Little Notes & Short Posts

Twitter, the debt ceiling, voting, more

🐦 Musk kicked off the promised massive layoffs this morning, and was promptly sued for it for violating California law, which requires a 60-day notice for a layoff this size. Which, LOL. Hey, remaining Twitter employees, y’all should quick and unionize this morning. I bet you could give him positively crippling heartburn for the weekend if you do.

🐘 This is a TPM Prime article, so I’m not sure if you’ll be able to read it, but: “There’s Going to Be A Global Financial Crisis in 2023.” The upshot is that we have a debt ceiling fight due shortly after the midterms, and the GOP have promised to hold the debt ceiling hostage for Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid cuts, as per their usual tactics. Democrats have several options available to head this off at the pass. They could take the GOP off at the knees by getting rid of the debt ceiling altogether or raising it ridiculously high now, before a possibly GOP-controlled House is seated after the midterms. But TPM has some experts claiming that the Democrats aren’t going to do this because… well, they’re Democrats, basically. Ug. Just… uuuuuggggghhhh.

🗳️ Please, for the love of little puppies with heart-shaped spots, get your ass out and vote in the midterms, and vote for Democrats and progressives. Fuck knows the Democrats are pissin’ useless, but at least they aren’t Republicans.