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I asked Thom Hartmann, host of the #1 Progressive Thom Hartmann show his thoughts on Ukraine/Russia/Putin. He said the dog caught the car. I think Thom Hartmann hit the nail on the head. x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. Thom Hartmann visited Politics Done Right to...

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  • March 15, 2022

Texas Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Mike Collier did not disappoint. He pointed out why he is best for Texas. Mike Collier could be the next Texas Lieutenant Governor x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. Mike Collier was unequivocal, he intends to fight very hard to become the...

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  • February 24, 2022

I know investigations take a long time but this man has caused so much damage with his enablers, I want to see some depositions, some results, and some accountability.   With all the damage he has caused, I think this is long overdue.   The Mueller report was squashed and now that...

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  • April 12, 2021

Lost relevance continues with more of the same Trump delusions up-chucking soon, signaled by the latest Big Lie interview with Fox News, likely leading to more revisionism. Unfortunately Trump’s memoirs would be regurgitating the propaganda with little insight or reflection. His Secret Service detail would be useful witnesses as a 1/6...

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  • March 18, 2021

WaPo’s Greg Miller’s “main takeaway from ODNI report is that America’s enemies learned more from Russia-2016 about how to muck around in U.S. elections than the U.S. learned/did about how to stop it.” It didn’t stop Russia from trying to interfere again, although this time the Russians relied more on...

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  • March 17, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D. NV) in support of U.S. Senators Mark Kelly (D. AZ) and Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaigns: Sen. Mark Kelly (D. AZ) Jacky just let us know that she is setting a goal to raise $15,000 for her Democratic colleagues...

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  • February 28, 2021

I get it. The media have a job to do. And for the first time in four years, the government doesn’t have a cabinet-level Department of Gaslighting. But this is a question this reporter already knows the answer to, right?  Right?

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  • February 5, 2021

There’s a huge, grim, sprawling crisis unfolding right now in the U.S. And by that I mean, Donald Trump may not get the warm sendoff he’d hoped for. x The president is currently scheduled to leave Washington early Wednesday morning. He wants a send-off, aides had at one point discussed a rally...

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  • January 15, 2021

It’s not the Bastille. Trump did incite a riotous mob to disrupt the legislative branch. People died. Trump got excited about the chaos he’d caused. The last day of Trumpstock. x White House officials were shaken by Trump's reaction to a mob of his supporters descending on the Capitol today....

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  • January 7, 2021

Meanwhile, Trump’s on the golf course today. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said on Tuesday that America has to assume that the coronavirus pandemic is going to get worse. The U.S. is already dealing with the worst month of the pandemic thus far. The nation surpassed 19...

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  • December 29, 2020

Retiring Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman has had it with the conspiracy theories and misinformers. He says he is going after them. Congressman Denver Riggleman will take them on. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. It is refreshing to see a Republican, albeit retiring, comes clean to describe the...

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  • December 19, 2020

Time after time, succeeding presidents have followed less than stellar Republican administrations feeling obligated to bestow forgiveness. Richard Nixon masterminded a crime, known to every police drama watcher as B&E, breaking and entering. Nixon was disgracefully relegated to the dustbin of history, but that dustbin was a mansion off the...

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  • November 13, 2020

It hasn’t been called yet, but the signs are there and Biden-Harris will speak to the nation tonight. At this writing the swing state margin of victory is less than 2016, but that should change much like the overall plurality is historically high. Trump could try to corrupt the elector...

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  • November 6, 2020

Now this is a brilliant campaign strategy nine days before an election — give up! CNN: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Sunday that the US is “not going to control” the coronavirus pandemic, as cases surge across the country and nearly 225,000 Americans have died from the virus.   “We...

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  • October 25, 2020

Once again, Steve Schmidt hits it out of the park. He nails the president's family as the corrupt one. And said Joe Biden is pretty clean. The stench of defeat is in the air. Obama calls out Trump viciously x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. MSNBC Host Ari Melber pointed out that...

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  • October 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debate commission adopts new rules to mute microphones to allow Trump, Biden 2 minutes of uninterrupted time per segment. (Then mikes turn back on & candidates have at it.) Trump will no doubt replicate his gish gallop attacks during the debate trying to force Biden into a...

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  • October 20, 2020

Usually I provide a transcript with these videos, no matter how fucknutted the fucknuttery. But this is one you just have to watch because, seriously, I can’t begin to fathom what’s going on with Don Jr. in this clip. x What is up with Donald Trump Jr in this video? 😳 pic.twitter.com/bineNLaDwR—...

