Senate Republicans + Pence confirm Brownback as anti-LGBT, anti-science, anti-economics official dimwit

❝ {Sam Brownback] Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ nominee for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom [preparing for Sunday Services]. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote after Brownback’s nomination failed to earn a majority of votes in the Senate. Despite last minute drama on the Senate floor, Brownback now joins the ranks of other anti-LGBTQ nominees put forward by the Trump-Pence Administration…

One of the nation’s least popular governors, Brownback has an extensive history of opposing equality at every turn and has promoted discriminatory laws in Kansas. In 2015, Brownback shamefully attacked LGBTQ state employees by stripping away non-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Later that year, following the landmark ruling declaring marriage equality law of the land, Brownback issued another blatantly discriminatory executive order against LGBTQ Kansans. The measure prohibited the state government from taking action against taxpayer funded organizations that deny services to same sex couples based on religious beliefs. As governor, he also orchestrated a policy change that would make it nearly impossible for transgender Kansans to change their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity.

If you keep up with Republican ignorance and stupidity you’re already aware of the economic disaster that is Kansas – courtesy of Brownback and other trickle-down pimps. They may have to apply for foreign aid once reason – or the nearest facsimile – is re-established in Congress.

Chart of the Day: Coal Mining in America

❝ OK, here’s a post with an image in it. And what better way than to visually deconstruct a Trump administration lie? Here is EPA chief Scott Pruitt this weekend:

Since the fourth quarter of last year until most recently, we’ve added almost 50,000 jobs in the coal sector. In the month of May alone, almost 7,000 jobs.

❝ And here’s the truth:

The actual increase since October is 1,700 jobs. But hey, that’s “almost” 50,000 jobs…

Not certain which strays furthest from truth and reality. Deliberate lies from thugs like Pruitt and his boss — or the self-delusion of Trump chumps, the folks who voted him into office and accept this crap as gospel.

Alabama’s leading ignoranus politician kicked out of office once again

❝ Alabama’s top judge has been suspended for the remainder of his term for defying federal court rulings that legalised same-sex marriage.

Roy Moore, 69, violated judicial ethics with an order seen as directing probate judges to deny marriage licences to gay couples, a judicial panel ruled…

…His lawyer has vowed to appeal.

❝ It is the second suspension for Mr Moore, an outspoken conservative.

In 2003, he was removed for refusing to take down a monument of the Ten Commandments he installed at a state building.

He was re-elected as chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court in 2012.

Did you think Alabama voters were any brighter than Moore?

❝ In Friday’s decision, the nine-member Alabama Court of the Judiciary unanimously decided to suspend him for the remainder of his term without pay.

The move essentially removes Mr Moore from the bench, as he will be unable to seek re-election at the end of his term, in January 2019…

❝ His suspension was celebrated by the civil rights group that filed the complaints in 2003 and 2016.

“Moore was elected to be a judge, not a preacher,” Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, said in a statement.

“The people of Alabama who cherish the rule of law are not going to miss the Ayatollah of Alabama.”

Roy Moore has had a legal and political career consistent with “values” backwards enough to fit any representative of the Confederate States. His bigotry is pretty much without boundary, inclusive of race, religion, gender, age and who you have sex with.

Alabama voters not only continued to waste their votes on placing this fossil back in positions of power, they never shirked on spending taxpayer dollars to defend his crimes against the Constitution.

Cartoon: look at the size of that hairball!

We have a lot of great cartoonists in the United States. Honestly, I think as much as corporate media moguls have succeeded in homogenizing, watering-down what used to be the American press, they haven’t the guts to take away all of our cartoonists. Even the Liberal and Progressive flavor with the courage to point a finger at the class served by most of our politicians.

Thanks, gocomics.org