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Saturday, October 8, 2022, not 1952, Alabama Senator and former football coach Tommy Tuberville tossed the hood of racism into the fray with cynical jabs at people he described with the pronoun “they.” According to Tuberville, “They are not soft on crime. They’re pro-crime. They want crime. They want crime...

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  • October 10, 2022

President Joe Biden delivered the State of the Union Address last night, and the GOP performed human-pet tricks. The popping up and down like a Whack-A-Mole game may be great exercise for the knees but is more distracting to the rhythm of a speech than helpful. Republicans turned away from...

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  • March 2, 2022

Blaming Joe Biden for the coronavirus spread is like blaming the surgeon for not saving the victim of a gunshot wound to the head. American conservatives, and a willing press, have conveniently forgotten the former president told the country the virus would simply disappear. He said lights, bacterial spray, and...

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  • January 12, 2022

I had a spirited discussion a little over a week ago with a family member about getting vaccinated and the idea of a vaccine mandate. Both of us and our families are vaccinated. We agreed on the science and the necessity. The problem came when I ferociously stated I had...

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  • November 15, 2021

In nineteen seventy-four, I reached three milestones in my life. In March of that year, I turned eighteen; ten days later, I registered with selective service—conscription ended in 1973, and naively I registered as an independent voter. I remember the sense of power I felt. I could join the military...

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  • October 27, 2021

It’s sick. So, so sick. But that’s what Republicans are all about these days: inspecting children’s genitals. It’s pretty much all they talk about—when they’re not talking about Mr. Potato Head. And his starchy, androgynous genitalia. They’re so into it, in fact, they’ve passed bills that would allow them to scrutinize any...

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  • June 12, 2021

Arizona still is a paradigm case in attempts to overthrow governments. Apparently elections are now auctions and any idiot with money and a legislature in their pocket can demand election audits. Lawfare will ensue as democracy and information will become more rather than less opaque. The politicized “audit” of Maricopa County, Arizona’s...

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  • May 28, 2021

Peak cynicism has arrived. Tucker Carlson pimps a version of the nanny-state with more police confrontations because he thinks cops should stop children from wearing masks by enforcing child abuse laws. Apparently making a child wear a mask is like punching them in the face or the equivalent of exhibitionism....

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  • April 27, 2021

Europe will start welcoming American tourists who can show they are fully vaccinated, currently 29% of the US population. The American government has provided at least one dose of Covid vaccine to 42.2% of its population. Some 53.6% of American adults have had at least one jab, and the percentage for...

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  • April 25, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

Sadly too many Americans allow the con from Republicans on spending. Ali Velshi exposes what is hidden in plain sight that should give us pause. Ali Velshi exposes Republicans, Mitch McConnell See full episodes here. The House of Representatives passed the COVID-19 relief bill. The House passed its $1.9 trillion...

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  • February 27, 2021

Despite the sad benchmark of half a million Americans dead from Covid-19, many developments in the war against Covid-19 are happening daily with most being positive. The CDC is reporting that more than 16 million doses of the two approved vaccines have been delivered since Sunday, probably clearing that backlog...

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  • February 26, 2021

In the first 19 days since Joe Biden took office about 26.7 million Covid-19 vaccinations have taken place. Altogether, more than 32.9 million Americans had received at least one shot of vaccine as of yesterday, that is 9.9% of the total population and 12.5% of those old enough to be eligible. Between...

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  • February 10, 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

Ok, in case you haven’t heard: President Biden promised to get more relief to Americans quickly to help people survive financially until the pandemic is under control. A key part of Biden’s proposal is to send another round of cash payments directly to U.S. households. Some economists, Republicans and moderate...

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  • February 4, 2021

Ali Velshi made it clear. Private prisons are a perverse incentive. The same applies to healthcare. It is tantamount to extortion for both. Ali Velshi nails it See full episodes here. Early in Ali Velshi’s piece, he said that private prisons are a stupid amoral idea. Later he made the case...

