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Yorick



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam the Eagle wrote:
So, A Rep lawmaker with strong anti-LGBT position resigns after getting caught having sex with a man

Karmic justice aside, is there any of them 'man enough', sorry for the turn of phrase, keeping their seat and try to help fixing up the mess they started with their bitoged views in the first place?


why is always the most virulently anti-LGBT types who get caught in flagrante delicto ? is this irony or Republicanism?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) I think I posted a link to that story back in November when it was fresh.
*edit* Nope, it was Sam the Eagle back then too.


2) Whatever you want to accuse Republicans of, it's not going to be "having a firm grasp on how homosexuality works." It's no wonder homosexual/bisexual Republicans seem so dysfunctional at remaining straight and consistent.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GOP president's plan to reform SNAP (food stamps) is surely in line with the party's stated values.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/12/585130274/trump-administration-wants-to-decide-what-food-snap-recipients-will-get

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The Trump administration is proposing a major shake-up in one of the country's most important "safety net" programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Under the proposal, most SNAP recipients would lose much of their ability to choose the food they buy with their SNAP benefits.

The proposal is included in the Trump administration budget request for fiscal year 2019. It would require approval from Congress.

Under the proposal, which was announced Monday, low-income Americans who receive at least $90 a month — just over 80 percent of all SNAP recipients — would get about half of their benefits in the form of a "USDA Foods package." The package was described in the budget as consisting of "shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables." The boxes would not include fresh fruits or vegetables.

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Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, a hunger advocacy group that also helps clients access food-assistance services, said the administration's plan left him baffled. "They have managed to propose nearly the impossible, taking over $200 billion worth of food from low-income Americans while increasing bureaucracy and reducing choices," Berg says.

He says SNAP is efficient because it is a "free market model" that lets recipients shop at stores for their benefits. The Trump administration's proposal, he said, "is a far more intrusive, Big Government answer. They think a bureaucrat in D.C. is better at picking out what your family needs than you are?"
Douglas Greenaway, president of the National WIC Association, echoed that sentiment. "Removing choice from SNAP flies in the face of encouraging personal responsibility," he said. He says "the budget seems to assume that participating in SNAP is a character flaw."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

funny how Big Government is only a bad thing when you can pin it on the other party.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
so there's this Nazi who is going to be a Republican candidate for Congress. no real worry, it's a solidly Democratic district and this guy's record...

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He has previously run for the Republican nomination in the Third District, in 1998, 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2016. But he has never won.

In 2016, the State Board of Elections removed him from the race after the Republican Party challenged the legitimacy of several hundred signatures on his nomination petition. In 2006, “he lost the nomination to a former professional clown,” Mr. Pitcavage said.


but he's an unapologetic white supremacist, and his selling point seems to be that he stands "“shoulder to shoulder, philosophically,” with President Trump" which doesn't make the party look to good, and i'm thinking they know it - the illinois party chair has come out against him. but apparently, there is nothing the Republican party can do about it.

you know, i know there were all kinds of problems with party bosses appointing nominees in smokefilled rooms, and people feel the democrats' "super delegates" are more of the same so they want to get rid of them....but i'm wondering how many outright idiots and embarrassments came out of that system. if the republican party had had super delegates, would we have our current president?

Meanwhile Paul Ryan is being challenged in the Republican primary by this guy who just got himself banned from Twitter for being racist at Harry and Meghan.
He's still on Facebook whining about censorship.
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