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On this All Hallows Eve there are armies of ghouls and goblins wandering the streets of America searching for brains. You can recognize them by their red hats and confederate flags. And it’s abundantly clear why they are so fixated on finding brains: They have an acute deficiency of them...

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  • October 31, 2022

I got a message from my KPFT 90.1 FM Station manager. A listener complained about my suggestion that we nationalize oil. Here is what happened when I called her back. . x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. Like most Americans, I am upset about inflation and gasoline...

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  • March 12, 2022

If I had to watch this, you do, too. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, who sounds like Mr. Haney and looks like Arnold Ziffel, shot a video that made the NRA—which is dissolving faster than an Adderall suppository in the pulpy crevasses of Donald John Trump’s bottomless backside—bray about “triggering” the libs....

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  • May 25, 2021

Expect some GOP  to be triggered by this new information about intelligence produced during Trump’s term as “…it was used by the US Justice Department to support a secret court order authorising surveillance of Carter Page” “The former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a second dossier for the FBI on Donald Trump while...

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  • May 4, 2021

Gaetz made a speech to a Trumpist women’s group at previous guy’s Doral golf club, because that’s the best previous guy can do. The Group W bench. The deep state, Matty Fivehead?The investigation into you was opened during the former guy’s administration.While Bill Barr was the AG.And the so called, “silent...

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  • April 11, 2021

In the 2020 election, we witnessed Yuge ™ Republican angst over mail-in ballots. They were an invitation to fraud, they said. There’s no way to know if the votes were legal, they said. It gave an unfair advantage to minorities and poor people, they said (as though that were a...

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  • March 5, 2021

On Friday, three hours of Castor and Schoen defending Trump, demonstrating that there will be very fine people on both sides in an insurrection somehow not connected to the incitement of Trump. Worse will be that somehow Trump had rights to foment violence as a clear and present danger to elected officials....

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  • February 11, 2021

A glacial landslide scar, all that remained of a previous piece of ice that had collpased, is believed to have triggered a new landslide that slammed into and triggered part of Nanda Devi glacier to collapse. When the rocky debris slammed into the Himalayan glacier’s much larger remnant, it sent rock and ice down a valley...

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  • February 8, 2021

Lots of manipulation today, but the House always wins even in the case of GameStop.  Elizabeth Warren on the GameStop surge on @CNBC:”The billionaires and some hedge funds are yelling because they're not the ones, the only ones, who make money when the manipulation works.” x This is the same...

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  • January 28, 2021

When California’s deadly and worst wildfire struck the state of California, intense drought provided the fuel necessary when a PG&E Pacific Gas and Electricity sparked the catastrophe. California has a Mediterranean climate, which is particularly vulnerable to our climate crisis. That explanation was too much for the simple-minded QAnon nutballs. To...

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  • January 28, 2021

When California’s deadly and worst wildfire struck the state of California, intense drought provided the fuel necessary when a PG&E Pacific Gas and Electricity sparked the catastrophe. California has a Mediterranean climate, which is particularly vulnerable to our climate crisis. That explanation was too much for the simple-minded QAnon nutballs. To...

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  • January 28, 2021

The outgoing president and vice president normally attend the inauguration of their successors. This is so automatic that, according to the inauguration committee, no invitation is sent because none is needed. Any arrangements are made at the staff level. But now CNN is reporting that Pence wants to attend the...

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  • January 7, 2021

You’d think they’d be penalized for all that disinformation, but in regard to the Trump de-election campaign, that will continue. You take what you can get in the marginally deregulated media universe, whatever “more willing” means considering the size of the Trumpist audience. x YouTube suspends, demonetizes Trump’s favorite TV news network...

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  • November 24, 2020

A former member of U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ (R. ME) staff released a very compelling op-ed piece in the Press Herald where she talks about how she was date raped by her boyfriend and another man. She explains how getting her job working Collins helped her cope and move on...

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  • October 30, 2020

As if in honor of Clarence Thomas swearing-in Amy Coney Barrett tonight, Peggy Noonan does her usual MoDo impression, attacking Kamala Harris in a particularly stupid column. Beltway Pundit-fight Club. Work THAT, Peggy. Formation: “Sweep the leg.” x All Democrats opposed the nominee, while Susan Collins was the lone Republican to vote ‘no’...

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  • October 26, 2020

“Trump's odds of victory will decrease rather quickly, absent a sharp increase in his poll numbers.” Trends will out, and then there’s this bit of unhingery, as Trump bails on a 60 Minutes interview, because reasons… Likely Lesley Stahl asked more than a few uncomfortable questions. This recalls his historic comments to...

