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The purpose of this page will be to compile Fark threads dealing with the dumpster fire that is the ALEC

This page is for the current month, August, 2017
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WTF is ALEC?Edit

This section is for basic background information about ALEC which does not necessarily have a Fark thread


General ALECrapEdit

Constitutional ConventionEdit

Known ALECrapEdit

Yes, definitely ALECrapEdit

Friendly ALECrapEdit

Possible ALECrapEdit

This section will cover basically any state shenanigans discussed in a Fark thread since ALEC treats every state like their very own libertarian experiment


Several statesEdit

  1. (5/7/2017) Most police departments have no interest in training officers to deescalate. "[You are "dealing with individuals who are motivated to kill in a way that we have never seen before"] 👮💥Template:Esca

Chris SevierEdit

aka Mark Sevier, aka Chris Severe


AlabamaEdit

Governor Robert Bentley (R AL)Edit

Dianne BentleyEdit

former First Lady of Alabama, don't put up with nothing from nobody

Alabama state SenateEdit

Roy MooreEdit

former Chief Justice of the Alabama state Supreme Court

  1. (5/3/2017) Roy Moore: 'not letting me force my religion on others with the full weight of the law means that I'm the one being persecuted.' 🐑Template:Snow


AlaskaEdit

state Rep. David Eastman (R, AK, 10th)Edit

  1. (5/5/2017) Alaska State Rep: "You have individuals who are in villages and are glad to be pregnant, so that they can have an abortion because there's a free trip to Anchorage involved." No, wait. It gets dumber right after that Template:Vagperk


ArizonaEdit

Governor Doug DuceyEdit

  1. (5/7/2017) America's real "Deep State" Template:CitznuTemplate:Alec

Stand TogetherEdit

"non-profit wing of either Charles Koch's Foundation or his Institute that plans to focus on partnerships with private groups addressing social problems

  1. (5/7/2017) America's real "Deep State" Template:CitznuTemplate:Alec

state Senator Sylvia Allen (R, AZ, 6th)Edit

  1. (5/25/2017) Arizona lawmaker who believes in chemtrails and asserts that the earth is 6,000 years old tapped to head education committee, because of course state Senator Sylvia Allen (R, AZ, 6th) was appointed to the Arizona State Senate Committee on Education by Senate president Andy Biggs to replace former state Senator Kelli Ward who is trying to primary McCain for US SenateTemplate:Horse

state Rep. John Allen (R, AZ, 15th)Edit

Arizona House Majority Leader

  1. (5/3/2017) Teachers should expect to get a second job "They want to pay for a boat ... Not everyone who takes a second job does it because they?re borderline poverty ... Let's all get a second job this summer"Template:AntiteaTemplate:Oot

state Rep. Paul Mosley (R, AZ, 5th)Edit

  1. (5/3/2017) Arizona lawmaker thinks we're too smart, wants to end compulsory education because school is "shoved down everyone's throat" Template:PublicTemplate:Junk


ArkansasEdit

Leslie RutledgeEdit

Arkansas Attorney General

  1. (5/22/2017) You had the chance Arkansas. You had the chance to join the cool states by legalizing marijuana and casino gambling. You had the chance and you blew it FTFA: "Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected proposed state constitutional amendments to legalize marijuana and to allow casino gambling in the state"Template:Wager


CaliforniaEdit

California economyEdit

  1. (5/13/2017) How did California become the healthiest, fastest growing economy in the U.S. and the 5th largest economy in the world? By doing the exact opposite of what republicans believe will grow the economy Template:Akans

Kevin ShenkmanEdit

Malibu lawyer

  1. (5/14/2017) This Malibu lawyer is working hard to be the change he wants to see Kevin Shenkman uses California Voter Rights Act to end disenfranchisement of minority voters by changing the way cities elect their councils (from "at-large" to "district" elections)Template:Voter

A Los Angeles JuryEdit

in the court of Judge Percy Anderson, US District Judge, Central District of California

  1. (5/14/2017) Corrupt police chief actually held accountable and sentenced to 3 years in prison for obstructing the FBI. Pigs seen flying in LA former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca sentenced to 3 years for obstructing a federal investigation into abuses in county jails and lying to cover up the interferenceTemplate:Just

Kern County FarmworkersEdit

  1. (5/15/2017) It took only one month for Trump's EPA to poison dozens of people more than 50 people harvesting cabbage for Dan Andrews Farms, Kern County, California exposed to Chlorpyrifos, which was slated to be banned by Obama's EPA, but in March that ban was canceled stating there wasn't enough solid evidence; Chlorpyrifos is manufactured by the AgroSciences division of Dow Chemical CompanyTemplate:Work

Single Payer BillEdit

Healthy California Act (SB 562)

  1. (5/24/2017) California runs the numbers and guesses that FREE healthcare could cost $400 BILLION annually legislative analysis estimates only an additional $200 billion in new taxes to cover the single-payer system described in bill SB 562; (the other $200 billion comes from existing federal, state and local funds)Template:Single

state Senator Ricardo Lara (D, CA, 33rd)Edit

  1. (5/24/2017) California runs the numbers and guesses that FREE healthcare could cost $400 BILLION annually legislative analysis estimates only an additional $200 billion in new taxes to cover the single-payer system described in bill SB 562; (the other $200 billion comes from existing federal, state and local funds)Template:Single

state Senator Toni Atkins (D, CA, 39th)Edit

  1. (5/24/2017) California runs the numbers and guesses that FREE healthcare could cost $400 BILLION annually legislative analysis estimates only an additional $200 billion in new taxes to cover the single-payer system described in bill SB 562; (the other $200 billion comes from existing federal, state and local funds)Template:Single


