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Grrrrrr: Gov. Abbott vetoes bipartisan anti dog-chain bill.


The Republican Party is drifting not further to the right, but further from the real.

A pattern has emerged in Republican politics over the past several years, a three-part system by which to generate a cloud of uncertainty about certain things. One component is to suggest a failure to treat something unserious as serious is a reflection of an unwillingness to debate, that the party considering the unserious thing as unserious is somehow afraid to confront it. Another is cherry-picking from huge pools of information, using isolated and usually misconstrued claims to construct alternative narratives. The third is the existence of a sympathetic media and social universe that collectively agrees the unserious and unproven thing is, in fact, both proven and serious.


Tell us which one attacked the capital building?


9th Circuit Blocks Ruling That Overturned California's Ban On Assault Weapons


JUST IN: The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a federal judge's controversial ruling that overturned California's longtime ban on assault weapons, in which he likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife.

Today's Moment of Zen

Nature of suit: Other Statutes - Freedom of Information Act
Cause: 05:552 Freedom of Information Act 1:21-cv-01662 Jun 21, 2021

Nature of suit: Other Statutes - Other Statutory Actions
Cause: 05:551 Administrative Procedure Act 1:21-cv-01665 Jun 21, 2021


Jen Psaki Scorches Jim Jordan for Gaslighting on Gas Prices

Jen Psaki

You forgot to mention that gas prices are the same now as they were in June 2018. Or that this time last year unemployment was 11.1% -- today it’s 5.8%.

agrees families shouldn’t pay more at the pump – that’s why he’s opposed to GOP proposals to raise the gas tax.
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Rep. Jim Jordan

Average gas price:

June 2020: $2.21
June 2021: $3.07

President Biden’s economy!


Eric Swalwell's restroom run-in with Ted Cruz

The GOP’s Alternate Reality Industry

Plus, Eric Swalwell’s restroom run-in with Ted Cruz.
Representative Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, told me of a chilling revelation he had when he once happened across Ted Cruz in the Senate men’s room during Trump’s second impeachment trial. Swalwell calls his epiphany “my pro-wrestling theory.”

According to Swalwell, many of the members of the GOP look at themselves as something like pro-wrestling performers. They know it’s fake—kayfabe, as it’s called in wrestling—and so do the voters. “For most of these guys, they don’t look at their constituents as the people they represent,” Swalwell told me in an interview for my “Just Ask the Question” podcast. “They look at them as their fans.”

Which brings us to that restroom run-in during the impeachment trial. Swalwell, recall, was one of the House managers making the case for holding Trump to account for the events of January 6. When Swalwell ran into Cruz, the Texas senator told him, “Hey I just want you to know you’re doing a great job out there.”

Swalwell was taken aback. Cruz had scorched him on Twitter and on Fox News within 24 hours of running into him in the restroom—yet according to Swalwell, the senator acted like “we’re two pro wrestlers. We’re bros.”


For years, a giant meteor has been seen as the most likely cause of the demise of the dinosaurs.

But a new consensus is emerging among paleontologists: the dinosaurs were wiped out by critical race theory.

Great Question -


The Catholic Church (graphic content)

Religion is killing itself, and this is a prime example of how:
nice essay here:
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