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Democrats court trouble when they use metaphors and comparative thinking. Remember when former President Barack Obama used an old idiom. “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” in a June 2008 fundraiser during his run for his first term as President. Republicans like his opponent John...

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  • October 12, 2022

I had a spirited discussion a little over a week ago with a family member about getting vaccinated and the idea of a vaccine mandate. Both of us and our families are vaccinated. We agreed on the science and the necessity. The problem came when I ferociously stated I had...

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  • November 15, 2021

Democrats: Can you believe General Milley is such a bootlicker for Trump? Republicans: Black Lives Matter? Democrats: Can you believe how General Milley stood up for freedom of speech? Republicans: Black Lives Matter? Democrats: Liz Cheney is hurting America Republicans: Black Lives Matter? Democrats: That Liz Cheney has integrity Republicans:...

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  • June 25, 2021

Why isn’t this guy in prison yet? Is it because he’s rich and white? Or because he behaves like a drug-addled mob boss? Getting to Donald Trump has always seemed a bit like nailing orange Jell-O to a wall. (Yes, I know that simile brutally defames orange Jell-O, which is...

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  • June 10, 2021

Living with the nagging uncertainty of being racially discriminated against and worst not being believed shatters the psyche. The most devastating effects are that people of color start to accept their treatment as their unchangeable fate. Asking white friends to hail a cab at night, telling one’s kids to keep...

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  • June 7, 2021

Critical Race Practice. Organizers have canceled plans for an afternoon of speeches and performances commemorating the centennial on Monday of the Tulsa massacre. This reminds us that the early 1920s was a mass othering of America that includes events like the Wall Street bombing of 1920, whose death toll was exceeded in the Tulsa...

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  • May 28, 2021

Q: What’s the difference between the Branch Davidians and the Trump Death Cult? A: The Branch Davidians thought their leader was Jesus, whereas the Trumpies think their guy is way the fuck better than Jesus. I mean, what other conclusion can you draw these days? The Alabama Republican Party has...

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  • March 14, 2021

A reporter asked Jen Psaki if Texas can use the America Rescue Plan to pay to weatherize their electric grid. I wish she had chosen a different answer. Jen Psaki lost an opportunity to rib Texas See full episodes here. A reporter asked Jen Psaki if the Texas Speaker of the Texas...

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  • March 13, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki used a question to call out Texas politicians lying about the real cause for Texas Electric Grid failure. Jen Psaki checks Texas politician attack on green energy See full episodes here. Texas, a state where its Republican politicians are full of hubris, have a...

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  • February 20, 2021

Texas is the coalmine canary of failures in the GQP’s industrial policy. The “clusterfuzzle” appears to be only in Texas: perhaps they skimmed on costs and failed in winterizing their plants. The structural failure comes from the anti-federal, deregulatory policy of the Texas grid which reveals itself in the disinformation...

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  • February 18, 2021

Don’t be fooled by lying Republican Texas politicians & their Right-Wing media mouthpieces. They are responsible for the electric grid catastrophe. TX Republican Politicians to blame for electric grid catastrophe. Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: TX...

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  • February 17, 2021

“For weeks Trump had been laying the groundwork to declare victory on election night even if he lost”. All he’s getting is some troops, a band, and seven guns shot three times when he boards the plane leaving for Mar-a-Lago. The public gets stuck with some lovely parting grifts. Donald Trump...

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  • January 17, 2021

​Is the Market for Lemons like the market for lemonade or even Don Lemon. Asymmetric information is everywhere, the example of the used-car salesman synonymous with the reign of Trump, best exemplified by his disinformation complicity shared by hiring as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil from...

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  • December 24, 2020

Crimes against humanity by needless deaths, because sending Americans a check with his name on it obligated a vote. Trump needed anti-masking reactionaries and antivaxxers to merge in order to foment some naïve idea of herd immunity such that wanting to get more people infected was more important to the...

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  • December 19, 2020

There’s been a lot of talk here about refusing to seat the 126 GOP Congresspersons who signed that amicus brief to the Texas petition to SCOTUS. The claim is that the XIV Amendment blocks them from office.  I don’t think that’s going to get anywhere; it’s too nebulous and has...

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  • December 14, 2020

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020

The grievances continue as Trump imagines offences that only reinforce how much he was thought of as a danger to democracy. “We will find that hundreds of thousands of ballots were illegally cast in your state and all over the country, by the way, more than enough to give us...

