Let the motherfucker burn

Pretty good article on how the Republicans’ scummy shenanigans are firing up liberals in Wisconsin and Michigan: GOP power grabs pour gas on ‘resistance’ in key Midwest states: Republican legislators in Wisconsin and Michigan have reignited Democratic energy since the midterms in two narrow Trump states.

Burn, motherfuckers, burn.

Give here to the Wisconsin Democratic party.

Goal Thermometer

Give here to the Michigan Democratic party.

Goal Thermometer

Realistically, either Trump gets blown out (and loses AZ and NC) or it comes down to these two states. So let’s keep on it.






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  1. 1
    Mike in NC says:

    (1) Looks like Republican corruption will result in a new election in NC-09 congressional district.

    (2) Idiot NC voters fell for another Republican suppression scheme to present photo ID at future elections. Governor Cooper needs to veto that crap.

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    TriassicSands says:

    Kevin Drum has a post up about the response of Wisconsin’s Democratic governor-elect Evers to Republican efforts to strip him of some of his powers.

    “I’m not making any promises one way or the other, but we’re looking at all issues, all options on the table,” Evers said in an interview on NBC News’s “Meet the Press.”

    All options? Is one of them for him to switch parties? Sorry, Tony, the Republicans don’t want someone who won’t fight.

    Democrats can be so pathetic.

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    The Dangerman says:

    If Trump is the Nominee, he’s not getting blown out…

    …but if I was a real gambler (other than B1ackjack, I’m not, and that’s basically a coin flip game), I’d put money on him not being the nominee.

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    Victor Matheson says:

    @TriassicSands: I think Drum is way off base here. What exactly are you looking for in Democrats and Evers? You want a bunch of tie-dyed Birkenstock wearers marching with tiki torches? You want MSNBC to turn into a liberal propaganda network?

    Quite honestly, the reason Evers might be toning things down is the legal scholars might be telling him there is no chance to win in court. After all, elected officials have the right to pass legislation in lame duck sessions. Don’t get mad at Evers. He is not green lantern. Get mad an the undemocratic thieves trying to destroy democracy.

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    debbie says:

    The Ohio Senate has tabled the heartbeat bill and has watered down the stand your ground bill (though it’s still plenty offensive. Kay’s the expert, but my guess is they’ve been watching Wisconsin and Michigan.

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    TriassicSands says:

    @Victor Matheson:

    Your comment seems confused to me. Why should anyone get mad at the thieves if the person who is getting screwed doesn’t get mad or even seem upset? The undemocratic moves that Republicans are making need to be a big deal and you don’t make them a big deal by quietly saying “all options are on the table.”

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    Sebastian says:

    Folks, savor. This whole thing is careening straight towards a supernova: The Republican Convention.

    Trump cannot resign or he loses pardon power. He has to win a second term or he loses pardon power.

    At the same time the GOP has to field a primary challenge or somehow distance themselves or they will be decimated. The MAGAts will kill anyone speaking ill of Mango Mussolini.

    The Republican primary and convention are going to be fucking EPIC.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @debbie:
    AFAIK, the Stand Your Ground provision was removed completely. Ohio still isn’t right-wing enough for that shit. Glad to hear the fetal heartbeat bill was tabled.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @TriassicSands:

    IIRC, the legislation has not passed the Wisconsin senate yet, nor has it been signed by Scott Walker. It sounds like there may still be a possibility that they can get one of those two to back off and then it never becomes a law.

    So what’s better right now: starting a very public fight that goads the Republicans into pulling the trigger, or negotiating behind the scenes to get them to step off the ledge and let the bill die?

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    Ruckus says:

    This is politics. We may not like how it’s going at this time but it’s still a very human game that gets played, like it or not.
    And we are in a position of forward momentum right now. Republicans are in a very defensive position, made that way by their chosen leader and his politics. They can’t be too pushy, or soon it turns them to having no say at all. CA has shown the way. Some of them aren’t going to be able to see that but I’d bet enough will. They have a star but he is an exploding star, unmanageable, unpredictable, unstable. He’s done things that hurt their base and their supporters. And just because individual 1 doesn’t see that doesn’t mean that enough of the rest of them don’t. They’ve already shot their wad, it isn’t going to get better for most of them.

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    Gozer says:

    @Sebastian: Maybe.

    Or they’ll all get in line like the fucking lemmings they really are.

  12. 12
    Sebastian says:

    @Gozer:
    Get in line behind who?

