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Good Monday, Wonketariat! We have ALL THE NEWSES today, so here’s some of the things we may be talking about!

The Tea Party crazies are driving the deficit hawks stark raving mad as they continue to push some Reagan-esque fantasy that massive tax cuts for the wealthy will magically make trillions of Ameros.

Idaho Republican Senator Mike Crapo is releasing a series of crappy cons in a local newspaper to trick poors into supporting tax cuts for rich people. DID YOU THINK YR WONKETTE WOULDN’T NOTICE?

Trump’s chief economic egghead has been hitting the road with selective evidence to boast about the beauty of trickle down economics while the Treasury Department hides studies that disprove this exact type of scam.

Steve Mnuchin is actually admitting that the so-called “estate tax” (thing that only affects the spawn of the super rich) “disproportionately helps rich people,” before pivoting again to heap horseshit upon the graves of farmers.

It’s hard to find what gives Trump such a hard on for coal, but he’s certainly getting a lot of reach arounds from super rich factory owners and coal fetishists on K St.

The opioid epidemic in America is the fault of several congress critters who let big pharma lick their balls for shitloads of cash, but nobody is worse than PA Rep. Tom Marino, Trump’s pick to fight opioid abuse.

White House aides apparently spend their days running around jerking off Trump in a desperate attempt to keep him from losing his shit (again).

Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department is actually sending a decent lawyer to Iowa to prosecute a hate crime against a transgender teen who was killed last year. No shit!

Where oh where is Wilbur Ross’s missing $2 billion Ameros, and why oh why didn’t he disclose all that money until some nosey reporter bothered to ask? Is that a crime? (Yes, yes it is.)

REXXON isn’t denying that he called Trump a “fucking moron,” but he is pivoting to all the bombs we’re about to drop on Not America.

Even though it’s against his master’s best wishes, John Kelly is trying to fill all the holes in the federal government that Trump’s left open since his coronation inauguration.

Someone over at Axios was greasing the bologna pony (AS USUAL) with some dumb-ass story about Trump criticizing SCOTUS Justices’ health, and how many he’ll appoint. Seriously, Jonathan Swan, it’s REALLY dangerous to shove your nose so far up so many asses.

Democrats have turned the page in the GOP playbook and are set to cast Paul Ryan as the demon du jour for 2018 in an attempt to unseat vulnerable Republicans.

Before opening for Trump, Mark Meadows, the leader of the Tea Party crazies, said he wants to “pull the trigger” on moderate Republicans for not being as batshit insane and gullible as the other idiots in their constituency.

Trump’s speech at the Value Voters Summit was about what you’d expect from a sociopathic narcissist, but now he’s apparently nü-Jesus, and he’s going to shove Judeo-Christian MAGA Christmas crap down our throats.

While waggling his whiskey dick at the Value Voters Summit, Steve Bannon said he didn’t start “the war” against the GOP (even though he literally “declared war” on the GOP two weeks ago) but he threw every moderate Republican he could think of under the derailed Trump Train, and then underhandedly threw Trump as well.

Some self-identifying “Value Voters” felt it necessary to pass out fliers on the “hazards of homosexuality” for all the other Republicans hiding in the log cabin.

Democrats are putting all hands on deck in Florida for Sen. Bill Nelson ahead of a likely challenge from Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his mega-millions.

Missouri Republicans are eyefucking Attorney General Josh Hawley after he sat down for a secret meeting with former President Bannon and the Koch Brothers to talk about how best to fuck all the poor, and black, and poor black people after unseating Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

According to the FBI, Eric Kreig was mad about losing a defamation suit, so he mailed a pipe bomb so that everyone would know just how angry he was. Good thing he didn’t win election for Indiana’s Lake County councilman and surveyor.

If you live in middle, rural or relatively poor parts of America that were ruined by Wal-Mart, you probably shop at dollar stores because it’s literally the only option.

Some science bozos are suggesting that California is more likely to burn to the ground before a massive earthquake can swallow and separate LA.

Nikki Haley was on teevee telling everyone that scuttling the Iran nuclear deal is all about fighting North Korea, which is funny since both countries are separated by about 4,000 miles of desolate mountains and cities.

Why is North Korea so deeply entrenched in cyber warfare? Aside from the fact that it’s cheap, it’s easy when your entire government is run like the mafia.

Police in Dubai now have hoverbikes. You’re welcome, America.

Don’t believe the hype. No, there is no “antifa civil war” being planned. That was some stupid 4chan/Breitbart bullshit.

Silicon Valley is whispering sweet nothings into ears on the Hill ahead of a draft bill to regulate political speech on the Internet.

Conspiracy theorists are fashioning their tinfoil hats and rearranging their parents’ basements to make room for the CIA’s JFK papers that are set to be released before the end of October.

The Bible Museum being built in DC is a bigger shitshow than you can possibly imagine. It’s from the same creepos who financed Ken Ham’s Creation Museum, and the Vatican wants nothing to do with it.

Later today, that guy who walked off the military base in Afghanistan to be the subject of that sad second season of Serial, Bowe Bergdahl, is expected to plead guilty to being a reckless dick, and that’s running military law experts in circles.

Did you know that Twitter likes neo-Nazi Richard Spencer more than it likes ladies trying to defend themselves against fat-shaming trolls? You stay classy, Twitter.

And here’s your late night wrap-up!

And here’s your morning Nice Time! A baby pygmy hippo!

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  • Jeffery Campbell

    OMG, am I first? I am premature? I may swoon! Also: Good Morning!!

    • Hi!!

    • dslindc

      Unpossible! Comments are not allowed.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Neither are pants!

      • Jeffery Campbell

        Oh of course! I totally forgot.

    • Me not sure
      • Gayer Than Thou

        Speaking of good morning, I have always liked the way those flannel trousers fit Gene Kelly. BRB.

        • Me not sure

          You’re just a sucker for a man in tap shoes. …Wait, did I say that right?

          • Gayer Than Thou

            Whatever he’s into…

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911
    • Paganish

      0.0 it’s hypnotic….

  • Parakeetist

    An hour and a half into the work day, and I’m already tired.

