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“Today's sentencing of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger should be front-page news ringing alarm bells anywhere people are concerned about democracy, abuses of corporate power, and the rule of law. The real crime here is the death and disease resulting from Chevron's poisoning of the drinking water of thousands of Indigenous...

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  • October 6, 2021

Here’s some encouraging news today for U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (D. AZ) courtesy of OH Predictive Insights newest poll: The 2022 Senate election is inching closer and the race for Arizona’s Senate seat is wide open. Kelly is on the ballot again after capturing the final two years of the...

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  • May 13, 2021

Like any good con artist Trump now tries to call his losing a “big lie”, because he’s all about the disinformation as he does his lounge act in Florida and now New Jersey. Trump or his media image is the kind of synthetic construction that combines the GQP lie affirmed by...

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  • May 3, 2021

Previous guy always expects the loyalty of mob silence Omertà, even when he throws everyone under the bus, it’s part of his personality disorder. The real goal for his relative silence might be the return to social media when Facebook reconsiders their suspension. He has a Parler account but doesn’t use...

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  • April 29, 2021

“A man responsible for Republican vaccine hesitancy wonders why he's being asked to promote getting vaccinated….. It is April 19, 2021, and Trump is still talking about Hillary Clinton and Christopher Steele on Fox News….  says he’s ‘beyond seriously’ considering a 2024 presidential bid” Fox News personality Sean Hannity asked Trump what...

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  • April 20, 2021

He’s now posing as his own Walmart greeter. Trump regularly crashed random wedding receptions at his Bedminster NJ golf club, because he simply likes that opening-the-car-dealership shtick, and copping a feel from the bride seems more acceptable as perv-adjacent. Try the attention-seeking veal, and tip your cow. Unfortunately Facebook may allow him back by next...

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  • March 29, 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

Donald Trump’s lawyers argued for years that he couldn’t be sued because he was kinda-sorta president or something. Apparently you don’t actually have to do the job to retain the title. It’s like if you were the curly fry guy at Arby’s and all you did all day was eat the customers’...

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  • February 23, 2021

Donald Trump’s lawyers argued for years that he couldn’t be sued because he was kinda-sorta president or something. Apparently you don’t actually have to do the job to retain the title. It’s like if you were the curly fry guy at Arby’s and all you did all day was eat the customers’...

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  • February 23, 2021

Following the video released by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talking about her harrowing, and as it turns out life-threatening experience during the January 6th, insurrection, right-wingers, aggravated me to no end.  Self-styled civil libertarian Glenn Greenwald, in a profanity-laced tirade, as if to make a point, particularly annoyed me. I am...

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  • February 3, 2021

Many Progressives are  excited about the upcoming prospective “Green New Deal” which is already taking shape, even before formal Green New Deal legislation.   Multi-billion dollar manufacturing plants for electrical vehicle batteries, providing 2000 jobs per plant, are already rising in Michigan and Georgia.  Fossil fuel  pipelines, already partly built like...

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  • January 31, 2021

Mr. Naiveté is here to tell you he thought maybe, just maybe, the very people who suffered the brunt of Donald Trump’s bumblefuck putsch might stand firm in their revulsion. But of course they didn’t. The taste of spray-tan and pocky buttocks is simply too tantalizing for most Republicans to resist, and...

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  • January 23, 2021

It’s not the Bastille. Trump did incite a riotous mob to disrupt the legislative branch. People died. Trump got excited about the chaos he’d caused. The last day of Trumpstock. x White House officials were shaken by Trump's reaction to a mob of his supporters descending on the Capitol today....

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  • January 7, 2021

I was talking to a colleague yesterday and a word that has driven me crazy since its entrance into the lexicon in the last 20 years came up, ‘microaggression.’ The word bothers me because it carries with it a minimization of racism that soothes the oppressive nature of white privilege....

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  • December 16, 2020

Watching the depressing and alarming spectacle of 17 Republican states joining Texas’s bad faith, frivolous Supreme Court application to overturn the election in favor of Trump, I am reminded that in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “The Sad Truth of John Boehner’s Resignation” — which received 1,275 Recommends, 789 Comments and,...

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  • December 10, 2020

The only stunt that saves Emily Murphy from historical ignominy is to sign something after this request and during the hearings that recognizes the Biden-Harris victory. The real question is whether Murphy responds to the request, or whether she will resist, and compel someone from some House committee to subpoena...

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  • November 22, 2020

Trump doesn’t care whether he loses his security deposit. He just wants the chaos of dying meat processors, conspiracy-driven ICU trespassers, and a quarter-million dead Americans from COVID-19. And in foreign policy, Trump’s inviting skunk, gophers, and groundhogs into the crawlspaces before moving out.  Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's order...

