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There is a capitalist propaganda battle at work, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that “ Biden has sent a signal around the world that nobody’s intellectual property is safe in America.”. The National Review now claims that “Profit Margins Save Lives”. “The administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service...

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  • May 7, 2021
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Like Martin Luther objecting to Pope Leo X selling indulgences to raise money for a variety of excesses, the environmental costs of carbon markets far exceed the benefits. Austerity would have denied us Renaissance art which is less at risk in an age of non-fungible tokens. Today the consequences for the planet...

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  • March 28, 2021

Running a GOP candidate with a name resembling the Democratic incumbent may have drawn away enough votes to allow another GOP candidate to win a Florida state senate seat.  On election night Frank Artiles bragged about planting no-party candidate in key Miami-Dade Senate race. The county’s top prosecutor, Katherine Fernandez...

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  • March 19, 2021

Ok, this is Sunday and I try to stay away from political posts on Sunday.   Something happened yesterday and took me back 30 years and I smiled.  My car had just stopped and would not crank at the drive through at CVS.  I called my husband to come down and jump...

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  • March 14, 2021

This is why you don’t take medical advice from failed meat-mongers who stare directly into the sun. As he was preparing to have his ass handed to him by Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (Uncle Joe presented said ass on a handcrafted olive-wood charcuterie board with a lovely selection of European artisanal cheeses, a...

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  • March 9, 2021

Every Republican in the Arizona Senate co-sponsored a resolution demanding the Supervisor of Elections for Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, to be arrested for declaring Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election and for not complying with their illegal demand to turn over election equipment and mail-in ballots to a Trump-allied firm...

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  • February 28, 2021
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Recovering memory and historical revisionism in sex work might be the sad product of many repressive regimes. What becomes worse is the complicity of academic institutions in white-washing crimes against humanity.  Harvard is no stranger to items like Alan (buddy of Jeff Epstein) Dershowitz’s attempt to move the statutory rape...

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  • February 20, 2021

W.H. Press Secretary Jen Psaki turns the table on reporter’s question on working with Republicans. Sadly, the mainstream media continue to ask the wrong questions. Jen Psaki strikes again See full episodes here. It seems like the mainstream media is back to form. Too many are treating the leadership of the...

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  • February 16, 2021

I like this: Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D-13) is urging President Joe Biden to fire the entire United States Postal Service Board of Governors and nominate new leadership amid recent mail delays. In his letter to the president, Ryan explained how operational changes imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy continue...

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  • February 2, 2021

Trump’s passive assent to events like the kidnapping/assassination plot against Michigan Governor Whitmer signaled the path to the current DC crisis. He enjoyed watching the unfolding attack on the Capitol rather than deal with it as a national crisis. x Historians are going to point to Trump’s incitement of the Michigan...

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  • January 12, 2021

Whether profit or perfidy, count on Trump to do the wrong thing. Now, fewer Americans will be vaccinated before June. What appears to be happening is promotion of those drug makers (the legal ones) who were more friendly to Trump. x BREAKING: Trump passed on buying more Pfizer vaccine. Because...

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  • December 8, 2020

The best ad is one that is based on reality. West Wing star, Richard Schiff, contracted COVID-19 in Canada and saw Medicare For All in action. West Wing star supports Medicare for All in Canada x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. West Wing star Richard Schiff thought he...

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  • November 28, 2020

Like the counterintelligence limits of the Mueller report, there are still slender skeletons to be revealed in the corruption of US interests. Trump’s inquiry about a strike against Iran last week was not about Iran’s nuclear proliferation as much as it was part of much larger regional conflict among nuclear...

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  • November 19, 2020

Received this e-mail from House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D. CA-28), in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) Now that we’ve decidedly rejected another four years of Donald Trump...

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  • November 12, 2020

Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead discusses Election 2020 and AAF event. Scaramucci gives his thoughts on the impending Trump loss and more. Lizz Winstead has a lot to say x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • October 30, 2020

A thorough bit of reporting by NBC has now tracked down the closest origins for Q of the QAnon cult. Now can we just ignore them, even if Trump retweets them. x Millions of people believe there's a Democratic cabal of baby eaters, and Donald Trump is fighting a secret...

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  • October 7, 2020

He’s never dropped his naive belief in herd immunity perhaps because he had someone take his statistics tests in college. A quarter-million dead soon means that by the time a vaccine comes to the general public, minus a “flu season” there will still be a quarter-million dead from COVID-19. And...

