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About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.

Our Hypocrisy is not like Theirs, Mega Edition

Eight days. Eight effing days! That’s how many days there are until the election. And how many days did they make Merrick Garland make without even giving him the courtesy of an interview? 293 days. Let me say that again. … Continue reading

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You can see all the things that President Drumpf has done in the last four years in one spreadsheet.

Shortly after Donald Drumpf became President, I started a spreadsheet to keep track of all the crazy things Drumpf was doing while being President. I didn’t do this all myself; much of this information was derived from information that was … Continue reading

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Conservatives all atwitter about being blocked on Twitter

Conservatives are all atwitter (pun intended) about Twitter’s decision not to allow the sharing of a story published by the New York post about how a top adviser to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma had emailed Hunter Biden in 2015, … Continue reading

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Yes on Question #2 (Massachusetts Initiative Petition)

The second initiative petition on the Massachusetts ballot has to do with ranked choice voting. Ranked choice voting can come in different shapes and sizes, and it isn’t the easiest thing to understand. In general, instead of voting for just … Continue reading

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Yes on Question #1 (Massachusetts Initiative Petition)

Haven’t we been here before? That may be what you’re thinking – as I was – when you read about the latest “right to repair” initiative petition (Question 1) on the Massachusetts ballot in November. And indeed, we have been … Continue reading

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Questions about Amy Coney Barrett’s beliefs don’t demonstrate Anti-Catholic Bias

Conservatives would have you believe that questioning any aspect of Amy Coney Barrett’s faith demonstrates some kind of anti-Catholic bias. But it ain’t so. Consider this meme (below), which was circulating on Facebook: If, rather than being Catholic, Amy Coney … Continue reading

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That wasn’t a knockout for either Candidate, but the fly definitely wins!

Well, I don’t think that was a knockout for either candidate, but the fly definitely wins. First of all, I would love to teach all of the candidates to answer the question first and then pivot to their talking points. … Continue reading

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I didn’t want the Donald to die, but I did want him to really, really suffer.

I didn’t want the Donald to die, but I did want him to really, really suffer. Of course, it doesn’t look like that’s happening. I wanted him to suffer for the 200,000+ souls that he clearly did not care about. … Continue reading

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The Boy who Cried Wolf: Nobody knows whether to believe Trump or not

One of the most fascinating things about the news that President Drumpf and Melania got covid-19 is the degree to which friends, colleagues, allies, and people all over Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites don’t believe that Drumpf actually … Continue reading

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The New York Times story on Trump’s taxes is going to be another Rorschach Test for America

The “bombshell” report published by the New York Times yesterday on President Trump’s taxes will be another Rorschach Test for America. Conservatives will see it as more proof that this President is smart enough to avoid paying taxes. Progressives will … Continue reading

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