Once Upon A Time in Milan (Out New Yorker-ing the New Yorker)

The New Yorker explored Benedetta briefly here.

Of course we went a few layers deeper.

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BIDEN DISPELS TRUMP’S LIES ABOUT “HIS” ECONOMY

His latest ad shuts down Trump’s lies about the strong economy he inherited from Obama and reminds viewers that what Trump did was to crater our economy because of his indifference to COVID.

I do not know why the Democrats haven’t been pounding this point home over the past four years.

Not one of Trump’s shameless, vicious, defamatory lies should ever have gone unanswered.

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GOV. CUOMO WANTS TO CUT MEDICAID, BUT DOESN’T WANT TO TAX BILLIONAIRES

And, of course, New York’s billionaires keep showing their love.

In the Guardian, Walker Benjamin and David Sirota repot on the billionaire-driven war chest that Cuomo has commanded.

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PLEASED

to see that Dancing on Water is now going for $70-something on Amazon.

Perhaps it should be reprinted.

It would be nice, however, if University Press of New England hadn’t gone out of business. . .

That’s publishing!

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TRUMP’S BITCHY, BILIOUS BABBLE

Watching him today spew arrogant, contemptuous bombast about the Democrats, you just wonder, even on the most superficial level, how America can tolerate someone so unpleasant.

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GOP EXPLOITING COVID TO ATTACK SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE

Together with.a smattering of turncoat Democrats, the Republicans are ramming through a fast-track commission to cut Social Security benefits as well as Medicare, via the so-called TRUST act introduced earlier this year, by opportunisticaly sticking it into the GOP’s alleged COVID relief bill.

At Common Dreams, Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, writes:

“These politicians, who are plotting to use this public health crisis as a vehicle to ram through cuts to our earned benefits, are scum. The American people will never forget that they used the worst global emergency of modern times to try and steal our Social Security and Medicare. We will never forgive them for this, and will dedicate our resources to defeating them wherever they are.”

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I NEVER SAID THEY WERE HEADLINERS. . . BUT MAYBE THEY WERE

Seems that Grandpa Joe was part of a “Spring Carnival/8 Big Acts 8/All Headliners in which his man-woman act, Low and Johnson, was featured at the Garden theater in Trenton, New Jersey.

Of all the things he didn’t keep, Grandpa somehow retained a little stack of these handbills from this one vaudeville engagement.

Week of Feb. 9 of some year early in he 1920s.

“Hoey & Lee” are at the very top of the bill, and Low & Johnson come third.

And at the very bottom, but in capital letters is “WALTON ? ? ? ”

??? indeed.

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TRUMP TO OPEN NEW FRONTS IN HIS WAR ON AMERICA

Our President is planning a coast-to-coast invasion of our cities–particularly ones with Democratic mayors.

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HAIL THE ANARCHISTS

Portland mothers, protecting the city’s peaceful protesters from Trump’s paramilitary gangs, sing “Hands up, please don’t shoot me.”

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WHY WON’T THE DEMOCRATS POUNCE?

Why is Trump allowed to describe the economy he inherited from Obama as “the economy I created”?

The economy created by Trump is the disaster the country is facing right now.

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MULVANEY CARES ONLY ABOUT HIS OWN

Remember how Mick Mulvaney was telling everyone–say, about three months ago–that COVID was a hoax spawned by the Democrats to bring Trump down?

Seems that now that Mulvaney’s kids are having trouble getting test results right away, etc. Mulvaney’s all up in arms, concerned, outraged, about the state of COVID testing in this country

Needless to say, Mulvaney is a particularly flagrant example of the Republicans’ sole concern: their own short-term survival. I say “short-term” because, given their ferocious opposition to environmental regulation, they are ensuring the long-term extinction of everyone.

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