Now here’s an inspiring song. Steve Earle:
Because it’s a quarter-million dollars, and those of us living on $30K or less could sure as hell figure out how to live on it.
I don’t know if y’all have heard about playwright/screenwriter David Mamet’s conversion to wingnuttism, grounded in his resentment about paying taxes.
It’s very hard to raise girls in an insane world. Even if you don’t buy that crap for your daughters, oblivious relatives and friends will.
What Digby said. How do you hand over so much of your decision-making ability to people who are so patently wrong? How do you rationalize doubling down on those policies when they cause so many people so much pain?
And how can we rationalize voting for someone who was so very, very wrong — and still insists this is the right approach?
My dad trained us to do this. I’ve had people make fun of me for it, but it’s a good fire safety habit.