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Right and wrong ways to fix California recall. 2021-09-30 40 0 0 0 0 0 1443662512281423902 1443662512281423902
“The absence of pragmatism among Democrats is as 2021-09-30 30 0 0 0 0 0 1443661788340359170 1443661788340359170
Politics is the art of the possible. 2021-09-30 31 0 0 0 0 0 1443653448830881818 1443653448830881818
School boards plea for help against domestic terrorism. 2021-09-30 47 0 0 0 0 0 1443622492937986071 1443622492937986071
More from the Grisham tell-all from the press secretary 2021-09-30 46 0 0 0 0 0 1443570882459226113 1443570882459226113
There won't be any comprehensive immigration reform. 2021-09-30 107 1 1 0 0 0 1443436396513882113 1443436396513882113
Casting a wide net. 2021-09-30 41 0 0 0 0 0 1443434000857513986 1443434000857513986
Cold war with China? 2021-09-30 66 1 1 0 0 0 1443432489679081472 1443432489679081472
youtube tries to stop the tsunami of superstition. 2021-09-30 56 0 0 0 0 0 1443422923205734407 1443422923205734407
Poverty isn't what it used to be. 2021-09-30 43 0 0 0 0 0 1443418781108228100 1443418781108228100
"Moderate" Democrats in Congress are so afraid of Trumpism 2021-09-30 46 0 0 0 0 0 1443418359656173569 1443418359656173569
Trump loses another NDA case. 2021-09-30 48 0 0 0 0 0 1443417636449112065 1443417636449112065
Wells Fargo, PGE, ... 2021-09-30 53 0 0 0 0 0 1443416255382241281 1443416255382241281
No recovery likely for urban jobs dependent on knowledge 2021-09-30 49 1 1 0 0 0 1443394445160828931 1443394445160828931
Next step - only government-run social media. 2021-09-30 41 0 0 0 0 0 1443393424590192645 1443393424590192645
God will take care of me! 2021-09-30 41 0 0 0 0 0 1443389488466513921 1443389488466513921
The guilty pleas keep rolling in. 2021-09-29 83 0 0 0 0 0 1443285392891936770 1443285392891936770
Capitol police chief prepares for the worst in order to 2021-09-29 71 0 0 0 0 0 1443284836685279232 1443284836685279232
Multi-level-marketing and social media were made for 2021-09-29 80 0 0 0 0 0 1443282612932411392 1443282612932411392
Another Trump administration tell-all. 2021-09-29 88 0 0 0 0 0 1443267098956861440 1443267098956861440
What happened the last time the crazies take over a 2021-09-29 85 0 0 0 0 0 1443064403356618754 1443064403356618754
DeSantis is not really interested in preventing abortions. 2021-09-29 84 0 0 0 0 0 1443060063946493958 1443060063946493958
Afghanistan - blame everybody except Trump. 2021-09-29 85 0 0 0 0 0 1443059088041013249 1443059088041013249
Change MIGHT be coming to the LDS - very slowly. 2021-09-29 82 1 0 1 0 0 1443058187628728320 1443058187628728320
Making the case for regional federalism 2021-09-29 86 0 0 0 0 0 1443054058219077636 1443054058219077636
Democrats should abolish the debt ceiling forever, using a 2021-09-29 89 0 0 0 0 0 1443049360120422401 1443049360120422401
Is the GOP handing Democrats a handy tool for 2022? Maybe, 2021-09-29 84 0 0 0 0 0 1443048094581493762 1443048094581493762
Easy targets for criticism from sidewalk superintendents 2021-09-28 83 0 0 0 0 0 1442867539957018634 1442867539957018634
The coin of the terrorist realms - a gift of the internet! 2021-09-28 82 0 0 0 0 0 1442864346082648073 1442864346082648073
Too big to ever finish! 2021-09-28 77 0 0 0 0 0 1442861301143724036 1442861301143724036
A positive view of Biden's first year - 2021-09-28 78 0 0 0 0 0 1442857393428176897 1442857393428176897
If the economy goes south at the wrong time, Trump will 2021-09-28 78 0 0 0 0 0 1442855389859500038 1442855389859500038
What does criticizing Biden have to do with Arkansas 2021-09-28 88 0 0 0 0 0 1442664286107561989 1442664286107561989
Weaponizing the recall - why California recall process 2021-09-28 83 0 0 0 0 0 1442662254307000323 1442662254307000323
Was the recall election worthwhile? Two points of view 2021-09-28 85 0 0 0 0 0 1442660843032702980 1442660843032702980
Is California a good place to start a business? Depends 2021-09-28 88 0 0 0 0 0 1442653348776198146 1442653348776198146
Homeowners in high-risk areas - like California, Florida, 2021-09-28 96 0 0 0 0 0 1442652363567734788 1442652363567734788
Biden's first term is like FDR's second - so far. 2021-09-28 89 0 0 0 0 0 1442651948176457738 1442651948176457738
You really want to do something about global warming? 2021-09-28 98 0 0 0 0 0 1442650369163595778 1442650369163595778
American life expectancy has dropped 1.5 years for white 2021-09-28 114 0 0 0 0 0 1442642914861936642 1442642914861936642
The old Union can't be restored. A new Union must 2021-09-28 106 0 0 0 0 0 1442642137934303232 1442642137934303232
Prophecy fulfilled! 2021-09-28 98 0 0 0 0 0 1442641235475243011 1442641235475243011
Don't sign up for Trumpism unless you can make bail! 2021-09-27 393 0 0 0 0 0 1442638433025814528 1442638433025814528
Two sides of racism in America. 2021-09-27 391 0 0 0 0 0 1442636522960744457 1442636522960744457
What are the economics of developing new super-antibiotics 2021-09-27 387 0 0 0 0 0 1442635610078941188 1442635610078941188
How to get rich on social media. 2021-09-27 393 0 0 0 0 0 1442634431164928003 1442634431164928003
Disinformation for hire. 2021-09-27 400 0 0 0 0 0 1442632675760566273 1442632675760566273
Family values - another culture war tactic, used to keep 2021-09-27 390 0 0 0 0 0 1442629478941818884 1442629478941818884
Trump administration coronavirus bailout a huge success! 2021-09-27 397 0 0 0 0 0 1442519528190005250 1442519528190005250
Trump's greatest legacy - undermining the American 2021-09-27 395 0 0 0 0 0 1442488873297211407 1442488873297211407
Encouraged by the publicity and not discouraged by the lack 2021-09-27 393 0 0 0 0 0 1442487492863660045 1442487492863660045
Detailed results of Maricopa County circus - 2021-09-27 400 1 1 0 0 0 1442486258878410761 1442486258878410761
Trump abandoned US global leadership in politics, trade, 2021-09-26 419 1 1 0 0 0 1442184467989155840 1442184467989155840
Georgia prison time might broaden Trump's outlook. 2021-09-26 418 1 1 0 0 0 1442183188634214400 1442183188634214400
Trump lives for the adulation of his campaign rallies. 2021-09-26 415 0 0 0 0 0 1442181996692721671 1442181996692721671
Taxing the rich is popular with voters. Trump 2021-09-26 417 0 0 0 0 0 1442180706231226371 1442180706231226371
Sometimes you can get your data deleted. But it's an 2021-09-26 406 0 0 0 0 0 1442179599052402697 1442179599052402697
Trump's man Lindell has been busy corrupting local election 2021-09-26 416 2 1 1 0 0 1442176650519609355 1442176650519609355
Charles Mills 2021-09-26 484 1 0 0 0 0 1442148717771907078 1442148717771907078
How America created a feudal hereditary nobility. 2021-09-26 404 0 0 0 0 0 1442147195956785156 1442147195956785156
https://www.liberty-and-justice.net/ 2021-09-26 409 0 0 0 0 0 1442145564368379914 1442145564368379914
How the Afghan military collapsed. 2021-09-26 413 0 0 0 0 0 1442135531391913985 1442135531391913985
The international reach of Trumpism's war against the 2021-09-26 398 0 0 0 0 0 1442133426878877696 1442133426878877696
They can't bury them fast enough in Idaho. 2021-09-26 396 0 0 0 0 0 1442131132632297485 1442131132632297485
What would happen in America with female-majority 2021-09-26 407 0 0 0 0 0 1442128191364087813 1442128191364087813
Kick the can down the road. 2021-09-26 405 0 0 0 0 0 1442123059410833420 1442123059410833420
The great tax cut myth. 2021-09-26 409 0 0 0 0 0 1442121795130191879 1442121795130191879
The great debt limit scam. 2021-09-26 403 0 0 0 0 0 1442120799377256454 1442120799377256454
Trump is trying hard to consolidate his control over GOP. 2021-09-26 408 0 0 0 0 0 1441962997446967300 1441962997446967300
It all comes back to Kashmir. 2021-09-25 441 2 0 2 0 0 1441762671439712256 1441762671439712256
Standardization is political and economic. 2021-09-25 384 0 0 0 0 0 1441759082168217605 1441759082168217605
Trump donors showed more repentance than Trump clergy. 2021-09-25 418 1 1 0 0 0 1441752629642608650 1441752629642608650
The Republican strategy to regain power - obstruct, 2021-09-25 409 1 1 0 0 0 1441751981190643726 1441751981190643726
Reparations for black people? That's a hard sell. 2021-09-25 414 1 1 0 0 0 1441751447855534086 1441751447855534086
A moment of unease for the ruling class. 2021-09-25 427 1 1 0 0 0 1441750904391094294 1441750904391094294
What's really radical about Biden's programs? Taxing the 2021-09-25 413 1 1 0 0 0 1441746227087904769 1441746227087904769
Governments protecting ransomware criminals have noted 2021-09-25 423 1 1 0 0 0 1441745651046371336 1441745651046371336
A pundit repents. 2021-09-25 424 2 2 0 0 0 1441745039621722117 1441745039621722117
"Without ambitious infrastructure and families plans, 2021-09-25 419 1 1 0 0 0 1441744527539064844 1441744527539064844
Regional federalism? 2021-09-25 415 1 0 1 0 0 1441741184582311942 1441741184582311942
GOP has always used "socialism" to describe any proposal 2021-09-25 425 1 1 0 0 0 1441626583769309185 1441626583769309185
When "freedom" is code for "privilege". 2021-09-25 414 0 0 0 0 0 1441624338772348936 1441624338772348936
The progressive reforms - initiative, referendum, and 2021-09-25 420 0 0 0 0 0 1441621677561901056 1441621677561901056
Space travel is probably mostly limited to low earth orbit 2021-09-25 398 0 0 0 0 0 1441588301077442561 1441588301077442561
What information about YOU is for sale somewhere on the 2021-09-25 396 0 0 0 0 0 1441585730606694400 1441585730606694400
Old wells keeping leaking poisons. 2021-09-25 420 0 0 0 0 0 1441569592510337027 1441569592510337027
Is FTC going to support right to repair? 2021-09-25 428 0 0 0 0 0 1441568321468391427 1441568321468391427
Parts of rural Trump country are depopulating. Most GOP 2021-09-25 422 0 0 0 0 0 1441566456420847616 1441566456420847616
Taliban used social media to win the war. Will they 2021-09-25 419 0 0 0 0 0 1441563878693826565 1441563878693826565
Did anybody really think all those red states would allow 2021-09-25 416 0 0 0 0 0 1441560822505873408 1441560822505873408
America's not polarized? Michael Hiltzik claims that 2021-09-24 153 0 0 0 0 0 1441545938753908739 1441545938753908739
Premeditated insurrection - an inside job. 2021-09-24 138 0 0 0 0 0 1441536282421727237 1441536282421727237
It's hard to maintain your popularity if everybody can 2021-09-24 132 0 0 0 0 0 1441534800049827840 1441534800049827840
More of the week that wasn't. 2021-09-24 138 0 0 0 0 0 1441532623893848066 1441532623893848066
The TPP is the big prize that Trump threw away. 2021-09-24 157 0 0 0 0 0 1441530616151887877 1441530616151887877
There's bipartisan support for military spending, but 2021-09-24 139 0 0 0 0 0 1441529404803276800 1441529404803276800
What's in Biden's big bill? 2021-09-24 156 0 0 0 0 0 1441528505007677443 1441528505007677443
Trump's winning scorecard on election fraud! 2021-09-24 137 0 0 0 0 0 1441527458868596740 1441527458868596740
The fact that there was an audit proves the election 2021-09-24 151 0 0 0 0 0 1441526086626517003 1441526086626517003
Hungary - a beacon of hope for budding reactionary 2021-09-24 154 0 0 0 0 0 1441524099071631360 1441524099071631360
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-09-24 147 1 0 1 0 0 1441519976825823236 1441519976825823236
Privacy settings to reset right now! 2021-09-24 115 0 0 0 0 0 1441419313223663626 1441419313223663626
Another benefit of the pandemic - employers perfecting 2021-09-24 144 0 0 0 0 0 1441414060671569923 1441414060671569923
Where does your calamari come from? 2021-09-24 139 0 0 0 0 0 1441406886939541511 1441406886939541511
Bush vs Trump - who has more pull in Wyoming? 2021-09-24 136 0 0 0 0 0 1441402292171776004 1441402292171776004
Who's going to make all those electric vehicles? 2021-09-24 148 0 0 0 0 0 1441401523720777730 1441401523720777730
Redistricting - the real power game. The human element 2021-09-24 155 0 0 0 0 0 1441270967439802370 1441270967439802370
Afghanistan's economy is collapsing as fast as its 2021-09-24 155 1 0 0 0 0 1441268678067036163 1441268678067036163
America's founders counted on "republican virtue" - 2021-09-24 129 0 0 0 0 0 1441265684709711882 1441265684709711882
It's true that voters don't care. But major donors care 2021-09-24 149 0 0 0 0 0 1441253771653177347 1441253771653177347
The kind of people that guided Trump through the covid 2021-09-24 157 0 0 0 0 0 1441252153981505544 1441252153981505544
Same old Taliban will rule the same old way. 2021-09-24 144 1 0 1 0 0 1441250257459814402 1441250257459814402
What will be their strategy to avoid testifying? 2021-09-24 140 0 0 0 0 0 1441249715270553610 1441249715270553610
A flat tax on income is the simplest route to tax equity - 2021-09-23 104 0 0 0 0 0 1441152949732851726 1441152949732851726
The filibuster, like all supermajority rules, is for 2021-09-23 88 0 0 0 0 0 1441124710998183945 1441124710998183945
It's not a crisis. It's the new normal. Emergency 2021-09-23 87 0 0 0 0 0 1441121891163328512 1441121891163328512
Getting ready for a great game of "chicken". 2021-09-23 84 0 0 0 0 0 1441118309957529615 1441118309957529615
Trumpism Triumphs in Texas! 2021-09-23 86 0 0 0 0 0 1441062805545705486 1441062805545705486
Don't expect GOP to dislodge any of its pillars of 2021-09-23 93 0 0 0 0 0 1441061829602516999 1441061829602516999
GOP loves the idea of wrecking the train and then blaming 2021-09-23 89 0 0 0 0 0 1441060420572250128 1441060420572250128
Preparing to keep the peace or fight a war? 2021-09-23 85 0 0 0 0 0 1441056054180073482 1441056054180073482
All of Afghanistan's neighbors have their own varying 2021-09-23 95 0 0 0 0 0 1441055047786250242 1441055047786250242
Trump wins by stirring up his base and donor$ even if he 2021-09-23 86 0 0 0 0 0 1441046793098129416 1441046793098129416
Forever wars keep going on forever. 2021-09-23 89 0 0 0 0 0 1441043734854995975 1441043734854995975
The great dress rehearsal. 2021-09-23 83 0 0 0 0 0 1441028678603796484 1441028678603796484
The day the music died. 2021-09-23 84 0 0 0 0 0 1440861270823948288 1440861270823948288
Get rid of the debt limit! It's a stupid prop for 2021-09-23 112 1 0 1 0 0 1440860064722538500 1440860064722538500
The rebirth of a dollar down and a dollar a week - for 2021-09-23 86 0 0 0 0 0 1440857997870186496 1440857997870186496
Trump lawyer laid out six step plan for Pence to subvert 2021-09-23 103 2 0 2 0 0 1440855888961495055 1440855888961495055
First steps against ransomware - where they are most 2021-09-23 87 1 1 0 0 0 1440855417408548866 1440855417408548866
China wants to take over the TPP trade deal that Trump 2021-09-22 70 0 0 0 0 0 1440677527190589446 1440677527190589446
So what if it was all a big lie? The Trump base 2021-09-22 51 0 0 0 0 0 1440673764824416268 1440673764824416268
All the complicated details of beating covid globally - 2021-09-22 48 0 0 0 0 0 1440571417523724292 1440571417523724292
Facebook strikes back against unfavorable news. 2021-09-22 49 0 0 0 0 0 1440568651506094092 1440568651506094092
Hackers got to hack! OK with Putin. 2021-09-22 45 0 0 0 0 0 1440565593464209411 1440565593464209411
Is it worthwhile to try to retain Pakistan as an ally? 2021-09-22 64 0 0 0 0 0 1440564510494892037 1440564510494892037
Any voter who will put up with Trumpism will put up with 2021-09-22 48 0 0 0 0 0 1440562836648828928 1440562836648828928
A hack worthy of its target. 2021-09-22 45 0 0 0 0 0 1440560016121942018 1440560016121942018
Note that Trump doesn't claim that any of the confidential 2021-09-22 51 1 0 0 0 0 1440557210052927495 1440557210052927495
It's time that the unwritten rules were written down, since 2021-09-21 49 0 0 0 0 0 1440312256772796422 1440312256772796422
Is there no objective reality? Only partisan advantage? 2021-09-21 57 0 0 0 0 0 1440310955846496256 1440310955846496256
The search for the mythical fountain of bipartisanship. 2021-09-21 64 0 0 0 0 0 1440308621720522762 1440308621720522762
Pseudo-religiosity - a handy tool for dictators everywhere. 2021-09-21 54 0 0 0 0 0 1440108162464378885 1440108162464378885
If you want to live in a natural environment, fire 2021-09-21 67 0 0 0 0 0 1440106890545950720 1440106890545950720
Public health mandates are an American tradition. So is 2021-09-21 51 0 0 0 0 0 1440103945708343296 1440103945708343296
Another way to make money selling superstition to the 2021-09-20 55 0 0 0 0 0 1440098813272752130 1440098813272752130
Target ransomware individuals, infrastructure, and money. 2021-09-20 56 0 0 0 0 0 1440096593139548162 1440096593139548162
The war on coal was lost long ago. 2021-09-20 55 1 0 0 1 0 1440095561424597000 1440095561424597000
Rented cars lately? You'll have learned a lot about 2021-09-20 52 0 0 0 0 0 1440094308317626374 1440094308317626374
A do-nothing Congress is essential for a do-nothing 2021-09-20 53 0 0 0 0 0 1440092993424293894 1440092993424293894
Trump and Trumpists never lose an election except by fraud! 2021-09-20 52 1 0 0 1 0 1440091848500862978 1440091848500862978
Lesson learned - the modern Trumpist Dixiecrat GOP is 2021-09-20 48 1 0 0 1 0 1440090639627001858 1440090639627001858
It would be news if there were only one corrupt person in 2021-09-20 93 0 0 0 0 0 1440087533803565057 1440087533803565057
Afghanistan reverts to form - 2021-09-20 63 0 0 0 0 0 1440036232898048012 1440036232898048012
Nothing lasts forever - 2021-09-20 52 0 0 0 0 0 1440034815470755846 1440034815470755846
What happens when conservative voters discover that 2021-09-20 58 1 0 0 1 0 1439989321025482756 1439989321025482756
Who's going to call whose bluff? 2021-09-20 64 0 0 0 0 0 1439987242458517508 1439987242458517508
Graham and Lee could see that Giuliani and Trump were full 2021-09-20 51 0 0 0 0 0 1439985584185901056 1439985584185901056
There's good money in lies and conspiracies! 2021-09-20 52 0 0 0 0 0 1439983680944939009 1439983680944939009
Other Islamic Arab states have found ways forward to join 2021-09-20 67 0 0 0 0 0 1439979549119315972 1439979549119315972
Can we avoid war with China? 2021-09-20 58 0 0 0 0 0 1439978324286083081 1439978324286083081
Milley had to act because the civilians that should have 2021-09-20 50 0 0 0 0 0 1439798733420466178 1439798733420466178
Can Manchin find 10 GOP senators to vote for his voting 2021-09-20 53 0 0 0 0 0 1439765435801485312 1439765435801485312
When should the cops be able to impound your car? And how 2021-09-20 53 0 0 0 0 0 1439749474008514560 1439749474008514560
Trying to do something about foreign tax havens 2021-09-20 51 0 0 0 0 0 1439743798494384128 1439743798494384128
How to get to a million dollar salary as a corporate tax 2021-09-19 26 0 0 0 0 0 1439739384589283329 1439739384589283329
"this virus is not just attacking Republicans in red 2021-09-19 26 0 0 0 0 0 1439735150489726980 1439735150489726980
GOP touts family values and work ethic but acts as if 2021-09-19 21 2 0 1 1 0 1439701085329920000 1439701085329920000
Bipartisan redistricting is scarce with elected officials. 2021-09-19 30 0 0 0 0 0 1439698586208374785 1439698586208374785
Another weak government supported by the US at great cost 2021-09-19 18 0 0 0 0 0 1439696252384382977 1439696252384382977
What if they gave an insurrection and nobody came? 2021-09-19 48 1 1 0 0 0 1439666222920916994 1439666222920916994
Would somebody please tell the California GOP that they 2021-09-19 34 0 0 0 0 0 1439663990062211073 1439663990062211073
Co-opting the revolution - for reality TV? 2021-09-19 24 0 0 0 0 0 1439617031511240706 1439617031511240706
Fudging the numbers to get more money out of China? 2021-09-19 28 1 0 1 0 0 1439607544524115974 1439607544524115974
Maybe it wasn't the pandemic unemployment boost after all. 2021-09-19 24 0 0 0 0 0 1439606800739753987 1439606800739753987
Don't you wish you could do this with YOUR IRA? 2021-09-19 24 0 0 0 0 0 1439593201879302144 1439593201879302144
Neither GOP nor Democrats want to publicize their mistakes 2021-09-19 29 0 0 0 0 0 1439465140106055682 1439465140106055682
It's doesn't bother McConnell to be called a hypocrite. 2021-09-18 45 0 0 0 0 0 1439225144078000140 1439225144078000140
Steps to put a crimp in the ransomware hose. 2021-09-18 51 0 0 0 0 0 1439095726668009474 1439095726668009474
Insurrectionists whine about harsh treatment. In 2021-09-18 36 0 0 0 0 0 1439094951615160320 1439094951615160320
Vindman on what Milley should have done. 2021-09-18 50 2 0 1 1 0 1439065319562117120 1439065319562117120
What do you know about the Redeemers? 2021-09-18 41 0 0 0 0 0 1439064393145196545 1439064393145196545
Some men would rather vote against authority even if it's 2021-09-18 44 0 0 0 0 0 1439055260853493767 1439055260853493767
Not much came out of the Russia investigation. But even 2021-09-17 95 0 0 0 0 0 1438995927411298306 1438995927411298306
The insurrection "was the biggest voter disenfranchisement 2021-09-17 91 0 0 0 0 0 1438994842030264321 1438994842030264321
Regional federalism is looking better and better. 2021-09-17 80 0 0 0 0 0 1438993606627368962 1438993606627368962
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-09-17 78 0 0 0 0 0 1438983855260635138 1438983855260635138
It wasn't just day traders that lost money on Roaring 2021-09-17 83 2 1 1 0 0 1438979822227574786 1438979822227574786
Who pays for the internet, and how? 2021-09-17 80 0 0 0 0 0 1438979066237882370 1438979066237882370
Stolen election? It's not a statement of fact. It's a 2021-09-17 85 0 0 0 0 0 1438944193519312898 1438944193519312898
Does a tweet constitute republication? It does if 2021-09-17 90 0 0 0 0 0 1438917101532499968 1438917101532499968
There is a Great Replacement going on! 2021-09-17 73 0 0 0 0 0 1438915742804496390 1438915742804496390
Is Biden too Trumpy? 2021-09-17 69 0 0 0 0 0 1438911365477920770 1438911365477920770
GOP is counting on Democrats to be financially responsible. 2021-09-17 78 0 0 0 0 0 1438909917570560006 1438909917570560006
Act Two of Insurrection or FBI Trap? Either way, 2021-09-17 76 0 0 0 0 0 1438908379397640196 1438908379397640196
A true Trumpist - other people's money, other people's 2021-09-17 85 0 0 0 0 0 1438906070789812237 1438906070789812237
Ordering the Secret Service to pay you for your room and 2021-09-17 88 0 0 0 0 0 1438903475669114884 1438903475669114884
How to build monopolies without interference. 2021-09-17 84 0 0 0 0 0 1438875668398305290 1438875668398305290
Idaho legislature wants to reconvene to protect their right 2021-09-17 88 1 0 1 0 0 1438860811238133762 1438860811238133762
Golden Calf entrepreneur plans a fund-raiser on Saturday. 2021-09-17 85 0 0 0 0 0 1438859760267264008 1438859760267264008
Want good schools in Silicon Valley? Better pay 2021-09-17 88 0 0 0 0 0 1438733410139205634 1438733410139205634
Big organizations seem to have difficulties correcting 2021-09-17 80 0 0 0 0 0 1438731565006143493 1438731565006143493
What happens when you let private contractors fight wars? 2021-09-17 77 0 0 0 0 0 1438729692853403651 1438729692853403651
What's the problem with gun control? The same as 2021-09-17 74 0 0 0 0 0 1438713209821691907 1438713209821691907
Considered point by point, voters support Biden's plans. 2021-09-17 86 0 0 0 0 0 1438712253507719169 1438712253507719169
How Putin holds power - with some improvements in standard 2021-09-17 85 0 0 0 0 0 1438710782913507329 1438710782913507329
GOP will never vote for national default - unless the 2021-09-17 83 0 0 0 0 0 1438706949567049729 1438706949567049729
How Idaho deals with overflowing hospitals and triage - 2021-09-17 88 0 0 0 0 0 1438705845328510980 1438705845328510980
How Trump and Trumpism have boosted voter turnout. 2021-09-17 87 0 0 0 0 0 1438699579281526786 1438699579281526786
Can the Democrats keep running AGAINST Trump, Trumpism, 2021-09-17 76 0 0 0 0 0 1438698532320407553 1438698532320407553
Capitalism at work - profits come first and last. 2021-09-17 82 0 0 0 0 0 1438696892947337227 1438696892947337227
If you're proud of your reputation as a dirty trickster - 2021-09-17 85 0 0 0 0 0 1438695644290433028 1438695644290433028
Tax the rich? 2021-09-17 83 0 0 0 0 0 1438694053936173059 1438694053936173059
Tax the rich??? 2021-09-17 70 0 0 0 0 0 1438692147008446465 1438692147008446465
Is there a way to help the Afghan people without helping 2021-09-17 98 0 0 0 0 0 1438690165271064577 1438690165271064577
Biden succumbs to temptation. 2021-09-17 86 0 0 0 0 0 1438688734736572423 1438688734736572423
No good deed goes unpunished in the Trumpist Dixiecrat 2021-09-17 82 0 0 0 0 0 1438687931699380224 1438687931699380224
GOP funds another fake election investigation. 2021-09-16 32 0 0 0 0 0 1438533781716037636 1438533781716037636
The Taliban is good at fighting - but what about governing? 2021-09-16 40 0 0 0 0 0 1438504940306010126 1438504940306010126
No room for conservatives in the Trumpist Dixiecrat 2021-09-16 31 0 0 0 0 0 1438350526203056132 1438350526203056132
Lee wasn't the worst. 2021-09-16 30 0 0 0 0 0 1438348281289924613 1438348281289924613
Voters support increasing taxes on rich and corporations. 2021-09-16 33 0 0 0 0 0 1438346966832799749 1438346966832799749
So maybe Pence wasn't really all that concerned about 2021-09-16 32 0 0 0 0 0 1438345114707894277 1438345114707894277
How minority rule works - 2021-09-16 29 3 2 1 0 0 1438339724498784257 1438339724498784257
Trump has helped fade bad memories of W. But we 2021-09-16 33 0 0 0 0 0 1438335592928989184 1438335592928989184
Who's desperate for power in California? 2021-09-16 33 0 0 0 0 0 1438332055889141761 1438332055889141761
The main election fraud is the constant claim that there 2021-09-16 32 0 0 0 0 0 1438296390686236672 1438296390686236672
Of course the modern Trumpist Dixiecrat Republican Party 2021-09-15 47 0 0 0 0 0 1438258418893000707 1438258418893000707
So what have all these GOP politicians go to say about 2021-09-15 51 1 1 0 0 0 1438157554983391236 1438157554983391236
Nobody knew what Trump might do. 2021-09-15 51 2 0 2 0 0 1438157086710398979 1438157086710398979
No GOP senator is not going to vote for weakening minority 2021-09-15 49 0 0 0 0 0 1438148783619993600 1438148783619993600
Who cares if it's true? You can't defend minority rule 2021-09-15 46 0 0 0 0 0 1438147952745213954 1438147952745213954
The modern McConnell Supreme Court and Federal judiciary 2021-09-15 39 0 0 0 0 0 1438147196348551170 1438147196348551170
A golden issue for Trumpists - criticize Biden for carrying 2021-09-15 57 0 0 0 0 0 1438137501659529218 1438137501659529218
As usual, GOP claims any election they lose is fraudulent. 2021-09-15 50 0 0 0 0 0 1438134018118066183 1438134018118066183
Once again, California GOP shows why they are #3 behind 2021-09-15 54 0 0 0 0 0 1438131608461066252 1438131608461066252
The Supreme Court is what it was made to be by the Senate 2021-09-11 73 10 2 1 3 3 1436546140590149634 1436546140590149634
"war is interested in you" 2021-09-11 41 0 0 0 0 0 1436545100792750081 1436545100792750081
Trump is remarkably ignorant about the reality of the 2021-09-11 42 0 0 0 0 0 1436544254965284865 1436544254965284865
One of the oddest stories of an odd year. 2021-09-11 48 0 0 0 0 0 1436540860435361799 1436540860435361799
More Not Real News 2021-09-10 37 0 0 0 0 0 1436396507616329736 1436396507616329736
bin Laden was better at predicting the future, and making 2021-09-10 56 0 0 0 0 0 1436375907925585921 1436375907925585921
GOP will no longer accept election losses. 2021-09-10 55 0 0 0 0 0 1436373895347523584 1436373895347523584
Are Al-Qaeda and Islamic State going to fight it out 2021-09-10 44 0 0 0 0 0 1436372533326991368 1436372533326991368
The internet might be going down - but nobody can say when 2021-09-10 41 0 0 0 0 0 1436351095299739648 1436351095299739648
the most important thing we lost was ourselves 2021-09-10 37 1 0 1 0 0 1436336819394646018 1436336819394646018
GOP favors a balanced budget - balanced on the backs of 2021-09-10 37 0 0 0 0 0 1436335207498481666 1436335207498481666
"Nothing is more important in a time of war than cutting 2021-09-10 55 0 0 0 0 0 1436185203781738498 1436185203781738498
Another view of bin Laden's victory. 2021-09-10 75 4 1 3 0 0 1436184543195590660 1436184543195590660
More good ideas that Republicans supported until they 2021-09-10 49 0 0 0 0 0 1436183420397187109 1436183420397187109
Why do some Democratic senators feel compelled to join the 2021-09-10 52 0 0 0 0 0 1436182028102168615 1436182028102168615
Covid might be Biden's best issue - GOP incompetence and 2021-09-10 53 0 0 0 0 0 1436180341924851734 1436180341924851734
The democratization of technology - 2021-09-10 55 0 0 0 0 0 1436178311260958721 1436178311260958721
Made-up facts, made-up statistics - but that's plenty good 2021-09-10 51 0 0 0 0 0 1436176356354584582 1436176356354584582
Thanks to the democratization of technology, 2021-09-09 36 0 0 0 0 0 1436045965367005191 1436045965367005191
"Elite impunity, a feature not only of the war on terror 2021-09-09 39 1 0 0 1 0 1436015046920839179 1436015046920839179
You'd think a self-described billionaire wouldn't need to 2021-09-09 40 1 0 0 1 0 1436013808221233191 1436013808221233191
The Taliban is not a monolithic bloc. We can expect 2021-09-09 38 0 0 0 0 0 1436010717115654179 1436010717115654179
More on the toxic fallout of 9/11 - 2021-09-09 39 1 0 0 1 0 1436008490552549376 1436008490552549376
Nobody wants homeless people in their backyard. 2021-09-09 42 0 0 0 0 0 1435784087986323459 1435784087986323459
Fair enough. 2021-09-09 53 0 0 0 0 0 1435783345602916353 1435783345602916353
Is vaccine hesitancy killing the economic recovery? 2021-09-09 43 0 0 0 0 0 1435782050645118981 1435782050645118981
There are about six political parties hidden within 2021-09-09 46 0 0 0 0 0 1435777598055858181 1435777598055858181
Is Biden suddenly unpopular because of his actions or 2021-09-09 37 0 0 0 0 0 1435763769393614848 1435763769393614848
Like Biden, the "victorious" Taliban is having a tough 2021-09-09 45 0 0 0 0 0 1435759602482565120 1435759602482565120
Unfounded optimism? 2021-09-09 33 0 0 0 0 0 1435755288221474816 1435755288221474816
Osama bin Laden's great 9/11 victory! 2021-09-08 30 0 0 0 0 0 1435753089097605121 1435753089097605121
Positive steps to defend competent non-partisan election 2021-09-08 27 0 0 0 0 0 1435744126834655235 1435744126834655235
Larry Elder is the Democrats' preferred opponent. You 2021-09-08 55 2 1 0 0 0 1435743358878507010 1435743358878507010
Trump's job #1 - revenge! 2021-09-08 34 2 1 1 0 0 1435740475336495109 1435740475336495109
Too many moving pieces? 2021-09-08 28 0 0 0 0 0 1435739271504154627 1435739271504154627
French medical professionals say state does nothing about 2021-09-08 30 0 0 0 0 0 1435735799987798020 1435735799987798020
Fake students, fake financial aid - there's an app 2021-09-08 31 0 0 0 0 0 1435613203199762439 1435613203199762439
Another chance for another riot! 2021-09-08 29 0 0 0 0 0 1435491145333678088 1435491145333678088
Kevin McCarthy as OJ Simpson! 2021-09-08 32 0 0 0 0 0 1435489848618459140 1435489848618459140
The rise and fall and resurrection of Politico. 2021-09-08 42 0 0 0 0 0 1435488776688525314 1435488776688525314
It's the price they pay for your freedom! 2021-09-08 30 0 0 0 0 0 1435486212869869571 1435486212869869571
Texas GOP vows to defend minority rule 2021-09-08 25 0 0 0 0 0 1435484347499380747 1435484347499380747
How well did it work last time? 2021-09-08 26 0 0 0 0 0 1435483589236310017 1435483589236310017
GOP pretends concern about illegitimate votes, but their 2021-09-07 46 1 0 1 0 0 1435237623694381056 1435237623694381056
Americans are concerned about government surveillance - 2021-09-07 37 0 0 0 0 0 1435233205263618050 1435233205263618050
Union-busting is a fundamental goal of minority rule. 2021-09-06 58 0 0 0 0 0 1435022303696351233 1435022303696351233
Think you're safer from the crazies because you don't live 2021-09-06 46 0 0 0 0 0 1435018262773784578 1435018262773784578
Kevin McCarthy - a "consummate adapter." In record 2021-09-06 37 0 0 0 0 0 1435014830797123585 1435014830797123585
How Osama bin Laden remade America the way he wanted it! 2021-09-06 46 0 0 0 0 0 1435009546670383105 1435009546670383105
Texas gun culture - it's not what the Texas people want. 2021-09-05 30 0 0 0 0 0 1434498146877337602 1434498146877337602
How would it be reported today? 2021-09-05 26 0 0 0 0 0 1434493812110286853 1434493812110286853
Americans were unwilling to "go anywhere and pay any 2021-09-05 34 0 0 0 0 0 1434410582623457284 1434410582623457284
A roblem of user interface design - how to warn users 2021-09-05 34 0 0 0 0 0 1434406323358081024 1434406323358081024
Breaking new ground in DC! 2021-09-05 26 0 0 0 0 0 1434404421601955845 1434404421601955845
How should redistricting be done? 2021-09-05 35 0 0 0 0 0 1434402509448089600 1434402509448089600
If your tenants can't pay you - find a way to get your 2021-09-04 37 0 0 0 0 0 1434157290504929281 1434157290504929281
Forever wars followed by forever impeachments. 2021-09-04 42 0 0 0 0 0 1434155296297938952 1434155296297938952
Sorry Mr Ryan! Trump is the Dixiecrat Republican 2021-09-04 44 1 0 1 0 0 1434153922193625091 1434153922193625091
The vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored! 2021-09-03 52 0 0 0 0 0 1433880398606450692 1433880398606450692
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-09-03 38 0 0 0 0 0 1433860353603956741 1433860353603956741
How climate change kills small towns. 2021-09-02 58 0 0 0 0 0 1433435848368787467 1433435848368787467
Taliban political theory - "Some of the principles of 2021-09-02 64 0 0 0 0 0 1433433003716321292 1433433003716321292
Expect the telecoms companies to stall until they figure 2021-09-02 48 0 0 0 0 0 1433415224346902529 1433415224346902529
Another reason Afghanistan is insoluble. 2021-09-02 61 1 0 1 0 0 1433413562110656514 1433413562110656514
Who says the GOP is inconsistent? 2021-09-02 51 0 0 0 0 0 1433280704461238280 1433280704461238280
Central banks and covid. 2021-09-02 48 0 0 0 0 0 1433279300879339523 1433279300879339523
Vigilantes - a means to support minority rule without 2021-09-02 43 0 0 0 0 0 1433277095560421379 1433277095560421379
How the anti-vaxxers became mainstream Republicans. 2021-09-02 44 0 0 0 0 0 1433276068543094790 1433276068543094790
How the West lost the war. 2021-09-02 44 0 0 0 0 0 1433272882721787912 1433272882721787912
Abbott and DeSantis want to be Trumpist presidents. 2021-09-02 45 0 0 0 0 0 1433259254673149957 1433259254673149957
Texas leads the way! 2021-09-02 50 0 0 0 0 0 1433258291073667072 1433258291073667072
The last thing GOP wants is for facts to emerge. 2021-09-02 45 0 0 0 0 0 1433255120666390537 1433255120666390537
In Afghanistan, who is the greatest threat to Afghanistan? 2021-09-02 59 0 0 0 0 0 1433232391087087618 1433232391087087618
Got covid AND worms? Plan a trip to the livestock supply 2021-09-01 50 0 0 0 0 0 1433058030732546058 1433058030732546058
When push comes to shove - you find out what people 2021-09-01 59 3 1 2 0 0 1432952553826762752 1432952553826762752
How do the elite beneficiaries of minority rule get 2021-09-01 24 0 0 0 0 0 1432948863938142209 1432948863938142209
The last thing the GOP wants is the whole truth. 2021-08-31 48 0 0 0 0 0 1432548197759553536 1432548197759553536
The coming war over health care - part of the 2021-08-31 58 0 0 0 0 0 1432547258000560133 1432547258000560133
The connection between snake oil and Trumpism. 2021-08-31 48 0 0 0 0 0 1432534260716490753 1432534260716490753
The (almost forgotten) success of American mideast 2021-08-31 50 0 0 0 0 0 1432531268499959808 1432531268499959808
Democrats were probably going to lose control of Congress 2021-08-31 49 0 0 0 0 0 1432527113450516480 1432527113450516480
It all boils down to one question - will whoever ends up 2021-08-31 47 0 0 0 0 0 1432525361745575939 1432525361745575939
We lost Afghanistan but not yet the war. The Taliban 2021-08-31 56 1 0 1 0 0 1432523187317735428 1432523187317735428
DeSantis gets advice on deworming for covid. 2021-08-30 47 0 0 0 0 0 1432359540989652993 1432359540989652993
What a pain when the facts don't support your pleas for 2021-08-30 49 0 0 0 0 0 1432346237269798916 1432346237269798916
Real leaders make hard choices that are often unpopular. 2021-08-30 48 0 0 0 0 0 1432230009293340677 1432230009293340677
Violent Islamic fundamentalism has waxed and waned over 2021-08-30 41 0 0 0 0 0 1432222184307523588 1432222184307523588
The founders did not have everything figured out. 2021-08-30 48 0 0 0 0 0 1432217590227603464 1432217590227603464
What happened in Florida might happen elsewhere. 2021-08-30 43 0 0 0 0 0 1432216274092756992 1432216274092756992
Is affordable housing an antidote to bitter ideological 2021-08-30 50 0 0 0 0 0 1432214805138444295 1432214805138444295
Time to fix California's recall elections. Make the 2021-08-30 49 0 0 0 0 0 1432212997468917762 1432212997468917762
Afghanistan is not a direct long-term threat to American 2021-08-30 59 0 0 0 0 0 1432211795163312128 1432211795163312128
Floridians are just cannon fodder in the campaign for 2021-08-30 41 0 0 0 0 0 1432209819604115461 1432209819604115461
You want more affordable housing in desirable areas? 2021-08-29 56 0 0 0 0 0 1432062167516286979 1432062167516286979
Dewormer didn't help after all. 2021-08-29 48 0 0 0 0 0 1431993969278259211 1431993969278259211
The last day of Kabul. 2021-08-29 104 7 1 5 1 0 1431850654700498946 1431850654700498946
What kind of man becomes the front-runner to replace 2021-08-29 57 1 0 1 0 0 1431843778055139332 1431843778055139332
Life in the land of the free! 2021-08-29 60 2 0 2 0 0 1431841547536924675 1431841547536924675
What could a Republican governor do in a year against a 2021-08-28 54 2 0 2 0 0 1431616902585991169 1431616902585991169
"This is what happens when you lose a war" 2021-08-28 46 0 0 0 0 0 1431612161155948548 1431612161155948548
GOP mission accomplished - undermine public confidence in 2021-08-28 41 0 0 0 0 0 1431610576883441672 1431610576883441672
Lucky Trump! The Taliban have given him a ticket to 2021-08-28 70 0 0 0 0 0 1431491342350241793 1431491342350241793
Lots of Taliban supporters in the Trumpist base. 2021-08-28 57 2 0 2 0 0 1431478078358757377 1431478078358757377
Bipartisan foreign policy? Not necessarily a good 2021-08-28 54 0 0 0 0 0 1431475535398330373 1431475535398330373
We are stuck with the Taliban and they with us. For how 2021-08-28 90 0 0 0 0 0 1431473014361653254 1431473014361653254
Islamic State understands the power of cloud computing - 2021-08-28 87 4 0 3 1 0 1431462610310873094 1431462610310873094
Same old same old - the same old arguments from 1860 and 2021-08-28 49 0 0 0 0 0 1431461577182511104 1431461577182511104
Can the Taliban govern? 2021-08-28 88 4 1 2 0 0 1431438240196689923 1431438240196689923
That was the week that wasn't. Don't have any facts to 2021-08-27 57 1 0 1 0 0 1431301394959458305 1431301394959458305
Your next big threat - ransomware. It's thriving like 2021-08-27 67 1 1 0 0 0 1431288107039485952 1431288107039485952
Why are there endless budget crises? 2021-08-27 56 1 1 0 0 0 1431285746539761664 1431285746539761664
Why everybot is trying to POST to boaform on 2021-08-27 56 5 1 4 0 0 1431279483957354501 1431279483957354501
What happened to your local mall? 2021-08-27 55 1 1 0 0 0 1431259200177336320 1431259200177336320
Worse than the Taliban! 2021-08-27 141 0 0 0 0 0 1431094914180210688 1431094914180210688
When the political process fails, perhaps the civil process 2021-08-27 57 0 0 0 0 0 1431093653242482688 1431093653242482688
"He always wanted to be famous" 2021-08-27 99 0 0 0 0 0 1431076393618591746 1431076393618591746
Don't bother Trump with facts! The insurrectionists 2021-08-27 70 0 0 0 0 0 1431076034133168133 1431076034133168133
Profitable propagandists can re-orient faster than social 2021-08-27 67 0 0 0 0 0 1431075673959919616 1431075673959919616
Perils of bipartisanship 2021-08-27 92 0 0 0 0 0 1431075332996567043 1431075332996567043
How can the reactionary media do their job of rousing the 2021-08-27 64 0 0 0 0 0 1431074924156764161 1431074924156764161
Public opinion polls aren't worth much if all they tell 2021-08-27 71 0 0 0 0 0 1431074530617802752 1431074530617802752
The biggest change in Trump's administration - installation 2021-08-27 78 0 0 0 0 0 1431073015001804802 1431073015001804802
Time for a change. 2021-08-27 70 0 0 0 0 0 1431070216390266883 1431070216390266883
Nine years for a real kidnap plot - thanks to a 2021-08-25 45 0 0 0 0 0 1430532396458283009 1430532396458283009
What is a politician's job? Tell you what you want to 2021-08-25 55 0 0 0 0 0 1430531203040382997 1430531203040382997
Politics for the noisy minority or the silent majority? 2021-08-25 39 0 0 0 0 0 1430529995697389580 1430529995697389580
That was the week that wasn't - a big week for doctored 2021-08-24 31 0 0 0 0 0 1430174471659442179 1430174471659442179
The commercial basis of Trumpist media. 2021-08-20 34 0 0 0 0 0 1428745837039951874 1428745837039951874
A catastrophic endgame might have been more or less 2021-08-20 45 1 0 0 1 0 1428725028695146498 1428725028695146498
