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In a Functional Country, We Would Be on the Road to Impeachment

This is the title of an opinion piece in the NY Times. It is a good, thoughtful rant, and I don’t disagree with much in it. Note that it doesn’t say that we should impeach Donald Trump, just that if our country weren’t so screwed up and dysfunctional, we would be impeaching him. Our country […]

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Losing a loved one to Fox News

A fairly short but fascinating article in New York Magazine, “What I’ve Learned From Collecting Stories of People Whose Loved Ones Were Transformed by Fox News“. Unlike Fox News, the article is actually somewhat “Fair and Balanced”, not just blaming Fox News, but also MSNBC and how some people have a similar transformation from that. […]

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Alex Jones admits he is Psycho

And then proves it. Alex Jones of Infowars is being sued by several parents of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre for spreading conspiracy theories claiming that the massacre was staged using actors. He also claimed that the children who died “never existed”. In a deposition posted to YouTube, Jones defends himself by claiming […]

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Repetition

I wonder why people keep falling for the old repetition trick. You know, where someone repeats a falsehood often enough that people think it is true.

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It goes on and on…

Are people really surprised that rich people have managed to tilt the playing field? And yes, Trump really did grope a flag during his speech at CPAC. Or as Stephen Colbert joked, “First time a flag’s ever volunteered to be burned.”

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MAGA!

One of the ultimate ironies of our current politics is that Republicans — who claim to want to “make America great again” — have decided to paint the Democrats as evil “socialists” who will ruin our country. And yet, the proposed policies from even the most far left candidates for president were actual real things […]

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He’s just not worth it

Nancy Pelosi was asked by the Washington Post how she felt about impeaching Donald Trump: I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive […]

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It has finally come to this

Republicans are attempting to discredit Michael Cohen as a liar, even though he lied to Congress because Donald Trump told him to. Trump himself called Cohen a “bad lawyer and fraudster”, even though Cohen worked for Trump as his personal lawyer (and fixer) for more than a decade. For Trump, the buck never stops anywhere […]

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What we know so far

Yes I know how you feel. You have become numb to the unending parade of scandals du jour. Who wouldn’t? Which is why it is so good for Trevor Noah to put together these helpful compilations of what we know about Donald Trump. And they are true because they come from the mouth of Trump […]

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Daylight Wasting Time

Tonight, our country goes back on “Daylight Saving Time“, with the exception of most of Arizona, Hawaii, and a number of territories (including Puerto Rico). As long-time readers know, I don’t like changing the clocks twice a year, and I wish we would just pick one time and stick with it. I don’t care if […]

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The Dirty White Collar

Yesterday, Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in jail (3 years, 11 months) on his conviction for defrauding banks and the government, and for failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars of income. Considering that prosecutors asked for a sentence of 19 to 25 years, that is quite a light sentence. Subtracting time […]

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Election Fraud is Real!

Ok, I admit it. Republicans have been warning us that massive election fraud is real for years. In last year’s Florida election, Donald Trump warned us that the vote count was “massively infected” with “large numbers of new ballots” showing up “out of nowhere” while other ballots were “missing or forged.” And he claimed election […]

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What we stand for

Electoral Vote has a good piece talking about the importance of Democrats taking a stand on big issues. They chastise a recent column by Chris Cizzilla titled “How Democrats are handing Donald Trump a viable path to a second term”. Cizzilla claims that it is dangerous for the Dems to support the “Green New Deal” […]

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Surveying Racism

An ironic twist in the scandal rocking Virginia governor Ralph Northam coming from a new poll. Overall, Virginians are deadlocked, with 47% saying that he should step down as governor, and 47% saying he should not (6% with no opinion). However, while 48% of whites say that Northam should resign, among blacks, only 37% want […]

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Reality

Reading this comic, one has to be amazed at how absolutely insane our reality has become. I’m beginning to think that impeachment won’t be enough, that maybe it is time to bring back tarring and feathering (in this case, perhaps using Sparky’s penguin feathers). The future, if we are lucky enough to have one, will […]

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