Posts Categorized: Politics

US Congressional Representation for Maryland and My District

I like to tell my congressional representatives what I think about issues. I call. I email. I ping them on social media. I’m represented by Democrats, so I’m generally just letting them know I support their support on a given issue. Senate Chris Van Hollen Twitter: @VanHollenForMD and @ChrisVanHollen Facebook: facebook.com/chrisvanhollen Website: Contact via vanhollen.senate.gov… Read more »

Here are GIFs I Like to Use

I like to use too many GIFs on Twitter. I often post the same one multiple times because it makes laugh every time. This is just a dumping ground where I keep GIFs that I enjoy using on a regular basis, so I don’t have to keep searching for them every time.    

Christie Bridgegate Conspirator Bill Stepien Works for Trump

Remember Bill Stepien? He was Chris Christie’s campaign manager. Then he hooked up with Bridget Kelly and was caught up in the George Washington bridge scandal. Now he apparently works for Donald Trump. According to Rachel Maddow’s show on Friday, Stepien was spending the weekend with Trump at Camp David. Apparently Stepien is Trump’s deputy… Read more »

Why are We Always Talking About Chicago’s Murder Rate When There’s Baltimore

Republican party politicians and conservative wankers can’t stop talking about Chicago’s murder rate. “It’s carnage,” said Donald Trump in a recent interview about Chicago. Trump often claims that Chicago is more violent than Afghanistan. It’s an odd comparison and Chicago’s murder rate is actually not that high. Chicago ranks 25 of 30 cities with the… Read more »

Republican Party Economic Policy Explained – Tax Cuts

The Republican party has largely one policy when it comes to the economy – tax cuts. Here’s how the tax cuts work 1. Cut taxes for the wealthiest citizens promising that the tax cuts will pay for themselves because of a boost the economy will get because rich people pay less taxes. 2. Eventually the… Read more »

Who Is Roy Moore?

I will be the first to say, for most people, don’t judge them too heavily on what they did when they were teenagers, or even in college. For many people, those are formative years and people mature and change much between the ages of 17 and 37. But for Roy Moore, I think his formative… Read more »

John Brown – Abolitionist Hanged for Harpers Ferry Attack

On December 2, 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged for leading the failed raid on Harpers Ferry. Brown’s plan was to raid the federal armory at Harpers Ferry. He would use the weapons stolen to arm slaves so that they may revolt and free themselves. The raid didn’t go well, Brown and his men were… Read more »

Michael Flynn Guilty Plea Statement

Michael Flynn entered a guilty plea in the Robert Mueller Trump/Russia investigation today. The most interesting aspect of this story is Flynn’s acknowledgement that he’s cooperating with Mueller investigators. Flynn and his son were looking at felony convictions. In his statement, Flynn said, “My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office… Read more »