Terrorism

The media should set an example for public discourse. No, I do not mean shaping a monolith of Democratic or Republican philosophy, we have that now. Two questions need to be asked of a guest before any interview with a public official or passing the sweet potatoes at the Thanksgiving...

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  • August 23, 2021

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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  • June 13, 2021

One incident occurred just hours ago as a flight gets diverted to OKC because a passenger wanted to step outside. Yet another #hijack attempt aboard a plane? The plane was diverted to OKC. Unknown which airline but checking. pic.twitter.com/4kPeYkmmxC — Stanley Roberts (@StanleyRoberts) June 12, 2021 An earlier flight wound...

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  • June 12, 2021

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

Marjorie Taylor Greene has tried to pick an actual fight with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and continued to accuse Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib of being terrorist sympathizers, calling them the “#JihadSquad.” There is a continuing trope that Trumpists are countering terrorism and that “antifa” is responsible for the predominately right-wing domestic terrorism and more specifically the...

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  • May 13, 2021

Fear of a Red Hat: as much as Liz Cheney is toast, more troubling is Elise Stefanik’s Führereid, because Trump is too stupid to see that he’s blazing an even tighter path to obscurity. As Greg Sargent observes, there is an increased likelihood of another attempt at stealing an election, further...

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  • May 8, 2021

Not a victory for cancellation as perhaps poorly vetted stereotypes best left for an era when Bruce Lee couldn’t be chosen for the lead of a TV series. Dav Pilkey, whose Captain Underpants has its own issues but remains popular, agreed with the withdrawal of his latest ‘graphic novel’ by its...

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  • March 29, 2021

Before 1937, inaugural day wasn’t until March 4. Back in the day we would’ve been facing 6 more weeks of Trump. QAnon-Pushed March 4 As Trump’s ‘True Inauguration Day’—But Officials Don’t Expect Violence https://t.co/vBkkXuPVww pic.twitter.com/2gOGsJ5myh — Forbes (@Forbes) March 2, 2021 Apparently, many QAnon supporters believe that Donald Trump has...

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  • March 2, 2021

Insurrection part Deux may be coming, but it’s a distraction from an emerging Raw Story report about Russian mobsters and Trump that includes money laundering in Kazakhstan. This doesn’t even touch the tax fraud prosecution. Thank jeebus CPAC is over and that concentrated hate and stupidity is over for another year. Even...

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  • March 1, 2021

Holy shit. This aged worse than the lost wedge of Camembert that’s more or less permanently ensconced in Donald Trump’s clammy, pendulous moob flaps. Yeah, that was gross, I grant you. But I figured you needed to tighten up your gag reflex before you watched this: ”We will not see diseases like the...

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  • February 25, 2021

Reminder: Donald Trump and his allies lost 64 cases in the post-election. They won one. “…if the official had a defense.” x Mental health expert explains why Donald Trump must be convicted https://t.co/ZhPvs0Qwwn— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) February 5, 2021 A failure to convict will continue to entrap those who support him, whose unhealthy...

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  • February 5, 2021

The exponential jump in right-wing extremists groups began at the beginning of the first Obama Administration. It seems these ‘unregulated’ militias apply the wording in the 2nd amendment selectively. The opposition to the last administration started with a million women who donned distinctive pink woven caps and dared the former...

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  • January 29, 2021

Democracy is an afterthought for Trumpists. Whether it’s the “sense of style” or “good men knowing their limitations” the movie character of Dirty Harry played by Clint Eastwood resembles the RWNJ fantasy of transcendent morality embodied in some westerns. Harry Callahan acts beyond a rule of law premised on liberal...

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  • January 28, 2021

Mitch McConnell’s mini-me does his usual reactionary foolishness as the Senators are sworn in for the second Trump trial. “In a 55 to 45 vote that strongly suggested that the Senate does not have the votes to convict Donald Trump, senators narrowly killed a Republican effort to dismiss the impeachment...

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  • January 26, 2021

Something strange is going on over undocumented immigrants. President Biden’s acting secretary of Homeland Security, David Pekoske, issued a memo on January 20 halting almost all deportation proceedings for 100 days: Review of and Interim Revision to Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies and Priorities [PDF] I’ve gone over the...

