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Scam FB page punks some dummies

Filed in National by on January 21, 2019 1 Comment

Progressive Delaware FB is a troll site. The call to have Senator Coons change his name is simply some mischief dreamt up by some down on his luck Delaware Republican Many dim wits appear to have been taken in. 

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MLK Day & I Love Kamala Harris – Open Thread

Filed in National by on January 21, 2019 6 Comments
MLK Day & I Love Kamala Harris – Open Thread

“I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic. And yet I am not so opposed to capitalism that I have failed to see its relative merits. It started out with a noble and high motive, viz, to block the trade monopolies of nobles, but like most human systems, it falls victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has outlived its usefulness. It has brought about a system that takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes.”

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A rising generation of liberals

Filed in National by on January 21, 2019 1 Comment
A rising generation of liberals

Americans born in 1996 or after are known as “Generation Z.” A new Pew Research Center study shows that on a host of issues, from climate change to American exceptionalism to the role of government, Gen Z is the most liberal age cohort the country has ever seen. According to Pew, seven-in-ten members of Gen […]

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Song of the Day 1/21: Little Feat, “Cold, Cold, Cold”

Filed in National by on January 21, 2019 0 Comments

A little obvious, maybe, but see if it doesn’t warm you up a little on this cold, cold, cold day. From 1972’s “Sailin’ Shoes.”

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Your Liberal Media

Filed in National by on January 20, 2019 12 Comments
Your Liberal Media

When the press plays along so willingly, so have to wonder if they are in on the grift.

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Song of the Day 1/20: Neil Finn, “Sinner”

Filed in National by on January 20, 2019 1 Comment

My vote for most underrated songwriter of the rock era goes to Neil Finn, who’s been composing sophisticated tunes since joining his brother Tim’s band Split Enz in 1977, at the age of 18. He went on to found Crowded House before releasing two solo albums. Perhaps the best point of comparison for his music […]

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I Don’t Love Kirsten Gillibrand, and Here’s Why

Filed in National by on January 20, 2019 5 Comments

Take a look at this New York Times puff piece on their state’s shape-shifting, Wall Street-friendly, Jesus-humping junior senator taking her presidential campaign to Iowa. Ms. Gillibrand put emphasis on her upstate New York roots, bipartisanship and small-town political ancestry. So her angle is that she’s not really a Democrat. Unlike Senator Elizabeth Warren, another […]

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Progress on the Killer Cop Front

Filed in National by on January 19, 2019 24 Comments

The progress is slow and compromised, but it’s still highly unusual to get a murder conviction when a cop kills a civilian. Yet the Chicago trial of then-officer Jason Van Dyke concluded with an 81-month sentence for second-degree murder. Yes, there was clear dashcam evidence that 16-year-old Laquan McDonald, armed with only a penknife, was […]

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Song of the Day 1/19: Robert Cray, “Smokin’ Gun”

Filed in National by on January 19, 2019 4 Comments

Panicky Trump trolls are active this morning, hollering “fake news!” like a bunch of 9/11 truthers because they’re starting to realize they’ve been played for the fools they are. So here’s one for them: Robert Cray’s breakthrough tune about getting caught red-handed. I hope they play it at Trump’s sentencing.

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Open Thread – Proof is not proof

Filed in National by on January 18, 2019 18 Comments
Open Thread – Proof is not proof

Rudy Giuliani now allows that there is a smoking gun. It is still warm to the touch, but now the President’s TV lawyer says that proof is not proof. (A call back to his prior genius legal defense of the President, “truth isn’t truth”). With all the evidence of crimes piling up, I guess the […]

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Song of the Day 1/18: Dr. Feelgood, “She Does It Right”

Filed in National by on January 18, 2019 0 Comments

Dr. Feelgood occupies a unique slot in rock history — the band that bridges the otherwise incomprehensible gap between England’s pub rock and punk rock scenes. Pub rock was a movement that, as the name suggests, took root in small venues across the country mostly as a reaction against the mountains of equipment (and high […]

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I (don’t) Love Kirsten Gillibrand

Filed in National by on January 17, 2019 6 Comments
I (don’t) Love Kirsten Gillibrand

I don’t love her and could say a lot of bad things about her, but why bother? She isn’t going to be the nominee. And if she does become the nominee (and provided the process was fair and transparent) I’ll have to fall in love with her, so why set up impediments to my future […]

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Carney Dedicates Term to Creating a New Top Tax Bracket in SoS Address

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Carney Dedicates Term to Creating a New Top Tax Bracket in SoS Address

Did he really do that? If so, that’s awesome. Our tax structure is ludicrously flat. Did anyone actually listen to the thing? Can you fact check my headline for me?

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