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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

Donald Trump kept saying “we have turned the corner” on Covid so many times one would think we were in an endless maze. Joe Biden saw it differently. His administration is conducting one of the greatest vaccination campaigns in history, starting with bringing the vaccination level up now to 44% of all Americans...

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  • May 2, 2021

The raison d'être of the Republican Party for much of the past 100 years has been to slam the brakes on anything that would make the poor and middle class feel more secure and prosperous.  Look at the list of popular government programs and initiatives they’ve decried as “socialism”: unemployment insurance, Social Security,...

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  • May 1, 2021

Pfizer/BioNTech is starting to ship Covid vaccine manufactured at its Kalamazoo, Michigan plant to Mexico, Canada, and Brazil saying it is now producing more than enough capacity to meet continuing US needs.  http://www.msn.com/… Pfizer will next week start supplying Canada with COVID-19 vaccine made in its U.S. plant, a senior official said on...

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  • May 1, 2021

Pfizer/BioNTech is starting to ship Covid vaccine manufactured at its Kalamazoo, Michigan plant to Mexico, Canada, and Brazil saying it is now producing more than enough capacity to meet continuing US needs.  http://www.msn.com/… Pfizer will next week start supplying Canada with COVID-19 vaccine made in its U.S. plant, a senior official said on...

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  • May 1, 2021

For some reason I don’t have complete faith in this vote audit they’re performing in Arizona. For one thing, hardly anyone heard of Cyber Ninjas, the company that’s performing the audit, before this farce commenced. For another, the company is named “Cyber Ninjas.” That’s like going with a wealth management firm called...

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  • May 1, 2021

A little over a year ago, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham postured that helping out hungry Americans would make them lazy. “Very few people would choose work over unemployment benefits that provided moderately more money,” said Graham. Not only was this an attack on those in need but their work ethic...

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  • April 30, 2021

It’s a sign of the times that Liz Cheney had to explain herself: I disagree strongly w/@JoeBiden policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, I will always respond in a civil, respectful & dignified way. We’re different political...

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  • April 30, 2021
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Time after time, Melania Trump slapped her husband’s hand away faster than a hummingbird could flap its wings. Assuming fusion power fails to pan out, it’s nice to know that her phalanges-flickin’ wrist is an untapped source of renewable energy that will last us at least until her death—or until...

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  • April 29, 2021

Americans over the age of 65 have embraced Covid vaccination to the extent that 82% have received at least one dose and 68.3% are fully vaccinated, according to the numbers released by the CDC for yesterday, and the percentages are still slowly rising. In fact, if you look at the...

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  • April 29, 2021

Donald Trump said some stupid shit about the Oscars today, because he’s gone from being the worst pr*sident in U.S. history to writing the worst blog on the internet. (I can’t even find an archive of his “statements.” That’s how far off the grid he is these days.) You may have noticed you...

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  • April 27, 2021

The Biden Administration is preparing to send millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to other nations. The FDA has not yet approved AstraZenca’s vaccine for injections in the US, and enough of the three approved vaccines are likely to be delivered before May 31 to jab every American who wants a...

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  • April 27, 2021

I’m probably a lot closer on the political spectrum to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez than I am to Joe Biden—and not just because I prefer a Starbucks triple venti nonfat soy caramel baby’s blood macchiato to whatever low-rent greasy spoon baby’s blood bevvie Biden drinks. Probably has Sanka in it. Pfft. So I appreciate what AOC is saying...

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  • April 26, 2021

Europe will start welcoming American tourists who can show they are fully vaccinated, currently 29% of the US population. The American government has provided at least one dose of Covid vaccine to 42.2% of its population. Some 53.6% of American adults have had at least one jab, and the percentage for...

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  • April 25, 2021

I’ll make this quick because the video speaks for itself. For four years we sat by, mouths immutably agape, as Donald Trump tossed paper towels at hurricane victims and made the COVID pandemic all about himself. But with the return of competence to the White House, we also saw a...

