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I tried sitting through FOX News’ commentary/critique yesterday, following Joe Biden’s report on the status of the nation, and in particular the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. After a few minutes, and when one of the conservative panelists had the temerity and amnesia to call Joe Biden a liar, I...

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  • August 25, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Lou Barletta, the Republican Party’s Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta, 65, becomes the most prominent figure to enter a 2022 governor’s race that Republicans have won every time in the past half-century...

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  • May 17, 2021

President Joe Biden set a new goal of having 70% of adult American vaccinated for Covid (with at least one dose) by the Fourth of July. About 56.4% of adults in the US were vaccinated with a dose as of yesterday. The pace of vaccinations has slowed dramatically with only...

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  • May 4, 2021

Fear and loathing rises in the land of previous guy. The raid on Giuliani’s apartment and office netted the Feds 10 devices, laptops and phones. According to the Trump adviser, the (Giuliani) raid ignited a sense of fear inside the former President's orbit that Justice Department officials may be more willing...

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  • May 2, 2021

Have some weekend reading for you. The Atlantic has a great piece out about U.S. Senate candidate, Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D. PA), that’s worth a ready. Here’s a taste: Fetterman has already raised lots of money—$500,000 in just the first 72 hours he was in the race—in part as...

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  • March 12, 2021

Because “something bad happened”, the Wall Street Journal has the criminal solicitation tapes: The anti-Slenderman wants you to overturn an election because who would believe that he’d suborn racketeering, or election fraud, or bribery. Cocaine Bear is getting worried the wolf is at the door with that indictment, because Merrick Garland is...

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  • March 10, 2021

In the choice between wolf predation and human predation wolf culling seems more about sport than the economic threat to herds. Subsidizing trapping and killing with wolf bounties doesn’t begin to address the real ecological harms from other populations like feral pigs.  “Should Montana Allow New Methods of Killing Wolves to...

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  • March 10, 2021

Insurrection part Deux may be coming, but it’s a distraction from an emerging Raw Story report about Russian mobsters and Trump that includes money laundering in Kazakhstan. This doesn’t even touch the tax fraud prosecution. Thank jeebus CPAC is over and that concentrated hate and stupidity is over for another year. Even...

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  • March 1, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

The New York Times shed some light on this on Monday: G.O.P. legislators, dozens of whom supported overturning the state’s election results to aid former President Donald J. Trump, are moving to change the entire way that judges are selected in Pennsylvania, in a gambit that could tip the scales...

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  • February 17, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), who announced a 2022 Senate bid earlier this month, said in a statement Tuesday that he will not accept donations from the fossil fuel industry in his run. Fetterman said in the statement obtained by The Hill via...

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  • February 16, 2021

Big news today out of Pennsylvania: x After 10 years in the State House, I’ve taken the lessons that my parents taught me & reinforced them in my work as a legislator: to take responsibility, commit to service, be courageous, & push for fairness. I’m ready to take these values...

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  • February 15, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate, Superior Court Justice Maria McLaughlin (D. PA) Pennsylvania's Vote By Mail request form is now available for the 2021 elections! With key local offices on the ballot, Democrats need to vote with the same great fervor as...

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  • February 3, 2021

Some big news today out of Pennsylvania: WOOOOOW. 🥳🤯 ✅ Closing in on $1.1M ✅ 33K donations ✅ $32 average donation ✅ Closing in on 30K donors ✅ Majority of donors from PA ✅ Every one of the 67 counties@giselefetterman and I are *literally* overwhelmed. Levi too. 🐶 THANK. YOU....

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  • January 25, 2021

In all the talk about the Republican Insurrection and Trump’s impeachment, one very large story has not gotten nearly the degree of high attention that it deserves.  It appears that we now have a President (or Republican voters generally) that effectively have death squads or, as crucially, the effective threat of...

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  • January 15, 2021

Trump sells off his private helicopter after losing the election, so perhaps he’s cash-short, even as he’s running another grift, claiming he’d run again in 2024. However, there’s other shenanigans possible in the remaining 70 days, including a small-scale international military action that in itself could cause a continuing problem...

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  • November 11, 2020

The name of the anonymous author of op-eds criticizing the operation of the White House, is Former DHS chief of staff @MilesTaylorUSA ), but in the scheme of October Surprises this is a footnote. More important matters are whether one of five swing states can be won by Biden/Harris. x Thread....

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  • October 28, 2020

Trump really thinks like a mafia don, granting and withholding favors (and sometimes killing people) according to his whim and needs. He that the government is his personal business, that he can dole out taxpayer money to his friends and withhold essential services from his enemies as though he were...

