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singelisilverslippers replied to your post “As I sort of predicted, NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo spent today being a…”

honestly this post is beautiful

Hahahaa, I was just trying to capture the frustration of living in a relatively wealthy blue state. Like, I understand, politics these days is a horrorshow, and I have genuine, heart-stoppingly vivid sympathy for people who live in states whose topmost politicians routinely say horrifying shit denying the very humanity of some of their constituents. I really do. I really, truly do.

But Andrew Cuomo is an asshat, in the classic, old-school centrist New York Democrat kind of way, in a way that now seems so quaint. I mean, he’s a heartless bastion of mindless privilege, an absolute festering sump of pork-barrel patronage, a glad-handing media-hungry fop who’ll do anything for a soundbite and believes he’s basically God, on zero evidence.

I hate him, but if it were him or Trump, I’d knife-fight a furious weasel blindfold for him. At least he respects the office enough to turn up and at least make a show of it. And he’s, you know. Not actively a fascist. And probably not even currently engaged in treason. Who knew my standards would slip this low so quickly.

At least one U.S. Senator is taking action against FIFA’s pay gap 

Sen. Leahy (D-Vt.) put forth a formal resolution on the Senate floor Monday demanding FIFA address their gender pay gap. He countered FIFA’s previous defense of this gap — that payment is determined based on revenue disparities — by noting that, as previously reported, the women’s World Cup title game drew a record-breaking 25.4 million viewers. Of course, there’s a big irony to all of this.

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.
—  Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY)

In 2012, Justin Trudeau, then a young member of the Canadian Parliament, stepped into a boxing ring at a charity event in Ottawa. His opponent, a heavily tattooed and much beefier senator named Patrick Brazeau, was favored to win by 3-to-1 odds.

Trudeau, wearing red boxing shorts and sporting a large tattoo of the Earth encircled by a raven on his left shoulder, took as many hits from the announcer as he did from his opponent. Conservative broadcaster Ezra Levant mocked Trudeau as “the Shiny Pony,” said his daughter could skip rope better and predicted the fight would last one round.

But the Shiny Pony surprised everyone: Trudeau won in the third round.

That boxing match could very well have been a preview of Canada’s elections last October. Trudeau and his Liberal Party lagged in third place at the start of the short campaign. But once again, his opponents underestimated him. Trudeau won a decisive victory against Conservative incumbent Stephen Harper.

Justin Trudeau, The ‘Shiny Pony’ Who Became Canada’s Prime Minister

Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Senator Mike Duffy (Senate Scandal, has 31 criminal charges including bribery, fraud, breach of trust)

Senator Patrick Brazeau (Senate scandal, arrested for domestic violence, has been charged for Assault, cocaine possession, uttering threats, breaking bail conditions)

Senator Pamella Wallin (Senate scandal, RCMP allege she committed breach of trust and fraud)

Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu (being investigated by the RCMP as part of the Senate Audit, resigned)

Senator Don Meredith (Kicked out of Conservative caucus after it was revealed that he had an innapropriate sexual relationship with a 16 year old girl)

The list just keeps getting longer and longer. All of these people were appointed by Stephen Harper.

Eventually we have to point the finger at the PM himself. This shows very poor judgement.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Hon Patrick Obahiagbon Reacts To Fuel Subsidy Removal:

I have read with acatalectic disgust, governments asinine and puerile ratiocinations attempting to justiceate the proposed removal of subsidies from petroleum products. It has asseverated that it’s intentions is guided by the need to checkmate the odoriferous excesses of a machiavellian and mephistophelean cabal and I have said to myself, what a shame? What a self indicting admittal of the failure of governance? What an hocus-pocus?
What an anathematous disdain for it’s citizenry? Must the people now bear the brunt for governments ineptitude, inefficiency and pusillanimity in squaring up with these economic philistines and fat cows? I feel even more nauseated and vexed that the Governors Forum has posthaste conferred an apocalyptic imprimatur on this genie. Let’s not forget that majority of these same Governors had earlier called for this state of affairs as a condition sinequanon for paying the minimum wage. What an opprobrium? What a deprecable descent from the sublime to the ridiculous? It’s up to us all to put this Presidential and Gubernatorial genie back into the bottle but are we prepared?