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I share an important date with former basketball coach the late Don Haskins, March 14, our birthday. Haskins led the then Texas Western Basketball team to the 1966 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship against the vaunted and famed Kentucky Wildcats, led by legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Coach Rupp...

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  • October 13, 2021

[Governor] “If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?” CNN debate moderator Bernard Shaw asked that question of then-presidential candidate Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988. The viewers wanted the visceral response but instead received a thoughtful and principled one, one that...

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  • August 27, 2021

Speaking to a colleague this morning who asked if I was tired of writing about racial ‘strife.’ The answer was—no—I am tired of living it. In less than two weeks a white Ohio police chief thought it was a joke to leave a KKK reference on the desk of one...

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  • July 23, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I used to feel pretty on edge whenever Donald Trump left the country. As bad as it was having him here, seeing him take overseas trips felt a bit like that scene in The Silence of the Lambs where Lecter escapes from his cage...

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  • June 16, 2021

Biden gave the perfect answer to the most important question at the NATO Summit. Did the MSM miss the importance of his response? Joe Biden hits this out of the park See full episodes here. As I watched the President’s interview, I found it boring at first. There was nothing...

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  • June 15, 2021

One incident occurred just hours ago as a flight gets diverted to OKC because a passenger wanted to step outside. Yet another #hijack attempt aboard a plane? The plane was diverted to OKC. Unknown which airline but checking. pic.twitter.com/4kPeYkmmxC — Stanley Roberts (@StanleyRoberts) June 12, 2021 An earlier flight wound...

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  • June 12, 2021

After a black woman received two low-balled appraisals for her home, her friend’s white husband played the owner, and the appraised value doubled. Appraisal increased when black woman owner became a white man See full episodes here. One can fight outward racism overtly. After all, it is easy to see....

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  • May 22, 2021

Fuck this guy: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), a noted vaccine skeptic, has once again cast doubt on the effort to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus on conservative radio ― this time by using real information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has repeatedly been cited out of...

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  • May 10, 2021

Why is McConnell destroying the GOP? Why is Trump popular with his base? What does a low birth rate mean? Is capitalism the epidemic’s Achilles heel? Is McConnell oblivious to what he is unleashing? Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • May 5, 2021

Now firstly it is important to define Internationalism since commonly it is divided into three different major categories. 1] Hegemonic Internationalism example: Globalization [Colonization]. Main player: USA. 2] Liberal Internationalism example: United Nations. Main player: Everyone else. 3] Revolutionary Internationalism example: Communism. Main player: China. Now there are many subcategories,...

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  • May 5, 2021

Only Republicans would encourage running over demonstrators by indemnifying and pitting RWNJs and their vehicles against peaceful crowds. Because who knew that the “unintentional” weaponizing of personal vehicles was possible when pretending you’re driving a Tesla into a crowd of demonstrators.  “Five states besides Florida introduced similar bills this year, granting some...

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  • April 25, 2021

I’ve never seen so many snowflakes in my life, and I grew up in Wisconsin. It’s still mind-boggling that so many Trumpaloompas thought they could storm the U.S. Capitol, openly engage in a violent insurrection, and then grab some Arby’s on the way home and chill with a box of Fiddle...

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  • April 10, 2021
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The stuck ship does tell us something about the fragility of global trade and the flow of capital.  Fungible Space Logistics, that concept popularized by United Parcel Service is also about the spatial problems of concrete versus abstract global networks. x Everyone is talking about the big ship getting stuck...

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  • March 28, 2021

Friendly reminder: retiring U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) is still an asshole and will not be missed: Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Thursday blocked a bill meant to bar private debt collectors from seizing checks issued as part of the recent stimulus bill. The law that Toomey...

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  • March 19, 2021

To adequately convey to future generations how much the past four years were like staring at an M.C. Escher drawing while attempting to set the world record for most psychedelic toads shoved into a single human mouth at one time, I’m thinking about putting together a time capsule. It will...

