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“We Are Gullible Racists Paying For Plastic Surgery” would have been a more fitting name for the non-profit

[Steve Bannon, the man credited with crafting Donald Trump’s populist message in 2016, was seen yesterday aboard the $28 million yacht of Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui. Today, off the coast of Connecticut, the high-profile former Trump advisor was arrested on the same yacht for fraud.] I know things seem pretty bleak right now, but there […]

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Prophesying the coming of Trump, “the high priest of fraud,” in 1958

Over the past few days, a reader of this site – a fellow calling himself iRobert – has shared the same link in the comments section several times. It’s a link to an episode of a television program from 1958 starring Robert Culp called Trackdown. Saying that the episode in question, titled “The End of […]

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Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, with neither a victim nor evidence, accuse Robert Mueller of “brutal rape”

[Online activist Claude Taylor rides the Holliday Inn elevator with pro-Trump grifters Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman after inflating his giant rat in the hotel’s parking lot.] I know I should be writing about the soaring federal deficit and Republican efforts to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions, but I feel obligated to follow up on […]

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Michigan’s Michael Skupin: Reality television star turned Christian con man

Before we had Clemetine, there was a period of time when Linette and I did normal things, like hang out at night and watch television. One of the last things that I can remember watching, back in “the television days,” was the second season of Survivor, the one that introduced the world to the petite […]

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Introducing King Strang: Imperial Primate of the Halcyon Order of the Illuminati

The fellow pictured above is James Jesse Strang, the self-proclaimed prophet who, upon the death of Joseph Smith on June 27, 1844, mounted a nearly successful attempt to wrench control of the Mormon church from Brigham Young. His presence continues to loom large over Michigan’s Beaver Island, where I spent this past weekend, and where […]

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