Bob Dole, longtime public servant and WWII veteran, dies Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, who will be remembered for the tenacity that defined his career and his work on behalf of fellow military veterans, died in his sleep Sunday morning. … Continue reading The Monday Politics Thread is Embellished by an Occasional Saxophone Solo
♬ I hate graveyards and old pawn shopsFor they always bring me tearsI can’t forgive the way they robbed meOf my childhood souvenirs ♬— The things we’ve kept made us who we became Watch for not seeing much of your … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Gets Personally Political in a Microcosm of Maldistribution
This week’s Tom Lehrer song is one of my favorites it’s The Irish Ballad a parody of folk songs and a pretty good Murder Ballad in its own right. Not particularly political but it fits my dark and angry mood … Continue reading The Friday Politics Thread is not feeling Supreme
Mornin’ Politocadoes, The US Supreme Court heard opening arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a court case that challenges Mississippi’s ban on most abortions past 15 weeks. The arguments coming from the clinics, were by all accounts, sound … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Loses Its Credibility
How it started… While everyone was busy covering Virginia some three weeks ago… And then last night… In Brunswick, where just before Thanksgiving weekend three White men were convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery… Always pay attention to what’s happening on … Continue reading But How’s It *Really* Going, Georgia – The Wednesday Politics Thread
So let’s do it. The news is Mad Libs anymore. First up: we made robots that can reproduce! This never ends poorly in books and movies! In other news, Sen. ColLOLins isn’t going to help Democrats with the debt ceiling, … Continue reading Tuesday’s PoLOLtics thread has found some strange stuff to share.
LGBTQ+ Activist Viktória Radványi Fights for Budapest Pride Amid Anti-Gay Legislation “What’s really crucial for social justice movements, especially for those who work in hostile environments, is not to embrace this idea that your results define you, or your productivity … Continue reading The Cyber Monday Politics Thread is Stimulating the Economy
♪ When the whistle blows each morningAnd I walk down in that cold, dark mineI say a prayer to my dear SaviorPlease let me see the sunshine one more time ♪— You’d pray, too, if your job required pickaxing a … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Grumbles Into the Mine Field
It’s that time of year again, the most sacred of all American Holidays is upon us again. Friends I am talking about Black Friday! I’ve got a lot of thoughts about today and because you bought the ticket you can’t … Continue reading The Black Friday Polotocs Thread
Morning Politocadoes! Americadoes celebrate Thanksgiving today. A day of full of food, drink, football, floats, and dog shows. It’s also supposed to be a day of thanks. Ignoring the loooong history of hypocrisy inherent, it’s a worthwhile sentiment. So please … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Feasts
Good morning, Politicadoes! A quick reminder of all the good, the helpful, and the meaningful progress for communities long underserved that the newly signed Bipartisan Infrastructure package will bring about: And all this has been done within the first ten … Continue reading The Wednesday Politics Thread
Holy crap this week, folks. There is something weird in the air, has anyone else noticed? Strange things are afoot at the Circle K y’all. So the RNC used party funds to pay some of The Idiot’s legal fees, which … Continue reading Tuesday’s Politics thread is still catching up.
There’s nothing more frightening in America today than an angry White man It’s not the “radical Islamic terrorist” that I fear the most. Nor is it the brown immigrant or the fiery Black Lives Matter protester, or whatever the latest … Continue reading The Monday Polotics Thread is Waiting for Turkey Day
♫ Hello Mrs. JonesGood neighbor SamHow are you doing?While you’re working nine to fiveDo you know what your kids are doing? ♫— Does Uvular even know any other classic SoCal punk bands? Geez, epigraph. Lay off the Uve for once … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Yammers on Youths
Tomorrow is Transgender Day Of Remembrance so I want to take today’s thread to just get some of my own thoughts and feelings out there into the ether for you all to read. Fair warning this might be pretty emotional. … Continue reading The Friday Politics Thread: Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day Of Remembrance
Morning Politocadoes! Rep. Paul Gosar (Q-AZ) has been censured in the House of Representatives and has lost committee postings for posting a video depicting himself in the anime “Attack on Titan” killing fellow congressional representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and President … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Gets Censured
First member of Congress born in Thailand. First Asian-American to represent Illinois in Congress. First Thai-American elected to the U.S. Senate, one of only 15 Asian-Americans to ever serve in Congress, and one of only 12 Women to have served … Continue reading A Woman’s Place Is Wherever She Wants It To Be – Wednesday Politics Thread
I’m out of town for work, and kinda swamped. And a little fried. And just generally feeling a little too…..multi-directional at the moment. So talk amongst yourselves. Follow the site rules. Look both ways before crossing. And make sure your … Continue reading Tuesday’s Politics thread is out of town.
President Biden to Sign Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Monday On Monday, the President will host a bipartisan bill signing ceremony for his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The President will be joined by Members of Congress … Continue reading The Monday Politics Thread Says It’s Infrastructure Week, Garfie Baby
♫ They’re growing houses in the fields between the townsAnd the Starlight drive-in movie’s closing downThe road is gone to the way it was beforeAnd the spaces won’t be spaces anymore ♫— A singer-songwriter from New Jersey who late-80s and … Continue reading The Weekend Politics Thread Slips Into the Zone
I’m trying over the next few weeks to find a fun header style for my Friday Politics Thread. To that end, if you have any ideas please let me know! This week I want to talk about one of my … Continue reading The Friday Politics Thread Flies Paper Planes