Author: The BPI Squirrel

God-King, GOP Attack Women … Again

The God-King said employers should decide whether women use birth control and House Republicans made womanhood a preexisting condition. (More) “Conscience-based objections to the preventive-care mandate” Yesterday the God-King signed an executive order that said employers’ religious beliefs matter more than the beliefs of their employees: Sec. 3. Conscience Protections with Respect to Preventive-Care Mandate. The Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall consider issuing amended regulations, consistent with applicable law, to address conscience-based objections to the preventive-care mandate promulgated under section 300gg-13(a)(4) of title 42, United States Code. Translated from...

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GOP to Vote on Wealthcare Act

House Republicans are set to vote on a bill they haven’t read, pushed by an administration who say we’ll have to try it to see if it works…. (More) “To do an analysis with any level of factual basis would be literally impossible” Remember Ye Olden Dayes, when Republicans misquoted and then pilloried then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi for saying “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it?” To hear Republicans over the past seven years, you wouldn’t know that President Obama and House and Senate Democrats took 14 months to pass the...

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God King’s ‘Religious Liberty’ plus Other Stuff

Tomorrow the God-King will reportedly sign an executive order authorizing discrimination, so long as people claim religion as their excuse. (More) “The language is very, very strong” POLITICO’s Timothy Alberta and Shane Goldmacher report that the order will be essentially the same as a draft that was leaked in February: President Donald Trump has invited conservative leaders to the White House on Thursday for what they expect will be the ceremonial signing of a long-awaited—and highly controversial—executive order on religious liberty, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. Two senior administration officials confirmed the plan, though one cautioned...

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Wingnut News Network

Rumors are swirling about a proposed Wingnut News Network…. (More) “The belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left” Of course they won’t call it the Wingnut News Network. That would be too honest. Instead, they’ll call it Great America News or some such. But it’ll be of, by, and for wingnuts: A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in...

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Congressional Budget Deal, plus Other Stuff

Senate and House leaders reached a budget deal that gives the God-King almost nothing he demanded. (More) “It was [definitely not] a victory for Trump” Trust the AP to lead with this outright bullshit: Top Capitol Hill negotiators reached an agreement on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that avoids a government shutdown, aides said on Sunday. The deal means virtually all the day-to-day-operations of the federal government will be funded until September. It was a victory for Trump, who got an extra $12.5 billion to strengthen the military and another $1.5 billion to enhance border security. I guess...

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