How can someone with such dreamy eyes be such a turd?

House Speaker Paul Ryan (who said once he was reformed and would not treat people who are poor with a newfound respect) has announced new legislation that will repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and defund Planned Parenthood, to boot. Here’s more on the topic. And what would happen if Planned Parenthood is defunded? From …

Dear Speaker Ryan (and endorser of Donald Drumpf):

Here’s what it’s like to live in poverty, from an expert witness. From Tianna Gaines-Turner (pictured), of Philadelphia, who writes in an open letter to Speaker Paul Ryan: I did my best to share my story and those of others in my community, and then I had the opportunity to meet you.¬† As you reached …

Credit where it’s due, the Paul Ryan version

The newly-shaven Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, told a group of Washington interns yesterday that earlier statements he’d made about the poor were “just¬†wrong.” Does this mean, as posted here, that Ryan has shrugged off Ayn Rand? (You can watch the speech at that last link, but here, as far as I’m concerned, is …

So who takes the job that no American wants?

Kevin McCarthy didn’t want it. Paul Ryan insists he doesn’t either, so who does that leave for Speaker of the House? A day laborer, or jornalero/a, of course. If no one wants to be Speaker, then such a job would generally go to a hard working immigrant, yes? Seems fair. Check out what the Speaker …

Did you watch the GOP convention last night?

I did, again. It was yet another round of shouted “Freedom! USA! USA! USA! Big Government! I Come From Poor Folks But Who Let Those Tacky People in Here?” Mike Huckabee took the obligatory jab at the press, and then (weirdly) called Barack Obama an “evangelical.” That’s a new one to me. Since when? Former …

Why Missouri conservatives are rallying around Rep. Legitimate Rape

Because they’re contrarians, and because they’re angry that some bold-faced names in the GOP have pushed for Todd Akin to drop out of the senatorial race after some ignorant-ass remarks he made about women. Akin’s response, other than insisting he’s in the race until the last dog is dead? He told his opponent, Democrat Claire …