Category Archives: Bullshit As a Load Bearing Structure

Paul Ryan Embraces the Congressional Retirement Plan™

Many moons ago, I described the Congressional Retirement Plan™: I think he’s [Paul Krugman] right in that it’s not about the campaign contributions. If their reluctance to support a public option were based solely on the electoral calculus of campaign … Continue reading

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Pre-Nihilist Policy Making: Differences Matter

It’s hard to remember in the era of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, but the official Republican position on any policy question was’t nihilism. While it’s currently acceptable for one party not to pose any solutions at all (for just about … Continue reading

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Conservatives Will Always Find Something To Get Upset About. Ignore Them.

One of the hilarious things about the 2009 healthcare debate thingee was that, once conservatives started calling Romneycare ‘socialist’, we were still supposed to take them seriously (though maybe showing up armed to town hall meetings had something to do … Continue reading

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Incivilitudiciousness, Paul Ryan Style

So this was a thing that happened in 2012 (boldface mine): The Republican ticket has embraced a new small-business hero. On Wednesday, the owner of a bakery who last week turned away Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. introduced Representative … Continue reading

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This Is What Passes For A ‘Moderate’ Trumpist: The Pizzagate Edtion

While I’ve argued repeatedly, that, at the margins, there are Trump supporters who can be peeled off (either switching or sitting out), many of them seem to be pretty far gone. For those who don’t know what Pizzagate is, here … Continue reading

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Jill Stein And Anti-Vaxxers

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has been quite the fly in the ointment the last couple of weeks, though that will probably recede as, unlike during the Democratic convention, there’s now no easy way for her to draw attention … Continue reading

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Government Schools Versus Government-Contractor Schools

Apparently, conservatives, in line with their scorched earth approach to governance, have decided to call public schools ‘government schools’ (boldface mine): Somewhere along the way, the term “government schools” entered the lexicon in place of references to the public school … Continue reading

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