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  • March 16, 2021

It is patently clear that Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has lost the fealty, loyalty, or any semblance of respect from his underlings and enemies. As Mr. Cuomo becomes more defiant in his denials of sexual harassment, the Democratic party both locally and nationwide is getting bored with the drama and wants...

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  • March 15, 2021

I often get scolded by my Progressive brethren because they believe I should put no effort trying to bring in those on the Right into the fold. That is not what I am attempting, and the Conservatives I talk to know I am not trying to turn them into Democrats. When...

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  • March 5, 2021

Likely there will be Daniel Dale or Aaron Rupar to tweet about the Trump blather. As for the insurrection, it was as if it had never happened. It will shock you how much the it never happened. Tom Cotton inveighed against anti-cop mobs—but only in the context of Portland and without seeming to...

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  • February 28, 2021

I’ve always admired Naomi Klein since reading her terrific and insightful book “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.”   She has a NYT editorial column up yesterday, expounding on her prior theme in relation to Texas’s recent disaster, titled “Why The Republicans Fear The Green New Deal,” in which she...

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  • February 22, 2021

Club rules seem to apply and Democrats don’t have the Senate votes to convict, perhaps wishing to settle for impeaching Trump twice, despite the insurrectionist attack on the Capitol. GQP senators’ cowardice continues with their fear of Trumpist voters, not wishing “to purify government, prevent future crimes and give warning to those who...

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  • February 9, 2021

On the eve of the Impeachment trial, it will be relived by  us.  The trial has to be done and we have to look at this insurrection.  ( All that are  emotionally or mentally able to).  We have to deal with the pain to get past the horror and hold  power...

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  • February 8, 2021

You will not believe what I was told by a manager in a Winn Dixie tonight.  I am so ticked off at people running around with no masks in the middle of a pandemic I called a manager tonight because people have to get milk and bread and not everyone...

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  • January 22, 2021

This post-election period has been like no other, for reasons I don’t need to restate. While every outgoing president and presidential challenger in my lifetime—even Nixon, FFS!—left the White House and/or relinquished claims to power more or less gracefully, putting country far above self and party, Donald Trump is a...

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  • January 18, 2021

Add Trump’s insurrectionists to the huuuuge™  list of people who have found themselves staring in shock at the tread marks on their backs, as once again Trump throws them under the bus in order to save himself. ‘Coward’: MAGA internet turns on Trump The president acknowledged his defeat and urged...

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  • January 8, 2021

With 14 days left for Trump to cause havoc, chaos, and riots, there are thoughts of quick impeachment or removal of Trump by the 25th Amendment. However, both of these will be seen by his followers as coups by the establishment leading to more riots and insurrection. Impeachment is too...

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  • January 7, 2021

M-i-c-k-e-y, Why because we like it. M-M-MMT. “We collectively decide just what counts as a resource, economic base, or productive work.” OTOH, it could all be trippin’ on bong hits. The superlative science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, The Ministry For The Future, is essentially about using MMT to...

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  • January 2, 2021

Name’s Red. Red Woodman, Major Mammal Crimes Detective.  This is supposed to be my last day on the job is I can make it through. Cough. They’ve assigned me a kid nick-named “Lucky” I’m supposed to train to take my place. I’m looking through his resume.  He’d flunked out of...

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  • December 28, 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

Barr Is Said to Be Weighing Whether to Leave Before Trump’s Term Ends Attorney General William P. Barr is considering stepping down before President Trump’s term ends next month, according to three people familiar with this thinking. One said Mr. Barr could announce his departure before the end of the...

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  • December 7, 2020

Republicans sure have some odd ideas about who should serve in Congress. They’ve backed alleged pedophiles, QAnon weirdos, and — because there’s simply no limit to the depths of indecency they’ll giddily plumb — an alleged multiple murderer: x KYLE RITTENHOUSE FOR CONGRESS— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) November 21, 2020 And...

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  • November 22, 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

Rick Santorum agrees that the trajectory is a Biden win. But he brought up an interesting fact about the Trump loss which will shock. Biden is on the verge x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • November 5, 2020

Donald Trump is about to become the two words he most likes to call those he does not like. After the election, he will be a fired loser. Trump will become a fired loser Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK —...

