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147 GOP Members of Congress Hunkering Down Under The Trump Big Lie

Here are the 147 Republicans who have been Complicit Conspirators in the Capital Insurrection. Just after the Capitol Riots, they ignored overwhelming evidence that Joe Biden won the election fairly and instead  voted  twice for the Big Lie that the Presidential Election  was Stolen. The preceding  Riots threatened the lives and welfare of fellow Members …

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Mentality of the Capitol Riot Mob

Since the Washington Capitol Riots, there has been unadulterated disbelief and a labored reckoning as to  a)what happened and when during the January 6th at the White House Rally and then the Capitol, b) what was the purpose of the various groups making up the riot, c) who planned and enabled the riotous actions and …

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Majestic Inaugural Poem

22 year old Amanda Garman was given a daunting task to create a poem for Joe Biden’s Inaugural ceremony. As she was composing the latter part of the poem on January 6th, the Capitol Riots injected harsh and stark strands into her composition as Amanda worked the night through to capture a more fissile set …

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5 Peoples Questions for the Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barret

Amy Coney Barret  is Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee 40 days before the 2020 Presidential Election  and despite the fact that in 2016 President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland,was refused even a hearing before the Senate because in the words of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  “The American people should have a voice in the selection …

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Comedian Trump – Beautiful Candidate for a Pandemmy

Comedian Trump is nominated for several Pandemmy Awards  Here for The Best Cure Award See the full set of Pandemmy  awards and vote before Monday September 21st where the Pandemmy’s will be announced on the Trevor Noah ‘s The Daily Show.: Just scroll up and down to see all the PanDemmy Awards and which ones …

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Comedian Trump – Triumph The Insult Comic Dog

Triumph The Insult Dog conducts a  focus group meeting with real Trump supporters Related posts: Trump as Standup Comedian 1 Comedian Trump : Cartoonist’s View Comedian Trump : Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech Who is the Crooked One? SCOTUS

Comedian Trump : Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

Tip of the hat to Jimmy Fallon, the Tonight Show Related posts: Comedian Trump : Cartoonist’s View Trump as Standup Comedian 1 Comedian Trump – Triumph The Insult Comic Dog

Comedian Trump : Cartoonist’s View

Cartoon in celebration of Trumpian  Science on West Coast Wildfires. Tip of the hat to TheWeek.com and Clay Jones @ claytoonz.com Related posts: Comedian Trump – Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Comedian Trump : Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech Trump and Russian Collusion

Trump as Standup Comedian 1

Trump Promo ad asks people to Support the Troops … But it uses a picture of Russian soldiers and jets. See all the ironic details at Politoc.com as Trump still relies on his Putin comrades in 2020 Related posts: Who is the Crooked One?

Gun Culture: 2 Views

In the aftermath of 4 mass shootings in a week in the US, two view points on the nature of the Gun Culture appeared to offer insights and into the prevalence of gun ownership in the US relative to the rest of the world by CNN and a provocative analysis of what sustains the American …

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Bernie Sanders Financing Missteps

Bernie Sanders Money Gathering operation has couple of major missteps. First, as a donator to Bernie’s Campaign, I have received over half a dozen requests to contribute again. This past week I got an emessage from https://brniesnders.com asking for a donation. But that domain has just been registered in June of this year as a …

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Democratic Debate 1 – Best Candidate Comment

Marianne Williamson continues to make surprisingly well measured comments – especially about Reparations for Slavery. But the best comments at the debate were made in the bowels of NYTimes live coverage of the debate. Buried in the commentary is Reid Epstein note about Montana Governor’ Steve Bullocks signature issue: Steve Bullock tries to pivot to …

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6 Womens World Cup Standout Players

Watching the Women’s World Cup 2019 in France was a Delight In several  ways it is like watching the Women’s World Hockey Championships. The two super powers are Canada and the USA with 637,000 and 567,000 registered hockey players respectively. While for soccer there are 867,000 registered women players in Canada and 1,763,000 in the …

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NYTimes: Meet the Democratic Candidates

NYTimes has taken the initiative and has recently presented defining profiles of 21 of 22 Democratic candidates for President. The profiles come from each cadidate’s answers to the same 18 questions about the upcoming Presidential contest and their reason for participating in it. Despite many requests by the NYTimes, Joe Biden declined to participate given that …

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Payback on the Front Burner

Worldwide Inequality Becomes More Pronounced Both Wealth and Income continue to skew in favor of privileged 1% as seen in these reports and charts: First there is the trend of income inequlity shows three disturbing trends: First, the top 10% of the population continues to increase its disproportionate percentage of  National Income giving substance to …

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Yet Again Executive Pay Levels

The recent surge in Sports Pay Levels has added a new dimension to the annual astonishment “let us see what Pay Executives are now making”. Here are the numbers from Equilar and ESPN  for compensation levels: ORGANIZATION CEO YEARS TOTAL  COMPENSATION Facebook Mark Zuckerberg 7 $5,600,752,735 CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves 12 $1,023,459,129 Apple Timothy Cook …

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How Google Lost Computing Credibility

