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Morning Wonkers! We’ve got ANOTHER big, stupendous and adjective filled day in front of C-SPAN today, so here’s just SOME of the things we might be talking about!

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  • beingreleased

    Two questions:
    1) Does Trump know the story of The Emperor’s New Clothes?
    2) Does his wardrobe department?

  • Mary Sandoras

    Dominic, can you fix disqus before you go to school. Thanks.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Shorter version: “The Fucking Evil Republican Circus is in Town” ___ and they are ready to screw the pubic Big Time.

    https://sc-events.s3.amazonaws.com/3881211/main.jpg

  • h4rr4r

    Bayer has a Y in it.

  • Nounverb911
    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Imagine if Barack Obama had done anything this low and shameful. Thank you, idiot voters, for inflicting this horror on the rest of us.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Yesterday Little Donnie doubled-down on calling American intelligence agents Nazis.

    Say … you know who else called their intelligence agents Nazis?

    • Nounverb911

      That Austrian paper hanger?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Juan Peron?

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Heinrich Bimmler?

  • Nounverb911
  • arglebargle

    So long America. We hardly knew ye.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Huh. So the Senate actually can get some work done, and do it quickly. Who knew?

    • Nounverb911
      • The Wanderer

        Which won’t happen.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          We The People have to make the effort.

      • Zyxomma

        “The American people should be able to have faith in their elected leaders and trust that they are not holding office to enrich themselves, their families, or their friends,” said Senator Gillibrand. “It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for the President and Vice President to disclose and divest, but if they aren’t willing to do it on their own then we need stronger transparency laws. Americans deserve to know if the President and Vice President have financial conflicts of interest that could affect the decisions they make in office. I urge all of my colleagues to support this legislation and help restore the American people’s trust in their elected leaders.” Glad she’s my junior Senator, but with zero Republican co-sponsors, I suspect this will go nowhere.

  • The Wanderer

    One hopes that Uday and Qusay are every bit as inept as their father when it comes to running a business. Nothing would please me better than to see him leave office penniless.
    Mnuchin and Icahn (and to a certain point, Tillerson) will be a never-ending source of insider trading scandals, but we’ll see how Trump handles word that the SEC will prosecute.
    I was listening to NPR yesterday and someone opined that we needed to see who on Team Trump had the closest contacts with Putin. I nominate Michael Flynn; the fucker disgraced himself by insulting our armed forces from the safety of Moscow.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Who knew Flynn would be able to do more damage to our armed forces from the outside?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    The Senate stayed up all night, dancing around the naked skeleton of Obamacare laid out on the plush carpet of Capitol Hill. (It was like The Wicker Man, maybe.)

    https://media.giphy.com/media/U5MozYUQYYTfy/giphy.gif

    • Bill D. Burger

      That must be the “Bee Therapy” the GOPee plans to use to replace the ACA.

      • Zyxomma

        I believe the correct word is apitherapy.

    • HazooToo

      Nononononononononononono, please do not post that. I will be thinking about that for hours, now.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    LIttle Donnie also said 96 million Americans were looking for a job but couldn’t find one. WOW! Because almost all of those 96 million are either in school or retired. Guess it’s off to one of Hair Trump’s Labor Camps for me.

    • Reddishrabbit

      Well, once we get rid of Social Security and Medicare those lazy old folks will have to get back to work to pay the $10,000 monthly insurance payment.

      • Oblios_Cap

        He better start creating jerbs, then. Because now Wal-Mart is planning to lay off about 1,000 workers in addition to the 10,000 Macy employees that are being laid off.

        • Pissed de Résistance

          You know, sometimes I get the feeling that we’ve been scammed.

        • Reddishrabbit

          I’m going to learn gold leafing, never be jobless again!!*

          *But not paid, since he doesn’t pay workers.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Maybe he was referring to after he takes office?

  • cheetojeebus

    Of course Toomey’s office isn’t answering the phone this morning. Fucking coward.

