or a politician

Why pass laws you would hate as a citizen?

One of the most insane things about what is happening in Congress these days is that, they appear the be making laws that either won’t or don’t impact them. As if they are immune to their own legislation.
As a private citizen, why would you want to allow a company to mine your data?
Why would you want less regulation that would protect your environment?
Why would you want health care that you can’t pay for?
Why would you want the rivers and streams to be polluted in the areas that you live?
Why would you not fund community programs?
Why would you not support programs that make people more educated about arts and science?
Why would you defund medical research that could save your life or the life of a loved one?

Is it Elitism?
Is it White Supremacy?
Is it ignorance?
Is because of the vast amounts of money from lobbying groups?
Is it that they are drunk with power?

The American political system is crumpling before our eyes. This system of partisanship, filibustering, corporate financing of campaigns, and gerrymandering is not conducive to a healthy government.

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March 30th 1979: Airey Neave killed

On this day in 1979, the Shadow Secretary for Northern Ireland Airey Neave was assassinated by a car bomb aged 63. Neave was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Abingdon in 1953, and in the mid 1970s helped lead the effort to install Margaret Thatcher as party leader. At the time of Neave’s death, the Conservatives were the opposition party to the Labour government of James Callaghan but the Conservatives were poised to win the upcoming election, which would have elevated Neave to the cabinet. Neave was known for his tough, anti-IRA policies, which invoked the ire of republican paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland. As the politician was leaving the House of Commons car park, a bomb attached to his car exploded, and he subsequently died from his injuries. The noise from the explosion could be heard in the Commons, which led to a suspension of proceedings as MPs rushed to the windows to see what had happened. The Irish National Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the murder. The incident occurred at the height of the Troubles, which saw conflict in Northern Ireland over the country’s relationship to Britain.

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GOP candidate Robbie Gatti tries to explain why he dressed as Tiger Woods in blackface at church

  • Robbie Gatti is running for the Louisiana state legislature’s eighth district seat in April, but his campaign is in trouble due to a blackface photo.
  • On Monday, conservative publication the Hayride published an image of Gatti — a Republican and an ordained minister — wearing blackface and a bootleg Nike cap at a church event.
  • Reached by phone, Gatti told Mic that he regretted the incident and that the photo was taken 15 years ago, at a church event where attendees were asked to dress up as someone famous.
  • “I dressed up as Tiger Woods,” he said. “Woods was at the height of his success at the time. He was the number one golfer in the world. This was before his troubles [with infidelity became public]." 
  • "I would never do this again,” he said. “I have too many black pastors that are friends. I am completely colorblind. I don’t have a racist bone in my body.” Read more (2/28/17 12:08 PM)

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A letter from Joe Biden to his staff:

To My Wonderful Staff,
I would like to take a moment and make something clear to everyone. I do not expect, nor do I want, any of you to miss or sacrifice important family obligations for work. Family obligations include, but are not limited to, family birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, any religious ceremonies, such as first communions and bar mitzvahs, graduations, and times of need, such as an illness or a loss in the family. This is very important to me. In fact, I will go so far as to say that if I find out that you are working with me while missing important family responsibilities, it will disappoint me greatly. This has been an unwritten rule since my days in the Senate.
Thank you all for the hard work.
Sincerely, Joe

Shitty Knight running for president:

KNIGHT 2040: WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?

Shitty Knight running for re-election:

KNIGHT 2044: WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF THAT HAPPENING TWICE?

“Well, sah, not everone agrees with what he does, sah.”
“Are we by any chance talking about Wallace Sonky? The manufacturer of rubber goods?”
“Sah!”
“Boots and gloves seem noncontroversial to me, Acting Captain.”
“It’s… er… the other stuff, sah!” Colon coughed nervously. “He makes them rubber wallies, sah.”
“Ah. The preventatives.”
“Lot of people don’t agree with that sort of thing, sah.”
“So I understand.”
Colon drew himself up to attention again.
“Not natural, in my view, sah. Not in favor of unnatural things.”
Vetinari looked perplexed.
“You mean… you eat your meat raw and sleep in a tree?”
“Sah?”
“Oh, nothing, nothing.”

– on unnatural things | Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant