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  1. Darth says:

    These same guys obviously built my apartment building.

  2. Darth says:

    Dust devil, or wind of 1,000 nopes

    • Darth says:

      28 million people don’t have health insurance of any kind because they can’t afford the premium, even with the ACA. That’s almost half of the entire population of the UK. It is not a universal system, it is a for-profit system run differently in every state and not everyone qualifies for subsidies or even has access to them. Most Americans get coverage through their employers; Medicare for 65+ years of age and older, or Medicaid. For those that don’t qualify for any of that, there is a “not” hole in the ACA: not poor enough to get assistance, not old enough to get Medicare and not wealthy enough to afford what amounts to a mortgage payment each month, yet still mandated to buy what they could not afford in the first place.

      http://www.kff.org/uninsured/fact-sheet/key-facts-about-the-uninsured-population/

  3. Darth says:

    NFL Owners and Executives Who Protested Donald Trump Are the Biggest Hypocrites Yet https://theintercept.com/2017/09/25/colin-kaepernick-nfl-national-anthem-protest-donald-trump/
    “The popular demands on NFL executives and owners to speak out against Trump seem strange. Most NFL owners and general managers are unknown to your average American. But here’s the thing: What Trump said about NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem was hardly different from what NFL owners have not only said, but actually done to Kaepernick.

    And the team executives have been public about their feelings, though only while hiding behind the cloak of anonymity. Mike Freeman, of the sports site Bleacher Report, has been reporting on the intense hatred among NFL team front office employees.

    One general manager told Freeman, of Kaepernick, that he estimated a clear majority of NFL front offices “genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did” — kneeling for the national anthem. “They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on.” The same general manager went on to say that many of the other teams’ executives were afraid to put Kaepernick on their roster because “Trump will tweet about the team.”

    And that general manager was not alone. Another front office executive called Kaepernick “a traitor.” Yet another said, “He has no respect for our country. Fuck that guy.” Another executive said he would think about resigning his position if a team owner asked him to sign Kaepernick. One general manager summed up the feeling among NFL team executives: “In my career, I have never seen a guy so hated by front office guys as Kaepernick.”

  4. Darth says:

    Climate Armageddon Revisited https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/25/climate-armageddon-revisited/
    “It was only five years ago that Scientific American published this article: Climate Armageddon: How the World’s Weather Could Quickly Run Amok, d/d May 25, 2012. The subheading to that article read: “Climate scientists think a perfect storm of climate ‘flip’ could cause massive upheavals in a matter of years.” Well now….

    That 2012 article also explained how the eminent British scientist James Lovelock (98) switched allegiance from his original theory of Gaia, which states that Gaia (Earth) will always compensate for changes in climate by natural occurrence, a self-correcting mechanism, not too hot, not too cold, not to worry. That was back in the 1970s.

    Contrariwise, thirty-plus years later in 2006 Lovelock rejected his own theory, ominously stating: “I have to tell you, as members of the Earth’s family and an intimate part of it, that you and especially civilization, are in grave danger.”

    Thus, Lovelock rejected his own Gaia hypothesis of a self-regulating planet and embraced the “flip” school of thought, which refers to dynamic systems or mathematics that describe things that tend to change suddenly, difficult to predict as to timing. Ergo, this refers to the fearsome tipping point, when the climate system suddenly turns wacky like a wild beast poked with a stick, self-reinforcing its destructive path, hands-free, no stopping its ruinous behavior! This may already be happening on a scale that is downright scary in fact singularly scary because it’s so soon. This is not normal.”

  5. Darth says:

    Single payer is exactly the debate we need to be having now. Spineless neoliberals be damned. The left needs something to vote for, not against. They never seem to get that. That other bill is dead anyway.

    As GOP’s repeal bill struggles, Democrats ask whether they gave it life https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/24/as-gops-repeal-bill-struggles-democrats-ask-whether-they-gave-it-life/
    “I’m not sure single payer vs Graham-Cassidy is the debate we want right now,” tweeted Tommy Vietor, an Obama administration veteran and a co-host of “Pod Save America,” after Sanders agreed to a CNN-hosted debate on health care with the repeal bill’s sponsors.

    Backbiting and nervousness among Democrats is a norm in Washington, and all of it would disappear if the repeal push fails. But some of the panic had trickled down to the grass roots. The rules of budget reconciliation, which gives the majority party one shot each fiscal year to pass a bill with just 51 votes, had quickly risen from obscurity to infamy. Democrats who once cheered when an unelectable-seeming Trump secured the Republican presidential nomination had become experts in focusing on the cloud over the silver lining.”

