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Something we'd never say: God is punishing Texas for sending its electoral college votes to him.

Why does our side never say stuff like this? Because that would be stupid beyond all measure, and even the least of us tend to be far more rational and thoughtful than the brightest of the dim bulbs on the other side. It also shows why they seem to succeed beyond expectations. I mean, think about it; how easy would it be to lead a bunch of sheep stupid enough to think that natural disasters, etc., are the retributions of some angry, patriarchal deity.

The thought just occurred to me and I thought I'd share
Posted by malchickiwick | Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:45 PM (5 replies)

Should the fasces on the wall of the House of Representatives be taken down? I'm torn.

On the one hand it is the original symbol of fascism (not to mention the source of the word itself) and has been embraced by neoNazis as well. The wanna-be soldiers of Vanguard America uses the symbol on their plastic shields during their various circle jerks.

On the other hand, I understand why the founders and subsequent generations embraced the symbol. The American Republic was inspired by the Roman Republic, and the fasces does represent e pluribus unum.

The symbol also appears in many other places, by the way. For years it was on the back of the dime. It is also worked into the chair in the Lincoln Memorial.

Anyway, I know there are much more pressing issues out there. But in light of the current national debate over other public displays in the Capitol building, I couldn't help think about the prominent display of the fasces in the House chamber. Notice how they flank the Speaker's rostrum.



Posted by malchickiwick | Sat Aug 19, 2017, 11:02 AM (7 replies)

Hatch breaks with Trump, says transgender people should be able to serve in the military

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Washington • Sen. Orrin Hatch broke with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, disagreeing with the commander in chief's new directive to bar transgender people from military service.

"I don't think we should be discriminating against anyone," Hatch, a Utah Republican, said in a statement on Twitter. "Transgender people are people, and deserve the best we can do for them."

Hatch added that he wanted more information and "clarity" from military leaders about Trump's decision.

-snip-

Hatch has been one of Trump's most unwavering supporters, but this was the second instance this week that the senator took issue with Trump statements or policies. The first was his spirited defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom Trump has suggested might not be long for the job because he recused himself from the investigation of Russian meddling in the election.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/5553841-155/hatch-breaks-with-trump-says-transgender



I have never been a fan of ole Whorin' Orrin, but if this helps create a fissure within the fetid ball of turd that is the GOP these days, I can get behind that!
Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Jul 26, 2017, 12:50 PM (9 replies)

Police detain 5 people during demonstration at Hellers office

Source: Las Vegas Sun

Five people were detained during a health care-related demonstration at Sen. Dean Heller’s Las Vegas office this afternoon, according to Metro Police. They were expected to be released with unspecified citations, Officer Larry Hadfield said. The rest of the group dispersed.

Pictures of the demonstration show people holding a cloth banner that says “HELLER Stay Strong SAVE MEDICAID.”

“Senator Heller always values the opportunity to hear directly from the people he represents, and he welcomes their feedback because it helps him do his job best. He is proud of the constituent services operation he has built, and he will continue to always listen to the voices of Nevadans,” said Megan Taylor, a spokeswoman for Heller.

This is the second time this week Metro has responded to Heller’s Las Vegas office.

Read more: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/jul/20/police-detain-4-people-during-demonstration-at-hel/
Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:41 PM (10 replies)

Reading George Saunders' "Pastoralia" -- this excerpt reads like a memo from the current White House

Posted by malchickiwick | Sat Jun 24, 2017, 10:00 PM (0 replies)

OK: This is the bottom line: ALL repukes cared more about winning than in protecting the Republic

Who votes for these traitors??? The pukes KNEW that our democracy was under direct attack, and determined, hey, that's actually GOOD for us pukes, so let us all just ignore this attack.

Benedict Arnold in his grave is all like, "Dayum, you pukes are hella treasonous. Thanks for making me look like not such an asshole after all."

Posted by malchickiwick | Fri Jun 23, 2017, 10:14 PM (4 replies)

Washington Post: Appreciation Thread. America's Institutions (Free Press) Defeating Fascism! FDT!!!

Our courts and our free press are proving an AMAZING firewall to fascism, GOP treason notwithstanding. WaPo has been KILLING it just like they did in the early 1970s. I thanks them from the bottom of my patriotic heart/

Rec for brave journalism and our amazing Republic
Posted by malchickiwick | Fri May 26, 2017, 11:10 PM (41 replies)

Eye Bleach Warning: Pat Bagley's Take on Chaffetz's Departure. LOL!

Posted by malchickiwick | Thu May 18, 2017, 08:27 PM (3 replies)

Fuggadabout the Pulitzer. WaPo deserves a Nobel Peace prize for this one!

Words cannot express how grateful I am to these brave reporters. Make no mistake these guys will be in the twitterhares at 3 a.m.

Mad love for the Washington Post!!
Posted by malchickiwick | Mon May 15, 2017, 10:54 PM (3 replies)

Exclusive Picture of New FBI Director Nominee

His name is Boris Miller; no word if he is related to John Miller, Trump's former publicist.

Posted by malchickiwick | Wed May 10, 2017, 12:43 PM (5 replies)
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