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Shedding Facebook becomes more necessary as awareness of disinformation and propaganda effects forces editorial action by Facebook. The problem is that ad revenue can and has come from malign forces beyond the usual influence operations of capitalism. This comes as its Oversight Board asks more questions about Facebook’s role in...

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  • May 11, 2021

Can’t say that I’m surprised by this: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for governor in California, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls' sports at school. Jenner, a 1976 decathlon gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told...

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  • May 6, 2021

The Biden Administration is preparing to send millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to other nations. The FDA has not yet approved AstraZenca’s vaccine for injections in the US, and enough of the three approved vaccines are likely to be delivered before May 31 to jab every American who wants a...

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  • April 27, 2021

More GQP spotted owl-isms, riffing on culture war again because Moscow Mitch claimed last year that the Democrats’ nanny-state will regulate 'how many hamburgers you can eat'. Now GOP governors are beefing with a Biden policy that does not exist. More manufactured crisis, courtesy of RWNJ media. x Saw Greg Abbott comment on...

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  • April 26, 2021

Adam Toledo did have a gun in his possession, but actually complied, dropped the gun and had his hands up when the officer shot him. Toledo’s friend had handed him the gun before fleeing. CHICAGO — A key detail raised in court about the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam...

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  • April 15, 2021

These two police officers should not only be fired but prosecuted for assault. The police officers are thugs, animals that have no right to be on the police force. For those who wonder why we talk about #DefundThePolice, this is a constant for some of us. Police hunting POCs See...

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  • April 12, 2021

I’m not sure what Matt Gaetz expected. After all, the only exercise Donald Trump ever gets involves golf, languorous coitusTM, and throwing former “friends” under the bus. (Again, Trump has no actual “friends.” He has acquaintances he’s yet to shiv in the liver.) For years, people have filled Gaetz’s head...

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  • April 6, 2021

Ok, this is Sunday and I try to stay away from political posts on Sunday.   Something happened yesterday and took me back 30 years and I smiled.  My car had just stopped and would not crank at the drive through at CVS.  I called my husband to come down and jump...

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  • March 14, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence...

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  • February 23, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence for...

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  • February 23, 2021

Rush Limbaugh was more of a conservative index and perhaps a reactionary icon. He claimed whenever cornered with a political lie that he was an entertainer rather than any credible media source. “Rush Rooms”  everywhere should be festooned with black crepe. x This is a metaphor for Trump’s presidency. Everything...

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  • February 17, 2021

I’ve seen roller coaster accidents that were easier to follow—and less unnerving—than that gory mess Trump counsel Bruce Castor presented earlier today. To say it was shambolic and meandering is to insult anyone who’s currently lost in a mall parking lot. I was half expecting a big novelty hook to...

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  • February 9, 2021

Of all the depredations Donald Trump has exposed my tender, guileless soul to, making me feel warm fuzzies for a Cheney — however fleeting those feelings may have been — is perhaps the least forgivable. But hey, when the opposition party is overrun by rampaging orcs, I’ll take the steady, resolute...

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  • February 7, 2021

Like the Geico ad with Captain Ahab seeking a parking space, the Trumpists are searching for that moment when the government magically gets overthrown. They stormed the Capitol to overturn the results of an election they didn't vote in – I knew this was coming! https://t.co/px84K098jM — Chris Sampson (@sampsonlive)...

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  • February 1, 2021

Conservatives love to mythologize wealthy people as brave, resolute, patriotic captains of industry who won’t let anything get in the way of their success. At the same time, they also frequently portray the rich as timid little whelps who will instantly grab their balls and go home if anyone tries to pluck...

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  • January 29, 2021

I live in Virginia, where we have now entered phase 1b for vaccination. On Sunday  notices were sent out as to who was eligible. As a teacher in the Pre-K through 12 range, I was included. Our medical care is through Virginia Hospital Center, where my wife’s cancer was largely...

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  • January 15, 2021

It’s pretty much a given now that sometime between Monday and Wednesday, the House will pass and send to the Senate an article of impeachment against the Malignant Mangoturd. This fact seems to have penetrated Trump’s fantasy world, because he is already considering who should be on his defense team....

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  • January 10, 2021

For starters, this  “No Trespassing” sign isn’t on private property.  It’s on Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation Lands that are open to the public as the Rock Creek Greenway, west of Portland Oregon. Fortunately there are many anglers who are simply crazed about catching fish and who would wade through Hell fire for...

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  • December 5, 2020

I keep hearing from the chattering class that Donald Trump garnered over 72 million votes in his loss to Joe Biden, so Democrats need to listen to them. There was an even split between the number of states that voted for President-elect Joe Biden and the current lame-duck Donald Trump,...

