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You could say Ted Cruz is about as funny as a debilitating brain parasite, but that would be imprecise. He’s as funny as a brain parasite attempting to do prop comedy at 1 a.m on a Wednesday at a Sioux Falls Holiday Inn. In other words, much less funny than your workaday...

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  • October 10, 2021

Stephen Miller runs a new RWNJ lobbying group for the voter suppression agenda at the state level. It features some of the usual grifting suspects from the Trump administration. Lots of expertise with the customized large-member-toilet patent guy and Trump’s major domo who knows a lot about overthrowing an election. Sadly,...

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  • June 11, 2021

Armed with a civil war sword, Bruce Westerman (R-AR) crouched on a commode, ready for a last stand because the lost cause insurrectionists were crashing and trashing Capitol offices. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy abandoned Westerman to an uncertain fate, because McCarthy’s security deemed him not important enough to save. ““Westerman, the only...

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  • April 27, 2021

It’s time to allow the noble elephant, which was long ago conscripted into service as the symbol of the modern GOP, to go live on a sanctuary or something. Because we’ve found the perfect totem for today’s Republican Party: a terrified loser sitting on a toilet clutching a Civil War...

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  • April 27, 2021

This is weird for a lot of reasons. First of all, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s superhero, Pervert Hoover, thinks exercise is bad for you. (Assuming it’s not golf, of course.) Secondly, if exercise reliably prevented COVID-19, all those people getting in sweaty knife fights over toilet paper last March would have had...

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  • April 1, 2021

Twitter’s decision to cancel Donald Trump, Insurrectionist was a boon to the nation’s mental health. I don’t have any metrics to back that statement up, of course, but then I’m not telling anyone to inject bleach or shove any light bulbs up my arse. (By the way, my mother-in-law was...

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  • March 12, 2021

Lots of events happening even if they’re all quite chaotic in the Russian Federation. Numerous anti-Putin demonstrations in the middle of winter. and some mysterious doings. Considering how long Trump was groomed, there are very few Trump-like Russian stooges in the wings although Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, and Devin Nunes...

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  • February 5, 2021

As Climate Crisis returns to the new US administration agenda, negative emissions technologies (NETs) may find their implementation hindered by neoliberal financialization.   An earlier ACM story showed how Steve Keen’s critique of Nordhaus’s use of discounting climate change demonstrates that orthodox economics is incapable of accelerating innovation especially in...

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  • January 31, 2021

The best explanation of short selling (as it applies to GameStop) that I've read pic.twitter.com/o9ZL5HqsKf — John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) January 28, 2021 1/2Short selling means borrowing shares and immediately selling them. When the price goes down, they buy them back for cents and return them to the lender. This...

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  • January 31, 2021

Mr. Naiveté is here to tell you he thought maybe, just maybe, the very people who suffered the brunt of Donald Trump’s bumblefuck putsch might stand firm in their revulsion. But of course they didn’t. The taste of spray-tan and pocky buttocks is simply too tantalizing for most Republicans to resist, and...

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  • January 23, 2021

Not since the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang have I been so freaked out by a creepy, middle-aged man offering candy to a bunch of wee-brained children. But that’s what’s happening now, as Ted Cruz leads his coup caucus into a doomed—and entirely performative—fight to appear to attempt...

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  • January 3, 2021

Is this like conservatives abandoning Twitter for Parler?  Actually, no. Sounds a bit more like people threatening to move to Canada if we pass “socialized” medicine. Because, uh, where the fuck are they gonna go for cheaper shit brought to you by workers who have been more cruelly exploited? Seems...

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  • December 31, 2020

As he prepares to ride off into the sunset on a screeching, incontinent llama, Donald Trump is wasting no time in abusing his power even more than he already has. While he still hasn’t given up on turning the U.S. into a hereditary monarchy that swears allegiance to a damp sack of...

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  • December 22, 2020

We’re now at the end of the road where Trump imagines that he can affect future architectural style in federal buildings. And of course he wants an airport named after him. x counteroffer: Trump can have a rest stop toilet on the New Jersey Turnpike— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) December 21,...

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  • December 21, 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

Don’t dangle Twitter threads like this in front of me when my heart is already bursting with schadenfreude. Are you trying to kill me, Twitter? It’s too much! Quick, someone show me a Chachi tweet to bring me down! Or some Jon Voight gibberish. I can’t safely hold this much joy...

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  • November 12, 2020

Darn crime families and their damn raccoons. Now they’re using Sharpiestm. Because concessions are where you get your Barbecue and Beer, frothy beer. x Some news — Jared Kushner has approached President Trump about conceding the election, per two sources.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 8, 2020 x That would be good for...

