Monthly Archive: February 2017

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GOP Fakes Threat, Hides from Voters, Is Shamed by Gabby Giffords

Ever since Republican members of Congress met with angry opposition at town halls from their constituents on issues like the Affordable Care Act, many have cowardly fled from meeting the people they represent face-to-face, opting for more controlled circumstances such as video conferencing instead.

Worse, they cite the threat of bodily harm as a reason—using as an excuse an incident in California where constituents bearing Valentine’s Day cards are transformed into a violent gang of paid mercenary thugs who delight in cracking old women on the head and knocking them unconscious.

And no, I’m not making that up.   See more

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This Is War

The Trump administration today took a drastic and alarming new tack when it barred CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and several other major media outlets, with which Trump is openly hostile, from attending a White House press briefing.

With this act, Trump has crossed a line that could arguably be called one of several red flags demonstrating true dictatorial behavior.   See more

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Congressional Democrats Are Spineless Idiots

It needs to be said. Democrats in Congress, especially in the Senate, are spineless idiots who couldn’t maneuver their way out of a paper bag.

Why do I say so? Because they’re going to let Gorsuch be the next Supreme Court justice. But this stupidity isn’t recent. It’s at least eight years old.   See more

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Trump’s “Fake News” Claims are a Genuine Threat to Our Democracy

Trump’s Neo-Nazi “Fake News” tactic is modeled on the “lugenpresse” claims of WWII Germany. The Nazis adopted the term to promote their propaganda against the Jewish, communist, and later the foreign press. Any other free press that was not the voice of the Nazi Party was denounced as “false” and “biased.”
With this in mind, let’s tell our Alt-Right “so-called President” that he does not have the power to dictate what the free press can or cannot publish…   See more

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How to Make Numbers Lie: 14 Million Democrats Did Not “Leave the Party”

There is a meme going around discussions amongst liberals lately: 14 million people have left the Democratic Party since the nomination of Hillary Clinton. It is chiefly being used by those who want to split off and form a new party, feeling that the DNC is so corrupt as to be absolutely irredeemable.

Is the number real? And where did it come from?

The answers to those questions are, “No,” and, “From someone’s ass.”   See more

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Yes, There Is a Difference.

Trump’s defenders, and some media organizations, are claiming that there is little difference between Obama and Trump on the matter of issuing executive orders and presidential memoranda, based solely on the number that each president issued.

That’s a straw-man argument. There are three commanding reasons why Trump and Republicans are acting like power-grabbing hypocrites.   See more

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The Trump Chronicles: Week One

Starting now, I am documenting, week by week, all of the highlights of the Trump presidency. Today is for Trump’s first week only, and from my experience wallowing in this bizarre depth of insanity, I can say that this job is a filthy one indeed. I feel like I need a shower.

I think you’ll find it a harrowing walk down memory lane—bizarrely, so many of these events, just a few weeks old, seem to have happened ages ago.   Read the Highlights of Trump’s First Week in Office.

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Playing the Ref: Power Version

Trump accused the media of intentionally not reporting terror attacks. When the press very rightly scoffed at the idea, the Trump administration released a list of terror attacks it said were “not sufficiently covered.”

Included on the list: the terror attacks in San Bernadino, Orlando, and Paris. All attacks which received boundless coverage here and all over the world.   See more

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The Democratic Tea Party

Liberals across the country have popular, powerful beliefs which appeal to a wide range of people. What we believe in usually has majority support. What we believe in is supporting the citizens, the soldiers, the workers, the fighters. We believe in fairness, compassion, reason, and progress. We have a winning cause.

There’s just one thing in our way: Democrats.   See more