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Time and anti-tank weapons favor the Ukrainians even if air superiority remains complicated. An extended siege of Kyiv looks possible with the current stalemate, and long-range bombardment continues. Mercenaries are being recruited to support Russian forces. The disinformation campaign continues, including the relocation of some of the Mariupol population elsewhere,...

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  • March 21, 2022

The military situation is not without progress as bombardment continues with little appreciable changes in position. Unfortunately civilians remain in the line of fire. Politics continues to be extended by war, and unfortunately, ​Putin is no Yuri Andropov, one of many who facilitated the violent suppressions in Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Russia’s advances...

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  • March 19, 2022

On Thursday, the House voted 424-8 to suspend normal trade relations with Russia in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine. Congress rarely achieves that kind of consensus on anything, unless the vote is for not telling Ted Cruz about the weekly after-work happy hour, but Ukraine’s plight has...

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  • March 18, 2022

The situation has become fraught with increases in attacks on civilians, amid charges and counter charges. Bombardment continues and a few Ukrainian counter attacks are offset by brutality in places like Mariupol. Russia appears to be trying to achieve the capture of the land bridge from Moldova to Donbas. Ukraine...

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  • March 18, 2022

The war continues with Russian troops hiding among hospital facilities in the south using staff as cover or shields. They exhibit slow progress toward Kiev even as talks continue and the PR offensive remains solid with Zelensky speaking to the Canadian Parliament and the Prime Ministers of Czechia, Poland, and Slovenia....

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  • March 16, 2022

Bombardment continues with over 900 missiles launched against Ukraine and the notable media appearance was the on-air protest by an editor on Russian State TV. She was arrested and seems to be held incommunicado from her lawyers. “(T)oo many civilian targets have been hit by Russian bombs for them all...

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  • March 15, 2022

An “operative lull” seems now ready to end. Bombardment resumes and the messaging about “foreign fighters” increases with the slowing of the Russian advance to take major cities. Smaller cities that have been captured are being repressed by Russians and some proxies with brutal efficiency. The war continues to be...

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  • March 13, 2022

Okay, so you may have read that headline and thought, “What? Tucker Carlson is finally souring on Putin’s war?” Oh, no. Don’t worry. It’s not like we’ve entered Bizarro World or anything. No, we’re simply at the stage in Vladimir Putin’s career when Russian state TV is obliquely questioning its...

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  • March 11, 2022

Meet Michigan House member Matt Maddock. He’s a Republican who bought into the fiction that a gurgling bucket of Twinkie filling and circus peanut goo couldn’t have possibly lost to that nice man with the infectious smile and conspicuous lack of boat parades. He also thinks fact checkers need to...

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  • May 12, 2021

Remember when Trump said: “I know people that like the Confederate flag and they're not thinking about slavery”. Maybe we can finally get to that obstruction of justice because the former United States President tried to blackmail Ukraine into helping him cheat in our 2020 election. We’ll have more chances...

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  • April 29, 2021

This is just a quick post as my movers are coming at any moment and pack my pc away. kittylou wrote on this story but only received 5 recs. Inquiring minds want to know what the fuck this is about. From Business Insider: A mysterious Florida company is said to have...

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  • April 26, 2021
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Minnesota law enforcement, at its based level exhibits some intersectional issues often represented in fictional culture products like Fargo. Their police forces haven’t learned very much since the death of George Floyd. So many examples of bad faith below:

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  • April 19, 2021

So much still unresolved from the Trump era installed in 2016, and continued through 2020, a Russian intelligence operation. Hard to tell whether it ranks with Robert Hanssen, Aldrich Ames, or even Operation Pandora, the plan to foment a US race war in the 1960s, although the Trump win could...

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  • April 17, 2021

Previous guy colluded with Russia, led a Capitol insurrection, and is not rotting in a prison cell. But if it happens, could there be enough secessionist nut-logs ready and willing to bust him out. “I think this blending of the far-right militia movement with overt secessionism is something I think we’re...

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  • April 14, 2021

CA-22 remember that treasonous cowpoke Devin Nunes voted against the $1,400 hitting your bank account.  x Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) calls out Devin Nunes, Ron Johnson, Rudy Giuliani, and other Republicans in Congress for being Russian assets. pic.twitter.com/JTNP4lgFWv — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 17, 2021 I’m proud that Chairman...

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  • March 18, 2021

Always ready with useful idiocy, Trump’s inaction on COVID while POTUS* was beyond negligence and continues by keeping his own vaccination secret from his supporters. A consequence comes parallel with Russian disinformation efforts to discredit vaccines specific to the US. The net effect is also to help demand for the...

