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Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 22, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 116:11


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin are back at it again, with even more news and banter: Another bad day for Donald Trump. Judge Aileen Cannon was incinerated by judicial canon fire from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. This is setting off exploding heads throughout the Right Wing, when those two Trump judges on the court went RINO. Clearly feeling the discomfiture and painful obligations of Cobbledick v. United States, Trump went on Hannity to testify out of court. There, FPOTUS brought out the STUPID, revealing probably the worst superpower, ever.  And then there's Attorney General Letitia James lawsuit. It's hard to keep those Trump cesspools apart, when they commingle so. Is this the final round of the Trump boss battle? Probably not, after New York, we still have an entire world of Trump corruption to explore. Maybe Truth Social was not such a good investment, after all. The GQP can't blame Donald for their disarray, they're doing most of that themselves. Republican J.R. Majewski said he didn't bathe for 40 days while deployed to Afghanistan. Majewski could be accurate about his hygiene, but not the Afghanistan deployment. MAGA media lined up to deny that they were capable of convincing people to bomb hospitals, but it turns out that they can. Voter challenges and records requests swamp election offices, while the Alabama GQP chair refused to present a proper voter ID and then fired the guy who asked for it. Ted Cruz saluted himself for a bipartisan victory bringing in the NAFTA superhighway, while everyone knows Ted doesn't do bipartisan. We have the White House Communications Specialist Megan Coyne to thank for pointing that out. At one time, Megan was considered the “Voice of New Jersey” ... somehow. Migrants have filed a class action lawsuit against Ron DeSantis. Privately, Jared Kushner is distraught. Who wants to tell him?

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 20, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 116:25


David Waldman, still humming shanties from yesterday, shares Tuesday's news booty: The Queen is dead, long live the Queen. Aren't we just about out of royal media to consume? Arise, Sir Guy of Former, King of QAnon, Orange Jesus, humble goat herder. The Guardian asks, did Trump really hide classified documents in his former wife's grave? Or is the left now as bonkers as the right? Well, given only those two choices, a sane person might expect Donald's usual MO. Trump's present lawyers aren't crazy. Team Trump knows where the Mar-a-Lago search will lead, they just want it to get there later, once their client has passed away and the estate pays them, a goal of many attorneys. Judge Raymond Dearie taking over as special master might only buy them just a few weeks, however, so it's up to cheeseburgers to make everybody happy. The Guardian should check out the story of the man not competent to stand trial who forged US Treasury documents that eventually made it onto the Florida docket on the Mar-a-Lago case. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar announced a probe into Ron DeSantis' ongoing migrant scams. Venezuelans have had it worse, but probably didn't expect this treatment. Judd Legum revealed evidence that DeSantis committed a crime. Ron DeSantis could comment, but that would interrupt his fundraising.  Liz Cheney and Zoe Lofgren are overhauling the Electoral Count Act to help prevent election overthrows. It may help, but it won't stop Republicans from trying. Joan McCarter tells us disasters might alter, but Republicans can't stop, the upcoming government funding bill. No one is undecided on codifying same-sex marriage, but bipartisan efforts lead by Chuck Schumer and Susan Collins have delayed the vote.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 16, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 116:00


Today's KITM is brought to you by Hardee's... the ”Roy Rogers” of Burger Chefs… or would be if they sent a bag of something over. David Waldman is hungry for the truth, and related media: Say what you will about Ron DeSantis, but he keeps the racism running on time, recreating a White Citizens Council stunt exactly 60 years later, by importing migrants from Texas to coyote into Massachusetts. Sure, that could be considered “a crime” on paper, but is it really a crime to deliver so much joy to so many bigoted imbeciles? DeSantis even sent a videographer to record every hilarious moment. DeSantis paid for the trafficking with stimulus money, to raise money from GQP donors. Defund DeSantis.  Far-right Lunatics are harassing schools, libraries and hospitals because MAGA media tells them to. Somehow, most of what they do is considered legal. Bombs are not. If MAGA needs any help killing people, there are plenty of White supremacist ex-con gangs forming to chip in. The law that removed Couy Griffin from office unsurprisingly might be used in bad faith. Judge Aileen Cannon runs against judicial canon to bend over backwards for Donald Trump, which is exactly how he and his MAGA followers like it. Donald Trump offered the West Bank to Jordan's king Abdullah II… perhaps he could interest him in some Puerto Rico or Greenland? Slovenia reminds us to “cepite se”!

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 15, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 116:10


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin count down the days until “Talk Like a Pirate Day” (Four, arr.) Ron DeSantis hired coyotes to transport Venezuelans out of Texas into Martha's Vineyard. Woke people are wrecked by the news, but not as much as the immigrants. Speaking of wrecked, Putin's army in Ukraine could use a little cheering up. Vlad should head down to the front lines like Volodymyr Zelenskyy does and show some leadership. A gesture like that could in moments brighten the outlook for millions on all sides. Another Putin ally appears to have received the complementary pillow on his flight last night. Speaking of pillows, Mr. Pillow himself, Mike Lindell, will be suing the FBI for the return of his phone, which had everything he had on it. Mike especially misses all of the evidence linking him to various voting machine felonies in Colorado. Speaking of nutcases, Sidney Powell warns of a “flock of cats” being mistaken for ducks, mistaking the United States Sixth Circuit for the People's Court. A District Court judge orders insurrectionist lawyer Brad Geyer to quit talking to attorneys funded by Sidney Powell. Speaking of election deniers, there are a whole lot of them running for election right now, and they have big plans whether they are admitting it now or not. Voting subverters are citing fraudulent documents to support legalizing voter suppression. The DOJ's search of Jeffrey Clark's home is linked to his and other's false statements, conspiracy, and obstruction. The King of Election Deniers promises problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we've never seen before if any investigations get too close to him. Speaking of inciting violent insurrection, the House January 6 Committee is receiving huge tranches of Secret Service material. Mark Meadows is sharing a huge trove of documents to the DOJ. We haven't yet spoken about the quality job President Joe Biden and the Democrats have been performing! Joe helped business and labor reached a tentative railway labor deal yesterday, averting a strike of tens of thousands of railway workers.  Joe and the team are masters of foreign policy as well. Will that translate into election wins? Maybe! The difference between the best and the worst is too close to call in this election and that difference will only tighten.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 14, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 115:56


It's Wednesday, and we have KITM with David Waldman and Greg Dworkin! What more could you want? Good news! They have that too: Ken Starr is heading to the precise place his virtue has always led him. Monica Lewinsky hopes everyone shows restraint in regard for those who loved him, on the outside chance there is any. Just as dead, John Durham's grand jury, and Donald Trump's hopes for locking anyone up. The FBI confiscated Mike Lindell's cell phone at the drive through at Hardee's… Really! Donald Trump popping up on his golf course without clubs the other day seemed suspicious to many, but it might have been that was the time he did something innocent.  Donald was just out with the several guys who get him coffee, and the one guy in charge of grounds. Lindsey Graham, devoutly fervent zealous believer in — what day is it? — ardently supports a state's right to a federal abortion ban of how about... 15 weeks? Lindsey scored an own goal then ran out of the stadium with the ball. LEEEEEROYYYYYY JEENNNNKINNNSSSS!!!! Democrats do seem to have the roementum going into Roevember. Of course, there's plenty of work still to do, but from Connecticut to Pennsylvania, and through the bible belt, the Democratic party sees abortion rights the way the voters do. (Nancy Pelosi thinks they might… PICK UP seats.) It might really be different for this election. Of course, this all depends on a rational electorate avoiding lunatic lawmakers… or at least enough voters recognizing the danger of the GQP's candidates, and to not do things as they usually do, just because that's how they usually do it. Idaho shows how it can be done. Former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant helped Brett Favre secure welfare funding for the USM volleyball stadium. Meanwhile, the Justice Department's criminal investigation is involved with virtually everything to do with Trump's 2020 coup. Jamie Raskin doesn't want any more coups to investigate. Peter Navarro will not get his investigation into his indictment for contempt of Congress. Russia spent hundreds of millions on a secret global political campaign, which they might as well have thrown out a fifth story window.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 13, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 116:39


