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A day after the Queen of England died, the President of the United States traveled to Ohio. Joe Biden announced a manufacturing revitalization plan for the rustiest of the rust belt states. With the federal government’s help, the Intel corporation is building a 20-billion-dollar chip fabrication plant outside Columbus, Ohio....

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  • September 14, 2022

The 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP-26), scheduled to open on 10/31/21 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP brings wealthy and developing nations together to discuss fighting climate change as one entity. The conference for this year will attempt to finish the rules for the carbon market, not completed at...

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  • October 27, 2021

Democratic voters are depressed, demoralized, and tuning out — and there's no use in denying it. Amanda Marcotte In a couple of weeks, the world will come together in Glasgow, Scotland, in what is yet another attempt for worldwide action to attempt to prevent planetwide devastation trajectory we have yet to slow...

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  • October 16, 2021

Schumer Says White House Talks with GOP on Infrastructure Hit ‘a Brick Wall’. Politico reported: Bipartisan infrastructure talks between President Joe Biden and GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito are over, according to an administration official. The president will now focus on working with a bipartisan group of 20 senators. Biden...

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  • June 8, 2021

Previous guy colluded with Russia, led a Capitol insurrection, and is not rotting in a prison cell. But if it happens, could there be enough secessionist nut-logs ready and willing to bust him out. “I think this blending of the far-right militia movement with overt secessionism is something I think we’re...

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  • April 14, 2021

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Chickens! Coming home to roost! So, so many chickens—and nary a McNugget sauce pack to be found. True comeuppance(s)! Final-fuckin’-leeeeeeeeee! NJ.com: The PGA of America will strip Donald Trump of the 2022 PGA Championship, which is scheduled to be held at Trump National Bedminster golf club in...

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  • January 10, 2021

Because you shouldn’t pay any attention to the attempt to extort votes from Georgia election officials. Remember a current Trump delusion revealed by the latest tape kerfuffle is that because the states near to Georgia went for Trump, it must be a “Trump state”, and he needs to pimp his speech today. President Trump on...

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  • January 4, 2021

All his life, Donald Trump has managed to avoid responsibility for the damage he’s done to others: his racial discrimination in his housing (not to mention his neglect of that same housing), his stiffing of contractors, driving many of them into bankruptcy, his exploitation of undocumented immigrants, his misogynistic treatment...

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  • November 27, 2020

Don’t dangle Twitter threads like this in front of me when my heart is already bursting with schadenfreude. Are you trying to kill me, Twitter? It’s too much! Quick, someone show me a Chachi tweet to bring me down! Or some Jon Voight gibberish. I can’t safely hold this much joy...

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  • November 12, 2020

How many votes remain to be counted? Exit polls show fewer late-deciders than in 2016 Trump-Clinton contest, but Trump seemed to maintain numbers where he needed, numbers that would still defeat improved Biden numbers over Clinton in 2016. Still, final results won’t be happening until Wednesday mid-morning at the earliest because counts will...

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  • November 4, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx This covers chapters 11-14. Today’s supporting summary is at the very bottom, below the fold. Set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry, Charlotte Brontë’s novel Shirley caused a sensation when it...

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  • November 1, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. This covers chapters 11-14. Set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry, Charlotte Brontë’s novel Shirley caused a sensation when it was published in 1849 – under the pseudonym ‘Currer Bell’. Robert Moore is...

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  • October 28, 2020

Men’s basketball has been in the Bubble and fittingly (I guess) the women are in the Wubble. Baseball is playing before packed houses of canned noise and football began in earnest yesterday, before empty seats of orange, blue, and green. Boxing and professional wrestling (if you consider that a sport)...

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  • September 14, 2020

Kayfabe becomes him. “Get the British Open for me”. Bring me the head of the secretary of state for Scotland. Turnberry had once been a site for The Open, but before Trump bought it. The crime:  Trump has his newly appointed US ambassador to Britain tell the Minister for Scotland that Trump...