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  • November 8, 2020

In 2010, while Democrats completely focused on national races, the GOP—along with dark money from the Koch brothers and others—poured millions into the state legislative races. As a result, Democrats lost 21 legislative chambers with devastating consequences. States were turned into conservative meth labs that went after women’s rights, healthcare, education funding, and...

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  • October 22, 2020

We are in the 11th hour of freedom as we know it and a pandemic where only 16 hospital beds are left in North Dakota.   They are flying people out of state to available hospital beds.   Scientists say the next 6 to 12 weeks will be our darkest days...

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  • October 19, 2020

Donald Trump desperately needs people to believe the fantasy that everything will be back to normal (without those commie masks) before November 3. He’s been playing a game of three-card monte with the vaccine for months. In fact, not only will you be immune from the coronavirus before the election...

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  • September 17, 2020

So many contradictions, so little time, as non-socially distanced followers are kept away from Trump by a thin white line. x What about everyone else? https://t.co/XExDwnbqOO — Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) September 14, 2020 x Notice the big empty space on the right? That's where @realDonaldTrump “works” the ropeline. The...

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  • September 15, 2020

Honestly, I’d be surprised if Donald Trump didn’t want a North Korea-style military parade at the heart of his inauguration — complete with goose-stepping, FFS! — but that doesn’t mean it’s not jarring to see it in print. I mean, what’s next? Will he announce a cabinet-level Department of Eugenics?  Ugh....

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • August 30, 2020

“Work, work, work, work, work, work, work. (turns to the bosom of a female staffer) Hello boys! Have a good night's rest? I missed you! Gentlemen, affairs of state must take precedent over… affairs of state.” Trump is truly Le Petomane. Trump’s America must remedy the horrible ills of . . . Trump’s America. x “Trump is attempting to win...

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  • August 30, 2020

Seriously, there is no bottom for these people. (Pun sort of intended). Politico is reporting some of the highlights (lowlights) in Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s new book “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.” One that jumped at me as reported by Taggan Goddard’s...

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  • August 30, 2020

Details from Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s upcoming Melania Trump tell-all, Melania and Me, are leaking out like whatever that viscous nightmare fluid under Don Jr.’s eye was the other night. Seriously, what the fuck was that? Writing for Vanity Fair, Emily Jane Fox dishes some of the details. Spoiler alert: These people are...

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  • August 28, 2020

I am so Trumped outraged out until I am having to color my hair more often because every day another bunch of grey pops over the color.  HOW STUPID IS THIS ?  Did this not just happen in April?  Did this not just happen in June?    Daddy used to...

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  • July 24, 2020

We have all talked about the man from the orange planet is like he is, but I think I know.  I have not read Mary Trump’s book but after listening to Joe Biden today and listening closely to his talking about this advice he got from his Mom and Dad...

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  • July 21, 2020

Would you want to visit the United States these days? That is, if you weren’t already here? We’re like the sketchy truck stop toilet stall of the world right now. Well, you’re not the only one who’d like to avoid our country like the plague. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

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  • July 7, 2020

Everybody was kung-fu fighting at the WH today. Those kicks were fast as lightning; in fact it was a little bit frightening, but they fought with expert timing. So much urination in the WH toilet but in the Brady briefing room, there is swimming in the former WH pool, as the...

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  • June 22, 2020

Yes, that’s just as fucking stupid as it sounds: x Tucker Carlson attacks Elmo pic.twitter.com/KTkycca7SP— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) June 10, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Okay, so that wasn’t Elmo talking. It was some other Muppet. Still … SOME OTHER MUPPET: “People of color, especially in the black community, are being...

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  • June 10, 2020

What did Donald Trump say? “What do you have to lose?” NBC News: Eight out of 10 voters believe that things are out of control in the United States, with majorities still concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, pessimistic about the economy's returning to normal before next year and down...

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  • June 7, 2020

I can’t breathe a long sigh when the two exemplars for bad firearms safety, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam are revised like the cops in E.T. relegated to brandishing radios. Like Trump at St John’s church, some props don’t work. All that’s left is Porky Pig’s speech disability. “Animators working on the...

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  • June 7, 2020

Mark Esper (SecDef for those versed in milspeak or govspeak) is in trouble with Bunker Boy (no other identification needed). Pentagon chief breaks from Trump over use of active-duty military forces to quell unrest Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said Wednesday that he does not support the use of active-duty...

