Monthly Archives: January 2017

Surrendering Before The First Shot Is Fired

There’s bad military strategy, and then there’s running out of the foxhole screaming for mercy before the battle even begins. Say hello to our chickenshit compatriots in the US Senate – Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heidtkamp of North Dakota, and shockingly, Chris Coons of Delaware, who clearly is misreading the moment and the angry sentiments of the Democratic… Read more »

House Dems Override Hogan Veto Of Renewable Energy Bill

In the first of several veto override showdowns this session, the House of Delegates voted 88-51 earlier today to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Maryland’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday 88 to 51 to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2016 veto of a bill calling for stronger renewable-energy standards, moving the Democratic-majority legislature one key vote… Read more »

Remember All The Brave Republicans Who Said They’d Stand Up To Trump?

They’re all praying to their cheap, plastic Jesus that you don’t ever remember, but the good folks at Talking Points Memo are doing all they can to keep the memories alive. Lots of great heroic quotes from some serious sunshine patriots, so go read the whole thing, but here’s a quick laugh at Paul Ryan to whet your appetite: In a… Read more »

Democratic Leadership Legislative Priorities Press Conference [UPDATED]

[UPDATE: correction from Senator Miller’s office. Delegate Sandy Rosenberg is the House sponsor of the Maryland Defense Act of 2017, not Delegate Frick as originally stated.] ORIGINAL POST FOLLOWS: Here’s a video of the press conference held just about an hour ago regarding the Annapolis response to the looming shadow of the Eye of Trump. And here is the press… Read more »

Democratic Senators Up The Ante

Democratic senators dramatically raised the stakes on the looming confrontation with the Trump cabal currently squatting in the White House, opting to boycott a Finance Committee hearing at which two controversial nominees were to be voted on.  Senate Democrats deployed a dramatic eleventh-hour maneuver to deny committee votes to two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks Tuesday, arguing that those nominees… Read more »

Acting AG To Trump: DOJ Won’t Defend Your Executive Order

The New York Times with some really embarrassing news for the Trump cabal on the immigration executive order: Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, ordered the Justice Department on Monday not to defend President Trump’s executive order on immigration in court. “I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with… Read more »

The Media That Really Matters

In the latest media meltdown from the choleric children in the Trump administration, we learn that Sean Spicer believes that “by and large the president has been praised” for his Holocaust statement omitting any mention of Jews. I also very much like the “Netanyahu represents the entire spectrum of Jewish opinion in the entire world” canard. That’ll play so, so… Read more »

Cersei, The Hound, Ilyn Payne, Meryn Trant, The Mountain, Joffrey. . .

Oh goody, more nerdy Game of Thrones references for our political entertainment. I particularly like this one. I think we should all recite the list every night and make it our life’s work never, ever to listen to these people ever again. Brutal executions optional.

The Supreme Court Battle Lines Are Drawn

After a year of denying Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, so much as the courtesy of a hearing and a vote, the Republican leadership of the Senate has suddenly rediscovered its belief in moving such nominations forward. Democrats have expressed anger, and opposition, but have been loath to call explicitly for a filibuster. That changed today, bigly. To… Read more »