Panic

… and, winter is coming. China, already in a significant energy crunch, has been experiencing energy shortages due to extreme weather, a surge in demand, and a fledgling effort to reduce CO2 emissions. It is a triple whammy for the country that produces the second-highest global greenhouse emissions in the...

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  • October 11, 2021

… and, winter is coming. For those just scrolling by while whistling past the graveyard, you might want to read this story and prepare yourself while you watch your wallet because the shit just might hit the fan and soon. Economic Impacts from climate change are here and only getting worse. There...

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  • October 11, 2021

Reminiscent of the unfounded fears spread around by conservatives about the Affordable Care Act and “death panels,” President Biden’s call for a door-to-door educational program about the coronavirus vaccine sent the GOP and conservatives into a paranoid tizzy. Republican members of Congress, fake news stations, and right-wing bloggers went into...

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  • July 21, 2021

Bullwinkle Badgers:  “Be loud … fly low over the crowds,” said one unidentified member of the Lakota crew, describing the mission parameters as they understood them. Apparently an “unidentified subordinate” modified the mission. Last Summer did feature another stunt at St Johns Church to serve the Trump 2020 election bid, including an...

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  • May 15, 2021

On Wednesday, Rep. Liz Cheney was bounced from her leadership position in the House GOP for refusing to acknowledge the eternal, immutable, omnipotent godhead recently incarnated in the form of a mealy, incontinent panic yam in order to drain the D.C. swamp and save the world from blood-hoovering pedophiles like Tom...

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  • May 13, 2021

Short-term price gouging and shortages prompt panic gas buying and hoarding as a result of the Russian gang ransomware attack on one pipeline. Gas stations in several states are out of fuel and AAA reports the nationwide average price breached $3-per-gallon for the first time in six years as the...

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  • May 12, 2021

Sadly, @BillMaher severely erred with the false equivalences he created between the Left or Right on how they handled COVID. Bill Maher strikes out badly on this one on COVID equivalences x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. While I do not always agree with Bill Maher, his prose is...

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  • April 18, 2021

Here are the perfect examples that show how cops react to real threats from those they treat as human beings. The white gun owner legitimately threatened these cops, and he lived! See full episodes here. Whenever we discussed the murder of people of color (POC) by cops, we are told...

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  • April 16, 2021

Actually, had Spielberg reduced the running time, the film 1941 might have been a classic. The classic film history teaching exercise would be to edit it down to 2 hours. Craig Lindsey’s article argues for the Pogo conclusion that the enemy is us when we allow fear to take over. 2020 did that...

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  • April 2, 2021

In the 2020 election, we witnessed Yuge ™ Republican angst over mail-in ballots. They were an invitation to fraud, they said. There’s no way to know if the votes were legal, they said. It gave an unfair advantage to minorities and poor people, they said (as though that were a...

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  • March 5, 2021

Let real wages (of $15+/hour) grow faster than labor productivity for some years, undoing the wage repression of the last decades. We have been misled by neoliberal economics for now many decades, it’s time to turn many things around in what is becoming a second-rated US economy, recently crippled by the...

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  • February 9, 2021

Oh these rioters, so mollycoddled. Organic food in jail. No problem. Personally want my Harrod’s delivery, or I’m on hunger strike! I booked a holiday. No problem just as long as you don’t go to DC. Can I have a break during my sentence then? Imagine if this was how...

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  • February 8, 2021

No one wants to hear about GameStop(gate) even if it’s not really a scandal or a flaw in capitalism. Slavoj “we must end capitalism but won't” Žižek on GameStop is like imposing a libidinal economy on Sudetenland when you take it over. Was the appeasement good for you too? There’s a market...

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  • February 2, 2021

​ 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...

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  • January 30, 2021

After President Donald Trump ignited his riotous group of seditionists with the words “fight like hell” and ‘take our country back,’ the return shouts and whoops from the crowd were foreboding. In the subsequent hours, Trump's followers proved that walls do not work when they scaled the stone porticos of...

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  • January 8, 2021

This is why we’ll have a new POTUS in three weeks, x So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus,...

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  • January 1, 2021

People will not do the right thing until they are scared of NOT doing the right thing. x In the past 48 hours, at least 5,495 more Americans were killed by Covid. They and their loved ones would've been able to celebrate the holidays. The more we distance and mask...

