Tuesday, June 27, 2017

27 June 2017

Can anyone explain to me what the difference is between a baker refusing to serve a gay couple expressly because they are gay and a restaurant owner who refuses to serve an African-American couple expressly because they are African-American? Are both acts not the very definition of discrimination? And of course my follow up question is, do we have any faith that the Supreme Court will see it that way, or will they decide push this country one step further towards becoming a nation of bias, privilege, and hate?

Monday, June 26, 2017

26 June 2017

These days it seems like there's a hiring boom going on everywhere but at the White House. Trump seems content to let his feebleminded son-in-law handle little matters like the relationship between the Palestinians and the Israelis. Countries like Denmark literally have no idea who they should be speaking to about anything, because the State Department offices are, five months into the new administration's tenure, emptier than an illegal roadside fireworks merchant on July 5th. Hey, maybe deep down Trump knows that he's not going to hold this office for much longer, so why bother? We can only hope.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

25 June 2017

Can we all just agree that the senate GOP healthcare overhaul is a shitty fucking deal for the many, many Americans who aren't nearly as rich as the people who lavish campaign contributions on those same GOP senators who wrote it?And while we're at it, can we just stop referring to it as the senate's healthcare bill, since it is in fact not really any different form the cruel abomination that is the GOP House's healthcare bill? And that in fact the GOP is utterly incapable of crafting a reasonable, compassionate healthcare bill? And can we all not forget this when the 2018 midterms roll around?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

24 June 2017

Well, whadda you know, it's been relatively quiet day on the news front. Nothing but music festivals, and shiny new skyscrapers, and the Russia inquiry. Oh, wait, that last thing...

Friday, June 23, 2017

23 June 2017

Well, if anyone was wondering how I feel about the Senate's ACA replacement,  now you know.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

21 June 2017

Happy first day of summer! That exuberant, fleshy visage belongs to newly minted congresswoman Karen Handel, the Republican who just barely beat John Ossoff in a special election runoff to see who would win Tom Price's seat. A disappointment, for sure, but this is not the big prize.  That, as I'm sure we're all aware, is the 2018 midterms. So, you know, learn from your mistakes, Democrats. Hell, I should add, "learn from your mistakes, Republicans," as well, but I know they don't and/or won't. How's that Healthcare legislation coming along?