State/Local Politics

This is of course ridiculous. Fluttershy wouldn't even make it to the stage.

Wonkagenda: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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I love the taste of deadly neurotoxins in the morning

Three Officials Not Named ‘Rick Snyder’ Charged For Turning Flint’s Water To Poison

Looks like there's finally going to be some justice for the people of Flint, Michigan, following the lead poisoning of its water: three officials have been charged with crimes, although so far the Emergency Managers who approved the switch...
Somehow this has become routine

Another Day, Another Campus Shooting: One Dead, Three Injured, Yawn

There was another shooting on a college campus Friday, this time at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff (disclosure: Yr Dok Zoom's alma mater). It occurred at about 1:20 a.m., in the parking lot of a residence hall that houses...
I'm out of order? This whole COUNTRY is out of order!

Ammon Bundy’s Legal Defense Exactly As Sane As Every Other Bundy Legal Theory

Oh goody, it looks like the defense team for malodorous wildlife refuge terrorist Ammon Bundy is taking its cues from the squirrelly legal theories of the defendant, which should make the coming trial no end of laughs, especially when...

President Bannon Sleeps With The Fishes. Wonkagenda For Fri., April 14, 2017

The Wingnut-o-sphere is spinning in circles, Jared is moving in, and town halls get testy! Your morning news brief!
nukes

Texas Ag Commissioner Doesn’t Really Want To Nuke All The Muslims. OR DOES HE?

We all know the normal steps in political gaffe management: 1) Somebody says something really stupid, often on social media; 2) The incredibly stupid/offensive/impolitic social media post is removed; 3) A spokesperson explains that the gaffe was committed by...
North Dakota troublemakers still making trouble

Good News! ‘Democracy Now!’ Host Amy Goodman Won’t Go To Jail For Doing Reporter Stuff

Stupid First Amendment even covers troublemaking journalists. Who knew?
Two great tastes that go great together...

Senate Sunday: Louisiana Won’t Be Electing David Duke To US Senate. Sorry Racist Scumbags!

Son of a gun, too many idiots run, on the Bayou.

This Utah Republican Publicly Mourning Gay Orlando Victims Will Make You Ugly Cry

Yes, a Utah Republican, that is not a typo, we said that correctly.

Money Makes the World Go Around! Wonkagenda for Friday, December 16, 2016

Obama's calling the cyber police, Trump's cabinet is full of cash, and Army brass is a little touchy-feely. Your morning news brief!
She's an (adobe) Brick House...

New Guy On N.C. Board Of Education Will Save Kids From Sex Books, Like Isabel Allende’s

North Carolina's state Board of Education has a brand new member -- a rightwing Christian who thinks a modern classic by Isabel Allende is nothing more than a "sex book."

Horndog Alabama Governor Synced Extramarital Horndog Sexts To Wife’s iPad. Christ.

Nothing like a good old-fashioned sex scandal, with a governor who can't understand how to sneak around worth a crap.
At least now and then

Sorry, Florida, You Can’t Tell Women To Get Their Lady Bits Checked At The Dentist Anymore

Oh look, another mean federal judge has thrown out ANOTHER dumb state's dumb new law. Seems to be a common theme today!

Alabama Governor Sorry For Boning Chick He Totally Didn’t Bone, Wink Wink

Did Republican Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley make bone-sexes with a young adviser lady what was not his wife? MAYBE! Is he sorry for making the sex-boners, even though he says he did not have a "physical affair" with that...
Just gonna put this here one more time.

Michigan Lawmakers Tried To Solve Flint Water Crisis By Banning Buttsex

You might not think of Michigan as being in the running for finding the gays the ickiest, but it's right up there with somewhere like West Virginia or Oklahoma or Kentucky. Thinking about the gays just makes the Michigan state...

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.