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  • January 26, 2021

The Daily Beast has done it again; a compelling read, this time on Russ Travers, who was fired by Trump and hired by Biden as his deputy homeland security adviser. The article is lengthy but worth the read. Some critics are nervous about this hire, but I have not seen one appointment...

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  • January 21, 2021

Lock them up. Call the FBI’s Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) x Also this guy (he stole Officer Hodges’ shield & is seen crushing him). Additional video below. https://t.co/fDLBuuoWSx pic.twitter.com/kQwlJPAxG7— Just Jess (@jsin7701) January 16, 2021 ‘Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive’  For months,...

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  • January 17, 2021

The Washington Post is my go-to online news source — unless you count Daily Kos, of course, at which I loiter like a teenager contemplating his 11th Mountain Dew Baja Blast refill on a Saturday afternoon at Burger King. I prefer The Post because it appears to irritate Donald Trump even more than The New...

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  • January 16, 2021

In all the talk about the Republican Insurrection and Trump’s impeachment, one very large story has not gotten nearly the degree of high attention that it deserves.  It appears that we now have a President (or Republican voters generally) that effectively have death squads or, as crucially, the effective threat of...

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  • January 15, 2021

Further investigation coming as the reality emerges. The Capitol police officer was killed because he was beaten to death, not a heart attack as originally reported. Foreign money supported at least one figure involved in the 1/6 insurrection, suggesting that a 1/6 Commission be created. x The Jan 6 siege at...

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  • January 14, 2021

Montana Senator Jon Tester has made it clear that he will not hesitate to expel Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley from the Senate for insurrection. Senator Jon Tester serious about Ted Cruz & Josh Hawley expulsion x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Jon Tester wrote an op-ed in...

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  • January 12, 2021

Trump’s passive assent to events like the kidnapping/assassination plot against Michigan Governor Whitmer signaled the path to the current DC crisis. He enjoyed watching the unfolding attack on the Capitol rather than deal with it as a national crisis. x Historians are going to point to Trump’s incitement of the Michigan...

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  • January 12, 2021

Overcoming the tragedy of 6 January and the coming crises of inauguration week require attention to how it is less about calls for unity and more about Constitutional justice. Pay attention to your doomscrolling; take care of your self.  Doomscrolling is the act of consuming a large quantity of negative online news...

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  • January 11, 2021

There is a Wall Street Journal report that Trump’s pressure on a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign was part of a broader push by President Trump to overturn the state’s election results. x Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA): “This is a very narrow article of impeachment … it is focused on...

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  • January 9, 2021

In his “Don’t Impeach Me” video, Trump said “This moment calls for healing[.]”  Other Republicans have joined this rhetorical bandwagon. House Republican Leader McCarthy issued a statement opposing impeachment, arguing that “[e]ach passing day will offer us an opportunity to heal[.]”. NY Republican Rep. Tom Reed said “I'm opposed to impeachment. I...

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  • January 9, 2021

The interview between this delusional man, hanging with the Right-Wing gun-toting white supremacist insurrectionists tells us much. His threat must not be taken lightly. When the Obama administration released a report that pointed the dangers of the Right-Wing White Supremacist Terrorists, Republicans balked. Trump: Right-Wing White Supremacist terrorist catalyst x...

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  • January 8, 2021

Suddenly, we’re all talking about the felony murder doctrine. Broadly, that’s a legal principle stating that if someone is involved in the commission of a felony, and the circumstances of that crime result in a death, then they are guilty of the offense of murder even if they weren’t directly...

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  • January 8, 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

Retiring Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman has had it with the conspiracy theories and misinformers. He says he is going after them. Congressman Denver Riggleman will take them on. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. It is refreshing to see a Republican, albeit retiring, comes clean to describe the...

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  • December 19, 2020

Yemen’s Houthi rebels in Yemen finally gave the United Nations access to a disintegrating oil tanker that threatens the northern Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba's coral reefs and coastal communities. Safer, the tanker, had been abandoned with over 1.1 million barrels of crude oil (four times the amount of the...

