Wells Fargo CEO had a bad day

The thing I wonder is did each one of those 5,300 low-level employees who got fired for this fraud spontaneously decide on the same day that they would all begin cross-selling and opening new accounts for customers without asking said customers if they wanted them? That would be one hell of an odd coincidence, don’t …

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That is SO deplorable

Secretary Clinton said something in a speech last night which caused the professional pearl-clutchers in the media to gasp and caused the Republicans to feign offense, saying she’d called their voters a bad thing. Here’s the text; you decide. You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what …

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What did Trump say today?

What new madness did The Vulgar Talking Yam spout today? Has the RNC lost any more members? Did any more Republican Senators or House members come out against the buffoon today? The Party of Lincoln has devolved into The Party of Bigotry , Racism and Hatred. Trump has gathered up the elderly white middle class …

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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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Kansas TANF bank withdrawal limits rescinded

But not by politicians. Nope. The deed was done by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). It comes after federal officials advised DCF that the withdrawal limit appeared to violate some tenets of the federal law that funds the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. This is something I wrote about here …

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Small towns: they ain’t all Mayberry

This is appalling. It’s a blatant misuse of the criminal justice system designed to keep small towns afloat and paying their public employees. Radley Balko of the Post has done yeoman’s work outlining just how poorly governed the citizens in St. Louis County are and have been. Moreover, he’s explained the history behind it, describing …

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“If I go, here’s one last kick on my way out”

The spite toward Democrats and Obama and the dismissal of the health care of nearly half-a-million poor people in their states as unimportant is almost unbelievable. From TPM: Under bills passed in Georgia and Kansas recently, even if a Democratic candidate were to pull off an upset and take the governor’s seat, they would not …

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Republicans are still evil

The party’s Senate membership is made up of hateful people who lost whatever iota of human kindness they once had. Why else would they once again block a plan to extend (paid-for) unemployment benefits to the 1.7 million Americans (in many cases, their constituents!) who lost their benefits in December? Benefits lost at the time …

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