  • Oblios_Cap

    The Tea Party crazies are driving the deficit hawks stark raving mad as they continue to push some Reagan-esque fantasy that massive tax cuts for the wealthy will magically make trillions of Ameros.
    The Teatards turn their loony eyes toward the economic paradise that is Kansas and weep tears of joy!

  • Nounverb911
    • dslindc

      I, for one, welcome our caffeinated overlords!

  • Nounverb911
  • dslindc

    That baby hippo is adorable! Everything else is terrible.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      It was inevitable that once Fiona reached her awkward teenage years, she’d be replaced by someone younger and cuter. Show biz is a tough racket.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Fiona’s star turn is done until she is a senior hippo and somebody decides to make a feel-good movie about cranky but lovable geriatric hippos.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Hey, hey, hey. I think Fiona has positioned herself for a few years of good ole hippo porn payouts before she has to take mom-hippo roles.
          I would just advise her to steer clear of the Weinstein Company.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I just hope she doesn’t fall into the usual problems of child stars who tasted fame too early; petty crime, drug addiction, and hanging around with Scott Baio.

  • Oblios_Cap

    The opioid epidemic in America is the fault of several congress critters who let big pharma lick their balls for shitloads of cash, but nobody is worse than PA Rep. Tom Marino, Trump’s pick to fight opioid abuse.

    Well, he’s certainly well-qualified to work in this “Administration”.

  • TundraGrifter

    ”If ever our people become so sordid as to feel that all that counts is moneyed prosperity, ignoble well-being, effortless ease and comfort,” he warned, ”then this nation shall perish, as it will deserve to perish, from the earth.” Wealth, he declared, should only be ”the foundation on which to build the real life, the life of spiritual and moral effort and achievement.”

    ~ Theodore Roosevelt

    An excellent article about him and the creation of the estate tax in America:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1999/08/09/opinion/teddy-roosevelt-betrayed.html

    Discuss among yourselves.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Anypony here play Chess? That’s rhetorical, I mention it because the term in chess, “Checkmate”, is from the Persian “Shah Mat” – “The King is Dead”.

    Liddle’ Donnie Two-Scoops and the Grotesquely Stupid Traitors in his Cabinet want to play the Sport of Kings against Iran, read Persia, and I am certain they will lose.

    • SeeTrain65

      Other nations play chess.

      Our president plays with himself.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Indeed.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Wow. White domestic terrorist sends pipe bombs and bullets through the mail. I can’t wait for the tweet storm about black athletes in response.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      He was obviously mentally deranged. We should send him some thoughts and prayers.

      • grindstone

        Lone wolf.

        • Gayer Than Thou

          Nobody can figure out why he didn’t – he doesn’t file the profile at all!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Even though it’s against his master’s best wishes, John Kelly is trying to fill all the holes in the federal government that Trump’s left open since his coronation inauguration.

    Has he spoken to Albert Hall?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Albert Hall. Finally getting some recognition. He’s been doing a great job.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Although, to be fair, after his Shootout with the Okay Chorale, he was shot up like a piece of Swiss Cheese.

      • PubOption

        He has some interesting WW2 mementos.

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      They know how many holes it takes to fill him anyway…

  • Michael R

    It’s all too much , here’s ZB reclaiming her time at the river yesterday

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8473c87287ff48951e49d002f6ea2a389bcd6526123584dfd181f7a83803ee63.gif

    • Rocket Pony Ron

      Wise dog.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Ugh. I keep seeing those bullshit ads for the Bible Museum of US America with the phony Downton Abbey music and “thrilling” scenes of history people holding on to their Bibles as their old-timey ship is about to sink or while they are signing the Declaration of Independence.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Fuckin’ A’.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      That’s the thing that cost half a billion Ameros, according to the Guardian, is it?

      • Gayer Than Thou

        The ads are certainly very slick, and they use a classy font.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          As long as you get the font right, there’s no need to worry about facts.

      • Msgr_MΩment
      • Gayer Than Thou

        I hadn’t seen the uncut extended edit version, but yes. And once you see all these dramatic scenes and meaningful glances, you can’t help but believe the Bible is true! Or something.

      • Rocket Pony Ron

        So it opens with a couple of Arabic mountain climbers, segues to some Roman-era samizdat writers, a shot of Gutenberg, then one of Michelangelo, then some random people reading.
        Watching it with the sound off is actually kinda fun.

    • SeeTrain65

      Do they get to the part about storing grain in the Pyramids?

  • Cogswell – In a Mirror, Darkly

    O/T Swiped from C&L because I could. Besides, who doesn’t like kittens?https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b63385177d64829874a2dcc07b55752a66377bc947998a1e330f057cb05665ae.png

    • folderol

      I have four cats now, no thanks. The ones I have treat me like their trained monkey.

  • Anna Elizabeth
    • folderol

      Why, I’m soaking in it!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Trump’s speech at the Value Voters Summit was about what you’d expect from a sociopathic narcissist, but now he’s apparently nü-Jesus, and he’s going to shove Judeo-Christian MAGA Christmas crap down our throats.

    When do we go back to a time when America was great and people didn’t start cramming Christmas down our throats till after the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade?

  • Cogswell – In a Mirror, Darkly
    • Rocket Pony Ron

      <golf clap>

    • aureolaborealis

      Are you coming onto me, Santa?

  • arglebargle

    I think they prefer to be called Little Hippos.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Pfft. We elected Trump to end this tyrannical political correctness and identity politics.

  • ariel_gee_398

    Over 300 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Somalia – by “Radical Islamic Terrorists” no less. So does that merit a tweet from Trump because it fits the narrative, or not because the victims were mostly black and Muslim and who gives a fuck about people like that?
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/15/truck-bomb-mogadishu-kills-people-somalia

    • Shibusa

      Trump can’t even be bothered to Tweet about the 34 dead in CA wildfires.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Was there any Benghazi in it?

  • Randy Riddle

    “It’s hard to find what gives Trump such a hard on for coal…”

    Because it washes off your face and isn’t permanent, like other skin colors.

  • Nounverb911
    • Ghenghis McCann

      Having seen the picture of Trump with a young Ivanka sitting on his knee, I think ‘child’s play’ isn’t an advisable choice of words.

