Sen. McConnell, why do you hate America and the Constitution?

Sen. McConnell on February 12, 1998:

Full 9:30 video can be found at C-SPANSenator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke on the chamber floor about the Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and the investigation of President Clinton. He said the allegations of obstructing justice were serious and that the nation was at a critical point. Senator McConnell said Mr. Starr’s inquiry was being hampered by criticism of the independent counsel.

So, if a single count of obstructing justice was serious in 1998, what does 10 counts amount to in 2019?  I went back and researched things to ensure that your oath has not changed, and you’re still under the same oath to protect and defend the Constitution now as you were then.

When will you go to the floor as Senate Majority Leader and proselytize on the danger to the Constitution we face now?  I know you won’t make that speech, and I’ll tell you why I feel that way.  You will not make that speech because it is you, Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is the most direct threat to the US Constitution right now.  Your actions over the past decade is the definition of a domestic threat to the Constitution.  Let’s discuss why.

In 2008, you and others met in secret to conspire to totally obstruct then President-elect Obama and not allow him any achievement.  Nobody can lie and say it didn’t happen as it has been referenced numerous times in multiple publications such as here, here, here, and here.  Now, it’s one thing for the opposition party to stop the majority party from doing harm to the country.  It’s altogether different to block everything as a means of winning elections and returning to majority status.  That was the plan and agenda behind the opposition to Obama plain and simple, and you were one of the architects of that plan.

Your plan worked in part, but you didn’t deny Obama that second term as you wanted to do.  Since he won that second election, you did everything within your power as Minority Leader to stop the Senate from functioning to the point where Reid ended the filibuster on judicial nominees.  Looking back on that, I now see that was part of your shrewd plan as well.  Using Reid’s decision as cover, you have since gone on and eviscerated Senate norms as Majority leader in order to shore up your political power at the expense of the Constitution AND the American people.

When you became Majority Leader, you kicked your plan for power into high gear further eroding the Constitution as the Founders envisioned it to govern America.  Since you were unable to stop Obama from winning that second term, you used your perch in the Senate to deny him the Constitutionally granted powers of his office culminating in denying Merrick Garland a single hearing in regards to his nomination to the Supreme Court.  We know your intent because now you’re using your power grab as a joke on Obama and a means to raise funds for your re-election campaign.  Conservatives are gleeful with this display too as seen by these headlines.

When Russia tampered with our election in 2016, you threatened Obama to keep him from informing America about what was happening.  Based on your actions, I’m going to assume that you did this to ensure you got the president elected that you wanted to fulfill your agenda.  You even said that was your goal in denying Obama that second term.  You won.  You were able to deny Clinton that office and installed your puppet president with the assistance of Russia.  In return, we now see reports of a $200 million Russian investment into an aluminum plant being constructed in Kentucky.  It could all be coincidence, but your actions makes that seem quite implausible.

Now that Robert Mueller has laid out 10 cases of obstruction in which the sitting president has violated his powers under the Constitution, the proper course of action would be to begin a congressional investigation to see if impeachment is warranted.  As we’ve seen, no such investigation is likely to happen because of you and your total obstruction regarding upholding your oath of office as a sitting Senator.  Does your lust for power exceed your duty to office to defend the Constitution?

I will openly admit that I am relieved that Mueller’s investigation did not find any Russian assets or complicit agreement between Trump’s people and Russian intelligence.  I’ll also add that the report did confirm Russian interference as well as what appears to be somewhat coordinated efforts between Russia and Republicans to ensure Trump won the election.  What’s not said is that you were complicit in that effort to get Trump elected in regards to your actions towards the previous president.

America is sitting at a crossroad, and you are a major reason why.  You’ve distorted the Constitution and Senate norms for a decade, and the result is a president who was stopped from decimating his office only because of the people around him were decent enough to uphold their oaths to defend the Constitution.  Now, it’s time for members of Congress to do theirs.

Whether or not they decide to act upon this perceived domestic enemy of the Constitution will determine the future course for America.  If Congress sit silently and allow things to go unchecked, we’re setting a precedent for future actions to be much worse than what we’ve seen thus far.  I didn’t think Trump should be removed by impeachment before, and I still have that opinion now.  Trump needs to go by way of losing an election, not by being removed from office even in light of the multiple instances of obstruction.  McConnell on the other hand, needs to feel the full wrath of the Constitution on him to make him an example to others who will undoubtedly seek those same powers in the future.

Congress, do what you were elected to do, or we, the people, will work hard to get you removed from office at the next available election.

3,758 thoughts on “Sen. McConnell, why do you hate America and the Constitution?

  1. New Complaint Hits ‘Repeat Offender’ Kellyanne Conway For Hatch Act Violations

    The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a complaint alleging that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is illegally campaigning while she’s supposed to be working as a government official — again.

    Conway touted President Donald Trump while attacking Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) in her official capacity on the grounds of the White House, the group complained to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in a letter dated Wednesday.

    Conway’s activities violate the Hatch Act, which forbids any federal official from using their position for partisan campaigning, the watchdog group said. The Office of Special Counsel (a government agency that enforces the Hatch Act and has no connection to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation) warned Conway about previous Hatch Act violations last year.

