Republicons Repugs Washington State Politics

Republican state Senator Matt Shea participates in discussion about violence, with far-rightists

Republican discussed violent attacks and surveillance with rightwingers Washington state representative Matt Shea exchanged messages with far-right figures, chat records obtained by the Guardian reveal A Washington state Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, “psyops” and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records […]

Politics Race and Racism Repugs

More fliers from neo-Nazi Patriot Front group

A friend reports that the white supremacist group Patriot Front dropped hateful propaganda in neighborhoods and on porches last night in Tacoma, Edmonds, West Seattle, and Bellevue. Nate Bowling has tweeted about this: https://twitter.com/nate_bowling/status/1081959317392093186 Someone else reported seeing them in Olympia. And someone reporting seeing them in Everett. A related group did similar drops in […]

Republicons Repugs Taxation

Quickie link: The Golden Age of Rich People Not Paying Their Taxes

The Golden Age of Rich People Not Paying Their Taxes “An eight-year [Republican-led] campaign to slash the IRS’s budget has left the agency understaffed, hamstrung, and operating with archaic equipment. The result: a hundred-billion-dollar heist.” I have a friend who works as an examiner for the IRS; he said the same thing: they’re woefully understaffed […]

Repugs Washington State Politics

Southern Poverty Law Center: Rep. Matt Shea funding far-right hate groups

“Embattled conspiracy theorist and Washington state Republican Rep. Matt Shea has been skirting Washington state law to funnel campaign contributions to far-right nonprofit groups in Colorado and Arizona, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.” Embattled Washington Rep. Matt Shea is skirting state law to funnel campaign funds to far-right groups   (Related: Spokane GOP leader authors ‘Biblical […]

Elections Repugs

Dems want votes counted. Repugs don’t.

Marco Rubio: Democrats Are Trying to Steal Florida Senate Race by Counting All the Votes (Sounds like something from The Onion, or from Andy Borwoitz.) Likewise, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 500,000 voters were recently purged.   “Since 2012, according to federal and state data, Georgia has removed about 1.4 million people from the voting rolls.”

Peace Politics Religion Republicons Repugs Supreme Court Uncategorized

Galloping towards the Apocalypse

Democrats and progressives have been celebrating their electoral gains in the House of Representatives and in local and state races. But Republicans will gain one or more seats in the U.S. Senate, and 85 year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg just had a bad fall and broke some ribs. If the Supreme Court rules that that Trump […]