Author Archives: JM Ashby

Perry Security

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, the co-founder of the virulently anti-immigrant Minuteman Project has announced that he will organize a revival of the group next spring. What could go wrong? Meanwhile, McDonald’s has fired the mother who was … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rand Paul Opens Mouth, Reveals He’s Clueless

Over the weekend the Obamas said that they would like to see their daughters work minimum wage jobs so that they would understand “what most folks go through every single day.” That seems reasonable to most people, but Rand Paul … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Idiot Quote of the Day

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the first congressman out of the gate this morning with a reaction to the DC Circuit’s ruling striking down subsidies for the federal health insurance exchange — a ruling which will almost certainly be overturned … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Senator Ron Johnson’s Lawsuit Against His Own Staffers Thrown Out, Paul Clement Fails Again

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) filed a lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in January of this year, challenging the rule that allows congressional staffers (including Johnson’s staffers) to receive subsides when enrolling in Obamacare. His lawsuit has … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Do Nothing Congress

Artist – Rob Rogers The Houston Chronicle has an excellent article on how immigrant children actually travel to the United States and all that the process entails. Meanwhile, border sheriffs are less-than-impressed by Texas Governor Rick Perry’s order to send … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Report: 20 Million Insured Under Obamacare

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, 20 million additional people have been covered by Obamacare. They reached the 20 million total this way: 1 million adults under age 26 enrolled in their parents’ plan; 8 million enrolled in … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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House GOP Pass Another Amendment That Does Nothing

Two weeks ago House Republicans passed an amendment that would prohibit the Energy Department from blocking approval of offshore-drilling permits. The problem, of course, is that the Energy Department has nothing to do with offshore-drilling which falls under the purview … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Mixed Messages

Representative Steve Pearce (R-MN) was among a delegation who visited Honduras and Guatemala last week and he says violence is not driving immigration to the United States, however the delegation was afraid to leave the hotel during their stay. Congressman … 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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Wisconsin GOP Argue Over Who’s the Biggest Fan of Impeachment

The clown show that is the race for Wisconsin’s sixth congressional district has apparently devolved into a competition to see who can make the most ridiculous case for impeaching President Obama. All four Republicans running for the seat have their … 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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Idiot and Troll From Washington Decries Idiots and Trolls From Washington

You can give Obstructionist Extraordinaire Rand Paul credit for one thing — he knows how to stroke the monumental egos of disillusioned, libertarian tech bros. Rand decried the “disaster” of Washington — a disaster he helped create — and told … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Invasion

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, President Obama is expected to sign an executive order on Monday which will add LGBT persons to an existing non-discrimination order that prevents discrimination based on race, sex, or religion. Meanwhile, House Oversight … 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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Iron-Pumping, Anti-Immigrant Bro Candidate Doesn’t Know Why Militia Followed Him

Frank Riggs, the shirtless, iron-pumping, ‘roided-up Bro candidate running for governor in Arizona can’t figure out why a group of militiamen followed him around at an anti-immigrant protest. During an interview with TPM, Riggs said he doesn’t know why they … 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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What Could Go Wrong?

A new law taking effect in Kentucky this week aims to reduce domestic violence by putting guns in the hands of even more people. via Mother Jones The new Kentucky law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, doesn’t stop abusers … 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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Think of the Children

Artist – Jimmy Margulies In other news, Senator Ted Cruz says he won’t support an emergency funding bill to handle the increased amount of undocumented children entering the country unless we deport all DREAMers as well. Will the GOP follow … 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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State Supreme Court Says NO to Chris McDaniel

via TPM McDaniel demanded “access to and full examination of all the original election materials,” including poll books. The Mississippi Attorney General and Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker argued that a candidate’s right to review election records does not … 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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Another Distraction

The downing of a passenger plane carrying nearly 300 people is a great opportunity to abandon our coverage of immigrant children, wouldn’t you say? Boss Limbaugh seems to think so. LIMBAUGH: It’s a Malaysian Airlines jet and can you — … 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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Marco Rubio Daydreams Out Loud

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that if he were president — Ha!– the current influx of undocumented children from Central America wouldn’t have happened. “Well first of all, it wouldn’t have happened because I never would’ve signed an executive order … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin is Talking About Legitimate Rape Again

Former congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) continued his comeback tour today by appearing on MSNBC and offering a non-apology apology for his use of the phrase “legitimate rape.” “Legitimate rape is a law enforcement term. And it’s abbreviation for legitimate case … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bad Policy

Artist – Clay Bennett In other news, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie explained today that he won’t answer any important questions because then we might quote him. Meanwhile, the Chris McDaniel campaign announced today that they will file a challenge … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Asks “What The F*ck is Wrong With You?”

Jon Stewart hilariously dismantles rabid, anti-immigrant conservatives and our complicated immigration process in one of his best segments in a long time. You may be wondering — if they didn’t fill out the forms, can’t we just deport them? First … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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