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I often use a three-word idiom to explain human behavior; accident, coincidence, and trend. The current anti-Semitic controversy surrounding the demonstrations of ignorance by NBA star Kyrie Irving makes my point. His accidents of language have stopped being funny, are not a coincidence, and have become a trend. In 2017...

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  • November 4, 2022

In 2007 when former President Barack Obama announced for the presidency, Republicans immediately labeled him a celebrity candidate. Juxtaposed against shots of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears sauntering through crowds, a 2008 campaign ad for his opponent, John McCain, says of  Barack Obama, “He’s the biggest celebrity in the world,”...

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  • August 22, 2022

Strong black women have surrounded me for most of my life. I cannot speak, personally, to accomplished women of other races, which I know there are many, but I can rely on my own experience. I was raised by a black woman—born pre-1910—who mentored and protected five generations of my...

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  • March 25, 2022

I don’t know if this statement has been diarized, my apologies, but it bears repeating often, so if anyone missed it. The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards The Bolding is mine Introduction We, the undersigned, are scholars of democracy who have...

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  • June 6, 2021

If it were a perfect world, I would like to think that the most recent attacks on young black millionaires are just a coincidence. In a perfect world, the success of blacks would be applauded as a plus for the country. Unfortunately, American history is littered with incidents of racial...

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  • June 2, 2021

The Washington Post Editorial Board made their endorsement today: IF VIRGINIA governors were allowed consecutive terms in office, Terry McAuliffe could have run for reelection in 2017 and almost certainly would have won easily. But the commonwealth is an outlier — the only state whose constitution mandates eviction for governors every four...

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  • April 27, 2021

By way of a baffling and contradictory threat in explaining his position, Senator Mitch McConnell, in his best southern drawl, warned “Co-cola” to not be “stupid.” Addressing a gaggle of reporters in Kentucky,  McConnell said, “It’s quite stupid to jump in the middle of a highly controversial issue,” he went...

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  • April 7, 2021

Ok, this is Sunday and I try to stay away from political posts on Sunday.   Something happened yesterday and took me back 30 years and I smiled.  My car had just stopped and would not crank at the drive through at CVS.  I called my husband to come down and jump...

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  • March 14, 2021

Even in the last days there will be lawfare aside from the threat to 50 statehouses. Rudy is likely bargaining for his pardon as the final list should be a doozy. Spotted by @abdallahcnn https://t.co/gOkIqohlV5 pic.twitter.com/xyhPjhuP1R — Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 16, 2021 “Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call...

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  • January 16, 2021

As reported by Politico, the incoming Biden administration will find itself with an existing, untapped $40 billion “stash” for the Department of Energy to use creatively in funding plans for green energy and the like: And Biden, who oversaw the Obama administration’s stimulus work as vice president, unknowingly left himself...

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  • January 2, 2021

Televangelist Pat Robertson has pretty much thrown in the towel on Donald Trump. He acknowledges he lives in an alternate reality. Televangelist has given up on Trump x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Pat Robertson hammered yet another nail into the presidential coffin. He has all but thrown...

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  • December 24, 2020

Donald Trump’s favorite person, aside from himself, has worked assiduously over the years to make it appear as if she isn’t nearly as vulgar, brash, or downright gormless as the rest of the Huns in her family. But it’s a dark ruse — as evidenced by her tacit complicity in...

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  • November 17, 2020

I am overjoyed that Joe Biden won the presidency, but am also aware of the serious damage presented by the Republicans potentially controlling the Senate, giving them a major blocking tool. We all know this.  The key to understanding the Republican Party, and its serious threat to the nation, is that they...

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  • November 17, 2020

x Biden: “We both know tensions are high. They can be high after a tough election…But remember, we have to remain calm, patient. Let the process work out as we count all the votes…your vote will be counted. I do not care how hard people try to stop it. I...

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  • November 7, 2020

Over the weekend, Americans were bombarded by press accounts with what we already know, Donald Trump is a liar, a tax cheat, and a possible felon. In case you think that is hyperbole—Mr. Trump, ask Al Capone. My theory is that Donald Trump released his tax information so debate moderator...

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  • September 28, 2020

Just another news day and at least one or two more news cycles with 54 days left. x Donald Trump is the first president in 39 years to not start a war but still manage to kill 190,000+ Americans.— ray waldin (@rwaldin) September 10, 2020 How pathological is this tweet....

