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December 19th, 2017 - 8:27 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Busting the tax stimulus myth

Republicans claim their corporate tax cuts will stimulate investment to create jobs and raise wages: “Big US companies have been piling up cash for years, but they’ve spent little of it on buying equipment and raising wages and other things to grow the economy. Republicans say they know[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 3:17 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Democrats win key seat in Virginia legislature by 1 vote

The GOP’s 66-34 supermajority in Virginia’s lower legislature has evaporated in last month’s elections. With two recounts still to go, Democrats have won a 50th seat in Virginia’s 100-seat lower legislature, after a recount handed them a 16th win by a single vote. The GOP ca[...]

December 15th, 2017 - 12:24 pm § in Repugnants

Republican city official teased ‘liberal’ co-worker by waving and cocking shotgun and asking if she’s scared, then called it a ‘joke’

“A city official in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, pumped his shotgun repeatedly in the office to tease a liberal co-worker, according to court documents. “Denis Kearbey, the city’s streets superintendent, … told Missouri state troopers he only meant it as a joke, authorities say. H[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 9:28 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Moore refuses to concede

But Alabama law requires an automatic recount only if an election is within 0.5%, and Doug Jones’ election-night lead over Moore is three times that much. The Alabama secretary of state said it’s very unlikely that Jones “is not the winner.” Recounts can change a few dozen or[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 8:36 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Alabama enters the 21st century

The Crimson State’s voters decided, by a slim margin, that character matters more than party or ideology. Doug Jones (D) 673,236 49.9% Roy Moore (R) 652,300 48.4% 99% of votes in  [...]

December 12th, 2017 - 1:48 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Tomi Lahren being Tomi Lahren

Comment: Tomi Lahren, 25, has been described as a “rising star” of conservative media. (She’s also been called a “rightwing bimbo”; this video shows why.) A South Dakota native, she’s a college graduate with a B.A. in journalism and political science (from the Uni[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 1:00 pm § in Politics, Religion, Repugnants

Raw Story’s sexual predator roundup

“Republican Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson, who once compared the Obama family to monkeys … , has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who attended his church four years ago when she was only 17 years old.” (Stories here and here.) Update: Mr. Johnson (left, in photo) commi[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 11:54 am § in Politics, Repugnants

The horse he rode in on

Channeling Vlad Putin, Roy Moore rode a horse to his polling place this morning. It didn’t take very long for wags to dub him “Sleazy Rider.” As Ronald Reagan, if he were still with us, might say: “Roy, you’re no Lone Ranger!” Read story here and watch video below[...]

December 8th, 2017 - 1:21 pm § in Misc., Politics, Repugnants

A gift to America’s richest people

This is how much America’s 15 richest people might save in estate taxes if the GOP tax bill passes. Enjoy, because you’re paying for it. 1.  Bill Gates, $35.6 billion 2. Jeff Bezos, $32.6 billion 3. Warren Buffett, $31.2 billion 4. Mark Zuckerberg, $28.4 billion 5. Larry Ellison, $23.6 [...]