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Before I turn many of you off thinking this is some bible-thumping tirade, far from it. Sure biblical scholars and theologians will point out that misquoting the bible is a devilish trick. The often repeated bible verse “money is the root of all evil” is rightfully corrected to “ the...

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  • October 3, 2022

Fox News’ Peter Doocy continues to challenge Jen Psaki. She used his disingenuous question on inflation to school him in economics. Jen Psaki schools Peter Doocy again. Now on inflation. x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. It has been evident that anytime any representative from the Fox...

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  • March 13, 2022

A mainstream media reporter asked a Fox News-like question by blaming Biden for the MLB boycott’s economic impact. Jen Psaki responded well. Jen Psaki makes MLB question seem as petty as it was See full episodes here. It is hard to understand why the mainstream media believe they have something to...

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  • April 6, 2021

Remember back in the olden days when Republicans were consistently willing to set aside petty partisanship and perpetual grievance in order to ensure that only the most qualified individuals were given top government posts? Yeah, me neither. Before we get to the current minority party obstruction, let’s all hop in the Wayback...

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  • February 23, 2021

How did I miss this? In a recent column on the intractable assholery of conservative Republicans, The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent noted a conversation that the ambulatory Ed Gein lamp known as Steve Bannon recently had with a Boston audience. Seems Bannon has a wild plan that, unfortunately for him, would depend on Donald...

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  • February 19, 2021

There’s going to be a lot of swearing in this. Let me begin: What the fucking fuck? A woman accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol asked a federal judge for permission to leave the country on vacation later this month – and got it. …...

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  • February 3, 2021

From Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey: x VP Pence is not expected to attend President Trump's sendoff at Joint Air Force Base Andrews tomorrow morning, per White House officials. He is attending the inauguration later in the day, and aides say it would be logistically challenging for the...

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  • January 19, 2021

The national madness of 74 million people sent to the fainting couch by voting for a persistent complainer and his tweeted grievances, often as impure as their iteration. Courtesy must end if only because Trump ignored his intel briefings while in office. His only reason to want them would be...

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  • January 18, 2021

Donald Trump didn’t really say why he blew up the meticulously negotiated $900 billion stimulus bill, throwing Washington into chaos and screwing over millions of people who are simply trying to survive the winter. But since this is Trump, you can be certain the motive was both gobsmackingly petty and monumentally self-serving. Oh,...

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  • December 27, 2020

Among of the most predictable character traits of the Malignant Mangoface are these: He is petty, he hates being a loser, and he absolutely has to be the center of attention. All of these are prominent in his latest move against President-elect Joe Biden: Trump considering kicking off 2024 run...

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  • November 28, 2020

Trump has just fired Esper. By tweet, of course. x I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020 x …Chris...

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  • November 9, 2020

Remember when Time named climate activist Greta Thunberg its Person of the Year? And Donald Trump’s reaction was totally sane and not at all petulant or petty? Of course you do. x So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie...

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  • November 5, 2020

Remember to tune to NBC, then switch to ABC just before the Biden debate starts. The reality now is that the Giuliani stunt was meant to coordinate with the second debate, making next week’s stunt more important before the next debate. x So the game plan for tonight is to...

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  • October 15, 2020

Sorry I missed this. Received this e-mail yesterday from Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D. MI): Leadership matters. Since the beginning, I’ve had to make tough decisions that took us from the state with the 3rd highest cases of COVID-19 per million to the 33rd highest now. We’ve had one of the...

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  • October 10, 2020

Seriously, there is no bottom for these people. (Pun sort of intended). Politico is reporting some of the highlights (lowlights) in Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s new book “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.” One that jumped at me as reported by Taggan Goddard’s...

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  • August 30, 2020

I can’t really watch the Trump speech tonight considering how much I’ve already been exposed to the same nonsense. I actually am more concerned about Russian amphibious assault exercises in the Baltic and the reinforcement of Gotland island by Sweden (lest you think that’s trivial, there’s a US SpecOps unit...

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  • August 27, 2020

I heard Steve Bannon spent tons of  accused fraudently money on cosmetic surgery, jewels and other things.   The only person better at conning would be  any doctor who talked him into having such a procedure. After further looking into the matter, it seems the vet in the scheme handed  loot over to...

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  • August 22, 2020

It is indeed a tough way to make a living, but our lived experience tells us that we can survive Trumpism. Even if he steals the election he will get removed. Like the Las Vegas show The Act, and the Steele report of golden showers in the Russian hotel, it...