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  • December 4, 2020

Do you really believe the little turtle and pig Barr and loonie Graham and others will go so far as to try and disenfranchise the first Black /Asian woman VP in American history?   Do you think after countries including France, and Israel and even Saudia Arabia have offered congratulations will be...

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  • November 10, 2020

It moves… there will still be monkey business even as one good sign has been put into place: x Good evening, one and all. Please note that the FAA has restricted the airspace around Wilmington, Delaware, also known as the location of @JoeBiden. You know, similar to how they restrict the air...

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  • November 5, 2020

Brooks Brothers riot of intimidation returns from 2000: x Wow. Actually identical now to the Bush 2000 playbook. https://t.co/zTtsayW1a4 — Dan O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) November 4, 2020 GOP millennium tribute band x A Detroit elections officials attempting to deescalating an increasingly tense situation outside the ballot count at TCF Center. republican...

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  • November 4, 2020

Look, Trump has his go to doc interviewing on Russian Television, an idiot resident claiming he will not count votes and will declare victory if in his stupid brain sees a win and this is the same person who told people to drink bleach and stick a UV down or...

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  • November 2, 2020

When the DesMoines Register poll for Iowa done by Ann Seltzer, considered the Gold Standard not just for that state but among state pollsters, was released last night, Twitter went on fire.  In 2016 Seltzer had released a late Iowa poll that showed Trump up by 9, a margin that...

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  • November 1, 2020

Little Lord Fauntleroy has stepped in it once again. The odious sparkly vampire born with a silver spoon in his head was at the vanguard of Donald Trump’s pandemic response — and, you guessed it, he fucked it up, big-league. Seems that Bob Woodward taped Boy Blunder as well as Trump and,...

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  • October 28, 2020

Reminding myself that during nearly two decades of my life, racial segregation dominated some states, and that in 2020 we are still battling some of the same issues preventing people from voting. As if we didn’t need more reminders of systemic racism. People are going to need to be “carefully taught”,...

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  • October 28, 2020

The song written by Sonny Bono and was a hit for Sonny Cher had a song called The Beat Goes on.  The song was released in 1967 but applies to every year it seems. I sat on my porch today thinking, “ This is one crazy year”.   I never say...

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  • October 26, 2020
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With all the news that’s going on, this has resurfaced: According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel...

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  • October 11, 2020

That image is not a joke. Lisa Matassa, a country singer and big Trump fan, sent out this tweet and Trump retweeted it. You have to scroll a bit down on his twitter feed to see it, but I nerved myself up and did so. Mediaite has this and a...

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  • October 7, 2020

The Walter Reed medical briefing this afternoon answered some questions about Trump’s return to the White House, but left contact tracing information unknown. His return will likely coincide with the Biden town hall from Florida. Manic-panic in the Trump White House as the count of infected people comes to 29. Trump...

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  • October 5, 2020

Jason Miller, ready to dose your smoothie with Plan B, now with miraculous Trump recovery. Trump may have only had a panic attack, given all that disinformation. x Jason Miller, Trump's chief strategist just said the President is ready to lead on Covid because he's been through it. So for...

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  • October 5, 2020

Donald Trump’s mewling vestigial twin Lindsey Graham has been whining about how his Democratic Senate opponent, Jaime Harrison, is “killing” him financially. Just look at this nattering nabob of negativity: x Here's every time Lindsey Graham begged for money over the last few days and holy shit is he pathetic....

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  • September 28, 2020

George Washington shepherded the United States through the War for Independence and presided, literally, over the birth of the nation, without panic. Abraham Lincoln guided the United States through the literal secession and reuniting of the Union, without panic. Franklin Delano Roosevelt told the nation we had nothing to fear,...

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  • September 25, 2020

There’s a diary on top of the rec list right now that’s based on a story in the Atlantic, that Trump might try to take advantage of a clause in the Constitution that says the electors shall be chosen ‘in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct.’ If Trump...

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  • September 23, 2020

From CNN: Former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville is favored to beat Democratic Alabama Sen. Doug Jones this fall and join one of the world's most exclusive clubs. Which makes his recent answer to a question about whether or not he supports the Voting Right Acts all the...

