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Who knew, Big Tech is corporate communism, which may explain why there should be a Magnitsky law for the US. A Ghislaine Maxwell pardon could occur if she gave up those tapes of the previous guy. Comic gold @mcsweeneys ‘The Boat Cops open a shipping container. It is full to...

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  • March 30, 2021

Received this e-mail today from actor and  activist, Bradley Whitford, in support of Governor Tony Evers’ (D. WI) re-election campaign: Gov. Tony Evers (D. WI) & Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D. WI) Hey there, While some might know me from shows like The West Wing (a fantasy series about American politics that...

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  • February 26, 2021

The best explanation of short selling (as it applies to GameStop) that I've read pic.twitter.com/o9ZL5HqsKf — John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) January 28, 2021 1/2Short selling means borrowing shares and immediately selling them. When the price goes down, they buy them back for cents and return them to the lender. This...

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  • January 31, 2021

Lauren Boebert (R-CO) just had a brief stand off with Capitol police because her emotional support Glock would have set off the metal detectors. or maybe the bag search would have found the extra magazines. x Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was in stand-off on Capitol Hill after refusing bag search. She...

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  • January 13, 2021

I’m originally from Wisconsin, and I always wondered why the UP wasn’t part of our state. I mean, look at it. It’s connected and everything. And I’ve been there. To the UP, that is. Culturally, it’s Wisconsin, as evidenced by the sheer number of deer carcasses on the roofs of...

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  • November 20, 2020

Now that’s what I’m talking about: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced endorsements for more than 150 Democrats running in local races across the country. Sanders said the 172 contenders he endorsed Friday would be strong advocates for the progressive movement and that victories at the local level will help lay the foundation...

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  • October 12, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Wisconsin Democratic Party: In the wake of the horrifying police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, who was shot in the back while his three children watched, Governor Evers called the State Legislature into a special session on police accountability and transparency....

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  • August 26, 2020

So many people have been coffee boy’d by Donald Trump, you have to seriously wonder how much caffeine a person can safely consume before bleeding out their irises. The latest person/entity Trump is desperately trying to scramble away from like Sir Robin from the killer rabbit is the two-headed scandalmaker du...

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  • August 20, 2020

I’m Red Woodman, Senior Investigator for what we call the “Frog Court.”  If I can just get through today, I can retire with a pension.  But a whole bunch of new cases just hit my in-basket and I came to work to find a guy sobbing over a couple of baby...

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  • August 14, 2020

First off, I want to say that Robin Williams has been and will forever be my all time favorite comedian. I grew up loving and idolizing Williams as both a performer and a person and the day he took his life and I teared up heavily. He truly was a...

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  • August 10, 2020

Trigger warning for sadness. The sun shown through the russet and tawny and cream of what seemed to be a feathered explosion in the robin’s nest.  I watched from a few feet away, with only enough time to lift a hand. Two Robin sentinels sped to the scene but the hawk’s...

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  • August 8, 2020

Two of the most iconic voices on tv were a part of two of the most famous programs in television history, The Price is Right and Saturday Night Live. Don Pardo, an alumnus of both, introduced a generation of young, wide-eyed, college-age kids to the Not so Ready for Prime...

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  • August 3, 2020

I am so happy to walk into the back yard and have fledgling birds whirring about, clumsily.  New life! I put extra food on the ground for the dummies.   Some birds I know. Some I don’t.  Colors are vague.  Here’s a couple I don’t know. One seems to interact with...

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  • July 12, 2020

The real question is whether Republicans are really the “unnerved who have long enabled him but now fear losing power and forever associating their party with his racial animus.” Leaning on a culture war requires the power of a reactionary populism that can keep intimidating and oppressing people on the basis...

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  • July 5, 2020

< p class=”AlignCenter”>You may not be interested in the State, but the State is interested in you. Socialism is on the rise in America, specifically Democratic socialism. 43% of Americans now say that some form of socialism is good for the country, compared to just 25% in 1942. President Donald Trump has already started...

