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I was recently asked; what do you think about the Dave Chappelle controversy? Without explanation, I knew the questioner was referring to his recent Netflix comedy special “The Closer.” I must first confess that I am a big fan of Mr. Chappelle. His now-defunct late-night sketch comedy show, his stand-up,...

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  • October 25, 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
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

From The Washington Post: Before securing the GOP nomination for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin sidestepped questions about whether President Biden had legitimately won the White House — something followers of former president Donald Trump doubt. Youngkin would say only that Biden is the president, had been sworn in and was...

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  • May 15, 2021

Have you ever asked yourself, why are so many GOP political theories race and gender-based? The latest is that voter ballots in Arizona were smuggled in from China. The GOP has decided the best way to expose this absurd idea is to exploit a silly stereotype and check the ballots...

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  • May 7, 2021

Can’t say that I’m surprised by this: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for governor in California, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls' sports at school. Jenner, a 1976 decathlon gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told...

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  • May 6, 2021

Fail: REALITY BITES: That didn’t take long. Reality TV star and political neophyte Caitlyn Jenner was about 24 hours into the rollout of her California gubernatorial campaign this weekend when she posted her first major campaign gaffe on social media. Jenner, expressing outrage about a San Francisco Chronicle story involving SF DA Chesa...

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  • April 27, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of California: At a time when transgender rights have become the new culture war in American politics, Republican Olympian-turned-celebrity Caitlyn Jenner announced a historic campaign Friday to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election. “As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally...

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  • April 23, 2021

Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

You’d think Texas would want to fix its electrical grid or do everything in its power to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, but you’d be wrong. Nothing is ever more important to a Lone Star State politician than launching unnecessary salvos in the culture wars. If it’s not the brutally defamed Mr. Potato Head...

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  • April 13, 2021

Previous guy and the GQP continue to be weird and entirely predictable. Weird and even entirely predictable — Kim Mangone (@KimMangone) April 4, 2021 Mike Huckabee doubled down on the usual RW hate, timing it for his evangelical Easter program shown on some shopping channels, because there’s no such thing...

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  • April 4, 2021

The 6th Circuit rules that Shawnee State University violated a professor’s free speech and free expression rights by punishing him for refusing to use a trans student’s preferred pronouns. More lawfare ahead. Apparently a professor’s socratic method (and his religious beliefs) trumps gender expression and public accommodation keeps bigotry in a bathroom...

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  • March 26, 2021

We remain weary about the callow stupidity of the GOP/GQP but we must not patronize or condescend about how superfluous their grievances have been and continue to be. Now that we know more about Trump’s sexual practices, fascist fantasizing seems altogether rote and boring, but certainly redolent of a banality...

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  • March 25, 2021

Senator Ron Johnson said the blatant part out loud, that he fears black people and not white people. When confronted about his remarks, surprise, surprise, he accused his detractors of playing the “race card.” Mr. Johnson uttered one of the most overt racist statements in recent political history. Johnson recognized...

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  • March 17, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene (I refuse to dignify her with an affectionate abbreviation) has not exactly followed Speaker Sam Rayburn’s classic advice: “to get along, go along.” (To be fair, that maxim died quite a while ago.) But she has been truly and uniquely obnoxious in her insistence on being as...

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  • March 7, 2021

“There is nothing about equality in that act! If anything, it’s, the, uh, it’s supremacy of gays, lesbians, and transvestites. This is what this is about, it’s about putting them higher than anyone else!”  Lauren Boebert  Trumpanzee Representative Lauren Boebert (QAnon CO) does what she does best while speaking with disgraced traitor...

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  • March 3, 2021

Republicans continued to invoke the Bible in their speeches in support of discrimination against the LGBTQ community Thursday. When I hear people make appeals to scripture to justify their deep-seated bigotry, I often think of Patton Oswalt’s great bit about opposition to homosexuality based on biblical teaching. “These lunatics always go, ‘Well, ‘cause it...