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  • September 10, 2020

The suddenly very dreamy Miles Taylor — the former Trump DHS chief of staff who’s called his former boss, in a word, fuckingnuts — is back, and he’s bringing some of his friends with him. Taylor, who exhorted us all to vote for Joe Biden unless we want human decency itself to...

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  • August 25, 2020

If you listen to Donald Trump, he is the Bigly master of distraction, with the Greatest talent for lying. He says, Believe me, because he is a Winner. These are the repeated themes of a man with little imagination, little thought, and little compassion. He speaks in a con man’s...

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  • August 17, 2020

The unhingery continues with four months left. Trump’s doubling down on positions seems typical but has now moved to places that seem more like a scorched-earth campaign as November approaches. Trump just asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the ACA in its entirety. He is trying to take away your...

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  • June 26, 2020

Some facts never change. The deaths are still deaths, as COVID-19 has killed more Americans than Vietnam. Oct 14, 2016  x x YouTube Video In a previously unreported 1998 interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump compared sex to going to battle in Vietnam and joked he should be getting the...

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  • April 28, 2020

Rather than doubling COVID-19 testing, spectacles worthy of Space Force. Because Stalin had no monopoly on cultural marxism in championing national unity. The Pentagon is planning a multicity tour of the U.S. military’s top flight demonstration teams to “champion national unity” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to senior U.S. officials and...

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  • April 28, 2020

Live Blog below — Today was about IMPOTUS’s folk beliefs 5:00* PM EDT *(rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House x Drinking a bunch of bleach was not on my bingo card for how trumps presidency would end. https://t.co/7N8czpenfe— Beaker (@OilBeak)...

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  • April 23, 2020

I like this: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday praised Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for having a “significant” influence on American politics and said he hopes the progressive senator will play a role in his own campaign if he should be the Democratic nominee. Speaking on NBC's “Today,” Biden...

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  • April 8, 2020

I am not a doctor, let me get that straight right off.   I do want to talk about what I have learned from speech therapist when my son/grandson was born with a cleft pallet and had not only hearing but speech problems.   I also spoke in length to Mel Tillis...

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  • March 6, 2020

Donald Trump thinks the woman he continually refers to as “Pocahontas” is too mean to be president. She’s not nice like, you know, him (second tweet): x TRUMP on Elizabeth Warren: “I think lack of talent was her problem. She had a tremendous lack of talent … she is a...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • March 6, 2020

Trump’s Katrina is coming. The global economy will be making a downturn with the coronavirus COVID-19. Trump just had another lie-filled presser claiming it will all get better and that there will soon be a vaccine (experts say 1-2 years away). Daniel Dale does another tweet thread. x Trump says he's...

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  • February 27, 2020

If electoral victory is a mouse to be caught, the color of the cat deployed doesn’t really matter. Matthew 21:12 He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. Screw inevitability and electability, aphorisms and purity still rule the day in what is now a lively but...

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  • February 23, 2020

In the Republican Party’s continued plunge into racism, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley tethered herself to white nationalism and bungee jumped into the valley. Speaking to erstwhile Fox News gabber Glenn Beck last Friday, Haley said, “We don’t have hateful people in South Carolina. There’s a...

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  • December 9, 2019

I’ve had bosses before who always seemed to do everything they could to disrupt our team’s progress, either through interjecting nonsense or making decisions that impacted the project without thinking things through. In the end, if we still managed to pull it off, the guy would humbly try to take all of the...

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  • October 27, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Civil Rights Hero, Rep. John Lewis (D. GA-05), in support of Jon Ossoff’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: I need your help today in Georgia: Will you give $5 to launch my brother Jon Ossoff’s campaign for the U.S. Senate? I’ve spilled blood struggling for civil rights....

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  • September 29, 2019

Today’s impeachment hearing featuring Corey Lewandowski was an utter embarrassment for Democrats, and destroyed any notion that the Democratic leadership possesses even the semblance of competence that would be required to impeach President Trump. Believe me, I wish this weren’t true. But as an adult, I have to face facts.  Nadler et al. we’re unfocused,...

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  • September 17, 2019

It’s a day that ends in Y so Trump is attacking a person of color, this time our beloved Joy Ann Reid. … x Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn’t have the “it” factor needed for...

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  • September 14, 2019

Listen, Tomi. My father put food on the table for a family of nine by working grueling, 18-hour shifts at the local star-spangled-leggings-with-gun-holsters-in-them factory, and now you’re taking food out of the mouths of young tots who only want the same shot at the American dream that I had. America...

