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President Joe Biden has well-crafted speeches. In this one, he made it clear that employers need to step up and pay a living wage. President Joe Biden, a living wage by another means? See full episodes here. As I listened to Joe Biden’s speech, I was taken aback at first. It seemed for a...

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  • May 10, 2021

I step back to reflect on many things, including this strangest year of my more than 2 ½ decades as a classroom teacher.  It is also as I approach what I suppose is a milestone of sorts, my 75th birthday on May 23. And of course since my major course...

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  • May 2, 2021

Obviously, I’m no fan of Pat Robertson, and it’s a rare occasion indeed when I agree with him. After all, he’s basically a workaday evangelical Nutter Butter, and evangelicals gave us the prank gift of Donald Trump. It was sort of like giving us all ugly Christmas sweaters as a...

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  • April 15, 2021

Statue of the “other guy” arrives at CPAC, the annual owning the libs festival and meat market. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is underway in Orlando, Florida, opening with a 2020 election conspiracy supercut, a video heralding cancel culture “victim” Gina Carano and a gold statue of ousted president Donald Trump raising eyebrows in the Hyatt Regency lobby...

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  • February 26, 2021

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not mince her words. Most importantly, she necessarily assigned blame and pointed out the immorality of GOP Senators. Nancy Pelosi defines GOP Senator's immorality x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did something that Progressives and Democrats need...

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  • December 30, 2020

The balance of power in the Senate, along with how much Joe Biden can accomplish during his first term as president, will be determined solely by a two-race election in Georgia held on Jan. 5. Ironically, the Georgia law requiring a runoff race when no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote...

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  • December 12, 2020

CNBC Right-Wing hack Rick Santelli and Andrew Ross Sorkin engaged in a heated debate Friday over some of the restrictions placed on restaurants. A war at CNBC x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. This brawl on CNBC is an embarrassment for the network. It is time to consider Rick Santelli a...

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  • December 4, 2020

We knew he was never going to leave peacefully.  Stage 1:  Courts Donald Trump has desperately tried to get courts (with his hand-picked judges) to order the secretaries of state in several swing states to halt the certifying the votes and not to issue the certificates of ascertainment.  Why this...

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  • November 20, 2020

Stores are already being boarded up in anticipation of election week violence, as cops begin to take sides in spite of the rule of law. x if you've never read any police training manuals/literature before, this article is worth reading. it offers a good snapshot of how police are psychologically...

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  • October 31, 2020

Trump’s now doing shtick at his virus-fests, focusing on grievance and culture-war nonsense, nearly promising Michiganders that he’ll not visit Minnesota if he loses the election. “Remember that time Trump got Herman Cain killed?” x Trump says “lock them all up” as his fans direct “lock her up!” chants toward...

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  • October 17, 2020

Rand Paul is a physician, but it often looks like he got his medical degree from the Ben Carson School of Not Paying Attention to Things — because he does not appear to know what he’s talking about. And Dr. Anthony Fauci — you know, that guy who’s a world-renowned expert...

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  • September 23, 2020

The World is colors everywhere here and there And the sky’s blinding blue is right in front of you. The burgeoning flowers send new blossoms out for hours. I admire the colors of each different lily, Or the Dragon’s Tongue; a little silly. My Dragon’s Tongue managed to survive all these...

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  • July 31, 2020

Community policing can happen even if it’s been talked about for half a century against a backdrop of paramilitary enforcement and military intelligence. Sadly, the change must be serious and even more radical, requiring even greater defunding/retraining and anti-corruption. x LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is speaking right now about police reforms....

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  • July 28, 2020

From MSNBC: U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath, who is trying to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell, tells Kasie Hunt, “We need to get our government back. If getting rid of the filibuster is going to do that, to pass legislation that most Americans want and not have it held up and...

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  • July 20, 2020

He is so fucked: With Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner on record as saying nothing about Obamacare since well before the pandemic hit America–and Republicans in Washington pressing their case in the U.S. Supreme Court to have the national health care law overturned–activists stood outside of Gardner’s office in downtown Denver...

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  • June 26, 2020

Most GOP governors have decided that it is better to have an “open” economy than save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.  The worst of them never lockdown their states (see South Dakota and Iowa for examples), and even some who did order lockdowns reopened as rapidly as possible — most of...

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  • June 23, 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

I thank God he is not my governor, but Kemp of Georgia is a liar.  It’s easy enough to conclude this after Kemp’s news conference on Wednesday announcing he will get around to signing a shelter in place order for the state of Georgia on FRIDAY.  According to Kemp, he...

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  • April 3, 2020

So I’m not sure if you heard about this: Colorado’s economy and its environment will receive a huge boost thanks in large part to Sen. Cory Gardner. At Gardner’s urging, President Donald Trump said recently he will sign a bill that injects $900 million into the Land and Water Conservation...

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  • March 16, 2020

Full disclosure: I know very little about viruses — but I don’t think this is how viruses work. Today, at a White House meeting with U.S. governors, Trump said there’s no real need to worry about the coronavirus that's currently worrying doctors, epidemiologists, medical researchers, CDC staffers, pretty much all of...

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  • February 10, 2020

Just stop talking about “staying in your lane” unless you're a American football player. “Stay in your lane: 1) what you say to someone who is below your league in terms of attractiveness and tries to hit on you. 2) what you say to someone who tries to talk about...

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  • February 7, 2020

Everyone loved Bill Murray reprising his role as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day. Everyone hated Trump. USA Today’s Ad Meter, which tabulates consumer ratings, has been running its Super Bowl ad rankings since 1989. This year, Trump’s campaign ad was ranked as the worst. The second-least favorite? This commercial for...

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  • February 3, 2020

Eddie the Seal becomes the Joe the Plumber for war crimes, because Trump needs celebrity props for his rallies. The message to the Trump base is that visceral barbarism might be excused under his rule. And are you distracted from impeachment yet again. If Donald Trump gets his wish, he’ll...

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  • November 26, 2019

This Washington Post editorial — “Let the Trump team eat in peace” — provides a useful platform for intelligently discussing the recent instances where Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller have encountered resistance while trying to dine out in D.C. area restaurants.  The WashPo...

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  • June 24, 2018
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