SNAP

Let me start by saying no one—for or against—is in favor of abortion. Subjecting a woman and her partner to outside scrutiny from what is the most anguished-filled decision of their lives, is no business of any of ours to decide for any woman. One of the few tenets left...

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  • August 20, 2021

A few years ago, a pro-choice science fiction author named Patrick S. Tomlinson challenged anti-choicers about their priorities when it came to protecting human life. He set up a straightforward thought experiment in which one is asked to make a snap value judgment about the competing needs of a 5-year-old...

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  • May 29, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: This Saturday and next, we're teaming up with our friends from Turn PA Blue to call thousands of likely new Democrats and help them register to vote! Sign up to call potential Democrats as part of our push to register 125,000...

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  • April 22, 2021

Americans over the age of 65 years are now 80% vaccinated with at least one  jab of a Covid vaccine. That is according to numbers released for yesterday by the CDC. The percentage for all adults is 48.3% having received at least one shot, and 37.9% of everyone in the US...

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  • April 15, 2021

According to a Civiqs Poll released today, most Democrats and Independents are eager to be vaccinated against the virus that has killed over half a million Americans, but only a third of Republicans say they want that protection. Among white Democrats, only 7% say they will not get vaccinated. About...

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  • March 1, 2021

Texas is the coalmine canary of failures in the GQP’s industrial policy. The “clusterfuzzle” appears to be only in Texas: perhaps they skimmed on costs and failed in winterizing their plants. The structural failure comes from the anti-federal, deregulatory policy of the Texas grid which reveals itself in the disinformation...

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  • February 18, 2021

Greg Abbott searches for #TexasBlackoout blame in the state’s power utility but Texas deregulated its grid to avoid the very regulations that would have prevented this problem.  All in the name of profit. Greg Abbott now even blames the Green New Deal. 88% of Texas electricity is supplied by natural gas...

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  • February 17, 2021

There are varying theories on how hypnosis affects the state of mind. Some believe a hypnotic trance is an altered version of one’s being, while others believe it is an altered state of cognizance that allows you to subconsciously role play. I am not sure my explanation makes sense or...

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  • December 11, 2020

Tom Vilsack returns to the position he held during the Obama administration at USDA. Why hasn’t the pandemic compelled a rethinking of factory farming. Changing trends toward sustainability must show that the structure of industry needs to change. We’ll see. At least Biden is motivated by actual contacts rather than seeing...

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  • December 9, 2020

For years, I have been looking for the perfect rebut to the idea that the private sector is always better than the government, and Donald Trump may have given me the answer. I walked to the nearest corner store in my neighborhood, and posted on the front door is a...

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  • November 23, 2020

“Sometimes you own the libs; sometimes the libs own you.” says a new Olivia Nuzzi piece. Nuzzi does get the inside WH dope probably better than Maggie Haberman because Trump does like talking to her rather than leak information. Trump worrying about assassination is not something related to being IMPOTUS,...

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  • November 13, 2020

I don’t know if any of these polls have any scientific basis, but it does look like Biden held his own, at first glance. x BREAKING: Based on our snap poll of 772 likely voters who watched tonight's debate, 52% say Joe Biden won the debate overall. 39% say Donald...

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  • October 23, 2020

Charles Gasparino is a Fox Business Network senior correspondent and … holy fucking shit! x (2 of 2) Given the news cycle this can change on a dime but that’s the snap shot as of now— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) October 2, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> For those who don’t Twitter, that...

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  • October 2, 2020

Today, Joe Biden appeared in front of the press and did his best impression of a non-senile presidential candidate who’s about to dropkick Donald Trump’s traitorous ass back to Trump Tower — preferably the one he’ll end up building in Moscow. (Of course, having squeezed all the juice out of...

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  • September 4, 2020

I am so Trumped outraged out until I am having to color my hair more often because every day another bunch of grey pops over the color.  HOW STUPID IS THIS ?  Did this not just happen in April?  Did this not just happen in June?    Daddy used to...

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  • July 24, 2020

Like the rest of the entertainment division of Fox News, Tucker Carlson simply chases the latest Trumpist meme as Tammy Duckworth is mentioned as a VP candidate. x Oh snap!! @votevets Brings the HEAT! #SheHasMoreBallsThanYou https://t.co/4mUuVgUsbc— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) July 8, 2020 x The Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused Tammy...