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  • October 20, 2020

“'Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind.” William Shakespeare The evil of science deniers recently has been beyond the pale. Not content with killing the planet over climate change, and sowing doubt over vaccines the far-right conspiracy theorists have a new target to haunt the world with the crazy,...

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  • September 17, 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

Blake is currently paralyzed from the waist down having been shot seven times by police.  x BREAKING: Jacob Blake, a Black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is paralyzed from the waist down, his father tells the Chicago @Suntimes. Doctors don't know if the paralysis will be permanent. https://t.co/pCiKvzTK2Z— The...

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  • August 25, 2020

More news out of Georgia today. First, the main Senate Race: Georgia Senate GE:David Perdue (R-inc) 44% (+3)Jon Ossoff (D) 41%@surveyusa/@11AliveNews, LV, 8/6-8https://t.co/4Je6G768GC #GAsen — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 11, 2020 Here are some points on this race: * Among voters who strongly disapprove of GA Governor Brian Kemp’s response...

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  • August 11, 2020

Presser started at 536pm ET. It ended at 613pm. Trump needed another faux-campaign speech opportunity today — he should be trying to clarify his criticism of Birx — perhaps there’ll be some faux-Kumbaya. The new tone will keep the press questions to a minimum. Perhaps Trump will double-down even further on the...

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  • August 3, 2020

Republicans and their amen corner in the right-wing media are trying to perpetuate yet another hoax on the American people. In a nutshell, they claim that history ended in 1865 or, at the latest, 1965. But sadly for them, three of their leading lights past and present—Cindy Hyde-Smith, Trent Lott...

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  • July 31, 2020

I like where’s going with this: A few days before she showed up at the state capitol on March 2 to qualify to run in a special election this year, Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s stock portfolio was very active.   Records showed she and her husband Jeff Sprecher, whose company owns the New...

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  • July 14, 2020

Few of you will recall my stories mocking the possibility of a Trump win in 2016, ostensibly because it was plausible to assume that HRC would win. This time more caution is necessary, since the same Trump deceit is happening like promising to support something DACA-like in a future executive...

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  • July 11, 2020

Most of us have been experiencing warm to hot temperatures. It doesn’t appear that the misery will go away any time soon. There is a lot of news lately on our warming planet. I shared a few articles on the subject, but they barely scratch the surface of what is...

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  • July 10, 2020

So many hoaxes, so much evidence. Money transfers, middle-men. The issue is less about the bounty since it likely is SOP, but more that Trump has denied it. One expects that reciprocity will happen, but even SecDef Esper admitting knowing the existence of the reports is troubling, despite the (usual) Trumpian...

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  • July 10, 2020

“My worry is that we have millions of people with COVID-19 now. And if in a year's time we have 10 million recovered people, and those people have cognitive deficits … then that's going to affect their ability to work and their ability to go about activities of daily living.” Dr....

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  • July 8, 2020

I’m liking CNN’s Chris Cillizza’s take here: On Thursday, Senate Democrats got a bit of an unexpected boost when Jon Ossoff eked above the 50% plateau in the party primary and, in so doing, avoided a runoff for the right to face Republican Sen. David Perdue in Georgia in the fall. In...

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  • June 12, 2020

Hoo-boy. Guess Germans think things have gotten a little out of hand over here in Universal Studios’ Cautionary Tale Land.  Der Feuerteufel – Ein Präsident setzt sein Land in Brand. Der neue SPIEGEL ist jetzt online – und ab morgen am Kiosk: https://t.co/jMJCX8fmLO pic.twitter.com/oRp1xUht9s — DER SPIEGEL (@derspiegel) June 5,...

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  • June 5, 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

There have been a lot of commentators in the past few days comparing the present mess to 1968, when there was rioting in the streets of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and general unrest over the Vietnam War. Those are valid comparisons, but there is another...

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  • June 1, 2020

Continuing the Trump economy described initially as “just right” for a second term is more Red Riding Hood than Goldilocks. Where “what was originally a frightening oral tale became a cozy family story with only a hint of menace”, the economy now becomes capital crime and assault. Mother Hubbard got knocked...

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  • May 28, 2020

Trump’s information warfare is nothing if but consistent, but he’s now pushed some of his opportunistic brood of RW pundits to the brink of disassociation because the 2020 outcome is in jeopardy. x Re Trump's crazed tweets suggesting @JoeNBC is complicit in murder, our book “Donald Trump and His Assault...

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  • May 24, 2020

 Oh yeah: President Trump’s advisers are increasingly concerned about Senator Kelly Loeffler’s campaign in Georgia, a newly competitive state where the president’s own poll numbers have tightened against former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., according to people briefed on the discussions. Ms. Loeffler, a financial services executive with no...

