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I guess when your (read: Republican party) path to success was to just fucking lie about everything I guess it shouldn't come as any surprise that it's eventually all you know how to do. The motherfuckers have lied to themselves and us for so long they can't see their way around them

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6 hours ago, Longhorn_Fan68 said:

I guess when your (read: Republican party) path to success was to just fucking lie about everything I guess it shouldn't come as any surprise that it's eventually all you know how to do. The motherfuckers have lied to themselves and us for so long they can't see their way around them

They do what's in their best interest until voters say enough.  Currently, their constituents bend over.  You'd think it'd be enough to look over and see them bending over every member of their family and family's future but nope, they're all in.  Some have even said that as long as some money is thrown their way, they're fine with it and will voluntarily ask for it to continue.  I guess they're so used to it that their fear is of a minority or a female pegging them because that's the only way they can understand government operating.  

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12 hours ago, 4th&Five said:

 

I just skimmed the article so perhaps this is an ill-informed opinion but if I understand the bill correctly, employers are responsible for the 14 day sick leave? I tend to agree with Alexander on this one...SMBs are about to get absolutely crushed by this pandemic and now they’re supposed to float 2 weeks of sick leave? We can debate the merits of whether our system is completely fucked if people literally can’t afford not to work, but asking small businesses that are about to be crushed to shoulder more of this blow seems misguided.

this seems like a national emergency...let the feds print some free money and hand it out to workers.

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Well some people are enjoying the pandemic. The other Republican Senator was not available to mock Covid-19 because he is under quarantine after being exposed to the virus.

 

 

Edited by Horn Under a Bad Sign

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23 hours ago, lemonlime said:

FYI, he's also an anti-vaxxer:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/politics/oklahoma-governor-deleted-tweet-coronavirus/index.html

 

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Stitt's tweet has also brought renewed attention to a 2018 speech he gave calling for vaccination to be a "choice."

In the speech -- which was reported by The Daily Beast -- Stitt says, "We've got six children and we don't vaccinate, we don't do vaccinations on all of our children. So we definitely pick and choose which ones we're going to do. It's got to be up to the parents, we can never mandate that."

Stitt's campaign website dismissed the article as "clickbait" and stated he did not support "changing current state law on mandated vaccines."

 

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3 minutes ago, Biff Tannen said:

They scared.

They should be.  Their party is an enemy of the Republic and of the people.  Fuck them all.  Guillotines will be too good for them.

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the US republican party as expressed in its elected representatives at the highest levels is the greatest existential threat to the united states currently in existence.  and that's not new. 

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1 hour ago, Bama Chick said:

Just disgusting people.

 

No, no, no. That has to be fake news. This is an election year and as we all know, new judges can't be confirmed in an election year.

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Does he live in Kentucky like Rand?

He’s probably that infected jackleg that’s breaking quarantine up there.

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That’s......not how autocorrect works Senator.




Like, even if you misspell ridiculous autocorrect doesn’t offer “retarded” as an option.
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And “retarded” doesn’t seem to be a word it would ever give you, like a curse word.
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Fat fingers? More like fat liar.

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11 hours ago, Bama Chick said:


Like, even if you misspell ridiculous autocorrect doesn’t offer “retarded” as an option.
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And “retarded” doesn’t seem to be a word it would ever give you, like a curse word.
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rewatch.  Watch again 

 

replay.  Play again. 

recheck.   Check again. 

rediculous.  Diculous again. 

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11 hours ago, Bama Chick said:

That’s......not how autocorrect works Senator.

 

 


Like, even if you misspell ridiculous autocorrect doesn’t offer “retarded” as an option.
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And “retarded” doesn’t seem to be a word it would ever give you, like a curse word.
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Fat fingers? More like fat liar.

 

It's incredibly boomer of him to blame it on autocorrect, but if his phone is autocorrecting "ridiculous" to "retarded", then he must be using the word "retarded" an awful lot.

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Yep, it's the government's fault alright, but just not for the reasons you expect:

 

https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/hern-votes-for-relief-bill-says-government-caused-the-problems/article_89d502cc-2dbf-5bfb-b937-3fa46a4eaeeb.html

 

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First District Congressman Kevin Hern was the only member of Oklahoma’s House delegation present for Friday’s voice vote on the $2.2 trillion.

