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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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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/02/20/this-single-cartoon-about-school-shootings-is-breaking-peoples-hearts/?utm_term=.0f0a6e354e5f

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As news of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., unfolded last week, Pia Guerra, a 46-year-old Vancouver-based artist, felt helpless. She couldn’t bring herself to go to sleep, so she began to draw.

About 6 a.m., she came up with an idea. One of the first victims identified among the 17 people killed was Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach and security guard. Feis was shot after reportedly throwing himself in front of students during the rampage. Guerra was moved by the thought of this heroic man, the father of a young child, standing in front of bullets for students.

“It’s not often that an image pops in your brain and you feel a lump in your throat,” Guerra told The Washington Post.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't say I'm moved. I'm surprised the author is atheist - what does this mean if you don't believe in heaven?

What does move me is that Alex Jones guy smearing some of the survivors as "fake" - what's wrong with that guy? Does he somehow earn money by doing this?

Breitbart is not amused by Trump grudgingly conceding the smallest possible gun control measure, the bump stock ban. Because freedom!

I must be really unfree, over here.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's just make teachers carry guns!

Teacher in custody after barricade incident evacuates Dalton High School in Georgia

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Frazier says at about 11:30 a.m., the teacher told the students to leave the classroom, and he locked them out. The students alerted the principal, who then tried to get inside the classroom. Frazier says the principal then heard at least one gunshot. He says officers later confirmed that Davidson fired a shot into an exterior window while that was happening.

Frazier later identified the teacher as Randal Davidson, who teaches social studies
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, it's fine. he clearly loved his students, he made them leave the room before he started shooting it up.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regardless of potential Russian infiltration of the NRA, mostly-GOP lawmakers the state of Georgia went ahead and cut off the tax breaks for Delta airlines for discontinuing their NRA member discount program.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody hell. Small government anyone? How do they have the right to do that? That's sick.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taemon wrote:
Bloody hell. Small government anyone? How do they have the right to do that? That's sick.

See, here's the thing. Laws are not supposed to be written that explicitly favor a certain company or other. In some cases it's even illegal. When states want to pass these kinds of tax break incentives, they word it in such a way to dance around the issue but still ensure that only one particular company qualifies.

Georgia, like many deeply Republican states, also doesn't tax its citizens enough and constantly cuts all kinds of welfare programs.

The government in Georgia is already bad and its tax policy is bad, and giving enormous companies like Delta a tax break is like robbing the poor to pay the rich. So the original policy was already kind of awful from a purely social standpoint.

However, the idea that Republican states will start actively punishing companies for not giving ultra-right-wing groups like the NRA financial favors is still horrifying.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Regardless of potential Russian infiltration of the NRA,

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"It appears the Russians, you know, infiltrated the NRA. And there is more than one explanation for why," Simpson told lawmakers. "But I would say broadly speaking, it appears that the Russian operation was designed to infiltrate conservative organizations. And they targeted various conservative organizations, religious and otherwise, and they seem to have made a very concerted effort to get in with the NRA."


one wonders how all those loyal american NRA members fighting for their rights as given them by the U.S. Constitution feel about actually being russian pawns....not that they will believe it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.newsweek.com/kansas-gops-vote-against-transgender-people-part-worrying-trend-821087

The Kansas Republican Party just adopted a resolution against recognizing transgenderism as A Thing and opposing any efforts at gender reassignment surgery/procedures of any kind, as well as opposing "all efforts to validate transgender identity[.]"


Resolution: https://issuu.com/tcj5/docs/resolution
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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