Retirement

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • October 25, 2021

“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

Radio Host Tim Danahey sent me a note that gave me pause. If we could make sure all Americans understand this, we could force the hands of politicians on the wealth tax. Tim Danahey’s wealth tax calculation. See full episodes here. Here is the note I received from Tim. Dude,...

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  • June 15, 2021

Is working towards compromising with Republicans on the American Jobs Plan a fool’s errand? We discuss this issue with PDR Posse member Norman Rennalls in-studio. Is working with Republicans who want your demise worth it. Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK...

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  • May 26, 2021

It’s one of the crimes that the victim is held immediately responsible for the crime. I am talking about la décharge sauvage [English: Fly-tipping, American: Fly dumping]. We have been at our small farm [our retirement plan] for fifteen years now and every year it gets worse. Every day, we...

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  • May 14, 2021

BUT HER E-MAILS!!! State superintendent candidate Deborah Kerr solicited clients and organized branding for her private consulting business through her public school district email address, including several times during work hours, prior to her retirement as Brown Deer School District superintendent last year. Emails obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal...

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  • March 20, 2021

Some big news this week out of Missouri: A Missouri Democrat who works at an organization that fights corporate monopolies on Tuesday became the latest candidate to announce a bid for U.S. Senate. Lucas Kunce, 38, is the national security policy director at the American Economic Liberties Project, an organization...

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  • March 11, 2021

I like this: Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D-13) is urging President Joe Biden to fire the entire United States Postal Service Board of Governors and nominate new leadership amid recent mail delays. In his letter to the president, Ryan explained how operational changes imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy continue...

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  • February 2, 2021

Pastor Justin Speak, a member of Reddit’s “Wall Street Bets” subreddit, supports the GameStop short squeeze to make the rich pay. Pastor makes the moral case. See full episodes here. On a recent Politics Done Right show, one of the listeners thought that the Wall Street Bets subreddit members might be...

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  • January 29, 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

Normally I’d say this is overkill and/or unnecessarily rubbing salt in the wounds of a broken man, but by all appearances, Donald Trump doesn’t grasp his true place in the pantheon of ex-presidents. So he needs to be reminded: pic.twitter.com/bX11gSDIms — Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 25, 2021 Business Insider: A...

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  • January 25, 2021

This continues the diary of two days ago. Nostalgia is a coping mechanism at the place known for its association with William Faulkner. Oxford Mississippi is a place where the nostalgia for a lost cause remains a kind of delusion. When injuries are imagined and retribution seems easy, this happens where...

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  • December 24, 2020

So you know that inert, phlegmatic, squishy wad of wax that’s been standing around for four years collecting dust and loogies? Madame Tussaud’s has made a dummy that looks just like him. Or, to be more precise, they’ve dressed him in new duds. And, damn, is it an appropriate outfit....

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  • December 8, 2020
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Some very good news today out of Georgia courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: PPP’s newest Georgia poll finds Jon Ossoff right on the cusp of avoiding a runoff in his race against David Perdue. Ossoff is at 47% to 44% for Perdue with Libertarian Shane Hazel at 3%. Ossoff’s 3...

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  • October 29, 2020

The Other 98% shared this commentary about Sue Republican. Sue hates the libtards. Sue hates the government. Sue is a Republican, and she loves Donald Trump. Sue gets up at 6 a.m. and fills her coffeepot with water to prepare her morning coffee. The water is clean and good because...

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  • October 28, 2020

Yesterday I put up a quick post addressing Judge Barrett and “originalists” that got a lot of traffic.  Unlike my normal pattern,  I have neither read nor responded to the multitude of comments (I promise as time allows I will at least read them all). Because that is so much...

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  • October 14, 2020

Negligence is not a feature of libertarianism but it is a tasty bug as the Trump campaign ignores local ordinances and continues to spread the pandemic, mainly in smaller US cities that have large enough airport hangars. The Trump strategy of herd immunity will kill over a half-million people before a...

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  • October 14, 2020
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Since today is a heavy Lindsey Graham (R. SC) news day on Daily Kos, I figured it was important to highlight this from The Huffington Post: Democrat Matt Lieberman hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in 2013, a tough look as he tries to win over Democratic voters...

