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Category Archive for 'Fuck the Poor'

Post-racial America

I get so tired of “reasonable” people who telling me black people get “special treatment”: Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school, to have less access to rigorous math and science classes, and to be taught by lower-paid teachers with less experience, according to comprehensive data released Friday by […]

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Poor, poor John Boehner. Those crafty Dems have come up with a way to keep feeding children, and he just won’t have it! Democratic governors appear to have the upper hand in a fight with House Republican leaders over a change to federal welfare policy that was enacted in February. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is […]

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My only objection to Charlie Pierce’s rant about warmongering William Kristol is that there are so many other people it should also apply to: Blow me, you monstrous, bloodthirsty fraud, you silly, stupid chickenhawk motherfker who plays army man with the children of people who are so much better than you are, and who would […]

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I am so damned happy to see this: Seven McDonald’s franchises in New York owned by Richard Cisneros will pay nearly $500,000 to fast food workers who claimed they were victims of wage theft under a settlement reached by state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, the Huffington Post reports. More than 1,600 current and former employees will […]

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In 2008, even the Wall Street Journal questioned Steven Hayne’s autopsies. As a former lay midwife, I have strong feelings about the same “fetal harm” prosecutions that were used to go after midwives — and women who decided to labor and give birth at home. They made up a bunch of fake research to justify […]

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Oh, did I say that out loud? Sorry! House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) would like Nancy Pelosi to apologize for her remarks suggesting that Republicans don’t care about “struggling families and really hungry children.” But that’s not going to happen. Over the weekend, the Democratic House minority leader said at the California Democrats State […]

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Man, this Timothy Egan piece in yesterday’s Times is right on the money: IN advance of St. Patrick’s Day, I went time traveling, back to the 1840s and Ireland’s great famine. On one side of the Irish Sea was Victorian England, flush with the pomp and prosperity of the world’s mightiest empire. On the other […]

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I remember when this happened. Joaquin Rivera, musician and activist, a wonderful, hard-working man who was loved and respected by his community, died of a heart attack in the ER waiting room and his lifeless body was then was robbed by junkies. This, by the way, is the same hospital to which I was taken […]

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Wow, what crooks: Wells Fargo, the nation’s biggest mortgage servicer, appears to have set up detailed internal procedures to fabricate foreclosure papers on demand, according to allegations in papers filed Tuesday in a New York federal court. In a filing in New York’s Southern District in White Plains for a local homeowner in bankruptcy, attorney […]

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