    Conway “violated the Hatch Act in two television interviews” in 2017 with comments about candidates in Alabama’s special election in her “official capacity,” the Office of Special Counsel said in March 2018. The findings were forwarded to President Donald Trump to take “appropriate disciplinary action.” The White House wrist-slapped Conway with a warning.

    https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/kellyanne-conway-hatch-act-violations-crew-122502374.html?.tsrc=notification-brknews

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    • The biggest pathological liar in history said he gave PR $91 Billion.
      The syphilis may finally be eating away the very last of his working brain cells…

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  2. Lets invite someone to a memorial and let them get up and do a political speech. Yeah, just like a liberal to condone. Geez!
    Oh FFS – Trump was giving political speeches to survivors of a hurricane.
    Maybe the 2 politicos should have focused on the dead and wounded but political speeches at a memorial happens all the time.

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    • Trump was giving political speeches to survivors of a hurricane.
      It’s OK If You’re A Republican.

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    • Well to be fair and balanced Mary just voted for Trump- deflects,defends and makes excuses on the behalf of Trump and his administration – but dammit she isn’t a supporter. No sirree, not a supporter

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      • Alas, in my useless opinion this is the greatest failure of moral courage from Americans like her.
        That is to say they tacitly accept the pathological lying and outright evil coming from that man’s face.
        Everybody knows when it’s time to take a righteous stand, and supporting, in any way, this trump disease is dishonorable and unrighteous.
        So there!

        There’s a whole other life waiting to be lived when
        One day we’re brave enough
        To talk with conviction of the heart.

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  3. A wholly unregulated Mob of violence addicted psychotics, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear an Armory, shall not be infringed. ~ Republican Constitution

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  4. Parkland Student Defends NRA After Being Left Out of Time Magazine Cover

    https://insider.foxnews.com/2018/03/23/kyle-kashuv-left-out-time-magazine-cover-defends-nra-second-amendment

    Raise your hands if you recall Mary being upset about this kid
    Not everyone at the same time.
    Mary’s issue is that Hogg and several other students weren’t parroting rw talking points like she does
    When students were parroting rw and NRA talking points Mary said not a word

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  5. Lets invite someone to a memorial
    Yeppers, that is exactly what happened. Two elected officials were extended an invitation.
    Glad to see that you finally understand.
    😆 😆 😆

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  6. From Mary’s linkee:

    But Castillo’s classmates were moved to protest after two invitees, Sen Michael Bennet (D-Colo) and Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo), spoke

    Soooooooooooooooo, these two elected officials were INVITED to the vigil and the students didn’t like what they were hearing.
    Sure, I get that but you INVITED them to come and speak. Common courtesy requires that if you attend, then you to sit and listen to INVITED</b guests. I don't recall anyone INVITING the Ingrahamster or any of the Fox News talking head to open up their pieholes about David Hogg or the students at Stoneman Douglas High School. The students at Stoneman Douglas High School simply wanted action to make their school safer and the students had ideas on how to make that happen.

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    • LOL. You win the “whatabout/doofus” award. David “Hog”g crammed his face in every camera he could find yapping the lefts talking points. These kids seem to be doing the same thing, right? NO.

      Lets invite someone to a memorial and let them get up and do a political speech. Yeah, just like a liberal to condone. Geez!

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    • I recall when David Hogg was going on different news channels / shows and posting on social media the conservatives in general and no doubt several at Bookman’s, (yes Mary you were one of them) were all upset. WATBs the entire lot of them
      Both the most ironic and hypocritical part was that during that same time a couple students from the same school were going on Fox parroting the rw /NRA talking points.
      I heard and read exactly zero comments about those kids being politicized and used but plenty from the right about how Hogg was being used for political purposes

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  7. I wonder if anyone explained to him who was Pres for 3/4 of the increase?
    Oh – and the DJIA is only up by 263% since the bottom of the market (25,536 vs 7,033) – he’s trying to take credit for people saving more.

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      • I saw a special on CNN regarding his ghost writer: He says trump spent hours just going through fabric samples. That’s an idea for the WH…….and take away his phone.

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  8. Word on the street is Sonny wants to move the USDA near his “Go Fish” operation and the AG EXPO near Perry, GA. Remember those signs when ol’ Sonny ran for governor promising folks they could vote on the flag? “Sonny Lied!” LOL

    Politics and dirty pool at its best. I promise I didn’t get the bit below from the Comics section:

    Here’s an under-the-radar Sonny Perdue narrative to keep an eye on.

    Employees at the Economic Research Service, one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research arms, voted overwhelmingly in favor of unionizing yesterday. The final tally was 138 to 4.

    The vote comes as Ag Secretary Perdue moves forward with plans to relocate the agency and another USDA branch outside Washington — despite howls of protest from U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., scientific groups and a raft of other critics.

    We’ll be watching to see how Perdue responds. He’s not exactly a union kind of guy.

