Maryland

In last night’s midterm results, deep red states remained blood red, and gerrymandered Democratic districts in Florida and New York turned purple or outright red, like  Miami-Dade County in Florida. Now that the red wave has been dashed against the shore, I must write another of the millions of rehashes...

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  • November 9, 2022

Voting for the current crop of Republicans is like brushing your teeth with the water running. It is a waste of resources, has no purpose, but all your friends do it. Nothing was more symbolic than the displays of blubbering pique by Congressmen Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan. The House...

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  • October 22, 2021

The simplest explanation for lawyer Michael Godwin’s law is that the longer a debate or disagreement extends, it will eventually devolve into an unfounded comparison to Hitler and the Nazis. Godwin’s Law is a current topic because of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). Marjorie Taylor Greene may have decisively proved...

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  • May 26, 2021

The US and the world continue with efforts to contain Covid. While the rate of vaccinations in the US has been slowing, the CDC reports that 60.2% of US adults have received at least one dose as of yesterday. About 47.9% of all Americans have taken at least one shot...

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  • May 20, 2021

Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Majorie Taylor Greene should not ever cross paths with Tiffany Cross as her shenanigans would likely be turned into an embarrassing situation. Many small businesses object to a higher minimum wage. This commentator presents the...

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  • May 17, 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

http://www.cnn.com/… The Food and Drug Administration is giving emergency approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid Vaccine for use in juveniles from 12 to 15 years old.  Several of the vaccine manufacturers are conducting limited trials for younger groups. Vaccinations of young people will not only increase the percentage of the population...

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  • May 11, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

So much thick-headed media activity this past week. OTOH Chuck Todd panders to the center again, or perhaps it's the college drop-out demographic. x A @MeetThePress fail today: talking about anti-Asian violence and racism – without any Asians on the panel. I can’t imagine MTP having a discussion about anti-Black...

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  • March 22, 2021

Today will feature questioning of Christopher Wray about the intelligence on the Insurrection of 1/6. It’s true that not ACAB, but an armed bunch of them showed up to foment sedition on 1/6. Accordingly, some GOP members of the judiciary committee will likely proclaim that they were shocked, shocked that anyone would...

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  • March 2, 2021

From November 1994 to October 1995, the so-called trial of the century took place. It centered around murder, race, sex, athletics, and hero-worship. America was drawn to it like a badly made tv melodrama. We were subjected to constant tv break-ins, with breathless reporters recounting every gasp, sigh, and eye-roll...

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  • February 8, 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

Playing catch up here. Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: For far too long the people of the District of Columbia have been denied their right of self-governance and have faced taxation without representation. This injustice must end. Washington, DC should be a...

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  • January 30, 2021

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez let excoriated the Republican politicians for their failure to take responsibility for the insurrection and more. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez justifiable rant See full episodes here. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has some serious concerns. In a previous interview, she said that as she was hiding from the unpatriotic seditious insurrectionists that invaded the...

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  • January 28, 2021

The Malignant Mangoturd is trying to upstage President-elect Joe Biden one last time before he becomes President Biden (yea!) by staging a big farewell at Andrews Air Force base. There were already signs that wasn’t going to go well: While he's eagerly anticipating his military-style send-off from Joint Base Andrews...

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  • January 19, 2021

Even in the last days there will be lawfare aside from the threat to 50 statehouses. Rudy is likely bargaining for his pardon as the final list should be a doozy. Spotted by @abdallahcnn https://t.co/gOkIqohlV5 pic.twitter.com/xyhPjhuP1R — Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 16, 2021 “Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call...

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  • January 16, 2021

as you can read in this powerful and troubling Washington Post story. Consider: The McConnell adviser, who described his role on the condition of anonymity because of security concerns after the attack, reached out to former top officials at the Justice Department. Speaking in a whisper, he told one the...

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  • January 10, 2021

The Jewish Action group Twitter account, shared an image of  Senator Kelly Loeffler with a former leader of the KKK. Chester Doles, a fourth-generation Klansman, now leads the National Alliance and Hammerskins. He introduced the nation to the American Patriots USA in 2019. International Business Times writes: Kelly Loeffler claims she had...

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  • December 14, 2020

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 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

More damn mischief. GOTV, dammit. Fortunately the FBI is on the case. x https://t.co/b9Ak1VMZnI— Forbes (@Forbes) November 3, 2020 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, on Tuesday alerted voters in Dearborn about a suspicious text message making the rounds that claimed a “typographical error” on the on the ballots, which were inexplicably described...

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  • November 3, 2020

Lots of Meta on Friday, brought on by Mary Trump’s “crazy uncle”. x Scoop w/ @ErinatThePost: Turned off by President Trump, Maryland’s GOP governor Larry Hogan casts write-in vote for Ronald Reagan… https://t.co/U36tp4WXEz— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 16, 2020 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he “voted for Ronald Reagan”...

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  • October 16, 2020

http://www.documentcloud.org/… West Virginia put a lot of faith in Donald Trump in 2016 and he won the state by 42.1% (68.6% to 26.5%). Today Research America’s poll shows Trump leading Joe Biden by only 14% (53% to 39%) a decrease of two thirds of his margin. One might rush to...

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  • October 13, 2020
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With all the news that’s going on, this has resurfaced: According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel...

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  • October 11, 2020
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There aren’t a lot of Governor races for me to cover this year. Governors Roy Cooper (D. NC) and Jay Inslee (D. WA) are looking good heading into re-election and Montana’s Governor race is the only real toss-up. But if there’s one race that could possibly break late, it’s the...

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  • October 11, 2020

Condescending or patronizing, how we forget until people get talked over. Tupac Shakur didn’t show up last night in Utah for the VP debate, but the truth got busted with a cap in its posterior. x Since the debate, Trump and his allies have called Kamala “unlikeable,” “this monster,” “an...

