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June 12, 2024

Steve Schmidt on Alito: Unfit for Court

Activist and documentary maker Lauren Windsor secretly recorded damning and incredible remarks from Justice Samuel Alito and his wife. They come after the couple has been linked to a number of controversies tying them to MAGA and the radical right. I explain why Alito is unfit for the Supreme Court. Autocracy has come to the Supreme Court, and it’s wearing judicial robes.

Length 17:06 with optional closed captions

Edit to add link to Steve Schmidt's blog The Warning: https://steveschmidt.substack.com/?r=2lvnud&utm_campaign=pub&utm_medium=web
June 11, 2024

Today's Tiedrich rant: why the fuck is convicted felon Donald Trump being given kid-glove treatment

Link: https://www.jefftiedrich.com/p/why-the-fuck-is-convicted-felon-donald

yesterday, convicted felon and internationally-acclaimed nautical electrocution expert Little Donny Fuckface took part in a ritual that every newly-minted felon in New York must endure: he met his brand-new probation officer and sat for a pre-sentencing interview.... (snip)

no, wait — what am I talking about? actually, none of that shit happened. Boaty McSharkbattery continues to be treated like a Very Special Boy. he didn’t have to travel to New York for a face-to-face interview. instead, he was allowed to sit in his vermin-infested golf motel and do his interview via a zoom connection.

know who else gets this special kind of consideration? nobody — not one fucking person. they created a whole new exception to the rule for this soft, pampered lifelong criminal. oh, and he got to have MAGA lawyer Todd Blanche sit beside him and coach him on how to answer — another special privilege no one else gets. okay, but what about peeing in a cup for a drug test? he still had to do that, right? don’t make me laugh.

Very Special Boys don’t have to pee in any cup. their word is good enough. somebody please explain to me the logic behind continuing to grant every deference to Donald Trump, because it feels like I’m on crazy pills. what the fuck has he done to deserve it? he hasn’t shown one ounce of remorse. he continues to thumb his nose at the court. he hasn’t stopped attacking the judge. his minions are trying to doxx the jurors.
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Jeff Tiedrich is outdoing himself today - two rants for the price of one. The other Very Special Boy is Justice Sam Alito. Please click on the link to read the rest on "Everyone is entitled to my own opinion."

June 10, 2024

Monday June 10 - Late-night talk show guest listings

Senator Cory Booker is on Stephen Colbert tonight!

June 9, 2024

NYT: Is Your Driving Being Secretly Scored?

The insurance industry, hungry for insights into how people drive, has turned to automakers and smartphone apps like Life360.

Archived link (no paywall): https://archive.ph/pYdtT

You know you have a credit score. Did you know that you might also have a driver score? The score reflects the safety of your driving habits — how often you slam on the brakes, speed, look at your phone or drive late at night.

While you can see your credit score, you will have a harder time finding out what your driving score is. But auto insurance companies can get it — and that could affect the rate you pay.

For the last two decades, auto insurers have been trying to get people to enroll in programs, commonly called usage-based insurance plans, that monitor their day-to-day driving so rates better reflect the actual risk. But privacy-minded consumers have been reluctant to sign up.

So the industry has taken a different tack, getting data about how people drive from automakers or from apps that drivers already have on their phones. Experts say most people have no idea the insurance industry can track them this way.
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Beware of cellphone apps like Life360, MyRadar, and GasBuddy. Those apps could be tracking your driving habits and reporting to current or future insurance providers. You may not know that you're opted in. Some of the newer model cars are connected to the internet and they could be recording your driving speeds and braking habits, among other things. Insurance companies use this info to decide whether you're a high-risk driver.

June 9, 2024

Today's Tiedrich rant: Joe Biden went to France and every Republican lost their shit

Link: https://www.jefftiedrich.com/p/joe-biden-went-to-france-and-every

conservatives are super pissed off at Joe Biden for having the temerity to show up and speechify in France this week. here’s whiny grievance-baby Erick Erickson to explain why Republicans diapers are full.