Jimmy Carter accomplished a lot that Republicans have gone 2021-08-19 77 0 0 0 0 0 1428350360855277574 1428350360855277574
It's all about individual freedom! 2021-08-19 61 0 0 0 0 0 1428229262243287040 1428229262243287040
Violent revolutions usually make things worse. 2021-08-19 81 0 0 0 0 0 1428226375215812609 1428226375215812609
Presidential pardons do not affect state crimes, or civil 2021-08-19 67 0 0 0 0 0 1428223442629775367 1428223442629775367
The Taliban funding model - tax trade. 2021-08-19 72 0 0 0 0 0 1428222399690862595 1428222399690862595
Taliban's winning strategy. 2021-08-19 77 0 0 0 0 0 1428221485815001091 1428221485815001091
Necessary steps to restore confidence in elections! 2021-08-19 63 0 0 0 0 0 1428210099235942400 1428210099235942400
Ultimately, we were just tourists. The Taliban was 2021-08-18 76 1 0 1 0 0 1427875972301299715 1427875972301299715
Even governments that supported the Taliban are uneasy 2021-08-18 84 0 0 0 0 0 1427870964084207623 1427870964084207623
Preaching the good news of vaccination might limit your 2021-08-18 73 0 0 0 0 0 1427868137509179393 1427868137509179393
Prevention is cheaper than treatment 2021-08-18 72 0 0 0 0 0 1427865615243509766 1427865615243509766
Slowly but surely. 2021-08-18 71 0 0 0 0 0 1427835914663854081 1427835914663854081
Peddle nonsense long enough and you start to believe 2021-08-18 70 0 0 0 0 0 1427835311543885826 1427835311543885826
The Friendship Bridge - a tombstone in the Graveyard 2021-08-17 72 1 0 1 0 0 1427737022387560456 1427737022387560456
What have Americans learned? Probably nothing. 2021-08-17 82 0 0 0 0 0 1427678851727908865 1427678851727908865
Lindsey Graham - the consummate professional politician. 2021-08-15 95 1 0 1 0 0 1426789881951375363 1426789881951375363
Time for a new approach to Congressional redistricting. 2021-08-15 71 0 0 0 0 0 1426785048624177155 1426785048624177155
Ongoing tragedy in Florida. 2021-08-15 52 0 0 0 0 0 1426780387175403524 1426780387175403524
Pediatric covid surge - 2021-08-14 47 0 0 0 0 0 1426544039935967242 1426544039935967242
History repeats itself - 2021-08-14 71 0 0 0 0 0 1426540926143320069 1426540926143320069
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-08-13 50 0 0 0 0 0 1426270995057315843 1426270995057315843
We're up to lambda. 2021-08-13 89 0 0 0 0 0 1426219859482800133 1426219859482800133
The world is breathlessly awaiting the Friday the 13th 2021-08-13 51 0 0 0 0 0 1426218538952364032 1426218538952364032
Some cops want to defund themselves. 2021-08-13 54 1 0 1 0 0 1426031963173916683 1426031963173916683
Does the Democratic leadership know what it's doing? 2021-08-13 48 0 0 0 0 0 1426030416851439616 1426030416851439616
Warren proposes wealth tax, tax on real corporate earnings, 2021-08-13 64 1 0 0 1 0 1426029648115208196 1426029648115208196
Census and gerrymandering. 2021-08-13 55 0 0 0 0 0 1426028323856011266 1426028323856011266
Changing demographics spell trouble for minority rule. 2021-08-13 55 0 0 0 0 0 1426022521753591808 1426022521753591808
What kind of Catholic writes for the National Review? 2021-08-12 45 0 0 0 0 0 1425948761272905736 1425948761272905736
Nobody wants to be regulated - neither crypto speculators 2021-08-12 44 0 0 0 0 0 1425942660477452291 1425942660477452291
The Trump administration could do two things at once! 2021-08-12 61 0 0 0 0 0 1425940033299644418 1425940033299644418
Hot spots everywhere. 2021-08-12 41 0 0 0 0 0 1425937432025853952 1425937432025853952
A prophet is not without honor except in his own time. 2021-08-12 42 0 0 0 0 0 1425934086703513606 1425934086703513606
Insanity is contagious. 2021-08-12 43 0 0 0 0 0 1425931417268101122 1425931417268101122
He must be sleeping on the wrong kind of pillow. 2021-08-12 54 0 0 0 0 0 1425930501529825281 1425930501529825281
The GOP is so proud of its strategy to preserve minority 2021-08-12 41 0 0 0 0 0 1425929445685170181 1425929445685170181
How insurrection works as an inside job. 2021-08-12 54 0 0 0 0 0 1425927472198021120 1425927472198021120
The unlikely link between infrastructure and 2021-08-12 39 0 0 0 0 0 1425714776638824449 1425714776638824449
More disinformation, probably paid for by Russia, to 2021-08-12 38 0 0 0 0 0 1425713869326929920 1425713869326929920
Gerrymandering - a pillar of minority rule. Unfavorable 2021-08-12 42 0 0 0 0 0 1425713448566984706 1425713448566984706
No bipartisanship on minority rule. 2021-08-12 41 0 0 0 0 0 1425712045375115268 1425712045375115268
Escape from ICU hell. 2021-08-12 39 0 0 0 0 0 1425710994068705280 1425710994068705280
ICU hell. 2021-08-12 41 0 0 0 0 0 1425709742320615425 1425709742320615425
The war didn't end in Hiroshima. It ended in Manchuria. 2021-08-12 50 0 0 0 0 0 1425707882574540805 1425707882574540805
Hungary and Orban - role models for the reactionary 2021-08-10 73 0 0 0 0 0 1425095700518510601 1425095700518510601
Leadership and lies - 2021-08-10 68 0 0 0 0 0 1425089577908269056 1425089577908269056
So much for separation of powers. 2021-08-10 68 0 0 0 0 0 1424919288377270276 1424919288377270276
"If Ron DeSantis were to admit the deadliness of his Covid 2021-08-10 77 0 0 0 0 0 1424917601415680004 1424917601415680004
All those boomers - a financial burden for somebody. 2021-08-10 69 0 0 0 0 0 1424916330113769476 1424916330113769476
It's never too late to repent before God. The virus is 2021-08-10 70 0 0 0 0 0 1424914709665382402 1424914709665382402
A good question - 2021-08-10 63 0 0 0 0 0 1424913798398238725 1424913798398238725
Just 8 ICU beds left in Arkansas. 2021-08-10 308 3 0 1 0 0 1424899703364227081 1424899703364227081
How many clowns can stuff themselves into a California 2021-08-09 72 0 0 0 0 0 1424828758301675544 1424828758301675544
"It is a luxury to be irresponsible in a society where 2021-08-09 46 0 0 0 0 0 1424778686000029697 1424778686000029697
How they overcame vaccine hesitancy in Brazil - 2021-08-09 65 0 0 0 0 0 1424776724072460289 1424776724072460289
The Senate is designed to optimize doing nothing. 2021-08-09 46 0 0 0 0 0 1424773097748504585 1424773097748504585
Why delta is such bad news. 2021-08-09 47 0 0 0 0 0 1424748639461646336 1424748639461646336
Our next middle eastern war? 2021-08-09 74 0 0 0 0 0 1424746071083782146 1424746071083782146
Once again the country is held hostage to the debt ceiling 2021-08-09 53 0 0 0 0 0 1424744290035507200 1424744290035507200
Utterly dysfunctional government - a pillar of minority 2021-08-09 47 0 0 0 0 0 1424742934751039488 1424742934751039488
Close to catastrophe. 2021-08-09 44 0 0 0 0 0 1424741891044626434 1424741891044626434
Stemming the pandemic one congregation at a time. It's not 2021-08-09 49 0 0 0 0 0 1424741005392158723 1424741005392158723
Buying influence in Washington. 2021-08-08 40 0 0 0 0 0 1424376832271347718 1424376832271347718
Funding democracy is just another assault on minority rule. 2021-08-08 42 0 0 0 0 0 1424362566889852931 1424362566889852931
The average voter doesn't get exponential growth. 2021-08-08 29 0 0 0 0 0 1424255648263327744 1424255648263327744
The perfect is ever the enemy of the good. 2021-08-08 38 0 0 0 0 0 1424249880864694275 1424249880864694275
"Governments at all levels have been disinvesting in mental 2021-08-08 34 0 0 0 0 0 1424248473025540099 1424248473025540099
Can't find the serious candidates among the joke 2021-08-08 35 0 0 0 0 0 1424244407797047296 1424244407797047296
"Hungary is a place where democracy is window dressing 2021-08-07 32 0 0 0 0 0 1423873116481064963 1423873116481064963
No bipartisanship on the fundamental pillars of minority 2021-08-07 34 0 0 0 0 0 1423869004989353990 1423869004989353990
Strategies for reaching SOME of the unvaccinated - the 2021-08-07 37 0 0 0 0 0 1423862683040849922 1423862683040849922
"looks like a victory if one accepts the dysfunction of 2021-08-07 36 0 0 0 0 0 1423861070838468608 1423861070838468608
Hijacking the language - an important technique of 2021-08-07 28 0 0 0 0 0 1423805342417256452 1423805342417256452
So they're saying the delta variant is less dangerous than 2021-08-07 31 1 0 1 0 0 1423799777334947843 1423799777334947843
First two guilty pleas for assaulting police. 2021-08-07 25 1 0 1 0 0 1423798676959338501 1423798676959338501
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-08-07 23 1 0 1 0 0 1423797677578330116 1423797677578330116
Who cares if what DeSantis says is true! 2021-08-06 33 0 0 0 0 0 1423648030842974212 1423648030842974212
Lobbyists weigh in to block infrastructure bill. 2021-08-06 27 0 0 0 0 0 1423646938147155971 1423646938147155971
Debt ceiling politics - a big game of chicken. 2021-08-05 36 0 0 0 0 0 1423366247069061122 1423366247069061122
How might Trump be indicted? Let us count the ways, 2021-08-05 31 0 0 0 0 0 1423363494292836354 1423363494292836354
Nobody's trying to find "proof" of anything - it's 2021-08-05 32 0 0 0 0 0 1423361384977289216 1423361384977289216
Can't find employees? You could offer company 2021-08-05 26 0 0 0 0 0 1423275508251250703 1423275508251250703
Insurrectionists' pleas fall on deaf ears. 2021-08-05 24 2 0 1 0 0 1423265738161213448 1423265738161213448
Sudden severe economic recovery does more to encourage 2021-08-05 34 1 0 0 1 0 1423263214037389314 1423263214037389314
Congress is supposed to declare wars. 2021-08-05 31 0 0 0 0 0 1423141612515856385 1423141612515856385
Time for regional federalism? 2021-08-05 28 0 0 0 0 0 1423140115312877572 1423140115312877572
Voting rights have almost always been completely partisan. 2021-08-05 30 0 0 0 0 0 1423133327934976001 1423133327934976001
GOP is already practicing rationalizations for their next 2021-08-05 24 0 0 0 0 0 1423131460513325061 1423131460513325061
Trump's plan for insurrection - overthrow of the government 2021-08-05 30 0 0 0 0 0 1423130334778912769 1423130334778912769
Vietnam is no "graveyard of empires" but in the end the 2021-08-05 54 4 1 2 1 0 1423074869248364547 1423074869248364547
We weren't all in the same fight together after all. 2021-08-05 26 0 0 0 0 0 1423073068356837383 1423073068356837383
Are we going to be prepared for the next virus? 2021-08-04 69 1 0 0 1 0 1423066209457635329 1423066209457635329
If you''re rich you can always get more water and energy. 2021-08-04 44 2 0 2 0 0 1423065144502853632 1423065144502853632
Trump is never giving in. 2021-08-04 37 0 0 0 0 0 1423064357743648773 1423064357743648773
Why the California GOP comes in third behind "no party 2021-08-04 42 0 0 0 0 0 1422804987583729666 1422804987583729666
Social media terrorists strike San Jose! 2021-08-04 371 9 3 3 2 1 1422803383543472132 1422803383543472132
Biden says get out of the way! 2021-08-04 42 1 0 1 0 0 1422799514893643778 1422799514893643778
Laws don't apply to rich white people - the Trump doctrine. 2021-08-04 36 1 0 0 1 0 1422794694015127557 1422794694015127557
Intent? No longer in doubt. 2021-08-03 36 2 0 1 1 0 1422557118775824389 1422557118775824389
"Future generations will marvel at how we permitted elected 2021-08-03 44 4 1 2 1 0 1422555962724999184 1422555962724999184
If there's one thing a narcissist hates, it's no longer 2021-08-03 30 0 0 0 0 0 1422553846937657344 1422553846937657344
Wisconsin might be better than Ron Johnson - 2021-08-03 44 0 0 0 0 0 1422552577636552705 1422552577636552705
What goes around comes around. 2021-08-03 35 2 0 2 0 0 1422538377048379392 1422538377048379392
Maricopa rejects further travel to Neverland. 2021-08-03 39 1 0 1 0 0 1422431407696007171 1422431407696007171
Fix redistricting? 2021-08-03 37 0 0 0 0 0 1422418674825129989 1422418674825129989
"strange to see Republicans oppose spending money even 2021-08-02 45 0 0 0 0 0 1422216436525662213 1422216436525662213
California's recall election system is nuts. There 2021-08-02 57 0 0 0 0 0 1422213132106092547 1422213132106092547
Some men are only interested in one thing - 2021-08-02 55 2 0 1 1 0 1422212447285309442 1422212447285309442
Trump still wants to be emperor - on other people's dime, 2021-08-01 44 0 0 0 0 0 1421855178219692034 1421855178219692034
We are wearing out the National Guard. 2021-08-01 35 0 0 0 0 0 1421842699406110720 1421842699406110720
What's next after delta? 2021-08-01 39 2 0 1 1 0 1421840218986999814 1421840218986999814
Catholic social teaching - it confuses political liberals 2021-08-01 46 1 0 1 0 0 1421720192858484737 1421720192858484737
Maybe the census isn't a reliable way to allocate 2021-08-01 40 1 0 0 1 0 1421716627108728838 1421716627108728838
Then it was toilet paper. 2021-08-01 40 1 1 0 0 0 1421715351901925378 1421715351901925378
Russians keep on hacking. 2021-07-31 26 0 0 0 0 0 1421450079223775234 1421450079223775234
Robocallers protected by Trump Supreme Court! 2021-07-31 29 0 0 0 0 0 1421339451851100165 1421339451851100165
"Undermining public trust is a feature" of the modern 2021-07-31 33 0 0 0 0 0 1421338515787313153 1421338515787313153
Reality is sinking into red state voters. 2021-07-31 22 2 0 2 0 0 1421336895091462147 1421336895091462147
Future presidential candidate deSantis chalks up another 2021-07-31 15 0 0 0 0 0 1421334885050900482 1421334885050900482
The virus might re-elect Trump if persuadable voters decide 2021-07-31 44 4 1 2 1 0 1421333950006382593 1421333950006382593
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-07-30 432 7 2 3 1 1 1421195548120391684 1421195548120391684
The infrastructure bill might do a lot of good if it passes 2021-07-30 34 1 0 1 0 0 1421163996346863616 1421163996346863616
Some labor leaders are failing to lead. 2021-07-30 26 0 0 0 0 0 1421158984531148806 1421158984531148806
What breakthrough covid is like - confusing. 2021-07-30 26 0 0 0 0 0 1421157321317568513 1421157321317568513
Anti-vaxxers evolve in variants too. The delta virus 2021-07-30 35 0 0 0 0 0 1421156098849996804 1421156098849996804
A dim bulb at the top attracts dim bulbs all the way down. 2021-07-30 44 1 0 0 1 0 1421148526847815686 1421148526847815686
Trump knows corruption when he sees it! 2021-07-30 37 0 0 0 0 0 1421146877722955777 1421146877722955777
Can Trump still call the shots? 2021-07-30 35 0 0 0 0 0 1421116091208663040 1421116091208663040
Circumstances change - maybe he needs the money for his 2021-07-30 18 0 0 0 0 0 1421114174550077442 1421114174550077442
Get vaccinated - it's not perfect but it's your best bet 2021-07-30 27 0 0 0 0 0 1421113150124875776 1421113150124875776
Maintaining a liberal democracy is like climbing a 2021-07-30 35 0 0 0 0 0 1421110824731480068 1421110824731480068
Ever hear of the Westfall Act? 2021-07-30 37 0 0 0 0 0 1420957292342636544 1420957292342636544
Trumpism in the air is getting out of hand. 2021-07-30 26 0 0 0 0 0 1420955537382854660 1420955537382854660
Protecting minority rule, just as in 1619 and 1880. 2021-07-29 25 1 0 0 1 0 1420797911328165888 1420797911328165888
There's about a sixth of the country that will never be 2021-07-29 36 0 0 0 0 0 1420796215512375298 1420796215512375298
The metaverse? 2021-07-29 32 0 0 0 0 0 1420617705720188940 1420617705720188940
It's not easy working for Trump. 2021-07-29 27 0 0 0 0 0 1420616621756796928 1420616621756796928
Who cares if it's true? Just keep repeating it to 2021-07-29 39 0 0 0 0 0 1420615206296645635 1420615206296645635
All paid for by Trumpists - but not by Trump! 2021-07-29 26 0 0 0 0 0 1420612977493872643 1420612977493872643
The virus keeps changing and so does the best practice. 2021-07-29 29 1 0 0 1 0 1420611317862264833 1420611317862264833
Before making any wild promises, Trump should have 2021-07-29 28 0 0 0 0 0 1420608062679764994 1420608062679764994
We're lucky Trump was so incompetent. The next 2021-07-28 27 0 0 0 0 0 1420404664894320642 1420404664894320642
GOP legislators can defend insurrectionists in so many 2021-07-28 22 0 0 0 0 0 1420397110411730947 1420397110411730947
You're hardly a loyal Trumpist if you can't think of a 2021-07-28 24 0 0 0 0 0 1420395028040470531 1420395028040470531
Not exactly a Reagan Republican, but at least not an abject 2021-07-28 23 0 0 0 0 0 1420389206363238401 1420389206363238401
Who's really tough on crime? 2021-07-28 21 1 0 1 0 0 1420388344601583616 1420388344601583616
Turn off your phone every day. 2021-07-28 19 0 0 0 0 0 1420368773110894597 1420368773110894597
No repentance from insurrectionist or from customers. 2021-07-28 21 0 0 0 0 0 1420367561321975809 1420367561321975809
Everybody expects racism from racists. What surprised 2021-07-28 27 0 0 0 0 0 1420210464932327427 1420210464932327427
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-07-25 34 0 0 0 0 0 1419292845471453190 1419292845471453190
Red states won't vaccinate or mask or accept any more 2021-07-22 34 0 0 0 0 0 1418236787105796100 1418236787105796100
It's still the same old story - holding the good credit of 2021-07-22 33 0 0 0 0 0 1418233572574433281 1418233572574433281
Conclusions from Pegasus - no phone and no one is safe 2021-07-22 25 0 0 0 0 0 1418223031101509632 1418223031101509632
Biden leans too far into salesman mode. 2021-07-22 28 0 0 0 0 0 1418200757497565186 1418200757497565186
"people find like-minded people in different social media 2021-07-21 29 0 0 0 0 0 1417825298737860611 1417825298737860611
GOP legislators change their tune. 2021-07-21 31 0 0 0 0 0 1417707328569106433 1417707328569106433
No matter what the Democrats do, there probably aren't 10 2021-07-21 37 0 0 0 0 0 1417705787401457665 1417705787401457665
He's a friend with Trump, so of course he goes where the 2021-07-21 43 0 0 0 0 0 1417704056852647938 1417704056852647938
You can thank Trump and Trumpists for knocking a boring 2021-07-21 37 0 0 0 0 0 1417703381494210562 1417703381494210562
Dictators struggle to stifle a free press. In America, 2021-07-21 31 0 0 0 0 0 1417648716287135745 1417648716287135745
Just in case one accidentally wins, Skelton asked the GOP 2021-07-21 31 0 0 0 0 0 1417647898016108544 1417647898016108544
Though they shouldn't get complacent, 2021-07-21 45 1 0 1 0 0 1417646816623939585 1417646816623939585
China outsourced its cyberwarfare - to maintain plausible 2021-07-20 34 0 0 0 0 0 1417362556172193797 1417362556172193797
Fringe cults thrive by capturing the lonely and aimless 2021-07-20 30 0 0 0 0 0 1417361127944556544 1417361127944556544
Trumpists thrive in a great tradition going back at least 2021-07-20 29 0 0 0 0 0 1417360001476091907 1417360001476091907
The IRS already knows about W-2 and 1099 income. 2021-07-20 29 0 0 0 0 0 1417357733792083969 1417357733792083969
In most times and places, the only way for most people to 2021-07-20 30 0 0 0 0 0 1417310793519960099 1417310793519960099
NSO says they can't hack US phone numbers. 2021-07-20 36 0 0 0 0 0 1417305973237059598 1417305973237059598
As expected, GOP will find a way to vote NO, no matter what 2021-07-20 43 0 0 0 0 0 1417300903246254083 1417300903246254083
Business is different in China. 2021-07-20 29 0 0 0 0 0 1417297003692789772 1417297003692789772
The exodus is to Tahoe (and Sonoma and Napa) - much more 2021-07-19 27 1 0 1 0 0 1417269859025526829 1417269859025526829
Jim Banks and Jim Jordan nominated for insurrection 2021-07-19 26 0 0 0 0 0 1417267511783956494 1417267511783956494
Insurrectionists starting to feel the consequences. 2021-07-19 20 0 0 0 0 0 1417264408271626262 1417264408271626262
The politics and economics of covid booster shots. 2021-07-19 25 0 0 0 0 0 1417260887014973441 1417260887014973441
Who knew that ELECTED officials are Federal employees? 2021-07-19 19 0 0 0 0 0 1417259953887223817 1417259953887223817
Trump's greatest monument - tell-all books from insiders 2021-07-19 24 0 0 0 0 0 1417258444109668354 1417258444109668354
Maybe all those lawyers signed the election complaints by 2021-07-19 22 0 0 0 0 0 1417256824529592331 1417256824529592331
Nothing else works half as well. 2021-07-19 24 0 0 0 0 0 1417255621729030152 1417255621729030152
"Campaign funding from the national oligarchs is what sets 2021-07-19 23 0 0 0 0 0 1417236051635015681 1417236051635015681
About those exponentials - 2021-07-19 16 0 0 0 0 0 1417133850015133696 1417133850015133696
So what if lots of people die prematurely? There's big 2021-07-19 19 0 0 0 0 0 1417132142765625350 1417132142765625350
Are dignity and confidence enough? 2021-07-19 18 0 0 0 0 0 1417130801263616002 1417130801263616002
Pegasus - your key to unlocking people's secrets. 2021-07-19 21 0 0 0 0 0 1417129730478727171 1417129730478727171
Another reason to stay home! 2021-07-19 18 0 0 0 0 0 1417129182857809932 1417129182857809932
So much for Apple security. Typical tech companies 2021-07-19 20 0 0 0 0 0 1417126382107119620 1417126382107119620
What's behind the polling failures in 2020? Many Trumpists 2021-07-19 19 0 0 0 0 0 1417123252539850753 1417123252539850753
There are a few Trumpists even in wine country. He no 2021-07-19 18 0 0 0 0 0 1417106338216247296 1417106338216247296
Time to close Guantanamo. 2021-07-19 21 0 0 0 0 0 1417100935483072514 1417100935483072514
China government behind Microsoft attack carried out by 2021-07-19 24 0 0 0 0 0 1417099656882884611 1417099656882884611
More hopeful glimmers for Pennsylvania Democrats in 2022 - 2021-07-19 23 0 0 0 0 0 1416988958152560644 1416988958152560644
"the state spent more in federal coronavirus funds on an ad 2021-07-19 33 0 0 0 0 0 1416987265536983041 1416987265536983041
Spyware for sale, and maybe help using it. 2021-07-19 19 0 0 0 0 0 1416985169546792964 1416985169546792964
Not as many joke candidates as last time! 2021-07-19 19 0 0 0 0 0 1416982244841836550 1416982244841836550
Rewriting the insurrection again. 2021-07-19 21 0 0 0 0 0 1416980744379850752 1416980744379850752
No teeth for the IRS. GOP donors said no, as expected. 2021-07-19 30 1 0 0 0 0 1416979131934203905 1416979131934203905
It could be worse! In France the lunatic fringe 2021-07-19 27 1 0 1 0 0 1416961972826894341 1416961972826894341
We're reliving the 1870's. This is what the GOP is so 2021-07-19 22 0 0 0 0 0 1416960436507865099 1416960436507865099
Covid still more deadly than guns+cars+flu - especially 2021-07-19 21 0 0 0 0 0 1416958191850557443 1416958191850557443
A glimmer of hope for Democrats in 2022. 2021-07-19 29 1 0 1 0 0 1416956047386845184 1416956047386845184
GOP doesn't matter much in California, and neither do its 2021-07-19 34 1 0 0 0 0 1416954271195549697 1416954271195549697
"Monster hunting has become a multimillion-dollar 2021-07-19 21 0 0 0 0 0 1416942342725013507 1416942342725013507
Some companies are too big to fail. Are some cases 2021-07-19 20 0 0 0 0 0 1416940092988420096 1416940092988420096
Trump said so! What more evidence would any reasonable 2021-07-19 22 0 0 0 0 0 1416938342713757699 1416938342713757699
That was the election that wasn't. 2021-07-19 18 0 0 0 0 0 1416937107822551047 1416937107822551047
Just like Vietnam - we ended up "turning the corner" 2021-07-18 28 0 0 0 0 0 1416905923054825477 1416905923054825477
The Trumpist Dixiecrat Republicans have been cultivating 2021-07-18 22 1 0 1 0 0 1416904866132156422 1416904866132156422
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-07-18 25 0 0 0 0 0 1416647206866612224 1416647206866612224
Tucker Carlson is almost right! Elitists are using race 2021-07-17 20 0 0 0 0 0 1416390978403848192 1416390978403848192
Of course Trump wouldn't do a coup! He'd hint indirectly 2021-07-17 31 1 0 0 1 0 1416384560116289540 1416384560116289540
Commercial spyware business booming? 2021-07-17 17 0 0 0 0 0 1416375217450934274 1416375217450934274
There doesn't appear to be any significant voter fraud in 2021-07-17 21 1 0 0 1 0 1416258392176271363 1416258392176271363
Biden can't do anything about it due to GOP opposition - 2021-07-17 35 0 0 0 0 0 1416256290955792384 1416256290955792384
There are reactionaries everywhere who think the modern 2021-07-17 22 0 0 0 0 0 1416254565771485187 1416254565771485187
How to make money off covid! 2021-07-16 31 0 0 0 0 0 1416112022660423682 1416112022660423682
And now for something completely different! 2021-07-16 29 0 0 0 0 0 1416085825498935296 1416085825498935296
A smarter version of Trump. 2021-07-16 31 0 0 0 0 0 1416063523906408450 1416063523906408450
"a failed coup is practice for a successful coup" 2021-07-16 29 0 0 0 0 0 1416059970806710284 1416059970806710284
"Brainwashing" described what North Koreans did to American 2021-07-16 30 0 0 0 0 0 1416058806618923010 1416058806618923010
Another reason regressive sales taxes should be replaced 2021-07-16 33 0 0 0 0 0 1415883047690375174 1415883047690375174
GOP can't get any traction against Biden. So they make 2021-07-16 31 0 0 0 0 0 1415881741193998342 1415881741193998342
"The process is the punishment" 2021-07-16 22 0 0 0 0 0 1415863945278025729 1415863945278025729
Now we're talking in the language criminals understand? 2021-07-16 23 0 0 0 0 0 1415843103429193728 1415843103429193728
Will guaranteed income work in California? 2021-07-16 29 0 0 0 0 0 1415842492725878784 1415842492725878784
An endless cycle? People get tired of chaos and corruption 2021-07-15 22 0 0 0 0 0 1415672992646844427 1415672992646844427
Bad moon rising! 2021-07-15 49 0 0 0 0 0 1415548871397183490 1415548871397183490
Another insurrectionist flips and cooperates for leniency. 2021-07-15 21 0 0 0 0 0 1415547709117714432 1415547709117714432
The worst ten weeks of a military career. 2021-07-15 21 0 0 0 0 0 1415546861797076997 1415546861797076997
Trump was convinced he won even before the election, and 2021-07-15 24 0 0 0 0 0 1415545277562245121 1415545277562245121
DeSantis campaigning for re-election - against Fauci. 2021-07-15 23 0 0 0 0 0 1415541517318426627 1415541517318426627
"Did Donald Trump lose the election in 2020?" 2021-07-15 36 0 0 0 0 0 1415540333702643712 1415540333702643712
Now we're running out of jet fuel and fuel truck drivers. 2021-07-15 16 0 0 0 0 0 1415533565983412224 1415533565983412224
Ways that climate change is wreaking havoc in the arid 2021-07-15 21 0 0 0 0 0 1415531030212079617 1415531030212079617
Democracies have a problem dealing with exponential 2021-07-15 18 0 0 0 0 0 1415527685313368065 1415527685313368065
Corruption's never very far away from Trump. 2021-07-15 20 0 0 0 0 0 1415526699207249929 1415526699207249929
Inspiring speech, but GOP has its orders from its donors. 2021-07-15 21 0 0 0 0 0 1415525343436238849 1415525343436238849
REvil - laid low or laying low? 2021-07-15 24 0 0 0 0 0 1415523410281521157 1415523410281521157
What does California GOP do about Trump? 2021-07-14 31 1 0 1 0 0 1415323662513696773 1415323662513696773
Right out of the Cohn/Trump playbook - hit back twice 2021-07-14 27 0 0 0 0 0 1415318345738457088 1415318345738457088
Insurers against ransomware attacks have themselves been 2021-07-13 40 0 0 0 0 0 1414934916656103424 1414934916656103424
How much do you know about obscure presidents? 2021-07-13 29 0 0 0 0 0 1414836092000374807 1414836092000374807
The problem is not in the cities now - it's in the boonies. 2021-07-13 32 0 0 0 0 0 1414831886103318533 1414831886103318533
Low interest rates and income inequality. 2021-07-13 31 0 0 0 0 0 1414828418227523587 1414828418227523587
Possible approaches to winning support for voting rights. 2021-07-13 32 0 0 0 0 0 1414822480229801986 1414822480229801986
Here's a Sacred Lost Cause - trying to get Trumpists to 2021-07-13 29 0 0 0 0 0 1414819202951643138 1414819202951643138
It was a joke then but it's not funny any more. The 2021-07-13 33 0 0 0 0 0 1414791171541389314 1414791171541389314
Careless summer camping portends a careless school year. 2021-07-13 30 0 0 0 0 0 1414789818173693956 1414789818173693956
Powell and Wood had a "good-faith basis"? They knew 2021-07-12 27 0 0 0 0 0 1414635765179424779 1414635765179424779
In a world grappling with problems the human race is smart 2021-07-12 24 0 0 0 0 0 1414631942872440839 1414631942872440839
Minority rule depends on dividing the masses against 2021-07-12 28 0 0 0 0 0 1414608622466703365 1414608622466703365
Unlimited deficit spending and irreconcilable partisan 2021-07-12 23 0 0 0 0 0 1414603070571311109 1414603070571311109
The Black Death reset the balance between capital (land) 2021-07-12 30 0 0 0 0 0 1414458333910626306 1414458333910626306
Time for regional federalism - 2021-07-12 27 0 0 0 0 0 1414439732994404358 1414439732994404358
No more separation of church and state! 2021-07-12 26 0 0 0 0 0 1414438373092073473 1414438373092073473
"It used to be you never challenged the incumbent governor 2021-07-11 32 0 0 0 0 0 1414371729476972544 1414371729476972544
How would Trump behave if he were more intelligent? 2021-07-11 46 0 0 0 0 0 1414369628508155904 1414369628508155904
No point reciting facts to a Trumpist! Only feelings 2021-07-11 28 0 0 0 0 0 1414334436221480961 1414334436221480961
Trump's reinstatement fantasies could fuel more violence. 2021-07-11 95 2 0 0 1 1 1414325085888946180 1414325085888946180
Surprise! Workplace impact of covid was highest on 2021-07-11 34 0 0 0 0 0 1414323854801915909 1414323854801915909
Trumpism infects local school boards. 2021-07-11 43 0 0 0 0 0 1414257429240373251 1414257429240373251
A tarpit to avoid. 2021-07-11 39 0 0 0 0 0 1414253586935025665 1414253586935025665
Is it possible to draft a voting rights bill that won't 2021-07-10 36 1 0 0 1 0 1413862534579331072 1413862534579331072
Coming soon to a red state near you - and then to you. 2021-07-10 34 0 0 0 0 0 1413861270172798981 1413861270172798981
Mitch McConnell's legacy - stalwart defender of minority 2021-07-10 31 1 0 0 1 0 1413859996719226883 1413859996719226883
Don't like the truth? Just deny it! 2021-07-10 32 0 0 0 0 0 1413844027011526656 1413844027011526656
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-07-10 36 0 0 0 0 0 1413842120058621958 1413842120058621958
GOP gets that concentration of power in government 2021-07-10 40 0 0 0 0 0 1413733033505476612 1413733033505476612
Funding for Capitol Police and National Guard - as much 2021-07-10 35 1 0 0 1 0 1413730057638486019 1413730057638486019
"how many votes have you got?" 2021-07-10 30 1 0 1 0 0 1413728008339279876 1413728008339279876
"how many votes have you got?" 2021-07-10 31 0 0 0 0 0 1413727211413114883 1413727211413114883
"two dramatically different realities for the country" 2021-07-10 32 0 0 0 0 0 1413721676597010434 1413721676597010434
Trumpist to the core! Lies, cheats, and steals. 2021-07-09 41 0 0 0 0 0 1413591950607876101 1413591950607876101
What a concept - starting with those people that were 2021-07-09 39 0 0 0 0 0 1413591474902487041 1413591474902487041
The most responsible GOP candidate in the California recall 2021-07-09 38 0 0 0 0 0 1413590163561713667 1413590163561713667
Fattening public employee pensions without paying for them. 2021-07-09 34 0 0 0 0 0 1413588792313737220 1413588792313737220
Cooperation with other democracies increases our 2021-07-09 37 0 0 0 0 0 1413559013174759425 1413559013174759425
Celebrity candidates are good for entertainment, but not 2021-07-09 37 0 0 0 0 0 1413557580383723525 1413557580383723525
We can't stabilize every country in the world. We have 2021-07-09 33 0 0 0 0 0 1413556520189521923 1413556520189521923
The decline of Trumpist Christianity. 2021-07-09 39 0 0 0 0 0 1413509040139735047 1413509040139735047
"Many people feel they have permission to be aggressive 2021-07-09 45 0 0 0 0 0 1413505077139042307 1413505077139042307
"the bad guys will come in and delete the backups or 2021-07-09 38 1 0 1 0 0 1413502661249298435 1413502661249298435
"If DeSantis threatens Trump's status as the undisputed 2021-07-09 48 0 0 0 0 0 1413494185454227463 1413494185454227463
QAnon is still around. 2021-07-09 39 0 0 0 0 0 1413492537830961154 1413492537830961154
Sounds like a call for regional federalism. 2021-07-09 40 0 0 0 0 0 1413359027321405441 1413359027321405441
How Trump sabotaged the economic recovery - without even 2021-07-09 41 0 0 0 0 0 1413357325750919172 1413357325750919172
Trump's social media lawsuits are a fund-raising gimmick. 2021-07-09 39 0 0 0 0 0 1413355211138027528 1413355211138027528
It's not really about law and order. It's about 2021-07-09 34 0 0 0 0 0 1413353817635102723 1413353817635102723
"it's consuming real resources, doing a function that has 2021-07-09 60 2 0 2 0 0 1413352895018196994 1413352895018196994
A third dose might be advisable. 2021-07-09 33 0 0 0 0 0 1413350561915707392 1413350561915707392
Since the Biden Recession didn't happen, the GOP is giving 2021-07-09 39 0 0 0 0 0 1413337052402225159 1413337052402225159
Unsuccessful recalls backfire in California. 2021-07-09 33 0 0 0 0 0 1413336024181182468 1413336024181182468
GOP TALKS about workers but Biden DOES something. 2021-07-09 36 0 0 0 0 0 1413332950477803524 1413332950477803524
Two cop-rioters stand to lose their jobs. 2021-07-08 24 0 0 0 0 0 1413279589808312322 1413279589808312322
Journalists caught in insurrection are still trying 2021-07-08 25 1 0 1 0 0 1413278421287727104 1413278421287727104
Why there won't be a bipartisan infrastructure bill - GOP 2021-07-08 30 0 0 0 0 0 1413171797810237440 1413171797810237440
There's more than one virus to worry about. 2021-07-08 27 1 0 1 0 0 1413164157650702340 1413164157650702340
Maneuvering around Congress by executive order. 2021-07-08 26 0 0 0 0 0 1413136405555937296 1413136405555937296
No glory for whistleblowers. 2021-07-08 24 0 0 0 0 0 1413135151094136844 1413135151094136844
Trump country is where the virus action is. 2021-07-08 26 0 0 0 0 0 1413013267761405954 1413013267761405954
Trump support is based on feelings, not on facts. 2021-07-08 23 0 0 0 0 0 1413010158066696195 1413010158066696195
Trump brings everybody down to his level eventually. 2021-07-08 26 0 0 0 0 0 1413002547409813504 1413002547409813504
Why entrepreneurs jump into the conspiracy hole - there's 2021-07-08 22 0 0 0 0 0 1412999880696467458 1412999880696467458
Democrats should take on tax reform - indeed. 2021-07-08 30 0 0 0 0 0 1412996915478732806 1412996915478732806
The social media suit is just a fund-raising opportunity. 2021-07-08 25 0 0 0 0 0 1412994962061291526 1412994962061291526
Democratization of mass destruction goes forward. 2021-07-08 24 0 0 0 0 0 1412992481004646403 1412992481004646403
Kochs win at Supreme Court. The conservative justices 2021-07-08 24 0 0 0 0 0 1412987849243123712 1412987849243123712
At least two ways this story can end. Which shall 2021-07-08 24 1 0 1 0 0 1412987110500429824 1412987110500429824
It's hard to make the case that women should go back to 2021-07-08 25 0 0 0 0 0 1412986786859548673 1412986786859548673
Creating a new Myth of the Sacred Lost Cause. 2021-07-07 46 0 0 0 0 0 1412871230240161793 1412871230240161793
Trump was a big supporter of farmers and ranchers! 2021-07-07 53 0 0 0 0 0 1412862719942750209 1412862719942750209
Not enough immigrants? How about teens? 2021-07-07 53 0 0 0 0 0 1412861618761830404 1412861618761830404
Two peas in a pod! 2021-07-07 44 0 0 0 0 0 1412829986470318084 1412829986470318084
With his legal team - Giuliani and Powell? - Trump is sure 2021-07-07 53 0 0 0 0 0 1412795966927695872 1412795966927695872
Regional federalism? 2021-07-06 26 0 0 0 0 0 1412408640804474881 1412408640804474881
"The cicadas got louder before they died" 2021-07-06 19 0 0 0 0 0 1412406411624071177 1412406411624071177
Predatory pricing to destroy competitors is not in the 2021-07-06 18 0 0 0 0 0 1412402685932806145 1412402685932806145
Most persuadable swing voters don't attempt to discern and 2021-07-06 22 0 0 0 0 0 1412390713644384257 1412390713644384257
500 down, 300 to go. 2021-07-06 22 0 0 0 0 0 1412387031448113163 1412387031448113163
It's good to know that no matter how far out you are in 2021-07-06 22 0 0 0 0 0 1412268549456863233 1412268549456863233
The Show Me state can not only show more virus patients, 2021-07-06 22 0 0 0 0 0 1412262683844378625 1412262683844378625
Biden makes his mark on Putin, who says things he never 2021-07-06 23 0 0 0 0 0 1412259928836755456 1412259928836755456
It's called the Show Me State - they show me what happens 2021-07-06 18 0 0 0 0 0 1412247632706084865 1412247632706084865
There's more to Mexico than cartels and sombreros! 2021-07-06 21 0 0 0 0 0 1412244393638072321 1412244393638072321
The market cures supply chain problems - eventually. 2021-07-06 19 0 0 0 0 0 1412239196299816971 1412239196299816971
Strengthening democracy is not bipartisan when one party 2021-07-06 18 0 0 0 0 0 1412218555605536769 1412218555605536769
a nation dedicated to a proposition 2021-07-06 18 0 0 0 0 0 1412216022870855681 1412216022870855681
Why were Jefferson's words about slavery removed from the 2021-07-06 20 0 0 0 0 0 1412214836054790181 1412214836054790181
"condo and HOA developments are a huge experiment in 2021-07-06 15 0 0 0 0 0 1412209668508684309 1412209668508684309
GOP doesn't really care that much about what happened long 2021-07-06 19 0 0 0 0 0 1412208050564321282 1412208050564321282
Sovereign Citizenship - a myth that appeals to all sorts 2021-07-06 21 0 0 0 0 0 1412204174553452555 1412204174553452555
Written records of criminal acts considered harmful - 2021-07-06 17 0 0 0 0 0 1412201852377042945 1412201852377042945
Texas lieutenant governor jumps in to insure political 2021-07-06 18 0 0 0 0 0 1412200666538287108 1412200666538287108
It's only fair - the Chinese Communists are turning China 2021-07-05 17 0 0 0 0 0 1412199311262158857 1412199311262158857
The Big Steal is going on right in front of our eyes. 2021-07-05 20 0 0 0 0 0 1412196917526732800 1412196917526732800
Trumpists were relentless trying to overthrow the election 2021-07-05 24 0 0 0 0 0 1412191393905184768 1412191393905184768
Good times ahead for blue-collar workers - if there 2021-07-05 19 0 0 0 0 0 1412190729032503300 1412190729032503300
Frederick Douglass' greatest speech. Sweet and sour, 2021-07-05 16 0 0 0 0 0 1412189284946219027 1412189284946219027
There is no past in the internet - only an ever-changing 2021-07-05 19 0 0 0 0 0 1412185597012189189 1412185597012189189
Not a good idea to act like you're in a red state when 2021-07-05 20 0 0 0 0 0 1412050618085101576 1412050618085101576
Thank goodness for cloud backup! 2021-07-05 19 0 0 0 0 0 1412049591474679818 1412049591474679818
Dropouts from the Chinese rat race? Are hippies next? 2021-07-05 21 1 0 1 0 0 1411934074759913474 1411934074759913474
Cyber insurance premiums are rising 20-30% per MONTH. 2021-07-05 27 0 0 0 0 0 1411931623566680070 1411931623566680070
"business as usual - nothing changed" 2021-07-04 30 0 0 0 0 0 1411706021114900486 1411706021114900486
They got Al Capone on tax evasion too. 2021-07-03 26 0 0 0 0 0 1411323301629095938 1411323301629095938
No problem! 2021-07-03 27 0 0 0 0 0 1411322774203760645 1411322774203760645
It's all about getting appearances on Fox! 2021-07-03 31 0 0 0 0 0 1411318046598201344 1411318046598201344
Happy Dependence Day Weekend! 2021-07-03 33 0 0 0 0 0 1411304062583074817 1411304062583074817
Foreigners are puzzled by American democracy. 2021-07-02 12 0 0 0 0 0 1411083706173779968 1411083706173779968
That was the week that wasn't. 2021-07-02 28 0 0 0 0 0 1411069111698821122 1411069111698821122
Oligarchy Day! 2021-07-02 15 0 0 0 0 0 1410979081349255172 1410979081349255172
Two more insurrectionists cut guilty plea deals. 2021-07-02 16 0 0 0 0 0 1410791327420145671 1410791327420145671
Trump rehabiliation by historians? Not likely - 2021-07-02 19 0 0 0 0 0 1410777577552179204 1410777577552179204
Trumpism is the apotheosis of political correctness over 2021-07-02 17 0 0 0 0 0 1410775749674500100 1410775749674500100
All you need to know about Donald Trump - yet it's hardly 2021-07-02 19 0 0 0 0 0 1410773615914545152 1410773615914545152
Of course, it's not REALLY about charities - it's about 2021-07-02 18 0 0 0 0 0 1410768203962195972 1410768203962195972
Private equity and hedge funds - "job creators" - in 2021-07-02 18 0 0 0 0 0 1410767056547377152 1410767056547377152
Republican politicians take every step to welcome the 2021-07-02 15 0 0 0 0 0 1410765466914541569 1410765466914541569
Brute force - just keep guessing passwords until you 2021-07-02 16 0 0 0 0 0 1410764249010380805 1410764249010380805
How can social media companies SEEM to do something 2021-07-02 21 0 0 0 0 0 1410761676572430340 1410761676572430340
Even the Cayman Islands! 2021-07-02 17 0 0 0 0 0 1410760962777391106 1410760962777391106
No tears for Rumsfeld. 2021-07-02 16 0 0 0 0 0 1410759021670256641 1410759021670256641
Supreme Court does what it was appointed to do - reinforce 2021-07-02 19 0 0 0 0 0 1410756261352644608 1410756261352644608
Why is infrastructure so expensive in America? 2021-07-01 27 0 0 0 0 0 1410738916450209797 1410738916450209797
Circular firing squads used to be a Democratic Party thing. 2021-07-01 26 0 0 0 0 0 1410661665322856448 1410661665322856448
Worst presidents? Still Pierce, Buchanan, and Andrew 2021-07-01 26 0 0 0 0 0 1410444837065617408 1410444837065617408
The rich pay for multi-million dollar Senate campaigns. 2021-07-01 26 0 0 0 0 0 1410441571124715525 1410441571124715525
Sanders holding the progressives behind Biden's agenda. 2021-07-01 28 0 0 0 0 0 1410418109404508162 1410418109404508162
Loyalty to an abuser is always a one-way street. 2021-07-01 27 0 0 0 0 0 1410403872271605760 1410403872271605760