      • Marion in Savannah

        Inadvertent truth telling?

    • Werewolf

      Well, allegedly Dolt 45 *did* like to play with children….

    • SeeTrain65

      You said a mouthful.

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

    Also, Bannon to Values Voters: “Trump will win 2020 with 400 Electoral votes.”
    I did a spit-take when I first read that . . . then remembered that Trump has done virtually nothing to take Russian meddling in our elections seriously.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Nonsense. 1000 votes or GTFO!

  • Bill D. Burger

    You’re safe now Republicans. The Holy Dotard is coming to clean things up.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMCMOYeVQAAOJmj.jpg

  • Rocket Pony Ron

    MORE baby hippo time? There’s only three possible explanations:
    1) Dominic is secretly a chubby chaser
    2) Hippos are going to be the official Wonkette mascot
    3) Wonkette is actually based in Ankh-Morpork

    • BadKitty904

      I vote for #3. It would also explain the local obsession with cats.

    • I was going to use a koala video, but pygmy hippo was cuter.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Morpork? Don’t mind if I do.

    • folderol

      4) Hungry Hungry Hippo is the best damn game ever

    • natoslug

      4) It’s Monday, and the week is only going downhill from here, so might as well start with max cuteness.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    I can’t feel even the slightest remorse over the prospect of GOP civil war, but I’m sure Democrats will find a way to not capitalize on it.

  • Shibusa

    I’ve just asked Mr. Shibusa for one of those Dubai Hoverbikes for Christmas.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    A Bible Museum is a great idea. A real Bible museum, that is. With rigorous scholarship and honest, complete history. I would go to that.

    But I’m not wasting a penny on some sanitized, simplified, evangelical prayer-circle-jerk.

    • Shibusa

      Yes, maybe a fun fact room with such gems as:
      Moses did not write the first five books in the Bible.
      Matthew and Luke plagiarized from Mark’s gospel (and fixed his bad grammar).
      Jesus’s disciple John did not write the Book of Revelation.
      And so on.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Right! The real story. Warts and all.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        ….YHWH made monkeys, then man. And made man, then monkeys.
        ….The Sun and Moon did not actually stand still over Gibeon and the Valley of Ajalon, respectively.

      • grindstone

        The original was polytheistic….

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Also, too, my beloved’s breasts are not actually like towers.

        • Rocket Pony Ron

          She needs a push-up bra for that.

    • Bobathonic

      Surely this will be more like Sunday School Museum – all the happy horse hockey, none of the hell and harassment.

    • Rocket Pony Ron

      If anything, the story behind it is more interesting than the stories IN it. How and why it was written, where the stories come from, why certain sects include (or exclude) certain books. As a pivotal part of the world’s culture it SHOULD be analysed, dissected and studied, not placed on some bullshit pedestal and worshipped.

      • Tishalicious

        I only regret that I have but one upfists to give this post.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Mpeg

    Oh good, I actually read that Mark Meadows piece without puking.

    Not so lucky trying to talk last night long distance w/ my Trump-enabling parents…

  • BadKitty904
    • Shanzgood

      I’ll take the bacon but skip the eggs and have pancakes instead.

      • BadKitty904

        Pancakes Place is a block over…

        • Gayer Than Thou

          You don’t want to live there – there’s no real community, just a bunch of flippers.

          • Msgr_MΩment

            Yolk of the day.

      • SeeTrain65

        “Resist, ST, … It’s a softball, … it’s a fat one. … Resist … RESIST!!!!!”

  • So, umm hvoerbikes. Wouldn’t those blades there be a bit dangerous sort of like a flying guillotine.

    • Paperless Tiger

      It’s progress, dammit!

    • Rocket Pony Ron

      Not to mention how easy they’d be to bring down with a few feet of rope.

  • Cogswell – In a Mirror, Darkly

    Hover bikes… it’s all fun and games until someone loses a leg to one of those propellers.

    • Or a hand if they were stealing…

    • MynameisBlarney

      I’mma wait until they make ’em like the Speeder Bikes on Star Wars.

      • brucej

        Me I’m gonna go find some short furry guys with logs…

  • Bill D. Burger

    “Hell is empty. All the devils are here.”

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMEO4cWVAAAqny3.jpg

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    So Eric Krieg shouldn’t worry. Once he’s out of the pokey, he can run for Senator. I’m sure Judge Moore will be on hand to advise him.

  • Relativicus

    And Tom Cotton is being floated as the next head of the CIA after Mike Pompeo moves to State following Tillerson’s much anticipated resignation sometime between today and the end of Trump’s term.

    • Paperless Tiger

      What’s the rush?

    • MynameisBlarney

      Oh god.
      That fucking traitor?

      Why do they hate this country so much?

      • Bobathonic

        Because they don’t own 100% of it. Yet.

      • bupkus231

        I somehow suspect that Cotton might have some difficulty being confirmed by the Senate – even the same guys who rubber-stamped Pompeo.

        As it is, I think he’d have to resign from the Senate on accepting the nomination – altho’ I don’t know if he could resume his office if denied confirmation. In a Senate where the Republican majority is so thin, one would think that any sane President would not take the chance of diluting that power even further.

        Of course, it’s Rump – so who nose?

    • Shibusa

      Cotton is apparently the one pushing for “regime change” in Iran. WTF?

      • brucej

        Ol’ Cottonhaid has had a hard-on for a war with Iran all along.

        Trumpy knows the One Troo Way of getting ‘Merica!!11!!Eleventy to really love you get your approval ratings up is getting us into a shootin’ war with fresh combat snuff porn on the teevee.

        We so fucked…

  • MynameisBlarney

    Incoming Squee.
    You have been warned.

    https://i.imgur.com/dy4NnxI.jpg

    • BadKitty904

      Are you sure he’s not tasting them, to see who’s the most flavorful?

    • Nounverb911

      Good news squee from the fire zone….
      https://twitter.com/evanmcmurry/status/919603254849282049

      • grindstone

        they……..left without their dog? Or didn’t have a choice and had to leave without their dog? I’m not sure my heart could take that.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Things would have to be extremely fucking fucked for me to even THINK about leaving my dog behind.
          That said, maybe the dog ran off and they didn’t have time to look for him.

