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Shortly after the slap heard ‘round the world last night, I feared my phone would catch fire from the tweets, messages, and calls. I am notorious for avoiding self-congratulatory award shows, and my friends know it. So they felt compelled to give me the news of Will Smith slapping the taste...

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  • March 28, 2022

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • October 25, 2021

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

Politico constructed an oral history of the bin Laden raid and it’s worth the read to get a sense as one can from on oral history, of the authenticity of the event, as well as some interesting details, the rosary held by Biden, and especially the trashing of previous guy...

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  • May 1, 2021

Previous guy always expects the loyalty of mob silence Omertà, even when he throws everyone under the bus, it’s part of his personality disorder. The real goal for his relative silence might be the return to social media when Facebook reconsiders their suspension. He has a Parler account but doesn’t use...

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  • April 29, 2021

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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  • April 10, 2021

Fox News and Greg Gutfeld apparently believes he’s funny enough to go up against late night comedy programming. Because of the previous guy, the world might be safe for RW late night humor when ‘Pretentious Virtue Signaling’ can be an intelligible punch line. As if Dennis Miller on RT makes us feel better...

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  • April 6, 2021

Previous guy and the GQP continue to be weird and entirely predictable. Weird and even entirely predictable — Kim Mangone (@KimMangone) April 4, 2021 Mike Huckabee doubled down on the usual RW hate, timing it for his evangelical Easter program shown on some shopping channels, because there’s no such thing...

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  • April 4, 2021

The week has started badly and tragically. Even the Suez Canal got blocked. but we should at least think about Spring Cleaning, even if we never get it completed. It’s enough to make you nuke a space hurricane, eat a pie under the covers, or buy a QAnon Sudoku decoder...

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  • March 24, 2021

Equality for a lot of white Americans means acknowledging that black people are human. The difficulty comes when applying equity because that paradigm strikes at the heart of privilege. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) made that abundantly clear with the questions he put to the Biden administration’s nominee for Attorney General,...

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  • February 24, 2021

Following the video released by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talking about her harrowing, and as it turns out life-threatening experience during the January 6th, insurrection, right-wingers, aggravated me to no end.  Self-styled civil libertarian Glenn Greenwald, in a profanity-laced tirade, as if to make a point, particularly annoyed me. I am...

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  • February 3, 2021

Looks like Mike Lindell is at the end of his bedsheet. Newsmax—which not that long ago would have eagerly touted a conspiracy theory about a race of Jewish-funded reptilian overlords stealing the election from Donald Trump (assuming the network could have somehow dug up a stock photo of George Soros posing...

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  • February 3, 2021

Even in exile* Donald Trump can’t stop fucking up and embarrassing the shit out of us. Whoever’s on deck this week to defend Trump in his impeachment trial (it’s either Barry Zuckerkorn or Lionel Hutz; I forget which) is so sharp, they can’t quite spell the name of the country Trump was...

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  • February 2, 2021

George W. Bush was clearly the worst president ever … up until recently, that is. The past three Republican presidents have been George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump. I hated them all, but the first two were like enduring a mildly cruel hazing ritual, whereas the last was more...

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  • February 1, 2021

Lately, I feel like the whole world is Green Acres and I’m Mr. Douglas. (I grant you my references are ancient. Is there a more contemporary reference I can use? Something on the TikTok, perchance? I’d ask one of my nieces or nephews, but they’re old, too.) Anyway, it just feels like...

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  • February 1, 2021

I’m reminded these days of the classic Monty Python “Election Night Special” sketch. In the sketch, three political parties — the Sensible Party, the Silly Party, and the Slightly Silly Party — vie (along with the independent “very silly” candidate) for various offices. There are a lot of great moments in...

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  • February 1, 2021

“These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do, one of these days these boots are gonna walk on orange goo.” Or something. Hey, I’m not Bernie Taupin. Or Hal David. Or even Weird Al, for that matter. Nancy Sinatra, the daughter of show business legend Frank...

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  • January 31, 2021

Republicans are intimidated by the size of Joe Biden’s bills. Maine Sen. Susan Collins and a group of likeminded milquetoasts are balking at the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package Democrats appear determined to pass through budget reconciliation. Seems they’ve either noticed the giant deficit Donald Trump amassed both pre- and...

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  • January 31, 2021

It still floors me that the federal government and law enforcement authorities weren’t ready for the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. I mean, anyone hanging out at Parler for five minutes could have told you that some real, potentially fatal trouble was brewing. They weren’t exactly hiding their intentions. They might as well...

