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Grover Norquist once said something that really just resonated with all his comrades. “I don’t want to abolish government,” he explained. “I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.”

He was the Andrea Yates of government bathtub drowning before bathtub drowning was cool! But though Norquist is no longer much-loved among his fellow Republicans (because he is, they say, a secret Muslim, as are so very many people), his gentle words of love live on.

These days, it’s Tom Price, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who is doing his part to murder his department so we can “deconstruct” government completely. He is doing this by first cutting $12 billion from it (this he says will “lead to better care”). Then, in case there is any money accidentally left, he will suck out the rest and spend it on a much more deserving recipient than the old people and children with developmental disabilities who usually leech off it: himself!

Politico has found $300,000 he’s spent on private jets for himself, just since May! And he continued taking private jets — at a cost of sometimes $25,000 per flight — even after they broke the story!

After a POLITICO investigation identified five private flights that Price took up and down the East Coast last week, Price took a charter jet to Oklahoma on Tuesday of this week, Sept. 19, where he met with Native American tribes and toured health care facilities by car — although HHS initially explored flying him by charter around the state, two people with knowledge of Price’s travels said. “There was a push from political [staff] at HHS to fly him and not drive him to these small communities,” said one of the people.

Price’s staff cut short his news conference in Oklahoma on Wednesday when reporters raised questions about his use of taxpayer funds, an attendee said.

Of course, Price used to rail about the cost of wasteful transportation, but that was when other people did it, so fuck them.

When Tom Price was a mere inside-trading member of Congress, he was really tough on wasteful government spending, as CNBC notes; in 2009, Price pared down a Democratic budget request to buy the government eight passenger jets for $550 million, to be used on various official travel needs. He wasn’t even satisfied when he cut that request in half:

“I think we’ve made it halfway of where we ought to and that is cut it from eight to four jets,” Price said at the time. “Now we need to cut it from four jets to zero jets. This is just another example of fiscal irresponsibility run amok in Congress right now.”

This is just not the kind of bathtub drowning people want to see. It looks … gauche. (And no, AP, Betsy DeVos taking her own private jet is not the same thing, there is no need to gin shit up.)

Back in the day, diving into bathtubs full of taxpayer money was exactly the kind of thing that could get someone quit-fired. (When we taught “political scandals” at UC Irvine, we had a hierarchy of when Attention Would Be Paid. It went: 1) Sex. 2) Money. 3) Abuse of power. People don’t pay attention to “3.”) We have yet to see the same consequences in the Ferdinand Marcos Donald Trump administration. BUT LET’S SAY they happened! Let’s say Bubba and Maw watch their bit of the news. “This twerp can’t stop charging us to take private jets” is a thing Bubba and Maw relate to! “It’s one thing for Donald Trump to put marble sinks in Air Force One,” says Bubba. “But fuck that little peckerwood cabinet man thinking he is better than me.” Then Maw gets Bubba an Old Milwaukee, and he slaps her ass. Good girl.

Let’s say the outcry is such that Tom Price actually resigns. We have a question.

Price Resigns. Whom Does Trump Nominate For Health And Human Services? in Latest From Wonkette on LockerDome

Yes sir, it is a real puzzler.

[Politico]

Wonkette never takes private jets. We take the Wonkebago, to come visit YOU! Help a sister out!

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  • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

    Doctor No for HHS!

    • CafeenMan

      I still remember seeing that movie at the drive-in when I was a kid and watching Dr. No slide down that rail creeped me the hell out. I was maybe 6 at the time.

      • NerdWithNoName

        I worked with an Asian guy named No. He wasn’t a PhD but I called him Dr. No anyway. Not many people got the joke.

        • SterWonk

          I worked with someone named Nick, who had a PhD. Somehow, the opportunity never arose for me to say “Hi Dr. Nick!”. (I don’t think he was a Simpsons fan, so he probably wouldn’t have gotten the reference anyway. <sigh>)

        • CafeenMan

          Seriously? That’s one of the best Bond films ever.