ColoradoEdit

John SuthersEdit

mayor, Colorado Springs; candidate to replace Comey as Director of the FBI

  1. (5/15/2017) Donald Trump releases list of candidates for the next FBI director. Apparently the three prerequisites he's looking for is the ability to see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil 11 candidates under consideration: Senator John Cornyn (R TX); Rep. Trey Gowdy (R SC 4th); former Rep. Mike Rogers (R MI 8th), FBI special agent based in Chicago in the 1990s; Ray Kelly, former commissioner of the NYPD; J. Michael Luttig, general counsel for Boeing Corp, former judge, 4th Circuit US Court of Appeals; Larry Thompson, former Deputy Attorney General, held several high-level positions at PepsiCo; Paul Abbate, Executive Assistant Director, FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch; Alice Fisher, former assistant attorney general, Criminal Division of the Justice Department; Andrew McCabe, former deputy director, FBI, acting director, FBI; Michael Garcia, former associate judge, New York Court of Appeals; John Suthers, mayor, Colorado Springs, former US attorneyTemplate:Comey


ConnecticutEdit

Yale UniversityEdit

June ChuEdit

Pierson College Dean, social psychologist

  1. (5/19/2017) If you're going to call people "white trash" in a Yelp review, you may not want to use your real name, particularly if you're a dean at Yale Yale college dean posted indelicate Yelp reviews about several New Haven, Connecticutt businesses; she has apologized and Yale has no plans to discipline herTemplate:IvoryTemplate:Tidf


FloridaEdit

GeorgiaEdit

6th Congressional District Special ElectionEdit

to fill seat of Tom Price who is now Secretary of Health and Human Services

  1. (5/6/2017) The most expensive House race in history belongs to Georgia's special election 

Governor Nathan DealEdit

  1. (5/7/2017) America's real "Deep State" Template:CitznuTemplate:Alec

Coalition for Georgia’s FutureEdit

501(c)4 non-profit that describes itself as "pro-business"

  1. (5/7/2017) America's real "Deep State" Template:CitznuTemplate:Alec


HawaiiEdit

state of HawaiiEdit

IdahoEdit

former Governor Terry Branstad (R IA)Edit

US Ambassador to China; longest serving state governor in US history; will be replaced by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds

  1. (5/23/2017) Senate confirms Terry Branstad, the governor who ruined Iowa, as ambassador to China Chinese President Xi Jinping has called Branstad an "old friend" after decades of dealings on agricultural tradeTemplate:Usambchina}}Template:Qual

Governor Kim Reynolds (R IA)Edit

Iowa's first woman governor; former Lt. Governor

  1. (5/23/2017) Senate confirms Terry Branstad, the governor who ruined Iowa, as ambassador to China Chinese President Xi Jinping has called Branstad an "old friend" after decades of dealings on agricultural tradeTemplate:Usambchina}}Template:Qual


IllinoisEdit

ChicagoEdit

mpfft|5/4/2017|9575978|Two of your cops are shot up while sitting in a van. Naturally, to protect officers they need more high powered rifles. I assume they will weld them to the van as some sort of armor||popo}}🚓Template:Creep💥

Downtown ChicagoEdit

Kevin GrahamEdit

president, Chicago Fraternal Order of Police

  1. (5/4/2017) Two of your cops are shot up while sitting in a van. Naturally, to protect officers they need more high powered rifles. I assume they will weld them to the van as some sort of armor 👮🚓Template:Creep💥

Aldermen Edward Burke (D, Chicago, 14th)Edit

  1. (5/4/2017) Two of your cops are shot up while sitting in a van. Naturally, to protect officers they need more high powered rifles. I assume they will weld them to the van as some sort of armor 👮🚓Template:Creep💥

Aldermen Anthony Napolitano (R, Chicago, 41st)Edit

  1. (5/4/2017) Two of your cops are shot up while sitting in a van. Naturally, to protect officers they need more high powered rifles. I assume they will weld them to the van as some sort of armor 👮🚓Template:Creep💥

Aldermen Christopher Taliaferro (D, Chicago, 29th)Edit

  1. (5/4/2017) Two of your cops are shot up while sitting in a van. Naturally, to protect officers they need more high powered rifles. I assume they will weld them to the van as some sort of armor 👮🚓Template:Creep💥

Aldermen Willie Cochran (D, Chicago, 20th)Edit

  1. (5/4/2017) Two of your cops are shot up while sitting in a van. Naturally, to protect officers they need more high powered rifles. I assume they will weld them to the van as some sort of armor 👮🚓Template:Creep💥

Governor Bruce RaunerEdit

  1. (5/7/2017) America's real "Deep State" Template:CitznuTemplate:Alec

State SolutionsEdit

501(c)4 affiliate of the Republican Governors Association

  1. (5/7/2017) America's real "Deep State" Template:CitznuTemplate:Alec

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D ILL 17th)Edit

  1. (5/12/2017) Democrats need to embrace face-to-face politicking. You show up. You shake hands. You asks questions-a lot of questions. You don't talk down to people-you listen .... we're going to be stuck with the GOP for a long time Bustos won her last election by 20 pointsTemplate:Psa


IowaEdit

Dubuque, IowaEdit

Interview at Dream Center; Rep. Rod Blum (R IA 1st) with Josh Scheinblum, Chief Investigative Reporter, KCRG-TV9, ABC affiliate

  1. (5/9/2017) Idiot Republican can't answer a question and continues to be elected by idiot Iowans Asked why he will have IDs checked at this townhall, Blum said, "We don't want people from outside the first district." Blum was then asked if doesn't he represent all Iowans; that doesn't all the decisions he makes impact all Iowans; shouldn't all Iowans have the option to have their voices heard? After laughing, Blum replied, "I don't represent all Iowans. I represent my- the first district of Iowa." Blum then compared listening to someone from outside his district to voting outside his district (eg: Iowa City). Blum promptly left after the followup question, "Would you still take donations from a Republican in Iowa City?"