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  • January 30, 2021

You’ve probably seen a lot of Lin Wood—the unsung/unhinged hero of the Georgia Senate runoff elections—in the past couple of months. Along with fellow Salted Nut Rolls Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, Wood was at the vanguard of the ass roots movement to force Donald Trump back into the White House...

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  • January 29, 2021

Conservatives love to mythologize wealthy people as brave, resolute, patriotic captains of industry who won’t let anything get in the way of their success. At the same time, they also frequently portray the rich as timid little whelps who will instantly grab their balls and go home if anyone tries to pluck...

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  • January 29, 2021

Trumpies put their feet in their mouths on the regular (or should, anyway; I suppose doing so actually requires some measure of self-reflection and shame), but they’ve rarely promised to literally eat their own shoes. But one did. And he’s backing away from his promise. Because why would they change...

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  • January 28, 2021

Lots of manipulation today, but the House always wins even in the case of GameStop.  Elizabeth Warren on the GameStop surge on @CNBC:”The billionaires and some hedge funds are yelling because they're not the ones, the only ones, who make money when the manipulation works.” x This is the same...

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  • January 28, 2021

So this story requires a rudimentary understanding of two completely unrelated news items: 1) The weird GameStop stock manipulation that’s currently being undertaken by Redditers. Basically, it’s a gambit intended to screw over hedge fund managers who shorted the stock and to prove that the market is just a load of bullshit,...

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  • January 28, 2021

There’s that old adage about evil people doing evil things and good people standing by and doing nothing. It’s a powerful reminder that we all have to remain diligent in order to preserve the wispy bonds of comity and goodwill that hold our fragile republic together.   There might also be a...

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  • January 28, 2021

During the 2012 election cycle I had a lot of fun with Mitt Romney before he eventually lost his presidential bid, strapped his dog to the roof of his car, and rode off into the sunset. I never hated Mitt. He just seemed kind of feckless, what with his binders full...

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  • January 28, 2021

Judging by the reaction on social media, you either love the ubiquitous Bernie mittens memes or you hate them. Personally, I find them charming—and they’ve been a welcome distraction from the 500-pound gorilla that’s, well, no longer in the room. But this whimsical inauguration day highlight is also doing a lot...

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  • January 27, 2021

I’m not sure what happened to Rudy Giuliani. I never liked him all that much to begin with, but once upon a time he seemed marginally sane. I don’t know if someone fed him after midnight or if the Furby chip in his head is overdue for replacement or what, but...

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  • January 27, 2021

Americans’ appetite for pusillanimous silver-spoon ninnies being as insatiable as it is, Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show is surprisingly highly rated. In fact, back in October, it actually bested The Masked Singer, a Fox television network show that I’ve never seen but which I can only assume was created as...

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  • January 26, 2021

Remember Mellissa Carone? Of course you do. She’s the crucial election witness who was so unhinged that Rudy Giuliani—who on a good day makes marginally less sense than a paint fumes hallucination—attempted to shush her while she spun her cray-cray stolen-election theories. Many people thought she was drunk. When I...

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  • January 26, 2021

Since the Great and Powerful Ooze hopped in his hot air balloon and flew back to Mar-a-Lago without Dorothy and Toto, I’ve seen neither hide nor hair of him. It’s like a roly-poly raccoon has been loose in the walls for the past four years and someone finally let him...

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  • January 26, 2021

Donald Trump tried his best to erase Barack Obama’s legacy, but Joe Biden is president now, and it falls to him to scrub the ocher shite stains out of America’s Underoos. One largely symbolic—but nevertheless important—step is to get the Harriet Tubman $20 bill back on track so Frederick Douglass can see...

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  • January 25, 2021

So locking kids in cages, praising “very fine people on both sides,” shivving democracy, criminally mishandling a pandemic, and lying nonstop were not enough to make Trumpies permanent pariahs. But it looks like inciting a murderous mob may have finally done the trick. Go figure. Now that the ex-prez with...

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  • January 25, 2021

Normally I’d say this is overkill and/or unnecessarily rubbing salt in the wounds of a broken man, but by all appearances, Donald Trump doesn’t grasp his true place in the pantheon of ex-presidents. So he needs to be reminded: pic.twitter.com/bX11gSDIms — Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 25, 2021 Business Insider: A...

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  • January 25, 2021

I used to watch The Simpsons religiously — in the sense that I’d tune in every Sunday regardless of whatever else was happening, not so much in the sense that I’d fall asleep dreaming about pancakes. I haven’t been a regular viewer in years. Not because the show is bad now, but because...