    ~~AJC

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  9. Racism is instilled early in Team Trump:

    newly surfaced video that’s quickly spreading across social media features two teenage Trump supporters chanting racial slurs about black people while chanting, “White power!”
    The video, which was posted on Facebook earlier this week by the left-wing organization Our Revolution Nevada, features a teenage boy and a girl flashing “white power” signs while yelling slogans like “F*ck the n*ggers!” and “White power!” The teens in the video also talk about how they’re going to “rule the country.” https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/head-of-trump-linked-college-group-caught-on-camera-yelling-racial-slurs-and-chanting-white-power/

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  10. Go Jen! (Yo, SFD, did i tell you that Ms. Jordan is my state senator?) …..jk

    Despite a few threats from producers who say they’ll take their business elsewhere, Democrats continue to tamp down talk of a film industry boycott of Georgia following Gov. Brian Kemp’s signing of the anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill into law.

    Via Twitter, state Sen. Jen Jordan, D-Atlanta, made this plea:

    Film industry don’t go anywhere yet. #HB481 will be stopped in courts and will be stopped by the women of this state running for and winning elected office.

    Some very interesting people continue their work here. Our AJC colleague Maya Prabhu caught this casting call for a Jon Stewart film – a political satire called “Irresistible,” featuring actor Steve Carrell.

    They’re looking for “D.C. political types.” So if you’ve been a “Walking Dead” extra, you’ve got an edge.

    ~~Morning Jolt

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  11. Remember that pickup truck, Cobb County sheriff tells Brian Kemp

    Governors always appreciate being reminded of their campaign promises. Especially ones that involve large pickup trucks.

    Once upon a time – in 2015 to be precise, Dax Lopez, a DeKalb County state court judge, was nominated by President Barack Obama to become Georgia’s first Latino federal judge.

    U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., torpedoed the nomination, saying he was “uncomfortable” with Lopez’s participation in the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, which often speaks up on behalf of illegal immigrants. The senator was helped to that opinion by the likes of D.A. King and Neil Warren.

    The former is an anti-illegal immigration activist of some note. The latter is the sheriff of Cobb County, the first in Georgia to ally himself with the 287(g) program that gives his department authority to enforce federal immigration laws.

    Last week, we told you that Lopez is on a short list of nominees for a gubernatorial appointment to the Stone Mountain Circuit Superior Court.

    Which has prompted a reunion of the anti-immigration activist and the Cobb County sheriff. King’s website has posted a May 8 letter from Warren to Gov. Brian Kemp, expressing his “great concern” that Lopez might get a promotion. Of GALEO, Warren writes:

    The fact that they continue to insult our President and those brave men and women patrolling our borders should be enough to remove Judge Lopez from consideration.

    Then came the reminder of Kemp’s big pickup truck – “just in case I need to round up criminal illegals and take ‘em home myself.” Wrote Warren:

    Governor[,] your campaign was based on “rounding up” the criminals that cross our borders and take advantage of Georgians who are here legally and paying taxes. Certainly, Judge Lopez does not seem to agree with your message. I urge you to stand firm on your campaign commitment and not appoint Judge Lopez to this or any other position….

    ~~AJC

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      • I just liked the fact that the students walked out on the dem hacks that showed up with their “story book” rhetoric.

        It was AWESOME!

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        • Did you also like it when the students came back, or did you not find a source that told the complete story? Given your past performances, I’d wager that you quit reading as soon as your biases got stroked.

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          • Yeah, I particularly liked what they (students) said when they came back in. Bet you didn’t though. The source, WP. They sure are a right wing source alright!

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          • I had no problem with any of it. I’m just in awe that you’re politicizing these kids walk out because they didn’t want to be politicized. You’re doing the exact same thing that you blame the Dems of doing, but you obviously don’t see it.

            Having been caught up in random shootings before, I completely understand where thoze kids come from, and I support them 100%. Let them grieve in peace. That includes not doing the stunt you’re doing.

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  12. Public school teacher with breast cancer forced to pay for her own substitute while on medical leave.

    The topic of today’s lesson at Glen Park Elementary in California: Life isn’t fair.

    An unidentified San Francisco public school teacher is being forced to pay for her own substitute teacher while on medical leave. The second-grade teacher is absent while receiving treatments for breast cancer — and parents are outraged.

    “She’s an incredible teacher and that’s not fair. That’s crazy!” Glen Park parent Elia Hernandez told ABC7.

    Parent Abby Hipps added, “She’s wonderful, she’s a beautiful lovely great teacher. She’s one of the best teachers. It’s terrible.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/public-school-teacher-with-breast-cancer-forced-to-pay-for-her-own-substitute-while-on-medical-leave-192936498.html?.tsrc=notification-brknews

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    • any teacher dealing with cancer or other serious health issues is subjected to this

      “This reflects California Education Code language related to extended sick leave that applies to all other school districts in California,” Laura Dudnick, a spokesperson for SFUSD, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “This is not unique to San Francisco. This is not a district-only rule.”

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    • That’s rich that you are suggesting that I am politicizing the dems politicizing. That works, I guess. But, I’ll just have to agree to disagree on your observation of WP.

      PS- too bad the dem pols didn’t share your opinion. Their talking points were the same as usual.

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      • You came here with a post that was basically a middle finger post to libs/. Yeah, I’m suggesting that you are politicizing the kids, not the Dems. Your actions arw no better than the Dems you mock.

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    • (and yes, I know he’s done nothing that millions of others haven’t done already to muscle through the pain like that. But few of us get to see the results of such work, as we are now when we watch the shows that’ve been taped and are only now being aired.)