KansasEdit

Kris KobachEdit

Secretary of State, Kansas; launched a crusade against "illegal voting," has power to prosecute "voting crime"

  1. (5/11/2017) Trump to launch voter fraud distraction... I mean commission "Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity"; commission to be led by Pence😺Template:Cc3.0Template:Stigg
    1. (5/12/2017) President Trump is against voter fraud Template:AvotefTemplate:Costnza
    2. (5/12/2017) The terrifying, nefarious reason for Trump's sudden decision to investigate voter fraud Trump Election Commission includes Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State🔥Template:OrwellTemplate:AvotefTemplate:VotesTemplate:Gopref
      1. (5/12/2017) Guess what Trump's Vice Chair of the new "election integrity" commission has had done to him four times. No, no, no... guess again Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, has been sued--and lost--four times for voter suppression (Brennan Center: Royster v. Rizzo; Fish v. Kobach; Brown v. Kobach; League of Women Voters v. Newby)🔥Template:Votes
  2. (5/23/2017) Kris Kobach's own voter ID investigation proves voter IDs are unnecessary Right Wing Watch collected all the crap Kobach has been up to in his quest to justify his voter fraud beliefs, including a piece by Politico, complete with interviews of people targeted by KobachTemplate:Votesup👄Template:Bully

Duane GoossenEdit

former Kansas Secretary of Administration

  1. (5/15/2017) Trump economic adviser Arthur Laffer: "I would have advised Sam Brownback (Ream-Kansas) to go for a bigger tax cut." We're going to need bigger curves Duane Goossen, former Kansas Secretary of Administration: "We are a cautionary tale. It sounds great, everybody gets a tax cut and it?ll balance ? but it just doesn?t work"🔥Template:Rev

Kansas HouseEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Kansas House ignores piddly matters like funding schools and balancing the state budget to pass obscenely important bill mandating use of 12-point Times New Roman font on letter to be given to all women seeking abortions the bill, SB 83 requires information provided to women seeking an abortion be "provided on white paper, in a printed format, in black ink, and

in 12-point Times New Roman font"; it amends the Kansas Women's Right to Know Act (HB 2319/SB 98), which only specified printing on white paper🔥

Kansas’s 4th District Special ElectionEdit

incumbent Mike Pompeo, now Director of the CIA

  • Candidates
    • Kansas state GOP Treasurer Ron Estes
    • Democrat James Thompson
    • Libertarian Chris Rockhold


KentuckyEdit

Kim DavisEdit

Rowan County clerk

  1. (5/6/2017) Maybe you can't fire her, but you can sue the ever-living hell out of her Template:Marry

Tim NolanEdit

former judge; current member Campbell County School Board, district 5; Tea Party supporter; indicted sexual predator

  1. (5/12/2017) Kentucky Tea Party leader and former Trump campaign chair Tim Nolan faces 100 years in prison for multiple charges of rape, human trafficking of a minor, human trafficking of five adults, witness tampering, and prostitution. BUT HER EMAILS 


LouisianaEdit

Roger VillereEdit

chairman, Louisiana GOP

  1. (5/24/2017) Determined to one-up Trump, Pence to hold a rally for no particular reason whatsoever chairman for the Louisiana GOP, Roger Villere described the rally as: "not really a political rally as much as it is a rally for jobs and businesses"; the rally will be held in Cajun Industries, LL, Port Allen, LouisianaTemplate:Astro😺

Dr. Rebekah GeeEdit

Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health

  1. (5/5/2017) Turns out the federal government already has control over drug prices. Where is Catheter Cowboy when we need him? Google books link to original report: ADDITIONAL PROTECTION FOR OWNERS OF PATENTS, May 7, 1910, REPORT, To accompany HR24649: [T]he Government ought to have the right to appropriate any invention necessary or convenient for natural defense or for beneficent public use, and that, too, without previous arrangement or negotiation with the owner.Template:PatTemplate:Polinn

Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D, New Orleans)Edit

  1. (5/8/2017) In twenty seventeen we took a little juke, down the mighty Mississippi with Mr. David Duke Template:Confed🐑Template:Astro
  2. (5/23/2017) "This 'cult' had one goal ... to rewrite history to hide the truth, which is that the Confederacy was on the wrong side of humanity." Full transcript of New Orleans mayor Landrieu's speech after taking down the confederate monuments, worth a read transcript of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's speech at Gallier Hall, New Orleans, May 19, 2017Template:Confed

Louisiana state Supreme CourtEdit

  1. (5/9/2017) 18 years without parole for 18 grams of pot is too much, chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court says. Her colleagues disagreed. Gary Howard gets out in the 2030s Gary Howard was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, considered repeat offender, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentenceTemplate:DrugwTemplate:Sent🚓

Louisiana state HouseEdit

  1. (5/23/2017) "A Mississippi Republican lawmaker who called for the lynching of politicians who approve of the removal of Confederate monuments needs to "quickly clear up his remarks," the state GOP chairman said Monday" state Rep. Oliver's colleagues condemned his offensive Facebook post, he removed it, then wrote an apology; meanwhile, the Louisiana state House passed a bill (HB 71) that would prohibit local governments from removing war memorials, even if they're not from the Civil WarTemplate:Confed


MaineEdit

Governor Paul LePage (R ME)Edit

MarylandEdit

Maryland General AssemblyEdit

Governor Larry Hogan (R MD)Edit

MassachusettsEdit

state Senator Bruce Tarr (R, MA, 1st EM)Edit

state Senate Minority Leader


MichiganEdit

Mayor Mike Duggan (D, Detroit)Edit

  1. (5/12/2017) Remember when Detroit was bankrupt? Mayor Duggan created $75,000-a-year position of city "chief storyteller"Template:Hippie