“I don’t think it was appropriate for Biden to turn the remembrance of D-Day into a political attack on his opponent.”

fuck straight off, Erick Son of Erick — because here’s the thing: Joe Biden didn’t say one word about “his opponent” during his D-Day speech. in fact, he never mentioned convicted felon Donald Trump at all.

what Biden did say was that all of us need to defend democracy against tyranny in order to honor the sacrifices made on D-Day.
Now, we have to ask ourselves: Will we stand against tyranny, against evil, against crushing brutality of the iron fist? Will we stand for freedom? Will we defend democracy?

pro tip: if you interpret a basic call to fight fascism as a direct attack on Dear Convicted Leader, guess what: you’re on the wrong fucking side. make better life choices, crybabies.

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Today's rant is short, but it's a nice defense of Joe and Jill Biden's purpose for visiting France. The Repukes just don't get it, it was never about Chump. Chump had his chance and it's over. It's gone ... he completely blew it. Now please shut up.

Thanks Jeff Tiedrich, this is a wonderful rant! Please click on the link to read the rest on "Everyone is entitled to my own opinion."
June 8, 2024

Dick Van Dyke Makes History as Oldest Daytime Emmys Winner Ever, at 98

Variety link: https://variety.com/2024/tv/awards/dick-van-dyke-daytime-emmys-winner-days-of-our-lives-1236029346/

Legendary actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke has made history, winning the 2024 Daytime Emmy award for guest performer in a daytime drama series — via his spot on Peacock’s “Days of Our Lives.” At 98, that makes Van Dyke the oldest actor to receive a Daytime Emmy win.

Van Dyke came into Friday’s 51st Daytime Emmy Awards already making a mark as the oldest Daytime Emmys nominee ever. Night one of the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards took place live on CBS on Friday, June 7, from the Westin Bonaventure hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

“I feel like a spy from nighttime television,” Van Dyke joked. “I’m the oldest nominee in history. I can’t believe it. I was playing old men all my life. If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!”... (snip)

After working as a DJ, comedian and emcee on local radio and TV programs, Van Dyke joined “CBS Morning Show” as host, with Walter Cronkite as his news anchor and Barbara Walters as news copyrighter. He became a television star on CBS with the sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” on which he played television comedy writer Rob Petrie. The CBS birthday special will return to the iconic set of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” as well as feature archival footage from across Van Dyke’s career, encompassing “Mary Poppins,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and more.
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June 7, 2024

Friday, June 7 - Late-night talk show guesting listings

Sen. John Fetterman D-PA is on Bill Mahar tonight!

Stephen Colbert is unexplainably omitted from tonight's list, but his show is a repeat of the May 20 show: Actor Sarah Paulson; comic Paul Scheer; performance by the cast of "Merrily We Roll Along." (according to my local newspaper)

June 6, 2024

Nurse practitioners say they could ease rural health care shortage with more authority, but doctors nix it

Spotlight PA link: https://www.spotlightpa.org/news/2024/06/nurse-practitioner-health-care-rural-shortage-legislature-stalled-pennsylvania/

HARRISBURG — Joyce Knestrick can independently give physical exams, diagnose health conditions, prescribe select medications, and make referrals as a nurse practitioner at a clinic in West Virginia. But when she crosses over the border to Pennsylvania, where she lives in Washington County, she needs physician oversight to do the same work.

Nurse practitioners, who receive advanced clinical training that emphasizes preventative care, are more specialized than registered nurses. Pennsylvania law requires that in order to practice, these nurses must partner with a doctor who gives input on patient care — a standard that is commonly referred to as a collaborative agreement.

Knestrick, the former president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, compared the oversight requirement to having a driver’s license but being allowed to operate a car only if someone supervises. For the past decade, lawmakers in both parties have tried to give Pennsylvania's roughly 20,000 nurse practitioners more leeway. Removing the doctor oversight restriction, they hope, could expand access to health care.