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      • IT HAS BEEN 14 YEARS YESTERDAY WHEN MY OLDER

        SISTER PASSED AWAY FROM MULTIPLE MYELOMA !

        MY YOUNGER SISTER AND I BROKE DOWN OVER

        THE PHONE AND WE BOTH KNOW THAT SHE IS NOT

        SUFFERING ANYMORE.

        SHE IS RESTING IN PEACE, PAIN FREE.

        BUT WE STILL MISS HER, MY MOTHER WHO

        DIED FROM MULTIPLE MYELOMA in 2010 AND

        MY MOTHER’S SISTER WHO PASSED AWAY LAST

        YEAR FROM MULTIPLE MYELOMA.

        I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALEX !

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        • Having endured a relatively recent horrible personal tragedy of my own, it always breaks my heart to hear these stories. The pain never really leaves, does it? God be with you and yours and hold those still left even tighter, rant.

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    • He surely is a tough MF
      As someone who watched his father die from pancreatic cancer I can imagine what Trrebek is going through.

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  13. MARY SAYS:
    May 10, 2019 at 7:26 am

    “When was Ingraham an elected official? Take your whatabout up with the students and the WP.

    AND, YAWN”

    I SAY,

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WOKE UP SENSUALLLY

    SATISFIED AND IN A GOOD MOOD?

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  14. IS TODAY THE DAY,.

    WHEN ALL GOD’S CHILDREN, BLACK MEN AND WHITE

    MEN, JEWS AND GENTILES, PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS,

    WILL REALIZE THAT . . . . ANYONE CANNOT BE PRESIDENT !

    Google CEO tries to explain why Donald Trump shows up in ‘idiot’ search results

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  15. Remember when Republicans used to shout “Rule of the law!”

    I just can’t be-LIEVE that all changed when they got a billion-dollar-losing, racist, White Supremacist asshole as President.

    The “billion-dollar losing” bit is unique, I guess.

    But I think it’s safe to say that out of the 45 Prezzies we’ve had, “White Supremacist asshole” has tended to be the rule rather than the exception.

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    • Average hourly rates in union jobs are 15% higher than in the non-union equivalents. $700/year is a no-brainer

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  17. Who knew increasing taxes made you wealthy?

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  18. To quote an old German proverb – a dead fish first rots from the head.
    No wonder the WH can’t spell Red Sox

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  19. dems politicize the school shooting.
    The Ingrahamster just called and said, “I got your politicized school shooting hangin’ right here, sweet cheeks.”
    😆 😆 😆 😆

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    • When was Ingraham an elected official? Take your whatabout up with the students and the WP.

      AND, YAWN

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    • THEIR ANGER IS MISPLACED.

      BRINGING ATTENTION TO GUN CONTROL SHOULD BE

      BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

      THERE’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER SHOOTING !

      AND THE GUN NUTS WILL BE TOTALLY SILENT

      WHILE THEIR OWN CHILDREN ARE BEING GUNNED DOWN

      BY THE GUNS THEY ARE PROTECTING.

      THE NRA AND THE GUN NUTS DON’T GIVE A SCHITT ABOUT

      YOUR CHILDREN ONLY THEIR AGENDA. . . MONEY AND POWER.

      MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE MISGUIDED CHILDREN.

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    • THE SURVIVORS ARE BEING BRAINWASHED BY THEIR

      PARENTS.

      TODAY, I HEARD A STUDENT SAY IT WAS MENTAL ILLNESS.

      IT WAS MENTAL EVIL.

      PEOPLE NEED TO STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR THEIR

      EVIL CHILDREN.

      WHEN A BLACK CHILD KILLS ANOTHER BLACK CHILD

      THEY ARE CALLED COLD BLOODED MURDERS AND

      NO SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS.

      MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THEIR DELUSIONAL SOULS.

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    • ANNNNDDD

      TO MATE, A MALE TURTLE will climb onto a female’s back

      while she is swimming horizontally in the water. On their front

      flippers, males have long claws, which they use to hook on to

      the leading edge of the female’s shell — these claws are quite

      sharp and will often cut into the female’s soft flesh near her shell.

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    • IF OVERHEARING A MEALY MOUTH CON BOTHERS YOU,

      THEN IGNORE WHAT WHITE REPUBLICANS SAY ABOUT

      PEOPLE SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGES !

      I’D RATHER LISTEN TO SOMEONE SCRATCHING ON A

      CHALKBOARD THAN A MEALY MOUTH CON.

      BTW

      TRUMP MOCKS JEFF SESSIONS’ SOUTHERN ACCENT

      heeheeheeheeheeheee

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    • I’ve never understood this. I love hearing other languages spoken. I find varying cultures to be fascinating.

      No way nearly half of Republicans have xenoglossophobia. (had to look that one up)

      Just another dumb excuse to be an asshole.

