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One can only live in fear if one listens to Republicans and watches their campaign ads. Republicans consistently decouple gun control from crime. Criminality is a real problem, but Willie Horton is not waiting around every corner. I have lived in Philadelphia for over 16 years and have not been...

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  • October 26, 2022

Received this e-mail from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s (D. OH) gubernatorial campaign: x We don't need some hedge fund millionaire like @JDVance1 claiming to speak for working families who are struggling to get by. In Dayton, we passed universal pre-k and the results have been incredible both for kids and...

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  • April 29, 2021

“Dadirri listens and knows, witnesses, feels, empathizes in the pain under the anger, and, if the anger is accompanied by action, seeks to understand the thoughts and feelings behind the action. Dadirri then seeks to find the source of that pain in knowledge-building for a deepening understanding of the more...

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  • April 23, 2021

I’m not sure what Matt Gaetz expected. After all, the only exercise Donald Trump ever gets involves golf, languorous coitusTM, and throwing former “friends” under the bus. (Again, Trump has no actual “friends.” He has acquaintances he’s yet to shiv in the liver.) For years, people have filled Gaetz’s head...

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  • April 6, 2021

Without the strange speculation about how Trump is in decline, it is reasonable to think that Trump is consistently inconsistent in not being able to assemble a successful policy or even a political apparatus to execute policy. For example his insistence on claiming credit for COVID vaccine development also comes with...

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  • March 15, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

There’s going to be a lot of swearing in this. Let me begin: What the fucking fuck? A woman accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol asked a federal judge for permission to leave the country on vacation later this month – and got it. …...

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  • February 3, 2021

Once again, Donald Trump blasted a mammoth, sulfuric Beelzebub fart and left the room, leaving it to members of the sane community to Febreze the fuck out of the country. No, the painstakingly negotiated $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill was by no means perfect. And Trump is actually right that...

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  • December 26, 2020

There’s an agitated Trump up late tweeting more conspiracy nonsense as the Electoral College has voted and the sedition attempt has failed with the so-called longshot of a Congressional maneuver on 6 January the last gasp available. What remains is grift and unhingery. x It’s 1:15 am, Eastern Time. https://t.co/mAbK0tsIhO— Reed Galen...

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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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  • November 21, 2020

Irvin Baxter is the pentecostal minister and televangelist that hosted The End of the Age. He was the founder of End Time Ministries. He died of Coronavirus As you can imagine, this guy isn’t wrapped real tight.  He was shamelessly bloodthirsty and had an unhinged hatred of LGBT people. Pink News has...

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  • November 11, 2020

As the headline says, I have Republican friends, co-workers, neighbors and so on.  I got added to one of their message lists, and they had quite the reaction when I celebrated Biden’s win.  I don't personally know everyone on the list but they are all White and I am reasonably...

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  • November 8, 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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  • October 24, 2020

“Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.” Trump’s betrayal has come from a number of sources, and he’s going to spend more than a bit of time trying to get revenge on what he called ‘fake news’ today. More interesting will be when someone somewhere picks up the...

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  • September 27, 2020

Still more contradictions, smoke, and mirrors. And then there’s the lies, as Trump tries to “get within cheating distance”. x Here’s a photo from Trump’s Henderson rally. This is a totally egregious lie https://t.co/UjYiGdew3i pic.twitter.com/NUwwQ6kcjc— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 15, 2020 x REPORTER: Do you think global warming is a...

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  • September 15, 2020

The primary IS the election in Legislative District 14 in Jacksonville, Florida. Kim Daniels is the Trump-supporting, right-wing, DEMOCRATIC incumbent in this dark blue district. (You read that right.) She is also one of the worst people in the world. The GOP loves her and funds her. I have written about her...

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  • August 11, 2020

There is a diary on here which is very good about Betsy No nothing and it is good. http://www.dailykos.com/… I am a parent, grandparent and great grandparent.  I know kids.   I have raised enough of them to know them. We know we have a shortage of teachers and we do...

