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Too Many Republican Nazis Shooting at People to Keep Up With

Filed in National by on October 21, 2017 3 Comments

Cis Gendered, Male, RightWing, and very Thin White Skin

I didn’t even know this happened.

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John Kelly believes women were “sacred” in the good old days

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John Kelly believes women were “sacred” in the good old days

“When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country,” he said. “Women were sacred and looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore, as we see from recent cases.”

Kelly’s got his aged head up his old man ass. It wasn’t women that were sacred…it was the silence of women that was sacred. It was the powerlessness of women that was sacred.

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President Trump admits he’s trying to kill Obamacare. That’s illegal.

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President Trump admits he’s trying to kill Obamacare. That’s illegal.

The president has a legal obligation, under Article II of the US Constitution, to “take Care that the laws be faithfully executed.” The question is – who is going to hold him to that. The pessimistic, post-November-2016-Jason330 says…nobody.

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Trump’s Unhinged Health Care Remarks – Annotated

Filed in National by on October 17, 2017 0 Comments
Trump’s Unhinged Health Care Remarks – Annotated

Health care is moving along. That was a subsidy to the insurance companies and a gift that was what they gave the insurance companies. Take a look at where their stock was when Obamacare was originally approved and what it is today. You will see numbers that if you invested in the stocks, you would be extremely happy. They have given them a total gift. They have given them — you can almost call it a pay off. It’s a disgrace. That money goes to the insurance companies. We want to take care of poor people and people that need help with health care. I’m never going to get campaign contributions from the insurance companies, but take a look at how much money has been spent by the Democrats and by the health companies on politicians generally, but take a look at the coffers of the Democrats.

This is lies and incoherent nonsense, wrapped in gibberish. It is tempting to go into some details about how the subsidies were central to the Heritage Foundation’s plan to keep insurance companies whole, but what would be the point? Trump says the subsidies were an example of shady deal making by the Dems. Like the total fiction that Iran was “given” billions by Obama. The truth simply doesn’t matter to Trump or his 35% lunatic brigade. Although one would hope that out and out lies would matter to the “media” …hope springs eternal.

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Open Thread October 15 2017

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Open Thread October 15 2017

On this day in 1965 the first draft card was burned to protest the Viet Nam War. Somehow we still managed to win the Cold War. (..then lose it 50 years later by electing an agent of Russia to the presidency.

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Obama staying out of politics because it might “arouse” Trump’s base

Filed in National by on October 14, 2017 9 Comments
Obama staying out of politics because it might “arouse” Trump’s base

I just heard David Axlerod say something close to the above headline on CNN. It reveals a sickness in the bones of the dying Democratic Party. The strategic calculus of “not getting involved” with issue “Z” because it “might” excite the passions of the excitable lunatics on the right, is just stupid. The excitable lunatics […]

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Delaware joins nearly 20 states in health-care subsidy suit

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DOVER, Del. — Democratic Gov. John Carney says President Donald Trump’s decision to end federal cost-share subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will hurt thousands of low-income Delaware residents.

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New Jersey to Join Nevada, Delaware in Online Poker Pact

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New Jersey to Join Nevada, Delaware in Online Poker Pact

Poker is a skill game, so a bigger pool of “dead money” is not bad news for Delaware’s professional online poker players. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Online poker fans in New Jersey will soon be able to play against people in Nevada and Delaware, expanding a growing portion of the state’s gambling industry. Players […]

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I simply don’t get why ‘Morning Joe’ Loves Coons

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I simply don’t get why ‘Morning Joe’ Loves Coons

Coons appears regularly on ‘Morning Joe’ and I just don’t get why.  All he ever does is restate  whatever conventional wisdom the panel has already gathered around.  He puts on the aires of someone getting ready to say something important, which always gets me to lean in, and listen up.

… then nothing.

 

It is weird.  Consistent and weird.

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Why aren’t markets tanking?

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Why aren’t markets tanking?

I’m seriously asking. Why isn’t the DJIA in the toilet right now? I’ve always heard that markets value stability and predictably above all. That bit of CW seems to have gone by the wayside.

What the fuck are investors thinking?

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Comment Rescue: Word of the day is “malleable”

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Comment Rescue: Word of the day is “malleable”

When my esteemed co-counsel said this in the comments:

One more reason why the Democratic Party sucks. They WANT people with no (relevant) skills of their own as long as they are malleable Third Way types.

…I thought of Ken Simpler’s Simple plan. The one for the state government to act as a kind of federal reserve bank, letting money out into the world to keep the economy from getting too cold or too hot. As Alby observed, that idea is DOA being illegal.

However, what if the point wasn’t the idea but the tone? What if Simpler is auditioning to be the next acceptable Republican? …a GOP candidate acceptable to Tom Carper and Chris Coons?

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Is it time for Canada to annex Blue America?

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Is it time for Canada to annex Blue America?

When I lived in DC and people talked about “statehood” I’d always put in a plug for “provicehood.” It seems my idea is catching on.

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Occasional Words from the Resistance

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Occasional Words from the Resistance

Last month I received as a birthday gift the Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, first edition in four volumes.  I reacted like little kid under the Christmas tree.  It’s incredibly satisfying when people close to you know you well enough to give the perfect gift.  Something’s functioning properly.  Feels good.

