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RosyDaisy
On 2/14/2021 at 9:48 AM, SeekingAdventure said:

guess its one of those reasons for most of them (some work for more than one)

  • they either are completely off the rocker (Cruz, Hawley)
  • they are afraid to not be reelected
  • Trump has something on them
  • they wanna run for President or something else and want to take over the base by being ANTM (Americas next top-moron)

I think it's all of the above.

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I adore Elizabeth:

And of course that "book now" phone number is Cruz's WDC office     

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Audrey2

I would love to see Ted Cruz lose his seat over this. However, I don't think it will happen. Ever since the great Democrat Republican flip of beliefs, I think that Texans will forgive Cruise of everything because he's a Republican and Texas is a Republican state.

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WiseGirl

To be fair I think any day would be a great day for him to resign.

 

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AOC shows Rafael how it is done:

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Dandruff
9 hours ago, WiseGirl said:

"Obviously it was a mistake." Really? You had to wait until the press called you out on it to realize it was a mistake? Texas gets what they voted for a seditionist asshole that doesn't give a shit about his constituents.

I doubt he considered it a mistake until the press called him out on it.

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Becky
21 minutes ago, WiseGirl said:

Great advice from Hilary "don't trust anyone you wouldn't trust with your dog" Asshole and his family left their dog behind because it was "FREEZING" in their house. 

https://people.com/politics/hillary-clinton-ted-cruz-leaving-dog-texas-house-snowstorm-cancun/

Left his dog in the freezing house?!?!  Just when you think Ted Cruz could not go any lower.....  sadly, he can always go lower.  I loathe Ted Cruz, he has not one redeeming human feature.

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RosyDaisy
6 hours ago, Becky said:

Left his dog in the freezing house?!?!  Just when you think Ted Cruz could not go any lower....

WTF!  I hope the dog gets revenge!

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thoughtful

The article does say that a security guard was taking care of Snowflake the dog. So I guess food and outings were still happening.

But, the house had no heat. So the dog, the guard, and whoever else was working there had that to contend with.

If I had the money, in Cruz's situation, I like to think I would have sent my family, dog, and employees like the security guard and his family and pets someplace safe and warm.

And if, like Cruz, I was supposed to be working for constituents, I hope I would have stayed and done my job.

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Audrey2

Once again, the Lincoln Project comes through for us, with its own commentary on Cruz's vacation.

I sure wish he wouldn't have been allowed back in the US.

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church_of_dog
7 minutes ago, Audrey2 said:

Once again, the Lincoln Project comes through for us, with its own commentary on Cruz's vacation.

I sure wish he wouldn't have been allowed back in the US.

And of course that "book now" phone number is Cruz's WDC office     :laughing-jumpingpurple:

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fraurosena

Sweet Rufus what a doofus.

 

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Black Aliss
On 2/20/2021 at 11:39 AM, thoughtful said:

The article does say that a security guard was taking care of Snowflake the dog. So I guess food and outings were still happening.

But, the house had no heat. So the dog, the guard, and whoever else was working there had that to contend with.

If I had the money, in Cruz's situation, I like to think I would have sent my family, dog, and employees like the security guard and his family and pets someplace safe and warm.

And if, like Cruz, I was supposed to be working for constituents, I hope I would have stayed and done my job.

I'm fine with Ted telecommuting from Cancun during the big freeze. I'm not fine with the ever-changing string of lies he told about why he went, throwing his kids under the bus, blaming the green new deal for the power failures, lying about the 2020 presidential election results, lying, lying, lying. . .

24 minutes ago, fraurosena said:

Sweet Rufus what a doofus.

 

How does that racist not know he's a racist? Everyone else knows it!

 

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smittykins

Not long ago, someone on FB posted a meme with Franklin(the Peanuts character)saying “Racism is bad, Charlie Brown,” and Charlie replying “So is being falsely accused of racism.