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  • August 2, 2020

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece warning the American people to keep their eyes on the juggler, not the balls in the air. Yesterday, on the day the nation buried one of its voter rights heroes, Rep. John Lewis, Donald Trump tossed an ornate ball in the air....

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  • July 31, 2020

Yesterday’s Trump presser only needed a whiteboard and a Sharpietm to draw the path to a quarter-million US deaths. x The U.S. has now confirmed 4 million coronavirus cases — just 15 days after hitting 3 million. Federal health officials have said the actual number of cases is likely 10 times higher...

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  • July 24, 2020

Room Rater is now being used as a throwaway line for happy-talk television, so this Twitter site that rates the backgrounds we use for our Skype/Zoom conversations now draws our attention. The reality is that most backgrounds are just that, even as their detail is a measure of the quality of...

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  • July 13, 2020

Only in Florida. Meet your Florida Democratic rep: Kim Daniels. She is the incumbent state representative for one of the bluest districts in all of Florida, Legislative District 14 in Jacksonville. As usual, the Florida GOP isn’t even bothering running a candidate.  This is for two reasons: State Rep Kim...

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  • June 21, 2020

America “First” It’s going to get worse before it gets better, really. x Trump: “Nobody would have ever thought a thing like this could happen.” Again, many people thought a thing like this could happen, including the Trump administration, which conducted a simulation last year underscoring how underprepared the government...

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  • March 27, 2020

I believe everyone has a right to choose to believe or not believe in their own way.  What I don’t believe in, is that some of the non believers commenting with their slurs of others commenters who choose faith instead of non belief.   We have been called out as being simple,...

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  • December 15, 2019

In the Republican Party’s continued plunge into racism, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley tethered herself to white nationalism and bungee jumped into the valley. Speaking to erstwhile Fox News gabber Glenn Beck last Friday, Haley said, “We don’t have hateful people in South Carolina. There’s a...

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  • December 9, 2019

There are few heroes around but this is my favorite hero nowadays.   The strength of he and RBG is almost unimaginable.    Building houses and building faith and fighting for humanity is his lifestyle. Can you imagine being 95 YOA and working this hard at everything?   America could do well...

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  • December 1, 2019

I wonder just how many people know the truth of old Fred, the Daddy of the current Con in Chief. The apple does not fall far from the tree but in this case, it fell right down at the root.   When young Donnie two scoops asked his Daddy, and I...

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  • October 10, 2019

Mitt Romney has a tweet or two critical of Trump, and now he wants to be some kind of hero during impeachment?  That’s what is being reported by Gabe Sherman of Vanity Fair. In the Senate, Ben Sasse and Susan Collins have made their usual equivocal noises—but not surprisingly, its Mitt Romney, longtime Trump antagonist and...

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  • October 8, 2019

This will be was originally pretty short.  Considering him to be a “danger to others and to the community by clear and convincing evidence” and a flight risk by the “preponderance of the evidence”, Judge Berman has denied Epstein bail. For those playing along at home, the fraudulent Austrian passport was...

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  • July 18, 2019

I’ll never understand people who can look at a symbol of love and inclusion and see only hate and divisiveness. But that’s today's Republican Party for you. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has ordered a rainbow flag flown over the state Capitol to mark Pride Month, but at least one GOPster thinks it’s...

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  • June 7, 2019

”Don’t you recognize me?” “Ummm, gimme a hint.” “I’m your WIFE, dumbass!”   Ash vs Evil Dead You know, even in the current more progressive, affluent, and permissive age we live in today, most people still tend to take marriage pretty seriously. Not only because of the emotional trauma it can...

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  • April 9, 2019

I’m a white guy. Have been all my life. Grew up in Wisconsin. I can honestly say that, other than a single incident in Spain when I overheard a Spanish guy say “Gringo” in my general direction (and with mild contempt), I’ve never felt unfairly singled out for being white. Then again, Spanish...

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  • March 12, 2019

Krysten Sinema is no my favorite candidate.  But the clueless approach the New York Times took to her life story really is just horrifying. The story (link is to companion story in Slate because NYT has a paywall) says that Sinema said she didn’t have electricity or water for parts...

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  • September 26, 2018
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