COVID-19 relief bill, but all five supported it to some extent or another.

Hern said the measure is necessary but only because “government caused these problems by forcing our businesses to close.”

 

 

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“There is a great deal to be happy about with this legislation,” Hern said. “This isn’t a bailout. It’s a repayment of what the government has taken away from American workers and businesses. ... Yes, this is unprecedented spending, but these are unprecedented times.”

 

 

 

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On 3/11/2020 at 5:55 PM, Longhorn_Fan68 said:

I guess when your (read: Republican party) path to success was to just fucking lie about everything I guess it shouldn't come as any surprise that it's eventually all you know how to do. The motherfuckers have lied to themselves and us for so long they can't see their way around them

Republicans are fundamentally dishonest - with themselves and others - that is why they love Trump so much, and a huge part of why he has 100% approval sand support among Republican elected officials and Republican voters.  They absolutely love his complete and constant dishonesty.  And now they all get to do it all out in the open, because Trump gives them all permission to lie with impunity, and rewards them for it.

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6 hours ago, Horn Under a Bad Sign said:

Hundreds of miles from the Permian, residents of the Hill Country are drinking "muddy"  water with drilling fluid in it due to the Texas Republican party and their oil lords.


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https://www.kxan.com/news/see-it-muddy-water-ends-up-inside-homes-officials-believe-its-tied-to-permian-highway-pipeline-construction/
 

 

Fuck these fucking fucks.

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2 hours ago, Francisco 2.0 said:

Gee, what a shame.

 

 

Yes, the FUCKING PRESIDENT said the same thing in the past few days. No big deal though. 

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8 hours ago, Horn Under a Bad Sign said:

Hundreds of miles from the Permian, residents of the Hill Country are drinking "muddy"  water with drilling fluid in it due to the Texas Republican party and their oil lords.

I'd rather drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log
I'd rather drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log
Than stay here in Frisco, be treated like a dog

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meanwhile, in Florida, the party of @Johnny Sack admits their state's unemployment system was intentionally designed to keep people filing for unemployment so that the GOP could brag on their low unemployment numbers.

like good ol' sack, these are heartless animals (that are also church deacons in their spare time because they have FAMILY VALUES!)

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2020/04/03/its-a-sh-sandwich-republicans-rage-as-florida-becomes-a-nightmare-for-trump-1271172

 

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TALLAHASSEE — The staggering unemployment exploding on President Donald Trump’s watch would worry any incumbent running for reelection, but troubles in Florida are injecting an added dose of fear into a jittery GOP.

Already anxious about Trump’s chances in the nation’s biggest swing state, Republicans now are dealing with thousands of unemployed workers unable to navigate the Florida system to apply for help. And the blowback is directed straight at Trump’s top allies in the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott.

Privately, Republicans admit that the $77.9 million system that is now failing Florida workers is doing exactly what Scott designed it to do — lower the state’s reported number of jobless claims after the great recession.

“It’s a sh-- sandwich, and it was designed that way by Scott,” said one DeSantis advisor. “It wasn’t about saving money. It was about making it harder for people to get benefits or keep benefits so that the unemployment numbers were low to give the governor something to brag about.”

Republican Party of Florida chairman Joe Gruters was more succinct: “$77 million? Someone should go to jail over that.” 

With hundreds of thousands of Floridians out of work, the state’s overwhelmed system is making it nearly impossible for many people to even get in line for benefits.

After a record number of claims were reported Thursday, DeSantis said the state would resort to paper applications, build a mobile app to handle the flood of traffic and deploy hundreds, even thousands, of state workers to provide stopgap help. 

Congress last week delivered relief in the form of a $2 trillion stimulus packagethat directs cash to the unemployed. But to get that money into the pockets of Floridians, the state will have to duct-tape the rickety web-based unemployment system to deliver it.

It’s a monumental task. The system has had problems from its very start in 2013, and was one reason state senators refused in 2015 to confirm Scott’s pick to run the agency that manages unemployment benefits. 

The new online system was part of a series of changes designed to limit benefits. The ultimate goal — which it delivered on — was to lower unemployment taxes paid by Florida businesses. A 2011 analysis done by the Florida Legislature estimated that the changes pushed by Scott would save businesses more than $2.3 billion between 2011 and 2020. 

