Friday, September 01, 2017



From one of the best country blues albums ever made.

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Because fuck you

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 22:  Demonstrators protest changes to the Affordable Care Act  on June 22, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Senate Republican's unveiled their revised health-care bill in Washington today, after fine tuning it in behind closed doors.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Kevin Drum on the Trump administration's cutting money for outreach to sign people up for medical care:

Why? Because fuck you, that’s why. After all, having spent the entire year confusing the hell out of everyone about what’s going on, there’s really no need for any kind of advertising or outreach, is there? “People are generally aware of Obamacare and the exchanges,” said an HHS flack who obviously couldn’t care less if anyone on the planet is aware of Obamacare. “They are aware of the products out there and aware they can sign up.”

Of course, what most people are “aware” of is that the deadline for signups comes in January. It’s always been in January. But Trump has changed that to December because—well, same reason as before. And now he’s cut off the program that might warn people they’d better sign up a month earlier than they’re used to...

I wonder: do these guys think anyone actually believes them? Or do they just not care?

Rob's comment:
Clearly they don't care. People who need medical care are losers, especially if they can't pay for it. If people don't like it, they can vote for Democrats, though Trump and the Repugs want to make it harder for them to vote, too. 

I'm an old man whose political memory goes back to Harry Truman. For the first time in my life, our country is governed by utterly contemptible human beings who can't even pretend to care.

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Occupy Democrats

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