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Short, sweet, to the point and, above all, awesome. Today, Russia announced it was sanctioning President Biden and several other current and former U.S. officials—including, for some reason, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Shockingly, Donald Trump was not sanctioned. Possibly because withholding pallet shipments of 12-cheese blinis from noncombatants is...

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  • March 16, 2022

Meandering nonsense highlighted by searches for bamboo fibers, and official lies issued from Mar-a Lago, are exactly what Donald Trump expected to be doing in 2016. The 2020 election with Joe Biden as his opponent was what he expected the first time around with Hillary Clinton; a loss. I am...

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  • May 21, 2021

Interviews like Ayman Mohyeldin and Israeli ambassador shows diversity importance. Jen Psaki embarrasses a reporter. Sarah Terrell fights for schools. Ayman Mohyeldin was excellent Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson...

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  • May 11, 2021

Another effective use of words to throw shade at a dysfunctional Republican Party is all in a day’s work for White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Jen Psaki, the messaging nightmare for the Republican Party See full episodes here. Jen Psaki appeared on The Axe Files with David Axelrod and said she...

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  • May 11, 2021

Florida is about sign voter suppression into law. TrustWomen founder spends some time with us discussing choice. Chuck Todd embarrasses Texas Congressman. Tim Scott shaded. Welcome Julie Burkhart, founder of TrustWomen x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls:...

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  • April 30, 2021

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain threw shade at Sen. Tim Scott’s attempt to minimize President Biden’s early successes at presidential address. Epic! Tim Scott’s dis of presidential address ‘shaded’ See full episodes here. The Republican Party sacrificed one of the few Republicans left, recoverable from the Trump sycophancy...

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  • April 30, 2021

There’s really only one Ted that’s applicable to an unconfirmed source trying to connect Greta Thunberg with the Unabomber and that’s Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has mocked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he criticized President Joe Biden‘s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. “So happy that USA has finally...

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  • March 11, 2021

Biden's inauguration poet, Amanda Gorman, is one of the most insightful persons I have listened to. This Lester Holt interview shows her depth. Her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” is a masterpiece. Amanda Gorman, insightful beyond her years x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. I was listening to...

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  • January 22, 2021

Edward Abbey memorialized environmental resistance to mindless development in his tome The Monkey Wrench Gang. It essentially endorsed sabotage to thwart degrading of the natural world, for instance, putting sugar in the gas tanks of bulldozers that are about to plow under a nice area. However, advances in surveillance make...

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  • December 19, 2020

Hard rains just swept across NW Oregon and vicinity. The creeks climbed their banks. I watch Rock Creek, and its tributaries that flow through Bethany Lake, ten miles west of Portland Oregon.  Upstream of Bethany Lake, a half mile wide grassy meadow has transformed into a nicely braided  creek with...

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  • November 20, 2020

WE WIN. Biden will be declared winner because the next state like Nevada after 264 electoral college votes pushes him over the top. x WATCH: The man, wearing a white tank top that read “BBQ, BEER, FREEDOM,” yelled three iterations of “The Biden crime family is stealing the election. The...

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  • November 5, 2020

To be a better writer, I force myself to review right-wing media. Every day I go on Fox News, but also a rotating menu of rightwing sites. It’s very easy to live inside a bubble, but I can’t make arguments if I don’t know what the other side is thinking....

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  • November 1, 2020

Thom Hartmann visited to discuss his new book on monopolies as we discuss other issues. The Democratic National Convention display a unity seldom seen, Thom Hartmann does not disappoint. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • August 18, 2020

in his Washington Post column titled For someone who says she hates politics, Michelle Obama is a political powerhouse. Let me put it simply by starting with his final two paragraphs: Speakers tonight had no crowd to rouse, no applause to draw energy from, no way to gauge how their...

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  • August 18, 2020

Donald Trump said it first and then Michelle Obama threw some shade. Turns out they are both right. It is what it is. Michelle Obama: It Is What It Is x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Michelle Obama gave a very piercing speech where she scorched the president in the manner...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • August 18, 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

In the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, the story is known for a blonde mane, braggadocio, getting caught by lies, abuse of a child, and finally a disastrous end. Although a fairy tale, the Grimm fable was more a nightmare for little German children.  That brings us to present-day...

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  • August 10, 2020

It’s especially hard to organize folks these days. You can’t call a meeting.   It’s tough to talk and listen with masks on. Yet suburban folks west of Portland Oregon are organizing against a  developer’s plans to build a Chevron gas station/mini-mart adjacent to wetlands, big trees, and a Park Greenway....