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  • September 26, 2020

I had to do a doubletake while listening to Ali Velshi’s panel. Eugene Robinson was out of character. He is generally the much too objective journalist. A fascist in the making changed that. Pulitzer Prize-winner Journalist Eugene Robinson sentiment is the one we must have x x YouTube Video See...

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  • September 24, 2020
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From The Houston Chronicle: Texas has once again shattered vote registration records, adding more than 1.5 million voters since the last presidential election. Texas now surpassed 16.6 million voters, according to the latest numbers announced Tuesday by Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs. And there are still almost two...

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  • September 22, 2020

Here’s some encouraging news out of South Carolina: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison raised $10.6 million during the month of August in his bid to unseat three-term Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, according to his campaign. The amount is more than what Graham raised during the second quarter of this year. Graham...

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  • September 4, 2020

President LAW & ORDER seems pretty reticent when it comes to, er … wait, this can’t be right … a white 17-year-old who killed two people and injured another with an AR-15? Why would anyone in their right mind not want to instantly and unequivocally condemn that? Never mind. We’re talking about...

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  • August 31, 2020

Uh … sure. God forbid that ever happen. (Second tweet) x TRUMP: “You better vote for me or you are going to have the greatest depression you have ever seen.” pic.twitter.com/EltgyLJKlw— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 29, 2020 Let’s see, the current unemployment rate is 10.2 percent, GDP plunged nearly 32 percent...

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  • August 29, 2020

Yesterday, Miles Taylor, who worked in Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security for two years, including as its chief of staff, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post detailing the ocher abomination’s horrifying management style, which included turning “DHS, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, into a tool used for...

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  • August 18, 2020

Received this e-mail from Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign: Millions of Americans depend on the United States Postal Service to deliver essential goods, medicines, mail-in ballots, and more — through rain, sleet, heat, and even a pandemic. But the coronavirus has hit the USPS hard, and without...

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  • August 17, 2020

Wow… Just wow.  I don’t have to write a darn thing in this diary.  Read the facts.  They don’t lie.   This is gonna hurt Trump big time.  He fed the tigers that fueled their rise in politics.   He actually fed the tigers who are going to eat him in 2020. We...

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  • August 11, 2020

Strange day yesterday in the Trump presser. 142,000 Americans have died–there’s still no plan for the #TrumpVirus. Trump wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well. Trump has yet to condemn Russia for bounties on US troops. x I wish SDNY well (in the case of Ghislaine Maxwell)— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) July 22, 2020...

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  • July 22, 2020

Trump believes that he can do tele-rallies (sic) but the Trump campaign has not ruled out holding in-person campaign rallies. The rest was the usual nonsense because don’t you know, Biden will destroy the suburbs (sic). And the delusional lies continue from Michigan’s Man of the Year (sic). Trump held what...

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  • July 19, 2020

A “virulently racist” Trump has made the nation seem like Stockholm Syndrome’s identifying with the terrorist, as Mary Trump doesn’t underestimate the Trump family’s vindictiveness. The last question by Rachel Maddow was concern for Mary Trump’s personal safety, now that the book is now generally available; she’s taken precautions. Denial is...

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  • July 17, 2020

to finish my doctorate. I abandoned my previous attempt almost 20 years ago with a dissertation almost half written for a variety of reasons I choose not to revisit now.  In the meantime, my interests had changed greatly and I was no longer excited by the topic on which I...

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  • July 15, 2020

Newsweek has a great piece out about the upcoming U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA) and businesswoman Theresa Greenfield (D. IA). It’s a great recap on the current state of the race and how crucial Iowa is to winning the U.S. Senate: As the race...

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  • June 27, 2020

There are now 119,000 deaths to date and 2.2 million cases of COVID-19 in the US. Trump will likely blame the virus superspread event in Tulsa on protesters, as the media frames can be written in the most arcane ways: “they pulled off my mask”, “they coughed on me”, as...

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  • June 19, 2020

Here we go again. Police officers decided to hold young teenagers at gunpoint as they walk through a Georgia neighborhood. See the entire episode here. UPDATE: We may be looking at very good policing that occurred after a bad start. I have very mixed feelings about how this entire incident evolved...

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  • June 16, 2020

Jared Kushner, wonder boy, prince of darkness, the “jar” part of Jarvanka, is getting some really bad press right now. Not about his many failures and his total unfitness for any of his many portfolios, but because Bunker Boy may finally have had it with him. Vanity Fair just put...

