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I half expected Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to show up on the Senate floor today dressed as Ramses II, arriving on a pink, three-legged Shetland pony before airily plucking imaginary Skittles from Rand Paul’s leonine mane of laissez-faire locks. Turns out I should have bet the over. Watching Sinema “legislate” is a...

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  • October 28, 2021

Yes, everyone has the right to swing their fist; but no one has the right to swing their fist at my nose. The previous statement is a reworking of the old saw—your rights end at the tip of my nose, but vaccinated Americans need to reiterate their rights to life...

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  • September 29, 2021

After being assailed by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, strictly for political trolling points, Dr. Anthony Fauci made it a point to praise the new attitudes of some Republicans endorsing the Covid-19 vaccines. Republican congressman Steve Scalise who has worked as hard as any conservative to destroy anything with the word...

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  • July 26, 2021

Let’s be clear. I don’t condone Rand Paul’s neighbor’s decision to beat the crap out of him, but I do condone (nay, applaud) everyone else’s decision to laugh at it. Rand Paul is a doctor … of sorts. He rather famously accredited himself through his own accrediting agency—an instance of self-gratifying...

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  • May 23, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Finance Committee Chairman, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s (D. OR) re-election campaign: x It’s past time to end the federal prohibition of cannabis. @SenBooker @SenSchumer and I are working hard to get it done this year.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 21, 2021 I've been asked a...

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  • April 22, 2021

What’s funnier than Mike Pence being sent to the doghouse after spending four-plus years as Donald Trump’s captive purse poodle? I honestly can’t think of anything—though if Ted Cruz falls down an open manhole while looking at My Little Pony furry porn on his phone, I may have to reassess.  Months...

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  • March 22, 2021

GOP strategist has filibuster advice for Democrats. This police brutality case needs visibility. The mainstream media is at it again. Fauci v, Paul. GOP Strategist: Kill the filibuster Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 On a scale...

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  • March 22, 2021

Joe Biden excels at CDC. Environmentalist Danny Fetonte tackles coal-burning plants. Most Americans want insurrectionists prosecuted. Fauci v. Paul. Danny Fetonte, a Texas environmentalist speaks Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 For those attempting to spin a...

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  • March 19, 2021

WaPo’s Greg Miller’s “main takeaway from ODNI report is that America’s enemies learned more from Russia-2016 about how to muck around in U.S. elections than the U.S. learned/did about how to stop it.” It didn’t stop Russia from trying to interfere again, although this time the Russians relied more on...

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  • March 17, 2021

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) was one of only five Republican senators to vote to table Rand Paul’s motion to dismiss the impeachment trial of Trump as unconstitutional. He also insists he is keeping an open mind on whether or not to convict him: Ben Sasse, Nebraska’s outspoken congressional critic of...

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  • February 9, 2021

Ben Sasse is still a RW member of the GQP, but he can still afford to offend his state party. x Sen. Ben Sasse to the Nebraska GOP State Central Committee: “You are welcome to censure me again. But let’s be clear about why this is happening: It’s because I...

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  • February 6, 2021

Lots of events happening even if they’re all quite chaotic in the Russian Federation. Numerous anti-Putin demonstrations in the middle of winter. and some mysterious doings. Considering how long Trump was groomed, there are very few Trump-like Russian stooges in the wings although Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, and Devin Nunes...

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  • February 5, 2021

The Rand corporation think-tank reports that there are bipartisan efforts to set up a 1/6 commission, but the reality is that there’s still so much fact-finding and discovery ahead. Trump mob actions go back far but gained importance in events like Trump’s trips to Arizona and Oklahoma, where armed elements chose...

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  • January 27, 2021

Mitch McConnell’s mini-me does his usual reactionary foolishness as the Senators are sworn in for the second Trump trial. “In a 55 to 45 vote that strongly suggested that the Senate does not have the votes to convict Donald Trump, senators narrowly killed a Republican effort to dismiss the impeachment...

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  • January 26, 2021

Republicans are trying to rewrite history or create false equivalences. The media is having none of it. Here is a team that helped elect the Georgia senators. A team that helped win Georgia Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • January 25, 2021

The alternative reality persists and MSM is only interested in the 2024 race. Holy shit. Rand Paul still won't acknowledge that the election wasn't stolen from Trump. pic.twitter.com/mxSuItPaAD — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 24, 2021 Rand kept saying: hear the other side! Rand Paul just gave a master class in...

