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OMG Queen Elizabeth II appears to recognize the US election results. Sunday will be the second visit with the queen this weekend for Mr. Biden and the first lady after a reception and dinner on Friday, as the royal family made an unusually robust presence around the edges of the...

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  • June 13, 2021

Once upon a time a long time ago Republicans stood for obstructing Democrats no matter what the cost by claiming  capitalist conservatism or other such nonsense. They were then engulfed in a miasma of tangerine bile. In a resurgence of democracy their tinted demagogue was deposed. Hallelujah! One would have...

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  • May 13, 2021

Stupidity adjacent, no Proud Boys or Oath Keepers threw themselves in front of Roger Stone as his office was near a styrofoam plant fire that featured an explosion. No Florida men were injured, but maybe Richard Nixon or Zippy was being targeted. x Roger Stone suggests gas explosion at Florida warehouse...

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  • April 25, 2021

This proposed “debate” between Marjorie Taylor Greene and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should generate plenty of charitable  pay-per-view revenues. Enough to build a space laser. The outcome should also resemble Bambi meets Godzilla. There’s yet to be a response from AOC, and MTG is busy trying to expel Maxine Waters. Last week, Georgia GOP...

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  • April 22, 2021

If Tucker Carlson brags about beating up a gay man and/or liked junk food in high school, shouldn’t he clear that up among other strange tropes like the George Floyd verdict attacking Western Civilization. Here are all the mentions of Carlson in his senior year. Anyone know what the Dan...

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  • April 21, 2021

I was listening to an Apple representative explain this: Apple and partners launch first-ever $200 million Restore Fund to accelerate natural solutions to climate change Investment builds on the company’s forestry and responsible packaging innovations to deliver new financial and climate returns. The partnership aims to unlock the potential of...

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  • April 19, 2021

Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has learned from the death of Bernie Madoff about Ponzi schemes, because QAnon surely couldn’t be a cult of personality or a grift used by criminals in charge. Because the previous guy still says “the best is yet to come”, having killed hundreds of thousands, we also know...

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  • April 19, 2021

The land of nonsense has now been proposed, because the new America First Caucus decided they’ll advance the demand of the previous guy that all future public buildings should look like neoclassical architecture promoted by fascist movements in the last century. The RWNJ culture war is a battle of wits...

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  • April 16, 2021

We’re now at that strange nexus where Brian Kilmeade’s attempt to pin Prince Phil’s death on the granddaughter-in-law fits other anti-semitic and racist tropes fronted by Fox News. This because of counting artifacts in threes. “The New York Time’s (NYT) Upshot examined the statistical prevalence of celebrity deaths in threesomes. How did they do...

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  • April 9, 2021

You’d think that a scholar in psychology, however flawed, would understand projection, and that fascism is more than making trains run on time, even when they didn’t. Hail Hydra, because parody is meta-criticism and perhaps we’ll see some plagiarism lawfare over self-help brand infringement. Apparently Jordan Peterson got offended that...

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  • April 6, 2021

Fox News and Greg Gutfeld apparently believes he’s funny enough to go up against late night comedy programming. Because of the previous guy, the world might be safe for RW late night humor when ‘Pretentious Virtue Signaling’ can be an intelligible punch line. As if Dennis Miller on RT makes us feel better...

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  • April 6, 2021

A physical Trump library may never come to pass except as some money-laundering real estate scheme. The tweets don’t take up space, and planning for a library would suggest “Trump’s done being president” and that’s not something he’s ready to concede, Anthony Clark went on to predict that Trump’s presidential...

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  • April 5, 2021

Because we remember Bruce the shark: https://twitter.com/ddoniolvalcroze/status/1379064362602692615?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Easter in the State of Georgia.Opinion | Free-range voter suppression https://t.co/aNJpzR74Wv — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) April 3, 2021 Pope Francis Scouring Papal Tombs For Final Easter Egg Of Vatican Hunt https://t.co/J2Sk7WGM0E pic.twitter.com/COhBklDszd — The Onion (@TheOnion) April 5, 2021 Look, America! I...

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  • April 5, 2021

Trump posted an Easter message — it’s the same, but at least MSM isn’t holding back on framing the idiocy as biographer Michael D’Antonio notes the post-president’s continued grifting, and CNN’s Jim Acosta weighs in. “Yep. It’s Sally Field. You love me. You really love me,” D’Antonio said, referring back to the 1980s...

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  • April 4, 2021

Actually, had Spielberg reduced the running time, the film 1941 might have been a classic. The classic film history teaching exercise would be to edit it down to 2 hours. Craig Lindsey’s article argues for the Pogo conclusion that the enemy is us when we allow fear to take over. 2020 did that...

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  • April 2, 2021

Not a victory for cancellation as perhaps poorly vetted stereotypes best left for an era when Bruce Lee couldn’t be chosen for the lead of a TV series. Dav Pilkey, whose Captain Underpants has its own issues but remains popular, agreed with the withdrawal of his latest ‘graphic novel’ by its...

