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Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Interviews like this are one of the reasons that I still subscribe to the NYT, some snippets [bolding...

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  • February 9, 2021

​Please practice greater situational awareness from January 17 to January 20. We all trust that those whose jobs it is to keep the nation safe are doing that effectively despite the numbers of law enforcement officials participating in violent anti-government demonstrations. x Police departments across the United States are opening probes...

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  • January 10, 2021

Derrick Evans, the suuuper-genius who filmed himself participating in a violent insurrection, has resigned from the West Virginia House of Delegates. MetroNews: “I hereby resign as a member of the House of Delegates, effective immediately,” Evans said in a one-page letter submitted to Gov. Jim Justice and the House. The House...

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  • January 9, 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

Trumpist anti-certifying efforts for the remaining states seem a fools’ errand but Trump and Giuliani seem to be the best fools for it. Regardless, they are chasing some version of an apocalyptic conclusion. x And Bannon talking about it openly on his insane Alex Jones-level podcast. — S.V. Dáte (@svdate) November 18,...

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  • November 18, 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

Assuming that there will be some violent provocations, we should encourage all deescalation efforts for election week, regardless of the vote outcomes. We’ve now seen the potential for serious planned electoral violence with the attempts on the governor of Michigan and the mayor of Wichita.   We’ve also seen long-term confrontations in...

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  • October 20, 2020

In his presser, Trump blamed Portland violence on “professional anarchists” because of course they carry cards noting their memberships, rather than those awful amateur anarchists. There are so darn many of them, so many moms and vets. Too many pro-tips for Trump, because when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro....

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  • July 31, 2020

I don’t know how else to describe someone who is pro-coronavirus as anything but evil, or as The Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Joseph Gerth calls Kentucky State Attorney General as “bidding to become Kentucky’s most prolific serial killer.”  But Daniel Cameron is evil.  During the midst of a surging viral epidemic, Cameron has taken...

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  • July 18, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), on behalf of the Wisconsin Democratic Party: 2020 is the most important election year of our lifetimes. Everything is on the line – college affordability, health care, reproductive justice, you name it – and we need...

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  • June 11, 2020

There still are protests with violent activity still motivated by police action. In this case, Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon, where Trumpist sentiment prevails in their police forces. They think the use of force will pacify an urban population that does not see itself as being occupied, as though resistance...

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  • June 7, 2020

For all those people in rural Kentucky that thought they were immune to COVID-19 or didn’t take it seriously, some of the other hotspots for the coronavirus are in western Kentucky.  And yes, it only took one revival meeting to make one rural county — Hopkins — the number one hotspot...

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  • April 10, 2020

Here is the TV ad that Moscow Mitch is running here in Kentucky: x x YouTube Video Yeah, Moscow Mitch “led” on biggest economic rescue in history.  He also has some swamp land on the Moon to sell you too.  And some hot tips on ENRON stock.  Do I need...

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  • April 7, 2020

Love it: x YouTube Video The Middle Class Fighting to Restore Arizona’s Unity and Decency super PAC’s ad will launch Saturday and run for one week. “Martha McSally has consistently let the working people of Arizona down,” said Frank Hawk, vice president of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, one...

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  • April 5, 2020

Matthew Yglesias from Vox has a great piece out covering Joe Biden’s recent interview on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd. It was a sobering reminder of what a real leader looks like in a time of crisis. This particular part really sticks out: x As president, I will always...

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  • March 30, 2020

Only 12% of medical groups say they have received anything from the Feds (CNN). x Governors failing to praise Trump sufficiently are having emergency supplies held back. Exactly what Trump did to Ukraine. https://t.co/m6Q11qwv1O — James Farro (@JF991) March 29, 2020 Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those...

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  • March 28, 2020

I had a very positive and upbeat post today but I think I will save it for the weekend.  This one was just , I don’t know, showing how 45’s wife really may have short term memory loss, trying to lecture moral people on how they should parent.    She...

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  • March 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Rep. Joe Kennedy’s (D. MA-04) U.S. Senate campaign: Checking in and making sure you are doing well. We're now under a stay-at-home advisory in Massachusetts, so I've been spending my time at home with Lauren, Ellie, and James. While I make a lot of jokes...

