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Roger Stone Says He Took ‘Not a Dime’ From Anyone Seeking Trump Pardon, but that may not have anything to do with @ProjectLincoln buzzing about something happening on Monday. x This story is remarkable and perplexing on so many levels, but the one tidbit that perfectly encapsulates the Trump admin is that...

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  • May 2, 2021

Greg Abbott searches for #TexasBlackoout blame in the state’s power utility but Texas deregulated its grid to avoid the very regulations that would have prevented this problem.  All in the name of profit. Greg Abbott now even blames the Green New Deal. 88% of Texas electricity is supplied by natural gas...

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  • February 17, 2021

CNN is reporting on behind-the-scenes efforts to line up enough Senators to convict Trump in next week’s impeachment trial: McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republicans quietly lobby him to convict As the House prepares to send articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned...

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  • January 22, 2021

“For weeks Trump had been laying the groundwork to declare victory on election night even if he lost”. All he’s getting is some troops, a band, and seven guns shot three times when he boards the plane leaving for Mar-a-Lago. The public gets stuck with some lovely parting grifts. Donald Trump...

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  • January 17, 2021

Donald Trump is the grift that keeps on grifting. And he has 42 more days to embarrass our country and everyone in it. And, damn, is he ever obliging. He’s almost completely given up on governing so he can focus 100 percent on keeping the job he has no interest in...

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  • December 9, 2020

Delaying the transition seems now to be more sinister, even as the eventual discovery of Trumpian crimes could extend into his “second” term. Mike Pompeo is workshopping stand-up material for his 2024 run for POTUS. Meanwhile there’s more obstruction in what usually is a peaceful presidential transition. Why is there positioning of Trumpists...

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  • November 10, 2020

Trump’s hoaxes and fake news have become so normalized as iterated false claims, that we cannot now admit his victory is anything other than horseshoes and hand grenades. He simply won’t have a 2000 election result even if he can’t get a 2004 election result. At present count there will be 10,000 lawyers employed to address...

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  • November 2, 2020

The White House is now blaming Michigan governor Whitmer for the kidnap/assassination plot against her by domestic terrorists. Similarly Trumpists think Biden is weak for not wanting to catch COVID from Trump. We do not still know when Trump last tested negative before going to Walter Reed. Besides, who wants...

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  • October 9, 2020

A thorough bit of reporting by NBC has now tracked down the closest origins for Q of the QAnon cult. Now can we just ignore them, even if Trump retweets them. x Millions of people believe there's a Democratic cabal of baby eaters, and Donald Trump is fighting a secret...

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  • October 7, 2020

Meredith College political professor, David McLennan, has a piece out on Real Clear Politics about the upcoming elections in North Carolina. He explains how split-ticket voting is very much alive in the Tar Heel State. McLennan thinks that it’s very possible that Trump can still win North Carolina but doesn’t...

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  • September 16, 2020

Yesterday r/The_Donald group got banned by Reddit. Not so easy for the rest of us. x In 2017, we used subreddit algebra to dissect r/The_Donald and filter out commenters’ interest in politics. The results supported the theory that at least a subset of Trump’s supporters were motivated by racism. (*On...

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  • June 30, 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

In August 2019, conservatives worried about the turning tide against Trump enough to worry about anti-Trump landslides as Trump’s Ukraine shakedown was still roiling. The next month brought the specter of impeachment. Let me point out for the hundred-eleventieth time: anything can happen between now and November 2020. Polls aren’t worth...

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  • May 17, 2020

Trump both condemned and supported contradictory positions today during his presser. Nothing new, but unlike his campaign rallies, he gets refuted in real time. What national biowarfare suicide looks like.  Trump said his CDC director was ‘misquoted.’ Then his CDC director said he was ‘accurately quoted.’ x 2 months in the...

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  • April 23, 2020

So here’s Low-Energy Don today talking about God, the power of prayer, and Easter with all the emotion of a 16-year-old Arby’s trainee trying to upsell you an order of curly fries: President Trump: "We place our trust in the hands of Almighty God." pic.twitter.com/irKFbEJQKN — The Hill (@thehill) April 10,...

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  • April 10, 2020

More Trump bafflegab this morning as Individual-1 spins another false narrative of disinformation to distract from his incompetence. Trump is never to blame, don't cha know! x …. Their response to H1N1 Swine Flu was a full scale disaster, with thousands dying, and nothing meaningful done to fix the testing...

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  • March 13, 2020

There’s a common belief reflected in popular culture and even “progressive” entertainment media that vegans are part of some ghoulish, otherworldly cabal disgorged from Satan’s viscera to rob our planet of joy. Lazy screenwriters often portray vegans as preachy, joyless, listless, pale, and weak. Similarly, vegan food is seen as tasteless,...

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  • January 17, 2020

Casus Belli arguments will emerge and they will be conditioned by disinformation of a sort to which we have been accustomed by the relentless falsehoods and lies. MSM will be complicit. There will be all the usual media frames we have seen (remember all those Central American invaders at the...

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  • January 5, 2020

Does Bill Barr have to sound like a mobster every time he talks? This is a nice community you have. It would be a shame if someone wrecked it. The Washington Post: “Today, the American people have to focus on something else, which is the sacrifice and the service that...

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  • December 5, 2019

Tea Leoni and Tim Daly close this series as Madam President & First Gentleman. It was ostensibly the alternate universe for a Hillary presidency at its inception, much as a variety of media projects with a Black POTUS preceded PBO. It ends next week. It will be missed if only because...

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  • December 2, 2019

The largest city in Australia, Sydney, is set to run out of water by 2022 warned a CNN affiliate which was confirmed by the Water Minister of New South Wales (NSW), Melinda Pavey.  It is only Spring in NSW and already the region suffers from a crippling, according to CNN,...

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  • November 18, 2019

The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those...

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