  • Jeffocaster in the West

    That’s your administration Trumpozoids!!!! All taking ya for a ride with your TAX DOLLARS!!!!! Making America Great Again!!!!! Like when there were Industrial Barons and no labor laws and minimum wage and health care, etc!!!!! Isn’t this great!!!!!!

    FUCK ALL OF YOU WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP!!! FUCK ALL OF YOU!!!!

  • arglebargle

    He was the Susan Smiths of government bathtub drowning before bathtub drowning was cool.

    Andrea Yates libel!

    • rebecca

      well shit now I have to fix it!

      • arglebargle

        My work here is finished. Really. Leaving early today.

        • mancityRed6

          dammit, I have one more hour

          • CafeenMan

            I have to get out of bed in 2 hours and go do a 12-hour shift.

          • mancityRed6

            been there, done that, and 6 hours on Saturday.
            nope. never again.

          • Oblios_Cap

            I have 2.

          • Skeptical_thinker

            I have 1:27:40 left until drinky time at work. Not that I’m marking time or anything.

          • mancityRed6

            23 minutes in 3, 2, now

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      TOO SOON!

  • Joe Beese

    He better hope that Graham-Cassidy passes. If not, Trump may decide that his services are not essential.

  • Joe Beese

    A little more swamp to be drained than we thought.

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      “When you are up to your ass in alligators it’s difficult to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp”.

      Of course, if you and all your “swamp draining” pals are alligators yourselves, and are running an alligator breeding and live release program…

  • freakishlypersistent

    Is Kevorkian still around?

  • SayItWithWookies

    Who’s in charge of those pray-away-the-pregnancy centers? He would be someone who understands both healthcare and women’s needs. (I’m guessing it’s a man, because Jesus).

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • Lance Thrustwell

      Yeah?

    • Joe Beese

      “… as the Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress…”

      FUCK YOU.

      • Joe Beese

        Plus a little tongue bath for his BFF.

      • under_score

        IKR? The zombie lie will never die

    • cmd resistor

      Well, just throwing in some shit to try to win him over shouldn’t work, if he sticks to this.

  • And in OT better news: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/351931-mccain-to-vote-no-on-obamacare-repeal

    McCain is saying no to ghram-cassidy.

    • mancityRed6

      at the moment, he says that.

      • Oblios_Cap

        He must really hate McConnell. I saw that “fuck you” look he threw at him the first go-round.

      • Seeing not only the 3 senators from last time are firmly in the No column, we also have paul and collins who aren’t touching this with a 10 ft pole. So unless they somehow magically change the rules to allow less than 50 votes pass something, or get some dems on their side its toast.

        • mancityRed6

          I’m not gonna count my chickens until the pope shits in the woods.
          I think that’s how it goes.

    • Joe Beese

      I’ll believe it when the vote is cast. Not a second before.

      • Hastert rule or some such nonsense.

        • Joe Beese

          His full statement (below) doesn’t really leave any wiggle room. But I don’t trust McCain as far as I can throw him.

          • Oblios_Cap

            Why start now, right?

          • Regret

            I don’t believe you, prove it by throwing McCain.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Just posted this as OT on the Manafort thread, but this is definitely a more appropriate place for it:
    https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/911259222842765312
    https://twitter.com/AoDespair/status/911272487576592384

    • Raan

      Well, there’s one obvious conclusion.

      Tom Price is a giant pussy.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Pussy libel!

      • Bub, the cynical zombie

        Fuck no! I LIKE pussy! Both the feline and the…other kind.

        • Raan

          Okay, coward then.

          • Regret

            Correction accepted!

      • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

        Pussy libel!
        Giant libel!
        Is libel!

        • Regret

          I lost it at Is libel!

