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More conflict, more shootings, and over micro-aggressions. DECATUR, Ga. (NEXSTAR) – A triple shooting at a Georgia grocery store Monday afternoon started with a dispute over a mask and left a cashier dead and both the suspect and a deputy wounded, authorities say. The suspect, 30-year-old Victor Lee Tucker, Jr.,...

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  • June 15, 2021

Police made two arrests after the French president was slapped in the face by a man in the crowd during a walkabout session in France’s Drome region. The incident took place as Macron visited the southeastern region to meet restaurateurs and students to talk about how life is returning to...

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  • June 9, 2021
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

He’s got a new book, so a conservative Niall Ferguson appeared on TV this morning whitewashing the Trump administration’s competence, or lack thereof, as if the fault lies with more systemic faults, despite the deliberate Trump sabotage of Obama-era pandemic planning. Catastrophes of politics, in pricey Ted-like talks. As if there no...

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  • May 11, 2021

President Trump and his Republican sycophants are the masters of projection. It turns out voter fraud is from Trumpsters. It turns out the voter fraud is by Trumpsters See full episodes here. As Trump and most of the Republican leadership stir its low information sycophants into a fearful frenzy about voter fraud,...

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  • May 4, 2021
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Whether it’s soccer teams or sandwich shops, financialization was there before the pandemic, only making some of its supply-chain hijacking yet another example of an impending capitalist disaster. Re-regulation must remain important as crises loom in the post-pandemic recovery.  A 2017 interview with UMass’s Gerald Epstein points to the need to...

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  • April 25, 2021

With reduced barriers surrounding the Capitol grounds, at about 100pm ET, a vehicle attempted to beach the DC Capitol perimeter. Two Capitol Hill police officers were injured. The suspect driver was shot after brandishing a knife at other officers. The suspect subsequently died. One officer remains in the hospital in...

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  • April 2, 2021

The Gallup Poll has results that may seriously rattle everyone’s assumptions of American society and politics. From 1937, the first time they started asking about church membership, to 1999, about 70% of Americans told Gallup they belonged to a church, synagogue, or other house of worship. In the last 22 years the number has dropped by...

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  • March 29, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D. MD) Today the Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. I worked closely with Xavier during our time serving...

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  • February 24, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence...

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  • February 23, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence for...

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  • February 23, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D. MD) The conservative mega-donor that Donald Trump appointed to lead the US Postal Service is still in charge of our mail — and still wreaking havoc. Amid an ongoing slowdown of...

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  • February 18, 2021

Heartbreaking news Captain Sir Tom Moore, the second world war veteran who raised almost £39m for NHS charities during the first coronavirus lockdown in spring 2020, has died aged 100 after testing positive for coronavirus. One of the few bright lights in the last year has moved on, very few...

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  • February 2, 2021

During her second appearance on the leader of the genre in daytime talk, The View (1/5/21), following her maternity leave, Meghan McCain was told in no uncertain terms by one of the other four co-hosts, Joy Behar, that she was not missed.  Although McCain was apparently appalled by the rebuke,...

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  • January 6, 2021

Yeah, so remember the nonsense that proto-Trump nitwit Sarah Palin spewed about “death panels” back when the Affordable Care Act was being debated? Like most of what she said, it was too crazy to believe. I mean, seriously. Rationing lifesaving care in America? Pfft. Like that would ever happ … Oh,...

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  • December 28, 2020

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

At 10:28 am on September 11, 2001, the first of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center tumbled to the ground. Collectively, Americans stood in unison and cried, oh freedom. Weeks later George W. Bush stood on the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium and threw a ceremonial strike to...

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  • November 30, 2020

The CDC and Dr. Fauci advised on how to prevent Thanksgiving from becoming a super spreader event. Doctor scolds Trump on his. Trump Thanksgiving Fail x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. It is hard to believe that many Americans are listening to the words coming out of our...