          • JustPretendImNotHere

            The article on the ABC site says exactly that. Izzy apparently ran off and the woman had to drive through “walls of flames and across a burning wooden bridge” to get herself to safety.

            And now I’m glad I work from home because I’m sitting here sobbing and hugging one of my three dogs.

          • grindstone

            Oh dear god….nightmare. So happy he’s okay. I’ll bet she’s sobbed for days.

          • Jamoche

            The fires move so fast that people who needed 5 minutes to find their keys have barely made it out.

          • Erala Contratista

            Yes to that.
            Friends were evacuated, stayed with us couple of days and told a story about another very fast moving fire when there was no time to think…after the all clear went out a bunch of horses, sheep, other large stock and cats (!) were found safe in a large meadow. Animals have more native sense I guess.
            Also no tchotskys to dither about.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Mormos

      the business of america is business…

    • SeeTrain65

      “In God We Trust.”

  • Bill D. Burger
    • BadKitty904

      Ha! Beat me to it!

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bill D. Burger
  • folderol

    Well, we now know that Wilbur Ross supports welfare, though of the private variety.

  • BadKitty904
    • jodyleek

      Blue-eyed Jesus. Cracks me up every time. Oy.

      • BadKitty904

        “Wishful thinking”.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Damn them’ “Founding Fathers”! What did they know about Murrikkka’ ?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMDrsoJVwAALOq1.jpg

    • laughingnome

      It seems we’ve lost a lot of brains over 200 + years.

      • Mormos

        blame the second great awakening in the 1840s

    • Mormos

      god I love Thomas Paine.

      • PubOption

        The only (iron)founder amongst the Founders.

  • On the contrary, for Green, presenting Jews, Protestants and Catholics in agreement with one another is itself proof of the importance of the Bible. As he told us, “I think it will be powerful testimony to the world to say: ‘Here’s these people, what we hear about in the news is their fights, but here they come together because they agree upon something that can be powerful.’”

    Jews, Protestants, and Catholics don’t agree on the bible. Jews don’t agree among themselves about the bible. They certainly don’t accept the New Testament as inspired or divine. Catholics and Protestants don’t agree on the bible, or else they’d all be Catholic still.

    The history of the bible is a story of different people reading the thing differently often in the context of their own times and problems facing them.

    But, yes… I’d expect nothing less than whitewashing all of that away for a false narrative from a modern day American Evangelical.

    • grindstone

      Protestants don’t agree among themselves over the Bible. There is an entire KJVO section that will fucking cut you if you try any other version.
      *King James version only

    • Shanzgood

      Baconz (Catholic-ish) says the Bible is used as a version of “Christianity for Dummies”. He’s very opinionated.

      • Erala Contratista

        Only the first grade Sunday school one.
        Real one is very challenging…if it is studied carefully and with other sources, it’ll kick the hubris, self centeredness, etc. right out of one.
        Which is why morans don’t get it.
        Waaaa! Too hard! Failed!!
        You know the rest….

        • Shanzgood

          I think he was referring to the vast array of “other sources” most people don’t research.

    • folderol

      Then there’s the Seventh Day Advent Hoppists.

      http://quotegeek.com/television-quotes/red-dwarf/976/

    • Rocket Pony Ron

      Wikipedia lists 108 different versions of the bible, plus a number of incomplete ones going back to the 7th century. Heck, they list five different KIng James versions. And omit the Veggie Tales bible and the LOLcat Bible.
      Gonna hafta be one big-ass museum.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Trump’s favourite is the ‘Wicked Bible’ of 1631 where, in the Ten Commandments, it said Thou shalt commit adultery.

        • SeeTrain65

          I thought that was “Thou Shalt Not Admit Adultery?”

  • BadKitty904
  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Me: “Sorry Tommy, I need you again.”

    Tommy Lee Jones: “Wha…” *yawns, blinks sleepily* “Again?!? Fer Chrissakes!”

    “Sorry man, it’s just…”

    TLJ: “Yeah, I know…” *sighs* “I’m not gonna get much goddamn sleep over the next three years, am I?”

    “No, probably not. Sorry.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1cddeb7cfbce73cf023fe8f4e786585e7fd5e962b689f25ce305fabf3da24ed6.jpg

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/10/16/the-mystery-of-wilbur-ross-missing-billions/#4fb7a7e71c90

  • Nounverb911
    • Mormos

      whereas at home I half expect Trump to give him the medal of freedom.

      • SeeTrain65

        And ask his advice on how he got away with it for so long.

  • BadKitty904
    • Shanzgood

      Actual experience at presidenting. And being a Christian.

    • DesertedPictures

      If they had true Christian values they wouldn’t be rich.. or have they actually given away all their coats except one yet?

      • Paperless Tiger

        The one with the money in it.

    • folderol

      If you don’t support welfare, then why are you giving away billions to your kids?

      • Shanzgood

        IT’S MY MONEY I CAN DO WHAT I WANT WITH IT

        AND SO IS YOURS

        • folderol

          Once you’re dead, it’s not yours anymore. Quite acting like it is.

          • Shanzgood

            A couple can still give away about $11M before they die and it’s still not taxed.

        • DesertedPictures

          But why can your kids do what they want with the money they got from you. They didn’t earn it.

          • Rocket Pony Ron

            Oh yeah? Have you MET Dad?
            – Don Jr, Eric & Ivanka

          • Shanzgood

            So much ew.

      • Rocket Pony Ron

        Charity begins at home?

    • P’jama Pahnts

      “But Jeebus never said he wants the government to do it. It’s supposed to be a personal choice!”
      Yeah, keep the government out of Christian directives, except when it comes to women’s health, gay rights, marriage, birth control, blue laws, forced prayer…

  • Me not sure

    This “Republican crazy of the day” is running for Iliana Ross-Lehtenen’s soon to be vacant seat. Judging from the shirt she already holds public office.
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/gop-candidate-claims-her-lifelong-conversations-with-ufo-aliens-have-revealed-ancient-secrets/

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I think we need to vote in more people whom we know are certifiable before they’re elected.

    • puredog

      She seems. . .nuts.