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Right and wrong ways to fix California recall.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-09-28/expert-warnings-california-recall-election-reform

Easiest fix: allow incumbent to run, use ranked choice
voting, make paid signature gatherers wear scarlet letters.

#PS1capolitics

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impress 40
time 2021-09-30 19:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443662512281423902

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“The absence of pragmatism among Democrats is as
troubling as the absence of principle among Republicans.”

But supply chain problems for courage are bipartisan.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/opinion/liz-cheney-democrats-democracy.html

#PS1politics

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impress 30
time 2021-09-30 19:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443661788340359170

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Politics is the art of the possible.

https://apnews.com/article/democrats-divided-progressives-centrists-say-trust-gone-a3d66f83ddac9b18e607f46429dbc408

Political leadership is the art of intuiting what is
possible.    Progressives and moderates need to make
some small concessions so they each can claim victory.
Otherwise they each can claim defeat in 2022.

#PS1biden

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impress 31
time 2021-09-30 19:06 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443653448830881818

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School boards plea for help against domestic terrorism.

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-joe-biden-health-education-school-boards-940da42fac771366929fc2150c8acf4d

Especially in states where the GOP governor and legislature
encourage insurrection.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 47
time 2021-09-30 17:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443622492937986071

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More from the Grisham tell-all from the press secretary
who never held a press conference.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-entertainment-europe-arts-and-entertainment-royalty-25b7dbdaaafd46a5e95df14c7d2f3b39

#PS1trump

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impress 46
time 2021-09-30 13:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443570882459226113

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There won't be any comprehensive immigration reform.
GOP donors prefer the present chaos to provide a steady
stream of cheap exploitable labor - just like Trump had.

https://apnews.com/article/immigration-coronavirus-pandemic-joe-biden-business-mexico-ed8dd5c1dd434f9132c4809791e36370

#PS1immigration

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engage 1
engage-rate 1%
expands 1
impress 107
time 2021-09-30 04:43 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443436396513882113

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Casting a wide net.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-capitol-siege-subpoenas-bennie-thompson-80ec35af0b8655b8c0a2e46675577a83

How many will voluntarily testify?

#PS1insurrection

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impress 41
time 2021-09-30 04:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443434000857513986

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Cold war with China?

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/sep/29/us-china-face-off-looks-a-lot-like-the-cold-war/

The main danger is that it might become a hot war over
Taiwan.

#PS1china

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engage 1
engage-rate 2%
expands 1
impress 66
time 2021-09-30 04:28 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443432489679081472

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youtube tries to stop the tsunami of superstition.

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-technology-business-misinformation-public-health-d68aa3f6f6bc44e36c77c33cff4a450a

But its business model, like most social media, gets a
lot more revenue from misinformation than information.

#PS1media

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impress 56
time 2021-09-30 03:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443422923205734407

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Poverty isn't what it used to be.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-09-24/federal-poverty-level-us-families

It's worse.

#PS1economics

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impress 43
time 2021-09-30 03:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443418781108228100

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"Moderate" Democrats in Congress are so afraid of Trumpism
that they vote like GOP.       That's good for short-term
survival, perhaps, but not for their historical legacy.
The 2021 GOP is not the 1991 GOP.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/27/opinion/biden-centrist-democrats.html

#PS1biden

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impress 46
time 2021-09-30 03:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443418359656173569

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Trump loses another NDA case.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/us/politics/trump-omarosa-nda-suit.html

Prominent personalities should not expect NDA's to
protect them.

#PS1trump

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impress 48
time 2021-09-30 03:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443417636449112065

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Wells Fargo, PGE, ...

Some companies can't do the right thing to save their
lives.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wells-fargo-reaches-37-3-174614603.html

#PS1economics

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impress 53
time 2021-09-30 03:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443416255382241281

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No recovery likely for urban jobs dependent on knowledge
workers.       Most of the latter are probably permanently
work-at-home.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2021/09/03/work-from-home-urban-job-outlook.html

#PS1recovery

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engage 1
engage-rate 2%
expands 1
impress 49
time 2021-09-30 01:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443394445160828931

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Next step - only government-run social media.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-technology-business-health-games-ba88276e6f9089a3b9bc65fc19cc0880

#PS1media

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impress 41
time 2021-09-30 01:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443393424590192645

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God will take care of me!

The punchline -

They all died, so in heaven the mother asked God "Why
didn't you take care of us?"

God answered, "My servants on earth told you to mask and
get vaccinated.    What more did you expect?"

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1508238542853993

#PS1virus

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impress 41
time 2021-09-30 01:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443389488466513921

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The guilty pleas keep rolling in.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-arrests-riots-capitol-siege-oklahoma-f5402e26e7565ee1478484f91dba4431

https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-missouri-springfield-36282ab513a190eed7160e169e0d9191

They don't want to find out what happens if they go
to trial.

600 more to go.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 83
time 2021-09-29 18:43 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443285392891936770

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Capitol police chief prepares for the worst in order to
avoid it.

https://apnews.com/article/capitol-police-chief-tom-manger-the-ap-interview-7d957f74410074dab59b62bb3c389a25

#PS1insurrection

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impress 71
time 2021-09-29 18:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443284836685279232

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Multi-level-marketing and social media were made for
each other.   And for LDS stay-at-home wives.

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/09/lularich-parents-parttime-work-american-economy/620211/

#PS1media

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impress 80
time 2021-09-29 18:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443282612932411392

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Another Trump administration tell-all.

https://washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/stephanie-grisham-book/2021/09/27/6589e23c-1cf1-11ec-8380-5fbadbc43ef8_story.html

The market is saturated though.    Everybody's already
made up their mind.     She might as well run for governor
of Arkansas.

#PS1trump

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impress 88
time 2021-09-29 17:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443267098956861440

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What happened the last time the crazies take over a
major party?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/28/opinion/trump-2024-election.html

#PS1gop

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impress 85
time 2021-09-29 04:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443064403356618754

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DeSantis is not really interested in preventing abortions.
Only in punishing poor women and having an issue to excite
the Trump base.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/28/ron-desantis-florida-gop-pro-life-hypocrisy/

#PS1gop

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impress 84
time 2021-09-29 03:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443060063946493958

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Afghanistan - blame everybody except Trump.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/28/mark-milley-senate-hawley-blackburn/

without providing an explicit credible version of what
they'd have done differently.

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 85
time 2021-09-29 03:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443059088041013249

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Change MIGHT be coming to the LDS - very slowly.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2021/09/27/rise-liberal-latter-day-saints/

#PS1other

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engage 1
engage-rate 1%
impress 82
time 2021-09-29 03:40 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443058187628728320

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Making the case for regional federalism

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-regional.html

If the economy goes bad in 2024, as the GOP is arranging,
Trump will be president again.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-trump-hints-at-2024-comeback-democracy-advocates-fear-a-worst-case-scenario-for-the-country/2021/09/28/ee357558-1a47-11ec-914a-99d701398e5a_story.html

GOP doesn't intend to lose any more elections ever.

#PS1democracy

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impress 86
time 2021-09-29 03:24 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443054058219077636

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Democrats should abolish the debt ceiling forever, using a
special filibuster suppressor if necessary.    GOP needs to
accept the propaganda that they propagate, that filibuster
is a tool for compromise, not for obstruction.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/28/mcconnell-debt-limit-democrats-reconciliation/

#PS1democracy

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https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443049360120422401

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Is the GOP handing Democrats a handy tool for 2022?  Maybe,
but it all depends on the economy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/28/republicans-trail-destruction-may-haunt-them/

It didn't play well in California.      But what about SD
and WV?

#PS1gop

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time 2021-09-29 03:00 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1443048094581493762

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Easy targets for criticism from sidewalk superintendents
that would never qualify for such difficult jobs and never
have to say exactly what they would have done instead.
https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-business-china-arts-and-entertainment-army-74ad214fdfbf0f8422a762e8f6657862

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-bombings-kabul-taliban-terrorism-d1c939fc224a988dc6117ae4a70840e6

But that's who gets elected to Congress.

#PS1other

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time 2021-09-28 15:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442867539957018634

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The coin of the terrorist realms - a gift of the internet!

https://apnews.com/article/cryptocurrency-coronavirus-pandemic-technology-business-europe-f7f754fc2c68b0eb0d712239323f26c3

Social media was made for indoctrination and recruitment,
and cryptocurrency for funding.    Nobody knows where most
of the money comes from.

#PS1insurrection

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time 2021-09-28 14:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442864346082648073

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Too big to ever finish!

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-trials-arrests-health-united-states-3f40cb01b0415c6cd453b214711ab4ea

Prosecution will have to pick a few of the most egregious
offenders to take to trial, and do it soon enough to
encourage others to plea bargain.

#PS1insurrection

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time 2021-09-28 14:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442861301143724036

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A positive view of Biden's first year -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/27/no-matter-what-happens-congress-biden-administration-has-done-big-things/

Compare the previous four years -

Tax cuts and deregulation for billionaires Reactionary
judiciary Retreat on climate change Attempts to overthrow
constitution

Trump promises more of the same.

#PS1biden

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time 2021-09-28 14:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442857393428176897

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If the economy goes south at the wrong time, Trump will
be re-elected in 2024.    GOP is making sure of that.
What's the proper response?      Regional federalism?

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-regional.html

Or non-violence?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/27/future-political-violence-feels-inevitable-violent-reaction-need-not-be/

Who can fill Dr King's shoes?

#PS1democracy

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time 2021-09-28 14:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442855389859500038

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What does criticizing Biden have to do with Arkansas
politics?

https://apnews.com/article/business-arkansas-race-and-ethnicity-election-2020-little-rock-510eba764a340c9d316969aca9f494b7

It's more entertaining than improbable claims about what
she would accomplish if elected, aside from being on Fox
a lot.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 88
time 2021-09-28 01:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442664286107561989

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Weaponizing the recall - why California recall process
needs amendment.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-09-23/california-developer-pushes-sonoma-da-recall-attempt

#PS1capolitics

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time 2021-09-28 01:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442662254307000323

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Was the recall election worthwhile?     Two points of view
in favor -

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-09-23/column-how-latino-voters-in-the-recall-election-set-up-a-winning-model-for-the-midterms

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/25/mathews-why-californias-276-million-recall-election-was-a-bargain/

#PS1capolitics

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time 2021-09-28 01:22 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442660843032702980

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Is California a good place to start a business?    Depends
on who you ask.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/25/california-tops-nation-in-economic-division/

California wins for information technology.   Everybody
agrees Wyoming and West Virginia are better for coal
and fracking.

#PS1capolitics

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time 2021-09-28 00:52 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442653348776198146

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Homeowners in high-risk areas - like California, Florida,
or Texas - can expect higher home insurance premiums,
if they can get it at all.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/your-money/extreme-weather-homeowner-insurance.html

#PS1climate

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time 2021-09-28 00:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442652363567734788

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Biden's first term is like FDR's second - so far.
But the Dixiecrats who opposed FDR are GOP now.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-09-22/fdr-needed-two-global-crises-to-reshape-the-economy-will-biden

#PS1biden

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time 2021-09-28 00:46 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442651948176457738

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You really want to do something about global warming?
Enact a carbon tax.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/09/27/carbon-tax-biden-reconciliation/

But few politicians are willing to sacrifice their careers
to do the right thing if it's unpopular. All their donors
would switch their support to primary opponents.

#PS1climate

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time 2021-09-28 00:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442650369163595778

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American life expectancy has dropped 1.5 years for white
people - worse for black people.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/us/american-life-expectancy-report.html

#PS1health

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impress 114
time 2021-09-28 00:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442642914861936642

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The old Union can't be restored.     A new Union must
be created.

https://www.leaderherald.com/opinion/editorials/2021/07/the-old-union-cant-be-restored/

#PS1democracy

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impress 106
time 2021-09-28 00:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442642137934303232

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Prophecy fulfilled!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/us/politics/afghanistan-taliban.html

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 98
time 2021-09-28 00:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442641235475243011

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Don't sign up for Trumpism unless you can make bail!

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-biden-inauguration-802fae34c30b8bb72af09a38727f348d

Everybody knows it's all about self-serving opportunism,
but be sure to deny it and above all don't get caught.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 393
time 2021-09-27 23:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442638433025814528

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Two sides of racism in America.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/22/opinion/how-racist-is-america.html

#PS1other

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impress 391
time 2021-09-27 23:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442636522960744457

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What are the economics of developing new super-antibiotics
to fight new super-bugs?

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/24/opinion-the-superbug-crisis-is-already-here/

Not very favorable.

#PS1health

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impress 387
time 2021-09-27 23:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442635610078941188

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How to get rich on social media.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/24/technology/joseph-mercola-coronavirus-misinformation-online.html

Invent a fake illness or condition and then sell fake
goods pretending to prevent or cure it.       There's a
sucker born every minute.

#PS1media

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impress 393
time 2021-09-27 23:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442634431164928003

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Disinformation for hire.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/25/world/europe/disinformation-social-media.html

What do you want us to say and where should we say it?

#PS1media

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time 2021-09-27 23:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442632675760566273

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Family values - another culture war tactic, used to keep
voters from looking at the men behind the curtain.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/26/opinion/child-tax-credit-family-values.html

#PS1minority

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impress 390
time 2021-09-27 23:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442629478941818884

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Trump administration coronavirus bailout a huge success!

Most of the money went where it was most needed, of course
- to campaign donors.

https://washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/business/coronavirus-bailout-spending/

Of course, as is customary under minority rule, they TALKED
as if the money were going to workers.

#PS1recovery

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impress 397
time 2021-09-27 16:00 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442519528190005250

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Trump's greatest legacy - undermining the  American
political system.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/24/arizonas-election-audit-comes-up-empty-that-wont-stop-lying/

It's what you'd expect from Trump.    It's the rest of
the Trumpist legislators that are so underperforming our
already low expectations of their character.

#PS1election

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impress 395
time 2021-09-27 13:58 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442488873297211407

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Encouraged by the publicity and not discouraged by the lack
of actual fraud, Trump pushes on elsewhere to the same end.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020-ballot-reviews-trump/2021/09/24/ab054aac-1d4d-11ec-8380-5fbadbc43ef8_story.html

#PS1election

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impress 393
time 2021-09-27 13:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442487492863660045

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Detailed results of Maricopa County circus -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/24/rebutting-trumps-claims-about-fraud-arizona-point-by-point/

In other words, a big triumph for Trump.     His minions
found no fraud, but generated enough publicity to confuse
the voters - which was the entire point.

#PS1election

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time 2021-09-27 13:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442486258878410761

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Trump abandoned US global leadership in politics, trade,
and military power.

So why shouldn't the Trumpist GOP abandon American
leadership in stable currency and finance?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/25/mitch-mcconnell-republicans-stop-playing-games-debt-ceiling/

McConnell might think he's bluffing, but his pals aren't.

#PS1economics

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time 2021-09-26 17:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442184467989155840

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Georgia prison time might broaden Trump's outlook.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/09/24/trump-georgia-election-law/

#PS1trump

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time 2021-09-26 17:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442183188634214400

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Trump lives for the adulation of his campaign rallies.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/26/trumps-fatal-obsession-with-his-base/

So he'll say anything and do anything to excite his base
to attend.

#PS1trump

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impress 415
time 2021-09-26 17:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442181996692721671

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Taxing the rich is popular with voters.     Trump
campaigned on it in 2015, but true to GOP form, he reduced
taxes on the rich once elected.

https://www.one-flat-tax.net/

His GOP rivals are the same.     And too many Democrats
go along.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/26/taxing-rich-is-super-popular-democrats-should-talk-more-about-it/

#PS1tax

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impress 417
time 2021-09-26 17:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442180706231226371

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Sometimes you can get your data deleted.     But it's an
attack on companies' business models, so expect resistance.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/26/ask-company-delete-personal-data/

#PS1technology

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impress 406
time 2021-09-26 17:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442179599052402697

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Trump's man Lindell has been busy corrupting local election
officials.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/an-elections-supervisor-embraced-conspiracy-theories-officials-say-she-has-become-an-insider-threat/2021/09/26/ee60812e-1a17-11ec-a99a-5fea2b2da34b_story.html

#PS1election

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time 2021-09-26 17:18 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442176650519609355

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Charles Mills

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/25/opinion/charles-w-mills-dead.html

Feudalism didn't start out racist - it was an adaptation
to frontier conditions in the New World, where white
indentured servants lacked "social visibility" in the
words of Louis Lomax.

#PS1theory

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time 2021-09-26 15:27 +0000
userclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442148717771907078

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How America created a feudal hereditary nobility.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/opinion/biden-tax-loophole.html

GOP leads the way, but plenty of Democratic legislators
follow.      Rich people are the ones who can donate
to campaigns!    Unlimited dark campaign money talks.

#PS1tax

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impress 404
time 2021-09-26 15:20 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442147195956785156

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https://www.liberty-and-justice.net/

A continually rising standard of living requires
a continually rising supply of labor.      But all the
mature democracies are getting older because children are
too expensive and they don't want immigration.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/opinion/china-evergrande-japan.html

#PS1economics

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impress 409
time 2021-09-26 15:14 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442145564368379914

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How the Afghan military collapsed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/25/afghanistan-security-forces/

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 413
time 2021-09-26 14:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442135531391913985

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The international reach of Trumpism's war against the
Enlightenment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/25/german-election-far-right-trump/

Culture wars are a convenient facade for expanding
minority rule.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 398
time 2021-09-26 14:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442133426878877696

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They can't bury them fast enough in Idaho.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/09/25/idaho-funeral-homes-coronavirus/

#PS1virus

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impress 396
time 2021-09-26 14:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442131132632297485

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What would happen in America with female-majority
legislatures?

https://apnews.com/article/business-europe-elections-environment-and-nature-iceland-f9e66907b6e25560a508de0f4b118ddd

Probably not much different unless the primary system
were also made less hospitable to extremists - by enacting
ranked-choice voting and eliminating sore loser laws.

#PS1democracy

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impress 407
time 2021-09-26 14:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442128191364087813

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Kick the can down the road.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/25/danger-isnt-that-chinas-evergrande-will-collapse-its-that-it-wont/

It works for democracies, it works for dictatorships -
avoid dealing with problems in the hope that they will be
somebody else's problem by the time they can't be avoided
any longer.

#PS1economics

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impress 405
time 2021-09-26 13:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442123059410833420

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The great tax cut myth.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/28/i-helped-create-the-gop-tax-myth-trump-is-wrong-tax-cuts-dont-equal-growth/

GOP is right - tax cuts do produce economic growth - the
rich grow richer and the poor grow poorer.     So in the
usual GOP style, they tell the voters the exact opposite
in public - but the donors know better.

#PS1tax

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impress 409
time 2021-09-26 13:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442121795130191879

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The great debt limit scam.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/debt-limit-ceiling-reconciliation-gop-biden/2021/09/24/e0dd1ce8-1c87-11ec-a99a-5fea2b2da34b_story.html

GOP loves to raise issues that voters don't understand,
and then take every step to make sure they keep not
understanding.     Just look at the tax code.

#PS1economics

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impress 403
time 2021-09-26 13:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1442120799377256454

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Trump is trying hard to consolidate his control over GOP.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-georgia-atlanta-election-2020-general-elections-16ae7dc0448e7e03a5a735513e3a47b0

No matter who Trump endorses, it's always all about Trump
all the time.

#PS1gop

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impress 408
time 2021-09-26 03:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441962997446967300

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It all comes back to Kashmir.

https://apnews.com/article/pakistan-afghanistan-islamabad-national-security-kabul-5e852add2a0b83a8c3c42462c89f2ff0

Pakistan will end up in the Chinese sphere as they both
are skirmishing with India.      Pakistan might take
Afghanistan along with it.

#PS1mideast

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time 2021-09-25 13:53 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441762671439712256

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Standardization is political and economic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/23/business/european-union-apple-charging-port.html

Consumer preferences are usually last.

#PS1technology

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impress 384
time 2021-09-25 13:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441759082168217605

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Trump donors showed more repentance than Trump clergy.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-politics-impeachments-pat-toomey-62a3ebd48158760ee233a474a5d4c10b

But they got over it soon enough.

#PS1impeachment

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time 2021-09-25 13:13 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441752629642608650

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The Republican strategy to regain power - obstruct,
suppress, go crazier.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/27/republicans-have-strategy-take-back-power-heres-why-it-could-fail/

#PS1gop

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time 2021-09-25 13:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441751981190643726

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Reparations for black people?     That's a hard sell.

https://apnews.com/article/biden-study-reparations-congress-e3c045ece4d0e0eae393a18a09a4a37e

How about reparations for POOR people?   That benefits
everybody ripped off by the ruling class.   Such as a
guaranteed annual income for everybody who votes?

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-ubi.html

#PS1economics

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time 2021-09-25 13:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441751447855534086

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A moment of unease for the ruling class.

https://apnews.com/article/health-technology-financial-markets-business-asia-156d6987fe7508599c20abfeebb63802

Tax long-term capital gains like ordinary income?
Horrors!

https://www.one-flat-tax.net/

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-ubi.html

#PS1tax

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time 2021-09-25 13:06 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441750904391094294

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What's really radical about Biden's programs?    Taxing the
rich!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/will-democrats-break-the-gops-deficit-doom-loop/2021/05/05/60e13e4a-add6-11eb-acd3-24b44a57093a_story.html

Although no nearly as much as they were taxed in the
period 1940-1970.

#PS1tax

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time 2021-09-25 12:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441746227087904769

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Governments protecting ransomware criminals have noted
with glee their success.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-hacking-government-and-politics-technology-business-333e47df702f755f8922274389b7e920

So now perhaps they are collecting or planning to collect
a percentage for "protection"!

#PS1ransomware

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time 2021-09-25 12:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441745651046371336

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A pundit repents.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/opinion/frank-bruni-final-times-column.html

That's a rare enough event to be worth noting.

#PS1journalism

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time 2021-09-25 12:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441745039621722117

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"Without ambitious infrastructure and families plans,
the economy is set for a bumpy landing after the boom of
2021 and 2022, one that will likely come just as the 2024
presidential campaigns are shifting into gear"

GOP is counting on it!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/07/12/coronavirus-spending-economy/

#PS1recovery

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time 2021-09-25 12:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441744527539064844

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Regional federalism?

https://political-scrapbook.net/2020-regional.html

Or secession?

https://mercurynews.com/2021/08/06/opinion-imagining-a-realistic-calexit-scenario/

How long will the coastal majority pay to be abused by a
rural minority?

