By David Futrelle
Today, two catastrophic natural disasters, and the ongoing unnatural disaster that is political life in the US today. Also, Liam Gallagher makes tea!
First, the devastation left behind by Maria in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 20, 2017
WATCH: Floodwaters rush through streets of Guyama, Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria strikes the island (via Cruz Rodriguez Keila) pic.twitter.com/apJvSRibDV
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 20, 2017
While Puerto Rico drowns, all of 47% of Americans even know that Puerto Ricans are American citizens. https://t.co/vT32YwThUl
— Erik Loomis (@ErikLoomis) September 20, 2017
BREAKING: Puerto Rico desperately building a Trump Tower so president will give a shit that the entire island lost power in Hurricane Maria.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) September 20, 2017
The news from Mexico in the wake of its latest earthquake just gets worse:
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) September 20, 2017
— 🔥MarthaF🔥 (@MF_Gtz) September 20, 2017
Turns out that former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort is as much of a sleazy asshole as he looks:
— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 20, 2017
Mueller's Manafort focus goes beyond Russia: FBI's warrant said probe centered on possible crimes back to Jan. 2006. https://t.co/BizhSGVXtV
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 20, 2017
Despite all the Manafort news, my Manafort palindrome has not been a giant success on Twitter, alas.
A Manafort a catro, Fanama!
— David Futrelle (@DavidFutrelle) September 20, 2017
The GOP is still working hard to steal health insurance from 50 million Americans. Vote planned for next week. CALL CALL CALL.
Graham-Cassidy allows insurers to NOT cover:
-Mental health services
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 19, 2017
Under this bill, pregnancy will cost you an extra 17K. Metastatic cancer 172K. Autism 5K. Asthma 4K. This isn't a healthcare bill.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) September 19, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel: Senator Cassidy "lied right to my face" about new health care bill https://t.co/H1QMXoQh7j
— New Day (@NewDay) September 20, 2017
CASSIDY (earlier): Any bill must pass the Jimmy Kimmel test
CASSIDY (now): Babies with heart defects will receive a copy of Atlas Shrugged
— Daniel Lin (@danwlin) September 19, 2017
— CAP Action (@CAPAction) September 20, 2017
would like to see an analysis of lost productivity because every few weeks we have to call our lawmakers and beg them not to kill us.
— Elon Green (@elongreen) September 19, 2017
In other news:
Tom Price spent $25k to fly from DC to Philly, but Republicans call government healthcare and anti-poverty programs wasteful: https://t.co/1inayUE2bb
— Flippable (@flippable_org) September 20, 2017
GOP DURING CAMPAIGN: We must curb wasteful spending!
GOP IN OFFICE: Event is 17 miles away, should we take a private jet or a space shuttle
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) September 20, 2017
I honestly don't think you can find a worse "apology". pic.twitter.com/SPeAcVOc3l
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 20, 2017
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) September 19, 2017
Trump tells African leaders his friends are trying to get rich there – makes up country of "Nambia" https://t.co/VOtXxE73Ey
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 20, 2017
guys, i'm starting to think this new president is no good.
— kim. (@KimmyMonte) September 19, 2017
Now, some cute animals (and Liam Gallagher):
I'm done with politics tweets until I get mad again. here is my cat pretending she doesn't know who destroyed the paper towels pic.twitter.com/c3AXIPTcD6
— david byrnes scream at the end of road to nowhere (@rachelmillman) September 20, 2017
Liam Gallagher making tea is the best thing you'll see today. As you were. pic.twitter.com/JaAB0p6Qr2
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) September 20, 2017