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    • It might have something to do with many people never living more than a 100 miles from where they were born. The irony is that a lot of these folks will get plastered on Cinco De Mayo …

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    • Half of white Republicans get bothered hearing people speaking foreign languages?
      They aren’t even bothering to hide the racism and xenophobia, I see

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  21. Acting CoS Mulvaney to lower level staffers: Which idiot called them the Red Socks
    Staffer #1: Me Sir
    Mulvaney: OK – staffer #2 you write up the announcement about the World Series winning Boston Red Sox visiting the White House
    Staffer #2: Got it sir

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  22. McMaster, Tillerson and Mattis have been replaced by Bolton, Pompeo and the Boeing guy – not exactly upgrades.
    But heck – I’m 6 miles from a primary target – the X-rays from a airburst at 1,000 ft will go right through me

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  23. Remember when Republicans used to shout “Rule of the law!”

    I just can’t be-LIEVE that all changed when they got a billion-dollar-losing, racist, White Supremacist asshole as President.

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    • First time ever all 4 teams in the UCL/Europa League Finals have been from the same country

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  24. Valerie Plame, the former covert CIA officer outed by the Bush administration, announced Thursday that she’s running for Congress in New Mexico’s 3rd District.

    Plame, whose career was famously derailed in 2003 in apparent retaliation for her husband’s criticism of the motives behind the Iraq War, had hinted at a run to replace Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D), who’s pursuing a Senate seat.</i?

    We want women like her in the Congress and not the likes of Dick Cheney's daughter.

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  25. Chicago Cubs Fan Banned For Flashing ‘White Power’ Symbol Behind Black Reporter
    NBC Sports analyst Doug Glanville said he wasn’t aware the gesture was made during his live broadcast.

    Germany, years ago, tried ignoring racism. Look what happened down the road. Please heed what history taught us. Nip racism in the bud. Don’t let it fester and grow. It will end up killing millions and take decades to bring back .normalcy.

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  26. USDA Employees Unionize As Buffer Against Trump White House
    “We realized how little leverage we have,” one Agriculture Department employee said of one of the reasons workers wanted to form a union.

    Thanks WHINNY FAT BOY. LOL

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  27. TRUMP CAN NO LONGER SAY HE IS NOT ONE OF

    THE ESTABLISHMENT.

    PROFIT SHOULD NEVER COME AT THE COST OF HUMAN BLOOD.

    ANY GOVERNMENT THAT PLACES PROFIT BEFORE PEOPLE IS EVIL.

    A MILLION ZEROS JOINED TOGETHER DO NOT ADD UP TO ONE.

    IF YOU WERE THE ESTABLISHMENT, WHICH WOULD YOU

    RATHER SEE COMING IN THE DOOR:

    ONE LION OR 500 MICE?

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  28. WTF!
    We have a US Senator saying that someone should ignore a subpoena from a Senate Committee led by a member of his own party.

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  29. Oh FFS. We have 2 dozen Ds running for Pres and if one of them gets elected they aren’t going to be able to get squat done because there were no strong D challengers for incumbent R Senators.

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    • I guess I’ll have to listen to the damn thing to hear it in context but yeah, FFS. Not a good look, Stacey.

      (I have kind of a love-hate thing going with PSA, if anyone cares. Sometimes I think they’re probably as good as it gets from mainstream Dem Obamabots as one can expect, and sometimes they just infuriate me.)

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    • 538–if you RTentireFA–seems to think maybe we shouldn’t panic.

      https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/who-wants-to-be-a-senator-not-these-high-profile-democrats/

      in our polarized era, the force that is discouraging the other Senate runs — presidential coattails — could actually boost Democratic candidates, depending on how the presidential race goes. In at least three of these GOP-leaning seats — Arizona, Iowa and North Carolina — Democrats have won major races in recent years. While this trio of states leans Republican, they are not out of reach for a Democratic presidential contender, who could win them and help carry down-ballot Democrats over the finish line. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s high-turnout 2018 Senate race. In Iowa, Democrats took over one statewide office from Republicans in 2018 (and Barack Obama carried it in 2008 and 2012). And North Carolina elected a Democratic governor (and Stein) in 2016 (plus Obama won there in 2008).

      The point is that perceived recruitment failures in a handful of states this far from November 2020 do not necessarily sound the death knell for Democrats’ overall chances of taking back the Senate

      But I dunno. That^^ sounds pretty Pollyanna to me. Permission granted to panic.

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  31. “You should not worry about Don Jr. You should worry about POTUS Ivanka. blahahaha”

    @TD 1234

    THAT INCESTUOUS SKANK DON’T HAVE A SNOWBALL

    CHANCE IN HELL TO BECOME PRESIDENT.

    MAYBE PRESIDENT OF THE FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS

    WHO DATE CLUB.

    TRUMP CRITICIZED FOR INAPPROPRIATE EMBRACE

    OF IVANKA AT RNC.

    ewwwwwwwwww

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  32. Democrat shit-stain Mark Warner introduces a bill that will make it harder to get SS benefits and Mary needs an explanation why that is bad.
    Mary probably needs a redo on that one! Then again, she has become quite predictable.

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    • I BET YOU A DIME TO A DOUGHNUT THAT MARY

      HAS A LOT OF FAMILY MEMBERS COLLECTING

      SOCIAL SECURITY AND WELFARE.

      HELL SHE IS PROBABLY COLLECTING IT HERSELF.

      MARY AND TD GET ON HERE AND ACT ALL HIGH AND

      MIGHTY BUT IF TRUTH BE TOLD THEY AIN’T GOT IT

      LIKE THEY PRETEND THAT THEY DO.

