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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

Florida bans its schools from teaching critical race theory On Thursday, Florida’s State Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of an amendment banning the teaching of critical race theory in schools throughout the state. The theory, according to PolitiFact, is a collection of ideas about systemic bias and privilege...

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  • June 12, 2021

So this happened yesterday: Glenn Youngkin, a wealthy first-time candidate who walked a line between his party’s Trump-centric base and appeals to business interests, won the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Monday. He heads into a general election in one of only two states choosing their governors in...

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  • May 12, 2021

Friendly reminder, there’s a big Governor’s race in Virginia this year: Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase is no stranger to making provocative statements, and comments she made this week related to the Derek Chauvin murder trial have once again stirred up controversy. After a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing...

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  • April 22, 2021

The alternative reality persists and MSM is only interested in the 2024 race. Holy shit. Rand Paul still won't acknowledge that the election wasn't stolen from Trump. pic.twitter.com/mxSuItPaAD — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 24, 2021 Rand kept saying: hear the other side! Rand Paul just gave a master class in...

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  • January 24, 2021

The Big Lie must be thoroughly erased. This delusion is unfortunately the trope deployed as a grand commodity for a national grift that could last until 2024. In the more immediate instance, actions still have consequences, even if Trump implies that he will give pardons in the case of the insurrections....

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  • January 18, 2021

Stories do have consequences, and following Trump’s American Carnage, truth will out in the larger American narrative. This James Fallows essay is worth reading, made important by the trial balloon of making Andrew Cuomo the AG nominee. For Biden personally, as president, the best thing he can do for most of...

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  • December 13, 2020

Desperate Trumpists might be a bit late to obstruct the polls, assuming that law enforcement actually does their constitutional duty. “…the most effective modern disinformation is defined by what scholars call “censorship through noise”—drowning out the truth with a barrage of lies, distortions, and conspiracy theories designed to confuse and...

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  • November 2, 2020

Trump will continue to make the pandemic-enhanced recession worse, as Trump suggests he'd leave the country. Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution – Title 18 US Code 1073: x I don't think Putin wants him.— Greg Olear (@gregolear) October 17, 2020 x Jesus. Trump’s doing a comedy farewell tour.pic.twitter.com/v1zir2MUKm — ken olin...

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  • October 18, 2020

Well, this sure isn’t good news for the guy who won Michigan by the gross, spray-tanned skin of his weird, wobbly dentures. Seems another GOP stalwart has jumped off the Donald Trump boat parade and onto the Biden juggernaut.  The Detroit News: Republican former Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday he...

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  • September 3, 2020

WaPo published an update to the estimation of whether Trump was more than a rhetorical trope as a fascist, or more of an actual, historical fascist. 29 more “Benitos” to go, Trump has yet to win reelection by rigged balloting and only has a fraction of the population incarcerated. Ripping children...

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  • August 22, 2020

Trump might not the necessary evil that he claims to be, “mainlining from Fox a daily picture of the protests”, and cares about nothing other than keeping his base, assuming that the battleground states will stay close. The problem is that Democrats are never on the side of anarchists, nor...

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  • July 28, 2020

Fortunately Trump has too many vices unlike Londo Cotton. x Trump cannot take fascism all the way, not because he has any virtues but because he has too many vices. It is right to see fascism and call it by its name. It is also right to mock it, resist...

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  • July 27, 2020

What good trouble looks like: x Federal police strike protester with baton, use pepper spray and tear gas outside courthouse in Portland pic.twitter.com/VX2xTVaaYq — Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) July 19, 2020 x “They just started wailing on me”: @dani__zoellner spoke to the veteran who was brutally beaten by federal officers in...

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  • July 19, 2020

The rate of lies doubled as soon as Trump began the Ukraine shake-down and the Mueller Report was thwarted. Try to remember the lies of the Obama administration, just as a simple comparison. In a related development, Trump is now gaining on a lock for being the worst POTUS in history,...

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  • July 13, 2020

Cartoon characters without pants might have to drop drawers as SCOTUS finally rules on Trump’s financial records today. There will be an over/under and perhaps even a split difference, but regardless there will be strong, powerful, or even strongly or powerfully Trump distractions. Bigly matters will at least be referenced...

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  • July 9, 2020

It’s always been offensive. It simply took this moment in history to get the ball rolling: x And here it is: the Redskins are undergoing a thorough review of the team’s name. And let’s be clear: There’s no review if there’s no change coming. Redskins on way out. pic.twitter.com/ZrS3cCvhMg— Adam...

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  • July 3, 2020

If they had taken over the city, Boeing and Amazon would have already been nationalized/syndicalized, so Trump is spewing more disinformation. x Seattle Mayor says, about the anarchists takeover of her city, “it is a Summer of Love”. These Liberal Dems don’t have a clue. The terrorists burn and pillage our...

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  • June 12, 2020

Molson-Coors brewery campus had an active shooter situation, now secure. Early reports indicate a workplace shooting where ex-employee carried a .45 pistol. x FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Two law enforcement sources tell WISN the suspect is a former employee who was fired. A police sergeant on the scene said officers are “stabilizing”...

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  • February 26, 2020

Cross-posted from Eclectablog.com During the time when the Flint water crisis was unfolding, right wing conservatives spent a lot of time trying to convince the country and the world that it was all the fault of the local government. They portrayed these local leaders as incompetent buffoons who poisoned themselves,...