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  • December 18, 2020

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

Abigail Esman discusses patriarchy, narcissism, and more. GOP is officially anti-democratic. Todd talks about catastrophic leadership but misses one. Abigail Esman has an important message. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Chuck Todd...

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  • December 11, 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

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • November 7, 2020

More damn mischief. GOTV, dammit. Fortunately the FBI is on the case. x https://t.co/b9Ak1VMZnI— Forbes (@Forbes) November 3, 2020 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, on Tuesday alerted voters in Dearborn about a suspicious text message making the rounds that claimed a “typographical error” on the on the ballots, which were inexplicably described...

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  • November 3, 2020

Let us not mince words. What happened yesterday on I-35 was an act of domestic terrorism — supporters of Trump used their cars and trucks to surround a Biden-Harris bus and tried to force it off the road. The FBI is investigating the assault. Meanwhile, Trump, who boasts of “my...

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  • November 1, 2020

Remember the name, Tynetta Jackson. She is a Democratic Hero that we need to all mimic from now to election day and beyond. She did her part.  She understands the importance of this election. Tynetta Jackson, Democratic Hero See full episodes here. I almost cried after listening to Tynetta Jackson. She made...

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  • October 31, 2020

The worry will be that post Election Day chaos will be widespread, and that town clerks and voting registrars might get all Dirty Harry on claiming partisan moral superiority. At some moment Secretaries of State should be non partisan and national voting procedures standardized. Media attention will get skewed more than...

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  • October 29, 2020

“If this shit goes down… okay… if this whole thing starts to happen, I’m tellin’ you what dude, I’m takin’ out as many of those motherfuckers as I can. Every single one dude. Every single one. And if you guys are gonna give any of these motherfuckers a chance, any...

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  • October 17, 2020

The stupid is always stronger with these people (John Fugelsang) The president is outright lying right now on Rush’s show, saying we have a cure for COVID. x Trump starts by saying he “jumped” on the invite to do this rally because Rush's audience is so large. Then he falsely...

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  • October 9, 2020

Antifa is a candy and a breath mint. I know because you’re soaking in a floor wax and a dessert topping. x Slave masters weren’t just an idea but apparently it’s one you’re in LOVE with. pic.twitter.com/uwyGQJzOR0— Karyn Bradford Coleman (@KweenKayBee) September 30, 2020 Trump’s shout out to the Proud...

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  • September 30, 2020

Ryan Lizza tries to convince us that Trump is a formidable debater because horse race, even if Trump is a mudder. When the track gets wet, and his finances are below water, there will be no rain delay on any course. x Worth reading but it's worth remembering that Trump was judged...

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  • September 29, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

Other than Trump’s deliberate mass-casualty response to COVID-19, there was an earlier event that had similar malevolence. This is not about “antifa” as a threat, rather it is the continuing, intergenerational threat of right-wing domestic terror, made more possible by Trump’s election and not triggered by isolated individuals. x TREASONOUS SABOTAGE OF...

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  • September 15, 2020

We need a more hinged POTUS, as Trump is now mongering actual violence rather than fear from the White House. Scorched earth on the path to the bunker is continuing. Trump is all about escalating the white retaliation begun 12 years ago. x .@realDonaldTrump is despicable. His entire campaign is...

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  • September 12, 2020

DHS is drafting its annual threat assessment report, and Politico got hold of the draft: DHS draft document: White supremacists are greatest terror threat White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. Two later draft versions...

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  • September 8, 2020

The Silly Season is still in effect, but don’t forget to not wear white after Monday. x Osama bin Laden's niece has endorsed Trump so we decided to purchase https://t.co/8cDHMlm3YD.— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 5, 2020 Some claim she resembles that famed Islamaphobe, Laura Loomer. @NoorBinLadin “America is the greatest, least racist...

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  • September 5, 2020

Like the fantasy airline flights filled with numerous thugs, the delusional election stunts continue. The riff here is on “autonomous zones”. x This is the latest attempt to distract from the fact that COVID-19 has infected over 6 million Americans, killed 185,000 people, and destroyed the American economy. The only anarchy...

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  • September 3, 2020
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