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  • March 8, 2021

The “Arctic is already under such threat from so many angles, and while production there is expensive, it is also very, very high risk. It requires absolutely the strongest levels of global oversight.” Phoebe Barnard, Professor at Washington’s Conservation Biology Institute Putin’s Russia made history today when the Christophe de Margerie, the enormous...

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  • February 16, 2021

At this point, waiting for Donald Trump to become “presidential” would be like Phil Spector’s embalmer/restorative artist asking if there’s something different they can do with his hair. Hey, how surprised would you be to see Donald Trump release amazing comprehensive health care and infrastructure plans that are all set...

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  • January 19, 2021

Don’t listen to any lizard people this year. x Greetings from the White House. Trump appears to be tweeting and watching OANN from the Oval Office this New Year’s Day. The press pool has not been covid-tested for a second day in a row. pic.twitter.com/jtFidJ3TZZ— Sophia Cai (@SophiaCai99) January 1,...

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  • January 1, 2021

If his puckered lips are moving, he’s lying, but the circular limit to that lie is that Ivanka has Chinese trademarks for, …. wait for it, voting machines. So this is all a delusional branding exercise,.. again. The firehose of disinformation is dribbling again, alwaystm but it dependstm on the...

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  • December 19, 2020

There are now so many pardon requests there’s a spreadsheet for them, but Trump’s so angry at the lost loyalty, the list could be smaller. Trump just sees no evil, even in a mirror. There may be a firing spree, among other irrational acts by a Trump now confronted by...

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  • December 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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  • December 5, 2020

We’re not humoring Trump’s father Fred with a Potemkin executive desk to humor delusional derangement. It has always been deadly serious. Whatever his bluff, call it. Trump is leveraging some negotiated pardon that even includes the NY state charges. Flight from the country to evade prosecution could still be the only option. Trump’s...

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  • November 20, 2020

Regular Trump golf partner Chris Ruddy disclaims any NewsMax takeover by Trump who was only offered a weekly spot among the documentaries of “Hitler’s rise” programming. Trump seems now more interested in doing a deal with OANN, considering how often he recommends them. OANN: what is the alternative far-right media...

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  • November 16, 2020

Discovery and disinformation are ahead as RWNJs are looking for reasons to overturn the election, but are perhaps more about grifting. The reality remains that Trump tried to manipulate processing of ballots by installing a crony in USPS, among other things yet to be determined. Attempts to manipulate the system...

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  • November 9, 2020

Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is spreading reports that Putin has Parkinson’s and may resign in January: The Sun: PUTIN 'TO QUIT' Vladimir Putin, 68, ‘stepping down as Russian president early next year amid fears he has Parkinson’s’ VLADIMIR Putin is planning to quit early next year amid growing fears for...

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  • November 6, 2020

More damn mischief. GOTV, dammit. Fortunately the FBI is on the case. x https://t.co/b9Ak1VMZnI— Forbes (@Forbes) November 3, 2020 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, on Tuesday alerted voters in Dearborn about a suspicious text message making the rounds that claimed a “typographical error” on the on the ballots, which were inexplicably described...

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  • November 3, 2020

This is just my opinion but he is not afraid of any left leaning or what he considers anti American protestors.  Nope.  I think he is afraid of the Mob.  The Russian Mob.   He is afraid of Putin’s displeasure of failure to  bring America to him. The Wall?  Well I...

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  • November 3, 2020

This is just my opinion but he is not afraid of any left leaning or what he considers anti American protestors.  Nope.  I think he is afraid of the Mob.  The Russian Mob.   He is afraid of Putin’s displeasure of failure to  bring America to him. The Wall?  Well I...

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  • November 3, 2020

Maybe we can now just wait for every vote to be counted. Fortunately we’re past the fail-safe point of the Comey email fiasco of 2016 and its associated manipulation by the NY Times. We may be out of October Surprises. Even Putin seems to have officially cut Trump loose. Then...

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  • October 29, 2020

There is a critical reality beyond the waiting for the “next two weeks” in which Trump has promised multiple times over the four years a plan for health care and a plan to combat COVID-19. The pandemic crisis has given us some real relations from which we can gain some insights...

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  • October 23, 2020

Apparently there is a Trump-Orban-Putin authoritarian alliance as well as coordination and support for the Trump re-election campaign. It did seem more inevitable that Mitt Romney would choose party over country if only to demonstrate a potential leadership position upon the repudiation of Trumpism. Apparently he can vote one way...

