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Category Archive for 'Just Plain Crazy'

Yup, that’s Texas

Sometimes I think I should have a section just for stupid stories from Texas and Florida: EDNA, Texas — A Texas girl’s involvement in a charity run got her suspended from school. Carol Stone said her daughter, Hailey, participated in a color run for charity over the weekend. Runners wear white and get doused with […]

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You see, Republicans aren’t impressed by credentials — it’s more about who you know — even when you have a public health crisis: Some of you may be worried that the spreading Ebola outbreak landed in Ohio on a Frontier Airlines flight from Texas a few days ago.  But have no fears.  You can all rest easy knowing that a medical professional […]

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My late friend Melanie “Bump In The Beltay” Mattson was just one of many well-informed people screaming about our lack of preparation for a global avian flu pandemic (which is a helluva lot more contagious and ultimately more fatal than Ebola). Guess what the reason is? MONEY. Lack of government money to train personnel and […]

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Wingnut logic

I know some really smart people in Texas, so it can’t be something in the water: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has bizarrely claimed that banning same-sex marriage reduces the number of unwed mothers. The Republican politician, who is fighting to keep his state’s marriage ban in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, made the […]

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Gov. Chris “Kickback” Christie wanted to take developmentally-disabled adults from institutions and move them into cheaper group homes (run by his donors, no doubt). Chaos predictably ensues: TRENTON — Eighteen months ago, Tyler Loftus was a 20-year-old man who worked three part-time jobs despite his autism and mental illness. Supervised by a facility in Langhorne, […]

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I’m just too angry to write about it. Read Will Bunch. Don’t skip the comments. And once again, let me remind you this is merely a plan to bust the union and bring in newbie teachers who will work cheap. Here in Philly, they even built subsidized housing to underwrite their shitty salaries!

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They make it so hard not to hate them: My reporting on the Michigan Republican Party’s odious mailer encouraging people to call the phone of the ailing mother of Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 61st House district John Fisher has gotten LOTS of attention. It’s had thousands and thousands of views and the cross-posted version at […]

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Go, Bernie, go! Washington (CNN) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate’s leading doves, said Tuesday he doesn’t want the United States leading the fight against ISIS. Instead, said the Vermont senator, who is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid, the nation should be focused on helping the middle class. Sanders, an Independent who caucuses […]

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I know from having read about the Secret Service agents who worked with Clinton that a lot of these guys are wingnuts. So I’m really beginning to wonder if some of them haven’t decided to be incompetent on purpose: A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed […]

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How is Ayn Rand still a thing?

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