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I have been a registered Democrat since 1976. Over the years, I have had many verbal—but respectable—battles with Republicans, Libertarians, and the Green Party. Throughout all those sometimes contentious disagreements, the only group that consistently and derisively refers to me as a socialist has been Republicans. I bring that point...

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  • August 31, 2022

We haven’t yet reached that point where the losses to the Russians are sustainable. Replacements may be on their way to the front. They likely will not see the same troops who have until now resisted any new advances. There have been some Ukrainian counter-attacks. The Russians now settle for longer range...

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  • March 17, 2022

The war continues with Russian troops hiding among hospital facilities in the south using staff as cover or shields. They exhibit slow progress toward Kiev even as talks continue and the PR offensive remains solid with Zelensky speaking to the Canadian Parliament and the Prime Ministers of Czechia, Poland, and Slovenia....

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  • March 16, 2022

All wars are battles among falcons, they are never fought between hawks and doves. A UN enforced no-fly-zone would have no doves. As James Clapper said on CNN: “The game’s on”. The reality is that wars like Ukraine-Russia are fought in blood even if they can be modeled as a series of...

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  • March 14, 2022

Anti-American Republicans seem to be stunned into obsequiousness, or the fear of not having a  white majority makes them surrender to their worst instincts. The Republican party, through their officials, both local and federal, Supreme Court Justices, and media outlets are profiteering off of hate. The party is now a...

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  • January 14, 2022

CNN’s David Gergen: The Only Thing That Can Stop Donald Trump From Running in 2024 is a Prison Sentence From the Insurrection, we know that conspiring to commit felonies is also a felony. We know with greater certainty that Trump knew what was going to happen, despite Pence’s resistance and...

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  • October 24, 2021

If U.S. democracy falls this century, it will likely be at the hands of a stubby-fingered sack of extra-piquant donkey farts who likely never bothered to read the Constitution he swore to uphold—and certainly didn’t understand it if he did bother. In other words, we’re at the stage in the...

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  • October 23, 2021

Former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd and new Texan is working hard to elect Democrats. He gives a recipe to defeat Greg Abbott. Matthew Dowd on messaging values versus policy x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is in political trouble, according to current polls. Gov. Greg...

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  • September 7, 2021

More gaslight: Trump’s speech Saturday in North Carolina was one being delivered by the person who incited an act of terrorism designed to overturn the 2020 election. Lapsing into irrelevance, Trump says the same lies: “The 2020 election was definitely the most corrupt election in our history,” Trump claims after...

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  • June 6, 2021

Arizona still is a paradigm case in attempts to overthrow governments. Apparently elections are now auctions and any idiot with money and a legislature in their pocket can demand election audits. Lawfare will ensue as democracy and information will become more rather than less opaque. The politicized “audit” of Maricopa County, Arizona’s...

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  • May 28, 2021

We now return you to the continuing Big Lie and the punchable face of the GQP. “By deposing @Liz_Cheney they’ve only given her a bigger platform.” And they were so cowardly as to remove her by a voice vote. Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to remove...

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  • May 12, 2021

I’ve been more or less ignoring the Maricopa County, Arizona, election “audit” for much the same reason I don’t watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians to see if Kris Jenner finds the Higgs boson in her kombucha. All you’re likely to see is a passel of lunatics serving up increasingly...

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  • May 11, 2021

Have you ever asked yourself, why are so many GOP political theories race and gender-based? The latest is that voter ballots in Arizona were smuggled in from China. The GOP has decided the best way to expose this absurd idea is to exploit a silly stereotype and check the ballots...

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  • May 7, 2021

The gendarmes are still rounding up the Trumpaloompas who tried to steal our democracy on Jan. 6, and by now it’s clear that these Fisher Price militiamen have lost much of their revolutionary fervor after being placed under the klieg lights of the criminal justice system lo these many months. So you...

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  • May 6, 2021

This kind of writes itself.   Of course Flynn forgot the pledge.  He made a fool of himself telling people that he wanted them to hear every word.  When he got to the Republic…he lost his words. Maybe the Qanon pledge or Russian pledge got in the way. Michael Flynn this...