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  • January 24, 2021

Mr. Naiveté is here to tell you he thought maybe, just maybe, the very people who suffered the brunt of Donald Trump’s bumblefuck putsch might stand firm in their revulsion. But of course they didn’t. The taste of spray-tan and pocky buttocks is simply too tantalizing for most Republicans to resist, and...

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  • January 23, 2021

While I won’t be entirely happy until Donald Trump is exiled to the isle of Elba or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (my top choice, naturally), his ineluctable slide into social and business pariah status is heartening. When people say “your money’s no good here,” it’s usually a gesture of familiarity...

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  • January 23, 2021

This feels like your parents coming home after asking Hannibal Lecter to babysit and then leaving nothing for him in the fridge but fava beans and a nice Chianti. Where have you been, Joe and Kamala!? Don’t ever leave me alone with him again! Honestly, I almost wanted to cry after watching...

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  • January 22, 2021

After ignoring or defending Donald Trump’s every shambolic lie and cranial methane blast over the past five years, Fox News has zeroed in on the real crisis of credibility in our currently reeling republic: Whimsical Time magazine cover drawings. TIME's new cover: Day one https://t.co/VazxGDJzZf pic.twitter.com/R6jVrzXXZc — TIME (@TIME) January 21, 2021 Hie...

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  • January 22, 2021

Oh, this is beyond delicious. Like a giant tub of Red Vines cascading down my Twizzlers-hole like a … this simile has gotten away from me. Never mind. Anyway. Delicious. The National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson. Witless Ape Rides Helicopter Well, that sucked. Memo to MAGA and all its myriad fellow-travelers: Maybe Death...

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  • January 22, 2021

I don’t have a lot to add to this because my brain runs on omega-3 fatty acids, schadenfreude, and bile. But this video did make me tear up a bit. I’m only human, after all. Self-explanatory. Enjoy … Watch this—chills! Thank you @GirlUp for capturing this historic moment. pic.twitter.com/jXemzpchTs — Samantha Power...

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  • January 22, 2021

I often worried about Dr. Anthony Fauci back in the fore-fore times. If people weren’t accusing him of advocating monstrous and/or feckless policy proposals, the so-called president of the United States was only too happy to do so. Donald Trump is so anti-science, he managed to turn a 5-foot, 7-inch,...

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  • January 21, 2021

Donald Trump is gone, but the gaslighting on his behalf continues. Rep. Steve Scalise is trying to plant this little brain parasite in our heads so we all think the Trump administration wasn’t the unending series of surprise late-night taint waxings we all perceived it to be: x Biden wants...

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  • January 21, 2021

I’m not entirely sure why Rand Paul’s neighbor beat the crap out of him—and I certainly don’t condone such behavior (only God can judge—and subsequently beat the shit out of—Rand Paul)—but figuring it out isn’t exactly like searching for a unified field theory. I assume it had something to do with...

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  • January 21, 2021

I guess when your entire shtick is based on fantasy and lies, the people you lied to get upset when you fail to overturn your election loss by ordering Space Force to beam Joe Biden off the inaugural dais at the Zero Hour. Now the Proud Boys of all groups...

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  • January 20, 2021

He Who Shall Not Be Named (aka Chester Cheat-oh, aka the Abominable Showman, aka Fuckface McFuckington) now feels compelled to punish everyone, including the phalanx of toadies (aka the Republican Party) who failed to bend abjectly to his will in his final days. The Wall Street Journal: President [He Who...

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  • January 20, 2021

Donald Trump is no longer president. Next stop, perdition … x x YouTube Video And now … forward! x x YouTube Video x x YouTube Video x x YouTube Video THANK YOU, President Biden and Vice President Harris! So how are you all feeling? Let’s celebrate! This guy is a natural....

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  • January 20, 2021

I belonged to a Veteran group on Facebook. The administrator came on and said because of “Big Tech” conspiring against conservatives, he would move to an alt-site like Gab or Parlor.  He talked all about the First Amendment and the hate he feels coming towards Republicans. Once again, Fox and...

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  • January 11, 2021

Donald Trump has been plotting to screw our climate and kill off the diversity of life for four years.  This isn’t hyperbole; he has devasted critical habitat and created scars over 400 miles long through National Parks, private and public lands along the US and Mexican borders with his racist wall. By changing...

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  • December 8, 2020

Trump’s doing nothing about the continuing rise in Covid cases, and is spending his time at golf and continuing to sow chaos on the path to the bunker. Meanwhile the derangement spreads to Newt Gingrich. x The more data comes out on vote anomalies that clearly are not legitimate the...

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  • November 28, 2020
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