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Charlie McCarthy’s cousin, Kevin claimed POTUS Biden’s speech could have been an email, as previous guy claimed paternity for vaccine development that wasn’t even his. Remember when Trump and Kushner declared 60,000 American deaths to COVID-19 “a great success story”. .@GOPLeader: “Republicans will work with anyone to build America up…” 🤡 pic.twitter.com/tw2RHJ6gbV...

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  • April 29, 2021
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So much dodging bullets these past months, but so many tradeoffs. What remains is that we now have a POTUS who can actually talk about “modern Jim Crow” rather than the previous guy making a mockery of the office. “A new study by an UCLA economist estimates that 400,000 people...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 27, 2021

After Joe Biden’s speech to the nation last week, conservatives were their usual snowflakey selves, wondering where all the plaudits for Donald Trump’s maladministration were. To be fair, Trump did launch Operation Warp Speed. Or, rather, his administration launched it … and came up with a cool nickname. That said, the...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • March 14, 2021

Hey, did you hear Rush Limbaugh died? Not that you need another post about this. You can already choose between endless right-wing hagiographies and a host of far-less fawning fare-thee-wells, but this kind of tectonic shift in the conservative radio-sphere doesn’t happen every day, so I’ll toss in my two cents....

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 17, 2021

December 7, 2020 — a day which will live in tennis history! Big news, dead Americans! You have a new White House tennis court to look down on as you temporarily pry your gaze from the immaculate, eternal, and supremely blissful beatific vision! x 282,345. pic.twitter.com/ss9RKAVcA3— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) December...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • December 7, 2020

I knew — felt in my gut — that Trump’s reign of chaos would be, well, chaotic. But sheeee-ite, I never thought it would be this bad. And I can be a pretty dark guy. But gosh, I’m not a psychopath. I don’t watch snuff films. I don’t enjoy videos of...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • October 22, 2020

Trump eventually will be directly responsible for a quarter-million deaths from COVID. “We’re actually experiencing more death than we thought we were.” x Excess COVID death study: 75K more died in US than previously recorded#Trump is complicit in the deaths of over 210,000 Americans https://t.co/Nz3RwvzBZq— FreedomExpressed 🌊🌊 (@iPicNews) October 12,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • October 15, 2020

Recently, Trump (a latest Covid case) claimed credit, and gave himself an “A+,” on his Covid response because we only have 200,000 plus deaths when models predicted 2 to 3 million deaths if we all did nothing in response.  (Yes, that’s an amazing argument.) But that same number, 2 to 3 million, is the number of...

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  • October 3, 2020

Ricin attacks against the WH seem more routine rather than random and their origins do seem to follow ideologies more worried about the extremism within the White House, although why would Canadians want to harm POTUS. Darn that NAFTA 2.0. The most recent example just happened, when a ricin envelope was sent...

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  • September 19, 2020

Friday was the anniversary of both the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. On September 11, 2020 — to far less consternation and alarm — 1,094 Americans died mostly preventable deaths as a result of a...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • September 13, 2020

True to form: x Blaming the shooting targeting protesters — 2 were killed — on the protesters themselves is the take Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler chose for the incident in Kenosha: https://t.co/qPw26VwTEm— Tia Mitchell, AJC’s Washington Correspondent (@ajconwashington) August 27, 2020 Some context: A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested...

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  • August 27, 2020

The strangest thing is the GOP attempt to con the nation into forgetting about a massive and avoidable death toll.   x If this makes you feel rage, then you’ve got to vote. pic.twitter.com/hnFgB4lbUX— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 26, 2020 In polling, there’s still too much horse-racing as “gap-tightening” memes...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • August 27, 2020

Trump as usual tried another bait and switch claiming another therapeutic emergency authorization was a “cure” for COVID. The announcement was designed to get amplified during the RNC. They’re counting that there’s enough people who will want to play the odds, free-riding off others wearing masks. x 57 percent of Republicans...

