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Wisconsin is fucked. For now

Scott Walker signed the Republican lame duck session bill that takes power away from the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general who just won election.

So I guess the Republicans are again at the game of "If you can't win, fuck them over." ...


GOP - About Your Talking Points ...

… there are a lot of them that need to be canned. Given what has been revealed over the past few weeks, we are now watching the Titanic going down – and the old, worn-out phrases of yesteryear just don’t get you a seat on a lifeboat anymore.

Over the past forty-eight hours, I have heard these ol’ chestnuts trotted out by GOP pundits in response to everything from Mueller’s investigation, to Cohen’s sentencing, to Trump participating in the plot to pay hush money to his mistresses....


Donald Trump is on the verge of committing the ultimate political sin

The ultimate political sin in America, especially if you are running on the celebrity platform, is to become boring. A greater, more literate and more moral nation would have a greater incapacity to tolerate public immorality but this is America and the ultimate turnoff is not revulsion of character but an inability to be interesting. You can capture some with crass snake oil braggadocio but it eventually wears thin.

Trump's doubling down and then doubling down 4 more times is becoming tedious....


Lordy, We're Getting a Super-Size Portion of Madness, Is it Fucking Sweeps Week?

Sometimes people ask me, “Cap? Is shit still cray?” And that's a good question. Let me put it this way; there was a nationwide wave of bomb threats today, and by next Wednesday, you won't remember it at all.

I'm actually writing this from the hospital tonight. Yes, friends, watching videos of Chuck n’ Nancy humiliating the Velveeta Vulgarian right in his own damn office, inducing him to drop bowling balls on his own dick, over and over, as the TV cameras he alone invited into the room broadcast it live for the whole word to see and mock, I laughed so fucking hard I fractured several vertebrae. I'm in a full body cast typing with a dowel rod in my mouth but holy shit it was totally worth it....


And They Thought They Could Get Away With It All

Russia, Saudi Arabia, hush money, the inaugural, taxes, condos, university and the entire 30 years of dirty dealing, cheating, lying, stealing, the blood on their hands, the stealing of children from their families, all of it and... being the bottom of the bottom of the bottom to quote Deutsch. And now it's all beginning to crumble around them. The long arm is bending towards justice and karma is walking up the pathway to make a long overdue knock on the door.

Happy Holidays...rest up because the New Year is going to be a doozy.


Here's why Michelle Obama's book "Becoming" is a "must read."

It's an outstanding autobiography about Michelle. But at the times she refers to Barack, she reveals to us what a president should be.

Daily briefings, unexpected events that require his immediate and full attention, and, at bedtime, a thick leather bound briefing put on his night table that must be read....


Trump made one of the biggest mistakes you can ever make.

He pissed off the law. Trump has attacked, mocked our entire justice system. People who dedicate their lives to the law take those attacks personally. The southern district of New York and others will never stop investigating Trump until they ruin him, his family and his entire organization.

Trumps biggest problem is not impeachment. It's tax fraud, bank fraud, etc.


Remember when I posted the Trump freak show would end suddenly? Suddenly draws near.

When Cohen was sentenced everything changed. You could see it and feel it. Reality returned from its very long absence. I never realized reality could disappear for such a long period of time.

Starting next year the House investigations, subpoenas, indictments will hit like an avalanche. Muellers report will be a blockbuster....

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