David Waldman brings us the Tuesday KITM, filled with… everything we've come to expect in our Tuesday KITMs. FPOTUS, MAGA King Donald Trump golfed without clubs yesterday, and not just metaphorically. The former guy wasn't golfing, arrested, or even dead. The event most people are impatiently waiting for, I'm guessing, is Trump's arrest, and Attorney General Merrick Garland is definitely putting the effort in. Donald is going to have a hard time putting a foursome together with the DOJ issuing 40 subpoenas in its January 6 probe. Trump operative Mike Roman is soon to spend time in the barrel or under the bus, now that he's been fingered as the January 6 false elector bagman. Also on Garland's to-do list, finding a special master to look over Trump's stolen documents. Pretty much the only way to “find “one would be to accept the special master Trump's team proposed, therefore that's what the Garland team did. Michigan Republicans tried flouting the will of the people ahead of the November ballot, and it did not work, this time. Joan McCarter tells us there isn't an impending government shutdown heading our way. It seems that DC is all just too busy for that nonsense this time around. Ron Johnson will, or will not, vote for marriage equality, but it doesn't really matter as Susan Collins is on the case. The Scott Brown political dynasty might be coming to an end with his wife, Gail Huff Brown, looking at a third-place primary finish.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 2, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 116:24


David Waldman annotates our reading assignments for the weekend: President Joe Biden appeared before our entire nation last night to address the Soul of our Nation. Well, most of our nation. If all you have are rabbit ears on your TV you might have missed out. Joe believes in the goodness of Americans, including most Republicans. Biden did single out that deplorable sub-group of “MAGA Republicans”, pro-insurrection, anti-democratic, anti-American and a danger to everyone. Republicans respond angrily. MAGA Republicans respond angrily-er. Give the corporate media a minute to figure out what the real offenses might be. Much of this started with Newt Gingrich. Michigan reveals anti-democracy in action when the largest number of signatures submitted for a ballot initiative in state history were rejected by the two Republicans on the election board. The DOJ filed a detailed property inventory on the items seized at Mar-a-lago. Donald Trump never trusted anyone else with classified documents and had to take care of unloading them all himself. He was almost finished when the present President of the United States decided he had executive privilege over his remaining stock.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - September 1, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 115:52


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin review all that has transpired since we last heard them in August. Democrat Mary Peltola will be the first Alaska Native elected to Congress, benefiting from Alaska's newly adopted ranked-choice voting and Peltola's long held fishy opinions. Let's give Alaska a high 5! Sarah Palin, reacting to Peltola's win and her loss, replied “DERP?” Today, Sarah's word will be “RIGGED!”. Democrats don't need dopey candidates opposing them to win, but it helps. President Joe Biden is sailing out of FPOTUS' reach, and the Democratic Party follows him. Roevember is coming, and Democrats have the Roementum! The DOJ slapped Donald Trump around the last few days after Trump demanded a special master, and so of course he's going to do it again. Trump is ready to explain everything, officer. But first, hand him back what he stole, and he'll be on his way. The theft of top-secret documents and obstructing their investigation sure seems like very bad thing, and Republicans seem to be in disarray, but we're assured there is no cause for alarm, just a few bad apple lawyers Donald hardly even knew will need to be delt with. Some lawyers may not quite get that they need to take one for the team, however. They get those things in Russia. Vlad is skipping Gorby's funeral, because he's busy shutting off the lights on his version of a failed state. Perestroika is out, Defenestroika is in, with passé plutocrats plunging through the glasnost and stroika the sidewalk.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 30, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 115:54


It's Tuesday, known as Joan McCarter Day here on KITM, as that is the day Joan McCarter is usually available to talk with us. Who would miss a chance to talk with Joan McCarter? Certainly not David Waldman, and he did not. Hear ye! FPOTUS requires us to hold a new election NOW! (Thursday's also good for him) QAnon has taken over Truth Social, where Donald Trump is almost as big as JFK jr. and probably twice as talkative. Donald's back to stoking the mob, who are ecstatic, bloodthirsty and ready to get back to mobbing asap. Trump promises to unleash locker room talk about everybody's momma if provoked. It will be a nice day when they throw Donald out of Truth Social. Trump is not in a hurry to go to jail and is packing a legal “clod” of the trusty-est attorneys to ever be found on TV or the sides of busses in his neighborhood. The National Archives are almost like a library; therefore, the stolen documents are almost like overdue, top-secret books. The lawyer who came up with that idea deserves to be incarcerated last. Trump's hand-picked judge is putting in a lot of effort to help Donald, probably because she knows no amount of effort can save him. Mitch McConnell is not impressed with his misfit midterm candidates but is stuck fundraising for the lowest in the bargain bin. Kevin McCarthy has slightly better chances but even loonier candidates. Both should be thankful they don't have Doug Mastriano. Tony Ornato, name dropped throughout the January 6 hearings, is retiring. An attractive young woman shows up at Mar-a-lago claiming to be an heiress, Donald isn't turning that down. Especially when she says her name is Rothschild. His dad used to talk about them all the time.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 29, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 116:40


It's back to Ohio for Artemis 1.  At NASA It's not going to fly until it's ready. At KITM, Every Monday at T-0, David Waldman and Greg Dworkin are always ready to give it a try: The Justice Department has completed an initial analysis of the boxes seized from Mar-a-Lago and separated the burger and Snickers wrappers from the stuff Donald Trump was tossing around, as he travelled around the world. Intelligence officials should have some sleepless nights as they go through things this week. For all that is good, Trump must be held to account. Judge Cannon will probably throw Donald his Special Master, once she determines nothing bad will come of it. Everyone knows Trump gave aid and comfort to terrorists here and abroad for years, but it might become a shock to his followers if he were to suddenly quit getting away with it. Lindsey Graham might start rioting in the streets. The Federalist wonders if magistrate judges haven't been unconstitutional for the last 200 years. Conservatives would rather give tax breaks to billionaires than loan forgiveness to the egghead elite at public and community colleges, but that's a tough one to sell to most voters. Some Republican candidates wish to tuck away their values for the next couple of months, but their base demands their fascism remain fully turgid. Democrats are campaigning capably, plus they're not Republicans so this election is going about as nicely as one would expect. Trump can't keep a secret, but do you know who can? Ukrainians. Whatever they have planned, rest assured, will be neither lazy nor stupid. Ready to make it big in the fast-paced world of the Democratic Party? Put in the time, effort and show them that you are ready to lead. Following leadership PACs is a good way to find leaders.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 26, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 116:24


Happy belated birthday wishes for David Waldman and Armando! August 25, now that's a day for a birthday. My birthday, however, is today. The Justice Department made a redacted version of the Mar-a-Lago affidavit public today… but it wasn't during the show. Read up on it and you tell us how it went. Yesterday was Bill Barr's memo obstructing the prosecution of Donald Trump for obstruction which relied on covering up the ongoing Roger Stone conspiracy investigation. Tom Fitton told Donald he could keep the documents. Ryan Zinke is running for congress and should be doing so from a jail cell. FPOTUS's Truth Social, SNAFU from the outset, is now FUBAR. A Florida couple pleaded guilty to stealing Ashley Biden's diary. At least they took $40,000 out of Project Veritas. Laura Loomer lost a Republican primary in a Republican district in a Republican state, which makes her a congresswoman now. A network of Sheriffs plan to enforce the fraud into the vote next time. Who radicalizes our children into MAGA? They have groomers. Every Republican candidate thinks they're Glenn Youngkin. It's back to school time for Uvalde survivors, while the parents of those who didn't go to court.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 24, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 116:19


Only one more shopping day until David Waldman's birthday! If you are pressed for time, don't worry. You have two more shopping days until mine. Greg Dworkin is here, ready to play “Mary, merry or marry?” and un-corral the herd of pundits he rounded up. Yesterday was a big primary night, and Democrats did good, especially Democrat Pat Ryan's special election win over Republican Marc Molinaro. That win recalibrated the punditry across the spectrum, pretty painfully over on the right. You win some, you lose some... Unfortunately, Democrat Jerry Nadler had to go against 30-year Democratic incumbent Carolyn Maloney, and someone had to go. Well, lunatic Laura Loomer is going to change all that. No matter how much she loses, she'll always be a winner in her wildly spinning eyes. With Maloney's absence, DC Delegate Elanor Holmes Norton is now in line to become the top Dem on Oversight. Florida Uber driver Maxwell Frost's new destination is the U.S. House of Representatives. Ron DeSantis chooses to cosplay because Republicans like cosplayers and hate drag queens. Following January 6, some of Donald Trump's cabinet were planning a 25th amendment themed going away party for him. Donald told Elaine Chao that he's rubber and she's glue. Trump wants everything he has stolen immediately returned to him, in case he wants to declassify any it, and to throw a Special Master or two into the bag to go.  A federal judge gives Trump till Friday to think stuff out, and perhaps reconsider his life choices. A jury decided fanatics really did plan to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer. Russians probably did not plan to blow up Alexander Dugin's daughter. Amish might not have planned to poison people, but Tucker Carlson plans to keep them doing so. Meanwhile, Democrats did plan for the new climate law to define greenhouse gasses as pollution.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 23, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 116:17


