Category Archives: Activism

Voting Day Today!

Today, Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina will hold their primaries, while Texas will hold yet another special election. Nevada is probably the most interesting to watch as they will have Governor, US Senator, and US Representatives. The Republicans … Continue reading

Posted in Get Out The Vote, voting | 3 Comments

What Will It Take?

Miah Cerrillo, Robb Elementary fourth grader who survived Uvalde school shooting, testifies before Congress in prerecorded video: "[He] shot my teacher and told my teacher 'goodnight' … He shot my friend that was next to me … I grabbed her … Continue reading

Posted in dim-o-crats, Guns! Guns! Guns!, Kill the Filibuster, NRA, Things that will kill us all, wayne lapierre | 10 Comments

Building a Better Vocabulary

OK guys, some terms to use to frame many of our terrible news: Domestic Tuckerism (#DomesticTuckerism) to describe white-nationalist and Tucker Carlson induced violence. Lay these shootings directly at the feet of Fox News, where they belong. Forced Birth (#ForcedBirth) … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Vocabulary | 4 Comments

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News He seems nice: Matt Gaetz, one of the 193 House Republicans who voted against capping the price of life-saving insulin at $35 a month for most Americans last week, has justified his vote by saying that diabetes … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 Pie Fight, Affordable Care Act, Matt Gaetz | 12 Comments

Under the Radar: USPS Just Got First Class Upgrade

The USPS Reform bill that passed has a lot of neat-o stuff in it: A postal reform bill that passed Congress this week could offer another opportunity to install a postal banking system in the United States, according to a … Continue reading

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We Delivered!

Guys, looks like we delivered for the USPS: The Senate on Tuesday passed sweeping bipartisan legislation to overhaul the US Postal Service’s finances and allow the agency to modernize its operations. The final vote was overwhelmingly bipartisan 79-19. The bill … Continue reading

Posted in Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Save the USPS | 3 Comments

2022: ‘It’s About Democracy, Stupid!’

Over the weekend I was having a text chat with some of my unindicted co-conspirators and I made the observation that the unified message of the Democrats for 2022 needs to be, “It’s About Democracy, Stupid!” — and then this … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 Pie Fight, Get Out The Vote, Vote Suppression, voting | 6 Comments

News That Will Drive You to Drink

Happy Hour News First the bad news: The USPS Board of Directors has still not fired Louis DeJoy’s ass and the Senate has not confirmed new members to the Board yet. Now the good news: Long-awaited legislation overhauling the Postal … Continue reading

Posted in Save the USPS | 3 Comments

Eiron, The Goddess of Irony, Laughed So Hard She Farted

Eiron is doing good work these days: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema confronted Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor last night about the chamber’s slow voting process, per ⁦@StevenTDennis.⁩ “Could we have some discipline in the votes, ever? You’re in … Continue reading

Posted in 2-drink minimum, Kill the Filibuster, Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), People Dumber than Dolphins | 4 Comments

Meanwhile in Texas, America’s Lab for Bad Policy…

…meet Stephen Balch,  the guy who is going to revise Texas social studies curriculum standards: This is Stephen Balch. He’s a conspiracy theorist who called Biden’s election a “literal coup” and pushes White Replacement Theory. The Texas State Board of Education … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Book Banning, Crazeee States, Fascism, Texas, America's Lab for Bad Policy | 2 Comments