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  • October 4, 2020

The New York Times has a piece out about the U.S. Senate race about how Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME) is running a strong campaign to unseat the incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME): Her challenger is a smooth campaigner, fluent and assured about issues like Medicaid...

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  • September 28, 2020

The Kansas Reflector wrote an op-ed to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts asking them to suspend  U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Representative, Dr. Roger Marshall’s (R. KS) medical license for constantly campaigning without a mask: As many in your profession have said repeatedly, masks are one of the simplest...

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  • September 23, 2020

There’s a lot going on but I wanted to make sure the biggest toss-up Governor race of this cycle still gets some attention. The Huffington Post has a great piece out profiling gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Greg Gianforte (R. MT) and his long record of being very anti-Science which is very...

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  • September 22, 2020

Nice: x YouTube Video Today, investigative journalist and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee in Georgia Jon Ossoff launched a new ad for statewide African-American radio that informs voters of Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.)’s repeated lies downplaying the risks and human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a disproportionate impact on...

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  • September 18, 2020

From Salon: Maine farmers have blamed recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service after receiving thousands of dead baby chicks due to shipping delays. The state's postal workers blamed the slowdown on a bill championed by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, that “weakened the Postal Service” — and faces a tough...

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  • August 23, 2020

As the grandson of a Teamster Truck Driver, I’m very proud to announce this: The 1.4 million member trade union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, its board unanimously voting to throw its support behind the Democratic ticket. The Teamsters’ announcement comes after two other...

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  • August 19, 2020
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GOP Senators took their three weeks off, as the COVID death toll rises, Some left to campaign for re-election, others to disinform in support of IMPOTUS*. And then there’s Trump corrupting USPS in unprecedented election meddling. All the while, even Trump cannot condemn QAnon’s tacit escalation of Trumpian themes.   x Which...

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  • August 16, 2020

Remember when Donald Trump vowed to eliminate the entire national debt in eight years? And when he promised “4, 5, or even 6 percent” GDP growth? Well, keep those promises in your back pocket, because you’re not going to effing believe this.  Fox Business: President Trump on Wednesday touted his plan to...

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  • August 13, 2020

It is the GOP white whale, a continuing trope, to loot the social security system by eliminating it, and Trump wanted no defections in 2020. It is a sign of desperation to step on what has been a third rail of recent decades and a more symbolic attack on the...

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  • August 9, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: For years, the same question has been asked: When will the new Texas emerge? The answer? Right now. Join @BlueTexasPAC as we work to secure Texas’ 38 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, and turn Texas blue once and for all. pic.twitter.com/7uBLfrbKsV — BlueTexasPAC (@BlueTexasPAC) August...

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  • August 9, 2020

Joe Biden has some tough words about Trump today: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called Trump's actions “half-baked.” “This is no art of the deal,” Biden said in a statement. “This is not presidential leadership. These orders are not real solutions. They are just another cynical ploy designed to...

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  • August 9, 2020

Several decades ago, my parents took a timeshare tour on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. The island was in the early stages of being transformed into a resort destination. This metamorphosis was the brainchild of real estate developer Charles Fraser, who, in the 1950s, envisioned turning the sparsely populated,...

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  • August 1, 2020

The Kansas U.S. Senate GOP primary is coming up and for those of you have been out of the loop, The Washington Monthly will explain why this is the craziest U.S. Senate primary of the year: The state of Kansas holds its primary on August 4th and a whopping eleven...

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  • July 26, 2020

I like this: x Some Bangor residents are throwing a retirement party for Sen. Susan Collins. “We are hosting a party because we need to feel some hope for a change and that people vote the Republicans out,” said an organizer. People can also stop by and register to vote...

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  • July 13, 2020

The President is pushing hard for the reopening of schools come August and September of 2020. The paranoia of the President makes him believe that anyone opposing sending their kids, possibly into a diseased Petri dish, is out to get him. “Corrupt Joe Biden and the Democrats don’t want to open...

