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Women and people of color had a unique experience that ended yesterday in Tokyo, Japan. The controversial Summer Olympics closed with America at the top of the medal leader board despite some members of the team having barbs and sticks hurled at them from the right-wing.  Lots of conservatives and...

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  • August 9, 2021

It’s sick. So, so sick. But that’s what Republicans are all about these days: inspecting children’s genitals. It’s pretty much all they talk about—when they’re not talking about Mr. Potato Head. And his starchy, androgynous genitalia. They’re so into it, in fact, they’ve passed bills that would allow them to scrutinize any...

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  • June 12, 2021

Most things in America are solved by either common sense, solemnity, or time. The one exception is race. Historically both the Democratic and Republican party has used race as a means of power and control. Although the Federalist Party is long dead, the current Republicans are fighting, legislating, and restoring...

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  • May 17, 2021

From The Washington Post: Before securing the GOP nomination for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin sidestepped questions about whether President Biden had legitimately won the White House — something followers of former president Donald Trump doubt. Youngkin would say only that Biden is the president, had been sworn in and was...

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  • May 15, 2021

Can’t say that I’m surprised by this: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for governor in California, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls' sports at school. Jenner, a 1976 decathlon gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told...

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  • May 6, 2021

Statistically, the state with the highest black population by percentage in America is Mississippi; or is it? I came of age in Washington, D.C. in the 1970s and at the time D.C. had a predominantly black population, as it does now. The number of black residents has dwindled significantly. At...

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  • April 28, 2021

Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

If anything a nightly rant by David Letterman about Madoff marked the 2000s, with $65 billion swindled. x T***p surprised some observers by not pardoning Madoff (through brokerage) & by not staging a Kent State massacre of protesters; but he more than made up for these omissions by facilitating the...

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  • April 14, 2021
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 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

In particular Bill Gates pontifications under his label of the “Good Billionaire”. Yes he does keep to the science in a way, but  please stop with the hypocrisy. If there is a credibility gap in listening to Gates on this subject, it comes from the suspicion that he lives in...

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  • February 15, 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

The best explanation of short selling (as it applies to GameStop) that I've read pic.twitter.com/o9ZL5HqsKf — John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) January 28, 2021 1/2Short selling means borrowing shares and immediately selling them. When the price goes down, they buy them back for cents and return them to the lender. This...

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  • January 31, 2021

Reminding us that the post-presidency Trump will be grifting at a global level. x The US President superimposed a Nobel prize he didn’t win on this video. https://t.co/ttXOriwCsK pic.twitter.com/FiIWKJzkSs— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 29, 2020 President Trump releases a video based on the classic “Beef, it's what's for dinner” ad: “Trump...

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  • December 29, 2020

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

With the ever-climbing coronavirus death rate, families reliant on technology to say goodbye to loved ones, and most of America shopping in disguise, yesterday was hard for me. I spent my formative teen years in southeast Washington, D.C. My neighbors across the street, cattycorner as my great-granny would say, were tight-knit....

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  • December 4, 2020
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I’m all in for this: President-elect Joe Biden will join the lineup of influential Democrats involved in Georgia's ongoing senatorial campaigns, according to his recently-named forthcoming chief of staff. Ron Klain—who will formally step into the role when become Biden assumes office in January—discussed the outcomes of Georgia's two runoff...

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  • November 16, 2020

“Sometimes you own the libs; sometimes the libs own you.” says a new Olivia Nuzzi piece. Nuzzi does get the inside WH dope probably better than Maggie Haberman because Trump does like talking to her rather than leak information. Trump worrying about assassination is not something related to being IMPOTUS,...

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  • November 13, 2020

We are fifteen days from electing the next President of the United States. Honestly, if you are still one of the undecideds, I would love to hear your reasons. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was widely criticized for saying if you do not vote for him “you ain’t black.” Other...

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  • October 19, 2020

Donald Trump's Florida lackey has given the states football teams permission to fill their stadiums despite a spreading coronavirus throughout the sunshine state, particularly in South Florida. From Dolphins Talk:  Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640AM South Florida is reporting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has informed the Miami Dolphins moving forward...

