A combination of a lot of listening to Democracy Now and the whole homophobic death camps thing has led me to be very much not okay but I'm at work so pretty much:
Later, at the meeting:
And on the bus ride home:
Anyway, you know how I hate it when rich white dudes just stand up in front of everybody and blatantly lie to our faces even though we all have the ability to recall information that contradicts that lie because it happened a short time ago? Well.
“Democrats would filibuster Ruth Bader Ginsburg if President Trump nominated her,” the Republican majority leader said from the Senate floor on Wednesday. “We all know why. Democrats are bowing to hard-left special interests that can’t get over the results of the election.”
On Thursday, Democrats mounted the first successful partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee in U.S. history; in other words, a partisan Democratic minority tried to block the bipartisan majority that supported Gorsuch from even voting on his nomination. It was a direct attack on the traditions of the Senate and yet another extreme escalation in Democrats’ decades-long drive to transform judicial confirmations from constructive debates over qualifications into raw ideological struggles.
YOU JUST. DID THAT. LESS THAN A YEAR AGO. YOU REFUSED. TO EVEN. HOLD A COMMITTEE MEETING. TO CONSIDER. OBAMA'S NOMINEE. FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE. YOU PIECE OF SHIT. YOU TURTLE-FACED, GUTLESS, LYING, EVIL, SOULLESS HUSK OF A TURTLE MAN.
I understand that politicians lie. All of them. All the time. But what was even the point of standing up in front of congress and saying this when everyone you were speaking to knows that you were lying? What is the point of this charade? They all knew the filibuster wouldn't really be successful because you were going to remove filibusters as an option, and they all knew that Gorsuch was not a bipartisan nominee, and they all knew that it wasn't the first incident of its kind in history. The only way that even brushes up against the truth is that you blocked Merrick Garland so hard you didn't even have to officially filibuster. You dumpster fire. You moldy sponge.
But it's not just McConnell. With 2017 Republicans, it's all lies all the time.
Jeff Sessions lying about the effectiveness of "just say no" drug policy in a call to return to its disastrous failure..
Sean Spicer claiming that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons.
Republicans still can't stop lying about Obamacare and their "reform" efforts.
And this may not be directly from Republicans but what the fuck is this shit from United Airlines about the white cops assaulting and dragging a Chinese man off the airplane he paid to take home??? Every new story coming out of this bullshit contains another lie from this horrible company. The way they and the cops described looks nothing like the video that we can all see, with our own eyeballs.
If everyone could just stop insulting us by lying to our faces while the evidence of their lies sit right next to their feet, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.