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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

With over 250,000 adults living in the United States who routinely use the word “yesterday,” Donald Trump, who once said, “I know words,” apparently wants to eliminate its usage because it is hard for him. x YouTube Video Watching his mind sputter over the innocuous word “yesterday’ in the outtakes...

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  • July 22, 2022

Burned out at the end of the Joy-Ann Reid hour on MSNBC, I am ready for mindless tv. By that time, my intellectual palette is dulled by the talk of the continuous meal foisted on me of tasteless conservative ambrosia. A nice, seared steak of the NBA playoffs or a good...

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  • July 9, 2021

If it were a perfect world, I would like to think that the most recent attacks on young black millionaires are just a coincidence. In a perfect world, the success of blacks would be applauded as a plus for the country. Unfortunately, American history is littered with incidents of racial...

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  • June 2, 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 usual Cruz hypocrisy, the pot calling the kettle violent. Because the final term of Ted Cruz will feature more nonsense serving corporate energy interests among other contradictions. He’s flailing about today with the latest nominees for DoJ, among other fake outrage. It’s an old tactic, because Cruz loves stirring...

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  • April 22, 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

In 2008 when former President Obama was thrust into one of the biggest financial messes since the depression of 1929, his stated goal was to get us out of the ditch. With jobs being lost by some accounts at a rate of 800,000 per month and people wondering where and when...

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  • February 17, 2021

Rush Limbaugh was more of a conservative index and perhaps a reactionary icon. He claimed whenever cornered with a political lie that he was an entertainer rather than any credible media source. “Rush Rooms”  everywhere should be festooned with black crepe. x Trump Plaza in Atlantic City has been demolished,...

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  • February 17, 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

Riot declared at 1:49pm. Pence evacuated at 2:26pm. The count is now $3.5 million supporting the 6 January demonstration, up from the $2.7 previously reported. The approach by the House impeachment managers is to not hold the GOP jury members accountable, rather showing how Mitt Romney and VP Pence nearly...

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  • February 10, 2021

“Can anyone honestly say that if some of those in the mob with zip ties, stun guns and other weapons actually came upon a member of Congress in the Capitol on Jan 6, they'd have just stopped and asked them to pose for a selfie?” x Anyone who thinks Trump...

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  • February 2, 2021

“Lies of a feather flock together” “I think there is a very fair question here whether moderators of The Donald destroyed evidence that would aid law enforcement investigation." https://t.co/bLXNZ8fXvt — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) January 29, 2021 In the days ahead of the January 6 Capitol riot, there were warnings, but...

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  • January 30, 2021

Well, everyday I am glad we have a sane President but still suffering under an insane governor.  If you shop at Publix…Stop.   Heiress of Publix funded that mess on January 6th.   There is blood on the hands at Publix and it isn’t just in the meat department. Guess how Desantis...

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  • January 30, 2021

​ 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...

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  • January 30, 2021

However, like Rudy’s Four Seasons landscaping company stunt, apparently Project Lincoln among other never-Trumper organizations are also another cause of 1/6. Apparently, Steve Bannon is now the voice of reason, asking for proof. When the going gets tough, triangulate your disinformation. Because Mitt Romney is all about a revolutionary vanguard,...

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  • January 29, 2021

“Office of the Former POTUS” (F-POTUS) has a longer shelf-life than Office of the President-Elect or POTUS*-in-Exile and isn’t Trump a branding genius. I recall the equally important "Office of the Former Becky Connor on 'Roseanne'" and the "Office of the Former Vivian Banks on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'"...

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  • January 26, 2021

So locking kids in cages, praising “very fine people on both sides,” shivving democracy, criminally mishandling a pandemic, and lying nonstop were not enough to make Trumpies permanent pariahs. But it looks like inciting a murderous mob may have finally done the trick. Go figure. Now that the ex-prez with...

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  • January 25, 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

Definitely not a Sidney Powell lawsuit, but really raises some interesting questions about competency. OHMYGOD – They're asking the court to order the Secret Service (who aren't before the court) to evict Joe Biden (who isn't before the court) and Jill Biden (who isn't before the court) from the Residence....

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  • January 22, 2021

How closely associated were elements of the insurrection remains an open question as 300 suspects have been identified so far, with members of Congress possible persons of interest. The Capitol riot was, to use an old @EliLake phrase, like scumbag Woodstock. https://t.co/kzUvXYIof0 pic.twitter.com/uNQljdvvWV — Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) January 21, 2021 The...

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  • January 21, 2021

On the evening of January 6, in the aftermath of the Capitol riots, Donald Trump’s fave toady, Lindsey Graham, said this: “All I can say is, count me out. Enough is enough. … It is over.”  To me that sounded like this unabashed lickspittle was giving up either the lick...

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  • January 18, 2021

The Washington Post is my go-to online news source — unless you count Daily Kos, of course, at which I loiter like a teenager contemplating his 11th Mountain Dew Baja Blast refill on a Saturday afternoon at Burger King. I prefer The Post because it appears to irritate Donald Trump even more than The New...

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  • January 16, 2021

Clear and present danger seems to remain operative as Mike Lindell was in a meeting at the Oval Office. All Trump has left are conspiracy fantasies fed by a bedding manufacturer. x How will ever explain to the future that it's 5 pm on the last Friday of Trump's presidency,...