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  • February 26, 2021

Republicans continued to invoke the Bible in their speeches in support of discrimination against the LGBTQ community Thursday. When I hear people make appeals to scripture to justify their deep-seated bigotry, I often think of Patton Oswalt’s great bit about opposition to homosexuality based on biblical teaching. “These lunatics always go, ‘Well, ‘cause it...

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  • February 26, 2021

This morning in his latest batch of rescinded Executive Orders issued by his predecessor, President Joe Biden reinstated the rights of transgender men and women to serve in the armed services. Biden was quoted as saying, “Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the...

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  • January 25, 2021

From the Human Rights Campaign,  “Biden’s Executive Order is the most substantive, wide-ranging executive order concerning sexual orientation and gender identity ever issued by a United States president. Today, millions of Americans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their President and their government believe discrimination based on sexual...

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  • January 21, 2021

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

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

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: The Monmouth University Poll finds North Carolina’s U.S. Senate election has shifted in the Democrat’s favor since last month. Among registered voters, challenger Cal Cunningham has 48% support and first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis has...

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  • October 13, 2020

From The American Prospect: Meanwhile, the Loeffler family farm continues to operate, and several of Loeffler’s family members continue to pull in significant sums of money from government agriculture subsidies. Despite allies of Loeffler slamming her conservative opponent Collins for supporting the farm bill that provides such subsidies to farmers, five of...

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  • September 25, 2020

We in big trouble. Trump says there’ll be more “pro-crime judges”. Michele Bachmann claims that Transgender Marxists Want To Elect Biden, Turn US Communist, And Create Digital Currency (because there are so many of them!) Because Trump is really going to try and define Kamala Harris as “further left than Bernie”?...

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  • September 9, 2020

x Photos of Trump today – from @tru62. pic.twitter.com/dVVHvwUG9q — Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 27, 2020 x In white polo shirt and red cap, Pres Trump returns to WH from his Virginia golf club. pic.twitter.com/8hAWAvma8z — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 27, 2020 x The choice of messenger…. Irony and any...

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  • June 27, 2020

From the Leavenworth Times editorial board today: Guns should be kept safely and securely. The news that U.S. Senate candidate Kris Kobach had four guns stolen from his truck in Wichita earlier this month underscores the importance of treating firearms with respect and care. “Secretary Kobach always has at least...

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  • June 25, 2020

 A few blocks from my home is the site of the Pulse massacre. We just passed the 4-year anniversary. In the six months that led up to the massacre, Florida Republicans had introduced more than 200 bills attacking freedoms of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. But it’s okay: my right-wing...

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  • June 22, 2020

From The Washington Post: x Judge Kavanaugh voted against banning companies from firing employees for being gay or transgender. It's clear that Senator Collins will continue to be a reliable vote for Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ nominees. Help us replace her in November: https://t.co/EH8PTmgUbE— Sara Gideon (@SaraGideon) June 15, 2020 Sen. Susan...

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  • June 16, 2020

Title VII protections now includes LGBTQ in a single watershed decision. Happy Pride month. x .@business: The ruling came in one of two LGBT workplace-bias cases the court has been considering. The justices could rule momentarily in the second case, which concerns discrimination against transgender workers. https://t.co/9xv8jXJF2N— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) June...

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  • June 15, 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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1786. Blocked witnesses in the impeachment trial 1787. Mocked a...

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  • February 7, 2020
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: When Republicans swept state legislatures in 2010, they used their power to redraw the entire Congressional map to their advantage for the next decade — while passing draconian laws for workers, unions, and immigrants. That's why we must take back...

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  • November 4, 2019

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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  • October 12, 2019

We are in the 21st Century, not the fourteenth, nor is it the 1860s. Yet, we have a President who, in the span of one week, has reportedly threatened to use an alligator filled moat at the border, start a Civil War, execute a man or woman whom President Trump...