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  • August 6, 2020

More disgusting corruption, a la Donald Trump’s attempt to host the G-7 summit at his golf resort/bedbug hatchery in Florida.  According to The New York Times, in 2018, Trump asked the U.S. ambassador to Britain, Robert Wood Johnson IV, to try to convince the British government to “steer” the British...

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  • July 22, 2020

Trump’s “new tone” really was successful today, because we aren’t paying attention to the possibility that federal troops will interfere with the November election. x JUST IN: Pres. Trump on Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime companion of infamous sex offender Jeffrey Epstein: “I just wish her well, frankly.” Maxwell pleaded not guilty...

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  • July 21, 2020

Even if a small fraction of the Arctic seafloor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we’re fucked. Climatologist Jason Box, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland We all have our hands full at the moment, with multiple catastrophes occurring at once. Before scrolling past the headline of this diary, I implore...

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  • June 21, 2020

Trump quotes Peter Baker quoting Emerson, as Trump golf trips are 250% of PBO’s at the same moment in their presidencies. x …..biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration, and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to the campaign trail.” Peter Baker @nytimes The Greatest Witch...

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  • February 15, 2020

Seeing what you want to see to the exclusion of all else is not only to deny facts, it is dangerous.  Proof of that is when Susan Collins and other Republicans said he [Trump] has learned his lesson. It is like when you turn to glare in the backseat of...

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  • February 10, 2020

Fascinating, as the first vote in Port Charlotte, Florida had Klobuchar and Buttigieg in the lead in the first round. Watching real-time democratic processes can be fun despite Chris Cillizza and Scott Jennings on the CNN panel. The demographics reveal themselves with generally older voters in snowbird locations. x Update: the only thing...

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  • February 3, 2020

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

And who is objecting?  Who is paying for this?  From Scotland to Florida…..We all pay.  Corruption in plain sight. http://www.tampabay.com/… At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an...

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  • September 21, 2019

The little man just can’t stand the idea of another president making money. In this case, a former president. Ever since the black man had the temerity to get himself elected president in Fred Trump’s America, Donald Trump has had it in for him. You might say he’s been single...

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  • September 16, 2019

I never cared for Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.  I didn’t like her buddying up to Bashar-al-Assad.  And her early work against the LGBTQ community doesn’t give the warm fuzzies either.  But she has come out against impeachment of Trump because it would cause further division in the U.S. “I don’t [support...

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  • September 8, 2019

Let’s just let the whole bag of cats loose.  This so called president thinks brown and black and every color but orange and white should be caged or deported upon entering the country.   He is a projector.   He projects everything, including this whole immigration problem.    Did he wish his...

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  • July 17, 2019

This story was posted in the Daily Mail today: Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama: How the British ambassador called the President's actions 'diplomatic vandalism' fueled by 'personality reasons' – as revealed in more explosive cables that have sparked a free speech row while Iran tensions mount Now, we...

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  • July 14, 2019

The tiny-fingered, Cheeto-faced, ferret-wearing shitgibbon is returning to the UK, and should he alight on Scotland’s verdant hilltops, they’ll be ready for him. Trump is scheduled to embarrass us all in front of the Queen again from June 3-5, and as of yet he has no official plans to visit...

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  • April 24, 2019

Well, as with so many things in life, it appears that “timing is everything,” especially when it comes to tucking your head inside of your shell, and admitting that your signature international diplomatic gambit had come a cropper. Mere hours before President Trump announced that he had canceled a planned...

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  • August 24, 2018

Now it should be explicit, not suspected or implicit that elections are not democratic in the presence of Murdoch, the Kochs or Adelman. What we see is that anything will be done where the most powerful are sure they will not be prosecuted. Lies count for nothing. There is no...

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  • May 11, 2015

Recalculating the UK 2015 election vote to remove UKIP impact, the Conservative Party majority victory (329 seats) goes down to at best a 318-308 loss to Labour/SNP coalition. One helluva false flag operation. United Kingdom Independence Party remains a well financed, Murdoch supported propaganda operation that prior to 2015 had...

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  • May 8, 2015
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