      I BET THEY DON’T HAVE TWO NICKLES TO RUB TOGETHER

      BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM.

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  33. What to get for Mother’s Day. From Ivanka and Daddy Trump: “Trump’s Executive Privilege”. Its a perfume, an after shave or a bathroom spray after you just took a big shit on the country and Trumpers eat it up as “MAGA”.

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  34. Filed under “learn something new every day.”

    Kinda like Dorothy’s ruby slippers, we had the power to (pilot) postal-bank all along.

    Anyway the linked petition probably is worth signing even though there is no way in hell this Administration would EVER in a BILLION YEARS lift a finger to enable it–the next one really, really needs to.

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  35. After reading about the bills passed in GA and OH, Alabama says, hold my beer.

    27m ago
    13:33
    Back to that planned Alabama anti-abortion vote: the Associated Press reports that the shouting in the state senate broke out after exemptions for rape and incest were removed from the bill at the last minute.

    [The bill] which would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony, without a roll call vote.

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  36. So what is the over/under on how long until Trump claims he does not know his son very well and that DJTJ was merely a coffee boy for the campaign?
    _____________________
    “I was very surprised to see my son,” Trump explained. “My son is very good person. He works very hard. The last thing he needs is Washington, D.C.”

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  37. Members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle are frustrated that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., multiple sources tell CNN.

    I wonder what BILLIONAIRE FAT BOY is doing after this piece of news. LOL

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  38. Center of Responsive Politics reports that during the 1st quarter of 2019, 45% of Trumps donations came from women.

    So Trumps approval is 37%. 45% of those are women. That comes to approximately 17% of the total population. Women make up 51% about of the total population. Therefore it comes to approximately 9% of all American women.
    So 42% of the women are in wait and see mode, so far away from the election.
    Also it means 9% of the women support Trump and the rest just hate him.
    It also means Trump is finished in 2020. LOL

    PS Poor Mary is lacking in math skills.

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    • A question: Were 45% of the donations from women or was 45% of the money donated from women?
      There’s a big difference

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  39. Looks like the GOP has decided to have a groping booth.
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    Two Oklahoma Republican lawmakers have been accused of “sexual battery” after they allegedly forced a woman to watch porn and groped her.
    Political activist Al Gerhart told News 4 that Rep. Chris Kannady and Rep. Kevin McDugle are both under investigation.
    “They basically got her in a booth and she couldn’t move, and one was showing her a porno video and Kannady supposedly feeling up her leg when all this was going on,” Gerhart explained.

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  40. A comment about donations to politicians from women.
    There is a maximum amount of money that individuals can give to a political candidate in any election cycle. Donating money in your spouse’s name is not exactly unheard of.

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    • And there are a number of people (see Chinese American supporters) who are selling access to Trump to foreign nationals as part of the “donation” process.

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  41. It is not POTUS fault that some of the players do not respect the presidency.

    Majority of the Americans respect our Presidency (except RWNJ like you).
    Majority of Americans hate Trump as a person.

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  42. Incompetent administration issues policies that are completely counter-productive – pictures at 11

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  43. Someone set a reminder to primary challenge Mark Warner in four years. Jeez.

    (whatever the actual merits of this bill, it’s not the sort of thing any Democrat should be patting himself on the back for shepherding.)

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    • Just so I can learn something here before I head off for the afternoon, please explain to me why this is bad?

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      • Drilling into what is revealed about the bill in the linked story, it’s not “bad” bad necessarily. It would mean making information available to more agencies that, apparently, aren’t receiving it as a matter of course. On the face of it I wouldn’t necessarily object if I were a Senator and looking to wheel-and-deal a bit and that’s probably what Warner was doing.

        But as a politician I think it is always bad to feed the Stupids this notion that there are vast untapped amounts of Waste-Fraud-‘Byoose that would make us all So Much Better Off if we could just root it out. Truth is it usually costs money to hunt down and retrieve such low level mis-funding and the RoI often is barely worth it. I’d assume that’s almost certainly the case here although a smarter person can prove me wrong.

        (Which BTW is NOT the case with the IRS–we have provable statistical info that shows we reap yuge rewards auditing problematic individual returns if you allocate the manpower properly. but for years now we’ve been cutting back that capability and they’ve been stuck hitting low-hanging fruit, often from The Poors who made some easily detected error in reporting what they were owed via an EIC. But, I digress.)

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      • Short version – you are going to see lots of people who are entitled to SS checks not getting them.
        If the Feds are serious about going after people who defraud Uncle Sam they need to beef up enforcement at the IRS, go after hospitals/doctors/etc who rip off Medicare/Medicaid, etc.
        Poor, old people are better targets, I guess.

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    • Ah yes, conservative logic, we will spend millions to stop someone from stealing a thousand dollars but will look the other way when someone steals billions.

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  44. Center of Responsive Politics reports that during the 1st quarter of 2019, 45% of Trumps donations came from women. Way out pacing all the dem candidates. Yikes! More of themreprobate womanz from the right.

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    • Presuming that that info is not just another alternative fact, it looks like your hero is doing well with them reprobate women. Maybe they will all stand in line to get pussy-grabbed by him?

