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Fortunately, I was home for Christmas and not among those sleeping on the polished hard floor of an airport, with the echo of a disembodied voice repeatedly warning not to leave your bag unattended. I would not say I am a regular flyer, but Southwest has been my frequent flying choice for many...

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  • December 30, 2022
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 2021

This had to happen, because I have not laughed nearly enough about Trump’s feckless fraud fucknuttery quite yet. They found fraud! Near Philly! A fake vote for … Donald Trump! x Is this our first documented case of an actual ballot cast in the name of a verified dead person in the...

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  • December 21, 2020

Did Trump actually call the two Wayne County canvassers to try to reverse their reversal.  Autogolpe Trump's widespread effort to delay or undermine certification includes no-take-backsies.  Now Rudy saying lots of people from Camden came to Philly to vote. “It happens all the time. It's about as common as people getting...

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  • November 19, 2020

1-22 record in legal challenges as GOP loses again, this time on the watchers of vote counting in Philadelphia. x Breaking: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected the Trump campaign's claim that Republicans lacked access to Philadelphia's vote count proceedings. The ruling was 5-2 against the campaign.https://t.co/tdNwajyk0Q — Kyle Griffin...

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  • November 17, 2020

Even with the election of two avowed QAnon cult followers to Congress, the rump Trumpists will not go away soon enough. They will run out of contradictory predictions soon when confronted with the finality of the Trump loss. Even if Trump keeps lying. x QAnon is supposed to be all about...

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  • November 11, 2020

If 70 million voted for Trump, the GOP expects that number or more will rise up to nullify the 2020 election and overthrow the government. Just remember that Kimberly Guilfoyle Humiliated the Trump Campaign by Offering a Lap Dance to the Highest Donor. Expect more stunts that won’t finance what they...

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  • November 9, 2020

Are we yet ready to reassure folks that DHS/FBI/BATFE are taking the election even more seriously. x Here. We. Go https://t.co/EwRQeEk7RY— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) November 6, 2020 x When Trump calls on his most ardent supporters to “fight” and couples that with misinformation about attempts to “steal” the election, we...

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  • November 6, 2020

Donald Trump has lost. I don’t think I’m jinxing anything by saying that. Look here … x Trump's vote margin in PA has declined to 116k now, and with maybe ~500,000 left to count (depending on how many in-person ballots remain in Philly) it's only a matter of time before...

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  • November 5, 2020

Stores are already being boarded up in anticipation of election week violence, as cops begin to take sides in spite of the rule of law. x if you've never read any police training manuals/literature before, this article is worth reading. it offers a good snapshot of how police are psychologically...

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  • October 31, 2020

x The Joker wants to be mayor of Gotham City. https://t.co/PLtnFwPVOq — David Corn (@DavidCornDC) September 3, 2020 Today the Joker goes to the exurbs to defeat those ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ because no one likes their men with clown makeup in the suburbs. x They say politically that Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh...

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  • September 3, 2020

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 that...

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  • August 29, 2020

PPP’s latest poll decided to test how voters in the home towns of Joe Biden and Donald Trump feel about the candidates: Last week Donald Trump claimed that Joe Biden had abandoned Scranton, so we thought it would be interesting to do a poll of voters in Scranton to see...

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  • August 24, 2020

Philadelphia is where the Founding Fathers met to write the Declaration of Independence from the tyranny of George III. The Philadelphia district attorney is continuing that tradition: He will defend the city from the tyranny of Donald I. Philly DA Krasner vows to arrest federal law enforcement if they break...

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  • July 23, 2020

“Like Churchill, we saw him (Trump) inspecting the bombing damage.” – Press Secretary McEnany. x Did anyone laugh out loud?— annettebpinkðÂŸĂ‚ŒĂ‚¸ (@annettebpink) June 3, 2020 x Here's Kayleigh McEnany comparing Trump's bizarre Bible photo op to Churchill's leadership during World War 2 pic.twitter.com/vXhMdFsLK3 — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 3, 2020...

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  • June 3, 2020
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Show of Farce. Peaceful protest in the day, now earlier curfews. x JUST CONFIRMED: Denver Police seized these guns and tactical gear from two men who showed up to the protest on Friday. One of them, Chevy McGee, tells me he didn't break any laws. McGee is part of the...

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  • June 2, 2020
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We are at an interesting point, the necessity for socially distanced behavior and the imposition of De Facto martial law. Even as there is peaceful protest during the day time, there will be problematic police behavior in the evening. Remember that Trump needs martial law or at least its quasi-military manifestation to...

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  • June 2, 2020

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Sustain PDA With Automatic Gifts As the Summer heats up, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) asks you to join us going into overdrive for progress. This past week, we convened...

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  • July 14, 2019

I saw something special in this white woman when I met her at a Democratic Convention in Dallas a few years ago. She is a Christian minister but nothing like the crop that has adopted Trump as their reincarnated savior. I told the story about meeting her in my blog...

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  • July 2, 2019

Well, that was interesting. I get such a kick out of politicians these days, officially announcing their candidacy for something, making a bunch of speeches, and rally appearances, and then officially ”kicking off” their campaign a month later somewhere. It reminds me of high school, when the “homecoming” game was like the third home...

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  • May 18, 2019

Philadelphia Flyers’ Mascot Gritty is a different kinda guy so he takes representing his diverse city of some 1.5 million residents seriously and has no f**ks to give for racists. Or, it may be that his unfortunate resemblance to a well known shaggy haired orange Dicktator compels him to draw bright...

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  • November 18, 2018

Don’t you just love it when karma alights? Philly Magazine “Comcast on Wednesday fired Andrew Kovalic, a 10-year employee who earlier this week became the target of a viral petition alleging that he is a member of a hate group. The petition that called for Kovalic’s termination, which had garnered 373 signatures by Wednesday morning,...

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  • November 17, 2018

Mark your calendars: Former President Obama will stop in Philadelphia next week to campaign for Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial and Senate candidates, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party announced Friday. The former president next Friday will stump for Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey, both of whom are running for reelection, as well as for...

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  • September 15, 2018

As a rule, I typically don’t cover local party races. It’s not really a shock that there’s politics that get played in…well, politics. Every now and again I hear about back-stabbing cliques, coups, or just bad behavior. (PS–yes, I saw that Polk County.)   Yet when people from various progressive...

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  • March 31, 2018