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November 25th, 2022 - 4:05 pm § in Democrats, Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Different strokes for different folks

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, sacked a county prosecutor for saying he wouldn’t enforce abortion and transgender laws. In Washington, Loren Culp, a small-town cop, earned a run for governor by refusing to enforce a gun safety law. In Colorado, a “Second Amendm[...]

November 17th, 2022 - 3:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

GOP “election integrity” legislator signed his daughter’s absentee ballots in 3 elections

A Michigan state senator who campaigned in 2020 on election integrity (and won re-election) signed absentee ballots issued to his daughter in 2010 and for the 2016 primary and general elections. When confronted about the 2010 ballot, he accused his ex-wife of signing it. The signatures on the 2016 b[...]

October 27th, 2022 - 1:13 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Republicans

Fanone attacker gets 7.5 years

Officer Michael Fanone’s near-death experience on Jan. 6, 2021, came to a denouement of sorts in court today. When Fanone and other cops were defending a building entry point against a mob attacking them with “chemical spray, poles, bats, and officers’ own batons and shields,” a [...]

October 9th, 2022 - 7:46 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Who would you vote for?

The kind, friendly pastor? Or the football player who suffered so many concussions he can’t remember how many children he has? For Republican voters, this is easy: The guy with the “R” after his name. It’s about power, not character. Their candidate in this race has none. He&[...]

October 5th, 2022 - 7:57 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Yawn, another GOP candidate is a lying hypocrite

This has become routine. I expect GOP candidates to be liars and hypocrites. (See, e.g., “pro-life” Herschel Walker, a GOP Senate candidate in Georgia, paying for his girlfriend’s abortion and lying about it.) Today I’m going to make an example of Mark Finchem, the QAnon-link[...]

September 26th, 2022 - 6:06 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Why Sinema is wrong about the filibuster

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) thinks “the Senate should reinstate the 60-vote threshold for all judicial and executive branch nominees,” The Hill reported (here) on Monday, September 26, 2022. She made that remark during a Q&A following a speech at the University of Louisville’s M[...]

September 23rd, 2022 - 7:55 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Shouldn’t this prosecutor be fired, too?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade, a state judge has reinstated Arizona’s pre-statehood abortion law, which reads: “Arizona Revised Statutes 13-3603 “A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take a[...]

September 16th, 2022 - 11:02 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Alabama GOP chair exempts himself from voter ID law

John Wahl, 36, the Alabama Republican Party chair, is the scion of a politically prominent northern Alabama family who claim they’re exempt from their state’s election law requiring photo ID to vote. A local news source says (here), “Under Alabama law, a person can vote without pho[...]

September 13th, 2022 - 2:08 pm § in Biden, Business, China, Hypocrisy, Politics

If you’re gonna be a hypocrite, you might as well get rich from it

Republicans are notorious for hypocrisy, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) takes it to a higher level. Higher income level, that is. Johnson (photo, left) was owner and CEO of Pacur, a Wisconsin plastics manufacturer that made him a wealthy man. As the Guardian notes (here), Johnson is “a vocal crit[...]

August 25th, 2022 - 10:54 am § in Business, Hypocrisy, Politics

The border crisis (cartoon)

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