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Goddamit, John McCain

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | July 24, 2017 |

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | July 24, 2017 |

Before anyone asks, yes, I checked Snopes first to make sure this was real! People of earth, is in serious danger of going the way of the America’s reputationdinosaurs! For real, though. I’ve already donated and I’m not the mom of you, but if you can find a couple of bucks in your couch cushions, it would be great if you could too. Or if you’re not in a position to do that, maybe you could help by spreading the word and getting the word out that Snopes needs help. - (SaveSnopes)

But also read the Times piece about the legal dispute that has Snopes in this situation. (NYTimes)

I was clearly delusional to believe that there is no way a health bill passes the motion to proceed tomorrow, after so many efforts have already failed. In fact, I was feeling downright confident about it. And then I read that McCain will be returning to D.C. tomorrow for the vote on the motion to proceed, and then I saw this tweet and my heart sank:

Goddamnit, John McCain. I mean, the man is a goddamn hero, and my heart went out to him after his cancer diagnosis, but if after all that he travels across country to place the vote that sinks health coverage for millions …? I mean, come on, McCain! Don’t let that be your legacy.

I kept seeing the headlines and I *assumed* that Spicy (allegedly) stole a mini-fridge on his way out of the White House, not while he was IN the White House, earning a fucking salary and could easily buy his own damn mini-fridge. Could that guy be a bigger buttmunch? - (Dlisted)

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The one guy who thought Aaron Burr was the hero of Hamilton , Rep. Blake Farenthold would be all for dueling with the female Senators who are holding up the ObamaCare repeal. Gee, he seems swell. - (The Hill)

If Vegas has a betting line on whether or when George RR Martin will finish The Winds of Winter, they need to go ahead and push it again. - (Celebitchy)

Linkin Park wrote a lovely and moving tribute to bandmate Chester Bennington, who died by suicide last week. - (Rolling Stone)

Tall Slut No Panties wore this stylin’ skirt at Comic-Con. I mean, I guess she was there promoting Jessica Jones, but to me, Krystin Ritter will always be Chloe, the most awfulsome bestworst roommate ever. - (GFY)

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