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    • It hardly surprises that women who were all in for Trump are still all in for him.

      And just to generalize based on anecdotal data, in the somewhat more leisure-class couples* who can afford to take a bit of time to indulge in daily political porn on the FoxyNews channel and post dumb political memes to Facebook and such, and actually want to lend a hand to make sure Trump is Still Their President in 2021, it’s often as not gonna be the wives who bother to enter the CC info (or even write an old-fashioned check) and contribute financially as the hubby, who’d rather be perusing websites to check out lift kits.

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      * I’m not going to dig it out, but I do recall reading that exit poll data indicated the median income for Trump voters in 2016 primaries was about 70K–not rich but hardly barely-just-scrapin’-by “economically distressed” sort of demographic corporate media wants us to think form the core of this asshole’s support.

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      • Sure, I get it. It was his increase from 2016 and the constant media about how terrible his female support looks that caught my attention.

        Either way, it seemed newsworthy to CRP.

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        • I understand your comment on him getting a significant percentage of his donations from women but from a statistical viewpoint you have to consider the sampling issue – it’s a subset of a subset. It says nothing about his support amongst the full set of voters.

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    • Assuming the complaint is legit, it’s the sort of thing that makes you wonder how on earth…

      My default is to ask “well how horribly are Starbucks staffers paid/treated” and it’s still worth wondering if they attract the kind of staff that can handle stuff like this with a modicum of training. A little Googling indicates that salaried assistant managers make an average of 42K/year–if the benefits are decent, I guess that’s not terrible for that service industry–but lowlier shift managers snag between eight (!) and nineteen bucks an hour.

      I’m going to go out on a limb and imagine it might’ve been a lowlier sort responsible for this idiocy. And yes, you’d think that a fellow employee or three would’ve said “WTF are you doing?” instead of playing along.

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  45. Some very clever snark from Yr Wonkette’s Evan Hurst.
    Was It Jerry Falwell Jr. In The Outhouse With The Pool Boy? DOES WONKETTE WIN THE GAME OF ‘CLUE’?
    Now, we should obviously — obviously — point out that Jerry Falwell Jr. is a paragon of biblical heterosexual Christian morality — NO, HEAR US OUT! — and therefore we should start from the assumption that probably the pictures were of Jerry doing traditional matrimonial P-in-Vs with his wife and definitely nobody else is in the room and they are covered by a very large quilt that depicts scenes from the crucifixion of Christ, but definitely not the resurrection, because you can’t say “resurrection” without “erection” or slippery-sloping yourself into dirty jokes about “on the third day he ROSE AGAIN,” get it, get it, get it?

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    • A.

      I laughed. Nancy had it coming. That said:

      We had an opportunity to leverage anti-Pelosi fervor among some newly-elected HoRs way back in November and get ourselves a different Speaker. Who would’ve been (almost certainly) more cooperative, moderate, and measured, so as not to upset a relatively tiny minority of voters who might’ve crossed over in a relatively tiny number of districts to help elect some Blue Doggish Dems in 2018. I think we were right to keep her at the helm and no, I don’t think there was anyone more progressive/confrontational who was going to unseat her.

      Nancy has forgotten more about taking down formidable assholes in her midst than anyone reading this has ever learned. I’m not saying she’s playing Eleventh Dimension Chess and we damn dirty apes just can’t fathom what her next awesome move is going to be; but I am saying she’s always done a pretty good job of leveraging the resources at her disposal skillfully and I expect she’ll do so in 2019.

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      • I agree with you on Nancy (she has had a very effective career) BUT she has been fundamentally misunderstanding the threat posed by Trump. His threat is to democracy itself.
        Her comments the last few days may indicate that she’s recognizing how serious Trump is and how waiting for an election is not the way to go.

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        • she has been fundamentally misunderstanding the threat posed by Trump

          You can say that about an awful lot of beloved, respected elected Democratic officials. Part of me wants to continue to cut her some slack because she’s really only as good as the team she’s assembled, and who knows what she’d do if she had her druthers.

          I mean, she knows where the votes are. She’s always known that. She might’ve heard from 200 panicked HoRs saying “PLEASE DON’T MAKE US GO OUT ON A LIMB PLEASE I BEG YOU I HAVE A FAMBLY!!” or some shit.

          If anyone can make a shit layer-cake out of that shit, I suspect Nancy’d be the one to do it.

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  46. If you owned a company or several companies and over a 10 year period you lost 270k per day you still wouldn’t have lost 1 billion dollars

    Td – You being the expert in business, especially when it comes to P&Ls, tell us how those numbers looked on Trump P&Ls from a year to year basis. I know you don’t have the actual numbers for each year so just a brief synopsis will suffice
    Thanks

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  47. “The silent majority voted for him…”

    Nothing says “silence” like websites, blogs, marches, clothing, trying to have Blacks arrested for going to school or bar be using and other violence, shootings, and other violence.

    P.S. A majority isn’t made of a deficit of 3 million votes.

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  48. What time will the Sarg at Arms be going over to drag Barr off to jail? But, the bigger question is will Cohn “eat mor chikin” when he is arrested? LOL

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        • That’s a judgement call. IMHO we aren’t really in a constitutional crisis until the HoR sends someone to arrest a Team Trumper and Team Trumper’s security get into a firefight.

