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I had a spirited discussion a little over a week ago with a family member about getting vaccinated and the idea of a vaccine mandate. Both of us and our families are vaccinated. We agreed on the science and the necessity. The problem came when I ferociously stated I had...

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  • November 15, 2021

The freshly defeated Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, is a lousy politician. Let me preface the past statement with the admission that if I lived in Virginia, I would have wholeheartedly voted for Mr. McAuliffe over the new incoming Governor Glenn Youngkin. While McAuliffe lived in the past,...

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  • November 3, 2021

Burned out at the end of the Joy-Ann Reid hour on MSNBC, I am ready for mindless tv. By that time, my intellectual palette is dulled by the talk of the continuous meal foisted on me of tasteless conservative ambrosia. A nice, seared steak of the NBA playoffs or a good...

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  • July 9, 2021

GOP Strategist Miles Taylor Made it clear that the Republican Party may be fatally flawed and an “I-am-not-crazy coalition” may be needed. GOP strategist Miles Taylor slams GOP See full episodes here. Do you remember Miles Taylor? Yes, the Trump administration appointee who served in the United States Department of Homeland...

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  • May 13, 2021

If the previous guy doesn’t run, the 2024 POTUS field seems “wide-open” with dark horses, stalking horses, mudders, and nags. With a seven figure advance, the Pence memoir is going to need a lot of bulk purchasers. And we know how reliable John Bolton’s thinking has been. John Bolton, Donald...

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  • April 21, 2021

420 should be an official national holiday. Also, here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The suit means business. Revenue. Jobs. Justice. Freedom. Legal Weed ✅ for PA. pic.twitter.com/0qEHxolMNh — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) April 20, 2021 People who want lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania rallied Tuesday at the...

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  • April 20, 2021

We remain weary about the callow stupidity of the GOP/GQP but we must not patronize or condescend about how superfluous their grievances have been and continue to be. Now that we know more about Trump’s sexual practices, fascist fantasizing seems altogether rote and boring, but certainly redolent of a banality...

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  • March 25, 2021

Read the room, knuckleheads! The Hill: A group of conservative lawmakers are plotting to oust House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.) from her leadership role, citing issues with her announcement that she would vote to impeach President Trump for inciting last week's riot at the Capitol. GOP lawmakers behind the effort, which are...

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  • January 13, 2021

It’s now moving toward that Trump resignation, because impeachment is moving forward and even McConnell has appeared to favor it. Unlike Nixon, perhaps the death of Sheldon Adelson, a major Trump backer, among other defections will not require the approach of major GOP luminaries to pressure Trump to resign. For...

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  • January 12, 2021

Liz Cheney: “We just had a violent mob assault the US capitol … No question the President formed the mob, the President incited the mob, the President addressed the mob. He lit the flame.” x These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is...

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  • January 6, 2021

Not since the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang have I been so freaked out by a creepy, middle-aged man offering candy to a bunch of wee-brained children. But that’s what’s happening now, as Ted Cruz leads his coup caucus into a doomed—and entirely performative—fight to appear to attempt...

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  • January 3, 2021

The haze of preemptive violence “to save” rather than take lives is a common rationalization for police dynamic entry or sneak attacks in war. The mediated versions of explanatory narratives tell a more complex interpretive story as the killing of Breonna Taylor has shown. Even after the out-of-court financial settlement and the...

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  • December 31, 2020

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler thought they had a fig leaf all ready to go—one that would help them pretend they desperately want to deliver COVID relief to their fellow Georgians. Yeah, thanks to time-honored Republican tightwaddery, it was a mere $600. But, hey, that was more than enough for Perdue...

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  • December 27, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Georgia: x GEORGIABiden 49% (+4)Trump 45%.#GAsen:Ossoff (D) 44%Perdue (R-inc) 44% Opinion Insight/@AAF (R), LV, 10/12-15https://t.co/aYPXpogmS8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 23, 2020 x #GAsenWarnock (D) 31%Loeffler (R-inc) 19%Collins (R) 18%Lieberman (D) 3%Johnson (R) 2%Johnson-Shealey (D) 2%Bartell (I) 2%Winfield (D) 1%Tarver (D) 1% Opinion Insight/@AAF (R),...

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  • October 23, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Texas courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: In the U.S. Senate race in Texas, incumbent Republican John Cornyn leads Democrat M.J. Hegar among likely voters, 49 – 43 percent. Seven percent are undecided. On September 24th, Cornyn had 50 percent support and Hegar...

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  • October 21, 2020

Melania Trump gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that was full of misinformation. Many in the MSM praised it. Nicolle Wallace & Alicia Menendez completely deconstructed the speech. Nicolle Wallace & Alicia Menendez did not fall for it x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Melania Trump was tasked to give...

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  • August 27, 2020

From Stephen Robinson at Wonkette: Former Kansas secretary of State, current Senate candidate, and known loser Kris Kobach has annoyed us all with his relentless, Javert-esque pursuit of imaginary voter fraud. Well, finally, at long last, we've found some for him, and it's right under his stupid nose. Republican Steve Watkins, who represents Kansas's second congressional district, is facing...

