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Reputable and unreputable outlets instill in us that oil shortages justifying gasoline price hikes are justified. The price hikes are a fraud. Gasoline fraud x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. As I watch the news about inflation and gasoline prices, the price of a barrel of...

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  • March 13, 2022

Peter Doocy walked into it again. He opened the door for Jen Psaki to ding Trump with a factual answer about oil, dictators, and nuclear weapons. Jen Psaki strike down Peter Doocy again x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. Here is the exchange. Jen Psaki: But if...

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  • March 7, 2022
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

Yemen’s Houthi rebels in Yemen finally gave the United Nations access to a disintegrating oil tanker that threatens the northern Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba's coral reefs and coastal communities. Safer, the tanker, had been abandoned with over 1.1 million barrels of crude oil (four times the amount of the...

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  • December 18, 2020

http://www.nytimes.com/… The New York Times reports three sources say the US Food and Drug Administration has approved but not yet formally announced emergency use of Pfizer’s vaccine for Covid-19. This comes after interference from the White House may cause some skepticism about the decision. The action followed an extraordinary sequence of...

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  • December 12, 2020

Trump’s doing nothing about the continuing rise in Covid cases, and is spending his time at golf and continuing to sow chaos on the path to the bunker. Meanwhile the derangement spreads to Newt Gingrich. x The more data comes out on vote anomalies that clearly are not legitimate the...

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  • November 28, 2020

Like the counterintelligence limits of the Mueller report, there are still slender skeletons to be revealed in the corruption of US interests. Trump’s inquiry about a strike against Iran last week was not about Iran’s nuclear proliferation as much as it was part of much larger regional conflict among nuclear...

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  • November 19, 2020

We are still carrying the raw wound of the brazen Saudi dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post correspondent — and lawful permanent resident of the United States — who was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and there cut up with a bone saw for being too persistent...

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  • July 9, 2020

So you’ve no doubt seen this explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump’s treachery, fecklessness, and sickening lack of patriotism. If not, here’s the gist: American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including...

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  • June 27, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… The New York Times reports that renewable energy sources including wind and solar power are now regularly outproducing coal fired electric power plants in the United States. Just 10 years ago, almost 50 percent of electricity came from coal but lower costs are now driving up renewables and increasing making...

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  • May 13, 2020

The New York Times reports that renewable energy sources including wind and solar power are now regularly outproducing coal fired electric power plants in the United States. Just 10 years ago, almost 50 percent of electricity came from coal but lower costs are now driving up renewables and increasing making coal...

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  • May 13, 2020

Exploiting 70 days of denial, dysfunction, and distressed property. I said about a month ago that by the end of this, there would be mass graves in America. They’re already here. Behold the #TrumpBurialPits#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath #GOPBetrayedAmerica https://t.co/T1TZ3H4s0y — Andrew Wortman 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸 (@AmoneyResists) April 10, 2020 NYC Mayor confirms they are now...

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  • April 10, 2020

More than a few folks probably made money because Trump hinted he was “going to do something” yesterday in his presser. Not the first timing, because it’s not really hinky, is it. Or are there suckers not keeping track of an upcoming meeting of Trump with oil CEOs tomorrow. Darn...

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  • April 2, 2020

Today Trump tried bait and switch, doing a briefing on the indictments and increased military operations against Venezuela. He used the pretext of a COVID-19 Taskforce to lead with the outlines of a pretext for arresting Maduro as enforcing drug-trafficking indictments.  Apparently Trump still believes he can game the MSM....

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  • April 2, 2020

These contradictions will need to be recorded since the Trumpist cult will make him a heroic figure regardless of the November election outcome. Even folks in NYC will risk dying for public spectacle. And Trump’s “lost month” will live forever because he believed that herd immunity would cull the population. The...

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  • March 30, 2020

“We are in the midst of a crisis where people are literally having to skip work and may miss paychecks or face medical debt” because of coronavirus, said Robert Hockett, a professor at Cornell University who has advised Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on economic policy. “The...

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  • March 11, 2020

Two years ago the United States became the world’s largest petroleum producer due to oil extracted by fracking oil shale deposits. Monday, the oil fracking boom came to an end as petroleum prices plunged 30% when Russia and Saudi Arabia entered into a oil price war. http://www.nytimes.com/… Crude lost as much...

