Nice job you’ve got there

It’d be a shame if anything happened to it. What am I talking about? Well, the House Republicans put a nasty little twist into the Rules package they enacted the other day. They revived an 1876 rule which allows any member of Congress to slash the pay of an individual federal worker all the way …

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‘Hail Trump!’: Video of White Nationalists Cheering the President-Elect

At an alt-right conference in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump’s victory was met with cheers and Nazi salutes. Source: ‘Hail Trump!’: Video of White Nationalists Cheering the President-Elect Listen to this three-minute clip. It’s got language you’d swear was spoken at a Nuremberg rally in 1935.

In which the fright-wing amuses me

I assume you’ve all heard the short speech Brandon Dixon and the cast of Hamilton made to VP-elect Pence last night in New York. I also assume you’ve heard that President-elect Trump was not pleased with such effrontery. The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last …

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Alabama, home of fine golf courses and miserable bastards

Once again Republicans show their true colors, this time in Alabama. They decided to tinker with the eligibility rules for food stamps in their hellhole fine state. The legislation would cut eligibility for Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) from five years to three. It would also require TANF recipients to sign a paper acknowledging …

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“Court-packing”

That’s becoming a meme in the right-wing media. I think this is the original op-ed suggesting that from the Washington Examiner: “Stand firm against Obama’s court packing, GOP” Nowhere in the column is it explained how adding a justice to bring the Court back up to its normal complement of nine means “packing.” Obama’s nomination …

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Unclear on the concept, militia division

There’s a guy on Facebook who’s cheering on the buffoons who’ve occupied a building in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge up in Oregon, saying on his Facebook account “Rise Up Patriots!! If I had the gas money, my girl and I would be there!” One wonders whether his girl agrees with that sentiment, but never …

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