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  • November 19, 2020

Time after time, succeeding presidents have followed less than stellar Republican administrations feeling obligated to bestow forgiveness. Richard Nixon masterminded a crime, known to every police drama watcher as B&E, breaking and entering. Nixon was disgracefully relegated to the dustbin of history, but that dustbin was a mansion off the...

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  • November 13, 2020

One step above reading the phone book, apparently Trump is running out of material and plans to read obituaries, claiming that they voted this year. x Trump campaign releases four obituaries of deceased people in Georgia who had ballots cast in their name in the 2020 election pic.twitter.com/e6DAk3BIF6— Charlie Spiering...

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  • November 13, 2020

In 2018, Brian Kemp, then Georgia Secretary of State and in charge of elections, used that office to help get himself elected governor by playing all kinds of voter suppression games. The GOP expanded that suppression nationwide in 2020, including restricting the time for processing mail-in ballots and when they...

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  • November 2, 2020

Doubtless strategic locations could be occupied on election day. όχι! x When writing my opening today saying we are currently in the midst of a coup, comparing Mussolini’s power grab – I hadn’t even realized today is Oxi Day. https://t.co/acpF5XFJMf — Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) October 28, 2020 Ohi Day or Oxi Day (Greek: Επέτειος...

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  • October 28, 2020

Like a cartoon dog in a burning room or a river in Egypt, we know Trump will spend his post-presidency looking for the real reasons he lost the election. America faces no issue more pressing than the coronavirus pandemic, and so the president has found the message that he believes will carry...

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  • October 26, 2020

Assuming that there will be some violent provocations, we should encourage all deescalation efforts for election week, regardless of the vote outcomes. We’ve now seen the potential for serious planned electoral violence with the attempts on the governor of Michigan and the mayor of Wichita.   We’ve also seen long-term confrontations in...

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  • October 20, 2020

Some believe the USA has already collapsed. Progressive Activist Norman Solomon has a word for many on the left who resist voting for Biden. Norman Solomon visits. Will we save a collapsing USA. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK —...

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  • September 29, 2020

We in big trouble. x You think the Republican war on democracy is bad now? Just imagine what it would be like if Trump won: https://t.co/ogHG88jwDa— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) September 24, 2020 With the Supreme Court soon to have a 6-3 conservative majority even though Republicans have lost the popular...

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  • September 24, 2020

Bad bad news for you and me. Be kind to each other. Satellite imagery from the European Space Agencies Copernicus has revealed that the front of Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden glacier in NE Greenland has disintegrated. Greenland has experienced a rapid temperature rise in the atmosphere by 5.5 Fahrenheit since 1980. Mind-blowing melting has...

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  • September 14, 2020

(This was previously posted under an offensive title. I apologize for that.) I almost never read WaPo house conservative Henry Olsen. He’s not as bad as Marc Thiessen, but the two of them do hang out together at the kool-aid water fountain. Olsen refused to see anything nefarious in the...

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  • September 3, 2020

The White House version of the Sturgis Smash Mouth concert is ready for its hydroxychloroquine treatments as one big Hatch Act violation. And for the umpteenth time he lies about Veterans Choice, even as he was called on it directly in a presser several weeks ago. JASS, Just Another Stump Speech....

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  • August 28, 2020

Tonight’s RNC celebrates America as the land of opportunity where at least one speaker wants to reduce votes to households rather than adult individuals (because men would be best able to allocate that), and the RNC “cancelled” a speaker who promoted a tweet supporting the Elders of Zion. Maybe it’s the...

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  • August 26, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Georgia: x Georgia Senate GE:Ossoff (D) 48% (+2)Perdue (R-inc) 46% Garin-Hart-Yang/@ossoff (D) Internal Poll 8/10-13— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 19, 2020 I’ll add more info once it’s available but this is very encouraging, even if it’s an internal poll. P.S. Perdue is feeling...

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  • August 19, 2020

Desperate measures, manipulating the process, the results, anything that can result in staying in power. April Ryan on CNN stated that Trump “looks like he’s in decline, not just mentally but physically.” Donald Trump is not only the most improbable, confounding president America has ever produced; he is also clearly the...

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  • August 15, 2020

In his latest screed, Trump made the usual nonsense claims, hoping to gain support from independents who might be afraid of PoC and poor people. Because no one’s heard of the FHA, Trump wants people in McMansions to vote for him, even if his claims about higher home prices is more about...