    • NastyBossetti

      Probably some lady called them and used the word “menstruation” and they hung up on her and are now lying in the fetal position on the floor, crying from the shock of such vulgarities. At least, that’s what usually happens with Toomey’s staffers.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Wait, you haven’t heard the fabulous new Republican insurance plan to replace Obamacare? Funny, neither has anyone else.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Elaine Chao had her confirmation hearing yesterday, and the only thing for certain was that, if confirmed, she looks forward to working with Mitch McConnell on screwing over public transit projects.

    I daresay she must be looking forward to more variety in her love life.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    It’s nice of the media to repeat the Republican’s “repeal and replace” mantra without bothering to ask that troubling “replace with what?” question.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Something great, is my understanding. So … single payer is my guess.

      • Pissed de Résistance

        Or death panels. Hard to tell.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    But now we get a new, classier FLOTUS.
    http://www.india.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/63-1.jpg

    • Nounverb911

      Isn’t Donnie a ‘germophobe’, did they replace the sofa?

    • beingreleased

      Trump did say that Washington is out of inauguration dresses.

      • pstockholm

        Looks like she got the last one.

    • Bill D. Burger

      The artsy b&w lesbian-inspired shoot is sure to go up in the Ogle Office. Perhaps a statue replica for Duncan Hunter’s office. (*And one sent to John Ashcroft would be nice.)

      https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/melania-pics1.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&w=600&h=400&crop=1

    • HazooToo

      You know, she IS really pretty. And that pic is actually something you might expect to see in a fashion magazine. It’s just a shame that she sold out so hard and supports one of the most ignorant, disgusting, stupid assholes in existence, thinks nothing of plagiarizing one of the most elegant First Ladies we’ve ever had, and couldn’t connect with the average American to save her spoiled life.

    • arglebargle

      I wonder if the KGB put camera’s and mics in those hideous implants.

    • GrunkaLunka

      Ugh, Melania always looks to me like a simulacrum of a human. No soul, just all foul, and always with that stupid model-smolder face, burning with no flame.

      • A_Changeling

        “model-smolder face, burning with no flame”

        That was beautiful.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Blue Steel Libelz!!1!!1

    • h4rr4r

      This is all kinds of wrong.

      Why post that? Why bring that up?

      • Juan de Fuca

        It’s how she found the fame and fortune she was looking for. Why not bring it up?

        • h4rr4r

          Why should she not have done that?

          What does it have to do with her husband’s politics?

          • Juan de Fuca

            Fair enough. I personally already miss Michelle. Hell, I miss Laura Bush.

    • Pissed de Résistance

      That would look just like any other heist if she had a bit more clothing on.

    • Unpresidented Ron

      Are we sure that’s not a mannequin?

  • Bill D. Burger

    Amazing how hard damned Repukes will work to screw the poor and sick. Well, that’s just what they know how to do and what they excel at doing.
    Go with your strengths.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      screw the poor and sick

      That’s not fair. They work just as hard to screw the blacks and browns. Plus women, non-Christians, foreigners, students, teachers, union members, sick people, old people…

  • Trexit Trexit
  • Again: how many bunk beds am i installing? I have a major university in town, so students welcome (FYI our drinking age is 19)

    • Anna Rompage

      Hmmmm, If I could sell my house before the bubble bursts, becoming a professional student in Canada sounds like a viable option…

      Did I mention how handy I am? I’m a furniture maker, an accomplished cooked, a master gardener, and can fix just about anything around the house….

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        There are a group of us eyeing a B&B in Nova Scotia right now. Not to run; rather, as a residence for us all. Most of us have portable jobs. We could pool our money for the downpayment. The sense of that plan is becoming frighteningly more obvious with each passing day.

        • OneYieldRegular

          I would totally stay at a Wonkette B&B.

          • CogitoErgoBibo

            I’m sure we’d operate it as such if we didn’t already have permanent takers for all the rooms!

  • Nounverb911
  • Carpe Vagenda

    A quote from Mnuchin’s fiancée’s IMDB page (he’s going to be disclosing her assets too): “What I have come to learn is that politicians rarely vote on the issue
    or the ethics; they vote politically, to appease one interest group or another.”

  • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

    “Trump met with executives from Monsanto and Baer yesterday in between the spastic and rambling fits of tweeting and slut shamming reporters to talk about a pending merger that would put all the LOSER farmers out of business.”

    This is why they needed to use racism to get people in the “fly over” states to vote for him. If they understood what they were really voting for they would have thought twice.

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      What is “thinking” thing you mention, asks Iowa.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      And give us more tasty GMOs in our food chain! Yum!

  • dslindc

    I can’t seem to find the details on the GOP plan to replace the ACA. I’m sure it’s full of amazing detail, great ideas, lower costs, and even more coverage! Could someone please send it to me?

    • Mary Sandoras

      Someone stated earlier their just going to slap Trumpcare over top of ACA and problem solved.

      • beingreleased

        Considering how many people don’t know that Obamacare is the ACA, this would probably be a good and successful move.

      • pstockholm

        I heard their going to just slap that “being sick” nonsense right out of patients.

        • Unpresidented Ron

          ‘Walk it off, you’ll be fine!
          ‘Hmm?
          ‘Okay, fine, crawl it off, you big baby.’

        • Tallmutha

          Trump’s plan is to sue anybody who gets sick.

      • Pissed de Résistance

        Something tells me that the Republicans would be in a lot less of a hurry to kill the ACA had they not labeled it Obamcare way back when.

      • Anna Rompage

        Nah, they’ll find a way to fuck over the poor and middle class, all while rewarding the top 5% or so, otherwise the GOP would never vote for such a thing…

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        They voted last night to strip funding and target coverage for people with preexisting conditions, benefits for veterans and money for rural hospitals. So Trumpcare will be shitty. Where is the money going? Tax cuts for the rich, of course.

    • I have a passnger pigeon enroute to you!

    • beingreleased
    • Résistance Land Shark
    • Anna Rompage

      Yep, you’ll get a voucher for $15.99 good for use at any Walgreens or RiteAid, and this glorious thing called a Health Savings Account, where you’ll need to use a crystal ball to see what this coming years medical expenses are, and set money aside from your paycheck to pay for the procedure in full.

      But don’t worry my dear citizen, that money is tax free, so whatever your medical expenses are, you’ll be saving 10%-30% on the overall cost, that is if your fortunate enough to have a job that pays enough to where you pay taxes…

      Capitalists love the scam of the HSA, because any money you put into the account, a greedy middleman gets to use to make money off of your money while it’s sitting idle in the account.

      Personally, I don;t see why the just don’t declare any medical expenses as a total tax write off, but then again, I guess the greedy middleman, who pays 15% taxes on his/her gigantic income, would be out of a revenue stream…

      Cheers!

      • dslindc

        But what about the death panels? I want death panels, dammit!

        • Anna Rompage

          They have laid off those positions! Now Aunt Bessie can die at home alone & broke, from an easily treated, preventable disease, just like before the ACA came into her blessed life…

          Just think of all the money you and I as taxpayers will save!

        • Adam Field

          You’re on your own for that – but don’t worry, if you learn that you’re on the hook for 500 grand for a simple procedure, and have literally no way to ever pay that much, you’ll be able to buy absolutely any size gun you want to blow your brains out with, no questions asked.

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          That’s the beauty of it–the entire system (if you can call it that) is a death panel!

      • ViveLaPeésistance

        Here is something that drives me nuts. Under a government-sponsored single-payer plan, it’s true that we would pay for it with taxes, but taxes are a percentage income, not absolute dollars. The cost to the individual is predictable and – for most people – quite manageable, and there is a built-in cap. Under our current system, the cost of care is paid in absolute dollars. A single surgery, accident or heart attack can – and often does – wipe out your entire paycheck and savings. Are people too dumb to get this? Or have so many been so conditioned to hate their own government that they don’t care? I think I answered my own question.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          I’m going with “dumb.” They’re very, very, very stupid. They watched the Senate try 60 times to repeal Obamacare with the only thing standing in their way being Obama, and then as soon as a white man came along who SWORE he would dismantle it, they said, “He won’t do that to me! he loves me!” and they voted for him so he could take away their healthcare because he’s pissed off that not enough of us love him enough.