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  • August 16, 2019

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul needs hernia surgery after his neighbor, former doctor Rene A. Boucher, physically attacked him last year, in apparent retaliation for constantly piling brush and sticks near his property line. Despite myriad U.S. hospitals that can and do perform this surgery, Sen. Paul isn’t taking any chances with his health. Instead, he’s...

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  • January 15, 2019

This article was first published on Up North Progressive on December 29, 2018 On Christmas Eve Rick Snyder closed the citizen’s input hotline early to ensure Michigan taxpayers could no longer object to the shame duck bills he signed just in time for Gretchen Whitmer to take over on January...

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  • December 30, 2018

I’ll keep this short and (not so) sweet. You can read the rest HERE.  Most of you know that the group Michigan Time to Care gathered and submitted more than 380,000 signatures to put a solid paid sick leave law on the ballot in Michigan in November. The legislature took up...

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  • December 5, 2018

It must really suck for Kentuckians who are getting hurt by Trump’s tariffs that they do not have two Republican U.S. Senators to fight for them on Capitol Hill. “Nobody wants a trade war,” McConnell said in a July 13 news conference on the steps of the Gene Snyder U.S....

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  • August 17, 2018

The de-evolution of the GOP into the Cult of Trump is more frightening by the day. In my younger years, the Reagan conservatives touted democracy—usually when they were contrasting us to their number one enemy: Russia.   How times have changed. GOP candidate for MI governor Pat Colbeck at a...

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  • July 1, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have flooded Florida out of desperation in the wake of the Trump administration’s shameful response. Trump, who doesn’t even know where Puerto Rico is, not only blatantly snubbed them, but also told them they are lazy and just want hand-outs.  He would fit right...

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  • May 8, 2018

Thousands of American children have been poisoned. Thankfully, the US wasted no time in responding and….oh no–wait, they did. My bad.  Cuz it’s just Flint: All of Flint’s 8,657 children under the age of six should be considered exposed, according to a recent citywide public health directive. It wasn’t Bashar...

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  • April 15, 2018

Crossposted from Eclectablog.com. In April of 2012, control over Muskegon Heights schools was handed over to an un-elected Emergency Manager, appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. By July, Emergency Manager Donald Weatherspoon had signed a contract to turn the entire public school system over to the for-profit charter school operator...

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  • April 3, 2018

Cross posted from​ Eclectablog.com. At the Michigan Nurses Association conference taking place in Lansing this week, residents of Flint got up to talk about the ongoing catastrophe happening in their city – the so-called “Flint Water Crisis”. Calling this situation a “crisis” is, in fact, understating the problem. The women who...

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  • September 30, 2016

Originally posted Eclectablog.com. The Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington, D.C. is Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. He has been a fierce progressive advocate during his tenure as Ranking Member, standing up to Republican absurdity and malfeasance during the Benghazi Inquisition, the Planned Parenthood...

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  • June 24, 2016

Originally posted at Eclectablog.com. Bombshell news coming via Progress Michigan this morning detailing how Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is using fees for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to interfere with government transparency. Earlier this year, Progress Michigan asked the state government for copies of all communications between Paul...

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  • October 8, 2015

In the run up to the expansion of Medicaid by states, some of the fecal matter flung at the wall by anti-Obama types was that, if Medicaid expansion took hold, the system would be overwhelmed and collapse under the burden of all those new people actually getting access to affordable...

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  • July 23, 2015

This will be short but bitter. Despite claims that he doesn't support the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) for Michigan, this afternoon, Gov. Snyder signed a package of three bills into law that are accurately described as “RFRA for Adoptions”. By signing the legislation into law, Gov. Snyder is joining...

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  • June 11, 2015

It seems fitting to know now that the first meeting to discuss the governor's concept for the EAA was at a restaurant called “The Chop House.” The EAA most certainly lived up to being a horrific chop house of children and their education. This recording was made on September 22,...

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  • November 3, 2014

Dear Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan: I realize the state of Michigan is out of your jurisdiction, but I wanted to bring to your attention that one of your citizens has been in our state for nearly four years and frankly, we're really sick and tired of him. Illinois resident...

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  • September 13, 2014

Last week Gary Naeyaert of Great Lakes Education Project tweeted an image that sparked outrage with many people in the state and earned the organization dedicated to destroying public education much deserved notoriety. After three additional tweets trying to explain what he meant by the meme to compare Michigan State...

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  • August 21, 2014

Have you heard the wonderful news? Today the state senate in the great state of Michigan passed a bill that would provide religious freedom in schools! That's right, now everyone is free to express their religious beliefs in many ways that we couldn't before, because of the big bad government...

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  • December 13, 2013

Last week the headlines asked a question, and no one has really provided an answer. the question was “Is Kevyn Orr living too large in Detroit?” Local news reported that along with the six figure salaries for himself as Emergency Manager, his assistant and the police sheriff providing security that...

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  • August 1, 2013

Not many of us are old enough to remember the comic strip Li'l Abner, the dim witted hillbilly from Dogpatch. There was a cave called the “skonk works” where the still that created Kickapoo Joy Juice hid from the law and anyone trying to steal the magical elixir it produced....

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  • April 27, 2013

Proposal 1 was defeated in Michigan on Tuesday. This is good news (for now) for the state. Rick Snyder has already promised to draft a new Emergency Dictator law and decreed the zombie law PA 72 is now in force. The only problem with this is PA 72 was repealed...

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  • November 8, 2012

Today, June 5th in the state of Wisconsin the most important election of the year to date will take place.  The people of Wisconsin will have the choice to elect a new governor who stands with the voice of the people of Wisconsin, or keep the Koch brothers-funded, corruption riddled...

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  • June 6, 2012
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