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More gaslight: Trump’s speech Saturday in North Carolina was one being delivered by the person who incited an act of terrorism designed to overturn the 2020 election. Lapsing into irrelevance, Trump says the same lies: “The 2020 election was definitely the most corrupt election in our history,” Trump claims after...

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  • June 6, 2021

I read “Biden Can Go Bigger and Not ‘Pay for It’ the Old Way” by Economics Professor and MMT advocate Stephanie Kelton. It is an important read that we need to understand. Stephanie Kelton hits the nail on the head. See full episodes here. Ironically Professor Kelton shared some concerns with former...

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  • April 7, 2021

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen will be nominated as Treasury Secretary. Remember that Trump though Mnuchin lifted some Russian sanctions during the Mueller investigation on one Russian oligarch in particular, affecting steel and aluminum tariffs. Then there was Mnuchin’s stonewalling during the impeachment. x https://t.co/drXVFNCBYs— Claudia Sahm GET MORE MONEY...

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  • November 23, 2020

67 straight days of 9/11 on the road to what Trump wants, herd immunity that entails 6 million+ US deaths. x In 2019, Republicans convinced Trump to halfheartedly disavow his supporters after they went on a racist “send her back” chant about @IlhanMN, who’s a U.S. citizen. Will a single...

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  • September 23, 2020

Trump's in Ohio today, trying distract us from knowing that the Manhattan DA has grounds to prosecute Trump and his business on these grounds: -Scheme to Defraud -Falsification of Business Records -Insurance Fraud -Criminal Tax Fraud x Q: Who do you think poisoned Alexey Navalny in Russia? TRUMP: Uhhhh … we'll...

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  • September 21, 2020

Started at 547pm ET Apparently like the Germans and Pearl Harbor, for Trump, the second World War ended in 1917. x YouTube Video Trump starts with more disinformation using a Virginia example Trump pimps stock market — usual blah-blah…. (550pm) whoa, something happened and Trump abruptly leaves after a secret service agent...

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  • August 10, 2020

One of the better Trump interviews, ever. This time with Jonathan Swan. Especially if you watch the entirety, you can fear for the future of the Republic. Excerpts have been made available but the whole interview shows how unhinged Trump actually might be. Then again, Trump still thinks the 1918 flu epidemic...

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  • August 4, 2020

Canadian Primer Minister Justin Trudeau has quite wisely declined to risk sickness and death just so Trump can have a photo-op “celebrating” the new agreement between Canada, the US, and Mexico — which is pretty much the same as the old agreement, the most important part being that Obama’s signature...

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  • July 7, 2020

Trump’s going to have to do more than “lobstering” proclamations to save Susan Collins. Actually, Trump’s tariff war with China has damaged the Maine fisheries. x How to lobster pic.twitter.com/PZTlomCi5T— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 9, 2020 x The BDN Editorial BoardJune 8, 2020: “Trump didn’t save Maine’s fishing industry”https://t.co/Nzch8M4FbX https://t.co/AkYih5FHEP —...

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  • June 25, 2020

Thanks to Donald Trump’s sweeping “America Worst” policy, we’ve become a world pariah in many ways. And now Americans may be barred from traveling to Europe as it reopens its borders in the wake of COVID-19. The New York Times: European Union countries rushing to revive their economies and reopen...

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  • June 23, 2020

Forgive me if this has already been shared, but it’s a must-see: x Donald Trump is apparently losing his mind on twitter over this ad so watch it and retweet it to share it far and wide. pic.twitter.com/WNSnmFZfr0 — Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 19, 2020 Trump’s totally sane and measured...

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  • June 19, 2020

Trump’s button got pushed by Biden: x If John Bolton's accounts are true, it’s not only morally repugnant, it’s a violation of Donald Trump’s sacred duty to the American people to protect America’s interests and defend our values.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 17, 2020 x Joe Biden was a TOTAL...

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  • June 18, 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

Trump keeps lying as he goes to Camp David for a “working weekend”, prepping for a Fox News Town Hall on Sunday. x Trump is again describing their problem-plagued pandemic response as a great success, citing model estimates of up to 2.2 million people dying. “We have saved thousands and...

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  • May 1, 2020

Yet another blow to our food supply delivery system. From Reuters: NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – A slew of U.S. ethanol plants have shut down as fuel demand has collapsed during the coronavirus outbreak, and meatpackers have been hit by a worrying side-effect: less carbon dioxide is now available to chill...