      • Bozilingus

        Another part of the scam of the HSA is that you must use it ALL before the end of the year. Leftover funds DO NOT ROLLOVER.

        • bupkus23

          No anymore. I know they were that way back when I was working, but that’s been changed, and unused funds at the end of any year rollover indefinitely…

          Still have limits on contributions ( something like $3350 a year ), lotsa rules, and are only good for those who have the income to set aside like that.

          i.e., it’s still a rich person’s game….

        • chortlingdingo

          Really? The HSA I get through my work does indeed roll over. It just did. But my HSA is kind of an investing account? I can use it as a long-term investment savings, if I wanted to.

        • bobbert

          You’re confusing HSA with FSA. HSA funds are permanent (but inadequate for most folks).

    • Doug Langley

      Here’s their plan:

      You’re welcome.

  • dslindc

    Can I “divest” from my job? I’ll still get full pay and benefits, but I just won’t show up or do things related to it anymore.

    • Resistance Engineer Red Bird

      I like the way you think.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Run for congress.

  • Oblios_Cap

    In honor of our nominated Secretary of state, I give you:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHlo_N34vuo

    I know it’s Tillerson, but still…

    • bupkus23

      Didn’t Stevens convert to Islam years ago, and has been known for decades as Yusuf Islam? So, double points ofr this ref….

      Altho’ Tillerson supposedly testified that he would not back a Muslim immigration ban, what’s he gonna do when Rump pushes one? Resign? Not while there’s oil deals to “negotiate” as Sec’y of State.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Unpresidented Ron

      Too bad the people who need to read this won’t.

    • A_Changeling

      Also, it might have been in a random pussy.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Great article. A friend shared this one from Daily Kos:
      It Is Up To The People And The Press To Challenge Trump
      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/12/1619461/-It-Is-Up-To-The-People-And-The-Press-To-Challenge-Trump

      • Doug Langley

        The press? I’m not optimistic. The press did its level best to trash one of the best candidates in history, so they’re hardly neutral. And even if so, Donnie’s made it pretty clear he’ll stomp down on anyone in the media who gets out of line.

    • Courser

      Another reason why I’m feeling like this will end in armed conflict. A lot of people seem to think that all those ‘good ole boys’ who elected Shitstain are too cowardly to come out of their basement. Unfortunately, many of them are more like the Bundy clan, all to eager to use their boomsticks to keep us ‘librals’ in line.

      As an armed progressive I’m extremely concerned; we are on the verge of fucking losing our country.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      You post the best and most important things. I wish I could believe that Congress and the press would respond the way they should to these clear signals that we are headed down a path that will lead to the utter destruction of all societal norms.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Aw shucks, t’weren’t nuthin.

        But yeah, I have absolutely zero faith that congress will do anything other than ensure the demise of this nation.

  • Nounverb911
    • Bill D. Burger

      realDonaldTrump.Now
      It was the Nazi thugs at the CIA. SAD.

      • Me not sure

        That actually might piss off all of the Mormons that work there. I hope so.

  • The Librarian

    I forced myself to listen to the argle bargle conference yesterday (ears won’t stop bleeding). My fave was that all moneys from foreign dignitaries staying at his hotels will supposedly go to our Treasury. This led me to two conclusions:

    1) He’ll continue pressuring them to stay at his overpriced hotels.

    2) Repayment for looting the Treasury at pennies on the dollar.

    • boyblue122

      No one is keeping track of anything that hes doing. The money will go straight to Donnie’s pocket

    • Poorly Behaved Résistanista

      Only the PROFITS will go to the Tres. He’ll be keeping 85 cents of every dollar. And any money he actually gives to the Tres (will believe it when I see it) will count as a tax deduction. Fucking criminal.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Or this will be like Hollywood profits, namely, they never happen.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I don’t understand why no one has suggested that anyone doing business with the government cannot stay in a Trump hotel. Wouldn’t this easily solve that particular problem?

