Madness

In the last days of campaigning, Republicans are narrowing their election focus to the so-called independent voter and conservative Democrats. Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz told his supporters their job is to talk to independent and conservative Democrat(sic) friends. They are to emphasize only three issues, economy, crime,...

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  • November 2, 2022

Now that Texas, Georgia, and Florida Republicans have left America by subverting the right of every American to vote, let us look at the rest of the southern Republicans, 66% of which favor secession. According to several polls, the phantom confederacy overwhelmingly favors leaving the Union. To be fair, five...

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  • July 16, 2021

Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and pretty much decimated the Republican Party & Trump but has hope. Republican governor continues to admonish his party See full episodes here. Larry Hogan may have an easier time talking against his party and Trump since he is...

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  • May 16, 2021

It looks like New York City just had a narrow escape: 18-year-old from Ohio arrested with AK-47 in Times Square subway station, police say (CNN)An 18-year-old from Ohio is facing weapons charges after officers patrolling a Times Square subway station on Friday found him with an AK-47 and a loaded...

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  • April 18, 2021

[Edit: Response to some comments below] Some of the comments have pointed out that the gun pictured is only an AK-47 knockoff, or some other kind of gun that doesn’t shoot as many bullets or as fast as the real thing. That misses the point: This person was carrying a...

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  • April 18, 2021

In what is likely the best admonition of the Right, Jake Tapper presented a clinic on their intransigence and outright racism. Jake Tapper nails them See full episodes here. One needed to do a double-take after listening to Jake Tapper‘s soliloquy that put the entire Right-Wing implosion into context. Whether on...

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  • April 12, 2021

Kaaaaaaaa-BOOM! Nancy Pelosi (D-Not Fucking Around) just referred to GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as “Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA).” And that’s not all. Read: x Scathing news release from @SpeakerPelosi designating @GOPLeader as (Q-CA). pic.twitter.com/qgkiMaBx6p— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) February 3, 2021 < p class=”is-empty-p”> “After several conversations and literally running...

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  • February 3, 2021

Not really a heist film, but a brief amusement worth another cinematic treatment of financial markets like Trading Places. If not, here’s a quick recap: a bunch of traders — many amateurs — got together on the online discussion forum Reddit and decided they were going to pump up GameStop’s...

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  • January 28, 2021

The national madness of 74 million people sent to the fainting couch by voting for a persistent complainer and his tweeted grievances, often as impure as their iteration. Courtesy must end if only because Trump ignored his intel briefings while in office. His only reason to want them would be...

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  • January 18, 2021

It’s not the Bastille. Trump did incite a riotous mob to disrupt the legislative branch. People died. Trump got excited about the chaos he’d caused. The last day of Trumpstock. x White House officials were shaken by Trump's reaction to a mob of his supporters descending on the Capitol today....

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  • January 7, 2021

The focus here this weekend has been on the seditious actions being taken by at least a dozen Republican senators in spite of Moscow Mitch’s begging them not to challenge the purely ceremonial counting the electoral college votes. But in fairness we have to acknowledge that some GOP senators have...

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  • January 3, 2021

I’m from Wisconsin, and I lived there for most of my life. I’ve occasionally joked that my fellow Wisconsinites’ choosing Ron Johnson over Russ Feingold (twice!) felt a little like your mom divorcing your dad so she could date Carrot Top. In other words — FUCKING INSANE! But as fatuous and...

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  • December 10, 2020

 Regarding republican legislators, Do all of us realize, we are paying these people to do this horrific coup?  We cannot continue to let this stand. This talking is getting us nowhere but stressed and more apt to get sick if not down right killed.  These people who are in this...

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  • December 10, 2020

 Regarding republican legislators, Do all of us realize, we are paying these people to do this horrific coup?  We cannot continue to let this stand. This talking is getting us nowhere but stressed and more apt to get sick if not down right killed.  These people who are in this...

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  • December 10, 2020

Ali Velshi, in a vicious deconstruction of Trump and the GOP's lies, dereliction of duty, and unpatriotic vile, speaks the necessary truth. Ali Velshi exposes the Trump stench x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Ali Velshi did not disappoint. He did what few journalists do as they either...

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  • December 5, 2020

Trump’s hope continues to be that he can somehow negate legal votes and substitute electors in at least three states. Trump’s “investigators” seem to be the same ones who went to Hawai’i to discover it wasn’t PBO’s birthplace. Loser Trump has not taken any questions since he lost the election...