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  • April 8, 2020

Arsonist as firefighter. x Now T's winding up to do the main thing he's here for, his focus for 3 days: to re-define 100K deaths as an amazing accomplishment he shd be praised for. And in the process, to paper over him calling it a hoax, the flu etc—& brand...

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  • April 3, 2020

Today’s WH COVID-19 presser featured IMPOTUS* rambling through reading numbers of items like field hospitals allocated but not actually delivered, and ad libbing campaign speech rhetoric “people are saying we’re very united”. Repeated how proud he is and how victory is at hand. He actually starting getting bored while reading numbers. x...

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  • March 22, 2020

Donald Trump has been rightly excoriated for dragging his feet when it comes to addressing the domestic spread of COVID-19. So what’s he doing now? That’s right — dragging his feet some more. (Those clown shoes offer a lot of protection from the asphalt, apparently.) Bloomberg is reporting that the...

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  • March 21, 2020

Peter Wehner argues in The Atlantic (paywall, some free articles) that The Trump Presidency Is Over. It took until the second half of Trump’s first term, but the crisis has arrived in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s hard to name a president who has been as overwhelmed...

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  • March 13, 2020

Who pays $20,000 for a plane ticket, or a Final Four ticket, or an Inaugural ticket, and should you blame some other country for your own incompetence. And Pence and Trump will still have rallies in Wisconsin next week. x Trump misstated his own policy in an Oval Office address...

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  • March 12, 2020

Donny Trump has come unstuck in time … (Second tweet): x Trump again absurdly blames a stock market slide that mostly happened Monday on a Democratic debate that took place Tuesday night pic.twitter.com/TtRcU9moLZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 27, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> REPORTER: You mentioned the stock market earlier, to...

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  • February 27, 2020

The last time Trump was in New Hampshire it was while he was committing impeachable offenses. Also, Roger Stone may get out of prison in time for the third Trump term. x “I hear a lot of Republicans tomorrow will vote for the weakest candidate possible, of the Democrats. Does...

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  • February 10, 2020

Trial without witnesses is no trial at all. The impeachment as indictment can never be withdrawn. The constant attempts to reduce the impeachment to a civil, rather than a criminal trial, since a bribe of $391 million was at stake for a personal use of public monies in the pursuit...

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  • January 31, 2020

David Dayen has a piece out in the American Prospect that profiles businesswoman, former Lt. Governor candidate and current U.S. Senate candidate, Sarah Riggs Amico (D. GA). Riggs Amico’s campaign is highlighting the story of her family’s business as a narrative to win over voters: Sarah Riggs Amico was the Democratic...

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  • January 26, 2020

The NewYorker’s Susan Glasser finds a single word to describe the Trump era that really isn’t about underpants gnomes, even if it applies to most Trumpian policies, such as they are. There must be one of those long German words for all that soul-sickening worry, right? Some tortured mouthful of...

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  • December 30, 2019

The House voted both impeachment articles and Trump seemed to be in denial during his speech in Battle Creek Michigan at a 10,000 seat arena. “I'm the first person to ever get impeached and there's no crime. Like, I feel guilty.” Trump: “By the way, it doesn't really feel like...

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  • December 19, 2019

Donald Trump is declaring victory in his trade war with China. Of course he is. He always claims victory, even — in fact, especially — when he loses. Remember the 2018 midterm elections? You’d have thought Republicans had won every seat and exacted punitive damages from Democrats who’d had the temerity...

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  • December 18, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. It was found the Trump administration’s proposed changes to...

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  • December 6, 2019

Trump is losing his trade war and what’s worse is that he’s clueless about the reason for the losing. The prevailing truth is that stupidity has given way to irrationality. “The truth, however, is that there has seldom been clearer proof that Trump is in fact the world’s worst negotiator....

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  • November 25, 2019

Weird that the GOP defense could wind up: “I did it, so what – get over it” Idiotic that Individual-1 is trying with the help of his GOP buddies, to make impeachment into reality-TV kayfabe. No amount of extra campaign money funneled to 2020 vulnerable GOP senators can make them less vulnerable to...

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  • November 2, 2019

Trump had a Cabinet meeting today and said more nonsense, repeating his campaign rally talking points, as well as using the Cabinet meeting to make other announcements. This is the Pool report (#4-10). “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause,” Date: October 21, 2019 at 11:52:51 AM EDT Subject: Pool Report #4...