      • Arolpin

        Well, it’s not like the Cartels have anywhere near the single-digit injury count and no-digit death count that liberals have.
        Who ever heard of a Mexican drug cartel killing or injuring someone, but there was a single case of a mentally-ill person who was slightly left of center shooting a Republican congressman and a couple cops. (No Democratic member of Congress has ever been targeted, Gabby Giffords just got in the way of a patriot expressing his 2nd Amendment rights.) Which is obviously much worse than the entirety of the tens of thousands of people, hundreds of police and soldiers, and dozens of reporters, lawyers, and judges murdered by the cartels.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Well, when you’re literally trying to destroy the Earth*… you might reasonably assume you have enemies.

      *I desperately wish that was entirely hyperbole.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Price gets 18 people keeping him alive while he works diligently to reduce the number of people keeping the rest of alive.

      • TJ Barke

        Pruitt…

        • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

          Except for that, it was a pretty good zing.

    • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

      It sounds like a big waste, but consider the fact that people trying to get close to the EPA Administrator have very stinky B.O.

  • BreakingDeadMen

    Hey, Karma! Tom Price is calling from the plane phone. He seems to be taunting you.

  • Daniel

    Bornstein.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I’m going with Paltrow’s vagina egg.

    • CafeenMan

      On a date?

      • Oblios_Cap

        Where do you take a vagina egg?

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          a bed and breakfast?

          • Oblios_Cap

            Sounds kinda cannibalistic. Especially if you’re having eggs for brecky.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Wherever it wants?

        • Skeptical_thinker

          Not for a ride on the scrambler amusement ride.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            and whatever you do, don’t put it on top of Donnie’s wall. We all know how badly that turned out last time…

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Third base?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      GOOP FTW!

    • exinkwretch

      Yes. We are all going to be working in the cervix economy.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Or, heavens to Murgatroyd, the sharing economy…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Vagina eggs always travel in private compartments.

    • PubOption
      • Oblios_Cap

        That’s just mental.

  • exinkwretch

    If Donnie Dumbfuck knew the slightest thing AT ALL about prezidentin’, he would have fired this SOB before sunset last night. And he would have been praised.

  • AJ Milne

    (Writes in Space Ghost.)

  • AJ Milne

    McCain no.

  • Michael Smith

    Hey in the eyes of Republican voters, its better to spend tax payer money on a Republican’s private jet than on helping poor people. At least when the government is spending its money to give free shit to rich people, you don’t have to be afraid of creeping socialism!

  • Mpeg

    Soooo.. Price will talk the talk but won’t walk the walk. Because, why walk when you can hitchhike? And why hichhike when you can bike, why bike if you can zoom-zoom on four wheels and why board a bus when you can board a plane. Sheesh, a guy presented with a ladder of opportunity can’t be expected to climb with all fours AND sip a latte AND sign off on policy can he? NO, he’s gotta FLY up it!

  • Ricky Gay

    Lou Sarah

  • TimResistit

    Walnuts says ‘no’.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      I guess he does want to be known as the Republican who saved Obamacare (twice).

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))
    • Oblios_Cap

      Waisting money is hell on one’s figure…

  • bookish

    http://nbcnews.to/2hmTEgy

    The estimate is in line with nonpartisan studies of prior Republican proposals on health care. A bill the Senate considered over the summer would have covered 22 million fewer people than current law, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the government agency that analyzes legislation.

    The authors of the Brookings study cautioned that the effects of the bill were difficult to predict given the many paths individual states could take, but they looked a variety of scenarios based on how much block grant funding states devoted to coverage and on how many states maintained Obamacare’s protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, which states could weaken under the bill.

    At the same time, the report said that its conclusion “likely understates the reductions in insurance coverage,” because it doesn’t consider potential turmoil if states can’t enact a functional health care system by 2020, when they would transition from Obamacare to the new block grants.

    https://www.brookings.edu/research/how-will-the-graham-cassidy-proposal-affect-the-number-of-people-with-health-insurance-coverage/

  • Ah, yes, the old ‘we’re cutting costs so we can operate better’ corporate canard in which the company loses skilled workers to trim payroll, the rest of the drones have to work 80 hours a week for the same pay, and the people who operate better are the executives and their private jets.