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  • June 8, 2020

Sorry I missed this yesterday but here’s another poll out of Georgia: x Georgia Senate Democratic Primary:Jon Ossoff 42%Teresa Tomlinson 14%Sarah Riggs Amico 9% Landmark Communications/@wsbtv 6/1https://t.co/QnH6t5VqJi #GAsen— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) June 4, 2020 Jon Ossoff has a commanding lead in the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Sen. David Perdue,...

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  • June 4, 2020

The redoubtable Gabe Sherman has another missive from the bottomless bowl of Kooky Krunch that is the White House. As you probably guessed, Donald Trump thinks the coronavirus that’s circled the globe and killed 100,000 Americans and counting has been totally unfair … to His Majesty. Vanity Fair: As he headed...

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  • May 26, 2020

Political Wire posted one story at the top of its front page and another to the side: the first says Pence Self-Isolating After Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus, while the second says the opposite: Pence will not self-quarantine and plans to be at the White House Monday. Speaking out of...

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  • May 11, 2020

More Trump lies in ABC interview, but he wants the ratings, because it’s Mourning in America. “There'll be more death, that the virus will pass, with or without a vaccine. And I think we're doing very well on the vaccines but, with or without a vaccine, it's going to pass,...

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  • May 5, 2020

Kudos to The Daily Beast for calling this out: Republican Senator Susan Collins got a boost in the polls when she took credit for helping write the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. But now she’s back in the doldrums, her job approval at 37 percent, as she faces increasingly steep...

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  • May 1, 2020

Yeah, this wouldn’t be the first time a bunch of angry dipshits totally fucked up our country. But this time their stupidity and obstinance seem particularly egregious. As Trumpites increasingly complain about crucial social-distancing measures, appearing approximately as forward-thinking and aware as a moth preparing to alight on a bug zapper,...

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  • April 15, 2020

Health and Human Services Assistant Inspector General Ann Maxwell is a dead woman walking with regards to her job.  A reporter brought up Maxwell’s report on the dire state of American hospitals with regards to coronavirus testing and needed supplies at Trump’s daily coronavirus rally today.  And Trump went ballistic. ...

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  • April 6, 2020

I’m liking this: Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden came out in support of a pair of Wisconsin school district referendums on Tuesday, a week before the state's presidential primary election. The highly unusual move of a presidential candidate weighing in on a local school referendum comes as Biden and other...

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  • March 31, 2020

Like Trump’s toughness, pretending you’re using the Defense Production Act of 1950 and hoping for corporate volunteerism is not the same thing especially if you claim you’re in “wartime”. WWII was won with national production planning that overwhelmed the enemy. Trump’s enemy is as he says “invisible”, much like his...

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  • March 25, 2020

The Trump administration is sending out trial balloons (most recently in the form of human Hindenburg Larry Kudlow) to see if they can get the public on board with returning to business as usual (which will lead to, I don’t know, hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths?). Meanwhile, the federal government’s...

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  • March 24, 2020

This is my third diary on this topic. Each time I said I expected Bernie to stick it out through the debate and the March 17th primaries, and then he would leave the race. There were two reasons: First, he wanted to push Biden more to the left, and second,...

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  • March 19, 2020

The Atlantic article by Sarada Peri assumes an event will occur that is endemic. Trump has destabilized facts and their media frames. If he’s going to cheat what was he doing before this moment, starting with when he lied about the wealth inherited from his father. Democratic primary voters care deeply...

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  • February 23, 2020

Former Ohio State wrestler Adam DiSabato made headlines this week when he claimed, during a public hearing, that Republican Rep. Jim Jordan asked him not to assert that sexual abuse allegations were well known within the university’s wrestling program and were ignored by Jordan and other coaches. “Jim Jordan called me crying,...

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  • February 15, 2020

First, a little background: 1) As Florida’s attorney general, Pam Bondi, who is now accusing Joe Biden of corruptly interfering with an investigation to benefit his son, dropped an investigation into Trump University after receiving a $25,000 campaign contribution from Trump’s sketchy charitable foundation. 2) As Bondi, Trump’s other lawyers,...

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  • January 30, 2020

I believe we should push very hard for the testimony of John Bolton. But can we as Democrats be honest with ourselves about one very likely and important thing?  John Bolton is not going to testify that President Trump committed an impeachable act.  In fact, he is going to testify...

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  • January 27, 2020

The Washington Post ran an op-ed from James Comey today in which the former FBI director recounted the findings from the DOJ inspector general’s report on the Russia investigation while taking a melancholy victory lap of sorts. The IG report — which concluded that the investigation into Trump’s campaign was conducted properly, with...

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  • December 10, 2019

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
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