      • bupkus23

        Two words – “shell companies”.

        You really think Rump will pass up profits? I suspect that this scheme will operate like those charity telemarketers who only pass single-digit percentages of donations on to the charity who hired them.

  • janecita

    I miss Michelle already:-(

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Me too! I just haven’t been able to watch anything either she or my president do, except that Fallon piece. Tired of crying helplessly in a ball on the floor while the dogs lick my face.

      • janecita

        My dog doesn’t even bother anymore, he just ignores me now.

  • Crystalclear12

    Welcome to Screwed Blue and Tattooed, the morning edition.
    For those of you that won’t be sober enough for the afternoon edition.

  • dslindc
  • Bill D. Burger
    • Résistance Land Shark

      It seems Disqus notifications have returned. I cleared my browser cache, and Voila! Non-comments!

  • Ezio Auditore

    Interesting how all right-wing talk of death panels ceases when you talk about cutting access to healthcare to millions of people.

    • Unpresidented Ron

      No need for special panels when death is the whole point of the apparatus.

  • Michael Smith

    The only thing more prestigious for the rich and reckless than an all night coke bender is staying up til the wee hours using the apparatus of the state to screw over everyone poorer than them.

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    I posted this to my FB friends this morning:

    Friends and Friends of Friends – Reports from the Field
    Yesterday was a full day – between the “press conference” and the Senate hearings. When you have a minute, read through this summary for a wrap-up.
    What hasn’t gotten a lot of press is the late night kick off of the budgetary process. The budget resolution to repeal the ACA was approved and these specific clauses are on the chopping block ~
    Coverage for people with preexisting conditions, benefits for veterans and money for rural hospitals.
    I try not to spam you guys with more than one or two posts a day, but today, I will be posting more details about yesterday’s “stuff” throughout the day because it is so important.

    https://mic.com/articles/165202/takeaways-from-senate-confirmation-hearings-the-latest-on-rex-tillerson-and-jeff-sessions?utm_source=micPush&utm_medium=web#.xOLdYBAVe

    • BosGrl

      A few of my FB friends posted this today.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/54e647e9b50368104796b23d17b3be6128a4abcf0d16974af4ee16811bb22f46.jpg
      My response: Except Bob is about to lose his ACA health insurance and Sally’s next claim is going to be denied because she has a pre-existing condition. And Bob’s 22-year-old son, who can only get 39 hours at work and no benefits, is going to have a devastating hospital bill if he gets sick. But yeah, we can all be friends :)

      • Historicat

        And Bob refuses to accept the responsibility for his vote, claiming that there’s no way his ACA coverage could be lost – Donnie wouldn’t do that to him.

        • ViveLaPeésistance

          And since Bob and Sally live in Oklahoma, they’re both going to be fracked into a giant crater by this time next week.

        • bupkus23

          Fuck Bob. He was too childish when he voted, calling him an adult now is bullshit. For that matter, fuck Sally, too, if she can’t realize that Bob is no “adult”.

          Time to get the diapers on, Bob…

      • Doug Langley

        “This is Bob. Bob is a smrt adult and Sally is a stuck up, elitist libtard. Bob kicks Sally, calls her an email loving bitch, and jumps for joy when she cries. Bob drinks Sally’s tears and laughs in her face. Bob grabs Sally’s pussy. Be like Bob and Sally.”

      • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

        Also too, Bob thinks it’s okay for the President of the United States to be a lying, thieving, narcissistic, daughter-grabbing creep, giving Sally good cause to re-evaluate her friendship with him.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        I saw it yesterday and my comment was “Sally unfriended his ass and is much happier”.

      • suziq

        Also too, Bob and Sally are cartoons and not real people.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Welp, PEC here. It sure was nice having health care coverage for the past two years. But that’s it. The worst thing to go is going to be the drugs that literally keep me sane, because without coverage, they cost $328 per month.

    • mancityRed6

      The worst thing about those drops in coverage isn’t that a disproportionate number of people affected by them voted in the very people who are working at getting them passed, it’s that they’ll vote for them again next time.

