Manufacturing

The Rotten Core of the Republican Party -Binyamin Appelbaum -NYT Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the top House Republican, recently took to social media to warn that Democrats have hatched a dastardly plot. “Democrats,” he said, “want to track every penny you earn so they can then tax you and...

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  • October 25, 2021

For the second time, in approximately sixteen years, President Joe Biden is part of a multicultural team pulling America back from the brink. The last time, in 2009, Mr. Biden was second in command to former President Barack Obama. This time he is in charge, with Kamala Harris as his...

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  • May 10, 2021

There is a capitalist propaganda battle at work, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that “ Biden has sent a signal around the world that nobody’s intellectual property is safe in America.”. The National Review now claims that “Profit Margins Save Lives”. “The administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service...

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  • May 7, 2021

Why is McConnell destroying the GOP? Why is Trump popular with his base? What does a low birth rate mean? Is capitalism the epidemic’s Achilles heel? Is McConnell oblivious to what he is unleashing? Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • May 5, 2021

The Tin Lizzie was a Ford Model T car that ushered in prefabricated manufacturing, thereby featuring profits over craftsmanship. Although for the first time, the middle-class had real dreams of affording an automobile, the Tin eventually went bye-bye because it bowed to modernization. The current Tin Lizzie, Republican House member...

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  • May 5, 2021

Generally, Martha Raddatz and other hosts allow Republicans to appear on their shows and lie without challenge. Sen. Barrasso failed this time. Raddatz stop the lie-in-progress See full episodes here. Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso is one of the GOP’s more competent liars. Recently, a few hosts have been calling him out....

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  • May 3, 2021

Americans over the age of 65 have embraced Covid vaccination to the extent that 82% have received at least one dose and 68.3% are fully vaccinated, according to the numbers released by the CDC for yesterday, and the percentages are still slowly rising. In fact, if you look at the...

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  • April 29, 2021

The Biden Administration is preparing to send millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to other nations. The FDA has not yet approved AstraZenca’s vaccine for injections in the US, and enough of the three approved vaccines are likely to be delivered before May 31 to jab every American who wants a...

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  • April 27, 2021

Stupidity adjacent, no Proud Boys or Oath Keepers threw themselves in front of Roger Stone as his office was near a styrofoam plant fire that featured an explosion. No Florida men were injured, but maybe Richard Nixon or Zippy was being targeted. x Roger Stone suggests gas explosion at Florida warehouse...

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  • April 25, 2021

I read “Biden Can Go Bigger and Not ‘Pay for It’ the Old Way” by Economics Professor and MMT advocate Stephanie Kelton. It is an important read that we need to understand. Stephanie Kelton hits the nail on the head. See full episodes here. Ironically Professor Kelton shared some concerns with former...

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  • April 7, 2021

Rep. Katie Porter did not mince her words as she demanded that child care & family leave are justifiably considered and treated as infrastructure. As she started speaking, she had the most composed and cute sneeze I’ve seen on cable TV. Yes, I know, fortuitous, but it was so “Katie...

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  • April 6, 2021

Change as a rising tide seems to be falling short as history’s stream is not as mighty. Apparently slavery is still “ordained by God for ultimate good” at Baylor University, as a RW campus group wants to accuse the University of canceling its “Christian identity”. No mention of its athletic team’s...

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  • April 1, 2021
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Like Martin Luther objecting to Pope Leo X selling indulgences to raise money for a variety of excesses, the environmental costs of carbon markets far exceed the benefits. Austerity would have denied us Renaissance art which is less at risk in an age of non-fungible tokens. Today the consequences for the planet...

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  • March 28, 2021

Concealability had nothing to do with Monday’s massacre in Boulder, Colorado, but the details tell us more about the marketability of semi-automatic firearms using high-capacity magazines. Discussing open-carry regulation may have been rendered irrelevant with the death of the police officer although some details will be important: was he carrying his “patrol rifle” and...

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  • March 25, 2021

The US has vaccinated 70.3% of residents over the age of 65 with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday. The Center for Disease Control also has reports that show 33% of American adults and 25.7% of all Americans have been vaccinated with at least one shot. Vaccines already...

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  • March 24, 2021

Not unlike addressing a conjoined Alaska and Hawai’i statehood, airports and car dealerships should be the least of criteria for statehood, and the 2.8 million Puerto Ricans should be part of the deal. “D.C. would be the only state — the only state — without an airport, without a car dealership,...