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  • July 29, 2020

Fortunately Trump has too many vices unlike Londo Cotton. x Trump cannot take fascism all the way, not because he has any virtues but because he has too many vices. It is right to see fascism and call it by its name. It is also right to mock it, resist...

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  • July 27, 2020

Trump's cosplay paramilitary uses repression stunts to reinforce GOP's voter suppression message, pointing their tiny mushrooms. x “I can't turn my back. But I fear for my life”: photographer captures pictures of #TrumpsGestapo pointing their guns at him during #PortlandProtests https://t.co/GgFF9VOtmx— Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) July 23, 2020 Putting the sado...

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  • July 23, 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

Today in disinformation: the plan continues to be no plan, increasing our information search-costs. The best example of that is removing as campaign manager, Brad Parscale, the real manipulator of the real and imagined 2016 data-sets in the swing-states. What is normal functioning for Trump has been disinformation, as he...

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  • July 16, 2020

Oh, and Trump’s detractors are “satanic.” Because of course they are. In a deeply corrupt move that would have made Richard Nixon vomit his small intestines, Donald Trump recently commuted the sentence of his friend, confidant, and chief ratfucker Roger Stone. Translation: Stone was involved in some hinky, illegal shit,...

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  • July 15, 2020

How good are the cameras at Rose M. Singer Center (Rikers for Women)? The goods: laundry, baggage, etc. and the tapes, oh so many tapes. Is the GOP “so far gone that even if Ghislane Maxwell implicates the President in child sex trafficking, they will find a way to excuse...

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  • July 2, 2020
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Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) can (but not will) save the US economy. What with the White House Council of Economic Advisors now reduced to one economist, it’s worth noting that one of their econometric models (Hassett) influenced the prediction that COVID-19 infections in the US would go to zero by...

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  • June 28, 2020

The inch-an-hour storms have driven the anglers away from my Neighborhood’s Bethany Lake.  It’s full of hungry trout but the anglers flee the storms, heading home with a full creel and soaking wet clothes. Bethany Lake’s stocked rainbow trout are fattening up, hopefully on bullfrogs. And when the anglers flee,...

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  • June 10, 2020

In this new post at The Atlantic, the former 4-Star General and Director of Central Intelligence forcefully gives his support to renaming those US military bases named for traitors to the United State.  Posted at 6:15 this morning EDT, the sub-title of the piece puts it bluntly: It is time...

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  • June 9, 2020

Received an e-mail update from Slate Magazine’s The Surge and they have released the top seven states that are now the most competitive for Joe Biden to reach electoral victory. Here they are: 1. Arizona The GOP is getting so desperate that it might voluntarily spend time there in August....

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  • June 5, 2020

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, on the heels of the Colin Kaepernick kneeling episode, commented in 2018 on the opinions of basketball players, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant. Both Durant and James commented harshly and profanely about the leadership of President Trump, to which Ingraham famously said, “ shut up and...

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  • June 4, 2020

Trump is no Nixon, but like Nixon, he could still win a second term, extending the latest national nightmare. x Going back further, the Kerner Commission reported in 1968 that frustration over racism and policing had been at the center of the riots in Newark and Detroit. President Nixon pivoted...

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  • May 31, 2020

Another rally to resist sheltering by threatening a virus with firearms… this time in North Carolina. Fortunately there were only eleven of them. So much weirder with the fake weapons, making security theater less threatening. x The inert AT-4 is sad, but the guy taking a selfie with wooden .50 cal...

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  • May 10, 2020

CNN just posted a story about yet another Trumpertantrum, as the Great Orange Shitgibbet goes increasingly and noisily and totally insane: Trump erupts at campaign manager as reelection stress overflows As he huddled with advisers on Friday evening, President Donald Trump was still fuming over his sliding poll numbers and...

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  • April 29, 2020

Expanding our voting-by-mail procedures is an absolute imperative and a moral no-brainer in the midst of a national pandemic.  I also am completely unsurprised that President Trump and federal and state Republican leaders are increasingly not just opposing such a common-sense measure, but demonizing it and falsely associating it with...

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  • April 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s (D. VA) re-election campaign: Mark Warner is proud to sponsor the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act. This important bill would allow voters nationwide to cast their ballot by mail and would expand in-person early voting to prevent large gatherings. Thanks...

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  • April 8, 2020

So this happened. Back when I was a relative newcomer to these environs, I penned a bilious screed in response to some stupid shit Donald Trump had disgorged from his Vesuvian Ding Dong-hole. It was after a long holiday journey from Wisconsin, and I was peeved with pretty much everything,...

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  • April 6, 2020
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