1:30 PM yesterday blip commented on The Morning News: Snow Day! And the State Sues Monsanto.
Republicans have been using "voter fraud" to justify voting restrictions for years. Jill Stein may have given Michigan's GOP legislature a convenient opportunity to shift the blame elsewhere but several Republican-controlled states Jill Stein isn't recounting are passing similar restrictions and many others already have them in place.
Dec 6 blip commented on "Thrifty" Trump Cancels Air Force One Order; Twitter Hilariously Responds.
This is blow back from Boeing's CEO being mildly critical of Trump's trade war saber-rattling. How embarrassingly petty and insecure this man is. It would be funny if our lives and economic security weren't hanging in the balance. Maybe one day we can look back on this time and laugh, if we aren't all dead.

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Dec 6 blip commented on Senator Patty Murray: Ben Carson Is the "Wrong Choice" to Lead Housing and Urban Development.
I don't take anything you say seriously but there are people who literally think that way and they vote.
Dec 6 blip commented on Senator Patty Murray: Ben Carson Is the "Wrong Choice" to Lead Housing and Urban Development.
Remember when everyone laughed at Sarah Palin for citing Alaska's proximity to Russia as foreign policy experience? Those were the days.
Dec 6 blip commented on Senator Patty Murray: Ben Carson Is the "Wrong Choice" to Lead Housing and Urban Development.
@27, I know he's just trolling but there are conservatives who actually believe this is how liberals think. I'm sure there are more than a few who think living in public housing as a child 6 decades ago is relevant experience for the job, too. Jesus christ we're so fucked.
Dec 5 blip commented on Senator Patty Murray: Ben Carson Is the "Wrong Choice" to Lead Housing and Urban Development.
So he says like 2 weeks ago he wouldn't accept a job in Trump's administration because he has no government experience, and now he has agreed to run HUD and he says that makes perfect sense because he grew up in Detroit. Also "urban" is a commonly understood to mean "black" so he's got that going for him too I guess. This should end well for everyone.
Dec 5 blip commented on Photos: At Seattle March Against Hate, Chants of "Women! United! Will Never Be Divided!".
This is the first time I've seen someone use the word 'cuck' in earnest. Conservatives' hang-ups about sex reveal themselves in the strangest of ways, and they think they're being clever. It's cute.
Dec 2 blip commented on Trump Supporters Panic; File Lawsuit to Stop Recount.
@21, It's only a recount to nowhere if the only goal is to overturn the agreed upon results of the election, but if you want Americans to feel we can trust the results of this (or any) election it is essential to do this. Charges of "rigging" have been tossed around lightly for months, and it's not Jill Stein or Hillary Clinton who were making them.

Trump wants to make outrageous claims about elections being rigged by elites and corrupted by votes from non-citizens, but he doesn't want to do anything to validate or refute those claims, because his goal is to undercut the public’s trust in the process. Because of his reckless behavior, we now have an obligation to verify the results of the election. In a country that values democracy, this shouldn't be the least bit controversial.
Dec 2 blip commented on Trump Supporters Panic; File Lawsuit to Stop Recount.
Sorry Michigan but this is all part of the democratic process, and when the margin between the winner and loser is as low as 0.2%, an audit and/or recount should be standard. There is nothing unreasonable about this request, even with the assumption that the outcome of the election will not change. This is as much about peoples’ faith in the democratic process as it is about the result, especially after Trump claimed that millions of people voted illegally without providing evidence, but wants to stop anyone from looking into it. He is trying to undermine peoples’ trust in the electoral process, just as he has eroded their trust in the media and the existence of facts.
Dec 2 blip commented on Last Night Axl Rose Goaded Guns N' Roses' Mexico City Fans to Bash a Trump Piñata.
@1, Liking Freddie Mercury is quite possibly the lowest possible bar to clear – even lower than "I have gay friends," which still lights a fire in my gut when I hear it. I can give him some wiggle room for the ignorance of youth and the fact that threats of violence towards queer people and complete indifference to their suffering during the early AIDS epidemic were pretty mainstream in the 1980s. I assume he had a change of heart at some point but I don't think he has ever apologized. All I know is if Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 2016 there is no way Axl Rose would have been welcome at his tribute concert. Times have changed.