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  • August 23, 2020

Kansas demonstrated unintentionally that mask use “flattens the curve” by comparing counties that had mask mandates with those that didn’t.  x US records more than 2,000 #coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the highest number of daily fatalities in 3 months: Johns Hopkins University #COVID19 trackerhttps://t.co/5v8lF3itDm— Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) August 7,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • August 7, 2020

Live Blog below: Trump to hold press conference today at 5:30 in briefing room Apparently they’ve given up trying to announce it for 5pm. Will Trump show up on time? Will there be medical professionals there, or generals to affirm yesterday’s “attack” in Beirut? Trump on Obama's speech at John...

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  • August 5, 2020

Donald Trump with one phrase illustrates that he is a man without a soul, a man without empathy. He simply does not care about anyone but himself. Trump cares nothing about American deaths. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. AXIOS' Jonathan Swan interviewed Trump. In that one interview, he...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • August 5, 2020

Today’s takeaway from another presser that this time was an hour late: Trump thinks the massive fertilizer explosion in Beirut was an attack, Trump gathered new data to try to divert attention from the current economic recession. And for some reason the state of Florida has superior mail-in voting ability...

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  • August 5, 2020

Live Blog Below (not really a doozy) Trump’s incompetence and negligence if not already a sign of Trump’s unfitness for office can be measured on charts. We’re now at “tremendous progress”. Trump knows he will lose if people can vote. Republicans know they can’t control the House or Senate if...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 30, 2020

Trump said if there were 100,000 deaths, “then we’ll have done a good job”. Low-Information Individualism may continue among the Trumpist population to November. There will be more conflicts on mask policies, as if resistance was a pro-Trump statement. And the death toll will likely rise. “We’ll have done a...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 18, 2020

The mask wearing photo-op was a ploy to divert attention from his other troubles like Russian bounties, retaliation against Alex Vindman, and the Roger Stone clemency. And then there’s his claim that playing lots of golf is better because he plays faster, now that his play up to now is...

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  • July 12, 2020

All photo-op, all the time, as IMPOTUS* the spokesmodel, does a pageant walk while masked. He’s gone from ignoring mask rules to following them in specific circumstances, and only because he canceled a campaign rally. Today is only the second time Trump has been photographed wearing a mask. x Too...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 12, 2020

Trump’s going to visit the three miles of new fence (197 miles are replacement fencing), and do undoubtedly another youth rally, remembering that the last one featured a presidential crest with golf clubs held by the eagle. A campaign shake-up looks to be ahead that might exclude Kushner while dumping Parscale, WHO...

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  • June 23, 2020

Also, Larry Ludlow says that the election of Obama proves there is no systemic racism, much like two-handing a glass of water and shuffling down 11o ramps is not a sign of deteriorating abilities. Executive decision on tonight's #DickAward goes to Larry Kudlow who doesn't give a fuck about people dying,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • June 16, 2020

Fox News had an interesting graph along with a report on stock market moves in regards to when certain things happen to black men, police violence & deaths. The matter-of-fact format of the report was astounding. Is Fox News normalizing the deaths of black men by cop/violence? x x YouTube...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • June 8, 2020

Summer is the time for distractions from the pandemic. Shuttle launches are also a spectacle that Trump attending makes a distraction from the pandemic. Driving is another distraction, especially road-trips like the Cannonball Run, still being run, if unofficially. And gas is cheaper, darn it. 26:38 2020 Captain Chaos 2019 Audi A8...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 27, 2020

100,000 remains a real number even as there will be variations and underreporting what with definitive deaths being a problematic number for overreporting. We’ll know in a couple of weeks about the results of the Memorial Day weekend scofflaws wanting to be mask-free and not socially distant. Because it’s Summer. Not...