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  • November 16, 2020

Look, I get it—that half the Republican electorate is either unbalanced, selfish or so ill-informed that Trump looked like a reasonable pick; but why do some Democrats insist on sleeping with (sorry Joe) the enemy? Almost immediately this weekend, the winners fell for the media's attempt to sow dissension. Over...

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  • November 9, 2020

Darn crime families and their damn raccoons. Now they’re using Sharpiestm. Because concessions are where you get your Barbecue and Beer, frothy beer. x Some news — Jared Kushner has approached President Trump about conceding the election, per two sources.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 8, 2020 x That would be good for...

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  • November 8, 2020

8pm ET join us as we celebrate with the victory speeches of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. x YouTube Video “Our democracy is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it, and never take it for granted,” Harris opens with, quoting Rep. John Lewis. As...

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  • November 8, 2020

The Other 98% shared this commentary about Sue Republican. Sue hates the libtards. Sue hates the government. Sue is a Republican, and she loves Donald Trump. Sue gets up at 6 a.m. and fills her coffeepot with water to prepare her morning coffee. The water is clean and good because...

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  • October 28, 2020

Katy Tur interviewed several Right-Wingers who made it clear the Right-Wing echo chamber’s misinformation completely captured them. Right-Wing media, the enemy of the truth See full episodes here. Katy Tur points out that with a COVID-infected president, hundreds of thousands of Americans dead, and the country in dire straits, truth is...

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  • October 10, 2020

The toast is not yet burnt. Trump will need to win all three events. Won’t happen because all Trump has are bizarre lies and falsehoods. x One week from today, President Trump and former VP Biden will meet on the debate stage for the first time. Rachel @Maddow, @NicolleDWallace, @JoyAnnReid...

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  • September 22, 2020
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From The Houston Chronicle: Texas has once again shattered vote registration records, adding more than 1.5 million voters since the last presidential election. Texas now surpassed 16.6 million voters, according to the latest numbers announced Tuesday by Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs. And there are still almost two...

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  • September 22, 2020

Now they’re just making things up. US Department of Justice designates #NYC as an anarchist jurisdiction. Seattle and Portland OR are also on the list because a couple of blocks in each city were involved. x Here is the current pace of what the murder rate might be in 2020 for...

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  • September 21, 2020

Trump’s town hall was a trainwreck, Thursday’s Biden town hall in Pennsylvania was a lot more like riding a bullet train. x It’s projection. pic.twitter.com/eUsP7jCkKr— Melissa Jo Peltier (@MelissaJPeltier) September 17, 2020 x Hiii Trump campaign friends. I tweeted live about a couple of false claims Biden made; my colleagues...

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  • September 18, 2020

Jack Burkman’s house supposedly got raided by the FBI this morning and seized computers and cellphones among other evidence. The Millennial Allen Funt and Ratman’s sidekick Bobbin are known for stunts, so there was the likelihood that Burkman called the raid on himself for publicity. He got WaPo to bite, Then...

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  • September 14, 2020

Seventeen is an American bimonthly teen magazine based in New York City. The magazine's reader-base is 13-to-19-year-old females and is published by New York City-based Hearst Corporation. Since its debut in New York City in August 1944.[2] It began as a publication geared toward inspiring teen girls to become model workers and citizens.[3] Soon after its debut, Seventeen took a more fashion- and romance-oriented...

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  • September 12, 2020

Donald Trump Jr. is flogging his new book Liberal Privilege — about how the media and other establishment types give liberals a pass on everything — and during an interview to plug it, he said of right-wing Trump-supporting Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse, “We all do stupid things when we’re 17.” Among...

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  • September 9, 2020

This is Sunday and I am not only in the middle of Florida, a pandemic, been home for 6 months, live around nuts but lo and behold, Thursday last was a mess.  There was nothing going on that I could do a darn thing about and none of it coming...

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  • August 23, 2020

“I’m the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos.” Trump at the Council for National Policy Recalling that Mark Burnett wanted once to have Trump arrive at an event like Hitler at the Nuremburg rallies, next week’s GOP convention should have bombast to compensate...

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  • August 21, 2020

Too many compelling arguments for defunding rather than refunding police departments, as the Aurora police seem good at arresting movie theater terrorists but crap at arresting violinists. More sad is their ability to flout authority by mocking that violinist’s death and breaking up mobs of violinists. And then there’s the...