Aaron FoleyEdit

Detroit's first "chief storyteller"; former Blac Detroit magazine editor; author "How to Live In Detroit Without Being a Jackass"

  1. (5/12/2017) Remember when Detroit was bankrupt? Mayor Duggan created $75,000-a-year position of city "chief storyteller"Template:Hippie


MinnesotaEdit

Jennifer CarnahanEdit

chair, Minnesota Republican Party

  1. (5/2/2017) MN GOP Chair when she took office; "people are going to have a really hard time calling us the party of racists and sexists". Now, referring to Keith Ellison:" Minnesota's Head Muslim Goat Humper". Bonus: Overzealous Staffer Defense posted on the Facebook page of the "Minnesota 7th Congressional District Republican PartyTemplate:Ozs

state Senator David Osmek (R, MN, 33rd)Edit

  1. (5/5/2017) MN Senate votes for state-level protections for internet privacy 66-1, then the committee co-chaired by the only Senator who voted against it removes them before the bill is finalized 

state Senator Ron Latz (DFL, MN, 46th)Edit

  1. (5/5/2017) MN Senate votes for state-level protections for internet privacy 66-1, then the committee co-chaired by the only Senator who voted against it removes them before the bill is finalized 

state Rep. Paul Thissen (DFL, MN, 61B)Edit

  1. (5/5/2017) MN Senate votes for state-level protections for internet privacy 66-1, then the committee co-chaired by the only Senator who voted against it removes them before the bill is finalized 
  2. (5/25/2017) When asked if she supports tax havens for the wealthy, Republican Representative in Minnesota answers: "There is actual joy to be found in Jesus Christ, Jesus loves you all." She then voted against closing tax loopholes, in Jesus' name, amen Minnesota state Rep. Thissen asked whether fellow state Rep. Whelan thinks "benefiting people who are hiding money in Liberia is worth raising taxes on your own constituents"; to which The Distinguished Lady from Ramsey replied: "I just want you to know, Representative Thissen and the [Democratic] caucus--I forgive you, it is okay, because I have an eternal perspective about this"; Whelan voted against the measure in question, HF 1Template:CrackTemplate:Shell

state Rep. Abigail Whelan (R, MN, 35A)Edit

  1. (5/25/2017) When asked if she supports tax havens for the wealthy, Republican Representative in Minnesota answers: "There is actual joy to be found in Jesus Christ, Jesus loves you all." She then voted against closing tax loopholes, in Jesus' name, amen Minnesota state Rep. Thissen asked whether fellow state Rep. Whelan thinks "benefiting people who are hiding money in Liberia is worth raising taxes on your own constituents"; to which The Distinguished Lady from Ramsey replied: "I just want you to know, Representative Thissen and the [Democratic] caucus--I forgive you, it is okay, because I have an eternal perspective about this"; Whelan voted against the measure in question, HF 1Template:CrackTemplate:Shell


MississippiEdit

state Rep. Karl Oliver (R, MI, 46th)Edit

  1. (5/22/2017) And here we have a Mississippi Republican saying he will lynch the "Nazi-ish lawmakers" who would seek to remove his state's monuments to racism and failure. He probably says "all y'all" too state Rep. Karl Oliver (R, MI, 46th) declared in a Facebook post: "The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific ... If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, ‘leadership’ of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED! Let it be known, I will do all in my power to prevent this from happening in our State."; the post has since been removed or the privacy settings for the post have changedTemplate:Confed
    1. (5/23/2017) "A Mississippi Republican lawmaker who called for the lynching of politicians who approve of the removal of Confederate monuments needs to "quickly clear up his remarks," the state GOP chairman said Monday" state Rep. Oliver's colleagues condemned his offensive Facebook post, he removed it, then wrote an apology; meanwhile, the Louisiana state House passed a bill (HB 71) that would prohibit local governments from removing war memorials, even if they're not from the Civil WarTemplate:Confed

Governor Phil Bryant (R MS), et alEdit

  • Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R MS)
  • Rep. Philip Gunn (R, MS, 56th)
    House Speaker
  • Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann
  1. (5/24/2017) Lawsuit filed against state of Mississippi for acting like the state of Mississippi Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to force the state?s leaders to comply with the 1870 law, which says Mississippi has a legally binding obligation to operate a "uniform system of free public schools" for all children, an obligation placed on the state as a condition of rejoining the Union after the Civil War; 13 of the state?s 19 school districts that receive an "F" rating are more than 95 percent African-American. all of the top five highest-performing school districts are predominantly whiteTemplate:Confed


MissouriEdit

Timothy AndersonEdit

created a religious nonprofit group to distribute heroin to "the sick, lost, blind, lame, deaf and dead members of God?s Kingdom"

  1. (5/4/2017) What could go wrong with all these "religious liberty " laws? Behold exhibit A Template:RellibTemplate:Creep

Governor Eric GreitensEdit

  1. (5/7/2017) America's real "Deep State" Template:CitznuTemplate:Alec

A New MissouriEdit

non-profit that will "advocate for and promote [Governor Greitens'] agenda" the group also will cover some of the governor’s travel expenses

  1. (5/7/2017) America's real "Deep State" Template:CitznuTemplate:Alec

state Senator Gary Romine (R, MO, 3rd)Edit

  1. (5/9/2017) Missouri GOP continues its 'jobs first' agenda by approving a bill that makes it virtually impossible to sue an employer for workplace discrimination SB43Template:Stigg


