Nice Missouri State Senator Writes Nice Letter Telling Constituents To GTFO


We don't expect that writing to the village idiot that happens to be your state senator is ever going to be a particularly fulfilling experience, but you don't really expect that your duly-elected representative should suggest that your concerns would be alleviated if you would simply leave the state. That appears to be the preferred solution of Ed Emery, Missouri senator extraordinaire, who thinks that if you don't agree with Missouri's plan to let the uninsured basically rot in the streets, just leave already.

Some nice people in Missouri put together a petition to send to jerkwads like Ed Emery who had opposed the Medicaid expansion. Ed Emery, ever the public servant, decided he should respond individually. This is exactly where everything gets stupid.

OK, to be honest, it started out only mildly stupid.

The letter explained that Emery was concerned expansion would limit individual choice in healthcare. It also mentioned Medicaid expansion in Oregon, where one study showed the newly-insured failed to achieve significantly improved health outcomes on four measures compared to the uninsured.

We're not at all sure how letting people have access to Medicaid limits their individual choice to choose some other type of healthcare, unless what Emery is really saying is one of those stupid "freedom of choice is freedom not to choose healthcare" type of things. Whatever. This is trivial compared to the stupid that is left to come.

Emery encouraged Cole to study expansion further and, before signing off, offered one more thought.

“We live in a nation and an era that facilitates physical moves between states. Individuals and families are free to consider moving to states with differing and even contrasting government policies,” he wrote.

That is indeed a thought. It is not a good thought, or a sensible thought, but it is a thought.

Do we dare point out that many people -- particularly those individuals who need low-cost government-subsidized health care -- are probably not in a position to just up and leave their state? Of course, that seems like sort of an obvious point to us, but clearly not so much to our dear Mr. Emery. However, it appears that he may suffer from an overall lack of comprehension.

“I don’t think there was anything in there suggesting anybody should move,” Emery said in a recent phone interview with KCUR.

He says he received a package of form letters asking for expansion and he responded to each one.

The letter, he says, simply pointed out that “we’re free to move from state to state if a state has policies that we like versus policies that we don’t.”

Hmmm. Telling people they're free to move if they don't like something in their state is actually pretty much totally telling them to move, dude. No real way around that. But very solid of you to tell each and every last one of the people that sent you a letter to do so. It's the little things that count.


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We know, the thing we said in our headline is a thing you can say every day, but it's really intense today, maybe because Donald Trump is now filled with fear of the inescapable reality that millions of Americans who have not read the Mueller Report are going to see Robert Mueller testify on live TV on July 17, and Donald Trump will be exposed. Maybe the Big Mac vending machine next to his golden toilet is on the fritz and he hasn't had gotten to eat a Big Mac on the poop chair since last night. Maybe he's just a weak and sad person, a collection of shithole cells God meant to throw in the garbage, but accidentally implanted in Mary Trump's turkey incubator. We imagine that'd lead to a pretty constant state of anxiety and ennui.

Whatever it is, he's totally fucked right now. We were going to write a nice post about Trump's batshit interview on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo, but we were busy, and by the time we got to it, he had performed so many batshit feats that we're just going to stick them all in this one post.

Let's start with the fight he's trying to wage with US soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who in a now-viral video stated that she has no fuckin' interest in going to the White House to meet that idiot. He got into a quarrel with her on Twitter ... or at least with a Twitter account that didn't belong to her. It's now been replaced, in order that the adult president may shit-tweet at the soccer superstar who hurt his feelings, but Splinter grabbed the original:

The rant continued:

Right. And Megan Rapinoe just said win or lose, she has no interest in meeting your crusty ass, because no decent American would consider that an honor.

Besides, she has already been to the White House to meet a legitimately elected president:

By the by, the owner of the incorrect Megan Rapinoe account saw Trump's whining and told him to grow a dick and set it on fire:

Ya burnt!

But as we said, it was a whole day of batshit from Trump, so let's continue.

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DING DONG THE WITCH IS ... quite likely to land on her feet. But for today, the New York Times reports Dana Loesch is out of a job, the latest casualty in the war between the NRA and its longtime advertising company Ackerman McQueen. But every cloud has a silver bullet lining, since Dana will have more free time now to spend on her favorite hobby. We can't wait to see which cartoon character she photoshops Klan hoods onto next. Maybe she'll branch out and start putting Nazi armbands onto Buzz Lightyear. Oh, we would be so triggered!

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