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Marine Amy McGrath files to run against MoscowMitch

Itís now official:

FRANKFORT, Ky. ó Calling her party's victory in the Kentucky governor's race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat Amy McGrath on Friday officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign next year.

McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot, touted many of the same issues ó health care and good-paying jobs ó that Andy Beshear highlighted in ousting Republican incumbent Matt Bevin in last month's election for governor. Beshear ran a ďgreat campaign" that focused on issues that hit home for Kentuckians, McGrath said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.

ďIt absolutely gives us momentum because it shows that against an unpopular Republican incumbent, a Democrat can win," McGrath said. ďAnd we win by talking about those bread-and-butter issues that Kentuckians really care about.

(Louisville) Courier-Journal

Iím ready to cut a check to her campaign. Join us, wonít you?

John Oliver: It's time to end SantaCon

If you've never heard of SantaCon, you're lucky. It's "not a magical occasion. Itís a terrifying combination of binge drinking, public urination and trauma to small children that decades of therapy will never manage to reverse.Ē
Posted by Fritz Walter | Mon Dec 9, 2019, 08:09 AM (1 replies)

Chairman Adam Schiff on release of impeachment inquiry report

The audio quality improves after the first minute or so. Please adjust your speaker/phone volume as needed.
Posted by Fritz Walter | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:09 PM (2 replies)

Randy Rainbow's newest video: He's Just a GURL Who'll QUID PRO QUO!

Happy Indigenous People's Day,... so far

OK, Christopher Columbus did not earn a national holiday. Not in the same way that veterans did, nor as did most presidents. So be it.

So, why shouldnít we devote a whole month to recognizing the many contributions and huge sacrifices the original Americans made here? (And, yes, I know: Mr. Vespucciís naming rights here are dubious at best).

Let Columbus have his day. As long as itís not a national holiday. Postal workers, other federal workers, or civil servants should still get a day off with pay. Letís just call it something else.

I know: the current federal legislature is focused on much bigger issues. The House is going to impeach Dances-with-Despots (Putin, Erdoğan, Kim, Xi, (and the list gets longer and longer every fucking day)). The Senate does whatever #MoscowMitch dictates. Sadly for us. And the rest of the world; witness the abandonment of the Kurds as the most recent instance.

Still, havenít native Americans earned more than sharing a holiday with a colonialist at best, a genocidal idiot at worst?

What do yíall think?

How OUR President addressed the UN in 2014

There is much that must be done to meet the test of this moment. But today Iíd like to focus on two defining questions at the root of so many of our challenges -- whether the nations here today will be able to renew the purpose of the UNís founding; and whether we will come together to reject the cancer of violent extremism.

First, all of us -- big nations and small -- must meet our responsibility to observe and enforce international norms. We are here because others realized that we gain more from cooperation than conquest. One hundred years ago, a World War claimed the lives of many millions, proving that with the terrible power of modern weaponry, the cause of empire ultimately leads to the graveyard. It would take another World War to roll back the forces of fascism, the notions of racial supremacy, and form this United Nations to ensure that no nation can subjugate its neighbors and claim their territory.

Recently, Russiaís actions in Ukraine challenge this post-war order. Here are the facts. After the people of Ukraine mobilized popular protests and calls for reform, their corrupt president fled. Against the will of the government in Kyiv, Crimea was annexed. Russia poured arms into eastern Ukraine, fueling violent separatists and a conflict that has killed thousands. When a civilian airliner was shot down from areas that these proxies controlled, they refused to allow access to the crash for days. When Ukraine started to reassert control over its territory, Russia gave up the pretense of merely supporting the separatists, and moved troops across the border.

This is a vision of the world in which might makes right -- a world in which one nationís borders can be redrawn by another, and civilized people are not allowed to recover the remains of their loved ones because of the truth that might be revealed. America stands for something different. We believe that right makes might -- that bigger nations should not be able to bully smaller ones, and that people should be able to choose their own future...
Source: Obama White House Archives.

Contrast that with today's spectacle, including and especially the reactions of the delegates.

Randy's back with Cheeto Christ Stupid-Czar

That'll leave a mark, Miss M!


For those unable to open tweets, Bette Midler wrote:
"Trump wants to buy #Greenland? Let's make him find it on a map first."

Randy Rainbow to donnie: "Calm down, bitch!"

The long wait is over.

Don't miss Miss Lindsay's two-screen interview!

Randy Rainbow on "Fresh Air" yesterday

I was only able to hear bits and pieces of Terry Gross's interview with Randy, but knowing that NPR posts transcripts and audio clips of their shows on the following day, I knew I could read/listen to the entire program.

And it was worth the wait.

The interview lasts 36 minutes -- worth every minute. And for those who want to revisit Randy's videos featured, here they are:

Trumps Favorite Things

He's In Love (and We're All Going to Die)

Roy Moore - She was Sixteen

The Mueller Blues

This episode of "Fresh Air" is also available as a Podcast if you want to download it and play it over and over again.
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