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  • August 21, 2020

Yesterday, Miles Taylor, who worked in Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security for two years, including as its chief of staff, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post detailing the ocher abomination’s horrifying management style, which included turning “DHS, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, into a tool used for...

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  • August 18, 2020

Wow. And I thought Obama was cool as a cucumber. Please enjoy this short video taken of Kamala Harris before she goes live explaining how to brine a turkey. This woman has been tasked to do nothing less than save our democracy. Meanwhile, the GOP war machine has launched every...

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  • August 16, 2020

Trump has franked all of us. 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...

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  • August 15, 2020

From Westword: During recent interviews, Gardner has said positive things about the way Colorado has conducted mail-in voting, and he did so again, more or less, during a forum not meant for public consumption: an August 5 telephone fundraiser. But in a transcript from the event obtained by Westword, he also sought to...

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  • August 13, 2020

Like the Trump administration, four years of missed appointments and scheduling problems. Also there’s a film Trump has blocked for four years. Trump needs to rearm or he won’t win. You shouldn’t worry about the alligator that eats your limbs, worry about the one that eats the boat. x The...

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  • August 2, 2020

Trinidad native Shemika Charles holds a world record. Who is Shemika Charles—you ask? Ms. Charles is a 23-year-old performer whose claim to fame is holding the Guinness World Record for the lowest Limbo back-bend, (or whatever the verbiage) of 8.5 inches low and the longest distance walked in that contorted position—just...

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  • July 29, 2020
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Trump went to another COVID “hotspot” and gave an infrastructure speech because it's that week again. CNN and MSNBC had the good taste not to broadcast it. Trump wore no mask, in violation of Atlanta policy. Strange how only GOP governors void local mask mandates, not coincidentally they have higher...

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  • July 16, 2020

Asha Rangappa is right, we are now confronted by Frankenstein’s Monster-like amalgamation of Idi Amin, John Gotti, Bernie Madoff, and Nell (the jungle-child character played by Jodie Foster (see Truffault)). In that same vein, Rush Limbaugh says “Americans should “adapt” to coronavirus, like pioneers who “had to turn to cannibalism”...

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  • July 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Governor Roy Cooper’s (D. NC) re-election campaign: Gov. Roy Cooper (D. NC) We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, a massive recession, and a long, long overdue nationwide reckoning on racial justice....

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  • June 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D. WA) in support of Governor Jay Inslee’s  (D. WA) re-election campaign: Gov. Jay Inslee (D. WA) These last few months have driven home the importance of governors. Across the country, state leaders have stepped up to lead the fight against...

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  • June 24, 2020

Lot to unpack here…. so review and leave a comment as to what you think… x Today I released my first campaign ad. It was produced by my kids. Let me know if you like it.https://t.co/OeXvghcnGv pic.twitter.com/CuFKMzdrZB— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 21, 2020 Trump was desperate for this rally. It...

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  • June 21, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Mike Espy’s (D. MS) U.S. Senate campaign: I must admit that I am a little ashamed that I am writing you an email about making lynching a federal crime in the year 2020. I believe this is something that should have been in place a long...

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  • June 19, 2020

I clicked on the below Super Bowl halftime interview of frmr. President Obama by Bill O’Reilly because I remembered that it got some notice at the time for how often O’Reilly interrupted and talked over Pres. Obama.  But watching it is also both a time capsule and a time machine.  Particularly after the...

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  • May 24, 2020

Received this e-mail from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: This is part of Joe Biden’s newsletter series for supporters. To share feedback and submit questions, use this link: https://go.joebiden.com/newsletter Enjoy! — Team Joe Hi, it’s Joe Biden again, writing from my home in Delaware.     As always,...

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  • April 7, 2020

Presidential Assistant Peter Navarro, who appears to be President Trump’s Swiss Army knife—with his myriad of titles, has tried his best this week to re-introduce the phrase “Trump time.”  During last night’s confusing parade to the podium of experts, sycophants, and an admiral; Navarro used the words “Trump time” on...

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  • April 3, 2020

Arsonist as firefighter. x Now T's winding up to do the main thing he's here for, his focus for 3 days: to re-define 100K deaths as an amazing accomplishment he shd be praised for. And in the process, to paper over him calling it a hoax, the flu etc—& brand...

