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Fox in the Henhouse

By Jim Wright

There is voter fraud. I know there is voter fraud.
Stephen Bannon

Two Million

eight hundred and sixty-eight thousand

six hundred and ninety-one.

I like to think I’m the one, there right at the end.

Two Million eight hundred and sixty-eight thousand six hundred and ninety one.

That’s the number of votes Donald Trump lost the popular election by, two million eight hundred and sixty-eight thousand six hundred and ninety-one.

According to the final certification of the election*:

Hillary Clinton received 65,853,516 votes

Donald Trump received 62,984,825 votes

Meaning Clinton won the popular vote by 2,686,691.

For brevity’s sake let’s round that off to 2.5 million.

Now, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on circumstance and your point of view) the popular vote is not how American democracy selects a president and/or vice president. Rightly or wrongly, that’s how our Founders designed things (whether or not we should change that is a discussion for another time). Thus, Donald Trump won the White House despite the objections of nearly 2.5 million … well, I was going to say Americans, but that’s actually the issue here, isn’t it?

That’s the whole thing, right there.

Those 2.5 million voters.

The President of the United States says that those people, whoever they are, they’re not Americans.

Yes, that’s what he’s saying.

Those people, those 2.5 million people who didn’t vote for him, they aren’t Americans. That’s exactly what what he’s saying.

You see, Donald Trump being the self-involved thin-skinned narcissistic ego-maniac that he is, he just can’t accept that he lost the popular vote. He is pathologically incapable of admitting that he was beaten by Hillary Clinton – even though he ended up president anyway.

He’s not man enough.

He’s not mature enough.

And he just can’t accept it.

He can’t. Q.E.D.

He’s on record, multiple times, claiming that …read more

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Death for Fun and Profit

By Jim Wright

Ah, Twitter, the bottomless wellspring of magic unicorns.

A Trump supporter actually said, and I quote, “Cancer … if you don’t have insurance, they don’t stop treating you!”

“… and if you don’t have insurance they don’t stop treating you!”

Say that out loud to yourself.

Mouth the words.

Say them as if you mean it, as if you believe it.

Pause in the middle, give the sentence a dramatic beat.

If you don’t have insurance…

…they don’t stop treating you.

Feel the words in your mouth, the sweet, sweet taste of magic unicorn meat like cotton candy spun from the nicotine stained tears of Ayn Rand and red-boned Republican freedom.

If you don’t have insurance, they don’t stop treating you.

How many times have you heard this?

You can always go to the emergency room if you have cancer.

They have to treat you, even if you can’t pay. Nobody goes without healthcare in America.

How many times? How many times have you heard that in this debate, in this endless shitfight about healthcare in America?

Yeah, listen, if you could get treated without insurance in this country, well, then we wouldn’t be having this conversation in the first place and, actually, they do stop treating you if you run out of money.

Yes, they do.

Some specialized gene-specific cancer drugs are $15,000 PER MONTH. Or more.

In cases of aggressive cancers where all other therapies have failed, these drugs are the only options.

These drugs, they’re difficult to develop.

They’re difficult to make.

They’re difficult to get.

And they cost.

A lot.

Now, we can argue about the ridiculous cost of drugs in this country (and I’m sure you all will …read more

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