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“A man responsible for Republican vaccine hesitancy wonders why he's being asked to promote getting vaccinated….. It is April 19, 2021, and Trump is still talking about Hillary Clinton and Christopher Steele on Fox News….  says he’s ‘beyond seriously’ considering a 2024 presidential bid” Fox News personality Sean Hannity asked Trump what...

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  • April 20, 2021

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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  • April 10, 2021

 Of all the hundreds of voting suppression bills popping up across the country right now, one of the most nefarious is Georgia’s recently passed law that, among other things, makes it a misdemeanor to give water to voters waiting in line. Language was added to an existing law banning voter gifts that...

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  • March 27, 2021

The GOP hunt for unicorns continues as only the southern border seems to leak Middle Eastern terrorists (not). This fiction was floated during the “caravan” scare pimped during the midterm election and is a continuation of the “Muslim Ban” from the first month of the Trump regime. “Sir Lanka” (whoever...

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  • March 16, 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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  • March 14, 2021

The Capitol insurrection was less than two months ago, and in that time, Jacob Chansley—who calls himself the “Q Shaman” and helped lead a violent takeover of the Capitol in a furry Viking hat and face paint—has come around to repudiating Donald Trump, even as Sen. Mitch McConnell has come around to embracing...

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  • February 26, 2021

More contradictions: Ted Cruz flees Texas for Cancun and without Twitter, Trump is having trouble telegraphing personal insults like claiming Mitch McConnell has “more chins than smarts”. Mitch McConnell penned a Sunday op-ed in The Wall Street Journal defending his decision, which particularly angered Trump, according to a person familiar with the...

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  • February 18, 2021

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said today that Trump and other leaders  provoked the mob the attacked the US Capitol Building January 6 though he would not say if he will lead Senate Republicans in voting to convict Trump of impeachable offenses. “The mob was fed lies,” Mr. McConnell said, referring...

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  • January 19, 2021

Apparently Trump leaked the Raffensperger audio to WaPo — how clueless is that, even if the NY Times is reporting that it was taped and released by the GA SOS. Most of the call repeats his contrived logic and numbers ad nauseam, as if to flood the transcript with his disinformation stream. Trump is so delusional...

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  • January 4, 2021

Because if 17 GOP states want to overthrow the nation’s choice of POTUS, they should? Trump thinks tenacity is more important than democracy, as the COVID death toll exceeds the equivalent of 9/11’s deaths each day now. President Donald Trump warned Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr not to rally other Republican...

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  • December 10, 2020

How perfect is it that both of Trump’s dead-ender lawyers now have COVID? Axios: President Trump's lawyer Jenna Ellis has informed associates she has coronavirus, multiple sources tell Axios, stirring West Wing fears after she attended a senior staff Christmas party on Friday. Driving the news: There are concerns about the potential...

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  • December 8, 2020

Michael Flynn’s real time in the barrel goes back to the Mueller investigation with whatever Russian involvements Flynn had, as well as a variety of other deals like the Russian/Saudi nuclear “Marshall Plan” project, that will not relate to the lies to the FBI.  The latter had Kushner and even Bannon involved. It’s...

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  • November 25, 2020

Desperate Trumpists might be a bit late to obstruct the polls, assuming that law enforcement actually does their constitutional duty. “…the most effective modern disinformation is defined by what scholars call “censorship through noise”—drowning out the truth with a barrage of lies, distortions, and conspiracy theories designed to confuse and...

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  • November 2, 2020

You know they lost the debate and Americans when two Republicans fight over the ACA. But that one acquiesces to socialize medicine? Epic! The Republicans failed at healthcare x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Right after the debate, two Republicans and former Governor Jennifer Granholm appeared on a...

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  • October 24, 2020

As we all begin to turn our attention to the Supreme Court again, I came across the below YouTube video of a 2009 debate between US Supreme Court Justices Breyer and Scalia.  It is a breath of fresh air and I believe it is unthinkable today.  (Scalia may deserve some credit for...

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  • October 9, 2020

Trump announces a 1pm ET presser today, primarily to undercut Kamala Harris’s speech. But will Pence pull off a good one in La Crosse because Mother’s not there and she doesn’t speak Quebecois. x This was so cathartic to watch#LaborDay #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/lWjMwMZTQU— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) September 7, 2020 x Will...

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  • September 7, 2020

The Denver Post has a great piece out about many of the U.S. Senators from the class of 2014, including Cory Gardner (R. CO), were elected in a very good year for the GOP when the Affordable Care Act wasn’t popular. But in 2020, the tables have turned: Public sentiment...

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  • August 29, 2020

There is a diary on here which is very good about Betsy No nothing and it is good. http://www.dailykos.com/… I am a parent, grandparent and great grandparent.  I know kids.   I have raised enough of them to know them. We know we have a shortage of teachers and we do...

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  • August 2, 2020

Yesterday’s Trump presser only needed a whiteboard and a Sharpietm to draw the path to a quarter-million US deaths. x The U.S. has now confirmed 4 million coronavirus cases — just 15 days after hitting 3 million. Federal health officials have said the actual number of cases is likely 10 times higher...

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  • July 24, 2020

“…Facebook right now continues to host boogaloo groups who are getting around just the basic level of content moderation they’re doing for these groups….” — MSNBC reporter Brandy Zadronzny “[DemocracyNow.org]…we have seen the boogaloo movement congregating on Facebook for several months now…. they’ve been organized really since the outbreak of the...

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  • June 24, 2020
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Nothing to see here: U.S. Sen. David Perdue, after seeing his portfolio scrutinized and criticized, says his advisers will no longer trade stocks in individual companies. The Friday evening announcement coincided with the filing of a report that outlined trading on his behalf over the previous month. “As you can...