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  • May 26, 2020

Bigfoot justifies the $45,000 contract for Secret Service golf carts. Celebrate the pandemic with a round at your own club. Isn’t this the bigfoot video? https://t.co/AFnLqBJyy1 — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 23, 2020 Reminder than Republican anger at Obama's golf trips (which Trump has done more of in 4 years...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 23, 2020

Because Donald Trump is the angel of death, people are dying in numbers that would have been inconceivable just a few short months ago. We’re rapidly approaching 100,000 officially reported coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S., and Donald Trump thinks it’s time to reopen our churches, ostensibly so people can thank...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • May 22, 2020

Now we know the range of the death toll more directly attributable to Trump. Prof. Jeffrey Shaman on Trump's claim his study was a "hit job": "The study was motivated by the desire to quantify the consequences of delayed response to the virus and to use these findings to inform...

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  • May 21, 2020

Because every “transition to greatness” wants you to assume you’re going to die soon. 80,000 deaths so far, on pace for 130,000 deaths by August, as Trump now promises a total of 95,000 deaths. https://twitter.com/SirsmokesGreen1/status/1259241103947169793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw In a week when the novel coronavirus ravaged new communities across the country and the number...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 9, 2020

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio did not take kindly to New Jersey’s former governor Chris Christie’s call to tolerate higher death rates to open up the economy. Mayor Bill De Blasio calls out Governor Christie on his inhumane statement Watch the entire episode here. The Right, led by the...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • May 6, 2020

CNN reports that an internal Trump document says that US deaths per day in the US will rise to 3,000 by June, putting the lie to Trump’s desire to “have it both ways”. http://www.nytimes.com/… New projections from CDC in documents obtained by New York Times shows steady rise in number...

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  • May 4, 2020

Steve Schmidt appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and went right into his truth-telling about Trump immediately after being asked about Trump’s reelection prospects. “We have tens of thousands of Americans who will lose lives they didn’t have to,” Schmidt said. “We see an economic collapse that didn’t have...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • April 17, 2020

There is no bottom … No bottom … No, no bottom … Just stop looking for one … Please … (Second tweet) Trump has jokes: "The models show hundreds of thousands of people are going to die and you know what I want to do? I want to come way...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 4, 2020

Because parody is meta-criticism, we now have meta-disinformation from Fox News. Doubtless this is timed to respond to Yamiche Alcindor’s questioning of IMPOTUS* at his rally-pressers. x Fox News' Diamond & Silk claim the number of coronavirus deaths are increasing to make Donald Trump look bad These two can't be...

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  • March 31, 2020

The 2.2 million death toll cited by Trump that would occur without any mitigation will become a meme so that the quarter million death toll won’t seem so high. We’re not going to know the real numbers much like Puerto Rico, until much later. So much disinformation in today’s COVID-19...

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  • March 30, 2020

I encourage (or, rather, beg) you to read this indispensable Mark Sumner story about the absolute barking-mad lunacy of suggesting we should abandon social distancing in order to “save” the economy. (The gist? We’d destroy the country, basically.) Then come back and read this bonkers AF tweet from the grim reaper...

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  • March 25, 2020

The White House daily COVID-19 brief led by IMPOTUS* seems to have become the substitute for the SNL cold open, now that some TV programming has become socially distanced. It cannot be the case that MSM news is so starved for a poorly conceived infomercial propaganda content. x We are ALL...

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  • March 22, 2020

An article in The Atlantic confirms that today’s Trump presser revealed that Trump’s irresponsibility in privatizing the COVID-19 response came from refusing to use many non-US options available earlier. Favoring US firms to produce tests has been part of the “grave costly errors”. Even as there’s an election that needs major...

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  • March 14, 2020

The first deaths on the East Coast from COVID-19 happened yesterday in the Sunshine State, according to the Florida Department of Health.   One death occurred in Santa Rosa County which along with Okaloosa County are represented by rightwing, science-denying ghoul, Representative Matt Gaetz. The other death recorded in Lee...

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  • March 7, 2020