Bipartisan bills currently before the state House and state Senate would have Pennsylvania join the 27 other states — including three of its neighbors — that have granted full practice authority to nurse practitioners so they can examine, diagnose, and treat patients without physician oversight. And unlike many initiatives in Harrisburg, it has bipartisan appeal. Of the upper chamber’s 50 members, 32 have signed on as co-sponsors, including 17 Democrats and 15 Republicans.
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Wonder who opposes this beneficial legislation?
The Pennsylvania Medical Society, a professional group that represents doctors.

June 6, 2024

Today's Tiedrich rant: Aileen Cannon is up to her evil fuckery again

Link: https://www.jefftiedrich.com/p/aileen-cannon-is-up-to-her-evil-fuckery

Aileen Cannon is so fucking easy to loathe. amateurish, dumb as shit, and totally in the tank for Little Donny Convict, she’s less a judge and more a member of Donny’s own legal team. Aileen Fangirl is, of course, the judge presiding over the Big Trump Stolen Classified Document Fuckery Trial.

this should have been a no-brainer of a trial. Donny Convict stole a shit-ton of our country’s most closely-guarded secrets and, when asked nicely by the National Archives to pretty-please give them back, he was all no, eat a bowl of fuck.

he then hid them, pawed through them, moved them, stashed them in the unspeakably ugly shitter of his Florida golf motel, hid them again, blew off a subpoena, lied to his lawyers, and instructed his pool boy and butler to destroy surveillance videos that showed him doing all of this. he even treated these stolen documents like his own personal trophies, scrawling to-do lists across them, waving them in the faces of randos at his New Jersey wife cemetery, and bragging about their contents to his plutocrat golf cronies.


if you or I tried to get away with any of this shit, justice would have been quick and merciless. we’d already be rotting in some hellhole prison — the kind they reserve for spies. but this hasn’t happened to Little Donny Convict, because he’s a Very Special Boy who got to appoint his very own judge in the district where he did these crimes — after he had already lost the election — and Judge Fangirl has been more than willing to pay him back by tolerating every single one of his delay tactics.
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Bonus video - Thanks Jeff Tiedrich!

This is an amazing rant, with several quotes and citations from courtroom happenings. I'll admit I haven't been following this too closely since the big news was happening in Manhattan until recently. Please click on the link and read the rest on Tiedrich's blog "Everyone is entitled to my own opinion."

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Hey DU friends! Baby boomer here. I became a voter in 1972 when I turned 21, and I've been voting regularly ever since. For a long time I remained independent - always voting for Dem candidates. However that changed in 2008 when I wanted to vote for Hillary Clinton for President. But I live in Pennsylvania where we have closed elections, and my only chance to vote for Hillary was in the Dem primary. So I joined the Democratic Party in 2008, voted for Hillary, and I've never looked back. Barack Obama won the primary in Pennsylvania, as ell as most other states, and I supported him in the general election. It was a different story in 2016 .... You'll never convince me that Chump didn't CHEAT his way into the White House. The worst 4 years in the history of our country ensued, 2017 to 2020, and the first few days of 2021. We all lived through it and i don't need to explain it now. My goal is to make sure that Chump NEVER gets elected to ANYTHING again. Not even Dogcatcher of West Palm Beach FL. Whether he goes to prison is not up to me - but he must be CONVICTED of his crimes and PREVENTED from running for office again. Better yet - he should be in prison or six-feet-under. You get me? I love the cooperation, optimism and can-do spirit of Democratic Underground. We're a community of liberal-minded Americans and we know how to share our stories constructively and pro-actively. Let's all pitch in and get this job done. There has never been a more important election that right now, this year. Democrats everywhere MUST WIN. Joe Biden must win FOUR MORE YEARS!
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