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  • August 6, 2020

It’s especially hard to organize folks these days. You can’t call a meeting.   It’s tough to talk and listen with masks on. Yet suburban folks west of Portland Oregon are organizing against a  developer’s plans to build a Chevron gas station/mini-mart adjacent to wetlands, big trees, and a Park Greenway....

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  • August 2, 2020

They’ve left Seattle, now it’s time for Portland. “Why can't we all just get along”, as the ACLU charges that law enforcement has targeted journalists at the Portland protests. Trump continues to hope for more atrocities to distract from his other failures. x Protesters walk and sit in silence in Chapman...

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  • July 29, 2020

I wrote a diary on my memorable encounter and conversation with Congressman John Lewis .  I woke up around 2:00 AM this morning to see headlines of John Lewis’s passing.   I was immediately saddened.    I sleep with the television on sometimes and this was not what I wanted to...

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  • July 18, 2020

There’s so much unhingery packed into this CNN story on Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders that choosing among the outrages is kind of like picking your favorite Egyptian plague. Want a shower of frogs? Fire ‘n’ hailstones? Locusts? They’re all here, and then some. So let’s start with this...

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  • June 29, 2020

Another photo-op and the misuse of an “official” trip as a campaign trip. x powerful image of plunger lady protesting Trump’s speech today in rural Maine pic.twitter.com/YMnwpI2Gu8— Nathan Bernard (@nathanTbernard) June 5, 2020 x “Are they the same lobster, would you say, basically? Would you say they're equivalent as lobster?...

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  • June 5, 2020

I didn’t see this last night, but the Courier-Journal is reporting it today: Investigation launched into LMPD, National Guard fatal shooting of West End restaurant owner LOUISVILLE,  Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered Kentucky State Police to investigate the early Monday incident that featured Louisville Metro Police and National...

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  • June 1, 2020

Karl Rove is back! And in related news … what the hell is this wart on my asshole? I should get that checked. Anyway, George W. Bush’s Svengali, whom the second-worst president in our history affectionately referred to as “Turd Blossom,” is back to take thinly veiled racist swipes at our...

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  • May 18, 2020

The GOP’s goal is more about being reelected rather than economic recovery, and their tacit promotion of RW resistance through gun rallies is only a first step “back to normal”. This is happening even if they also tolerate attacks on science by pseudo-scientific propaganda like Vaxxed or Plandemic. Unfortunately, the...

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  • May 13, 2020
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From Salon: Women voters who propelled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to wins in four consecutive Senate races have increasingly soured on the so-called “centrist” Republican as her record has drifted farther right since President Donald Trump's election. Maine is a uniquely women-dominated state. About 77% of women residents are registered to vote,...

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  • May 10, 2020

No link yet, but Stephanie Ruhle of MSNBC is reporting that CEO’s of some major companies are pushing back against Trump’s “plan” to reopen the economy on May 1st.   Quick takes from what she reported: Dartagnan wrote a blog about how Trump is trying to get American business leaders to sign...

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  • April 15, 2020

For all those people in rural Kentucky that thought they were immune to COVID-19 or didn’t take it seriously, some of the other hotspots for the coronavirus are in western Kentucky.  And yes, it only took one revival meeting to make one rural county — Hopkins — the number one hotspot...

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  • April 10, 2020

It’s enough to steam your pants. x “He took a gamble and got it wrong.” They know he blew it. Now they will spend eight months lying to America about it. https://t.co/GUsI9owSun — subscribe to my newsletter (@brianbeutler) April 2, 2020 x How Kushner and Hope Hicks are the main...

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  • April 2, 2020

x I'm not sure what's going on here outside my classroom in Rhode Island, but those New Yorkers look *way* off course pic.twitter.com/SM61VG4E6C— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) March 28, 2020 So Trump will attempt to blockade which counties in NJ and CT and will there be attempts to put in checkpoints....

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  • March 28, 2020

We are not so much in uncharted territory as much as the Twilight Zone. Death Cab for Cutie-pie x So let me get this straight: the Trump administration is willing to hand out $500B to corporations to save executives, but isn't willing to spend $1 billion on more ventilators to save...

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  • March 28, 2020

On Wisconsin. Considering all that we already know about Trumpism, his attempts to warp the election will occur until the last vote is counted. Sabotage like unfaithful electors or worse could actually hijack the presidency. Suppression becomes repression, whether by virus or vote.  Experts around the country have been churning out model...

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  • March 20, 2020

If the sardonic parody of the title of this piece, were not so serious, it would be funny. The President of the United States by trade and some would say derisively, by heredity, is a huckster. He invented a bogus university, repackaged bottled water and steaks with his name on...

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  • March 13, 2020