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  • July 16, 2020

Dr. Vin Gupta was pulling no punches. He lit into President Trump calling his actions criminal and tantamount to public health malpractice. Dr. Vin Gupta castigates the president. x x YouTube Video Watch full episodes here. Gupta reminded the audience that the sensible medical community was urging the President that at...

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  • June 23, 2020

The response to the Trump rally in Tulsa was peaceful as only 6,611 Trumpists showed up to a 19,000 seat venue. Protesters circled the BOK venue and then marched to the Greenwood area for a celebration. More than 1,000 people gathered in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s historically Black Greenwood neighborhood Saturday night to...

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  • June 21, 2020

(Originally, I had done something on a MMT podcast with some of its major luminaries, but I’ll save it for a future AC chat diary, since Historical events seem more important for MeetUps) 'Boogaloo' Is The New Far-Right Slang For Civil War  x The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA...

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  • May 31, 2020

Rough weekend as Trump did some ceremonial duties among the golf trips to Virginia. President Trump’s struggles to stand still during a Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery lit up social media Monday, prompting users to recall past incidents in which the commander in chief, who turns 74 next...

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  • May 26, 2020

First off, my condolences to Senator Warren on this: x My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from coronavirus on Tuesday evening. He joined the Air Force at 19 and spent his career in the military, including five and a half years off and on in combat in Vietnam. He was...

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  • April 23, 2020

Live Blog below 5:00* PM EDT (*rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House Fauci says U.S. will have coronavirus in the fall after Trump says it might not come back x We are shockingly far from having anything close to...

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  • April 22, 2020

The nation is now reaping the consequences of the Trump regime’s massive inaction and ignorance in the face of actual warnings, mechanisms, and planning initiatives. By the time Donald Trump proclaimed himself a wartime president — and the coronavirus the enemy — the United States was already on course to see...

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  • April 5, 2020

No, not Sean Hannity. Trump could mail out smallpox blankets in Swiss Colony cheese boxes and Hannity would scold us for not being grateful. It’s New York sportscaster Mike Francesa, who is seeing this American carnage up close and went on a righteous tirade on Monday: “We’re watching one thing happen in...

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  • March 31, 2020

hopefully, this brightens your mood today! President Obama & Donald Trump on Road Trip Part 1 (funny video) #tiktok #funnytiktok#trending #viral #explorepage #meme #funnymemes #funny #dank #dankmemes #lol #edgymemes #lmao #edgy #darkhumor #cringe #spicymemes #comedy #humor #anime #dankmemesdaily #love #dailymemes #funnyvideos #yeet #lmfao #lit #cool #freshmeme #memes #viral #explore #explorepage...

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  • March 14, 2020

hopefully, this brightens your mood today! President Obama & Donald Trump on Road Trip Part 2 (funny video) #tiktok #funnytiktok#trending #viral #explorepage #meme #funnymemes #funny #dank #dankmemes #lol #edgymemes #lmao #edgy #darkhumor #cringe #spicymemes #comedy #humor #anime #dankmemesdaily #love #dailymemes #funnyvideos #yeet #lmfao #lit #cool #freshmeme #memes #viral #explore #explorepage...

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  • March 14, 2020

I have some really good friends in the teaching profession, one of whom (talking with the Eng. Lit. dept. to check if my use of whom was correct) is a biology teacher. The scientific process consists of 5 basic steps: 1) identify a problem: 2) research: 3) hypothesis: 4) experiment:...

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  • March 6, 2020

It was predictable that the federal judiciary would not be happy with Hair Gropingfury ordering the DOJ around, not to mention calling out judges for following the law. Now it appears they might be planning to do something about it. Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in...

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  • February 18, 2020

For the record, a drunk Larry Kudlow and a sober Larry Kudlow are pretty much a horse apiece. I have no doubt he can do his job just as well — or better — while drunk, baked, tripping on mescaline, passed out in the bathroom stall of a Long John...

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  • February 16, 2020

Donald “Tiny, Little, Delicate Christmas Whoville Snowflake — the Very First Snowflake of This Wondrous Christmas Season” Trump apparently didn’t like getting his fee-fees hurt while the popular kids talked about him behind his back at the recent NATO summit. The Daily Beast reports that Trump recently lit into Emmanuel Macron and Justin...

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  • December 12, 2019

White House RWNJ messaging chaos continues. Trump honors pastor who said Jews are doomed to hell at Hannukah event Trump invited right-wing Pastor Robert Jeffress to the White House Hanukkah event on Wednesday despite Jeffress' history of bigoted remarks against multiple faith groups, including Jews. The event was billed by...

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  • December 11, 2019

And, you know, he’s probably right. I mean, John Bolton is what you’d get if the demon from Child’s Play had possessed Orville Redenbacher instead. That caramel corn-looking motherfucker is evil to the core. The Daily Beast: In the course of casual conversations with advisers and friends, President Trump has privately...