MontanaEdit

At-large Congressional District Special ElectionEdit

to fill seat of Ryan Zinke, who is now Secretary of the Interior

  1. (5/25/2017) Will Quist pull off the upset? Will Gianforte bodyslam his competition? When did our elections turn into WWE events? ...-Oh, right, Trump. THIS is your Montana Congressional Special Election discussion thread (Results roll in 10pm ET) 
    1. (5/26/2017) The most Republican thing ever just happened in Montana Huffington Post headline: "Montana Republican Wins Special U.S. House Race Despite Assault Charge"; Gianforte defeated Quist 50.7%-43.5%
    2. (5/26/2017) Hey, you know that Montana election that was a referendum on Trump according to the Democrats? It's no longer a referendum on Trump to them because the Republican won. Now it's a referendum on Trump according to Republicans the effect of those whirlwind events may never be entirely known: by the time the alleged assault occured, about 73% of the absentee vote was already inTemplate:Spin

Greg GianforteEdit

Republican candidate for Representative of Montana District 1 (at-large district)

  1. (5/5/2017) GOP House candidate to voters: I can't say how I'd vote on TrumpCare, since I haven't seen the bill. The same candidate to GOP lobbyists: TrumpCare is great 👟
  2. (5/24/2017) Greg Gianforte closes out his campaign for Montana's lone congressional seat by body slamming a reporter, then cutting a heel promo in front of everyone Guardian political reporter, Ben Jacobs was allegedly "body-slammed" by Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for Montana's at-large district after asking about Gianforte's party's healthcare plan; the incident was witnessed and recorded on audio by 3 FOX News employees; Gallatin county sheriff?s office charged Gianforte with misdemeanour assault; on 28 April, 2017 Jacobs reported on Gianforte?s financial ties to Russian companies sanctioned by the US💥Template:Murcn🏪
    1. (5/25/2017) Greg Gianforte's post-"body slam" statement exposed as a blatant lie. Fark: By Fox News FOX News reporter Alicia Acuna reports what she saw in Gianforte's Bozeman, Montana headquarters💥Template:Murcn
    2. (5/24/2017) Republicans: We thought we had this Montana special election locked with our amount of crazy there, it's a lot "closer than it should be" during his last speech before the election, GOP candidate Greg Giangorte said: "This race is closer than it should be"
    3. (5/25/2017) Montana Republican Congressional candidate who bodyslammed reporter today cited for "misdemeanor assault" by sheriff. A misdemeanor "citation" rather than a felony arrest? Sounds like the white decision was made here Speaker Ryan said: "There is no time that a physical altercation should occur with the press"; the President who previously recorded a robocall in support of Gianforte, calling him a "wonderful guy" had "no comment" regarding the alleged assaultTemplate:Boys💥Template:Murcn
    4. (5/25/2017) On literal eve of election, Montana newspaper that had previously endorsed Republican Congressional candidate and amateur wrestler Greg Gianforte explicitly un-endorses said Greg Gianforte Missoulian unendorses Gianforte after alleged assault: "... there is no doubt that Gianforte committed an act of terrible judgment that, if it doesn?t land him in jail, also shouldn?t land him in the U.S. House of Representatives"💥Template:MurcnTemplate:Undors
    5. (5/25/2017) Don Lemon stunned that someone thinks the Montana Slam wasn't Trump's fault arguing with Paris Dennard, Lemon quoted Trump during campaign ([the media are] "the enemy of the American people") and added, "If you think that that doesn't have anything to do with it, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken, my friend"💥Template:Murcn📰
    6. (5/26/2017) Sandy Rios defends Greg Gianforte's assault of a reporter, saying it was excusable because the reporter was "a girly man" American Family Association?s Sandy Rios's family-friendly response to the alleged assault: "I?m sure Ben Jacobs is probably delighted about what he caused to happen"💥Template:MansTemplate:MurcnTemplate:Btv
    7. (5/26/2017) Montana NBC affiliate refused to cover Gianforte body slam because they had no reliable source for story, despite numerous outlets reporting on it. To be fair, it surprised many that Fox News was the original source and that it reported it accurately KECI news director Julie Weindel was unyielding in her refusal to share (with the national network) any footage she may have had access to, or run a report on the incident; KECI was purchased by Sinclair Broadcast Group in April, 2017; Sinclair requires its stations to run stories that lean right and signed a deal with the Trump2016 campaign to broadcast interviews with Trump across all of its networkTemplate:OrwellTemplate:Mono
    8. (5/25/2017) Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) says that GOP Congressional candidate Gregg Gianforte's assault on a reporter is absolutely unacceptable for a would-be public official, you know, "Unless the reporter deserved it" FTFA: "Hunter stressed that he didn?t know all the details of what happened: "I did not read the story. I just saw the headline.""💥Template:ApolTemplate:MurcnTemplate:Btv
    9. (5/26/2017) Sentient bowtie controlling Tucker Carlson denounces Montana GOP congressional candidate for bodyslamming reporter, then goes on to explain that it's all liberals' fault for saying so many mean things about Trump FOX News headline: "'The Left Has Gone Insane': Tucker on Progressives' Use of Political Violence"Template:Bowtie💥Template:Librul
    10. (5/26/2017) "If you get a body part close to Trump, he thinks it's a gift" Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at handshakes and bodyslams💥Template:Viop
  3. (5/25/2017) Will Quist pull off the upset? Will Gianforte bodyslam his competition? When did our elections turn into WWE events? ...-Oh, right, Trump. THIS is your Montana Congressional Special Election discussion thread (Results roll in 10pm ET) 
    1. (5/26/2017) The most Republican thing ever just happened in Montana Huffington Post headline: "Montana Republican Wins Special U.S. House Race Despite Assault Charge"; Gianforte defeated Quist 50.7%-43.5%
    2. (5/26/2017) Hey, you know that Montana election that was a referendum on Trump according to the Democrats? It's no longer a referendum on Trump to them because the Republican won. Now it's a referendum on Trump according to Republicans the effect of those whirlwind events may never be entirely known: by the time the alleged assault occured, about 73% of the absentee vote was already inTemplate:Spin


NebraskaEdit

OmahaEdit

  1. (5/14/2017) How the Democrats took an easy race for a Mayor and pissed up away Democrat Heath Mello lost the race 53-46, to incumbent Republican Jean Stohert; only 96,000 votes were cast, with only 6,500 vote difference


NevadaEdit

Gold Butte National MonumentEdit

federal lands in Nevada near Bundy Ranch


New HampshireEdit

state Rep. Robert Fisher (R, NH, Belknap Co. 9th)Edit

  1. (5/9/2017) After being outed as the "Red Pill" kingpin, Republican official Robert Fisher categorically denies the charges, then gets a new alias to say things like "feminists want to be raped" "Feminists are obsessed with rape because we live in a rape fantasy culture, where feminists wish they were hot enough to be rape-able"Template:Mra

NH 6th Carroll state House DistrictEdit

Special Election for seat vacated by Harold B. Parker (R) who resigned to join Governor Chris Sununu's administration

  • state House Rep.-elect Edith DesMarais (D, NH, Carroll6) defeated Republican Matthew Plache
  1. (5/24/2017) "And so it begins" 2 democrats won seats in state districts that in 2016 were held by Republicans and went for Trump; in 2016, Trump won the NH district by 7 points, in 2017 DesMarais won 52%-48%; in 2016, Trump won the NY district by 23 points, Saladino won re-election by 37 points and DesMarais won 58%-42%Template:SelecTemplate:Dems


New JerseyEdit

Governor Chris Christie (R NJ)Edit

  1. (5/2/2017) Sentient tub of Cinnabon frosting Chris Christie vetoes a bill requiring politicians to release tax returns that was inspired by Trump, but there's no conflict of interest. Why do you keep saying that Trump has any conflicts of interest? (S3048/A4520) Requires candidates for President and Vice-President of United States to disclose federal income tax returns to appear on ballot; prohibits Electoral College electors from voting for candidates who fail to file income tax returnsTemplate:VetoTemplate:Confl
  2. (5/4/2017) Chris Christie tries to white knight President Trump over Stephen Colbert's jokes about the commander in chief. "My concern is: Where's the outrage?" Template:Drstc
  3. (5/6/2017) Is it me, or did Trump just end the war on drugs and focus his 'Drug Czar' on serious addictions - like opiods? You'd think many on the left would cheer this news but ::Crickets: Barry R. McCaffrey, 'Drug Czar' 1996 - 2001: "It sends a terrible message. Why send this bizarre political signal in the middle of what is without question a major health-care crisis in America"; in an e-mail, Richard Baum, acting director of ONDCP wrote: cuts are "at odds with the fact that the President has tasked us with supporting his Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis", they are "drastic" and "heartbreaking"Template:StiggTemplate:Xfed🚓
  4. (5/9/2017) It took New Jersey politicians 6 years to figure out what to do about Snooki getting paid to speak on campus: a new law that will change nothing when signing S2355, Governor Christie admits "Because speakers are not paid with State funds, this bill is essentially a symbolic statement on the rising costs of higher education and will have minimal impact on limiting the ability of the State?s public institutions of higher education to engage speakers at whatever rates they mutually agree to pay."Template:Stunt
  5. (5/11/2017) Governor Chris Christie might be named the new FBI director because of his unflinching loyalty to President Trump. He might not be named the new FBI director because of his unflinching loyalty to President Trump Template:Comey
  6. (5/23/2017) Chris Christie's efforts to stop Trump from tweeting too much about as successful as Trump's efforts to stop Chris Christie from eating too much "I'm trying to encourage him not to tweet"💣Template:Ha
  7. (5/23/2017) Latest person claiming they warned Trump about Mike Flynn.... Chris Christie Christie said: "I didn't think that [General Flynn] was someone who would bring benefit to the President or to the administration, and I made that very clear to candidate Trump, and I made it very clear to President-elect Trump"

Brian McDowellEdit

former "The Apprentice" contestant, GOP candidate New Jersey General Assembly, district 1


New MexicoEdit

Governor Susana Martinez (R NM)Edit

New YorkEdit

Donald J. Trump, Jr.Edit

possible candidate for governor

state of New YorkEdit

NYC Department of EducationEdit

  1. (5/1/2017) NYC school bosses: Welp, we tested school buildings for lead and everything's peachy. NY Times: That would be because you cheated Template:Lead

Public School 58Edit

Maspeth, Queens, New York

  1. (5/14/2017) It's generally frowned upon to go to a school and attempt to pick up a fourth grader if you are not that child's parent or guardian. Doubly so if you're a federal immigration agent without a warrant clarification of 2014 city ordinances Introductions 486-A and 487-A (which limit access to city facilities for federal agents without a warrant or in the case of a public emergency) to include students in schoolsTemplate:Sanc

NY state Assembly District 9Edit

Special Election for seat was vacated by Joseph Saladino's (R) who was appointed town supervisor, Oyster Bay, New York

  • state Assembly-elect Christine Pellegrino (D, NY, 9) defeated Republican Thomas Gargiulo
  1. (5/24/2017) "And so it begins" 2 democrats won seats in state districts that in 2016 were held by Republicans and went for Trump; in 2016, Trump won the NH district by 7 points, in 2017 DesMarais won 52%-48%; in 2016, Trump won the NY district by 23 points, Saladino won re-election by 37 points and DesMarais won 58%-42%Template:SelecTemplate:Dems

New York state AssemblyEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Odds are good for New York State to establish the country's first universal health program, just looking for the 32nd sponsor in the Republican State Senate in Albany. Good luck with that the New York Health Act (AB 4738) has only passed the NY state Assembly; it would need both the state Senate and Governor Cuomo in order to become law; Gerald Friedman University of Amherst wrote an economic analysis of AB 4738Template:Single


