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Watergate Again

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Kevin Siers)

In other news, German authorities are reportedly investigating yet another automaker for possibly cheating on emissions tests.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned a ruling issued by Neil Gorsuch while Gorsuch was testifying at the Senate yesterday.

Finally, Exxon says it "lost" a year's worth of emails Tex Tillerson sent under the name Wayne Tracker. Whoops? Just a coincidence, I'm sure!

This counts as music, right? Shred your guitar and bang your head.

There's been an avalanche of news the past several days, so here's a couple stories I didn't get to.

The Kaiser Family Foundation says average deductibles would increase by over $1,500 under Trumpcare.

Former Colorado GOP chairman and anti-voter fraud alarmist Steven Curtis has been charged with... voter fraud.

The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would allow doctors to withhold information such as birth defects from pregnant mothers.

  • Badgerite

    As to Colorado GOP Chairman Steve Curtis……. “LOCK HIM UP”.

  • Aynwrong

    Of course a year’s worth of Rex Tillerson’s E-mails were lost by Exxon. I swear, sometimes I think R’s make the hypocrisy as obvious and as galling as possible just for the sake of trolling.

    • swift_4

      It’s pretty maddening. For more than a year it was “Hillary! Emails!”. Then they get elected and they have private email servers, they’ve deleted emails, they’re even using fake names.

      Yet you ask someone rooting for Team R and they just shrug. it’s no big deal.

      • Not to mention Herr Gropenfuhrer has an old unprotected phone FFS!

    • ninjaf

      I would like to point out that the emails that were lost were from his time at a private entity. As far as I know, they don’t have record keeping laws like the government does. I don’t want us conflating the two issues because it can easily undermine an argument.

      That said, I am sure that Exxon has a policy on how long to keep emails and I am sure that these “lost” emails were deleted well before the policy allowed.

      • Fuh Qiu

        Ninjaf, you don’t get it, you Trump shill pussy…wait, what?

        Look man, just get out while you’re still this naive. You have no place conflating technical knowledge with narrative.

        if [ “trumpSupport” = “false” ]; then
        do partisanship >= reality
        else
        echo [ “russia” ]; exit 0
        fi

        “I don’t want us conflating the two issues because it can easily undermine an argument” is *easily* the most brilliant trolling I’ve read all year, bravo! Prima! But seriously, gtfo with your nuanced bullshit. You’re either with us or against us.

        • ninjaf

          I prefer to keep my intellectual honesty, thanks.

  • fry1laurie

    Not only does Texas want women to suffer, being unable to get an abortion of their malformed fetuses, but newborn babies would suffer greatly as well. GOP cruelty knows no bounds.

    • Badgerite

      I have heard of statutes that disallow wrongful birth actions which involve the failure to prevent the birth of a child suffering from severe genetic or congenital disease. But I can’t imagine that a doctor has a right to with hold information from a patient as to their own physical condition and that of their fetus. This is simply something you have a right to know, irrespective of what you do with that information. The state does not get to make these decisions for you. Especially when the state is doing everything it can to cut services that might help a parent care for a child suffering from such infirmities.

      • Exactly, but how many years will it take for this to work it’s way up to the Supreme Court and how many babies with severe defects will be born in TX in the meantime. This law is monstrous and I hope to god the doctors simply ignore it.

        • Badgerite

          I agree. The more they use the state to get between a doctor and the care provided to female patients the more I am in the corner of NOW and pro choice forces. They are making a case for the Women’s Libs and they don’t even seem to be aware of it. This just leaves me speechless.
          They are saying that a woman has no right to know the condition of her unborn child. That is preposterously wrong.

          • I would imagine many common sense conservatives (rare as they are) would think this is a bridge too far. At least I hope so!