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Senator(s) Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and Tom Cotton wasted well over an hour of the public’s time yesterday. Instead of legitimate questions aimed at advancing the conversation about conservative and liberal legal philosophy, they spent more than an hour trying to punch holes into the fabric of judicial integrity. As...

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  • March 23, 2022

Anti-American Republicans seem to be stunned into obsequiousness, or the fear of not having a  white majority makes them surrender to their worst instincts. The Republican party, through their officials, both local and federal, Supreme Court Justices, and media outlets are profiteering off of hate. The party is now a...

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  • January 14, 2022

Tim Burchett is an actual U.S. representative from the state of Tennessee, and he apparently has no idea how unemployment insurance (UI) works. As in, we don’t (very rarely, anyway) pay people who quit their jobs. The people who are quitting are frequently applying early for Social Security and/or living off...

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  • October 15, 2021

Paraphrasing Pvt. Sam Watkins, 1st Tennessee, Co. H. ‘America has no north, no south, no east, no west,’ those words could apply to the pandemic. Watkins was lamenting brother against brother killing each other in the American Civil War. All of America is watching the unvaccinated kill each other and...

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  • September 8, 2021

I took a moment, in the interest of “fair and balanced” reporting, to tune into Fox News’ coverage of the opening of the 1/6 Committee hearing, last week. Of course, the scrolling chyron across the bottom of the screen calling it the Pelosi Committee was an obvious attempt to prejudice...

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  • August 2, 2021

Florida bans its schools from teaching critical race theory On Thursday, Florida’s State Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of an amendment banning the teaching of critical race theory in schools throughout the state. The theory, according to PolitiFact, is a collection of ideas about systemic bias and privilege...

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  • June 12, 2021

Peter Doocy keeps trying to stump Jen Psaki, and he continues to come up short on the gotchas as she continues to clean his clock. Jen Psaki schools Fox News Peter Doocy once again. See full episodes here. Fox News Peter Doocy thought he would take Jen Psaki off-kilter, but...

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  • May 21, 2021

Voter rights legislation is winding its way through Congress with the foregone conclusion that Senate Republicans will scuttle it. Equitable voting rights legislation for blacks in America has been a 400-year exercise in hypocrisy. One man, one vote has been turned on its head so often, Ringling Bros. should have...

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  • May 19, 2021

I took my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine two days after my birthday. I had my second shot 21 days later, and I am well past the two-week waiting period to be considered fully vaccinated. Now that I have reached that milestone, I am ready for the next public...

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  • May 14, 2021

A little over a year ago, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham postured that helping out hungry Americans would make them lazy. “Very few people would choose work over unemployment benefits that provided moderately more money,” said Graham. Not only was this an attack on those in need but their work ethic...

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  • April 30, 2021

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) was born in the heart of the old Democratic south. He is a devout southerner, born in Mississippi, and attended college at both the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt in Tennessee. At age sixty-nine, I believe it is safe to say that the one-time southern Democrat,...

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  • April 23, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

He’s now posing as his own Walmart greeter. Trump regularly crashed random wedding receptions at his Bedminster NJ golf club, because he simply likes that opening-the-car-dealership shtick, and copping a feel from the bride seems more acceptable as perv-adjacent. Try the attention-seeking veal, and tip your cow. Unfortunately Facebook may allow him back by next...

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  • March 29, 2021

Tennessee is at it again. State Rep. Jerry Sexton is trying for the third time to get the legislature to say that: BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING, that we hereby designate the...

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  • March 24, 2021

I’m not in a jovial mood today. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed … because my bed is still in America. If it straddled the U.S.-Canada border, I might have had a puncher’s chance—but no. I had to wake up here—in the land of the mask-free, gun-obsessed asshole....

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  • March 23, 2021

A noted piece of work, State Senator Hensley, a Sons of Confederate Veterans member, decided there were so many new ways to get a KKK founder’s statue to stick around in the usual battles of Tennessee culture. This particular 1978 bust is a Jim Crow monument with marginal historical value other than honoring...

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  • March 19, 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

Apparently Marsha Blackburn has a lot of personal knowledge of the lives of Neanderthals, even if they are extinct. Republicans are split on whether Neanderthal is an insult or a compliment. American nationalism does seem to have a branding problem as Texas and Mississippi end mask requirements because something, something… patriotism. Psaki...

