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I tried sitting through FOX News’ commentary/critique yesterday, following Joe Biden’s report on the status of the nation, and in particular the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. After a few minutes, and when one of the conservative panelists had the temerity and amnesia to call Joe Biden a liar, I...

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  • August 25, 2021

One of the more despicable senators in the US Senate now acknowledges that climate change is real after four years of kissing Trump’s ass as the know-nothing did all he could do to derail the fight against climate change and kill life on the planet. Better late than never, but words...

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  • April 19, 2021

WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki had a very tactful dis of Trump when asked if the Biden administration would ask him to convince MAGA folk to get the COVID vaccine. Did Jen Psaki diss Trump? Yep! See full episodes here. Jen Psaki is really good at what she does. A new narrative...

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  • March 15, 2021

Indiana Republican Senator Rob Portman in a short clip illustrates the selfish and unempathetic pathology endemic to GOP politicians. Senator further exposes Republican pathology See full episodes here. This short clip, while for many, is just GOP noise, is the perfect encapsulation of the current Republican orthodoxy. Rob Portman is...

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  • March 1, 2021

This is how the mainstream media should cover politicians. It is not taking sides or creating a false balance. Republicans did lie and flee. Republicans lied & fled See full episodes here. One must commend MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez report on Texas Republicans and Texas Democrats and the contrasts in what they...

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  • February 22, 2021

Donald Trump is ending his presidency the way he began it—as a squishy wad of id that just can’t get over how unfairly it’s been treated. Because he has the miasmic ego of a tyrant and the self-awareness of a prechewed legume, Trump is eschewing quiet reflection and self-recrimination in...

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  • January 10, 2021

Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss did not mince his words as he made it clear that there'll be no Trump rehabilitation, unlike other presidents. Historian excoriates the president x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The host, Mehdi Raza Hasan, asked Michael Beschloss if presidents are concerned about their legacy. He said they are....

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  • December 29, 2020

Why does it feel like Trump is hearing the Christmas story for the first time as he reads this? Tell me I’m wrong. x This is not a Saturday night live skit but it sure feels like one pic.twitter.com/XTYzrP2mqy— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) December 24, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> x x...

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  • December 25, 2020

I always felt Michael Flynn was the kind of general who’d have fit in seamlessly with the blockheaded ambulant war boners in Dr. Strangelove’s famous war room (“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here; this is the war room!). The guy looks like 200 pounds of compressed Spam animated by an ‘80s...

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  • December 14, 2020

I have had a very hard week this past week.   I heard two weeks ago about my classmate Willard was being hospitalized in my hometown with Covid.   I have lost several classmates up there  The picture above is my classmates Willard and Gail who had an only child who lost...

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  • December 8, 2020

Professor Ian Reifowitz exposes Trump using techniques of 1930s Germany to kill our Democracy. We continue our Election 2020 analysis. Ian Reifowitz exposes Trump’s techniques x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: The Trump...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • November 19, 2020

So you call yourself patriots?   That is a lie.   You are taking away many Americans right to a hospital bed.  You are denying the majority of us from enjoying holidays, special occasions, and most of all, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.   You are threatning we...

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  • November 13, 2020

Look, I get it—that half the Republican electorate is either unbalanced, selfish or so ill-informed that Trump looked like a reasonable pick; but why do some Democrats insist on sleeping with (sorry Joe) the enemy? Almost immediately this weekend, the winners fell for the media's attempt to sow dissension. Over...

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  • November 9, 2020

If you could afford it and your kid was smart enough, I hope they went to law school. Over the next few months, the number of lawsuits filed and billable hours could fill a Trump tax auditor’s ledger. Psychoanalysis, Life-Coaches, liquor store owners, and Ouija Board makers will see a dip...

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  • November 4, 2020

Having a hole in a barrier renders it either compromised or ineffective. The last time you went to the dentist and he or she said, ‘open wide’ you would have been aghast if the dentist were not wearing a mask. When your surgeon enters the operating room and the anesthesiologist...

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  • October 7, 2020

He’s never dropped his naive belief in herd immunity perhaps because he had someone take his statistics tests in college. A quarter-million dead soon means that by the time a vaccine comes to the general public, minus a “flu season” there will still be a quarter-million dead from COVID-19. And...

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  • October 6, 2020

Saturday as I watched 10 white coats appear in front of a mic looking professional  I began thinking about equal justice as  I thought this.   How can anyone vote for a 10 to 0 medical care in America and feel any moral pride or anything but selfish and ashamed?  As those doctors...