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  • October 17, 2019

The Trump meltdown seems not to have had much effect, other than enhancing Speaker Pelosi’s image with women as Gallup polls a majority in favor of impeachment and removal. So much Republican cowardice, especially in the US Senate, as #Trumpeachment continues. There could be an actual breaking point, even as history...

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  • October 17, 2019

When Graham managed the Clinton impeachment, secondhand information from Linda Tripp was a premise, because she wasn’t present when sexy times occurred in the WH. Yet Graham uses that hearsay talking point to defend Trump. x https://t.co/OoArDlawqc— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) September 28, 2019 x Dear Senator Graham:Senate rules call for the...

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  • October 12, 2019

“We’ve created a situation that is so contrary to what we had hoped for. We’re doing more harm to the environment. It was a mistake.” Former Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA). Heartbreaking and horrific recent images of the severity of wildfire that have burned out of control in the Amazon rainforest....

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  • September 24, 2019

Honestly, this may be the saddest “comedy” bit I’ve ever seen. And I once watched an entire Gallagher special on TV with my dad. WATCH: Laura Ingraham Drinks Steak Impaled With Lightbulbs and Plastic Straws to Own the Libs https://t.co/VVIU3tNR4e pic.twitter.com/uxN4BbqLtI — Tommy moderna-vaX-Topher (@tommyxtopher) September 7, 2019 pic.twitter.com/iHnsa2ILYy —...

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  • September 7, 2019

Watching White House press conferences these days is like watching psych ward orderlies try to convince their patients not to eat live pigeons whole in the exercise yard. Yesterday was no different. After whining that President Obama enjoyed the “benefit” of 0 percent interest rates and two payroll tax cuts (you know, because his...

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  • August 22, 2019

Now there’s a fun game of “Would You Rather?” Would you rather listen to Trump speak or be sent home without pay? Or … would you rather listen to Trump speak or watch live video of your skull being hollowed out with a swizzle stick and turned into an aquarium for Eric...

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  • August 16, 2019

The Washington Post’s editorial board is not pulling any punches in the wake of Attorney General William Barr’s craven, self-serving testimony today. In fact, according to the venerable paper, Barr has done no less than torch his reputation. Just a sampling: Mr. Barr has lit his reputation on fire, and he...

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  • May 2, 2019

Schiff minces no words here. Washington Post “This is a moment of great peril for our democracy. Our country is deeply divided. Our national discourse has become coarse, indeed, poisonous. Disunity and dysfunction have paralyzed Congress. And while our attention is focused inward, the world spins on, new authoritarian regimes...

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  • February 22, 2019

Howard Schultz swore as he wrenched the steering wheel on his rented car, barely making the freeway on-ramp.  His floundering presidential campaign had him so distracted he could barely focus on driving. And now he was driving himself to meet with a cadre of Billionaires in southwest Virginia, while his $500/hour consultants...

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  • February 6, 2019

When news stories picked up that some lovely, anonymous Samaritan was able to put dozens of homeless in hotels around Chicago while the record polar vortex dropped temperatures to -39 degrees Celsius, I instantly had a picture of that person in my head. Clearly, it’s some rich dude. Hotel rooms aren’t...

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  • February 3, 2019

drumpf lick-spittle, professional impaired driver and Russian bot wrangler Matt Gaetz, like many in the GOP, has a love to hate relationship with the Democratic Representative for New York’s 14th district, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and, apparently just wants to be just like her when he grows up…. just minus the progressive policies and infectious personality. The linked...

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  • January 30, 2019

If there';s one sure fire diagnostic indicator of a “fucking moron,” it’s the inability to learn from ones past mistakes. I mean, come on, how many times do you have to whack your thumb with a hammer before you put the damn thing down and call a carpenter? I have...

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  • January 17, 2019

Elizabeth Warren has always been my first choice for president and I was disappointed when she decided not to run in 2016, but I understood. I know corporate America fears and loathes her and she does not fear them. I worry that they will bring all their power against her...

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  • January 4, 2019

I’ve worked for labor unions for 40 years and I’m proud of it.  But I’ve also witnessed, and suffered, from the employers’ and their conservative political allies’ relentless and successful attacks on workers. Unions have lost ground over the last 40 years. Weaker unions meant we had to bargain contracts...

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  • December 22, 2018

Now I know for sure that I’m getting up there in years, because I find myself ore and more pining for “the good old days.” A kinder, simpler time, when everything was well defined, and things were black and white. You know, like 2017? Donald Trump beat the odds, and...

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  • December 15, 2018

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: 11 Republican male senators, lit on fire by Lindsey Graham and fanned by Ted Cruz, disrespected women this week and told millions of women who have been sexually assaulted...

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  • October 1, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of these Democrats’ campaigns: Republicans are scared to face the voters this November. So they’re calling in the cavalry – asking their biggest donors to sling the filthiest mud against some of our strongest Democratic candidates. Paul...

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  • September 21, 2018