State/Local Politics

Sadly, the prisoners today tend not to be Gentlemen like Mr. Pickwick

Arkansas Judge: There’s No ‘I Have Pancreatic Cancer’ In Debtors’ Prison

An Arkansas city is being sued for using its courts as a system for extracting revenue from poor people. But if it didn't, it might have to raise taxes, and how is that fair?
Really a surprising number of pics of ponies reading the paper...all from one episode, sure...

Wonkagenda, Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Fred Stein, 'Children reading newspaper' 1936

Wonkagenda: September 15, 2016

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage Will Starve All The Poor People Unless He Can Deny Them Cake

Paul LePage continues quest to be the worst human on earth.
We hear some Republicans are running, too

Maryland Has Two Awesome Democrats Running For Senate. Can We Have Both?

This week, our Senate preview will be a little different from the usual format: We're off to Maryland, where the two parties' candidates haven't yet been chosen. Barbara Mikulski, who served in the Senate for five terms, announced last...
STAY OFF HER NAKEDNESS AREA, YOU TRANSGENDERS.

Hilarious Ladies Sharron Angle, Michele Fiore Both Lose Nevada Primaries. Wonkette Bereft.

Two perennial loons of Nevada politics saw their ambitions for national office thwarted Tuesday. Let's pour out a 40 for the political careers of Michele Fiore and Sharron Angle.

When Texas Senator Tells Little Lady To Shut Her Mouth, She’ll Shut Her Fucking Mouth, Ya Hear?

When the gavel goes UP, the mouth goes SHUT.

Looks Like David Vitter Might Be Sleeping On The Couch Again

Sexy family values funtimes Sen. David Vitter and the Louisiana GOP want you to know SCARY BROWNS aren't just comin' to git ya, Bayou-Americans, THEY'RE ALREADY HERE: Just yesterday, David Vitter had to notify the Obama Administration that a Syrian refugee who had been...

Joe Manchin Calls For War On Drugs, Might Need To Talk To His Fentanyl-Pushing Daughter

Nostalgic for the War on Drugs? Joe Manchin's your man!
Oh god, Wonkette's bringing out the kittens

Wingnuts Having Fine Freakout Over Nonexistent Knife-Wielding Syrian Gang Rapists In Idaho

Rightwing blogs went crazy with stories of a 'gang rape' by 'Syrian refugees' that turned out to be mostly paranoid rumor. So when authorities clarified what happened, obviously that was part of the cover-up, too.
It's not even the rust that'll get you, though

Michigan Governor Blames ‘Government’ For Flint’s Poison Water. Um?

Several developments on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, so pour yourself a nice hot cup of coffee and let's look at what's up now. Unless you live in Flint, in which case you need to pour that shit...
"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books, Miss Saunders."

Wonkagenda: September 30, 2016

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All-American Teenage Science Nerd Hero Ahmed Mohamed Invited To Run The World

It's been a seriously strange 48 hours for Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old kid from Irving, Texas, who went from potential criminal suspect to instant Geek Hero, thanks to his idiot school's overreaction to a simple electronic clock that scared...

Meet Roy Moore Lawyer ‘Trenton.’ Trenton Just Chewed His Own Dick Off On MSNBC. Oh, Trenton!

What in the ACTUAL fuck did we just watch?

Rick Snyder Simply Can’t Believe Hillary And Bernie Would Blame HIM For Flint Crisis

Where do these big government Demon-cratics GET OFF? That is what Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder would like to know. During Sunday night's Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan, Hillz and Bernie took some time to agree with each other that...

Oh Noes Texas Might Vote To Secede! Whatever Shall We Do?

Ready your handkerchiefs, for the great state of Texas is once again considering leaving us...for about the 80 kajillionth time. As of Friday, 22 Republican conventions in the state passed a resolution calling for the state convention to have...