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  • October 6, 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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  • September 26, 2020

Trump is rushing SCOTUS vote to contest the election results, but GOP senators up for re-election may pay for this. Then again IMPOTUS* is sending seniors $200 “Trump cards” for their votes. x And here I thought this was hyperbole or trolling https://t.co/mgO2kSIOsV pic.twitter.com/nOHjQ7AMnk— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 25, 2020 x...

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  • September 25, 2020

There’s a lot going on but I wanted to make sure the biggest toss-up Governor race of this cycle still gets some attention. The Huffington Post has a great piece out profiling gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Greg Gianforte (R. MT) and his long record of being very anti-Science which is very...

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  • September 22, 2020

Only a Biden blowout will stop the impending doom for so many things. But not any ontological arguments, even if Trump promises that God will not exist if Biden wins. Perhaps even CNN has learned something from 2016. x From your lips to God's ears… Trump is headed for a...

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  • September 20, 2020

End this long national nightmare. GOTV The Senate seats most likely to flip in November Republicans have a slim, three-seat majority in the Senate that they’re trying to hold on to in November. And they are in for a battle to do it: There are 13 chances on this list...

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  • September 16, 2020

After all the stupidity and incompetence, Trump really does sound like he says things with no filter. And even as he says he said no such thing, his excuses are even stranger, and his lies are getting amplified by the Russians, again. A new report details multiple instances of Donald Trump allegedly...

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  • September 4, 2020

Anything Trump says, like taunting the Big Ten football conference because he wants to see college football on the TV, is a lie. Strange was his workshopping that meme in New Hampshire, nowhere near the Big Ten. This is a Power-5 nation. “There’s a good chance that the next leader...

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  • August 29, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D. MT) in support of these Senate Democratic candidates: We’re asking you to chip in just $6 today. Nope, that’s not a typo. Here’s why: There are SIX battleground Senate races — Maine, Georgia, Colorado, North Carolina, Iowa, and yes, Montana —...

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  • August 26, 2020

CNN: Trump said on August 18 that “the only way we're going to lose (win) this election is if this election is rigged.” (There, corrected) x No one is making this up: Mail delivery really did slow down. This @USPS chart doesn’t lie ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/kTeiu2taxb— Senator Gary Peters (@SenGaryPeters) August 21,...

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  • August 24, 2020

This is Sunday and I am not only in the middle of Florida, a pandemic, been home for 6 months, live around nuts but lo and behold, Thursday last was a mess.  There was nothing going on that I could do a darn thing about and none of it coming...

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  • August 23, 2020

No, I am NOT being Chuck “Bothsiderist” Todd, but I need to tell you all about the descent into the rabbit hole that the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky has taken.  I’m pulling for Amy McGrath.  I really am.  But I’m not the only one who has noticed the blatant...

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  • August 15, 2020

Trump has franked all of us. 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...

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  • August 15, 2020

Started at 547pm ET Apparently like the Germans and Pearl Harbor, for Trump, the second World War ended in 1917. x YouTube Video Trump starts with more disinformation using a Virginia example Trump pimps stock market — usual blah-blah…. (550pm) whoa, something happened and Trump abruptly leaves after a secret service agent...

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  • August 10, 2020

Trump’s self-fulfilling idiocy still needs to drive his numbers further down. Like punking his gun-toting followers, a desperate Trump thinks that having his GOP RNC acceptance speech at Gettysburg will do for his neo-confederate followers something, something Charlottesville. The Stephen Miller logic probably has more historical revisionist malarkey in the...

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  • August 10, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: For years, the same question has been asked: When will the new Texas emerge? The answer? Right now. Join @BlueTexasPAC as we work to secure Texas’ 38 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, and turn Texas blue once and for all. pic.twitter.com/7uBLfrbKsV — BlueTexasPAC (@BlueTexasPAC) August...

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  • August 9, 2020

Remember back in 2016 when all signs pointed to a Hillary Clinton victory but this one a-hole professor felt like he personally wanted to keep me up at night staring at pictures of seasides and puppies and bunker rental rates?  He said his “13 keys” system, which had predicted every election...

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  • August 9, 2020

twitter.com/… Cook Political Report has changed its ratings on five US House races, four in the direction of the Democratic candidate. Kansas CD-2 became more likely to remain Republican after incumbent Steve Watkins-R lost his primary. Watkins was charged with voter fraud after he listed a UPS store as his official...

