Activism: Saving the ACA: Reports of my Demise…

Collins declared herself a “no” on Graham Cassidy

Susan Collins deals a potential death blow to Graham-Cassidy: She’s a ‘no’

In the same dKos article Hatch says he doesn’t think it will come to the floor (Yeah, I’ll believe what a R Senator tells me the day I write him a check.)

BREAKING: Senate GOP leaders admitted defeat late Monday afternoon in their latest attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act, as a third Republican lawmaker said she would not support the legislation.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) told reporters that he did not think the measure would come up for a floor vote by the end of the week, after which point Republicans lose the budget authority they need to pass a health-care bill by a simple majority. A short time later, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced her opposition.

batgirlredphone_zps2d0d7e99Don’t buy it. Hatch is counting on Paul to stand by his principles which brings to mind the age old question “Is he stupid, or lying?”

If shes’ your Senator call Collins and give her props.

A call to action:

Phone calls. Phone Calls. PHONE CALLS!

Hammer your R’s Senators and Representatives with phone calls.

Especially if any of these four are your Senators call multiple times per day and tell the to oppose Graham-Cassidy. keep it up until the votes are cast. We need you to speak for the rest of us. You are our best hope to save the ACA.

  • Dean Heller (Nevada) – (202) 224-6244
  • Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) – (202) 224-6665
  • Susan Collins (Maine) – (202) 224-2523
  • Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia) – (202) 224-6472

But the rest of us must continue to fight. We cannot allow any R Senator or Congressional Representative to pretend they don’t hear our voices. We all must speak loudly and as one.

Make the calls.

  • Keyword: Oppose Graham-Cassidy
  • Keyword: Protect my Obamacare
  • Keyword: Pay the CSR’s
  • Keyword: See you at townhall.

Please, make as many calls to each of your R senators and one to your R representative as you can today, tomorrow and every day including Sunday until the 30th.

The dream has not died as long as we continue to dream it, and fight to make it real.

Phone Calls Work!

O-

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Bad Design, Cont.

Scissorhead Karla sends us this urgent update, you know, if you happen to need a goal while in Brooklyn:

Brooklyn

All I can say is that I would love to have been in the room when the boss’s nephew presented this and everyone glanced at everyone else, no one brave enough to say anything.

(Any NYC Scissorheads want to send a sticker to our man in OZ, unindicted co-conspirator Mountjoy? Let me know in the comments, we’ll make it happen. I’m suspecting this would make him happy. Very happy.)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

It’s the debut of Megyn in the Morning, and yes she does ask the gay fan if Will & Grace made him gay:

Oh, Jeebus.

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Midday Palate Cleanser

It’s the end of summer…

Who doesn’t like a good melon?

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Petunia and Pals Wins The Morning!

Leave it to Petunia and Pals to promote the agitprop and talk to white fans about protests; they also reframed this as somehow being about Trump. (The only dissenting voice was the one black fan they talked to. Jeebus.)

And of course, Hair Führer weighs in:

And the 5-ton elephant in the room: no one mentions that the whole thing began as a protest against police brutality, you know, when black Americans would end up dead at the hands of the police for traffic violations by SF 49er Superbowl QB Colin Kaepernick (now black-balled).

And this just in:

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It’s Good To Be The King

Living Typo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin weighs in on Free Speech:

“I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem,” Mnuchin said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “This isn’t about Democrats, it’s not about Republicans, it’s not about race, it’s not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time. That this is about respect for the military and first responders in the country.”

Given that Mnuchin comes to us from Golden Sacks, it doesn’t take much of a leap to realize that what he and his ilk are longing for is a form of serfdom. You can have rights, but not while on the job.

And that’s about as un-American as it gets.

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What’s Not Normal Today (Day 249)

As the cover of the NYPost tells us, 200 players protested on Sunday; as a comparison last week it was only 6.

Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico…

 “In a matter of hours, Hurricane Maria wiped out about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico.” José A. Rivera, a farmer on the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico, predicted there won’t be any agriculture in Puerto Rico for “a year or longer.” Rivera said Maria had knocked down almost all of his 14,000 plantain trees and destroyed his yam and pepper crops.

…and Tiger Beat tells us:

Puerto Rico’s governor calls for greater federal response to Maria“Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello called on the Pentagon to provide more search-and-rescue help and humanitarian resources to help the beleaguered island recover from “complete devastation” from Hurricane Maria. ‘We need more resources from the Department of Defense so we can get helicopters and resources,’ Rossello told POLITICO in a phone interview Sunday night. ‘We know that there are capabilities in the surrounding areas, helicopters, planes and so forth,’ he said. ‘And our petition is for us to be able to use them.’”

And I bring this up only because over the weekend, Hair Führer tweeted 10 times about NFL and 0 times about Puerto Rico. It’s a compare and contrast thing. So Comrade Stupid, sending that he might be in trouble goes into DAMAGE CONTROL !!1!