  6. Darth says:

    “WASHINGTON—Carefully maneuvering to avoid blocking his view of the television, White House aides were reportedly called upon Tuesday to clip the toenails and wash the hair of the bedsore-ridden, incoherently mumbling President Trump as he entered his 155th straight hour of watching cable news. “It’s important to reposition the president every couple of hours because it keeps his blood circulating and prevents his sores from getting infected,” said White House aide Ryan Powers, one of the many staffers tending to the president during the past week of uninterrupted television viewing, performing tasks such as emptying his bedpan, sponging his clammy skin, and gently dabbing the drool off his face. “We have to make sure someone’s here at all times to change channels during commercials. Otherwise, he starts shrieking, and then it’s pretty much impossible to calm him down. But he’s generally pretty comfortable and has a call button for requesting another bowl of Fruit Loops whenever he wants them, which is a lot.” At press time, frantic aides were rushing to soothe the president, who had accidentally rolled onto the remote, shut off the television, and had to spend a full 10 seconds in a quiet room with his own thoughts.”
    http://www.theonion.com/article/aides-clip-toenails-wash-hair-mumbling-bedsore-rid-56852

  7. Jack Cassidy says:

    This is what Trump gets as protest—thanks, L.

  8. Darth says:

    Supreme Court case offers window into how representatives choose their constituents https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-case-offers-window-into-how-representatives-choose-their-constituents/2017/09/22/28732b00-98d0-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?utm_term=.12f961680ccf
    ” MADISON, Wis. — Behind the locked doors of a “map room,” in a politically connected law firm’s offices across from the historic Capitol, three men worked in secret to ensure the future of the state’s newly triumphant Republican Party.

    They were drawing the legislative districts in which members of the Wisconsin Senate and State Assembly would be elected. When the men — two aides to legislative leaders and a lobbyist brought in to help — finished in the early summer of 2011, they headed across the street to present their work.

    “The maps we pass will determine who’s here 10 years from now,” read the notes for the meeting, which were made public as part of a lawsuit. “We have an opportunity and an obligation to draw these maps that Republicans haven’t had in decades.”

    The maps are now at the center of a Supreme Court case to be argued next month that could change the dynamics of American politics — if the justices decide for the first time that a legislative map is so infected with political favoritism that it violates the Constitution.”

    • Jack Cassidy says:

      Care to guess how this is going to play out?

      • Darth says:

        Considering how the Republicans were able to swipe Obama’s nominee get Gorsuch confirmed, I think your gif above best sums it up. But you never know with SCOTUS, it cuts both ways.

      • MSolomon2 says:

        we’ll see, Democracy or blatant neo-feudalism. No I hold no great hopes here. If they have any sense (probably not) they realize how furiously angry The People are and how each of these BAD “decisions” beings us another step toward bloody REVOLUTION (and the bloody SLAUGHTER of them and theirs). Saw a surprisingly interesting piece on 20/20 this weekend before Star trek came on, with Oprah of all people talking to a group of people 1/2 1 “side”, 1/2 the other, oh the DEEP batshit on the reich-wing pro-trump side was a horrific sight to see, but it was interesting – reading between the lines you could see the DEEP anger at both “sides”. 1 woman said outright she’d given each “sides” “establishment” a chance and they’d bother failed, so she voted trump. This seemed more-less the essence of it. They didn’t like/want (not really) him, just HATED the status qua establishment that’s betrayed them forever. Side note this “focus group” thing was put together by that Luntz guy, and they talked to him a bit, /em shiver damn that guy just exudes swarmy slimy-ness! His kind are much the problem, definitely NOT the solution!

    • Bat 4E says:

      Shitweasel….8-)

  9. Darth says:

    I know what you’re thinking: fake. I did too. Nope. https://www.pettravelstore.com/pet-calmer/

  10. fi says:

    Morning Peeps 🙂

  11. Jack Cassidy says:

    So what did Trump do today?

  12. fi says:

    Evening folks, what’s happening?

  13. Bat 4E says:

    Hooray!–Mrs4E very happy..Clean bill of health for 5 yrs!..She wanted burger & fries like NOW!..House is clean, too!..Everybody napping now….8-)

  14. fi says:

    X Files takes the knee.

    • MSolomon2 says:

      oh the trumpanistas will be screamin bloody-murder! They’ll be taking to the streets with their tikki-torches a-lit!!!
      Moar uh dat-der holly-woods librul conspiracees!!!

  15. Bat 4E says:

    In reversal, feds proclaim Russians did not seek to hack Wisconsin’s election system

    “”One additional follow-up from our analysis team before this is shared publicly, based on our external analysis, the WI IP address affected belongs to the WI Department of Workforce Development, not the Elections Commission,” Figueroa wrote in his email.

    “He did not explain why inaccurate information had been provided to the state on Friday. He did not immediately respond to questions from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    “Either someone was right on Friday and this memo today is a coverup or they were wrong on Friday and we deserve an apology,” said Mark Thomsen, chairman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. ”

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2017/09/26/wisconsin-elections-commission-offers-apology-raises-questions-hacking-attempt/703660001/

    Um, WTF?….8-)

    • MSolomon2 says:

      Clearly fake-news! The brown-shirts will “disappear” any who dare incur the Fuehrer’s dis-pleasure!

  16. Jack Cassidy says:

    Let’s see XMAN top this:

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