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  • January 24, 2021

This is what journalism is supposed to look like. George Stephanopoulos grilled Rand Paul into a hyperventilating frenzied state. George Stephanopoulos dings Rand Paul See full episodes here. George Stephanopoulos was on a mission. He was not going to allow the notion that every story has two sides. And that threw...

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  • January 24, 2021

I’m not entirely sure why Rand Paul’s neighbor beat the crap out of him—and I certainly don’t condone such behavior (only God can judge—and subsequently beat the shit out of—Rand Paul)—but figuring it out isn’t exactly like searching for a unified field theory. I assume it had something to do with...

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  • January 21, 2021

On the day when Republicans lost control of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is being warned that he could be voted out as Republican leader if he votes to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial. Republicans who know McConnell well believe he will take the temperature of the Senate...

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  • January 21, 2021

So this morning, after whining about Big Tech, which is doing a “horrible” thing to our country (any time our pr*sident says anyone is doing anything to “our country,” just substitute “Trump” and then it will make perfect sense), Trump was asked about his role in what happened last Wednesday at...

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  • January 12, 2021

M-i-c-k-e-y, Why because we like it. M-M-MMT. “We collectively decide just what counts as a resource, economic base, or productive work.” OTOH, it could all be trippin’ on bong hits. The superlative science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, The Ministry For The Future, is essentially about using MMT to...

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  • January 2, 2021

It’s rare when one’s surname so precisely comports with the actual contents of one’s head, but Tommy Tuberville is a rare bird indeed. Senator-elect Tuberville, who will soon give Sen. Ron Johnson a run for his money when it comes to retaining the title of America’s dumbest senator, doesn’t know...

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  • December 17, 2020

That very soon I will not have to think about the orange shit-stain. Hopefully he will be relegated to books no one reads, just gathering dust alongside Ayn Rand’s worthless works. If not for the republican and their media disinformation campaign for at least forty years he would have been...

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  • December 15, 2020

President-elect Biden will give a speech at 8pm EST on Monday, Dec. 14th from Wilmington, DE to talk about “the electoral college vote certification and the strength and resilience of our democracy,” Until then, Trump whines about something, something… after standing wasn’t found for the strange Texas lawsuit trying to throw out...

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  • December 14, 2020

I’m going to close out the day with some more good polling out of Arizona courtesy of The Justice Collaborative Institute: x ARIZONABiden 49% (+6)Trump 43%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 50% (+10)McSally (R-inc) 40%@Justice_Collab, RV, 10/22-25https://t.co/VRNx15UZgT— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 28, 2020 Arizona helped deliver the election to Donald Trump in 2016. However,...

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  • October 29, 2020

There is a critical reality beyond the waiting for the “next two weeks” in which Trump has promised multiple times over the four years a plan for health care and a plan to combat COVID-19. The pandemic crisis has given us some real relations from which we can gain some insights...

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  • October 23, 2020

The Republican Party is in a tizzy over the prospect of Joe Biden being in favor of expanding the Supreme Court while they have packed courts across America. Of course, the GOP, masters that they are of incendiary language, scream court-packing at Biden and Harris at every opportunity. This is...

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  • October 12, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Minnesota: x Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll of Minnesota likely voters: (9/20-9/24) – SenateTina Smith (DFL) 45%Jason Lewis (REP) 35%Kevin O’Connor (LMN)2%Oliver Steinberg (GLC) 1%Other 1%Undecided 14%— David Paleologos (@davidpaleologos) September 25, 2020 They also polled the presidential race: Former Vice President Joe Biden...

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  • September 25, 2020

x WOW!!! The dictator went to the Supreme Court just now. Listen to the response as they shout. VOTE HIM OUT!!! VOTE HIM OUT!!! VOTE HIM OUT!!! pic.twitter.com/9AIcu4IcHg — Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 24, 2020 x President Trump on boos at Supreme Court: “That was just a political chant —...

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  • September 25, 2020

Rand Paul is a physician, but it often looks like he got his medical degree from the Ben Carson School of Not Paying Attention to Things — because he does not appear to know what he’s talking about. And Dr. Anthony Fauci — you know, that guy who’s a world-renowned expert...

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  • September 23, 2020

Dr. Fauci did not disappoint as he calmly made it clear that Senator Rand Paul, supposedly a doctor of some type, is nothing but a quack. And he did it civilly. Dr. Anthony Fauci showed who is the real doctor x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Rand Paul must...

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  • September 23, 2020

Periodically, ACM readers might want an introduction to anticapitalism. This emerges because of the disinformation propagated by kakistocratic clowns like Trump, who enables neoliberal capitalism while pursuing kleptocracy and monopolizing violence. This is important as yesterday Trump signed an executive order that had no effect on big pharma, and endorsed extrajudicial killing...

