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Reputable and unreputable outlets instill in us that oil shortages justifying gasoline price hikes are justified. The price hikes are a fraud. Gasoline fraud x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. As I watch the news about inflation and gasoline prices, the price of a barrel of...

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  • March 13, 2022

Peter Doocy walked into it again. He opened the door for Jen Psaki to ding Trump with a factual answer about oil, dictators, and nuclear weapons. Jen Psaki strike down Peter Doocy again x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. Here is the exchange. Jen Psaki: But if...

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  • March 7, 2022

A few years ago, I wrote the piece titled “Boomers Must Take Some Blame And Help Fix Generation Y Unhappy Problem” without any malintent. I was raked over the coals by my boomer friends who accused me of agism and much more. Some said I was pitting generations against each...

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  • May 23, 2021

Military-style direct action to disrupt legal elections was the operational frame for a deluded Trumpist vanguard on 1/6. Like Venezuela’s last coup attempt, the insurrectionists hoped that there would be more military and police support, but even Trump couldn’t even commit to his speech promise to march to the Capitol, much less stop...

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  • March 24, 2021

It always seemed absurd to me that hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens have no effective representation in Congress. And I’m not just talking about Alabamans. But to hear some conservatives tell it, that’s as it should be because, you know, D.C. doesn’t have a car dealership. And they already make their...

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  • March 22, 2021
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Contradictions and false consciousness inhabit many Trumpists and Trump voters, demanding a crypto-fascist election outcome, a sad commentary on the times. Trump himself is left with autocratic fantasies fed by his closest sycophants. x Sources who have gotten used to Trump’s eruptions over four years sound scared by what’s transpired in...

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  • December 20, 2020

Trump’s doing nothing about the continuing rise in Covid cases, and is spending his time at golf and continuing to sow chaos on the path to the bunker. Meanwhile the derangement spreads to Newt Gingrich. x The more data comes out on vote anomalies that clearly are not legitimate the...

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  • November 28, 2020

Last gasps of biglygate: even Mitt Romney shades Trump as President-elect Biden has not ruled out legal action against the GSA, as Trump will have run out of options very soon. x Arizona will follow in a week.Nevada and Wisconsin will certify on December 1. The electors will cast their...

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  • November 20, 2020

The guy who basically invented American crassness and stupidity is calling out Rudy Giuliani for being uncommonly crass and stupid. Geraldo Rivera, who left any credibility he may have once had behind in Al Capone’s vault, thinks Rudy’s eyebrow-raising/sideburn-lowering press conference from earlier today was a shitshow of historic proportions....

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  • November 20, 2020

For a period in history, there existed something called the Whig Party. A group of disaffected Nationalist Republicans and Democrats who saw a need to unify the country after the horrifying presidency of Andrew Johnson. One of the main tenets of the Whigs was a limit on presidential power. Unlike...

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  • November 11, 2020

Keith Olbermann has been doing daily YouTube reports on various miscreants, but mainly on IMPOTUS, and it now seems like the Trumpian narrative now developing is a plan to disqualify Biden, by means of something, something…. illegal reasons. As unlikely as this might be, the desperate Trump has been even...

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  • October 20, 2020

Lots of social distancing and challenging sound with an outdoor setting bordering a highway. Biden did well in terms of relating to the questions and the questioners. Biden was not surprised by the news that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. What he's saying: “Quite frankly, I wasn't surprised,” Biden said when...

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  • October 6, 2020

50 days and Biden still leads nationally but there are fewer undecideds than 2016 in the details when you get to registered and likely voters, even if they have been declining since July. Like most polling, the devil’s in the details. x NEW via @AP: Biden is beating Trump nationally...

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  • September 15, 2020

The summary of today's Trump presser: Trump defended Kyle Rittenhouse x Trump actually offers a defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, his right-wing supporter who killed two protesters. “I guess he was in very big trouble, he probably would've been killed.” pic.twitter.com/XFBtDOHP8y— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) August 31, 2020 x To be...

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  • August 31, 2020

Thematically there will be the same contradictory elements: freedom of religion only for specific religions, carnage is here because it’s been manufactured, the stock market is the economy, the other side is subversive even as we’re trying to pervert the rule of law and sabotage the election. And mainly, ignore...