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  • July 4, 2020

My prodigal son and his advanced science teaching degree came home awhile ago.  While schools are closed, He’d been hiking in the Rockies.  His discoveries included a pocket full of cool sparkly rocks and crystals, and some Eastern philosophy. “Hang up these chimes here, “he said when we were out...

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  • July 3, 2020

Multiple robins have occupied my yard for months now.  Somehow their presence seemed to make the Spring come a few days sooner. I cannot tell the boys from the girls.  I thought the female were supposed to be drab,  but they all look alike to me.  They seemed more like...

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  • June 6, 2020

I reached for the grimy tumbler.  It was empty.  Not even any ice. I reached for the whiskey bottle.  It was empty too. This was the night the bottle let me down, and a savagely bright dawn poured through the dirty windows in my Private Investigator’s office. I stared at...

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  • May 30, 2020

Summer is the time for distractions from the pandemic. Shuttle launches are also a spectacle that Trump attending makes a distraction from the pandemic. Driving is another distraction, especially road-trips like the Cannonball Run, still being run, if unofficially. And gas is cheaper, darn it. 26:38 2020 Captain Chaos 2019 Audi A8...

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  • May 27, 2020

We already know why Donald Trump hates the idea of mail-in voting. If citizens can easily exercise their right to vote, Republicans won’t do so well. That’s why the GOP is the voter-suppression party. Voter ID is one method they’ve used to tamp down participation. Another recent (failed) tactic was forcing...

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  • May 26, 2020

But just a day or two after Billy Heron, the patriarch of my back yard gardens and ponds left, Cocky Robin brushed aside the murmured objections from the littler birds, and mounted the Sacred Roof Arch for his own announcement. “Listen up!  When Billy Heron’s gone, Cocky Robin is the...

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  • May 21, 2020

Huffington Post has an article out about the list of 48 lawmakers, activists, union leaders and academics Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have agreed upon to help craft the Democratic policy platform and shape the direction of Biden’s Administration. Give the piece a read but here’s the full list: Climate...

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  • May 13, 2020

Another article from Jacobin magazine worth your reading. The #1619 Project is important for reminding us that while racism is as American as apple pie, its reflexive relationship to modern US capitalism is no less foundational. Modern slavery is most evident in human trafficking, but the structural constraints are as important,...

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  • May 5, 2020

Some facts never change. The deaths are still deaths, as COVID-19 has killed more Americans than Vietnam. Oct 14, 2016  x x YouTube Video In a previously unreported 1998 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump compared sex to going to battle in Vietnam and joked he should be getting the...

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  • April 28, 2020

Tonight was a good night: Democrats scored a significant victory in Wisconsin on Monday night when a liberal challenger upset a Trump-backed incumbent to win a State Supreme Court seat, a down-ballot race that illustrated strong turnout and vote-by-mail efforts in a presidential battleground state. The victory, by upward of...

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  • April 14, 2020

The Wisconsin GOP, in a last ditch effort to save right-wing Justice Dan Kelly, forced an in-person election during the worst pandemic in US history because they admitted a low turnout election would put him in victory. Donald Trump, doing everything but his job, supported this and found plenty of time to...

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  • April 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of the Wisconsin Democratic Party: This is Ben Wikler, Chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, and longtime progressive activist and PCCC ally. Yesterday, thousands of Wisconsin voters were forced by Republicans and Trump’s Supreme Court to choose between...

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  • April 9, 2020

And I thought Ivanka Trump’s faux camping trip with her kids in her posh living room was the most tone-deaf thing I’d see during the coronavirus crisis. x Under the new coronavirus relief act, Geffen qualifies for a bailout for his cruise ship. https://t.co/kUVIa0iaDo— Robert Reich (@RBReich) March 28, 2020...

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  • March 28, 2020
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x More than a witness! pic.twitter.com/dMOSJHiHZg — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) January 31, 2020 x Bolton Must Testify!Remove45! #KremlinAnnex’s favorite easy song: Subpoena! pic.twitter.com/k32B9KN7aq — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) January 29, 2020 x There are many threats to democracy. Click-tivism is one of them too. Real activism suffers.people are too comfortable and...

