Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Conservatives Love the Unborn, Hate Children

Just how horrible must Gorsuch be, that Clarence Thomas and Sam Alito struck down his ruling allowing a school district to fuck over a family with an autistic child?

Supreme Court overturns Gorsuch ruling against student with disabilities

Infuriating that these privileged fuckers like Gorsuch kick it with the royals their entire lives, and all that experience teaches them is Jesus put them here to step on the throats of the disadvantaged.

Because Of Course He Did

Ex-head of Colorado Republicans charged with voter fraud

Oops.
“It seems to me, and correct me if I’m wrong, but virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats,” Cutis said, according to an archived podcast on the station’s website.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Horseassery

Trump budget director dispassionately defends 'fairly compassionate' budget

Policy by Id

Mick Mulvaney has said he created Trump's budget proposal by "using the president’s own words."  So this is what a budget without thought for sound fiscal policy nor long-term planning looks like.  This is policy by id.

So it should surprise no one that, not only does this budget stomp on the poor and disadvantaged whilst transferring more wealth to the Trump classes; it does not even make fiscal sense.

Hence:

Trump's cut to flood map program could trigger insurance rate hikes: group


The same idiocy applies to cutting the IRS budget.  Every dollar spent to the critically underfunded agency results in $6 for the treasury.

Other items, like the millions for the border wall (expected to eventually cost more than $20 billion), will add to the deficit even if they work as designed.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Not a Bug, It's a Feature

The Trumpkin rubes remain willfully ignorant of how hard President Bannon is about to hit them on health care; and they continue to go along because they feel the blahs will be hurt worse.

Again, the whole point of "repeal" is to strip away the coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act. There's no budgetary reason to do so: Repeal is expected to cause a huge hit to the deficit and weaken Medicaid dramatically, perhaps fatally. There's no moral reason to do it: For all the whining about Americans having the freedom to die alone in a ditch if they want to, those people can pay a small penalty and plop themselves down in whichever ditch they like. But rich people want the tax cut, and insurance companies want to be able to reduce coverage, and Republicans who labeled reforms Obamacare in an effort to demonize them as part and parcel of the scary black man's supposed reign of tyranny have now backed themselves into the corner of needing to strip healthcare from their own voters in order to keep their campaign promise of doing exactly that.

It's Sunday, so here comes Team Trump to lie to the nation

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

DeVos and Making America Dumb Again

My father and I used to have long talks about why Republican leaders have long worked to weaken public education and raise college tuition as high as possible.  It is not about taxes, one of the few times you can say that about the wealthy.

No, in this case, it is all about keeping their throat on your little Johnny's throat while they send Beauregard Fuckstick III to private school.  And the wingnut rubes go right along with it; virtually assuring their children will enter the workforce with untenable debt and their children's children will simply be unable to afford college at all.

There are other benefits, of course:


We're Gonna Win So Much...

I guess we're gonna lose a few before we ease into the "sick of winning" part.

U.S. slips to seventh best country in the world after Trump election, Switzerland tops the list


And there's this:
Nearly 90% of global survey respondents outside of the U.S. said that they paid attention to the 2016 U.S. election. Hillary Clinton would have won the global election, with nearly 60% of the global vote. Support for Donald Trump was highest in Russia (83%) and in China (54%).
Authoritarianism has its fans.

Republicans Are Sick Fucks

I try to refrain from sharing anything political on Facebook; even if it is only to counter the constant stream of alternative facts my Trumpkin friends use to fill the news stream.

However, this particular link, I'd be terrified to share.  I am afraid someone would tell me what a great idea this is, and I would finally have to face the fact that seemingly normal Republicans haven't just been made ignorant from their news bubbles, not just been made racists, but really truly been made into evil fucking people whom readily give up their humanity in the name of servicing their insane hate radio puppet masters and orange billionaires.

Under Proposed DHS Policy, Detained Immigrant Mothers Would Be Separated From Their Kids

President Bannon is obviously taking some cues from his historical heroes.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Another Republican Asshole

I continue to try and believe that the conservatives I interact with are not bigoted pricks.  It is exhausting, given the types of people they vote for:

State Rep. Passes Out Questionnaires Before Allowing Muslim Constituents Entry Into Office

I'm sure the fact that President Bannon is racist and supports white nationalism does not encourage the thugs of our country to act.  I'm sure the constant attempts at normalizing the useful idiot Trump is not looked at as a call to arms for the unstable.

He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one

‘Go back to your own country’: Sikh man shot in his driveway in suspected hate crime

Queens Woman, 69, Says She Was Attacked by Man Yelling 'You Ought to Be Deported'