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  • October 21, 2019
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There’s a Beto counter-rally (above) about 14 miles away from the Trump rally in Dallas at the American Airways Center (image below). At the Trump rally there are more than a few riffs on today’s craziness with Turkey and #Trumpeachment Daniel Dale tweets the fact-checks below.  This is the American...

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  • October 18, 2019

Like David Brooks and Thomas Friedman, conservatives use (non-) fictional everymen in their writing. WH adviser Peter Navarro is no different: his is the thinly disguised Ron Vara, no different than David Dennison or John Barron. Today the Comical of Higher Education takes Peter Navarro to task for his sinophobia which only...

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  • October 15, 2019

Remember about a month and a half ago when Donald Trump claimed China had called his top negotiators and a trade deal was on its way? I remember thinking you’d have to have less than 2 pints of creamy brain pâté inside your cranium to actually wager your money based...

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  • October 14, 2019

Donald Trump lies about everything. So why do newsrooms still assume he's telling the truth, especially when he unveils grand initiatives? On Friday, Trump claimed he had reached a landmark last-minute immigration deal with Mexico, which meant he no longer had to impose the tariffs he had been threatening, part...

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  • October 12, 2019

x “Look, I don't want you to rob the bank. I think robbing the bank is a bad idea, and I do not endorse it. Now watch as I disable the alarm and tell the security guard to go on break.” https://t.co/sbIKJkl2Mo— M.S. Bellows, Jr. (@msbellows) October 9, 2019 Another...

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  • October 9, 2019

 Here is Susan Rice talking about Trump’s publicly asking China to investigate the Bidens: x x YouTube Video Transcripts cannot be ordered online, or so I read. But Susan Rice breaks down what Trump has done and makes it simple. Trump is asking China to manufacture dirt on Joe and...

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  • October 4, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1600. Backed a Catholic Highschool on firing a gay teacher...

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  • October 4, 2019

Not sure this is the best message to be trying to sell to Wisconsin dairy farmers sixteen months before an election, but you go, Sonny. Minneapolis Star Tribune “President Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary said Tuesday during a stop in Wisconsin that he doesn’t know if the family dairy farm can...

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  • October 2, 2019

And lo, the Eye of Sauron cast its baleful gaze upon manufacturing, and manufacturing did wither. CNN Business: The Dow fell nearly 350 points Monday, as stocks finished sharply lower after a key economic report showed that American factory activity fell for a second month in a row in September....

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  • October 1, 2019

It’s always nice when they say the quiet part out loud. What is the Republican Party even about anymore? They used to oppose tariffs, stand for family values, recoil at deficit spending, and pretend that everything from wearing a tan suit to using a selfie stick fatally undermined the dignity...

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  • September 28, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1560. Continued to consider putting tariffs on French products 1561. Pushed...

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  • September 13, 2019

Cheeto Mussolini is up early this morning and thinking about what else he could do to screw over the U.S.  — he came up with this…. x ….The USA should always be paying the the lowest rate. No Inflation! It is only the naïveté of Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve...

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  • September 11, 2019

That is a direct quote from a Republican strategist as reported two hours ago by Business Insider: “He's deteriorating in plain sight,” one Republican strategist who's in frequent contact with the White House told Insider on Friday. Some of the new concern is related to Trump’s continuing insistence on saying...

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  • September 6, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1549. Sought to deport children with life threatening illnesses 1550. Escalated...

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  • September 6, 2019

This is what happens when you make a septic spleen president of the United States. Donald Trump was reportedly so enraged at China after the country announced $75 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods back in August that he wanted to double existing tariffs on the country.  He also appears to...

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  • September 4, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1549. Ramped up the trade war with China by raising...

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  • August 30, 2019

On his Thursday show, Neil Cavuto responded to Donald Trump’s recent remarks about the relative dearth of bootlicking happening at Fox News these days. Yesterday, Trump tweeted this: x Just watched @FoxNews heavily promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by...

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  • August 30, 2019

On a good day, listening to top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow discuss economics is like watching the chief herpetologist at the Bronx Zoo run around screaming in the gift shop with a Gaboon viper latched to his scrotum. Today, he looked even more out of his element.  In an...

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  • August 25, 2019
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