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  • July 8, 2020

“President Truman said the buck stops here, Trump has never seen the buck” x Donald Trump can take all his empty words about respecting our service and shove them. #TRE45ON #TraitorTrump pic.twitter.com/7vxGxLBYh0— VoteVets (@votevets) June 28, 2020 Trump’s bliss is also his ignorance. x Opinion: This is what happens when we...

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  • July 1, 2020

Not exactly the headline sitting Senators should see from The Atlanta-Journal Constitution: U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler have avoided criticizing President Donald Trump even after his posts on social media were called out for spreading racist messages. The most recent example came on Sunday when the president shared...

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  • June 30, 2020

In a recent story about Donald Trump’s desperate attempts to smother his dumpster fire of a campaign with the same old clown shoes, The Washington Post notes that Trump isn’t 100 percent satisfied with his chosen nickname for Joe Biden. You may have noticed Trump trying out “Corrupt Joe” lately in place of the...

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  • June 29, 2020

This is going to be a mess.  Worse than it is.   I noticed Teacherken  http://www.dailykos.com/… had an informative post up.  We are becoming the hot spot, literally for the Covid-19 Pandemic and it can only get worse.  The above quote under the pic  can be found here.   www.quotes.net/…It is his quote...

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  • June 29, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former South Bend Mayor, Pete Buttigieg (D> IN), in support of Sara Gideon’s U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) This November, we have a chance not only to defeat President Trump, but also to take back the Senate for Democrats so we can finally...

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  • June 13, 2020

Here’s some very encouraging news out of Kentucky: x #Kentucky Senate Poll: McGrath (D) 41%McConnell (R-Inc) 40% RMGhttps://t.co/KHJBoQkTyH— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) June 9, 2020 Democratic senatorial candidate Amy McGrath appears to have a very narrow lead over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky's race, according to a recent poll....

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  • June 9, 2020

Some good news today out of Arizona courtesy of Fox News’ latest poll: Republicans are rightly concerned about Arizona. A new Fox News Poll finds the state shading blue — especially in the race for the U.S. Senate, where Democrat Mark Kelly bests incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally by a...

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  • June 4, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a roadblock to progress in the Senate, refusing to do anything more to help workers and communities during this current crisis. My friend Amy...

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  • May 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA), in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) I’m about to ask you to contribute to Sara Gideon’s campaign to defeat Susan Collins. But first, let me explain why this...

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  • May 20, 2020

Rachel Maddow exposes a very cruel act by the President as he cuts national guard deployment by one day to avoid giving them retirement and educational benefits. Rachel Maddow exposes another Trump evil Watch full episodes here. Rachel Maddow reported the story written in Politico recently. More than 40,000 National...

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  • May 20, 2020

Received this e-mail from Slate Magazine’s The Surge that emphasizes the top seven battleground states that Joe Biden’s campaign should heavily focus on in order to win over 270 electoral votes. Here they are in their  order: 1. Florida We’ve grown accustomed to a trend in election night coverage of...

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  • May 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign: Steve Bullock (D. MT) Can you believe this? According to a new report from the Washington Post, Republicans in Washington are talking about making drastic changes to Social Security as part of their response to this pandemic. Let’s...

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  • May 16, 2020
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Nothing to see here: U.S. Sen. David Perdue, after seeing his portfolio scrutinized and criticized, says his advisers will no longer trade stocks in individual companies. The Friday evening announcement coincided with the filing of a report that outlined trading on his behalf over the previous month. “As you can...

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  • May 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the People For the American Way: PFAW’s Take Back the Senate Fund has added THREE critical targets to our list of top 2020 Senate races: Shifting dynamics in the states of these right-wing Republicans have made their races more competitive. These stalwart Trump allies join...

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  • April 30, 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 read one thing on IRS.gov that is still in a state of confusion and found even less on VA.gov but I did find this dated today from the Dept. of Treasury. home.treasury.gov/… WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security...

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  • April 2, 2020

The government is a good boogeyman. But understand what it means because it is the confusion that the plutocracy wants. The government is “we the people” which means if the government is the problem then we are the problem. That simply isn't true. It is them, not Government x x...

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  • March 29, 2020
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