 2014 About ‘Riots and Looting’ Due...

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  • September 2, 2020

Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi appeared on MSNBC with Katy Tur and called out the mislabeling of young white gun touters. The former FBI leader gets it right x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. It was a pleasant surprise as I listened to former FBI official...

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  • August 30, 2020

In other GOP nonsense, Trump is spending time in battleground states trying to get airport rallies to substitute for Tulsa-like covid-spreader events. But the marginal stories are the ones that a desperate Trump is trying to give air, as if that will compensate for losing pretty much everywhere. Trump congratulating...

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  • August 19, 2020

In Mel Brooks’ brilliant cinematic spoof, the ‘History of the World Part 1,’ world history is pilloried,parodied, and pushed to the limits, creating uproarious laughter, but that is a movie. In his most serious and somber, oh so somber voice the President credited the 1917(sic)Spanish flu with ending World War...

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  • August 12, 2020

Now more evidence emerges in the #RussiaBounty scandal and Trump simply looks to be even more negligent. He was briefed multiple times over the past year. Look for more distractions Tuesday, as multiple agencies engage in CYA statements. x Fact–Obama does not read his intelligence briefings nor does he get...

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  • June 30, 2020

Trump’s Inaugural Speech: REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens...

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  • June 1, 2020

Fox News may need to step up its game, because One America News has proven itself to be far more fawning, dangerous, disingenuous, and cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs than the Abomination that Ailes Built has ever been. Today, at Donald Trump’s press conference about the totally under control spread of...

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  • March 19, 2020

The only re-election path Trump may have is to invoke yet again some image as a “war-time president” even if the enemy is his incompetence. In the post-impeachment period, this is another desperate act for re-election. He’s always been a war-time POTUS* even as he was impeached. For example, on Jun 4,...

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  • March 18, 2020

A Kurd is a Kurd is a Kurd, right? I’m sure Trump thinks this is close enough. I mean, how many categories of foreigners is he supposed to keep straight in his steamy Jiffy Pop head? x Doesn’t get more humiliating than this. Trump is in a meeting with the...

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  • January 23, 2020

We now know the time range possible for imminent threats in Iran. Dog wagged, as the four US embassies claimed by Trump that were targeted have yet to be identified. In yet another qualification, IMPOTUS now claims “it doesn’t really matter” because Soleimani’s “horrible past” merited his assassination. The timing proves...

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  • January 13, 2020

Six of nine earlier flights were in the same flight path prior to the decision to shoot at least one Tor missile at Ukraine International Air flight 752. x “FlightRadar24 showed the flight following its normal route and travelling at just over 500 kmh–far slower than a cruise missile. Nine...

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  • January 11, 2020

The republic is in trouble as Trump did his first rally of 2020, demonstrating that there will be even less difference between official speeches and campaign rallies. Shtick abides. This time, Trump whines that he “saved” Ethiopia, but he didn’t get a Nobel Peace Prize for it. He repeated the...

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  • January 10, 2020

There’s something seriously wrong with this kid. At least he was at “the range” and not firing from an armored Humvee at narcoleptic mountain gorillas or something. In a provocative stupid-as-shit Instagram post on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. was shown posing with an AR-15 featuring a cartoon drawing of Hillary...

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  • January 6, 2020

Because your loyalty needs to be questioned by the Trump regime even if your family came here after the Shah was overthrown, and you went to Canada for a visit (in this case to a concert). You could get lucky and get turned back only because there wasn’t enough jail...

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  • January 5, 2020

SoS Pompeo claimed on the Sunday shows this morning that the Iraqi people want our troops to stay and help them fight terrorism: Pompeo dismisses Iraqi leader’s call for all foreign troops to leave Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday dismissed calls by Iraq’s caretaker prime minister for a...

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  • January 5, 2020

Trump for Shah. Because assassinating Suliemani is just not provocative enough, Trump is following a “strategy” intended to achieve a consequence-free objective by goading Iran into some major retaliatory attack against the US. An aerial bombing campaign is the current threat, however empty. The US is good at air superiority...

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  • January 5, 2020

It seems Russia is not pleased that Trump took out Suleimani. Newsweek: Russia Says U.S. Soleimani Strike Will Damage Regional Stability, Impact Millions of People Russia's Foreign Ministry has condemned the U.S. assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qassem Soleimani, warning Thursday's strike would only escalate regional tensions and...

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  • January 4, 2020

Keeping Trump in power might be the best Iranian revenge for the assassination of Qasem Suliemani. One view could be that Trump, as a natural coward will ultimately reduce US forces and cede Middle East political influence to his masters in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Russia, despite his preference for empty posturing...

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  • January 4, 2020

Donald Trump hosted convicted (and subsequently pardoned) war criminal and former Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher at Mar-a-Lago recently, because he’s Trump, and war crimes are kind of his jam. Today, The New York Times revealed more evidence showing just how questionable and likely egregious that decision was. The newspaper obtained video...

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  • December 27, 2019

x There are over 400 “Nobody is Above the Law” rallies in all 50 states planned for the night before the House votes on impeachment. If you’re fed up with Trump and want him gone, text PROTEST to 21333 to find the event nearest you. pic.twitter.com/8m1WdSe5Wz — George Takei (@GeorgeTakei)...

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  • December 15, 2019

So many underlings doing their jobs, so much disloyalty. Mr. Trump first expressed his dismay about Michael Atkinson around the time the whistle-blower’s complaint became public in September. In recent weeks, he has continued to raise with aides the possibility of firing him, one of the people said. The president has...

