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Is Donald Trump going to crash the US economy if he doesn’t get to build his Fuck You Mexico Wall? Could he really be stupid enough to provoke a government shutdown if he can’t extort taxpayers into funding the wall that he swore the Mexicans were totally going to pay for?

MAYBE!!!

Again, the Border Patrol today, I said, how important is the wall to some of the folks? I met with a lot of them. And they looked at me, they said, it’s vital. It’s vital. It’s so vital. And you know, we have walls. I don’t know if you know, we’re already starting to fix a lot of the walls we already have, because we don’t have to rebuild them. And we want walls that you can see through in a sense. You want to see what’s on the other side. But we’re starting to fix a lot of the walls. We’ve done a lot of work.

At Tuesday’s Nativist Pitchfork Jamboree in Phoenix, Trump riled up the deplorables with his signature blend of rage and incoherence. Did he bash the state’s two Republican senators, including the war hero who is getting treated for brain cancer? HE DID. Did he promise to pardon convicted felon Joe “Concentration Camp” Arpaio? HE DID. Did he mention the 10 American sailors missing in a naval accident in the South China Sea? NOPE.

But he did threaten to shut down the government next month if he doesn’t get money to build his stupid border wall.

Build that wall! Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it. But believe me, if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.

And all over the country, if you listened closely, you could hear the sound of a thousand Republican politicians shouting, “MOTHERFUCKER! THERE IS LITERALLY ONLY ONE RULE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS! IT IS ALWAYS THE OTHER GUY’S FAULT!”

Well, good luck with that, Gippers! Your Moron in Chief just took credit for whatever happens next month when you come back to DC to negotiate the debt ceiling increase. Before you even walk in the door, Mr. Art of the Deal has shouted Hey, America! Look at this shit sandwich the Republicans are are about to feed you! Because he is awesome at politics.

Now, normally we’d just chalk it up to Trump’s everyday demented ranting and assume the grown ups would beat him into submission. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and his Tea Party Loon Squad are threatening to drive the economy off the cliff if they can’t take away food stamps from poor kids. But the Goldman Sachs Cuck Brigade at the White House has reassured investors that they should go on raping and pillaging and not worry about the debt ceiling fight. The last thing they need is their lunatic boss jumping up and down and threatening to crash the stock market because he made a stupid campaign promise to the rubes.

On any other issue, we’d bet that Globalist Gary and Louise Linton’s husband would lock themselves in a room with Trump and torture him with boring memos until he gave up and signed off on a clean debt ceiling bill. The generals would guard the door and hold Mulvaney at bay until the deal was done.

BUT…

Donald Trump really cares about that stupid wall. A LOT.

Remember last month we told you about the Congressional Bigot Caucus going behind General Mattis’s back to whisper in the old man’s ear that icky transgender troops were standing in the way of his border wall funding? All they wanted was for the government to stop spending its pocket change on gender reassignment surgery. Literally no one was asking him to kick out transgender service members. But Trump immediately hopped on his Twitter machine to announce that miserable transgender ban. All hell broke loose, BUT HE GOT HIS DAMN $1.6 BILLION IN BORDER WALL FUNDS.

So now, Politico reports that Paul Ryan is shitting his pants about a possible confrontation over the debt ceiling because Donald Trump wants more Ameros for the wall.

I don’t think a government shutdown is necessary, and I don’t think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included. And Congress, in the House, has already done its work on this issue. There are very legitimate problems and concerns on the border that need to be addressed. I don’t think anyone’s interested in having a shutdown. I don’t think it’s in our interests to do so while we work on doing what we actually said we would do, what we’ve done already in the House and we need to do, which is to control our border. So I don’t think you have to choose between the two.

Take deep breaths, Paulie! Just sit down and put your head between your knees for a minute. And while you’re down there, you can kiss your P90X-toned ass goodbye! Because there is nothing and no one Donald Trump cares about more than that stupid fucking wall. And unless Mitch McConnell is willing to ditch the filibuster rule, Democrats are going to block funding for it.

Here’s Congressman Steve King (R-I Hear Banjos) explaining that it will be Democrats’ fault if Donald Trump loses his shit and causes the government to shut down.

Raising the debt ceiling authorizes the government to pay for funds already spent and has zero to do with the border wall. But it’s Chuck Schumer’s fault if Trump holds a gun to the American economy and says, “Gimme wall money, or the stock market get it”? Steve King is a better liar than Paul Ryan, but even he knows that the party holding the House, Senate, and White House is going to get the blame if the federal government goes dark on their watch. And for a wall that only 36% of Americans support? Nice try, asshole!

So, we don’t have a clue what’s going to happen when Congress comes back after Labor Day and tries to debate the debt ceiling. We guess they’ll pass a continuing resolution and try to kick the can down the road for thirty days. But who knows? Between the government running out of money by September 30 with no debt ceiling vote, and Donald Trump doubling down on the border wall, this shit could get ugly fast.

Buckle up, Wonkers! We’re in for some turbulence!

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  • BadKitty904

    Could he really be stupid enough to provoke a government shutdown…

    I think all sane Americans know the answer to that question.

  • JohnBull

    Mexicans Voy Home? Isn’t that like saying Romani Eunt Domus?

    • Celtic_Gnome

      That’s easy for you to say.

  • bookish

    Morning Brief. The Center on National Security at Fordham Law.

    TRUMP AIDE’S EMAIL DRAWS NEW SCRUTINY IN RUSSIA PROBE
    Congressional investigators have unearthed a June 2016 email from Trump aide Rick Dearborn that referenced a previously unreported effort to arrange a meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Dearborn, now President Trump’s deputy chief of staff, sent a brief email to campaign officials last year relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top Trump officials with Putin. The person was only identified in the email as being from “WV,” which one source said was a reference to West Virginia. It was unclear who the individual was, what he or she was seeking, or whether Dearborn acted on the request. Yet the email suggests the Russians may have been looking for another entry point into the Trump campaign. CNN, The Hill

    Related:
    Newsweek: Trump, Russian Collusion, and Mueller: What Does the Special Counsel Need to Prove?