#PS1minority

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time 2021-09-25 12:27 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441741184582311942

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GOP has always used "socialism" to describe any proposal
that its donors don't like, no matter what its voters
prefer.      That's to keep the voters voting as the
donors want.

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-08-02/gop-brands-everything-as-socialism

#PS1gop

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time 2021-09-25 04:52 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441626583769309185

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When "freedom" is code for "privilege".

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/02/opinion/Covid-Florida-vaccines.html

Some white men have been frightened into thinking they're
losing privilege, so they accept the code and support
minority rule.

#PS1virus

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impress 414
time 2021-09-25 04:43 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441624338772348936

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The progressive reforms - initiative, referendum, and
recall - were intended to restore democracy to oppose
special interests.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/democracy.html#recall

But now it's apparent that these have become preferred
tools of special interests -

https://calmatters.org/commentary/2021/08/california-direct-democracy-recall-initiatives-referendum/

#PS1democracy

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impress 420
time 2021-09-25 04:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441621677561901056

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Space travel is probably mostly limited to low earth orbit
until they come up with a solution for radiation.

https://nasa.gov/hrp/5-hazards-of-human-spaceflight

Amazonification of space is in progress anyway!

https://nytimes.com/2021/07/21/technology/the-amazonification-of-space.html

#PS1technology

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impress 398
time 2021-09-25 02:20 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441588301077442561

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What information about YOU is for sale somewhere on the
internet?

https://apnews.com/article/technology-europe-business-religion-data-privacy-97334ed1aca5bd363263c92f6de2caa2

#PS1technology

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impress 396
time 2021-09-25 02:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441585730606694400

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Old wells keeping leaking poisons.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-environment-and-nature-coronavirus-pandemic-6c9acfd67f2cb490f11b701df208a724

Nobody's responsible for most of them.    Biden was hoping
to start tackling the problem with his infrastructure bill.

#PS1infrastructure

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impress 420
time 2021-09-25 01:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441569592510337027

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Is FTC going to support right to repair?

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-9f84a8b72bb6dd408cb642414cd28f5d

#PS1economics

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impress 428
time 2021-09-25 01:00 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441568321468391427

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Parts of rural Trump country are depopulating.    Most GOP
voters want to end immigration, but many GOP donors need
it to continue to keep their businesses alive.

https://apnews.com/article/census-2020-farm-ranch-labor-business-83107b136c2c92b6c4b7830b12f5bd96

#PS1immigration

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impress 422
time 2021-09-25 00:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441566456420847616

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Taliban used social media to win the war.     Will they
tolerate it used against them?      They could ask
experienced foreign powers for help in censoring their
internet.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/technology/afghanistan-taliban-social-media.html

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 419
time 2021-09-25 00:43 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441563878693826565

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Did anybody really think all those red states would allow
a water pipeline to California?

https://newswest.org/skelton-a-pipeline-to-the-mississippi-silly-as-the-recall/

As far as Oregon and Washington are concerned, they've shot
down the idea of California raiding their water repeatedly.

#PS1capolitics

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impress 416
time 2021-09-25 00:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441560822505873408

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America's not polarized?   Michael Hiltzik claims that
there is no polarization in America, pointing to large
national majorities for many Democratic priorities.

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-09-22/america-not-facing-a-civil-war-just-a-loudmouthed-extremism

But America rules by minority, not majority.  More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1504782886532892

#PS1minority

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impress 153
time 2021-09-24 23:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441545938753908739

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Premeditated insurrection - an inside job.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/opinion/jan-6-eastman-memo.html

#PS1insurrection

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impress 138
time 2021-09-24 22:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441536282421727237

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It's hard to maintain your popularity if everybody can
see that you're making the pandemic worse.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/opinion/ron-desantis-florida.html

But there's a way out if you can get enough donors to
pay for enough broadcasting of enough lies.    That's how
minority rule works!

#PS1gop

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impress 132
time 2021-09-24 22:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441534800049827840

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More of the week that wasn't.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/24/how-tucker-carlson-twisted-2015-clip-biden-into-conspiracy-theory/

It's what you expect from Fox.

#PS1media

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impress 138
time 2021-09-24 22:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441532623893848066

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The TPP is the big prize that Trump threw away.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/23/contain-china-joining-pacific-trade-pact-might-be-more-effective-than-new-submarines/

But then he never was sure if he was for or against Xi.
Trump admires strong leaders.

#PS1china

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impress 157
time 2021-09-24 22:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441530616151887877

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There's bipartisan support for military spending, but
not domestic.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/24/meltdown-among-democrats-shows-our-budget-debates-are-insane/

That's because the big donors get a net benefit from
military spending, but not domestic.

#PS1economics

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impress 139
time 2021-09-24 22:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441529404803276800

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What's in Biden's big bill?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/24/great-good-bad-unknown-reconciliation-bill/

#PS1biden

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impress 156
time 2021-09-24 22:22 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441528505007677443

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Trump's winning scorecard on election fraud!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/24/trump-backed-audits-that-keep-debunking-trump-ranked/

But it's what he BELIEVES that's important!

#PS1election

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impress 137
time 2021-09-24 22:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441527458868596740

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The fact that there was an audit proves the election
was stolen!      Ask any Trumpist!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/arizona-ballot-review-draft-report/2021/09/24/7c19ac08-1562-11ec-b976-f4a43b740aeb_story.html

Just because the GOP ordered and paid for the audit with
dark money can't be relevant!

#PS1election

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impress 151
time 2021-09-24 22:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441526086626517003

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Hungary - a beacon of hope for budding reactionary
dictators everywhere.

https://apnews.com/article/immigration-united-nations-general-assembly-coronavirus-pandemic-business-health-d19fb1eb2772478da1206fb5d982b6c7

#PS1other

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impress 154
time 2021-09-24 22:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441524099071631360

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That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-health-courts-media-ad4686a400228dca7ebd50e87f7a9368

#PS1media

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impress 147
time 2021-09-24 21:48 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441519976825823236

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Privacy settings to reset right now!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2021/privacy-settings-guide/

#PS1technology

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impress 115
time 2021-09-24 15:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441419313223663626

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Another benefit of the pandemic - employers perfecting
mandatory spy software.      Governments next?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/24/remote-work-from-home-surveillance/

And they wonder why some people don't want to rejoin
the workforce.

#PS1technology

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impress 144
time 2021-09-24 14:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441414060671569923

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Where does your calamari come from?

https://apnews.com/article/china-oceans-overfishing-squid-294ff1e489589b2510cc806ec898c78f

#PS1other

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impress 139
time 2021-09-24 14:19 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441406886939541511

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Bush vs Trump - who has more pull in Wyoming?

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-elections-capitol-siege-george-w-bush-house-elections-dec5439f1a9726618ba88c40322045f6

#PS1gop

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impress 136
time 2021-09-24 14:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441402292171776004

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Who's going to make all those electric vehicles?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/business/economy/electric-vehicles-jobs.html

If they're going to be made in the USA by union labor,
some government intervention will be required.

#PS1technology

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impress 148
time 2021-09-24 13:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441401523720777730

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Redistricting - the real power game.  The human element
should be removed

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/democracy.html#redistricting

but that's not going to happen!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/opinion/redistricting-gerrymandering-democrats-republicans.html

#PS1democracy

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impress 155
time 2021-09-24 05:19 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441270967439802370

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Afghanistan's economy is collapsing as fast as its
government did.     But there's no way to help the Afghan
people without propping up the Taliban government.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/biden-taliban-economic-assistance/2021/09/23/237cda86-1c90-11ec-914a-99d701398e5a_story.html

The most likely outcome is as a client state of some
foreign power.

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 155
time 2021-09-24 05:10 +0000
userclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441268678067036163

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America's founders counted on "republican virtue" -
devotion to principle above personal or partisan advantage
- to limit demagoguery.

But now  there is no "republican virtue" left - only
Trumpism.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/23/robert-kagan-constitutional-crisis/

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1504208579923656

#PS1minority

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impress 129
time 2021-09-24 04:58 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441265684709711882

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It's true that voters don't care.    But major donors care
- especially GOP, but also Democratic - because they figure
they'll be paying for it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress-is-hurtling-toward-a-debt-showdown-despite-the-publics-waning-interest-in-the-governments-red-ink/2021/09/23/9719fdc6-1bc7-11ec-8380-5fbadbc43ef8_story.html

Democrats should just repeal the debt limit altogether
and be done with it.

#PS1economics

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impress 149
time 2021-09-24 04:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441253771653177347

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The kind of people that guided Trump through the covid
crisis and into the stolen election mythology.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/09/23/trump-election-challenge-covid-response/

#PS1virus

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impress 157
time 2021-09-24 04:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441252153981505544

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Same old Taliban will rule the same old way.

https://apnews.com/article/religion-afghanistan-kabul-taliban-22f5107f1dbd19c8605b5b5435a9de54

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 144
time 2021-09-24 03:56 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441250257459814402

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What will be their strategy to avoid testifying?

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-joe-biden-capitol-siege-subpoenas-mark-meadows-be38e7464ffaa293e4adf1815d25bfed

#PS1insurrection

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impress 140
time 2021-09-24 03:54 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441249715270553610

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A flat tax on income is the simplest route to tax equity -
https://www.one-flat-tax.net/

Biden proposes some steps

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/23/us/politics/biden-wealthy-tax-rates.html

but even Democrats in Congress are reluctant to tackle
capital gains tax rates or stepped-up basis.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1504018123276035

#PS1tax

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impress 104
time 2021-09-23 21:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441152949732851726

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The filibuster, like all supermajority rules, is for
blocking progress, not for engendering compromise.
The GOP is fulfilling its uncompromising Dixiecrat heritage
on filibuster.        Will the Democrats do anything
about it?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/22/gop-renounces-democratic-governance-rationale-keep-filibuster-is-evaporating/

#PS1democracy

=====

impress 88
time 2021-09-23 19:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441124710998183945

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It's not a crisis.     It's the new normal.     Emergency
thinking won't work for long.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/09/21/west-drought-disaster-permanent/

#PS1climate

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impress 87
time 2021-09-23 19:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441121891163328512

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Getting ready for a great game of "chicken".

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/09/23/shutdown-congress-budget-debt-ceiling/

#PS1economics

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impress 84
time 2021-09-23 19:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441118309957529615

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Trumpism Triumphs in Texas!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/22/win-white-power-school-board-meeting-grapevine-tex/

Where public schools are for indoctrination, not education,
to better preserve minority rule.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 86
time 2021-09-23 15:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441062805545705486

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Don't expect GOP to dislodge any of its pillars of
minority rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/22/new-gop-philosophy-an-ounce-cure-is-worth-pound-prevention/

Single-issue voters and donors - guns, abortion, anti-vax,
anti-max, oil and gas deregulators - all provide the
reliable votes to keep the GOP ruling donor class in power.

#PS1minority

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impress 93
time 2021-09-23 15:28 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441061829602516999

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GOP loves the idea of wrecking the train and then blaming
Democrats.       It's often worked before!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/22/this-is-what-broken-system-looks-like/

Unlike the Democrats, the GOP finds that a do-nothing
Congress is fine with their donors.

#PS1gop

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impress 89
time 2021-09-23 15:22 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441060420572250128

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Preparing to keep the peace or fight a war?

https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-general-assembly-joe-biden-australia-beijing-europe-3fcbf65b68f005316bc92c34a297fabe

If Xi wants to conquer Taiwan in his lifetime, it might
be war.

#PS1china

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impress 85
time 2021-09-23 15:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441056054180073482

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All of Afghanistan's neighbors have their own varying
agendas for Afghanistan.      None of them coincide with
US interests.

https://apnews.com/article/pakistan-afghanistan-united-nations-taliban-shah-mehmood-qureshi-258c17303271aa440cf60f5a9444e143

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 95
time 2021-09-23 15:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441055047786250242

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Trump wins by stirring up his base and donor$ even if he
always loses in court.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/trump-media-lawsuit-times-mary-trump/2021/09/22/98388a28-1bb9-11ec-a99a-5fea2b2da34b_story.html

Any publicity is better than no publicity.

#PS1trump

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impress 86
time 2021-09-23 14:28 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441046793098129416

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Forever wars keep going on forever.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/biden-wars-afghanistan-iraq-syria/2021/09/22/cc090ff0-1b08-11ec-914a-99d701398e5a_story.html

Congress is incaptable of taking action to change things.

#PS1mideast

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impress 89
time 2021-09-23 14:16 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441043734854995975

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The great dress rehearsal.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/22/this-historical-reference-should-alarm-all-americans/

Trump wasn't bold enough to make the most of the
opportunity.      His would-be successors won't be so
timid, as they plot to sideline him and gain his base,
all while pretending the opposite.

#PS1trump

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impress 83
time 2021-09-23 13:16 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1441028678603796484

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The day the music died.

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-middle-east-music-arts-and-entertainment-afghanistan-a2ac1095df0568387d6cee15eb82a3b5

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 84
time 2021-09-23 02:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440861270823948288

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Get rid of the debt limit!     It's a stupid prop for
stupid politicians.

https://apnews.com/article/debt-limit-explained-8c9cbcd3d0c4a8fe989a0110f5159f7c

While they're at it, enact  a permanent continuing
resolution that sustains government agency funding at the
previous level until Congress enacts to appropriate.

#PS1economics

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time 2021-09-23 02:06 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440860064722538500

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The rebirth of a dollar down and a dollar a week - for
the rest of your life.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/03/your-money/buy-now-pay-later-afterpay-affirm-amazon-square.html

#PS1economics

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impress 86
time 2021-09-23 01:58 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440857997870186496

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Trump lawyer laid out six step plan for Pence to subvert
the constitution.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/20/politics/trump-pence-election-memo/index.html

Fortunately, he didn't do it.

#PS1election

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impress 103
time 2021-09-23 01:49 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440855888961495055

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First steps against ransomware - where they are most
vulnerable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/us/politics/treasury-department-combating-ransomware-cryptocurrency.html

#PS1ransomware

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impress 87
time 2021-09-23 01:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440855417408548866

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China wants to take over the TPP trade deal that Trump
rejected.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/opinion/china-biden-australia-tpp.html

#PS1china

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impress 70
time 2021-09-22 14:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440677527190589446

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So what if it was all a big lie?    The Trump base
doesn't care!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/us/politics/trump-dominion-voting.html

GOP legislators who know better but go along for the ride
are the greatest villains here.

#PS1election

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impress 51
time 2021-09-22 13:46 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440673764824416268

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All the complicated details of beating covid globally -
are not being attended to.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/opinion/sunday/covid-vaccine-world.html

#PS1virus

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impress 48
time 2021-09-22 06:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440571417523724292

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Facebook strikes back against unfavorable news.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/technology/zuckerberg-facebook-project-amplify.html

It's what big organizations due to protect themselves.

#PS1media

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impress 49
time 2021-09-22 06:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440568651506094092

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Hackers got to hack!     OK with Putin.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/21/new-cooperative-hack-ransomware/

#PS1ransomware

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impress 45
time 2021-09-22 06:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440565593464209411

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Is it worthwhile to try to retain Pakistan as an ally?
It seems to be closer to China, since China and India are
at odds.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/21/us-pakistan-quad-biden-isi-afghanistan-taliban-end-reliance/

It always seems to boil down to Kashmir, where neither
India nor Pakistan have behaved honorably.

#PS1mideast

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impress 64
time 2021-09-22 06:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440564510494892037

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Any voter who will put up with Trumpism will put up with
defaulting on the debt.   GOP has realized that there's
no political penalty from their base for default.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/21/debt-limit-republicans-default-mcconnell-cruz/

The question is what the persuadables who decide close
elections will think.

#PS1economics

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impress 48
time 2021-09-22 06:25 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440562836648828928

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A hack worthy of its target.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/21/epik-far-right-hack-anonymous/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 45
time 2021-09-22 06:14 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440560016121942018

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Note that Trump doesn't claim that any of the confidential
information is untrue or not in the public interest
to know.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-courts-lawsuits-business-newspapers-da4689bcce1e58c15fc909377fa3a450

#PS1trump

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impress 51
replies 1
time 2021-09-22 06:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440557210052927495

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It's time that the unwritten rules were written down, since
not everybody knows about or cares about unwritten rules.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/us/politics/trump-democrats.html

#PS1democracy

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impress 49
time 2021-09-21 13:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440312256772796422

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Is there no objective reality?     Only partisan advantage?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/opinion/covid-politics.html

#PS1virus

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impress 57
time 2021-09-21 13:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440310955846496256

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The search for the mythical fountain of bipartisanship.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/opinion/biden-democrats.html

Even if they vote with the GOP 50% of the time, moderate
Democrats will be attacked just for being Democrats.
Midterm results will mostly depend on the economy - so
focus on that.

#PS1election

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impress 64
time 2021-09-21 13:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440308621720522762

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Pseudo-religiosity - a handy tool for dictators everywhere.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/opinion/autocracy-religion-liberalism.html

There are plenty of religiosity leaders who want to get
political power and will collaborate.

#PS1other

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impress 54
time 2021-09-21 00:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440108162464378885

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If you want to live in a natural environment, fire
insurance is going to be naturally expensive.

https://calmatters.org/commentary/2021/09/california-wildfires-ignite-an-insurance-crisis/

California is naturally designed to burn.     Global
warming makes it worse.

#PS1climate

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impress 67
time 2021-09-21 00:13 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440106890545950720

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Public health mandates are an American tradition.   So is
superstition.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/us/politics/vaccine-mandates-history.html

#PS1health

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impress 51
time 2021-09-21 00:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440103945708343296

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Another way to make money selling superstition to the
gullible.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/19/business/trump-election-prophecy-charisma-media.html

Known by the company they keep - Flynn and Stone.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 55
time 2021-09-20 23:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440098813272752130

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Target ransomware individuals, infrastructure, and money.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/opinion/ransomware-biden-russia.html

They haven't gone away.

#PS1ransomware

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impress 56
time 2021-09-20 23:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440096593139548162

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The war on coal was lost long ago.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/opinion/joe-manchin-coal-climate-biden.html

Even if it weren't lost in the Reagan administration, to
automation, it would be lost now, to fracking - a cheaper
cleaner form of energy, although one that has to stop to
make progress on climate change.

#PS1economics

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engage-rate 2%
impress 55
likes 1
time 2021-09-20 23:28 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440095561424597000

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Rented cars lately?    You'll have learned a lot about
supply and demand.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/upshot/car-rental-prices-economy.html

#PS1economics

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impress 52
time 2021-09-20 23:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440094308317626374

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A do-nothing Congress is essential for  a do-nothing
government.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/20/how-josh-hawley-ted-cruz-an-irrational-system-make-us-more-vulnerable-next-911/

If we'd had this Congress in 1941, they'd still be debating
today about what to do about Pearl Harbor.

#PS1gop

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impress 53
time 2021-09-20 23:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440092993424293894

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Trump and Trumpists never lose an election except by fraud!
Trump says so himself, and he wouldn't say it if he didn't
believe it was true!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/20/republicans-new-civic-religion-election-denial/

#PS1democracy

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engage-rate 2%
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likes 1
time 2021-09-20 23:13 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440091848500862978

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Lesson learned - the modern Trumpist Dixiecrat GOP is
only interested in creating crises, for political theatre,
and to get on Fox - not in preventing or resolving crises,
for good government.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/20/once-again-democrats-must-be-grown-ups-keep-republicans-causing-global-catastrophe/

#PS1gop

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engage-rate 2%
impress 48
likes 1
time 2021-09-20 23:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440090639627001858

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It would be news if there were only one corrupt person in
the Trump Organization.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-business-new-york-manhattan-indictments-2c0d60c573d288f1fb7731f5d5e170fb

But several other pending indictments - that's what
you'd expect.     More if Weisselberg is induced to talk.

Trump says cheating on taxes is standard practice.

#PS1trump

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impress 93
time 2021-09-20 22:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440087533803565057

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Afghanistan reverts to form -

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-afghanistan-dubai-united-arab-emirates-taliban-6df3070c89439104fdb1aad0a1400bc6

factions fighting in shifting alliances with no definite
resolution likely.

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 63
time 2021-09-20 19:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440036232898048012

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Nothing lasts forever -

https://apnews.com/article/business-asia-tokyo-hong-kong-shanghai-b52fc25ad8c51f726bd2fb3f75de6fa9

Thanks to a global economy, Chinese real estate speculators
might push the value of your retirement plans down even
if your plans don't invest in Chinese real estate.

#PS1economics

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impress 52
time 2021-09-20 19:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1440034815470755846

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What happens when conservative voters discover that
"conservative leaders" don't have any real principles
except gaining and keeping power?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/20/jennifer-rubin-republican-trump-resistance/

Every conservative voter who doesn't support minority rule
needs to wake up.

#PS1minority

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likes 1
time 2021-09-20 16:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439989321025482756

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Who's going to call whose bluff?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/09/20/white-house-debt-ceiling/

If Democrats are going to act on their own, they might as
well repeal the debt ceiling entirely.

#PS1economics

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impress 64
time 2021-09-20 16:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439987242458517508

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Graham and Lee could see that Giuliani and Trump were full
of baloney, but they managed to get over it easily enough.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/20/peril-woodward-costa-graham-lee-fraud/

Maybe they decided they like baloney after all.

#PS1election

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impress 51
time 2021-09-20 16:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439985584185901056

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There's good money in lies and conspiracies!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2021/09/20/vaccine-lawsuits-thomas-renz-covid/

Very little experience needed!      Just tell the gullible
what they want to hear and count the money coming in.
Let Trump be your model!

#PS1media

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impress 52
time 2021-09-20 16:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439983680944939009

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Other Islamic Arab states have found ways forward to join
the modern world.    What about Saudi Arabia?

https://apnews.com/article/business-religion-united-states-dubai-middle-east-e45792b7a1db1d9dd16a71c147a29f5b

bin Laden's ultimate aim was to rid his own country, Saudi
Arabia, of western influence.     He was more successful
influencing the west.

#PS1mideast

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impress 67
time 2021-09-20 15:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439979549119315972

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Can we avoid war with China?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/opinion/china-us-xi-biden.html

#PS1china

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impress 58
time 2021-09-20 15:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439978324286083081

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Milley had to act because the civilians that should have
- wouldn't.

https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/leonard-pitts-jr/article254285428.html

They were too worried about their future political careers.
So Milley jeopardized his.

#PS1trump

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impress 50
time 2021-09-20 03:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439798733420466178

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Can Manchin find 10 GOP senators to vote for his voting
rights bill?      Does he think it that they will give up
minority rule without a fight?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/18/opinion/sunday/manchin-vote-voting-bill.html

The real question is what he's willing to do about
filibuster when he can't find 10.

#PS1democracy

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impress 53
time 2021-09-20 01:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439765435801485312

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When should the cops be able to impound your car?  And how
long can they keep it - at $50/day?

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/16/chp-sidesteps-feds-to-continue-30-day-tows/

#PS1justice

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impress 53
time 2021-09-20 00:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439749474008514560

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Trying to do something about foreign tax havens

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/14/us/house-bill-global-tax.html

But what if the tax havens won't cooperate?    No problem
- just make American foreign corporate tax law more
complicated so there are MORE opportunities rather than
less.

#PS1tax

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impress 51
time 2021-09-20 00:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439743798494384128

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How to get to a million dollar salary as a corporate tax
accountant - spend a couple of years at Treasury.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/19/business/accounting-firms-tax-loopholes-government.html

Is such a revolving door open to you?

It's consistent with letting polluters run the EPA.

#PS1tax

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impress 26
time 2021-09-19 23:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439739384589283329

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"this virus is not just attacking Republicans in red
states"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/19/tate-reeves-mississippi-covid-deaths/

But the virus is winning attacking unvaccinated unmasked
Republicans in red states.

#PS1virus

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impress 26
time 2021-09-19 23:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439735150489726980

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GOP touts family values and work ethic but acts as if
poor people deserve to be even poorer.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/19/childcare-workers-quit/

For to every one who has will more be given, and he will
have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he
has will be taken away.

#PS1economics

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impress 21
likes 1
time 2021-09-19 21:21 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439701085329920000

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Bipartisan redistricting is scarce with elected officials.
Better if automatic -

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/democracy.html#redistricting

Are citizen redistricting commissions an idea whose time
has come and gone?

https://apnews.com/article/elections-ohio-virginia-redistricting-voting-districts-b27ebd5a7dd99ad613ac896ed16ffcde

Gerrymandering is a pillar of minority rule.

#PS1democracy

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impress 30
time 2021-09-19 21:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439698586208374785

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Another weak government supported by the US at great cost
and losing ground to insurgents.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/18/somalia-political-crisis-shabab/

#PS1mideast

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impress 18
time 2021-09-19 21:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439696252384382977

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What if they gave an insurrection and nobody came?

https://apnews.com/article/prisons-violence-capitol-siege-law-enforcement-agencies-us-national-guard-4dd5188eeb846965b88073f549982974

Obviously Matt Braynard is a poor substitute for the real
Donald Trump, and the would-be Trump successors decided
discretion was the better part of valor.   What if it were
an FBI trap?

#PS1insurrection

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time 2021-09-19 19:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439666222920916994

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Would somebody please tell the California GOP that they
have lost the suburbs?

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/17/look-at-how-dramatically-california-changed-and-where-in-the-18-years-since-the-last-recall/

When Orange County went blue, the end was nigh.    Trump
might be a feature in Wyoming and Alabama, but he's a
bug here.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1501168710227643

#PS1capolitics

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impress 34
time 2021-09-19 18:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439663990062211073

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Co-opting the revolution - for reality TV?

https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/leonard-pitts-jr/article254237238.html

This will certainly have the minority rulers shaking in
their boots - from laughing all the way to the bank.

#PS1media

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impress 24
time 2021-09-19 15:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439617031511240706

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Fudging the numbers to get more money out of China?

https://apnews.com/article/business-china-world-bank-f8d10d4b1b93dc84329aec87f9ff2a56

#PS1trade

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engage-rate 4%
impress 28
time 2021-09-19 15:09 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439607544524115974

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Maybe it wasn't the pandemic unemployment boost after all.

https://www.reuters.com/business/amid-covid-surge-states-that-cut-benefits-still-see-no-hiring-boost-2021-09-17/

How about trying higher wages, a safe (vaxxed and masked)
working environment, and free child care?  Disinterest in
employment correlates with surging covid and with GOP
leadership!

#PS1economics

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impress 24
time 2021-09-19 15:06 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439606800739753987

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Don't you wish you could do this with YOUR IRA?

https://www.propublica.org/article/lord-of-the-roths-how-tech-mogul-peter-thiel-turned-a-retirement-account-for-the-middle-class-into-a-5-billion-dollar-tax-free-piggy-bank

#PS1tax

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impress 24
time 2021-09-19 14:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439593201879302144

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Neither GOP nor Democrats want to publicize their mistakes
about Afghanistan.        An independent commission will
be required to obtain a credible analysis.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/afghanistan-general-austin-miller-testimony/2021/09/17/cb14c90e-1711-11ec-a5e5-ceecb895922f_story.html

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1500775853600262

#PS1afghanistan

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impress 29
time 2021-09-19 05:43 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439465140106055682

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It's doesn't bother McConnell to be called a hypocrite.
His donors love him just the way he is.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/mcconnell-debt-limit-default/2021/09/17/01fe4caa-1704-11ec-9589-31ac3173c2e5_story.html

#PS1gop

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impress 45
time 2021-09-18 13:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439225144078000140

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Steps to put a crimp in the ransomware hose.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/17/biden-sanctions-ransomware-crypto/

#PS1ransomware

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impress 51
time 2021-09-18 05:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439095726668009474

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Insurrectionists whine about harsh treatment.     In
reality they are getting off lightly compared to most
Federal defendants.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/j6-rally-capitol-riot-defendants/2021/09/17/b433ecb6-1657-11ec-a5e5-ceecb895922f_story.html

#PS1insurrection

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impress 36
time 2021-09-18 05:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439094951615160320

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Vindman on what Milley should have done.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/alexander-vindman-general-milley-resign/2021/09/17/79fe52d8-17b1-11ec-a5e5-ceecb895922f_story.html

#PS1other

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engage-rate 4%
impress 50
likes 1
time 2021-09-18 03:14 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439065319562117120

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What do you know about the Redeemers?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redeemers

Fortunately, you don't need to study history, because they
are still with us -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/17/insurrectionists-their-defenders-are-an-old-american-story/

#PS1minority

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impress 41
time 2021-09-18 03:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439064393145196545

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Some men would rather vote against authority even if it's
against their own objective interests.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/opinion/democrats-black-latino-men.html

Rejecting the authority of teachers, pastors, wives, ...
It affects a certain percentage of men of all races.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1500014810343033

#PS1election

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impress 44
time 2021-09-18 02:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1439055260853493767

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Not much came out of the Russia investigation.     But even
less out of the investigation into the investigation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/17/after-two-years-this-is-best-trumps-chosen-investigator-can-do/

#PS1russian

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impress 95
time 2021-09-17 22:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438995927411298306

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The insurrection "was the biggest voter disenfranchisement
effort in recent American history"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/17/tim-kaine-jan-6-attack-protect-voting-rights/

But will the Senate Act?      50 GOP senators say no,
even to bipartisan compromise.  2 Democratic senators hold
the keys.

#PS1democracy

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impress 91
time 2021-09-17 22:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438994842030264321

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Regional federalism is looking better and better.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-regional.html

Thank GOP for that!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/16/crisis-will-get-worse-before-it-gets-better-are-democrats-prepared/

#PS1gop

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impress 80
time 2021-09-17 22:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438993606627368962

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That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-joe-biden-california-recall-music-arts-and-entertainment-67dde2240ff5a3095e142608a7ef4709

#PS1media

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impress 78
time 2021-09-17 21:51 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438983855260635138

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It wasn't just day traders that lost money on Roaring
Kitty.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/16/business/roaring-kitty-gamestop-massmutual-settlement.html

#PS1economics

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engage 2
engage-rate 2%
expands 1
impress 83
time 2021-09-17 21:34 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438979822227574786

==========


Who pays for the internet, and how?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/16/technology/digital-privacy.html

So what business model is going to work now without causing
privacy and security and anti-trust issues?

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1499895963688251

#PS1media

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impress 80
time 2021-09-17 21:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438979066237882370

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Stolen election?  It's not a statement of fact.     It's a
statement of belief.  After all, Trump always tells
the truth about what he feels and what he believes.
What else matters?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/17/opinion/trump-voter-fraud-claims.html

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1499812140363300

#PS1other

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impress 85
time 2021-09-17 19:13 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438944193519312898

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Does a tweet constitute republication?  It does if
you're Devin Nunes and three reactionary Republican
judges faithfully carrying out their duty to protect
minority rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/17/scary-court-victory-devin-nunes/

#PS1journalism

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impress 90
time 2021-09-17 17:25 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438917101532499968

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There is a Great Replacement going on!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/17/dan-patrick-great-replacement-theory/

It's the Great Replacement of representative democracy
with unapologetic upfront feudal minority rule - by the
rich and powerful, for the rich and powerful.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1499772860367228

#PS1minority

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impress 73
time 2021-09-17 17:20 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438915742804496390

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Is Biden too Trumpy?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/16/is-biden-normalizing-trumps-foreign-policy/

Of is it just that Biden's focused on his domestic agenda
and can't afford any more hot issues just now.  What will
he say about climate?

#PS1foreign

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impress 69
time 2021-09-17 17:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438911365477920770

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GOP is counting on Democrats to be financially responsible.
But GOP will blame Democrats no matter what happens.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-mitch-mcconnell-medicaid-0e9ebf342d80eed4643b732ce1a4f0e2

Presumably the major GOP donors will tell their senators
when to stop playing games that threaten their economic
power.

#PS1economics

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impress 78
time 2021-09-17 16:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438909917570560006

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Act Two of Insurrection or FBI Trap?       Either way,
lots of aimless low-information individuals might show up
and improvise.      Whose hints should they take?

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-elections-prisons-capitol-siege-12b13804484d90c3ea780cf39635b9ef

#PS1insurrection

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impress 76
time 2021-09-17 16:51 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438908379397640196

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A true Trumpist - other people's money, other people's
time in jail.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/rhodes-oath-keepers-capitol-riot/2021/09/16/a6a872c0-10b6-11ec-a511-cb913c7e5ba0_story.html

#PS1insurrection

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impress 85
time 2021-09-17 16:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438906070789812237

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Ordering the Secret Service to pay you for your room and
board and theirs!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-secret-service-children-cost-mnuchin/2021/09/16/b9aa6348-156a-11ec-a5e5-ceecb895922f_story.html

It's great to be rich and have other people pay your way!

#PS1trump

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impress 88
time 2021-09-17 16:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438903475669114884

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How to build monopolies without interference.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-15/tech-giants-used-loopholes-to-duck-merger-reviews-ftc-says

#PS1economics

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impress 84
time 2021-09-17 14:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438875668398305290

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Idaho legislature wants to reconvene to protect their right
to infect people?        Better act fast before they infect
themselves!   No hospital beds left for them in Idaho.

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-laws-legislature-brad-little-e095a39ae527602524b73635818fc6f6

#PS1virus

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engage 1
engage-rate 1%
impress 88
time 2021-09-17 13:42 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438860811238133762

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Golden Calf entrepreneur plans a fund-raiser on Saturday.
If attendees get a little rowdy, so much the better.
The usual GOP suspects in Congress are keeping a safe
distance.   Capitol Police are taking no chances.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-elections-campaigns-capitol-siege-51f4727ad3e1f16dbab612e310e91bb8

#PS1insurrection

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https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438859760267264008

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Want good schools in Silicon Valley?     Better pay
teachers like technologists.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/13/bay-area-housing-prices-fall-hard-on-school-teachers/

Or tell teachers they must marry a prosperous technologist
if they ever want to own a home.

#PS1economics

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time 2021-09-17 05:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438733410139205634

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Big organizations seem to have difficulties correcting
problems that make them look bad - until the press notices.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/technology/google-temporary-workers-labor-laws-pay.html

That's why we have a free press - and whistleblower laws.

#PS1economics

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time 2021-09-17 05:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438731565006143493

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What happens when you let private contractors fight wars?

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-middle-east-business-afghanistan-taliban-3f66d407542879a95b26608eee08a07e

#PS1mideast

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time 2021-09-17 05:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438729692853403651

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What's the problem with gun control?       The same as
the problem with taxing the rich.       Unlimited dark
campaign money maintains the status quo for minority rule.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/opinion/gun-control-safety-laws.html

#PS1firearms

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time 2021-09-17 03:55 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438713209821691907

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Considered point by point, voters support Biden's plans.
But GOP donors do not since they know they will have to
pay for them.     So its prospects are doubtful.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/16/opinion/biden-manchin-infrastructure-trillions.html

Senators can't say they're opposed for fear of losing
campaign funding.

#PS1politics

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impress 86
time 2021-09-17 03:51 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438712253507719169

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How Putin holds power - with some improvements in standard
of living and fear of change.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/16/world/europe/russia-election-vote-putin.html

After all, the next guy could be worse!

#PS1foreign

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time 2021-09-17 03:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438710782913507329

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GOP will never vote for national default - unless the
Democrats MAKE them.       Then, of course, GOP will vote
for default.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/15/mitch-mcconnells-debt-limit-game-playing-is-lunacy-we-should-say-so/

GOP COULD offer a clean debt ceiling bill to avoid default.
But they won't do that either.

#PS1economics

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time 2021-09-17 03:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438706949567049729

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How Idaho deals with overflowing hospitals and triage -
choosing an anti-vaxxer to defend your right to make other
people sick.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/09/16/idaho-covid-gop-ryan-cole/

#PS1virus

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impress 88
time 2021-09-17 03:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438705845328510980

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How Trump and Trumpism have boosted voter turnout.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/15/this-is-golden-age-high-voter-turnout/

McConnell would rather they hadn't.

#PS1election

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time 2021-09-17 03:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438699579281526786

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Can the Democrats keep running AGAINST Trump, Trumpism,
and anti-vax and anti-mask?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-recall-strategy/2021/09/15/22115ef4-1634-11ec-a5e5-ceecb895922f_story.html

GOP will continue to run FOR Trump, Trumpism, anti-vax
and anti-mask.

#PS1election

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time 2021-09-17 02:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438698532320407553

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Capitalism at work - profits come first and last.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/16/facebook-files-internal-research-harms/

#PS1media

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time 2021-09-17 02:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438696892947337227

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If you're proud of your reputation as a dirty trickster -
and have a tattoo of Nixon - your past might catch up with
you at odd times.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/09/16/roger-stone-capitol-riot-lawsuit/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 85
time 2021-09-17 02:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438695644290433028

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Tax the rich?

Even the Democrats are having second thoughts.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/16/despite-aocs-infamous-dress-democrats-are-getting-cold-feet-actually-taxing-rich/

Wanna bet it's not about economic effects, but campaign
contributions? Lots of Democratic legislators depend on
wealthy donors. But even Democratic donors expect return
on investment.

#PS1tax

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time 2021-09-17 02:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438694053936173059

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Tax the rich???

Call out the militia!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/09/16/trump-biden-budget-plan/

Billionaires need tax relief, not tax increases!

#PS1tax

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time 2021-09-17 02:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438692147008446465

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Is there a way to help the Afghan people without helping
the Taliban?   No.  Is there a way to punish the Taliban
without punishing the Afghan people?    No.

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-afghanistan-coronavirus-pandemic-middle-east-2af7c7c8c2022c7a7cdf17b0697e5784

It's a familiar quandary with authoritarian governments
of distressed nations.

#PS1mideast

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time 2021-09-17 02:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438690165271064577

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Biden succumbs to temptation.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-business-ap-fact-check-economy-a6e9ac519af373be3877cd0c90e278fe

#PS1biden

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impress 86
time 2021-09-17 02:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438688734736572423

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No good deed goes unpunished in the Trumpist Dixiecrat
Republican Party!

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-elections-ohio-impeachments-trump-impeachment-a67b287348d8e4dae2546f5789b07ba6

If you're not a Trumpist and not a Democrat, there's no
place left to stand.