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  • November 2, 2020

Donald Trump is trying to do whatever he can to give the semblance of victory by all means necessary. He thinks most of his voters will come out on election day, giving him an apparent win until the mail-in votes are in. Voters must come out to vote on election...

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  • November 2, 2020

Donald Trump's sycophants are in for a massive disappointment on election day. It will be the result of living in a closed loop. Election Day will be rough for Trump's sycophants x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Many take exception to the certainty I have in what must...

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  • October 28, 2020
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With all the news that’s going on, this has resurfaced: According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel...

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  • October 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from one of my personal political heroes, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV), in support of Paulette Jordan’s (D. ID) U.S. Senate campaign: Paulette Jordan (D. ID) I know you're hearing from lots of Democrats about so many races happening this fall. I...

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  • October 3, 2020
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GOTV and get a Biden landslide. x The Coming Biden Landslide https://t.co/DB0UYBnxoU pic.twitter.com/ePYMFI9YNi — #TheResistance | Vote Early And Use A Ballot Box (@SocialPowerOne1) September 13, 2020 With a few notable exceptions, like my estimable colleague Jonathan V. Last, it seems that nobody wants to predict the November 3 election—not the...

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  • September 16, 2020

Cadet Bone Spurs's campaign can't help itself, it is like the candidate, lewd and crude, but it looks like there’s more to the iceberg. What is obvious is Trump’s ultimate obsequiousness to the military, even ex-KGB officers, accompanied by a passive-aggressiveness revealed by his comments. The Trump campaign flunkies are...

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  • September 7, 2020

President LAW & ORDER seems pretty reticent when it comes to, er … wait, this can’t be right … a white 17-year-old who killed two people and injured another with an AR-15? Why would anyone in their right mind not want to instantly and unequivocally condemn that? Never mind. We’re talking about...

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  • August 31, 2020

The use of federal protection squads in Portland and DC is expected to expand, even as there is no need for them except as actors in re-election campaign media. It’s more security theater, situated in cities rather than airports. It is pseudo martial law, transgressing on state and local laws, superspreading...

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  • July 22, 2020

A society is only as good as the well-being of the people within it. Our current crisis provides the shock necessary for major change. IMHO this is what we must do. Our society must ensure humanity comes first x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. I remember being on...

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  • July 20, 2020

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

“Quit being so emotional, Elaine, it’s not about the people, it’s about the money.” Mick Mulvaney to Elaine Duke, acting director of Homeland security in 2017. Of course, he did. Some news outlets stated that he was joking, where have we heard that canard before? If we have learned anything...

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  • July 12, 2020

Few of you will recall my stories mocking the possibility of a Trump win in 2016, ostensibly because it was plausible to assume that HRC would win. This time more caution is necessary, since the same Trump deceit is happening like promising to support something DACA-like in a future executive...

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  • July 11, 2020

So much more than meets the eye, and then there’s stupid fruit of the loins. So much lying and falsehoods in a masque of masks. x Kellyanne Conway: “People are not wearing masks. And I don't think they're not wearing masks because the President of the United States is not...

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  • July 3, 2020
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Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) can (but not will) save the US economy. What with the White House Council of Economic Advisors now reduced to one economist, it’s worth noting that one of their econometric models (Hassett) influenced the prediction that COVID-19 infections in the US would go to zero by...

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  • June 28, 2020

Apparently there’s RWNj demand for something that’s like Twitter but monetizes subscription scams and harvests influence among like-minded crazies.  Parler is the RWNJ refuge from Twitter, like it makes much of a difference considering Twitter still allows Trump to tweet. So much work just so you can show reactionary “tongue-in-cheek”...

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  • June 26, 2020

The only good thing with NYT’s access journalists like Maggie Haberman and Annie Karnie is they sometimes pan one golden nut of truth from the cesspool of disinformation that flows from Trump’s mouth and his campaign:  the facts from the Tulsa Rally disaster hit Trump square in the face.  The President’s...

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  • June 22, 2020
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