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Yesterday was the LVI (56th) Super Bowl. Some “over-officious jerk(s)” (thank you, Marv Levy) spoiled a spirited game at the end, but for me, the real action took place before the kickoff and at halftime. A lot of black America is still reeling from the blackballing of Colin Kaepernick. The...

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  • February 14, 2022

I have a deep, visceral mistrust for anyone who says God is on their side. When has Providence ever sorted winners and losers like this? Didn’t we learn better from the bloody Crusades? Or centuries of ruinous sectarian violence? Or Tim Tebow’s NFL career? Of course, these days we’re meant to believe...

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  • December 19, 2021

I share an important date with former basketball coach the late Don Haskins, March 14, our birthday. Haskins led the then Texas Western Basketball team to the 1966 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship against the vaunted and famed Kentucky Wildcats, led by legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Coach Rupp...

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  • October 13, 2021

In a 5-4 Supreme Court decision supported by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice William Brennan wrote in part:  [Gregory Lee] “Johnson was convicted for engaging in expressive conduct. The State’s interest in preventing breaches of the peace does not support his conviction because Johnson’s conduct did not threaten to disturb...

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  • June 30, 2021

President Joe Biden’s original goal of 100 million Covid vaccinations in 100 days was exceeded last month leading him to call for 200 million in 100 days. Today is the day we reach that goal, eight days early. This is Biden’s second huge win after the passage of the Covid...

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  • April 22, 2021

Oprah Winfrey’s query of the exiled Royals was a superfluous gesture to most black Americans. That was until she brought up the subject of the baby royal, Archie. By exposing what most black men and women around the world know, that racism exists from the commoners to literal Kings and...

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  • March 10, 2021

Received this e-mail from Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Pennsylvania is *clearly superior* to New Jersey: In NFL teams, cheesesteaks, and convenience stores. But as of this week, NJ has something that most states, including PA, do not: Weed. Fully legal weed. ✅ I believe that weed should...

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  • February 26, 2021

Looks like unfettered capitalism is working exactly as it’s supposed to in Texas. Texas billionaire Jerry Jones is, of course, best known for somehow making me hate the Dallas Cowboys even more than I used to (in case you’re not a football fan, he owns the team), but in the...

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  • February 19, 2021

I took a day to think about the death of radio personality Rush Limbaugh. My immediate thoughts were snark-provoking. Although Limbaugh spent over 30 years mining the cavernous depths of cruelty, I wanted to suppress the urge to welcome the death of his brand of political divisiveness—but who am I...

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  • February 19, 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

Just in case you too have no life and are watching Super Bowl commercials, a live blog opportunity. x Lack Of Super Bowl Party Will Not Hamper Woman’s Plan To Make 10 Pounds Of Buffalo Wing Dip https://t.co/nVdRow6zmy pic.twitter.com/oIbITm1Hid— The Onion (@TheOnion) February 7, 2021 < p class=”is-empty-p”> The Kansas...

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  • February 7, 2021

The Center for Disease Control report on daily covid-19 vaccinations shows a jump of 2,216,752 total, the largest one day increase. Vaccinations have been running about 1.3 million per day. Some of these vaccinations reported were almost surely from earlier in the week, still it represents a major increase as...

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  • February 6, 2021

Oh, this is so, so sad. No one wants to come to Li’l Donnie’s clubhouse anymore. The Wall Street Journal: New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has turned down President Trump’s invitation to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the wake of the riots last week at the U.S. Capitol. Belichick, who...

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  • January 12, 2021

Jordan Klepper’s frequent embedded reports from MAGA-land have been a breath of fresh air over the past five years, so of course The Daily Show simply had to send him to Denial-palooza.  And he didn’t disappoint.  In this episode we discover that Trump fans can’t count to two; the only trustworthy figures...

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  • November 18, 2020

I’d prefer a raven landing on Trump’s head and peeling away his face rind to reveal a horde of diseased death locusts, but this will have to do for now. A Lamers bus serving as a shuttle for Pres. Trump's visit has entered the ditch near the airport in Green Bay,...

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  • October 30, 2020

Donald Trump's Florida lackey has given the states football teams permission to fill their stadiums despite a spreading coronavirus throughout the sunshine state, particularly in South Florida. From Dolphins Talk:  Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640AM South Florida is reporting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has informed the Miami Dolphins moving forward...