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  • April 3, 2020

“I feel like more than anything, we’re just trying to keep our people in some state of calm as we daily put out these bleak circumstances, these bleak numbers. We’re just praying every day that we don’t end up in a state of anarchy.”  Belinda Constant, Mayor of Gretna, Louisiana...

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  • April 3, 2020

Just going to leave this here: President Trump, having stopped dismissing the threat of the coronavirus and calling criticism of his laggard response “their new hoax,” has begun insisting everybody was shocked. “It’s something that nobody expected,” he has said. Conservative pundits have picked up this revisionist history. “Armchair Quarterbacks...

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  • April 2, 2020

The ignorance and vindictiveness of Mayor Pam Triolo was met with righteous anger of an amazing man. Commissioner Omari Hardy was beyond livid that the Mayor was allowing the shutting off of people’s electricity during a pandemic. 52 residents had their electricity cut. Commissioner Omari Hardy Hardy accused city manager...

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  • March 22, 2020

Faster than previously expected. Those four words are horrifying when it comes to describing the changes to our climate. We have been reading about these phenomena frequently lately and, they haunt with such dire consequences as increasing permafrost thaw, marine heatwaves, climate migration, increasing pressure on our food systems, to...

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  • February 7, 2020

Will scripts get flipped, as the silly season continues. Trump led his Super Bowl appearance whining about how unfair impeachment has been, calling Bernie a communist because he got married in Moscow (he didn’t), and about Hillary Clinton and emails. x Trump claims to Hannity, without any caveats whatsoever, that...

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  • February 2, 2020

Pat Cipollone, the counsel for the President, cleverly introduced distracting video mocking two Congressional House Managers: Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Rep. Jerrold Nadler. The two specifically spoke against the partisan acts by Republicans in the removal trial following the Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton in January of 1999.  Nadler said...

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  • January 29, 2020

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin is one of those Never Trumpers you hear so much about. Donald Trump, of course, thinks Never Trumpers are part of some evil, America-hating cabal, and for that reason alone he believes they have zero credibility.  Personally, I think we should stop referring to them Never Trumpers...

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  • January 12, 2020

Under the terms of a 1947 treaty, the US is obligated to permit entry of any foreign dignitary who is coming here to speak to the United Nations as an official representative of the country. Foreign Policy is now reporting that, in violation of the treaty, the Trump administration has...

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  • January 6, 2020

It really kills Donald Trump that the U.S. doesn’t have labor camps to send truculent dissenters to. If he had his way, no doubt Chelsea Clinton would be hauling Chicken McNuggets up the White House Grand Staircase 24/7 like a Sherpa, as fitting punishment for being far too smart to...

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  • December 31, 2019

2020 will continue Trump’s lying and incessant touting about an economy that has underperformed with the growth given him by PBO. Numbers artificially propped up by deficits and tax cuts will result in a potentially catastrophic and looming recession. Trump’s “trade war” has contributed to global slowing. With the new year...

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  • December 28, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team PDA And Our Allies Were Among The First To DemandAccountability And Consequences For Trump’s CrimesSupport Our Justice Or Bust Efforts With Automatic Gifts   Presidents are not kings or...

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  • December 16, 2019

If I were Dick Cheney’s spawn I’d spend the rest of my life apologizing to people — both for the war crimes and for curdling a perfectly good heart. But not Liz Cheney. She’s out to prove she’s hip to the GOP’s modern zeitgeist. Indeed, a racial slur that was unthinkable before...

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  • December 3, 2019

Why can’t we trust this man? Just a week after the President may have disgusted a large part of his base, the military, by interfering with the Navy’s decision to strip Navy Seal/Petty Officer First Class, Eddie Gallagher of his Trident pin, he unexpectedly visited the troops in Afghanistan yesterday....

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  • November 29, 2019

Ooh, boy. Trump is going to lose whatever scintilla of a mind he has left. The senior Trump administration official who wrote that anonymous (and utterly scathing) New York Times column in 2018 — come on, you remember the one — is publishing a new insider’s account of the Trump administration...

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  • October 22, 2019

You may have seen the ads; Scorsese, De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino, are all together in a new movie, “The Irishman.”   These are my favorite actors and director, and my favorite subject; labor unions. However this new movie is based on a book featuring confessions of a thuggish convict, without...

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  • September 28, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1560. Continued to consider putting tariffs on French products 1561. Pushed...

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  • September 13, 2019