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The Democrats Dither on Impeachment.

During her weekly press conference on Thursday, Nancy Pelosi was asked what Congress should do about E. Jean Carroll’s rape accusation against Trump. She replied, “I don’t know the person — it doesn’t matter if I did or not. I respect that, but I don’t know what Congress’s role would be in ...

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Really? 6.26.19

Trump confuses Fox Business host, Maria Bartiromo. During a telephone interview by Fox Business host, Maria Bartiromo, Trump addressed his concerns that Robert Mueller's investigation may have been tainted by machinations of “the two pathetic lovers” Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.Bartiromo reasonably pointed out that the authorities had all their texts so there ...

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Really? 6.21.19 Trump Dithers on Iran. The UK's Trump. Zom

Trump is ready to attack Iran, but then he doesn't.Trump is famous for changing his mind. Denying he changed his mind. Claiming he never held a position he did. And lying that he said one thing when he said another. So it should come as no surprise that after tough ...

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Trump Starts His 2020 Campaign By Attacking His 2016 Opponent

Trump start to 2020In an event designated as the official start of his 2020 re-election campaign, Trump gave the largely old white crowd usual whining they have come to know by heart. Call it the fast food of political exegesis. So similar was it to his usual pity party of complaints, ...

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Really? 6.11.19

San Francisco swelters in record heat. Where are the science deniers?Whenever there is a cold snap in winter, science-deniers gleefully ask 'where's your global warming now?'. And venerable Senators bring props to Congress, such as the winter when Sen. Jim Inhofe 'crushed' the science of climate change by bringing a ...

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Pat Robertson Makes a Prediction that God Will “Get Rid” of America.

May 27, 2019

On the 700 Club today, Pat Robertson offered his opinion of God’s likely reaction to the passage of the “Equality Act”. As this measure would extend the protections of the Civil Rights Act to people based on their sexuality and gender identity Pat’s perspective was bleak and his prediction dire. The Bill’s passage would be, he said: “a devastating blow […]

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The UK Declares an “Environment and Climate Emergency” over Global Warming.

May 4, 2019

Months of protests by the Extinction Rebellion activist group and the opposition Labour Party have born fruit. The British Parliament has officially declared an “environment and climate emergency”. It does not define what that means, and it does not mandate any particular steps be taken. But as a symbol, it commits the government to do something about a problem too dire to ignore. […]

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Franklin Graham Dismisses All First Ladies Before Melania as ‘Also-Rans’.

May 4, 2019

Today is Melania Trump’s 49th birthday. And it allowed Franklin Graham to do some first-rate toadying to her adulterous mate. He tweeted: Happy birthday to @FLOTUS Melania Trump—the classiest first lady our country has ever had. This absurd assertion engendered comment — most of it pointing out that Melania Knauss was well-known for pictures with most, if not […]

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Trump Accuses Rep. Omar of Being Out of Touch, Disrespectful, and Extremely Unpatriotic.

May 4, 2019

Monday evening, Trump was interviewed by Minnesota news network KSTP about his Twitter video juxtaposing Omar’s comments with a graphic video of the 9/11 attacks. When asked if he had any second thoughts about this exploitative and incendiary tweet — with its concomitant increase in death threats against Omar —  he replied, “No, not at all”. Having doubled down […]

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Karen Pence Justifies Bigotry by Hiding behind Her Religion.

May 4, 2019

Religion’s greatest trick isn’t that it wormed it’s way into the legal code of the US despite constitutional prohibitions, it is that it convinced people it was out of bounds to criticize the faithful for their beliefs. If I say hateful things, I am subject to censure. But if I intimate that my God believes hateful things and I’m […]

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Stephen Moore, Unqualified and a Deadbeat, Is Trump’s Fed Nominee.

March 31, 2019

When Trump nominated Stephen Moore to fill a position on the board of the Federal Reserve he picked his usual caliber of candidate —  one lacking in character. The Guardian (UK) newspaper obtained court records from Virginia which showed Moore owed his ex-wife $300,000 in alimony and child support. When Moore continued to welsh on his obligations, the court ordered the […]

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Can Gillibrand Contend?

March 20, 2019

Kirsten Gillibrand is one of a large – and expanding – field of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. In an era of progressive resurgence, she is a retro-style conservative Democrat. In large part, because she established her political positions as a Representative in a conservative district in upstate New York. Running for Senate she […]

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A Man Delays a Plane; Parents Spread Measles – The Rise of “Me-Firstism”

March 13, 2019

A passenger on a cross-country Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Toronto had a hissy fit when he couldn’t have fish. According to a  witness the man was belligerent to the flight attendant who couldn’t fulfill his meal request. He described the oaf’s behavior as: ‘If I don’t get fish, there will be a problem. One way or another, […]

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Theresa May’s Last Best Brexit Deal Rejected by Parliament

March 12, 2019

Having rejected a previous Brexit deal, the British Parliament voted today on a ‘tweeked’ version that British PM Theresa May had negotiated with the European Union. Parliament rejected the deal 391 — 242. There will be another vote in Parliament on whether the UK should exit the EU with no deal — the so-called “Hard Brexit”. If the MPs […]

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