David Waldman, Abby, Bessie and the whole KITM dog pound hope Annie feels better soon! To sum up, Donald Trump stole more than 300 classified documents, as classified as they come, and kept them around Mar-a-Lago to run his grubby little fingers through as if he were still president. Two of Trump's attorneys might be witnesses or suspects, but they're certainly patsies and will be examining bus undercarriages very soon. All villains understand however that the true villains are the meddlesome kids, or in this case, the FBI. Donald Trump copied and pasted 27 pages of talking points, 2024 campaign drafts and Mar-a-Lago brochures together and called it a lawsuit. Why pay for good lawyers, when good law is not your intention? Donald did hear of a cool new job title though... “Special Master”. How cool is that? Maybe he'll be one of those someday. Eric Trump reminisces about the days when Presidents would take a personal interest in destroying their enemies.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 19, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 116:28


It's Friday, so David Waldman takes KITM solo. It's a good opportunity for David's renown attention to subtlety and nuance to be applied to precise microphone placement, a detail never discounted by true professionals. You know what's even worse than being foist with your own petarade?  Being hoist with your own petard. Donald Trump is no stranger to either but acts like his crimes don't stink. The Los Angeles Times begs to differ in their latest editorial. The Justice Department thought something smelled pretty fishy at Mar-a-Lago, or they wouldn't have sought a warrant. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart might give us a little whiff of what Donald had cooking… Hey, remember when we extracted a top spy from Russia after Trump mishandled classified intelligence? Nancy Pelosi almost getting killed on January 6th reminded the Secret Service of all those threats against her life they intercepted just a few days before. Maybe there was a connection? Nancy Pelosi's death, plus many others were prophesied by the most QAnon of QAnon, Julie Green, who funnels the crazies to the Doug Mastriano campaign.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - AUgust 12, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 116:10


David Waldman decided it was probably best to hold off on our KITM OnlyFans page, determining that this part of the franchise is probably enough of a challenge at this time: The people thinking that Donald Trump would only steal the White House silverware have found they underestimated him again. The DOJ is certain that laws were broken, but just any idiot can pilfer classified information, and Donald Trump isn't just any idiot. Donald needed only about an hour and a half to commit all nuclear secrets to memory, but the FBI believed he still had a few boxes left over at Mar-a-Lago. In reply, Trump shouted “Nuclear weapons is a hoax!” between cheeseburgers. In reply to that, Merrick Garland said “put up or shut up”. Then things got really quiet. Lindsay Graham and Mike Turner are rushing to move the goalposts. Fox News and friends ask, “What about Chappaquiddick?” Tuck's on vacation, so Brian Kilmeade guest-jerked with fake pictures of U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the judge that the Right most wants to kill. (Even before they found out he was Jewish.) The police force that the Right most wants to kill is the FBI, therefore a January 6 insurrectionist decided to Leeroy Jenkins his local FBI office. Some rats want to make it clear that they are swimming away. John Bolton feels that generally, most of the FBI don't deserve to be taken out. Ari Fleisher just can't see why a nice guy like the former guy would do such a thing, unless he was doing a really bad thing.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 8, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 116:21


Look at the Democratic party being the Good Guys! Coming together and doing good things for climate, health, and the economy exactly like good stewards of our public should. I don't do nuance. For that you need David Waldman and Greg Dworkin, and what we like to call KITM. The Senate parliamentarian gave the green light to the Inflation Reduction Act this weekend. Earlier she gave the bill a red light, and no one likes red lights, but you know, she doesn't make the rules, so don't hate the parliamentarian, hate routinization of the legislative filibuster. Here, let's have David explain. The Inflation Reduction Act is nice, and gas is coming down, then there's the PACT act, and capping insulin, etc... How can Liberals lose when they do all the nice stuff? Perhaps because some people aren't impressed when nice things happen to other people. Those people could be swayed by reminding them of all the bad things conservatives are planning to happen to them. If voters can keep both in mind there will be a blue wave. Michigan's attorney general is requesting a special prosecutor to investigate her Trump-backed opponent who conspired to break into voting equipment. Is Alex Jones real? If so, his present and forthcoming legal predicaments might presage what courts should expect from Donald Trump's visits, where whatever one says, or says they believe, just won't cut it in court. Another book by people who could have told us earlier when it mattered is coming out featuring a resignation letter by General Mark Milley, which of course could have been submitted earlier when it mattered. Donald Trump wished he had generals as loyal as Hitler's were. Nazis kept their secrets a bit more carefully than Donald Trump, who has that problem remembering to flush that you just knew he'd have. The FBI sent 4,500 tips about Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assaults to the White House to check out, because that's how it's usually done. Utah-based Lions Not Sheep tags their merchandise “Made in the USA”, and maybe the tags are made here, but the merchandise is not.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 4, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 116:03


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin, as usual, bring you the latest at the earliest: This week, voters went to the polls in historic numbers in Kansas, flabbergasting the GQP, and even inching Nate Silver a bit towards reality. Samuel Alito skulks off somewhere to beat his gavel. Michigan's fourth-place Guber-candidate Ryan Kelly suspects that something illicit happened in his election. Arizona's Kari Lake also detected fraud in her election but was unable to get a bead on it by morning. In Michigan, Peter Meijer, one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, found himself primaried into the cornfield.  Is it Democrat's fault that we can't have nice Republicans? Or could it be that Republicans went to the polls and then voted for the Republicans they wanted? Apparently, voters do get who they vote for… or keep voting for. The primaries move to Tennessee today, but many fear being seen at the polls. One in five Black adults in Tennessee are barred from voting. Pamela Moses asked if she could vote, was told she could, and when she did was given a 6-year prison sentence. Fake electors are about a lot more than their fake electing, and the DOJ is following the rot to right up to their heads. It turns out that Homeland Security watchdog Joseph Cuffari was into violating ethics before his present job, which seems to be all about violating ethics. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins have joined Kyrsten Sinema and Tim Kaine for a bipartisan bill to codify Roe v. Wade. How they hope to accomplish this is nuanced, complex, and thus up David's KITM alley. How does Krysten Sinema do it? Teachers — distrusted, demoralized, defunded, and generally shat upon by conservatives for decades — are quitting their jobs for some reason.

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 2, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 116:13


It's TWOs-day! 08/02/2022! David Waldman won't mention the 8 if you don't. It's Impeachment Revenge Tuesday for Donald Trump, who is promoting Big Liars in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan and Missouri, where Trump actually endorsed Eric for probably the very first time. Georgians can take their guns wherever, and nobody wants that at an outdoor concert. In Chicago, the hotel across the street from the Lollapalooza concert didn't want to see any guests standing in the windows. Osama bin Laden's boss Ayman al-Zawahiri was seen standing in window and look what it got him. Capitol rioter Guy Reffitt gets more than 7 years for his crimes on January 6, which adds up to life for the guy who sent him there. The PACT Act is the ”Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics” bill, and President Joe Biden promised veterans “As long as I have a breath in me, we're going to fight to get this done”. Now, that right there is a good enough reason for Republicans to vote against it. Any other reason the GQP would come up withat this time is, of course, Buulllshiiit. But... let's talk about mandatory vs. discretionary spending, as that is the Buulllshiiit the corporate media has been accepting in this debate. What can you do when your policies are rejected, every institution is against you, and you don't have the votes to prevail? Install a 6-3 Supreme Court in your favor? Nah, that's been done... How about throwing out the Constitution and writing your own? Why not! Sure beats secession, when you get to keep all the good stuff!

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - August 1, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 115:54


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin begin the month and the week and maybe the day too, depending on when you get up, with another fine KITM: Jon Stewart is used to the hypocrisy and the cowardice of the Senate, but somehow missed out on the cruelty Republicans are capable of, and how much fun they have doing it. Jon got a lot of personal tutoring over the weekend and has turned out to be a quick learner. Election denying could only take Kari Lake so far in running for election in Arizona. Therefore, Lake demands that her previous demands are reversed, as well as how people vote and how votes are counted until whatever she needs, she gets. It's in the Constitution, look it up! And if it isn't, Republicans will just write a new Constitution, so that their Supreme Court doesn't need to work so hard. The only thing that could possibly slow them down is reality, and they kicked its ass years ago. Donald Trump proved that what he says and what is never need be connected. And if one day Jackie Paper comes no more… well, that just can't happen. There'll always be more. There are calls for classroom cameras so that Kindergarten teachers can be better judged on their shooting prowess. A professor didn't need a classroom to shoot his student. In the real world Dems plow ahead, inflation is dropping, gas prices are dropping, and voters seem to be catching up to things. Michigan is bracing for primary election shenanigans tomorrow. It doesn't get more real than Ukraine, and rust never sleeps.

