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One can only live in fear if one listens to Republicans and watches their campaign ads. Republicans consistently decouple gun control from crime. Criminality is a real problem, but Willie Horton is not waiting around every corner. I have lived in Philadelphia for over 16 years and have not been...

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  • October 26, 2022

I step back to reflect on many things, including this strangest year of my more than 2 ½ decades as a classroom teacher.  It is also as I approach what I suppose is a milestone of sorts, my 75th birthday on May 23. And of course since my major course...

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  • May 2, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), who announced a 2022 Senate bid earlier this month, said in a statement Tuesday that he will not accept donations from the fossil fuel industry in his run. Fetterman said in the statement obtained by The Hill via...

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  • February 16, 2021

We’re not even at the Silly Season yet, even as we’re reminded of the predictions of Harold Camping about the end of the world in 2011.  But DHS has taken it seriously by keeping troops in DC until Mid-March. Accordingly the nutters are casting about for prophetic revisions to maintain...

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  • January 25, 2021

I live in Virginia, where we have now entered phase 1b for vaccination. On Sunday  notices were sent out as to who was eligible. As a teacher in the Pre-K through 12 range, I was included. Our medical care is through Virginia Hospital Center, where my wife’s cancer was largely...

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  • January 15, 2021

A day of both quiet gratitude but combined with sadness. Today is our 35th  wedding anniversary, which sadly because of the pandemic we will not celebrate with a dinner out. Still we are grateful for one another. The sadness is because yesterday we had to say goodbye to Elsa, our...

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  • December 29, 2020

It’s always been obvious to people with more than a cursory understanding of politics that Republicans only pretend to care about working people and small business owners. They accomplish this by endlessly flogging cultural wedge issues like abortion, gun rights, LGBTQ rights, and perceived Christian “persecution” — while at the same...

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  • December 24, 2020

We’re now at the end of the road where Trump imagines that he can affect future architectural style in federal buildings. And of course he wants an airport named after him. x counteroffer: Trump can have a rest stop toilet on the New Jersey Turnpike— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) December 21,...

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  • December 21, 2020

I have had a very hard week this past week.   I heard two weeks ago about my classmate Willard was being hospitalized in my hometown with Covid.   I have lost several classmates up there  The picture above is my classmates Willard and Gail who had an only child who lost...

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  • December 8, 2020

Our healthcare system is a disgrace. Unfortunately, too many believe we are stuck with it. Is that what you believe as well? Until most Americans realize that we are in the same boat, we will continue to get policies that fail us all. The leaders of our economic system strategically...

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  • November 17, 2020

Joe Biden should thank Greg Palast and other voter roll activists the victory. Trump has a new con and it’s working over his cult. Greg Palast not only talks the voter roll game x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom:...

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  • November 11, 2020

Donald Trump is starting to sound like Eliza Doolittle — “Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!” Trump Rips ‘Fake News’ For Focusing On COVID-19 ‘CASES, CASES, CASES’ As Nation Breaks Record President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked the media for its focus on COVID-19 “CASES, CASES, CASES” after...

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  • October 25, 2020

Trump went to Ohio today to draw attention away from what will continue to be news as his crimes catch up to him. Remember that what Trump really wants among many other things is to kill off Social Security, so aside from actually killing off the elderly with incompetent health...

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  • September 22, 2020

‘We’re all safe because of law enforcement’ Trump says in Kenosha where a cop shot a Black man in the back 7 times x Can we just pay to run this as an ad across the country? #Strokeahontas pic.twitter.com/MC6j6oEYW6— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 1, 2020 How weird is it for Trump,...

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  • September 2, 2020

In the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, the story is known for a blonde mane, braggadocio, getting caught by lies, abuse of a child, and finally a disastrous end. Although a fairy tale, the Grimm fable was more a nightmare for little German children.  That brings us to present-day...

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  • August 10, 2020

​Will Saletan discusses “Trump’s interference or negligence in every stage of the government’s failure: preparation, mobilization, public communication, testing, mitigation, and reopening.” Then America’s luck ran out. “The U.S., which accounts for less than 5% of the world population, leads all other countries in global coronavirus infections and deaths” —...

