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Tucker Carlson often looks confused, but the real mystery is why a transparently perfidious Russian agent still has a highly rated show on American cable television. He should be relegated to Fox & Friends cooking segments in which he delights viewers with his babushka’s secret family polonium and borscht recipe....

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  • March 13, 2022

Like ALEC writing legislation for a lazy GOP, Heritage Action is providing the same “song sheets” for state legislatures trying to suppress voting rights. Heritage Action says it wrote “8 key provisions” in Georgia voter suppression law, “19 provisions” in Texas House bill & “3 provisions” of Iowa law. Dark...

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  • May 13, 2021

How Trumpian… x The event, which featured a cheering crowd behind DeSantis as he spoke on Fox & Friends, was billed as a rally “for the best governor in the USA.” It's unclear if it was an official governor's event or campaign rally. https://t.co/tW320OIEwE — Axios (@axios) May 6, 2021...

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  • May 6, 2021

Can’t say that I’m surprised by this: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for governor in California, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls' sports at school. Jenner, a 1976 decathlon gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told...

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  • May 6, 2021

Charlie McCarthy’s cousin, Kevin claimed POTUS Biden’s speech could have been an email, as previous guy claimed paternity for vaccine development that wasn’t even his. Remember when Trump and Kushner declared 60,000 American deaths to COVID-19 “a great success story”. .@GOPLeader: “Republicans will work with anyone to build America up…” 🤡 pic.twitter.com/tw2RHJ6gbV...

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  • April 29, 2021
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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

So much still unresolved from the Trump era installed in 2016, and continued through 2020, a Russian intelligence operation. Hard to tell whether it ranks with Robert Hanssen, Aldrich Ames, or even Operation Pandora, the plan to foment a US race war in the 1960s, although the Trump win could...

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  • April 17, 2021

More NYC stories of anti-Asian hate. Because bullies and haters come in all shapes and sizes. TRIGGER WARNING NYPD says 65-year-old Asian American woman was walking to church this morning when suspect assaulted her and said “f*** you, you don’t belong here.” Happened in front of 360 W. 43rd St....

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  • March 30, 2021

Running a GOP candidate with a name resembling the Democratic incumbent may have drawn away enough votes to allow another GOP candidate to win a Florida state senate seat.  On election night Frank Artiles bragged about planting no-party candidate in key Miami-Dade Senate race. The county’s top prosecutor, Katherine Fernandez...

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  • March 19, 2021

Russia targeted people close to Trump in bid to influence 2020 election, U.S. intelligence says, in an apparent reference to Rudy Giuliani. The Office of the Director for National Intelligence released an unclassified version of a classified analysis of foreign influence in the 2020 election. More obvious is the continuity from...

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  • March 17, 2021
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Banana Republic is not yet a bankrupt concept in America, although it is being sorely tested. Trump’s 1/6 coup counted on the numbers of RWNJs in the US military, including some QAnon-influenced former National Security and ex-DoD/Military. The hint at the misuse of federal personnel was foreshadowed in the Summer...

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  • March 13, 2021

Like Chicago gangsters a century ago prosecuted for tax evasion, the Chicago way may catch up to Trump. As Elliot Ness is purported to have said, “no deals”. Cy Vance and Leticia James continue an untouchable investigation into only one aspect of Biglygate. Except, as Mother Jones confirmed, the loan wasn’t sold to Trump,...

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  • March 9, 2021

Insurrection part Deux may be coming, but it’s a distraction from an emerging Raw Story report about Russian mobsters and Trump that includes money laundering in Kazakhstan. This doesn’t even touch the tax fraud prosecution. Thank jeebus CPAC is over and that concentrated hate and stupidity is over for another year. Even...

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  • March 1, 2021

Violence is not the only way political voice is uttered in a democracy, but the GQP wants it to leverage their reclaiming power. Trump’s acquittal has paved the way for more political violence https://t.co/3Y33P6U3zl — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 20, 2021 Last week, the Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump...

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  • February 21, 2021

Trump has released this statement to CNN: “Mayor Giuliani is not currently representing President Trump in any legal matters.” Is this because of today’s lawsuit charging that in concert with the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, they were conspiring to incite a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January...

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  • February 17, 2021

The impeachment managers drew a straight line from Trump to the insurrection and harm’s way for Mike Pence.  The march to the Capitol seemed spontaneous but had incitement and planning in a variety of forms. Surveillance recordings showed how close the potential assassinations were. Senator Mike Lee said “Everyone makes mistakes; everyone is...