#PS1gop

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impress 82
time 2021-09-17 02:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438687931699380224

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GOP funds another fake election investigation.

https://apnews.com/article/elections-wisconsin-voting-presidential-elections-election-2020-a30b152f4c7c548b11af00dcb116e3ee

They know they won't find anything, but the purpose is to
sow doubt about future elections, so the GOP legislature
can intervene to decide them, all to protect minority rule.

#PS1democracy

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time 2021-09-16 16:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438533781716037636

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The Taliban is good at fighting - but what about governing?
They succeeded in smashing a puppet government of foreign
powers - but how can they govern without financial help
from new foreign powers?

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-afghanistan-kabul-taliban-abdul-ghani-baradar-56455c9c2e145c3e5bf57d697d968834

#PS1mideast

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impress 40
time 2021-09-16 14:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438504940306010126

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No room for conservatives in the Trumpist Dixiecrat
Republican Party.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/opinion/trump-republicans-coup.html

It's not ideology, it's power.

"there isn’t really any middle ground on overthrowing
the government"

You're either in or out.

#PS1insurrection

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time 2021-09-16 03:54 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438350526203056132

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Lee wasn't the worst.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/09/10/robert-e-lee-slavery/

But he hardly merits any statues.

#PS1other

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time 2021-09-16 03:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438348281289924613

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Voters support increasing taxes on rich and corporations.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-tax-reform-economy-2b5295280d2ee72f6b3b722cebc41c84

But campaign donors do not.     End of story.

"a package of this size collapses under its own weight"
meaning weight of lobbyists for donors.

#PS1tax

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impress 33
time 2021-09-16 03:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438346966832799749

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So maybe Pence wasn't really all that concerned about
protecting constitutional government - he just lacked the
imagination to figure out a method for a coup.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/14/woodward-costa-pence-jan-6-committee/

He still thinks he's presidential material.   But what
did he know and when?

#PS1insurrection

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impress 32
time 2021-09-16 03:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438345114707894277

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How minority rule works -

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-09-15/peter-thiel-gamed-silicon-valley-tech-trump-taxes-and-politics

It's all about getting the money and keeping the money,
except for investments in helpful politicians.

#PS1minority

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Trump has helped fade bad memories of W.     But we
shouldn't forget what he did - his was the high-CARB diet:
Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, Bush.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/14/opinion/george-w-bush-911-speech.html

#PS1other

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impress 33
time 2021-09-16 02:55 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438335592928989184

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Who's desperate for power in California?

Democrats?

https://calmatters.org/commentary/2021/09/california-recall-system-change-reform-newsom/

Democrats already have power in California. They'll
certainly keep it as long as Trump runs GOP.

GOP?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/15/californias-recall-election-confirmed-everything-that-is-wrong-with-todays-republican-party/

Taxpayers spent $300 million on a GOP publicity stunt.

#PS1capolitics

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time 2021-09-16 02:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438332055889141761

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The main election fraud is the constant claim that there
is a lot of election fraud.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/15/california-recall-trump-lying-fraud/

It's nice that Elder asked his supporters to be gracious
losers, but Trumpism is about ungracious winning and
ungracious losing.

#PS1election

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impress 32
time 2021-09-16 00:19 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438296390686236672

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Of course the modern Trumpist Dixiecrat Republican Party
is a personality cult.     That's what the major donors
decided they really wanted as the best defense strategy
for minority rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/post-trump-republican-party-dan-crenshaw/2021/09/13/cca47a78-14c6-11ec-b976-f4a43b740aeb_story.html

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1498496327161548

#PS1gop

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impress 47
time 2021-09-15 21:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438258418893000707

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So what have all these GOP politicians go to say about
Trump's sharing secrets with Putin?

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-top-general-secretly-called-china-twice-trump-term-ended-report-2021-09-14/

#PS1trump

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https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438157554983391236

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Nobody knew what Trump might do.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-top-general-secretly-called-china-twice-trump-term-ended-report-2021-09-14/

It might be that deferring the impeachment trial until
after Biden's inauguration was a good move on McConnell's
part to keep Trump on good behavior.    Made it easier to
vote against impeachment too.

#PS1trump

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No GOP senator is not going to vote for weakening minority
rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/15/democrats-need-take-no-gop-answer-democracy/

Manchin needs to decide whether he's with them or against
them.

#PS1democracy

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impress 49
time 2021-09-15 14:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438148783619993600

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Who cares if it's true?    You can't defend minority rule
by telling the truth.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/14/risch-blinken-hearing-questions-republican-lie/

#PS1minority

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impress 46
time 2021-09-15 14:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438147952745213954

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The modern McConnell Supreme Court and Federal judiciary
understands that it came from the Federalist Society with
the charter to defend minority rule.    Any which way
they can.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/14/amy-coney-barrett-is-wrong-hackery-isnt-political-its-judicial/

#PS1justice

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impress 39
time 2021-09-15 14:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438147196348551170

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A golden issue for Trumpists - criticize Biden for carrying
out Trump's withdrawal, for abandoning American allies in
Afghanistan, for allowing Afghan allies into America.

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-afghanistan-immigration-taliban-ac6dbd381ff5e6e64f921e1e64f53444

And a character test for the few remaining GOP who aren't
Trumpists.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 57
time 2021-09-15 13:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438137501659529218

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As usual, GOP claims any election they lose is fraudulent.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/15/trump-elder-california-recall-fraud-newsom/

Thus they attack faith in democratic processes and build
support for deciding elections by GOP legislators rather
than voters.

#PS1capolitics

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impress 50
time 2021-09-15 13:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438134018118066183

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Once again, California GOP shows why they are #3 behind
"No Party Preference."

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/14/california-recall-candidates-make-final-election-day-push-in-hours-before-polls-close/

#PS1capolitics

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impress 54
time 2021-09-15 13:24 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1438131608461066252

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The Supreme Court is what it was made to be by the Senate
and the Federalist Society - a partisan reactionary body
in support of minority rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/10/breyers-airbrushed-portrayal-judicial-process/

#PS1justice

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time 2021-09-11 04:24 +0000
urlclicks 1
userclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436546140590149634

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"war is interested in you"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/10/20-years-later-americans-kid-themselves-if-they-think-war-born-911-is-over/

#PS1mideast

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impress 41
time 2021-09-11 04:20 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436545100792750081

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Trump is remarkably ignorant about the reality of the
Civil War - knowledgeable only about the myth.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/10/robert-e-lee-statue-richmond-trump-history/

The South had no chance in a war of attrition as an
agrarian economy dependent on foreign trade.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1495330284144819

#PS1other

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impress 42
time 2021-09-11 04:16 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436544254965284865

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One of the oddest stories of an odd year.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/10/pentagon-internet-protocol-addresses-trump/

Is there a good explanation waiting to be made public?

#PS1technology

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impress 48
time 2021-09-11 04:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436540860435361799

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More Not Real News

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/08/false-meme-nobel-laureate-did-not-say-ivermectin-cures-covid-19/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/09/larry-elders-false-misleading-claims-california-recall-race/

#PS1media

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impress 37
time 2021-09-10 18:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436396507616329736

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bin Laden was better at predicting the future, and making
it happen, than any US president, secretary of state,
or secretary of defense.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/10/i-met-osama-bin-laden-three-times-im-sorry-say-his-story-isnt-over/

But bin Laden had plenty of unaware American helpers.

#PS1mideast

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impress 56
time 2021-09-10 17:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436375907925585921

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GOP will no longer accept election losses.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/10/dangerous-trend-among-gop-candidates-shows-trump-threat-is-here-stay/

If they lose, the election was stolen and they should
win anyway.      Putin, Xi, and Kim never lose elections.

#PS1democracy

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impress 55
time 2021-09-10 16:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436373895347523584

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Are Al-Qaeda and Islamic State going to fight it out
in Europe?

https://apnews.com/article/europe-united-states-western-europe-madrid-terrorism-5756d66287def630882b123bdaf86123

#PS1mideast

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impress 44
time 2021-09-10 16:54 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436372533326991368

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The internet might be going down - but nobody can say when
or for how long.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/10/growing-risk-of-once-in-a-century-solar-superstorm-that-could-knock-out-internet-study-says/

#PS1technology

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impress 41
time 2021-09-10 15:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436351095299739648

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the most important thing we lost was ourselves

https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/leonard-pitts-jr/article254058668.html

#PS1other

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time 2021-09-10 14:32 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436336819394646018

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GOP favors a balanced budget - balanced on the backs of
the poor, not on the backs of GOP major donors!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/business/irs-tax-avoidance.html

GOP senators know who paid for their campaigns and what
they expect in return for the investment.   No GOP votes
for IRS enforcement.

#PS1tax

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impress 37
time 2021-09-10 14:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436335207498481666

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"Nothing is more important in a time of war than cutting
taxes"

That's all you need to know about the Trumpist Dixiecrat
Republican Party.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/opinion/foreign-terrorists-domestic-extremists.html

#PS1gop

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impress 55
time 2021-09-10 04:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436185203781738498

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Another view of bin Laden's victory.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/opinion/the-ways-bin-laden-won.html

It didn't come about the way he expected, but it came
about greater than he expected.

#PS1mideast

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time 2021-09-10 04:27 +0000
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https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436184543195590660

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More good ideas that Republicans supported until they
became Trumpists.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/09/schiff-trump-executive-branch-reform/

#PS1democracy

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impress 49
time 2021-09-10 04:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436183420397187109

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Why do some Democratic senators feel compelled to join the
GOP's war on government?        Fear of the gun lobby is
one reason.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/09/with-democratic-help-republicans-notch-victory-their-war-government/

#PS1firearms

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impress 52
time 2021-09-10 04:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436182028102168615

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Covid might be Biden's best issue - GOP incompetence and
demagoguery is delaying the economic recovery.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/09/dccc-memo-republicans-exploit-covid/

Biden's speech today might be the first salvo.     GOP
leaders predictably vowed to fight back for your right to
infect others.

#PS1virus

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impress 53
time 2021-09-10 04:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436180341924851734

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The democratization of technology -

https://www.liberty-and-justice.net/

has multiplied the threat from foreign and domestic
enemies.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/09/christopher-wray-fbi-director-911-lessons-combat-threats/

#PS1technology

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impress 55
time 2021-09-10 04:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436178311260958721

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Made-up facts, made-up statistics - but that's plenty good
enough for Trumpists!

https://apnews.com/article/elections-media-arizona-ap-fact-check-phoenix-96f95a57cd361006d3398b0902a3e0d8

#PS1election

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impress 51
time 2021-09-10 03:55 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436176356354584582

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Thanks to the democratization of technology,

https://www.liberty-and-justice.net/

every little faction will be able to conduct remote war,
and won't be worried about civilian casualties - and most
likely will be hoping for as many as possible.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/09/biden-is-embracing-redefinition-war-not-an-alternative-war/

#PS1technology

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impress 36
time 2021-09-09 19:16 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436045965367005191

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"Elite impunity, a feature not only of the war on terror
but American history, trumped commitments to democratic
preservation"

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/opinion/how-sept-11-gave-us-jan-6.html

Nothing much changed since the days of Aaron Burr.

#PS1insurrection

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time 2021-09-09 17:14 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436015046920839179

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You'd think a self-described billionaire wouldn't need to
ask for money.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/opinion/trump-campaign-emails.html

Perhaps he anticipates some major legal bills and
unfavorable tax audits.      In any case, Other People's
Money is a prime tenet of Trumpism.

#PS1trump

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impress 40
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time 2021-09-09 17:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436013808221233191

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The Taliban is not a monolithic bloc.     We can expect
plenty of cognitive dissonance -

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-afghanistan-qatar-kabul-taliban-171fa64b4ed5514b44834257b4d5d457

https://apnews.com/article/business-afghanistan-taliban-803457fb69e6092967f5e9538cef53b0

as different factions exercise control in different times
and places.

#PS1mideast

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impress 38
time 2021-09-09 16:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436010717115654179

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More on the toxic fallout of 9/11 -

https://apnews.com/article/911-conspiracy-qanon-7d288d0678f5cc7425412931b0212009

bin Laden's greatest victory.     He couldn't defeat
America himself but he could get it to defeat itself.

#PS1media

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likes 1
time 2021-09-09 16:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1436008490552549376

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Nobody wants homeless people in their backyard.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/08/apple-homeless-camp-neighbors-push-back-against-new-rv-park/

Take a look at the trash in most homeless camps, and you'll
see why.

#PS1capolitics

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impress 42
time 2021-09-09 01:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435784087986323459

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Fair enough.

In Texas, GOP candidates warn that a vote for Democrats
would turn Texas into California.

Kamala Harris returns the favor -

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/08/recall-election-vice-president-kamala-harris-campaigns-for-newsom-in-east-bay/

Every Californian who would prefer to live under Greg
Abbott left long ago.

#PS1capolitics

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impress 53
time 2021-09-09 01:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435783345602916353

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Is vaccine hesitancy killing the economic recovery?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/opinion/covid-relief-economy.html

If so, GOP leaders are overjoyed; their one consistent
goal has been to deny Biden any victory.      Thus mass
hysteria serves minority rule.

#PS1recovery

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impress 43
time 2021-09-09 01:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435782050645118981

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There are about six political parties hidden within
America's but they can be liberated without a
constitutional amendment.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/09/08/opinion/republicans-democrats-parties.html

politicalscrapbooknet comes out in "American Labor Party."

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1493833310961183

#PS1democracy

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impress 46
time 2021-09-09 01:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435777598055858181

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Is Biden suddenly unpopular because of his actions or
inactions

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/opinion/biden-failed-afghanistan.html

or because we have a distorted historical view of how
American politics works based on the 1950's?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/04/opinion/biden-job-approval-rating.html

#PS1politics

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impress 37
time 2021-09-09 00:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435763769393614848

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Like Biden, the "victorious" Taliban is having a tough
autumn.   They only know one way to deal with problems
and criticism - a beating first and then murder.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/world/asia/taliban-protests-pakistan.html

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1493804647630716

#PS1mideast

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impress 45
time 2021-09-09 00:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435759602482565120

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Unfounded optimism?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/08/right-has-lost-debate-over-confederacy/

Some of the statues are coming down.      But the forces
that put them up in the first place are stronger than ever.
Minority rule demands a mythology to mobilize the masses
against themselves.

#PS1minority

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impress 33
time 2021-09-09 00:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435755288221474816

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Osama bin Laden's great 9/11 victory!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/interactive/2021/911-conspiracy-theories/

He stressed vulnerable Americans so much that the country
is now divided into parties based on fact vs fantasy.
This is exactly the future bin Laden wanted to create.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1493794954298352

#PS1minority

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impress 30
time 2021-09-08 23:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435753089097605121

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Positive steps to defend competent non-partisan election
officials.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/07/bauer-ginsberg-election-official-legal-defense-network/

But competent and non-partisan work against minority rule,
so they have a hard row to hoe.

#PS1democracy

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impress 27
time 2021-09-08 23:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435744126834655235

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Larry Elder is the Democrats' preferred opponent. You
don't have to caricature his views.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/larry-elder-california-recall/2021/09/07/42ea677c-0cdb-11ec-aea1-42a8138f132a_story.html

Faulconer is the only GOP candidate with any political
leadership credentials.      But no support - competence
is suspect in the Trumpist GOP.

#PS1capolitics

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replies 1
time 2021-09-08 23:14 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435743358878507010

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Trump's job #1 - revenge!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-cheney-hageman-primary/2021/09/08/8723142e-069c-11ec-8c3f-3526f81b233b_story.html

The country can go to hell in a handbasket as long as his
enemies go down with it!

But Cheney is mistaken in thinking that there is a GOP
somewhere other than the Dixiecrat Trumpist cult of
personality GOP.

#PS1trump

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time 2021-09-08 23:02 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435740475336495109

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Too many moving pieces?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/09/08/democrats-september-debt-ceiling-reconciliation/

Too many divergent opinions?     It will be a miracle if
the Democrats can agree on something to pass in the House.

#PS1politics

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impress 28
time 2021-09-08 22:58 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435739271504154627

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French medical professionals say state does nothing about
terrorist threats.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-science-health-paris-coronavirus-pandemic-f8f6aafa3d066466b4cbda038fb1bd6a

#PS1virus

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impress 30
time 2021-09-08 22:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435735799987798020

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Fake students, fake financial aid - there's an app
for that!

https://calmatters.org/education/higher-education/college-beat-higher-education/2021/09/california-community-colleges-financial-aid-scam/

#PS1technology

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impress 31
time 2021-09-08 14:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435613203199762439

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Another chance for another riot!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/09/02/justice-j6-rally-capitol-riot/

They say it will be peaceful.      Just like they say Jan
6 insurrectionists were mostly peaceful.

The police aren't taking any chances.      They should
put the fence back up.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 29
time 2021-09-08 06:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435491145333678088

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Kevin McCarthy as OJ Simpson!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/07/kevin-mccarthy-jan-6-investigation-culprits-interview/

He's out to find the Democrats responsible for Jan 6 no
matter how long it takes, no matter that he hasn't even
started looking!

#PS1insurrection

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impress 32
time 2021-09-08 06:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435489848618459140

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The rise and fall and resurrection of Politico.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/07/politico-rise-shifted-political-journalism-off-course/

How the urgent and unimportant drive out the non-urgent
but important in our lives.

#PS1journalism

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impress 42
time 2021-09-08 06:22 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435488776688525314

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It's the price they pay for your freedom!

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-public-health-coronavirus-pandemic-idaho-db21f9a14254996144e78aafb1518259

Anybody who gets covid due to your freedom should be happy
to be a martyr for your cause!

Just hope it's nobody you like.     And if YOU get covid,
you'll be proud to be a martyr, right?

#PS1virus

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impress 30
time 2021-09-08 06:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435486212869869571

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Texas GOP vows to defend minority rule

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-minority.html

by declaring war on democracy!

https://apnews.com/article/ap-top-news-health-texas-coronavirus-pandemic-race-and-ethnicity-5172cd92d50e2ed37c9acf9016ebe640

And of course, Greg Abbott dreams of taking it nationally!

#PS1minority

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impress 25
time 2021-09-08 06:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435484347499380747

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How well did it work last time?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_revolution_theory

No matter, it's what you get with cult of personality!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Revolution

Continuous cultural revolution again!

https://apnews.com/article/technology-lifestyle-asia-beijing-xi-jinping-1a03a0ad19397face74b2e2dd2130d33

#PS1china

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impress 26
time 2021-09-08 06:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435483589236310017

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GOP pretends concern about illegitimate votes, but  their
real concern is legitimate votes.       The more legitimate
votes allowed, the harder it is to maintain minority rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/voting-rights-national-divide/2021/09/05/24165092-0b4e-11ec-9781-07796ffb56fe_story.html

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1492784777732703

#PS1democracy

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impress 46
time 2021-09-07 13:44 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435237623694381056

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Americans are concerned about government surveillance -

https://apnews.com/article/technology-afghanistan-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-government-surveillance-d365f3a818bb9d096e8e3b5713f9f856

For if you build it, they will come - and hack it.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-taliban-c007f85fb1b573c43a4391b947a5dcd4

#PS1technology

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impress 37
time 2021-09-07 13:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435233205263618050

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Union-busting is a fundamental goal of minority rule.
Workers fight back -

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/05/opinion/labor-day-union.html

Profound labor shortages throughout the post-covid economy
are returning some power to the workers.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1492392801105234

#PS1economics

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impress 58
time 2021-09-06 23:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435022303696351233

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Think you're safer from the crazies because you don't live
in the South?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/opinion/south-republicans-vaccines-climate-change.html

Don't count on it.    The crazies are everywhere,
determined to uphold minority rule by any means possible.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/opinion/coronavirus-masks-school-board-meetings.html

#PS1minority

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impress 46
time 2021-09-06 23:13 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435018262773784578

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Kevin McCarthy - a "consummate adapter."    In record
time, he has adapted completely to Trumpism, encompassing
violent insurrectionists in a major political party,
hoping to lead it soon.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/02/kevin-mccarthy-embraces-trumpism-republican-demagogue/

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1492382454439602

#PS1gop

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impress 37
time 2021-09-06 22:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435014830797123585

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How Osama bin Laden remade America the way he wanted it!

"Instead of remaining United States, it shall end up
separated states"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/interactive/2021/911-books-american-values/

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1492372967773884

#PS1insurrection

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impress 46
time 2021-09-06 22:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1435009546670383105

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Texas gun culture - it's not what the Texas people want.
But it's what the GOP voter base wants, and the GOP major
donors are happy to go along to keep the single-issue gun
constituency in the GOP voter base to support minority
rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/03/texas-gun-culture-women/

#PS1firearms

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impress 30
time 2021-09-05 12:46 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1434498146877337602

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How would it be reported today?

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-arts-and-entertainment-7ad26dae42c4eaf9588b019dc51de0e3

Not as well.

#PS1media

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impress 26
time 2021-09-05 12:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1434493812110286853

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Americans were unwilling to "go anywhere and pay any
price," in the words of JF Kennedy.

The Taliban were.     So they won by waiting and wearing
US out.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-taliban-diplomacy-obama-trump-biden/2021/09/04/b11b6fca-0ce5-11ec-aea1-42a8138f132a_story.html

#PS1mideast

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impress 34
time 2021-09-05 06:58 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1434410582623457284

==========


A roblem of user interface design - how to warn users
without giving them a way to respond?

https://apnews.com/article/technology-environment-and-nature-floods-12d4138915cabd7a08adcb682aced7ce

In this case, for most people it meant don't walk or drive
through deep or moving water, but for some it meant get
to higher ground immediately.

#PS1technology

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impress 34
time 2021-09-05 06:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1434406323358081024

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Breaking new ground in DC!

https://apnews.com/article/biden-cabinet-election-2020-f98d8490d71e02f53200ca8ce6adc0fd

#PS1other

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impress 26
time 2021-09-05 06:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1434404421601955845

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How should redistricting be done?

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/democracy.html#redistricting

Democrats mostly try to play fair at redistricting.
GOP response?     Double down on gerrymandering - they
know they lose a fair fight.

https://apnews.com/article/redistricting-579984fa53d997956749eb3d3820276b

#PS1democracy

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impress 35
time 2021-09-05 06:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1434402509448089600

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If your tenants can't pay you - find a way to get your
donors to pay you.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-tower-pac-rent-campaign-finance/2021/09/02/dfeae19e-0b2f-11ec-9781-07796ffb56fe_story.html

#PS1trump

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impress 37
time 2021-09-04 14:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1434157290504929281

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Forever wars followed by forever impeachments.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/biden-republicans-impeachment/2021/08/21/90538f4c-01c9-11ec-ba7e-2cf966e88e93_story.html

It does get sort of pointless if senators will support
their party's president no matter what he does.    That's
the power of cult of personality.

#PS1impeachment

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impress 42
time 2021-09-04 14:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1434155296297938952

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Sorry Mr Ryan!      Trump is the Dixiecrat Republican
Party is Trump.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-mccarthy-ryan/2021/09/03/a0d7f194-0ce3-11ec-9781-07796ffb56fe_story.html

You'll have to find a conservative movement somewhere else
than in a cult of personality.

#PS1gop

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time 2021-09-04 13:58 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1434153922193625091

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The vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored!

If the judge tells you to stay off the internet, you'd
best comply.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-capitol-siege-a8b8a146f368d8105533e95f520b105d

And if your mission fails, expect no help from Trump,
no matter how inventive your outfit.

https://apnews.com/article/arizona-capitol-siege-michael-pence-cf57fd6131987a3dba5382d1a8149749

#PS1insurrection

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impress 52
time 2021-09-03 19:51 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433880398606450692

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That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-business-health-environment-and-nature-coronavirus-pandemic-bb00d5438a297b66e94efdcde4817443

#PS1media

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impress 38
time 2021-09-03 18:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433860353603956741

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How climate change kills small towns.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/02/climate/climate-towns-bankruptcy.html

For those that were already dying, floods are the coup
de grace.

#PS1climate

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impress 58
time 2021-09-02 14:25 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433435848368787467

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Taliban political theory - "Some of the principles of
democracy are in contradiction with the principles of
Islam. In a democracy, the people are sovereign. In Islam,
God is sovereign. The Quran is sovereign."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-victory-governing.html

And who interprets the Quran?

#PS1mideast

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impress 64
time 2021-09-02 14:13 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433433003716321292

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Expect the telecoms companies to stall until they figure
out who will control Congress next year.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-capitol-siege-dd924dfb82b0d6029d4d04156fd9936d

#PS1insurrection

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impress 48
time 2021-09-02 13:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433415224346902529

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Another reason Afghanistan is insoluble.

https://apnews.com/article/kashmir-cd1c1b8b9f35a74dfc959a9c61a560b4

Kashmir conflict affects who supports whom in Afghanistan.

#PS1mideast

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time 2021-09-02 12:56 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433413562110656514

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Who says the GOP is inconsistent?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/us/politics/republicans-afghanistan-withdrawal-support.html

They consistently blame Biden for everything, even for
implementing Trump policies.       They never say what
they would have done differently.

#PS1mideast

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impress 51
time 2021-09-02 04:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433280704461238280

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Central banks and covid.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/opinion/covid-pandemic-global-economy-politics.html

#PS1virus

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impress 48
time 2021-09-02 04:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433279300879339523

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Vigilantes - a means to support minority rule without
legal risk to the major minority rule donors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/opinion/texas-abortion.html

#PS1minority

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impress 43
time 2021-09-02 03:54 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433277095560421379

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How the anti-vaxxers became mainstream Republicans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/31/opinion/anti-vaccine-movement.html

It was all about showing how they supported minority rule -
via "freedom" to infect other people.

The Dixiecrat Republicans had no problem with a new
anti-Enlightenment single issue faction.

#PS1virus

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impress 44
time 2021-09-02 03:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433276068543094790

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How the West lost the war.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/31/afghanistan-combat-interpreter-baktash-ahadi-us-cultural-illiteracy/

#PS1mideast

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impress 44
time 2021-09-02 03:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433272882721787912

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Abbott and DeSantis want to be Trumpist presidents.
What can be done to stop them?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/01/four-ways-think-about-abbotts-desantiss-2022-prospects/

#PS1gop

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impress 45
time 2021-09-02 02:43 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433259254673149957

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Texas leads the way!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/01/texas-shows-us-what-post-democracy-america-would-look-like/

The way back to 1619.

#PS1minority

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impress 50
time 2021-09-02 02:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433258291073667072

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The last thing GOP wants is for facts to emerge.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/jan-6-riot-mccarthy-trump-telecom-companies/2021/09/01/cad1753c-0b1d-11ec-9781-07796ffb56fe_story.html

McCarthy doesn't do facts any more.     If he ever did.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 45
time 2021-09-02 02:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433255120666390537

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In Afghanistan, who is the greatest threat to Afghanistan?
The Taliban.

In Afghanistan, who is the greatest threat to America?  IS.

American and the Taliban need each other to destroy IS.
But is that sufficient incentive?

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-ap-top-news-afghanistan-evacuations-kabul-c134d2abf8977b87d2965d9fe3e1565f

#PS1mideast

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impress 59
time 2021-09-02 00:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433232391087087618

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Got covid AND worms?   Plan a trip to the livestock supply
store, and then to the ER, but first enter the correct
number in your phone for the poison control center.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/30/health/covid-ivermectin-prescriptions.html

If you don't trust big pharma shots, why would you trust
its livestock drugs?

#PS1virus

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impress 50
time 2021-09-01 13:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1433058030732546058

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When push comes to shove - you find out what people
REALLY believe.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-health-religion-coronavirus-pandemic-f42772097cf7557086f12b549e03b18a

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1488458171498697

#PS1other

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engage 3
engage-rate 5%
expands 1
impress 59
time 2021-09-01 06:24 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432952553826762752

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How do the elite beneficiaries of minority rule get
ordinary people to vote on their behalf?

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-minority.html

Astroturf!

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-3157002e9d011e5283f55886b1c7078a

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1488452658165915

#PS1minority

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time 2021-09-01 06:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432948863938142209

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The last thing the GOP wants is the whole truth.
Because they were part and parcel of it from the beginning.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/27/mccarthy-gop-afghanistan-troop-deaths/

#PS1mideast

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impress 48
time 2021-08-31 03:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432548197759553536

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The coming war over health care - part of the
"reconciliation" bill.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/27/coming-health-care-lobbying-frenzy-over-reconciliation-bill/

It takes millions of dollars to run for the Senate.
That money comes from somewhere.

#PS1health

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impress 58
time 2021-08-31 03:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432547258000560133

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The connection between snake oil and Trumpism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/30/opinion/covid-misinformation-supplements.html

Anybody who is gullible enough to vote for minority rule
is gullible enough to buy or believe anything as long as
the intellectuals are against it.

#PS1minority

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impress 48
time 2021-08-31 02:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432534260716490753

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The (almost forgotten) success of American mideast
adventures - no more attacks on US soil since 2001.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/26/robert-kagan-afghanistan-americans-forget/

#PS1mideast

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impress 50
time 2021-08-31 02:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432531268499959808

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Democrats were probably going to lose control of Congress
no matter what.   Afghanistan didn't change that.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/30/democrats-calm-down-afghanistan-is-mess-its-not-end-biden-presidency/

Now the question is what they will do with the time they
have left.

#PS1politics

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impress 49
time 2021-08-31 02:14 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432527113450516480

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It all boils down to one question - will whoever ends up
running the Taliban honor the commitment to actively excise
foreign terrorists in order to gain foreign investment?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/30/afghanistan-forever-war-vs-quick-retreat-not-binary-choice/

Such clear-cut resolutions are hardly part of the Afghan
tradition.

#PS1mideast

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impress 47
time 2021-08-31 02:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432525361745575939

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We lost Afghanistan but not yet the war.    The Taliban
leadership has probably figured out that if they keep
foreign terrorists out they will probably get vital
economic help from the West.    But can they keep all
their adherents in line?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/30/michael-leiter-afghanistan-safety-terrorism-9-11/

#PS1mideast

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engage 1
engage-rate 2%
impress 56
time 2021-08-31 01:58 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432523187317735428

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DeSantis gets advice on deworming for covid.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article253802048.html

At least the victims will die worm-free.

#PS1virus

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impress 47
time 2021-08-30 15:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432359540989652993

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What a pain when the facts don't support your pleas for
leniency.

https://apnews.com/article/records-rebut-claims-jan-6-rioters-55adf4d46aff57b91af2fdd3345dace8

Every defendant thinks he's being treated unfairly compared
to the others.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 49
time 2021-08-30 14:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432346237269798916

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Real leaders make hard choices that are often unpopular.
That's why democratic leaders so often defer hard choices
in case something miraculously changes.    But their job
is to tell voters what they need to hear, not what they
want to hear.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/29/whos-blame-deaths-13-service-members-kabul-we-all-are/

#PS1other

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impress 48
time 2021-08-30 06:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432230009293340677

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Violent Islamic fundamentalism  has waxed and waned over
the centuries -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Assassins

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ahmad

Has it entered another waning phase?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/opinion/terrorism-afghanistan-Islamicism.html

Ordinary people get tired of continuous cultural
revolution.

#PS1foreign

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impress 41
time 2021-08-30 06:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432222184307523588

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The founders did not have everything figured out.
But they launched a process of learning and improvement.
Halting and incomplete as it is, it's the essence of the
American experiment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/28/opinion/america-history-founding-fathers.html

#PS1democracy

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impress 48
time 2021-08-30 05:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432217590227603464

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What happened in Florida might happen elsewhere.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/28/us/florida-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccines-variant.html

#PS1virus

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impress 43
time 2021-08-30 05:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432216274092756992

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Is affordable housing an antidote to bitter ideological
partisanship?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/opinion/California-housing-price-economy.html

Not everybody wants to live in a Manhattan canyon - some
prefer real canyons.

#PS1capolitics

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impress 50
time 2021-08-30 05:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432214805138444295

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Time to fix California's recall elections.      Make the
vote ranked-choice and allow the incumbent to run.     That
will eliminate the appeal to the state's third-place GOP.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/29/opinion/california-recall-election-newsom.html

#PS1capolitics

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impress 49
time 2021-08-30 05:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432212997468917762

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Afghanistan is not a direct long-term threat to American
credibility.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/29/opinion/afghanistan-withdrawal-history.html

Trumpist isolationism is the long-term threat - to our
allies but most of all to ourselves. More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1487075594970288

#PS1mideast

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impress 59
time 2021-08-30 05:21 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432211795163312128

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Floridians are just cannon fodder in the campaign for
President DeSantis.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/29/opinion/ron-desantis-covid-death.html

#PS1virus

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impress 41
time 2021-08-30 05:13 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432209819604115461

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You want more affordable housing in desirable areas?
You'll have to pay for it, one way or another.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/28/wholl-pay-the-cost-of-affordable-california-housing/

Anything that makes housing less expensive reduces
the value of your house, too.      That's why it's not
happening.

#PS1economics

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impress 56
time 2021-08-29 19:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1432062167516286979

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Dewormer didn't help after all.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/caleb-wallace-anti-mask-freedom-005759054.html

At least he's free from the virus AND virus restrictions
now.

#PS1virus

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impress 48
time 2021-08-29 14:55 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431993969278259211

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The last day of Kabul.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/28/taliban-takeover-kabul/

How easily it went down.     But the war was lost before
it started.

#PS1mideast

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engage-rate 7%
expands 1
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likes 1
time 2021-08-29 05:26 +0000
urlclicks 5
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431850654700498946

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What kind of man becomes the front-runner to replace
Newsom?

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/27/california-recall-candidate-larry-elder-under-police-investigation-following-2015-domestic-violence-accusation-that-his-campaign-denies/

And what do the rest of the clowns say?

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/27/now-clearly-the-gop-frontrunner-elder-takes-heat-from-newsom-and-gop-peer-faulconer/

#PS1capolitics

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 2%
impress 57
time 2021-08-29 04:58 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431843778055139332

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Life in the land of the free!

Free from virus restrictions, that is.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-entertainment-music-health-coronavirus-pandemic-6446e345441fe62c74ec88de5bd9ae3d

Not free from the virus, unfortunately.     But don't
blame Sturgis.     The unvaccinnated unmasked are going
to get delta eventually, or something worse to come.

#PS1virus

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engage 2
engage-rate 3%
impress 60
time 2021-08-29 04:50 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431841547536924675

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What could a Republican governor do in a year against a
veto-proof Democratic legislature?

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/28/california-recall-heres-what-a-republican-governor-accomplish-if-newsom-loses/

To avoid such a circus, special elections should be
ranked-choice with the incumbent allowed to run.

#PS1capolitics

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engage-rate 4%
impress 54
time 2021-08-28 13:57 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431616902585991169

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"This is what happens when you lose a war"

https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-d7a5461707d1b3d4ad6c78090b42e816

You get the blame, even if the war were lost before it
even started.     Just ask the Soviets and British.

#PS1mideast

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impress 46
time 2021-08-28 13:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431612161155948548

==========


GOP mission accomplished - undermine public confidence in
election systems.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-software-election-2020-1341028212960b9b4ed713620d764629

Next step - allow GOP legislatures to determine the results
of elections.

You do what you have to do to protect minority rule!

#PS1democracy

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impress 41
time 2021-08-28 13:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431610576883441672

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Lucky Trump!  The Taliban have given him a ticket to
re-election no matter what Biden does or doesn't do, since
Trump doesn't have to fix it.   That takes the heat off
Trump,  for his covid disaster.

https://apnews.com/article/immigration-151d588fd9f4b33b0a71b9a1226e589b

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1485700145107833

#PS1mideast

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impress 70
time 2021-08-28 05:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431491342350241793

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Lots of Taliban supporters in the Trumpist base.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/opinion/alt-right-taliban.html

#PS1trumpism

=====

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engage-rate 4%
impress 57
time 2021-08-28 04:45 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431478078358757377

==========


Bipartisan foreign policy?     Not necessarily a good
thing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/opinion/afghanistan-us-withdrawal.html

Too much foreign intervention has been taken on bipartisan
faith.

#PS1mideast

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impress 54
time 2021-08-28 04:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431475535398330373

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We are stuck with the Taliban and they with us.  For how
long?    Depends on Islamic State.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/us/politics/us-taliban-partnership.html

#PS1mideast

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impress 90
time 2021-08-28 04:25 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431473014361653254

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Islamic State understands the power of cloud computing -
you can't bomb AWS.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/08/27/amazon-isis-app-cloud/

They probably understand the risk of cancellation and
presumably are switching to Plan B.

#PS1technology

=====

engage 4
engage-rate 5%
impress 87
likes 1
time 2021-08-28 03:44 +0000
urlclicks 3
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431462610310873094

==========


Same old same old - the same old arguments from 1860 and
1960 are back in 2021.     Same kinds of people, same
arguments, same goal - preserve minority rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/27/house-debates-voting-rights-its-jim-crow-all-over-again/

#PS1democracy

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impress 49
time 2021-08-28 03:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431461577182511104

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Can the Taliban govern?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/kabul-bombing-taliban-challenges-security/2021/08/27/fd55735e-0736-11ec-b3c4-c462b1edcfc8_story.html

Their opposition is much more diverse and their allies
expect rewards.

#PS1mideast

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engage 4
engage-rate 5%
expands 1
impress 88
time 2021-08-28 02:07 +0000
urlclicks 2
userclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431438240196689923

==========


That was the week that wasn't.  Don't have any facts to
support your argument?    Just make some up!

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-159e27f31b4bae06755c578c4bdb1127

#PS1media

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engage 1
engage-rate 2%
impress 57
time 2021-08-27 17:03 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431301394959458305

==========


Your next big threat - ransomware.   It's thriving like
a Silicon Valley startup.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-canada-health-coronavirus-technology-288c8979c10b648ba72a4b0fc34b02ac

Just like

https://political-scrapbook.net/

you could reduce your cross section of risk with SPARC
Solaris servers -

https://political-scrapbook.net/corpweb-power.gif

#PS1ransomware

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engage 1
engage-rate 1%
expands 1
impress 67
time 2021-08-27 16:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431288107039485952

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Why are there endless budget crises?

https://www.rollcall.com/2020/12/18/congress-to-take-up-two-day-cr-ahead-of-midnight-funding-deadline/

Passing a law right before a deadline insures that most
members never have a chance to read it.     But that's
perfect if you need to carry a bill for a major donor.