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    Aleta says:

    Dec 6 — Bulldozers are expected to soon plow through the protected habitat of the National Butterfly Center along the Rio Grande to clear the way for President Trump’s border wall, which got a green light from the Supreme Court this week.

    Hundreds of thousands of butterflies flit through the center’s 100-acre sanctuary in Mission. But 70 percent of the land will eventually be on the other side the wall, said Marianna Wright, the executive director.

    “Just like farmers get crop yield in acres and inches, we get butterflies based on what we have planted in acres and inches,” Wright said. “So having a wide swath of our property bulldozed is going to negatively impact the volume of the species and diversity of the species.”

    The wall could be up to three stories tall, with 18-foot steel beams, called bollards, rising from a concrete base. Construction through the refuge could start in February.

    The high court let stand an appeals ruling that lets the administration bypass 28 federal laws, mostly to protect the environment, to build the wall in the Rio Grande Valley. The Animal Legal Defense Fund and two other organizations had sued the government.

    Some of the laws that were waived include the Endangered Species Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Environmental activists argue the wall could lead to the extinction of endangered species such as the ocelot, contamination of drinking water and destruction of indigenous historical sites.

    [Other laws being waived for this construction include the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act and the Clean Air Act.]

    “The border wall and the border region is an area of tremendous biodiversity and wildlife,” said Tony Eliseuson, a senior staff attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. “It’s a very rich environmental area, and this border wall will have a devastating impact on both the environment and many, many species.”

    By refusing to hear the case, the Supreme Court upheld a February ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel of San Diego in favor of the government.

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson said in an October notice that the flow of undocumented immigrants and drugs along the border demonstrated “an acute and immediate need” for a wall. The immigration reform act of 1996 and a 2005 update, the Real ID Act, grants the government broad powers to waive federal laws to expedite construction projects on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The butterfly center sued the government after contract workers appeared unannounced on its property in July 2017. Chainsaws in hand, they began clearing out protected habitat where the border wall was planned.

    “That is criminal. And unconstitutional,” Wright said.

    Surveying began before Congress approved $1.6 billion for 100 miles of new and replacement fencing, with 33 of those miles in the Rio Grande Valley. … U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela managed to exclude the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge from the current wall budget. He said it was “devastating” that the wall will cut through the butterfly center, the historic La Lomita Chapel and Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and possibly dozens of family cemeteries.

    By waiving requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Trump administration will also be skipping over an analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the wall. The federally regulated analysis also typically offers ways to lessen the harm of projects. “It’s a lot harder to clean up after the fact than prevent it in the first place,” Eliseuson said.

    “Congress made that decision when it passed the Endangered Species Act that it was important to protect wildlife because it has tremendous value to us as a society,” he said. “By waiving (the act) to build this wall, the Trump administration is gutting that really important congressional decision.”

    “We have a president who purports to be all about law and order, and he and the Supreme Court are now supporting the waiver of all laws that get in the way of his agenda,” Wright said. “That should be an affront to all Americans.”

    https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Bulldozers-to-soon-plow-through-National-13447399.php?utm_campaign

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    Gozer says:

    @Sebastian: I think they’ll follow Trump off the cliff. I doubt there will be a GoP primary challenger.

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    ruemara says:

    @Gozer: i kinda agree, sorry to say.

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    smike says:

    @Gozer:
    Perhaps Lindsey, in a snit, will declare a kerfuffle and “leave all options open.”

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    Gozer says:

    @smike: With brow furrowed worryingly no doubt.

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    Gozer says:

    @ruemara: Yeah. Aside from a handful of senators and even fewer reps, the rest are in districts the proverbial dead pimp could win and/or are possibly dumber than their orange avatar.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @TriassicSands: I would have thought lawsuits are the best way to fight this nonsense.

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    hervevillechaislounge says:

    @Gozer:

    they’ll all get in line like the fucking lemmings they really are

    Ding ding ding we have a winner!

    As my incredibly wise veterinarian noted during the 2016 primaries: democrats fall in love, republicans fall in line. Every. Single. Time.

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    debbie says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    I think they kept the innocent until proven guilty, but they did get rid of the part where you don’t have to try to escape before shooting.

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    PenandKey says:

    @Aleta: Seriously, what the hell are the point of laws if the Supreme Court can just waive its hands and declare a project is exempt from them?

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    Starfish says:

    I catch so few of these titles. Do I get a gold star for knowing this one?

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