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I have rolled a question around in my head for months; why are Republicans so mean? I have concluded that it is not meanness, it is fear. The fear of betraying the religion of Trump and fear of being called stupid. Having a point and blind devotion to a point...

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  • October 1, 2021

“He's crazy. You know he's crazy,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  “He's crazy and what he did yesterday [Jan. 6] is further evidence of his craziness,” Her words were reportedly transcribed from a phone call between her and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs (JC) of Staff General Mark Milley....

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  • September 15, 2021

Before 2016 if you told most Americans that Donald Trump would become president, they would have laughed or thought you were joking. The outspoken businessman and tv personality was a complete outsider to the world of politics. Yet his antics and political rhetoric were not. Trump can thank Newt Gingrich...

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  • July 12, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: On March 9th the United States House of Representatives passed H.R.842, Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, known as the PRO Act. The PRO Act vastly expands labor protections related to employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace....

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  • May 9, 2021

Politico constructed an oral history of the bin Laden raid and it’s worth the read to get a sense as one can from on oral history, of the authenticity of the event, as well as some interesting details, the rosary held by Biden, and especially the trashing of previous guy...

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  • May 1, 2021

To be honest, I’m not all that concerned that the COVID vaccine I took last Friday might have a tracking device in it. For one thing, it doesn’t, because that would be bonkers. For another, I can’t fathom who the hell would want to track me. I can just imagine...

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  • April 29, 2021
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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

I know investigations take a long time but this man has caused so much damage with his enablers, I want to see some depositions, some results, and some accountability.   With all the damage he has caused, I think this is long overdue.   The Mueller report was squashed and now that...

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  • April 12, 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

The past two days of Senate committee hearings about the Capitol riot have revealed that the GOP is openly excusing racists. From the unctuous Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) adopting the smug role of victim, Republicans are all but standing on their desk and yelling, but what...

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  • March 3, 2021

A Swiss Navy Knife. A new article in Forbes about the failure of the F-35 aircraft system in terms of building a Ferrari points us toward the problem of seeking nails for hammers. Another failed weapons system signifies how national security could remain intact without waste and still save the economy...

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  • February 24, 2021
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Texas really is full of dumb GOP fuckers: x NEW: Texas AG Ken Paxton left the state during the deadly power outages last week to meet with his counterpart in Utah. Paxton's spox did not answer Qs about when he left or returned and why the trip was not postponed....

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  • February 22, 2021

Sorry but having lived a long time is Pinko Commie Europe this morning I was gobsmacked by this piece of news. Mr. Willoughby is among scores of Texans who have reported skyrocketing electric bills as the price of keeping lights on and refrigerators humming shot upward. For customers whose electricity...

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  • February 21, 2021

We must make the Texas Electric grid failure strike 3. Economist & Professor Dr. Richard Wolff discusses his new eBook, The Sickness System. Dr. Richard Wolff explains Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: The misery that Texans...

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  • February 19, 2021

The combination of Cancun Ted Cruz, lying Greg Abbott, and Texas Electric Collapse will be Strike 3 for Texas Conservatism if we make the case. Is Texas conservatism dead? See full episodes here. The misery that Texans are feeling right now is widespread. Both the rich and poor are stressed...

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  • February 19, 2021

Oh these rioters, so mollycoddled. Organic food in jail. No problem. Personally want my Harrod’s delivery, or I’m on hunger strike! I booked a holiday. No problem just as long as you don’t go to DC. Can I have a break during my sentence then? Imagine if this was how...

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  • February 8, 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

Large hedge funds representative of fictitious capital aka “dumb money” got screwed by swarming reddit collective action. Numerous “redditors” caused a small scale version of (short) market chaos. WE GOT JON STEWART TO JOIN TWITTER He's right tho… https://t.co/iHedgMhKqg — WSB Mod (@wsbmod) January 29, 2021 UPDATE: It's definitely not a...

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  • January 29, 2021

The basic Trump YouTube message was that God wants you to go out on January 20 and save America. Citing potential for violence, YouTube bans uploads on Trump's page for a 'minimum of 7 days'. It’s his “first strike”, but in Calvinball, who knows whether three will really ban him from...

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  • January 13, 2021

Coonskin Gandhi (aka Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, aka the Odin of Assholes) is currently in a detention facility after checks notes attempting to overthrow the legitimate government of the United States. He put on quite a show for us last week after breaching the Capitol doors and howling at...

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  • January 11, 2021

As with most faculty politics, there is a subtext to the story of a professor fired for specious reasons. Garrett Felber was fired for failing to “communicate face-to-face” with his department chair at University of MIssissippi, even as he was outspoken about a variety of university actions after the selection of...

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  • December 22, 2020

I am sure others have put this together, but I think it is something that needs to be out there. Two things are happening simultaneously.  The United States is suffering its worst cyber attack, possibly in history. Trump and his minions are raising the temperature on a military coup.  Even...

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  • December 19, 2020

Laura Loomer is an Islamophobic nut who lost her long-shot bid to represent Florida’s 21st Congressional District by a whopping 20 points, despite (or maybe because of?) an endorsement from Donald Trump. x Great going Laura. You have a great chance against a Pelosi puppet! https://t.co/pKZp35dUYr— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)...

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  • December 17, 2020

Donald Trump did not start the meteoric lying to the American people. Ali Velshi points out it was modus operandi for the Republican Party. Ali Velshi strikes again x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Ali Velshi struck a hole-in-one once again. I stand corrected. He scored two holes-in-one with...