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  • August 7, 2020

Rootin’ — Tootin’ Sam is a member of antifa, despite his penchant for firearms. “Now say your prayers!” x Right-wing extremists have killed 329 victims in the last 25 years, while antifa members haven't killed any, according to a new study: https://t.co/GLo2gStPqA Cc @tedcruz https://t.co/6PjDk941zB— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 5,...

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  • August 5, 2020

Fortunately, Trump has telegraphed one of his tactical options to remain in power. x For nearly 90 years, the Constitution has contained a built-in safeguard against presidents who try to retain power beyond the end of their term: presidential power automatically passes to the House Speaker at noon on January...

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  • July 31, 2020

So U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R. AZ) was busted doing this: x YouTube Video Sen. Martha McSally has a new campaign ad featuring a cancer survivor who talks about how her “path collided” with McSally, whom she describes as a champion for protecting those with pre-existing medical conditions. The emotional...

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  • July 25, 2020
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Trump went to another COVID “hotspot” and gave an infrastructure speech because it's that week again. CNN and MSNBC had the good taste not to broadcast it. Trump wore no mask, in violation of Atlanta policy. Strange how only GOP governors void local mask mandates, not coincidentally they have higher...

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  • July 16, 2020

From Stephen Robinson at Wonkette: Former Kansas secretary of State, current Senate candidate, and known loser Kris Kobach has annoyed us all with his relentless, Javert-esque pursuit of imaginary voter fraud. Well, finally, at long last, we've found some for him, and it's right under his stupid nose. Republican Steve Watkins, who represents Kansas's second congressional district, is facing...

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  • July 16, 2020

Glad to see this: A Democratic candidate for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats is weighing in on his opponent's stance on the Black Lives Matter movement – saying the issue is about more than just politics. “The folks at the WNBA, NASCAR, NBA and NFL are all trying to...

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  • July 9, 2020

Remember that inviting the Taliban to Camp David in September 2019 was designed to draw attention from the looming problem of the Ukraine aid shake-down that led to impeachment. It was also to help cover-up any issue of the Russian bounty, because the vig would just be increased. Russia, Russia, Russia....

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  • July 1, 2020

Some more big news today out of Texas courtesy of Fox News’ latest poll: x 🚨New Texas poll from Fox News: BIDEN 45TRUMP 44 CORNYN (R) 46HEGAR (D) 36 CORNYN (R) 47WEST (D) 37https://t.co/sqMLpB5jHN— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) June 25, 2020 Texas is a tossup, as Democrat Joe Biden tops President...

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  • June 25, 2020

I know I touched upon this in a diary last week but I’m happy that Eleanor Clift at The Daily Beast brought this up today: Texas Senator John Cornyn voted 20 times to do away with Obamacare, but says that the “good news” for the millions of people who lost...

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  • May 21, 2020

Some big news today out of Texas: Donald Trump and Joe Biden are in a dead heat in the race for Texas, signaling that the Lone Star State is evolving into a presidential battleground. A new Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler poll shows that Trump and Biden are backed...

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  • May 4, 2020

Do political decisions by Trump allies, protesters, and red state governors like Brian Kemp of Georgia and Ron DeSantis of Florida negate the IHME model for the coronavirus?  For those not into the weeds of coronavirus modeling, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington produced...

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  • April 21, 2020

Received this e-mail from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Voting by mail is how we'll expand democracy, keep voters safe, and win at every level as we fight this pandemic. PA Dems are focusing our efforts on mail-in voting to meet this moment. We're writing to update you on four ways PA...

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  • April 17, 2020

This is what white privilege looks like: The podcast host Joe Rogan has said he will vote for Donald Trump over Joe Biden in the presidential election, should the former vice-president be the Democratic nominee. The comic was speaking on Friday’s edition of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which regularly tops the...

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  • April 5, 2020

Well, so do many of them. And I’m not an ad writer. But I think this one will be especially powerful: Start with 15-30 seconds of Trump responding to the question “What do you tell Americans who are scared” with “I tell them you’re a nasty reporter” and include a...

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  • March 29, 2020

Big news today out Michigan courtesy of the GOP polling firm, Marketing Research Group: Looking at the U.S Senate race, Democrat candidate Gary Peters has increased his lead to 42 percent compared to 35 percent who support Republican John James. This an increased spread of four points compared to the...

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  • March 25, 2020

The redoubtable Gabriel Sherman has yet another dispatch from the D.C. extension of the Trump Clown School. This time, it appears that Grampa Rage Diapers is peeved at his son-in-law, who insinuated himself into the White House CoronaShitShow last week and made a right mess of things. Vanity Fair: “In...

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  • March 17, 2020
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