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  • October 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Governor Tom Wolf (D. PA) on behalf of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee: Pennsylvania neighbor, Across Pennsylvania, people are voting as we speak for Democrats up and down the ballot. Who we send to Washington and Harrisburg will impact every community, city, and town...

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  • October 21, 2020

Stuart Spittle, the incredible shrinking candidate, was spinning the hits last night in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Lies that have long since been debunked were pulled out of the couch cushions, denuded of dustballs and cat hair, and fed to the only people dumb enough to accept candy from a creepy old...

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  • October 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Hey folks, The weather is cool and crisp. The foliage is gorgeous. And Democrats all over PA are making a triumphant return to knocking doors — with safety and social distancing measures in place! Many of you have been eagerly awaiting...

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  • October 9, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Sen. Pat Toomey has decided not to run for reelection or for governor of Pennsylvania in 2022, according to two people familiar with his plans, a surprise decision by the Republican with significant implications for the state’s next elections. He will serve...

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  • October 4, 2020

“Oyez!  The Summer Session of Frog Court is called to order,  Judge Jeramiah Bullfrog presiding,” honked the Bailiff, who was  a Canadian goose. In strode two robed judges, who were six foot tall bullfrogs, trying to walk on two legs, but instead hopping from foot to foot.  The third bullfrog...

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  • October 3, 2020

Received two e-mails today I wanted to pass along. First, from Governor Tom Wolf’s (D. PA), PAC, Wolf PAC: Hey, when we say every single vote counts, we mean it. In 2016, Donald Trump won Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes — less than one percent. In 2018, we flipped four Congressional seats in...

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  • September 22, 2020

Feral pigs are the crying-wolf excuse for some firearm owners, as though the average hunter needed a modern sporting rifle (semi-auto long gun with large capacity magazine) to defend their home and children against predator species. Then there’s Kenosha’s 17 year-old killer and his AR-15 pattern rifle with 30-round magazine. The...

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  • September 20, 2020

Another Trump presser today, there were more of the same lies especially about the availability of COVID vaccines. Trump furthermore went full disinformation about mask use. CNN’s Dana Bash referred to Trump’s account as “propaganda”. http://www.pscp.tv/… x In opening statement, Pres Trump calls on @joebiden to “stop promoting his anti-vaccine theories.”...

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  • September 16, 2020

There will be a variety of responses to the impending Trump attempt to steal the election. Be prepared. x The Transition Integrity Project has run an interesting set of war-games for the November presidential election. Scenarios for each electoral outcome (and the implications for political violence in the US) are...

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  • September 6, 2020

‘We’re all safe because of law enforcement’ Trump says in Kenosha where a cop shot a Black man in the back 7 times x Can we just pay to run this as an ad across the country? #Strokeahontas pic.twitter.com/MC6j6oEYW6— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 1, 2020 How weird is it for Trump,...

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  • September 2, 2020

A quarter-million deaths still loom as the distraction tour continues in order to generate campaign commercial content.  x Trump in Kenosha pic.twitter.com/MyK07qPnX5— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 1, 2020 Pres. Trump is headed to Kenosha, Wisconsin, after drawing a comparison between police officers who shoot people in the back to golfers...

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  • September 1, 2020

Here’s a preview of the 2022 Pennsylvania Governor’s race: Heather Heidelbaugh wants to deny Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro a second term. It’s an expensive and challenging proposition. But the little-known Pittsburgh lawyer is getting some valuable help from allies of Sen. Pat Toomey — whom political watchers in both...

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  • August 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Governor Tom Wolf’s (D. PA) group, Wolf PAC: Today is a monumental day. Fifty-five years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law — prohibiting racial discrimination at the polls. It was the first step toward protecting everyone's right...

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  • August 6, 2020

​Aside from being charged hourly for the fence around the Portland federal building because it blocks the street ($192,000 at last count), federal forces will be withdrawn beginning Thursday. Trump apparently hasn’t gotten the memo. “We're not leaving until they secure their city … if they don't secure their city soon,...

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  • July 29, 2020

How does a president get us into a 1918 pandemic, 1930s depression, and 1968 race riot all in 6 months? Answer: with no plans and no clue… Chad Wolf huffs and puffs, but blows an opportunity to not be be called a fascist tool for Trump. It is amateur hour with Trump...

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  • July 26, 2020

DHS Secretary Chad Wolf was tripped while being questioned by the CBS host. He better be careful as Trump may fire him for using the wrong words. Great journalism on the part of the CBS host. CBS host trips up DHS secretary x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. It...