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  • September 22, 2020

Trump Russia continues, as IMPOTUS* covers for Russia, and DHS & DoJ defections continue in the assessment of 2016 and 2020 Russian actions. Will John Durham create an “interim” deliverable for Bill Barr’s ‘October Surprise’. x This is false. No independent arbiter “determined” this about Mueller. The DOJ IG said the Russia probe was...

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  • September 13, 2020

We’re now past the point in 2016 where PBO got derailed by McConnell on election interference from Russia. We can see why Trump has undermined trust in intel agencies We can now see why Trump spent a lot of time discrediting Peter Strozk Today featured more desperate tweets x NEW:...

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  • September 12, 2020

Just another news day and at least one or two more news cycles with 54 days left. x Donald Trump is the first president in 39 years to not start a war but still manage to kill 190,000+ Americans.— ray waldin (@rwaldin) September 10, 2020 How pathological is this tweet....

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  • September 10, 2020

This is a true virtue-signal as Trump announces he’s now open for more griftable influence money not unlike the cash infusions he received in 2016. This is beyond the skimming that has now shown Trump to have blown through $800 million. x Trump doesn’t have anywhere near that amount in...

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  • September 8, 2020

The real story breaking is the 2012 performance piece Trump created to “fire” an actor playing PBO. But the real transition will be leaving Donald’s house of Klan kayfabe in 2021. Ten years earlier Trump couldn’t get over being humiliated by PBO at the 2011 WHCA dinner and still can’t get past...

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  • September 6, 2020

x The Joker wants to be mayor of Gotham City. https://t.co/PLtnFwPVOq — David Corn (@DavidCornDC) September 3, 2020 Today the Joker goes to the exurbs to defeat those ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ because no one likes their men with clown makeup in the suburbs. x They say politically that Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh...

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  • September 3, 2020

Don’t Look Now, but Democrats Are in… Array?! And Trump now uses emojis. x pic.twitter.com/FVEZQSS2Na — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 2, 2020 Repeat after me: the stock market is not the economy x Dow closes above 29,000. https://t.co/zIPg3Kfsvv — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) September 2, 2020 “@CharlesPPierce : He’s in NC, trying...

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  • September 2, 2020

Trump denies something that no one has actually reported – that he had a series of mini-strokes. Using Trumpian logic this could mean that he only had one or more mini-strokes, just not in a “series”. x So, do we take this as confirmation that he “suffered a series of mini-strokes”?...

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  • September 1, 2020

The White House version of the Sturgis Smash Mouth concert is ready for its hydroxychloroquine treatments as one big Hatch Act violation. And for the umpteenth time he lies about Veterans Choice, even as he was called on it directly in a presser several weeks ago. JASS, Just Another Stump Speech....

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  • August 28, 2020

It seems Putin didn’t keep Alexei Navalny in Russia quite long enough for the poison to get flushed out of his system: Prominent Russian opposition activist Navalny was poisoned, German doctors say BERLIN — Alexei Navalny, the prominent Russian opposition figure and Kremlin critic, was poisoned, Berlin’s Charité Hospital said...

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  • August 24, 2020

As we begin a week of pure GOP propaganda, it’s time to remind ourselves how we got here as well as remind ourselves that the GOP is still entangled with Russia as well as malign forces. With less than 100 days before the presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials are warning...

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  • August 24, 2020

Even the pandemic and Kushner’s role in the connections to Russia demonstrate how much the Kremlin remains operative in WH decision-making. If nothing else, the GOP platform is attracted to one strong-man, one-party rule. x 😳 The GOP just announced that there is no 2020 platform this year other than...

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  • August 24, 2020

Russian ICU ventilators in the news is not the important aspect of a story about Alexei Navalny perhaps being poisoned before a flight. It is that one of Putin’s more public critics reminds us how it still goes to the strange connection to US sanctions and the Trump administration to Russian...

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  • August 21, 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

        Donald Drumpf’s campaign chairman went to jail. So did his personal lawyer. His long-time political consigliere was convicted of serious federal crimes, and his national security advisor pled guilty to others. Several Russian spies were indicted in absentia. Career intelligence agents and military officers were alarmed enough...

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  • August 15, 2020

He’s golfing again this weekend in Bedminster. Will he do more pseudo-pressers and populate the “press corps” with “reporters’ from Epoch Times, Gateway Pundit, and OAN. “The president is back at his New Jersey golf resort, bringing his taxpayer-paid golf tab to $142 million.” x Trump’s here at Bedminster, his...

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  • August 14, 2020

Trump believes that delivery of a vaccine will alter the election results, a quarter-million people might agree if they were still alive by election day. A similar ignorance of COVID has brought a similar disregard for human life and human rights. The leader of Belarus urging his people to drink...

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  • August 13, 2020
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