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  • August 10, 2020

If you’ve ever seen a recently landed fish flopping around in the bottom of a boat desperately trying to get back to familiar waters, you’ll be prepared for this. Donald Trump wants this election to be about racism, fear of foreigners, white grievance, transphobia, the brutal repression of “anarchists,” and anything else...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • August 2, 2020

Seriously. That’s the point of this Washington Post op ed today. There is a LOT of delicious satire in the piece, including a link to a piece in May by Andy Borowitz suggesting that Dr. Fauci wanted Trump to play MORE, not less, golf. But then Milbank gets semi-serious. He...

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  • July 28, 2020

The federal protection squads have now engaged in the second attempt to  operate without accountability, this time in a state run by Democrats. we’ll see how it works in a state run by the GOP.  Something scary is happening in Portland. It’s the very thing conservatives and especially the NRA...

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  • July 19, 2020

“My worry is that we have millions of people with COVID-19 now. And if in a year's time we have 10 million recovered people, and those people have cognitive deficits … then that's going to affect their ability to work and their ability to go about activities of daily living.” Dr....

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  • July 8, 2020

No, not statues of Adolf Eichmann, you cheeky monkeys. However, Donald Trump appears very concerned about ensuring that no “anarchists” or American heritage-haters tear down this statue: x Trump campaign ads over the weekend vowed to protect a new statue: “Christ the Redeemer” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil https://t.co/8BdKz6kdfe pic.twitter.com/iFob0uSRl3— Lachlan Markay...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 6, 2020

Let me say first and foremost, I did not watch this garden salad, vegetable  talking tripe yesterday but picked this up on twitter.  Cadet Bone Spurs discusses how we won Vietnam swiftly and it was won  during Desert Storm.    I am going to leave this Tribe Tweet right here...

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  • July 5, 2020

The Lincoln Project took its time (18 hours or so) to come up with a new ad attacking Bunker Boy for his flop of a . . . rally. The photo above is a screen capture at the 13  second mark. https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1274828565385805824 (Once again, I seem unable to embed a...

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  • June 22, 2020

Lot to unpack here…. so review and leave a comment as to what you think… x Today I released my first campaign ad. It was produced by my kids. Let me know if you like it.https://t.co/OeXvghcnGv pic.twitter.com/CuFKMzdrZB— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 21, 2020 Trump was desperate for this rally. It...

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  • June 21, 2020

So naturally the ideal way to convince people you’re not sick, weak, or old is to discuss that time you feebly walked down a shallow ramp as if you’re currently having a stroke. x In his @WSJ interview, Trump spends nearly 300 words—unprompted—defending his walk down the ramp at West...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • June 18, 2020

Today at West Point: x Trump at West Point. Still unable to drink a glass of water with one hand. Someone get him a sippy cup.pic.twitter.com/0V3yxt2KUl— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) June 13, 2020 I don’t want to make fun of people with serious medical issues, but Republicans opened up this can of...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • June 13, 2020

Donald Trump sounded very troubling in his press conference today. He spoke almost in the fashion a strongman or a dictator would speak.  If too many bend to his wishes, then we will be closer to accepting him as an authoritarian. Donald Trump the Authoritarian Watch the entire episode here. Donald Trump...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • May 16, 2020

He does realize he has the authority to order companies to do this kind of thing, right? Like, through regular government channels other than Twitter or semaphore flag? x General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!!...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • March 27, 2020

Yes, we are seriously going back to this again. I was really being tough and so was he. And we would go back and forth. And then we fell in love. No really. He wrote me beautiful letters.  They were great letters. And then we fell in love!    ...

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  • Avatar of SemDem
  • March 22, 2020

First an apology. My post yesterday on my decision to vote for Warren (which I did at about 9:45 AM) and to contribute to her campaign ($100 online) was my first posting here in more than a month. Some may remember that in mid-November I suffered a stroke, later had...

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  • February 23, 2020

Bernie Sanders is 78 years old, the oldest candidate running for president (including IMPOTUS). Bernie suffered a mild heart attack a few months ago, though he quickly bounced back and is keeping a full campaign schedule. Still, he is an old man with a heart history who is running for...

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  • February 13, 2020

We skedaddled  out of Panama City heading kind of north on highway 2.  But the paved road turned to dirt after 150 miles. By then we were as far south as you can go in the Northern Hemisphere.  We’d driven to the tip of Panama’s southernmost peninsula. You could drive...