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  • October 4, 2020

Hope Hicks was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday. She is symptomatic. Yet Trump went to a fundraiser on Thursday. Hope Hicks COVID infection is a product of Trump’s irresponsibility See full episodes here. The chronology as pointed out on MSNBC was as follows: On Wednesday morning Hope Hicks had a COVID-19...

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  • October 2, 2020

Very few journalists are willing to confirm the obvious. Not Stephanie Ruhle. She understands that one can infer that Trump's tax dealings are a fraud. Stephanie Ruhle strikes again! x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Recently the New York Times reported that Donald Trump paid no taxes for several years. Moreover,...

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  • September 28, 2020

I know many are hearing the same thing in other states but here in Florida, it is ridiculous and with DeSantis heading the ignorance,  the careful are being harrassed. x Beautiful state. I enjoyed myself in Florida last week. Hardly any masks worn either. People respect one another’s personal space...

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  • September 17, 2020

Fareed Zakaria interviewed former Taiwanese VP Chen Chien-Jen who laid out how they managed to fight the pandemic effectively. It starts with a “single-payer” system. Single-payer is part of the answer x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. America messed up its response to COVID-19. The reality is that it...

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  • September 16, 2020

Look, I know Nancy Pelosi is human but she is also a political genius.  What in the world possessed her to trust a RWNJ owner of a hair salon tell a stylist to go inside for a hair shampoo against all common sense this close to an election? Pelosi took...

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  • September 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: x YouTube Video Exciting news out of North Carolina today. We just announced a major ad buy featuring former U.S. Army Captain and Fayetteville, North Carolina resident Amy Rutkowske sharing an important reminder of...

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  • September 2, 2020

There’s a major story in the Sunday New York Times about Trump’s hold on evangelical Christians: ‘Christianity Will Have Power’ The headline is a quote from the same speech Trump gave in which he said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose any votes. The 67-minute speech...

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  • August 10, 2020

I am always impressed by Paul Krugman. But this morning he went beyond impressive, in summing up the cosmic flaw of the Republican party in his op-ed The Cult of Selfishness Is Killing America: Many on the right are enraged at any suggestion that their actions should take other people’s...

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  • August 1, 2020

I don’t know how else to describe someone who is pro-coronavirus as anything but evil, or as The Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Joseph Gerth calls Kentucky State Attorney General as “bidding to become Kentucky’s most prolific serial killer.”  But Daniel Cameron is evil.  During the midst of a surging viral epidemic, Cameron has taken...

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  • July 18, 2020

Back when the WWII soldiers left their families and stormed the beaches of Normandy under fire and away from loved ones, they made sacrafices and huge sacrifices.  It was not a comfortable time. x x YouTube Video When Korean soldiers weathered the freezing cold in the Forgotten War, they made...

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  • July 11, 2020

There are no real details on how this is executive order is to be enforced, but Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is mandating that you must wear a mask if you are out in public. Amid “an explosion of COVID,” all Kentuckians must wear masks in public starting Friday at 5...

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  • July 9, 2020

It’s now been confirmed and it was in the Presidential Daily Brief: Trump and Pence knew of the Russian bounty on US troops and did nothing. The Lincoln Project has gotten right on it: x Putin paid a bounty to kill American soldiers. @realDonaldTrump knew about it but did nothing....

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  • June 28, 2020

Pence lies about curve flattening and Trumpists are so enamored of IMPOTUS* that they might sacrifice themselves without voting. Dick Cheney’s cardiologist calls Trump’s Tulsa rally “criminal endangerment”. “In a very real sense, (Oklahoma has) flattened the curve. … The number of cases in Oklahoma — it's declined precipitously.” — Mike...

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  • June 17, 2020

His name is Joseph LaLima, and he is the going to be soon infamous barber of Kingston, New York who helped spread the coronavirus to his customers.  For those that hadn’t heard, COVID-19 Joe decided that rules are not for him.  COVID-19 Joe kept cutting hair during the viral pandemic...

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  • May 17, 2020

http://www.inquirer.com/… http://www.usatoday.com/…&nbsp; A very good read. Tom Ridge: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America’s veterans Tom Ridge, a combat Vietnam Veteran and member of the Bush Administration and the 1at Homeland Security Secretary let it rip on these Stay at Home protestors.  He called it a dishonor to veterans....

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  • May 3, 2020

This article first appeared on Up North Progressive on April 15, 2020 Today the sheriffs of four counties in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan issued a press release stating they would pick and choose when and if they would enforce Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders. “While we understand her desire to...