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  • July 8, 2020

Now this is fascinating. David Graham argues in the Atlantic that white voters are abandoning Trump, and they are doing so because of his attitudes about race: White Voters Are Abandoning Trump And they’re doing so for a surprising reason. It’s not the economy (Conman Trump continues to bamboozle 56%...

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  • July 2, 2020

x Photos of Trump today – from @tru62. pic.twitter.com/dVVHvwUG9q — Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 27, 2020 x In white polo shirt and red cap, Pres Trump returns to WH from his Virginia golf club. pic.twitter.com/8hAWAvma8z — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 27, 2020 x The choice of messenger…. Irony and any...

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  • June 27, 2020

I reached for the grimy tumbler.  It was empty.  Not even any ice. I reached for the whiskey bottle.  It was empty too. This was the night the bottle let me down, and a savagely bright dawn poured through the dirty windows in my Private Investigator’s office. I stared at...

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  • May 30, 2020

Most experts agree that widespread testing is the key to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and flattening the curve. Without tests, people will be far more likely to forage on the commons and spread the coronavirus, causing the curve to go exponential. The U.S. has lagged far behind in testing, and...

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  • March 24, 2020

Some big news today from ABC News Campaign Reporter, Molly Nagle, on Twitter: x NEW: @JoeBiden's campaign confirms that he has reviewed @ewarren’s bankruptcy plan closely, and is endorsing her proposal, as he said in his IL town hall. That's a significant shift, as the proposal would largely undo the...

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  • March 14, 2020

x Hundreds of kids in Texas are spending Christmas Eve taking care of each other. Freezing cold, insufficient food, water, medical attention, hygienic resources. No contact with their parents. Many as young as 1. pic.twitter.com/JJ1OC9KZur — Charles Finch (@CharlesFinch) December 24, 2019 x Are you calling the kids your husband...

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  • December 25, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. It was found the Trump administration’s proposed changes to...

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  • December 6, 2019

There is a lot of work to helping veterans who are shut out.   Many people do not know that Native Americans are not treated equally.  There are many things folks do not know about the vets and their families.  Our democracy is at stake and many of these volunteers also...

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  • November 10, 2019

I have written many stories on behalf of veterans and many of them are here. I have wrestled with the idea of how long I would continue with United Veterans. It is getting very rough ! This year I am going to do something out of the ordinary.   I came...

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  • November 8, 2019

I spoke to my sister who is 65 and caring for her two grown grandchildren.  One is in and out the hospital with Diabetic neuropathy and the other with Autism.  They lost their Mother in 2000 when they were small and the Mother was  her only child.  She  was hit by...

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  • November 3, 2019

Well, if you’re lucky enough to share a gate with her, anyway. I can’t imagine this can go on forever — what with Secret Service protection being what it is — but boy is it charming for the moment. It’s also an effective strategy for showing she’s not only a tireless advocate for...

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  • September 19, 2019

Mother Jones has a pretty brutal piece about Governor Matt Bevin (R. KY) why being a complete asshole might cost him re-election despite being the Governor of a deep red state: For Bevin, winning a second term should be a breeze. He’s running in a state Trump won by 30...

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  • September 4, 2019

Can’t this idiot remember his own racist dog whistles? Someone has to write them down for him? Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford apparently got a snap today of Trump’s crib notes, in which he attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, et al., for their alleged hatred of America — even though...

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  • July 15, 2019

Ooooooooohhhhhhh, snap! x They're from America, and you're right about one thing: Currently their government is a complete and total catastrophe. https://t.co/NvsnFSN8mb — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 14, 2019 Can’t add anything to this. Oy. Is Trump still singeing your sphincter? Dear F*cking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump and its...

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  • July 15, 2019

Oh, snap! x NEW: Former president Jimmy Carter says a full investigation “would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016….He was put into office because the Russians interfered.” Does that mean he’s an illegitimate president? “Based on what I said, which I can’t retract.” pic.twitter.com/Y3UFUBIIDy — Susan...

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  • June 28, 2019

This isn’t going to be a daily feature, it’s too early for that, and too jumbled. Rather, it’s going to be more of a weekly or bi-weekly digest of things that happened in the primaries that may have flown under the radar, or you might want to bookmark to look...

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  • June 4, 2019

Serious question: What the hell does the Trump administration have against babies? OK, it’s one thing to cut children’s health insurance and then their SNAP benefits. Yet we’ve never before dealt with someone who called putting toddlers in cages a “deterrence tactic,” nor someone who thought nothing of kidnapping small children from their parents and...