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  • November 22, 2020

Last gasps of biglygate: even Mitt Romney shades Trump as President-elect Biden has not ruled out legal action against the GSA, as Trump will have run out of options very soon. x Arizona will follow in a week.Nevada and Wisconsin will certify on December 1. The electors will cast their...

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  • November 20, 2020

Keith Olbermann has been doing daily YouTube reports on various miscreants, but mainly on IMPOTUS, and it now seems like the Trumpian narrative now developing is a plan to disqualify Biden, by means of something, something…. illegal reasons. As unlikely as this might be, the desperate Trump has been even...

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  • October 20, 2020

Assuming that there will be some violent provocations, we should encourage all deescalation efforts for election week, regardless of the vote outcomes. We’ve now seen the potential for serious planned electoral violence with the attempts on the governor of Michigan and the mayor of Wichita.   We’ve also seen long-term confrontations in...

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  • October 20, 2020

Yes, Donald Trump is a breathtaking, dumpster fire of a President.  And I could spend paragraphs recounting all of the incompetent, unbalanced and embarrassing things that he does. He is a real and present danger to the country, and like one that we have not seen in memory. But ....

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  • October 18, 2020

This news is terrible for everyone who gets a positive test result but this is pretty scary. Developing story. We just lost a nephew to the virus.  He was 43 and in good health and his widow and child also have it.  They are in Oklahoma. This madness has to...

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  • October 15, 2020

Reality is catching up with Donald Trump to the point that Chuck Todd and the media are getting emboldened as they critique him more accurately and completely. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Todd pointed out that the president is having a hard time landing a punch...

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  • August 24, 2020

“I’m the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos.” Trump at the Council for National Policy Recalling that Mark Burnett wanted once to have Trump arrive at an event like Hitler at the Nuremburg rallies, next week’s GOP convention should have bombast to compensate...

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  • August 21, 2020

More Trump shtick, recycling old material, but he still loves trucks. The president is ranting about shower heads, dishwashers, and light bulbs. Now Fox News is fact-checking IMPOTUS*. x Cool. Now do one for the weight of 135,000 dead Americans. And 30 million unemployed workers. https://t.co/kKPThOG7zaâ€Â&#x94; The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July...

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  • July 16, 2020

Trump apparently believes that science should not stand in the way of full schools, because his truism is that the economy must turn around for him to be reelected. Also COVID data must now go to HHS rather than CDC, because it can be suppressed/filtered. One of the latest models...

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  • July 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Dr. Al Gross (I. AK) campaign: x Discredit the messenger to obscure your historic failures: NOT good public health policy.https://t.co/tA0Vc0MWUfâ€Â&#x94; Dr. Al Gross (@DrAlGrossAK) July 12, 2020 As a doctor, I've seen this before. I often have to tell patients news they don't want to...

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  • July 15, 2020

CHAZ/CHOP is over but not gone, even if it lasted not as long as the Paris Commune. Ultimately it remains about power and autonomy. Basta ya. The fact that the police express feeling “castrated” with the victory of the movements for Black lives, underscores the synthesis of racism, patriarchy, violence,...

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  • July 1, 2020

Absentee voting, which Trump and his family utilize every year, is critical during a pandemic. However, Trump just told the states of Nevada and Michigan that he is perfectly fine with thousands suffering and dying from the coronavirus because he plans to deliberately withhold needed aid to any state that expands absentee...

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  • May 20, 2020

I mean, this looks like something from the third act of Requiem for a Dream:  when the bleach drip hits pic.twitter.com/FQowQCtIct — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 27, 2020 Here’s a closer look: Huge pupils to match the huge bags. I think someone is finally tired of the winning. pic.twitter.com/7nvxlXXjd0 —...

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  • April 27, 2020

Chuck Todd used his Meet The Press opening to show the dire straits our country is in right now. He made it clear that it is a failure of Trump’s government that is responsible. Trump’s failure created the falling dominos Chuck Todd first illustrates the level of death Americans are enduring...

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  • April 27, 2020

This diary will not be long.   Half of America has not just turned into a Banana Republic but a Guyana cult.  When this country has become so dumbed down that Lysol has to run ads to prevent human poisioning, we have hit a bar lower than  a fruit fly flea’s behind....

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  • April 24, 2020

Giving the GOP emergency powers is another scheme to loot the treasury, much like the attempts to defund social security and Medicare. So much cynicism in the GOP pimping a stimulus package that favors corporate income. x Sen. Jeff Merkley explains why Senate Democrats blocked Mitch McConnell's corrupt coronavirus stimulus...