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  • February 6, 2020

Why do we need Medicare for All? Let me tell you a personal story. Please listen to the entire video and share it. Many people look at healthcare, Medicare for All and more in an abstract fashion. Empathy dictates seeing through the eyes of others and how their needs could be...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 3, 2020

I have read about and listened to commentary on McConnell’s proposed rules for the Senate impeachment trial beginning tomorrow.  It is for me the final straw. Perhaps I can provide some context with a tweet I posted after reading them. I wrote: simply put – if you vote to deny...

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  • January 21, 2020

It is shameful that in the land of opportunity, the American Healthcare system is nothing but an engine to transfer the assets of the many to the rich via bankruptcy. This is why we need Medicare for All. American Healthcare wants you bankrupt before help. Watch the full episode here. Kathleen Morin-Morgan,...

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  • January 14, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am excited to start this new year focused on an agenda to uplift, empower, and taking control of our lives from those who don’t have our best interest at hand. I am personally committed to trying to make a positive difference in whatever sphere of influence...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 5, 2020

Have you been to a hospital complex lately? In Houston, they are constantly building them or upgrading them. They are beautiful. But the health care they provide sucks your wealth and our tax dollars. It is an evil enterprise. I owned a software development company. I have always carried my own...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 5, 2020

Today is Sunday, which means tomorrow I report for pre-operative stuff at the hospital for the forthcoming operation on Wednesday to address the stenosis (blockage) in my left carotid artery that caused my recent stroke.   While I have no intimations of forthcoming disaster, I will be undergoing general anesthesia, so...

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  • December 15, 2019

In 2016, when President Hillary Clinton (oh I am sorry right-wing) when former candidate Hillary Clinton announced she had pneumonia, along with releasing her medical records, the Conservative smear machine sprang into action. We saw a flurry of Trump-ites, and Republican operatives tell us she had either suffered a stroke,...

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  • November 18, 2019

One “advantage” of having been hospitalized for 76 hours is that I was able to watch a substantial amount of the impeachment hearings on Wed and Fri.   While in general my thoughts were, as might  be expected, in general focused on other topics (including getting back to my students), I...

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  • November 16, 2019

On July 27, 2016 Donald Trump asked the Russians to help him defeat Hillary Clinton. The infamous comment by Mr. Trump was “I will tell you this: Russia if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, I think you will probably be rewarded...

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  • November 7, 2019

I fly to pieces, Every time that I see you preen I fly to pieces, I can’t forget what I’ve just seen. A little one-legged clean-up, You want me to act as if we have no bond You want me to forget (to forget) You ate fish from my pond. (from my pond)...

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  • October 26, 2019

I am honored to say that I am a veteran and was part of the finest fighting force in all of human history. We knew it, the world knew it, and we have always projected our strength through peaceful missions as opposed to oppression and empire-building.  I would always look...

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  • July 4, 2019

I was sexually assaulted at the age of 15 by a former graduate of the high school I attended.  The boy straddled me on the ground and announced he was going “to suck my dick.”  I screamed bloody murder and thrashed around.  I could not get away.  Instead of forcing...

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  • October 2, 2018

The 39-month-long MAGA enema Trump supporters have voluntarily subjected themselves to has evidently waterlogged their brains, which is why so many of them are burning and defacing their very expensive, already purchased Nike gear in the wake of the company’s recent Colin Kaepernick ad. That said, one is tempted to conclude...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • September 4, 2018

OK, game over. I give up. I spent years making a living as a comic, ridiculing reality, but come on, reality can't be this stupid. The only thing left for me to do now is to give up all of my earthly possessions, and make a pilgrimage to a Trappist...

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  • Avatar of Joseph Murphy
  • August 11, 2018

“I could at the stroke of keystrokes … within seconds could find any child within our care for any parent.”   HHS Secretary Alex Azar Forgive me for being skeptical Allie, but somehow or other I deeply doubt that it's keys you're stroking while you're sitting at your desk. I'm...

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  • Avatar of Joseph Murphy
  • July 12, 2018

It’s something you periodically hear whenever the topics of “electric cars” and “natural disasters” meet: fear. There comes an image of electric cars stranded across the roads, endless impractical lines for charging, while their gasoline-driving compatriots escape to safety. In the aftermath, there’s an image of people in their powerless...

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  • September 15, 2017