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  • April 20, 2019

So perhaps people are waking up to the news reports that Smollett orchestrated the MAGA attack on him. This will be explosive.  Donald Trump Jr. has already tweeted on it and you know Trump Sr. is going to be all over this. This is a very dangerous and confusing situation...

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  • February 17, 2019

So perhaps people are waking up to the news reports that Smollett orchestrated the MAGA attack on him. This will be explosive.  Donald Trump Jr. has already tweeted on it and you know Trump Sr. is going to be all over this. This is a very dangerous and confusing situation...

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  • February 17, 2019

A new CBS News poll has a lot of bad news for Trump and the Republicans: Americans overwhelmingly believe, by a margin of 71 percent to 28 percent, that funding a border wall is not worth a government shutdown. By a margin of 47 percent to 35 percent, Americans think...

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  • January 23, 2019
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Overview Since the earliest days of Donald Trump’s Presidency, we have attempted to catalog all of the harmful actions committed by his administration. Furthermore, by categorizing these actions by policy areas and scoring their relative impact, we have attempted to understand how the Administration operates and measure where it’s done...

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  • January 20, 2019

As this unnecessary government shutdown continues, I was trying to research what if any affects it will have in Kentucky, especially since that evil fucker Mitch McConnell is assisting Trump in inflicting pain on government workers.  There appears to be bad and truly scary news with regards to the SNAP and...

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  • January 19, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): Sen. Bernie Sanders (I. VT)   Last night Trump said that this country faces a national emergency – and he’s right. But it’s an emergency and a crisis that he created. We are now on day 19 of Trump's...

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  • January 9, 2019

'Twas the fight before Christmas, and in the White House, The dotard was pissed off, and starting to grouse; “I want Wall” he pouted, then reached for his phone, And tweeted his Twit-sters, misspelling “unnown”. Chuck and Nancy were nestled, all snug in their beds; While dreams of majorities danced...

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  • December 23, 2018

I’m not Jewish, so I won’t pretend to grok the full horror of this, but I’ll be glad to follow the comments and learn. Thanks to Josh Marshall this moment in cultural understanding is forever preserved. omg i RT'd it like 2 minutes before they deleted. For Flavian posterity. (appreciate...

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  • December 3, 2018

x New York Attorney General's office responds to Trump filing to dismiss state lawsuit against Trump Foundation: pic.twitter.com/aMHqzVdjyQ — Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) August 31, 2018 x @NewYorkStateAG is a freaking rock star! 🎤 pic.twitter.com/HKXKTutFDc — Social✽Fly (@socflyny) August 31, 2018   x Barbara Underwood is on fire keep fighting...

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  • August 31, 2018

Huffington Post President Donald Trump pulled this awkward pose in the Oval Office on Monday as he announced the overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement: Not shopped And of course, folks online noticed. Reddit user mynameis_neo shared the snap to the site’s “PhotoshopBattles” thread on Thursday, where it...

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  • August 31, 2018

I love watching them. They’re so cute right before their ego’s die     Dilbert Boss There’s nothing new about there being “panic” in the Republican party leading up to an election. Panic is stock in trade for the GOP, it’s what they use to get their base trundling out...

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  • August 29, 2018

CNN reporter Marshall Cohen Tweeted about former Nixon adviser, long time Trump ally and secret Julian Assange messenger Roger Stone’s Legal defense fund and the replies are …truthy:   x Roger Stone's latest pitch to his email list of supporters boils down to this: Donate right now because, literally, I am...

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  • August 27, 2018

There’s been an avalanche of bad news for Donald Trump over the past few days, but you know what would really be funny? This … From CNN: A former Trump World Tower doorman who says he has knowledge of an alleged affair President Donald Trump had with an ex-housekeeper, which...

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  • August 25, 2018

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, that took long enough! Since the days immediately following the election of the Clown Prince of Darkness, there have been suggestions and reports of possible questionable, unethical, and illegal contact and coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government to alter the results of the...

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  • July 31, 2018

Oh, oh did you see it?  Did you? I mean everybody is going to be talking about it today. Well, I mean Maggie Haberman just put that nerd Michael Avenatti right in his place. She just put a cut on him. Knife went through like butter. Ha ha ha. You...

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  • May 18, 2018
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