    • ManchuCandidate

      She looks how I imagined her… She looks like one of the heavily made up underground ladies from ‘A Boy and His Dog.’

      • Shanzgood

        That was one damn disturbing movie.

        • brucej

          It was a far more disturbing novel…

          • Shanzgood

            I saw the movie as a kid so I never had the urge to even KNOW there might be a novel. Gah!

          • brucej

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Boy_and_His_Dog Novella, actually, it won a Nebula award and was nominated for a Hugo. Harlan Ellison’s writing permanently warped influenced my younger self, especially the Dangerous Visions series of anthologies.

          • Shanzgood

            Yeah, as a young woman? Harlan Elison’s writings definitely warped me. So Yay for his Nebula awards?

      • Me not sure

        Extra credit for Harlan Ellison reference.🌟🌟🌟

    • SeeTrain65

      “The alien implants in her skull at least give her something up there.”

      (Trying to look at it as a positive. I’m failing miserably.)

  • Rocket Pony Ron

    Yesterday evening I popped outside to get something out of the car, in T-shirt and shorts. It was hella windy, but still comfortable.
    This morning it’s clear and sunny and five degrees above freezing.
    And it STILL looks more inviting than staying inside and looking at the news.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    OT, but I got an email from a friend all in a swoon because George Will has been harshing on Trump and burned his Republican party lifetime membership card. And I’m like, the same George Will who has been an enabler and apologist for these scorched earth zealots for the last 20 years? The George Will who had no problem rationalizing racism when the Negro Tyrant was in office? Fuck me. But by all means, let’s give him a cookie.

    • DesertedPictures

      I’m actually good with the ‘give a cookie’. You want to let people know that they can change course without to much hassle… otherwise a lot of them won’t.

      They don’t deserve cookies… but maybe we should give them anyway.

      • I’ll give them a fat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, organic zucchini, pumpkin spice, and flourless oatmeal cookie.

        • Shanzgood

          Jesus, why not add canned clams as well?

        • MynameisBlarney

          GAH!

        • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

          You are evil…That’s kind of hot.

      • grindstone

        I’ll just bless their hearts.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Don’t get me wrong…I’m glad when someone wakes up out of a 30 year racist coma, and their return to sentience should be noted. They also need to accept their role in making this shitshow possible, and show remorse.

    • ManchuCandidate

      A laxative chocolate cookie.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      We should tell that old Fossil to write another long, boring paen to Major League Baseball so he can pretend to be relevant to *anything* about the 21st fucking Century.

      By God, George Will makes me want to vomit.

    • ariel_gee_398

      The only reason people like Will say anything is because they value the “intellectual” part of their “intellectual conservative” moniker as much as the “conservative” part, and they know those two can’t coexist if you’re supporting Trump.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Which is why it has been so bizarre to see Will cheering on the rise of the Tea Party; any dolt could see that he and his William Buckley conservative eggheads would be the first idols to be burned when they finally got their hands on the reins. Trump is not a “true conservative” also too. True conservatives couch their greed and racism in uplifting social rhetoric.

        • ariel_gee_398

          I think they thought it was the only way to win the presidency. Might have been right, but at what fucking cost?

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      I’ve been seeing a lot of this sort of sentiment expressed lately. While I completely understand where you are coming from, and even agree to an extent, I think the inconsistency of raging at Republican pols and public figures for continuing to support the moron, but then railing at them when the scales DO fall from their eyes is probably counter-productive. The more people who realize what is happening here and realize that it has to be stopped, the better – even if they are coming to the conclusion pretty fucking belatedly.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I get what you’re saying, but I too often see this come-to-Jesus moment as also a way of avoiding culpability for the previous 30 years that got us to Trump. If they are willing to acknowledge their own roles, if they are willing to advocate for a more just and less racist society, then by all means, welcome to the club. If they simply want a return to less overt greed and racism, then fuck ’em.

        • Bub, the cynical zombie

          It’s hard to know which is which at this point, of course, But the immediate problem is Trump, and at this point I feel like quoting Churchill, a lifelong anti-Bolshevik, about making common cause with the Soviets to defeat Hitler after he launched Operation Barbarossa:

          “If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.”

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            If any of these imbeciles had the sharp wit and oratory skill of Churchill, we might be in even worse trouble, but at least we’d be impressed. Mike Huckabee just doesn’t quite measure up somehow.

    • SeeTrain65

      I’d give almost anything to see Don Rickles come back from the dead for 10 minutes and ask Will if he wants a cookie.

  • ManchuCandidate

    So it’s the Hillbilly/Big Pharma cartel?

    If only the Cali and Medellin cartels had invested in lawyers and lobbyists instead of guns and bombs.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Should have listened to Woody Guthrie, ‘Some will rob you with a six -gun, and some with a fountain pen.’

      • OutOfOrbit

        & some’ll just shoot’cha if you’re black

  • BadKitty904
  • Panika MCD

    things I’ve been learning about Hurricane Harvey flooding from reading stuff and sitting through TX lege interim hearings:

    we’ve been expanding the flood plain through unchecked development. while Houston has always have the problem of not being zoned, there are many of those small towns that flooded which would not have had wetlands been maintained upstream. for example, Meyerland was settled in the 1950s and this is the first time it flooded. they weren’t in the flood plain until developers in Katy decided to build over some wetlands. and it’s like that all over the place. all kinds of people are saying, “can we please have some conservation land to absorb the water now? you’re buying out all those homes, put a soccer field on it.” and many Republicans think this is a very good idea. (but we’ll see what TCEQ and the EPA do.)

    the people living in between and INSIDE of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs who weren’t told that’s exactly where they were living and might want to purchase flood insurance would not have been able to build there had Congress ever approved the money to purchase the easement they needed. for the record, the entire plan for the reservoirs (including the still elusive 3rd reservoir) was approved in 1938. that’s how long we as a country have been shirking this.

    the flooding along some of the bayous when SJRA (assholes) released water without telling anyone resulting in the flooding of the Arkema plant in Crosby (and then not returning calls from the reps in the area what was flooded) would have been mitigated had someone given a retired geologist $62 thousand to complete a study of the silt being both legally and illegally dumped into the river by sand mining operations–and then the funding to dredge the fuckers. sand mining is this thing they do to get super fine sand for fracking operations. apparently they’re doing it both in West Texas where it’s destroying the habitat of an endangered lizard and right outside of Houston. the cost to dredge it is high. one neighborhood group paid to dredge out just the part of Lake Houston they were allowed to so they could use their boat ramp and within a year there was more sand built up than they had dredged out in the first place.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Proud Resister nails it.

    https://twitter.com/ProudResister/status/916936224891322368

    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

    Scott Pruitt: Fuck the Planet

    Jeff Sessions: Fuck Law & Order

    Betsy Devos: Fuck Education

    Sarah Sanders: Fuck the Truth

    General John Kelly: Fuck My Life

    Rex Tillerson: Fucking Morons

    Donald Trump: Fuck America

    Vladimir Putin: Fucking Fantastic!

