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It’s been another very busy week for me so I am playing catch up here. Received this e-mail this week from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: You have a special video message from Beto! Watch it below ↓↓↓ x YouTube Video If you’re able,...

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  • March 20, 2021

One must admire how WH Press Secretary dispatches childish and moronic questions from some reporters. This one was short but effective. Did this reporter realize Jen Psaki dismissed him? See full episodes here. President Joe Biden and Democrats just passed the most transformational bill, likely since FDR. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed our...

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  • March 12, 2021

Little Lord Fauntleroy has an urgent message for Black Americans: You must appreciate everything Donald Trump has done for you! Why are you complaining? The Great Ocher Oz has spoken! Bloomberg: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said Black people must “want to be successful” in order...

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  • October 26, 2020

I had to go to bed last night very early as I was so upset.   I then thought, this is what this madman wants.  I got up this morning and found there is plenty of evidence to back up the Atlantic, including The Washington Post, Associated Press and the infidel...

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  • September 4, 2020

< p class=”is-empty-p”> for today’s Washington Post, posted yesterday afternoon, and titled I saw myself in Brayden Harrington’s story of stuttering. He showed us the power of sharing it openly. For the record, Dr. Wen has been a frequent presence on cable tv commenting on aspects of the pandemic. Leana...

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  • August 23, 2020

Yes I am SHOUTING.  That’s because this is about the most important thing you can read today. The piece is titled How the Pandemic Defeated America and is subtitled “A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.” Yong, a staff writer for The Atlantic, actually warned...

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  • August 3, 2020

Writing this because of the expiration tomorrow of the temporary protection from eviction for people whose rent or mortgages are through Federal programs (which means in 30 days if in default they can be evicted). Those people will no longer live at the same address. That means their voter registration...

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  • July 24, 2020

who is a graduate of West Point, a long-time journalist, a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson who was key in getting the Jefferson descendants to recognize as kin those descended from Sally Hemings. They are the last four paragraphs of a piece in Salon titled r the arrest of the...

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  • June 7, 2020

CNN has a new report on the history of the Biden-Trump polls: Biden's in one of the best positions for any challenger since scientific polling began There were more than 40 national public polls taken at least partially in the month of May that asked about the Biden-Trump matchup. Biden...

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  • May 31, 2020

Presidential re-elections are normally a referendum on the incumbent. George W. Bush won re-election because he managed to shift the election to a referendum on John Kerry. (He was also a president in the middle of a war, and the Ohio Secretary of State was also his Ohio campaign chairman.)...

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  • May 21, 2020

Ed Yong of The Atlantic hs a strong track record as a writer on medical issues. He has a new piece up, titled America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further and subtitled The coronavirus is coursing through different parts of the U.S. in different ways, making the crisis harder to...

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  • May 20, 2020

Dr. Joseph Fair was meticulous in staying disinfected and following the protocols to avoid COVID-19. Yet, this doctor could not escape an environment conducive to spread. This doctor illustrates why we are not ready x x YouTube Video Watch full episodes here. It is clear that a doctor working day...

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  • May 14, 2020

All that remains from Trump is virtue signaling: ignore deaths, go back to work, you’ll be a warrior, and we’ll give you a flyover. I made this case at some length the other day. The imperative of creating the illusion of success is undermining the possibility of actual success. It...

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  • May 13, 2020

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick continued to display his lack of empathy on Tucker Carlson’s show by reinforcing his past comments about “reopening the economy” without real concern for deaths it will cause. He now says there are more important things than living, meaning the death of some to keep...

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  • April 22, 2020

Shakedowns of materiel like PPEs that demonstrate abuses of federal power are now de rigueur and should not be confused with fiscal policy or even neoliberal austerity. Disaster hides much venality. It’s about rank kleptocratic crony-capitalism in the form of market-cornering or cartelization. For example, Trump’s brag about ventilators is no different than...

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  • April 22, 2020

Live Blog below. (Why yes, doing this is getting tiring, and I may give it up soon if only because the lies and campaign talking points are increasing. My interest in them is mainly for sound bites that often get edited out in transcripts) IMPOTUS* is expected to attend, expect...

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  • April 6, 2020

First an apology. My post yesterday on my decision to vote for Warren (which I did at about 9:45 AM) and to contribute to her campaign ($100 online) was my first posting here in more than a month. Some may remember that in mid-November I suffered a stroke, later had...

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  • February 23, 2020

It’s shark-jumping time in the White House. Remember that even the revenge-tour could be misdirection for other malign activity. Just to recap: 2/5: Trump is "acquitted" 2/6: Trump uses National Prayer Breakfast to promise vengeance 2/7: Trump starts firing witnesses 2/11: Career officials resign in protest as Trump administration intervenes...

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  • February 13, 2020

So many believe that they are generally moderate or moderating because they cannot imagine themselves being so nonconforming that they cannot be sociable or civil in any situation. We are always conciliatory because we don’t really want to have someone tell us “DBAD”. We can support diversity up to and...

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  • February 10, 2020

You cannot make this up. For the Xmas season until the bill of impeachment goes to the Senate, Trump wants to be able to fund-raise and frame media with historical revision by claiming he hasn’t been (yet) impeached. Only in America. Because lawfare trumps semantics. Note that this attempt also...

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  • December 19, 2019

MSNBC Pundit Zerlina Maxwell admonishes the Democratic Party and the corporate mainstream media for positing the wrong question about who will bring victory to the party. She has been pushing the narrative for a long time and one hopes the party will take heed sooner than later. Maxwell points out a flaw...

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  • November 5, 2019

His column for today’s New York Times is titled It's the Cruelty, Stupid and reminds us of so many of what I cannot help but describe as the transgressions against humanity and violations of American principles committed under the leadershipo/direction of the current occupant of the Oval Office, with the...

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  • July 4, 2019

He was born as Alexandros Vapheides near Piraeus in Greece in October 1934, meaning he was about 11 ½ years older than me. Until I read obituaries today I did not know that name. To me he was always Geronda,  Greek for Elder. His monastic name was Archimandrite Aimilianos. I...

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  • May 28, 2019

would be to legislative provide for automatic Continuing Resolutions when any part of the government has not been funded by the normal appropriation process.  This would fund those portions of the government that have not been addressed completely at the level of funding the previous fiscal year. I see no...

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  • January 28, 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

And it needs to be asked about by Democrats in tomorrow’s hearing.  Comey’s direct testimony can be found here (or near anywhere).  It obviously has been carefully crafted and edited.  Re-reading it, I realize that it very strongly suggests that Comey’s initial alarm and distrust about Trump — the instance that...

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  • June 8, 2017
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