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While I can only assume Donald Trump is terrified of any book that hasn’t been hollowed out and stuffed with lunchmeats, he’s apparently really nervous about New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s upcoming tell-all-that-maybe-should-have-been-told-years-ago magnum opus. Already we’ve learned that Trump used to flush documents down the toilet like a...

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  • February 12, 2022

The Rotten Core of the Republican Party -Binyamin Appelbaum -NYT Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the top House Republican, recently took to social media to warn that Democrats have hatched a dastardly plot. “Democrats,” he said, “want to track every penny you earn so they can then tax you and...

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  • October 25, 2021

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

The New York Times Editorial Board officially made their endorsement today for the next Mayor of New York City and it’s a very compelling endorsement: All of the candidates in the June 22 Democratic primary are concerned with the welfare of their city and have thoughtful ideas about how to...

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  • May 11, 2021

More elephants will get killed as trophies. Cash-short countries do have to think about revenue, and carrying capacity is but a rationalization when eco-tourism is crippled by a pandemic. What’s worse is that killing bushmeat remains always remains an option beyond the poaching for ivory. x “We can expect not...

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  • May 7, 2021

Armed with a civil war sword, Bruce Westerman (R-AR) crouched on a commode, ready for a last stand because the lost cause insurrectionists were crashing and trashing Capitol offices. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy abandoned Westerman to an uncertain fate, because McCarthy’s security deemed him not important enough to save. ““Westerman, the only...

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  • April 27, 2021

Anand Giridharadas wrote a piece for The Atlantic asserting that Biden has been moving leftward.  This may only be a short term impression only because the GOP is trying to find its way after the previous guy is gone and before he may be indicted. The real problem lies with...

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  • April 16, 2021

We’re now at that strange nexus where Brian Kilmeade’s attempt to pin Prince Phil’s death on the granddaughter-in-law fits other anti-semitic and racist tropes fronted by Fox News. This because of counting artifacts in threes. “The New York Time’s (NYT) Upshot examined the statistical prevalence of celebrity deaths in threesomes. How did they do...

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  • April 9, 2021

It really isn’t much of a surprise that the 2020 Trump Campaign organization used about every trick to defraud his supporters, especially the poorer and more naïve ones. The New York Times has a story about small time Trump contributors who thought they were making a single donation through their...

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  • April 4, 2021

I tossed this thought out at the end of my previous diary, New Reports on How Trump Fleeced – and is Still Fleecing – His Base, but the more I think about it, the more I think this is something the DNC or some similar group should look into, so I’m...

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  • April 4, 2021

I happen to believe that if you send money to Donald Trump you pretty much get what you deserve. If people still haven’t learned from Trump University, Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Trump Magazine, Trump Airlines, Trump: The Game, and Trump: The Shitty Presidency, then they’ll never...

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  • April 3, 2021

Here’s the latest news on the recall effort in California: The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has gathered over 2 million signatures — a number of signatures, if validated, that could force a measure on a ballot. The leaders of RecallGavin2020 announced this week that their effort reached over 2,060,000 signatures...

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  • March 16, 2021

A worthwhile article in the NYT Some highlights: Amazon has embarked on an advertising blitz this winter, urging Congress to follow the company’s lead and raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. American workers “simply can’t wait” for higher pay, the company said in a recent blog post....

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  • March 5, 2021

Likely there will some stunt somewhere today, perhaps not in DC. Hopefully there will be no casualties, but nothing will match the easing of mask mandates in Texas and Mississippi. Perhaps there’s a numerological formula for predicting the next stupid QAnon event.  x Anti-Trump Republicans are facing punishment back home. But...

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  • March 4, 2021

I’ve always admired Naomi Klein since reading her terrific and insightful book “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.”   She has a NYT editorial column up yesterday, expounding on her prior theme in relation to Texas’s recent disaster, titled “Why The Republicans Fear The Green New Deal,” in which she...

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  • February 22, 2021

I know many don’t read Bruni’s column in the NYT, often for good reason, but sometimes it is worthwhile. Some here didn’t appreciate my comments on the Lincoln Project for varying reasons such as “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, I replied I don’t believe that crap. I...

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  • February 17, 2021

Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Interviews like this are one of the reasons that I still subscribe to the NYT, some snippets [bolding...

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  • February 9, 2021

Trans activist Sofia Sepulveda discusses Medicare for all, immigrants, and more. It’s no fluke the economy does much better under Democrats. Democrats by far better for economy Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM CentralVideo Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: We explore...