  • jodyleek

    I’m sure Jesus is just thrilled to pieces that they are using a huge amount of resources to house a bunch of questionable relics rather than house, feed and clothe the needy. That’s totally what he was crucified for – a fucking museum. Eye roll.

  • The Wanderer

    Baby pygmy hippo squee!

  • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

    If you live in middle, rural or relatively poor parts of America that were ruined by Wal-Mart, you probably shop at dollar stores because it’s literally the only option.

    Wait, this is news? I thought everyone knew about Real America.

    • miss_grundy

      I like to get my movie concession candy at the dollar store.

      • eyelashviper

        Dog biscuits, also too…

    • Obviously, Dom obviously forgot to mention how it’s all the Dems faults for being “anti-business”

      See, it’s “economic anxiety!” 🙄

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      I shop at the Dollar Store for useful or disposable things that are too expensive at other stores. I don’t shop at Wal-Mart.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
    • OutOfOrbit

      * sound of heads being scratched…vigorously *

    • PubOption

      “Are your taxes too high?”
      “Definitely , Sir. Oh absolutely, couldn’t be higher, master.”

      • miss_grundy

        Actually, the rent is too damn high in New York City.

    • doktorzoom

      She then went on to say taxes are purple and clairvoyant.

      • Opalescent Riddles

        Well, she IS both in a swamp and 3-dimensional.

        • doktorzoom

          Point taken.

          • Opalescent Riddles

            Word has not yet come in about the live chicken in her underwear.

          • H0mer0

            or if she went into a closet to suck eggs.
            (I memorized most of it 35 years ago and it was indeed the first time I ever heard the word “obsequious”)

          • Opalescent Riddles

            It’s 40 years this summer for me.

      • Yeah apparently taxes are so high, the poor congresswoman can’t afford a dictionary and a thesaurus.

      • SeeTrain65

        What a coincidence! I’m getting all excited to go to a yawning festival!
        (For those of you who are confused about what this means … though most of you are pretty cool about this.)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMAXuZOw_DY

    • miss_grundy

      How would she know? Has she ever paid any?

    • bupkus231

      That reminds me of something I heard on the local AM radio station yesterday. The DJ was talking about families, and then said, “There’s noting like looking into your child’s eye and seeing the “unrequited love” in them”.

      I don’t think that word means what he thought it did – either that or he was talking about a very dysfunctional family….

  • Serai 1

    It’s hard to find what gives Trump such a hard on for coal, but he’s certainly getting a lot of reach arounds from super rich factory owners and coal fetishists on K St.

    Asked and answered.

  • PubOption
  • MynameisBlarney
  • Cogswell – In a Mirror, Darkly
    • ariel_gee_398

      It’s missing “A 60 lb. bag of marijuana could be tossed over a border wall and hit you on the head.”

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        THANK GOD FOR DORNALD TURMPS INVISABLE WALLS!! I SAWR THEM DURGS COMIN OVER AND GOT MAH MOBILITY SCOOTUR OUTTA THE WAY RITE QUICK

    • You forgot – being sent to prison for marijuana possession and getting shivved in the yard by a pipe-bomb maker.

      • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

        Atlanta, with the support of the police chief, has “decriminalized” marijuana found on suspects in “personal usage” quantities. Only within the city borders. The city jail is too full of people with minor charges, requiring them to send more people to the county jail at the city’s expense.
        On the other hand, everyone is grasping their pearls over dealers being caught with THC enhanced gummy bears. The st00pidest comments I heard from a local talking heads were “What about the children?”, “What if he had passed these out at Halloween?” and “How many adults would use gummy bears?”
        The people that I know with children do not use edibles for one. And I like regular gummy bears. They’re fun and tasty.

        • I just discovered gummy bears as a vitamin supplement. I hope I don’t OD on vitamin A!

    • Teto85

      And you can get brain freeze if you eat cannabis ice cream too fast.

      • SeeTrain65

        You can take your gun-humper friend’s joint and refuse to give it back.

        • Teto85

          Yeah, but I don’t have any ammosexual friends.

          • SeeTrain65

            Lucky you.

    • SeeTrain65

      “Mexicans can throw 60 pound bags of it over a wall and onto your head, unless the border wall is made of clear plastic and 400 feet tall. Then a plane can fly over the wall and dump 60 pound bags of it onto many more people’s heads.”

      And yes, I did look down thread, but I said “Fuck it, I’m going with it anyway.” ; )

  • Serai 1

    There’s no such thing as “Judeo-Christian Christmas” ANYTHING. Jews do not celebrate Christmas, so I think it’s a bit unfair to drag them into this nonsensical fuckery.

    • Wild Cat

      “Judeo-Christian” is a right-wing meme to try to bring into the fold, a la the Jews for Jesus loons.

      It also makes it sound like the Muslims, not Christians, were the people behind the European genocide.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    It’s from the same creepos who financed Ken Ham’s Creation Museum, and the Vatican wants nothing to do with it.

    Who are the same nice Gothardite folks who took in young Josh Duggar for “rehab” (free low-skilled construction labor) to teach him that he molested his sisters because girls are sluts.

    • Lurkylu

      Bill Got-hard owns a residence here in my very own town, but i think he lives elsewhere. For a long time i had a fantasy of running in to him at the Trader Joe and screaming profanities.