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  • March 24, 2021

Twitter is dragging Jonathan Turley because of attributing a Rousseau quote to the Reign of Terror, but more likely because they mistook him for Jeffrey Toobin. That’s the nature of conservative culture war, making class warfare a struggle more transcendent and less applicable in times of right-wing insurrection.  x Since philosopher Jean...

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  • March 20, 2021

Even as dozens of Texans died, sustained thousands of damages to their homes, starved, & lost their savings, Abbott cronies assuring Wall Street their stolen profits are safe. Texas Governor Abbott instrumental in screwing Texans See full episodes here. Audio emerged of Texas Public Utility Commission chairman Arthur D’Andrea effectively promising Wall Street that...

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  • March 17, 2021

Q: What’s the difference between the Branch Davidians and the Trump Death Cult? A: The Branch Davidians thought their leader was Jesus, whereas the Trumpies think their guy is way the fuck better than Jesus. I mean, what other conclusion can you draw these days? The Alabama Republican Party has...

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  • March 14, 2021

“The universe has been to them.” (Resident Alien) 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...

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  • March 13, 2021

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embrace life in California with 22-month-old son Archie and a second baby on the way, another chapter has officially closed with an Oprah interview on CBS. So much idiotic gossip mongering occurred, but the show was revelatory in terms of seeing how backward that thing called the monarchy is as...

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  • March 8, 2021

As with emissions controls, California leads the nation. This is another BFD, just like federal fleets, etc. And can’t come soon enough, if only to eliminate the continuing snafu of gig workers in Uber/Lyft. Gonna need an infrastructure year rather than a week, because that is more important than more vehicles....

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  • March 5, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

Likely there will be Daniel Dale or Aaron Rupar to tweet about the Trump blather. As for the insurrection, it was as if it had never happened. It will shock you how much the it never happened. Tom Cotton inveighed against anti-cop mobs—but only in the context of Portland and without seeming to...

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  • February 28, 2021

Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech executives will testify before a US congressional committee tomorrow that the number of doses of their Covid-19 vaccines will increase sharply next month. Johnson and Johnson, who expects to get approval for its vaccine later this week, said it will have 20 million doses by March 31. http://www.msn.com/…...

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  • February 22, 2021

One month into the Biden Administration and we are almost half way to getting the 100 million vaccinations the President promised for his first 100 days. Vaccinations have slowed considerable in the last week due to extreme winter weather, but 42.8 million Americans have received at least one dose, 13%...

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  • February 20, 2021

Texas is the coalmine canary of failures in the GQP’s industrial policy. The “clusterfuzzle” appears to be only in Texas: perhaps they skimmed on costs and failed in winterizing their plants. The structural failure comes from the anti-federal, deregulatory policy of the Texas grid which reveals itself in the disinformation...

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  • February 18, 2021

Severe winter weather, President’s Day, and regional shortages of doses have slowed vaccinations over the last several days, and Dr. Anthony Fauci  warns that a delay in manufacturing shots by Johnson and Johnson will push back the time when most Americans can expect to be vaccinated. The J&J vaccine is expected to...

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  • February 16, 2021

Apparently Trump may have had nothing to do with the insurrection, according to one of his defense attorneys. Some guy named Grassy Knoll may have done it. x David Schoen floated a strange theory on Sean Hannity's show in defense of the former president. It’s worth unpacking, because it points...

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  • February 12, 2021

The Center for Disease Control report on daily covid-19 vaccinations shows a jump of 2,216,752 total, the largest one day increase. Vaccinations have been running about 1.3 million per day. Some of these vaccinations reported were almost surely from earlier in the week, still it represents a major increase as...

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  • February 6, 2021

Efforts to increase vaccinations for Covid-19 involve finding and reallocation doses that are not being used, removing bottlenecks in manufacturing, testing the efficacy of mixing and matching different types of vaccines, and improving the reporting of daily vaccinations. The two approved vaccinations from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are now averaging about...

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  • February 4, 2021

I like this: Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D-13) is urging President Joe Biden to fire the entire United States Postal Service Board of Governors and nominate new leadership amid recent mail delays. In his letter to the president, Ryan explained how operational changes imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy continue...

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  • February 2, 2021

Many Progressives are  excited about the upcoming prospective “Green New Deal” which is already taking shape, even before formal Green New Deal legislation.   Multi-billion dollar manufacturing plants for electrical vehicle batteries, providing 2000 jobs per plant, are already rising in Michigan and Georgia.  Fossil fuel  pipelines, already partly built like...

