Category Archives: National Politics

Just Shut The %#€ Up, Pal

So Rick Snyder, the governor of Michigan, is accused of knowingly poisoning the primarily African-American residents of Flint with lead-tainted water delivered by city managers appointed by Snyder. The issue came up in the Democratix debate tonight. Snyder should have been so embarrassed that he said nothing, because there’s nothing he can say to frame the issue in any positive… Read more »

Van Hollen Statement On SOTU

Statement issued just as the speech ended: Van Hollen Statement on State of the Union  Washington, DC – Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement following President Obama’s final State of the Union address:  “Tonight, President Obama shared an optimistic view of America and its ability to lead the world through our collective challenges. I share this… Read more »

In Other News Today, The Supreme Court Is Likely To Destroy Public Employee Unions

Not to be missed in all of today’s news and general Snarkstericity here at the nerve center of an imaginary organization, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case in which the plaintiffs don’t want to have to pay public employee unions for the benefits they get from collective bargaining (because, y’know, free speech and all that shit) but… Read more »

You Can’t Make This Shit Up, Folks

Some bizarre stories out there today, my friends. Right wingers are weird. First up, the ongoing laugh riot that is #Y’AllQaeda. I’ve generally been staying away from the coverage of the Oregon hootenanny (save for invoking their battle flag, of course) but this is just too good to pass up. Drinking up the donations! Hahahahahaha. Joe Oshaugnessy, an Arizona militiaman, has… Read more »

Van Hollen To Hogan: Close The Gun Loophole

Press release tonight from the busy beavers at the Van Hollen press office: Van Hollen Urges Hogan to Take Action to Close Terrorist Gun Loophole    Washington, DC – Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan urging him to explore executive action to protect Marylanders from gun violence and close the loophole that… Read more »

A Week Of Squirrels And Nuts Continues . . .

I’ve stayed away from the whole “Donald Trump wants to ban Muslims” thing, but this story is just too good to pass up. Anything that causes human cyborg Dick Cheney to have a human reaction is a rare and wondrous thing indeed. Former vice president Dick Cheney was one of many who condemned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims… Read more »

You Know You’re In Trouble When . . .

Fred Hiatt criticizes your position on climate change. But Mitch McConnell and the GOP have managed this feat. Blind squirrels and nuts and all that. A genuine conservative, as Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state George P. Shultz has written, would acknowledge uncertainties in climate science but look for rational, market-based policies to lessen the risk without slowing economic growth. A revenue-neutral… Read more »

Some People Are Idiots

If you agree with this, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. But! If Hillary lost because progressives abstained from voting, it’s possible that Republican incompetence would be laid bare, and that they’d run the country into the ground over the next four years. If that’s what it takes to show the people that a leftist political revolution is the… Read more »

More Legislative Atrocities

It wasn’t just Syrian refugees that got pummeled by Congress last week. Car purchasers of color got mugged, and robbed, and stripped of protections that the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) had adopted in 2013. Here’s the deal. You walk into a car dealership, look at a car, take it for a test drive, decide you can’t live without it… Read more »