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  • October 7, 2020

The White House version of the Sturgis Smash Mouth concert is ready for its hydroxychloroquine treatments as one big Hatch Act violation. And for the umpteenth time he lies about Veterans Choice, even as he was called on it directly in a presser several weeks ago. JASS, Just Another Stump Speech....

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  • August 28, 2020

Wannabe felons crowded around the US Postal Service after Reagan’s 1980 election.  They claimed that “privatizing” the mail would increase efficiency  and lower costs. The trucking industry tried to pack the Postal Board with appointees in their thrall. James Bovard and other dependable conservative lackeys wrote op-eds in the Wall...

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  • August 16, 2020

Paul Kane at The Washington Post has an op-ed out where he highlights a “confluence of events” that give Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) an edge in taking out vulnerable corrupt U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R. GA) in the upcoming special election: Warnock, as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church,...

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  • August 9, 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

Glad to see this: A Democratic candidate for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats is weighing in on his opponent's stance on the Black Lives Matter movement – saying the issue is about more than just politics. “The folks at the WNBA, NASCAR, NBA and NFL are all trying to...

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  • July 9, 2020

It’s always been offensive. It simply took this moment in history to get the ball rolling: x And here it is: the Redskins are undergoing a thorough review of the team’s name. And let’s be clear: There’s no review if there’s no change coming. Redskins on way out. pic.twitter.com/ZrS3cCvhMg— Adam...

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  • July 3, 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

I blogged two Daily Kos articles recently and titled them respectively “NFL player & friends asked to leave Chipotle ’cause white customer uncomfortable.’” and “A Black pregnant woman dragged out of her car by a cop and tased on her stomach.” There were similarities in that the racial component was there....

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  • July 1, 2020

The Right gets upset when we call out systemic racism. This week black football player Darius Leonard was thrown out of a Chipotle restaurant. Last week Marcia Grant and her family were denied entrance into Ouzo Bay restaurant under the pretext of her son's attire even as another white family similarly attired...

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  • June 28, 2020
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Here’s the latest news courtesy of Qunnipiac University’s latest poll: If the election for president were being held today, former Vice President Joe Biden would receive 49percent of the vote and President Donald Trump would receive 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll of registered voters released...

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  • June 18, 2020

Trump’s button got pushed by Biden: x If John Bolton's accounts are true, it’s not only morally repugnant, it’s a violation of Donald Trump’s sacred duty to the American people to protect America’s interests and defend our values.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 17, 2020 x Joe Biden was a TOTAL...

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  • June 18, 2020

Being from Wisconsin, I’ve been a fan of the Green Bay Packers most of my life. Starting at the age of 8, I’ve followed the team — with varying degrees of enthusiasm — since the ‘70s. I watched them win Super Bowl XXXI and Super Bowl XLV, but I’ve never...

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  • June 4, 2020

I have a great deal of anger this morning. I have a great deal of fear for my sons, and I have been here before. What seems like ages ago but in reality was just a few short years, former NFL player Colin Kaepernick ironically knelt to save lives. I...

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  • May 29, 2020

Trump needs/wants the big crowds, because he doesn’t care about the chaos of infection spread, especially if he will appear to be in a downward spiral approaching November Third. Do Republicans deserve to be infected or is it more about their ability to infect others beyond Trumpists, especially since Trump prefers the...

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  • May 25, 2020

New Trump Covid-19 taskforce briefing It started early today, as it tends to on Saturdays, Sunday will likely start later. x Wow Trump, who says he tested negative for virus twice, says he may start take hydroxychloroquine, anti-malaria drug he thinks may be a “game changer” for treating coronavirus. He...

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  • April 4, 2020

There are 11 Democrats still standing in the breach between democracy and autocracy in America. Last night President Trump’s deliverance of the State of the Union subjected us to another cavalcade of lies and showmanship. The uncontrolled immorality of President Donald Trump was on full display, from awarding the Medal...

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  • February 5, 2020

I’m not sure how to feel about this Iowa caucus snafu, other than to ask, once again — why the hell does Iowa have such an outsized influence on who gets to be president? It looks bad on a few levels: Turnout was mediocre, which suggests enthusiasm is not where it...

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  • February 4, 2020

More of the same in 2020. x Given the Trump ad just aired during the Super Bowl, re-sharing our reporting from last year documenting efforts by Trump’s DOJ to lock back up the people freed by Trump’s First Step Act https://t.co/HaDbAsvT1k — Wesley (@WesleyLowery) February 2, 2020 The president has...

