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Virginia Foxx is a U.S. representative from North Carolina and not, as you might suspect from her name, a now-bitter original member of Emmet Otter’s Jug Band. Honestly, I’d never heard of her before. Yes, I’m a politics nerd, but apparently she’s been hiding her light under a bushel basket...

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  • May 19, 2021

Well, this sure isn’t good news for the guy who won Michigan by the gross, spray-tanned skin of his weird, wobbly dentures. Seems another GOP stalwart has jumped off the Donald Trump boat parade and onto the Biden juggernaut.  The Detroit News: Republican former Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday he...

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  • September 3, 2020

Peter Navarro, the Trump administration trade adviser whom Jared Kushner found on Amazon.com (the same place I’ve been vainly searching for a one-bedroom tauntaun carcass to hide in for the next four years in case Trump somehow wins again) wants y’all to stop politicizing the, erm, China virus, folks! This morning,...

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  • July 27, 2020

Today’s blog post is brought to you by Brawndo — The Thirst Mutilator. It’s got what plants crave! So, yeah, as you probably guessed, the MAGAs are maskless in Moronsylvania. NBC News: In conversations with dozens of Trump supporters lined up outside a convention center in downtown Tulsa to attend...

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  • June 20, 2020

Even if Donald Trump had done everything else perfectly, his loosey-goosey attitude toward government messaging on coronavirus mitigation would be one of the biggest scandals in the history of the country. But it turns out he’s actually done virtually nothing well during the crisis. An Ebola-infected rhesus monkey with a pair...

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  • April 3, 2020

I’m actually more of a Star Trek nerd than a Star Wars nerd, but hey, I like ‘em both. And this made my midichlorian count soar. x You misspelled “Fraud.”#GoForceYourself https://t.co/ORY6eeyGgj— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 29, 2019 < p class=”is-empty-p”> And of course the Kushner spawn wants to dress as...

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  • September 30, 2019

As Donald Trump’s approval rating has continued to stagnate, and people far and wide have come to see him more and more as just a flailing mass of gelatinous orange goo, #PABOTUS has attempted to rouse his base by going full DEF CON RACIST. Maybe his strategy is working in the...

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  • September 12, 2019

So somehow Donald Trump thinks a report that uncovered more moral rot than a late-night Caligula cotillion totally exonerates him. Then again, he says and does pretty much anything, more or less randomly, that bounces around for more than three seconds his Wiffle Ball of a brain. Like, you know, that we...

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  • April 19, 2019

This article was first published on Up North Progressive on December 29, 2018 On Christmas Eve Rick Snyder closed the citizen’s input hotline early to ensure Michigan taxpayers could no longer object to the shame duck bills he signed just in time for Gretchen Whitmer to take over on January...

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  • December 30, 2018

So, our poor poor pitiful me *Resident is whining about a comedy sketch and thinking it should be “court-tested”… Huffington Post “Sounds like President Donald Trump didn’t enjoy this weekend’s episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” The president on Sunday blasted NBC and its iconic sketch comedy show as “spin...

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  • December 16, 2018

If you live long enough, life does become like that Elton John Song, “I’ve Seen that Movie Too.”  I’m thinking about Kavanaugh and the SCOTUS, or I should say this is another version of the Clarence Thomas appointment to the SCOTUS.  An unfit partisan hack is being foisted on us...

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  • September 15, 2018

Oh, oh did you see it?  Did you? I mean everybody is going to be talking about it today. Well, I mean Maggie Haberman just put that nerd Michael Avenatti right in his place. She just put a cut on him. Knife went through like butter. Ha ha ha. You...

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  • May 18, 2018

If you’re a nerd, you’ve probably heard of Elon Musk’s latest company, Neuralink, a company “developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.” If you’re really into this sort of thing, you might have run into the excellent (but extremely long!), 36000+ word article on what Neuralink is...

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  • April 23, 2017

This blog originally appeared on Up North Progressive Can we revoke Directive 4 on The Nerd yet? Back in 2011, when an unknown, nerdy former chairman of the board of a former computer giant called Gateway was sworn in as governor of the state of Michigan, his plans for the...

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  • January 15, 2016

Dear Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan: I realize the state of Michigan is out of your jurisdiction, but I wanted to bring to your attention that one of your citizens has been in our state for nearly four years and frankly, we're really sick and tired of him. Illinois resident...

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  • September 13, 2014

I enjoyed the Olympics, or what little NBC bothered to air of the Olympics. We were stuck mostly with talking heads and human interest stories. How many times did I see a medal ceremony? I can count them on one hand. It's over until 2014 when we have the next...

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  • August 13, 2012
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