Four Quickies

  1. Now that bashing old-fashioned gay people is no longer “cool,” lawmakers in three states this week filed bills to force everyone–but especially new-fangled trans folks–to use public bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate, which apparently NOW is a document they believe.
  2. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) says the bill to repeal ObamaCare will also eliminate all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, even though the group has paid for far fewer abortions than Donald Trump has.
  3. Pres.-elect Donald Fucking Trump reportedly still opposes AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, according to a report you won’t see on CNN no matter who owns it.
  4. The Coast Guard yesterday extinguished an offshore oil-platform fire that forced four workers to jump into the Gulf of Mexico and no lawmakers to question deregulating offshore oil platforms.