  • Trumpty Dumpty was a bear
    Trumpty Dumpty had no hair
    Trumpty Dumpty didn’t care

    http://cdn.monstersandcritics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/jim-carrey-donald-trump-cartoon-1.jpg

    He wasn’t fuzzy was he

  • Timothy Watson

    “Did he promise to pardon convicted felon Joe “Concentration Camp” Arpaio?”

    Unfortunately, Arpaio was only convicted of a misdemeanor.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Like everything Trump does, that was his teaser to get everyone to tune into next week’s episode of Trump: The Presidency.

      The show’s ratings are in the 30’s. I’m surprised they haven’t pulled it.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    If Trump Doesn’t Get His Border Wall, He’ll Hold His Breath Until The Economy Congress Turns Blue

    FTFY

  • Proud Liberal

    My guess is, the wall will NOT be built. Trump’s minions will be so disappointed.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      He should slip it into the NAFTA re-negotiation and make Justin pay for it.

    • Belasaurius

      their tears of rage give me penis boner

      • Jennaratrix

        Me too, and I don’t even have a penis. IT’S A MIRACLE!

        • Belasaurius

          PRAISE JEEBUS!!!!!!!

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Do the rubes understand the distinction?
    https://twitter.com/rudepundit/status/900697660025442304

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Republican “policies” are best implemented in the dead of night when no one is watching. Donnie Two Scoops keeps throwing a 10,000 watt spotlight on them, though.

    • GoutMachine

      This is a pretty good metaphor for the GOP/Trump dynamic. Not only is it the policy thing, but he’s articulating everything they believe/only say in dogwhistles.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      It’s the visual equivalent of “saying the quiet parts loud”.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    He’ll feed this shit to the rubes, and then just do the exact opposite when the grownups make him, and attach a signing statement that They’re Not His Real Dad like the craven weakling that he is.

  • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

    my assumption and hope is that this will turn out the same way the repeal and replace did. Yeah, most will vote for the shutdown, but a few key adults and the dems will block it.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      The difference is, that avoiding the shut down and raising the debt limit require passage of legislation. And then Trump gets to veto said legislation.

      It would be nice to see a coalition of not-insane Republicans and the Democrats pass the necessary bills and override his veto. Not sure if that can happen. If it does, Trump will lose his shit.

      My guess is that the Republicans will work up some token startup funding for the Wall, just enough so Trump can declare victory. No icky working with Democrats involved.

      • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

        ah, fair point.

  • JMP

    Isn’t it supposed to be easy for a party that controls all three branches of government, not to mention most of the media, to get things done?

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      They’re doing exactly what they’ve been promising to do, and in fact doing, for the past 8 years–nothing.

      • GoutMachine

        Yeah, that’s the thing – they’ve never had a plan. Their plan was always obstruction; they count on being the opposition. They even counted on HRC winning and continuing to be the opposition. Doing stuff is hard!

    • wide_stance_hubby

      If they got something done, that would suggest government CAN do things and that would violate their Prime Directive.

    • TJ Barke

      Sure, if they were remotely competent…

  • Joe Beese

    A government shutdown is one thing. For the Congresscritters, it’s the equivalent of a snow day. Constituent crankiness management aside, they benefit from it.

    Defaulting on the national debt is a whole different kettle of fish. These are rich men who will lose a lot of money if the dollar collapses. On preventing that from happening, you may feel confident of complete bipartisan support.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      Remember when the shutdown was all fun and games till one congress critter couldn’t fly home due to an FAA shut down at a regional airport? Good times.

      • Maggielle

        Oh, let’s give them cars and let them drive home over all the highways and byways and bridges…some of them might make it.

        • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

          prolly the only way to get money appropriated for infrastructure repairs.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        Or when all the old timey veterans the GOP love to crush on couldn’t get tours of the memorials and monuments in DC?

        • grindstone

          arrrggghhh, that was such an ugly setup. They pulled those vets in for a photo op and BLAMED the dems for their shutdown. This was the argument that had my brother up in my husband’s face because “those park people should do their jobs”. Uh, no, asshole, the park is CLOSED. Gaaaaadddd!!!!

    • jesterpunk

      Remember when they blamed Obama when the US credit ratings went down the last time they shut down the government?

    • Stulexington

      Well not complete, some of the Teabaggers *cough*Ted*cough* have slipped their leashes and don’t care if they maul the hand that pays them. Fortunately there’s not enough of them but it’ll be interesting to see how the rich react to US foreign policy playing out on the congress floor.

      by which I mean, 1) give money and power to religious fanatics, 2) be completely shocked when said fanatics choose skyfather over the all mighty dollar and go rogue.

    • CripesAmighty

      They won’t lose shit. They’ll just go short and clean up.

  • eyelashviper

    If he shuts down the guvmint, does that mean that Border Patrol is working for free, or just not working?

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      speaking of which, whenever he says he’s been talking to “the Border Patrol”, I’m almost sure he’s referring to the Border Patrol UNION. He did it during the campaign when he said the border patrol endorsed him.

      • eyelashviper

        Or, he is talking to the voices in his head, which are very loud.

        • Stulexington

          I only hear the best voices, believe me.

    • GoutMachine

      Hell, the Secret Service is basically working for free, so …

      • eyelashviper

        Running errands for the Hoofwanker, just what they were trained to do.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    OK, one dollar towards The Wall for every hour he can do it (while staring directly into the sun).

    • Maggielle

      Isn’t stuff like The Wall the reason CGI was invented?

  • arglebargle

    Welcome back my friends
    to the shit show that never ends…

    • Yellerduck

      I wish to not attend
      I’m so sad, I’m so sad.

  • JMP
  • Martini Ambassador 🍸
  • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

    so, it just dawned on me (i’m kinda dumb) – if a government shut down occurs, what happens to his other priorities – specifically deportations and the military. (I’m guessing the military gets exempted for the most part, a least active duty).

    • eyelashviper

      Do Congress members not get paid, also too?

      • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i doubt it – those fuckers ALWAYS get paid. They make the rules and sign the checks after all.

    • GoutMachine

      Yeah, there are mission-critical roles that don’t get shut down (and not just in the military)

      • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

        yeah, I was thinking CIA and FBI obvs wouldn’t get shut down.

    • jesterpunk

      If its anything like the last shutdown the workers either get sent home and get backpay later or they continue working and get backpay later. Either way its actually more expensive then keeping the government opened and just paying the workers. It will also fuck up a lot of science experiments because they cant do anything during the shut down.

  • Jennaratrix

    We don’t even really need to ask if he’s crazy enough to crash the economy over the damn wall; he’d do it just for shits and giggles. Just to show he could, just to say he did it. I don’t even have the words to express how mortifying this person is anymore. I’ve used all the words and they aren’t strong enough.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      which is ironic – given that he constantly touts how great the jobs and stock market numbers are under his presidency.

      Talk about shooting yourself in both feet.

    • Notreelyhelping

      If he does let it crash, it shows that he really is nuts because it’d jack up the interest rates and cost Trump Industries (Uber Alles) tons of money. On the other hand, it also means we’d likely be entering the winter “Lear in The Wilderness” phase of this tragic comedy. Bring a fool, Trump: you can’t play all of the roles by yourself.

      • Maggielle

        Maybe his money is elsewhere and he doesn’t understand that this will affect money everywhere?

      • Dost thou squiny at me?

  • wait! what?

    The wall’s gonna be a little top heavy if it’s all “T” and no “A.”

    • Anything related to trump is all “A”.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Back in Ye Olde Thymes, trump did suggest not raising the debt limit and he would negotiate a better deal. With who, he didn’t say.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      excellent point. I wonder what old tweet of his will contradict him now.

  • Stulexington

    I wish there was a better way. I wish there was a way for the GOP to get it’s comeuppance without millions of innocent people suffering. This is going to hurt a lot of people, and ultimately the Republicans have 2 choices: work with the Democrats so they can get a veto proof bill pushed through (or something the Dem will help them overide the veto, I’m not sure how it works for you guys) or impeach Trump. They’re going to keep having this difficult choice until they finally tire of fighting their own party and their own president and choose the second option.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      If it goes through with a veto-proof majority, Trump vetoing it would make him look petulant and stupid. Not saying he wouldn’t do it anyway, but it would just delay the process by a couple days.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      It is not a difficult choice for them. Party orthodoxy is the only thing that matters. Being labeled a RINO is worse than being accused of ruining schools, roads, or lives in general. They’ve learned that bad policy generally has no consequences for them on election day.

  • Joe Beese
    • Oblios_Cap

      He speaks Rooshian!

      • Christopher Story

        But how? He barely speaks English.

    • mailman27

      Oh boy. He really really wrote the hell out of that tweet. That is vintage Trump verbiage. Bulwark! Hegemony! Fluency in many languages! Our allies are taking notice of our Churchillian leader. FFS

    • Fun with Cthulhu

      Somebody translate that. My bet is that it is an order for perogies.

    • greyXstar

      Look at the handle. It’s not him.

  • TJ Barke

    Can a president be sued for fraud?

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    The one thing Trump is good at is gauging the box-of-rocks stupidity and racism of his followers. They’ll happily give up their healthcare and throw in their sick granny as a bonus to see immigrants get fucked over.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Typical Trump/narcissist. Would prefer the world burn as long as his precious ego is intact.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Never mind that if he burns down the world economy, he doesn’t get his fucking wall anyway.

  • wait! what?

    A “go fund me” account should be set up so all of the secret service agents, who don’t get paid, can have one of these…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1d1e0c87d61c02af5cf9fbf0e4fe83f5246289616c80d37699a18ed4875766a0.jpg

  • Latverian Diplomat

    We’d be calling the Border Wall “Trump’s Folly”. except that term is not specific enough.

  • bookish

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-23/how-congress-can-constrain-trump-in-september

    McConnell and Ryan have ample political power, guaranteed by the Constitution, to constrain an increasingly erratic and possibly dangerous president. What they have lacked, thus far, is sufficient courage to use it.

    • GoutMachine

      BWAHAHAHAHAH. McConnell. Ryan. “Courage.” BWAHAHAHAHAH.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “Courage” is not a word that has ever been used in the same sentence with those two.

    • Jennaratrix

      They still think they can get “their” stuff done under the cover of his crazy; they’ll hold out until it’s either abundantly clear that they can’t or until they’re voted out of office. I only hope we can actually vote them out of office.

      • Jennaratrix

        And also too, Under the Cover of his Crazy is a great band name. I’m the drummer.

    • jesterpunk

      I have a better chance of finding the winning powerball ticket when I take out the trash.

    • miss_grundy

      Perhaps they can deal with him by being passive-aggressive.

      • jesterpunk

        Being deeply concerned isn’t working so that might be a good option.

      • Rags

        Yeah, whatever.

    • MynameisBlarney

      They don’t want to reign turmp in until they can wring out more tax cuts for the wealthy and de-regulations for industry.

      • Notreelyhelping

        But if it turns out he can’t even deliver that, Trump won’t even hear the incoming until it’s too late.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      McConnell is just about there now.

      Paulie, OTOH, needs to get off his Randite ass and talk with Nancy Smash about telling the teabaggers to fuck the fuck off.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Again, the Border Patrol today, I said, how important is the wall to some of the folks? I met with a lot of them. And they looked at me, they said, it’s vital. It’s vital. It’s so vital. And you know, we have walls. I don’t know if you know, we’re already starting to fix a lot of the walls we already have, because we don’t have to rebuild them. And we want walls that you can see through in a sense. You want to see what’s on the other side. But we’re starting to fix a lot of the walls. We’ve done a lot of work.

    This idiot make Palin seem almost intelligible.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      At least Palin didn’t go around bragging about what a big brain she has.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      There’s a lot of we in there. Reminds me of Maggie Thatcher’s ‘We are a grandmother.’

