By David Futrelle
John McCain announces that he’s now a “no” vote on the Graham-Cassidy anti-healthcare bill, and gets hailed as a “hero,” proving that the standards for “heroism” amongst Republican senators is pretty damn low. But if McCain is your senator, you should probably call to thank him for this minimal act of human decency.
Meanwhile, millions of Puerto Ricans remain in dire straights, without power and water — and, sadly, without much media coverage. And Mexico City continues to dig out from last week’s earthquake.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 22, 2017
This whole Graham-Cassidy panic happened in the first place because McCain twice said he'd consider voting for it despite objections https://t.co/88HlJWB9vh
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) September 22, 2017
In other news, it's fascinating how John McCain can take a shit on the senate floor, then be applauded for eventually picking up his shit.
— Cassandra (@ChrisWarcraft) September 22, 2017
I don't like how often the future is determined by whether or not John McCain will briefly be decent.
— Max Sparber (@maxsparber) September 22, 2017
Don't let McCain's pledge stop you from calling Murkowski and Collins. Call right now.
Murkowski: (202) 224-6665
Collins: (202) 224-2523
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) September 22, 2017
(Note: Murkowski’s people say they welcome calls from out of state. Hint hint.)
BREAKING: Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she's `leaning against' latest GOP health care bill, cites major concerns.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 22, 2017
— NARAL (@NARAL) September 22, 2017
And now to Puerto Rico, a place the media seems to have largely forgotten:
Puerto Rico's population is larger that WY, VT, ND + AK combined. and it's entirely without power.
Donate + HELP: https://t.co/RnR5rH1Sy4
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) September 22, 2017
— brad plumer (@bradplumer) September 22, 2017
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 22, 2017
More options here if you want to help Puerto Rico (or the other islands in the Caribbean that have been hit hard by Irma and Maria).
Here’s what it looks like in Mexico City today:
WATCH: Drone footage of Mexico City after another deadly earthquake caused destruction in the region earlier this week. pic.twitter.com/DoekMFVY2b
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) September 22, 2017
In other news:
Yiannopoulos’ Planned ‘Free Speech Week’ Appears To Implode Spectacularly https://t.co/CXCvlZRMau
— David Futrelle (@DavidFutrelle) September 22, 2017
Leftists didn’t kill it; it was killed by the sheer incopetence of Milo ‘n’ pals, who failed to fill out the paperwork to reserve rooms or even contact some of the touted speakers to tell them they’d been invited. It’s almost as if they never intended the event to happen in the first place.
— Official Alt-Left (@Kherman112) September 22, 2017
In “bad but completely expected news.”
— NWLC (@nwlc) September 22, 2017
More bullshit poop crap:
Small government? BS
Abusing taxpayer money used to be a firing offense. Not in Trump era. https://t.co/IYXv5mQE8c
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) September 21, 2017
Appears in this video that Erdogan security forces once again assaulted American protesters. If so, his thugs must be detained immediately. https://t.co/uB5JSnM8P3
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 22, 2017
The Govt can find $700 Billion for War in a flash—but 1248 days since Flint has had clean water & we can't find $215M to fix it😐 https://t.co/Z6Oq8DYF6B
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) September 19, 2017
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 21, 2017
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 21, 2017
Whoever designed this floor is evil. THATS A FLAT CARPET. pic.twitter.com/RGENHZJN81
— Muselk (@MrMuselk) September 21, 2017
— т є ʀ є (@beatshoney) September 12, 2017
how am I supposed to study when my hedgehog just sits there waiting for me to give him attention pic.twitter.com/dEtD4cDOmu
— mal Ⓥ✨ (@lebaneseplease) September 21, 2017
That tickles! pic.twitter.com/U612UnjsGu
— Baby Animals (@BBAnimals) September 21, 2017
Ok, technically none of those were kitties.