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Great piece Greg. We were told. What a grand use of anaphora in this braided piece. Love the writing. Feels like the longest day since we learned he was going to be installed. We need to have a Truth Commission to get to the bottom of all the false equivalencies and cognitive dissonance that has been rammed down our collective throats since this criminal defiled the office of the Presidency. The GOP hypocrisy and genocide will be the hallmarks of the era of the Con by Don. Anxious to see if we can turn off the Trumpian firehose of crap and work on rebuilding our nation. Part of the rebuild is holding the seditionists accountable. #TimesUp

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Jan 19, 2021Liked by Greg Olear

You forgot that Noam Chomsky calls Trump "The Worst Criminal in Human History"

(due to his single handed, massive acceleration of the climate catastrophe. Even Hitler, Mao and Stalin did not seek to collapse human civilisation)

https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/noam-chomsky-believes-trump-is-the-worst-criminal-in-human-history

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Jan 19, 2021Liked by Greg Olear

Fantastic article! Like so many others, I feel like I've been crawling toward tomorrow with desperation and hope. History will not be kind to that craven traitor & his scheming cabal, and it won't take 20 years! Found the perfect song for today ('course it's a sea shanty - - what else?πŸ˜†):

https://youtu.be/g18oaPz4N34

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Jan 19, 2021Liked by Greg Olear

I'm glad you ended by reminding everyone that we did it - it's no mean feat to topple an incumbent president and I think we've lost sight of that with all of the other crises swirling at this moment.

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Love this! Truly well done, Greg. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ (... ... ... 25 hours... ...)

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The ride was rough, but it was a pleasure taking it with you, Greg. Thanks for all the fantastic writing!

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Jan 19, 2021Liked by Greg Olear

Thank you for climbing that ladder Greg. The amount of dumb asses in this country still frightens me. Twenty six years of Fox News coupled with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have permanently damaged the brains of so many. In the words of my β€œBoss” β€œThese are Better Days”

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First and foremost, how many Trump tools and GOP wankers are controlled by TOC?

Transnational Organised Crime

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/organized-crime

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"Danabashing" --hey >:|

But seriously, thank you for all this. You're not leaving us, are you? We need your insight and humor more than ever!

I can't get past accountability. I tried to make a list of the most egregious and it came out so long! But I want a list to harass my officials about. What am I missing?

We must investigate and indict:

1. Tech, data, and hate groups

2. White supremacists, esp. armed

3. Media lies

4. Border concentration camps

5. Racist police brutality

6. Organized crime and Russia

7. 2016 election tampering

8. Covid inaction genocide

9. January 6 insurrection

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Counting down the hours, keep up the great work!

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My mom, who was born at the end of the Hoover administration, looked at me the other night during another news story about someone, somewhere in Trumplandia, and said, "is there ANYONE in the government that's honest anymore?" Maybe some career people, but every single person in the Trump administration is, oh, what's the turn of phrase I want? Oh yes, a piece of shit. Mom has begun sentences with, "I never thought I'd live to see the day when..." so many times, I've lost count.

The 74 million that voted to re-elect him still stuns me over two months later. The terrorist attack on the Capitol needs to be answered, and needs to be answered HARD. Trump and all of his basket of deplorables must be found, charged, tried, and sentenced. Washington D.C. is on complete lockdown with armed National Guard, seven-foot fencing, barricades, street closures, and probably many, many more security measures being taken that we don't see. And why? Trump! Trump and his gang of terrorists who tried to take down the government. I never thought I'd live to see the day, indeed. Good luck to all of us!

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These last four years have felt like a lifetime! Thank you for the reminders, there have been so many lies and dirty deeds that it's hard to recall them all. Not that they have been swept under the rug, but just left out in the open to create a pile of crises. I don't know how long it's going to take to recover but that this point I feel New, Fresh, and Healing is already starting. I believe we will change the problems that have come to light with this exiting administration, things that have gone unnoticed in the past. And has the brilliance takes over the mediocre, we will all heal a little more every moment. I'm going to pull out a bottle of Champagne and Celebrate. Keep on writing Greg, you know you are my favorite author to read. Much love and respect!

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