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Well, arguably after she ate Dennis’ head she got to speak for him.

  • Ghenghis McCann

    Isn’t ‘Shutting Down The Government’ exactly what his base want to hear? They want their anointed to rule by decree, without any of that liberal ‘checks and balances’ nonsense.

    • The base couldn’t care less about a govt. shutdown or anything else except that Donald is pissing off them libruls.

      • Notreelyhelping

        Yeah, except when they don’t get their checks.

        • If they could make that cause-and-effect connection they wouldn’t be Trump voters in the first place.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Fair point.

    • OutOfOrbit

      they’ll care when the checks stop coming (SoSec, Medicare, Medicaid, disability, VA healthcare etc etc &c).

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Great minds, etc.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      When those Social Security and disability checks stop flowing, the base will wake the fuck up.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Then they’ll just blame Dems ’cause they are dumb.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    There won’t be a CR, because Paul Ryan, the Republican’s top policy expert, already promised that all spending bills would only be approved under regular order. So, yeah. I can’t imagine Paul Ryan not following through on something like that.

  • miss_grundy

    The more tantrums he throws, the more passive-aggressive the Republicans become.

  • OutOfOrbit

    Is there any law compelling Secret Service agents to report to work when they are not being paid? Is that not a form of conscription?

    • GoutMachine

      I’m surprised they all haven’t gone, “Fuck this shit, I’m outta here” and quit en masse.

      • OutOfOrbit

        i can see risking life & limb for something altruistic, but for that OPOS? Nope nope nope.

        • Maggielle

          I really would like to talk with some of them, even though they wouldn’t (couldn’t) talk with me. I know the Secret Service has done its share of embarrassing shenanigans in recent years, but despite that, you have to be intensely dedicated to your mission to do that job, and you’ve got to do it because it’s POTUS, no matter who the particular person is. It must be intensely painful to consider walking away from what you’ve dedicated your working life to.

          • OutOfOrbit

            such is a fool’s errand

    • Jamoche

      Yeah. They’re in one of the required jobs that have to work even during shutdowns. Mom was a US Customs inspector and same thing – can’t stop international traffic just because Congress is full of fuckheads – so there were times as a kid when we were all anxiously watching the budget news. RWNJ Stepdad was one too, and voted for Trump because he thought his retirement pay would go up. Yeah, hope he enjoys the shutdown.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    “I won’t raise debt sealing w/out Wall & repeal O’care & perm. muslim ban. Debt default is always an option. CEO POTUS!” #DeletedTrumpTweets

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Steve King, aka Estevan Rey: I am not necessary for anything at all.

  • lucidamente

    This was written before Trump’s latest tweet-farts:

    http://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/08/21/september-will-be-a-meat-grinder/

  • CeeQ

    Everyone strap yourselves in. Save our $$$. No more of those cakes we like.

    • janecita

      Can we still get cedar cheese?

      • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

        It does grow on trees.

    • Maggielle

      Should I buy a wheelbarrow? You know, for my money? Will there be actual money in my money?

  • bookish

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-globalization-insight-idUSKCN1B40BB?feedType=RSS&feedName=newsOne&google_editors_picks=true

    But officials at the Fed in particular have in recent months broadened their policy debates to include issues such as racial disparities in labor markets or the fate of geographically or technologically isolated communities in an economy that is in many ways doing well.

    “Frankly as economists … we haven’t probably paid enough attention to the transfer from one economy, where you aren’t as globalized, to another,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester told Reuters ahead of the Aug. 24-26 international gathering dedicated to securing global growth.

    “Globalization and technological change is here to stay. And the promise of those is very good – we know that it can raise standards of living,” Mester said. “It’s just how do you make sure that it’s distributed in a way so that the majority of people benefit.”

    • Stulexington

      TAXES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Tax the living shit out of parasites like the Koch Brothers, the DeVoses, the Mercers, the Waltons, the Kushners, AND ESPECIALLY the Trumps.

    • Jamoche

      Guaranteed minimum income?

      • SeeTrain65

        HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM …

        Or even Universal Basic Income?

  • MynameisBlarney

    Related topic.

    Turmps snowballing fails.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029508431

  • CountryClubJihadi

    Can’t we just put up a bunch of scarecrows that look like Trump’s bloated corpse?

    • Belasaurius

      good idea, they’ll be too busy throwing rocks and setting them on fire to cross the border.

      • GoutMachine

        So will the Americans – so, in fact, this is a great idea to bring people together!

        • Belasaurius

          one giant ass party, I’ll bring chips and dip

          • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

            it’s the border – we’ll provide the guac.

  • Ricky Gay

    What’s all this fuss about Border walls?! Couldn’t we just use some Barnes and Nobles?

    • Mpeg

      I get it.. ha. Brainstorming a different scenario: all those vacated and unused shopping malls shutting down everywhere? Load them up and cart them over to the border. Line them up side by side into a Great Mall not a great wall — only instead of retailers for tenants there’ll just be Mexicans deterred from reaching all the way across the US line because they’re setting up shop in their new digs.. . get some ventilation and some irrigation…. outfitted with its own self-sustaining infrastructure*… tricked-out with a little community organizing and underground trading to procure supplies and hell, if old shells of shopping centers can repurpose into multi-use things then why not multipurpose into a whole wall of them?
      I want to share this idea with my president sooo badly… because he would probably actually think its’ a doable thing.

      • Ricky Gay

        Nevermind!

  • Jennaratrix

    AND ANOTHER THING. I would be having a schadengasm right now over the fact that the REPUBLICANS are getting dragged by Trump every time he opens his damn mouth if he weren’t fucking the rest of us over, too. Because it is just too fitting that the people responsible for this fucking dumpster fire of a president are actually facing consequences for that; not necessarily political consequences yet, but literally NOT ONE FUCKING THING they wanted has happened. (Oh wait, Gorsuch. Which is a biggie). No repeal/replace, no one has started talking about tax reform yet, they’re getting sidetracked by cosmetic (to them) issues like transgender troops. (I say cosmetic because while I know the Xtians are all up in arms about that issue, I don’t think any of the Republican big kids wanted to die on that hill right NOW with everything else still out there). They thought he was going to be a pushover president; they thought his lack of political experience meant they could just write their own fucking tickets. SURPRISE, MOTHERFUCKERS.