    Yes, I am quite familiar with this business model.

    Say what you will, but no one can complain that the Trump administration isn’t running government like a business.

    • Darlene Underdahl

      They cut skilled workers to trim payroll or give buddies a job, buddies can’t hack it, no matter how many hours they work, so they call you and me at home begging for free help. I hang up. Did it four different times.

      • I eventually got offered a position as a consultant. Same salary, but no benefits.

        As I was already then gainfully employed with a company that paid me $25,000 more per year than they did, I literally laughed on the phone.

        That was probably unprofessional of me, but it was rather spontaneous.

        • Darlene Underdahl

          Good.

        • WeaselPoo

          Unprofessional of them to devalue you to save a buck on benefits and then devalue you again with a shitty offer to save their asses.
          Professional would have been to acknowledge your value in each case.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          When the software company my sister used to work at gutted her marketing department, outsourced her position, and offered her a consulting gig, she laughed, too. She got a personal call from in-house counsel reminding her of her Non-compete and confidentiality agreements. She reminded the lawyer that she worked there before they had in-house counsel, so she had never signed such an agreement. They were a lot more conciliatory toward her.

    • Skeptical_thinker

      That plan worked so well for Circuit City.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Yeah. In Republican held states, we keep getting and living that in the private sector. It’s almost like the bastards want us to fail. ( Spoiler – They do.

  • Walter Wellstone

    So, Walnuts! says he’s going to vote NO on Graham-Cassidy. Ms. Lindsey is going to be piiiissed … He’s throw dishes, vases and figurines at him and Walnuts! is going to sleep in the couch for the foreseeable future. You’ll see.

    • True, but I think it’s probably worth it for the Old Man to be able to stick the shiv into Trump’s back again.

      • cmd resistor

        Plus, he does have that luxury of probably not running again.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      “No… wire… HANGERS!!1!11!!1!!” — Lindsey Crawford-Graham

    • bbayliss

      I think this madness is by design, they can say they tried.

  • Raan

    I voted for sentient asbestos, because I wouldn’t put it past Trump to just nominate Tom Price again.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    YES!!!! My healthcare lives another day!
    …and I guess calling Arizona yesterday in my phone bank helped. Thanks, Grand Canyon State voters!

    • I think Senator McCain enjoys the attention.

      • Darlene Underdahl

        He does and he doesn’t need Koch money. He has Cindi money.

    • Walter Wellstone

      George Soros better pay up now. I ain’t doin’ all that work calling Senators for nothin’. Where’s my Obamaphone?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I’ve been pestering the hell out of both of them. I thought we had a chance with Walnuts- eventually I reached a point with Flake where I was just pointing out the hypocrisy of the author of a book called “conscience of a conservative” voting for a bill that every single expert, every single medicaid director and 3/4 of voter hate, just to keep the Koch brothers spigot flowing

  • Joe Beese

    NYT banner says McCain joins “two others” in NO. But AFAIK, only Rand is on record. And the article doesn’t clarify.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Collins has said she’s leaning against and Murkowski is a slight no

      • Joe Beese

        Right. That’s not an unhatched egg, that’s an unlaid egg.

      • Raan

        I wonder if the bribe attempt will push Murkowski to a hard no.

        • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

          I don’t know, but Alaska!

    • cmd resistor

      I saw something where Susan Collins said she was leaning no? And she introduced some kind of bipartisan health thingy with Bill Nelson (D-FL) that would seem at odds with the Graham Cassidy shit.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    I wonder if Little Babby Donnie wishes he had kept his penis holster shut about McCain’s war record.

    • Raan

      He doesn’t have the clarity to recognize that he did anything wrong.

      • Shanzgood

        He probably doesn’t even remember.

        • TakingAmes

          He didn’t remember his wife was standing next to him. Dementia is a helluva drug.

      • Darlene Underdahl

        Raan has it. Those types are never wrong.