Now, as thousands of people try to get help, the system crashes or denies them access. Nearly 400,000 people have managed to file claims in the last two and half weeks. It’s not known how many have tried and failed. 

Most of those who do submit applications won’t qualify for aid, and the benefits that are paid out are among the most meager in the country — a maximum of $275 a week.

“This is horrible for people. I don’t want to minimize that,” one DeSantis adviser told POLITICO. “But if we have to look past the crisis, it’s bad for the president and it’s bad for the governor.”

“Everyone we talk to in that office when we ask them what happened tells us, ‘the system was designed to fail,’” the adviser said. “That’s not a problem when unemployment is 2.8 percent, but it’s a problem now. And no system we have can handle 25,000 people a day.”

State auditors have routinely chronicled shortcomings with the CONNECT system, most recently in a report issued in March 2019, two months after DeSantis took office.

 

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meanwhile, in Florida, the party of [mention=115]Johnny Sack[/mention] admits their state's unemployment system was intentionally designed to keep people filing for unemployment so that the GOP could brag on their low unemployment numbers.
like good ol' sack, these are heartless animals (that are also church deacons in their spare time because they have FAMILY VALUES!)
https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2020/04/03/its-a-sh-sandwich-republicans-rage-as-florida-becomes-a-nightmare-for-trump-1271172
 

TALLAHASSEE — The staggering unemployment exploding on President Donald Trump’s watch would worry any incumbent running for reelection, but troubles in Florida are injecting an added dose of fear into a jittery GOP.

Already anxious about Trump’s chances in the nation’s biggest swing state, Republicans now are dealing with thousands of unemployed workers unable to navigate the Florida system to apply for help. And the blowback is directed straight at Trump’s top allies in the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott.

Privately, Republicans admit that the $77.9 million system that is now failing Florida workers is doing exactly what Scott designed it to do — lower the state’s reported number of jobless claims after the great recession.

“It’s a sh-- sandwich, and it was designed that way by Scott,” said one DeSantis advisor. “It wasn’t about saving money. It was about making it harder for people to get benefits or keep benefits so that the unemployment numbers were low to give the governor something to brag about.”

Republican Party of Florida chairman Joe Gruters was more succinct: “$77 million? Someone should go to jail over that.” 

With hundreds of thousands of Floridians out of work, the state’s overwhelmed system is making it nearly impossible for many people to even get in line for benefits.

After a record number of claims were reported Thursday, DeSantis said the state would resort to paper applications, build a mobile app to handle the flood of traffic and deploy hundreds, even thousands, of state workers to provide stopgap help. 

Congress last week delivered relief in the form of a $2 trillion stimulus packagethat directs cash to the unemployed. But to get that money into the pockets of Floridians, the state will have to duct-tape the rickety web-based unemployment system to deliver it.

It’s a monumental task. The system has had problems from its very start in 2013, and was one reason state senators refused in 2015 to confirm Scott’s pick to run the agency that manages unemployment benefits. 

The new online system was part of a series of changes designed to limit benefits. The ultimate goal — which it delivered on — was to lower unemployment taxes paid by Florida businesses. A 2011 analysis done by the Florida Legislature estimated that the changes pushed by Scott would save businesses more than $2.3 billion between 2011 and 2020. 

Now, as thousands of people try to get help, the system crashes or denies them access. Nearly 400,000 people have managed to file claims in the last two and half weeks. It’s not known how many have tried and failed. 

Most of those who do submit applications won’t qualify for aid, and the benefits that are paid out are among the most meager in the country — a maximum of $275 a week.

“This is horrible for people. I don’t want to minimize that,” one DeSantis adviser told POLITICO. “But if we have to look past the crisis, it’s bad for the president and it’s bad for the governor.”

“Everyone we talk to in that office when we ask them what happened tells us, ‘the system was designed to fail,’” the adviser said. “That’s not a problem when unemployment is 2.8 percent, but it’s a problem now. And no system we have can handle 25,000 people a day.”

State auditors have routinely chronicled shortcomings with the CONNECT system, most recently in a report issued in March 2019, two months after DeSantis took office.

 
See also welfare reform

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