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  • January 31, 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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  • October 26, 2019

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is especially known for its mammoth annual migrations of 1.5 million wildebeests and 250,000 zebras.  It’s on my bucket list. But until I make it to Africa, I can still watch the flocking of the native birds visiting my backyard in suburban Portland, Oregon.  They...

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  • October 10, 2019

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Assembly is refusing to allow a paralyzed legislator call into meetings so he can adequately do his job. Rep. Jimmy Anderson has a hard time getting to some of his meetings because, well, he’s paralyzed, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has cited existing legislative rules to refuse Anderson’s...

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  • July 30, 2019

In the middle of a simmering rape scandal involving writer E. Jean Carroll and a peripheral connection to sex trafficking, with the arrest of Trump friend Jeffrey Epstein, the White House was furthered embarrassed today with the feting of the United States Women’s National (soccer) Team in New York this...

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  • July 10, 2019

For Inclusive Prosperity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is HeardContact Mike Fox to Educate Congress The Trumpublicans tell us the economy is doing better than ever. Really? Not according to so many...

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  • May 28, 2019

Pitch In To Help PDA Make It Easy To Contact Congress In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) invests in the latest technologies to make...

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  • May 25, 2019

Progressive Democrats of America An Open Letter to the Congress and People of the United States As economists, we understand that a single-payer “Medicare for All” health insurance system for the U.S. can finance good-quality care for all U.S. residents as a basic right while still significantly reducing overall health...

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  • May 21, 2019

talkingpointsmemo.com/… Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), a member of House GOP leadership, appears to be the unnamed “Public Official A” in a bombshell public corruption probe unsealed on Tuesday. A federal grand jury indicted four men, including North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes, in a bribery scheme in which businessman Greg Lindberg...

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  • April 3, 2019

No word on whether they spent any time at the cee-ment pond. Politico: Trump on Monday once again welcomed a college football champion with a spread of fast food, serving the FCS champion North Dakota State University Bison chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A and Big Macs from McDonald's instead of a...

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  • March 4, 2019

Hey, we all pretty much knew Donald Trump spends his days watching the teevee, tweeting gauche non sequiturs, and endlessly funneling beef and carbs into his tender baby-robin maw. But to have it confirmed via a White House leak? Yeah, how many times is this kind of thing going to happen...

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  • February 4, 2019

We’ve taken to walks along Springerville Creek, west of Portland Oregon.  At some points it’s a quarter mile wide expanse of tall grasses between neighborhoods, with a narrow creek wending its way between larger ponds. The fence posts are from an old farm.  And at the larger ponds, that lovely...

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  • January 5, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg voted from her hospital bed and Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the good guys to turn back Trump’s Justice Department’s attempt to reinstate the ban on asylum seekers. UPI “Dec. 21 (UPI) — The Supreme Court on Friday denied the Trump administration's request that it be allowed to enforce...

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  • December 21, 2018

Scott Walker may have conceded, but his legacy will hang over Wisconsin for decades like a bratwurst fart. The list of things Tony Evers will have to unfuck is long and depressing (thanks for kneecapping the UW System so you could outpoll Jim Gilmore, dude), and now Wisconsin Republicans are signaling that...

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  • November 8, 2018

By  Mike Hersh for Mike F, Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Shayna, Bryan, Kim, Donna, and Judy—your PDA National Team Show You Appreciate Organized Labor Every Day Support PDA’s Organizing with a Monthly Donation While we participate in Labor Day parades and picnics, spend quality time with friends and family, or...

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  • September 3, 2018

Update: Her campaign Facebook page has been taken down, along with the videos. Meet GOP candidate Melissa Howard, who is running for Florida House District 73. She campaigns on having strong, conservative values. She’s been endorsed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Health Care Association, and numerous GOP officials. She is also, as...

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  • August 11, 2018

Two years ago, I had a highly recommended post excerpting various pundits on both sides of the aisle forthrightly describing the increasing insanity of the Republican party.  The point was that the danger presented by Republicans was so obvious that a new genre of punditry arguably had been invented — the effort to concisely...

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  • November 17, 2017
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