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  • May 23, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Teresa Tomlinson (D. GA) Ahmaud Arbery’s murder is part of a system of oppression that extends beyond Georgia. The public outrage it has triggered it is not confined to our state lines. The injustice made known to the...

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  • May 13, 2020

Classic Trumpian economic policy, preying on chaos. Trump pimps a “V-shaped” recovery in time to re-elect him. Nope, probably not happening. DC is barely keeping the US economy together because the GOP intends to rebuild it on the victims of the pandemic. Bill Blain does a rant on this. … The...

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  • May 2, 2020

#COVIDIOTS — because irony ain’t dead, it’s just not wearing a surgical mask. Here is the conclusion of one of the most unhinged and bizarre rants I have ever heard Trump go on. Keep in mind this is a press briefing about a pandemic that is killing over 1,000 Americans each...

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  • April 19, 2020

I often find, in history as well as in current events, that having a timeline can be very useful in sorting out just what happened and when, and for judging claims made later on. It is, unfortunately, impossible to do a full timeline on Trump’s mishandling, misadministration, and maladministration of...

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  • April 15, 2020

Assholes: A core part of lawmakers’ job is to make sure their constituents have access to government programs that are designed to help them. To that end, many members of Congress are pointing to expanded unemployment benefits they authorized last week as part of a massive coronavirus pandemic response bill,...

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  • April 2, 2020

So when do we start interfering in Russian elections?   I know ..I know… we can’t do that but this crap is an act of war.  We are a soverign nation or supposed to be.   If I wanted to be Russian with a Russian run country, I would fly my ass off...

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  • February 21, 2020

In a recent video clip, Bloomberg is heard making a racist justification for stop & frisk. This newer video could be more devastating. He seems to express support for redlining and blames the 2008 collapse on poor people. Mike Bloomberg exposed x x YouTube Video The Washington Post reported it as follows....

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  • February 13, 2020

The smoke from Australia’s raging bushfires will make the full circuit around the globe and return to Australia to blanket the country with the same smoke generated by incinerated plant matter in parts of New South Wales and Victoria. This extraordinary event, though not unprecedented, was captured by satellite animated...

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  • January 15, 2020

The firestorms continue unabated in smoldering Australia. If you are a praying person, now would be the time as extreme conditions threaten the lives of thousands of our brothers and sisters down under. From Huffington Post Australia, authorities warn that fire conditions may not be survivable as it is for...

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  • January 4, 2020

IMPOTUS has just made a statement attempting to justify the killing of Qasem Soleimani, and like other presidential fantasies about moving Seoul or invading Venezuela, Trump made his decision without the gang of eight, likely because what will be Iranian asymmetric warfare responses might make Americans less safe and more likely to...

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  • January 3, 2020

As irrational as ever, Trump chose to assassinate another high-value target without thinking about strategic consequences. It could get worse. Trump chose to claim that the US was withdrawing militarily from the Middle East while sending more troops. Much like his other military decision-making Trump concerns himself with “style” rather...

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  • January 3, 2020

Trump mentioned his cameo in Home Alone 2 now two days ago as a minor aside while referring to the film as a Xmas classic during a video conference. Twitter decided to make it trend especially among Trump’s Canadian anti-Trudeau followers, still triggered by the NATO leaders’ gossip that compelled Trump’s early exit...

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  • December 27, 2019

The collusion of IMPOTUS and Russia continues while he waits for his trial. One area that will see greater problems as cybersecurity experts leave the federal government because of Trump, is the electronic vulnerability of the US. https://twitter.com/gregpmiller/status/1209943121620013056? The new Russia adviser at the White House — the third in...

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  • December 26, 2019

Since the beginning of the year, Trendency has been tracking the views and opinions registered voters hold when it comes to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. This was not a question we asked very often, since there was very little movement among voters on this question throughout most of...

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  • December 16, 2019

Yes, Junior, it’s the usual B.S. — i.e., no one outside of the Republican National Committee wants to buy your book, and no one who can actually afford a plane ticket and/or a $9 bag of trail mix would be caught dead holding it.  So, yeah, whine some more, Little...

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  • December 1, 2019

Darn those portmanteaus and neologisms. “…failson status is earned through a display of equal parts incompetence, stupidity, and arrogance.” Don Jr. is no Prince Andrew. https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1200802418000351236? Donald Trump, Jr. cruised into the Thanksgiving weekend on the heels of an enormous literary triumph. His opus Triggered had spent two solid weeks on the...

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  • November 30, 2019