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  • March 25, 2020

Trump’s economy is only the sixth best of the last ten presidents, and Trump has squandered the growth created in the previous administration as he has never achieved his promised annual growth, manufacturing is in recession, and the deficit is massive.  x Best economy ever? Not really. Judged by growth...

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  • February 19, 2020

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. 1611. Denied visas to uninsured immigrants 1612. Ended the 5 year...

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  • October 11, 2019

Journalist Greg Palast was the guest on Politics Done Right (PDR) recently. He pointed out several inconvenient truths about past elections. Most importantly he said once again voter suppression could cost Democrats the election in 2020 and pointed out that many of our elections were stolen.  So who is Greg Palast? He is...

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  • October 6, 2019

Growing up as a black kid in America, the running blaxploitation film theme was getting “the man” before he got you. Donald Trump is un-circling the wagons for the white man’s last stand.  That last statement is not a blanket thrown over every white man or woman in America, and...

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  • September 27, 2019

x He’s like a real life version of a politician in a political cartoon stuffing their pockets with money pic.twitter.com/1qQQKmsQIR — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 18, 2019 x Well, he was at a fundraiser — SRM_MD (@srmduke87) September 18, 2019 x That’s our Turnberry money — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September...

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  • September 19, 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

We still don’t know how Donald Trump will treat our cherished allies at the G7 summit, but please no one tell him about the Marshall Plan. Because I have no doubt he’d send Angela Merkel a past-due invoice if he ever found out about it. Luckily his knowledge of world...

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  • August 24, 2019

There were two things that I saw in the news this week that I felt were worth mentioning and commenting upon. One was a poll that had nothing to do with specific individual candidate popularity in the Democratic primaries, and the other was reporting on both MSNBC and CNN regarding...

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  • May 12, 2019

A line a day when you’re far away, Little things mean a lot   Little Things Mean A Lot OK! *CLAP!* Everybody have their final walk through with the caterer for the menu for tonight’s “Mueller Report Watch Party?” Waiting in suspense for Lo-Barr to release the gobbledygook that will have...

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  • April 17, 2019

Well, this is awkward. Herman Cain, who’s best known for not understanding that nein-nein-nein means no, is reportedly Donald Trump’s pick for a spot on the Federal Reserve Board because — well, don’t think about it too much. He just is. I mean, Trump would nominate a Labradoodle if it humped...

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  • April 4, 2019

For the 147,296th time, no, I am not spiking the football. Every time I try that, the damn thing bounces back up and clips me in the nits. Two polls do not make a “trend,” but if yesterdays Marist and the CNN poll of a couple of days ago are accurate, and...

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  • January 18, 2019

Well, well, well. Another lowlife precinct heard from. Alan Dershowitz, the “crazy Uncle Ernie” at the legal Thanksgiving dinner table, popped his head out of his hole a full two months early to see his shadow, and opened his mouth again. And he actually told the truth for a change....

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  • November 26, 2018

Jemele Hill, Staff writer for The Atlantic and once controversial ESPN sports reporter who was reassigned by the giant Sports Network because pants on fire Press Secretary Sanders complained about her tweeting the uncontroversial views that Don the Con is a straight up white supremacist and Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones...

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  • November 8, 2018

Two strong women leaders in New York are definitely not happy with the hooligan Proud Boys who cowardly attacked two outnumbered counter- demonstrators in New York City last night as detailed in annieli’s dairy here. AG Barbara Underwood, who is all up in drumpf’s stuff in the investigation of his foundation, and New York City...

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  • October 14, 2018

Most people are already pretty indignant about Republican senators putting a supervillain from a raunchy ‘80s campus comedy on the Supreme Court, so maybe you don’t need more evidence that the process was rigged. (And it was, despite what our gaslighter-in-chief may have said.) Then again, maybe Republicans think judicial temperament...

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  • October 9, 2018

Let’s be clear. Fox & Friends isn’t just some shit-kicking local morning show in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, giving out tips on where to find the best cheese curds and night crawlers. The actual president of the United States watches it every day, and gives it more credence than the CIA, FBI,...

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  • August 16, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a website called disruptj20.org. It was created, back before the inauguration, as a way to organize political protests against Trump. You might note that I didn’t link to it; that’s not because I think there’s anything in particular wrong with the site, but rather because visiting...

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  • August 14, 2017
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