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I happen to believe that if you send money to Donald Trump you pretty much get what you deserve. If people still haven’t learned from Trump University, Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, Trump Magazine, Trump Airlines, Trump: The Game, and Trump: The Shitty Presidency, then they’ll never...

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  • April 3, 2021

Is it sinking in for Republicans yet just how much they’ve fucked up? In the eyes of millions of Americans, they’re now the party of COVID-19, election theft, voter suppression, sedition, and smaller checks for fewer people.  Meanwhile, Joe Biden is outsmarting them at every turn, having recently brushed back the GOP’s insincere overtures...

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  • March 18, 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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  • February 17, 2021

Josh Hawley wants to rule the United States; let us make no mistake about that. Claire McCaskill (whom he barely beat in 2018) said on MSNBC the other day that he had just won the race for attorney general when he started running against her, and that he hadn’t even...

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  • January 9, 2021

How is it possible that my respect for Donald Trump can still be diminished on December 19, 2020? As COVID-19 kills more than 3,000 Americans a day and Russia basically declares war on our country, Trump is monomaniacally focused on embarrassing himself further. He’s lost to Joe Biden, other casino operators,...

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  • December 19, 2020

Noooooooooooo! That is some prodigious perspicacity on the part of BLOATUS. (Sorry, alliteration aficionados. I prefer “BLOATUS” to “POTUS.” So suck a sack of silly string.) NBC News: The president has been complaining to aides and allies about his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and recently-removed lawyer Sidney Powell’s over-the-top performances at a...

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  • November 23, 2020

Some of you are too young to remember, It’s “Howdy Doody time”.  At all times Buffalo Bob had control of Howdy Doody.  Howdy Doody never went rogue, broke the strings and made Buffalo Bob look like a fool and tried to create his own puppeteer show controlling other stringed marionettes,...

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  • November 18, 2020

To be a better writer, I force myself to review right-wing media. Every day I go on Fox News, but also a rotating menu of rightwing sites. It’s very easy to live inside a bubble, but I can’t make arguments if I don’t know what the other side is thinking....

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  • November 1, 2020

As if in honor of Clarence Thomas swearing-in Amy Coney Barrett tonight, Peggy Noonan does her usual MoDo impression, attacking Kamala Harris in a particularly stupid column. Beltway Pundit-fight Club. Work THAT, Peggy. Formation: “Sweep the leg.” x All Democrats opposed the nominee, while Susan Collins was the lone Republican to vote ‘no’...

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  • October 26, 2020

Someone wet-vac the McNugget sauce off Donald Trump’s adipose-cascading carcass and wake him up. GE has a message for him: Coal is over. You can stop lying about it now. The guy who once (in)famously said, “We've ended the war on beautiful, clean coal, and it's just been announced that a second,...

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  • September 21, 2020

The Washington Post has a front-page story up today on how to make sure your mail-in ballot is processed and counted: How to prevent your mail ballot from being rejected. This is advice that everyone needs to pay attention to — and make sure it gets spread to people who...

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  • August 25, 2020

I’m swimming in so much schadenfreude today I may have to hire Jerry Falwell’s pool boy to clean up after me. There’s the Falwell news, the Eric Trump news, the RNC shitshow to come and now … holy shit, what fresh hell is this? Yahoo! News: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Melania Trump's...

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  • August 24, 2020

Who ever thought the postmaster general would become a lightning rod of controversy? I always pictured him sitting around eating Pepperidge Farm cookies and leafing through the Old Farmer’s Almanac to find out when he should plant his heirloom tomatoes. And if Louis DeJoy were drawing a salary to do...

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  • August 15, 2020

Trump’s in New Jersey for a golf weekend as the US continues to falter. There could be a Hail Mary. If Biden chooses @KamalaHarris, watch Trump dump Pence for Nikki Haley. Watch. — Matt Rogers 🎃 (@Politidope) August 6, 2020 If the United States isn’t a failed state in 2020,...

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  • August 7, 2020

Don’t care as long as we win. Prefer Harris, Warren, and Duckworth to stay in the Senate. Rice would make a better “heartbeat away” than Demings or any of the others. Democrats can’t keep defaulting to “party elders” or the corporatists. x NEW: Joe Biden’s VP candidates ranked by pick likelihood 1-...

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  • July 28, 2020

Trump's protection squads may deploy drones in Portland, as he aches for another Minneapolis or DC. Feds control airspace over Portland to minimize news coverage and facilitate drones, as street confrontations continue against a background of DHS attempts to make the suburbs scared of manufactured urban conflict. These actions, like the...

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  • July 18, 2020

I can’t breathe a long sigh when the two exemplars for bad firearms safety, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam are revised like the cops in E.T. relegated to brandishing radios. Like Trump at St John’s church, some props don’t work. All that’s left is Porky Pig’s speech disability. “Animators working on the...

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  • June 7, 2020

We should not get fatigued since there are only 185 days left. The GOP will go Benghazi/Hunter Biden until the election, even as with the attempt to free Flynn. it will only reveal all those Russian connections dispersed among the GOP. The GOP senate subpoenas will be greater nuisances as...

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  • May 21, 2020

He does realize he has the authority to order companies to do this kind of thing, right? Like, through regular government channels other than Twitter or semaphore flag? x General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!!...

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  • March 27, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • February 1, 2020

Rand Paul isn’t too concerned about climate change on Planet Earth, but to his credit he does think we need to start creating livable ecosystems elsewhere. I guess he thinks humanity is on a cosmic pub crawl, and since we’re about to wear out our welcome here, we need to find...

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  • January 18, 2020

Archives By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   We need Improved Medicare For All (MFA). Economists and health policy experts agree: MFA will save 10,000s of lives and 100s of $billions every year. Thanks to your support, Progressive Democrats...

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  • December 23, 2019

What an opportunity for Trump to declare a dictatorship during his impeachment trial in the Senate. OTOH it’s another thing for Trump to worry about before Xmas. x JUST IN: Speaker Pelosi invites President Trump to deliver State of the Union address on Feb. 4, 2020. pic.twitter.com/mEXhttjE7H— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics)...

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  • December 20, 2019

It’s no secret that Pete Buttigieg has a white privilege problem. But, to paraphrase a certain former FBI director, Lordy, there is now a tape: x So Buttigieg made the racist birther joke more than once – as flagged by @ZerlinaMaxwell – “you can tell if I fill a pothole or...

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  • December 4, 2019

Sort of lost in the President’s latest machinations, and wall bouncing, was the fact that Hillary Clinton was once again cleared of any charges of criminality on the issue of her infamous emails.  To put this matter to rest—finally, I wish the State Department and the FBI would issue a...

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  • October 21, 2019

President Trump and the U.S. Constitution (and established norms of governing) have been on a collision course since day one of the Trump presidency, but there is one looming, and overdue, Constitutional conflict that has not been discussed generally and which could serve, surprisingly, as a corrective outcome of the Trump presidency:...

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  • March 25, 2018
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