Author: LOLGOP

Holocaust Remembrance Day is good day to stop acting like a fascist

Holocaust Remembrance Day is good day to stop acting like a fascist

Trump’s long-awaited platitudes mean nothing if his administration continues its propaganda wars At my Hebrew School, every day felt like Holocaust Remembrance Day. My first teacher in my first year of Bar Mitzvah preparation was a survivor of a camp, I never found out which one. We’d seen her tattoo and I noticed her occasionally brushing her fingers against it. […]

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This is why Democrats need to start talking about impeachment now

This is why Democrats need to start talking about impeachment now

The time to make the case that Trump is corrupt and abusing his power is now Verily, I tell you: Democrats need to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment, despite the false hopes it might arouse, and they need to do it now. I’ve been insisting that Democrats need to talk about impeachment since late February, despite knowing it’s not even […]

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Tip the scales for justice: We need you to be a part of this

Tip the scales for justice: We need you to be a part of this

Keep The Sit and Spin Room going and spinning better all the time tl;dr: Consider becoming a “Sit and Spin Savior” by making a $5 (or more!) a month pledge: Want to be a Sit and Spin Savior by making a recurring monthly donation? Enter the amount you want to pay each month $ Sign up for Now, here’s why […]

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What is your O’Reilly Factor™?

What is your O’Reilly Factor™?

Here’s a handy way to help history know how big of a creep you are Bill O’Reilly really may be in trouble this time. As an occasionally offensive hack whose Twitter icon is a self-cleaning elephant, I’ll let the free market decide if the career of host of the interminable O’Reilly Factor should survive revelations that Fox News seems to […]

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Forget ‘Awareness,’ President Trump, We Need Autism Acceptance

Forget ‘Awareness,’ President Trump, We Need Autism Acceptance

FYI: Fully funding research for autistic people of all ages would help a lot more than just sporting a pin Who can be mad at something as gauzy as “awareness,” especially when it’s tied to a serious disability like autism? Given that we’re faced with an administration who is looking to cut everything the government does to aid our physical […]

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Trump isn’t worse than George W. Bush or Richard Nixon — yet

Trump isn’t worse than George W. Bush or Richard Nixon — yet

Let’s save the nostalgia Understanding conservatism is Corey Robin’s specialty. His book The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin — which Robin is updating for a reissue this spring — posits that the defining thread the movement that now defines the Republican Party is “the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win […]

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Call 785-368-8500 and let’s insure some Kansans

Call 785-368-8500 and let’s insure some Kansans

All Sam Brownback has to do is stop being Sam Brownback for a minute Republicans have a long history of sabotaging the ACA to the determent of their own constituents. About 5 million people could have health insurance right now if Republican states would just say “um, yeah” to Medicaid expansion. To punish Obama, red states including Texas, Florida and […]

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Trump scandals I had to ignore to focus on health care for two days

Trump scandals I had to ignore to focus on health care for two days

Just a snapshot of the insanity of about 40 hours in the Trump era We constantly talk about how we have to exist on two tracks — one that pretends that we have a functioning democracy and another where rising authoritarian kleptocracy is doing its best to help excuse Russia’s meddling in our election. So in the lead up to […]

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Who knew health care could be so complicated? — a brief history lesson from @JohnDingell

Who knew health care could be so complicated? — a brief history lesson from @JohnDingell

The Godfather of Universal Health Care puts the debate about uninsuring 24 million Americans in context [View the story “Who knew health care could be so complicated?” on Storify]

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The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it

The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it

Tax breaks for the rich paid for with ‘unspeakable misery for millions of American families’ Despite a report from the Congressional Budget Office that projects that the American Health Care Act will leave 24 million Americans uninsured while driving up costs for almost everyone who purchases insurance on their own, House Republicans have scheduled a vote on the bill for […]

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Why liberals can’t stop spreading conservative messages and retweeting Donald Trump

Why liberals can’t stop spreading conservative messages and retweeting Donald Trump

Or, how liberals helped make America more racist by negating Trump Now that RyanCare or TrumpCare or LoserCare is out, the obvious has been revealed: Trump voters — the 90 percent of them who aren’t rich — should know that they’re about to get screwed, royally. If you’re a liberal like me, your urge is to say, “Trump promised you […]

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