    • GoutMachine

      My exact sentiment toward Trump voters. Fuck ’em, let them get what they voted for. Then I think of all the people who didn’t vote for him who’ll get fucked, too.

      • Jennaratrix

        I mean, we were going to get fucked anyway. I’m glad the assholes who voted for him (not to mention the congresscritters) are getting fucked, too. If it were just us, it would get a lot worse and stay bad for a lot longer. At least that’s the hope I’m holding out.

    • BigCSouthside

      How many of them are like “fuck. We coulda had Jeb Bush. ” right now?

      • Jennaratrix

        AOT, K?

      • Stulexington

        Ha! Clinton woulda eaten him alive.

        • BigCSouthside

          She would have. But seriously I wonder how many GOP higher ups are like “we reallllly fucked up”

          • Stulexington

            That would require some feelings of actual personal responsibility. They’ll say something along the lines of Trump hijacked them somehow. Or … ah crap, they’re gonna blame Russia (when the probe says it was absolutely definitely Russia) and use it to screw over voting even more, like saying all the voter roles are tainted and have to be thrown out for new ones, crap like that.

        • Jennaratrix

          If you believe the premise that Russia would have backed anyone who wasn’t Clinton, ultimately resulting in her loss, I’m not sure this would have mattered. And we all said she’d eat Trump alive, too; and she did, in every way that counts. In a fair election, in all the debates, in policy and poise and general suitability for the office, Clinton stomped his balls. And yet here we are.

          Which in no way changes the original point, which is that the GOP would be happier right now with Bush. I’m just getting nervous for when they’ve finally had enough, impeach Twitler, and move on to Pence.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Trump is being the incompetent fuck-up real estate person he’s always (in keeping with running the government like his business).

      He’ll spend a millionty one dollars making cosmetic updates like stainless steal appliances and granite countertops and gold toilet seats, but who gives a fuck if there’s termite damage, the roofs about to cave in and there’s a giant sink hole threatening to swallow the whole damn house.

      The GOP hired this motherfucker to rehab their shit, and this is what they (we) get…

  • Belasaurius

    oh boy govt shutdown, time to stock up on Ramen and beans

    • VirginiaWackelpudding

      And beer and toilet paper. Never forget!

      • puredog

        Vodka takes up less space.

  • BigCSouthside

    Oh god I really hope this is the hill he chooses to die on.

    And if the democrats don’t run a fifty state ad campaign that’s basically “trump wants your money to build the wall he said Mexico would pay for, and he will fuck up the economy to get it. Fuck him and the republicans” then they have failed

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Or words to that effect to get past standards and practices.

      • Paul

        Wouldn’t a simple “with votes” suffice? Works here.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Here’s an idea: Wait till he goes to his Florida resort and build the wall somewhere near Orlando.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Build the wall along the Mason-Dixon line?

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Whatever tickles your fancy.

  • Michael Smith

    Yeah, sure shut the government down. Or, I mean, maybe you could have your companies stop charging the secret service to protect you. I don’t know, whichever you think sounds more practical.

  • Jgb979

    Shouldn’t he be sending the bill to Mexico?

    Very clearly remember that being a condition to the border wall (unless it’s like the “a well regulated militia” opening to the second amendment which is just ignored)

    • jesterpunk

      He is going to save the receipts and send them to Mexico for the mail in rebate.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    What’s gonna happen in Congress: Yertle and Paulie No-nuts will draw a bunch of lines in the sand, then slither right across them to get to a vote on a tax cut bill before October.

  • Christopher Story
    • Stulexington

      Less than a year and we’re already at endgame? That seems remarkably short and yet I feel like it should have happened sooner.

      • Christopher Story

        I have to admit, I check the news every morning with baited breath.

        • Jon Sussex

          What are you using for bait?

          • Christopher Story

            My hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    “Donald Trump, failed businessman. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first stupid president. Donald Trump will be that man. Worse than anyone before. Dumber, fatter, dumber… Did I say dumber yet? Much dumber…… I mean REALLY stupid.”

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Instead of a wall, can’t we just hire Ditzy Duh-Vos’s brother Eric Prince to be our own very special border viceroy?

    • BigCSouthside

      Do we really want to give that guy money and men with guns again?

      • Jennaratrix

        No. No, we do not.

    • SeeTrain65

      Hasn’t he stolen enough of the public’s money already?

  • Mavenmaven

    Just tell him the wall is built and transparent (though we’ll all know the emperor has no wall).

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Only a fool can’t see the Wall, Mr. President.”

      “It’s umm…so beautiful. Yooge, and classy. I like it.”

    • Ghenghis McCann

      As he said himself. ‘And we want walls that you can see through in a sense.’

    • Raan

      And then hire a Mexican mime to run into the “wall”.

      • Cock Blockula

        No, only hire American mimes. Then he could take credit for the “Mime Full Employment Act.”

        • puredog

          “Whaddaya mean? I told you I was going to bring back miming jobs! You must’ve misheard me.”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    After some useless fragment of Trump’s wall actually gets built, and after the country regains it’s sanity. we’ll wonder what to do with that useless stretch of concrete slabs. I recommend cutting off slices and hauling them to every county seat in Trumpkin country, as monuments to stupidity and bigotry.

    They do seem to like monuments to stupidity and bigotry.

    • Maggielle

      There’s the replacement plan for the confederate statuary. I approve.

    • Mavenmaven

      Ultimately that will happen anyway, let’s cut it the middleman and send bits of pre-torn down wall to all the GOP

    • It’ll be an epic graffiti canvas, like the Berlin one.