  • miss_grundy

    Puh-leeze! Those asshats couldn’t recognize JC if they passed him on the street. Would probably start screaming that he looks like a Mooslam terrorist.

  • doktorzoom

    Attention baby pygmy hippo: Mama is not a beach.

    No, she’s not Dinah Shore, either.

    • Wild Cat

      Is she Burt Reynolds’ beard?

    • Daniel

      She’s in puddles deep, and she’s made up her mind- she’s teaching her baby, as the song says. The song being Pachyderm Beach.

    • Teto85

      Baby Pygmy Hippo is much needed on an early Monday morning. Thanks for that.

  • ziggywiggy

    Watching msnbc, they’ve got a panel of Dem. voters, one said the Dems have to do more than tell us how terrible trump is, they need to do something to make people want to vote. Jesus Christ if stopping trump is not enough we’ll give you a lollipop for helping to save the fucking country. Then the interviewer asked do you think the Dems are now just the party of being against trump…. I changed the channel before my T.I.T.S.(Trump Induced Tourette’s Syndrome) kicked up.

    • BMW

      Calm your T.I.T.S.

    • BigCSouthside

      I think this is all that needs to be said:

      “Hey! Remember Barry O? Waking up every morning not wondering if we started WWIII and knowing that people are getting health insurance while the economy hummed along and we were moving towards modernizing the energy sector? Not being embarrassed by some fucking thing the president did? Remember how cool it was that your gay friends were treated like humans, and how the rest of the world liked us? Want that back?

      Yeah. Get your fucking ass to the polls.”

      I think our dumbfucks are close cousins to the right wing dumbfucks though. They just want to be lied to.

    • bbayliss

      So what worked for trump won’t work for dems?

    • alpacapunchbowl

      I’m with you, I’m just concerned that simply being anti-Trump isn’t enough. JB Pritzker has been running a shit-ton of campaign ads for his gubernatorial run here in Illinois. The ads don’t do anything more than position him as the anti-Trump candidate, and one of them shows photos of him attending the Women’s March, the Pride Parade, etc., all of which is great! It really is! Thing is, I realize it’s early days, but I haven’t heard from him a single concrete position or idea or proposed policy change, as opposed to several of the progressive Dems who have thrown their hat in the ring. But since he’s a Pritzker, he’s got more money than god, and so I’m guessing that he’ll be the Democratic nom for governor. And unless he surrounds himself with some sharp policy wonks who can formulate a plan that will help Illinois, I predict that he will either lose and then we’re stuck with shithead Rauner for another term, or he wins and doesn’t do shit, which could potentially be even worse for Illinois Dems in the long term.
      I really really hope I’m wrong, but I’m concerned.

      • ziggywiggy

        I guess I see anti-trump as having policies opposite of him…. like saving the ACA and fixing it(or even single payer-gasp!), protecting women’s and gay rights, working on sensible gun legislation, believing in climate change, and on and on. I think right now we have to stop the bleeding before worrying too much about what marathon we’re going to run when we get out of the hospital.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          Absolutely. But in the absence of stated ideas and policy, I can’t assume that they’re going to be forthcoming . The stakes are way too fucking high to rely on good intentions.
          Hopefully I’m worrying too much too early in the game, but we need to not fuck this up with candidates across the country and across elections who are essentially just “good enough”.

      • bupkus231

        ” …since he’s a Pritzker, he’s got more money than god…”

        Yeah, but does he have more money than the Mercers?

        I read ( okay, skimmed ) a piece this morning profiling them – and they’re the assholes who need to be voted off the planet. These people are horrible – but their money buys everyone!

      • Man i hope you’re wrong too! I don’t really hear political ads (don’t watch TV), but I DID just hear one this morning at an outreach location. All i took away from it was that rauner hasn’t done jackshit.

        I would think dems have a good chance here, no? (Though i am a pawar girl from way back and sad he dropped out).

        • alpacapunchbowl

          I do streaming, but I do have to put up with ads on hulu and when I watch Project Runway.
          Pawar is my alderman, I think he would have been a great candidate.

          • Lucky you (i worked on his first campaign). We got redistricted into o’connor’s ward.

  • An Outhouse for the résistance

    The civil war has been cancelled? What am I going to do now on whatever day it was planned for?

  • A baby pygmy hippo can right everything that’s wrong with the world. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/43c55abff6acf618132623199aebc965028e23b630db4086ea2735fdb609b840.jpg

  • William
    • BMW

      You are what you eat.

  • BMW

    Does it really take that much thought to realize (and I am referring to lower and middle income conservative voters here, not the politicians whose political livelihood depends on adherance to sham policies or the country club set who need self-benefiting economic theories as a psychological crutch) that if supply-side economics were valid, income inequality would be self-correcting?

    • Carpe Vagenda

      silly wabbit. Poors are unworthy. God doesn’t want them to have incomes.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      People shop at Wal-Mart for the low prices, not realizing that the low prices are built on the back of bullying suppliers and exploiting their staff. When they complain about the service at Wal-Mart, my answer is “you get what you pay for”. My BF likes the Fairlife chocolate milk, that they rarely have at his local Wal-Mart. When he came to stay over Saturday night, I had to text him while I was at Kroger’s because they had two different versions.
      Also, when they complain about taxes, I explain that we are subsidizing corporations with out taxes – low income service workers who get food stamps and rent support and Medicaid, sports teams that build arenas with tax breaks. All that affects your local, state and federal taxes.
      As Bernie sez (and don’t shout at me), if you work a 40-hour week, you deserve a living wage.

      • Ms.Moon

        I do not shop at Wal-Mart for this reason. Working people should not have to collect welfare to make ends sort of meet, it defeats the point of working in the first place.

      • Teto85

        I would suggest you read, if you have not yet done so, FDR’s Second Bill of Rights. It was in his 1944 SOTU address. Bernie’s ideas are not that new. And unfortunately, still not in place. Right now I am not able to link them here, but I might edit this post when I get home tonight. And FYI, Fairlife is owned by Coca-Cola.

    • bupkus231

      If those lower and middle income voters DID give it thought, then those politicians’ livelihood would NOT rely on their adherence to sham policies.