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  • August 2, 2020

I’m just an old race horse out to pasture, pawing the ground when the race track bugle sounds.  I still read the local public notices about developments, reflecting back on 40 years of environmental challenges, wishing someone was doing some more challenging. And then something happened.  I am terrible at this...

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  • July 9, 2020

This is going to be a mess.  Worse than it is.   I noticed Teacherken  http://www.dailykos.com/… had an informative post up.  We are becoming the hot spot, literally for the Covid-19 Pandemic and it can only get worse.  The above quote under the pic  can be found here.   www.quotes.net/…It is his quote...

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  • June 29, 2020

MSNBC pundit Zerlina Maxwell made a prescient observation that really is a recipe to defeat Donald Trump if used effectively now and throughout the campaign. It is an interesting three-prong approach. Zerlina Maxwell un-mesmerizes Trump Watch the full episodes here. Ms. Maxwell first points out that Trump’s base of support is...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • May 27, 2020

I was running down my usual checklist of reminders as to why I cannot vote for a Republican and the list grows daily. Bill Barr destroying the Department of Justice by subverting the rule of law, Mike Pompeo turning State Department employees into gophers and insisting on the firing of...

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  • May 20, 2020

Rachel Maddow recently interviewed Speaker for the House Nancy Pelosi. She urged the vote as she threw shade on the President. I did a double-take because Speaker Pelosi used a phrase that caught my attention because it was asserting our control irrespective of headwinds. Too often we tend to acquiesce...

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  • April 9, 2020
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I’ve always loved Elizabeth Warren’s “I Have A Plan For That Motto” because it rings so true. Today, she unveils three new plans that cover three big issues. First, the Coronavirus: Warren’s plan has several provisions, starting with attempts to help people who need or will need medical attention. She wants...

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  • March 2, 2020

I don’t always read The Guardian, but man oh man have they gotten a hold of the usual suspects who dump on failing political campaigns.  They have Larry Sabato, Michael Steele, and drum roll please — Bob Shrum.  They and others listed in the article tell us who questioned the foundations...

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  • February 16, 2020

We’re Already Early Voting in Illinois—Help Progressives Win! In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Early Voting Has Already Begun In IllinoisPitch In To Elect Progressive Marie Newman   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Marie...

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  • February 6, 2020

The Tualatin Valley of Northwest Oregon forms a shallow bowl,  about 50 miles in diameter, with 1000-2000 foot tall eroded volcanoes walling in the lowlands, separating the region from the Coast and the Columbia River.  I used to work near Banks, Oregon, and the vast acreages of of flooded croplands...

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  • January 19, 2020

Until recently, Warren and Buttigieg had avoided attacking each other, but lately that’s changed. Warren said Buttigieg needed to be more forthcoming about his consulting work with McKinsey. In response, Buttigieg said Warren should release more of her tax returns (she’s released 11 years’ worth) to show her work on...

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  • December 9, 2019

Take this with as many grains of salt as you want but… Reuters “MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Sunday it had no reliable information on the U.S. operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, state-run RIA news agency reported after U.S. President Donald...

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  • October 27, 2019

photo: Marie Newman and Supporters Gather at a Fourth of July Parade In solidarity, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Mike H., Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Pitch In To Elect Progressive Marie Newman   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Marie Newman because she...

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  • October 5, 2019

After months and even years of Trump and his minions trying to create an alternative fact fun-world in which Ukraine conspired with the Clinton Campaign in 2016 to counter the unfortunately reality that Russia succeed in their efforts to install their puppet Trump to the presidency, Rudy “Noun, Verb and...

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  • October 3, 2019

Don’t look for a bottom. There isn’t one. It’s just elephants’ assholes all the way down. Today, Trump was asked about the death of legendary journalist Cokie Roberts and, well, he just couldn’t help himself: x Trump comments on the passing of legendary journalist Cokie Roberts: “I never met her....

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  • September 17, 2019

To criticize or not to criticize?  That is the question.  Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of those on Daily Kos… What a minute?  Hamlet works on the stage, but it usually bombs when it comes to Democratic politics.  Anyone who has some years...

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  • September 16, 2019

I was focusing so much on getting rid of Tea Party lunatic Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky that I missed a way that Kentucky Democrats might have to shaft Moscow Mitch this November.  Kentucky has stupidly been running its statewide offices in odd years, and all the major offices are...