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  • February 11, 2021

Riot declared at 1:49pm. Pence evacuated at 2:26pm. The count is now $3.5 million supporting the 6 January demonstration, up from the $2.7 previously reported. The approach by the House impeachment managers is to not hold the GOP jury members accountable, rather showing how Mitt Romney and VP Pence nearly...

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  • February 10, 2021

Disloyal opposition gets its 44 votes today.11 votes from the 67 votes needed to convict Trump. In this impeachment trial, Trump still needs to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. ”They’re behaving like mob lawyers who know that they have the jury in their pocket.” Trump will almost certainly be acquitted...

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  • February 10, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene brings the John Birch Society and its conspiracy nonsense back to the foreground, reminding us how the Koch brothers kept the GOP, now GQP always strange. x House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defends Marjorie Taylor Greene: “Denouncing Q-on, I don't know if I say it right, I...

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  • February 4, 2021

“Lies of a feather flock together” “I think there is a very fair question here whether moderators of The Donald destroyed evidence that would aid law enforcement investigation." https://t.co/bLXNZ8fXvt — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) January 29, 2021 In the days ahead of the January 6 Capitol riot, there were warnings, but...

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  • January 30, 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

Clear and present danger seems to remain operative as Mike Lindell was in a meeting at the Oval Office. All Trump has left are conspiracy fantasies fed by a bedding manufacturer. x How will ever explain to the future that it's 5 pm on the last Friday of Trump's presidency,...

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  • January 15, 2021

Stories do have consequences, and following Trump’s American Carnage, truth will out in the larger American narrative. This James Fallows essay is worth reading, made important by the trial balloon of making Andrew Cuomo the AG nominee. For Biden personally, as president, the best thing he can do for most of...

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  • December 13, 2020

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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  • November 21, 2020

CISA director Chris Krebs learned he was fired by reading Trump’s tweet. Trump and the bunker path of scorched earth could end in Trump fleeing Berlin and driving a scooter into a lake. “Like a drowning man, he grabs on to whatever false accusation he can as a lifeline.” x...

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  • November 18, 2020

Even with the election of two avowed QAnon cult followers to Congress, the rump Trumpists will not go away soon enough. They will run out of contradictory predictions soon when confronted with the finality of the Trump loss. Even if Trump keeps lying. x QAnon is supposed to be all about...

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  • November 11, 2020

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA It appears that Friday could be a red letter day, but Nevada’s votes may not be completed until the weekend. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State says counting the majority of ballots could be completed by today, with an announcement tomorrow. Trump cannot win without Pennsylvania. x AMEN !!!!!!— Jack Schlossberg...

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  • November 5, 2020

“The political crass” …lies, damn lies, and Trump polling with 2 weeks remaining. Actually Bibb County, Trump’s at the middle Georgia regional airport doing more airplane hangar super-spreading. x What’s striking to me about Trump’s “85%” claim is that the CDC study is being misrepresented in some conservative media…but Trump...

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  • October 17, 2020

Typhoid Trump has shown that negligence has consequences. Will Pence be a disease vector. Meanwhile, Tupac Shakur will be there in spirit, for someone. Against this backdrop, it should be clear taking team Trump’s word on the timing or presence of any infection in their ranks is unsafe. And yet, it...

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  • October 7, 2020

It does seem old-fashioned but the Biden post-debate train tour seems better than Trump’s promises to never return to (insert state) if he loses, which he did tonight in Duluth. x All aboard! Tune in as @DrBiden and I kick off our train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. https://t.co/z2m4tpAHNJ— Joe...

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  • October 1, 2020

Originally scheduled for 215pm ET at Shaw University, an HBCU in Raleigh NC. Will try to live blog below. x YouTube Video Also on C-Span RALEIGH, N.C. — Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, will visit Raleigh on Monday for a speech in which she will touch on the...

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  • September 28, 2020

A new generation of “forward to the past”, anti-modern conflict for which the GOP should pay in November. x “The likely shift in the court’s makeup — from Ginsburg, a liberal icon, to an outspoken conservative — would be the sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall...

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  • September 26, 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

The GOP keeps trying to rewrite history as a quarter-million deaths lie ahead with a failed policy, as if any death toll could be spun positively. 3 takeaways from the first night of the Republican National Convention 1. A promise of optimism, quickly abandoned The GOP claimed that this convention would be...

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  • August 25, 2020

One Trump tweet today, the rest are retweets. There are signs that like her “I don’t care” jacket, Melania is preparing for the end of the Trump regime as the chancellery garden gets a makeover to resemble the JFK one. OTOH IMPOTUS* doesn’t really want to leave. (CNN) Melania Trump announced Monday...

