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As a black American, I can understand the tumult over First Lady Jill Biden associating Latin culture with “bogades”(sic) and ‘breakfast tacos.” Talking in part before the UnidosUS annual conference, she said “ —as distinct as the bogades [bodegas] of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and...

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  • July 13, 2022

Asking a rhetorical question; Is there an ongoing social experiment in this country that has continually pigeon-holed Black people and left the cage open for white men? If you ask a black man or woman—of mature age, we can point out the historical and verbal gymnastics that subtly brainwash our...

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  • September 17, 2021
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Not surprised by this: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a rising star in the Republican Party. But many of his former staffers told Politico they felt used and abused by the MAGA politician. A group of former DeSantis staffers have formed a “support group” to regularly discuss their adverse experiences...

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  • May 7, 2021

Hank Aaron was a giant of a man, not just a legendary baseball player. Not only did he break Babe Ruth’s “unbreakable” home run record, he was also a civil rights hero who never missed a chance to fight for equality. Eventually his efforts led to a Presidential Medal of Freedom...

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  • April 3, 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

Once again, shocking but not all that surprising. Hasn’t anyone in the federal government ever glimpsed at Parler? And the NAACP is pointing out the unbelievable hypocrisy in all this. x And you thought “Taking A Knee” was too much!?!— NAACP (@NAACP) January 6, 2021 (For the non-tweeterers: “And you...

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  • January 6, 2021
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I’m all in for this: President-elect Joe Biden will join the lineup of influential Democrats involved in Georgia's ongoing senatorial campaigns, according to his recently-named forthcoming chief of staff. Ron Klain—who will formally step into the role when become Biden assumes office in January—discussed the outcomes of Georgia's two runoff...

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  • November 16, 2020

Discovery and disinformation are ahead as RWNJs are looking for reasons to overturn the election, but are perhaps more about grifting. The reality remains that Trump tried to manipulate processing of ballots by installing a crony in USPS, among other things yet to be determined. Attempts to manipulate the system...

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  • November 9, 2020

I have written two posts about suggested questions for Nominee Barrett — here and here.  But watching a good deal of today’s confirmation hearing, and listening to her dodge way too many questions, I realize I should also have set out some suggested questions to highlight how thin are her qualifications...

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  • October 14, 2020
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Since today is a heavy Lindsey Graham (R. SC) news day on Daily Kos, I figured it was important to highlight this from The Huffington Post: Democrat Matt Lieberman hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in 2013, a tough look as he tries to win over Democratic voters...

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  • October 4, 2020

Huffington Post has a piece out about how U.S. Senate candidate, Matt Lieberman (D. GA), self published a book he wrote in 2018 called “Lucius” which is about an old man who believes he owned a slave for all for most of his adult life and how the slave could...

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  • August 7, 2020

It is a surprise to some who haven’t spent time in African-American cultural institutions that Lift Every Voice and Sing is a standard for many events. It never substitutes for the US national anthem. It is equally surprising not to know the lyrics of a song that is much more...

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  • July 3, 2020

Facebook said it has removed 220 Facebook accounts, 95 Instagram accounts, 28 Pages and 106 groups that comprise the violent Boogaloo-affiliated network. An advertising boycott is beginning against Facebook. x The real reason big brands are joining the Facebook boycott? It could be a “handy excuse” to cut ad spend,...

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  • July 1, 2020

That’s fighting words: x Donald trump is scum for fueling racist hate and violence in our country.— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) June 1, 2020 Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) lashed out at President Trump on Monday, calling him “scum” and accusing him of “fueling” racism and hatred in America amid protests over the death of George Floyd....

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  • June 2, 2020

Political Wire has a new story just posted on how Amy Klobuchar this morning explained her actions while she was the county DA (I’m quoting Political Wire because the link is to a tweet that doesn’t give as much information): Said Klobuchar: “When I was county attorney, cases we had...

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  • May 29, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Teresa Tomlinson (D. GA) Ahmaud Arbery’s murder is part of a system of oppression that extends beyond Georgia. The public outrage it has triggered it is not confined to our state lines. The injustice made known to the...