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  • November 12, 2019

Baghdadi-Bob apparently lapsed into fantasy as he turned a solemn announcement about killing a terrorist chieftain into a campaign speech complete with ad-libs. Trump’s next speech in Chicago used the mission as a ‘sir’ story which automatically challenges its credibility. https://t.co/DaYeK1Rhttps://twitter.com/samstein/status/1188997397025873926? Five senior Trump administration officials who watched in real time as...

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  • October 29, 2019

Coming home to roost, no one wants to be caught being the scapegoat for the obvious movement toward impeachment. The music will stop, and there aren’t enough chairs. Neal Katyal says the House committees “have the goods” to move forward. Even Steve Bannon thinks Nancy Pelosi “will impeach the President”. MAYBE...

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  • October 28, 2019

Political Wire has a story behind its paywall this morning: Pence Not Willing to Defend Trump on Quid Pro Quo Vice President Mike Pence appeared on Face the Nation yesterday to mostly talk about the operation targeting Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But buried at the end of the...

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  • October 28, 2019

Take this with as many grains of salt as you want but… Reuters “MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Sunday it had no reliable information on the U.S. operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, state-run RIA news agency reported after U.S. President Donald...

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  • October 27, 2019

The Washington Post just published an op-ed by Mitch McConnell himself: Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently...

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  • October 18, 2019

Trump’s complete and clueless capitulation to Turkey and the associated betrayal of the Kurds continues as a “pause” in combat operations is to last 120 hours prior to the meeting in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin. 300,000 people are now said to be displaced. Erdogan expected a confrontational meeting, but the...

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  • October 18, 2019

Mike Pompeo was having a great day in Nashville yesterday, speaking to his homies, a group of Christian counselors, and just glad to be out of D.C. on the day one of his former employees punched a hole you could drive a truck through in the wall of obstruction drumpf’s built around the...

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  • October 12, 2019

Individual-1's tough day of unhingery continues, as a new book describes more Trump sexual predation. Many moving parts in today’s media as the Turkish offensive in Syria begins, and Trump who once proclaimed ISIS defeated, now facilitates their spread. This is apparently another dog-wag anticipated when Trump gets desperate, this time...

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  • October 9, 2019

x Editorial cartoon:The GOP defends Trump.https://t.co/3IfREz1mIB pic.twitter.com/wvOIEaw5l1 — Las Vegas Sun (@LasVegasSun) October 8, 2019 Trump’s the guy who would sue an automaker for damages because his getaway car got a flat, just as he said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose voters. That remains true as long as...

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  • October 9, 2019

Like Jerry Falwell Jr and his pool boy, everybody’s got stakes in the Rapture. Speaking in tongues, handling snakes, and laying on hands is not going to save Trump. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend x Pat Robertson is “appalled” by Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria: “The President of the United States is...

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  • October 7, 2019

x Sitting next to a couple in their 80’s as they talk about #Syria He adjusts his hearing aid as she says, “We’re abandoning the #Kurds who fought w us, now ISIS May make a comeback.” 😬😬 — heather nauert (@HeatherNauert) October 7, 2019 Turkey roll. The dealmaking poobah failed...

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  • October 7, 2019

Well, so did Trump, of course, and he’s allegedly president. Apparently, Monica Crowley has a penchant for saying Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim. You know, the usual. Totally normal, folks. Totally, totally normal. CNN: Monica Crowley, who was appointed by Trump last week as assistant treasury secretary for public...

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  • July 25, 2019

A young woman from Birmingham, Alabama was raped and impregnated four times by her uncle. She was just 12-years old when the raping started: her mother’s half-brother would constantly climb in her bed. She endured this hell for years: Raped at 14, she miscarried. Raped at 16, she gave birth...

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  • June 16, 2019

I should preface this by saying, yeah, there’s no evidence for this. Mediaite: Bernard Kerik — a former New York police commissioner whose nomination by President Bush to serve as head of Homeland Security was derailed after he was sentenced to four years in prison on eight felony charges, including tax...

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  • April 16, 2019

Trump loves him some generals. They allow him to look tough in a vicarious sort of way. Since Trump has no discipline, brains, courage, heart, willpower, probity, honor, impulse control, elocution, continence, or clothes that fit him correctly, hitching his wagon to proud, patriotic Americans who don’t make half the...

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  • December 30, 2018

No more skirting the issue. No more beating around the bush. No more even pretending to give a shit. The sitting President of the United States just came out in a statement, and gave us the value of a human life. Or as many as may pile up. And that...

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  • November 20, 2018

If you happened to read Bob Woodward’s recent Trump book, Fear: Holy Fuck, Holy Fuck, Holy Fuck, Oh Christ, Just Kill Me Now!, you know how obsessed our pr*sident is with shaking down other countries for protection money — so much so that he’s willing to upset world peace and...

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  • October 17, 2018

This really isn't that complicated. There are only two possible outcomes to the Kavanaugh nomination  Either Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed, or he won't. There are only two sides here, Democratic and Republican, and each outcome will provoke a largely predictable reaction from each side. This isn't pure speculation, there...

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  • October 4, 2018

One thing about having Netroots Nation in New Orleans: I was reminded how friendly, tolerant, and open people can be. Now I’m back home, and have to deal with a$$hats like this. Directly from Joel Greenberg’s Facebook page: Joel Greenberg is the elected Seminole County Tax Collector, and an established...

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  • August 19, 2018

Donald Trump is a complete embarrassment on the world stage: scandals, twitter tantrums, treason, incompetence, discrimination, bigotry, porn stars, misogyny,  complete lack of integrity….I could go on and on, but you get the gist.  If you wondered what the complete opposite of Trump is, you need to look no further than...

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  • June 10, 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, President Donald Trump and his amen corner are bragging about his “year of solid policy accomplishments.” Despite approval ratings only slightly higher than the Ebola virus, Trump took to Twitter to soak up praise from Maria Bartiromo, who gushed that “Year One has been...

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