  • Thurman Munster IV

    Yes. FFS Cally is right! McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming Its Fate

  • FlownΩver

    Semi- OT:

    BREAKING: McCain thumbs down again!!

    If there’s a good consequence of his health issue it’s that he doesn’t give a flying fuck what the big donors want.

    • Darlene Underdahl

      Yeah Johnnie! You’re making up for Sarah.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        I wouldn’t go that far. But it’s a start.

      • Arolpin

        Unless he personally presides over the impeachment hearings, and gets convictions of everyone involved with Drumpf, down to his fucking security assistants 3rd assistant coffee-fetcher, Walnuts will not have BEGUN to atone for Sarah Palin. But I’ll still be glad that when he kills DrumpfKare for good.

  • AJ Milne

    My mother cried, “The horror has finally ceased”
    He whispered, “Yeah, for the time being at least”

    (Da Hip)

  • Zippy W Pinhead
  • Oh my god oh my god oh my god.

    Can i sleep now?

  • Parakeetist

    Because who needs to be alive?

  • La forza del resistino

    Jimmy Kimmel if he’d accept the pay cut.

  • SnarkON

    Slightly OT, but can someone please school me on the origin of “Walnuts” as a nickname?

  • Bill D. Burger

    McCain: “He’s a fucking stupid nightmare. I like people who aren’t fucking stupid nightmares.”

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Spurning Beer

    I don’t want to destroy all obscenely wealthy people and businesses, I just want to shrink their influence in government until I could drag it into the bathroom and flush it down the fucking toilet.

    • Three Finger Salute

      With plugged-in toaster votes.

    • TJ Barke

      I wanna destroy them all…

      • TonyaCFerber

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  • Mr. Blobfish

    Let them eat brioche.

  • Cornelius Fussbudget

    Did you miss the memo? Fiscal responsibility is important when Democrats are in charge, not now! Shhhhhh!

  • Bill D. Burger

    Has Turnip made some snarky remark about McCain’s brain cancer yet?

    If not…………. 3….2…..

    • therealpuredog

      He’s got Kelli to do that for him.

  • Scooby

    Is Elvis’ guy Dr. Nick still alive?

    • Bill D. Burger

      He died last year.

      • Raan

        This Dr. Nick, however, is still very much alive.

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Nick#/media/File%3ADr_Nick.png

        • Spurning Beer

          Hi, Dr. Nick!

          • Arolpin

            Hi Everybody! (Not Dr. Nick, I just play him on Disqus.)

          • TakingAmes

            Teh “B” is for bargain!

        • Bill D. Burger

          Yes!

        • John Thorstensen

          Don’t forget your hippopotamus oath!

      • Scooby

        He’d still do a better job than Price.

  • jesterpunk

    Tom Price needs a private jet, you can’t expect him to ride in coach with those Trump voters or god forbid Ann Coulter.

  • Viktor

    I read an article that claimed because of ANTIFA and violent liberals, Tom Price needed to fly private plains to protect him from being attacked by the public on commercial flight or trains. Soon Fox will pick up this fake news and run with it.

    • TJ Barke

      *cough*BULLSHIT*cough*

      • BoatOfVelociraptors

        *Erik*BULLSHIT*Erickson *

    • de_Pizan

      I saw one article that said it was all because that Jimmy Kimmel is talking about the healthcare repeal and calling out Cassidy in particular, so obviously that means he’s trying to stir his followers up to violence. Which then somehow means that Price in particular is in danger and the antifa are going to find him on a commercial flight and bop him on the head.

      • Viktor

        Interesting how these fake news alt righters create the narrative that Fox news and others will pick up. Tucker Carlson and Hannity love when others write the fake news for them.

      • therealpuredog

        With that amount of hairspray, I’d say he has little to worry about.

    • Rags

      VIP airport service would achieve the same end for 1/10 the price.

    • Internet Hitler

      I’m renaming my garage band Violent Liberals.

  • AJ Milne

    It’s, what, eight days left for the (clears throat) to pass something fucking gratuitously homicidal…

    Is maybe a pre-emptive ‘just fucking stop’ phone-in campaign mebbe worth considering at this point?

