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John McCain says no: Today in Tweets

Senator Bill Cassidy, would-be healthcare-stealing goblin

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.

Here’s Johnny:

https://twitter.com/BenjySarlin/status/911307015703670784

https://twitter.com/maxsparber/status/911301004511072256

(Note: Murkowski’s people say they welcome calls from out of state. Hint hint.)

And now to Puerto Rico, a place the media seems to have largely forgotten:

Puerto Rico:

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:

In other news:

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.

https://twitter.com/Kherman112/status/911285209777160192

In “bad but completely expected news.”

More bullshit poop crap:

https://twitter.com/MuslimIQ/status/910284960610836480

Kitties!

https://twitter.com/lebaneseplease/status/910686965397258240

Ok, technically none of those were kitties.

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Gussie Jives
Gussie Jives
4 years ago

The easy comparison most people drew as far as Beale’s goofy comic was that one back in the 2000s where future Sean Hannity and G. Gordon Liddy are fighting the evil UN-controlled government of America in the dystopian liberal future of 2020 where–gasp!–hate speech laws have turned conservatives into outlaws! The sheer ridiculousness of it demanded belief in an fact-free world to take it the least bit seriously. This “Alt-Hero” garbage is probably going to be more of the same, where it relies on conspiracy theories about shadowy government cabals who take their queues from Anita Sarkeesian or BLM or some rainbow-haired supervillainess who’s secretly a lizard person or somesuch nonsense and Liefeld Lady has to swoop in to save the rugged gun-toting peaceful alpha males from the assault of violent hippies.

Basically, Ben Garrison if he drew for Image Comics circa 1994.

PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
4 years ago

Mish, David has written about that nasty man before. I remain unsurprised that this pedophile apologist is still touting pedofilia/rape apologia.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

I think I’m going to avoid every comment section of every article about Hugh Hefner’s death. You just know we’ll all be expected to pretend he was a great man and not a sexist creep. Pass.

eli
eli
4 years ago

@wwth

I heard voices on the radio today calling him “lonely” despite being surrounded by all the beautiful women and how dare anyone call them objects when he lurved them so much.

Thanks NPR!

Haise, the husky puppy
Haise, the husky puppy
4 years ago

@Mish and Peevee

MRAs and their rape/pedophilia fantasies. I think they want to be those rapists in the articles. Calling them fucking scum is too nice.

@WWTH

I will too after reading one that basically said ‘guess what ladies? (he probably meant feminists) men like women; monogamy is against our nature’ The fuck..?

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
4 years ago

At least there’s one in the Grauniad categorising him correctly as a pimp and quite a few commenters agreeing he was a sleazy exploitative p.o.s. (though also no shortage of shitwits in the BTL comments wittering on about how actually all those “girls” were acting of their own free will and they were exploiting him, reeeeely)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/28/hugh-hefner-pimp-sue-playboy-mansion

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
4 years ago

You just know we’ll all be expected to pretend he was a great man and not a sexist creep.

Those aren’t entirely inconsistent. He had that particularly patronizing form of ‘help’ where even when he was right about how things could be made better, he felt that he knew best how to go about it and would ignore the people on the ground in the middle of the fight. Not to mention the way he actively helped maintain the foundations of a rather toxic culture, even while he was campaigning against some of the outward results of that same culture.

I mostly mentioned his death because he had a significant effect on the sorts of subcultures we talk about here. Hefner may have tried to show some semblance of class himself, but the doors he helped open provided vaguely respectful cover for a lot of rather ugly concepts that could then move in and set up shop.

IgnoreSandra
IgnoreSandra
4 years ago

I’m not gonna comment on Hugh Hefner aside from that, like all idle rich, his death is not a bad thing.

I saw that Trump waived the Jones Act so other countries could help Puerto Rico. This is something that shouldn’t exist in the first place. I’m glad that Puerto Rico is less likely to descend into apocalypse like the accounts I’m hearing from the folks who live there suggest.

Gussie Jives
Gussie Jives
4 years ago

Who cares about Hefner when I just found out Bernie Casey passed away last week!

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*sniff* I’ll miss you, U. N. Jefferson. You were the best straight man in zany teen comedies that the 80s ever had!

IgnoreSandra
IgnoreSandra
4 years ago

Addendum: I found an article about a former “girlfriend” of Hefner’s that describes in broad strokes what living with him was like from the book this woman wrote.

There is no reason to mourn Hefner whatsoever.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kateaurthur/holly-madison-burns-it-down?utm_term=.qjDDkGxn3#.nmJV2aYWA

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
4 years ago

@IgnoreSandra
And all it took to remove a racist Act was shaming another racist until he gave in to public pressure.

IgnoreSandra
IgnoreSandra
4 years ago

@Oogly

It’s not removed. It’s just temporarily waived. It shouldn’t exist, period.

The United States still has multiple colonial possessions, and that needs to end.

Jesalin
Jesalin
4 years ago

Hi everyone!

Currently in recovery and things are going well.

I’d say more but I hate using my phone for this kind of thing.

*Waves*

IgnoreSandra
IgnoreSandra
4 years ago

Hell yes Jesalin! More power to you <3

*waves*

PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
4 years ago

Hi, Jesalin! Continued good wishes!

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
4 years ago

@Jesalin
Glad to hear you’re doing well! Waves back.

Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
4 years ago

Great news, Jesalin! Glad to hear from you!

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
4 years ago

Speedy recovery, Jesalin! That’s great news.

Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer

Great to hear, Jesalin!

Citizen Rat
Citizen Rat
4 years ago

Thank you Mammotheers for introducing me to the Voxman’s latest cry for attention. I needed a pick-me-up after today and watching the internet eviscerate Alt*Hero is just what the doctor ordered.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago
Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
4 years ago

Great to hear, Jesalin! Good luck on a speedy recovery!

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
4 years ago

@ignoresandra
yeah, only temporarily

@Jesalin
Congratulations!

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
4 years ago

@Jesalin,

This is AWESOME news. So happy to hear from you xoxoxoxox

http://68.media.tumblr.com/5836d1490289c86494f678496081c8d6/tumblr_mwgoj3pzfq1sd45i6o1_400.jpg

@PeeVee, Haise,

I’m not surprised he’s featured on WHTM before; he’s a prize specimen.
Given that most MRAs are racists, it’s interesting watching the mental gymnastics involved in praising Indian men (I have one of those – an Indian man, I mean – so I’m also deeply affronted on a personal level).

Finally, nthing the love for the takedowns of Mr Beale’s comic efforts. It’s been wonderful 😀

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