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  • March 29, 2021

Formerly the face of Trump-TV, Lara Trump is now being promoted for her run for the North Carolina Senate by being hired by Fox News. There's a lot of things that are pretty bad about this (see thread), but Lara Trump is also actively considering a run for Senate in...

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  • March 29, 2021

He’s now posing as his own Walmart greeter. Trump regularly crashed random wedding receptions at his Bedminster NJ golf club, because he simply likes that opening-the-car-dealership shtick, and copping a feel from the bride seems more acceptable as perv-adjacent. Try the attention-seeking veal, and tip your cow. Unfortunately Facebook may allow him back by next...

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  • March 29, 2021

Apparently John (no relation) Kennedy (R-LA) may endorse those sober drivers who run over demonstrators in Oklahoma, because a guy who “went to Oxford” should know something about logical fallacies. x Hours after America's second mass shooting in a week, Sen. John Kennedy downplays the gun problem by noting that...

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  • March 26, 2021

Previous Guy spoke of his supporters “hugging and kissing the police” on 1/6, because people died Here's what Trump had to say on Fox tonight about the Capitol riots: "It was zero threat, right from the start… Some of them went in, and they are hugging and kissing the police...

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  • March 26, 2021

The week has started badly and tragically. Even the Suez Canal got blocked. but we should at least think about Spring Cleaning, even if we never get it completed. It’s enough to make you nuke a space hurricane, eat a pie under the covers, or buy a QAnon Sudoku decoder...

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  • March 24, 2021

Jason “Plan B in your Smoothie” Miller tried to pimp Trump’s anticipated social media platform. Unfortunately the major social media platforms are reconsidering their ban of Trump, which would determine whether Trump would try to create his own propaganda platform. “Qwitter or HicTok”? Keep grift alive. Jason Miller, a spokesman...

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  • March 22, 2021

Trump still pimps the Big Lie, because only Mr. Bigly Orange could be hiding in a hitherto-unaccounted-for room in the White House. After all, isn’t Trump a National Treasure, and might he really be somewhere still in the White House, pursuing that Matrix-greenscreen version of Biden. Because Neo-liberalism is about...

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  • March 20, 2021

Twitter is dragging Jonathan Turley because of attributing a Rousseau quote to the Reign of Terror, but more likely because they mistook him for Jeffrey Toobin. That’s the nature of conservative culture war, making class warfare a struggle more transcendent and less applicable in times of right-wing insurrection.  x Since philosopher Jean...

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  • March 20, 2021

Without the strange speculation about how Trump is in decline, it is reasonable to think that Trump is consistently inconsistent in not being able to assemble a successful policy or even a political apparatus to execute policy. For example his insistence on claiming credit for COVID vaccine development also comes with...

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  • March 15, 2021

Weird how it’s possible to have presidential leadership that isn’t into gaslighting douchebaggery or mindless grifting off “cancelculture” Still getting reaccustomed to having a President of the United States who is modest, kind and respectful. — Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) March 12, 2021 Cruz is also spending money to run Facebook...

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  • March 12, 2021

Everybody’s favorite cultural caricatures came out from beneath their rocks because they have nothing to contribute while we wait for the final chapter in the Trump era. The same idiots who hate the French and ignorantly rebranded French(sic) Fries “Freedom Fries” now want to mock the contextualizing of cultural products...

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  • March 11, 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

Because “something bad happened”, the Wall Street Journal has the criminal solicitation tapes: The anti-Slenderman wants you to overturn an election because who would believe that he’d suborn racketeering, or election fraud, or bribery. Cocaine Bear is getting worried the wolf is at the door with that indictment, because Merrick Garland is...

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  • March 10, 2021

Get out. From “cancel culture” to “can sell culture”, many skirmishes and pitched battles are yet ahead in conflict that seem to have less to do with territorial control and are more about subjugating people or at least keeping the streets safe. Even so, the bigger thing will likely be...

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  • March 10, 2021

Likely the RWNJ social media site Gab was constantly under FBI surveillance even before 6 January, but for some reason it wishes to make itself more well noticed. The “free speech” social media siteGab …has earned a reputation in recent years for attracting members of the far-right and has been linked to the...

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  • March 9, 2021

Can’t afford to keep Trump off their channel. Trump will be back as they say, with a vengeance and a renewed grift. YouTube CEO says Donald Trump suspension isn’t permanent because of “grace period” https://t.co/WkdRZjmyc2 — Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) March 5, 2021 In remarks to the Atlantic Council, YouTube CEO...

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  • March 5, 2021

Apparently Marsha Blackburn has a lot of personal knowledge of the lives of Neanderthals, even if they are extinct. Republicans are split on whether Neanderthal is an insult or a compliment. American nationalism does seem to have a branding problem as Texas and Mississippi end mask requirements because something, something… patriotism. Psaki...

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  • March 4, 2021

Ted Cruz is becoming even further unhinged, as if there will be an insanity defense for sedition. Because he actually thinks he’s funny, like a Soup Nazi taking the gas pipe: Ok. No gasoline for you. (That includes jet fuel.) And what do you think film is made of? https://t.co/rVwYt7C5Ol...

