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Great Again

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Missouri's anti-union "Right to Work" law was obliterated by a margin of 67 to 32 percent in yesterday's public referendum. "Right to work" really means "right to work more hours for less money."

Meanwhile, Element Electronics, maker of Element TVs sold at places like Wal-Mart, is shutting down their flagship factory in South Carolina because of Trump's tariffs. Their factory. which first opened in 2012, was suppose to bring 500 jobs to the area but now it will bring zero.

Finally, the entire Supreme Court of West Virginia is apparently corrupt. State lawmakers have advanced over a dozen articles of impeachment against all four sitting justices for "unnecessary and lavish” spending which doesn't quite capture the scope of their theft.

The articles of impeachment charge Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justices Robin Davis, Allen Loughry and Beth Walker with maladministration, corruption, incompetency, neglect of duty and certain high crimes.

In total, Loughry is the subject of eight articles of impeachment. Workman and Davis each are the subject of four and Walker is the subject of two. [...]

Each justice is charged with “unnecessary and lavish” spending of state taxpayer dollars to renovate their offices in the East Wing of the Capitol. All four of them also are charged with failing to develop and maintain court policies regarding the use of state resources, including cars, computers and funds in general.

Loughry faces additional charges related to his alleged use of state vehicles for personal travel, having state furniture and computers in his home, having personal photos, documents, photos and artwork framed on the state’s dime, and handing down an administrative order authorizing payments of senior status judges in excess of what is allowable in state law.

Justice Loughry allegedly used state taxpayer dollars to ship furniture -- furniture the state also paid for -- to his own home.

That is hilarious in its arrogance.

  • katanahamon

    Devin Nunes, R scumbag extraordinaire, made comments at a private meeting regarding protecting the president from the Mueller investigation..When will Nunes’ numerous and egregious ethics violations finally force his resignation from the Intelligence committee and now congress as some are calling for, as his comments fly directly in the face of the checks and balances congress is supposed to provide that he you know, swore an oath to uphold?

  • katanahamon

    I’m wondering why we as a nation don’t have the military respond to the increasingly destructive wildfires..the smoke travels across many states, and is really a health risk making this a national problem. Why don’t we have a fleet of water tanker helicopter and prop planes that could sweep in and more effectively fight this problem? Are we going to wait until we have no forests left?

  • Badgerite

    “Unnecessary and lavish spending”? Doesn’t that sort of define trump’s ‘best people’?

  • Aynwrong

    “Right to work” has never been anything more than typical Orwellian Republican rebranding. Republican Orwellian rebranding predates Trump by a long shot.

    Elections have consequences. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    These judges sound perfect for The Trump administration, the GOP and the entire conservative movement. But what else is new?