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  • January 31, 2021

The Ermineskin and Whitefish Lake First Nations, along with ranchers, have filed two lawsuits against Alberta’s government after the province rescinded protections for the eastern slopes of the rocky mountains. Alberta’s decision will no longer require any coal mining to be done underground, and that prohibited mountain top coal mining. As a...

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  • December 26, 2020

Unlike one of her predecessors, who had numerous connections to the Trump impeachment and its hinky relations with the Russian oligarchs, Jennifer Granholm will combine clean energy policy and economic recovery. Even without explicit support for the GND, this is a direction 180 degrees from the prior administration's kowtowing to...

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  • December 16, 2020

COVID-19 patients in American hospitals has surpassed 100,000 for the first time as supply networks will be attacked by gangsters hijacking supplies, and there will inevitably be the problems of guaranteed purity and authenticity. Distribution will get compromised and regulation will be stressed. CNN: The United States reported at least...

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  • December 3, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… Within 24 hours of the FDA’s approval, Pfizer Pharmaceutical  Company is expected to ship its first 6.4 million vaccine doses to be used for health care workers. The date of the first shipment is expected to be mid-December with more shots available each following week. http://www.washingtonpost.com/… Gen. Gustave Perna, who...

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  • November 25, 2020

1-22 record in legal challenges as GOP loses again, this time on the watchers of vote counting in Philadelphia. x Breaking: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected the Trump campaign's claim that Republicans lacked access to Philadelphia's vote count proceedings. The ruling was 5-2 against the campaign.https://t.co/tdNwajyk0Q — Kyle Griffin...

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  • November 17, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx This covers chapters 14, 15, 16.  Chapter 14 will provide further evidence of alienation in the division of labor and manufacturing in the capitalist reorganization of labor.  Chapter 15 describes more closely the production process and...

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  • November 4, 2020

I look forward to this MAGA experiment ending in November and being stuffed away in a coffee can, wrapped in a sock, and buried in the backyard at noon on January 20th, 2021. This embarrassing blight on modern American politics and democracy thankfully has an early expiration date, or so...

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  • October 16, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Ohio courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: OHIO: PRESIDENTIAL RACE The race for the White House in Ohio remains essentially tied, as likely voters support Biden 48 percent and Trump 47 percent. Four percent are undecided. This is identical to the last Ohio...

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  • October 14, 2020

In an interview on CBS Face the Nation Scott Gottlieb affirmed the position that the Trump administration erred in not directing national drug production of antibody drugs like Regeneron’s. x And Scott Gottlieb was just on Face the Nation saying that if we would have had a national response in the...

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  • October 11, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle Editorial Board: “I work with people on a daily basis to pass legislation who I know get up in the morning trying to figure out how they can defeat me in my next election,” he told the editorial board in an hour-long interview last week. “…...

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  • October 9, 2020

If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze — Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden’s climate plan has received rave reviews across the planet. Many have hope that the United States carrot and...

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  • October 9, 2020

I cover a lot of U.S. Senate races and I really try to keep a focus on the ones that are the closest so I tend to overlook some races. I’m not worried about the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race but I decided to do some digging on U.S. Senator...

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  • October 8, 2020

Trump's in Ohio today, trying distract us from knowing that the Manhattan DA has grounds to prosecute Trump and his business on these grounds: -Scheme to Defraud -Falsification of Business Records -Insurance Fraud -Criminal Tax Fraud x Q: Who do you think poisoned Alexey Navalny in Russia? TRUMP: Uhhhh … we'll...

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  • September 21, 2020

First indoor event since Tulsa, a rally shorter than last night’s in the north,  x Not since a rally in Tulsa, which was blamed for a surge of COVID-19 infections, had Trump gathered supporters indoors. There was no mention from the president that the pandemic had killed nearly 200,000 Americans...

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  • September 14, 2020

We in big trouble. Trump says there’ll be more “pro-crime judges”. Michele Bachmann claims that Transgender Marxists Want To Elect Biden, Turn US Communist, And Create Digital Currency (because there are so many of them!) Because Trump is really going to try and define Kamala Harris as “further left than Bernie”?...

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  • September 9, 2020

The 1961 Trump didn’t meet the 1968 Trump and his bone spurs. Trump runs against his own lies about the size of the MIC budget, military pay, and the invisible F-35 plane. And he thinks the military hates “his” generals as much as he hates the intelligence community. It’s the...

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  • September 8, 2020

So this is happening tonight: Speakers for the Republican National Convention have been announced, and two Iowans are on the schedule. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will speak on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the Donald J. Trump campaign. Joni Ernst, the junior senator from Iowa, will speak on Wednesday....

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  • August 26, 2020
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