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Tweet of the Year

All you elderly aunties may want to shield your eyes:

BiFF asks: "Who's cock are ya trying to suck, Mooch?"

{{RD LOL's on the bus attracting attention}}

A reasonable question. You wanna take that one, Mooch?

But WAIT! There's more…

So classy.

The editorial staff would like to apologize to all paranoid schizophrenics out there who never extended an invitation to Reince in the first place.

(The same guy on the bus every day keeps staring at my shoes. Is he trying to tell me I need a pedicure? Would he like that? Hmmm…)

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Well, that’s not good.

Clarifying text: The Senate appears to have enough votes for the "Skinny Repeal" bill that would eliminate the individual and employer mandate from the ACA. the next step would be to take the bill to the reconciliation committee to hammer out a compromise bill between the House and the Senate. And they want to do this quickly "over the next few days".

So, repeal of the ACA is going to happen. If they ONLY stick to the skinny repeal, policies are expected to rise by 20%.

But since the Granny Starvers in the House are getting involved again, the actual hit to your wallet could be much higher. People won't have to buy insurance so what they can't afford to pay for is going to be passed along to the rest of us in the form of defaults on bills for emergency room visits that are caused by patients waiting until they are much sicker in order to get treated.

Anyone who voted for Trump and the Granny Starvers should have seen this coming. It's not just people you don't think work hard enough who will get slammed with this. It's going to hit a lot of innocent people too like children, pregnant women and their fetuses, and anyone who just can't afford to get that yearly physical anymore. Plus, there's now going to be the danger that any employer over 50 people can drop coverage.

Elections have consequences. If you voted for Republicans and Trump, you will have blood on your hands. And I say that as someone who wasn't particularly fond of the ACA and derived no benefit from it. It was stupid in so many ways, ridiculously expensive and didn't implement many of the best practices of the world's best healthcare systems. But it was better than a sharp stick in the eye.

Now you'll probably end up just losing the eye.

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Stroll: Fly into the light of a dark black night

Had weekend plans. Going to probably postpone them so I can participate in marches that are being organized. Gonna wear my "Nasty Woman" T-shirt I got for contributing to Sam B's Planned Parenthood fundraiser.

Debating whether to wear any other clothes…

Progressivism, Ivanka Style.

Remember when we were assured that Ivanka would be the voice of progressive values in the White House for gay people, immigrants, women and African Americans?

Yeah, how is that working out?

She's so busy with kids and Asian sweatshops making her shoes. So much to do, so little time.

Nobody’s Laffing

Sam B sent Michael to interview Arthur Laffer about his hypothesis that if we just let the rich have bigger and better tax cuts, the economy will grow, unicorns will repopulate the earth and Coke will teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.

What would happen if we had a real world laboratory to test Laffer's idea? It turns out there is one. It's Kansas. And after 5 years of Laffer's wet dream, they're going to raise taxes on the rich again. It turns out that Laffer's beautiful theory has been destroyed with ugly facts.

You would think voters would wake up and realize they're eating grass at some point in time. Yet time again, they get bedazzled like magpies by the shiny social issues wedges that Republicans wave in front of their eyes. Abortion, gays, wedding cakes. Lesbians forcing us to gay marry in a Christian bakery. The struggle is real.

And then there are the rest of us: