Shame

The moment you mention racial discrimination in this country, some recoil in horror. First, come the denials—because the people accused are not carrying a noose or wearing a hood. Next, the attempt to shut down the discussion with the two-word phrase ‘race card’ which has been replaced with the word...

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  • February 18, 2022

If U.S. democracy falls this century, it will likely be at the hands of a stubby-fingered sack of extra-piquant donkey farts who likely never bothered to read the Constitution he swore to uphold—and certainly didn’t understand it if he did bother. In other words, we’re at the stage in the...

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  • October 23, 2021

If you were old enough and curious enough, most of us can remember where we were when tragedy struck. Historically sad events have a way of freezing that point in time like it is suspended in dry ice; only thawed by the heat of another heartbreak. Again, if you are...

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  • September 13, 2021

I was born in the 1950s when it was not illegal for black people in the south to vote—it was suicide. Pseudo-laws, tests, intimidation, hoods, ropes, and guns were the anti-democracy tactics of the day. Southern state officials could not legitimately ban black people from voting, so the strategy was...

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  • July 12, 2021

Senator Elizabeth Warren was not kind to Chase CEO Jamie Dimon for fleecing Americans with overdrafts during the pandemic. Elizabeth Warren took no prisoners See full episodes here. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon cannot be happy. He is used to commanding power unchallenged. Unfortunately, he came up against a senator who...

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  • May 27, 2021

The devolution of the Republican Party has been a sight to behold—but it’s been a particularly fraught experience for ex-Republicans. I know if the Democrats had nominated Charlie Sheen for president in 2016 and then proceeded to abandon all their previously held goals and principles in exchange for a chance...

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  • May 27, 2021

Mike Lindell, Diamond & Silk, Dinesh D’Souza’s daughter, and my home state of Wisconsin? TAKE MY MONEY! NOW! move over, Lollapalooza pic.twitter.com/YCp9P0fxEj — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2021 Wait, is there a cover charge for this? No, there isn’t! You can see Charlie Kirk and Sheriff David Clarke regale...

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  • May 26, 2021

Whenever I feel compelled to freak myself out about the GOP’s seemingly ineluctable march toward cult-of-personality authoritarianism, I have to remind myself that Republicans might not be Hitler boof stormtroopers so much as they’re just lemmings. For the most part, rank-and-file Republicans still love the guy who tried to geld our democracy...

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  • May 8, 2021

Senator Tim Scott was willing to allow the Republican Party to make him a sacrificial lamb. Tiffany Cross called out Scott like no other. Tiffany Cross makes minced meat out of Tim Scott’s silly statement. See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross was justifiably not kind to Tim Scott. Nor should...

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  • May 2, 2021

I watched the celebration of former police officer Derek Michael Chauvin’s conviction of three various counts of murder yesterday, and my feelings were mixed. No, no, I felt no sorrow for the man who not only took George Floyd’s life away but broke the hearts of countless Americans, both black...

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  • April 21, 2021
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White House Reporters made a mockery out of the press conference today. They acted as if President Biden needed to scold Maxine Waters and himself for Chauvin’s trial comments. Shame on White House Reporters Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • April 20, 2021

I’d like to say Matt Gaetz has taken an epic fall from rarefied heights, but who are we kidding? This is the guy who sarcastically donned a gas mask on the House floor at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and childishly trolled a fellow Republican after she voted to...

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  • April 8, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan got the narrative done right perfectly. He gave a progressive speech. Congressman Tim Ryan See full episodes here. If Democrats went into areas that seldom see Democrats and give speeches like this among people, it would be a game-changer. But too often, Republicans are allowed to...

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  • March 9, 2021

Is Lindsey Graham for real? No, that’s a serious question. Because he looks like a Rankin-Bass Claymation character to me. Lindsey, the misfit Christmas elf who never liked to make toys and forgot to show up for elf practice because his real dream was to loofah Donald Trump’s hide so he’d stop looking...

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  • March 2, 2021

The pompous Texas Republican Party must account for the Texas Power Grid failure. W.H. Press Secretary Jen Psaki puts reporters to shame. Another GOP fail with Texas Power Grid failure Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: What...

