Here's Biden signing an executive order on LGBTQ+ equality, in case you were wondering what he's done for you lately. Alex Wong / Getty Staff

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2

China burns more coal than the rest of the world combined, but sure, a gas tax holiday is the problem.

3

Matt… not gonna report on the shooting at the homeless encampment that left one dead? Or do you only report on non-homeless camp shootings?

4

Matt obviously doesn’t understand the meaning of triage.

If temporarily suspending the gas tax mitigates Democratic losses in the midterms and blocks Republican gains in 2024 then it’s actually a win.

For all his bemoaning the climate change situation he really doesn’t seem to understand the immediacy or the implications.

Anything that keeps the current GOP out of power is the proper response to climate change.

5

there's no gas shortage
see any Lines? Gouging the
Citizenry's become a Natural
Condition: they Love to LOVE Us!

but a gas-tax Holiday?
how 'bout an Excess
Profiteering Tax
instead

@3 -- Homelessness
is a Sympton: too
few have TOO
Much which
is why they-
're There:

"live" in Squalor
expect Shitty
Results

when a hundred Million
Citizens had Inadequate
healthcare in the richest
country in Earth's History
and are just one medical
Emergency* from the
Streets it's not
Challenging
to see what
we're doing
Wrong:

how many Estates
does one person require?
we have a minimum wage
let's have a Maximum wage

and Reinvest in
the Citizenry

*or a busted
Transmission

6

speaking of Juneteenth:
Absolutely. I think, very clearly, the critical race theory — the idea of it is being used as a bogeyman, and it is being misrepresented and distorted by people who don’t even know what critical race theory is, right?

So we should be clear that the thing that people are calling critical race theory is just — that is the language that they are using to talk about the idea

of teaching any sort of history that rejects the idea that America is a singularly exceptional place, and
that we should not account for the history of harm

that has been enacted to create opportunities and intergenerational wealth for millions of people, that has come at the direct expense of millions and millions of other people across generations.

Clint Smith on Democracy Now

more:
https://www.democracynow.org/2022/6/20/juneteenth_special_historian_clint_smith_on#transcript

7

History is not about rejecting ideas, but the recognition and accounting for all of them, including what America is or isn't.

8

Me to Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Drop dead. Or better yet, date Eric Greiten.

9

I didn't see that particular bike but there are a bunch of really nice looking bikes and bike parts on the corner of Leary and 47th Nw. Two of our sacred unhoused neighbors were selflessly keeping watch over them.

10

Eastern WA reps are just insane: mean-spirited and willfully ignorant, but the candidates are even worse. Tiffany Smith (the GOP challenger to Patty Murray) is another Marjorie Taylor-Greene, and there’s a few psychos running for the Vancouver area district (which isn’t Eastern Washington, but might as well be).

11

@10: Tiffany Smiley, not Smith.

Rather rude to disparage her when you don't even know her name.

12

Why bother, Raindrop? She’s just another nitwit, like Lauren Kulp

13

I'll take it that this will be an exception when you don't regret the error.

14

Shorter RWNJ'S: "It's the bike thieves, they're sending our country down the toilet! Something MUST BE DONE!

What? An attempted coup? A $250,000,000 grift? Rapacious oil companies raking in billions of dollars in excess profit by jacking up gas prices? I have no idea what you're talking about. And even if I did (which I most definitely DON'T), eh - what are ya' gonna do?"

15

Prior studies show that 90 percent of the money from a "gas tax rebate or holiday" get taken by the fossil fuel corporations, not given to consumers.

It's a very very very bad idea.

16

@2 China burns a lot of coal. But the US is still number three. So its not like we are totally awesome.

https://www.worldometers.info/coal/coal-consumption-by-country/

But what is important is consumption per capita. As in use based on population.

Per-capita Australia, of all places, burns the most (5,343.29 cu ft per capita).

17

@14 -- THANK
YOU COMTE

and just like the
Asteroid Movie says:

[Punching Down's Cool but]

Don't Look UP


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