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December 8, 2023

Sooo...this would NEVER happen, but why?

No news organization would ever run a feature about Dem voters frustrations about cheato trying to steal the 2020 election, or about their frustration with slow pace of the justice system trying to hold him accountable.

We see constant stories about any group that is frustrated with Biden. Constant MAGA in diner stories, voters frustrated with inflation, mad about Bidens's age, whatever. Their frustration is worthy, apparently.

But our frustration, which is based in reality, and is based on the real fear that an authoritarian wanne-be dictator is going to get a second chance to steal our democracy before any of his trials are finished, is NEVER even hinted at.

Now it looks like the only trial that seemed assured to end before the election is in danger of a significant delay as well. Apparently, his latest move for a halt in the case may actually succeed.

Still, unlike the imagined fears and frustrations of MAGA, ours will be ignored.

December 6, 2023

Let's give Kevin McCarthy a sendoff worthy of DU

Here's mine: Goodbye Kev. I can't help but remember when you became Speaker
after seventeen votes, and hours of neat fisticuffs and threats. It was obvious that you were very proud of your accomplishment. You looked like a giddy goofus as you happily accepted your role. Those were the good old days of disfunctional fun, weren't they Kev?

But those didn't last long did they? Soon enough everything was in shamble and chaos. Who could have seen that coming? Well, besides everyone? Still, it was sad. But you never backed down to those horrible Dems or tried to work out a deal with the less crazy R's. And for that you can be proud. As you wander off into the well-paid world of RW lobbyists and talking heads, don't forget us! We may forget you though. It's hard to imagine a more nonconsequential Speaker. Kev. It's been real.

December 5, 2023

CNN using rightwing framing to help Haley

Did you know that Haley wants to REFORM social security? CNN has that splashed across their homepage right now.

Essentially, they are taking what is a real weakness for her and other R's and framing it as a positive. What do you want to bet that the reforms they are touting are cuts? We've heard this song and dance before.

I think Haley is their new darling now that cheato's authoritarian goals are becoming too hard for even them to ignore. Get ready for the Haley hardsell.

December 2, 2023

Did you know that Biden wants to end Democracy?

This is the latest cheato projection. He's speaking at a hate rally, apparently, and passed out signs saying this to his knuckle-dragging cult followers. The CNN reporter, Kristin Homes, reported this very seriously as though it were worthy of discussion.

Finally, Jim Acosta pointed out that this was projection and that cheato is the one who tried to overturn Democracy on Jan. 6. However, that was one sentence at the end of a segment and really should have been the key focus.

November 30, 2023

Apparently, the DeSantis/Newsom debate is tonight

on FAUX. Anyone gonna watch?

Bravo to Newsom for going into the lion's den, and I know he's multiple times smarter than DS, but he is submitting to a very rigged situation IMO.
Don't know if I have a strong enough stomach.

November 28, 2023

I'll keep it very simple

All throughout the dump administration we heard nonstop that his base would never leave him. Scandal after scandal we heard that. Bad news (anyone remember Covid)? after bad news, we heard that. His whole administration was framed that way. Sure, he was bad. Sure, he was inept.
Sure, he lied. Sure, people were dying because of his policies. But was it a problem for him or his followeres? Nope.

Now all it takes is one stupid RW meme and the world is falling apart for Biden and the Dems. They COME OUT AND SAY IT IN THOSE WORDS. Step one: Play, discuss the stupid meme. Step two: Look very concerned. Step three: Run a headline saying it's trouble for Biden. Rinse, repeat.

Even when they have to admit that there's not much to the story or the good outweighs the bad, IT IS STILL BAD NEWS FOR BIDEN.

So, basically, calamity after real calamity in the cheato administration was framed as showing how loyal his base was. RW manufactured B.S. in the Biden administration is always framed as BIG TROUBLE for the him and Dems.

November 27, 2023

Isn't this just the most "CNN" headline ever?

$16 dollar McDonalds Meal goes Viral and That's a Problem for....
guess who? On their homepage right now.

November 25, 2023

Emily is alive!

Some of you may be familiar with the 8 yr old girl whose father has the touching Irish accent. She is being released according to CNN! I am so happy for her and her father!

Like many, I am concentrating on the good news to get through the daily tragedies. I hope she recovers well.

November 17, 2023

I know it's hard to keep track of all the republican dysfunction

and drama, but what happened with the much bally-hooed Newsom/DeSantis "debate"? Did RD chicken out?
And if he did, why is he getting a pass after all his bluster?

November 15, 2023

I'm near where APEC summit is happening and the local coverage is

very interesting and different than cable news. Basically, it's much better and really goes into detail, showing the visit from many different locations and viewpoints.

It covered all the protests in San Francisco (and SF knows how to protest) and the Chinese students bussed in to cheer their leader. It covers how the location of the meeting, which was not in SF, was only revealed at the last minute, even to the WH press corps.

Anyone local knows the location of the meeting, Woodside, is extremely upscale, even by Bay Area standards. The only time I ever set foot there was to attend a fundraiser for John Kerry years ago. Let's just say exclusive is an understatement.

Apparently, the Xi demanded this location as part of his careful staging. I think it's because the mansion looks vaguely like the White House, especially in a tight shot.

If you're in the Bay Area, try to catch the local news on TV tonight. They're doing a great job!

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