Misogyny

Women and people of color had a unique experience that ended yesterday in Tokyo, Japan. The controversial Summer Olympics closed with America at the top of the medal leader board despite some members of the team having barbs and sticks hurled at them from the right-wing.  Lots of conservatives and...

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  • August 9, 2021

Everything the GQP stands for, kills. The GQPs response to Covid-19 kills. The GQPs vaccine comments, kill The GQPs Climate change denial kills The GQP environmental policies kill. The GQPs deregulation policies kill. The GQPs Gun policies kill. The GQPs Immigration policies kill. The GQPs Health care policies kill. The...

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  • March 18, 2021

I’m not sure if this is toxic masculinity so much as toxic schlubbery. How women, men, children, or companion animals look in public is pretty much no one’s business but their own. I mean, I live in Eugene, Oregon, where each day I see something that could have been torn...

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  • March 7, 2021

Disgraced former president Trump is well-known for his intense dislike — and fear — of powerful women, from Speaker Pelosi to the Squad to any woman journalist who questions him. So it comes as no surprise to see this story in today’s New York Times: Promotions for Female Generals Were...

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  • February 17, 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

Democracy is an afterthought for Trumpists. Whether it’s the “sense of style” or “good men knowing their limitations” the movie character of Dirty Harry played by Clint Eastwood resembles the RWNJ fantasy of transcendent morality embodied in some westerns. Harry Callahan acts beyond a rule of law premised on liberal...

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  • January 28, 2021

This post-election period has been like no other, for reasons I don’t need to restate. While every outgoing president and presidential challenger in my lifetime—even Nixon, FFS!—left the White House and/or relinquished claims to power more or less gracefully, putting country far above self and party, Donald Trump is a...

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  • January 18, 2021

J Christopher Collins visits to discuss how do we mend our deteriorating union. Trump’s 2020 electoral fraud has failed as it should have. J Christopher Collins provides needed inspiring words x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • December 14, 2020

The Georgia Senator runoff elections are critical to the country’s ability to move forward, and to move out from under the heavy thumb of Moscow Mitch. But they are critical to the GOP’s return as a legitimate force in American politics — which can only happen if they lose in...

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  • December 5, 2020

Trumpist anti-certifying efforts for the remaining states seem a fools’ errand but Trump and Giuliani seem to be the best fools for it. Regardless, they are chasing some version of an apocalyptic conclusion. x And Bannon talking about it openly on his insane Alex Jones-level podcast. — S.V. Dáte (@svdate) November 18,...

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  • November 18, 2020

A former member of U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ (R. ME) staff released a very compelling op-ed piece in the Press Herald where she talks about how she was date raped by her boyfriend and another man. She explains how getting her job working Collins helped her cope and move on...

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  • October 30, 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

Michael Gerson is a lifelong Republican who was George W. Bush’s speechwriter for several years. He also holds strong anti-abortion (he would say, pro-life) views and he is a longtime WaPo columnist, largely conservative (in the old-fashioned sense) and occasionally moderate, enough that I read his work sometimes. I’m glad...

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  • September 18, 2020

I sat on this when it first broke because I wasn’t 100% sure it was the same kid in the video, even though they looked identical.  Snopes is calling it “unproven” because they can’t say “definitively” it is Kyle, which they would have to do unless Kyle Rittenhouse confesses. However, Snopes...

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  • September 1, 2020

More revelatory would be whoever created the “Kenosha Guard” page on FB, as Kyle Rittenhouse has been arrested on first-degree murder charges. x Police chief describes the seventeen year old that killed 2 people as “trying to resolve the conflict”. What could he possible mean by that?— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart)...

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  • August 26, 2020

It is indeed a tough way to make a living, but our lived experience tells us that we can survive Trumpism. Even if he steals the election he will get removed. Like the Las Vegas show The Act, and the Steele report of golden showers in the Russian hotel, it...

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  • August 21, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) got just over a 60sec window to say her piece. She was able to fit the entire Progressive movement within that time. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) did it. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode When AOC was concerned that she only got a minute or so...

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  • August 19, 2020

Trump called into Fox News and said it. He will hold up the stimulus unless the US mail money is removed. This is far-reaching and we discuss implications. Trump Holding America Hostage Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091...