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  • May 2, 2021

Republican operative Miles Taylor came out swinging against the Republican Party on the Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross. He told the inconvenient truth, and one hopes Republicans are listening. Republican gets real with an inconvenient truth See full episodes here. Miles Taylor was a Republican government official who worked for both...

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  • May 2, 2021
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For some reason I don’t have complete faith in this vote audit they’re performing in Arizona. For one thing, hardly anyone heard of Cyber Ninjas, the company that’s performing the audit, before this farce commenced. For another, the company is named “Cyber Ninjas.” That’s like going with a wealth management firm called...

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  • May 1, 2021

Only Republicans would encourage running over demonstrators by indemnifying and pitting RWNJs and their vehicles against peaceful crowds. Because who knew that the “unintentional” weaponizing of personal vehicles was possible when pretending you’re driving a Tesla into a crowd of demonstrators.  “Five states besides Florida introduced similar bills this year, granting some...

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  • April 25, 2021

The Arizona (excuse me, Maricopa county only) vote recount was always suspicious. The State Senate (GOP-controlled) insisted on a recount even though county election (4-1 Republican) certified the vote unanimously. And the Republican governor said the vote was fair. And they only wanted the Senate and Presidential votes recounted. AND ...

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  • April 23, 2021

The new America First Caucus advances the demand of the previous guy that all future public buildings should look like the neoclassical architecture often called Federalist. Not coincidentally it also is the official state facade style promoted by  authoritarian movements in the last century. The RWNJ culture war is a battle of wits fought by...

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  • April 16, 2021

The land of nonsense has now been proposed, because the new America First Caucus decided they’ll advance the demand of the previous guy that all future public buildings should look like neoclassical architecture promoted by fascist movements in the last century. The RWNJ culture war is a battle of wits...

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  • April 16, 2021

Previous guy colluded with Russia, led a Capitol insurrection, and is not rotting in a prison cell. But if it happens, could there be enough secessionist nut-logs ready and willing to bust him out. “I think this blending of the far-right militia movement with overt secessionism is something I think we’re...

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  • April 14, 2021

Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021

Carnage could be a permanent condition, but Trump made it a brand. Between April 10, 2020 and January 3, 2021, Donald Trump either tweeted (or retweeted) the term “China Virus” 44 times. Like Trump’s claim of a “bad” flu for COVID, the coincidence was many times worse amid a population experiencing...

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  • March 21, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

North Korea is starting to test its relationship with the Biden administration. One of the few concessions that North Korea got from Trump aside from his foreign policy ignorance was the suspension of Republic of Korea/US joint military exercises. This is the first signal of contact prior to a review of US...

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  • March 16, 2021

So this is the guy who’s suddenly an expert on voting machines and algorithms. Mike Lindell, the reason tech support people often drink on the job, called into the Domenick Nati Show recently to talk about … erm, something. Probably voter fraud, but who knows? He may have also been touting...

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  • March 15, 2021

Steve Bannon’s path to a pardon included appeals to a range of RWNJ groups including some dangerous proto-fascist cults. “The Fourth Turning” by Strauss & Howe returns to our attention, because of Bannon. But are we shifting to a more liberal era or are we on the brink of a greater series of disasters....

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  • March 15, 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
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Banana Republic is not yet a bankrupt concept in America, although it is being sorely tested. Trump’s 1/6 coup counted on the numbers of RWNJs in the US military, including some QAnon-influenced former National Security and ex-DoD/Military. The hint at the misuse of federal personnel was foreshadowed in the Summer...

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  • March 13, 2021

“Senate Joint Hearing on Jan. 6 Attack: Part II” starts at 10am ET. Prepared testimony today for Maj. Gen. William Walker, commander of the D.C. National Guard, as he addresses the security response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol.https://t.co/UQmeDZZyhU — Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) March 3, 2021 The idiots of...

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  • March 3, 2021

GOP leadership is bitterly divided these days, over whether to marginalize the dyspeptic land squid who tried to violently overthrow our 244-year-old republic or to fully embrace him. Believe it or not, the embracers are winning—and it’s not particularly close. So you get surreal and awkward moments like the following, where...

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  • February 24, 2021

Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona — a state which is over 30% Latino — wanted to amend the Biden administration’s plan for Covid-19 vaccinations so that US citizens get priority. In doing so, she argued that her constituents weren’t keen on the idea of Hispanics getting the vaccine before they...