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  • November 26, 2020

Corey Lewandowski was Trump’s campaign manager in 2016 and now serves as the pr*sident’s senior adviser. Which means … IT’S NAZI TIME, YO! x “Work sets you free” ~Corey Lewandowski (Trump's campaign manager and senior advisor) pic.twitter.com/fjrrgmRoZr— Super Saiyan Serfs (@theserfstv) October 29, 2020 LEWANDOWSKI: “Hey, this is a message...

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  • October 29, 2020
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Larry Kudlow continues the underlying theme of Trumpian nihilism and its trickle-down contagion of pixie dust and pseudoscience. Trump continues to see his numbers decline as his campaign put him on a superspreader rally schedule, attempting to repeat his 2016 victory of 155,000 votes in swing states while trailing 3 million...

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  • October 25, 2020

Chris Hayes gave a dire description of Trump's herd immunity policy that will send chills down the spine of most Americans. Elections matter. Herd immunity raises it's head again x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. One of President Trump’s top medical advisers is urging the White House to embrace a...

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  • October 23, 2020

We are in the 11th hour of freedom as we know it and a pandemic where only 16 hospital beds are left in North Dakota.   They are flying people out of state to available hospital beds.   Scientists say the next 6 to 12 weeks will be our darkest days...

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  • October 19, 2020

In place of a nationwide policy of social distancing measures, it might be a tough sell to put in place “a risk-based ‘alternative public health approach’ to the COVID-19 pandemic that involves “focused protection” of those most at risk and seeks to avoid or minimize the “social harm” of lockdown”. That’s the goal...

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  • October 19, 2020

The stupid is always stronger with these people (John Fugelsang) The president is outright lying right now on Rush’s show, saying we have a cure for COVID. x Trump starts by saying he “jumped” on the invite to do this rally because Rush's audience is so large. Then he falsely...

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  • October 9, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

@SWAtlasHoover, who’s pushed to reopen our economy prematurely, argued to rethink mask policies, & minimized COVID’s death rate. "This is the first time I've shared the platform" says @POTUS calling up Dr. Scott Atlas, an adviser to him. pic.twitter.com/eOP4tLTd2J — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) August 12, 2020 President Donald Trump announced...

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  • August 14, 2020

Trump tweeted before he went to bed, with more nonsense and no plan. How damn ignorant can you be? If we open up schools that will be the trigger for a second wave. Just one case spreads it to hundreds in each school. Who bring it home to their parents...

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  • August 4, 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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  • August 1, 2020

Laurie Garrett and John Moore discuss herd immunity which is the default position of leaders like Trump who don’t care how many people die. Trump continues to make excuses and even regress to debunked remedies. He will sacrifice a quarter-million people to achieve re-election, making the actual death toll attributable...

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  • July 29, 2020

The problem with any natural disaster, whether it be wildfire, tornado, hurricane, or global pandemic, is that the immediacy of dealing with the disaster obviously commands all attention. And the longer the disaster persists, the longer attention is focused solely on the disaster. And things that would have been obvious...

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  • July 24, 2020

Fresh off her recent primary win, U.S. Senate candidate, MJ Hegar (D. TX), is ready to attack in her upcoming race against U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX): x YouTube Video On Wednesday, the day after her victory in a closer-than-expected runoff election, MJ Hegar, Texas Democrats’ choice to deny...

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  • July 19, 2020

Someone need to keep this idiot off of Twitter: x Which ones? https://t.co/E1yuUCqwph— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) July 12, 2020 Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has questioned what experts he should listen to amid the COVID-19 pandemic as coronavirus continues to blight Texas—with speculation it could be forced to return to lockdown to stem infections. On...

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  • July 13, 2020

Rick Wilson is correct that “Everything Trump touches dies,” but Trump has little helpers — call them Trump Mini-Mees — who assist him in dealing out death to Americans with COVID-19.  And those Trump Mini-Mees are commonly referred to as “Republican Governors.”  They really are a rouges gallery, and it is truly...

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  • July 11, 2020

From Ashley Reese at Jezebel: Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler—who rose to national prominence after being implicated in an alleged covid-19 insider trading clusterfuck—has a fast and loose definition of who the second amendment applies to, despite presenting herself as a gun rights champion. And she made this loud and clear during a hilariously racist Fox...