  • Bill D. Burger

    btw: Sent McCain a ‘Thank You’ note with effusive praise. Yeah…I know, but we have to keep the pressure on til’ the last second and if kissin’ up momentarily helps….just good tactics.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    No one else voted for Mary Baker Eddy! I am saddled with a sad and unfunny sensibility. Perhaps I shall retire to my garden and begin consuming delicious earthworms.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      It was close, but I went with Don Jr’s nanny.

    • John Thorstensen

      The Diet of Worms returns!

      • SDGeoff3

        You have to admit, it was time.

    • Eileen Besse

      “First you bite the heads off, then you suck the guts out, then you throw the rest awaaaaayyyyy!”

    • SDGeoff3

      What are we voting for again?

  • Mr. Blobfish

    It’s because they don’t serve the blood of orphans in a jewel encrusted goblet flying commercial. Not even in First Class.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Tell me about it!

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Last time I flew, we only got Soylent Gerber. It’s the deregulation, I tells ya! Braniff would never have stood for this!!

      • Arolpin

        Braniff was one of the darlings of deregulation, until they deregulated themselves out of business, several times. I flew them during one of their short-lived comeback attempts, they were at best a budget airline. Had they been serving food it would have been soylent grey (the generic version).

        • You should ice that burn

          “Would you care for the “gritty” or “low cadmium” soylent grey”

  • I can’t believe I work for the slimy fuckstick.

    • rebecca

      email me at rebecca at wonkette dot com!

      • Heh. Well I don’t work directly for Price. It’s like half a dozen levels of bureaucracy between us.

        • rebecca

          oh pffft NEVER MIND

        • Rags

          Do you have a perspective on how the department has changed in, say, the last 7 months or so, that you can share?

      • therealpuredog

        “Pssst — where are the bodies buried?”

    • You and me both.

      And i still hate sessions more.

  • YayConspiracy

    Price is really good at math: An airplane costs about 70 million, a ride on a private one about 10.000. The art of the deal!

  • BPMM

    Price should be made to buy his own jet with all the money he made from insider trading while in Congress.

  • Randy Riddle

    Sadly, the only way this scandal would get Tom Price run out of DC on a rail would be if there were rent boys being paid as government contractors on the flights.

    But, then again, it’s only Friday afternoon and we haven’t had weekend scoop o’clock yet.

    • Only then if the rentboys were foreign contractors, and there hadn’t been adequate postings to try to hire domestically.

      • You should ice that burn

        I think the foreign contractor rentboys would also have to be underage in order to cause a ruckus.

    • Arolpin

      Only if he hires his rentboy first as Official Poet of the State Department and then appoints him as a consultant to Homeland Security, where he can’t get a security clearance because he’s not a US citizen.
      What’s that, oh, only Democrats resign when they do that. Never mind. (This is a reference to Jim McGreevy, who was Governor of New Jersey before Codey and then Corzine and Christie.)

  • Electric Ukulele Land

    Price once flew commercial and suffered a four hour delay. This is literally one of his rationalizations for using private jets.

    I’m not going to complain about Betsy DeVos’s private jet use other than I’d suspect that it caused a bit of jealousy on Price’s part — if she gets to fly private, why can’t I? You may laugh, but deep down, you know it’s true.

    • Lambsendbeds

      A four hour delay ! Poor wittle snowflake.

  • whitroth

    Well, until the Orange Idiot finds someone who’ll go to their knees for him, it’ll be the second in command as “acting”, which might be a Good thing.

    And I lock forward (NOT!) to his budget cutting, we, er, sorry, the HHS budget’s kept getting cut (speaking for, um, a friend).

  • Me not sure

    Couldn’t he have spent just a little of that money correcting his wacky hair-do? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1c0d2cf652ec9d8da06d71d657f039dda732f69701a7faaf4c1847186b1f805.jpg

  • SterWonk

    Scrooge MacDuck LIBEL!!!!!