      • Rick Hill

        I wonder f my trump supporting clients who work in healthcare realize that they will be on the receiving end of cuts to the health care system. (You know management will not take a hit) This is the same one who, day before the election, said they may put off work because they didn’t know how much Hillary would raise their taxes and they would have to sell the Jag

  • Rick Hill

    Jeebus. It’s like watching a landslide that started five miles away. Every day you see it get bigger and worse as it grows while it’s coming to destroy your village.

  • Unpresidented Ron

    I assume Thiel doesn’t want a job in the administration because he doesn’t want to pay the Don his 25% off the top.

  • Mary Sandoras

    Good day, I’m done fighting disqus. Later my friends.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I may need to take a day off when Ben Carson goes before the Senate. That is going to be something to behold in all it’s stupefying glory.

    • The Wanderer

      Stock up on caffeine. It’s going to be a soporific session.

  • Suse

    Bradd Jaffy
    ‏@BraddJaffy

    29 minutes ago
    Trump appoints Rudy Giuliani to some sort of amorphous cyber security position

    • BosGrl

      Well I feel safer already.

    • Rick Hill

      Alternate headline: Obtuse, toadying pol gets position he’s totally unqualified for because of the orange ass he kissed

    • magyar of infinite power

      Will he relocate all intelligence communications to the Capitol or just tents on the Mall?

      • C4TWOMAN

        Maybe the Russian embassy will rent him office space. What could possibly go wrong?

    • natoslug

      Is Rudy in charge of taking the Internet box home at night to keep it safe?

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    They defunded CHiPs (because fuck Hillary Clinton, oh, something about kids? Never mind that, let’s fuck over Hillary Clinton), and preexisting condition coverage FOR VETS. Isn’t one of the deals with vets that pre-existing condition is practically part of the definition?

  • janecita

    Disqus is the worst! Thanks Trump!

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Jimmy Fallon’s entire band will be in its bunk.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Great work by “pro-life” Republicans. Strip healthcare from 20 million Americans and watch the resultant carnage and death. No replacement, just a slash and burn policy to destroy their fellow citizens.
    And, many of the dumbass fuckers and low/no info Republicans are suddenly realizing that their ACA coverage WAS the Obamacare they so detested. That should be a huge crack in the dam and the trust for their party should take a major hit….but with that bunch of aged and moronic knuckledragging, I won’t hold my breath.
    Republican leaders are willing to play the voting public and take away one of the most valuable things in their lives, health care. Pro-life? What a crock of shit.

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Yeahbutt Trump said everything was going to be okaaaaAAAAy!!!!!!!

    • Serai 1

      The only “life” they are “pro-” are the lives of the Sparkly Magic Fetus Spirits. Actual live human beings can just go die somewhere.

  • At the crossroads, stay strong

    To all the trumpkins who are on the ACA and voted for all the people who are working very hard right now to fuck you over so hard you may die shortly, please let it be known to all and sundry that you are all incredibly and indelibly

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de1c2e78d1127f3fa45f8e2bf5f5ffe04658e7e51e0ffa65a177e85020733f1e.jpg

    • Rick Hill

      As well as the people who were happy paying for an insurance plan that actually payed for nothing but surely took in those premiums

      • Damian L

        So you know someone who is happy paying thru the nose for nothing?

        • CatCafe de la Resistance

          He’s referring to all the idiots who insisted that their former plans, with low premiums, were “better,” even though those plans had lots of fine print and would never have paid for anything.

          • Rick Hill

            We had a guy come in here, around ’05. He wanted to give us a plan, claimed it would pay all of about $3k for cancer treatment. What a bargain

      • Serai 1

        Yeah. I don’t get that. They whine that insurance is too expensive now, but the plans they were paying OUT THE NOSE for wouldn’t cover their illnesses anyway. Are they really so enamored of paying good money for a fucking fantasy? I’d rather save the money, myself. It won’t be enough to pay for healthcare, but at least it wouldn’t be getting tossed down the fucking toilet.

  • Let me just say this for the millionth time….I love Michelle Obama. She is the bombz!!!!

