Mornin’ Politocadoes! Just a quick round-up of news for today. Martin Shkreli, that ratfink Pharma Bro, has been released from prison. What will be his next grift? Seems like he missed the boat on NFTs. The Kansas Supreme Court has … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Upholds A Bad Map
Mornin’ Politocadoes! In a not particularly surprising turn of events, the Senate failed to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) on Wednesday. The act would have codified the right to an abortion into law that otherwise had been covered … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Fails To Pass Legislation (Again)
Mornin’ Politocadoes!, Blackmail is such an ugly word. Which is why Bender prefers extortion. In either case, it’s the holding of incriminating information over an individual in order to coerce them towards a certain desired course of action. Usually, the … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Has Dirt On All Of YA
Mornin’ Politocadoes! Russia is on the receiving end of an unprecedented series of hacking attempts by Ukraine’s “IT Army”. From their channel on Telegram, a new list of targets is generated every day for its volunteer army to attack, wave … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Enters The Cyber-War
Mornin’ Politocadoes! Disability Rights Advocates in South Korea have been demonstrating for improved accessibility and protection from discrimination by blocking access to key subway stations in Seoul. April 15th marked the 91st day of these protests and demonstrations (beginning on … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Blocks The Subway
Mornin’ Politocadoes! Former congressman and former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was removed from the voter roll in North Carolina by the State Board of Elections on Wednesday. This comes amidst the investigation into voter fraud by Meadows who … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Gets Removed From The Voter Roll
Mornin’ Politocadoes! Remember Covid? Politics Thread remembers. As state after state once again relaxed mask mandates across the country after Omicron finally started to see a significant drop-off in cases, it’s BA2 subvariant has emerged. The subvariant has spread rapidly … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread’s Mask Goes Back Up
Mornin’ Politocadoes! Russia says they’re scaling back their attacks. Is it true? Well, as always, don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do. With the beginning of face-to-face negotiations with Ukraine, Russia announced that it would scale back … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Is Lying Again
Morning Politocadoes! Former Secretary of State and Ambassador to the UN, Madeleine Albright has passed away from cancer at the age of 84. She was the first female Secretary of State in the history of the United States while serving … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Honors The Life of Madeleine Albright
Top o’ the mornin’, Politocadoes! It’s St. Patrick’s Day in those parts of the world that celebrate. A day meant to commemorate his death and be his Feast Day is marked by parades, shamrocks, Irish flags, skelly hats, and pints … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Wears The Green
Morning Politocadoes, The invasion continues with ceasefires being broken repeatedly, reports of up to 7,000 Russian and Belarusian troops killed in action, and the repeated targeting of civilian locations by invading forces. Hopes remain high for possible talks between Ukraine … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Sanctions The Oligarchs
Morning Politocadoes, It has been a week since Russia began its formal invasion of Ukraine. It’s initial assault has been marred by supply line issues, poor tactics, bad optics, and the stiff resistance of the people of Ukraine. In fact, … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread: Where We Stand
Morning Politocadoes, What we have been expecting seems to have come to fruition. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation within Ukraine. Ukraine has since cut off all diplomatic ties with Russia and declared martial law; requesting citizens … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Stands With Ukraine
Mornin’ Politocadoes! Russia recently claimed that it was leaving the border with Ukraine. With only Russian video to back up the claim, the US and NATO allies were understandably skeptical. The brief glimmer of hope for those observing it from … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Leaves Ukraine?
Mornin’ Politocadoes! Welp, the former President appears to have, in addition to basically everything else on the list of things not to do, may have violated the Presidential Records Act. Upon leaving office, Trump failed to send documents back to … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Violates The Presidential Records Act!
Mornin’ Politocadoes! More information has been coming to light about the Ex-President’s attempts to subvert democracy and remain in power. Besides what we already know, the PowerPoint presentation prepared by John Eastman, the pressure Trump put on Mike Pence, the … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Tried To Steal An Election
Mornin’ Politocadoes! Russia, the country most likely to use the Troll Face as it’s avi, appears poised to invade Ukraine. With 100,000 soldiers on the ground spread across Belarus, Crimea, and its’ own border with Ukraine, Russia has the country … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Invades Ukraine?
Mornin’ Politocadoes! Senate Republicans (Democrats? Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema) voted against changing filibuster rules in order to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights act. And what is our correct expression to this ongoing to travesty? Why, yes! It’s Dull … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread IN: DULL SURPRISE
Mornin’ Politocadoes! The Filibuster is an outdated Senate procedure that effectively stops dead a piece of legislation that is being decided on. It is not part of the Constitution and was only created via Senate rules instituted in 1806. Rarely … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Fills-A-Buster
Mornin’ Politocadoes! It has been one year since angry Trump supporters breached the walls of the Capitol. A feat not matched since the British invaded and burned it during the War of 1812. It was an ominous beginning to the … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread: One Year Later
Mornin’ Politocadoes! In the Last Thursday Politics Thread of 2020, I asked for a better year. I knew going in it wouldn’t be easier. Maybe things could get better. Just maybe, this year would be better than the last. So, … Continue reading The Last Thursday Politics Thread of 2021