  • CripesAmighty

    Wanna find out? Here’s the tell: find out if Dump, Mnuchin, at al and congresscritters have put on fat short positions against US indices. If so, default here we come.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    In The Netherlands, even cats ride bikes.
    https://twitter.com/LaDoubleMers/status/900672583305240576

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      cute – (what’s the tweet say?)

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Cycling!

        • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

          lol, i think kitteh would really prefer that sweet little moped behind him.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            As you can see this feline is in shape. That’s what cycling does for you.

          • mailman27

            Maybe he’s drawn to that milk box he’s standing on.

    • schmannity

      Bike thief!

    • eggs ackly-wright

      Serious cat is serious.

      • Marthajstills

        Google is paying 97$ per hour! work for few hours and have longer with friends & family!
        On tuesday I got a Smart new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
        :!ap258:
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    • BeachBum

      Places to go, people to see, things to eat, and leave no carbon footprint, or footprint of any kind !

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        That’s the Dutch feline way.

        It also makes murdering Canines easier according to my cat.

  • schmannity

    So, Trump is building the wall and Americans are paying for it with a government shutdown? Got it, dumbass.

  • Trump is so stupid, a troupe of mimes could be hired to convince him that an invisible, impenetrable wall has already been built.

    • Notreelyhelping

      “My advisors keep telling me it’s really windy out there.”

    • Andrea Karim

      That mental image is so brilliant that I can’t stop giggling.

  • The only thing we can be sure of is that Donald Trump will do whatever gets Donald Trump more media coverage and money. If he decides to crash the stock market, expect his idiot sons to short a lot of stocks.

  • janecita

    Trump is still president, I didn’t win the powerball, it’s going to be a terrible day.

    • Maggielle

      But look further: kitty on a motorcycle!

    • OutOfOrbit

      could be worse: your hair could be on fire

      • Jeffery Campbell

        Could be worse. I’m bald.

        • OutOfOrbit

          bald you say? naw, it’s all in your head

    • BeachBum

      Could be worse. You could be out of adult social beverages.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Assmouth can have his money for the wall when he shows Congress the deal he’s inked with Mexico to get them to pay for it.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      I’d settle for his tax returns.

  • BigCSouthside

    Serious proposal:

    Trump tells the nation that the wall is built, its just a force field like in Star Trek. Mexico totally paid, but “I promised em that I’d make it look like it cost nothing to anyone who looks at these things. Great deal maker. Smart. Wharton school of finance, one of the super geniuses of all time”

    I’d bet 70% of republican voters would totally buy it, and be like “we built that wall, suck it libtards” for months.

    Meanwhile government stays open and no one gets fucked.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    HAH! Donald Trump can’t control the angry hornets in his brain, Paul Ryan can’t control the walking stupid in his caucus and Mitch McConnell can’t control his bladder whenever DJT moves on him like a bitch ; how the fuck are they going to control the 1,954 miles of our border with Mexico?

  • Raan

    So.

    He’s saying he’ll burn it all down if he doesn’t get what he wants?

    I guess he is running government like he did his businesses.

    • He’s already skimmed a bunch of ameros off the top by charging the Secret Service for golf cart rentals… it’s Atlantic City all over again

      • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

        AND for space in Trump tower.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Has someone checked if he’s taken out fire insurance on the US?

      • Permit-holder Ron

        ‘Nice country you got there, squire. Be a shame if someone set FIRE to it!’

    • JohnBull

      I’m always amazed at people who think government should be run like a business. I’d love to see their expression when told that 8 out of 10 businesses fail.

      • weighmaster

        Me too. Had a business, government seems to me much more analogous to a household, wherein funds are appropriated and spent for the benefit of all members, whether they contribute financially or not.

      • BeachBum

        What kills me is that everyone and their dog wants to open a restaurant, the highest fail of any bus type. Us with no rest experience either. They think min wage and everyone has to eat, what could go wrong ?

  • Ghenghis McCann

    “Dear Trump. I tried a wall too. Those bastard Picts used boats to get around it.
    Regards. Hadrian.’

    • Notreelyhelping

      Picts don’t take shit.

      • BeachBum

        They really don’t. If Brexit screws them over, they might vote for independence. Silly democracy.

    • Make Albion Great Again

    • Raan

      “Dear Donald,
      We tried a wall too. Your decadent Westerners tore it down so they could be ‘reunited with their families’. Pfft, whatever.

      Yours in Lenin,
      Andrey Soloviev”

    • foiled again

      See also Maginot Line.

    • President in Exile Firefly

      Picts or it didn’t happen!

    • grindstone

      Dear Donald,
      Fucking ever hear of BOATS?

      yours,
      Florida

      • SeeTrain65

        Future Headline:

        MEXICAN OLYMPIC POLE VAULTERS SWEEP MEDAL STAND

    • BeachBum
      • Permit-holder Ron

        Maybe the hope was that they’d be too embarrassed to be seen climbing over the wall in their plaids.

    • SeeTrain65

      “A terrifying obstacle. About as frightening as a little rabbit with the word ‘BOO’ painted on its nose.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR6Jcp_vYVg

  • BoatOfVelociraptors

    It’s like threatening your family with nonpayment of the mortgage unless you get a new puppy.

  • Notreelyhelping

    My guess: they’ll come down to some nth-hour nail biting, and then they’ll give Trump some kind of Potemkin wall…like a demo…to keep the SSI checks flowing, but they’ll fuck up the debt ceiling and economy goes down the shitter.

    But then, I’m an optimist.

  • Rags

    Maybe we could get 4-5 a Minecraft account and let Barron show him how to make it work? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29a4467bbb7367b0b075f3eed3a143ef9f52409cbafc92b2013ce6f9c7a24044.png

    • Hardly Ideal

      …Trump supporters in Minecraft. Just kill me now.

      Or wait, don’t. I forgot you can make TNT in that game. and it can be a little sensitive.

  • (((Alt-Sedagive)))

    Please proceed, assholes.