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  • August 13, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not mince her words as she completely annihilated Congressman Ted Yoho for his misogyny towards her at the step of the Capitol followed by a disingenuous attempt of an apology on the house floor. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proves why they fear her. x x YouTube Video Watch complete...

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  • July 23, 2020

GOP legislators let their misogyny-flag fly today. Yo-Ho-Ho. Cheney apparently has even deleted her favorable Fauci tweet. x I want to “you go girl” Liz Cheney. 2020 is never going to end, is it? https://t.co/fDHIoNJ2ke— Julie Dawson (@juliedawson2802) July 21, 2020 Because Irony: x I know @Liz_Cheney as a principled leader...

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  • July 21, 2020

The dirtiest trick might be parody, especially as Roger Stone will get his federal sentence commuted by Trump even as history might be first tragedy, then repeated as farce. Perhaps Stone will get Trump’s face tattooed on his chest. The first draft of history or the revisionist, bowdlerized version of it,...

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  • July 11, 2020

Trump got himself elected in large part by playing on this country’s racism, exploiting resentment over Barack Obama for not only being the nation’s first Black president, but for being mostly successful at it. He made his opening political gambit with his “birther” claim that Obama was really born in...

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  • July 4, 2020

Received this e-mail today from actor and activist, Bradley Whitford, on behalf of the Wisconsin Democratic Party: Hey there, Bradley Whitford here. You may know me from shows like the West Wing and The Handmaid’s Tale. But what a lot of people don’t know about me is that I’m from Wisconsin. I...

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  • June 27, 2020

I knew this would happen. Knew it, knew it, knew it. Because Donald Trump’s clear penchant for racism, misogyny, perversion, incompetence, buffoonery, and just plain evil is no longer news, we’re apparently going to put Joe Biden under a microscope and parse every word he utters that isn’t meticulously scripted...

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  • May 22, 2020

I was running down my usual checklist of reminders as to why I cannot vote for a Republican and the list grows daily. Bill Barr destroying the Department of Justice by subverting the rule of law, Mike Pompeo turning State Department employees into gophers and insisting on the firing of...

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  • May 20, 2020

Looks like Donald Trump is now more afraid of girl germs than the coronavirus. Obviously, this photo doesn’t include every reporter who was at his latest presser but, conspicuously, there’s nary a woman in sight — just a lot of men in dark suits and one gormless dipshit who still...

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  • May 16, 2020

This past Friday on HBO’s television program Real Time with Bill Maher, I was reminded why I am a proud Democrat.  Maher makes me laugh, cringe, grind my teeth and belly laugh all in the span of one hour. I watched Maher last week, as is my wont on Friday...

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  • April 13, 2020

Jane Mayer from The New Yorker has a really good piece out about how U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R. KY) path being Trump’s top enabler showcases how Moscow Mitch truly is the Dr. Frankenstein to Trump’s Frankenstein Monster. A number of Never Trumpers like Bill Kristol and Rick...

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  • April 13, 2020

The Ides of March will feature the debate among “safe” candidates (and Tulsi?). Knives will be sharpened. The rest of us will grieve and persist. CNN and Univision will host a Democratic presidential debate in Phoenix on March 15, two days before the Arizona primary as well as votes in Florida, Illinois and Ohio....

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  • March 5, 2020

It is clear that the Democratic Party proper, the mainstream media, and the plutocracy has a preferred presidential candidate. Historian Jon Meacham made a very uncomfortable point on Morning Joe this morning that will be problematic if said chosen one, Joe Biden becomes the nominee. Joe Biden does come across as...

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  • March 4, 2020

A short-sighted framing of Elizabeth Warren as the “first” intersectional presidential candidate speaks to some problematic fervor, particularly for a tenured feminist professor. Intersectional critique is, after all, “the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking.”. Emphasis on the...

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  • February 24, 2020

At the Democratic Presidential debate Wednesday night, former NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacted as if Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought a nice chianti and fava beans to the event; she ate him alive.  Ms. Warren chewed through Mr. Bloomberg’s political and moral résumé like Hannibal Lecter. There were moments made...

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  • February 21, 2020

Sadopopulism emerges even as Trump honors Rush Limbaugh with a SOTU stunt, because the only skill Trump has is trolling his enemies, even with using a dying man to mine reactionary sentiments. Think how Trump scheduled that photographer at his dinner with Mitt Romney to cruelly misguide him into thinking...