North CarolinaEdit

state of North CarolinaEdit

  1. (5/22/2017) Supreme Court to North Carolina: Those districts you drew up based on race? No. You were wrong. You can't have those the case: Cooper v. Harris (15-1262) was decided 5-3 with Thomas siding with libruls, Gorsuch sitting out and Alito having a hissy fitTemplate:Gerry

Governor Roy Cooper (D NC)Edit

  1. (5/11/2017) NC: We need $929 million to recover from Hurricane Matthew. Trump: You'll get $6.1 million and like it Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016Template:DisrelTemplate:Stigg

state Senate RepublicansEdit

  1. (5/14/2017) NC Republicans: You didn't want to cave in to our every demand, so we took funding from your schools. So there GOP state Senators cut funding only for districts represented by DemocratsTemplate:StiggTemplate:Lilyrdr

state Rep. Tim Moore (R, NC, 111th)Edit

speaker, North Carolina state House

  1. (5/15/2017) Supreme Court refuses to accept North Carolina's ID in voting rights case North Carolina v. North Carolina NAACP, 16-833 (SCOTUS Blog)Template:Votes

state Senator Phil Berger R, NC, 26th)Edit

president pro tempore, North Carolina state Senate

  1. (5/15/2017) Supreme Court refuses to accept North Carolina's ID in voting rights case North Carolina v. North Carolina NAACP, 16-833 (SCOTUS Blog)Template:Votes


OhioEdit

Governor John Kasich (R OH)Edit

  1. (5/7/2017) Gearing up for 2020, John Kasich calls the GOP health care bill grossly inadequate Template:2020e
  2. (5/16/2017) Sure, you could watch Rachel Maddow tonight, if you'd like. Or, you can watch Bernie Sanders debate John Kasich on CNN at 10PM ET. Either way, you're gonna come out ahead Live threadTemplate:Debate


OklahomaEdit

state Rep. Mike Ritze (R, OK, 80th)Edit

  1. (5/11/2017) Fark it. Nuke my state. We deserve it. OK Rep suggests turning 82k non-English speaking students to ICE to save money state Rep. Mike Ritze (R, OK, 80th) and his Republican Platform Caucus believe the state could save $60 millionTemplate:Goppol

Republican Platform CaucusEdit

group of OK state legislators who caucus for the Republican Party

  1. (5/11/2017) Fark it. Nuke my state. We deserve it. OK Rep suggests turning 82k non-English speaking students to ICE to save money state Rep. Mike Ritze (R, OK, 80th) and his Republican Platform Caucus believe the state could save $60 millionTemplate:Goppol

state Rep Tess Teague (R, OK, 101st)Edit

an adult who uses bunny-ear, and squeaky-voice Snapchat filters with her adult friends

  1. (5/25/2017) State lawmaker uses Snapchat video to vent about protesters: "The voice filter and bunny ears are a little distracting, but it is clear Teague is venting about something" state Rep. Teague believes protesters are being paid; of the video, she says: "I do apologize, it's not something I'm super proud of ... [b]ut I do stand behind the content of it."


OregonEdit

Douglas County VotersEdit

  1. (5/13/2017) The common clay of the new West are discovering what happens when their anti-tax fantasies come true 🐆Template:Myth

Governor Kate Brown (D OR)Edit

  1. (5/20/2017) Boy is pardoned by governor of Oregon after taking a hazelnut and pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol. (with cute apology letter) the governor allegedly tweeted a photo of the boy's apology letter and her replyTemplate:Cute


PennsylvaniaEdit

Governor Tom Wolf (D PA)Edit

  • requested "supplemental federal assistance" for help after a severe snow storm hit the state in March, 2017, effecting 9 counties, with 7.2 million in estimated damage
  1. (5/12/2017) PA: That epic March snowstorm caused $7M in damage. Can we get some help? Trump: No FEMA Acting Administrator Robert J. Fenton replied to Governor Wolf's request: "it has been determined that the damage from this event was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the commonwealth and affected local governments"Template:DisrelTemplate:Goppol


Rhode IslandEdit

former state Rep. Peter Palumbo (D, RI, 16th)Edit

  1. (5/26/2017) RI state rep who called a teen atheist an "evil little thing" has been indicted for embezzlement the teen and her father sued her school over a religious mural, the school lost then former state Rep. Palumbo called the teen names; later, he was arrested and charged with embezzlementTemplate:Mbzz👄


South CarolinaEdit

TennesseeEdit

former Rep. Joe M. Haynes (D, TN, 20th)Edit

retired 2012; needs better hobbies

  1. (5/2/2017) Former Democratic lawmaker, now apparently chairman of the Lemon Party, indicted on sexual battery charges former Rep. Joe M. Haynes (D, TN, 20th), retired 2012💥

state Senator Dr. Mark Green R, TN, 22nd)Edit

retired Army flight surgeon; West Point grad; nominee, Army Secretary; insane religious zealot

  1. (5/5/2017) Trump's pick for Army Secretary drops out after people find out that he's an insane religious zealot 🐑Template:Oot

Governor Bill Haslam (R, TN)Edit

  1. (5/6/2017) Tennessee's new "natural meaning" law sparks fears in the LGBT community and every right-thinking person in the country HB1111/SB1085Template:Orwell

state Senator John Stevens (R, TN, 35th)Edit

  1. (5/6/2017) Tennessee's new "natural meaning" law sparks fears in the LGBT community and every right-thinking person in the country HB1111/SB1085Template:Orwell

state Rep. Andrew Farmer (R, TN, 17th)Edit

  1. (5/6/2017) Tennessee's new "natural meaning" law sparks fears in the LGBT community and every right-thinking person in the country HB1111/SB1085Template:Orwell


TexasEdit

Governor Greg Abbott (R TX)Edit

  1. (5/8/2017) ♫You simply can't be, a sanctuary city *clap, clap, clap, clap* deep in the heart of Texas♫ SB4Template:Sancity🚓
    1. (5/10/2017) ACLU issues a travel advisory for.... Texas Lorella Praeli, ACLU director of immigration policy and campaigns: "ACLU?s goal is to protect all Texans and all people traveling through Texas ? regardless of their immigration status ? from illegal harassment by law enforcement"👮Template:Human
  2. (5/22/2017) Texas Gov. Abbott signs law protecting pastors' sermons from subpoena, even if said pastor spews hate-speech and death threats. "Texas law now will be your strength and your sword and your shield," Abbott said, invoking Bible verse SB 24: "Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader."