More at

https://facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1318476708496845

#PS1politics

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 2%
expands 1
impress 56
time 2021-08-27 16:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431285746539761664

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Why everybot is trying to POST to boaform on

https://political-scrapbook.net/

web servers -

209.141.50.63 - - [13/Jul/2021:13:52:08 -0700] "POST
/boaform/admin/formLogin HTTP/1.1" 404 196

The flaw must still be widespread enough to search for.

https://theregister.com/2020/04/16/fiber_routers_under_fire/

#PS1technology

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engage 5
engage-rate 9%
expands 1
impress 56
time 2021-08-27 15:36 +0000
urlclicks 4
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431279483957354501

==========


What happened to your local mall?

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-2-billion-mall-rats

Was covid just the coup de grace?     In any case, beware
of investments you don't understand.

#PS1economics

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 2%
expands 1
impress 55
time 2021-08-27 14:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431259200177336320

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Worse than the Taliban!

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-religion-afghanistan-islamic-state-group-fd3061845f328cbac4ec5eab066482a8

The Taliban is is only interested in "purifying"
Afghanistan.     The international Islamic State intends to
"purify" the entire world.

The US has joined the Taliban against IS in the past.
Maybe again?

#PS1mideast

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impress 141
time 2021-08-27 03:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431094914180210688

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When the political process fails, perhaps the civil process
can produce justice.

https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-michael-pence-4cd64aab06e0f943ca8f83fd0b65037d

#PS1insurrection

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impress 57
time 2021-08-27 03:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431093653242482688

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"He always wanted to be famous"

https://washingtonpost.com/politics/tucker-carlson/2021/07/13/398fa720-dd9f-11eb-a501-0e69b5d012e5_story.html

Next maybe he wants to be president - like Trump but worse.

Fox and Murdochs support him 100%.    He has great ratings,
which increases advertising rates, and making money is #1.
Who cares how he does it?

#PS1media

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impress 99
time 2021-08-27 02:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431076393618591746

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Don't bother Trump with facts!     The insurrectionists
were supporting HIM, so of course he loves them.  Not that
he did anything for the ones that will be spending long
terms in jail.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-shootings-ap-fact-check-michael-pence-6e88f0e1f3d8a63a608d933423eed176

#PS1insurrection

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impress 70
time 2021-08-27 02:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431076034133168133

==========


Profitable propagandists can re-orient faster than social
media bureaucracies can regulate.

https://apnews.com/article/tn-state-wire-coronavirus-pandemic-business-health-c17c288880f980c280e74545be740fde

#PS1technology

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impress 67
time 2021-08-27 02:06 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431075673959919616

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Perils of bipartisanship

https://washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/01/gop-gerrymandering-biden-agenda-stimulus/

Biden's got two years.    Immediate relief is essential
for the unemployed, SMALL business, and state and local
government.        Bargain away stimulus checks and minimum
wage if that gets 10 GOP senators on board.

#PS1recovery

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impress 92
time 2021-08-27 02:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431075332996567043

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How can the reactionary media do their job of rousing the
rabble if they get sued for libel every time they repeat
a lie?

https://nytimes.com/2021/01/13/magazine/can-conservative-media-still-return-to-business-as-usual.html

#PS1media

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impress 64
time 2021-08-27 02:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431074924156764161

==========


Public opinion polls aren't worth much if all they tell
you is who is in the White House.

https://washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/28/biden-trump-economy-confidence/

#PS1economics

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impress 71
time 2021-08-27 02:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431074530617802752

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The biggest change in Trump's administration - installation
of a reactionary judiciary to defend minority rule.
This was not really Trump's accomplishment - he was just
the messenger between Leonard Leo and Mitch McConnell.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-elections-judiciary-d5807340e86d05fbc78ed50fb43c1c46

#PS1justice

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impress 78
time 2021-08-27 01:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431073015001804802

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Time for a change.

https://political-scrapbook.net/2020-crises.html

Three ways the popular vote can be ignored.

https://washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/05/think-constitution-lets-voters-pick-president-better-read-it-again/

#PS1democracy

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impress 70
time 2021-08-27 01:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1431070216390266883

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Nine years for a real kidnap plot - thanks to a
cooperative attitude.      Now what about non-cooperating
co-defendants?

https://apnews.com/article/michigan-gretchen-whitmer-grand-rapids-c502551bd6fa4af0a8706d0b9653e653

#PS1insurrection

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impress 45
time 2021-08-25 14:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1430532396458283009

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What is a politician's job?     Tell you what you want to
hear or tell you what you need to hear?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/24/why-jd-vance-may-be-just-kind-phony-gop-voters-are-looking/

Perhaps it's the difference between a politician and
a statesman.    How many living people would you call
"statesmen"?

#PS1theory

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impress 55
time 2021-08-25 14:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1430531203040382997

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Politics for the noisy minority or the silent majority?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/24/ron-desantis-anti-mask-mania-is-deeply-unpopular-democrats-must-jump-that/

#PS1virus

=====

impress 39
time 2021-08-25 13:58 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1430529995697389580

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That was the week that wasn't - a big week for doctored
photos.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-business-migration-ap-fact-check-cc8d608b6121c3ae15a7af36825a250d

#PS1media

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impress 31
time 2021-08-24 14:25 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1430174471659442179

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The commercial basis of Trumpist media.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/19/sean-hannity-mypillow-afghanistan-radio-show/

#PS1trumpism

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impress 34
time 2021-08-20 15:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1428745837039951874

==========


A catastrophic endgame might have been more or less
inevitable in Afghanistan.   In its bitter internal feuds,
losing is often fatal.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-race-and-ethnicity-taliban-e51255ff3d954e8f95bea4dc1c209b32

Switching to the winning side is accepted practice, as
the tide turns.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1480548662289648

#PS1mideast

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engage 1
engage-rate 2%
impress 45
likes 1
time 2021-08-20 14:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1428725028695146498

==========


Jimmy Carter accomplished a lot that Republicans have gone
to great lengths to undo.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-middle-east-jimmy-carter-18eab7024282910f6aab29026a1e04e2

But he was undone by the Iranians who wanted to punish
him for letting the Shah die in peace, and so waited for
Reagan to release the hostages.

#PS1other

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impress 77
time 2021-08-19 13:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1428350360855277574

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It's all about individual freedom!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/opinion/covid-vaccine-freedom.html

Individuals have no responsibility to protect other
people's freedom to be healthy.     So they don't.
That's what Trump would do!

#PS1justice

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impress 61
time 2021-08-19 05:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1428229262243287040

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Violent revolutions usually make things worse.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/opinion/afghanistan-biden-taliban.html

It happened 30 years ago, and it might happen again.
Now they THEY are the central government, the Taliban
can't blame anybody else for what happens.

#PS1mideast

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impress 81
time 2021-08-19 05:24 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1428226375215812609

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Presidential pardons do not affect state crimes, or civil
matters.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/nyregion/ken-kurson-charged-trump-kushner.html

#PS1justice

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impress 67
time 2021-08-19 05:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1428223442629775367

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The Taliban funding model - tax trade.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/opinion/taliban-afghanistan-economy.html

#PS1mideast

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impress 72
time 2021-08-19 05:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1428222399690862595

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Taliban's winning strategy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/world/asia/taliban-victory-strategy-afghanistan.html

#PS1mideast

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impress 77
time 2021-08-19 05:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1428221485815001091

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Necessary steps to restore confidence in elections!

https://apnews.com/article/elections-georgia-46c13960e11733e23b195e5aeca75d10

Republicans have no confidence in elections they lose!
Whether by fair means or foul.

#PS1democracy

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impress 63
time 2021-08-19 04:19 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1428210099235942400

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Ultimately, we were just tourists.     The Taliban was
there to stay.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/17/david-ignatius-afghanistan-government-20-years/

#PS1mideast

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engage 1
engage-rate 1%
impress 76
time 2021-08-18 06:12 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1427875972301299715

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Even governments that supported the Taliban are uneasy
about the ease of the Taliban victory and what it means
for the future.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/16/afghanistan-neighbors-china-india-pakistan/

Almost every country in Asia has militant fundamentalist
Islamic factions.

#PS1mideast

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impress 84
time 2021-08-18 05:52 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1427870964084207623

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Preaching the good news of vaccination might limit your
career in some places.

https://apnews.com/article/health-religion-coronavirus-pandemic-7a03fed8e7548797487f2b7a20161e4e

Typically, places with high infection rates.

#PS1virus

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impress 73
time 2021-08-18 05:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1427868137509179393

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Prevention is cheaper than treatment

https://apnews.com/article/texas-governor-greg-abbott-coronavirus-positive-a6c98b7a9c59c2df38328100cd8c75b1

But should you discount the treatment price by the amount
of campaign contributions you get?

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-4d0d18b24e0dd41de2424e19b3ed994f

#PS1virus

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impress 72
time 2021-08-18 05:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1427865615243509766

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Slowly but surely.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/08/former-dea-agent-from-orange-county-indicted-on-capitol-riot-charges/

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/15/actor-suspected-of-taking-part-in-capitol-riot-arrested-in-burbank/

Two more insurrectionists down from California.    FBI has
about 300 more to go.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 71
time 2021-08-18 03:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1427835914663854081

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Peddle nonsense long enough and you start to believe
it yourself.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/05/critics-pillow-magnates-latest-conspiracy-is-the-most-bizarre/

But it does undermine your credibility with everybody but
the most credulous.   Can you maintain a big business with
a credulous customer base?

#PS1media

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impress 70
time 2021-08-18 03:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1427835311543885826

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The Friendship Bridge - a tombstone in the Graveyard
of Empires.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/world/middleeast/afghanistan-taliban-soviet-friendship-bridge.html

#PS1mideast

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engage 1
engage-rate 1%
impress 72
time 2021-08-17 21:00 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1427737022387560456

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What have Americans learned?   Probably nothing.
That's the greatest tragedy of Afghanistan.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-afghanistan-036874ebcb40acb404ac1a7f3db11f1a

The hope is that elite ruling classes in other unstable
countries will learn that US involvement is not forever.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1478521172492397

#PS1mideast

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impress 82
time 2021-08-17 17:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1427678851727908865

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Lindsey Graham - the consummate professional politician.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/14/us/politics/lindsey-graham-donald-trump.html

He doesn't really believe in anything except getting
and keeping power.      So now he's a superspreader of
Trumpism.

#PS1trumpism

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 1%
impress 95
time 2021-08-15 06:16 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426789881951375363

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Time for a new approach to Congressional redistricting.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/democracy.html#redistricting

The 2021-22 redistricting process is going to be the most
bitterly political ever.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-census-2020-12b6ccead64357c443ea4b7c2eafc223

#PS1democracy

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impress 71
time 2021-08-15 05:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426785048624177155

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Ongoing tragedy in Florida.

https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-5e56dc3f817e3eaca1f48511c3be8549

It's not just old people.

#PS1virus

=====

impress 52
time 2021-08-15 05:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426780387175403524

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Pediatric covid surge -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08/13/children-hospitalizations-covid-delta/

Another tragedy that was avoidable and now is inevitable.

#PS1virus

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impress 47
time 2021-08-14 13:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426544039935967242

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History repeats itself -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/13/afghanistan-withdrawal-vietnam-embassy-saigon/

but never exactly.      Now nobody claims to have a
secret plan that could have led to a different outcome.
And once the Taliban take over - back to corruption and
tribal infighting as usual.   Such a tragedy.

#PS1mideast

=====

impress 71
time 2021-08-14 13:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426540926143320069

==========


That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-health-business-immigration-coronavirus-pandemic-061a7e80b3d62597d9ec4ace6eaef2d5

#PS1media

=====

impress 50
time 2021-08-13 19:54 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426270995057315843

==========


We're up to lambda.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/13/the-lambda-covid-variant-is-in-california-5-things-to-know/

So far not much to worry about.     But what about mu, nu,
omicron, pi, rho, sigma, tau, ... omega?    Billions of
unvaccinated people in the world to culture new variants.

#PS1virus

=====

impress 89
time 2021-08-13 16:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426219859482800133

==========


The world is breathlessly awaiting the Friday the 13th
news -

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-reinstatement-day-latest-failure-predictions-hell-resume-presidency-oust-biden-1619152

but so far in vain.     That hasn't prevented legions
of false prophets from trying to make money selling the
fantasy to the gullible quarter of GOP voters.

#PS1trump

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impress 51
time 2021-08-13 16:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426218538952364032

==========


Some cops want to defund themselves.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/12/if-cops-want-defund-themselves-let-them/

Have at it!

Although most large police departments are way understaffed
and desperate to hire qualified officers and trainees.

#PS1justice

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 2%
impress 54
time 2021-08-13 04:04 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426031963173916683

==========


Does the Democratic leadership know what it's doing?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/12/democrats-achievements-biden-pelosi-schumer-infrastructure/

Sometimes experience counts.

#PS1politics

=====

impress 48
time 2021-08-13 03:58 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426030416851439616

==========


Warren proposes wealth tax, tax on real corporate earnings,
and increased IRS enforcement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/12/elizabeth-warren-tax-system-infrastructure/

These ideas are popular with GOP voters, but anathema to
GOP donors.     So they go to the Senate to die of neglect.

#PS1tax

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engage-rate 2%
impress 64
likes 1
time 2021-08-13 03:55 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426029648115208196

==========


Census and gerrymandering.

https://apnews.com/article/census-2020-house-elections-redistricting-cbad52d72fadac3a5688d6a0036818f4

#PS1democracy

=====

impress 55
time 2021-08-13 03:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426028323856011266

==========


Changing demographics spell trouble for minority rule.

https://apnews.com/article/census-2020-five-takeaways-f313d5d43eb90e4f1b5d69bd163597d0

That's why the GOP is in a panic to find ways to cement
their power in place.

#PS1minority

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impress 55
time 2021-08-13 03:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1426022521753591808

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What kind of Catholic writes for the National Review?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/opinion/pope-francis-latin-mass.html

Reactionary!

#PS1other

=====

impress 45
time 2021-08-12 22:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425948761272905736

==========


Nobody wants to be regulated - neither crypto speculators
and criminals nor legislators want any light shown on
their finances.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/opinion/senate-cryptocurrency.html

#PS1technology

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impress 44
time 2021-08-12 22:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425942660477452291

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The Trump administration could do two things at once!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/sunday-review/census-redistricting-trump-immigrants.html

In this case, corrupting the integrity of the Census
Bureau while corrupting the Justice Dept.    But the only
integrity that matters is devotion to Trump's re-election.

#PS1trump

=====

impress 61
time 2021-08-12 21:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425940033299644418

==========


Hot spots everywhere.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/interactive/2021/vaccinated-counties-delta-hotspots/

We thought the storm had passed, but it was just the eye
of the hurricane.     We can only hope it has no more eyes.

#PS1virus

=====

impress 41
time 2021-08-12 21:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425937432025853952

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A prophet is not without honor except in his own time.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/08/12/philip-agre-ai-disappeared/

No technology is fully understood until its criminal
applications are fully understood.

#PS1technology

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impress 42
time 2021-08-12 21:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425934086703513606

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Insanity is contagious.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/12/california-father-killed-children-qanon-illuminati/

Another pandemic.

#PS1qanon

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impress 43
time 2021-08-12 21:25 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425931417268101122

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He must be sleeping on the wrong kind of pillow.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/12/spectacular-implosion-mike-lindell/

He's known by the company he keeps.

#PS1election

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impress 54
time 2021-08-12 21:21 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425930501529825281

==========


The GOP is so proud of its strategy to preserve minority
rule!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/12/gop-strategy-retake-power-gerrymandering/

But as always, the midterms will hang on how the economy is
perceived.     With that in mind, the GOP is increasingly
focused on wrecking it.

#PS1democracy

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impress 41
time 2021-08-12 21:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425929445685170181

==========


How insurrection works as an inside job.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/rosen-senate-judiciary-testimony-trump/2021/08/12/4b500618-fabd-11eb-8a67-f14cd1d28e47_story.html

#PS1election

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impress 54
time 2021-08-12 21:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425927472198021120

==========


The unlikely link between infrastructure and
cryptocurrencies.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-joe-biden-business-bills-cryptocurrency-92628a41124230448f65fdeb89ffad7d

The value cryptocurrencies add to legitimate business
is small.    But the value to criminal enterprises -
priceless!

#PS1infrastructure

=====

impress 39
time 2021-08-12 07:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425714776638824449

==========


More disinformation, probably paid for by Russia, to
unsettle the west.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-europe-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-2f2fe7911b4657ede152d5c21531d6b0

#PS1technology

=====

impress 38
time 2021-08-12 07:00 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425713869326929920

==========


Gerrymandering - a pillar of minority rule.     Unfavorable
demographics mean GOP must use every means, fair or foul,
to preserve minority rule.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-census-2020-redistricting-house-elections-04f3d29cbc4441705922dbc40ba61961

#PS1democracy

=====

impress 42
time 2021-08-12 06:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425713448566984706

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No bipartisanship on minority rule.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-elections-senate-elections-bills-d417ab8e6db2726eb79a8f2ce28baeca

GOP senators saw political advantage in infrastructure.
They see none in voting rights, so it's going to come
down to whether all 50 Democrats can agree to do something
about filibuster.

#PS1democracy

=====

impress 41
time 2021-08-12 06:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425712045375115268

==========


Escape from ICU hell.

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-0f32d1233c090f7d73350d474693354b

#PS1virus

=====

impress 39
time 2021-08-12 06:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425710994068705280

==========


ICU hell.

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-louisiana-coronavirus-pandemic-cac35f19d97b89111097d02d87a7ba5c

#PS1virus

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impress 41
time 2021-08-12 06:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425709742320615425

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The war didn't end in Hiroshima.     It ended in Manchuria.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_invasion_of_Manchuria

Stalin promised to invade 90 days after Germany surrendered
- a promise he kept.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-bomb-didn-t-beat-japan-stalin-did

Everybody had their reasons for crediting nuclear weapons
for the victory.

#PS1other

=====

impress 50
time 2021-08-12 06:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425707882574540805

==========


Hungary and Orban - role models for the reactionary
Dixiecrat Republicans.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/09/tucker-carlson-viktor-orban-hungary-right-wing-populism/

There doesn't seem to be a real conservative among them.

#PS1foreign

=====

impress 73
time 2021-08-10 14:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425095700518510601

==========


Leadership and lies -

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/theory.html#leadership

Just like Vietnam!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2021/08/10/afghanistan-papers-book-dick-cheney-attack/

It's just not possible for most leaders, military,
civilian, or corporate, to admit error or defeat until
it's obvious to everybody.

#PS1mideast

=====

impress 68
time 2021-08-10 13:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1425089577908269056

==========


So much for separation of powers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/opinion/biden-pelosi-congress-eviction-jan-6.html

Nobody wants to exercise constitutional power to make
decisions that are correct even though they are unpopular.

#PS1democracy

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impress 68
time 2021-08-10 02:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424919288377270276

==========


"If Ron DeSantis were to admit the deadliness of his Covid
mistakes, his political ambitions would be over"

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/opinion/climate-denial-covid-denial.html

Climate, covid, capitol insurrection - Trumpists can
never admit a mistake, so keep doubling down, hoping for
a miracle.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 77
time 2021-08-10 02:16 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424917601415680004

==========


All those boomers - a financial burden for somebody.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/opinion/aging-nursing-home-medicare.html

#PS1health

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impress 69
time 2021-08-10 02:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424916330113769476

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It's never too late to repent before God.    The virus is
less forgiving.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/09/dick-farrel-dies-covid19/

#PS1virus

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impress 70
time 2021-08-10 02:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424914709665382402

==========


A good question -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/capitol-riot-costs-defendants-pay/2021/08/09/ff05f4b0-f923-11eb-9c0e-97e29906a970_story.html

That's probably all the money the defendants have left.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 63
time 2021-08-10 02:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424913798398238725

==========


Just 8 ICU beds left in Arkansas.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/09/us/arkansas-covid-icu-hospital-beds/index.html

No wonder the governor is getting emphatic about
vaccination, but it's too late to avoid some very sad
times.

#PS1virus

=====

engage 3
engage-rate 1%
hashclicks 2
impress 308
time 2021-08-10 01:05 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424899703364227081

==========


How many clowns can stuff themselves into a California
recall ballot?    46, or your choice of write-in.
Democrats will vote against the recall, but if it passes,
they can vote for one of the clowns.

https://mercurynews.com/2021/08/07/who-the-heck-is-kevin-paffrath-recall-might-make-him-governor/

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1473108136367034

#PS1capolitics

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impress 72
time 2021-08-09 20:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424828758301675544

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"It is a luxury to be irresponsible in a society where
others will be responsible for you"

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/08/opinion/anti-vaccine-america.html

That's the wealthy Trumpist partnership proposition -
you get the risk and I get the benefit.

#PS1virus

=====

impress 46
time 2021-08-09 17:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424778686000029697

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How they overcame vaccine hesitancy in Brazil -

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/opinion/brazil-bolsonaro-vaccines.html

mostly by ignoring Bolsonaro.

#PS1virus

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impress 65
time 2021-08-09 16:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424776724072460289

==========


The Senate is designed to optimize doing nothing.

https://apnews.com/article/business-tennessee-election-2020-campaign-2016-1ced7b032ff6a7646cd36e314a0e0aa2

It's a minority rule dream.

Trump didn't know how to get a bill through Congress,
and he resents Biden's success.    Sometimes it helps to
know what you're doing.

#PS1infrastructure

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impress 46
time 2021-08-09 16:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424773097748504585

==========


Why delta is such bad news.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/delta-variant-most-prevalent/2021/08/08/d1017f0e-f558-11eb-9068-bf463c8c74de_story.html

The delta surge may be over soon, but is there worse
to come?

#PS1virus

=====

impress 47
time 2021-08-09 15:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424748639461646336

==========


Our next middle eastern war?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/05/iran-raisi-biden-administration-nuclear-deal/

Iran's ruling elite is convinced God is on their side and
they will eventually wear out the west, as in Afghanistan,
Syria, etc.

which is why we hold our noses while holding hands with
the Saudis etc.

#PS1mideast

=====

impress 74
time 2021-08-09 14:55 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424746071083782146

==========


Once again the country is held hostage to the debt ceiling
and the end of the fiscal year.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/08/09/treasury-yellen-debt-ceiling/

It's ridiculous, but legislators love the chance to
grandstand and play chicken with the national credit
rating.

#PS1politics

=====

impress 53
time 2021-08-09 14:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424744290035507200

==========


Utterly dysfunctional government - a pillar of minority
rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/08/us-government-is-designed-failure-new-study-shows-its-getting-steadily-worse/

#PS1politics

=====

impress 47
time 2021-08-09 14:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424742934751039488

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Close to catastrophe.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/08/trumps-coup-attempt-grows-even-more-worrisome-new-details-emerge/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 44
time 2021-08-09 14:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424741891044626434

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Stemming the pandemic one congregation at a time.  It's not
just old people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08/08/jacksonville-church-covid/

You need God on your side when you're up against DeSantis
and his diabolical allies.

#PS1virus

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impress 49
time 2021-08-09 14:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424741005392158723

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Buying influence in Washington.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/08/07/cryptocurrency-infrastructure-bill-lobby-bitcoin/

All large industries eventually realize that the best
investment they can make is in senatorial campaigns.
Look how that pays off.

#PS1democracy

=====

impress 40
time 2021-08-08 14:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424376832271347718

==========


Funding democracy is just another assault on minority rule.
And the GOP isn't going to take it any more.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-elections-coronavirus-pandemic-d034c4c1f5a9fa3fb02aa9898493c708

#PS1democracy

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impress 42
time 2021-08-08 13:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424362566889852931

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The average voter doesn't get exponential growth.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/theory.html#exponentials

Translation for that voter:   by the time you realize
you should have gotten vaccinated months ago, it will be
too late.

https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-b0811d7287ef240ae619ba1e385e0a63

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1471988826478965

#PS1virus

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impress 29
time 2021-08-08 06:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424255648263327744

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The perfect is ever the enemy of the good.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-infrastructure-midterms/2021/08/06/f8182028-f6d6-11eb-9068-bf463c8c74de_story.html

Keep a simple message - Biden and the Democrats have
delivered on the things the GOP promised but will never
deliver.

#PS1election

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impress 38
time 2021-08-08 06:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424249880864694275

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"Governments at all levels have been disinvesting in mental
health for decades"

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-health-arrests-only-on-ap-81d7a75c445a73709ff31e12d99583ce

Governor Reagan led the way by "mainstreaming" patients
out of state mental hospitals.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1471974883147026

#PS1health

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impress 34
time 2021-08-08 05:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424248473025540099

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Can't find the serious candidates among the joke
candidates?     Neither can the California GOP.

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-health-california-coronavirus-pandemic-fd42319dc08f1f9dcd714b1bba9ba602

#PS1capolitics

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impress 35
time 2021-08-08 05:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1424244407797047296

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"Hungary is a place where democracy is window dressing
and the state exists to plunder the public"

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/opinion/tucker-carlson-viktor-orban.html

Reactionaries love to praise dictatorships for money.

More at

thttps://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1471226166555231

#PS1minority

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impress 32
time 2021-08-07 05:06 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423873116481064963

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No bipartisanship on the fundamental pillars of minority
rule -

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-minority.html

No on political democracy, on economic democracy, on
judiciary that might support these.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/opinion/senate-mcconnell-democrats.html

GOP senators know who paid for their campaigns and why.

#PS1minority

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impress 34
time 2021-08-07 04:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423869004989353990

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Strategies for reaching SOME of the unvaccinated - the
reachable ones.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/opinion/covid-delta-vaccines-unvaccinated.html

#PS1virus

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impress 37
time 2021-08-07 04:24 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423862683040849922

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"looks like a victory if one accepts the dysfunction of
the Senate as a natural obstacle, not a self-imposed limit
on effective and responsive governance"

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/opinion/senate-infrastructure-bill-bipartisan.html

Effective and responsive governance is the last thing
minority rule needs.

#PS1infrastructure

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impress 36
time 2021-08-07 04:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423861070838468608

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Hijacking the language - an important technique of
minority rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/06/we-cant-let-terrorists-rewrite-history-jan-6/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 28
time 2021-08-07 00:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423805342417256452

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So they're saying the delta variant is less dangerous than
riding a bike??

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-health-coronavirus-pandemic-south-dakota-sd-state-wire-b729c1e92cb7e0f74c12343c483f9474

#PS1virus

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engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 31
time 2021-08-07 00:14 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423799777334947843

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First two guilty pleas for assaulting police.

https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-9fe7a03f8cc2dd121e2f81cff4e90c47

A federal felony record?  Obviously they didn't want to
risk going to trial and getting worse.

#PS1insurrection

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engage 1
engage-rate 4%
impress 25
time 2021-08-07 00:10 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423798676959338501

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That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-joe-biden-health-business-coronavirus-pandemic-0b47352c810ae1579ca5cd9e52963aa1

Who pays people to make this stuff up, and why? Or is it
for social media fame and fortune, to sell stuff?   Or is
it some dark satanic impulse to do evil just to watch the
gullibles react?

#PS1media

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engage 1
engage-rate 4%
impress 23
time 2021-08-07 00:06 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423797677578330116

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Who cares if what DeSantis says is true!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/06/desantiss-effort-blame-biden-covid-surge-florida/

What's true is that DeSantis wants to be president in 2024!
That's the important thing.

Minority rule is a lie from top to bottom, so why should
DeSantis be different?

#PS1virus

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impress 33
time 2021-08-06 14:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423648030842974212

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Lobbyists weigh in to block infrastructure bill.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/06/crypto-bitcoin-infrastructure-senate/

Everybody is in favor of infrastructure, as long as
somebody else has to pay for it.

#PS1infrastructure

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impress 27
time 2021-08-06 14:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423646938147155971

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Debt ceiling politics - a big game of chicken.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/05/mitch-mcconnell-is-threatening-more-mayhem-democrats-plan-call-his-bluff/

But most voters don't bother trying to understand the many
complicated hidden motives.

#PS1politics

=====

impress 36
time 2021-08-05 19:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423366247069061122

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How might Trump be indicted?    Let us count the ways,

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/05/heres-roadmap-justice-department-follow-investigating-trump/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 31
time 2021-08-05 19:21 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423363494292836354

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Nobody's  trying to find "proof" of anything - it's
enough to create doubt about results that are certain
beyond doubt.    Then GOP state legislatures can just
announce election results as they see fit.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/02/road-stealing-2024-election-begins-with-simple-step/

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1470243406653507

#PS1minority

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impress 32
time 2021-08-05 19:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423361384977289216

==========


Can't find employees?     You could offer company
child care - but how would you find people to run it?
They need child care too.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/upshot/covid-child-care-schools.html

#PS1recovery

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impress 26
time 2021-08-05 13:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423275508251250703

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Insurrectionists' pleas fall on deaf ears.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/capitol-riot-political-prisoners/2021/08/04/9b6adb84-f54d-11eb-9068-bf463c8c74de_story.html

But many are getting off pretty lightly.

#PS1insurrection

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engage 2
engage-rate 8%
impress 24
replies 1
time 2021-08-05 12:52 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423265738161213448

==========


Sudden severe economic recovery does more to encourage
domestic manufacturing and discourage just-in-time
supply chains than any intentional government policy.
But people forget and repeat old mistakes eventually.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-global-trade-a8992e7141013f0164d04476d637f0c5

#PS1trade

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 34
likes 1
time 2021-08-05 12:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423263214037389314

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Congress is supposed to declare wars.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/04/us/politics/republicans-war-powers.html

But its pervasive partisan gridlock impotence has led to
executive usurpation of war-making powers.

#PS1democracy

=====

impress 31
time 2021-08-05 04:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423141612515856385

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Time for regional federalism?

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-regional.html

It's no longer possible to change the Constitution.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/04/opinion/amend-constitution.html

Basically because Senate campaigns are so expensive, major
donors call the shots, and they won't give up their power.

#PS1democracy

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impress 28
time 2021-08-05 04:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423140115312877572

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Voting rights have almost always been completely partisan.
There is no bipartisan appeal that will convince GOP donors
to give up minority rule voluntarily.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/opinion/manchin-sinema-filibuster-voting-rights.html

#PS1democracy

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impress 30
time 2021-08-05 04:06 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423133327934976001

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GOP is already practicing rationalizations for their next
coup attempt.     With an abler, bolder candidate.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/04/republican-denial-capitol-insurrection-preparing-way-for-future-dangers/

As they have been for years, knowing the demographics were
going increasingly against them.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 24
time 2021-08-05 03:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423131460513325061

==========


Trump's plan for insurrection - overthrow of the government
by non-constitutional means.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/04/newly-released-letter-tells-us-more-about-trumps-last-ditch-push-steal-election/

It's a good thing Trump wasn't more competent at coups.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 30
time 2021-08-05 03:54 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423130334778912769

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Vietnam is no "graveyard of empires" but in the end the
winningest strategy was just to leave.     In Afghanistan
the winningest strategy is the same.     Both times,
the US became associated with foreign imperialism and a
puppet government.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/03/dont-ask-if-we-should-leave-ask-why-we-didnt-win-afghanistan/

#PS1mideast

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engage 4
engage-rate 7%
expands 1
impress 54
likes 1
time 2021-08-05 00:14 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423074869248364547

==========


We weren't all in the same fight together after all.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/icu-doctor-health-care-workers-unvaccinated-patients_n_6102ad2ae4b000b997df1f17

#PS1virus

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impress 26
time 2021-08-05 00:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423073068356837383

==========


Are we going to be prepared for the next virus?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/04/bad-covid-19-has-been-future-pandemic-could-be-worse-unless-we-act-now/

When the current crisis is over people are no longer
willing to be taxed to prepare for the next one.

#PS1health

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 1%
impress 69
likes 1
time 2021-08-04 23:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423066209457635329

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If you''re rich you can always get more water and energy.
Who cares how it affects everybody else?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/08/04/faster-dishwashers-no-more/

As if Donald Trump ever washed a dish in his life!

#PS1deregulation

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engage 2
engage-rate 5%
impress 44
time 2021-08-04 23:35 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423065144502853632

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Trump is never giving in.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/trump-fights-release-tax-returns/2021/08/04/4541df74-f524-11eb-9068-bf463c8c74de_story.html

Who can doubt that he has lots to hide?     And almost
every billionaire stands with him, for the same reason.

#PS1tax

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impress 37
time 2021-08-04 23:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1423064357743648773

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Why the California GOP comes in third behind "no party
preference"

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/03/recall-election-conservative-radio-host-larry-elder-on-gavin-newsom-covid-and-whether-trump-lost-in-2020/

If he's going to suspend environmental laws and build lots
of new housing - where's he going to get the water?

It's hard to tell the GOP joke candidates from the rest.

#PS1capolitics

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impress 42
time 2021-08-04 06:21 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422804987583729666

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Social media terrorists strike San Jose!

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/03/covid-theyre-unmasked-seeking-social-media-showdowns-and-may-be-coming-to-a-bay-area-shop-near-you/

Why shouldn't minimum-wage retail workers risk their health
to boost your social media reputation?

#PS1virus

=====

engage 9
engage-rate 2%
expands 3
impress 371
likes 2
retweets 1
time 2021-08-04 06:15 +0000
urlclicks 3
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422803383543472132

==========


Biden says get out of the way!

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-coronavirus-pandemic-dceebc8654a9b3d2596127ed38df9bd2

DeSantis says no way!

https://apnews.com/article/health-florida-coronavirus-pandemic-f7a383de8065b5824344a6a79aa1eece

All politicians are re-calibrating their positions in
light of delta and whatever comes next.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-joe-biden-health-coronavirus-pandemic-ae53b5887b5f1ba83b05cf36373d0b2a

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1469062716771576

#PS1virus

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 2%
impress 42
time 2021-08-04 06:00 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422799514893643778

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Laws don't apply to rich white people - the Trump doctrine.
What's news about that?

https://apnews.com/article/michael-brown-st-louis-20062ccc6593bd91757ad1ea4a190db5

#PS1minority

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 36
likes 1
time 2021-08-04 05:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422794694015127557

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Intent?     No longer in doubt.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/02/most-damning-evidence-against-trump/

Wasn't it comforting to know that Trump ignored the massive
intelligence capabilities of the Federal government in
favor of internet conspiracists?

#PS1insurrection

=====

engage 2
engage-rate 6%
impress 36
likes 1
time 2021-08-03 13:57 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422557118775824389

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"Future generations will marvel at how we permitted elected
leaders to contribute to so much anguish"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/02/businesses-try-thwart-republicans-death-cult/

No marvel - they are just advancing their political
careers by doing what their donors tell them.    That's how
minority rule works.

#PS1minority

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engage 4
engage-rate 9%
expands 1
impress 44
likes 1
time 2021-08-03 13:52 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422555962724999184

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If there's one thing a narcissist hates, it's no longer
being the center of attention.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/02/sarah-palin-once-cutting-edge-crazy-is-now-back-pack/

But what's she got that Greene hasn't got more of?

#PS1gop

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impress 30
time 2021-08-03 13:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422553846937657344

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Wisconsin might be better than Ron Johnson -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ron-johnson-fbi/2021/08/02/5791b4aa-f25f-11eb-81d2-ffae0f931b8f_story.html

but it's not obvious.   He gets his "news" from Tucker
Carlson.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 44
time 2021-08-03 13:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422552577636552705

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What goes around comes around.

Vaccination wasn't 100% for Graham though it helped -

https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-1ead5c0885acc7f3b2b648abc4c550f1

And delta has come home to Wuhan -

https://apnews.com/article/health-china-coronavirus-pandemic-wuhan-8fa8edb073629c692ac51772e5e9d775

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1468583936819454

#PS1virus

=====

engage 2
engage-rate 6%
impress 35
time 2021-08-03 12:42 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422538377048379392

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Maricopa rejects further travel to Neverland.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/maricopa-county-subpoena-senate/2021/08/02/a901f690-f3ce-11eb-9068-bf463c8c74de_story.html

#PS1election

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 39
time 2021-08-03 05:37 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422431407696007171

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Fix redistricting?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/02/voting-fix-that-cannot-wait-stopping-partisan-gerrymandering/

That would be a mortal wound to minority rule!    Not going
to happen without fixing filibuster first.

#PS1democracy

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impress 37
time 2021-08-03 04:46 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422418674825129989

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"strange to see Republicans oppose spending money even
when it goes to their own constituents"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/02/gop-scamming-rural-trump-voters-continues-new-study-shows-latest/

Strange? Major GOP donors want lower taxes and hence less
social safety net.  They have wedge issue collaborators
to cheaply distract GOP voters.

#PS1minority

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impress 45
time 2021-08-02 15:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422216436525662213

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California's recall election system is nuts.     There
should just be a special election that anybody can run in,
including the incumbent, decided by ranked-choice voting,
so nut cases can't win by accident.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-california-coronavirus-pandemic-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-db3a54763d961ece9b33c94fbe405e20

#PS1capolitics

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impress 57
time 2021-08-02 15:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422213132106092547

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Some men are only interested in one thing -

https://apnews.com/article/trump-kingmaker-status-faces-test-ohio-e4a4ef84975c53f049678bf1167dcc36

revenge!     Democrats should wish Trump success in getting
the loosest nuts through the primaries and into the general
election.        Is that what the rest of GOP wants?

#PS1election

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engage 2
engage-rate 4%
impress 55
likes 1
time 2021-08-02 15:07 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1422212447285309442

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Trump still wants to be emperor - on other people's dime,
of course, as always.        GOP who don't want him running
the show in 2022 and running for president in 2024 can just
wander lost in the  wilderness, as far as he's concerned.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/07/31/trump-committees-fundraising-2021-fec/

#PS1trump

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impress 44
time 2021-08-01 15:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421855178219692034

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We are wearing out the National Guard.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-health-coronavirus-pandemic-d830cbc807797e4b3450965c586b253c

Foreign deployments used to be uncommon.    Not anymore -
accompanied by traditional domestic duties as well.