“Do No Evil” Google has in the past 3 years lost a lot of its technical lustre and credibility as  Google+ has been killed. Google was once the goto computing innovator among scandal ridden monopolistic players like Apple, IBM and Microsoft. But now Google  is crashing in technical and business stature. And It all seems to …

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How the Web Went from Benign to Malvolent & GDPR

The Web has been transformed from benignly hopeful just 25 years ago to an increasingly  dangerous place. There are key players silently vying for control of Web Space – the Nation-State cyber warriors almost all have been  armed primarily by an incompetently vulnerable NSA and CIA.The Cyber Criminals trolling for vast amounts of easy money pickings …

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Champions League Final: FIFA Fails Again

I just abandoned watching the Champions League Final at the half between Liverpool and Real Madrid + The Referee. The Referee was bad enough ignoring Real Madrid dives, tripping and gouging. But then a crushing judo-like tackle by Sergio Ramos on Liverpool’s star,  44 goal star Mohammed Salah was the tipping point – this was …

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Why We Are Looking To Replace Adobe Photoshop

The title says it all – Adobe has once again made using Adobe Photoshop 3 impossible: This is a replay of the Activation Game we played with Adobe on this same edition of Photoshop as part of Adobe CS3 Suite 2 or 3 years ago. At that time Photoshop would not start as Adobe claimed …

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North Korea: China’s Protected Pitbull Terror

This Truthdig cartoon by Dutch illustrator Tom Janssen  encapsulates the true position of China as economic and political protector of the rabid rogue state of North Korea. Despite Chinese many protestations to the contrary, the aspiring new Responsible Nation in Asia  is using North Korea as a military suzerain or puppet state to keep its …

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Its The Economy By The Stupidly Greedy

Make America Great Again has a half-life of about 1-2 years at most. Then disastrous economic decision making will have the  Political Fiddler on the Roof calling the End Tune. And nowhere has this become more obvious in the cobbled together, greed and revenge ridden “GOP Tax Plan”. The “Plan” is in quotes because  it …

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David Brooks Lamentation: The GOP Is Rotting

David Brooks has had a thankless task since 2000. He has had to defend the policies of the Republican Party first under George W. Bush and 9/11 and the Iraq War and then Wall Street Housing Collapse. This was quickly followed in 2008 to 2016 by the Newt Gingerich+Mitch McConnell Scorched Earth NO DEAL policy …

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GOP Bought Out by NRA, NBD

The New York Times has done the leg work to show how the GOP lawmakers have been bought by the NRA in both Houses of Congress. The list is of the top ten beneficiaries of NRA money first in the Senate and then in the House of Representatives. The layout is telling. First is a …

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The Republican Partisan Wall

This reviewer did a story 7 years ago about Obama Hitting the Republican Partisan Wall. The recent Charlottesville Travesty has exposed the underlying bigotry embraced by President Trump and seen as a defining flaw by the Economist as seen in two telling magazine covers. So the underlying motivations and support for the Republican Radical Partisanship of …

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Venezuela: Inequality Precursor

The Venezuelan economy is contracting quickly in part due to the halfing of oil prices [oil is Venezuela’s largest export] . But also social and political unrest as seen in the video is also a cause for the following economic distress: Venezuela Economy [source] GDP growth rate GDP/Capita in 2016 $ Unemployment Rate 2016 -10% …

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Trump and Russian Collusion

This weekend on the Sunday News talk shows the following idea got repeated over and over– “There is no direct evidence of Trump colluding with the Russians during the Presidential campaign”. The meme was repeated by Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow on several shows, NYTimes David Brooks  on Meet the Press, Amy Walter of the Cook …

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North Korea: Trumps First Big Success?

After a disastrous last 2 weeks domestically, President Trump may be securing an improbable success in foreign policy with his changes in strategy for dealing with China over North Korea. In the past year with its nuclear detonations and ballistic missile trials, North Korea has become an ever more dangerous player in East Asia.The chances of a …

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Who is the Crooked One?

Original image – Daily Journalist An MBA Buddy and Your Editor were discussing today another Day of Maximum Chaos courtesy of the Trump White House Demolition Derby Team.Donald Trump started the rollback of Wall Street Financial Regulations to the pre-Great Recession days of 2002 to 2008 under the George Bush Administration. We considered which was …

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A WTF Statement from President Obama?!

Its been rare that one would expect to a hear a WTF statement from President Obama; but in the waning days of his Presidency Barack Obama served up just such a message to his good friend and campaign cohort, David Axlerod. We don’t even have to paraphrase it because its all caught on tape.About Hope …

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2016 Presidential Election Thank You Notes

In French, the results of the US Presidential election is expressed as C’est Domage – It is a great pity. In that spirit we present here some Thank You Notes in the Style of Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show. Thank You, Hillary Rodham Clinton, for trying to be filthy rich, a halfway progressive and the …

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5G WIFI Developments

5 different view of when 5G WiFi arrives WhatIs tells us that “5G is the coming  fifth-generation wireless broadband technology based on the IEEE802.11ac standard.” 5G will provide better speeds, latency response and density of coverage than the current 4G. 5G operates with a 5Ghz signal and is set to offer speeds of up to …

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