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Kagro in the Morning - July 29, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 116:17


David Waldman finishes out July's KITMs before beginning our birthday countdown. Well, his and my birthday, and Armando's… CNN took the Pulse of the People recently, and at least one of those pulses belonged to a KITM fan! Back in the day David himself would attend CNN pie fights, of which somehow no video exists… just some fond, and some very not fond memories. Joe Manchin just delivered some of the best news in the Joe Biden presidency, of course this follows his delivery of most of the bad news these last 18 months. A Republican conniption of parliamentary fuckery ensued, which has even the normally unflappable Susan Collins concerned. Pennsylvania's elections agency sued three Republican-controlled county election boards to force them to report primary ballots with “undated exterior envelopes” (which actually were dated by the post office). The Army vet accused of attacking Lee Zeldin still remains in jail, which seems to be longer than Zeldin or his buddy, the District Attorney, wanted him in there. U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray thought he'd stick around awhile and watch the place burn down before retirement. There are now missing January 6 texts from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Kagro in the Morning - July 28, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 116:24


David Waldman and... Greg Dworkin's raft of stories... and, even haiku. Surprise! Joe Manchin, Chuck Schumer, and the White House have reached a sweeping, $740 billion reconciliation deal. Manchin must have finally tired of jerking around Schumer and the Democrats, and decided to play with Mitch McConnell and the Republicans instead. Historic climate, tax and healthcare legislation now awaits Joe Biden and Kyrsten Sinema's signoff. Mitch and the gang of course vow revenge, which is the one thing they're usually good at. Perhaps not this time, as Democrats have no-brainer votes and Republicans are attempting no-brainer attacks. For instance, chip makers' stocks have rallied as the Senate voted to advance the U.S. chip infrastructure bill. Kevin McCarthy said some stuff, then Barack Obama tweeted, and really… is there a comparison? The Department of Justice obtained a new warrant to search John Eastman's phone, which they couldn't do unless they have something really good on something really bad. The DOJ is investigating Donald Trump, which you know is just like something Vladimir Putin would do. Putin would probably be a little quicker about it, however. Trump says he's going to sue CNN, which is a big lie. Republicans are just about ready to move on to some new grifter.  Voters are moving on from Republicans and taking their donations with them. Some more wins for Biden should move a few more. Trump has millions in donations, isn't spending them on the midterms, but hasn't figured out how to take it with him. J.D. Vance wishes people would just hand him money for doing nothing. Republicans block VA healthcare and disability benefits. They prefer soldiers who die quicker. General Mark Milley went to Mike Pence on January 6 because he needed someone man enough to make a decision, and Mike was better than nothing. David returns to California's new gun control law, which is patterned after Texas' anti-abortion law. 19 people accidentally shot themselves in the last 30 days in Indianapolis, because there are a lot of guns in Indianapolis.

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Kagro in the Morning - July 27, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 116:00


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin don't know how to pace themselves in packing news and info into a KITM. You still got tomorrow guys! 20 Republicans voted against support for human trafficking victims. Only 8 house Republicans voted to protect contraception access, which over three-fourths of their party supports. Republican rifts! Mike Pence may never become president of the “Hang Mike Pence” party, but he certainly won the nomination (and of course is waiting until his book comes out to talk about it.)  Mike also schisms over Matt Gaetz, who is not a thumb, and would never traffic underage girls and Venmo their abortions if they do not meet his physical standards. Matt sees no need to support human trafficking victims but did raise over $200 thousand in support of abortion rights for Greg Abbott's arch enemy, Olivia Julianna. Botox, silicone, and saline might be what puts a smile on Christina Pushaw's face, but what really gets her going is that rush of hitting the Twitter send button. Those who call Republicans the “Party of No” haven't tried pitching sedition lately. They'll eat that stuff up. Doug Mastriano kind of thought some stuff was illegal, but look at him now, almost Governor. Crime might not pay for Jeffrey Clark, even though it once had him on retainer. John Roberts is no Salmon P. Chase, and never will be now that Brett Kavanaugh pantsed him. Time for term limits. OAN RIP ASAP. Yay! California continues to lead in controlling guns. President Joe Biden's recent victories will soon be followed by more big wins in Congress. Will that be enough for those who enough is never good enough? Probably not enough to keep interminable loser Republicans from winning. Trumpist candidates will never debate again but will now sue their way through elections.

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Kagro in the Morning - July 19, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 116:03


Good news, both David Waldman and Joan McCarter set their alarms for KITM o'clock today! The January 6 Prime Time Committee hearings will have at least 2 more disillusioned Trump White House aides, Mathew Pottinger and Sarah Matthews, testifying on Thursday. The Committee's intent is always to leave us wanting more, which is fine as long as they can keep coming back. Merrick Garland doesn't want to make waves before the election, which is fine as long as he is actually planning to after the election. Democrats voted to protect access to abortion on Friday, and the Biden administration is stepping in to remind pharmacies that withholding birth control is illegal. The forced birther nightmare is just beginning, however. The heat is breaking records in Britain and throughout Europe. It's pretty hot in the US as well. The AC in Joe Manchin's Maserati and yacht is just fine, thanks for asking. Chuck Schumer is only Senate Leader, not a coal mine board director, so why should Manchin listen to him? No Democrat has time to make deals with Mitch McConnell with all of the federal judicial positions vacant... If only they had time to fill a few SCOTUS seats too. A constitutional crisis brews in Pennsylvania, with three counties still refusing to certify accurate results. Ohio's Supreme Court says Ohio's GQP-backed congressional map is unconstitutional, but they said that last election also. (The Constitution never stops Ohio Republicans.) The Associated Press officially found no problems with ballot boxes and of course no conservative F's will be given. The Wisconsin Supreme Court says ballot drop boxes are just like North Korea and Syria. Jimmy Carter and James Baker will tell you that the Electoral Count act needs reform, but former North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin (No, not the NASCAR driver) was the guy who told Donald Trump that Mike Pence could overturn the election, and lawyer William Olson (No, not the director of 1986's Rockin' Road Trip) told Trump to declare martial law. The January 6 mob wasn't just hunting for Pelosi and Pence, they wanted to destroy ballots too. Sure, there were copies, but who'd believe that?

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Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - July 13, 2021, airing July 13, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 116:01


It's Wednesday, but it wasn't when this episode first aired, a year ago. But back then, David Waldman remembered to invite Joan McCarter, and she remembered what they were going to talk about. Yay! Did you know that Donald Trump was a deluded low-intelligence big-mouthed sociopath during his administration? There is new evidence supporting this in two new books out, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year and Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency. David reads and comments on an excerpt from I Alone Can Fix It. That's the one with Trump flirting with martial law to keep the presidency. The other one has Eric Trump picking a fight with math and Rudy Giuliani with the plan that Trump just claim he won... or was that in the first book? Which one reveals Trump wanting to execute whoever snitched about his hiding in his little bunker? Oh, that was a third book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost! This is only the start on these books. There's plenty more material out there. We are just getting to the “Stop the Steal” era! Although, we might not have the Kracken to kick around anymore, once the Eastern District of Michigan is through with their sanction hearing. The Trump Organization isn't sure of what you mean by “chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg”, there's no one there by that name. Catching COVID is now the hot thing in red states. Only RINOs don't get on respirators, or allow people the freedom to get on respirators, in those states.  U.S. investigators have arrived in Haiti to aid in the Moïse assassination case, as there is a noticeable Venn diagram overlap between Haiti suspects and DEA informants. Greg Abbott's posse turned away at the Texas border having failed at rounding up the Democrats who plan to stay away for a few weeks to block Abbott's voter suppression bill. Senate Democrats and White House officials are meeting today to talk spending and revenue targets, budget resolution and reconciliation instructions. Chuck Schumer might shorten the Senate's August break to address the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which means Republicans need to step up their delaying process. Joe Biden continues nominating a diverse slate of federal judges at a rapid pace, but that can't fix the Supreme Court who are slated to be much worse next session. SCOTUS isn't as bad as Donald Trump wanted them to be, and after all he did for them, too!