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  • October 7, 2020

From The American Prospect: Meanwhile, the Loeffler family farm continues to operate, and several of Loeffler’s family members continue to pull in significant sums of money from government agriculture subsidies. Despite allies of Loeffler slamming her conservative opponent Collins for supporting the farm bill that provides such subsidies to farmers, five of...

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  • September 25, 2020

Feral pigs are the crying-wolf excuse for some firearm owners, as though the average hunter needed a modern sporting rifle (semi-auto long gun with large capacity magazine) to defend their home and children against predator species. Then there’s Kenosha’s 17 year-old killer and his AR-15 pattern rifle with 30-round magazine. The...

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  • September 20, 2020

Men’s basketball has been in the Bubble and fittingly (I guess) the women are in the Wubble. Baseball is playing before packed houses of canned noise and football began in earnest yesterday, before empty seats of orange, blue, and green. Boxing and professional wrestling (if you consider that a sport)...

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  • September 14, 2020

x Biden: “I’m not going to make any news today. I’m not going to talk about anything other than 9/11. We took all our advertising down. It’s a solemn day. That’s how we’re going to keep it, OK? You can determine whether I make news but I’m not going to...

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  • September 11, 2020

Trump thinks the Law and Order message will sell, but the failure is in his America. Former CNN iReporter Jose Williams tells us about the March on Washington. Jose Williams on, March on Washington. Trump’s America x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video...

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  • August 31, 2020

Host Nicolle Wallace did not pull any punches as she made a reality Trump does not want to accept very clear. The violence in America is on his watch. MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace hits the nail on the head. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. I had...

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  • August 29, 2020

In an unhinged manner with a touch of a tantrum, Donald Trump demanded that college football returns at one of his rallies. Donald Trump unhinged about football x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Once again Donald Trump proves himself a narcissistic petulant child. “I want football back,” said an...

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  • August 29, 2020

Donald Trump “profoundly” accepted the Republican presidential nomination last night. Of course, he meant “proudly,” but hey — reading is not fundamental to him. I stopped watching after a few minutes, honestly. Did he ever vary his pitch? He seemed pretty low-energy. Good thing hardly anyone was watching. RawStory: President...

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  • August 28, 2020

Today we are mostly Trump. We talk about how to ensure we protect the country from him by ensuring he is not reelected. He is an evil man taking America to fascism. Donald Trump is a danger to Democracy x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00...

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  • August 24, 2020

Trump never read Bob Woodward’s first book on Trump, Fear, and yet, Trump does believe that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, what? Why it matters: Trump participated extensively in Woodward's research for the book, sitting for 17 interviews at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone between December...

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  • August 14, 2020

Paul Kane at The Washington Post has an op-ed out where he highlights a “confluence of events” that give Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) an edge in taking out vulnerable corrupt U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R. GA) in the upcoming special election: Warnock, as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church,...

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  • August 9, 2020

Reminiscent of the Londo Cotton “send US troops” fiasco, the NY Times editorial folks need some staffing changes like the USPS. A vendetta is not a sports utility vehicle, MoDo really hates the Clintons – ya think? Maureen Dowd managed to forget about Clinton/Kaine AND McCain/Palin. “Correction: Aug. 8, 2020 An earlier...

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  • August 8, 2020

So last week I highlighted this: Tommy Tuberville, the Republican Senate nominee in Alabama, said on Tuesday that the recently expired $600 coronavirus unemployment “was way too much” during an interview on “Alabama's Morning News with JT.” Tuberville, who recently won the Republican primary and is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen....

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  • August 8, 2020

Wow: x I joined @JackPosobiec on @OANN to discuss why I had to call out the BLM political organization — and why the woke mob is trying to cancel me. WATCH the full interview here. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/yU5QU1kNiW— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) July 31, 2020 U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler granted an...

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  • August 3, 2020

or at least, why I think many of the analysts are getting it completely wrong. Some analysts are saying that Trump supporters are more motivated than are Biden supporters.  But that misses the point. The comparison should be with Trump opponents, who are incredibly motivated to vote him — and...

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  • July 31, 2020

From Newsweek: Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler publicized her disapproval of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) openly supporting Black Lives Matter again on Saturday. The Republican lawmaker's latest criticism came after New York Liberty and Seattle Storm players staged a national anthem walkout during an earlier game. Loeffler described the...