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  • May 11, 2020

Um, okay. Nice to see that Abraham Lincoln, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, at least gets a shout-out. But Abe, JFK (proposed the Civil Rights Act), LBJ (signed the Civil Rights Act), and Barack Obama (broke barriers and inspired millions) still don’t add up to one DJT, who once occupied the...

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  • May 2, 2020

A leaked CDC/FEMA draft plan tries to triage mitigation efforts, commodifies immunity without testing, and attempts to divert attention from Trump’s missteps. In the interim, swab and PPE shortages may be contributing to a decline in testing by commercial labs, which (of course) has nothing to do with keeping the case numbers...

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  • April 15, 2020

This is a little like Exxon saying it’s scrubbed crude oil off far more ducks than all the wind turbine manufacturers in the world combined. x Just reported that the United States has done far more “testing” than any other nation, by far! In fact, over an eight day span, the...

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  • March 25, 2020

We are now beginning to see the dimensions of the crisis as Trump in his presser continued to not actually implement the DPA but rather use it as a threat to encourage corporate volunteerism, as if getting a Pernod distillery to produce 1,000 gallons of hand sanitizer was a big...

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  • March 23, 2020

This Washington Post op-ed from Stuart Stevens, an author and Republican political consultant, is the mother of all mea culpas. (He’s plugging a book, so maybe some of this will seem a bit convenient and self-serving. Then again, the title of the book is It Was All a Lie: How the...

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  • March 18, 2020

If there’s one thing Donald Trump is good at, it’s shouting the same outrageous lies over and over again. As a former reality show host whose most discernible skill was fake-firing people who weren’t actually employees, Trump understood the value of a catchphrase. “You’re fired!” may have been the “What...

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  • February 29, 2020

I am ashamed to say, though I never use the term, that I did not recognize this earlier. I had the realization from a comment on another thread in which the individual said their adult children became angry and hurt when they heard this term. The same thing is true...

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  • February 18, 2020

MSNBC had James Carville on to opine on the Iowa caucuses, and he cited a Marine Corps saying as a critique of the Democratic party not providing a winning strategy for winning in 2020. I will be setting my TV on something other than the SOTU. We’ve had three years of...

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  • February 4, 2020

Six of nine earlier flights were in the same flight path prior to the decision to shoot at least one Tor missile at Ukraine International Air flight 752. x “FlightRadar24 showed the flight following its normal route and travelling at just over 500 kmh–far slower than a cruise missile. Nine...

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  • January 11, 2020

Probably the perfect example of the abuse of free-market capitalism: to use prison labor below minimum wage in general, but even more perfect exploitation to have such labor do boiler room work in call centers for political campaigns. Easy to imagine what GOP subcontractors do in an age of NRA money...

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  • December 24, 2019

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/… The Des Moines Register is calling on Republican Governor Kim Reynolds to end Iowa’s disenfranchisement of felons for life. Iowa became the only state that does so after Kentucky’s new governor, Andy Beshear, signed an executive order that returned voting rights to 140,000 in the Bluegrass State. She says...

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  • December 21, 2019

If you believe, as I do, that Donald Trump is an ineluctably expanding blob of id that would swallow up the solar system if we let him, this won’t come as a surprise. Nor should it. The alleged pee tape incident, it seems, wasn’t the only salacious story Christopher Steele...

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  • December 10, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden voiced a unique concern about the 2020 election results at a campaign event in Iowa on Friday. The presidential hopeful stated that “he's concerned about what would happen if the Republican Party were totally “clobbered,” BuzzFeed News reports, adding that he’s “really worried that no party should...

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  • December 10, 2019

The pushback from Trumpists is beginning with much disinformation and noise. The coming weeks will unfortunately be far too interesting because the latest episode with Ukraine is one clearly created while Trump has been POTUS*, even as its foundation was laid by Paul Manfort, among others, like Rudy Giuliani. x...

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  • October 12, 2019

Even if a sitting POTUS* cannot be indicted, plenty of others are coming into view after the rough memo of the Trump conversation with Ukraine president Zelensky. Now that the whistle-blower complaint has reached the Congressional committees, new questions will emerge for the IC IG about the involvement of other...

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  • October 12, 2019

In advance of more stalled China trade talks this week, impeachment-embattled Trump asked China to interfere in the 2020 election. The quid pro quo for China will now be as obvious as the Ukraine price of $250+ million for election “dirt”. x With the party over, Beijing needs to see...

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  • October 5, 2019

Press advocates scored an important legal victory this week when a U.S. District Court judge ordered the White House to reinstate media credentials to reporter Brian Karem, whose access had been stripped away by Donald Trump's team after a dust-up during a Rose Garden ceremony in July. There, former Trump aide...

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  • September 5, 2019

< p style=”text-align:left”>‘This is rare and strange as herbivores don’t indulge in such conflicts.’  Madhya Pradesh District, forest officer PN Mishra Around 15 primates may have died after clashing over water in 50C temperatures in India, according to reports. The previously unheard of behavior occurred during the current heatwave in...

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  • June 11, 2019

Originally posted at Eclectablog. On Monday of this week, Donald Trump revoked the media credentials of journalists working for the Washington Post covering his events. This follows on the heels of his blacklisting of multiple other national media outlets including Gawker, BuzzFeed, Foreign Policy, Politico, Fusion, Univision, Mother Jones, the...

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  • June 16, 2016

Originally posted at Eclectablog. After the owner of Indiana pizzeria Memories publicly declared she wouldn't make her pies for same-sex weddings, she raked in well over $800,000 from a GoFundMe.com fundraiser. Eager to get in on the action, or at least to share the limelight and maybe be interviewed on...

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  • April 21, 2015
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