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  • June 26, 2020

The Summer’s enraging so many tough guys and their snowflakery, because in 2016, the Russians got Facebook groups to confront each other in Texas meatspace as well as influencing the following year’s violence in Charlottesville.. It’ll be patriotic to beat up leftists and re-liberate Autonomous Zones, because apparently Facebook is...

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  • June 25, 2020

Nothing like another Republican “leader” abandoning his responsibilities.  The message from Texas Governor Greg Abbot to his fellow Texans is basically, “Ya’ll need to do something about the coronavirus!”  Abbott was one of those who couldn’t wait to reopen the state of Texas and get back to normal, even though...

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  • June 24, 2020

Most GOP governors have decided that it is better to have an “open” economy than save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.  The worst of them never lockdown their states (see South Dakota and Iowa for examples), and even some who did order lockdowns reopened as rapidly as possible — most of...

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  • June 23, 2020

So this is what happens when you take a cautious, science-based approach to a deadly pandemic. You reopen your economy safely! How bizarre. After reporting no new COVID-19 cases for more than two weeks, New Zealand has now lifted nearly all the restrictions it put in place in response to...

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  • June 8, 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

Seems the Media attention is all on Brian Kemp of Georgia and his reopening experiment with with the lives of his fellow Georgians during a viral pandemic.  And DeSantis gets the same level of scrunity because…well….It’s Florida.  Meanwhile, AL, MS, and SC have increasing numbers of coronavirus infections since their own grand...

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  • May 30, 2020

Summer is the time for distractions from the pandemic. Shuttle launches are also a spectacle that Trump attending makes a distraction from the pandemic. Driving is another distraction, especially road-trips like the Cannonball Run, still being run, if unofficially. And gas is cheaper, darn it. 26:38 2020 Captain Chaos 2019 Audi A8...

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  • May 27, 2020

Each year, the G-7 summit is hosted by one of the member countries in rotation. In 2020, it’s the turn of the United States. Trump had always planned to use the summit to boost his re-election chances (and boost his income by hosting it at his Doral property in Florida,...

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  • May 22, 2020

A leaked recording of a May 11 conference call held with right-wing operatives and a staffer from the Trump re-election campaign discussed recruiting “extremely pro-Trump” doctors to go on GOP television and prescribe opening the economy as quickly as possible without waiting for the guidelines proposed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)....

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  • May 21, 2020

Recent attempts to distort COVID information in Florida are only a symptom of how GOP states will be undercounting or suppressing data. This is only part of the larger GOP project of vote suppression distorted by Trump’s ignorance of public policy. Even Rudy Giuliani has reemerged to flog Ukrainian disinformation...

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  • May 20, 2020

Where to start with when it comes to the results of Sweden’s COVID-19 response?  Sweden decided to tell their seniors to stay at home, and they essentially left most of their economy open.  The idea was that the younger Swedes would achieve herd immunity and protect the more vunerable seniors...

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  • May 19, 2020

More diversions from the actual crisis as Trump issues an ultimatum to the WHO. President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to make the freeze on U.S. funding for the World Health Organization permanent. He also laid out allegations of “missteps” in the way the agency responded to the coronavirus in a letter he...

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  • May 19, 2020

Follicular justice warriors at Michigan Capitol on Wednesday, likely armed. Because defying a stay-at-home order to propagate a viral contagion is patriotic, something, something. Darn those 77-year old rebels. Neck-beards ruin the surgical mask look. Last month, a whole bunch of people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin for a lockdown protest. Just...

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  • May 16, 2020

Today I took a short break from my home Coronavirus lockdown to restock at a nearby grocery store. Heeding the advice of friends, I first made sure I was protected before heading out. So, I loaded my AR-15 and slung it over my shoulder. It rested comfortably over my Kevlar...

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  • May 16, 2020

Ed Scarce over at Crooks and Liars has a disturbing piece up about anti-lockdown protesters in Long Island, New York threatening a reporter who was wearing a mask and covering their protest.  The reporter is Ken Vesey of News 12.  Vesey has video of the incident, and the cops were...

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  • May 16, 2020
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