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Award winning bloggers Driftglass and Blue Gal talk about politics from The Left. This podcast is not safe for work. More at http://ProLeftPod.com.

The Professional Left Podcast with Driftglass and Blue Gal Driftglass and Blue Gal

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Award winning bloggers Driftglass and Blue Gal talk about politics from The Left. This podcast is not safe for work. More at http://ProLeftPod.com.

    Ep 690 The Not-So-Special Prosecutors

    Ep 690 The Not-So-Special Prosecutors

    Documents?  We don't need no stinking documents!  We just need clear evidence of obstruction of justice, and only one of the three with documents has done that.  Late breaking news from the Durham Scam Investigation at the end of the show.  More at proleftpod.com.  
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    Ep 689: No Fair Remembering Stuff: Healthcare Part 1

    Ep 689: No Fair Remembering Stuff: Healthcare Part 1

    Before we do an episode on Obamacare (in two weeks), we review the century-long battle for universal, government-assisted healthcare coverage in the US.  Yep, it started with Teddy Roosevelt. More at http://proleftpod.com.

    YouTube Ep 689: https://youtu.be/-jcE4dDvnoc

    No Fair Remembering Stuff, Healthcare, Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman, #CornfieldResistance, #BothSidesDont, #TheLeftRemembers, #BurnTheLifeboats, #GoPostalUnions!, politics, progressive, media, history

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    Ep 688: Appoint The Clowns, Expect A Circus

    Ep 688: Appoint The Clowns, Expect A Circus

    [Note: The first fifteen minutes of this show is about our son's stolen car saga.]

    01-20-2023 | The House Oversight and Accountability Committee is officially a joke.  More at http://proleftpod.com.

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    Campaign finance watchdog alleges WinRed processed billions in political contributions without disclosing operating expenses.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/07/campaign-finance-watchdog-alleges-winred-processed-billions-in-political-contributions-without-disclosing-operating-expenses/Lauren Boebert reimbursed herself more than $22,000 from her 2020 campaign.
    https://www.denverpost.com/2022/06/08/lauren-boebert-investigation-mileage-colorado/Campaign donors bought Marjorie Taylor Greene a $92,000 vehicle.
    https://peachpundit.com/2022/05/10/campaign-donors-bought-mtg-a-92000-vehicle/YouTube Ep 688: https://youtu.be/iDNP3E59D1Y

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    #CornfieldResistance, #BothSidesDont, #TheLeftRemembers, #BurnTheLifeboats, politics, progressive, media, Joe Biden, Republican Congress, Democratic Senate, Democratic White House, Go Postal Unions! 
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    Ep 687: No Fair Remembering Stuff - Harold Washington

    Ep 687: No Fair Remembering Stuff - Harold Washington

    01-17-2023 | We remember the first Black mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington, and the lessons that were learned, and not learned, about the tumultuous "Council Wars" that brought shame to the Democratic machine of that city. More at http://proleftpod.com.

    YouTube Ep 687: https://youtu.be/erjptP89b-o

    No Fair Remembering Stuff, Harold Washington, #CornfieldResistance, #BothSidesDont, #TheLeftRemembers, #BurnTheLifeboats, #GoPostalUnions!, politics, progressive, media, history

    Opening and closing music: Jumpin Boogie Woogie by Audionautix
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    Ep 686: Our Lucky Thirteenth Podcast Anniversary!

    Ep 686: Our Lucky Thirteenth Podcast Anniversary!

    01-13-2023 | Friday The Thirteenth | Celebrating 13 years of podcasting, the re-election of Illinois' Democratic Governor, and figuring out that House Republicans left all their redeeming qualities outside the door of the House Chamber, permanently. More at http://proleftpod.com.

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    Text of JB Pritzker's Inauguration Speech:
    https://www.wmay.com/2023/01/09/text-gov-j-b-pritzkers-inauguration-speech/
    YouTube Ep 686: https://youtu.be/ayPIgduccbg

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    Kevin McCarthy, Anniversary Show, #CornfieldResistance, #BothSidesDont, #TheLeftRemembers, #BurnTheLifeboats, politics, progressive, media, Joe Biden, Republican Congress, Democratic Senate, Democratic White House, Go Postal Unions!


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    Ep 685: No Fair Remembering Stuff - Third Parties

    Ep 685: No Fair Remembering Stuff - Third Parties

    01-10-2023 | Why America can't have a successful third party (hint: it's about Congress, not the White House). And a deep dive into the mother of all third parties: The American Independent Party, whose presidential candidate was George C. Wallace of Alabama. More at http://proleftpod.com.  

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    The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics -- by Dan T. Carter, February 1, 2000
    https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Politics_of_Rage.html?id=K3Z5AAAAMAAJGeorge Wallace in Wisconsin: The Divisive Campaigns That Shaped a Civil Rights – by Ben Hubing, February 14, 2022
    https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467151375George Wallace: American Populist – January 21, 1995 by Stephan Lesher, 1995
    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/800063.George_Wallace 2000 George Wallace PBS Documentary "Setting The Woods On Fire"
    https://alvt.videotrust.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=2058Lurleen Wallace in The Encyclopedia of Alabama.
    http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1662Lurleen Wallace, Mental Health Pioneer.
    https://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/lurleen-wallace-a-mental-health-pioneer-in-alabama/article_aa896611-fd09-552c-a371-2f8ef2b18cc1.htmlYouTube Episode 685: https://youtu.be/2iHPeBc-Ljs

    George Wallace, Third Parties, No Fair Remembering Stuff, American Independent Party, #CornfieldResistance, #BothSidesDont, #TheLeftRemembers, #BurnTheLifeboats, #GoPostalUnions!, politics, progressive, media, history

    Opening and closing music:  Jumpin Boogie Woogie by Audionautix

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No fair remembering stuff

I love this show, but I especially love the no fair remembering stuff episodes. They are they history lessons of the near past that don’t get discussed. Thanks BG and DG!

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My favorite podcast. Always feel like I'm sitting at the kitchen table talking with friends

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Loved the Tim Miller book review, and the analyses of Charlie Sykes, the Rush Limbaugh of Wisconsin, and how the right has lost any sense of recent history. The right really does despise the left, and when pinched forces them to exclaim, “I’m an independent!” 🐰🥬🥕The humor slays me. DG anticipate BG’s timing + responses with extremely funny introjection.

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