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Howl
On 2/20/2021 at 1:39 PM, thoughtful said:

But, the house had no heat. So the dog, the guard, and whoever else was working there had that to contend with.

Supposedly the house had heat back on when they left. But Houston, Austin, everywhere, the heat might come on and stay on, or it might come on and then mysteriously stop -- utilities were random/unpredictable. But whatever, the number of Cruz memes and funny comments have been stellar.   

In the larger picture, Cruz and Abbott are getting a lot of "heat" over a bumbling lack of leadership.  No one knows where TX Sen. Cornyn (R-Absent) has been.  He sent out a few anodyne tweets but...nothing of substance. 

 

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GreyhoundFan

What a dumb jerk:

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I realize that many states have minimum wage levels higher than the federal level, but you should want the entire country to be at least at the level of your state.

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clueliss

From Hawley (my question - um wouldn't raising minimum wage accomplish this)

Because (from his Press Office Twitter:  (he's not talking about increasing minimum wage)

 

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Ted, being totally on brand (asshole):

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Alisamer
On 2/24/2021 at 9:58 AM, clueliss said:

From Hawley (my question - um wouldn't raising minimum wage accomplish this)

Because (from his Press Office Twitter:  (he's not talking about increasing minimum wage)

 

I'd like to see the fine print on this. Based on him calling it a "blue collar bonus" I'm betting there are some restrictions. Probably minimum hours worked a week (intended to exclude young part time workers), exceptions for tipped positions (to exclude wait staff) and possibly even outright excluding retail and food service entirely. 

Also, due to this being a "credit" - I'm assuming doesn't actually raise anyone's wages, just lets them get some of what they already earned back on their taxes. AND it explicitly limits it to 40 hours a week. Both of those things let the employers keep wages low, compared to a raise in minimum wage. Overtime should be time-and-a-half for most hourly workers, I think, so an increase in minimum wage would increase overtime pay as well. This credit excludes that. 

And you know full well that the credit will only help those already employed. Anyone being hired new will, in many companies, be paid less hourly BECAUSE they'll get this "credit" back. Employers will take advantage of that, for sure. 

It's a way to look like they're increasing people's income, while actually decreasing it for some new hires, making it a net profit for the employers. 

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Cartmann99

   Well that's a shocker. Not.

 

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GreyhoundFan

Rand only wants socialism if it benefits him. What a typical repug:

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Alisamer

Republicans are totally OK with socialism. IF it benefits them, or others like them, or people they deem "worthy". They only oppose it officially because some of "their" money might go to help people of the wrong race, nationality, gender identity, sexuality...

Meanwhile Americans are suffering, and many are having to resort to Go Fund Me and similar due to a lack of a safety net. Republicans are fine with this, of course, because it means they can choose who gets help and who doesn't.

Prime example - Texas. California needs help? Sucks to be them. It's up to each state. The federal government shouldn't interfere. Texas needs help? Get out the begging bowl! Send us some of that federal emergency money!!!

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GreyhoundFan

I hope Ted has some aloe vera for this burn:

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Howl
On 2/24/2021 at 8:58 AM, clueliss said:

From Hawley (my question - um wouldn't raising minimum wage accomplish this)

Hawley is kind of assuming that the hard-working blue collar person will simply consult his/her tax attorney (doesn't everybody have one on retainer?)  to figure this out. 

WTAF!  Everyone understands a higher wage. Nobody understands "The credit is worth 50% of the difference between the median wage and the worker’s hourly wage rate. In other words, the credit would boost per hour wages 50% closer to the median."

Also, this addresses hourly workers ONLY.  Low paid salaried folks are still screwed. 

Also, I despise Sen. Kennedy (R-LA). He was a Democrat until 2007, then switched to running as a Republican. 

He's a highly educated man, smart as a whip (Vanderbilt BS, Univ. of VA Law School, a year a Magdalen College, Oxford).  His "aw, shucks" persona is total bullshit. The level of cynicism to pull off what he did (voting against certification the election)  is simply breathtaking. 

 

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