Panicking Mitch McConnell Shoves Entire Senate Healthcare Bill Into Mouth

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From The Onion:

WASHINGTON—Quickly crumpling up all 500 pages of the legislation upon hearing footsteps in the hallway, sources reported Tuesday that a panicked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shoved the entire Senate healthcare bill in his mouth as a Democratic senator walked past.

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Who Answers For Otto Warmbier?

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From Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged:

I’m regretful if my posts are death-laden of late, but the faces of the departed are on my mind and I must blog them. And so it goes for this naïve and warm-hearted young man, Otto Warmbier, who died just after North Korea had the temerity to let us have his dying body back.

Do you know who to blame? Because if you are blaming anyone but North Korea for this death, you can suck mud.

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Philando Castile: He Was Killed Within 74 Seconds

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From Jo Moore at The Intersection of Madness and Reality:

74 seconds. 2 seconds, 1.78 seconds Time Keeps on Slippin’

Numbers ringing in my head, 74 seconds, the time it took a cop to leave his car and shoot and kill Philando Castile. 74 seconds. Castile did everything they tell Black people to do when confronted by police because after all he had been stopped 49 times in the past 14 years. He knew the drill and he was a security guard licensed to carry a gun. A brother officer, if you will.

Comply, comply, hang your head, don’t look em in the eye and comply. Didn’t work.

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Eggs (Spinning) in Milk – Study

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From The Journal of Improbable Research:

Have you ever wondered why a hard-boiled egg, or a pool ball, spinning on a countertop and passing through a puddle of milk, draws milk up the side of the egg and then ejects it at the maximum radius? So did Ken Langley, Jeff Hendricks, Matthew Elverud, Dan Maynes and Tadd Truscott of Brigham Young University, US.

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Does Karen Handel Really Oppose Livable Wages? Come on.

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From libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara:

This is a classic statist mis-framing of the issue—and Handel apparently got trapped by it.

In answer to the question, “Do you support a livable wage,” who would have any reason to say no? Every responsible parent seeks to get her child a good education, instill a good work ethic and good character, send her child to college or trade school, etc., so her child can gain marketable skills and work habits in order to earn a good, self-supporting living as an adult. Adults make themselves more valuable to employers over time by adding to their skills, experience, and so forth. That’s how adults earn raises and advance. Who in their right mind would be against that? Certainly, not Karen Handel.

The issue is, should government force employers to pay every employee what it deems to be a “livable wage,” whether the employer judges the wage economically justified or not and even if the employee agrees to work for a lower wage? The obvious, moral answer is no.

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Prosecutors Had Evidence Nixon White House Plotted Violence

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From NBC News:

Watergate prosecutors had evidence that operatives for then-President Richard Nixon planned an assault on anti-war demonstrators in 1972, including potentially physically attacking Vietnam whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, according to a never-before-published memo obtained by NBC News.

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Today In Both Sides Do It: The Gray Lady’s Long, Long, Bender

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From driftglass:

Are you ready?

Here it comes.

Secrecy Surrounding Senate Health Bill Raises Alarms in Both Parties

For the record, the creative typists who assembled the words in the column did find two Republicans who were mildly uncomfortable with the idea of a mob of vandals killing the ACA in the dark.

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Hell Yes Let’s Place Some Blame

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From Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass:

While we contemplate the white murderer of black Philando Castile walking free even though the victim’s death was live-streamed, let’s remember who keeps it impossible for anyone who is not white, male, straight, christian, conservative and rich from getting justice in this country.

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