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  • February 16, 2021

1969 1969, a day of pride and glory 2021, a day of shame and hate 1964 displaying gallows for hanging It is unbelievable how far we have fallen instead of moving forward. The first still picture is gallows being erected for the hanging of Mike Pence. The picture  below is gallows...

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  • February 15, 2021

Sixteen hours had been alloted to each side,   The disgusting so called jurors and republican house of  shame legislators went in to talk to the defense team.  This is totally unethical and they should be cencured.  I do think I figured out why they skipped down the hall like little...

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  • February 12, 2021

Playing some more catch up here. Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown  (D. OH): Cleveland.com: “Former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announces Senate bid” Chip in $5 now to turn Ohio blue >> BREAKING NEWS: Sherrod’s former opponent Josh Mandel just announced he’s running for the open Senate...

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  • February 11, 2021

If you had any doubt that the Trump presidency was just an elaborate four-year grift, this story should dispel your quaint Pollyannish notions. Because their brains are the functional equivalent of an ‘80s-era Texas Instruments calculator that has not yet learned how to spell “boobs,” the world’s daffiest fucks (aka Trump’s most ardent...

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  • February 7, 2021

While our attention was consumed by the latest Republican shiny object, Vice President Kamala Harris the originator of the pearls and Chucks meme, un-clutched her pearls, laced up her Chucks, and cast her first tie-breaking vote in the Senate. President Joe Biden and his second in command are demonstrating what...

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  • February 5, 2021

I like to study potential  presidential nominees AND their running mates.   I believed correctly Obama/Biden before President Obama picked Biden.  I believed Biden/Harris….Long before Harris even dropped out of the primaries.   I missed Clinton/Kaine.  I always believed in Vice President Biden. I now believe without a shadow of a doubt the...

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  • February 3, 2021

Trumpies put their feet in their mouths on the regular (or should, anyway; I suppose doing so actually requires some measure of self-reflection and shame), but they’ve rarely promised to literally eat their own shoes. But one did. And he’s backing away from his promise. Because why would they change...

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  • January 28, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s (D. PA) potential U.S. Senate campaign: All work has dignity. All paychecks must, too. That’s why, as a U.S. Senator, I’d fight to raise the national minimum wage to at least $15 an hour.  The minimum wage wage in Pennsylvania hasn’t...

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  • January 26, 2021

“Pena que a cavalaria brasileira não tenha sido tão eficiente quanto a americana, que exterminou os índios” “It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.”  Jair Bolsanaro  via Correio Braziliense newspaper Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsanaro, may face charges for crimes against...

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  • January 25, 2021

Overcoming the tragedy of 6 January and the coming crises of inauguration week require attention to how it is less about calls for unity and more about Constitutional justice. Pay attention to your doomscrolling; take care of your self.  Doomscrolling is the act of consuming a large quantity of negative online news...

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  • January 11, 2021

Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox has a dispatch from Jared and Ivanka’s World. (It’s the same world as yours, but without all that accountability and ability to feel shame and such.) The gist? The couple have about as much chance of reentering elite Manhattan social circles as this guy has...

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  • January 8, 2021

Since we have allowed ourselves to sink into the wormhole of conspiracies like QAnon and election fraud, my contribution is Warhammer. I actually know little about the dark arts, or how serious its followers are, but in my word searches I found out that an encyclopedia exists for its aficionados....

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  • January 4, 2021

Yes, where are David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler? Why aren’t they supporting Trump’s righteous crusade to STOP THE STEAL?!?!? x Why are my own #GA Senators ⁦@KLoeffler⁩ & ⁦@Perduesenate⁩ not supporting this effort? ⁦@SenatorLoeffler⁩ ⁦@sendavidperdue⁩ #DoNotCertify #StoptheSteal #MillionMagaMarch #JAN6 #GAsen #gagop https://t.co/ZJ8ZSZsZiN— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) January 2, 2021 < p...

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  • January 4, 2021

We have reached peak absurdity, folks. Two days ago we learned that at least 140 GOP House members had signed on to Donald Trump’s lifelong quest to quiet Fred Trump’s stentorian cries of “LOSER,” which have ping-ponged in POTUS’ head like a pair of droopy, zero-gravity Murdoch balls for the past...

