Definitive Proof That Mike Pence Is Not a Homophobe

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Cry time after a long weekend. Will we flood the streets with our tears?

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Mike Pence is not anti-gay, according to the White House deputy press secretary, because he had lunch with the prime minister of Ireland, who is gay. If you thought that spending his entire media and political career maligning LGTBQ people and dismantling their rights made Pence a homophobe—well, then you were wrong. [Twitter]
  • Speaking of the vice president, he is also not a Trump properties-phobe. In fact, he just loves Trump properties and would have lunch with one any day. [Daily Beast]
  • The Trump administration is now reconsidering its decision to end a program that allowed immigrants facing deportation to remain in the country while receiving lifesaving medical treatment. They’re still monsters. [New York Times]
  • The story behind lethal gun violence in the United States always starts a long time before an actual shooting occurs. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Surprise! [Axios]
  • Generally, good things happen when people directly impacted by a problem have a say in how to fix that problem. [HuffPost]
  • Eat shit, Joe Manchin. [Axios]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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mortal-dictata
Mortal Dictata

I genuinely have no idea what’s happening anymore.

So Parliament have voted via an Emergency Debate to try and legislate No Deal off the table, this passed the First Reading tonight. More than twenty Tories rebelled and just had the whip withdrawn, another earlier in the day defected to the Lib Dems, the government, even with the DUP, is now short of a majority by 22 I believe.

As a result AB de PJ is now trying to have a make or break general election on the 14th Oct. However Parliament is refusing to vote for that unless this No Deal removal bill gets through first.

We’re in a situation where the government are trying to have an election they claim not to want while the opposition are potentially going to block the election they claim they do want? Got it.

I might as well start an LSD habit and report what I see after I begin hallucinating...