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This short piece only scratches the surface of the vileness and corruption of the relationship between Trump and Giuliani. Wayne Barrett has been covering both of them for years and this is just a small taste.
Let's start with the fact that Donald Trump's top surrogate, Rudy Giuliani, is on the payroll.
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The Ballad of Terry Jones & Monty Python
It's cliche to say that we've lost many talented people in 2016 (both famous and common), but this is the first news that totally and completely guts me. Yesterday, I was taking care of Mom's cat (another hospital visit....too many nowadays), when I read th...
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Oh Jesus Christ, 2016, I can't even. You are the worst year ever.
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No one seems to be aware that our national anthem literally celebrates the murder of African Americans.
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It turns out Trump's awfulness is a vital part of getting this monstrosity passed. That realization does not lead to a good place.
OPINION | How much is Obama willing to harm his party in order to pass the TPP?
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I knew something was wrong with that letter when I got to the part saying "Trump's health is huge. He has the most classy health ever. If Abraham Lincoln had been as healthy as Donald Trump he would have survived being shot in the head, no question."
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Not so much the Beach Boys, more like the "Nice Beach You Got Here, Shame If It Got Ruined Because You Didn't Sign Up For Our Towel Delivery Service" Boys.
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The Brian Wilson Band has Al now. Brian sings all of the Mike stuff pretty well and Al's son does a 20 year old Brian to perfection. I have no idea what Mike Love's outfit sounds like, but I'm not paying $80 to find out.

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"Now, in the 21st century, we begin to see a glimmer of re-emergence from political figures who appear to hold genuinely socialist ideals – Bernie Sanders in the U.S.; Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. – only to be told that such figures are apparently 'unelectable', despite their massive groundswells of popular support. The word 'unelectable' seems to be shorthand for the phrase 'You are henceforth only permitted to elect conservatives', a massive adjustment to the concept of democracy with regard to which I don’t recall anyone being consulted. And yet, from the laughably disproportionate torrent of ridicule and demonization that politicians like Corbyn are being subjected to, one has to suspect that their opponents are increasingly afraid that they are anything but unelectable. If we sincerely believe that Jeremy Corbyn is unelectable, why bother saying another word about Jeremy Corbyn? In fact, why bother pointing out his unelectable status in the first place? It’s worth remembering that vested powers and authorities, throughout time and across the world, are always at their most vicious when they are also at their most frightened. To a degree, every media barb and embarrassing bout of inter-party recriminations can be seen as a measure of your man’s unprecedented success."
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This. This this this.
Be sure to pre-order this rant if you want to save The Outhouse from premature cancellation!
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We have been talking about this for ten years - literally. We're just closer to the collapse now.

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83 YEARS AGO TODAY
You could get Kirby art for a penny. Founded in 1932, The Boys Brotherhood Republic was Mayor LaGuardia's solution to New York City's juvenile delinquency problem. Kirby had been a member for less than a year when he assisted in starting the club's newslett...
You could get Kirby art for a penny. Founded in 1932, The Boys Brotherhood Republic was Mayor LaGuardia's solution to New York City's juvenile delinquency problem. Kirby had been a member for less than a year when he assisted...
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"Between 1950 and 2000, St. Louis’ population grew by 48 percent while its land area grew over 260 percent. Nationwide, over 475,000 households were displaced to make way for highways that often serve those passing through better than they serve the people right next door."
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