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  • May 13, 2020
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Nothing to see here: U.S. Sen. David Perdue, after seeing his portfolio scrutinized and criticized, says his advisers will no longer trade stocks in individual companies. The Friday evening announcement coincided with the filing of a report that outlined trading on his behalf over the previous month. “As you can...

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  • May 11, 2020

I agree with this: The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now. It is time for a swift, full, and transparent investigation into his murder. https://t.co/alvY5WjdHx — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 6, 2020...

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  • May 6, 2020

This fucking idiot is making Ted Cruz look like the smart one: x Sen. John Cornyn: “China is to blame because the culture where people eat bats & snakes & dogs & things like that, these viruses are transmitted from the animal to the people and that's why China has...

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  • March 19, 2020

I could rant and rant about how Florida went from a lovely sub tropical state that was  more purple than red but we have had some real lazy people not doing all they could in the State party and the folks with money like the billionaires running for president, not...

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  • February 15, 2020
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

To many, Omaha Nebraska is where you could buy insurance from the company that sponsored the Wild Kingdom TV show.  Henry Fonda and Johny Carson were from Omaha.  The liberal billionaire, “Oracle” Warren Buffet, lives in Omaha. Yet for 50 years, Omaha also became the most segregated city in the US,...

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  • September 22, 2019

Few “Democratic” House members disappoint me more than Georgia Congressman David Scott. Compromising on certain positions is one thing if you are in a solidly red district, but he represents the majority-minority 13th District, which includes portions of Cobb, Douglas, Fulton, Fayette, Clayton and Henry counties. This is about as...

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  • May 19, 2019

Few “Democratic” House members disappoint me more than Georgia Congressman David Scott. Compromising on certain positions is one thing if you are in a solidly red district, but he represents the majority-minority 13th District, which includes portions of Cobb, Douglas, Fulton, Fayette, Clayton, and Henry counties. This is about as...

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  • May 19, 2019

The only thing Donald Trump likes more than claiming he’s not a racist is being a horrible fucking racist.  If Stormfront.org took over the Children’s Television Workshop (or vice versa), the Muppet they’d shit out in a seedy Sesame Street back alley would be Donald J. Trump. Somewhat overlooked in...

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  • November 8, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT) on behalf of Democracy for America: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I. VT)   I am about to ask you to do something very, very important. I'm going to ask you to make a contribution to help elect DFA-endorsed progressive governors in...

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  • November 1, 2018

The GOP has, in multiple states, enacted severe penalties for the completely non-existent crime of in-person voting fraud. This is mostly to scare people in lower income areas into thinking that voting could be a crime—and make them think that perhaps it’s best not to risk casting a ballot. The true crime,...

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  • October 27, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Ben Jealous’ (D. MD) gubernatorial campaign: I've always said that as elected officials, if we're not helping people we should go home. But lately, it seems like too many of our leaders are pushing extreme, harmful...

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  • September 22, 2018

Botham Jean was shot in his own home by an off duty Dallas cop who claimed she thought she was in her apartment but who told conflicting stories about how this supposedly happened. This was sufficiently bizarre that the Dallas PD turned over the investigation to the Texas Rangers who dutifully...

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  • September 14, 2018

Received this e-mail from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D. NY) in support of Ben Jealous’ (D. MD) campaign: Friends – The Progressive movement needs strong voices in every state, county, and city in order to make meaningful change. But we don’t need to compromise our values to...

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  • August 23, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of Ben Jealous’ (D. MD) gubernatorial campaign: Maryland's darn lucky to have a progressive champion like Ben Jealous running for governor. I'm rolling up my sleeves and — along with my friends at DFA — getting to...

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  • August 14, 2018

Erica Conway, a longtime volunteer for the Seattle chapter of the NAACP, needed a temporary password when longing in to her Puget Sound energy account. What they sent her was offensive and a little hard to explain away. Huffington Post “Erica Conway of Renton said that she logged onto the...

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  • August 5, 2018

The de-evolution of the GOP into the Cult of Trump is more frightening by the day. In my younger years, the Reagan conservatives touted democracy—usually when they were contrasting us to their number one enemy: Russia.   How times have changed. GOP candidate for MI governor Pat Colbeck at a...

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  • July 1, 2018