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  • August 30, 2019

From the network that once pissed its pants in abject fear and outrage over Ebola, immigrant caravans, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ inability to get a meal at a restaurant that one time. Your favorite syphilitic clown penis, Tucker Carlson, from last night’s show: The whole thing is a lie. If...

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  • August 7, 2019

Pot, meet kettle. The Hill: President Trump reportedly praised Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for having a “certain talent,” going so far as to compare her to the former first lady of Argentina, Eva Perón. But the president tempered that praise by saying that the freshman lawmaker “knows nothing,” according to the soon-to-be released...

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  • July 7, 2019

Piers Morgan thought he could best Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, which is a little like a chewed legume challenging Usain Bolt to a footrace. Needless to say, it didn’t go well. For him. After AOC mused on Twitter that maybe — just maybe — our country should leave diplomacy to...

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  • July 2, 2019

So let me give some background. On May 15 I saw a posting on DC Craigslist for a private high Catholic high school in Hyattsville MD looking for a 12th grade Government teacher.  As a DC area resident since 1982, I was pretty sure that the only Catholic high school...

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  • June 14, 2019

I’m not one to speak well of a Republican — particularly a Tea Party Republican — but Rep. Justin Amash at least knows how to read a report and draw some glaringly obvious conclusions. And because he has a talent for reading comprehension that’s exceedingly rare among his brethren, Republicans have...

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  • June 13, 2019

Last week in the U.K., Donald Trump gave two crackers interviews that drew a tremendous amount of criticism. First, he sat down with former America’s Got Talent judge and purported journalist Piers Morgan for what could only be described as the interview equivalent of an enraged pelican choking to death on...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • June 9, 2019

To be perfectly blunt, I think Kylie and Kendall Jenner are simply awful people. Both are the personification of privilege, and act the part as well. Neither are particularly gifted in any way, and it’s extremely unlikely they would ever have made it in the industry without their famous last name, vast family...

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  • June 8, 2019

Received this e-mail from Rep. Conor Lamb (D. PA-17) in support of Chief Executive of Allegheny County Rich Fitzgerald’s (D. PA) re-election campaign: Rich Fitzgerald had a simple reason for getting involved in municipal government back in the 1990s: he saw too many of Allegheny County’s best and brightest leaving...

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  • April 26, 2019

I have always enjoyed Michael Isikoff’s work as an investigative journalist. Not only does he uncover some really cool, nasty shit, but like his co-author David Corn, he has a natural talent for taking what could be complex and confusing political issues, and simplifying them so that people without a...

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  • January 22, 2019

I have always enjoyed Michael Isikoff’s work as an investigative journalist. Not only does he uncover some really cool, nasty shit, but like his co-author David Corn, he has a natural talent for taking what could be complex and confusing political issues, and simplifying them so that people without a...

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  • Avatar of Joseph Murphy
  • January 22, 2019

You can take the reality show host out of the reality show, but you can’t take the reality show out of his putrescent dung hill of a brain. We’ve long since figured out that Donald Trump isn’t fixated on the minutiae of policy or, I don’t know, doing his job...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • January 21, 2019

Here’s how it ultimately breaks down, in pure and simple human terms. This Friday morning, over 800,000 federal employees will wake up, hit the “brew” button, and log into their bank accounts, which will show exactly the same amount of money that they did when the employees went to bed...

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  • January 8, 2019

Unbelievably, Jared Kushner has not brought peace to the Middle East (I’d desperately hoped Israelis and Palestinians might sign an accord agreeing that Kushner is 97 percent colostomy bag and 3 percent human, and that peace would blossom from that historic rapprochement, but no dice.) Still, like an idiot savant whose preternatural...

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  • December 12, 2018

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: BIG NEWS! Cook Political Report moves Texas Senate race to ‘toss-up.’ The Hill reports: “The move follows a series of polls showing Cruz with a small single-digit lead over his insurgent opponent,...

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  • September 24, 2018

Health industry stocks plunged on Tuesday with word that corporate powerhouses Amazon, J.P. Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway were partnering to create a new, nonprofit company to “focus on technological solutions to provide coverage for U.S. employees at a lower cost.” But if Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon were...

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  • February 4, 2018

And there's more. United Torah Judaism put the Knesset's Finance Committee on the table, plus the health portfolio. That Finance Committee chairmanship is looking to have a potential to be a back breaker. Likud has no fewer than four interested parties lined up wanting it. Though to be fair, Kulanu...

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  • April 13, 2015