#PS1other

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impress 35
time 2021-08-01 14:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421842699406110720

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What's next after delta?

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/28/delta-is-bad-could-the-next-variant-be-worse/

Delta has reset us back several months politically and
economically, but it hasn't obsoleted current vaccines.

A future variant might, however, and it's likely if large
numbers of unvaccinated people remain worldwide.

#PS1virus

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engage 2
engage-rate 5%
impress 39
likes 1
time 2021-08-01 14:28 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421840218986999814

==========


Catholic social teaching - it confuses political liberals
and conservatives, who each try to adopt what they like
and ignore what they don't.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/opinion/catholic-church-politics.html

#PS1theory

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 2%
impress 46
time 2021-08-01 06:31 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421720192858484737

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Maybe the census isn't a reliable way to allocate
Congressional seats and draw district boundaries.

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-prisons-coronavirus-pandemic-census-2020-8aa6f965ce534a5d9b3dff1e90e2207d

Why not user voter turnout?    That's known EXACTLY.
And allocating representation based on voter turnout
discourages voter suppression.

#PS1democracy

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 40
likes 1
time 2021-08-01 06:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421716627108728838

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Then it was toilet paper.

https://apnews.com/article/sports-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-gun-politics-86e61939eb4ae1230e110ed6d7576b70

Now it's ammunition.

#PS1firearms

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engage 1
engage-rate 3%
expands 1
impress 40
time 2021-08-01 06:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421715351901925378

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Russians keep on hacking.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-europe-russia-election-2020-2ddb92bfc4820025eb506f9170f72814

#PS1russian

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impress 26
time 2021-07-31 12:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421450079223775234

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Robocallers protected by Trump Supreme Court!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/opinion/the-robocall-rebellion.html

#PS1technology

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impress 29
time 2021-07-31 05:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421339451851100165

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"Undermining public trust is a feature" of the modern
Dixiecrat Republican Party.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/29/republicans-refuse-go-after-rich-tax-cheats-democrats-should/

The last thing they want to do is tax the patience or
the wallets of their major donors.     If they've got the
donors they can convince the voters.

#PS1tax

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impress 33
time 2021-07-31 05:14 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421338515787313153

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Reality is sinking into red state voters.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/30/vaccination-increases-states-delta-surges/

Will red state politicians follow?

#PS1virus

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engage 2
engage-rate 9%
impress 22
time 2021-07-31 05:08 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421336895091462147

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Future presidential candidate deSantis chalks up another
big win!

https://apnews.com/article/health-florida-coronavirus-pandemic-0ed4928ff9dcf54d8422269a2ef174ce

#PS1virus

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impress 15
time 2021-07-31 05:00 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421334885050900482

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The virus might re-elect Trump if persuadable voters decide
to blame Biden for necessary new restrictions.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-voting-rights-2f36a335360b9d6151783487a56e162a

Of course, Trump could also catch it again if he's out
campaigning in public.

#PS1virus

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engage 4
engage-rate 9%
expands 1
impress 44
likes 1
time 2021-07-31 04:56 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421333950006382593

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That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/science-health-coronavirus-pandemic-ap-fact-check-philanthropy-ffee7d9e0107628d1a70b7d51d7fb9bb

#PS1media

=====

engage 7
engage-rate 2%
expands 2
impress 432
likes 1
retweets 1
time 2021-07-30 19:46 +0000
urlclicks 3
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421195548120391684

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The infrastructure bill might do a lot of good if it passes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/29/infrastructure-bill-passed-senate-legislate/

and might lead to other better things if GOP senators
can learn to tune out Trump while pretending not to.
But there's still a long way to go -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/29/infrastructure-deal-will-do-lot-good-its-not-proof-healthy-democracy/

#PS1infrastructure

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engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 34
time 2021-07-30 17:41 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421163996346863616

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Some labor leaders are failing to lead.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/29/unions-shouldnt-stand-way-vaccine-mandates/

#PS1virus

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impress 26
time 2021-07-30 17:21 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421158984531148806

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What breakthrough covid is like - confusing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/07/29/breakthrough-infection-covid/

#PS1virus

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impress 26
time 2021-07-30 17:14 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421157321317568513

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Anti-vaxxers evolve in variants too.     The delta virus
is worse, so the delta anti-vaxxers are worse.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/29/alabama-hospitals-delta-variant-vaccine-resistance/

#PS1virus

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impress 35
time 2021-07-30 17:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421156098849996804

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A dim bulb at the top attracts dim bulbs all the way down.
The greatest danger of Trumpism is the abler, bolder
successor to Trump - whoever that might be.     Plenty of
candidates are pretending not to be.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/30/its-good-thing-republican-election-stealers-are-so-incompetent/

#PS1election

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 2%
impress 44
likes 1
time 2021-07-30 16:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421148526847815686

==========


Trump knows corruption when he sees it!

https://apnews.com/article/trump-urged-justice-department-to-declare-election-corrupt-0edf178869f33ddcf72d4c739bd18a5d

Every morning in the mirror!     So what if Barr couldn't
find corruption.     Declare it anyway!

So, GOP senators, if this is not an impeachable offense,
then what is?

#PS1impeachment

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impress 37
time 2021-07-30 16:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421146877722955777

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Can Trump still call the shots?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/07/29/trump-diminished-power/

If he keeps backing losers, people will quit paying
attention.     Fox's attention has already started
to drift.

#PS1trump

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impress 35
time 2021-07-30 14:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421116091208663040

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Circumstances change - maybe he needs the money for his
legal bills.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-donation-salary-white-house/2021/07/29/07723234-efd9-11eb-bf80-e3877d9c5f06_story.html

#PS1trump

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impress 18
time 2021-07-30 14:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421114174550077442

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Get vaccinated - it's not perfect but it's your best bet
to protect yourself.

Mask up indoors - it's not perfect but it's your best bet
to protect others.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/29/cdc-mask-guidance/

The delta variant is supercharged.     A turbocharged
variant could show up next.

#PS1virus

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impress 27
time 2021-07-30 14:19 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421113150124875776

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Maintaining a liberal democracy is like climbing a
knife-edge ridge on a mountain, with precipitous drops on
both sides.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/29/world-is-reminding-us-that-democracy-is-hard/

Democratic institutions take generations to build but can
be quickly undone.

#PS1theory

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impress 35
time 2021-07-30 14:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1421110824731480068

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Ever hear of the Westfall Act?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Employees_Liability_Reform_and_Tort_Compensation_Act_of_1988

Trump and Brooks have.     And may be hearing more.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/29/will-trump-ever-be-held-accountable-justice-department-just-increased-odds/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 37
time 2021-07-30 03:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420957292342636544

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Trumpism in the air is getting out of hand.

30000' in the air is no place for civil disobedience. Trump
and his cronies seem to be rich enough to avoid legal
consequences for ignoring laws, but his followers are not.

https://apnews.com/article/business-663d05a98fabfa56c41be8d6aa5f8b21

#PS1justice

=====

impress 26
time 2021-07-30 03:52 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420955537382854660

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Protecting minority rule, just as in 1619 and 1880.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-minority.html

The new sacred lost cause is the same old sacred lost cause
- a tool to recruit the masses to defend the economic and
political power of the feudal ruling class.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/opinion/republicans-race-debate.html

#PS1minority

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engage 1
engage-rate 4%
impress 25
likes 1
time 2021-07-29 17:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420797911328165888

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There's about a sixth of the country that will never be
talked into getting vaccinated.    The chi, psi, and omega
variants from the unvaccinated world might change minds.
But a shot no longer helps when you're being ventilated.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/29/opinion/covid-vaccine-hesitancy.html

#PS1virus

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impress 36
time 2021-07-29 17:19 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420796215512375298

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The metaverse?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/28/will-metaverse-connect-us-or-just-remind-us-how-far-apart-we-remain/

The internet was supposed to support real life, not
supplant it.     But it's really no different from what
cable TV has become.

#PS1technology

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impress 32
time 2021-07-29 05:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420617705720188940

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It's not easy working for Trump.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-rosen-election-calls/2021/07/28/43106ab6-efd6-11eb-bf80-e3877d9c5f06_story.html

Especially when you're actually supposed to be working
for the country.     But l'état, c'est moi!

#PS1election

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impress 27
time 2021-07-29 05:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420616621756796928

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Who cares if it's true?     Just keep repeating it to
protect your careers and obtain your majority.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/07/28/false-gop-claim-that-pelosi-turned-down-national-guard-before-jan-6-attack/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 39
time 2021-07-29 05:20 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420615206296645635

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All paid for by Trumpists - but not by Trump!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/arizona-ballot-review-costs/2021/07/28/d9b093c6-f010-11eb-bf80-e3877d9c5f06_story.html

#PS1election

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impress 26
time 2021-07-29 05:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420612977493872643

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The virus keeps changing and so does the best practice.
But your constitutional right to infect other people
is safe!  At least in Florida, Texas, and South Dakota!

https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-4a04e568985b99b35da44653175d419a

Why should you inconvenience yourself for the benefit of
other people?

#PS1virus

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engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 29
likes 1
time 2021-07-29 05:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420611317862264833

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Before making any wild promises, Trump should have
learned about the terms of Texas' admission to the Union.
The Feds don't own any land, unlike CA/AZ/NM.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Texas#Statehood

What happens if you build a wall that nobody wants?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-07-22/trump-border-wall-builder-tommy-fisher-is-looking-for-a-buyer

#PS1immigration

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impress 28
time 2021-07-29 04:52 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420608062679764994

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We're lucky Trump was so incompetent.      The next
Trumpist might be bolder and abler.     The Trumpists will
always have the problem of securing electoral wins with
a minority of voters.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/opinion/jan-6-coup-general-milley.html

#PS1insurrection

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impress 27
time 2021-07-28 15:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420404664894320642

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GOP legislators can defend insurrectionists in so many
creative ways!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/28/jan-6-committee-manages-impress-educate/

But they get little sympathy for attacking the police,
and then trying to escape by driving the wrong way down
the street.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/27/jan-6-hearings-begin-republicans-side-with-terrorists/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 22
time 2021-07-28 14:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420397110411730947

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You're hardly a loyal Trumpist if you can't think of a
dozen reasons not to remember or learn anything about
Jan 6.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/january-6-republicans-trump/2021/07/27/79a29e38-eef4-11eb-bf80-e3877d9c5f06_story.html

#PS1insurrection

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impress 24
time 2021-07-28 14:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420395028040470531

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Not exactly a Reagan Republican, but at least not an abject
Trumpist, only a moderate Trumpist.

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-health-texas-coronavirus-pandemic-house-elections-4cfb18cd70718446e37aed248aac82ff

#PS1trumpism

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impress 23
time 2021-07-28 14:22 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420389206363238401

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Who's really tough on crime?

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-police-reform-election-2020-campaign-2016-c335de7aa8dc6f1cacfc68e2884fcbc4

#PS1insurrection

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 5%
impress 21
time 2021-07-28 14:19 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420388344601583616

==========


Turn off your phone every day.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-government-and-politics-hacking-752db867fafbaba1f9cc34f7588944c5

#PS1technology

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impress 19
time 2021-07-28 13:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420368773110894597

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No repentance from insurrectionist or from customers.

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-joe-biden-government-and-politics-arrests-coronavirus-pandemic-9d89bbfa350150ae0c07822412b013c3

#PS1insurrection

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impress 21
time 2021-07-28 12:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420367561321975809

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Everybody expects racism from racists.     What surprised
the Capitol police was the GOP legislators defending the
racists from the police after the police defended the
legislators from the racists.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-riots-race-and-ethnicity-capitol-siege-51e7098111e221b88e3b64d476f241c8

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1464301217247726

#PS1insurrection

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impress 27
time 2021-07-28 02:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1420210464932327427

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That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/soccer-sports-joe-biden-business-health-30001e521bdb82ce8551544b4b0d7886

#PS1media

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impress 34
time 2021-07-25 13:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1419292845471453190

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Red states won't vaccinate or mask or accept any more
Federal aid - and their Congressional representatives will
vote against it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/07/21/coronavirus-delta-stimulus/

Delta may bring hard times again to red state voters,
but the major GOP donors will be OK, so what's the problem?

#PS1virus

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impress 34
time 2021-07-22 15:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1418236787105796100

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It's still the same old story - holding the good credit of
the United States hostage to their goal of cutting Social
Security and Medicare - same old GOP.     They don't
care that the Democrats refrained when they were in the
minority.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/07/21/republicans-debt-ceiling/

#PS1politics

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impress 33
time 2021-07-22 15:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1418233572574433281

==========


Conclusions from Pegasus - no phone and no one is safe
from spying.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2021/07/18/takeaways-nso-pegasus-project/

#PS1technology

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impress 25
time 2021-07-22 14:54 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1418223031101509632

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Biden leans too far into salesman mode.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-government-and-politics-coronavirus-pandemic-46a270ce0f681caa7e4143e2ae9a0211

We had enough of that from Trump.

#PS1biden

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impress 28
time 2021-07-22 13:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1418200757497565186

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"people find like-minded people in different social media
channels and they think they're in greater numbers than
they are"

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-religion-government-and-politics-el-paso-texas-mass-shooting-election-2020-4f3eaae4604492fea044435f8d8351ea

Trump's determined to push the national GOP over the cliff
into the same irrelevance as the California GOP.

#PS1gop

=====

impress 29
time 2021-07-21 12:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417825298737860611

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GOP legislators change their tune.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/growing-number-of-republicans-urge-vaccinations-amid-delta-surge/2021/07/20/52a06e9c-e999-11eb-8950-d73b3e93ff7f_story.html

They must have decided that delta endangers their careers
if too many of their supporters catch it.

#PS1virus

=====

impress 31
time 2021-07-21 04:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417707328569106433

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No matter what the Democrats do, there probably aren't 10
GOP senators willing to give Biden a win.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-government-and-politics-business-coronavirus-pandemic-7c8454b6018332a678a2333cde0cf9dd

Though if he can get it passed anyway, they'll all claim
credit for projects funded in their states.

#PS1infrastructure

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impress 37
time 2021-07-21 04:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417705787401457665

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He's a friend with Trump, so of course he goes where the
money is, and he doesn't have to tell the FBI about that.
Is that a crime or just another political witch hunt?

https://apnews.com/article/barrack-trump-inaugural-uae-030e53361c4e6355baa7c463198a5b0b

#PS1justice

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impress 43
time 2021-07-21 04:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417704056852647938

==========


You can thank Trump and Trumpists for knocking a boring
year or two off your life expectancy.

https://apnews.com/article/science-health-coronavirus-pandemic-fac0863b8c252d21d6f6a22a2e3eab86

#PS1virus

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impress 37
time 2021-07-21 04:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417703381494210562

==========


Dictators struggle to stifle a free press.      In America,
it's happening with no government effort - killed by an
internet that morphed from a federation of non-profit free
presses to a collection of one-sided media channels.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/18/opinion/media-newspapers-democracy.html

#PS1journalism

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impress 31
time 2021-07-21 00:52 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417648716287135745

==========


Just in case one accidentally wins, Skelton asked the GOP
recall candidates about issues -

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/20/skelton-where-republicans-running-to-replace-newsom-stand-on-issues/

#PS1capolitics

=====

impress 31
time 2021-07-21 00:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417647898016108544

==========


Though they shouldn't get complacent,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1811%E2%80%931812_New_Madrid_earthquakes

tsunamis are far down on the list of existential threats in
South Dakota.            The West Coast is not so lucky -

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/20/if-massive-tsunami-comes-to-bay-area-walk-to-safety-experts-say/

Silicon Valley is safer than the Oregon coast.

#PS1other

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engage-rate 2%
impress 45
time 2021-07-21 00:45 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417646816623939585

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China outsourced its cyberwarfare - to maintain plausible
deniability or to increase the number and intensity
of attacks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/technology/china-hacking-us.html

#PS1china

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impress 34
time 2021-07-20 05:55 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417362556172193797

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Fringe cults thrive by capturing the lonely and aimless
and giving them a place and a purpose.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/opinion/trump-covid-extremism-loneliness.html

#PS1other

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impress 30
time 2021-07-20 05:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417361127944556544

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Trumpists thrive in a great tradition going back at least
to Caligula!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/opinion/republicans-donald-trump-misinformation.html

#PS1trumpism

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impress 29
time 2021-07-20 05:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417360001476091907

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The IRS already knows about W-2 and 1099 income.
It could prepare pro-forma returns for everybody that
gets those.     If the taxpayers have no other tax items,
they could just sign and return; otherwise they can use
it as a starting point.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/opinion/intuit-turbotax-free-filing.html

#PS1tax

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impress 29
time 2021-07-20 05:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417357733792083969

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In most times and places, the only way for most people to
own a house is to inherit it.   America's catching up.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/18/idaho-housing-market/

When investors buy houses, rents go up and local renters
are out of luck.

So change the tax laws?     GOP donors say no.

#PS1economics

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impress 30
time 2021-07-20 02:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417310793519960099

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NSO says they can't hack US phone numbers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/07/19/us-phone-numbers-nso/

Yet the have spent millions to gain influence here.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/19/nso-business-us/

Is it any surprise that Flynn worked for them?

#PS1technology

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impress 36
time 2021-07-20 02:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417305973237059598

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As expected, GOP will find a way to vote NO, no matter what
the bill says, or else delay until after the next election.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-infrastructure-deal-peril/2021/07/19/8e5478be-e8a1-11eb-97a0-a09d10181e36_story.html

Thus Trump could never get an infrastructure bill past
the Senate GOP caucus, much less the whole Congress.

#PS1infrastructure

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impress 43
time 2021-07-20 01:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417300903246254083

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Business is different in China.

Profit is not the only goal; national security matters -

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/technology/china-microchips-tsinghua-unigroup.html

Every major firm has to have a party secretary to
coordinate with the Party -

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/technology/what-china-expects-from-businesses-total-surrender.html

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1458824131128768

#PS1china

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impress 29
time 2021-07-20 01:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417297003692789772

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The exodus is to Tahoe (and Sonoma and Napa) - much more
than Austin - or South Dakota.  About a third of the Tahoe
Basin is in Nevada, which doesn't tax rich people much.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/19/tahoe-real-estate-soars-even-as-pandemic-eases/

All this means local renters lose - they could try Austin,
Nevada.

#PS1economics

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 4%
impress 27
time 2021-07-19 23:47 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417269859025526829

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Jim Banks and Jim Jordan nominated for insurrection
committee.     Who'd know more about insurrection than
they?

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/politics/house-republicans-chosen-for-january-6-committee/index.html

#PS1insurrection

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impress 26
time 2021-07-19 23:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417267511783956494

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Insurrectionists starting to feel the consequences.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-capitol-siege-sentencing-785d865e0be2bc912614821768cf95b5

#PS1insurrection

=====

impress 20
time 2021-07-19 23:25 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417264408271626262

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The politics and economics of covid booster shots.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/18/opinion/covid-vaccine-booster-shot.html

#PS1virus

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impress 25
time 2021-07-19 23:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417260887014973441

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Who knew that ELECTED officials are Federal employees?
When, exactly, are they on and off the clock?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/18/opinion/merrick-garland-mo-brooks-capitol-attack.html

#PS1justice

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impress 19
time 2021-07-19 23:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417259953887223817

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Trump's greatest monument - tell-all books from insiders
and outsiders - that he will never read.     How many
readers will read them all?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/us/politics/trump-books-excerpts.html

Many insiders are probably holding their fire until Trump
has been sidelined enough that they feel safe.

#PS1trump

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impress 24
time 2021-07-19 23:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417258444109668354

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Maybe all those lawyers signed the election complaints by
mistake, thinking they were bar bills for the drinks.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/15/opinion/trump-lawyer-lin-wood-team-kraken.html

#PS1election

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impress 22
time 2021-07-19 22:55 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417256824529592331

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Nothing else works half as well.

https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/06/gettr-trump-social-network-hack-defaced/

Trump and Facebook were made for each other.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/17/opinion/sunday/zuckerberg-sandberg-facebook-trump.html

#PS1media

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impress 24
time 2021-07-19 22:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417255621729030152

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"Campaign funding from the national oligarchs is what sets
legislative agendas across the red states.   It clearly
benefits the wealthy for taxes to be low or nonexistent
and for poor people to be incurious and compliant."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/opinion/tennessee-dolly-parton-covid-vaccine.html

#PS1minority

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impress 23
time 2021-07-19 21:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417236051635015681

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About those exponentials -

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/theory.html#exponentials

"fanned for partisan gain and right-wing media profit"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/18/us-is-backsliding-covid-19-republicans-seem-have-decided-thats-acceptable/

#PS1virus

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impress 16
time 2021-07-19 14:46 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417133850015133696

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So what if lots of people die prematurely?      There's big
money to be made in disinformation!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/18/biden-is-right-purveyors-vaccine-disinformation-are-killing-people/

Minority rule is based on lies from top to bottom to fool
the masses, so why should this be different?

#PS1media

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impress 19
time 2021-07-19 14:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417132142765625350

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Are dignity and confidence enough?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/18/joe-biden-social-democratic-moment/

Or is that too much to expect, given the forces of minority
rule arrayed against them?

#PS1theory

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impress 18
time 2021-07-19 14:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417130801263616002

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Pegasus - your key to unlocking people's secrets.
It seems to be very widely available and widely applied.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/19/india-nso-pegasus/

#PS1technology

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impress 21
time 2021-07-19 14:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417129730478727171

==========


Another reason to stay home!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2021/07/18/airplane-fight-behavior-faa-arrests/

It's Trumpism for the people - you don't have to obey laws
you don't like.   It used to be you could avoid punishment
by hiring a good lawyer - now you just need to join enough
like minds to bog down enforcement.

#PS1justice

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impress 18
time 2021-07-19 14:28 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417129182857809932

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So much for Apple security.       Typical tech companies
have one VP for security and 99 for time to market.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/19/apple-iphone-nso/

Avoid iMessage!

#PS1technology

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impress 20
time 2021-07-19 14:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417126382107119620

==========


What's behind the polling failures in 2020?  Many Trumpists
won't participate in polls?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020-poll-errors/2021/07/18/8d6a9838-e7df-11eb-ba5d-55d3b5ffcaf1_story.html

Bad polling led to over-investing in Democratic candidates
that had no chance, and under-investing in close races.

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1458464701164711

#PS1election

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impress 19
time 2021-07-19 14:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417123252539850753

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There are a few Trumpists even in wine country.     He no
doubt loves them - but not enough to help them.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/19/charges-cite-trump-unrest-in-alleged-plot-on-democrats-hq/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 18
time 2021-07-19 12:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417106338216247296

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Time to close Guantanamo.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/controversial.html#guantanamo

Never tried - never convicted - he got 20 years anyway.

https://apnews.com/article/guantanamo-detainee-transfer-biden-826566e2787963ad499ccdd016efb2da

#PS1other

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impress 21
time 2021-07-19 12:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417100935483072514

==========


China government behind Microsoft attack carried out by
private hackers.

https://apnews.com/article/microsoft-exchange-hack-biden-china-d533f5361cbc3374fdea58d3fb059f35

#PS1technology

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impress 24
time 2021-07-19 12:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1417099656882884611

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More hopeful glimmers for Pennsylvania Democrats in 2022 -
GOP primary candidates are out for each other's blood over
who can be Trumpiest.

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-elections-pennsylvania-campaigns-senate-elections-ce34efb5201d89392653002fafd49cf3

#PS1gop

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impress 23
time 2021-07-19 05:11 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416988958152560644

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"the state spent more in federal coronavirus funds on an ad
campaign inviting tourists to visit than it did on public
health advertising"

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-health-michael-pence-south-dakota-8f89d45581d32c5c2f2fc23fc2f439e8

But can she sideline Trump, capture his voters and donors,
and blame her rivals?  That's the test for 2024.

#PS1gop

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impress 33
time 2021-07-19 05:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416987265536983041

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Spyware for sale, and maybe help using it.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-middle-east-business-journalists-jamal-khashoggi-00a3fb4349b04504d3d7c481eae233d3

They don't even need you to click on anything.

#PS1technology

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impress 19
time 2021-07-19 04:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416985169546792964

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Not as many joke candidates as last time!

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-health-government-and-politics-elections-california-c5eedc7f144b2e7baa5745b800e67709

But there are enough.

#PS1capolitics

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impress 19
time 2021-07-19 04:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416982244841836550

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Rewriting the insurrection again.

https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-trump-misinformation-aa051fa751d718407638dbe308647a7a

If GOP leaders don't show some moral integrity, it's indeed
the end of Amerca's greatness.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 21
time 2021-07-19 04:38 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416980744379850752

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No teeth for the IRS.     GOP donors said no, as expected.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-government-and-politics-bills-4da016e1ab4d2331a0310391ecbc4d73

The inability to get the GOP to agree on funding killed
"infrastructure week" four times during the Trump years.
He liked to talk about it but had no idea how to get
it passed.

#PS1tax

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engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 30
time 2021-07-19 04:32 +0000
userclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416979131934203905

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It could be worse!     In France the lunatic fringe
includes royalists!

Though Trump might like to be emperor or at least president
for life, and some of his fans would approve.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-business-health-government-and-politics-france-d25494f4cf4ca6c6d1464188a89ece6f

#PS1virus

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 4%
impress 27
time 2021-07-19 03:23 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416961972826894341

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We're reliving the 1870's.     This is what the GOP is so
exercised about - they want to protect their 19th-century
rewrite of race relations and minority rule history.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/14/opinion/jim-crow-voter-suppression.html

Appeasement will not bring peace in our time.

#PS1gop

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impress 22
time 2021-07-19 03:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416960436507865099

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Covid still more deadly than guns+cars+flu - especially
in red states.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-16/how-many-covid-deaths-still-more-than-guns-car-crashes-and-flu

#PS1virus

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impress 21
time 2021-07-19 03:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416958191850557443

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A glimmer of hope for Democrats in 2022.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/17/us/politics/midterm-elections.html

Trump is doing his best to recruit revenge candidates
from the fringe for GOP primaries - making life easier
for Democrats later.      McConnell only funds potential
winners.

#PS1election

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engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 29
time 2021-07-19 03:00 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416956047386845184

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GOP doesn't matter much in California, and neither do its
fantasy wedge issues.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/17/hey-californians-why-arent-you-at-war-over-critical-race-theory-transgender-athletes-and-voting/

So Gaetz and Greene might have better luck fundraising in,
say, South Dakota, or Arkansas.

https://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-mercury-news/20210718/281603833481440

or

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-17/third-venue-cancels-america-first-rally-anaheim-gaetz-greene

#PS1gop

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engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 34
time 2021-07-19 02:53 +0000
userclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416954271195549697

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"Monster hunting has become a multimillion-dollar
business - selling flags, hats, yard signs, shirts and
other paraphernalia proudly proclaiming there's a monster
under the bed.  The hunt will continue as long as the
money's good."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/16/is-that-election-fraud-lurking-under-bed/

#PS1election

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impress 21
time 2021-07-19 02:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416942342725013507

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Some companies are too big to fail.      Are some cases
too big to ever bring to trial?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/capital-riot-evidence-cost/2021/07/16/d5e81bdc-e404-11eb-8aa5-5662858b696e_story.html

It's a learning experience for everybody.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 20
time 2021-07-19 01:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416940092988420096

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Trump said so!    What more evidence would any reasonable
person want?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sanctions-hearing-2020-lawsuit/2021/07/16/90392266-e661-11eb-b722-89ea0dde7771_story.html

Don't law schools teach the difference between "hearsay"
and "evidence" any more?

#PS1justice

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impress 22
time 2021-07-19 01:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416938342713757699

==========


That was the election that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-joe-biden-arizona-government-and-politics-ap-fact-check-0e7fad7e5bdf02d953c6b90a474267cc

It all took place in Trump's imagination.

#PS1election

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impress 18
time 2021-07-19 01:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416937107822551047

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Just like Vietnam - we ended up "turning the corner"
so many times we ended up going nowhere in the graveyard
of empires.

https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-us-withdrawal-biden-military-analysis-e6aea337670314041ce5a8837799bc73

#PS1mideast

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impress 28
time 2021-07-18 23:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416905923054825477

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The Trumpist Dixiecrat Republicans have been cultivating
ignorance, superstition, and distrust of government for so
long they can't dig out from it.     Most don't even try.

https://apnews.com/article/arkansas-governor-hutchinson-covid-vaccine-hesitancy-09cadd2e75ddd5a4c0758b2cb1b6cbfd

#PS1virus

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 5%
impress 22
time 2021-07-18 23:36 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416904866132156422

==========


That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-joe-biden-science-government-and-politics-health-451e3778c208d575e27f2e74ab2ae853

#PS1media

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impress 25
time 2021-07-18 06:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416647206866612224

==========


Tucker Carlson is almost right!  Elitists are using race
as a cover to exploit the masses!

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-minority.html

But the elitists in question are the major donors of
the GOP.

https://time.com/6080432/tucker-carlson-profile/

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1457102151300966

#PS1media

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impress 20
time 2021-07-17 13:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416390978403848192

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Of course Trump wouldn't do a coup!   He'd hint indirectly
about it until other people tried to do it for him -
"Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?"

And if they failed, he'd leave them to their sad fate.
That's the Trump way.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/i-wouldnt-do-coup-with-milley-trump-says-top-us-general-2021-07-15/

#PS1insurrection

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 31
likes 1
time 2021-07-17 13:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416384560116289540

==========


Commercial spyware business booming?

https://apnews.com/article/technology-middle-east-canada-business-government-and-politics-09dcd0402e26cd9720676b3a4aace2be

#PS1technology

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impress 17
time 2021-07-17 12:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416375217450934274

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There doesn't appear to be any significant voter fraud in
2020, but GOP will keep looking until they dig up or make
up some.

https://apnews.com/article/business-government-and-politics-arizona-election-2020-e6158cd1b0c6442716064e6791b4c6fc

And even if they don't find any fraud, they'll still enact
laws to prevent it.

#PS1election

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 5%
impress 21
likes 1
time 2021-07-17 04:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416258392176271363

==========


Biden can't do anything about it due to GOP opposition -

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-pandemics-coronavirus-pandemic-las-vegas-mass-shooting-dbaa197b804a4f993a765e6a41425554

But they are setting up tents again in hospital parking
lots in Florida and converting dormitories in Missouri -

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-pandemics-coronavirus-pandemic-c053fae3d462705c39e3ffcd612d8a50

#PS1virus

=====

impress 35
time 2021-07-17 04:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416256290955792384

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There are reactionaries everywhere who think the modern
world of the Enlightenment will just go away if they fight
it hard enough.    Maybe they'd like to bring back the
Syllabus of Errors, too.

https://apnews.com/article/latin-mass-pope-francis-restrictions-benedict-6f50b9bc219d423f99267fddcdf23cf6

#PS1other

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impress 22
time 2021-07-17 04:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416254565771485187

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How to make money off covid!

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/14/napa-doctor-charged-in-fake-covid-19-vaccination-card-scheme/

In the Trumpist era, it's what you FEEL that's true!

#PS1virus

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impress 31
time 2021-07-16 19:06 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416112022660423682

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And now for something completely different!

The most entertaining computer arithmetic talk ever.

https://arith2021.arithsymposium.org/session/session8video.html

It's the video #2, Towards arithmetic-centered filter
design

The published paper is much more technical and detailed.

#PS1technology

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impress 29
time 2021-07-16 17:22 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416085825498935296

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A smarter version of Trump.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/16/elon-musk-trial-analysis/

Just another self-serving opportunistic narcissist.

#PS1economics

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impress 31
time 2021-07-16 15:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416063523906408450

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"a failed coup is practice for a successful coup"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/15/american-democracy-survived-its-reichstag-fire-jan-6-threat-has-not-subsided/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 29
time 2021-07-16 15:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416059970806710284

==========


"Brainwashing" described what North Koreans did to American
GI POW's.       But now, GOP leaders brainwash themselves,
just like North Koreans and Chinese do.        That's cult
of personality at work!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/16/kevin-mccarthys-odd-trump-worship-fox-news-hints-gop-midterm-strategy/

#PS1trumpism

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impress 30
time 2021-07-16 15:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1416058806618923010

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Another reason regressive sales taxes should be replaced
by a flat tax on income.

https://www.one-flat-tax.net/

Who should get sales tax receipts?     A lot of locales
have secret deals with companies like Amazon to rebate
part of their sales taxes.

https://calmatters.org/commentary/2021/07/online-sales-taxes-amazon-local-government/

#PS1tax

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impress 33
time 2021-07-16 03:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415883047690375174

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GOP can't get any traction against Biden.    So they make
up stuff about Harris instead.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-07-13/kamala-harris-target-republican-attack-ads-vice-president

Good practice for a Democratic politician.

#PS1gop

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impress 31
time 2021-07-16 03:51 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415881741193998342

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"The process is the punishment"

A model for Trumpists everywhere!

https://apnews.com/article/technology-entertainment-business-music-india-2458a729cff255c8a8f83d84101372d8

#PS1media

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impress 22
time 2021-07-16 02:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415863945278025729

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Now we're talking in the language criminals understand?

https://apnews.com/article/technology-joe-biden-europe-business-government-and-politics-cd21d84b5fd070421f871610b40e91d0

Who wouldn't turn in his competitors for $10 million?

#PS1ransomware

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impress 23
time 2021-07-16 01:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415843103429193728

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Will guaranteed income work in California?

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-california-4fea151e0425f8188337e44a02ab8177

#PS1economics

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impress 29
time 2021-07-16 01:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415842492725878784

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An endless cycle?  People get tired of chaos and corruption
and accept dictatorship, often non-violently, then get
tired of suppression and corruption and restore democracy,
often violently.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-religion-government-and-politics-a127151d7208b79c02767b435355511d

The "liberators" often have hidden motives.

#PS1theory

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impress 22
time 2021-07-15 14:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415672992646844427

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Bad moon rising!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2021/07/14/moon-wobble-climate-change-could-mean-double-whammy-flooding-2030s-nasa-warns/

Note that water damage contributed to the Florida condo
collapse.     Expect more of the same.

#PS1climate

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impress 49
time 2021-07-15 05:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415548871397183490

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Another insurrectionist flips and cooperates for leniency.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/guilty-plea-senate-balcony-capitol-riot/2021/07/14/b5e060d4-e4d5-11eb-8aa5-5662858b696e_story.html

#PS1insurrection

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impress 21
time 2021-07-15 05:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415547709117714432

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The worst ten weeks of a military career.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/joint-chiefs-chairman-feared-potential-reichstag-moment-aimed-at-keeping-trump-in-power/2021/07/14/a326f5fe-e4ec-11eb-a41e-c8442c213fa8_story.html

#PS1election

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impress 21
time 2021-07-15 05:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415546861797076997

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Trump was convinced he won even before the election, and
nothing changed his mind.     He always had lackeys telling
him what he wanted to hear.     And so it continues.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/07/13/book-excerpt-i-alone-can-fix-it/

#PS1election

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impress 24
time 2021-07-15 05:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415545277562245121

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DeSantis campaigning for re-election - against Fauci.
Souvenirs for $ale!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/07/13/desantis-fauci-florida/

$ouvenir$ for $ale!

#PS1virus

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impress 23
time 2021-07-15 05:19 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415541517318426627

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"Did Donald Trump lose the election in 2020?"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/07/14/did-donald-trump-lose-revealing-fox-news-interview-leads-challenging-question-its-host/

No Fox host is going to answer that question honestly - Fox
might lose advertising dollars to Newsmax or One America.
Indeed it's all about the money.

#PS1media

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impress 36
time 2021-07-15 05:14 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415540333702643712

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Now we're running out of jet fuel and fuel truck drivers.

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-government-and-politics-fires-environment-and-nature-29b3eb2572c64109ecce45258a93f78c

#PS1recovery

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impress 16
time 2021-07-15 04:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415533565983412224

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Ways that climate change is wreaking havoc in the arid
West.

https://apnews.com/article/science-environment-and-nature-climate-change-1ab13a82a8581f745aac18cab475e5d5

#PS1climate

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impress 21
time 2021-07-15 04:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415531030212079617

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Democracies have a problem dealing with exponential
growth -

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/theory.html#exponentials

They won't act until too late.

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-us-cases-rising-03150d6404004711b80e9bd6ff0d410d

#PS1virus

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impress 18
time 2021-07-15 04:24 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415527685313368065

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Corruption's never very far away from Trump.

https://apnews.com/article/business-election-2020-campaign-2016-fa4c39b12cfda2c142408f4f48cf1eba

It's just business as usual in Trump world.

#PS1trump

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impress 20
time 2021-07-15 04:20 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415526699207249929

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Inspiring speech, but GOP has its orders from its donors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/13/us/politics/biden-voting-philadelphia.html

Swing voters in swing states will vote their pocketbooks
as usual in 2022.      The GOP will do what it can to make
them as miserable as possible.

#PS1democracy

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impress 21
time 2021-07-15 04:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415525343436238849

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REvil - laid low or laying low?

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-europe-business-technology-government-and-politics-13fb7e2ee4b5dfa01daff3f266c7d603

#PS1ransomware

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impress 24
time 2021-07-15 04:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415523410281521157

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What does California GOP do about Trump?

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-07-08/california-gop-on-trump-how-jenner-faulconer-chen-differ

It doesn't matter for statewide offices; GOP comes in third
after "no preference."        But it will matter in swing
House and state legislature districts.

#PS1capolitics

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impress 31
time 2021-07-14 14:53 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415323662513696773

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Right out of the Cohn/Trump playbook - hit back twice
as hard!

https://apnews.com/article/business-09dfd1c03b59b1af55aa967d1c093482

#PS1justice

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impress 27
time 2021-07-14 14:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1415318345738457088

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Insurers against ransomware attacks have themselves been
successfully attacked.      It's time to stop paying
ransom.     Let a few large companies go out of business
as a lesson to the others to tighten up.

https://apnews.com/article/kaseya-ransomware-attack-0705-4c2272cdd428ddfa1f3644d513566c06

#PS1technology

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impress 40
time 2021-07-13 13:09 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414934916656103424

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How much do you know about obscure presidents?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/opinion/presidents-presidency-history.html

#PS1other

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impress 29
time 2021-07-13 06:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414836092000374807

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The problem is not in the cities now - it's in the boonies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/upshot/covid-cities-predictions-wrong.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/opinion/covid-big-cities.html

#PS1other

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impress 32
time 2021-07-13 06:19 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414831886103318533

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Low interest rates and income inequality.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/07/12/opinion/covid-fed-qe-inequality.html

Low interest rates seem to be good for everybody.
But they are a lot better for a few than for many.