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  • February 3, 2020

As many of you know, the filibuster has been the top issue for me in the 2020 Democratic Primary. I support Elizabeth Warren because she has called for eliminating the archaic 60 vote rule that has constantly killed progress time and time again. Her, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro,...

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  • November 11, 2019

The racial slot machine Donald Trump has used, since he trundled down an escalator in the late Spring of 2015, reached its’ newest low yesterday.  Starting in the late 1880s through the 1960s, when black lives were deemed even worth counting, over 4,700 lynchings took place in the United States....

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  • October 23, 2019

We are in the 21st Century, not the fourteenth, nor is it the 1860s. Yet, we have a President who, in the span of one week, has reportedly threatened to use an alligator filled moat at the border, start a Civil War, execute a man or woman whom President Trump...

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  • October 2, 2019
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Here’s the latest news out of Massachusetts: Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, the last member of the Democratic dynasty serving in Washington, plans to formally announce Saturday that he is launching a primary challenge to Senator Edward J. Markey, an audacious political move that could open fissures within the Democratic...

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  • September 18, 2019

One of the most disheartening things I deal with on social media is confronting the fact that some of my veteran friends have accepted Donald Trump, or at least his perverted view of patriotism. We’ve been through some tough situations together, so our bond is very strong, even though we hate...

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  • July 24, 2019

Unlike the title suggest, the configuration of race and war in the immediate future may have a new facade. I fear a new war, but not because of any perceived weakness on the part of the United States or the capabilities of its’ fighting men. In fact, my nephew has...

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  • June 21, 2019

A line a day when you’re far away, Little things mean a lot   Little Things Mean A Lot OK! *CLAP!* Everybody have their final walk through with the caterer for the menu for tonight’s “Mueller Report Watch Party?” Waiting in suspense for Lo-Barr to release the gobbledygook that will have...

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  • April 17, 2019

He’s not on a team, but it appears former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will get paid regardless as a result of his collusion grievance against the league. Panthers safety Eric Reid also settled his grievance. From ESPN.com: Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have reached a settlement with the NFL concerning their...

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  • February 15, 2019

He may not be a “billionaire,” but Michael Strahan does pretty well for himself. The former New York Giants great and NFL Hall of Famer seamlessly transitioned from a standout football career to a couple of pretty decent broadcasting gigs, and as such he has a few nickels to rub...

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  • January 16, 2019

It’s a mystery why the NFL continues to be more concerned about Donald Trump’s concussion-like symptoms than those of their own players and former players, but that’s the world we live in now. Because Trump commands a giant, fiercely obedient army like one of the orc kings of old — and...

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  • December 18, 2018

If I were laughing any harder right now I might rupture a gonad. But at least I’d still have one, unlike my Trump-supporting brethren. A new study from Sarah DiMuccio and Eric Knowles, psychology researchers at New York University, has concluded that men who support Donald Trump are insecure in their masculinity....

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  • November 29, 2018

In March, when 60 Minutes interviewed Trump bête noire Stormy Daniels, the show drew 22 million viewers. By comparison, Trump’s Sunday interview with the news magazine garnered a little more than half that — 11.3 million. Given that he’s the president of the United States, you’d think his viewership would, well,...

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  • October 18, 2018

Hey, nice boycott you got going there. From The Hill: Nike added nearly $6 billion to its company’s market value since announcing its deal with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, CBS News reported on Friday. According to the publication, the company’s shares rose 36 percent on the year and the brand has...

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  • September 23, 2018

Yes: x “This hasn’t happened before. I showed up and I hadn’t done something like it before.” pic.twitter.com/DVfbxfTK0y — Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 15, 2018   Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Friday questioned why a black Dallas resident was shot by a police officer while in his apartment. “How can...

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  • September 16, 2018

So, Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Still and Albert Wilson took a knee before last Sunday’s game… x These men are so courageous. Kenny Stills & Albert Wilson, with the weight of the world on their shoulders, just took a knee for injustice and became the first two players to...

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  • September 13, 2018

Nike is a multi-billion dollar brand that dominates the global sportswear market. Naturally, they hire the best marketing executives in the business. They knew exactly what they were doing when they decided to promote the hell out of Colin Kaepernick. Their research showed three things that we liberals have known for quite some time: Opposing Trump...

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  • September 8, 2018
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