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  • October 2, 2019

Short Summary A large majority of respondents believed current diagnosis rates are under-diagnosing women relative to men Respondents tended to cite social expectations and biased diagnosis tools for this The online autistic community seems fairly diverse in terms of gender identity and age, and in particular there's a very large...

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  • September 7, 2019

Biggest, best, greatest in history. We have heard ad nauseam those words from the mouth of the self-professed greatest President, if you do not believe it—just ask him.  Donald Trump’s biggest and greatest problem is that his measurables of success have no moral component. Slap me for mentioning Abraham Lincoln...

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  • August 26, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the People For The American Way: Dan McCready (D. NC-09) The latest poll has the NC special election race TIED!!! Despite a baked-in Republican advantage due to gerrymandering, a new poll out just this week has Democrat Dan McCready TIED with Republican DanBishop! The special election in North Carolina is...

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  • August 7, 2019

Fuck this guy: The Republican candidate for an open House seat in North Carolina likened his efforts to undermine LGBTQ rights via religious exemptions to the work of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved Jews during the Holocaust. State Sen. Dan Bishop, the Republican nominee in the Sept. 10...

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  • July 9, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of Progressive champ, Bety Sweet’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Remember when so-called “moderate” Senator Susan Collins betrayed women everywhere and cast the deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanuagh to the Supreme Court? I’ll personally never forget how I and millions of...

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  • June 13, 2019

A little less than 36 hours ago, I revealed my true colors. No, I didn’t go to Finland to betray my country in the presence of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. I came out as a polysexual man, and, for the first time in my lifetime, I actually feel at peace...

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  • June 11, 2019

No, Milo Yiannopoulos is not straight, but this parade is really more about being proud of being an asshole, and he definitely qualifies on that score. The Hill: Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been named the grand marshal for Boston’s “Straight Pride” parade. … “I might technically be a sequined and perfectly...

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  • June 9, 2019

Had I known Donald Trump was sitting down for an interview with Piers Morgan I would have been frightened out of my mind knowing they might spontaneously collapse into a douchebag singularity and swallow up the solar system and, eventually, the outer spiral arm of our galaxy. But that didn’t happen. Instead we...

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  • June 5, 2019

Well, we now know which GOPer we will be going up against: North Carolina state Sen. Dan Bishop (R) will face veteran and business executive Dan McCready (D) in September’s do-over election in North Carolina’s scandal-plagued 9th Congressional District, after last year’s results were thrown out amid allegations of election...

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  • May 15, 2019

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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1262. It was reported that US farm exports...

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  • February 28, 2019

I could post the entire transcript of Donald Trump’s Rose Garden address, but what’s the point? It all boils down to this: “We’re ending the government shutdown, blah blah blah, lie lie lie, I’m a huge fucking loser.” And if that’s too detailed for you, basically he got up to the...

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  • January 25, 2019

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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1215. It was revealed Trump had directed Michael Cohen to...

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  • January 24, 2019

The ACLU says the nationwide injunction against the Transgender Ban imposed in their lawsuit, Stone v Trump, was not overturned today. x There are multiple lawsuits challenging the president's trans military ban. Three of them won injunctions, a court order blocking the ban, in lower courts. SCOTUS did lift the...

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  • January 22, 2019

We know that the Trump and the GOP have and are continuing to fill judicial vacancies with conservative cuckoos.  This decision is thus just a likely harbringer of many more to come.  Trump may have lost the House, but he continues to grow his ability to institute his hateful policies....

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  • January 4, 2019

The throwback cheesy ads for Virginia Slims had a point. I grew up in the Tidewater area 40 years ago. Race mixing was seriously looked down upon, the confederate flag was everywhere, and we didn’t celebrate Martin Luther King Day—it was officially called “Lee-Jackson-King” Day.  And the kids—we were brutal....

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  • December 9, 2018
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