Texas Republicans Want Other People to Pay for Hurricane Harvey Damage

What ever happened to “personal responsibility”? Do the leaders and representatives from Texas expect their voters to pay for their own disaster relief? Naaah. They want the federal government (i.e., you) to pony up.

Source: Hurricane Harvey And The Potential Hypocrisy Of Texas Republicans | HuffPost

God sends Tropical Storm Harvey to Texas as punishment for Governor Greg Abbott’s many evil actions

Catastrophic flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated Houston on Sunday, forcing residents of the fourth most populous U.S. city to flee their homes in boats or hunker down in anticipation of more days of “unprecedented” rainfall.

Abbott’s evil actions include union busting, racial gerrymandering, anti-choice activism, opposition to gay marriage, and support for an anti-transgender bathroom bill. Clearly, the Almighty is Not Amused.

Source: Houston devastated by flooding from Harvey as residents gird for days of rain

Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting sure sounds like a Russian intelligence operation

A CIA veteran says it’s in line with what he’d expect to see.

Before the WaPo wrote this, the Bitemaster was saying the same thing (you’ll have to trust me). The way I figure it, it was a win-win for the Ruskies. Either they could turn some of Trumps inner circle, or compromise them so they could be blackmailed later.

When Donald Jr. released his emails, he precluded any Russian blackmail attempt. I thought it was a smart move on his part.

Source: Perspective | Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting sure sounds like a Russian intelligence operation

Quotes from friends


Nicki says: “I’m 87 years old and the only thing that doesn’t hurt is my artificial hip.”

Mr Mild says: “I have an idea for American Ninja Warriors — Senior Edition. Four guys in their 70s sit in chairs. After  5 minutes, the one who can get up without saying Ow! gets 10 points.”

Airbnb faces EU clampdown for not paying ‘fair share’ of tax

It’s no secret that the Bitemaster loathes Airbnb. The latest news on these corporate scum involves their tax avoidance. They’re not alone, of course: All the big guys, like Amazon and Wal-Mart do much the same thing.

Source: Airbnb faces EU clampdown for not paying ‘fair share’ of tax | Business | The Guardian

You thought you were getting screwed by Time Warner Cable . . . and you were right

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Time Warner Cable, accusing the company of lying to both its customers and the FCC. The suit alleges that TWC “Systematically And Knowingly Failed To Deliver The Reliable And Fast Internet Access It Promised To Subscribers Across The State”

Source: Time Warner Cable sued in New York for rampant fraud, lying to the FCC – ExtremeTech