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@MariaHill
Democrats take out our trash and Republicans, apparently, slap the trash on the back and set up a private li'l garbage club with it. 

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Better than humor is the sober truth: this is how all decent people feel about Matt Gaetz, or should. If you have smiled that weak, comfortable smile at someone in the past who showed you something lewd and exploitative, next time tell them to never show anyone again and to lock themselves away from society.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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@ScottLang I would also like Mitch McConnell to stay out of politics.

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Today we learned what a huge coward the CEO of the NRA is.

If you are working for good, you probably don't need to hide from the world on a yacht.

I wouldn't be friends with someone who wasn't the opposite of that anyway, but I thank all of my actual tough friends who never even had to worry about it. You all know who you are.

youtube.com/watch?v=pO40TcKa_5

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This is a fascinating etymology lesson about the word "cancel" in its current popular context. I think @MariaHill in particular will appreciate it, but others probably will too.

Nile Rodgers, who wrote the song where the term has its roots, had it used against him, almost certainly by someone who had no idea.

American English, like so many other parts of our culture, wouldn't be what it is without Black people. This might be the first time a word we got from AAVE has been so remarkably weaponized by right-wing extremists.

washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/c

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@NatashaRomanoff I wouldn't really want to spend a year going to every county in a state where everyone can walk into whatever gun store they see on their way home and buy whatever gun they want, then walk around with it open or concealed carry as suits their mood. @ThorOfAsgard

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Of course he still wants their money, and only to speak if they agree with him. I remember him being pretty supportive of Hobby Lobby at the time.

McConnell warns corporate America to 'stay out of politics' — but says donations are OK:
nbcnews.com/politics/congress/

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@MariaHill @ThorOfAsgard Absolutely. I understand all too well that the Democrats of Iowa could feel that they're being punished for something they didn't do if they lose their "first in the nation" status, but this would be one of numerous reasons to let someone else go first.

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That's how it works in Trumpworld. For all that loyalty, Gaetz gets zip. Hope someone learns from it.

Trump and his allies abandon Gaetz-

The congressman was a MAGA fixture. Now, engulfed in scandal, he’s persona non grata in Trumpworld.

politico.com/news/2021/04/06/t

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@ThorOfAsgard Well, I already wasn't planning to go anywhere near Iowa, but this solidifies it.

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Small steps after the Boulder mass shooting but Colorado makes more progress in gun law reforms.

From Colorado Politics:
“After a unanimous vote to approve amendments added by the House, the state Senate voted along party lines on final passage of a bill requiring firearm owners to report to law enforcement within five days of learning their gun has been lost or stolen”

coloradopolitics.com/news/sena

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@NatashaRomanoff There was something recently about Democrats talking about lessening the importance of the Iowa caucuses. If there was ever a time, this could be it. @ThorOfAsgard

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Predictable and batshit.

Arkansas state legislature overrides governor's veto on transgender health care bill - abcn.ws/3dE29gz

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The parliamentarian's ruling is an excellent one. It will give the Democrats more options to pass their agenda on infrastructure and other budgetary matters with another reconciliation bill this year.

However, voting rights bills are not likely at all to be included in any reconciliation bill, because the direct impact on budget and finances is considered to be minimal. Therefore, they will still need to address reform or elimination of the filibuster to pass HR 1/S 1, the "For the People Act", or do it via a "carve out" to the filibuster. This can be done.

Mitch McConnell tears all around!

Senate Democrats can now officially pass more bills with 51 votes-
vox.com/2021/4/5/22367832/sena

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starting the day with my #TeaGL tea, then soon it's off for my first vax shot

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