  • Anna Rompage

    My sweetie’s backyard is walled in, well, fenced in actually. And that still wasn’t enough a couple weeks back, to keep someone from jumping it, and stealing stuff out of the backyard…

    Not to mention, someone did a little documentary on the existing walled areas to show if they worked or not, and I’ll let you in on a little secret, it doesn’t…

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

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      you know it just dawned on me – if people beat the goddamn berlin wall, what with it’s armed guards and all, they’ll be able to beat 1,900 miles of this crap.

      • BeachBum

        History does not have a great track record of walls having success in the long run. Even the Great Wall of China took hundreds of years and thousands of miles at a great cost of wealth and lives, eventually became a tourist attraction.

        • Permit-holder Ron

          News of the Future:
          ‘Mexico opens “Great Wall of America” tourist attraction, with interactive displays showing how it prevented “gringos” from invading across the border.’

    • Jeffery Campbell

      The late great Molly Ivins says the same: http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/03/30/ivins.immigration/

      • TakingAmes

        I miss her so much. Between Molly and Ann, and now Wendy, Texas has brought us some seriously amazing women. The men, however…

    • Kooolest G

      america’s best selling ladder is made in a factory about a mile from the border in juarez, they make a 60 foot ladder there

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e534d122e8daec8d1250499b4f518e35d8b361992e0593f8e56e85534017b836.png

      • BeachBum

        We will SHOW them and make a 61 foot wall !

        • Permit-holder Ron

          News of the Future:
          ‘Mexicans are getting taller then ever.’

    • Permit-holder Ron

      ‘Don’t go, Miguel! TRUMP is on the other side!’

  • Raan

    Quick! Somebody suggest the electrified collar idea from the Coneheads movie!

  • bbayliss

    Repeal and replace was a campaign slogan, build the wall is a campaign slogan, you can’t reverse engineer policy from a bumper sticker.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      what’s funny is all the shills who’ve been on tv in recent weeks swearing “build the wall” and “Mexico will pay for it’ was campaign hyperbole, rhetoric, etc.

      I think there was just one the other day.

      I love when Trump railroads his own mouthpieces.

    • kaydenpat

      True. These are not policies just nonsense to excite the idiot base.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    A wall you can see through? Made of what? Screen doors?

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      Pixie dust, basilisk tears and unicorn farts.

      • Jeffery Campbell

        And sparkly tulle!! Let’s just gay it up, too!

        • Bub, the cynical zombie

          Pixie dust is already pretty swish, IMO.

          • Jeffery Campbell

            Nothing succeeds like excess!!

          • Zyxomma

            That’s nothing exceeds like excess, but why quibble?

    • Maybe

      Made of Trump’s promises.

    • Teecha

      A bead curtain?

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      The Emperor’s New Wall

    • Querolous
      • SeeTrain65

        Holds the weight of a humpback whale and all the water it needs to survive a trip three centuries into the future!

    • SeeTrain65
  • kaydenpat

    No Democrat better go along with this nonsense.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      IKR? And yet one or two will.

      • Maybe

        It will be interesting to see. The Dems have shown better discipline lately than usual and both Pelosi and Schumer have gone on the record as resisting.

        Moreover, the Dems really have nothing to lose here. A government shutdown is inconvenient, but not catastrophic or unfixable, and the Repubs would almost surely be held to blame.

        The debt ceiling is a different matter, but I don’t think the Dems will cave on that either. It will be a game of chicken and currently the Repubs look like the biggest chickens around.

        The game gets even more interesting if Trump were to follow through on his demands with a veto of any bill that does pass, but his threats are usually as hollow as he is.

      • puredog

        There’s (almost) always Manchin and Heitkamp.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    When the transcript of his phone conversation w/Mexican president Peña Nieto was released, Trump defenders on comment threads were insisting that his “wall” rhetoric was a metaphor for increased border security, that he didn’t actually mean he wanted to build a real, physical wall. Those stupid bastards must be getting whiplash.

    • greyXstar

      But they love him because he’s not afraid to tell it like it is and he says what he means. Makes loads of sense if you don’t think about it.

  • My reading of Ryan and King is that they believe they can find enough places to hose people to come up with money for the wall, without “shutting down”.

  • writersbloc

    I feel like the Trump Presidency is just a “Moore’s Law of Shit Storms.” Double Down on a bigger Shit Storm once a month. Basically saying the shutdown should probably happen to continue the trend.

    • Maybe

      Only once a month? You aren’t paying enough attention.

  • Maybe

    Clearly this is not the obstructionist Democrats’ fault.

    It is the obstructionist Mexicans’ fault because they won’t pay for the wall the way they’re supposed to–the way the Trumpster promised they would.

    Maybe he should be threatening to shut down Mexico’s government. His base would love it.

    • Ms.Moon

      Actually this sounds like a great idea someone should tweet this to him. He can threaten to shut down the government of Mexico since they refuse to pay for the wall lots of sound and fury and ultimately nothing.

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Except Vicente Fox Quesada upping his trolling.

      • Maybe

        True, although Trump is already doing the ‘ lots of sound and fury and ultimately nothing’ bit, so he may not want to go to the trouble of changing his script.

  • Jamoche

    Whoever it was downthread wanting an archive of Trump’s deleted misspellings last night: http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/archive
    It’s also searchable, if you want to know how many times he dissed Kristen Stewart or other vitally important stuff.

    Aug 24, 2017 08:15:22 AM James Clapper, who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump. Will he show you his beautiful letter to me?

    Aug 24, 2017 08:15:00 AM ..(enthusiastic, dynamic and fun) and the American Legion – V.A. (respectful and strong). Too bad the Dems have no one who can change tones!

    Aug 24, 2017 08:10:20 AM James Clapper, who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump. Will he show you his beautiful letter to me?

    Aug 24, 2017 08:07:49 AM …(enthusiastic, dynamic and fun) and the American Legion – V.A. (respectful and strong). To bad the Dems have no one who can change tones!

    Aug 24, 2017 08:07:34 AM The Fake News is now complaining about my different types of back to back speeches. Well, there was Afghanistan (somber), the big Rally….. [Twitter for iPhone] link

    Aug 24, 2017 07:51:03 AM …(enthusiastic, dynamic and fun) and the American Legion – V.A. (respectful and strong).To bad the Dems have no one who can change tones!

