Kick-Ass Congressman Rips Deputy Director Of Drug Policy A New One

Frustrated by his inability to provide answers to his questions, Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer digs into the Deputy Director of Drug Policy at a congressional hearing, telling the director that he is “part of the problem”, among many other awesome, wonderful things.

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Jesus On Incentives

Jesus On Incentives

Yeah, man. Nothing creates parasitic dependency like a little compassion and kindness.

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Low Wage Workers Are Finding Poverty Harder To Escape

Low Wage Worker

The Article: Low-Wage Workers Are Finding Poverty Harder to Escape by Steven Greenhouse in The New York Times.

The Text: CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — At 7 in the morning, they are already lined up — poultry plant workers, housekeepers, discount store clerks — to ask for help paying their heating bills or feeding their families.

And once Metropolitan Ministries opens at 8 a.m., these workers fill the charity’s 40 chairs, with a bawling infant adding to the commotion. From pockets and handbags they pull out utility bills or rent statements and hand them over to caseworkers, who often write checks — $80, $110, $150 — to patch over gaps in meeting this month’s expenses or filling the gas tank to get to work.

Just off her 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift, Erika McCurdy needed help last month with her electricity and heating bill, which jumped to $280 in January from the usual $120 — a result of one of the coldest winters in memory. A nurse’s aide at an assisted living facility, Ms. McCurdy said there were many weeks when she couldn’t make ends meet raising her 19-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.

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The Best Bush Press Conference Ever

“I go out of my way at every opportunity to get my picture taken standing next to black people. That ain’t hate, that’s love.”

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The 10 Best #McConnelling Videos

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Rightly poking fun at Mitch McConnell’s asinine new advertisement, “McConnell Working for Kentuckians”, The Daily Show inadvertently sparked a viral trend. Known as #McConnelling, thousands of Americans have submitted their own dubbed and edited versions of McConnell’s video to the Daily Show for review. Here are some of our personal favorites.

Mitch McConnell Is “Trouble

Mitch McConnell, “Creep”

It’s Raining Mitch

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