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“He's crazy. You know he's crazy,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  “He's crazy and what he did yesterday [Jan. 6] is further evidence of his craziness,” Her words were reportedly transcribed from a phone call between her and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs (JC) of Staff General Mark Milley....

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  • September 15, 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

If Marco Rubio really wants to upbraid people who have lied and been disingenuous about COVID-19, he doesn’t have to look far. For instance, there’s Donald Trump, who told Bob Woodward how he downplayed the virus early on and, indeed, always intended to downplay it. You also have Donald Trump, who...

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  • December 27, 2020

Back in April, President Trump issued a hollow order that meatpacking plants remain open, with safety restrictions to be fashioned by the plants’ owners. Even though the Covid-19 virus was ravaging its employees, places like Tyson Foods threatened them with firings if they dared put their health above a slab of...

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  • November 20, 2020

The foolishness continues as sore loser Trump wanted to bomb Iran last week. On the road to the bunker a POTUS proud of trying to end “endless wars” also brags about increasing the size of the military budget. Trump wants to surrender the security deposit on the White House by...

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  • November 17, 2020

Little Lord Fauntleroy has stepped in it once again. The odious sparkly vampire born with a silver spoon in his head was at the vanguard of Donald Trump’s pandemic response — and, you guessed it, he fucked it up, big-league. Seems that Bob Woodward taped Boy Blunder as well as Trump and,...

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  • October 28, 2020
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Larry Kudlow continues the underlying theme of Trumpian nihilism and its trickle-down contagion of pixie dust and pseudoscience. Trump continues to see his numbers decline as his campaign put him on a superspreader rally schedule, attempting to repeat his 2016 victory of 155,000 votes in swing states while trailing 3 million...

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  • October 25, 2020

Say no to undeserved politeness towards Trump, according to Anand Giridharadas on Chris Hayes. Both him and Neera Tanden on Lawrence O'Donnell civilly laid out the case to vote him out. He can convalesce on one of his golf courses. Donald Trump, it is poetic justice x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The doctors...

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  • October 3, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

The Trumpist idiots pushed all the 2016 conspiracy theories prior to the debate, as if one would assume Trump would play fair or act normal. Trump joked about French Fry grease and his hair. We are not yet distracted from the continuing dumpster fire. $70,000 for hair styling and they...

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  • October 1, 2020

Red-faced. Shouting. Interrupting. Ignoring. That describes Trump at last night’s debate. Turns out it also describes what he’s like in the Oval Office: Trump doesn’t accept the consensus that the debate was a disaster because, sources said, he was unabashedly himself. “The thing about the debate is people got to...

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  • September 30, 2020

Over the weekend, Americans were bombarded by press accounts with what we already know, Donald Trump is a liar, a tax cheat, and a possible felon. In case you think that is hyperbole—Mr. Trump, ask Al Capone. My theory is that Donald Trump released his tax information so debate moderator...

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  • September 28, 2020

George Washington shepherded the United States through the War for Independence and presided, literally, over the birth of the nation, without panic. Abraham Lincoln guided the United States through the literal secession and reuniting of the Union, without panic. Franklin Delano Roosevelt told the nation we had nothing to fear,...

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  • September 25, 2020

67 straight days of 9/11 on the road to what Trump wants, herd immunity that entails 6 million+ US deaths. x In 2019, Republicans convinced Trump to halfheartedly disavow his supporters after they went on a racist “send her back” chant about @IlhanMN, who’s a U.S. citizen. Will a single...

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  • September 23, 2020

I know many are hearing the same thing in other states but here in Florida, it is ridiculous and with DeSantis heading the ignorance,  the careful are being harrassed. x Beautiful state. I enjoyed myself in Florida last week. Hardly any masks worn either. People respect one another’s personal space...

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  • September 17, 2020

Recent Trump appearances have revealed that his giving lip service to vaccines has remained secondary to a continuing belief in herd immunity as if death would be a luck of the draw, or just bad luck, perhaps sacrifices rationalized by some religion. The vaccine is a panacea in terms of any pre-November announcement...