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  • March 4, 2021

According to a Civiqs Poll released today, most Democrats and Independents are eager to be vaccinated against the virus that has killed over half a million Americans, but only a third of Republicans say they want that protection. Among white Democrats, only 7% say they will not get vaccinated. About...

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  • March 1, 2021

Efforts to increase vaccinations for Covid-19 involve finding and reallocation doses that are not being used, removing bottlenecks in manufacturing, testing the efficacy of mixing and matching different types of vaccines, and improving the reporting of daily vaccinations. The two approved vaccinations from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are now averaging about...

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  • February 4, 2021

For a brief moment after Trump sent his myrmidons to storm the Capitol where Mitch McConnell was telling the Senate the Biden election was legal, he was angry at what had just happened that he actually showed emotion. “The mob was fed lies,” the GOP leader said on the Senate...

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  • January 28, 2021

CNN reports that the Biden team is greatly concerned that Trump’s public numbers on vaccines are fake and, more critically, it is hard to really know what the current state of play is.   States across the country say they're running low on coronavirus vaccine supply, with many officials insisting the...

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  • January 20, 2021

There was an attack on the seat of government complete with feces left by some of the insurrectionists. Because Trump must be declared the winner of something, something. Fortunately there was no explosive discharge of the pipe bombs. ABC News then obtained an exclusive photo of the suspected explosive device found outside the...

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  • January 8, 2021

So did anything newsworthy happen last night? I was screaming at absinthe fairies until 4 a.m. Wasn’t there some election in one of those deep-red states or something? Oh, I remember now. Donald Trump set fire to the Republican Party and then exiled himself to Florida to stare at gimpy...

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  • January 6, 2021

Just because he wanted a spectacle that could have resulted in mass casualties and even death doesn’t change the event. Race has little to do with it, yet. Motive still needs further investigation, despite the mass of CTs and disinformation. It seems more likely that the bomber did not die...

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  • December 28, 2020

The aftermath of the 2020 election has proven to any skeptical American that the GOP has gone to POT—the Party of Trump. The party is being overrun by conspiracists of every stripe; white supremacists, sexual fantasist, seditionist, and fact denying Trump cultists. The unyielding crazy of this political virus has...

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  • December 18, 2020

“In order to flip the election, Trump would need 37 Biden electors to flip their vote. There have been 16 total since 1900. Being a faithless elector is now illegal in 33 states.”  x Stephen Miller on Fox & Friends says “an alternative” group of electors is also voting today: “As...

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  • December 14, 2020

The myriad investigations and impeachment of President Bill Clinton could be explained as direct power politics, but there was always a larger motivation that explained events.  Bill Clinton broke through the Republicans’ wall of the Solid South.  Over his two campaigns, Clinton won (once or twice) Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana,...

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  • December 12, 2020

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020

The latest GOP logical fallacy is how not finding fraud is proof that there is fraud.  Remember that one of the 17 AGs supporting the Texas AG’s attempt to get a pardon, South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg hit and killed a man in his car, left the scene, and told police the...

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  • December 10, 2020

It’s hard to argue that any citizens have been more targeted under the Trump administration than those living in Democratic-led states, which was by Donald Trump’s own vindictive design. Whether it was singling them out for punishment with tax legislation, stealing their medical supplies, holding out disaster relief, or even attacking their...

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  • December 4, 2020

The song written by Sonny Bono and was a hit for Sonny Cher had a song called The Beat Goes on.  The song was released in 1967 but applies to every year it seems. I sat on my porch today thinking, “ This is one crazy year”.   I never say...

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  • October 26, 2020

Trump and his supporters are such dupes that rather than taking a village, it may take a dominatrix to de-program Trumpists: But up until recently, there’s one group of potential Biden voters who have not been the subject of voter outreach: kinky, submissive male Trump supporters with humiliation fetishes. Now,...

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  • October 24, 2020

The second actual debate could be three too many as we expect more of the same stunts despite a mute switch for the two-minute responses to questions. The GOP has telegraphed some of the debate’s tactical options including foreign interference, even as they whined after foreign policy wasn’t included as...