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  • December 8, 2020

 Count every vote. #CountEveryVote x Remember that America is a democracy. Every vote deserves to be counted, no matter what Trump and Republicans say https://t.co/HcHI6D5t0N— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) November 3, 2020 x #BREAK Election eve and Twitter has labeled a Trump tweet as misleading. Removed ability for tweet to be retweeted....

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  • November 3, 2020

From ABC News: As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a failed bid to oust...

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  • November 2, 2020

Governor Steve Bullock (D. MT) has been kicking Trump’s ass lately. First, there was this: A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully and has blocked him from continuing in the position. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau...

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  • October 1, 2020

Much jackboot-quaking as a much-touted demo in Portland had a weak showing north of the anarchist jurisdiction.  x tickled by this because I watched 5 seconds of the KATU coverage and the proud boy on the mic said something like 2,000 people were there— voltaverse (@voltaverse) September 26, 2020 x...

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  • September 26, 2020

Hell yeah: A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully and has blocked him from continuing in the position. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days...

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  • September 26, 2020

Here’s a preview of the 2022 Pennsylvania Governor’s race: Heather Heidelbaugh wants to deny Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro a second term. It’s an expensive and challenging proposition. But the little-known Pittsburgh lawyer is getting some valuable help from allies of Sen. Pat Toomey — whom political watchers in both...

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  • August 27, 2020

Getting a little bit sick of QAnon morons posting on my page about phony pedophile rings in pizza parlors, yet are totally cool with actual creeps like Roy Moore, Jim Jordan, and Epstein’s friend Donald Trump.  Well, here’s another Republican name I’m going to throw in their face. His name is Brian...

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  • August 26, 2020

Good: Montana's Democratic governor asked a federal judge Aug. 20 to take swift action to remove the Trump administration's chief steward of public lands, as the former industry attorney hangs onto the post despite the White House saying Aug. 15 that his nomination would be withdrawn. Gov. Steve Bullock said...

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  • August 26, 2020

Desperation abides as Breitbart says “Reports of Trump’s Defeat ‘Greatly Exaggerated’  and had to expand the total number from six to ten in order to get some semblance of closeness. This acknowledges that polling is going against Trump everywhere. Morning Consult has Trump’s approval down to 36% (61% disapproval). x Explain...

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  • July 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s (D. PA-10) congressional campaign: The Hill called the race for Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District “one of the most closely-watched House contests this year.” In 2018, Republican Congressman Scott Perry won this...

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  • July 8, 2020

Wear a Hawai'ian shirt, go to jail…Tulsa did have in attendance the anti-government gun-toting version of Proud Boys called Boogaloo Bois. Fortunately they chickened out on a mission to foment conflict for a second Civil War. Fortunately, the fashion police and the National Guard were present in Tulsa, and monitoring the Boogaloos’ paramilitary...

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  • June 21, 2020

A lot’s been going on in the news but here’s something you might’ve missed: The Senate is expected to debate into next week bipartisan legislation that would allow massive spending on the nation’s public lands and help two GOP senators boost their moderate credentials in tight reelection races. Senators voted...

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  • June 12, 2020
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Good: In a meeting with black Wilmington leaders Monday, Joe Biden said he will create a police oversight board in the first 100 days of his presidency.   The former vice president and presumed Democratic presidential nominee met with about a dozen community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington,...

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  • June 1, 2020

I reached for the grimy tumbler.  It was empty.  Not even any ice. I reached for the whiskey bottle.  It was empty too. This was the night the bottle let me down, and a savagely bright dawn poured through the dirty windows in my Private Investigator’s office. I stared at...

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  • May 30, 2020

Received this e-mail e-mail today from Rep. Sharice Davids (D. KS-03) in support of Dr. Barbara Bollier’s (D. KS) U.S. Senate campaign: Dr. Barbara Bollier (D. KS) In 2018, we made history in Kansas. In 2020, we’re going to do it again. When I defeated an incumbent Republican in 2018...

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  • May 18, 2020

In the last day or so, Moscow Mitch has been trying to help Trump shift the blame for the coronavirus to the Obama administration by claiming that they didn’t leave them any kind of pandemic game plan. As we all know (those of us outside the Fox/OANN bubble), Obama not...

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  • May 13, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Dr. Barbara Bollier’s (D. KS) U.S. Senate campaign: Kansans, and people all over the country, rely on the U.S. Postal Service every day. The USPS employs 100,000 veterans. And across our state, it makes daily deliveries of prescription drugs, newspapers, magazines and care packages from...