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CZA Regs Meetings to be Shrouded in Secrecy – Part 1

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CZA Regs Meetings to be Shrouded in Secrecy – Part 1

John Carney has a real penchant for secret meetings. We are currently developing a story based on a (DNREC) invitation to “stakeholders” regarding Coastal Zone Conversion Permits. The meeting invitation promises participants that their participation in the Regs writing process will shrouded in secrecy and cloaked in confidentiality.

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A closer look at Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore

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A closer look at Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore

Two-time former Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court Roy Moore, the confirmed “birther” and believer of inane right-wing conspiracies, is running to become the Alabama’s next senator despite his lawless actions that twice forced him from his elected offices.  And he very well may win.  He won the GOP primary and is favored in the general election.  But let’s be clear: It is insane for any American (Republican, Democrat, Other) to support Roy Moore, a man whose derelictions of judicial duty due to his refusal to accept the Constitution – and not the Bible – as the supreme law of the land twice resulted in his vacating a position entrusted to him by the people of Alabama, for the United States Senate.

Moore’s disdain for man-made law is not a quirk.  He is running on his contempt for man made law.

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The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls on Congress to pass a law requiring armed Music Festival Patrons

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The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls on Congress to pass a law requiring armed Music Festival Patrons

Note: These are the actual words of LaPierre on December 15th, the day after the Newtown Connecticut shootings where 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members. I’ve lightly edited the original sickening statement, and changed references from schools to music festivals, and changed an “us” reference (meaning the NRA) to Second Amendment enthusiasts.

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Mike Purzycki Is a Racist

Filed in National by on October 3, 2017 26 Comments

By RE Vanella

I knew that I had a facility with words and a power of facing unpleasant facts, and I felt that this created a sort of private world in which I could get my own back for my own failure in everyday life.

–George Orwell, ‘Why I Write’

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Facing 10 years In prison, Pettyjohn cuts deal in Maryland gun case

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Facing 10 years In prison, Pettyjohn cuts deal in Maryland gun case

Wherein we learn once again, that when a white guy tries to get on a plane with a gun it is just an “honest mistake”. Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, facing felony gun charges for having a handgun in a carry-on bag while trying to board an airplane, reached a deal Sept. 29 in Maryland. Specifics on […]

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50 Killed, 200 Wounded in Most Recent Mass Shooting

Filed in National by on October 2, 2017 13 Comments
50 Killed, 200 Wounded in Most Recent Mass Shooting

What is there to say? Terrible. Horrible. But Americans… even murderous Americans…need easy access to guns and ammo, because otherwise tyranny. On and on.

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Open Thread for Sunday October 1st – The Vanished Center

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Open Thread for Sunday October 1st – The Vanished Center

Two reading from the Book of “We are really in the shit now”. One from Steve Newton via FB, and one from William Butler Yeats.

As for me… While I am one to rage against the “center” as it is thought of nowadays. I understand the utility of “the center” as George Washington might have thought about it. In that I get that the secret to maintaining a Democracy is creating a system in which the losers can lose with dignity. A system that allows the runner up think, “Well… we lost, but the system is fair, so we’ll get ‘em next time.” The idea of a “center” is good for maintaining that fantasy.

We once had that. We don’t anymore, so I guess we are pretty well fucked.

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With the GOP it is all about kicking “niggers” and non-whites all the time: Part 2

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With the GOP it is all about kicking “niggers”  and non-whites all the time: Part 2

Josh Marshall hits it squarely. As I’ve read and reread these hideous three tweets, I’ve realized they are not just a disgrace but something like a primary text of Trumpism. Everything is there. “The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that […]

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Fact Checking Trump’s Economic Advisor Gary Cohn

Filed in National by on September 30, 2017 14 Comments

Trump’s economic advisor Gary Cohn said Thursday that an American family could save $1,000 under the Republicans’ proposed tax reform plan, and that would be awesome for the economy because they could buy a new car with that money. “If we allow a family to keep another thousand dollars of their income, what does that […]

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What are we going to do to help Puerto Rico?

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What are we going to do to help Puerto Rico?

I’m seriously asking. Not what is Trump going to do, what are we going to do? What are the most practical, helpful things we can do to help out?

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Regulations can build public confidence

Filed in National by on September 30, 2017 1 Comment

This Cape Gazette Editorial is chock a block with common-sense.

A reference in the Sept. 22 edition of the Cape Gazette stood out because of its unusual nature. An article discussed the experience level of a California contractor hired by Rehoboth Beach for its treated wastewater outfall project. The reference came in a discussion about the potential perception problem created by dumping treated effluent in ocean waters.

A municipal employee for a California water district talked about an ocean outfall built to discharge extra-salty water left over from a reverse osmosis process that removes salt from seawater. The process provides fresh water for a parched region. People there were concerned that the effluent would make kids sick or harm marine animals. “Mulligan said the perception was … mitigated by public confidence in California’s regulatory climate, which is very strict.”

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Right Wing Think Tank gives Delaware ‘F’ grade for its fiscal health

Filed in National by on September 29, 2017 1 Comment
Right Wing Think Tank gives Delaware ‘F’ grade for its fiscal health

You’d think Carney’s willingness (eagerness?) to play ball with trickle-down, wingnut economics would buy him some slack among discredited deficit alarmist.

A new report has given Delaware an “F” grade for its fiscal health.

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