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  • July 26, 2020

Room Rater is now being used as a throwaway line for happy-talk television, so this Twitter site that rates the backgrounds we use for our Skype/Zoom conversations now draws our attention. The reality is that most backgrounds are just that, even as their detail is a measure of the quality of...

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  • July 13, 2020

from the perspective of someone who has taught every grade from 7 through 12, in public, charter, and private (both religious and secular) schools.  CLASSROOMS —  It is impossible in most schools to have 6 foot between students. Last year I had up to 30 seniors in a room at...

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  • July 9, 2020

Glad to see this: A Democratic candidate for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats is weighing in on his opponent's stance on the Black Lives Matter movement – saying the issue is about more than just politics. “The folks at the WNBA, NASCAR, NBA and NFL are all trying to...

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  • July 9, 2020

At the end of the movie Cast Away starring Tom Hanks, in the final scene he is left contemplating his next move after reaching a literal fork in the road. Ok, I think I left that vague enough so as not to ruin the ending for the few who have...

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  • July 6, 2020

It is a surprise to some who haven’t spent time in African-American cultural institutions that Lift Every Voice and Sing is a standard for many events. It never substitutes for the US national anthem. It is equally surprising not to know the lyrics of a song that is much more...

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  • July 3, 2020

There is no image to accompany the brief video that is the reason I am posting this entry. This week Bryant Gumbel devoted his “Real Sports”  show to the issues that have arisen since the police murder of George Floyd, including reactions across the Sports World, and combined that with...

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  • June 27, 2020

From the Leavenworth Times editorial board today: Guns should be kept safely and securely. The news that U.S. Senate candidate Kris Kobach had four guns stolen from his truck in Wichita earlier this month underscores the importance of treating firearms with respect and care. “Secretary Kobach always has at least...

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  • June 25, 2020

North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea, which may be more for domestic consumption, but also signifies the impotence of US-DPRK diplomacy. Easier to develop disinformation blaming South Korea and the US than the PRC. Trump’s incompetence continues as in the aggregate, any diplomacy with the DPRK...

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  • June 17, 2020
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So this photo has been circulating on Twitter: https://twitter.com/prettyjanice888/status/1256411621536215040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Scott Bixby at The Daily Beast highlights why I can’t go on Twitter: But the woman in the photo is definitely, without a doubt, not Reade. pic.twitter.com/sMbQZ78kQ3 — UsHadrons (@ushadrons) May 3, 2020 The image and its imitators have exploited Twitter’s...

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  • May 7, 2020

The Lincoln Project, a partnership of high-profile conservatives who’ve become disaffected with the Republican Party over its uncouth embrace of a suite of IBS symptoms masquerading as a human being, released another scathing ad recently — and right on cue, it released a dense cloud of KFC-redolent methane over the Potomac.  And...

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  • May 6, 2020

Again, this is from the conservative National Review: Some terrible ideas never go away, especially ideas that help politicians to disguise weakness as strength. One such scheme in the Beltway bag of tricks is the proposal to “punish” a hostile foreign power by allowing it to be sued in court. Senators...

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  • April 23, 2020

President Donald Trump is preparing to announce a second coronavirus task force solely focused on reopening the nation's economy, multiple sources told CNN. This now seems to be a trial balloon at present. Making Arthur Laffer the economic recovery Czar could signal the depth of the coming recession. OTOH dinner napkins will do double...

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  • April 9, 2020

Love it: x YouTube Video The Middle Class Fighting to Restore Arizona’s Unity and Decency super PAC’s ad will launch Saturday and run for one week. “Martha McSally has consistently let the working people of Arizona down,” said Frank Hawk, vice president of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, one...

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  • April 5, 2020

There’s moron-in chief and then there are morans(sic) on the ground. x Trump dismissing both #ClimateChange AND #Coronavirus as hoaxes. Juxtaposed for your consideration (courtesy of awesome young Sydney filmmaker Genevieve Wright: https://t.co/NqY44MDD5C). pic.twitter.com/RGgENa8lgA — Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) March 26, 2020 x Imbecile Who Licked Toiletries on a Store...

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  • March 26, 2020
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