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Kagro in the Morning - July 12, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 116:29


Today, the January 6 Select Committee meets again for the 7th installment of their hit true crime series. In fact, they are meeting as I type this. David Waldman preps us for today's hearings, therefore you owe it to yourself to tune in. Pause the hearings or run the subtitles, multitask for America! Fox News doesn't need to watch today's hearings, they already know where they're going with this. The rest of us need a scorecard to keep all of our terrorists, warlords, and violent militias apart. Of course, they're all slightly different flavors of the same kind of people ready to kill to win an argument. Are these groups really “all that bad” though? After all, some are good God-fearing, married men, love their kids, support their communities, and could be possible role models outside of the brutal traitorous insurrection. Imagine if Donald Trump actually led them down the Senate halls. Worse yet, imagine if Trump didn't need the mob.

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Kagro in the Morning - July 5, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 116:21


David Waldman and KITM welcome everyone back from the 4th of July weekend. Injured? Shot? No? Then you did better than a lot of people. At a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, a guy climbed onto a roof and used his assault rifle for its intended purpose, which had also been his intended purpose for weeks. He left 6 dead, 30 injured, and then headed home, where he was gently apprehended by local law enforcement. The local law enforcement attending the parade could not be contacted for comment, or much else. The Chicago White Sox say this is why we can't have nice things. As always, normal people have normal reactions to this, and abnormal people have abnormal reactions. Highland Park is the last place you'd expect this to happen. It's definitely the last place Clarence Thomas expected it to happen. Highland Park wasn't the only holiday mass shooting. It wasn't even the only one in the Chicago area. There was panic at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania fireworks show after shots rang out... Police were somehow injured, and a bullet somehow found its way into a cop's hat. Philadelphia's mayor is just tired of this stuff. (These weren't the only fireworks shows with guns or panic, either.) Then there's the mass shooting in Akron, Ohio. Although in this case, a mass of police were shooting a mass of bullets into just one guy, Jayland Walker. All of this adds up to… well, who knows, but don't ask Nikki Haley, that's for sure. The marshal of the Supreme Court wants to crack down on people making noise around the Justices' houses, and also the people not making noise. Election deniers head out to the offices of their local officials who they know “respond to fear”. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will dispose of everyone from Originalists to Schoolhouse Rock by redefining the meaning of “Legislature”.

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Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - July 4, 2019, airing July 4, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 115:53


Remember what it was like to live in a world where an American president would never dare say something as stupid as that the Continental Army took over the airports in 1776? Well, welcome to a rerun of the last day in history on which that was true. Just in: President Donald J. Trump is still dead. We hope to update this throughout the day. Justin Amash pronounces the party of Trump dead, and leaves the party. Meanwhile, The Trump administration frantically attempts to resuscitate their citizenship question for the 2020 Census. Or, like as in Trump's case, they will just pretend it's alive and hope to fool as many people as long as possible. David Waldman and Greg Dworkin spend their grill pre-heating and beer-icing time prepping us for… no, not the QAnonathon, you're better than that! Military parades are as dead as, well you know. Here's tanks for the memories. Today, let's keep America and patriotism alive by becoming more informed citizens. Smart investors support Elizabeth Warren. Warren keeps capturing Sanders' voters, and in Iowa she's out in front. A Pediatrician describes what she saw inside a border patrol warehouse. Cruelty is the point, and that point becomes sharper at Trump concentration camps each passing day.  Who is in charge of delivering cruelty, and who is just following orders? A handy guide. Next week: A very short war in Iran.

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Kagro in the Morning - June 17, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 116:21


No hearings today, so David Waldman sweeps up the week's remnants before the next week's craziness falls. John Eastman is a bad lawyer, but more importantly, Eastman is a bad guy. Unfortunately for John Eastman, he turned out to be very bad at being a bad guy, and even worse at timing his getaway. Is it too late for John to get on the pardon list? The people who want to spin themselves as Team Normal are still Team Complicit, and we know which team Mike Pence is on. Team Ignoramus is still on the field. Gym Jordan can't afford to drive over and testify. Greg Steube saw images magically floating around the hearing, and knew his guns were no match. Donald Trump keeps saying anyone who crosses him will get hurt, and yet you people keep pushing him. Those who believe lying and stupidity just couldn't possibly win this time really haven't been paying attention. A couple more secret kids of Hershel Walker turned up. Nothing matters. Bennie Thompson believes it's time, at some point, soon, in the next few weeks, to invite Ginni Thomas to talk, if she wants, and if not, well, we'll see what happens. Insurrectionist Dr. Simone Gold asked her judge if he knew who he was talking to. Yep, seems that he did. Will the credentials of Simone's SO, international underwear model John Strand, be taken into account? Ron DeSantis has a million doses of hydroxychloroquine hitting their sell-by dates and isn't interested in any vaccines for Florida children. In international spy news, the intelligence and security service for the Netherlands, AVID, has exposed a Russian espionage network operating in their country, notably international spy Viktor Muller Ferreira AKA Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov, who had been posing as an intern but was secretly working for GRU, Russian military intelligence. Right-wing parent groups oppose mental health in schools, their natural enemy.

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Kagro in the Morning - June 16, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 115:55


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin are here today for your KITM pre-hearing briefing. No one lies like Georgia Republican Barry Loudermilk, at least no one innocent. Loudermilk promises to stop lying, soon, right after this one more, maybe two… The photos showing Barry leading tourists around to Capitol security points, tunnels, stairwells, exits, etc. were problematic enough, but there's also the footage of one of those tourists on January 6 talking about assaulting members of the Congress and Senate with other, armed, tourists. Oh, you were you talking about that tour? OOPS! The Proud Boys planned to occupy Capitol buildings on January 6. An actual written-out plan. By the way, who planted those pipe bombs? Steve KG Bannon is a habitual criminal, who lies constantly, and has plenty to hide. John Eastman says there was a heated fight in the Supreme Court about whether to intervene in the 2020 elections. Eastman is probably lying, after all that's his job. One thing is true, Eastman was rooting for riots on January 6. Staunch conservative, retired federal Judge, J. Michael Luttig is testifying today that January 6 was a “well-developed plan” by Trump Donald Trump begs to be sworn in by the committee to testify under oath immediately. Donald did say a thing or two in the past, but is he really a criminal? David is so glad that you asked that question! The Otero County, New Mexico Board of County Commissioners has gone off the deep end for the Big Lie, but what are they going to do, throw them in jail? If the FBI is looking for extremist ringleaders, they should check on who's running for office. Reporters know American democracy is under threat, but don't know where to focus their cameras.  Dr. Anthony Fauci told you that stuff was contagious, didn't he?

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Kagro in the Morning - June 15, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 115:58


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin sure are some witty guys! Come for the snappy banter, stay for their sophisticated repartee. Nice! 69% of those polled say attempting to overturn election results is a crime. It would be nicer if even more did embrace reality, but more than 100 GQP primary winners won supporting the Big Lie, and their goal is to make their fantasy reality. You and I know they're screwballs, but so do their supporters, therefore it might not be wise to take them lightly, or to strategically support them, because we might get more than we're asking for. A county in New Mexico won't certify its election results once the GQP quit liking the voting machines following displeasing results. Republicans playing with QAnon fire got burnt in Nevada. Nationwide, gangs of constitutional sheriffs threaten to kill or be killed busting up voting machines and democracy. Somehow, there were still elections yesterday. Meanwhile, justice and the January 6 committee march on, building a case for a criminal conspiracy, and for locking up Donald Trump. If they don't catch him, someone will. Half of the Republican party should go to jail, while the other half should go broke supporting them. Today justice has been slightly delayed, but not denied, they're only just building up pressure. So… Uhm, thanks Kyrsten Sinema, for helping put together the first significant gun safety legislation in a generation through your own special brand of inscrutable magic and by pointing out red flags to those only looking to surf a red wave. Fences are going up around the Capitol again. Could be the Supreme Court on abortion... Oh, well, we will just have to wait for the announcement, I guess.

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Kagro in the Morning - June 7, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 116:24


This week felt so long that David Waldman took the Tuesday KITM and ran it like it was Friday, solo. We're so tired! Tired of guarding against Covid, and of hearing about so many dying of Covid. Tired of Ukraine and Russia, those years and years of Ukraine and Russia. And — here comes the January 6th primetime hearings! They had better be exciting! They better have all-new, blockbuster, easy to understand, clearcut information, with no slow spots! And they can't be partisan — equal blame everywhere! Are Johnny Depp and Amber Heard available? Rest assured, with Democrats renown expertise in presenting uncomplicated compelling narratives… and Liz Cheney… they will thrill us all. Mastermind Mike Lindell and spy Michael Flynn led Donald Trump's dream team to empower armed Trump supporters to seize voting data and conduct “investigations”. Cells of fake electors were secretly assembled in Georgia to act when called upon. In fact, the insurrection actually seems to have been “Plan B”. In Ohio, teachers need only 24 hours of training to carry a gun. How many do they really need, anyhow? After all, once they have the gun, what violation could ever possibly take it away? On the other hand, the shooter who killed students and teachers in Uvalde trained for years to be a public-school active shooter. A former U.S. ambassador admitted to illegally lobbying on behalf of Qatar but wondered why his buddy, the four-star general hadn't been charged.  

