So, you’ve grown attached

We were right on the edge of schizophrenia. I’m glad she didn’t go over.

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Our kountry’s Kaptain Kweeg is destroying healthcare

First, Mike Pence is a douche for directing babyman to the desk.

Because despite what pussygrabber says about making healthcare better, this is what he’s doing:

The administration announced late last night that he will immediately halt cost-sharing reductions. These $7 billion in annual subsidies to health insurers allow around 7 million low-income Americans to afford coverage.

Earlier in the day, the president signed a far-reaching executive order that makes it easier for individuals and small businesses to buy alternative types of health insurance with lower prices, fewer benefits and weaker government protections.

This is not “letting” Obamacare fail. Many nonpartisan experts believe that these active measures are likely to undermine the pillars of the 2010 law and hasten the collapse of the marketplaces.

To all you pump truppets who depend on the affordable care act, but voted for the Secretary of State’s designated “fucking moron”: When you get sick, be sure to enjoy your painful deaths.

CNN’s editor at large is a sycophant and a menace to society

I’m reposting this item from Lawyers, Guns & Money because this “both sides” journalism is contributing to the downfall of this country and Chris Cillizza is making himself rich destroying the country:

CNN’s Editor At Large does a little of the ol’ Both Sides Do It with respect to the extraordinary effort of Republicans to eliminate health coverage for tens of millions of people with a quarter-assed bill that will be subject to none of the typical legislative process and little public debate. You probably already know where this is going:

 

To be fair, this is far from the first time a party has tried to jam something through without knowing all the consequences — as then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said about Obamacare in 2010, “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

 

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. To briefly belabor the obvious (a necessity where Cillizza is involved):

  • Cillizza goes beyond the usual “quote Pelosi out of context without explanation” and actively distorts what she says. It’s entirely clear from the full quote that Pelosi isn’t saying that she and her colleagues don’t understand what the bill will do. She’s saying the public doesn’t understand what the bill will do, because it’s been misinformed by Republican propaganda and the abjectly incompetent work of reporters like, to pick a random example, Chris Cillizza.
  • The effect of this lie about Pelosi is to advance the Republican propaganda line that the process that Republicans are using to repeal the ACA is basically the same as the year-long, fully transparent, bipartisan process Democrats used to pass it. This is an inversion of the truth that happens to be politically useful to the GOP, Cillizza’s trademark.

What’s so instructive about Cillizza failing upward is that he not only spent the most election that gave us Donald Trump and very possibly tens of millions of people without health insurance wanking on about a trivial nanoscandal involving email server management and a complete non-scandal involving a charity that turned out to be remarkably free of corruption, he routinely failed to even get the stories right. But, hey, he’ll have excellent health coverage either way, so if you die or are bankrupted because McConnell and Ryan take away your health insurance while continually lying about what they’re doing, he owes you a Coke.

Chris Cillizza is a piece of shit and should be working behind the counter of Burger King asking “Do you want fries with that?”

The GOP’s latest effort to kill Americans

You have to pay attention to this. The Republicans are trying to repeal Obamacare, again. They want to do it in 10 days. The Republicans are lying when they say it will improve health care.

It won’t.

It will kill people.

And the sad thing is a comedian knows more about the dangers of the bill than the Republicans who are trying to ram it down our throats:

The Republicans are rushing this bill through without letting the CBO score it to see what the actual impact will be, because they know it’s a death warrant for millions of Americans. That’s how low Republicans are.

And what do Republicans expect to gain from this?

Tax cuts for the rich.

Everyone who votes in support of this bill is a murderer. Everyone who supports anyone who votes for this bill is evil.

First rule of eclipse: Don’t look directly at the sun

Yesterday’s eclipse was a United States only event, starting in Oregon and ending in South  Carolina. In just about every news report leading up to the eclipse, one message was dominant:

SHIELD YOUR EYES

If you’re planning to catch the eclipse — either in totality or even partially — in person, you’ll need a few things to view it safely. Even though an eclipse effectively turns day into night, never look directly at the sun.

Solar eclipses are especially dangerous. Not because of anything special about the light during the eclipse, but because the sudden changes in luminosity can cause retina damage before your eyes have a chance to adapt, or before you have an opportunity to look away.

So, guess what the kopper krusted kook did:

I’ll bet 10 seconds before he did this, Melania said: “Obama says you shouldn’t look directly at the sun.”