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  • March 23, 2020

politicalwire.com/… http://www.economist.com/… YouGov has released a poll showing Democrats are taking the coronavirus pandemic much more seriously and are taking more precautions than Republicans. The poll taken March 8 throught March 10 showed 61% of Democrats are very or somewhat worried about coronavirus but only 37% of Republicans are. Some...

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  • March 11, 2020

Like some luxury hybrid/EV cars’ piping exhaust noise into the entertainment system, will TV networks add crowd noise to broadcasts. Darn that regional/homecourt advantage. x Breaking: NCAA president Mark Emmert has announced that all championship events, including the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, will take place with only essential staff...

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  • March 11, 2020

It was the same thing, Trump stands with the Russians and fails to acknowledge accountability for the revenge tour. CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta again traded verbal blows with President Donald Trump during a news conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. The fiery exchange saw Acosta tell Trump that CNN’s “record on...

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  • February 25, 2020

Nixonian reasons return, amplified by an argument massaged by Alan Dershowitz to legitimate efforts like the Watergate break-in. x “They compounded the dangerous argument they made that no quid pro quo is too much, and they compounded it by saying if what you want is targeting your rival, it's even...

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  • January 30, 2020

Pat Cipollone, the counsel for the President, cleverly introduced distracting video mocking two Congressional House Managers: Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Rep. Jerrold Nadler. The two specifically spoke against the partisan acts by Republicans in the removal trial following the Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton in January of 1999.  Nadler said...

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  • January 29, 2020

Matt Bevin may no longer be governor of Kentucky, but you can always count on Kentucky Republicans to do what is best for their constituents. /s.  Republicans control both houses of the state legislature, and guess what two issues they are promoting out of the starting gate for this year? ...

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  • January 10, 2020

Trump is losing his trade war and what’s worse is that he’s clueless about the reason for the losing. The prevailing truth is that stupidity has given way to irrationality. “The truth, however, is that there has seldom been clearer proof that Trump is in fact the world’s worst negotiator....

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  • November 25, 2019

The predicted bloodbath unfolds. Wapo does an excellent summary of the current situation. x Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to...

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  • October 12, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Let’s Outnumber The Crowds At Republican Pro-Trump Rallies!   There is no question that President Trump believes he’s above the law.  The recent revelations from the whistle blowers and the Trump...

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  • October 10, 2019

Excellent William Saletan article in Slate reminding us how much Turkey is part of Trump’s corruption going back to Mike Flynn. It’s made worse as Turkey begins its new attacks on the Kurds. It’s hard to keep track of President Donald Trump’s betrayals of his country. First he solicited Vladimir Putin’s...

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  • October 9, 2019

We can’t allow this question to stand anymore. We just can’t. “How will you pay for Medicare for All/universal health care?” It’s fatuous. It’s fake. It’s a donation in-kind to the insurance industry. I don’t have a health care plan — and I’m certainly no expert on the minutiae of...

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  • September 15, 2019

That is a direct quote from a Republican strategist as reported two hours ago by Business Insider: “He's deteriorating in plain sight,” one Republican strategist who's in frequent contact with the White House told Insider on Friday. Some of the new concern is related to Trump’s continuing insistence on saying...

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  • September 6, 2019

It doesn’t take a psychiatrist to figure out that the president’s behavior is that of a madman. Whether it’s an act or intentional is immaterial: The damage that Donald Trump has caused both nationally and internationally over the last two-plus years will take many more years to rectify. Early on in the...

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  • August 25, 2019

I mean, come on. This one is idiotic, even for conservatives. Yeah, you don’t want to get between me and a bowl of blueberry granola when I’m high, as I will unequivocally assert my inalienable right to those sweet, sweet oats, but there’s no chance I’m going to get violent over it....

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  • August 9, 2019

Apparently, the metric shit-ton of manure Donald Trump spread over the Midwest while running for president has not materially improved the outlook for the region’s farmers.  They’re worried, anxious, and increasingly pissed off, as Trump’s agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, learned today during a panel discussion at a fair in rural...

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  • August 7, 2019

This is just lazy. You’d think he’d try harder to find a scapegoat. Maybe comic books, or reefer madness, or fluoride in the water. But, no, he goes to the same poisoned well one more time. x The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country....

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  • August 5, 2019

Buck-buck-BUCKAW!   The New York Times Well, that was a breath of fetid air. The New York Times just announced that it has made the decision to remove political cartoons from all future editions of their “international” editions. They did this in response to outrage of the recent publication of an editorial cartoon that...

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  • June 11, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1359. Began sending immigrants to sanctuary cities 1360. Attempted...

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  • May 3, 2019
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