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  • March 4, 2021

Statue of the “other guy” arrives at CPAC, the annual owning the libs festival and meat market. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is underway in Orlando, Florida, opening with a 2020 election conspiracy supercut, a video heralding cancel culture “victim” Gina Carano and a gold statue of ousted president Donald Trump raising eyebrows in the Hyatt Regency lobby...

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  • February 26, 2021

Look, say Republican Senators. “Biden wants respect and bipartisanship, so all we are asking for is that his nominees show us the respect we so rightly deserve.” We therefore demand. All nominees must agree with us, especially women with their own “ideas”. All nominees must have been nice to us,...

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  • February 24, 2021

NASA needed to test its Rover programming and terrain around the same time as the trend for movies about street racing and making doughnuts on pavement. Happy science. https://twitter.com/OhOEvie/status/1364008082552934400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Nasa’s $800m Mars Exploration Rovers have accidentally drawn a penis. The twin exploration vehicles Spirit and Opportunity were launched nine years ago,...

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  • February 23, 2021

Sublimation; all that is solid melts into air, as QAnonists, among others spread ignorance about something, something Deep State controlling the weather. The same people who faked the Moon landing must have done it on the other side of Flat Earth. How Helen Keller was able to make so much...

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  • February 23, 2021

Oh, dear – February 22, 2021 – Statement on the Continuing Political Persecution of President Donald J. Trump This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country, whether it was the never ending $32 million Mueller hoax, which already investigated everything that...

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  • February 22, 2021

I never thought to hear such snark from someone as genteel as Merrick Garland. And maybe he wasn’t trolling the poster boy of domestic terror and insurrection after all. But, damn, it sure feels like Garland, whose path to the Supreme Court was derailed by a metric fuck-ton of Republican...

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  • February 22, 2021

Aside from not putting himself in quarantine upon return from Mexico, Ted Cruz continues to lose the PR battle of abandoning his Texas constituents. Because he’s a populist, he also got “mariachied” today. Like a normal person naming his dog Ted Cruz, Ted’s an unreal populist. Beto O'Rourke drove from El...

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  • February 22, 2021

I took a day to think about the death of radio personality Rush Limbaugh. My immediate thoughts were snark-provoking. Although Limbaugh spent over 30 years mining the cavernous depths of cruelty, I wanted to suppress the urge to welcome the death of his brand of political divisiveness—but who am I...

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  • February 19, 2021

Sen Ted Cruz [Q-Texas] fleeing with his family to Cancún gave us a fine example of this, two thumbs up Ted, well done. This show us all that when climate change really begins to bite, what will the rich and powerful do, run. The rest of us? Well shit. Tough....

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  • February 19, 2021

More contradictions: Ted Cruz flees Texas for Cancun and without Twitter, Trump is having trouble telegraphing personal insults like claiming Mitch McConnell has “more chins than smarts”. Mitch McConnell penned a Sunday op-ed in The Wall Street Journal defending his decision, which particularly angered Trump, according to a person familiar with the...

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  • February 18, 2021

I know many don’t read Bruni’s column in the NYT, often for good reason, but sometimes it is worthwhile. Some here didn’t appreciate my comments on the Lincoln Project for varying reasons such as “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, I replied I don’t believe that crap. I...

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  • February 17, 2021

Greg Abbott searches for #TexasBlackoout blame in the state’s power utility but Texas deregulated its grid to avoid the very regulations that would have prevented this problem.  All in the name of profit. Greg Abbott now even blames the Green New Deal. 88% of Texas electricity is supplied by natural gas...

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  • February 17, 2021

Darn that confirmation bias, the enabling veered many places during the former president’s tenure. Needless to say, Bannon’s disinformation messaging is legend. Bannon later started a covert campaign for invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him Steve Bannon Allegedly Claimed Trump Was Suffering From 'Early Stage Dementia' While President https://t.co/HBlQsnwUTQ — Mediaite...

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  • February 16, 2021

Replying to Representative Adam Kinzinger’s family, what a sad letter diatribe to send to one of your own. I am a democratic socialist. I am an antifascist. I support gun control. I am a non-theist Buddhist [atheist]. I support Extinction Rebellion. I approve of the Green New Deal. I believe...

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  • February 16, 2021

Trump aide who slipped an abortion pill into a girlfriend’s smoothie claims Trump is happier. The reality is that there may be a Trump sockpuppet account in Parler anyway, but fortunately no one has yet noticed. x https://t.co/tFzNoKODki— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) February 8, 2021 x A Former Aide Would Like...

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  • February 8, 2021

Just in case you too have no life and are watching Super Bowl commercials, a live blog opportunity. x Lack Of Super Bowl Party Will Not Hamper Woman’s Plan To Make 10 Pounds Of Buffalo Wing Dip https://t.co/nVdRow6zmy pic.twitter.com/oIbITm1Hid— The Onion (@TheOnion) February 7, 2021 < p class=”is-empty-p”> The Kansas...

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  • February 7, 2021
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