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Let us consider the latest squirming from South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, an ass. Like Texas' Rick Perry, Sanford has gone out of his way to criticize the stimulus package as actual legislative trash that should be shat on by hobos and blown up and shot. And yet, he has still been considering accepting his state's stimulus funds -- or at least the parts over which he has control -- because he is a dick. He wrote a letter yesterday to state legislators briefing them on his latest plan: he wants to use the chunk of the STIMULUS MONEY over which he has discretion -- you know, because governors should be able to choose some of the BUSINESS INVESTMENTS and JOB-CREATING PROJECTS in their states that will receive ECONOMIC STIMULUS money, a GIFT from OBAMA -- to pay down the state debt, and he will write a strongly worded letter to this socialist president demanding permission.


(CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford plans to ask President Obama for permission to use part of his state’s stimulus money to pay down its debt, not on new spending, according to a letter he sent state legislators Tuesday.

A longtime opponent of the president’s nearly $800 billion stimulus package, the Republican governor told his state’s lawmakers that spending approximately $700 million in money coming from the federal government would only make the state’s financial situation worse in the long term.

“[W]hen one is in a hole, the first order of business is to stop digging,” Sanford wrote in the letter obtained by CNN Tuesday.

And the second order of business is to sit in the damn hole and refuse to leave until Obama personally comes to fish you out, after which you should kick him in the groin.

If the ass does not want to take this federal money flagged for *stimulus,* then he shouldn't, but that doesn't mean he should then try to shake down the President! This is like if some guy offered to pay your college tuition and you responded "fuck those nerds," punched the benefactor in the jaw, ran off with his gal, and then wrote a strongly worded letter from a motel in Charleston that you still want $700 million dollars, but to pay off your bookie.

Just read this bit from Sanford's letter, which is an embarrassment to the country:

He had to throw that last little bit in there just in case you thought he was getting soft and giving money to lazy bums who won't GET A DAMN JOB.

In sum: Mark Sanford has reasoned that spending $700 million in federal grant money -- another entity's money! Not from the state budget! -- to invest in the rebuilding of his shit-poor state would... ruin the state's finances forever?

S.C. gov wants to use some stimulus funds to pay down debt [CNN]

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Look, it is your afternoon Nice Times at the Supreme Court! It is also your WUT and HUH Times, with Justices Thomas, Sotomayor, Kagan and Gorsuch joining in an opinion by RBG tossing a challenge to Virginia's new, fair districts. Go know!

After the 2010 Census, Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates did what they do best -- they stole more elections, redrawing the electoral map to ensure themselves a supermajority for all eternity. Why let the voters choose their representatives when the representatives can pick their own voters as the founders intended, right? Voters in 12 of the affected districts sued the Virginia State Board of Elections in 2014 to invalidate the districts as illegal racial gerrymanders, and the House of Delegates intervened in Bethune-Hill v. Va. State Bd. of Elections to support the Board and defend its own power.

After extensive litigation including a trip up to the Supreme Court in 2017, the District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia tossed 11 of the districts as illegal racial gerrymanders and ordered the maps redrawn in 2018. At which point, the Commonwealth of Virginia noped out and quit defending the old, craptastic districts, which should have been the end of it.

BUT NO. The Virginia House of Delegates, which is still held by the GOP despite their party netting nine percent fewer votes than Democrats in the 2017 election, vowed to fight on.

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