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Tornadoes tore through Alabama and Georgia today. A natural disaster that, in Alabama, has reportedly cost nearly 300 people their lives.
This is, of course, the heart of deep red Republican territory, where the most conservative of conservative of politicians get elected to public office. These are the people who continue to perpetuate the “birther” nonsense; clear code to disguise their disdain that a black man actually got elected President of the United States.
So I wonder, is this God’s punishment for the despicable bigots and rednecks who are perpetuating this filth in American politics today? Why not? After all, Hurricane Katrina was allegedly God’s wrath against gays, right?
So if they can say that God hates gays (and by extension poor people, since the folks most affected by Katrina were the poorest of New Orleans), then what makes them think that God doesn’t hate bigots and rednecks?
And yes, I know……this is no better than what the wingers have done, making light of a tragedy for political gain. But fuck it. I’m sick of Democrats being above the fray. Maybe it’s time for us to get down in the mud and call these jackasses out for the ignorant filth that they are?
This story comes from the AP via the San Diego Union-Tribune.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Democratic leader of the state Senate said Wednesday he is interested in the possibility of targeting Republican districts for budget cuts if GOP lawmakers keep refusing to let Californians vote on tax extensions.
Democrats, led by Gov. Jerry Brown, are seeking to renew increases to sales, personal income and vehicles taxes as an alternative to an all-cuts budget to close the state’s remaining $15.4 billion shortfall.
Despite starting negotiations earlier this year, Brown has been unable to find the Republican votes needed in the Assembly and Senate to call a special election so voters can decide the matter. The governor will update his budget plan next month. The state Legislature faces a June 15 deadline to pass a balanced budget before the new fiscal year begins July 1.
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