Today is the one thousand eleventh day.
On this day in 1896, the Klondike Gold Rush begins.
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Molly Beck reports Robin Vos accuses paralyzed lawmaker of trying to sabotage him by seeking accommodations:
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos accused a paralyzed Democratic lawmaker of trying to sabotage a new national role for the Republican legislative leader by publicly seeking accommodations for his disability.
“(This) does not seem like an accident to me,” Vos told a conservative radio show host Thursday. “Everything they do is political and trying to make the other side look bad.”
Vos, of Rochester, earlier this year rejected Democratic Rep. Jimmy Anderson’s request to be able to call into legislative meetings he cannot attend because of his disability and to bar overnight floor sessions, which Anderson cannot participate in fully for the same reason.
Vos told WISN’s Jay Weber he believes the timing of Anderson’s public appeal, which included speaking to a Journal Sentinel reporter, was meant to undermine the announcement of Vos taking over as president of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
But Democratic legislative leaders made the request in February and Anderson reached out to a Journal Sentinel reporter in May. Vos took over the new role earlier this month, 10 days after the story was published.
“I didn’t know he was going to be named president of the NCSL until after the story had come out,” Anderson said. “The idea that I would somehow sit and wait to make Robin Vos look bad — he’s doing that all by himself. I asked for these accommodations months and months ago.”
(Vos: a small man with a big self-impression.)
Amy Taxin reports Panel rules soap, sleep essential to migrant kids’ safety:
Immigrant children detained by the U.S. government should get edible food, clean water, soap and toothpaste under a longstanding agreement over detention conditions, a federal appeals panel ruled Thursday in dismissing a Trump administration bid to limit what must be provided.
A three-judge panel for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco tossed out the U.S. government’s challenge to a lower court’s findings that authorities had failed to provide safe and sanitary conditions for the children in line with a 1997 settlement agreement.
The government argued that authorities weren’t required to provide specific accommodations, such as soap, under the settlement’s requirement that facilities be “safe and sanitary” and asked the panel to weigh in. The appellate judges disagreed.
Vos is an execrable human-like being. He’s also not all that bright, as his self-inflicted dick-stomp, w/respect to Anderson, shows. He didn’t have to be Sun Tzu to figure out this was not a fight that he was going to come out looking good from at the end, but “nevertheless, he persisted (H/T to Yertle)”. Stupidity is seldom remediated by simply getting more belligerently stupid. Vos is a pluperfect example confirming that axiom.
Vos joins W-Water’s own Steve Nass at the state level, and F. Jim (Tex) Sensenbrenner and Glenn Grothman, at the national level, as proof-positive that if you put together enough of a campaign of hate and stupidity and bigotry, you can succeed in politics.
It seems to work….Trump’s president.
Agreed all around. These small-minded men exhibit a something like a nutty loss aversion, and they won’t desist from an obviously wrong course. The question for rational and humane people: can those opposed to Trump extend the gains of 2018 in 2020, and show the limits of Trump-like malevolence in America?