Get this shit out of here

Looks like the racist bullshit in the US is coming up here to Canada as well and LOL at the lady denying she’s a racist.  Awesome work on Jagmeet Singh for reacting the way he did, I certainly wouldn’t have been as nice if pushed like that.

The woman, Jennifer Bush, a supporter of the anti-Islamic group Rise Canada (no surprise), claimed later at an annual Ford fest (no surprise) that – surprise! — she knew Singh was not Muslim but was questioning his policies. She also claimed: “I’m not racist.”

Source: The Star

That is the definition of white privilege, imagine a black or muslim person getting that aggressive with a politician, security and cops would be all over them so fast…

Stupidity upon stupidity

So by now I’m sure you’ve heard that Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris climate accords and of course he would, he doesn’t give a shit about humanity or the future. I have to say I also LOL’ed when I heard VP Mike Pence say this…

“We’ve demonstrated real leadership. We’ve demonstrated real progress,” Pence said in an interview with Fox News late Thursday. “But for some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world.”

Source: The Hill

Yeah dumbass we want to survive as a civilization!  Ugh the stupidity from Republican politicians knows no bounds, even if I grant that climate change is a farce which I don’t but for argument’s sake; it still makes sense to go renewable!  Once the infrastructure is in place the energy is essentially free ugh.

Oh god not again!

So now that Republicans in the US controls Congress & the Presidency, they’re pushing this insane anti science curriculum in schools again.  What an absolute disaster this will be…

State and local legislatures in the United States are experimenting with new ways to target the topics taught in science classes, and it seems to be paying dividends. Florida’s legislature approved a bill on May 5 that would enable residents to challenge what educators teach students. And two other states have already approved non-binding legislation this year urging teachers to embrace ‘academic freedom’ and present the full spectrum of views on evolution and climate change. This would give educators license to treat evolution and intelligent design as equally valid theories, or to present climate change as scientifically contentious.

Source: Scientific American

I guess nothing that comes out of the Trump administration should surprise me but what the hell…  Evolution is the gold standard of scientific theories and intelligent design is not science, it’s not testable nor can it make predictions!  Seriously the answer to everything with that “theory” is that god did it.

Climate change, meh why does anyone in the Trump administration care about that, they’ll be long dead by the time the future generations have to deal with the affects it.  I guess Trump is trying to bring back all those manufacturing jobs in the future by bringing up a generation of uneducated morons (I guess it’s not really their fault though) who don’t know how to do anything.  He loves the uneducated and for some reason they love him right back. 

I truly weep for American children and their futures.

Americans WAKE UP!

Holy shit, that’s all I have to say when I heard the CBO release its report in the late afternoon…  With the Republican health care plan, more people will lose coverage than gained through the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), 24 million will lose their insurance according to the non partisan government body.

CBO projects that the Republican plan would cause 24 million Americans to lose coverage by 2026. This is a much bigger drop in coverage than experts had expected. Republican legislators will now be forced to answer questions about why tens of millions of Americans will lose coverage and how those people will fare under the new system.

Source: Vox

I know the new Republican talking point is access instead of coverage but who gives a shit about access if no one can afford it but the super rich.  I do feel all those people who voted for Trump and the Republicans but at the same time, they deserve what they get for falling for politicians that continually serve the interests of the rich.  The Democratic party isn’t much better, what the people need is someone that will actually serve their needs. 🙁

Are they for real?

Vox did a video on the new Republican health care plan and it’s a disaster.

Sure Obamacare has a lot of problems, mainly because it was a right wing plan to begin with but unless you’re rich the new plan won’t help you.  

Go Arnold!

Another thing that’s wrong about the American political system, gerrymandering

“Gerrymandering has created an absurd reality where politicians now pick their voters, instead of the voters picking their politicians,” the Republican and “Terminator” star says in a video released Tuesday on media startup ATTN.

Source: The Hill

How Americans are ok with this is beyond me.

It gets worse!

51% of Trump voters believe the Bowling Green massacre justifies the Trump travel ban? WHAT?!?

After Kellyanne Conway falsely said on three separate occasions that people died in a terror attack in Bowling Green, Kentucky, liberals and opponents of the new administration mocked her gaffe by pledging to never forget the event that never happened.

But, for supporters of President Donald Trump, the nonviolence that occurred on that non-tragic day has shaped their worldview. According to the latest national poll from Public Policy Polling, 51 percent of Trump voters say the so-called Bowling Green massacre showed why the president’s immigration policy is needed.
Source: Salon
My god are Trump supports so detached from reality, no such massacre happened. Political bias and ideology is one thing but this is frankly terrifying that so many people in the US are uninformed about the issues that affect their country.

STILL?!?

With how much publicity health care in the US is getting, how can 35% of Americans still not know that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act is the same thing?!?

The figure comes from a new poll by Morning Consult that found 35 percent of Americans do not know ObamaCare is another label — made popular by the GOP — used to describe the Affordable Care Act, enacted under former President Barack Obama in 2010.

Source: The Hill

How can such a large group of Americans be so uninformed about politics…  I guess it’s the reason why Republicans keep winning even though their policies are often counter to what is best for the regular person.

WHAT?!?

So this type of thing drives me absolutely nuts!  Remember how Hillary Clinton’s private email server was a big deal during the election because she “endangered” Americans?  Well it seems that 42% of Republicans think it’s ok for Trump to have one.

-42% of Trump voters think he should be allowed to have a private email server to just 39% who think he shouldn’t be allowed to. Maybe cyber security wasn’t such a big issue in last year’s election after all.

Source: Public Policy Polling

WHAT THE FUCK?  Seriously I’m at a loss for words at this hypocrisy.