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Charlie Pierce gives the zombie-eyed granny starver the sendoff he deserves: Paul Ryan’s Career Ends as It Was: As Full of Sh*t as a Christmas Goose

Jesus H. Christ at a Friday night fish fry, is there no end to this man’s utter fraudulence?

Pierce also socks it to the Clan of the Red Beanie today:

Let us be plain. The institutional Roman Catholic Church as it currently exists is a prima facie international criminal conspiracy to obstruct justice.

A good thread on Penny Marshall, A League of Their Own, and Field of Dreams. Come for the righteous outrage, stay for the description of Field of Dreams as “drenched in sentimental spunk.”