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Kagro in the Morning - June 6, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 116:13


Today, David Waldman and Greg Dworkin celebrate D-Day, the biggest Antifa holiday on the calendar! Today is a great day to punch a Nazi, even metaphorically.  Meanwhile, several more mass killings by shooting happened since the last KITM. 72% of the nation believes that these deaths could be prevented, however 44% of Republicans would rather they weren't. 5 states are already taking action. Beto O'Rourke will run on gun control, again. Marjorie Traitor Greene will run on gun neglect, again without David Hogg's help. Joe Manchin just wishes he could do something to help, and so does Chris Jacobs, but alas, the Republican party won't let them. Trump-Endorsed Arizona candidate Blake Masters knows exactly how to fix the gun problem. Donald Trump wonders what's on the other channel. Don't worry, the NRA has got this all handled, as long as your checks keep coming in. It turns out that AR-15-style weapons aren't “just like” hunting rifles, at least not in the opinion of the people who use, pose with, purchase or profit by them… and especially not to those who pray to them, the flag and the cross. (Even the non-religious can get a boner from them.) A guy who killed a retired judge and had a hitlist with Gretchen Whitmer's name on it was “self-subdued”, nothing to worry about here, except from anyone similar to him. Reporters know Kevin McCarthy Is dumb. It's a trait so strangely common, and yet so hardly reported. In Great Britain, Boris Johnson almost got away with it, and who knows, might get away with it again. Will Donald Trump get away with it? You know, the sedition? Happened around January 6, 2021? Maybe you heard, they're doing a whole primetime thing about it this week! You know Democrats generally eschew promoting such things, so you might need to ask a Republican about it, or you could find more about it here. Here are five things about the January 6 panel hearings. Here are five more!

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Kagro in the Morning - June 3, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 116:22


David Waldman presents our Friday KITM Platinum Jubilee Donut Day Special (Free donut and lox with the purchase of KITM's Queen-Size Haggis Breakfast at participating KITM World Headquarters, while supply lasts) If only we had a queen like Canada, a wave of a scepter might make gun control the way people really want, whatever that is. Instead, at a House hearing on gun control that could have used a bit of on-screen gun fail, we hear that animal traps are ineffective on the modern raccoon, and that originalism, textualism, and about 1,500 rounds are required to fight the evil and the gender-fluid… and also teachers who close doors but don't go back and shake the knob to make sure they've latched. With all of disinformation, lies and stupidity being handed out, it was only a matter of time before it was monetized. Colleges are building education centers with taxpayer money designed to create less educated students. Donald Trump is a piker compared to those he let in the door. Steve KG Bannon's election takeover is starting to take shape with election-denying armies heading to blue polls. Ron DeSantis isn't done killing and isn't about to let the Tampa Bay Rays get in his way. If Ron can't kill transgender or Special Olympic youths, he might make them want to kill themselves. Democrats are shaking Jared Kushner and a few billion out of Mohammed bin Salman's pocket as they investigate Saudi investment in Kushner's post administration pop-up shop.

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Kagro in the Morning - June 2, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 116:10


Today, David Waldman and Greg Dworkin again report that we are again under the cloud of another mass shooting, right on the heels of… the twenty mass shootings following Uvalde, Texas. This catastrophe has a reason... they all have a reason, being that people who want to kill people cheap, quick and easy can find all the support they need to do so. That support seems to be eroding, finally. Republican sociopathy has been a harder sell lately. Who knows, perhaps the upcoming January 6 hearings will make it harder to sell Republican insurrection. Blockbuster witnesses, celebrities and guest stars are slated. Tapes expose the Republicans' plan to takeover future Democratic-majority polls, while memos between John Eastman and Rudy Colludy Giuliani reveal the criminal effort to overthrow the previous election. Chuck Grassley didn't vote to send the election results “back to the states”, blaming supply chain management on not delivering the fake ballots on time. Does Grassley know what he is saying? Do reporters? Might the actual intent of John Durham's investigation, along with the previous 90-100 Hillary Clinton related investigations, not been completely forthright? William Barr only wishes that the jury process was a little more discriminating, that's all. Want to know a lot more? Always a good place to look is Emptywheel. Meanwhile, the US is in its fourth-biggest Covid surge, but it may be 30 times worse than that. 

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Kagro in the Morning - June 1, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 116:10


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin are back together for the first time this month, and are ready to make up for lost time: Poop Covid… or Covid poop... levels are looking pretty good but that should not be your sole criteria in determining risk. Wearing a mask will not protect you from hot takes but will still protect your health. The biggest issue with relentless mass shooting is the relentless mass killing, caused by the shooting. The people who care the most about what specifically is doing the shooting are the shooters, because who wants to kill people with grandpa's old hunting rifle? Gun or rifle, what matters is how many and how fast they can bullseye. Beto O'Rourke would rather talk about how to keep kids from being shot. What if District of Columbia v. Heller never happened? It would probably be the same, with one less excuse. Racist and violent ideas jump from the web's fringes into the mainstream with the help of people like Christina Pushaw. Pushaw might get a bit touchy if she heard you say that (or anything, really). Nonetheless, Christina has inspired thousands who might not even know her name. Catholic universities welcome discussion of gender issues. After all, they can't recall ever losing an argument in almost 2,000 years. Michael Sussmann is not guilty. Hillary Clinton continues to be not guilty. John Durham loses. William Barr loses. The GQP loses. Michael Flynn loses. Donald Trump continues to lose. Wanna talk losers? Russia's top commanders, generals, snipers and elite military squadrons sure must have been graded on a big curve. Even when they win, Russians lose in Ukraine.

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Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - May 31, 2021, airing May 30, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 115:55


Memorial Day is a time for remembrance. Like, remember last Memorial Day? If you don't, we're about to remind you of it, by re-running last year's Memorial Day show, from May 31, 2021! Yahoo! Today (as was the case last year), David Waldman and Greg Dworkin call upon all Americans to remember, to reflect, and to thank those who have made tremendous sacrifices to keep our country safe and free... After that, have yourself a ball! Critics who planned to call Kamala Harris a professorial goody-two-shoes today were stunned by her disgusting display of unfit, unpatriotic, not passed-out-at-the-barbeque behavior.  The former guy sure wouldn't have behaved like that!  While we are commemorating and solemnly observing, let's not forget the 100th anniversary of the Black Wall Street race riot massacre, which is not the only Black Wall Street, nor deadly race riot of the period, by the way. Definitely not the last one.  Michael Flynn is a spy who wishes the US be overthrown. Donald Trump says Flynn is a patriot, therefore Republicans believe that that the US should be overthrown, or they are simply RINOs. Democrats will need to meet them halfway, or they aren't bipartisan. Also, any Democrats meeting halfway will find themselves very alone, and losers. Filibusters are an aberration that no one will miss. None of this is new. Hal Crowther isn't Nostradamus, just observant. Hispanics are liking Joe Biden more every day, as do most sane smart people. Chuck Schumer and Susan Collins aren't even pretending anymore. Benjamin Netanyahu has run out of friends and ideas. Speaking of bankrupt, HateWRKS in Nashville is fresh out of hats, with only a couple MAGA hats and white hoods left in stock. Covid isn't gone. If you are unvaccinated and don't wear a mask you will get it eventually. People stream in over our southern borders to get their shots — if they come over in a plane, they'll receive one.