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  • February 3, 2021

These past Dispatches were obviously a Trump-era commentary.  Maybe I need to to come up with a new name. But since the Biden presidency is only weeks old, I thought I would continue this for a bit.  So, in the spirit of a new beautiful day, below are some interesting rea...

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  • February 1, 2021

The editorial board after highlighting the crazy that is Marjorie Taylor Greene and wondering why the Republican Party is failing to act, comes to these observations :- The silence from Republican leaders has been deafening. That can’t continue if the party has any hope of reclaiming conservatism from nihilistic rot...

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  • February 1, 2021

If Donald Trump truly had a magic Sharpie, he could create a Froopyland in his own image and live there forever. In that enchanted land, tropical storms would go wherever he wanted them to, he’d be billions richer than Michael Bloomberg, Ivanka would be someone else’s daughter, and he somehow wouldn’t look...

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  • January 30, 2021

Another thought before Trump’s presidency (hopefully) slips into distant memory.  One of the many truly odd things about Trump’s presidency was that he insisted on, and got away with, using his personal cell phone all the time — which is an absolute security nightmare because it is unsecured and is listened to by who...

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  • January 29, 2021

A perfect story to encapsulate what an unfit dick Trump was.  Apparently, on his way out the door, Trump fired the White House Chief Usher — and sent all the staff home — so that no one was there to open the White House door when the Bidens arrived. As one of their...

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  • January 22, 2021

More Charlie than Kevin, McCarthy now tries to polish a turd about the insurrection, tiptoeing a fine line between Trumpists and “post-trumpist” GOP constituencies. McCarthy is just not good with shiny objects to distract the media, as he defaults to the GOP’s more covert racial messaging. x Wherein @GOPLeader indignantly refuses...

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  • January 21, 2021

Hello, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was Twitter-suspended because of the “borderline monopolistic stranglehold of Big Tech”. Whatever that is. “The radicalization of the Republican Party has altered the world of conservative media, which is, in turn, accelerating that radicalization.” x Marjorie Taylor Greene – one of the most...

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  • January 18, 2021

In other words, a monstrous, noxious, venal scheme to lightly garnish the shart soufflé that is Donald Trump’s presidency. The New York Times: As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting fees from...

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  • January 17, 2021

As Trump’s one term winds to a thankful close, one of the largest scandals remains seemingly forgotten and bizarrely unexplained.  There not only has never been a counter-intelligence investigation into Trump’s connections with Russia and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election — but we have learned that this is because that investigation was secretly thwarted...

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  • January 17, 2021

We are now in the realm of stupid, since the second impeachment is apparently another “hoax”, even though actual deaths have occurred. This leaves the two prior Trump hoax claims: the numerous counts of obstruction of justice from the Mueller Report and the first impeachment’s near-conviction, short by a couple...

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  • January 17, 2021

It’s now moving toward that Trump resignation, because impeachment is moving forward and even McConnell has appeared to favor it. Unlike Nixon, perhaps the death of Sheldon Adelson, a major Trump backer, among other defections will not require the approach of major GOP luminaries to pressure Trump to resign. For...

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  • January 12, 2021

​Please practice greater situational awareness from January 17 to January 20. We all trust that those whose jobs it is to keep the nation safe are doing that effectively despite the numbers of law enforcement officials participating in violent anti-government demonstrations. x Police departments across the United States are opening probes...

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  • January 10, 2021

I know this New York Times article is a month old but I wanted to reference it for the purposes of this  diary: More than 180 years ago, as part of the Trail of Tears, the United States military drove thousands of Cherokee and Muscogee people off the land they...

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  • January 4, 2021

Pursed lips moving, Trump lies, repeating the same falsehoods. Fortunately his debunked claims have revealed flaws in the GOP’s historically bogus voter suppression arguments. x Remember: when Trump uses the phrase “got caught,” it's a telltale sign that he's lying, comparable to tales of burly men crying with gratitude around...

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  • December 27, 2020

Aside from the usual caveats, Trump continues to act seditious. The GOP is plunging into open warfare over President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory — with President Trump taunting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and threatening primary challenges against other Republicans, House lawmakers egging on senators to contest the counting of...