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  • April 24, 2021

President Joe Biden’s original goal of 100 million Covid vaccinations in 100 days was exceeded last month leading him to call for 200 million in 100 days. Today is the day we reach that goal, eight days early. This is Biden’s second huge win after the passage of the Covid...

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  • April 22, 2021

With over half of American adults now vaccinated with at least one Covid shot, President Joe Biden is acting to keep the momentum rolling by offering employers tax credits if they will give their employees incentives to receive the injections. http://www.cnn.com/… “As we move into the vaccination campaign focused on working age...

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  • April 21, 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

The problem with having Christmas every day, as the folks behind these weird Christmas-themed attractions surely know by now, is that when Dec. 25 actually comes around, Christmas doesn’t seem that special. That’s a bit how I feel on 4/20. What am I gonna do? Get higher? I’m not sure...

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  • April 20, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

Today is the day I stopped stalling. My BMI is on the cusp of “overweight,” and other than an overweening fondness for nondairy cheeses made from a mysterious hodgepodge of plant oils, space ingredients (dark matter for sure, and perhaps a soupçon of tauntaun smegma), and hipster smugness, I don’t have...

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  • April 19, 2021

http://www.cbsnews.com/… Dr. Anthony Fauci said he expects a decision from the FDA will come this week on whether to resume vaccinations with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, though it may come with some limitations in use. Vaccinations with the J&J shots were paused while reports of serious but vary rare blood clots...

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  • April 18, 2021

The Trump administration—the malignant milieu of racism, bad ideas, and bad, racist ideas—had, for the past two-plus years, limited the use of consent decrees in holding police departments accountable for abusive (read: racist) behavior. Now, Attorney General Merrick Garland is reversing that Trump-era policy.

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  • April 17, 2021

As of today, 50% of US residents over the age of 18 have been vaccinated with at least one shot for Covid-19. Yesterday’s report by the CDC showed 49.7% of adults have received the first injection while 31.8% have completed their vaccinations. The report also shows 39% of the total...

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  • April 17, 2021

As of today, 50% of US residents over the age of 18 have been vaccinated with at least one shot for Covid-19. Yesterday’s report by the CDC showed 49.7% of adults have received the first injection while 31.8% have completed their vaccinations. The report also shows 39% of the total...

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  • April 17, 2021

Vaccinations for Covid-19  in the US reached 202.3 million yesterday, according to the CDC. Since 20 million vaccinations occurred under Trump, Joe Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached about April 21 or nine days early. As of yesterday, 38.5% of the total US...

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  • April 16, 2021

The new America First Caucus advances the demand of the previous guy that all future public buildings should look like the neoclassical architecture often called Federalist. Not coincidentally it also is the official state facade style promoted by  authoritarian movements in the last century. The RWNJ culture war is a battle of wits fought by...

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  • April 16, 2021

Anand Giridharadas wrote a piece for The Atlantic asserting that Biden has been moving leftward.  This may only be a short term impression only because the GOP is trying to find its way after the previous guy is gone and before he may be indicted. The real problem lies with...

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  • April 16, 2021

All US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 9/11/2021, ignoring the 1 May deadline set by previous guy. 2,500 troops remain. *“Wars with Native tribes from 1788-1890 count as the actual longest U.S. war, the nation’s very own Hundred Years War. ” x “I’m now the fourth United States...

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  • April 14, 2021

Americans should listen to the rational Republicans willing to publicly lift the scales from their eyes, who say their brethren are cowardly. Current and former Republicans like the previous Republican National Committee Chair, Michael Steele, and former Rep. David Jolly have said over and over the current crop of GOPers...

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  • April 12, 2021

As much as I would like to take credit for the fitting title of this piece, I cannot. I heard it for the first time yesterday afternoon (April 8th) on the Randi Rhodes radio broadcast. A caller from Philadelphia used the two-word descriptor, and I found it apropos to the...

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  • April 9, 2021

More than 225 million doses of Covid vaccines have been delivered, more than enough to fulfill Joe Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days. If we just maintain the recent pace averaging 3 million shots a day, we should have about 240 million vaccinations, 20 million more...