  • Trump’s next nomination for HHS: the Mar a Lago pastry chef. How can anything as good as that chocolate cake be anything but healthy? It just stands to reason.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      And seriously, the Mar a Lago pastry chef would probably do a far, far better job. I like people who devote their lives to pastry.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Grover was a one-hit wonder, because he only told the world This One Thing that he thought of in a bathtub when he was 12 that idiots found brilliant.

    • bbayliss

      And then everyone voted for him and now he’s president.

  • bbayliss

    Price is a thief.

  • therealpuredog

    Although as always I like the way you think, it’s just a teensy bit adorbs that you might hold out hope that Price’s grifting will get him into any trouble at all.

  • Paperless Tiger

    Party at the Treasury!

  • JustDon’tSayPeter

    WTF is up with Old Milwaukee and Wonkette? This is the 2nd Old Milwaukee reference today.

    Who do ya havta shtup to get Blatz a mention, heeeengh?

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Hey, at least they didn’t say Billy Beer. I almost wish Billy Beer hadn’t gone out of business in 1978, because it was a very useful addition to amusing political commentary.

      • Internet Hitler

        Trump Wine tastes the same as Billy Beer.

        • Same thing, just recolored.

          • Begin Anew Day

            New wine in old bottles?

        • Begin Anew Day

          Trump Wine actually tastes the same a generic vinegar from the dollar store.

          Coincidence?

    • TundraGrifter

      “I’m from Milwaukee and I ought to know
      Blatz Beer tastes great, where ever you go!
      Smoother, fresher, less-filling – that’s clear.
      Blatz is Milwaukee’s finest beer!”

      ~ Sadly, entirely from memory.

      • My beer is Rheingold the Dry Beer!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho2QTjp6xVs

        • TundraGrifter

          Several years ago I went back to my home town in southern Ohio. Growing up there were many local beers (the Cincy German influence). Burgher, Stroh’s, Schlitz, Carling (Mabel! Black Label!), Hudepohl, Robin Hood Ale, Little Kings, et al. So I decided, for old times’ sake, to try a Wiedemann’s. Golly it was horrible.

          • Smibo

            Wiedemann’s was the beer of choice for me in my broke, college-student days. Five bucks for a case of 24 bottles!

            In fact, it was one of the three staples of my existence at the time; Wheaties, Weedys, and Wiedes…

        • Zyxomma

          Just looking at the still of the video, the song automatically played in my head.

          • H0mer0

            I thought they were going to use “The Flight of the Valkyries.” Imagine my surprise….

      • JustDon’tSayPeter

        Awesome. They didn’t even advertise in So Dak.

      • blaid droog

        How did you forget Pabst blue ribbon? Brewed in Milwaukee since 2017. Owned by a Russian whose holding company makes 2 dozen horse piss beers, so sayeth Wikipedia.

        • BrianW

          “PBR: One of 20 horse piss beers in our portfolio” is perhaps not the best motto/slogan I’ve heard lately.

          • H0mer0

            Does that mean it will help with the hot flashes too?

          • BrianW

            I doubt it (and don’t know as I’m not female), but hey, you do you.

        • TundraGrifter

          I can’t stand PBR. I was storm bound on an island 12 miles from the mainland and the only beer available was Pabst. I had to think long and hard before drinking it. Now that it’s a hipster thing it’s just that much easier to skip.

          • Sally Mushrush

            Erie PA. Koehler. GT

    • SDGeoff3

      Does anyone recognize Narragansett Lager Beer; “Hey neighbor, have a ‘Gansett!”

      • You should ice that burn

        Yup, East coast beer I remember from the 70s

        • SDGeoff3

          Rhode island. And it is the brewery that you see in “Family Guy”. Looks just like it, too.

      • JustDon’tSayPeter

        tried it once when I was visiting my dad’s old stomping grounds near Cape Cod. Pretty much what I expected. Not terrible, but not taking a 6-pack home either.

