SCOTUS decision could spell trouble for Trump in rape case

Ruh-roh. I’m no lawyer — partly because I enjoy writing books and blogs more than studying the law, and partly because, well, weed — but I can read and comprehend a story about Trump’s jowly buttocks landing squarely in the fondue pot. Looks like one of the unintended consequences of the recent 7-2 Supreme Court decision…

A Cautionary Note On The Latest Effort By Trump And The Republicans To Judicially Overturn The ACA

As most surely know, Trump and the Republicans have filed their initial brief before the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the entire ACA, arguing that the elimination of any tax penalty to enforce the individual mandate renders the original constitutional justification (Congress’s taxing authority) a nullity and that — under something called the “severability doctrine” — the entire…

Trump and Republicans want SCOTUS to delay death of Obamacare until after election

The background: The Trump administration and several red states have backed a — ridiculous, mind you — challenge to the Affordable Care Act arguing that Congress’ removal of the tax penalty connected to Obamacare’s individual mandate has made the entire law unconstitutional. Republicans hate Obamacare so much — because you can’t spell “Obamacare” without “Obama,”…

Biden says he'd consider naming Obama to the Supreme Court

I’d love to see this for three reasons: 1) I love Barack Obama, and his presence in public life simply makes us better, 2) it would be sweet revenge for the Merrick Garland travesty, and 3) there’s a pretty good chance that, if it happened, Donald Trump would swallow his own tongue. The Daily Mail:…

Is The New York Times being obtuse or intentionally gaslighting us?

Okay, so they appear to have changed this headline since Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall screen-grabbed it. But it raises an important question — and that question is: “What the ever-living fuck, New York Times?” x lol nytimes 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/fOqoUebjR3— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 30, 2019 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Everyone knows the answer to this. I…

NYT uncovers new allegation against Brett Kavanaugh that the FBI ignored

So remember Brett “Bart O’Kavanaugh” Kavanaugh? He’s on the Supreme Court now because he screamed a lot at one of his hearings and the FBI did at most a 1/16th-ass investigation of the sexual assault and attempted rape claims against him. Today, in a feature on Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez, who claimed Kavanaugh thrust his penis in…

Barr claims he sees legal path for census citizenship question

We all thought this was over, but Donald Trump’s consigliere, William Barr, is determined to pave the way for a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Because … Donald Trump says so, apparently. Yup, that’s it. No other reason. Honestly, what other reason could there be? The Hill: Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he believes the…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 127)

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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1448. Continued separating migrant families at the border 1449. Drastically reduced enforcement of financial…

CBS poll: An overwhelming majority of Americans favor keeping Roe v. Wade

Just more evidence that we’re ruled by a tyrannical minority who have gerrymandered, suppressed, obstructed, and otherwise cheated their way to their current political hegemony.  CBS News: Two-thirds of Americans want Roe v. Wade left in place, and most who hold that view would be disappointed or angry if the ruling were to be overturned…

McConnell brags about obstructing Merrick Garland nomination 16 days after whining about obstruction

Fuck you, Mitch McConnell. Fuck you in your scurfy chelonian exoskeleton. ThinkProgress: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday ignored his past condemnations of Democratic obstruction, releasing a three-minute campaign kickoff video for his 2020 re-election bid, centering on his successful 293 day blockade of Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court. ……

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 115)

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. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1313. Said wind power doesn't work because “wind only blows sometimes” 1314. Pushed for larger…

This Mitch McConnell tweet will make you spit coffee, nails, what-have-you

Mitch McConnell, ladies and gentlemen: x As I’ve said time and time again: Mindless obstruction is unacceptable. The only way this divided Congress will be able to choose greatness and deliver significant legislation is by focusing on — as President Trump put it — “cooperation, compromise, and the common good.” — Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February…

Dozens of witches to put hex on Brett Kavanaugh

I don’t believe in magic, miracles, curses, hexes, horoscopes, Ouija boards, the power of prayer, or much of anything supernatural. I believe in technology and phenomena solidly backed by the scientific method, like vaccines, Xenu the evil Galactic Confederacy overlord, and the fact that I can’t wear my Green Bay Packers socks on game days or the Packers…