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  • April 7, 2021

There are a lot of people I’d like to keep home on Election Day—about 74 million, by last count. But they have every right to tick a sad little box for a bloviating mound of venal earwax, no matter what I think about it. I’ve also known my share of ignorant college...

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  • April 7, 2021

The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that Chuck Schumer may be able to use budget reconciliation rules to pass two additional amendments to the 2021 budget bill that was used in enacting Biden’s Covid relief law. Reconciliation, though complicated, allows bills to pass the Senate with a 51 to 50 vote. thehill.com/… The ruling...

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  • April 6, 2021

Vaccinations for Covid-19 have been at 4 million per day in the US for the first two days of April and are proceeding at just over 3 million for the last week. More than 104 million Americans have received at least one dose according to numbers released for Friday by the Center...

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  • April 3, 2021

Change as a rising tide seems to be falling short as history’s stream is not as mighty. Apparently slavery is still “ordained by God for ultimate good” at Baylor University, as a RW campus group wants to accuse the University of canceling its “Christian identity”. No mention of its athletic team’s...

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  • April 1, 2021

I check off a day every morning on my calendar because I am counting down to the day of my second Covid-19 vaccination. I, like a lot of other Americans, especially black Americans, have expressed skepticism over the speed, effectiveness, and side effects of the vaccines. I wrote about a...

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  • March 31, 2021

An ABC News poll and an AP-NORC poll both give Joe Biden above 70% approval for his handling of the pandemic. apnews.com/… Americans have responded favorably to the president’s approach, with 73% approving of his handling of the pandemic. That includes about half of Republicans, a rarity given how divided...

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  • March 31, 2021

Remember Infrastructure Week? It’s coming back—this time without an infrastructure weakling deflating the promise of a newly rebuilt America. Joe Biden is set to unveil his sweeping $3 trillion infrastructure plan, and according to Axios, top economists are simply “giddy” about its prospects. Of course, Republicans understand Keynesian economics as...

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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

Having reached 100 million vaccinations in just 59 days in office, Joe Biden is now calling for 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days, which will be April 30. The Center for Disease Control reports 136.7 million total vaccinations for US residents for yesterday, so reaching the goal will...

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  • March 26, 2021

As many here know I am a Democratic Socialist and a long time Bernie supporter. I listened to Biden today and was impressed as he sounded like a democrat of old, i.e. what present day republicans would term as a screaming raving socialist. I was happy with my vote for...

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  • March 25, 2021

An analysis of what’s been happening at the southern border shows that the current immigrant “surge” is actually just the result of seasonal shifts and the past year’s pandemic—not anything Joe Biden has done or failed to do. When I tuned in to ABC’s This Week on Sunday and saw that...

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  • March 24, 2021

In September of 2013, Republicans attempted to curtail full funding of the Affordable Care Act but their efforts came to an absurd end. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spent just over 21-hours regaling the public with a tale penned by Dr. Seuss, the wisdom of Ashton Kutcher, and the World Wrestling...

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  • March 24, 2021

On Tuesday, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth backed down from a threat to delay approving Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees because of a lack of high-level Asian American representation among the president’s brain trust. She made the announcement after receiving assurances from the Biden administration that it would strive for greater AAPI representation...

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  • March 24, 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

The total numbers of vaccinations for Covid-19 exceeded joe Biden’s goal of 100 million in 100 days as of yesterday, and may be in the vicinity of 200 million by the 100th day of his administration. With the 3.1 million vaccinations reported by the CDC  yesterday, 68% of all Americans over...

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  • March 20, 2021

Trump still pimps the Big Lie, because only Mr. Bigly Orange could be hiding in a hitherto-unaccounted-for room in the White House. After all, isn’t Trump a National Treasure, and might he really be somewhere still in the White House, pursuing that Matrix-greenscreen version of Biden. Because Neo-liberalism is about...

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  • March 20, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021
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