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Here's A Sign That Abbott Is Worried About Beto Running For Governor

I was in Austin this past weekend and it felt great to be back. With Texas still on my mind, here’s the latest news: There’s...

Undocumented immigrant who survived El Paso shooting and aided in investigation is deported by ICE

Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar said she’s working to return back to the U.S. a survivor of the El Paso mass shooting who was horrifically...

I arranged a protest at my high school. The reactionary racist attacks changed me

by Seo Yoon Yang In December 2019, I met with school administrators at my high school in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. Inspired by 17-year-old Swedish activist...

Joe Biden urges fight against white supremacy on anniversary of El Paso mass shooting

This week marks the one-year anniversary that a white supremacist who in his racist scrawlings echoed the words of the president of the United States and drove...

Trump repeats story of fake heroism in El Paso shooting after another spectacular vetting failure

In another spectacular failure to vet anyone, ever, the White House ceremony for heroes of mass shootings featured Donald Trump honoring a man who made...

Trump’s bizzaro claim that doctors left operating rooms shows more borderline psychosis.

Trump measures his self worth by crowd size. Crowd size is his Freudian cigar. When I heard his claim doctors left operating rooms to see him I...

Trump misses the blazingly obvious reason we know mental illness doesn’t cause mass shootings

Donald Trump has a cycle after a mass shooting: First he pretends he might embrace some new gun safety laws, and then he backs...

Don’t Miss These Late Summer Hits!

Traditionally, even in presidential years, this is the slowest time of the year for political news. Congress is on their August recess, and most vacations are over with, or just wrapping up. Parents are just finishing up last minute back-to-school shopping, or are collapsed on the couch with the little monsters safely back under somebody else’s watchful eye, and the President himself is somewhere away from the office, giving us our summer reprieve. Thus close to Labor Day, normally the summer blockbuster movie season is winding down. All of the alleged monster hits having already been released when there are more people likely to park the kids in a dark place for a couple of hours. But even in a summer movie season as bereft of really good fare as this one was, all of a sudden, there are several political thrillers that could be box office blowouts, all looking to come out around the same time. Keep an eye out for these. Escape From Mitch Mountain – Everybody thought that it was hysterical when Joe Scarborough of MSNBC seriously tagged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with the oh, so elegant moniker of Moscow Mitch. The cherry on the sundae was the way that the nickname drove Yertl McTurtle absolutely insane, forcing him to the floor of the Senate to piss and whine about how his oh, so honorable name and integrity were being impugned by a bunch of vicious lefties. We’re now starting to see just why McConnell went to Defcon 5 so quickly. Several newspapers, along with Rachel Maddow of MSNBC are starting to lay out a very clear timeline of Moscow Mitch’s Machiavellian interference in ensuring that sanctions against Putin aligned aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska were lifted, despite overwhelming bipartisan support for them to stay in place. Within days, Deripaska’s company ponied up $200 million for a new aluminum plant in the most distressed part of Kentucky. This is blowing up in everybody’s faces. The Kentucky legislature is now royally pissed at the way the state’s Governor deceptively marketed the plan to the legislature in the closing hours of the session, some now claim under false pretenses. The machinations of former Senator David “The Hooker Magnet” Vitter as a go between, and a federal appeals court slot for his totally fruitcake wife are just adding fuel to the fire. This could end up leaving McConnell himself with a full omelet on his face. Deripaska’s company has already threatened that any scrutiny of the deal could cause the company to pull out. Well, the deal is now getting more scrutiny than a new strain of virus, from the media to the KY legislature. McConnell is going up against a female former marine fighter jock, with in state popularity of 32%. If this thing mushroom clouds on him, especially if Deripaska bails out leaving him holding the bag, we could see a Crying Game ending, with McConnell tearfully bitching that everybody in Washington is being mean to him, taking his shriveled old balls, and going home. The Hunt For Beto October – Normally, campaign reboots, especially this early are not a good sign for a campaign. A campaign 2.0 is normally a dead-in-the-water signal flare, and a campaign 3.0 reboot means that the bow just slid under the water. We’re now in the opening credits of Beto 3.0, […]

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