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  • January 2, 2021

The Trump crazies are now, metaphorically speaking, slitting their own throats as uncontrolled Covid infections rage through their communities. These simpletons have turned their very lives over to an incompetent, impotent, and illegitimate buffoon and his administration along with Fox News and the GOP. NPR’s All Things Considered radio show has...

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  • January 2, 2021

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler thought they had a fig leaf all ready to go—one that would help them pretend they desperately want to deliver COVID relief to their fellow Georgians. Yeah, thanks to time-honored Republican tightwaddery, it was a mere $600. But, hey, that was more than enough for Perdue...

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  • December 27, 2020

Pursed lips moving, Trump lies, repeating the same falsehoods. Fortunately his debunked claims have revealed flaws in the GOP’s historically bogus voter suppression arguments. x Remember: when Trump uses the phrase “got caught,” it's a telltale sign that he's lying, comparable to tales of burly men crying with gratitude around...

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  • December 27, 2020

Trump is once again asking the Supreme Court (PDF) to overturn the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s multiple rulings on the mail-in ballots in the election. Rick Hasen on Election Law blog said that the petition was ridiculous, that John Eastman should be ashamed of himself, and that the petition’s citing to...

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  • December 21, 2020

Steve Schmidt as he always does hits the nail on the head. Even with a 7 million vote Biden lead, we almost lost our democracy. Steve Schmidt reveals an unfortunate truth x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Steve Schmidt did not mince his words when as a former Republican...

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  • December 13, 2020

So you know that inert, phlegmatic, squishy wad of wax that’s been standing around for four years collecting dust and loogies? Madame Tussaud’s has made a dummy that looks just like him. Or, to be more precise, they’ve dressed him in new duds. And, damn, is it an appropriate outfit....

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  • December 8, 2020

I don’t do a ton of interviews — partly because I’m so shy and introverted, but mostly because people hardly ever ask me to. But to the horror of nearly everyone, Tony Palmeri and Matt King are the rare exceptions to that rule. They’ve given me an audio platform for my half-baked...

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  • December 4, 2020

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

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

We’ve all heard it before, ad nauseam: Donald Trump demands loyalty. That’s not exactly right, of course. Donald Trump demands lickspittle obeisance 24/7, and anything short of that will trigger a poo-flinging the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Exhibit A: x .@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime...

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  • November 12, 2020

Surely it couldn’t be cynical demagoguery about denying the existence of of a pandemic or is it more about trying to visit ever more cruelty upon defenseless fellow citizens. Trump’s reign of cruelty is ending where it began. https://t.co/aBheKGGy50 — Slate (@Slate) November 10, 2020 But Trump’s favorite riff was...

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  • November 10, 2020

Loopy shrunken apple head Rudy Giuliani has been at the vanguard of Donald Trump’s farewell unreality tour — a lurid spectacle that reached its zany zenith over the weekend when his team scheduled a press conference to bellow into the wind about fraud or something. Oddly enough, the event was...

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  • November 9, 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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  • November 7, 2020

Back in 1787, as the Constitutional Convention ended, a woman came up to Ben Franklin and asked him what we got. He replied, “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.” After this election, it looks like we can’t. It doesn’t matter whether Biden wins (as is looking more likely,...

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  • November 4, 2020

Look, Trump has his go to doc interviewing on Russian Television, an idiot resident claiming he will not count votes and will declare victory if in his stupid brain sees a win and this is the same person who told people to drink bleach and stick a UV down or...

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  • November 2, 2020

My hope is that victory is so risibly out of reach for the odious squash rind on election night that he dissolves into a cloud of individual carbon atoms and deep-seated shame, but that’s not his plan. He’s going to loudly declare victory if the count is anywhere near close for...

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  • November 1, 2020

If you are agruing or discussing the vote to a person who claims to be a Christian please ask them to explain this because they are going to have to explain it to God, if they support these things God hates. A Fool’s wrath is presently known:  Proverbs 12:16 Proverbs...

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  • October 31, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Texas: x 🚨New Poll – TEXAS🚨Biden 49 / Trump 48Hegar 46 / Cornyn 48https://t.co/OCRMOhwGdJ— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) October 26, 2020 Click here for the full results. Yesterday’s UT Tyler poll showed a tightening race: In his bid for a fourth term in...

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  • October 26, 2020
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