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  • September 18, 2020

Trumpian reactionary claptrap, scapegoating the 1619 project so your attention is diverted to strength through joy. x Says the man who abducted toddlers from their parents and put them in cages. — David V. Johnson (@contrarianp) September 17, 2020 x Trump turning National Archives into another campaign prop, saying “the...

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  • September 18, 2020

The Princeton Election Consortium posts a daily map of the electoral college predictions based on current polling. In addition to the most likely scenario, they also post maps showing how the results change if either candidate outperforms the polling by 3%. This is important because 3% is the difference between...

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  • September 17, 2020

Trump is all about producing indeterminacy and uncertainty, probably because he doesn’t know very much, that stable genius. Not only about science or politics, Trump is all about chaos and confusion. Today he tried again to misinform voters and got sanctioned by Twitter. Because to Trump it’s always about public...

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  • September 17, 2020

Recent Trump appearances have revealed that his giving lip service to vaccines has remained secondary to a continuing belief in herd immunity as if death would be a luck of the draw, or just bad luck, perhaps sacrifices rationalized by some religion. The vaccine is a panacea in terms of any pre-November announcement...

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  • September 17, 2020

Another Trump presser today, there were more of the same lies especially about the availability of COVID vaccines. Trump furthermore went full disinformation about mask use. CNN’s Dana Bash referred to Trump’s account as “propaganda”. http://www.pscp.tv/… x In opening statement, Pres Trump calls on @joebiden to “stop promoting his anti-vaccine theories.”...

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  • September 16, 2020

I have a legitimate concern.   I have passed by the CDC more times than I can count.  Emory Hospital, Eglestons Children Hospital and the VA are all right there near the CDC.   I have no idea how many competent scientists and docs work at these life saving facilities.  None of...

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  • September 15, 2020

Chuck Todd interviewed RNC chair, Ronna Romney McDaniel, about Trump's COVID-19 failure. He did not let her get away with the hypocritical spin. Chuck Todd took countered her spin x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Two times in one program, Chuck Todd performed journalism for a change. While he continued to...

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  • September 14, 2020

Chuck Todd producers on Meet the Press came out with a piece that decimated Trump for lying about COVID-19 and the fatal results. Trump decimated by his own lies See full episodes here. This piece is one of the best takedowns of the president that Chuck Todd and his producers have done...

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  • September 13, 2020

I suppose they didn’t want to “panic” people by announcing that Donald “I Tear-Gas My Own People for Fun” Trump had actually been nominated for a real Nobel Peace Prize. For the record — yes, this is real. The Daily Beast: The unintentionally hilarious Facebook advert falsely claimed that the...

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  • September 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Surge that re-evaluates the top seven swing states the Biden-Harris ticket should keep an eye onn: 1. Florida Pipe down, Pennsylvania. Sit on it, Wisconsin. Go suck an egg, Michigan! When it comes to election anxiety production, Florida, the Terror State, has...

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  • September 11, 2020

Will it be an IQ test, financial check, your attending a Hillary rally in college, or your SAT scores? What will prevent you from moving next door to Trumpists. Maybe it’ll be a lawn sign. x https://t.co/WfBIlQUPc5— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 10, 2020 x How is this a legal gathering in...

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  • September 11, 2020

Trump continues to dig the hole deeper. Expect some stunts that attempt to divert attention from the current news cycle in the coming week. President Donald Trump conceded on Wednesday that he did purposefully downplay the COVID-19 in its early stages despite privately acknowledging it was “deadly stuff” — but he did...

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  • September 11, 2020

Just another news day and at least one or two more news cycles with 54 days left. x Donald Trump is the first president in 39 years to not start a war but still manage to kill 190,000+ Americans.— ray waldin (@rwaldin) September 10, 2020 How pathological is this tweet....

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  • September 10, 2020

Trump’s flailing and the lies just keep on coming. x “Why did he call it a hoax if he’s not lying?” ⁦@PressSec⁩ NO ANSWER. pic.twitter.com/jlw7pc421v— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) September 9, 2020 x Trump knew the coronavirus was deadly. He knew it was not a hoax. And he knew it...

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  • September 10, 2020

We always knew Donald Trump was lying about the deadliness of COVID-19. What we did not know is that he knew the entire truth and wasn’t simply willfully ignorant. Donald Trump Lied To Americans knowingly x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Donald Trump admitted that he knew that...

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  • September 9, 2020
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