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  • March 10, 2020

Trump’s incompetence is making the COVID19 response worse with some lack of confidence in financial demand. Recession looms. Invest in Chicken Nuggets. x The world’s output could fall during the first quarter, putting the economy at risk of recession, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Monday https://t.co/zYBtZhoxAO pic.twitter.com/5OrbgEh7qa— Real...

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  • March 9, 2020

I have some really good friends in the teaching profession, one of whom (talking with the Eng. Lit. dept. to check if my use of whom was correct) is a biology teacher. The scientific process consists of 5 basic steps: 1) identify a problem: 2) research: 3) hypothesis: 4) experiment:...

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  • March 6, 2020

Like financial bubbles, health epidemics also appear to be based on implausible or inconsistent views about the future. Trump could double-down on his inaction and use the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to implement more incompetent misuses of power. x 2. Trump also cut funding for the CDC, forcing the CDC to cancel its...

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  • February 25, 2020

If you're asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you're really asking when's it going to happen to “me,” because it's already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

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  • February 17, 2020

Rep. Justin Amash — the former Republican who, by dint of the gram of integrity he has, was compelled to leave the party in July — has called out Donald Trump over, well, this egregious shite pile of a policy: x He sells troops. “We have a very good relationship with...

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  • January 12, 2020

There is a lot to this story but it boils down to one thing,  disrespect and unpatriotic.    The legs were returned…unadjusted and unuseable. I know and many vets know there are hoops to jump through but many get tired of waiting for permission to do things like walk without...

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  • January 12, 2020

Threats against 52 Iranian “cultural sites” are more Trumpian gaslighting and a projection of hope that Iran will reciprocate by attacking the US in a way that galvanizes national support for military action like 9/11. President Trump doubles down on his threat to attack Iranian cultural sites if it should...

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  • January 6, 2020

Trump for Shah. Because assassinating Suliemani is just not provocative enough, Trump is following a “strategy” intended to achieve a consequence-free objective by goading Iran into some major retaliatory attack against the US. An aerial bombing campaign is the current threat, however empty. The US is good at air superiority...

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  • January 5, 2020

Ever since he showed up on the national stage, Trump has been called — with good reason — a narcissist, a megalomaniac, a disordered personality. But he is also a sadist, and he leads a sadistic base. This point has been raised before on this blog — Trump is Sadistic...

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  • December 13, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I initially opposed both of George W. Bush’s post-9/11 wars — the Iraq campaign especially. Following the attacks of 9/11, a pitched battle arose between hawks and doves, with the former attempting to seize the moral high ground and ultimately winning the hearts and...

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  • December 9, 2019

I seem to remember a certain dyspeptic yam golem going Trump-shit every time there was a shooting by anyone with any ties whatsoever to the Middle East. This was back in 2015, when every such tragedy could be safely laid at the feet of Barack Obama for the dual crimes...

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  • December 9, 2019

No truth to a rumor that Perry’s memoirs will be titled “Oops”. Perry will claim in a forthcoming Fox News interview that he never heard the words Burisma or Biden ever mentioned in reference to Arms for Dirt. The better questions are about how his associates gained large commercial contracts...

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  • November 24, 2019

Hey, I’d be tired, too. Wait, I am tired. The past two and a half years have felt like trying to harvest semen from a violently ill marlin on a Tilt-A-Whirl.  In other words, exhausting. But now, apparently, White House officials are so fucking tired they’re not even attempting to align...

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  • October 22, 2019
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There’s a Beto counter-rally (above) about 14 miles away from the Trump rally in Dallas at the American Airways Center (image below). At the Trump rally there are more than a few riffs on today’s craziness with Turkey and #Trumpeachment Daniel Dale tweets the fact-checks below.  This is the American...

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  • October 18, 2019

As we wait for more whistle-blower news and an inevitable flurry of Trumpian disinformation and diversions, we need to review that Trump’s impeachable offense in Ukraine was also a move in a corruption history favoring Russia back through Manafort. Trump’s hold on Congressional aid to Ukraine also favored a Russian-backed rebel buildup...

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  • October 12, 2019

Recalling the delaying action of the Bill Barr “summary” of the Mueller report, the White House released a 5-page memo to frame the eventual release of the whistle-blower complaint. In it Ukraine President Zelensky mentions Javelin missiles (page 2), and then Trump immediately asks for a “favor”. In this context, the...