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  • December 12, 2020

It’s not rivulets of dung cascading down the ruddy cheeks of Narnia’s mayor, but it’s pretty effing embarrassing nonetheless. Sidney Powell, the super lawyer who was too insane even for Trump, is ratcheting up the kookaburra cray-cray a notch, now that she’s no longer restrained by the bounteous gravitas of Rudy...

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  • December 1, 2020

At 10:28 am on September 11, 2001, the first of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center tumbled to the ground. Collectively, Americans stood in unison and cried, oh freedom. Weeks later George W. Bush stood on the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium and threw a ceremonial strike to...

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  • November 30, 2020

Trump’s doing nothing about the continuing rise in Covid cases, and is spending his time at golf and continuing to sow chaos on the path to the bunker. Meanwhile the derangement spreads to Newt Gingrich. x The more data comes out on vote anomalies that clearly are not legitimate the...

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  • November 28, 2020

Trump really wants Iran to do something stupid before he leaves office, whether it’s a terrorist strike by proxies or something, something Revolutionary Guard attack. x If killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani didn’t change Iran’s behaviors or its strategic policies and objectives, I doubt that killing it’s top nuclear scientists...

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  • November 27, 2020

You’d think they’d be penalized for all that disinformation, but in regard to the Trump de-election campaign, that will continue. You take what you can get in the marginally deregulated media universe, whatever “more willing” means considering the size of the Trumpist audience. x YouTube suspends, demonetizes Trump’s favorite TV news network...

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  • November 24, 2020

Trump’s hope continues to be that he can somehow negate legal votes and substitute electors in at least three states. Trump’s “investigators” seem to be the same ones who went to Hawai’i to discover it wasn’t PBO’s birthplace. Loser Trump has not taken any questions since he lost the election...

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  • November 22, 2020

Like the counterintelligence limits of the Mueller report, there are still slender skeletons to be revealed in the corruption of US interests. Trump’s inquiry about a strike against Iran last week was not about Iran’s nuclear proliferation as much as it was part of much larger regional conflict among nuclear...

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  • November 19, 2020

The foolishness continues as sore loser Trump wanted to bomb Iran last week. On the road to the bunker a POTUS proud of trying to end “endless wars” also brags about increasing the size of the military budget. Trump wants to surrender the security deposit on the White House by...

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  • November 17, 2020

“Most importantly, Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life. That’s why we’re taking action now, and why I will continue to hold accountable anyone who threatens our Great...

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  • November 14, 2020

Some Mississippians want to secede from the Union? Okay, just kidding. We need all our states — even the ones that prevent us from passing universal health care and adopting a sane climate policy. We can’t let them secede. Maybe we can let them “succeed,” however. The Washington Post: As...

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  • November 11, 2020

Donald Trump has lost. I don’t think I’m jinxing anything by saying that. Look here … x Trump's vote margin in PA has declined to 116k now, and with maybe ~500,000 left to count (depending on how many in-person ballots remain in Philly) it's only a matter of time before...

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  • November 5, 2020

From ABC News: As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a failed bid to oust...

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  • November 2, 2020

I’m sure you heard this news today out of Arizona courtesy of the New York Times/Siena College’s latest poll: x Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in the four states likeliest to decide the presidency, according to the final Times/Siena surveys of the campaignAriz.: Biden 49, Trump 43Florida: Biden 47, Trump...

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  • November 1, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: x NORTH CAROLINABiden 51% (+4)Trump 47%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+3)Tillis (R-inc) 44%@ppppolls/@ProtectOurCare (D) 10/26-27https://t.co/BAV0ZaJeQm— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 27, 2020 A new Public Policy Polling survey finds North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis trailing Democratic opponent Cal Cunningham...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Montana courtesy of PPP: A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Steve Bullock leading Republican opponent Steve Daines in the Montana Senate race by 1 point (48-47). Health care is a key issue fora majority of Montanans, with 64% considering it either the...

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  • October 27, 2020
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From Emily Singer at The American Independent: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Thursday that preexisting health conditions are not as big a deal as Democrats are making them seem, using one of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act to attack Democrats. “The left, including Joe Biden in...

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  • October 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

Bull shit: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) says she doesn’t think the Supreme Court will overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling, even though she signed a brief urging the court to do so earlier this year. “I think the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned is...

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  • September 30, 2020

Wow: Some of the biggest and most deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. stemmed from the meatpacking industry. But Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was reluctant to call for accountability, including when it came to a Colorado-based plant Gardner received donations from, Business Insider reports. Early in the pandemic, meatpacking factories'...

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  • September 25, 2020

President Obama has weighed in on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation battle that’s sure to ensue. Here’s his statement in its entirety: Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing...

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  • September 19, 2020

Oh boy: Political clashes about the role of climate change in catastrophic West Coast infernos are spilling into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico, where a Republican meteorologist is campaigning for an open seat. U.S. Rep. and Democratic Senate nominee Ben Ray Luján accused rival Mark Ronchetti on Monday...

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  • September 17, 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

Back at the beginning of the year, Trump assassinated Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and a close confidant of the Iranian ayatollah. Undoubtedly Soleimani was responsible for a lot of terror attacks and the deaths of Americans, but Trump didn’t kill him because of that. (Trump...

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  • September 14, 2020

You’ll enjoy this, folks. Former Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill appeared on MSNBC with Nicolle Wallace and, well, just watch … x oh @clairecmc just has no fucks left.pic.twitter.com/v7plxCNHop— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 9, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> McCASKILL: “Think about this for a minute; let’s dwell on this just for...

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  • September 10, 2020

So this happened earlier today: Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who is fighting to keep her Senate seat in one of the country’s most notable races, said Tuesday she’s focusing on her own race, again offering no indication of whether she is supporting President Donald Trump. Collins was in Bangor Tuesday...

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  • August 26, 2020