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Plenty of dimwittedness to share as Trump demands via a cease and desist order that the GOP not use his likeness or name unless they pay for it. Also, Trump threatens to negative campaign against Lisa Murkowski in yet another empty threat. And finally Trump returns to NYC, the reasons for...

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  • March 7, 2021

as you can read in this powerful and troubling Washington Post story. Consider: The McConnell adviser, who described his role on the condition of anonymity because of security concerns after the attack, reached out to former top officials at the Justice Department. Speaking in a whisper, he told one the...

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  • January 10, 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

Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss did not mince his words as he made it clear that there'll be no Trump rehabilitation, unlike other presidents. Historian excoriates the president x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The host, Mehdi Raza Hasan, asked Michael Beschloss if presidents are concerned about their legacy. He said they are....

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 29, 2020

This is a view from abroad as I have been an expat since the middle of the second term of W.J. Clinton. I am not a Democrat, I am middle of the road European Left and Bernie still makes sense to me. The Republicans have been sprinting to the right...

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  • November 25, 2020

From Salon: The American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) sent a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee asking to open an investigation into allegations that Sen. Susan Collins of Maine — a Republican who faces a tight re-election battle this fall — used her office to financially benefit her...

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  • September 11, 2020

Trump is already a drowning otter trapped in a k-hole, and now this. According to Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, Trump knew all along just how deadly and dangerous the coronavirus was, even as he continually downplayed the emerging health crisis. The Washington Post: “You just breathe the air and...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • September 9, 2020

I was reading another diary and I looked up something that caught my eye.   How sad it is that the people have become this mentally unstable.  People who have been raised at the same table, shared the same holidays, worked along beside each other and many raised by the same...

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  • August 29, 2020

Trump shows up late again and repeats the same spin, not acknowledging the lead in deaths. The real headlines will come from more Trump mistakes, like well-wishing Ghislaine Maxwell and mentioning Prince Andrew, as well as continuing the same campaign speech lies. x Also, without watching this presser, I've deduced...

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  • July 21, 2020

Sun on the patio, a bit of weed, some Daiya vegan cheesecake, and a pinch of piquant Ivanka schadenfreude. It appears that Donald Trump isn’t the only Trump Ms. Mary Trump is less than impressed with. Ivanka, it appears, has been found wanting beneath the gimlet-eyed gaze of the One...

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  • July 17, 2020

From The Washington Post: x Judge Kavanaugh voted against banning companies from firing employees for being gay or transgender. It's clear that Senator Collins will continue to be a reliable vote for Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ nominees. Help us replace her in November: https://t.co/EH8PTmgUbE— Sara Gideon (@SaraGideon) June 15, 2020 Sen. Susan...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • June 16, 2020

Same poop different day, except with a large prop. “Look, I am greeted with a hostile press, the likes of which no president has ever seen,” said Trump. “The closest will be that gentleman up there,” gesturing to the statue of Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial. “They always say nobody...

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  • May 4, 2020

A survey of nearly 23,000 Americans across every state shows Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic gets a lower rating than every governor in their own state.  While this is not too surprising considering none of the governors (to my knowledge) has mused about people being injected with cleaning fluids, it...

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  • April 30, 2020

Sean Hannity will try to tell you that he took the coronavirus oh-so seriously all along. He recently said he never thought the mounting concern about the novel coronavirus was a hoax. And you know he’s serious by how many veins are visible in his neck and forehead when he...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 22, 2020

Trump posted this before he went to bed this morning. Probably angry about the threat of wind turbine cancer. x This will never be approved by me, or any other Republican! https://t.co/jWcGaS2QZC— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2020 Considering there’s a # #MoscowMitchSlushFund and opaque accountability for where the $500...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 24, 2020

He went out of his way to say the novel coronavirus originated in China and that it was “foreign” (xenophobic much?), and he looked like Mayor Quimby debating Sideshow Bob — but that wasn’t even the worst of it. x x YouTube Video During last night’s Oval Office address, Donald...

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  • March 12, 2020

Throne room cootie report has Trump restricting European travel to US, except for the UK meaning that the Brits will be a meatshield for air travel transfers from the Continent. Folks from Korea can still come to the US. And there are commerce exceptions to/from Asia and elsewhere. Meanwhile, the NBA is...

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  • March 12, 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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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 15, 2020

So the latest winner of the once-prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom saw a Pete Buttigieg ad about struggling to explain Donald Trump to one’s children. (For the record, it’s super easy if you’re willing to use the words “shit-slurping,” “twatwaffle,” and “fuckstick” in front of a 3-year-old; good luck otherwise.)...

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  • February 12, 2020

While many are shocked by racist words coming out of Mike Bloomberg. I find it rather amusing. Patriarchs and Oligarchs of his ilk share the same prejudices and ignorance. An uninformed Mike Bloomberg likely still believes this. x x YouTube Video So what did this bastion of virtue say? 95% of...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • February 11, 2020

The mess we’re in didn’t start with IMPOTUS. The GOP and the 1% have been working for years to turn our democracy into an oligarchy where the rule of law is at best a platitude that they pay lip service to. Their plan has always been to keep the Republican...

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  • January 21, 2020

 A couple of weeks ago, I had a diary up here: We're Being Ruled by Sadists. Now, I can’t claim that Paul Krugman reads my diaries, much less is inspired by them, but he said pretty much the same thing in his column this morning: The Cruelty of a Trump...

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  • December 24, 2019

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia) during today’s impeachment hearing: x “…When Jesus was falsely accused of Treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus, than Democrats have afforded this president in this process.” #ShamImpeachment pic.twitter.com/n8FZRe64eo— Barry Loudermilk...

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  • December 18, 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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  • Avatar of Pakalolo
  • November 18, 2019

The Arms for Dirt whistleblower has, like Christopher Steele and his dossier, yet to be proven wrong, and yet considerable effort has been spent on trying to discredit them. Several times during today’s hearings attempts were made to try to insert the whistleblower into the proceedings. The reasons are mainly...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • November 14, 2019

How do you solve a problem like Sean Duffy? The former Republican congressman, who was hired by CNN to blindly defend Donald Trump while the impeachment process unfolds, is creating problems for the network by constantly fabricating facts and spreading reckless and dangerous conspiracy theories. And yes, he’s only been on the...

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  • Avatar of EricBoehlert
  • October 30, 2019

I watched Flimflam Man Paul Ryan’s CNN town hall last night, and realized that at this late date we still can’t honestly question, and thus confront, Republican leaders on the root problem of Charlottesville and Trump.  Instead, all we get is moronic, weak tea like Paul Ryan and other Republicans condemning...

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  • August 22, 2017