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Dino Durrati

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Kidnap Victim: “Somali pirates gave me toothpaste and soap.”

Michael Scott Moore was taken hostage in 2012 and held for 2½ years by Somali Pirates when he went to their homeland to research a book. In his account of the ordeal — The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast — Moore describes the various ways the pirates made him miserable, including […]

Wow! Kamala Harris vows to “prosecute the case” on Trump’s “rap...

Rhetoric and oratorical skills count for a lot (maybe more than they should) when pursuing the presidency, and today at the South Carolina Democratic Convention Kamala Harris displayed her chops with both: She made a nice entrance also: l support Kamala because I believe she can both corral the moderate voters and excite the base. Speeches like today’s help make my […]

Reuters Reports Trump Told Iran Planes Were Coming Before He Stood...

(Above: ‘I hope the POTUS didn’t tell them we’re coming!’) What would be stupider than starting a war with the Mid-East’s largest and most militarily capable U.S. adversary over what was essentially an Amazon delivery gone astray? How about ordering U.S. planes in the air against one of the most sophisticated air defenses in the region while […]

Andrea Pitzer, Who Literally Wrote the Book on Concentration Camps, Defends...

Huffington Post “Andrea Pitzer, who literally wrote the book on the global history of concentration camps, defended the freshman lawmaker against Republican backlash during an appearance Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes… …“The death camps ― which were on top of the existing concentration camps system, including Auschwitz and a series of other […]

F’N Chuck Todd Says AOC “does border detainees ‘a tremendous disservice’”...

(Above: Twerp) Chuck Todd hit a new low today, carrying the GOP’s water on AOC’s calling the interment camps for Latin-American Refugees what they are — concentration camps — and criticizing Democrats for not condemning her. If you prefer not to click on MTP’s link you can watch it here, NBC took down the link I posted last night […]

Texas Democrat Kim Olson is Coming for Kenny Marchant’s Seat and...

(Above: Kim Olson) Texas’ 24th Congressional District, in the north Dallas/Ft. Worth suburbs, used to be reliably blue until it was gerry-rigged in 2003 giving Republicans the upper hand. Republican Kenny Marchant was elected in 2006 with 60% of the vote, but Democrat Jan McDowell fought him to a near tie in 2018, losing by only 1 percentage […]

Proud Boys Marching for Trump in Orlando Stopped by Police from...

(Above: They have their marching orders.) Philip Crowther is an International Affiliate Reporter for the AP, on the ground at the Trump Re-election rally in Orlando, Florida. He is doing important work, keeping us updated on the hate-fest. It’s possible the Proud Boys had nothing more in mind than confronting the protestors, probable even…they don’t […]

Trump Rallies in Orlando Tonight, Orlando Sentinel Endorses “Not Donald Trump”...

Well, this is early: Too bad those who will be at the rally can’t read. Orlando Sentinel “Donald Trump is in Orlando to announce the kickoff of his re-election campaign. We’re here to announce our endorsement for president in 2020, or, at least, who we’re not endorsing: Donald Trump. Some readers will wonder how we […]
Mike Licht / Flickr Paul Manafort updated LinkedIn photo...

In Highly Unusual Move, Dep. AG Intervenes to Keep Manafort Out...

Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case. But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official […]

Twitter User Bookdigger Jim Pens Unauthorized Bio of drumpf and It’s...

(Above: Bookdigger Jim) Twitter user Bookdigger Jim hasn’t seen the sort of hard hitting reporting on drumpf he craves so he created his own tell-all biography of the Orange Julius Caesar. And it’s a hoot. First, the original tweet, then a Thread Reader unrolling of the whole piece: (paras adjusted) “Seeing as how CNN, Newsweek […]

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