        • SDGeoff3

          No one would blame you for that. I remember most of our neighbors drank Schlitz and something else .

    • You should ice that burn

      Ha! Blatz! We swore my dad bought that brand so that we kids wouldn’t raid his beer supply. (The only thing it was good with was Sauerkraut & pork something)

      • JustDon’tSayPeter

        He bought because it was like $1.20 a case.

      • sweet freedom

        I think my dad did the same thing with Gettleman’s.

      • VirginiaMorningBlend

        My dad did it with Piel’s Lite. It used to sell for .99 a six pack. It didn’t work.

    • Lulu’s Mom

      From the Land of Sky Blue Waters; Hamm’s the Beer Refreshing!

  • Begin Anew Day

    We haven’y heard from donnie’s lickspittle butler lately.

    I think it’s about time for donnie to reward that craven toad’s years of fawning with a cabinet post.

  • Poly_Ester

    Did DeVos turn around and put the cost of using her personal jet on her expense account? It would be a very trumpian thing to do.

    • VirginiaMorningBlend

      Or a big ole tax write off.

  • pgjack

    The people in Trump’s cabinet are already rich so to them the cost of a charter flight is small change. Now if a middle class or poor person were to spend $25K on an airplane flight that would be a lot of money to them. So you can easily see it’s logical for a rich cabinet member to waste small change while it’s not right for poor or middle class people to waste a lot of money.

  • Ray in VT

    Good for Tom Price for cracking down on all of that wasteful, unnecessary spending that those big gub’mint libs did under Obama. This guy’s a shining example of how fat cat swamp dwellers and their private jet flying days are over. They can always fly commercial, just like ole Tom does, because he wants to save taxpayer money. (snark)

  • mailman27

    Nobody’s paying attention. It’s all good.

  • mailman27

    Dominionists rule. All others drool. Learn to drool. Learn to love it.

  • blaid droog

    Hufpo had a header that said “price spokesperson says he needs private jets to reach real americans”. If he wants to meet real americans put his ass on a Greyhound bus.

    • H0mer0

      I once barfed on a Samtrans bus from San Fran to Palo Alto, somewhere around Redwood City (I was a hungover college student visiting home for the weekend.) We changed buses at the depot and someone who sat next to me asked why and I said “they have to clean it.” She obviously hadn’t smelled the barf on my breath when she asked why.

  • JCfromNC

    Um… is that “Server not found” image a joke I’m just not understanding, or a genuine internet fail that’s preventing me from seeing the actual thing you wanted to show me?

    • Zippy49

      If you mean the poll at the end, it’s working for me….

      • JCfromNC

        Hm. I’m going to guess it’s being blocked by my office’s firewall, then.

        • Zippy49

          It’s hosted by something external, called lockerdome.

          • JCfromNC

            Yeah, I turned off WiFi on my phone and loaded the page up on there, and was able to see it. Thanks.

          • Zippy49

            Arf!

  • Mike Steele

    Lady MS fired off a letter to her RWNJ Congresscritter Andy Harris, one of the many ‘health professionals’ now in Congress who work diligently to deny healthcare to their ill-informed but loyal voters. Noted that, if this Senate abomination should reach the House, he’d best vote against it, as – IMHO – every doctor in Congress should be subjected to one sleepless night for every government check he/she ever cashed. That should just about cover all of them, into perpetuity.

    • H0mer0

      fucking Ted Cruz and the sequester cut my reimbursement for his little tantrum during which he misunderstood the premise of “Green Eggs and Ham” (which is increasingly a metaphor for the way the assholes are finding out about the ACA and how their constituents like it.)

  • phoenix00

    I’ve narrowed it down to “Ghost Joseph Mengele” and “Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke”. Which is the better grifter/faker?

  • motmelere

    The basest of racist bases will have no problem with this unless a Mexican prostitute is revealed (She took our jerb!

    • H0mer0

      commercial sex workers get a bad rap for the hard work they do. What’s wrong with a little picante?

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