if you're not jerking off to it anyway, get the hell out.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019

NC House Republicans override Gov. Cooper?s budget veto while he?s at 9/11 memorial event

quote [ North Carolina House Republicans called a surprise vote and overrode Gov. Roy Cooper?s budget veto on Wednesday morning, Cooper said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

According to a tweet by State Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg), almost half of the House members were absent when the vote was taken, which resulted in a 55-9 tally.

Jackson said Democrats were specifically told by Republicans that no votes would be held in Wednesday?s morning session. ]

Commemorating 9/11 by owning the libs through dishonest and anti-democratic conduct.
[SFW] [politics] [+7 WTF]
[by biblebeltdrunk@5:33pmGMT] [8 comments]

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Trump fires hardline national security adviser Bolton

quote [ U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton, saying on Tuesday he had serious policy disagreements with his hardline aide. ]

And of course, he did so over twitter.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Funny]
[by biblebeltdrunk@5:06pmGMT] [9 comments]

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Files Appear to Show Gerrymandering Specialist Unconstitutionally Used Race Data to Draw Voting Maps

quote [ A North Carolina court on Tuesday struck down the state's legislative voting maps, reasoning that the current maps "do not permit voters to freely choose their representative." The court's decision hinged on evidence acquired from the computer records of Thomas Hofeller, the recently deceased GOP operative and godfather of modern-day gerrymandering, who spearheaded the state's efforts to redraw voting maps. ]

Shocking! Shocking I say! Totally unexpected!
[SFW] [politics] [+6]
[by conception@4:58pmGMT] [18 comments]

People with lower emotional intelligence are more likely to hold right-wing views, study finds

quote [ New research from Belgium provides evidence that deficits in emotion understanding and emotion management are related to right-wing and prejudiced thoughts. ]

Do with a single study what you will. I know I won't care.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Underrated]
[by ooo[......7@9:54amGMT] [19 comments]

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tory MP defects ahead of crucial Brexit vote

quote [ His defection means that Boris Johnson no longer has a working majority in the Commons.
He said the government was "pursuing a damaging Brexit in unprincipled ways.. putting lives and livelihoods at risk." ]

Is it over yet?
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Good]
[by Paracetamol@4:08pmGMT] [22 comments]

Friday, 30 August 2019

The Washington Post’s Latest Fact Check of Bernie Sanders Is Really Something

quote [ Why did the paper’s fact checker call Bernie Sanders?s accurate claim about medical bankruptcies ?mostly false?? ]

There's quite the shit storm going around lately over fact checkers pulling innocuous statements out of otherwise factual arguments and creating entire narratives about misleading the public.

Citations Needed did a great episode on what purpose "Fact Checkers" serve and who they're benefiting. Episode 83: The Unchecked Conservative Ideology of US Media?s ?Fact-Check? Verticals

ThumbGirl
[SFW] [politics] [+6 Informative]
[by steele@5:48pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Parliament to be suspended in September

quote [ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "Suspending Parliament is not acceptable, it is not on. What the prime minister is doing is a smash and grab on our democracy to force through a no deal," he said.

He said when MPs return to the Commons next Tuesday, "the first thing we'll do is attempt legislation to prevent what [the PM] is doing", followed by a vote of no confidence "at some point". ]

No more parliament! Be gay, do crime!

#StopTheCoup is currently trending on twitter and talks of a General Strike seem to be finally picking up.

US electoral inanity in the extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 WTF]
[by steele@5:19pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 26 August 2019

The Obamas’ Factory Documentary Declines To Side With Workers

quote [ A billionaire factory owner versus a group of laborers trying to form a union, and you?re not going to take a political side? You can see from this how Obama?s idea of being morally elevated?taking the ?higher ground??actually means declining to take important moral stands even when the stakes are high and the justice of the situation is clear.

In American Factory, this means that the factory owner is given much more screen time than the union activists. We see his anguish, his laments. We do not get much background on the union organizers: how the campaign started, how many people are part of it, how they go about talking to other workers. Most of the time, the union campaign is a shadowy presence in the background, though we do see a few minutes of a rally and some workers singing ?Solidarity Forever.? ]

American media promotes false balance on climate science, research shows

On the bright side, Bernie, Warren, and Biden are polling in a virtual tie in the latest Monmouth poll
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Informative]
[by steele@6:13pmGMT] [10 comments]

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Emails Show Monsanto Orchestrated GOP Effort to Intimidate Cancer Researchers

quote [ In one email sent by Todd Rands, a former Monsanto attorney working with FTI, sent a draft of a letter ostensibly written by Rep. Rob Aderholt, R-Ala., a senior lawmaker on the House Appropriations Committee, addressed to Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes for Health. NIH is the government agency responsible for most federal public health research and is the largest funder to the IARC. The letter, in fact, had been written by FTI consultants, along with Rands?s edits, according to his deposition testimony. ]

Bolivia Orders World's Largest Air Tanker to Combat Amazon Fires

Bernie's Green New Deal announced a few days ago.

Pia Klemp, the German ship captain who rescued migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, refused a medal from the Mayor of Paris and called them out in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Informative]
[by steele@5:09pmGMT] [8 comments]

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