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  • September 13, 2020

Trump tried to disinform again and again… x It’s just so embarrassing pic.twitter.com/6I1ROwr86G— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 12, 2020 x Attorney General William Barr makes yet another false claim, this time wrongly claiming that mail voting means “there's no secret vote” and that “the government” can find out who you voted...

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  • September 12, 2020

The summary of today's Trump presser: Trump defended Kyle Rittenhouse x Trump actually offers a defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, his right-wing supporter who killed two protesters. “I guess he was in very big trouble, he probably would've been killed.” pic.twitter.com/XFBtDOHP8y— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) August 31, 2020 x To be...

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  • August 31, 2020

Rand Paul encounters “angry mob” on the way back from meeting with crazed mobsters. x Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August...

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  • August 28, 2020

Remember when the Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party was the darling of conservatives. They elevated the profiles of people like Michele Bachmann, Sharron Angle, and Scott Brown.  The group of so-called grassroots activists was in reality bankrolled by a group called FreedomWorks and given free media access by Fox News....

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  • August 14, 2020

I am always impressed by Paul Krugman. But this morning he went beyond impressive, in summing up the cosmic flaw of the Republican party in his op-ed The Cult of Selfishness Is Killing America: Many on the right are enraged at any suggestion that their actions should take other people’s...

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  • August 1, 2020

One Trump tweet today, the rest are retweets. There are signs that like her “I don’t care” jacket, Melania is preparing for the end of the Trump regime as the chancellery garden gets a makeover to resemble the JFK one. OTOH IMPOTUS* doesn’t really want to leave. (CNN) Melania Trump announced Monday...

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  • July 27, 2020

Trump did tread water today because it now appears that the last instance for SCOTUS will be a ruling on his financial records. In the same context the looting continues from COVID. And irony persists in grifting contradictions: x The Ayn Rand Institute received a PPP loan of between $350K and...

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  • July 7, 2020

So much more than meets the eye, and then there’s stupid fruit of the loins. So much lying and falsehoods in a masque of masks. x Kellyanne Conway: “People are not wearing masks. And I don't think they're not wearing masks because the President of the United States is not...

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  • July 3, 2020

I was running down my usual checklist of reminders as to why I cannot vote for a Republican and the list grows daily. Bill Barr destroying the Department of Justice by subverting the rule of law, Mike Pompeo turning State Department employees into gophers and insisting on the firing of...

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  • May 20, 2020

A reminder that Rove is advising IMPOTUS*’ or his campaign of death. More “flooding the zone” so we ignore the cray-cray at the White House. x So Mitch McConnell said Pres. Obama “should have kept his mouth shut” and now Karl Rove called his commencement talk a “political drive-by shooting” and...

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  • May 18, 2020

It seems like Dr. Anthony Fauci has rediscovered his independence. He showed it with his methodical stinging decomposition of a squirming Rand Paul’s hubris based on fake science. Dr. Anthony Fauci schools Rand Paul Watch the entire episode here. When it was time for Senator Rand Paul to start his questioning, he sounded...

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  • May 13, 2020

Moscow Mitch is willing to risk the lives of his fellow senators in order to force a vote on one of his political toadies to the Court of Appeals to D.C.   The toadie in question: Only 161 days after he took his seat on the U.S. District Court in Louisville,...

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  • May 3, 2020

I write this from my experience this week.  My husband was doing some regular chores around the house Wednesday and nothing seemed wrong at all.   I had asked our daughter where he was when I didn’t see him outside where he had been.  She said, “ I think he laid...

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  • April 12, 2020

Rule of thumb:  If Rand Paul and Congressman Thomas Massie are screaming, you are doing something right.  Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has been pleading for weeks with churches, synagogues, mosques and and other sites of worship to shut their doors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  Beshear has issued...

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  • April 11, 2020

x I appreciate all the best wishes I have received. I have been retested and I am negative. I have started volunteering at a local hospital to assist those in my community who are in need of medical help, including Coronavirus patients. Together we will overcome this! pic.twitter.com/9SeypT7rL6— Senator Rand...

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  • April 7, 2020

Today Trump tried bait and switch, doing a briefing on the indictments and increased military operations against Venezuela. He used the pretext of a COVID-19 Taskforce to lead with the outlines of a pretext for arresting Maduro as enforcing drug-trafficking indictments.  Apparently Trump still believes he can game the MSM....

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  • April 2, 2020
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