#PS1economics

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impress 31
time 2021-07-13 06:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414828418227523587

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Possible approaches to winning support for voting rights.
But the bottom line is that most swing voters in swing
states and districts vote their pocketbooks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/12/7-points-biden-needs-make-about-voting-rights/

That's why the GOP is doing whatever it can to derail
Biden's economic program.

#PS1democracy

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impress 32
time 2021-07-13 05:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414822480229801986

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Here's a Sacred Lost Cause - trying to get Trumpists to
act on climate.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/conservative-coalition-fighting-global-warming/2021/07/08/a05633ba-cd2e-11eb-8014-2f3926ca24d9_story.html

You're not going to get anywhere fast enough with consensus
incrementalism.

#PS1climate

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impress 29
time 2021-07-13 05:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414819202951643138

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It was a joke then but it's not funny any more.      The
GOP will pay the price as Trump directs his energy toward
revenge rather than winning in 2022.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rnc-trump-stop-the-steal/2021/07/12/79e58a02-e320-11eb-934f-7e6c1927f261_story.html

#PS1election

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impress 33
time 2021-07-13 03:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414791171541389314

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Careless summer camping portends a careless school year.

https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-michael-brown-7dd22f4efe101603c2c4caf531c980dc

#PS1virus

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impress 30
time 2021-07-13 03:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414789818173693956

==========


Powell and Wood had a "good-faith basis"?     They knew
it was nothing but a fraudulent attempt to exploit the
court system for publicity and fund-raising.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-elections-michigan-e45f806062edd8a7ba81cefd8f3f2638

Though sitting through a trial might dissuade you, lawyers
are not supposed to lie.

#PS1election

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impress 27
time 2021-07-12 17:20 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414635765179424779

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In a world grappling with problems the human race is smart
enough to create but too dumb to solve -

https://www.liberty-and-justice.net/

Dictators offer a path out of chaos -

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-middle-east-africa-europe-government-and-politics-fea9b7509bb99a836edd62f32bb45ac3

But dictatorial succession is just more chaos.  Can we do
better than that?

#PS1democracy

=====

impress 24
time 2021-07-12 17:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414631942872440839

==========


Minority rule depends on dividing the masses against
themselves.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-minority.html

"Critical race theory" - which hardly any legislator can
accurately define - is just this year's tool for division.

https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/leonard-pitts-jr/article252655298.html

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1453833874961127

#PS1minority

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impress 28
time 2021-07-12 15:32 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414608622466703365

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Unlimited deficit spending and  irreconcilable partisan
differences can catch up with you.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/05/world/middleeast/lebanon-economic-crisis.html

#PS1economics

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impress 23
time 2021-07-12 15:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414603070571311109

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The Black Death reset the balance between capital (land)
and labor and launched the middle class.  Will covid have
similar consequences?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/11/will-labor-markets-great-reset-change-things-workers-over-long-term/

#PS1economics

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impress 30
time 2021-07-12 05:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414458333910626306

==========


Time for regional federalism -

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-regional.html

Change the Constitution?  The GOP donors will insure
that GOP legislators will oppose anything that weakens
their minority rule.       And that's the stuff that
needs changing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/11/stacey-abrams-prods-our-constitutional-imagination/

#PS1democracy

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impress 27
time 2021-07-12 04:21 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414439732994404358

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No more separation of church and state!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/11/mercy-culture-church/

America's founders knew what happens next - they'd
seen established religions in Europe for centuries.
Once churches get political power, they attract the wrong
kinds of people - attracted to power.

#PS1other

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impress 26
time 2021-07-12 04:16 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414438373092073473

==========


"It used to be you never challenged the incumbent governor
within your party. That just makes you weaker as a party
going into the general election"

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-government-and-politics-georgia-coronavirus-pandemic-f0ec099d019d6a30726f22ea6c8d56a1

New Trumpist rules - revenge first, no matter what.

#PS1gop

=====

impress 32
time 2021-07-11 23:51 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414371729476972544

==========


How would Trump behave if he were more intelligent?

https://apnews.com/article/business-3cf631c55b15ec9f83b2306c7fb2e89d

#PS1other

=====

impress 46
time 2021-07-11 23:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414369628508155904

==========


No point reciting facts to a Trumpist!   Only feelings
matter.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/08/memo-to-gov-noem-trash-california-after-south-dakota-grows-up/

Noem is only interested in capturing the feelings of as
many Trumpist voters as possible for her presidential bid.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/02/us/politics/kristi-noem-south-dakota-republicans.html

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1453323981678783

#PS1trumpism

=====

impress 28
time 2021-07-11 21:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414334436221480961

==========


Trump's reinstatement fantasies could fuel more violence.
Too bad for insurrectionists hoping to go free on bail.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/09/politics/justice-department-trump-warning/index.html

#PS1insurrection

=====

engage 2
engage-rate 2%
impress 95
likes 1
retweets 1
time 2021-07-11 20:45 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414325085888946180

==========


Surprise!   Workplace impact of covid was highest on
"essential" least-paid workers.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/10/exclusive-santa-clara-county-covid-data-reveals-more-than-250-workplace-outbreaks/

Any wonder many don't want to go back to work?

#PS1virus

=====

impress 34
time 2021-07-11 20:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414323854801915909

==========


Trumpism infects local school boards.

https://apnews.com/article/health-education-coronavirus-pandemic-school-boards-e41350b7d9e3662d279c2dad287f7009

Next they'll be for eliminating sex education, evolution,
and the scientific method. They get campaign funding from
billionaires - culture wars are way more fun than balancing
school district budgets.

#PS1trumpism

=====

impress 43
time 2021-07-11 16:17 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414257429240373251

==========


A tarpit to avoid.

https://apnews.com/article/business-caribbean-haiti-election-2020-011ce271fe57211c29ffb0e5eef9c506

The last time the Marines landed, they gave up and left
after 20 years without accomplishing anything permanent.
Just like Afghanistan.

Let armed intervention, if it happens at all,  be led by
the UN.

#PS1foreign

=====

impress 39
time 2021-07-11 16:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1414253586935025665

==========


Is it possible to draft a voting rights bill that won't
be vetoed by the McConnell Supreme Court?

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-supreme-courts-courts-voting-race-and-ethnicity-4fc2deafafca64248dad4dfceaf7a05d

#PS1democracy

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 36
likes 1
time 2021-07-10 14:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413862534579331072

==========


Coming soon to a red state near you - and then to you.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-business-lifestyle-health-travel-79cac2e505903e6056685bb922a8eaab

#PS1virus

=====

impress 34
time 2021-07-10 14:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413861270172798981

==========


Mitch McConnell's legacy - stalwart defender of minority
rule by the rich and powerful.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/07/mitch-mcconnell-power-senate/619350/

When you get right down to it, he's just the latest in
the line that includes Calhoun and Thurmond.

#PS1gop

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 31
likes 1
time 2021-07-10 13:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413859996719226883

==========


Don't like the truth?    Just deny it!

https://apnews.com/article/europe-united-nations-massacres-d44b5a7a42c5dea226a7a881aa164981

That's what the GOP does.

#PS1foreign

=====

impress 32
time 2021-07-10 12:54 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413844027011526656

==========


That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-government-and-politics-sports-middle-east-3990ee7b4345b5bb4aeb375330d95565

#PS1media

=====

impress 36
time 2021-07-10 12:46 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413842120058621958

==========


GOP gets that concentration of power in government
bureaucracies can be harmful.      But they are blind to
the same in corporate bureaucracies.      That has to do
with how they finance their election campaigns.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/07/09/competition-prices-antitrust-biden-order/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/07/09/biden-executive-order-promoting-competition/

#PS1economics

=====

impress 40
time 2021-07-10 05:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413733033505476612

==========


Funding for Capitol Police and National Guard - as much
as needed or as little as possible?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/members-of-congress-demand-immediate-funding-for-capitol-police-but-face-headwinds-in-the-senate/2021/07/09/2702ef6a-e0f9-11eb-a501-0e69b5d012e5_story.html

We wouldn't want them to be ready for the next time!

#PS1insurrection

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 35
likes 1
time 2021-07-10 05:21 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413730057638486019

==========


"how many votes have you got?"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/09/theres-only-one-way-democrats-beat-back-gop-war-democracy/

#PS1democracy

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 30
time 2021-07-10 05:13 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413728008339279876

==========


"how many votes have you got?"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/09/what-it-will-take-defeat-gops-voter-suppression-schemes/

The recalcitrants can't be convinced  by anything except
losing an election.    So let's do what we can to make
that happen.

#PS1democracy

=====

impress 31
time 2021-07-10 05:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413727211413114883

==========


"two dramatically different realities for the country"

If the red states won't vaccinate -

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-regional.html

"some GOP officials are seeking to boost their own fortunes
by feeding into doubts about the vaccination"

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-government-and-politics-coronavirus-pandemic-michael-brown-c5c9260bc083e7e9cc0e415caa43879f

#PS1virus

=====

impress 32
time 2021-07-10 04:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413721676597010434

==========


Trumpist to the core!      Lies, cheats, and steals.

https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-campaign-2016-31d9ab971742b99c666c23143589ae56

#PS1foreign

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impress 41
time 2021-07-09 20:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413591950607876101

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What a concept - starting with those people that were
there who are not under indictment and not running for
re-election!    May the truth come out!

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-police-capitol-siege-013aa60f1905f0a8624aa6ef46fab568

#PS1insurrection

=====

impress 39
time 2021-07-09 20:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413591474902487041

==========


The most responsible GOP candidate in the California recall
won't say whether he was/is/will be a Trumpist.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/09/skelton-gops-faulconer-tries-to-run-recall-campaign-as-a-policy-wonk/

"Faulconer would create more shelters across California
and require homeless people to occupy them"

That's another word for jail.

#PS1capolitics

=====

impress 38
time 2021-07-09 20:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413590163561713667

==========


Fattening public employee pensions without paying for them.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/09/borenstein-california-pension-reforms-would-be-undermined-by-new-bill/

Several California cities have gone bankrupt because
of pension obligations that they could never satisfy.
Defined-benefit pensions are more responsibility than they
can handle.

#PS1economics

=====

impress 34
time 2021-07-09 20:00 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413588792313737220

==========


Cooperation with other democracies increases our
sovereignty.     Big multinationals might lose some of
their sovereignty, so they'll fight it with dark campaign
money.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/09/biden-global-minimum-tax-combat-trump/

#PS1tax

=====

impress 37
time 2021-07-09 18:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413559013174759425

==========


Celebrity candidates are good for entertainment, but not
much else.      We need more than that from legislators.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/09/memo-celebrity-candidates-its-not-easy-you-think/

#PS1theory

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impress 37
time 2021-07-09 17:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413557580383723525

==========


We can't stabilize every country in the world.     We have
to focus where it matters.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/08/us-foreign-policy-should-get-over-fear-of-instability/

#PS1foreign

=====

impress 33
time 2021-07-09 17:51 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413556520189521923

==========


The decline of Trumpist Christianity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/09/opinion/religious-right-america.html

Does the SBC think that the biggest threat to America
today is the truth about why the SBC was formed in 1845?

#PS1other

=====

impress 39
time 2021-07-09 14:43 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413509040139735047

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"Many people feel they have permission to be aggressive
toward journalists"

Their president and prophet Donald Trump set the example
and directed them to go and do likewise!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/tv-news-crews-attacked/2021/07/08/effc078c-de9a-11eb-b507-697762d090dd_story.html

"The Journalist Protection Act has gone nowhere in
Congress"

#PS1journalism

=====

impress 45
time 2021-07-09 14:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413505077139042307

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"the bad guys will come in and delete the backups or
encrypt them"

Maybe magnetic tape is still a better backup medium than
the cloud!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/09/how-ransomware-attack-works/

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1451624131848768

#PS1technology

=====

engage 1
engage-rate 3%
impress 38
time 2021-07-09 14:17 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413502661249298435

==========


"If DeSantis threatens Trump's status as the undisputed
leader of the party, many Republicans privately expect
Trump to turn on the governor"

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-government-and-politics-coronavirus-pandemic-election-2020-b15cedaae710b234bee7c3d543b7d98c

Trump's public waffling about 2024 is precisely to flush
out and disable potential rivals.

#PS1gop

=====

impress 48
time 2021-07-09 13:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413494185454227463

==========


QAnon is still around.

https://apnews.com/article/business-technology-media-social-media-election-2020-c766a2cf2458b29eee939d6dbc266442

Is specific prophecies have proven false and its specific
shibboleths lead to deplatforming, so it's much less
specific and now encompasses any fantasy of the gullible
that can be exploited by merchants of fear.

#PS1qanon

=====

impress 39
time 2021-07-09 13:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413492537830961154

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Sounds like a call for regional federalism.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-regional.html

Trump is determined to push the GOP off a cliff. The only
question is whether he gets to push the rest of the country
with it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/opinion/republican-party-crisis.html

#PS1gop

=====

impress 40
time 2021-07-09 04:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413359027321405441

==========


How Trump sabotaged the economic recovery - without even
knowing it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/opinion/trump-trade-chips.html

Global supply chain management is complicated but
will reconfigure itself over time to avoid capricious
uncertainty.

#PS1trade

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impress 41
time 2021-07-09 04:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413357325750919172

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Trump's social media lawsuits are a fund-raising gimmick.
But who decides which content is unsuitable for mass media?
Not even media executives want that responsibility.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/legally-trumps-tech-lawsuit-is-a-joke-but-it-raises-a-serious-question/2021/07/08/33bc2dfa-e010-11eb-9f54-7eee10b5fcd2_story.html

But they don't want their business model disrupted, either.

#PS1media

=====

impress 39
time 2021-07-09 04:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413355211138027528

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It's not really about law and order.     It's about
protecting minority rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/08/fund-tax-police/

#PS1tax

=====

impress 34
time 2021-07-09 04:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413353817635102723

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"it's consuming real resources, doing a function that has
no value"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/08/bitcoin-mining-texas-electricity/

What will they do in Rockdale when the bubble bursts?
Bitcoin is too polluting for China.    Texas?   No problem!

#PS1economics

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engage-rate 3%
impress 60
time 2021-07-09 04:22 +0000
urlclicks 2
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413352895018196994

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A third dose might be advisable.

https://apnews.com/article/europe-coronavirus-pandemic-science-health-34c3f2536747a7c08980d7359a8de70c

#PS1virus

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impress 33
time 2021-07-09 04:13 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413350561915707392

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Since the Biden Recession didn't happen, the GOP is giving
credit to their 2017 tax cut - even though no tax cut ever
has boosted the economy out of recession.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/05/opinion/joe-biden-economy.html

So what will they say if there is a recession later?

#PS1economics

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impress 39
time 2021-07-09 03:19 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413337052402225159

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Unsuccessful recalls backfire in California.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-07-06/california-recall-history-feinstein-newsom

#PS1capolitics

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impress 33
time 2021-07-09 03:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413336024181182468

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GOP TALKS about workers but Biden DOES something.
GOP can't DO because its donors don't approve.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-government-and-politics-01080611dc8a8f92c4eec6c6bb412f86

#PS1economics

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impress 36
time 2021-07-09 03:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413332950477803524

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Two cop-rioters stand to lose their jobs.

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-police-riots-seattle-police-reform-276125259e85a4b837b9dd10d2114399

#PS1insurrection

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impress 24
time 2021-07-08 23:31 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413279589808312322

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Journalists caught in insurrection are still trying
to recover.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4avqqn/reporters-survived-capitol-riot-struggling

What hurts most of all is the legislators who were there
and consciously lie about what happened.

#PS1insurrection

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engage-rate 4%
impress 25
time 2021-07-08 23:26 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413278421287727104

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Why there won't be a bipartisan infrastructure bill - GOP
major donors are against increasing taxes or increasing
IRS funding to collect more taxes -

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/07/07/irs-taxes-budget-conservatives/

More at

https://www.facebook.com/politicalscrapbooknet/posts/1450999351911246

#PS1tax

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impress 30
time 2021-07-08 16:23 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413171797810237440

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There's more than one virus to worry about.

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-weather-health-39121817e8472d182d15ed5facf0e076

#PS1virus

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engage 1
engage-rate 4%
impress 27
time 2021-07-08 15:52 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413164157650702340

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Maneuvering around Congress by executive order.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-congress.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/06/bidens-plans-struggle-congress-his-back-door-actions-could-get-jump-reshaping-economy/

Like his predecessors, Biden has to figure out how to act
when Congress won't even debate his proposals.

#PS1biden

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impress 26
time 2021-07-08 14:02 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413136405555937296

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No glory for whistleblowers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/may-edwards-treasury-buzzfeed-fincen-whistleblower/2021/07/07/28f5c1f8-da05-11eb-8fb8-aea56b785b00_story.html

#PS1justice

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impress 24
time 2021-07-08 13:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413135151094136844

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Trump country is where the virus action is.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/06/these-parts-of-the-us-could-become-breeding-grounds-for-potentially-more-covid-19-variants-expert-says/

Plan your vacation accordingly.

#PS1virus

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impress 26
time 2021-07-08 05:53 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413013267761405954

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Trump support is based on feelings, not on facts.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/07/06/appalachian-covid-deniers-nurses-virginia/

It's a waste of time to explain facts to Trump supporters.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 23
time 2021-07-08 05:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413010158066696195

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Trump brings everybody down to his level eventually.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/07/jd-vance-is-trying-bend-himself-moment-that-isnt-really-his/

But they knew he was a snake when they picked him up.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 26
time 2021-07-08 05:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1413002547409813504

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Why entrepreneurs jump into the conspiracy hole - there's
money to be made!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2021/07/07/sean-turnbull-sgtreport-social-media/

Who cares if it's true or causes harm if they get their
percentage of the gross!

#PS1qanon

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impress 22
time 2021-07-08 04:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412999880696467458

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Democrats should take on tax reform - indeed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/07/democrats-corporate-tax-hikes-letter/

But how are they possibly going to get it through the
Senate?     Reconciliation won't work.    GOP senators have
their orders from their donors - no tax hikes for them.

#PS1tax

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impress 30
time 2021-07-08 04:48 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412996915478732806

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The social media suit is just a fund-raising opportunity.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/07/trumps-latest-ridiculous-lawsuit-shows-how-small-he-has-become/

But he'll take Fox time if offered.

#PS1trump

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impress 25
time 2021-07-08 04:40 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412994962061291526

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Democratization of mass destruction goes forward.

https://www.liberty-and-justice.net/

Just wait until criminals get their hands on this
technology!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/07/ai-weapons-us-military/

Your money or your life!

#PS1other

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impress 24
time 2021-07-08 04:30 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412992481004646403

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Kochs win at Supreme Court.      The conservative justices
know who put them there and why.

https://calmatters.org/commentary/2021/07/koch-brothers-supreme-court-nonprofit-donors/

#PS1democracy

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impress 24
time 2021-07-08 04:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412987849243123712

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At least two ways this story can end.     Which shall
it be?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/30/opinion/climate-change-congress.html

#PS1climate

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engage-rate 4%
impress 24
time 2021-07-08 04:09 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412987110500429824

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It's hard to make the case that women should go back to
lousy jobs with lousy pay and benefits when they can't
get affordable child care.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/06/mothers-struggle-to-return-to-work-as-california-reopens/

#PS1recovery

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impress 25
time 2021-07-08 04:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412986786859548673

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Creating a new Myth of the Sacred Lost Cause.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/07/07/trump-says-no-reason-for-officer-to-have-shot-ashli-babbitt-as-he-again-downplays-jan-6-riot/?sh=47d8057f7f0c

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/07/trump-who-shot-ashli-babbitt-january-6-insurrection-riot.html

Myth speaks to feelings, not facts; to what you felt
happened, not what actually happened.       With a good
enough myth, you don't need reason, science, or history.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 46
time 2021-07-07 20:28 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412871230240161793

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Trump was a big supporter of farmers and ranchers!
At least those that could afford major political donations
and Mar-a-Lago.

https://apnews.com/article/business-c899e1c834f1d7ba272d7c524c5a8e09

And the little guys - what were they ever going to do
for Trump?

Biden is helping but they'll vote GOP anyway.

#PS1economics

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impress 53
time 2021-07-07 19:54 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412862719942750209

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Not enough immigrants?     How about teens?

https://apnews.com/article/nj-state-wire-co-state-wire-health-coronavirus-pandemic-travel-2f02bf564e726f4c4f6916790bda7a2a

#PS1economics

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impress 53
time 2021-07-07 19:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412861618761830404

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Two peas in a pod!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels

Too bad Joseph Goebbels isn't available to be Trump's
2024 running mate.       He even looks like somebody who
would work for Trump!    And he wouldn't spill the beans
the way Trump tends to do.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/05/politics/trump-disinformation-strategy/

#PS1trump

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impress 44
time 2021-07-07 17:44 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412829986470318084

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With his legal team - Giuliani and Powell? - Trump is sure
to win - air time on Fox and more grass roots donations
- to his legal defense fund!     That's the whole point
of the law - to get higher ratings on cable - and thus
more donations!

https://apnews.com/article/lawsuits-business-government-and-politics-c7e26858dcb553f92d98706d12ad510c

#PS1trump

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impress 53
time 2021-07-07 15:29 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412795966927695872

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Regional federalism?

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-regional.html

It's already happening.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/06/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html

#PS1virus

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impress 26
time 2021-07-06 13:50 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412408640804474881

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"The cicadas got louder before they died"

We can only hope.     Maybe the cicadas were just trying
to get on Fox.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/loudoun-critical-race-theory-transgender-rights/2021/07/05/3dab01b8-d4eb-11eb-ae54-515e2f63d37d_story.html

#PS1other

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impress 19
time 2021-07-06 13:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412406411624071177

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Predatory pricing to destroy competitors is not in the
public interest.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/06/facebook-bulletin-antitrust/

The root problem is organizations that have gotten so large
and profitable that they can afford to destroy competitors
that way.

#PS1economics

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impress 18
time 2021-07-06 13:26 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412402685932806145

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Most persuadable swing voters don't attempt to discern and
address root causes - they just vote their pocketbooks on
election day.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-american-crossroads-galesburg-house-elections-il-state-wire-762490073a28e84336c3820de1847b1c

#PS1theory

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impress 22
time 2021-07-06 12:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412390713644384257

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500 down, 300 to go.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-dc-wire-capitol-siege-government-and-politics-98baf0b213e507e5f3f6f32b78583cbd

More participants might cooperate as they realize that
nobody else is going to help them.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 22
time 2021-07-06 12:24 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412387031448113163

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It's good to know that no matter how far out you are in
the insurrection fantasy fringe, there is a congressman
who will speak to you and for you.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/05/us/politics/paul-gosar-republicans-congress-extremism.html

Kevin McCarthy has more important problems to worry about,
like factual Liz Cheney.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 22
time 2021-07-06 04:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412268549456863233

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The Show Me state can not only show more virus patients,
it can also show more firearms!     Constitutional?
Who cares?     The important thing is to get on Fox.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-michael-brown-gun-politics-government-and-politics-cd94751d54f07763ba3efc15bc01f214

#PS1firearms

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impress 22
time 2021-07-06 04:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412262683844378625

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Biden makes his mark on Putin, who says things he never
said about Trump.

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/putin-biden-geneva-summit-cyberwarfare-arms-navalny-20210617.html

#PS1foreign

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impress 23
time 2021-07-06 03:59 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412259928836755456

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It's called the Show Me State - they show me what happens
when I don't get vaccinated.

https://apnews.com/article/mo-state-wire-michael-brown-coronavirus-pandemic-health-89fa995c59397228d8d56e1ab45890ab

Arkansas is right behind.

#PS1virus

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impress 18
time 2021-07-06 03:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412247632706084865

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There's more to Mexico than cartels and sombreros!

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/03/opinion-rethinking-mexico-and-its-ties-to-silicon-valley/

And it's a lot closer than the Far East.

#PS1foreign

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impress 21
time 2021-07-06 02:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412244393638072321

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The market cures supply chain problems - eventually.
Complicated systems like cars take longer than raw
commodities like lumber.     So inflation will last longer.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/29/upshot/markets-work-but-untangling-global-supply-chains-takes-time.html

#PS1economics

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impress 19
time 2021-07-06 02:37 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412239196299816971

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Strengthening democracy is not bipartisan when one party
is dedicated to strengthening minority rule.

https://www.political-scrapbook.net/2020-minority.html

"hold media organizations to ethical account, advance
respect for shared facts"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/01/american-democracy-civic-healing-fighting-gop/

Sounds Democratic not GOP!

#PS1democracy

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impress 18
time 2021-07-06 01:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412218555605536769

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a nation dedicated to a proposition

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/01/american-history-debates/

#PS1other

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impress 18
time 2021-07-06 01:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412216022870855681

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Why were Jefferson's words about slavery removed from the
Declaration of Independence?

https://www.history.com/news/declaration-of-independence-deleted-anti-slavery-clause-jefferson

Did black folks provoke the Revolution?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/07/02/fourth-july-african-americans-declaration/

Many southerners were unsure about leaving England until
they feared losing slavery.

#PS1minority

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impress 20
time 2021-07-06 01:00 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412214836054790181

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"condo and HOA developments are a huge experiment in
privatization of local government functions"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/surfside-condo-climate-change-cost/2021/07/01/b6699a98-da76-11eb-9bbb-37c30dcf9363_story.html

Local governments are overwhelmed by long-term crises.
Condo boards are worse.      Nobody wants to pay now to
protect future residents.

#PS1climate

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impress 15
time 2021-07-06 00:39 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412209668508684309

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GOP doesn't really care that much about what happened long
ago - but they are in a panic about the implications of
a past that lives on in the present, to bolster minority
rule.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/critical-race-theory-history/2021/07/02/e90bc94a-da75-11eb-9bbb-37c30dcf9363_story.html

#PS1gop

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impress 19
time 2021-07-06 00:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412208050564321282

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Sovereign Citizenship - a myth that appeals to all sorts
of people.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/04/moorish-sovereignty-rise-of-the-moors/

If these Sovereign Citizens renounce their American
citizenship, then they have no right to live in America.
But that's the essence of Trumpism - you don't have to
obey laws.

#PS1other

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impress 21
time 2021-07-06 00:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412204174553452555

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Written records of criminal acts considered harmful -
to your defense.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/prosecutors-say-spreadsheets-from-trump-organization-offer-a-road-map-for-its-indictment-where-the-investigation-goes-now-is-the-question/2021/07/03/f7df06f0-db81-11eb-8fb8-aea56b785b00_story.html

#PS1trump

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impress 17
time 2021-07-06 00:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412201852377042945

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Texas lieutenant governor jumps in to insure political
correctness at the Alamo!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/05/texas-republicans-rush-guard-alamo-facts/

We can't have people unrewriting our rewritten history.

#PS1gop

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impress 18
time 2021-07-06 00:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412200666538287108

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It's only fair - the Chinese Communists are turning China
into a dogmatic minority-rule income-inequality feudal
society, so why shouldn't the GOP return the sincere
flattery by imitation?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/05/republicans-are-treating-history-like-china-does/

#PS1minority

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impress 17
time 2021-07-05 23:58 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412199311262158857

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The Big Steal is going on right in front of our eyes.
Republicans are embracing a new Sacred Lost Cause Myth -
Trump's election Big Lie - at all levels of government
and don't intend to lose another election.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-trump-2022-midterms-election-falsehoods/2021/07/04/3a43438c-d36f-11eb-ae54-515e2f63d37d_story.html

#PS1trumpism

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impress 20
time 2021-07-05 23:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412196917526732800

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Trumpists were relentless trying to overthrow the election
results in Arizona.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-arizona-election-2020-government-and-politics-ea625760283abb4c0cd3971dde91e76d

They still are.

#PS1election

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impress 24
time 2021-07-05 23:27 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412191393905184768

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Good times ahead for blue-collar workers - if there
were any.

https://apnews.com/article/economy-health-coronavirus-pandemic-business-0f1b97e9b5953080edf1fbf0412a1d94

It's a bad time to be restricting immigration.

#PS1economics

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impress 19
time 2021-07-05 23:24 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412190729032503300

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Frederick Douglass' greatest speech.     Sweet and sour,
respectful of the past, outraged at the present unworthy
of that past, yet hopeful for a better future.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-best-fourth-of-july-speech-in-american-history

He'd only have to change a few details to deliver it today.

#PS1other

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impress 16
time 2021-07-05 23:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412189284946219027

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There is no past in the internet - only an ever-changing
now.      But there is an illusion of the past - and little
help to determine whether the illusion is faithful.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/06/the-internet-is-a-collective-hallucination/619320/

#PS1technology

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impress 19
time 2021-07-05 23:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412185597012189189

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Not a good idea to act like you're in a red state when
you're actually in a blue state.

https://apnews.com/article/armed-standoff-wakefield-massachusetts-9ee61b69ca96bb5ce212f56651f0dd11

Dress and brandish like an insurrectionist and people
might treat you like an insurrectionist.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 20
time 2021-07-05 14:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412050618085101576

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Thank goodness for cloud backup!

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-capitol-siege-business-electoral-college-media-efe0ea1092bc11c6d3f42ea4ef752d98

The FBI gives thanks every day.     Who else might?

#PS1technology

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impress 19
time 2021-07-05 14:03 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1412049591474679818

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Dropouts from the Chinese rat race?   Are hippies next?

https://apnews.com/article/business-d2b9f71d73219b32d78709b0afb443ca

But it turns out to just be the same old problem - east
and west, then and now, the rich get richer and the poor
get poorer.      What will the Communist Party do about
income inequality?

#PS1china

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engage 1
engage-rate 5%
impress 21
time 2021-07-05 06:24 +0000
urlclicks 1
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1411934074759913474

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Cyber insurance premiums are rising 20-30% per MONTH.

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-government-and-politics-4c2272cdd428ddfa1f3644d513566c06

The Kaseya attack is so big the attacker is having trouble
managing the responses to all its ransom demands.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-europe-government-and-politics-technology-business-fc0df4c42f8cd6148bf936ca24bb5cbe

#PS1technology

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impress 27
time 2021-07-05 06:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1411931623566680070

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"business as usual - nothing changed"

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-senate-elections-capitol-siege-election-2020-house-elections-62e7985e962e6852ef5041b32c63368c

Jokes on you!    It was just a PR stunt.     Thanks,
dark money!

#PS1democracy

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impress 30
time 2021-07-04 15:18 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1411706021114900486

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They got Al Capone on tax evasion too.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/02/trump-case-may-be-unusual-if-true-its-brazen-tax-fraud/

#PS1trump

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impress 26
time 2021-07-03 13:57 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1411323301629095938

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No problem!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/07/02/trump-company-indictment-weisselberg/

You can still run for president again even if you are broke
and in jail!     You might have to forgo campaign rallies.

#PS1trump

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impress 27
time 2021-07-03 13:55 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1411322774203760645

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It's all about getting appearances on Fox!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/02/paul-gosar-kevin-mccarthy-clown-show/

McCarthy won't get in the way - he's too busy looking
forward to being Speaker.

#PS1gop

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impress 31
time 2021-07-03 13:36 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1411318046598201344

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Happy Dependence Day Weekend!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/02/kaseya-ransomware-attack/

https://apnews.com/article/business-technology-3011c6037bda9ac11b1249a4beb13b06

All that computing in the cloud makes you very DEPENDENT
on a host of software providers and makes it easier to
attack hundreds of cloud customers at once.

#PS1technology

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impress 33
time 2021-07-03 12:41 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1411304062583074817

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Foreigners are puzzled by American democracy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/opinion/us-democracy-erosion.html

They need to realize that the GOP SAYS one thing loudly
and does the opposite quietly, just like right-wing parties
abroad intent on preserving minority rule.

#PS1democracy

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impress 12
time 2021-07-02 22:05 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1411083706173779968

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That was the week that wasn't.

https://apnews.com/article/ap-fact-check-europe-coronavirus-pandemic-science-business-f034a70829f3b4c53a69b09465959825

If it's an entertaining story, who cares if it's true?
Just be careful not to act upon it and become somebody
else's entertainment.

#PS1media

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impress 28
time 2021-07-02 21:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1411069111698821122

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Oligarchy Day!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/01/oligarchy-day-supreme-court/

A stout defense of minority rule.

#PS1democracy

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impress 15
time 2021-07-02 15:10 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410979081349255172

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Two more insurrectionists cut guilty plea deals.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article252473108.html

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-dc-wire-fl-state-wire-al-state-wire-capitol-siege-ce81cbf1efd3faa341b48579f144cd14

Reality slowly sinks in.   And Trump was never going to
do anything to help them.    Not on the day of, not after
the day.

#PS1insurrection

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impress 16
time 2021-07-02 02:43 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410791327420145671

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Trump rehabiliation by historians?    Not likely -
except perhaps in the limited sense "Trump was not as
bad as President Hawley or Cruz or Pompeo" or whoever his
successor might turn out to be.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/opinion/trump-worst-presidents.html

#PS1trump

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impress 19
time 2021-07-02 01:49 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410777577552179204

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Trumpism is the apotheosis of political correctness over
technical competence.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/opinion/republicans-incompetence.html

Stalin would be so proud.

#PS1trumpism

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impress 17
time 2021-07-02 01:42 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410775749674500100

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All you need to know about Donald Trump - yet it's hardly
news.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/01/prosecutors-indict-trump-organization-trump-indicts-himself/

#PS1insurrection

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impress 19
time 2021-07-02 01:33 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410773615914545152

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Of course, it's not REALLY about charities - it's about
political contributions.     That's why the Kochs are
involved.

https://apnews.com/article/ca-state-wire-us-supreme-court-california-business-government-and-politics-9f5b3e830e0794b529ade9aeda6c4339

But the Supreme Court did its duty toward big political
donors.

#PS1democracy

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impress 18
time 2021-07-02 01:12 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410768203962195972

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Private equity and hedge funds - "job creators" - in
other countries!      It's a good deal for the investors -
who are in the political donor class.

https://apnews.com/article/business-government-and-politics-3d9c44e6259ed72915de4e7188be5c8e

#PS1economics

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impress 18
time 2021-07-02 01:07 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410767056547377152

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Republican politicians take every step to welcome the
delta variant to America.      No border wall for viruses!

https://apnews.com/article/michael-brown-europe-coronavirus-pandemic-coronavirus-vaccine-science-e1379d34d3cdff0f522e0915b0f246fe

#PS1virus

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impress 15
time 2021-07-02 01:01 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410765466914541569

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Brute force - just keep guessing passwords until you
get in.      That works often enough to keep the Russian
security agencies in business.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-europe-russia-health-coronavirus-pandemic-9dcfb8608fd80b76cda0e17d56ada736

#PS1technology

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impress 16
time 2021-07-02 00:56 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410764249010380805

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How can social media companies SEEM to do something
responsible, yet not destory their business models?

https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-election-2020-misinformation-technology-37cee761758f1072f91e1a362f769f5e

#PS1media

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impress 21
time 2021-07-02 00:46 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410761676572430340

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Even the Cayman Islands!

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-government-and-politics-business-c9c7e0cd24f9f2fc226fc0038f2c7245

#PS1tax

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impress 17
time 2021-07-02 00:43 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410760962777391106

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No tears for Rumsfeld.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-iraq-government-and-politics-79145696fdfd387c61fee7ff1ff7eabc

There are other governments the US could overthrow - to be
replaced by] worse, as in Iraq and Libya and Afghanistan
and ...     If self-serving opportunists can take over
the US government, why not elsewhere else?

#PS1foreign

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impress 16
time 2021-07-02 00:35 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410759021670256641

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Supreme Court does what it was appointed to do - reinforce
minority rule.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-az-state-wire-us-supreme-court-voting-voting-rights-0db6d04b49eeec1d488739344686dd31

#PS1democracy

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impress 19
time 2021-07-02 00:24 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410756261352644608

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Why is infrastructure so expensive in America?

https://www.vox.com/22534714/rail-roads-infrastructure-costs-america

There's a host of reasons, but one is - surprise! - rich
people who can afford enough lawyers can stop almost
anything.

#PS1infrastructure

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impress 27
time 2021-07-01 23:15 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410738916450209797

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Circular firing squads used to be a Democratic Party thing.
But now they seem to be a pillar of Trumpism - casting
out the insufficiently abject.

https://apnews.com/article/jan-6-capitol-insurrection-investigation-pelosi-cheney-1003b5fb59d82e61b6f30251b2ebe718

#PS1insurrection

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impress 26
time 2021-07-01 18:08 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410661665322856448

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Worst presidents?   Still Pierce, Buchanan, and Andrew
Johnson.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/06/30/presidential-rankings-2021-cspan-historians/

#PS1other

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impress 26
time 2021-07-01 03:47 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410444837065617408

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The rich pay for multi-million dollar Senate campaigns.
So of course they get veto power over tax laws.

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/bezos-musk-buffett-dont-pay-any-taxes-20210627.html

It's not cowardice, it's quid pro quo.

#PS1tax

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impress 26
time 2021-07-01 03:34 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410441571124715525

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Sanders holding the progressives behind Biden's agenda.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/30/biden-wins-substance-so-mcconnell-clings-process/

#PS1infrastructure

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impress 28
time 2021-07-01 02:00 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410418109404508162

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Loyalty to an abuser is always a one-way street.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/30/trump-is-making-republican-leaders-look-downright-pathetic/

The abused learn to expect nothing but abuse in return.
And so come to embrace the abuse as a sign that the abuser
cares about them.

#PS1trump

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impress 27
time 2021-07-01 01:04 +0000
https://twitter.com/politicalscrap1/status/1410403872271605760