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  • September 3, 2019

Biggest shock of the new millennium: Straight white women were not flocking to Boston’s “Straight Pride” parade in droves yesterday. God only knows why. Oh, but they did have a T-rex, and one of those inflatable-wavy-arm-tube-men you see in front of car washes. Also, unfortunately for them, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was watching:...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • September 1, 2019

And all those facing outward, towards the planetary, the geologic, the unknown, raised a great cry, a witnessing of the very tide that had been predicted. Homo Colossus did not stir from its dream of currency.  The Greenland Ice Sheet. All of the sea ice has melted around the Alaskan...

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  • August 14, 2019

Can you tell the difference from 10 feet? At night? When it’s buzzing right at you? Last year, a large wasp nest appeared under the rafters of my house, near the front door.  Black and yellow striped wasps flew in and out, dozens per hour.   I’d had Yellow Jacket wasps sting...

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  • August 6, 2019

President Obama rarely comments on the puerile antics of Donald J. Trump. Let’s hope that changes when election season gets into full swing and he hits the campaign trail on behalf of our nominee. But for the most part, he’s faithfully observed tradition and held his tongue, despite the dopey...

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  • July 28, 2019

< p class=”is-empty-p” style=”text-align:justify”> Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to be careful not to throw shade at the millennials she accused of being Twitter creations this past weekend.  I believe that Ms. Pelosi is trying to head off the Democrats mimicking the Tea Party.  The Republican faction, now known as the...

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  • July 8, 2019

OK..Just forget the danger we are in with this climate change. I sit here with the news telling me it is 85 degrees at 12 midnight and 94 today when every mercury reading thermostat told me different today in the shade and in the sun and registered  100 in the car ...

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  • July 2, 2019

I got time to kill, so I have been watching and reading the responses from the typical media establishment members and pundits to last night’s Democratic presidential debate.  And spoiler alert:  there is panic about Joe Biden’s performance.   First up, there is the guy who helped Trump get to the...

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  • June 28, 2019

It’s obvious to us that Donald Trump has crossed the Rubicon so many times they’ve had to build a KFC next to it, but when Fox’s talking heads start calling him out for his extralegal brain farts, we know things have gotten pretty egregious. Andrew Napolitano, whom Trump used to love...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • May 17, 2019

It’s obvious to us that Donald Trump has crossed the Rubicon so many times they’ve had to build a KFC next to it, but when Fox’s talking heads start calling him out for his extralegal brain farts, we know things have gotten pretty egregious. Andrew Napolitano, whom Trump used to love...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • May 17, 2019

If it came down to living in Trump Tower or a giant hamster ball rolling around Ted Kaczynski’s cabin inside a sperm whale’s uterus, well, first I’d ask which has better valet service. And then I’d pick the hamster-Kaczysnki-whale womb. Without question. Then again, Trump Tower was never for impecunious plebs...

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  • May 15, 2019

Did this ever happen to you? You’re sitting quietly with friends at your favorite local watering hole, and at the end of the bar is the mandatory big mouth, loudly spouting off on every event of the day, and with every shouted opinion, proving he has his head so far...

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  • May 11, 2019

The redoubtable Rick Wilson tweeted out this pro-Trump meme a few days ago: Oh sweet mother of God. This is HONESTLY what they believe. I can’t even being to tell you how hard I’m laughing right now. pic.twitter.com/TBioKuk8Df — Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 26, 2019 This is HONESTLY what they...

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  • April 29, 2019

To mark the day Michael Cohen testifies before the House Oversight Committee, Merriam-Webster Dictionary highlights a most apt “word of the day”. x Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'grift' https://t.co/LsdLUWP6GU pic.twitter.com/8yX9VtRabV — Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) February 27, 2019 Some replies are hilarious: x pic.twitter.com/C4GgKxeOtl — Ian Cordingley (@IanCordingley) February 27, 2019 x...

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  • February 27, 2019

Trump got a beating in November, and we have a responsibility to keep the pain going. There’s a few special elections coming up that need some attention: North Carolina House District 9 — Dan McCready Dan McCready This is our best chance. Although GOP “clergyman” Mark Harris led Dan McCready by...

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  • January 21, 2019

Trump got a beating in November, and we have a responsibility to keep the pain going. There are a few special elections coming up that need some attention: North Carolina House District 9 — Dan McCready This is our best chance. Although GOP “clergyman” Mark Harris led Dan McCready by a...

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  • January 21, 2019