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  • July 25, 2020

This is her priority: Iowa (R) Sen. Joni Ernst wrote a letter Tuesday to Director Russell Vought with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget asking that investigation be conducted into how federal tax dollars are used by local officials with autonomous zones. “In recent weeks, mobs hijacked peaceful protest...

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  • July 24, 2020

Considering the penchant for bored federal tactical teams to practice their snatch and grab techniques with their rental vehicles, it’s a good thing to take down that statue. Chicago will feature at least 200 members of the miscellaneous DHS protection squad this weekend.  x BREAKING: Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to...

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  • July 24, 2020

Philadelphia is where the Founding Fathers met to write the Declaration of Independence from the tyranny of George III. The Philadelphia district attorney is continuing that tradition: He will defend the city from the tyranny of Donald I. Philly DA Krasner vows to arrest federal law enforcement if they break...

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  • July 23, 2020

This has been proposed for a while, but now that the Speaker is using it… time to do some re-branding. x One of the reasons we are so far behind in our response to the #TrumpVirus? We don’t have the equipment we need to test, process results, and protect our frontline...

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  • July 22, 2020

Chad Wolf confesses to committing a crime on national television. One person’s ‘proactive arresting’ is another’s extralegal detention and subsequent rendition. If you get scooped up, we wish you well. DHS Secretary @DHSMcAleenan just said on Fox News that unmarked agents are making “proactive” arrests in #Portland:“If we think you will...

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  • July 22, 2020

The federal protection squads have now engaged in the second attempt to  operate without accountability, this time in a state run by Democrats. we’ll see how it works in a state run by the GOP.  Something scary is happening in Portland. It’s the very thing conservatives and especially the NRA...

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  • July 19, 2020

What good trouble looks like: x Federal police strike protester with baton, use pepper spray and tear gas outside courthouse in Portland pic.twitter.com/VX2xTVaaYq — Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) July 19, 2020 x “They just started wailing on me”: @dani__zoellner spoke to the veteran who was brutally beaten by federal officers in...

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  • July 19, 2020

Trump's protection squads may deploy drones in Portland, as he aches for another Minneapolis or DC. Feds control airspace over Portland to minimize news coverage and facilitate drones, as street confrontations continue against a background of DHS attempts to make the suburbs scared of manufactured urban conflict. These actions, like the...

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  • July 18, 2020

The expansion of the ranks of the CBP happened in the first months of the Trump administration, because it had some personnel turnover. It had spaces available in the first front lines of that ‘Muslim Ban’ executed at points of US entry. It is one of the areas that allows...

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  • July 17, 2020

Over the past 24 hours, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has faced a firestorm of criticism for his over-the-top rhetoric and grandstanding regarding the ongoing demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. In his memo justifying the deployment of federal marshals that neither the mayor nor the governor requested or...

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  • July 17, 2020

Several stories are up about what’s going on in Portland OR right now. I’m writing this to highlight what Gov. Kate Brown is saying about it: this is purely and totally a political ploy to terrorize her citizens and turn peaceful protests into an excuse for “political theater” for no...

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  • July 17, 2020

Some have suggested recent actions in Portland are a trial run for martial law, considering how badly run was the attempt at using federal forces in DC. They are DHS and feds, without identification, and refusing to identify themselves. Apparently graffiti is terrorism in the absence of statues to topple, as Trump attempts to...

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  • July 17, 2020

Here’s some good news today out of Pennsylvania courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: Joe Biden holds a 13 point lead over Donald Trump among all registered voters in Pennsylvania according to the Monmouth (“Mon-muth”) University Poll.  Among likely voters, the Democrat has an edge of 7 to 10 points...

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  • July 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Governor Tom Wolf (D. PA) in support of Christina Finello’s (D. PA-01) congressional campaign: Christina Finello (D. PA-01) Christina Finello has done important work in our communities for decades, working at all levels of the criminal justice system to better train police and judges, while...

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  • June 28, 2020

Apparently there’s RWNj demand for something that’s like Twitter but monetizes subscription scams and harvests influence among like-minded crazies.  Parler is the RWNJ refuge from Twitter, like it makes much of a difference considering Twitter still allows Trump to tweet. So much work just so you can show reactionary “tongue-in-cheek”...

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  • June 26, 2020

This is huge: x Wow, Delaware’s Chris Coons is a moderate Democrat who has long been resistant to getting rid of the filibuster, which Dems will absolutely need to do if they hope to pass any major policies under a Biden presidency https://t.co/Qgnzyludez— Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) June 23, 2020 From...

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  • June 23, 2020