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A Tune for the Times 0

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Facebook Frolics 0

Disappearing frolics.

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Misdirection Play, Going Viral Dept. 0

Scott Maxwell unmasks Florida Governor DeStantis misdirection play, which, Maxwell submits, is an attempt to distract from his incompetent and bumbling response to COVID-19. A snippet (emphasis added):

DeSantis staged a press conference to announce new plans — not to combat COVID, but to crack down on protesters and show his support for police. He called it the “Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act.”

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His plan was light on details and thick with questions about its constitutionality. So the internet quickly exploded.

Lefties put together videos like: “Trump-loving governor makes it LEGAL to kill protesters.”

Righties screamed: “DeSantis Creates Perfect Legislation That Will Effectively End “Peaceful Protesters” In Florida”

It was just what DeSantis needed to distract from his COVID problems … everyone screaming about something else.

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The Election Fraudster-in-Chief 0

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It’s Deja Vu All Over Again 0

Will Bunch channels Yogi Berra.

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Poll Position on the Path to Pariah 0

Read the report that David discusses.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A pyromanic Trumpling.

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The Horse Race 0

The Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell has had it up to here with polls and the horse race election coverage. An excerpt:

But the best reason to oppose poll-driven coverage is that it’s a shallow and superficial approach to cover politics that doesn’t inform the electorate and instead actually dumbs it down.

Follow the link for his evidence.

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“The Rabbit Hole” 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Joe Pierre discusses some factors which may make persons fall down what he refers to as “the rabbit hole” of believing in QAnon. Here’s an excerpt; follow the link for the entire piece and some related links.

QAnon also includes other facets that are appealing to some that can serve as “hooks” that lure people into the world of QAnon. There’s obviously a central pro-Trump/anti-liberal component, but there’s also considerable overlap with evangelical Christianity and its looming apocalyptic battle between good and evil. And now there’s overlap with people who are concerned about child sex trafficking, with QAnon highjacking #SaveTheChildren. Curiously however, those who are “hooked” from this angle are able to turn a blind eye to President Trump’s own friendship with Jeffrey Epstein or the several charges made against him about sexual assault of minors, which amounts to a classic case of cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias.

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Kanye Imagine That? 0

Mike Murphy muses about a potential dream ticket.

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Twits on Twitter 0

Jim Wright tackles (rhetorically, that is) a twit.

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The Lesson 0

Teacher standing in front of class with pull-down map of the United States says,

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Executive Disorder 0

Farron marvels at Donald Trump’s claim, at one of his MAGA rallies, that he can sign an executive order preventing Joe Biden from running for president.

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First, You Have To Have One 0

What Atrios said.

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Can You Spot the Sheeple in This Picture? 0

Flock of sheep, all wearing masks, a herd of lemmings, one bearing a

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All the News that Fits, 1000 Pinocchios Dept. 0

Sam and his crew discuss how Fox News tries to spin something out of not much of anything.

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False Flag-Waving 0

Woman listens to Donald Trump on television saying,

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The Galt and the Lamers 0

David and his caller discuss some of the flaws and misconnects in Libertarian thinking. The discussion is quite short, but I believe they raise some points worthy of further thought.

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Parsing the Texts 2

Somehow, my cell phone number has fallen into the wrong hands.

You can see the evidence below the fold.

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The Lies of the Land, Reprise 0

Seth looks back at the lies of the week.

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