    Aug 24, 2017 07:41:14 AM The Fake News is now complaining about my different types of back to back speeches. Well, their was Afghanistan (somber), the big Rally…..

    • God he’s a sick mother fucker.

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    A “mandate from the American people”, huh?

    • phoenix00

      Most of the American people wouldn’t give him a man date, let alone mandate.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
  • E K Wallace

    I think he wants to shut the government down. It plays right into his fantasies. They wouldn’t do what he wanted, so he showed them. That’s how great he is: he can make the whole government come to a screeching halt just because he says so.

    Of course, he probably also thinks he can shut the government down just by tweeting that it’s shut down.

    • Andrea Karim

      “The government is officially closed. I did it all by myself. #MAGA”

  • If Mexico is going to pay for the wall, and Trump is demanding money from congress for the wall, does that mean Trump has gotten congress confused with Mexico?

    • Permit-holder Ron

      Could be. I mean, he’s got himself confused with a President.

  • timpundit


    Because there is nothing and no one Donald Trump cares about more than that stupid fucking wall.”

    Incorrect. Trump cares more about Donald Trump than the wall.

  • timpundit

    Guess I’ll be putting off retirement to make up for the stock market damage this will do to my retirement funds.

    • BeachBum

      Sell hi. Bi lo.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Me also too

    • Jesse

      You should only have to put off retirement for 6 or 7 decades, tops.

  • Andrea Karim

    Would now be a good time to reinvest in hobo beans? Asking for a friend, and also myself.

    • BeachBum

      Soup.

      • Permit-holder Ron

        What’s this about soup?
        – Ted ‘Mmm, mmm, bad!’ Cruz

    • capnkrunch

      Nah, what you want is can openers. He who controls the can openers controls the food supply.

      • handyhippie65

        it is the only reason cats keep us around. once they figure out how to use one, were doomed.

  • JackLinks

    Here’s little background on King who is a bigger draft-dodging chicken-hawk than Trump is! King has a backbone made up of feces-colored jello!

    Here’s how King dodged the draft, all a while his friends, (if he had any) and fellow Iowans were fighting & daily day after day, in Vietnam while he was scamming his way out of serving, in the war of his youth!

    http://www.shelbycountydemocrats.com/blog.asp?bkey=18&
    http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2010/10/steve-king-iowa-republican-satan-sent.html

  • Bitter Scribe

    Wasn’t Mexico supposed to pay for the wall?

    And why aren’t more of Trump’s supporters asking that question?

    • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

      Um, because they’re stupid idiots? Yes, Regis, ”stupid idiots” is my final answer.

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        They’re more afraid of browns than being ripped off.

    • puredog

      They never believed that Mexico would pay for the wall — I mean, why should it? — they just loved the braggadocio of it all. “Oooooo — that sexy orange shitgibbon with his manly talk!”

      • Bitter Scribe

        In other words, they know they’re being lied to and they don’t care.

        Sounds like an abusive relationship.

        • handyhippie65

          sounds like a passel of idiots. cue song, “tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies.”

  • mfp, all 6s&7s&9s

    >>>>And all over the country, if you listened closely, you could hear the sound of a thousand Republican politicians shouting, “MOTHERFUCKER! THERE IS LITERALLY ONLY ONE RULE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS! IT IS ALWAYS THE OTHER GUY’S FAULT!”<<<<

    yeah, no prob….they attach border wall funding to the debt ceiling, dems complain 'no fair'…..obstructionist dems fault!….they are the masters of 'other guy's fault'

  • Jonny On Maui

    Why Ryan will need P90X…

    https://youtu.be/JwcQuNoRVjY

  • MasRioBravoHombre

    It’s genius! By destroying our economy with a shutdown, it will DOUBLE FUCK Mexico, thus FORCING them to pay for the wall. Drumpf is like Einstein, when all Einstein could concentrate on was taking a shit after 4 days of hoping.

    • phoenix00

      To be fair, it is awfully hard to concentrate with those apples conking you on the noggin.

  • puredog

    I haven’t read an issue of Time magazine in years. It was, therefore, kind of jarring to see the article on Trump headlined “President Trump Ranted for 77 Minutes in Phoenix.”

    • Permit-holder Ron

      He keeps getting fooled by those fake covers with him on them.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      They’ve kept it from him.

  • sosuume
  • BeachBum

    Ok, so in the past, govt shutdowns did not work out so well for those who shut it down. Gingrich lost his speakership, his seat, and Bubba still got re-elected. SquishyCruz did not get the ACA repealed, did not get the GOP nomination, and everyone hates him. So can Lil Pauli and Mitchyboy pass wall funding ? If not, will Heel Narsisico veto and shut down the govt ? Also will the Browns find a quarterback in a week ? And will Spicey and Bannobuns compete on DWTS ? Will Moose and Squirrel get rescued ? So much going on !

    • TakingAmes

      Tune in next week!

  • Permit-holder Ron

    And the loonie continues to edge upwards.

  • The Librarian

    It’ll be a Happy Labor(ious) day for Donald. Looking forward to his:
    labored, strained, forced, contrived, affected, stiff, stilted, unnatural, artificial, overwrought, heavy, ponderous, convoluted Tweets about this.

  • whitroth

    I would *never* have imagined a day when Ryan “I shut the gubmint down in 2013!” would be agin’ this….

    Oh, I had a thought recently: you know what may have convinced Trumpolidiot to ease up on NK? Gee, not just the NK artillery aimed at Seoul… but just consider where so many of the chips in all your electronic gear comes from…..

    • phoenix00

      the chips in his *twittering machine*!!

  • handyhippie65

    i can’t wait till trump destroys our economy entirely. another shutdown, and the diminished credit rating which will accompany it, will put us squarely on the downward spiral to hobo town. be sure to stock up on beans, and sticks with bandannas tied to them.

  • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

    When the economy collapses, Mexico will pay for the wall to keep us out. WIN!

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