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  • December 23, 2020

How is it possible that my respect for Donald Trump can still be diminished on December 19, 2020? As COVID-19 kills more than 3,000 Americans a day and Russia basically declares war on our country, Trump is monomaniacally focused on embarrassing himself further. He’s lost to Joe Biden, other casino operators,...

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  • December 19, 2020

Now that Grampa Rage Diapers is on his way to becoming a private citizen without his own attorney general mob consigliere paid for by the taxpayers, we can begin to unwrap all the DJT-focused lawsuits and Trump family criminal mischief like so many magical Christmas gifts. And today brings even...

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  • December 4, 2020

WE WIN. Biden will be declared winner because the next state like Nevada after 264 electoral college votes pushes him over the top. x WATCH: The man, wearing a white tank top that read “BBQ, BEER, FREEDOM,” yelled three iterations of “The Biden crime family is stealing the election. The...

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  • November 5, 2020

I’m sure you heard this news today out of Arizona courtesy of the New York Times/Siena College’s latest poll: x Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in the four states likeliest to decide the presidency, according to the final Times/Siena surveys of the campaignAriz.: Biden 49, Trump 43Florida: Biden 47, Trump...

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  • November 1, 2020

Big news today out of North Carolina courtesy of the New York Times/Siena College latest poll: Joe Biden leads in North Carolina, according to the final Times/Siena poll of the stateBiden 48, Trump 45Cunningham 46, Tillis 43Cooper 51, Forest 42https://t.co/S1ytZ3cbj9 — Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) October 29, 2020 Joseph R. Biden...

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  • October 29, 2020

The name of the anonymous author of op-eds criticizing the operation of the White House, is Former DHS chief of staff @MilesTaylorUSA ), but in the scheme of October Surprises this is a footnote. More important matters are whether one of five swing states can be won by Biden/Harris. x Thread....

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  • October 28, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Texas: x 🚨New Poll – TEXAS🚨Biden 49 / Trump 48Hegar 46 / Cornyn 48https://t.co/OCRMOhwGdJ— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) October 26, 2020 Click here for the full results. Yesterday’s UT Tyler poll showed a tightening race: In his bid for a fourth term in...

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  • October 26, 2020

Like a cartoon dog in a burning room or a river in Egypt, we know Trump will spend his post-presidency looking for the real reasons he lost the election. America faces no issue more pressing than the coronavirus pandemic, and so the president has found the message that he believes will carry...

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  • October 26, 2020

Trump and his supporters are such dupes that rather than taking a village, it may take a dominatrix to de-program Trumpists: But up until recently, there’s one group of potential Biden voters who have not been the subject of voter outreach: kinky, submissive male Trump supporters with humiliation fetishes. Now,...

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  • October 24, 2020

int.nyt.com/… A newly released survey from the NYT/Siena Poll, rated A+, shows Democratic candidates all  within four points of winning the US Senate, US House, and Governor races in Montana. Joe Biden only trails by 6% in a state Trump won by 20% in 2016. These races look likely to...

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  • October 23, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Kansas courtesy of the New York Times/Siena College latest poll: President Trump, who won Kansas by more than 20 percentage points four years ago, maintains only a single-digit lead in the state, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Thursday, an...

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  • October 22, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… It’s nearly all plus signs for Joe Biden in today’s state polls. The forecast from 538 has Biden with a 87% of winning and a 10% national lead (some of today’s national polls are quite Republican). Being tied at 47% in Texas is a great achievement for the Biden campaign. poll.qu.edu/…...

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  • October 21, 2020

http://www.nytimes.com/… The NYT/Siena Poll, rated A+ by 538, shows Biden and Trump tied at 45%. Georgia was won by Trump in 2016 by 5.3%. http://www.msn.com/… A shift against President Trump among white college-educated voters in Georgia has imperiled Republicans up and down the ballot, according to a New York Times/Siena...

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  • October 20, 2020

Some more good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of The New York Times/Siena college’s latest poll: With a half-million votes already cast, President Trump and Senator Thom Tillis trail their Democratic challengers in North Carolina, according to a new poll from The New York Times and Siena College, signaling...

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  • October 14, 2020

int.nyt.com/… The NYT/Siena Poll, rated A+ by 538, shows Joe Biden with a 46% to 42% lead over Trump in North Carolina with minor party candidates taking 4% of the vote.  Meanwhile, Democratic candidate for Senate, Cal Cunningham, leads Republican incumbent Thom Tillis by 41% to 37%, with 7% going...

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  • October 14, 2020
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