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  • October 22, 2020

Donald Trump is melting down faster than a brick of Velveeta nestled snugly between the twin industrial steam pans that are his moobs.  The latest? He’s been trashing Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s preeminent expert on infectious diseases, because Trump is missing Friday night Skee-Ball at Chuck E. Cheese or whatever. First, Trump,...

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  • October 20, 2020

The second actual debate will happen on Thursday from Tennessee. Trump won’t be able to help himself in terms of interrupting Biden. Or perhaps there will be some of the same stunts as 2016. x NEW: Kristen Welker, moderator of the Oct. 22 presidential debate at @BelmontUniv, has selected topics:...

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  • October 18, 2020

http://www.documentcloud.org/… West Virginia put a lot of faith in Donald Trump in 2016 and he won the state by 42.1% (68.6% to 26.5%). Today Research America’s poll shows Trump leading Joe Biden by only 14% (53% to 39%) a decrease of two thirds of his margin. One might rush to...

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  • October 13, 2020
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With all the news that’s going on, this has resurfaced: According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel...

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  • October 11, 2020

I cover a lot of U.S. Senate races and I really try to keep a focus on the ones that are the closest so I tend to overlook some races. I’m not worried about the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race but I decided to do some digging on U.S. Senator...

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  • October 8, 2020

More good news today out of Texas: x BREAKING: A new poll shows us just TWO POINTS DOWN! Our momentum keeps growing. Chip in now to defeat John Cornyn: https://t.co/nMcT1Aa91Y pic.twitter.com/hRvqNVAkT4 — MJ Hegar (@mjhegar) September 21, 2020 Here are the full results. From the poll: FYI: x TEXASTrump 48%...

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  • September 21, 2020

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): Election Day is exactly seven weeks from today. People are already mailing in their ballots right now. So it's time to pour everything we can into this fight. Today, I'm endorsing ten more Warren Democrats who are...

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  • September 16, 2020

The are numerous attempts to make the election closer, few credible. Trump’s accelerationism is like Emilio LIzardo hitting a wall with a faulty overthruster in the film Buckaroo Banzai. This remains the path to the bunker on scorched earth, as Trump raves on… x ….His problem is interesting. He must always...

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  • August 31, 2020

Activist Doctor Anand Bhat dispels some inaccuracies about COVID disparities. Biden Latino/AA slip isn’t. Pelosi hits back at a host. A moneyless progressive win. COVID has changed much! Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Speaker of the House...

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  • August 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Giffords PAC: This is the year we will elect a gun safety majority in the United States Senate. When elected, our majority will take historic action to make our country safer. So this summer, we're going on the road—virtually—to rally voters around background checks ahead...

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  • July 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): x It’s an honor to endorse @HarrisonJaime’s campaign to bring new and bold leadership into the Senate. His empathy, character and integrity make him a leader South Carolinians deserve. I’m ready to fight with him to...

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  • July 11, 2020

There are no real details on how this is executive order is to be enforced, but Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is mandating that you must wear a mask if you are out in public. Amid “an explosion of COVID,” all Kentuckians must wear masks in public starting Friday at 5...

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  • July 9, 2020

President Donald Trump said a few days ago that in a mask, he believes he looks like the “Lone Ranger.” Setting aside, that even the simplest of comparisons escape him—the Lone Ranger wore his mask over his eyes, the irony of his Lone Ranger analogy is far beyond his comprehension....

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  • July 3, 2020

From Huffington Post: x YouTube Video Republican Sen. Thom Tillis’s first ad of the general election struck familiar tones for a politician aiming to reintroduce himself to the electorate. The ad, which depicts a young family moving into a mobile home, is meant to play up Tillis’s working-class roots as...

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  • July 2, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Donald Trump can’t get no respect these days. The coronavirus won’t disappear as he said it would, and CNN won’t retract their national poll saying he’s 14 points behind Biden. To top that off, the Dow Jones Industrial stock index dropped 1861 (-6.9%) points today when Wall Street suddenly discovered...

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  • June 11, 2020
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Show of Farce. Peaceful protest in the day, now earlier curfews. x JUST CONFIRMED: Denver Police seized these guns and tactical gear from two men who showed up to the protest on Friday. One of them, Chevy McGee, tells me he didn't break any laws. McGee is part of the...

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  • June 2, 2020