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Gerrymandered

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, Republicans in Pennsylvania have responded to the state Supreme Court's order to draw new congressional maps by drawing maps that are even more lopsided in their favor. Of course.

Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Harvey Weinsten and the Weinsten Company because company executives knew exactly what was happening and, rather than stop it, the board forced employees to help Weinstein manage and cover it up.

Finally, townsfolk in Puerto Rico have started banding together to rebuild their electric grid themselves because no one from the government has showed up.

"If we don't do this, we'll be without power until summer," said Vice Mayor Edgardo Vazquez, who is using hand-drawn maps to organize a brigade that includes teachers, handymen, a postal worker and an accountant, backed by municipal workers with professional equipment, tools and experience in light electrical work. [...]

In Coamo, frustrated by months of heat and darkness, 60-year-old homemaker Carmita Rivera called a meeting at her home in mid-January to try to find local solutions to the problem.

"Desperation set in," Rivera said. "We all felt like: 'What about us? We're human beings. Enough is enough.'"

Fifty people showed up and swiftly went to work. In late January, a group of neighbors laid a 300-pound wooden electric post atop two logs and tipped it into a freshly dug five-foot hole.

  • ninjaf

    So much for those “lazy” brown people waiting for a gubmint hand out.

  • Ellen Kuhlmann

    just like the barn raising parties of old. I love it.

  • Aynwrong

    What the GOP is doing in Pennsylvania is what the GOP is doing nationwide in every state they control. They can’t compete politically because they’re ideas are radioactive. All they can do (pardon the expression) rig the system and gerrymander themselves into permanent job security. For some reason our “liberal press” never gives this same attention it gives to actual fake news like IRSgate, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Hillary’s Emails and Tan Suit gate.

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  • In other news, Republicans in Pennsylvania have responded to the state
    Supreme Court’s order to draw new congressional maps by drawing maps
    that are even more lopsided in their favor. Of course.

    Relentless, corrupt, anti-democratic assholes. They’re terrible from the top to the bottom and must be destroyed as a party.