So much was made of the hit job on Planned Parenthood . . . and so much is being done to restrict access to reproductive health care . . . should the story of the Planned Parenthood case be simply a quick, “Never mind” and then dropped? (A Republican-impaneled Texas grand jury not only failed to indict Planned Parenthood they indicted the accusers instead.) Should it not stretch over more than a single news cycle?
In the interest of emphasizing the event . . . and perhaps piling on at least a little . . . here’s Trevor Noah’s take on it from Wednesday’s “The Daily Show.” (Afterward, he had an interview with Jerry Seinfeld, now 61 and loving it.)
A couple of other things that have not proven true despite much insistence from certain quarters: Clinton’s first budget, that got not a single Republican vote, did not destroy the economy . . . “by far the vast majority” of the benefits from George W. Bush’s tax cuts did not go to those “at the bottom of the economic ladder” . . . invading Iraq was not the “last resort” to protect America . . . Barack Obama was not born in Kenya . . . Obamacare has not killed the economy (or deployed death panels or cost Ted Cruz his health insurance) . . . and . . .
. . . drum roll please . . .
. . . Senator Inhofe’s snowball does not disprove global warming.
Much as Republicans love to mock Al Gore — and employ the same “scientists” who whitewashed tobacco to whitewash carbon emissions — it turns out that 2015 was the warmest year in 136 years of record-keeping.
And by a record margin.
And that 15 of the 16 warmest years have occurred since 2000 (with the 16th being 1998).
“Moderate” Republicans like Chris Christie are emphatically unconcerned (here, at 38:51).
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Governments are necessarily continuing concerns. They have to keep going in good times and bad. They therefore need a wide margin of safety. If taxes and debt are made all the people can bear when times are good, there will be certain disaster when times are bad.~Calvin Coolidge
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