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  • September 17, 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
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“Let's understand what this is: Donald Trump has confessed, on tape, to the greatest and most deadly lie in all the long history of the United States bar none.” — Steve Schmidt #TrumpLied200KDied  Trump creates a new term, the opposite of downplaying — “up-playing”, because BS is too smelly. Trump doubled down...

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  • September 16, 2020

I don’t tell many lies. Sometimes I fudge my responses a bit when talking to my psychiatrist. Like, I’ll tell her I’m exercising regularly to improve my mood, when by “exercising” I actually mean “eating Corn Nuts.” So it’s not that tough to keep track of my little white lies....

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  • September 15, 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

First of all, while there’s really no such thing as a zero percent chance of any particular event occurring (epistemologically speaking, I don’t know I’m not a brain in a vat constructing my own subjective universe for my amusement bemusement, for instance), the chance that Donald Trump read Bob Woodward's latest...

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  • September 15, 2020

So many contradictions, so little time, as non-socially distanced followers are kept away from Trump by a thin white line. x What about everyone else? https://t.co/XExDwnbqOO — Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) September 14, 2020 x Notice the big empty space on the right? That's where @realDonaldTrump “works” the ropeline. The...

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  • September 15, 2020

Chuck Todd producers on Meet the Press came out with a piece that decimated Trump for lying about COVID-19 and the fatal results. Trump decimated by his own lies See full episodes here. This piece is one of the best takedowns of the president that Chuck Todd and his producers have done...

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  • September 13, 2020

This 538 analysis does explain the strange Trump tactical moves to Nevada and Minnesota, as they see their secondary targets instead of their main swing state targets. We can count on the race tightening and the margins are closer in the swing states. We’ve moved past Labor Day and into...

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  • September 13, 2020

news.yahoo.com/… Joe Biden’s lead over Donald Trump has grown to 10%, according numbers released today in a Yahoo News/YouGov poll and news story. Biden now leads 49% to 39% over Trump in the survey taken September 9-11. In the previous poll for Yahoo News released August 29, Biden’s lead was 47% to...

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  • September 11, 2020

Trump continues to dig the hole deeper. Expect some stunts that attempt to divert attention from the current news cycle in the coming week. President Donald Trump conceded on Wednesday that he did purposefully downplay the COVID-19 in its early stages despite privately acknowledging it was “deadly stuff” — but he did...

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  • September 11, 2020

Killing one’s half-brother using a reality-TV pretext to deliver VX neurotoxin and killing one’s uncle with multiple anti-aircraft guns makes for graphic accounts worthy of stories for Trump. Magical Force indeed. “Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a ‘fantasy film’, as the two leaders engage in...

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  • September 10, 2020

Just another news day and at least one or two more news cycles with 54 days left. x Donald Trump is the first president in 39 years to not start a war but still manage to kill 190,000+ Americans.— ray waldin (@rwaldin) September 10, 2020 How pathological is this tweet....

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  • September 10, 2020

Trump’s 18 interviews with Bob Woodward demonstrate the usual charm offensive that failed to work. To Trump, foreign policy is like selling white elephant properties, especially when he’s getting paid at inflated prices that could be bribes or money laundering. And then there’s the bragging about secret nuclear weapons which...

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  • September 10, 2020

Trump’s flailing and the lies just keep on coming. x “Why did he call it a hoax if he’s not lying?” ⁦@PressSec⁩ NO ANSWER. pic.twitter.com/jlw7pc421v— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) September 9, 2020 x Trump knew the coronavirus was deadly. He knew it was not a hoax. And he knew it...

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  • September 10, 2020

You’ll enjoy this, folks. Former Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill appeared on MSNBC with Nicolle Wallace and, well, just watch … x oh @clairecmc just has no fucks left.pic.twitter.com/v7plxCNHop— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 9, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> McCASKILL: “Think about this for a minute; let’s dwell on this just for...

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  • September 10, 2020

Trump’s deliberate dereliction of duty revealed in actual recording of Bob Woodward with Trump. #TrumpKnew As the first excerpts from Woodward book begin to drop, the White House press briefing, scheduled for 12, was moved to 12:15 then 12:30. — Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 9, 2020 Trump admits to concealing...