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  • February 3, 2021

Heartbreaking news Captain Sir Tom Moore, the second world war veteran who raised almost £39m for NHS charities during the first coronavirus lockdown in spring 2020, has died aged 100 after testing positive for coronavirus. One of the few bright lights in the last year has moved on, very few...

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  • February 2, 2021

Eunice Foote was born in NY state in 1819. She had gone to university at the Troy Female Seminary (N/K/A Emma Willard School), where she was encouraged to attend a nearby college to study science. It was there where she learned her scientific skills for her free-thinking experiments.  In fact, she was not...

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  • January 26, 2021

Now everybody knows there’s exceptions to this rule, Now don’t be getting’ mad, when we playin’; it’s cool Rapper and actor Queen Latifah, wrote those words in 1993. Her words seem most appropriate for Republicans who ruled the Senate with an iron fist in a barbed wire glove. The denial...

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  • January 22, 2021

From CNN: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the House's article of impeachment will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the Senate's impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. “I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the articles will be delivered...

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  • January 22, 2021

Crimes against humanity by needless deaths, because sending Americans a check with his name on it obligated a vote. Trump needed anti-masking reactionaries and antivaxxers to merge in order to foment some naïve idea of herd immunity such that wanting to get more people infected was more important to the...

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  • December 19, 2020

Stephanie Ruhle did not hold back as she excoriated the government's response to COVID. Her empathy for the plight of most is unparalleled. Stephanie Ruhle gets it x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. In a very poignant message, Stephanie Ruhle detailed her experience in which the entire family was infected...

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  • December 8, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… Arizona’s Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the newest Democratic senator Wednesday, after winning the special election filling out the term of John McCain. Kelly’s victory in the Grand Canyon State was almost as sweet as Joe Biden’s win there. Kelly won with 51.2% of the vote, a...

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  • November 30, 2020

At 10:28 am on September 11, 2001, the first of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center tumbled to the ground. Collectively, Americans stood in unison and cried, oh freedom. Weeks later George W. Bush stood on the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium and threw a ceremonial strike to...

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  • November 30, 2020

Throughout the Democratic primaries, the dueling campaigns, and finally the day of November 3rd, I feared the United States would let me down. I have blown the horn of warning to anyone who would listen that this election was not a referendum on Donald Trump it was a referendum on...

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  • November 25, 2020

Trump celebrated a month and 26 days of asshat amateurism left by having a one minute briefing and taking no questions at the White House, but claiming credit for the stock market record even as he had predicted a crash with a Biden victory. x The First Lady (right) at the...

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  • November 24, 2020

< p class=”is-empty-p”> http://www.msn.com/… ABC News reports drug make Pfizer will seek approval to start distributing millions of vaccine doses for Covid-19 within days. The company has updated the report on its testing to say the vaccine has proven 95% effective. Earlier it claimed 90%+ effectiveness. Pfizer and partner BioNTech announced...

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  • November 18, 2020

Prisoners about to be executed are sometimes asked what they want for their last meal. (I used to fantasize about what I would want — maybe grouse served with a ‘66 Romaneé-Conti — until I learned the choices were limited to like, steak.) Scott Atlas — he of “herd immunity”...

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  • November 17, 2020

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with...

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  • November 2, 2020

We wondered a few years back when we were saying Buckle up…what he would do.  We wondered what his enablers would continue to back.   Would he start a war?  Would he declare martial law?  Now we know the beginning and we still don’t know the finale.   He is trying to...

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  • October 29, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Arizona courtesy of OH Predictive Insights: In the state’s other race with national consequences, former astronaut Mark Kelly maintains his advantage over incumbent Sen. Martha McSally. Half (50%) of Arizona voters prefer Kelly while 45% prefer McSally. One of the unique aspects of...

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  • October 27, 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

Chris Hayes gave a dire description of Trump's herd immunity policy that will send chills down the spine of most Americans. Elections matter. Herd immunity raises it's head again x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. One of President Trump’s top medical advisers is urging the White House to embrace a...