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R TX)Edit

  1. (5/22/2017) Texas House passes Bathroom Bill, but don't worry, it only affects vulnerable young students already under incredible pressure during a very difficult stage of their lives, and not the population at large, so not to worrry state Rep. Chris Paddie (R, TX, 9th) hid the discriminatory language in an amendment (SB 2078, §37.113) of another billTemplate:Ftc

state Rep. Chris Paddie (R, TX, 9th)Edit

  1. (5/22/2017) Texas House passes Bathroom Bill, but don't worry, it only affects vulnerable young students already under incredible pressure during a very difficult stage of their lives, and not the population at large, so not to worrry state Rep. Chris Paddie (R, TX, 9th) hid the discriminatory language in an amendment (SB 2078, §37.113) of another billTemplate:Ftc

Tom MechlerEdit

chairman, Texas Republican Party

  1. (5/21/2017) Texas Republican Party leader resigns, then tosses a blue grenade into the GOP bunker Tom Mechler, chairman, Texas Republican Party: "If we do not continue to make efforts to engage in the diverse communities across Texas, our state will turn blue ... [t]his is no longer just a possibility, it is an inevitable reality if we fail to act."Template:Tent


UtahEdit

United Utah PartyEdit

politically centrist party made up of disaffected Republicans and Democrats

  1. (5/22/2017) Tired of the extremists in both parties, Republicans and Democrats decide to create a centrist third party in Utah one of the founders hopes the new party can be a reasonable alternative to the Republican party, "if there's no real competition, the Republican Party will go back to its default position at the far right"


VirginiaEdit

WashingtonEdit

Mayor Ed Murray (D, Seattle)Edit

  1. (5/4/2017) Live boy 👙

Seattle Police DepartmentEdit

  1. (5/15/2017) DISPATCH: Mellow greetings officer. What is your boggle? OFFICER: A community member is donating large volumes of lead toward my early retirement fund. I am not experiencing joy joy feelings some police in Seattle object to using the term "community member" when filling out their online use of force reporting system, called Blue Team; department spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee believes the change in terminology is "part of a routine update by the software developer, which services more than 600 law enforcement agencies worldwide"Template:Hippie👮Template:Pcwah

Kevin StuckeyEdit

Seattle Police Officers' Guild

  1. (5/15/2017) DISPATCH: Mellow greetings officer. What is your boggle? OFFICER: A community member is donating large volumes of lead toward my early retirement fund. I am not experiencing joy joy feelings some police in Seattle object to using the term "community member" when filling out their online use of force reporting system, called Blue Team; department spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee believes the change in terminology is "part of a routine update by the software developer, which services more than 600 law enforcement agencies worldwide"Template:Hippie👮Template:Pcwah

Bob FergusonEdit

Attorney General, Washington state; internationally ranked chess player

  1. (5/18/2017) Someone who knows how to play chess is anticipating Trump's next moves Time magazine headline: "President Trump’s Aggression Will Be His Undoing"Template:WeakTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Parks


West VirginiaEdit

Governor Jim Justice (D, WV)Edit

  1. (5/5/2017) "The governor asked me, 'I'd like you to burn more coal...Well, we don't have any more coal plants. We're not going to build any more coal plants. That's not going to happen" the governor in the headline is Governor Jim Justice (D, WV) and the quote is from Chris Beam, president of Appalachian Power

Chris BeamEdit

president of Appalachian Power

  1. (5/5/2017) "The governor asked me, 'I'd like you to burn more coal...Well, we don't have any more coal plants. We're not going to build any more coal plants. That's not going to happen" the governor in the headline is Governor Jim Justice (D, WV) and the quote is from Chris Beam, president of Appalachian Power

Paula Jean SwearenginEdit

environmental activist endorsed by Brand New Congress

  1. (5/18/2017) Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV): "Vote me out. I'm not changing." Environmental Activist: "Challenge accepted" Paula Jean Swearengin, an environmental activist endorsed by Brand New Congress, announced she will challenge Manchin for the Democratic nomination for his US Senate in West VirginiaTemplate:PrimaTemplate:DemTemplate:Tun

state Senator Robert Karnes (R, WV, 11th) Edit

  1. (5/26/2017) West Virginia politician suggests state can plug budget gap of $500 million by cutting out all those transgender surgeries the state is paying for. Which turns out to be none state Senator Robert Karnes (R, WV, 11th) threw out some red meat for the rubes despite the fact that as far as Medicare is concerned, "[reassignment surgery] is a non-covered service," Department of Health and Human Resources DHHR spokeswoman Allison Adler wrote in an emailTemplate:Meat


WisconsinEdit

Governor Scott Walker (R WI)Edit

  1. (5/6/2017) House Republicans: "Nobody would dare seek a waiver from their essential health insurance benefits or pre-existing condition requirements." WI Governor Scott Walker: "Challenge accepted" Walker: "I'm waiting to see what gets to the president's desk, but we're not looking to change pre-existing conditions"Template:Stigg



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