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  • May 4, 2020

Received this e-mail from the congressional campaign of Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale (D. PA-10) , who is running to unset Trumper Rep. Scott Perry (R. PA-10): Team, There have been a few big updates to this year’s primary election, and we wanted to make sure you have the most...

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  • April 16, 2020

It has seemed from the start that Trump’s incompetence comes from understanding that he’s incapable of self-awareness or self-governance, especially when he defaults to his usual combativeness with the media. Unfortunately there was a tracking poll uptick in his approval over handling the crisis even if remains untrustworthy. That could compel...

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  • March 20, 2020

I believe we should push very hard for the testimony of John Bolton. But can we as Democrats be honest with ourselves about one very likely and important thing?  John Bolton is not going to testify that President Trump committed an impeachable act.  In fact, he is going to testify...

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  • January 27, 2020

I’m a very flawed man who doesn’t understand a lot of things, but I feel a little better about myself after reading this Buzzfeed article on Buttigieg’s white Iowan supporters failure to understand why he isn’t doing better with black Democratic voters. DES MOINES — The white voters who come...

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  • January 20, 2020

Here are some more ugly details of former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s commutation of rapist Dayton Jones.  Trigger Warning for anyone who is a rape survivor. First up, some background.  Dayton Jones plead guilty to sodomizing with a sex toy a passed out 15 year old boy at a party.  Jones...

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  • January 12, 2020

A new article provides a narrative that while explaining the story of the Arms for Dirt scandal, that there’s a timeline for several parallel activities. It also shows that there are more than a few strands of related activity at work, especially since running in the background of Arms for...

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  • December 30, 2019

Commander-in-Chief claimed he was working, then went golfing. There will be media distractions with an impending DPRK missile launch, but we are reminded that the funny business with the Three Amigos was more about fossil fuel than the media framing of a “perfect call”. x Asked by a member of the...

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  • December 24, 2019

It’s not animal husbandry, but like Rachel Maddow’s new book chronicles, US crony capitalism in the Trump era can often devolve to fossil fuel kleptocracy. In today’s Arms for Dirt, the GOP demand to prosecute the Bidens distracts from the concurrent deals Rick Perry made for his cohorts. These potential crimes...

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  • December 17, 2019

Not to be overshadowed by Rick Perry’s proclamation that Donald Trump was chosen by God to “rule” over our country, convicted felon and end times pancake mix salesman Jim Bakker (yes, people still send him money) recently wondered why there was a big dip in earthquakes around the time of Donald...

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  • November 26, 2019

After this week’s testimony in the impeachment hearings, the contours of President Donald Trump’s abuse of power for personal advantage have become crystal clear. Trump violated U.S. law when he solicited the interference of a foreign power in an American election. Looking ahead to 2020, Trump demanded the new Ukrainian...

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  • November 24, 2019

No truth to a rumor that Perry’s memoirs will be titled “Oops”. Perry will claim in a forthcoming Fox News interview that he never heard the words Burisma or Biden ever mentioned in reference to Arms for Dirt. The better questions are about how his associates gained large commercial contracts...

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  • November 24, 2019

x Tonight we have so much to chant, sing and talk about! Join us at 7:30 pm and also help us sing this cheerful song at the #KremlinAnnex!✌️🇺🇸 #Resisthttps://t.co/bhGzo0kqZS — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) November 21, 2019 x SCHIFF: “One question posed by your testimony, Mr. Holmes, is what do we...

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  • November 22, 2019

Today’s bombshell had a considerable blast radius.  Sondland affirms, “yes” there was a “quid pro quo.” After a first deposition, a revised addendum, and today another lengthy statement, we now know there are receipts, and if Trump were not a PABOTUS*, he’d be indicted. Lacking that, the articles of impeachment get...

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  • November 20, 2019

[democracy id=”23″] What Gordon Sondland testified to today, November 20th, 2019 exposed the inner-workings of a Crime Family. There were many players, some you know and others we don’t. The top players are: Gordon Sondland Mike Pence Rudy Giuliani Mick Mulvaney Rick Perry William Barr

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  • November 20, 2019

It is less likely that Gordon Sondland will plead the Fifth but might seek immunity as he faces perjury, among other things. “Mob boss blaming underling”. ICYMI: Can Gordon Sondland invoke the Fifth Amendment? #MTPDaily @BarbMcQuade: "He's likely already waived that privilege. … If you have talked about the subject...

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  • November 20, 2019