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  • August 22, 2020

Once more the media got played and with that many Americans. Joe Biden’s Latin American/African American gaffe was not a gaffe at all. Biden need not claim this gaffe Watch the full episode here. As a Black/Latino/Caribean man, AKA an Afro-Latino/Afro-Caribean married to an African American woman, I take offense to...

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  • August 8, 2020

I’m liking that Biden is hammering Trump hard on the economy: “The depth of economic devastation our nation is experiencing is not an act of God, it’s a failure of presidential leadership,” the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said in a statement released by his campaign. “Had President Trump taken...

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  • July 30, 2020

In a new article, David A. Fahrenthold, Joshua Partlow, and Jonathan O'Connell review the Trump U grift and draw parallels to the Trump University debacle and the Trump presidency itself during the pandemic. The virus doesn’t care, and we’ve seen how despite the usual disinformation ploys Trump is on the path...

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  • July 25, 2020

Today, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr announced significant cases related to Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV), an initiative launched in August 2019 aimed at disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately, destroying MS-13. President Trump and Attorney General Barr announced a number of significant cases associated with JTFV,...

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  • July 15, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 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

The unhingery continues with four months left. Trump’s doubling down on positions seems typical but has now moved to places that seem more like a scorched-earth campaign as November approaches. Trump just asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the ACA in its entirety. He is trying to take away your...

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  • June 26, 2020

Trump’s button got pushed by Biden: x If John Bolton's accounts are true, it’s not only morally repugnant, it’s a violation of Donald Trump’s sacred duty to the American people to protect America’s interests and defend our values.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 17, 2020 x Joe Biden was a TOTAL...

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  • June 18, 2020

Bolton’s tell-all book will be out this month…. If he had any decency or sense of duty to the nation, he would have testified under oath, rather than ignore Congress, but he preferred benefiting financially. The only question to be answered is the degree of Trump’s impeachable iniquity. Bolton is planning...

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  • June 8, 2020

Jordan Goudreau’s Silvercorp is a US mercenary corporation based in Florida. Two of their American operatives were arrested in Venezuela. WaPo got a copy of a coup d’etat contract. The video begins with Jordan Goudreau posing confidently, flanked by a man wearing an armour plate and a Venezuela flag wrapped around his shoulder....

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  • May 7, 2020

Help Re-Elect Progressive Champions Reps. Tlaib and Omar! For Peace,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Donna—your PDA National Team Give To Re-Elect Rep. Rashida Tlaib Give To Re-Elect Rep. Ilhan Omar Sign Up To Make Calls From HomeTo Help Elect Strong Progressives  ...

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  • April 7, 2020

Live Blog below COVID Taskforce briefing Livestream (5pm) x If @presssec tries to override the @whca decision, then its members should boycott the briefing and refuse to broadcast it. They can always report later on OAN’s questions about “is ‘Chinese food’ racist?” and whatever infomercial for My Pillow the president wants...

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  • April 2, 2020

Today Trump tried bait and switch, doing a briefing on the indictments and increased military operations against Venezuela. He used the pretext of a COVID-19 Taskforce to lead with the outlines of a pretext for arresting Maduro as enforcing drug-trafficking indictments.  Apparently Trump still believes he can game the MSM....

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  • April 2, 2020

FUBAR’s definition is – thoroughly confused, disordered, damaged or ruined x America First is the Trump campaign slogan pic.twitter.com/KwGTOnWoDm — Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) March 29, 2020 x All these right-wingers kept saying that socialism would kill us and now their cult leader is literally telling people to go out during a...

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  • March 29, 2020

Greg Sargent has this column up in today’s WaPo: The big question looming over Trump’s coronavirus disaster Why is it falling to Democrats to beg, cajole and try to force President Trump into taking numerous specific steps he should be taking himself, right now, to avert untold numbers of preventable...

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  • March 25, 2020

Another, less remarkable stunt last night at the SOTU was the celebrity acknowledgement of Juan Guaido as the “leader in exile” of Venezuela. The prize he received was something Ukraine president Zelensky has yet to receive, the credibility of a WH visit. Will the dog-wag for the post-acquittal impeached Trump...

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  • February 5, 2020

Since going to a pop-concert in Canada while being Iranian-American could make you a potential security risk, The Trump administration is considering an expansion of countries from which to restrict entry and immigration. The old tricks are the best ones in an election year. x Trump could revive Muslim travel...