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  • February 5, 2020

Honest-to-goddess tweet from His Trumpiness: It’s not fair that I’m being Impeached when I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong! The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have become the Party of Hate. They are so bad for our Country! 4:38 PM · Dec 13, 2019·Twitter for iPhone IT’S NOT FAIR! Gee willikers,...

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  • December 15, 2019

The Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee are tantamount to charwomen.  Throughout the history of the United States, we have mopped the muddied floors of injustice with waters we have tried to cleanse with lackluster moral purity. The floors of America have had plenty...

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  • December 4, 2019

The primary is hard to forecast right now but it seems a bit ridiculous that PredictIt bettors think that Bloomberg is almost as likely to win the Democratic nomination as Bernie Sanders. pic.twitter.com/qX72JPcgWI — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 26, 2019 I could vote for Mike Bloomberg probably as much as...

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  • November 26, 2019

Wasting untold time and energy, New York Times newsroom leaders continue to struggle with the not-very-difficult question of whether they ought to refer to Donald Trump as a racist. More than four years after Trump entered our national political conversation by announcing his candidacy for president, the Times still can't figure...

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  • November 24, 2019

There is absolutely no doubt that there was pregnancy discrimination in 1971. There was pregnancy discrimination in 1991 when my wife was harassed out of here position at six months. There is pregnancy discrimination today. There are absolutely no grounds for challenging Elizabeth Warren’s story. This includes the information “uncovered”...

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  • October 8, 2019

There is absolutely no doubt that there was pregnancy discrimination in 1971. There was pregnancy discrimination in 1991 when my wife was harassed out of here position at six months. There is pregnancy discrimination today. There are absolutely no grounds for challenging Elizabeth Warren’s story. This includes the information “uncovered”...

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  • October 8, 2019

Long before Trump, today’s GOP lost any ability to be constructive on just about anything. If something is good, they reflexively oppose it.  People having healthcare? Oppose. People going to college? Oppose. Stopping gun massacres? Oppose.  Renewable energy? Oppose. Their entire policy on immigration is bigotry and hate. Their policy...

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  • September 29, 2019

There’s fewer people I have less respect for than Ronna Romney McDaniel. She is the epitome of what has become of the GOP: hypocritical, bigoted, financially reckless, and of course, completely submissive to Trump. How submissive?  He literally instructed her to drop the “Romney” from her name—and she actually complied. ...

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  • September 7, 2019

This isn’t going to be a daily feature, it’s too early for that, and too jumbled. Rather, it’s going to be more of a weekly or bi-weekly digest of things that happened in the primaries that may have flown under the radar, or you might want to bookmark to look...

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  • June 4, 2019

Please Pitch In Now To Help End The War On WomenBy Electing Progressives To Reverse Trump’s Agenda Yours for democracy, Mike Hersh for Kimberly, Deb, Janis, Shayna, Alan, Mike F, Dan, Dr. Bill, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Pitch In To End The War On Women As a man, I...

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  • May 16, 2019

I love boycotts, and have for years. There’s just something empowering about a whole bunch of us small, insignificant little pissants using collective action to “stick it to the man,” regardless if it’s a country, a personality, or a large, monolithic corporation. Personally, I boycott all kinds of shit. I was...

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  • April 23, 2019
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Sadly, an Air Force buddy I served with over 20 years ago is a huge Donald Trump fan today. He’s the complete package, down to the stupid red hat and wacky conspiracy theories. His immigrant attacks must have made things particularly awkward with his lovely wife, who immigrated from Mexico. (I actually...

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  • April 7, 2019

The New York Times is at it again with its vicious misogyny and reflexive hatred of progressive ideas. On the front page of the New York Times is the article Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation (sorry the link didn’t work).  The bad faith in this article is astounding. Before...

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  • February 1, 2019

Voters Were Inspired By Diverse Slate of Candidates Who Embraced Bold Progressive Ideas, Many Running for First Time CHICAGO — Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn Political Action, had the following statement in response to tonight’s election results: “A historic wave of grassroots activism made its force felt across the...

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  • November 7, 2018

It’s true that this has been Trump’s ugly America, with all the racism, misogyny, hatred, fear, and self-loathing that comes with it. Yet a new generation is leading the charge for a better America, one that represents our diversity, tolerance, strength, and celebration of unity. Despicable people who only know...

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  • August 15, 2018