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Stunt Man DeSantis

It seems like Florida governor, Trump wannabe, and potential presidential aspirant in 2024, Ron DeSantis, likes to use stunts to get attention. There’s just one problem — they seem to backfire on him. Yes, I’ve seen it written that DeSantis is a smarter version of Donald Trump, but that must be an awfully low bar. […]

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The Trap Worked!

Last week, Joe Biden laid a trap for Donald Trump, as well as the entire Republican Party, and TFG fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. As has been noted repeatedly, Republicans desperately wanted the upcoming midterm elections to be a referendum on Biden: the withdrawal from Afghanistan, inflation, gas prices, the border, race, and […]

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I know you are but…

Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wants badly to be Speaker of the House, and there is a strong chance that Republicans will take control of the House at the midterm elections. There’s just one big problem: McCarthy makes big mistakes. For example, he clumsily kept most Republicans off the Jan 6 committee. Trump called him “very, very […]

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Scamming the Scammers

Whatever you want to call it: Swindling the swindlers, or grifting the grifters. We already know that Donald Trump was illegally keeping confidential, highly classified documents at his private home and club. And lying about it — in June, one of Trump’s attorneys declared that no classified documents remained at Mar-a-Lago. The next question is, […]

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A Tremendously Innocent Man?

From the NY Times: Although Trump White House officials were warned about the proper handling of sensitive material, aides said Mr. Trump had little interest in the security of government documents or protocols to keep them protected. Early on, Mr. Trump became known among his staff as a hoarder who threw all manner of paper […]

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Legally Screwed

Are you confused or having trouble keeping track of all the different legal actions against Donald Trump? Or do you just want to know if Trump will eventually pay for all his crimes? Vanity Fair has published an article “The Complete Guide to All The Ways Donald Trump is Legally Screwed.” The article is definitely […]

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Laughable

Lawrence O’Donnell talks to three highly qualified, serious-minded people (a former US Solicitor General, former FBI General Counsel, and a current national security attorney) about the search for documents at Mar-a-Lago. Around 2:14 he asks them to respond to Trump’s defense. Watch their faces. They seem to be keeping themselves from laughing out loud, but […]

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Taking the 5th

Donald Trump invoked the 5th Amendment and refused to answer any questions from the NY attorney general, who is investigating whether Trump is guilty of fraud in the valuation of his properties, using different values depending on whether he was paying taxes or trying to get loans from banks. But during his 2016 campaign for […]

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Thoughts and Prayers

It is so great to see that Randy Rainbow is still at it. Warning: this is not safe for work! And neither is the original song from which this was made.

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Colbert on the recent election

This is a followup to my last post about the ballot initiative in Kansas. Stephen Colbert gives us a more in-depth look at the other elections that happened at the same time: He also warns you about how processed foods are killing your brains. Maybe that explains the Republicans (especially Donald Trump!)

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Overreach

This is what overreach looks like. For years, Republicans courted Evangelicals by giving lip service to right-to-life zealots, homophobes, racists, and other right-wing social issue voters. But even when Republicans had the trifecta, they knew better than to do things like overturn Roe v. Wade. They did try to block gay marriage, but they gave […]

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Fetal Flummox!

Texas is definitely hypocritical! From NBC News: Pregnant Texas Woman Cited for HOV Violation Told Cop Her Fetus Is the PassengerA pregnant Texas woman who got a ticket for driving alone in the car-pool lane plans to fight the citation, arguing her unborn baby should count as a second person. The woman, Brandy Bottone, was […]

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Christian Law?

On Sunday, two days before her primary election, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) campaigned during a religious service in Colorado. She said: The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it. I’m tired of this separation of church and […]

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Word Watch

On Saturday night, congresswoman Mary Miller (R-IL) appeared at a rally with Donald Trump, and spoke to the crowd, saying: President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America, I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday. Now, I would be remiss if I […]

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Colbert on a Roll

Stephen Colbert sums up the state of the Jan 6 hearings, hilariously. And yet scary as hell. Colbert makes this funny, yet heed the warning from Charlie Sykes in The Bulwark: On Thursday we got a stark reminder that farcical fascism is still fascism. Yes, Jeffrey Clark was a clownish Iago; the theories about Italian […]

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