Which of course brings us to Mooselimb Ban #3. Hair Führer does something clever (for him) and included 2 non-Muslim majority countries on it, you know, so he can claim that it has nuttin’ to do with discriminating against a religion. North Korea and Venezuela are welcomed to the banned club! And we note again that none of the eight countries that are banned have a Trump Tower or golf course. Sad!

Trump’s Fratsputin, Jared Kushner is using a private email account to conduct official US Bidness: BURN THE WITCH!!1!

And let’s conclude with this startling analysis from Axios:

Most of America is deteriorating economically.

  • Economic prosperity is concentrated in America’s elite ZIP Codes, but economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating.

That’s the stark conclusion by Axios tech editor Kim Hart, in one of the most sobering pieces we have run in the eight months since we launched.

  • What that means: U.S. geographical economic inequality is growing, meaning your economic opportunity is more tied to your location than ever before.
  • A large portion of the country is being left behind by today’s economy, according to a county-by-county report released this morning by the Economic Innovation Group, a non-profit research and advocacy organization.

Key findings:

  • New jobs are clustered in the economy’s best-off places, leaving one of every four new jobs for the bottom 60% of ZIP Codes.
  • Most of today’s distressed communities have seen zero net gains in employment and business establishment since 2000. In fact, more than half have seen net losses on both fronts.
  • Half of adults living in distressed ZIP Codes are attempting to find gainful employment in the modern economy armed with only a high school education at best.
  • The healthier the economy, the healthier the person: People in distressed communities die five years earlier.

And there is much, much more there. So Comrade Preznint Stupid is fiddling with divisive racism for his political gain as Rome burns down.

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Bad Translation, Cont.

prayer

Well, I certainly spent a good chunk of my 20s praying at the porcelain alter…

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Moeman)

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Updated:Activism: Saving the ACA: Hit The Phones

Update: As I said McConnel, Graham and the other R’s are playing dirty. Before this is over they’ll promise anything for that that 50th vote. And I do mean anything, just watch.

From WaPo:

New version of health-care bill will help Alaska and Maine — home of two holdout senators

The Republican senators at the forefront of the latest effort to undo the Affordable Care Act plan to release a revised version of their bill Monday sending more health-care dollars to the states of key holdouts, as hardening resistance from several GOP senators left their proposal on the verge of collapse.

According to a summary obtained by The Washington Post, Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) will propose giving Alaska and Maine more funding than initially offered. Those states are represented by Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine), who have expressed concerns about the bill but have yet to say how they would vote.

Get on the phones guys. The constituency of Collins, Moore Capito, Heller and Murkowski are our best hope.

(No, Cruz is not going to vote against it ,and neither is Paul. They milking it for a bigger bribe, and everyone knows it.)

Make additional calls to all the R’s. If there’s a dark horse out there we  need to motivate him, or her. anything more than 49 votes for this cruel bill will result in a passing because Pence casts the tie breaker.

We need you to keep calling. There are lives in the balance.

From C&L..

Sen. Susan Collins: ‘Very Difficult For Me To Envision A Scenario’ Where She Backs ACA Repeal Bill

Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday morning that it would be “very difficult for me to envision a scenario” where she would vote for Republicans’ latest plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the Maine Republican said she wanted to wait for a Congressional Budget Office score of the Graham-Cassidy bill before rendering a final decision.

“It’s very difficult for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill,” Collins told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of The Union.” “What I am doing, as is my general practice, is I would like to see the Congressional Budget Office analysis, which is expected to come out tomorrow morning.” […]

That’s news to me. I thought McConnell was trying to get a vote without a CBO score. Y’know so no R Senator would really, truly, officially know that it was going to hurt people.

I would like to see the Congressional Budget Office analysis, which is expected to come out tomorrow morning.”

That is our wedge. With a published CBO score no one will be able to pretend they didn’t know how vicious this bill really is.

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A call to action:

Phone calls. Phone Calls. PHONE CALLS!

Hammer your R’s Senators and Representatives with phone calls.

Especially if any of these four are your Senators call multiple times per day and tell the to oppose Graham-Cassidy. keep it up until the votes are cast. We need you to speak for the rest of us. You are our best hope to save the ACA.

  • Dean Heller (Nevada) – (202) 224-6244
  • Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) – (202) 224-6665
  • Susan Collins (Maine) – (202) 224-2523
  • Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia) – (202) 224-6472

But the rest of us must continue to fight. We cannot allow any R Senator or Congressional Representative to pretend they don’t hear our voices. We all must speak loudly and as one.

Make the calls.

  • Keyword: Oppose Graham-Cassidy
  • Keyword: Protect my Obamacare
  • Keyword: Pay the CSR’s
  • Keyword: See you at townhall.

Please, make as many calls to each of your R senators and one to your R representative as you can today, tomorrow and every day including Sunday until the 30th.

The dream has not died as long as we continue to dream it, and fight to make it real.

Phone Calls Work!

O-

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Petunia and Pals Wins The Morning!

Lookout, Jeebus! The goalpost looks like a crucifix!

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