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  • October 23, 2020

From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Gov. Mike Parson proceeded with an event at a state office building last month after staff warned his office of a cluster of COVID-19 cases among state workers in the building, according to emails obtained by the Post-Dispatch. Parson, a Republican running for a four-year...

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  • October 23, 2020

From The Huffington Post: Though Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has lost several key endorsements to Democratic challenger Sara Gideon this election cycle, she received the full support last week of at least one group in her state: the anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion Christian Civic League of Maine. During an Oct. 13 interview...

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  • October 23, 2020

This news is terrible for everyone who gets a positive test result but this is pretty scary. Developing story. We just lost a nephew to the virus.  He was 43 and in good health and his widow and child also have it.  They are in Oklahoma. This madness has to...

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  • October 15, 2020

Harvard economists estimate the cumulative financial costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fiscal conservatives' pandemic cost $16 Trillion for the US, about 90% of the country's GDP. If anything, you’d think fiscal conservatives, some of whom might even harbor liberal cultural/social notions, might be very angry at the waste caused by...

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  • October 12, 2020

This evening at 7pm ET there will be another of the usual airport hangar events to pack Trumpists and spread contagion. We’ll see how long he lasts, considering his planned 30 minute speech on Saturday lasted 18 minutes. x This is the line for the Trump Rally in Sanford, FL....

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  • October 12, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Iowa today courtesy of CBS News/YouGov’s latest poll: x IOWABiden 49%Trump 49%.#IAsen:Greenfield (D) 47% (+4)Ernst (R-inc) 43%@YouGovAmerica/@CBSNewsPoll, LV, 10/6-9https://t.co/kcXxQoy7Y2— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 12, 2020 In Iowa, Republican Senator Joni Ernst is down four points to her challenger, Democrat Theresa Greenfield. In each of...

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  • October 12, 2020

The GOP Senate mischief continues, as the GOP’s rush to endanger the women’s health of at least 17 states and 30 million people also continues. x Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris will not in person attend the SCOTUS confirmation hearing as COVID runs through the Senate GOP.https://t.co/AD6Q5ulw4T via @politicususa—...

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  • October 11, 2020

In an interview on CBS Face the Nation Scott Gottlieb affirmed the position that the Trump administration erred in not directing national drug production of antibody drugs like Regeneron’s. x And Scott Gottlieb was just on Face the Nation saying that if we would have had a national response in the...

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  • October 11, 2020
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There aren’t a lot of Governor races for me to cover this year. Governors Roy Cooper (D. NC) and Jay Inslee (D. WA) are looking good heading into re-election and Montana’s Governor race is the only real toss-up. But if there’s one race that could possibly break late, it’s the...

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  • October 11, 2020

Even at 36 people stricken with COVID so far from contact at the White House, all kinds of people are missing, perhaps quarantined, with a few hospitalized. Perhaps there will be improved contact tracing, despite the attempts to conceal their base incompetence and slavish loyalty to Trump.  x Getty's last...

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  • October 9, 2020

Typhoid Trump has shown that negligence has consequences. Will Pence be a disease vector. Meanwhile, Tupac Shakur will be there in spirit, for someone. Against this backdrop, it should be clear taking team Trump’s word on the timing or presence of any infection in their ranks is unsafe. And yet, it...

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  • October 7, 2020

Trump, his administration, and his doctors have been publicly unwilling, and contradictory, about identifying when Trump first learned — even if by a preliminary test — that he was, or potentially was, Covid positive.  The most obvious tell here is that the Trump people refuse to answer when Trump last tested negative...

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  • October 7, 2020

The president believed he could wish the pandemic away even as he knew it was dangerous. It has come home to roost at the White House and beyond. The pandemic must be the undoing of Trump x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Brian Williams made a statement that made me...

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  • October 7, 2020

Trump still has it and is contagious. He did his contagion parade outside the hospital to wave to supporters because he was “bored” but wanted to expose his Secret Service detail to COVID-19. x Instead they’ll send him to the White House tomorrow where he has control of the most...

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  • October 5, 2020
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