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  • January 15, 2021

From The New York Times: x YouTube Video The first television advertisements of the 2022 campaign cycle are on the air in Wisconsin. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Wednesday morning began a week’s worth of television and digital ads pounding Senator Ron Johnson for his role in fomenting doubts...

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  • January 13, 2021

Who could have ever predicted this? I mean, who other than anyone who glimpsed at Parler for five minutes or saw Donald Trump speak before his horde of whiny orcs? You’ll never believe this, but apparently there was every indication that violence was brewing prior to the actual violence that...

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  • January 12, 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

Trump’s passive assent to events like the kidnapping/assassination plot against Michigan Governor Whitmer signaled the path to the current DC crisis. He enjoyed watching the unfolding attack on the Capitol rather than deal with it as a national crisis. x Historians are going to point to Trump’s incitement of the Michigan...

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  • January 12, 2021

Oh, this is so, so sad. No one wants to come to Li’l Donnie’s clubhouse anymore. The Wall Street Journal: New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has turned down President Trump’s invitation to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the wake of the riots last week at the U.S. Capitol. Belichick, who...

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  • January 12, 2021

The facts of the matter: The Orange Tyrant and his minions incited a violent mob to attack the Capitol. This was an attempted coup d’état. It failed. Republicans are whining that impeachment will divide the nation. Where were they the last four years? The Republican clown car attempted to overturn...

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  • January 11, 2021

I belonged to a Veteran group on Facebook. The administrator came on and said because of “Big Tech” conspiring against conservatives, he would move to an alt-site like Gab or Parlor.  He talked all about the First Amendment and the hate he feels coming towards Republicans. Once again, Fox and...

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  • January 11, 2021

Staring at the Andrew Jackson portrait in the Oval Office must have had a stochastic effect. Like Nixon talking to portraits, Trump decided he’d go out with a bang. As his hero, Trump perhaps read about the second inaugural on 4 March 1829. Trump would never hold such an “open house” rather...

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  • January 8, 2021

There was an attack on the seat of government complete with feces left by some of the insurrectionists. Because Trump must be declared the winner of something, something. Fortunately there was no explosive discharge of the pipe bombs. ABC News then obtained an exclusive photo of the suspected explosive device found outside the...

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  • January 8, 2021

Trump is at the end of the path to the bunker. The argument for the resignation of Trump and Pence’s pardon of Trump like Gerald Ford’s of Nixon remains still viable. Invoking the 25th Amendment seems more difficult if only because the GOP still wants to avoid the Watergate comparisons,...

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  • January 7, 2021

Not sure how this will fly after yesterday’s events, but here it is. The worst person in the country wants to grant himself clemency—because if you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself. Plus, everyone else thinks he’s a lunatic now. (Join the club, obsequious idiots.) The...

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  • January 7, 2021

With 14 days left for Trump to cause havoc, chaos, and riots, there are thoughts of quick impeachment or removal of Trump by the 25th Amendment. However, both of these will be seen by his followers as coups by the establishment leading to more riots and insurrection. Impeachment is too...

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  • January 7, 2021

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 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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  • November 7, 2020

The song written by Sonny Bono and was a hit for Sonny Cher had a song called The Beat Goes on.  The song was released in 1967 but applies to every year it seems. I sat on my porch today thinking, “ This is one crazy year”.   I never say...

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  • October 26, 2020

It does seem old-fashioned but the Biden post-debate train tour seems better than Trump’s promises to never return to (insert state) if he loses, which he did tonight in Duluth. x All aboard! Tune in as @DrBiden and I kick off our train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. https://t.co/z2m4tpAHNJ— Joe...

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  • October 1, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Surge that re-evaluates the top seven swing states the Biden-Harris ticket should keep an eye onn: 1. Florida Pipe down, Pennsylvania. Sit on it, Wisconsin. Go suck an egg, Michigan! When it comes to election anxiety production, Florida, the Terror State, has...

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  • September 11, 2020

DHS is drafting its annual threat assessment report, and Politico got hold of the draft: DHS draft document: White supremacists are greatest terror threat White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. Two later draft versions...

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  • September 8, 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

Trump’s not doing rubble-necking today, although like yesterday, he’s looking for more stand-in owners of destroyed stores for photo-ops. Because high energy speed chess hustling is what Trump’s all about, even if he eats the pieces. Donald J. Zugzwang. x “Did Trump Tweet in 2014 About ‘Riots and Looting’ Due...

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  • September 2, 2020

‘We’re all safe because of law enforcement’ Trump says in Kenosha where a cop shot a Black man in the back 7 times x Can we just pay to run this as an ad across the country? #Strokeahontas pic.twitter.com/MC6j6oEYW6— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 1, 2020 How weird is it for Trump,...

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  • September 2, 2020

More Trump nonsense, perpetuating a lie, and Trump will bring it Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin. America has always been at war with Eastasia. Portland and Kenosha. You’d think someone would have noticed all those decades of a burning Portland. then again “Trump says Biden is controlled “by people who are in the...

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  • September 1, 2020

This title is not meant to take away from Black Lives Matter.  In fact, it is meant to do just the opposite.   John Lewis was a man who knew Voting rights and the power of the vote.  John Lewis is no longer with us but the spirit of his convictions...

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  • August 20, 2020

 If as the Trump campaign says, “Joe Biden is an empty vessel for the radical left,” Trump’s septic tank overflows for the radical right. Needless to say, RWNJ’s will claim that Joe Biden is as much a tool for something something left-wing as Trump isn’t a dupe for all kinds...

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  • August 4, 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