          That’s a real constitutional crisis. That’s “ok, so what next, some kinda civil war?” gut check time for this Republic

          But, others far smarter than me have defined it more loosely.

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    • WELL UP JUMP THE DEVIL’S MATE.

      WHAT TIME WILL THE SARGENT AT ARMS COME

      AND CURE YOUR SENSUAL FRUSTRATIONS?

      I HOPE IT’S SOON.

      Blahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha

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    • No, Mary, the bigger question now, for me and for countless Americans who give a damn about integrity, honor, competence and even basic human decency in OUR White House, and who will not just quietly accept this nauseating and pathologically lying administration – like far too many servile and amoral coddling Republicans do – is when will the Trump’s GOP cesspool be drained?

      These nonsensical deflections about Mueller and Barr and KFC and everybody and everything else, ad nauseum, are just that – pablum for those lacking moral courage and who tacitly support this Degenerate-in-Chief’s endless filth and undermining of our American democracy.

      DRAIN THE CESSPOOL.

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  49. “blahahahaha
    Record economy. Record employment. Record Dow. Record tax cuts. Conservative SCOTUS. America strong and respected again. POTUS will cruise too reelection. lmao”

    @TD1234

    WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN SMOKING THIS MORNING?

    THAT GOOD GOOD FROM CHINA?

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  50. After being played like cheap skin flute by the Chinese, Dumbo the Faillionaire is doing his best to kill Obama’s bull market.
    At 10:24; the Dow is down over 400 points and dropping like a Led Zeppelin!

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  51. You are just a jealous prog butthurt because he made so much money.
    Today’s classic from a moron troll – losing money is actually making money!

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    • A moron troll so moronic he adopts the screen name of an old Jayblog moron.

      (folks, I can say with about 98.7% probability that this is not the same racist/homophobe/misogynist piece of garbage that used to post at Jay’s. I won’t reveal how I know just yet; this will require a bit more stress testing to get that up to something approaching 100%.)

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        • Sure. It’s perfectly fine to just treat this character as if it’s being played by a different actor and not even mention the casting change. I’m just saying I’m pretty sure at this point that there has been a casting change.

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          • Gotcha. I don’t have an argument for or against that idea. I’ve never been one to delve deeply into the true identity of sockpuppets. I have zero respect for people who can’t be themselves.

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      • If it’s not him, I’d bet it is, the person who I’d it is would probably surprise you. That individual isn’t a conservative and if I’m not wrong jacked several names at both Kyle’s and Jay’s
        With that said I’d bet it is td
        Either way if it isn’t they are two peas in a pod in terms of being sad sacks

        / drive- by

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  52. At first glance this seems like good news, although my gut tells me that a $28K settlement isn’t all that great.

    If nothing else it serves as a reminder that when/if sane people are back in charge of this country, LGBTQ rights will need to be legislated and yes, a SCOTUS will need to be packed to ensure that their rights stick, because we all know these Five Stooges would remove them in a heartbeat. The Roberts court would NEVER, EVER recognize trans people’s humanity at the expense of the oligarchy’s cobbled-together coalition of bigots and political donors.

    A transgender Iowa State University employee will be paid nearly $28,000 to settle a claim that the school discriminated against her because its health insurance policy failed to cover reassignment surgery and other associated care..

    Elyn Fritz-Waters, 34, was assigned male at birth. She was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in 2016, legally changed her first name and was shortly thereafter denied care by her employee health insurance though ISU.

    Fritz-Waters, who was hired by ISU in 2010 and worked as an assistant scientist, was granted a “right-to-sue” by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in 2017.

    ISU’s health insurance policy specifically issued a blanket prohibition against transgender care, according to a lawsuit Fritz-Waters filed last year. She argued the blanket prohibition is discriminatory because it denied her equal access to health care benefits based on her sex and gender identity, specifically because she is transgender. She resigned from ISU in February 2017.

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  53. This is fun:

    According to td, Trump had to be elected because we needed a businessman genius—hey, he’s worth billions!

    Now according to td, Trump is a genius for LOSING more than a billion dollars.

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    • Do you know how difficult it is to lose $1Bn running a casino?
      It takes a special kind of person – one could say unique – to do that.

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    • My friend, according to him, a pile of trump feces is a bowl of rocky road ice cream.
      And a five time draft dodger is a heroic patriot while a tortured, Bronze Star, combat veteran is a coward.

      Go figure…

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  54. If anyone wants a break from today’s crappy news, here’s something that might fill the bill.

    Did you know that Salvador Dali once wrote a Marx Brothers screenplay called Giraffes on Horseback Salad? That was going to cast Harpo as its romantic lead? And that the 1937 manuscript had been presumed lost forever, until discovered only a few years ago when someone went digging through Dali’s old papers? And that it’s now a graphic novel? And weirdly enough, there’s going to be a soundtrack album?

    You do now.

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    • A soundtrack to a graphic novel. Love it! The ensemble features a rare contra-bass clarinet because of course it does!

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  55. “If any other human being in this country had done what’s documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail. The majority leader doesn’t want us to consider the mountain of evidence against the president. That is wrong.”
    ~~ E. Warren

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