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  • January 11, 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

Get it? Because all Jews hoard money! And they’re “brutal killers” who are “not nice people at all.” x Trump’s constant references to wealth and money whenever he talks to Jewish groups is abundantly unsubtle anti-Semitism.https://t.co/YWW5xXhC83— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) December 8, 2019 < p class=”is-empty-p”> “A lot of you are...

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  • December 8, 2019

Unlike the failed coup in Venezuela, this time in Bolivia, the military has prevailed upon Evo Morales to resign. Banana Republicans finally manage a military coup, this time in Bolivia, but there are cautionary tales. x Breaking News: President Evo Morales of Bolivia has announced his resignation after the military...

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  • November 10, 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. Was ordered to repay California $846,000 for its failed...

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  • November 8, 2019

On June 12, 2016, three short years ago, 49 Americans [mostly members of the LGBTQ+ community] were slaughtered by a coward at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida. President Trump, who described himself as a champion for gay rights, “I’m much better for the gays,” marked the solemn anniversary...

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  • October 12, 2019

As we wait for more whistle-blower news and an inevitable flurry of Trumpian disinformation and diversions, we need to review that Trump’s impeachable offense in Ukraine was also a move in a corruption history favoring Russia back through Manafort. Trump’s hold on Congressional aid to Ukraine also favored a Russian-backed rebel buildup...

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  • October 12, 2019

It’s a fast-moving day and a press conference was scheduled for 4pm. Trump’s last such presser at the UNGA was “free-wheeling” so the cray-cray might be especially wild. Chances are that the GOP members of House/Senate Intel committees need to leak the complaint contents to the WH, which may explain...

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  • October 12, 2019

Rand Paul went on The View to explain the RWNJ critique of “socialism”, hoping he wouldn’t see his neighbor, but didn’t win any support for the notion that rich people have it bad. x Rand Paul gets laughed at by The View audience after saying that the 1% has it...

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  • October 11, 2019

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were nabbed at Dulles airport (perhaps) “trying to flee the country” and have been indicted for financial violations but more importantly in connection to Rudy Giuliani’s role in the Arms for Dirt scandal. Former Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) is mentioned as ‘Congressman-1’, one of their...

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  • October 10, 2019

There is a term used in Syria and Turkey about the Kurds, “Arabize.” Essentially the Kurds since the 1920s and 30s have been ostracized as rebellious heretics. Although the Kurds comprise nearly 25 percent of the Syrian and Turkish population, Bashar al-Assad the Syrian leader, and Recep Erdogan the Turkish...

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  • October 9, 2019

Monday began with an attempt by Individual-1 to draw attention from Ukraine by allowing Turkey to intensify military operations against the Kurds. This is why Trump didn’t play golf Sunday, because of his “great and unmatched wisdom” needed to strategize yet another move against democracy. x The White House's announcement of the...

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  • October 8, 2019

Back in June posted Twitter user Bookdigger Jim’s unauthorized biography of drumpf, and a lot of folks enjoyed it. Well, Jim’s sharpened his pencil and has now profiled nobody’s favorite senator, Lindsey Graham… I’ll post his first tweet, in case you want to read the replies, then I’ll post a Twitter...

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  • September 28, 2019

The intelligence whistleblower states that White House lawyers moved the transcript of Trump’s phone call to Zelensky to a stand alone secret server in the White House.  This was done as part of the coverup.  But the whistleblower also states that this is NOT the only time this abuse of...

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  • September 27, 2019

Trump shit-canned National Security Advisor John Bolton today: President Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton, the lifelong proponent of American hard power, after months of division between the men over the direction of foreign and national security policy. Seems that Bolton and the orange ape didn’t get along.  ...

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  • September 10, 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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1515. Cut legal funding for victims of human trafficking...

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  • August 9, 2019

Since the Trump Presidency began back in January 2017, we have endeavored to maintain a comprehensive listing of all the administrations misdeeds in the Everything Awful The Trump Administration Has Done Omnibus (full list here), and have attempted to categorize and score them accordingly. Today is July 20th, which means that as of...

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  • July 20, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Sustain PDA With Automatic Gifts As the Summer heats up, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) asks you to join us going into overdrive for progress. This past week, we convened...

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  • July 14, 2019

Because of course he does. Eventually, Vladimir Putin will take Donald Trump on a snipe hunt and lose him in the woods, but until then, he’s his useful little idiot.  I mean, why wouldn’t you believe a former KGB agent? They’re known for their honesty and probity. x Once again, the president...

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  • May 4, 2019
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