  • WiscoJoe

    “Please let my client decorate his jail cell like a 19th century English dandy.”

    FYI, that’s one of my top sexual fantasies.

    • Thaumaturgist

      No, no, no and no. “Please let my client pay me.”

  • subatomic

    I found it quite telling that on NPR’s new A1A show discusing the ACA that messages played from those calling in came mainly in two varieties: 1. “The ACA has been beneficial for me and here is why” and 2. “The ACA is terrible and hasn’t helped me at all… the end”.

    • Serai 1

      Those idiots saying it’s terrible are in for a big surprise.

  • ltmcdies
    • phoenix00

      Poor Americans, dying of such preventable and easily curable diseases…..

      • ltmcdies

        you do know the Beaverton is satire, right

        • phoenix00

          Yes I do.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    The Norwegian reviews of Donald’s press conference are in:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/674790b9e1e276c6013d3bee259f5f85499608aeb6a0321e2f29959bd4aec59e.png

    Can you guess what they say?

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      A moose once bit my sister…

      No realli! She was Karving her initials on the moose with the sharpened end
      of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge – her brother-in-law – an
      Oslo
      dentist and star of many Norwegian movies: “The Hot Hands of an Oslo
      Dentist”,
      “Fillings of Passion”, “The Huge Molars of Horst Nordfink”…

      Mynd you, moose bites Kan be pretti nasti…

      • CatCafe de la Resistance

        The moose comes in second. First place goes to the Berkowitzes, a married couple dressed as a moose. The moose is furious. The moose and the Berkowitzes lock antlers in the living room….

    • Bitter Scribe

      No, but Google Translate can: “Welcome to a sick world.”

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Welcome to a sick world – Agreed

  • ltmcdies

    and in other news….MSNBC interviews Bernie because ….because…why the fuck do they keep talking to this guy…

    http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/sanders-if-billionaires-hate-me-then-i-am-proud-853265987965

    • CatCafe de la Resistance

      They liked it when he was attacking the Lady who Would Be President, because misogyny?

    • Serai 1

      I don’t know. It’s like talking to Ralph Fucking Nader. A dog in the manger, for sure.

  • bookish

    She likes that side of the desk? Do tell? MSNBC?

  • Bitter Scribe

    During his press conference, Trump praised himself for passing up a big deal with a Middle Eastern real estate developer. In Normal World, we call that “minimum ethical expectations.”

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Like a frat boy bragging about how he didn’t bang the 18 year-old girl he found passed out in the back bedroom at the kegger.

  • CatCafe de la Resistance

    The most important thing to remember, in discussing the ACA, is it isn’t just the 20 million Americans who got insurance through the exchanges that will be cruelly affected. It’s the millions and millions and millions of the rest of us, who were finally able to rest easy knowing that we had adequate coverage, no more lifetime cap, free preventative care, no more being booted off for pre-existing conditions, the godsend, absolute godsend, of being able to cover our young adult children up to age 26, mental health care parity, and the knowledge that if our kids needed health care past 26 that they could get subsidized health care as well. It’s horrific. It will affect millions and millions and millions of us. All out of the shittiest kind of spite and racism, just to deny the black man his legacy. It is heartbreaking. It is shameful. It is unAmerican.

  • Bill Slider

    I have my evil hat on today. No, it doesn’t have three corners. It’s time to begin thinking about naming some shit after Barack Obama. A few federal buildings normally would work just fine, except Republican majority Congress and Republican President would never allow that legislation to become law. Fine, we can go elsewhere. I’ve got it. Let’s rename Washington, DC, Obamaville, USA. Or, B. Hussein Obama, USA. We can let the District’s voters decide.

    • JustDon’tSayPeePee

      Dein Hut, hat der nicht drei Ecken?

  • JustDon’tSayPeePee
  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Anybody know if they got rid of the provision allowing contract employees to get on company policies even if they work less than 40 hours? (This is how I get my health insurance)

  • phoenix00

    Can anyone imagine Melania ever coming close to this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aVDefOvPJI

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