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Kagro in the Morning - May 18, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 116:20


How will Madison Cawthorn ever go back to his North Carolina cocaine orgy life after two years rubbing elbows in DC? Who cares, he's going. Chuck Edwards, whoever he is, gave Mads the key bump he wasn't hoping for last night. David Waldman and Greg Dworkin drop off the takeaways on Tuesday's primary elections.  Cawthorn was an insurrectionist maniac, but that didn't hurt him, as insurrectionist maniacs were the hot ticket for Republicans last night. Check out the results in Idaho, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, and this guy's school district. Leading GQP contenders in swing states are running for election on their ability to overthrow elections. Doug Mastriano promises to overthrow anyone he disagrees with, and God willing, smite whoever's in his way, which would include Trump if required. Don't expect Trumpists to ever go out of their way to help Trumpers. That just isn't how Trumpism works. Pro-Trump “electors” are named in a first-but-not-last-of-its-kind lawsuit in Wisconsin.  Former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is backing away from his talk of election decertification. The Justice Department wants January 6 committee transcripts to move on its own investigations. Donald Trump keeps on being Trump, however. What does he have to lose? Mike Flynn doesn't really file a lawsuit to sue the people who didn't prosecute him for prosecuting him. Great Replacement theorists are afraid of Critical Race theory revealing their scam. Hungary's Victor Orbán pushes Great Replacement in his opening speech. Ron Johnson pushes and denies GRT at the same time. Mitch McConnell la-la-la'ed himself through an entire press conference on GRT. The Buffalo GRT shooter shared his plans for months on the Discord app and no one reported him. Nationalist Republicans want to make life hell for Mitch McConnell and Ukraine where Russia still claims to be winning, but something just doesn't smell right with that.

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Kagro in the Morning - May 17, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 116:14


Today, David Waldman announces that Joan McCarter is moving! No, not from Tuesdays on KITM, but from Idaho, where her family has lived for generations, to reunite with kith and kin in Oregon. Also, it might be a good time for her to leave Idaho, away from the far-right extremists taking over the GQP and the state. There's one Democrat left there to turn off the lights, and he's running for Governor. Well, there are others who say they are Democratic but are actually Republicans looking to parasitically take over the party. There probably has never been a more lucrative grift than Christianity, nor will there ever be. Anything that moves that much violence will always move a lot of cash. It also can't be beat for hiding any sorts of crime. The Trump administration did all it could to protect and nurture the White Christian Nationalist industry, and we now reap what they had sowed. Fox News doesn't even know what we are talking about. Elise Stefanik was a little late in shutting up. Wendy Rogers is just asking questions. In Georgia, the election supervisor let the local bail bond guy check out all her voting equipment for fraud. They had to throw out those machines, and that election supervisor. Colorado elections clerk Tina Peters is barred from overseeing elections, but unfortunately not from running in them. Lauren Boebert is a lying nitwit, but don't take my word for it, there are plenty of people who can personally attest to it. Meanwhile, North Korea has had an "explosive" COVID outbreak along with a 0% vaccination rate, and so has Eric Clapton.

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Kagro in the Morning - May 11, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 116:51


David Waldman strictly follows the KITM plan for Wednesday success: A. Find out what Greg Dworkin wants to talk about.  B. Profit! Greg advises to always check with your doctor first before attempting to bury anyone in your backyard. Donald Trump is almost too stupid for words. The guy who wanted to nuke hurricanes planned to bomb China for shooting them at us, when all Trump really needed to do was to redirect a Jewish Space Laser at them. Mark Esper continues to come up with words on how stupid Trump was. Lindsey Graham would even tell you how stupid Donald was, if you were to catch him feeling catty. It's gotten so bad that people are now starting to question Donald's business sense. Trump actually is not the only stupid Republican. Tommy Tuberville is one of the last GQP to pretend to fall out of love with Russia and hasn't yet got the hang of it. Charles Herbster assaulted a fraction of the women Donald Trump has, and yet still couldn't ace his primary in Nebraska. Idiot Doug Mastriano however is polling great in Pennsylvania, and that is exactly why Republicans there are worried. Joe Manchin might be a Republican, but that doesn't mean he approves of everything Donald Trump says. The Republican party was hoping their voters would be interested in non-stupid issues, such as the economy, but that won't happen when there's so many tempting stupid issues out there. Democrats would like to run on how stupid Republicans are, but they probably should be focused on the economy as well. The GQP sure hadn't planned to talk about abortion, an issue that makes things more complex for them but simplifies things for Democrats, because all Dems need to do is represent what America wants. The Evangelical Church got into anti-abortion politics right about when Jimmy Carter made them desegregate.  John Eastman put together a plan for overturning the 2020 election, but first needed Pennsylvania to help get the fraud rolling. Ukrainian troops have fought their way back to the Russian border, and boy, the Russians are blowing their tops. Ukraine seems to have better intelligence and equipment and definitely knows how to use them. The trick is to kick Putin's ass gently. Not too fast or too hard, but just the right amount.

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Kagro in the Morning - May 9, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 115:54


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin are back broadcasting from the KITM booth for the 77th annual Victory Day Parade and it sure is a beautiful day today, just not so much for Vladimir Putin, who needed to reach back, way back, to find a victory worth talking about. If you want real heroes and real fireworks, check out Ukraine. Oooooh!  Ahhhhhh! In the US, Pro-Roe mobs roam the streets calligraphing buildings implying to hint at an allusion to proto-violence, causing a few Republicans to reach for their smelling salts and others to reach for their ARs. Clarence Thomas blames your reaction for his decision, and if you didn't keep voting for a world he disagrees with, he wouldn't need to vote to invalidate your beliefs. Mitch McConnell ABOSUTELY WILL MAKE A NATIONAL ABORTION BAN HAPPEN AND WILL IMMEDIATELY THROW OUT THE FILIBUSTER TO DO SO.  When government is determined to be against the will of the people, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, don't you think? Ben Franklin was determined not to be the founding father of too many and published an abortion recipe in his math book. Good to not have to exist in such primitive desperate times! Billionaire Russian oligarch Alexander Subbotin has reportedly died after an anti-hangover treatment that involved toad poison. Meghan McCain isn't smart and annoys people. It really was not smart to annoy Steve Schmidt.

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Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - May 3, 2021, airing May 3, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 115:45


Whoops! What a day to be out! But maybe it's for the best, just for today. Maybe you'd rather just wrap yourself up in the comfort of an old show. Like our May 3, 2021 episode. David Waldman and Greg Dworkin were back together again! Their pent-up news energy threatened to explode at any minute (as did Greg's computer). Good news! The world has emerged victorious over influenza this year! COVID-19, not yet. India is calling their pandemic response a crime against humanity. In the US, “herd immunity” has probably fallen out of reach, but we might not need to achieve it to reach normalcy, which could mean something like seasonal flu death rates. About 56% of U.S. adults have received at least one shot, with the more vaccinated areas receiving more benefits. The Johnson & Johnson pause didn't really increase vaccine hesitancy, it's just that some will get around to it when they get around to it, and some are just cops, and you go and try to make a cop do a thing. Even fake cops can be pretty cocky, although the “Arizona Rangers” are just grifters with badges. Schools got air TROUBLE my friend! With a capital ”T”, that rhymes with “P” and that stands for “unproven” air cleaner technology sold by traveling hucksters, looking for their piece of institutional pie. Meanwhile, Republicans be Republicaning. Systemic racism got them here, but lies… and more lies will need to keep them here. Republicans long for the days when their insurrecting had a shelf life. One news team plans on remembering for once. The Gop hopes that more poll watchers will abuse their positions in the future. Of course, they assume poll watchers are just like them. The Giuliani two-man clown car is crashing and burning, and you can bet they'll find more clowns in the trunk. The nation smiles at President Joe Biden, and Uncle Joe smiles back in unity. Republicans might even be feeling it a little bit. 

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Kagro in the Morning - April 22, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 116:03


David Waldman made it the end of the week without losing his mind yet, so let's all hold it together for a couple more hours and hear what he has to say: A performer at a haunted house was shot when a man shot him with a gun that he thought was a prop. Many guns are props, but unfortunately, they are still guns. Yep, everyone knows that. Still happens, though. Guns killed more people ages 1 to 19 in the U.S. than vehicle crashes, drugs overdoses or cancer. You know that most of those guns were bought for home safety. Kevin McCarthy said Donald Trump was to blame for January 6! Then defended Trump in public! McCarthy said Trump was “feckless, spineless” and a “liar” … and yet, Kevin is all three of those! Also! Everybody also knew what McCarthy thought of Trump long ago, from a previous time he was caught on tape. Liz Cheney doesn't know where you got those tapes, but in case you're interested she has many, many more. Remember back in Watergate, when Republicans were honest? Mark Meadows, election integrity warrior, was simultaneously registered to vote in three states. The Judge that threw out the Federal mask mandate did so on behalf of a group devoted to their body, their choice, while new anti-abortion laws will now restrict interstate travel, which you'd think was unconstitutional, and what about emoluments, huh? Republicans live their whole lives then one day suddenly realize how furious they are about wearing masks, not being allowed to say the N word, math textbooks… and Disney World! Tomorrow they will just as furiously believe the opposite. Don't they know what kind of hypocritical self-serving dimwits they seem like?  And, that's the game. The playbook says, “They will say you're a hypocrite. Don't worry. Keep going. This wastes their time and when you win, you will be right and what they say won't matter.”