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  • October 12, 2019

Mike Pompeo was being lobbied to remove Ambassador Yovanovich by the two men arrested this week trying to flee the country. The recall of Ambassador Yovanovich included one route to Mike Pompeo through Pete Sessions (R-TX). It was an extensive, coordinated effort culminating in the Arms for Dirt threat. Anne Applebaum writes a related...

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  • October 12, 2019

Report of an explosion aboard a National Iranian Oil Company Tanker Sinopa carrying 1 million barrels, sailing in the Red Sea near Jiddah. Block TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run news agency and other media say an explosion has struck an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Saudi Arabia....

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  • October 11, 2019

Turkish bombardment continues prior to a Turkish ground advance over the border. At least 16 Kurdish fighters have been killed by Turkish forces. #Turkey has already conducted 181 airstrikes in the area. Civilian casualties are unknown. These attacks and the death toll are on the President’s hands. #Syria https://t.co/vrGp4cFy1i —...

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  • October 10, 2019

I have got to hand it to Republicans, their ability to ignore the irony of their talking points is breathtaking.  In 1998 erstwhile Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich voted to impeach former President Clinton on obstruction of justice charges.  In June of 2017, when questioned about Donald Trump, Mr....

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  • October 7, 2019

Wednesday’s anniversary memorial service for Jamal Khashoggi  reminds us that on the same day of the Ukraine call, Trump vetoed resolutions in Congress to block the sale of $8.1bn (£6.5bn) worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Senate failed to overturn the veto, allowing precision-guided munitions technology to...

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  • October 3, 2019

The intelligence whistleblower states that White House lawyers moved the transcript of Trump’s phone call to Zelensky to a stand alone secret server in the White House.  This was done as part of the coverup.  But the whistleblower also states that this is NOT the only time this abuse of...

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  • September 27, 2019

Quick diary: I was watching the handoff between Rachel and Lawrence O’Donnell just now, and Lawrence made a point I think makes a lot of sense: The House should report more than one article of impeachment, because this will give Republican Senators a way of saying, “Look, I voted against...

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  • September 26, 2019

Biggest, best, greatest in history. We have heard ad nauseam those words from the mouth of the self-professed greatest President, if you do not believe it—just ask him.  Donald Trump’s biggest and greatest problem is that his measurables of success have no moral component. Slap me for mentioning Abraham Lincoln...

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  • August 26, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Council for a Livable World in support of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s (D. OR) re-election campaign: Council for a Livable World is working hard to elect a Senate for which Mitch McConnell no longer serves as majority leader — he has blocked critical legislation...

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  • August 11, 2019

Pardon me for quoting from the right-wing, Murdoch-owned New York Post, but the juxtaposition of these two paragraphs is just perfect in its perversity. The setting — a recent big-money Hamptons fundraiser. I guess Trump assumed he was among his “own people.” Trump kept returning to hit back at the “fake...

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  • August 11, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1505. Made repeated racially charged attacks against representative Elijah...

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  • August 2, 2019

< p style=”text-align:left”>The IPCC gave us 12 years to set the wheels in motion to save ourselves from the apocalypse known as climate change. Now in the scientific community, a consensus is building that we have only 18 months to implement aggressive climate policy. Which means “that the decisive, political...

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  • July 24, 2019

Since the Trump Presidency began back in January 2017, we have endeavored to maintain a comprehensive listing of all the administrations misdeeds in the Everything Awful The Trump Administration Has Done Omnibus (full list here), and have attempted to categorize and score them accordingly. Today is July 20th, which means that as of...

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  • July 20, 2019

The Washington Post had an op-ed this morning — Our new Saddam Hussein — that got me to thinking about our insistence on repeating the same mistake in the Middle East, a region notoriously unforgiving of mistakes. In brief: We backed Shah Reza Pahlevi in Iran, he was a ruthless...

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  • July 8, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1403. Exacerbated trade wars by stripping India of special...

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  • June 7, 2019

Maybe if Angela Merkel killed some journalists with bone saws or murdered a few of her top negotiators she’d get somewhere with Donald Trump. But no, Trump only has eyes for human rights abusers. In the latest gobsmackingly awful proof that our pr*sident has the moral acumen of a St....

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  • June 5, 2019
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