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  • February 16, 2021

The GQP senate is an honor-free zone with pro-wrestling byplay, save the magnificent seven dead. Mitch McConnell is doing his best to keep the reality-TV show kayfabe going. Lindsey Graham who proclaimed he’d “had enough” of Trump is now going to Florida on MAGA business. x Graham on Fox says he...

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  • February 15, 2021

For much of the world’s history, we have been ruled by violence and its descendants. Kings won their thrones by having better fighters than their opponents. Transfers of power meant inheriting that throne or by violently seizing it. On those rare occasions where power changed hands non-violently from one living...

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  • February 15, 2021

43 GQP co-conspirators have ensured their place in US political history. They allowed Trump to turn the US into a banana republic. To prevent Trump from holding office again, a simple majority of Congress must now pass a resolution invoking Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars anyone from...

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  • February 14, 2021

Riding with the cops and rooting for the robbers, many members of the Senate GQP have made their decisions, siding with technical arguments as the Republic was threatened. Criming will happen again, even if violating a Constitutional oath while in office, and now further as the potential of returning to...

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  • February 11, 2021

I had to do a double-take on this. As poor health & economic outcomes and tolerance for crooked politicians have become its signature, this Republican is trying to redefine conservatism. A republican redefining conservatism See full episodes here. For Congressman Denver Riggleman appeared on MSNBC. He showed his embarrassment for...

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  • February 11, 2021

Good God, man. This is what you guys are going with? Really? Everyone deserves a mulligan? First of all, this is Trump’s second impeachment, so he’s already received one mulligan courtesy of the Cowards of the Congress. Secondly, he’s already taken a lifetime of mulligans, both on the links and,...

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  • February 9, 2021

This is why they lie. Because they get away with it—and it works. GOP Rep. Nancy Mace, who earlier this week questioned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s personal account of the Capitol insurrection, is now soliciting funds based on her lies. Now, the coup attempt that we all saw with our own...

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  • February 6, 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

Received two e-mails from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA). The first one is support of his colleague, Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: U.S. Senators Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Rev. Warnock and I didn't win just because of the work we did during...

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  • January 30, 2021

There’s that old adage about evil people doing evil things and good people standing by and doing nothing. It’s a powerful reminder that we all have to remain diligent in order to preserve the wispy bonds of comity and goodwill that hold our fragile republic together.   There might also be a...

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  • January 28, 2021

While I won’t be entirely happy until Donald Trump is exiled to the isle of Elba or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (my top choice, naturally), his ineluctable slide into social and business pariah status is heartening. When people say “your money’s no good here,” it’s usually a gesture of familiarity...

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  • January 23, 2021

After ignoring or defending Donald Trump’s every shambolic lie and cranial methane blast over the past five years, Fox News has zeroed in on the real crisis of credibility in our currently reeling republic: Whimsical Time magazine cover drawings. TIME's new cover: Day one https://t.co/VazxGDJzZf pic.twitter.com/R6jVrzXXZc — TIME (@TIME) January 21, 2021 Hie...

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  • January 22, 2021

There’s actually a White House press briefing at 7pm ET. Just in case you’re watching it live. MSM is comparing the use of press briefings already, considering the lies of the 45 Administration. x Tune in for the first press briefing of the Biden-Harris Administration with Press Secretary Jen Psaki....

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  • January 21, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

The Big Lie must be thoroughly erased. This delusion is unfortunately the trope deployed as a grand commodity for a national grift that could last until 2024. In the more immediate instance, actions still have consequences, even if Trump implies that he will give pardons in the case of the insurrections....

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  • January 18, 2021

A senior Biden climate team transition official alerted E&E News that the damage Trump and his fossil fuel grifters (that have held power over the agencies tasked with protecting the climate system) have been successful in hollowing out the EPA of staff and resources at a time when the “ability to...

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  • January 15, 2021

Read the room, knuckleheads! The Hill: A group of conservative lawmakers are plotting to oust House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (Wyo.) from her leadership role, citing issues with her announcement that she would vote to impeach President Trump for inciting last week's riot at the Capitol. GOP lawmakers behind the effort, which are...

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  • January 13, 2021
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