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  • September 9, 2020

Trump is already a drowning otter trapped in a k-hole, and now this. According to Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, Trump knew all along just how deadly and dangerous the coronavirus was, even as he continually downplayed the emerging health crisis. The Washington Post: “You just breathe the air and...

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  • September 9, 2020

        An unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency from Bob Woodward.                                                           ...

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  • August 15, 2020

Trump never read Bob Woodward’s first book on Trump, Fear, and yet, Trump does believe that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, what? Why it matters: Trump participated extensively in Woodward's research for the book, sitting for 17 interviews at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone between December...

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  • August 14, 2020

Mary Trump’s book while not a hagiography, helps explain Trump’s quashing any release of high school or college transcripts if Trump did hire someone to take his SATs. It may be the case that Trump is throwing a distraction that Bob Woodward is a “leaker” with a second book coming out in the...

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  • July 7, 2020

Nov 20, 2019 'Everyone Was in the Loop' Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified that President Trump ordered a pressure campaign on Ukraine and that senior-most administration officials knew about it. “It doesn't matter whether you like him. It doesn't matter if you dislike him,” Adam Schiff said. “What matters is whether...

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  • January 27, 2020

So what deeply inappropriate figure will Donald Trump tap as his next communications director? Brian Kilmeade? Bill O’Reilly? Mayor McCheese? The obstreperously flatulent ghost of Richard Nixon’s dog? Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman reports that Bill Shine was shown the door earlier today because Trump had started blaming him for all...

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  • March 8, 2019

Most Republicans have tried to ignore the fact that you’d get better decision-making in the Oval Office from a drunk tabby cat batting around a Magic 8-ball. They got their tax cuts, and they still hate Obama, so they’ve been only too happy to indulge the baby-handed lunatic running around...

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  • December 21, 2018

If you happened to read Bob Woodward’s recent Trump book, Fear: Holy Fuck, Holy Fuck, Holy Fuck, Oh Christ, Just Kill Me Now!, you know how obsessed our pr*sident is with shaking down other countries for protection money — so much so that he’s willing to upset world peace and...

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  • October 17, 2018

Not sure if we need more details on Stormy Daniels’ “relationship” with Donald Trump (were the pages of that Forbes she spanked him with stuck together? exactly which species of shark does he hate the most?) but, alas, you’re going to get them. With Bob Woodward’s Fear taking up all the oxygen in...

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  • September 12, 2018

There’s been chatter in Florida about how the nominees for each party’s Governor might have impacts on their party’s U.S. Senate candidates and other down-ballot races. For example, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D. FL) sounds way more excited about having Andrew Gillum (D. FL) as his party’s nominee: In an...

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  • September 12, 2018

Sure, that headline might sound encouraging, but it’s a little like your doctor saying, “We’ll undoubtedly schedule surgery to get that wrought-iron fence post removed from your head. Someday. Sit tight. It will happen. Here’s a blister pack of Ibuprofen. Sorry, I already took most of them.” Anyway, Andrew Hall...

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  • September 11, 2018

Personally, I’m astounded that anyone could be astounded about how astoundingly stupid Donald Trump is, but apparently Gary Cohn once had enough faith in Trump to think he wouldn’t be the presidential equivalent of a drunk howler monkey with diarrhea.  From Bess Levin in Vanity Fair: According to an excerpt from Bob...

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  • September 11, 2018

H/T Seth Abramson: x Only the Obama WH can get away with attacking Bob Woodward. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 1, 2013 Hoo-boy. In this inadvertently prophetic tweet, Trump was talking about the time the Obama administration hit back at Woodward because he’d criticized Obama’s decision to keep an aircraft carrier...

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  • September 10, 2018

Start a discussion about 20th century industry in America and images of factories humming with  production probably fill your head.  It's nice that romantic image fills your head because the reality is harsher to comprehend. Many factories today in this country sit idle; the people and machines that made them...

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  • June 14, 2012