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  • June 3, 2020

The fight for the suburbs continues, and Trump continues to try to scare them. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1268037166946553856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw All kinds of spinning and historical revision have emerged. Secretary Esper seems to not have known he was going to be used as a prop, and GOP senators have generally presented crickets as the Park...

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  • June 3, 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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  • May 23, 2020

Jared Kushner’s Air Bridge may have worked to not only expedite delivery of PPE, but also failed to deliver by hoarding an as yet unaccounted amount of PPE materiel. Trump has been called a “day-trader” and the margin-businesses popular with venture capitalists excites those risk seekers playing with other people’s money....

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  • May 19, 2020

Here’s proof that no matter what kind of outlandish satirical reality you manage to concoct, Donald Trump will call your bleach injection and raise you a flashlight up your ass. On March 25, America’s Finest News Source, The Onion, ran an article with the headline “Man Just Buying One Of Every Cleaning...

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  • April 25, 2020

Again, this is from the conservative National Review: Some terrible ideas never go away, especially ideas that help politicians to disguise weakness as strength. One such scheme in the Beltway bag of tricks is the proposal to “punish” a hostile foreign power by allowing it to be sued in court. Senators...

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  • April 23, 2020

Many here and other liberal sites always believed Georgia was going to go blue.  I don’t think so.  I hoped so but with that idiot governor Kemp in the statehouse, I don’t see it.  I am a Georgia native and not a proud one but I am one still the...

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  • April 21, 2020

2016 remains the touchstone for the 2020 anti-government antics, and Trump is King Boogaloo of the Ventilators. The recent protests, however small are a sign of cosplay to come. The Trump daily briefings are now his own drag queen story hour for sheeple herd immunity. If Trump were your wacky half friend...

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  • April 19, 2020

Because Donald Trump can’t stand to be contradicted or be in the same room with anyone who’s smarter than he is, his only available options are to staff his administration with a cadre of fawning yes men or a flock of drunk flightless birds. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the breakout star of Trump’s...

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  • April 15, 2020

It is sadly ironic that this COVID-19 story came out today. My daughter forwarded me The Atlantic article “The Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to the South” which was rather prescient. After reading the article. I sent her the following message. Great article. You once talked to me about natural selection. I...

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  • April 6, 2020
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This is a robbery in progress,” wrote David Dayen, executive editor at The American Prospect. “And it's not a bailout for the coronavirus. It's a bailout for 12 years of corp. irresponsibility that made these companies so fragile that a few weeks of disruption would destroy them” McConnell declaring a...

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  • March 26, 2020

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear made it official:   Beshear said all “non-life-sustaining” businesses must close to in-person traffic by Thursday evening. Exactly which businesses will be affected wasn't immediately clear Beshear’s earlier actions were along this line — closing schools, gyms, hair and nail salons,…etc.  There was a debate on what the difference was...

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  • March 25, 2020

It has seemed from the start that Trump’s incompetence comes from understanding that he’s incapable of self-awareness or self-governance, especially when he defaults to his usual combativeness with the media. Unfortunately there was a tracking poll uptick in his approval over handling the crisis even if remains untrustworthy. That could compel...

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  • March 20, 2020

How do Kentucky rednecks respond to the coronavirus pandemic?  First up, treat it like terrorists and 9/11 and go out and live your lives! State Rep. Jim Gooch received applause from fellow Republicans after a House floor speech Wednesday defending the legislature's decision to continue meeting amid the pandemic, urging...

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  • March 20, 2020

Fox News’s Lou Dobbs may be attacking the CDC because it’s doing CYA with its recent COVID-19 plan being honest about the 18 month estimate of time for the pandemic to run its course. Trump needs someone to take the blame for his months-long dithering that is keeping the potential death toll high....

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  • March 19, 2020

With so much COVID-19 opportunism going on, the gun stores are getting a slight uptick even if the best social distance is your sight picture. In the US COVID-19 has become a prepper’s holiday that made people hoard toilet paper and water needlessly because coronavirus is not going to take down...

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  • March 17, 2020

Disaster, it seems, is the new terra nullius, even as Trump claims that China is to blame rather than 12 weeks of White House incompetence. Still about profit as Trump tried to profit from a vaccine while ignoring the need for COVID-19 testing. The US has exceeded 4,000 confirmed cases of...

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  • March 17, 2020

I shop at my local Kroger’s store here in Louisville, KY.  I knew that my store would be out of hand sanitizer because of the coronavirus, and I had heard about toilet paper being hoarded.  But I was not prepared for what I found.  I took some pics on my cell...

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  • March 15, 2020