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  • July 27, 2020

WYFP = “What’s Your (F*ing) Problem?” x I'm honored that @SenWarren and @SenBooker cited reporting that @estherhonig and I did for @MotherJones in their letter to meatpacking companies. I hope that they—and you—will keep an eye out for a new piece by me in the @newrepublic, calling for big meat...

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  • July 26, 2020

Golfing during a pandemic, the three day weekend begins for Trump. x According to the pool report, the White House says that Trump has landed at the Bedminster Landing Zone. Trump is staying at one of his own Trump properties, as he used to do on many weekends before the...

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  • June 12, 2020

Americans might not yet be completely tired of the Trump regime, but it’s getting there. The survey conducted on Monday and Tuesday found 64% of American adults were “sympathetic to people who are out protesting right now,” while 27% said they were not and 9% were unsure. The poll underscored...

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  • June 3, 2020

Jared Kushner’s Air Bridge may have worked to not only expedite delivery of PPE, but also failed to deliver by perhaps hoarding an as yet unaccounted amount of PPE materiel. Slender Man made Air Bridge more like DoorDash. There is a 100 percent chance Kushner watched every episode of Silicon Valley without...

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  • May 25, 2020

The GOP’s goal is more about being reelected rather than economic recovery, and their tacit promotion of RW resistance through gun rallies is only a first step “back to normal”. This is happening even if they also tolerate attacks on science by pseudo-scientific propaganda like Vaxxed or Plandemic. Unfortunately, the...

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  • May 13, 2020

WaPo made an adjustment and Trump has now lied 18,000 times. The comparison is staggering on Trump’s economic claims. APR 03 2020 “Again, we had the strongest economy in the world. We had our best ever. We had probably the best economy in the history of the world, bigger than...

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  • May 13, 2020

Trump’s nonsense continues as he tries to convince you that now 60-70,000 deaths are acceptable even as the death toll will get worse, especially when the second wave of infections develop. Today he confessed again, even as he desperately tried to shift blame somewhere else. So strange are the many...

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  • April 30, 2020

At 50,000 dead, Trump may have reached the season finale of the daily COVID Taskforce briefing show and dinner theater. There will be clip shows and re-runs until November, and treachery, even more treachery. Apparently Trump’s bleach-touting referents did have an origin and it was yet another grift no different than...

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  • April 25, 2020

But Trump is all about the necessity of hurting people. His cruelty and sado-populism continue to manifest themselves during this pandemic as he continues to tout corporations as the only savior for a leader like Boris Johnson. His mercenary rule comes with the daily COVID taskforce briefing as propaganda so...

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  • April 7, 2020

More stories of mask-wearing and not mask-wearing. Detroit bus driver dies of Covid-19 weeks after complaining of passenger's cough. x Heartbreaking.Jason Hargrove was behind the wheel of a bus in Detroit when he said a passenger began to cough. The woman let loose four or five times without covering her...

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  • April 3, 2020

Live Blog below WH Press Briefing 5pm ET Trump has extended the range of what counts as having “done a good job” from 100k deaths to a range of 100-200k. x My latest: Like a virus, Trump adapts. He's now shifting his stance to set the stage for claiming 200,000...

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  • April 1, 2020

We are not so much in uncharted territory as much as the Twilight Zone. Death Cab for Cutie-pie x So let me get this straight: the Trump administration is willing to hand out $500B to corporations to save executives, but isn't willing to spend $1 billion on more ventilators to save...

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  • March 28, 2020

UPDATE press holding for daily COVID taskforce briefing following CARES act signing ceremony. x YouTube Video 5pm ET will supposedly feature the daily WH COVID-19 briefing, featuring a Trump stand-up warm-up. Trump's “jack-(w)hole of government”approach means he’ll be doing the relief act signing because he wants to pretend he’s in...

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  • March 27, 2020

Today Trump tried to avoid being contradicted while still on stage, and fled before experts spoke. 5pm ET — Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing at www.whitehouse.gov/… Live Blog below,  these things are only supposed to last 30 minutes, depending on Trump’s mood. They often start as late as...

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  • March 25, 2020

With so much COVID-19 opportunism going on, the gun stores are getting a slight uptick even if the best social distance is your sight picture. In the US COVID-19 has become a prepper’s holiday that made people hoard toilet paper and water needlessly because coronavirus is not going to take down...

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  • March 17, 2020
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