Author Archives: JM Ashby

Clear Message

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, former Senator Scott Brown is getting back in the saddle at Fox News after losing the election. Again. Meanwhile, President Obama will address the nation tonight at 8 p.m. ET regarding the action … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Colbert Report Performs a Public Service, Exposes “Huge Douchebag” Libertarian Bros

This isn’t necessarily funny because utterly contemptable assholes like this do exist, but the Colbert Report makes them slightly more palatable. For fighting for their constitutional right to be total fuckstains, the Free Keene Squad are tonight’s difference makers. And, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul, the Civil Rights Hero Who Thinks the Civil Rights Act Went Too Far

Rand Paul is known for many things, chiefly among them is his belief that ending segregated lunch counters was a federal overreach and that private businesses should be allowed to discriminate. He could hardly be described as the ‘biggest defender … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House Committee Says Defunding Executive Action is Impossible

The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee has quietly informed Republican leadership that they cannot defund the president’s actions on immigration because the agency responsible for implementing it is not funded by Congress; it’s funded by user fees. [The] committee said the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Outreach: Democrats and the “Simple Minded Darkies”

Ira Hansen, the incoming speaker of the Republican caucus of the Nevada Assembly, would like to tell us what he knows about the Negro. Take it away: Among other things, as part of a broader statement of support for school … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Rep: Send Obama to Prison for Taking Executive Action

Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) is just sayin’ there’s a statute somewhere (he can’t remember exactly) that says we could throw the president in prison for a few years. Brooks said there is a federal statute (“I don’t have the citation … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Report: Only 1 Percent of Employers Dropping Healthcare

Immediately following the midterm election, congressional Republican leadership announced that one of their goals during the next session of Congress would be to redefine what it means to be a full-time employee because, supposedly, Obamacare is the reason employees are … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Last Week’s Agenda

Artist – Rob Tornoe In other news, Louisiana Republicans are establishing a special voter integrity program to combat the non-existent, imagined threat of voter fraud. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has officially scheduled 132 days of work for 2015. “Work” … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Paul Krugman Says What He Got Wrong

Here’s something you don’t see every day: an economist talking about the things they got wrong. via Business Insider Just once I’d like to see a conservative economist admit that the Ryan Budget and Republican economic philosophy is hogwash. Tried, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Colbert on Executive Action and GOP Pushback

Last night, Colbert warned us that immigrants are “coming for the jobs they already have.” Yes, the president is refusing to deport these illegals so we must cut the funding to pay the immigration officers he won’t need to not … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House GOP Wants No Independent Scientists on Science Board

The president isn’t going to sign this into law, but the House continues to wage its own private war on the EPA and science. The House voted 229-191 to pass H.R. 1422, which would change the rules for appointing members … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Chart: The Media’s Ebola Coverage Vanishes

No, it’s not your imagination; media coverage of Ebola has evaporated. According to a new report from Media Matters, cable news channels and broadcasters aired nearly 1,000 segments on Ebola during the month prior to the election, but have only … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Hundreds of Ballots Thrown Out in Texas

Several hundred or even several thousand votes wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the election in Texas, but that’s beside the point. According to the New York Times, hundreds of provisional ballots were thrown out in Texas because of the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Blockade

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, a religious group in Mississippi is pushing for a state constitutional amendment to declare Christianity the official state religion. Who needs Shariah law when you have Christian law? Meanwhile, Fox News is absolutely … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The GOP’s New Plan: Only Shut Down Part of the Government

How can the Republican party block the president’s executive action on immigration without shutting the government down? According to The Hill, their new plan is to fund every part of the government except those that may be involved in the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Ferguson Fearmongering is Good Business for Gun Dealers

By preemptively declaring a state of emergency and calling out the National Guard in St. Louis, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is feeding the fever dream of survivalists and racists who are now making a run on guns. ABC News reports … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Steve King’s 2016 Wingnut Jamboree

If this is any indication, the 2016 Republican primary contest will informally kick off with a jamboree at Steve King’s batshit conference. All of the 2016 hopefuls have been invited to kiss Steve King’s ring and several including Ted Cruz, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House GOP Find Last Sad Man Willing to Take Their Case

Two other law firms have already dropped out of the House Republicans’ lawsuit against the president because they were embarrassed by it, but insufferable scold Jonathan Turley says the House “had me at hello.” via TPM “It is a great … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Schrodinger’s Market

Artist – Don Landgren In other news, if you weren’t already aware, enrollment is once again open to everyone on state and federal health insurance exchanges. If you aren’t covered, consider getting covered today at healthcare.gov. Meanwhile, Missouri Governor Jay … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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And Jesus Said ‘Kick Them Out Onto The Street’

A “Christian, faith-based” homeless shelter in Kansas City is refusing to provide shelter to same-sex couples because Jesus. Executive Director Dan Doty explained to the Kansas City Star, “We are a Christian, faith-based organization that really does adhere to biblical … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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