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  • October 8, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Let’s start by saying the national polls don’t look promising for Trump. YouGov, a B rated pollster, has Biden leading 51% to 42%, and USC Dornsife, B/C rated, has him ahead 53% to 42%. The unkindest poll of all for Trump is Rasmussen, C rated, which has Biden leading 52%...

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  • October 7, 2020

Trump is rushing SCOTUS vote to contest the election results, but GOP senators up for re-election may pay for this. Then again IMPOTUS* is sending seniors $200 “Trump cards” for their votes. x And here I thought this was hyperbole or trolling https://t.co/mgO2kSIOsV pic.twitter.com/nOHjQ7AMnk— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 25, 2020 x...

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  • September 25, 2020

Received this e-mail on Friday from Slate Magazine’s The Surge where they rank these seven U.S. Senate races to watch: 1. Maine Putting this race in the top slot feels a bit like cheating. Sure, there was a Quinnipiac poll this week that showed GOP Sen. Susan Collins trailing her Democratic opponent,...

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  • September 20, 2020

No question, the November election is shaping up to be a unique one. Between the pandemic, the sabotage of the Postal Service (and have you thanked a postal employee today? I have), the fear of longer lines at the fewer polling places, lots and lots of voters are planning to...

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  • August 31, 2020

You might think the really crazy tweet in this thread is the first one — in which an Alabama representative says his state is great because no one bows and scrapes before our ocher overlord as consistently and abjectly as his fellow ’Bamans. But you’d be wrong. Second tweet, if you...

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  • August 24, 2020

< p class=”is-empty-p”> for today’s Washington Post, posted yesterday afternoon, and titled I saw myself in Brayden Harrington’s story of stuttering. He showed us the power of sharing it openly. For the record, Dr. Wen has been a frequent presence on cable tv commenting on aspects of the pandemic. Leana...

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  • August 23, 2020

One of the better parts of the DNC day-3 coverage was watching a happy and exuberant Joy-Ann Reid as she stated that the DNC is showing what America could become. Joy-Ann Reid Could not hold back her exuberance. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Joy-Ann Reid, Rachel Maddow,...

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  • August 20, 2020

Remember when a dyspeptic, misspelled, barely comprehensible tweet sent GOPsters near and far scurrying for cover? Are those days over? Because Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sure doesn’t sound like he’s scared of the ocher abomination. In a new Washington Post op-ed, Hogan blasts Trump and his administration over our nation’s...

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  • July 16, 2020

Most of us have been experiencing warm to hot temperatures. It doesn’t appear that the misery will go away any time soon. There is a lot of news lately on our warming planet. I shared a few articles on the subject, but they barely scratch the surface of what is...

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  • July 10, 2020

Hunny Bunny & Clod performed Ozark cosplay in St Louis’s Central West End neighborhood. The court of public opinion is now open and class/race affiliations now emerge to conflict. The private road vestiges from the Gilded Age are always problematic for unarmed folks walking while Black to protest a Mayor who...

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  • June 30, 2020

I have taken a position that is not the most popular amongst my friends, but I believe it is a better alternative. We need a viable, honest, and most importantly a justice-based police department. Calls for defunding police departments have been reprised all over America since the murder of George...

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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

Remember this horrible, horrible pig-feces-lagoon of a tweet from three days ago in which the actual president of the United States suggested protesters should be shot by the police and/or the government because, unlike the protesters carrying assault weapons to state capitols to fight for their right to eat an entire...

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  • May 31, 2020

fivethirtyeight.com This week’s presidential and senate polls continue to show a weakening of Republican strength, with Biden having about a seven or eight point national lead. Website 538’s average of Trump approval polls is minus 11% (53.6% to 42.6%), the worse it has been since December. Last week the same...

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  • May 28, 2020

New York Governor Cuomo did a great job in today’s news conference as he scolded Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rick Scott (R-FL) making it clear they were not bailing out New York. In fact, their states were the ones taking more out of the pot as taker states, unlike New York who...

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  • May 28, 2020

Politico has a great piece out today how U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO), who is absolutely one of the most vulnerable incumbent GOP Senators this election cycle, used to have the cannabis industry’s support in the U.S. Senate. But thanks to U.S. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R. KY) and...

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  • May 23, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Andru Volinsky’s (D. NH) gubernatorial campaign: The most powerful response to the spread of COVID-19 is to wear a simple facial covering or a mask. Unfortunately, Governor Sununu claims his public health experts have “determined a mask order is not appropriate now.”. That’s just wrong....

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  • May 22, 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

Moscow Mitch is willing to risk the lives of his fellow senators in order to force a vote on one of his political toadies to the Court of Appeals to D.C.   The toadie in question: Only 161 days after he took his seat on the U.S. District Court in Louisville,...

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  • May 3, 2020

Shakedowns of materiel like PPEs that demonstrate abuses of federal power are now de rigueur and should not be confused with fiscal policy or even neoliberal austerity. Disaster hides much venality. It’s about rank kleptocratic crony-capitalism in the form of market-cornering or cartelization. For example, Trump’s brag about ventilators is no different than...

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  • April 22, 2020

and that’s okay with me. Nevertheless I will take the time to write it.   Yesterday completed 5 weeks since I last was in school with my students (March 13).  That is 6 “school days” of Spring Break, 3 days of break for Easter (as a Catholic school, off for...

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  • April 18, 2020

There were those who warned us about Dr. Robert Redfield when Trump appointed him to the be director of the CDC, and the coronavirus pandemic and the American governments abysmal response to it are proving Redfield’s critics right.  However, Redfield has been able to keep his head down and not...

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  • March 8, 2020
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