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Kagro in the Morning - April 21, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 116:00


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin wedged some big rafts o' stories into the dock today! Emmanuel Macron remains France's least-worst option, because Le Pen couldn't be less worse for all the people. Over in Ukraine, Putin's genocide isn't exactly going as he planned. That won't stop Vlad from declaring “Mission Accomplished” in Mariupol, ignoring those obstinate Ukrainian Troops hanging about. Russia does completely control the gravel that used to be Mariupol however, which seems to be the essence of the Russian army strategy for the next couple of weeks in advance of their big victory party. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy continues to be a great leader that plays one on TV. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz offered Ukraine a billion euros worth of arms… but he seems to have misplaced the requisition form somewhere. Graphic schmuck on schmuck violence erupted on the set of Piers Morgan Uncensored recently. Sadly, both survived. In fact, this bromeopathic therapy will probably do wonders for our former guy's macho image. Trump can't lose, as long as he keeps winning. Steve KG Bannon first harnessed the power of angry assholes in large groups but needed Trump to be their king. Alex Jones, once the prince of pricks, has fallen from grace, and is reaching out to the Justice Department to snitch away some jail time. The throne is never empty for long and Chaya Raichik of Libs of TikTok is the newest ass in it. The New York Times is certain there must be somebody on the left just like each of the above examples. Ron DeSantis wrecks vengeance upon the Happiest Place on Earth to bring it a bit closer to Florida levels. Desantis' other crusade is against dangerous math textbooks, and for their replacement by one single publisher linked to Virginia's Glenn Youngkin. Marjorie Traitor Greene might be one of the first Reb officers to be questioned under oath, but she won't be the last. Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy were shocked to their senses for a moment after January 6 but slid back quickly under their respective rocks. Donald Trump says that if New York really wanted those subpoenaed documents, they should have called before he ate them.

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Kagro in the Morning - April 20, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 116:24


Hoorah! David Waldman and Greg Dworkin again wield the full force of the internet to bear us athwart the hebdomad convexity: Vladimir Putin is presently fighting World War III, or at least World War II, in Ukraine. Vlad's definitely writing checks he cannot cash. Meanwhile, Ukraine's rich uncle is going to make it rain, as howitzers, helicopters, tanks and fighter jets are now beginning to pop up like daisies. You can put time and effort into pointing out the illogic, hypocrisy and stupidity of the Right's ideas, as many have for a generation or two, but keep in mind that they will be spending their time making those ideas reality. Why yes, that judge's opinion striking down the airplane mask mandate is quite idiotic. Everybody on both sides knows that. So, what are you going to do about it? The Biden administration may not do anything, because maybe Republicans would then make another law to prove that reality wrong. David suggests that if Democrats don't have the courage to challenge one judge's incredibly silly, paper-thin decision, that perhaps instead they could make the breathtaking historical gambit of… yeah, right.  The illogic, hypocrisy and stupidity therefore continue. Ron DeSantis' office doxxes the public but is sad to be doxxed. Ron is punishing Disney by threatening to take away $2 billion of their debt and passing it along to the taxpayer. Marjorie Traitor Greene might actually be forced into acting rationally, but don't bet on it. Mike Lee could also come clean, but Mark Meadows hasn't told him what to say yet. Somebody honest could turn up yet in front of the committee, you never know. Even the state of Tennessee behaves reasonably, sometimes. Munchies? Just because it's floating in a rainbow above your head doesn't mean it's all magically delicious… but it probably is, so go for it!

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning
Kagro in the Morning - April 18, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 116:31


Looking for something entertaining, educational, and two hours long? You've come to the right place! Well, almost. We're right up there… what, maybe two inches away, max? But, if you can't find us here, check us out over at Libsyn or at YouTube, where you'll always find us, never too far from “kangaroo fights”. David Waldman counts down the days to Eastern Orthodox Easter, somehow the source of 80% of our humor here. Greg Dworkin calls a meeting in the KITM War Room to discuss the upcoming Battle of the Donbas. It's not a secret meeting, in fact everyone everywhere can plainly see everything going down. A retired Russian colonel demonstrated that he was way smarter than any dead general by predicting where Russian troops would find themselves today, three weeks before the war began. Ukraine decided to not wait for Russians to get their act together and began pinching off their pincer movement early. Russian checks bouncing is a real problem as their war machine runs on foreign components. In fact, Russia will eventually lose when it gives up. The sinking of Russia's flagship is bad news for everyone's navy, however. Alex Jones' InfoWars files for bankruptcy, probably forcing Alex into hosting a show on CNN. Newsrooms aren't stupid and evil, they've only sold themselves to stupid and evil people. Not every stupid and evil person is rich though. Marjorie Traitor Greene makes a lot, spends even more. Madison Cawthorn might need to throw a bake sale at his next cocaine orgy. Mike Lee spent 14 hours a day trying to help Donald Trump overthrow the government, and what thanks does he get? John Eastman has spent decades plotting coups and what has he ever gotten out of it? Not enough, that's for sure. For more than a generation, Project Blitz has strived to be the Christian nationalist-dominionist ALEC for local government, and unfortunately, they've been pretty good at it. Emmanuel Macron leads Marine Le Pen before the vote, but what counts is who leads after the vote.

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Kagro in the Morning - April 15, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 116:19


You thought last week had a good Friday? Just wait until you catch what David Waldman has in store for today! More and more texts are emerging revealing the criminality of the criminals behind the January 6 insurrection. Mike Lee of Utah and Chip Roy of Texas bombarded Mark Meadows with helpful hints on how to reinstall Donald Trump, including bringing in “straight shooter” Sidney Powell. Texas Governor Gregg Abbott discovered that no day is a good day for traffic problems coming in from the border. The DC-Ontario Trucker Caravan couldn't have blocked traffic and commerce more completely. Speaking of trafficking, Gregg will be moving as many as 900 busses of immigrants across state lines, on expense-paid trips out of danger and into sanctuary. Abbott hopes that Republicans will let him slide on his accidental care for the oppressed, and to please understand that he really meant to do harm. Everyone hates to lose arguments, be proven wrong, and to be made fun of. The best way to fix that would be to buy the forum that you are being criticized on and then feed it into a woodchipper. Not everyone is able to do that of course, so instead they become one of the 5 Supreme Court justices for whom winning is not enough, they also refuse to hear dissent. Remember Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Amy Klobuchar wants to help keep their memory alive with new statues in the Capitol. Many couch cushions were flipped to find the money for those statues.  

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Kagro in the Morning - April 14, 2022

Daily Kos Radio - Kagro in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 116:34


David Waldman and Greg Dworkin are back, baby. In Ukraine, Russia had its flagship shot out of the water like a Muscovy sitting duck. (China should worry that someone might develop a taste for Peking sitting duck.) Russia didn't plan on bad roads and weather for their war, and their U-haul is almost out of rentals. Slovakia is sending Ukraine a Soviet-era air defense system as it does seem that they are fighting a Soviet-era army. Slovakia is a NATO country, as Sweden and Finland will be soon. Russia threatens the Baltics with whatever they have left once they are finished with Ukraine. Meanwhile, Latin American countries volunteer to take one big step back from this thing. It seems that Russia's only remaining friends are too tied up in their 2022 election campaigns to really help. Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden have had a hard time enthusing their lefties. Mitch McConnell knew about Donald Trump's plan to overthrow the United States, but you didn't know about that because these two guys wanted to sell a book. Time for some traffic problems on the Texas border as Governor Greg Abbot tries out New Jersey politics on Joe Biden. North Carolina is taking steps to keep Mark Meadows from committing voter fraud, a crime so vile hanging would be too good for him, unless he's a Republican, and then Civics class would be more than enough. The upcoming trend in conservative thought is to kill public school teachers, or at least call for their deaths, which is hardly as bad, right? Glenn Youngkin wants a piece of that action, which he likes to call “transparency and accountability”. He also likes to pick fights with Loudoun County, every Virginian red county's idea of woke commies. Loudoun School Board Elections happen every four years, but Glenn says why not three, just this once? Youngkin pulled that idea right out of his tip line... or not. Why would you think transparency and accountability pertained to him? When not pwning Loudoun, Glenn Youngkin spends his time vetoing bills and cutting taxes to whip inflation. 88-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein's reelection plans might have hit a stumbling block, as she becomes less and less available in this reality.