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  • April 18, 2020

I have been a veterans advocate for years.   I never ever heard one say that when at war they whined and complained about sleeping in the rain and mud while taking a crap holding on to a tree with people shooting at them, I have never heard them say they...

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  • April 18, 2020

The Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board called it a “procoronavirus” protest rally that occured yesterday in Frankfort.  Joseph Gerth just called them “idiots.”  I think both are correct, and it was an “idiotic procoronavirus” rally.   Approximately 100 of the worst in humanity showed up to chant and try to disrupt Kentucky...

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  • April 16, 2020

I shoudn’t let it surprise, shock, or bother me, but the fact that Kentucky Republicans are politicizing the coronavirus pandemic makes me very angry.  We have already lost 23,000 people nationally, and we are most likely going to break a total of 100 deaths today in Kentucky.  But never let...

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  • April 13, 2020

x I appreciate all the best wishes I have received. I have been retested and I am negative. I have started volunteering at a local hospital to assist those in my community who are in need of medical help, including Coronavirus patients. Together we will overcome this! pic.twitter.com/9SeypT7rL6— Senator Rand...

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  • April 7, 2020

So much disinformation and the data is not pointing in a direction that would justify Trump attempt to “open the economy”. His posturing seems to continue as usual with the same incompetence and it is going to get worse before it gets better. x Source: https://t.co/0MM08iFLyL— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 #DemCast (@DemWrite)...

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  • March 25, 2020

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appeared on Tucker Carlson with an absurd notion that the elderly would prefer to die from Coronavirus than to damage the economy. Are the elderly really willing to die from COVID-19 to prevent an economic downturn? x x YouTube Video I could not believe this...

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  • March 24, 2020

The Louisville Courier-Journal has both an editorial and one of their columnists excoriating Senator Rand Paul’s actions with regards to him catching the coronavirus.  I wish more Kentuckians paid attention to the Courier-Journal though, but I will take any of the state newspapers taking a Republican politician to task.  Most...

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  • March 24, 2020

x REPORTER asks about “OVERSIGHT” of the $500 BILLION slush fund in the senate GOP bill Trump wants to dish out with no transparency. TRUMP: “I’LL BE THE OVERSIGHT.” OH-KAYYYY 🤔🤔💰💰💰💰💰 pic.twitter.com/NPW4hmYxON — The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) March 24, 2020 Trump is jonesing for a substitute for his campaign rallies and...

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  • March 23, 2020

Rick Santelli, the Wall Street asshole that sparked the tea party movement after a rant over a modest homeowner bailout in 2009, has outdone himself in yet another evil rant on CNBC. This evil ghoul suggests infecting the entire country to cull out the weak and needy so that the...

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  • March 6, 2020

Michael Moore schools Chris Matthews on the reason why Medicare for All is essential given that healthcare is a human right. He explains the degeneracy of private insurance as he points out why no employee should be dependent on a private company for their insurance. Michael Moore made it clear...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 15, 2020

President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton said he is ready to throw himself at the mercy of the Senate Impeachment court, but color me skeptical.  The truth from anyone associated with the Trump administration, even for a short time, strains the fabric of credibility.  Mr. Bolton has teased...

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  • January 6, 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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  • December 7, 2019

It is clear to me from my experience in my own community, people who stumble onto my radio show Politics Done Right, and from a recently attended Bridge Alliance Conference that the fever is breaking. People yearning for dialogue need a path to spaces. Many on the Right are open to dialogue like...

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  • November 20, 2019

My takeaway from the opening of the Congressional Impeachment hearings this morning was that we do not need an average John in the Oval Office. For years and years, primarily men, have slapped themselves on their backs sitting on a diner stool, in front of water coolers at work, and...

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  • November 13, 2019

Donald Trump faced a harsh reality Tuesday night, when Kentucky voters showed that they weren’t swayed, just the day before, by his impassioned speech to come out and vote for one of his minions, Matt Bevin, simply because it would personally help him out. “You gotta vote because if you lose, it sends...

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  • November 6, 2019

We are in the 21st Century, not the fourteenth, nor is it the 1860s. Yet, we have a President who, in the span of one week, has reportedly threatened to use an alligator filled moat at the border, start a Civil War, execute a man or woman whom President Trump...

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  • October 2, 2019

As Donald Trump’s bragging about the economy reached a crescendo last fall, former Obama White House communications director Jen Psaki provided a helpful reality check for the American people. “A buffoon could have kept the recovery going,” Psaki explained, “and in fact one has so far.” That Trump had inherited...

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  • August 25, 2019