    • BeachBum

      The deal was struck in 1968. Only the exact issues have changed. They are much more concerned on the social, religious, and racial issues. Economic loss is the penance they are willing to pay.

  • Pence voted for Jimmy Carter in 1980.
    Then he converted to “Christianity” and became a Republican.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/146843db33d7d542c181986a06bfe1faeafa58a78ce81aa1a6c3cfa76067258e.jpg

    Christ was neither, and has nothing to do with either.

  • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

    Here’s one you missed. Florida (wo)Man strikes again.

    Miami politician says aliens took her on a spaceship. Now she’s running for Congress.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article178813586.html?google_editors_picks=true

    What a country!

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      This was on the local news yesterday.

    • Zyxomma

      Times like these make me wish there were a Planet B.

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        Times like these make me wish I could hitch out on a UFO.

  • Courser_Resistance

    Aw, watching babby hippo is so soothing! Thanks Dom!

  • Daniel Hooper

    “Someone over at Axios was greasing the bologna pony (AS USUAL)…”

    If, “bologna pony” isn’t a dick reference already, it should be.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      I hadn’t heard it in about 20 years, but yep, it is.

  • If there is one thing that I find very odd about this political season is the barely-restrained animosity toward “The Resistance” (resisting Trump is more perilous than electing him, I guess)

    https://theoutline.com/post/2396/trump-resistance-phonies

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    That WaPo article is required reading. For the moment, the Google trick works to get past the paywall: search “The opioid epidemic: How Congress and drug company lobbyists” [with quotes] and the first hit will take you to the article.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      I subscribe to the NYT and WaPo. Don’t judge me, but I like that I am part of their failure.

      • I would totally pay for WAPO if the ACA (and my day job) wasn’t under constant threat.

        Or if i hit it big doing shakespeare.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        NYT here; I’ve been tunneling under WaPo’s paywall but seriously thinking of paying up. Most Wonkers need to do the former, so I give instructions. (WSJ has wised up and closed the Google backdoor.)

  • thewalkindude
  • Aggle Wok

    Hey, so, smarty pants tech savvy people: now that all our wifis are spread wide open for business, articles say to use VPN, but be careful because those can be bad too.

    A little help?

  • nightmoth

    People have died in Ireland from a TROPICAL storm and it’s going to hit Scotland next. Buildings are collapsing in Alaska due to the thawing permafrost and Alaskans are still arguing over whether it’s because of a natural cycle or wasteful humans.
    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171016-the-great-thaw-of-americas-north-is-coming
    I almost don’t care anymore about Rump and his stupid minions because we are all SO FUCKED and I can’t see a way to stop it. Even if Rump and everybody in his administration drops dead today, what possible draconian measures will reverse the global damage homo sapiens (sapiens–ha–that’s a joke) have caused?

  • Ruth Serafini

    Gah. Christmas is NOT a “Judeo-Christian” thing. It’s a Christian thing. Sorry, pet peeve. It feels like unless people are shouting “hey, let’s kill/don’t kill all the Jews” they seem to forget that we’re actually a separate religion. We. Don’t. Celebrate. Christmas. Maybe acknowledge our existence in some context other than whether we deserve to be murdered? That’d be cool. k’thx.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Hanukkah bushes don’t count? /s

      • H0mer0

        or “Bruce, Bruce, the Hanukkah Moose.”

    • TundraGrifter

      I think the “Judeo-Christian” thing was invented to make Progressive feel better when they finally realized that while there are lots of nice Jewish folks out there they just aren’t, well, Christian.

      Look at how the few Jews in the American Colonies were treated. Along with the Quakers, of course…

      • BeachBum

        I thought it was just a way to include the Olde Testamente cause the New is the same short story 4 times. Plus Director’s Comments.

        • TundraGrifter

          Why do people call The Bible “the good book?” The hero dies halfway through.

    • BeachBum

      Someone will bring up Barabbas and the whole thing will go to shit.

  • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

    Hey, y’all. There is a Russian bot called Satovaro who tried to follow me this morning. I blocked him.
    You may want to check your followers on your profile, also too.

    • Eileen Besse

      Thanks!

    • TundraGrifter

      Did he promise to introduce you to beautiful young women? I ask for a friend.

      • BeachBum

        Can he ask if their mom is single ? For a friend.

    • M.E. Lawrence

      Thanks for the warning. The only follower I want is George Soros, checkbook in hand.

  • Hardly Ideal

    Sorry if I’m repeating myself, but if you feel uncomfortable calling your accumulation of earthly shit an “estate,” then you don’t have to worry about the estate tax.

    • BeachBum

      One granddaughter called “dibs” on my musical instruments. Oddly, no one wants anything else.

  • Lefty Wright

    One thing that is particularly infuriating about the Mike Crapo link is that it links to another source, a congressional committee, that is full of lies and distortions such as removing the alternative minimum tax is good because it keeps people from having to figure their taxes two times. Leaving out that it also keeps the person making $2 million in income from using loopholes to end up paying an effective 5% federal income tax, or no tax at all. They also misrepresent “cutting in half your personal savings and investment income” so you have more to invest locally. In other words, the trust fund baby will have more money to invest in a membership in a Trump golf course since capital gains tax will be slashed. Your meager $25 in interest on your savings will be unchanged. Then it follows up with several endorsements from groups like the US Chamber of Commerce and the Americans for Tax Reform. This bullshit is paid for by your tax dollars and you have no avenue to make comments about it on that site, so it is essentially an unchallenged pack of lies under the imprimatur of a congressional committee report. Leaving out any minority party comments.

  • lroom

    I heard Hillary called out Trump this past weekend for being a sexual predator. Now I can’t find the story. Anyone hear about it? Also too no mention in the Wonkette?

  • Ducksworthy

    People who whine about how much tax they are paying are very stupid, too stupid to take advantage of the very generous tax avoidance loopholes that riddle the tax code.

  • Just Noh
  • Bitter Scribe

    It’s hard to find what gives Trump such a hard on for coal

    Adoring crowds in coal country, easily pandered to.

  • i feel like something’s about to happen.

    • guppy06

      It’s just gas.

  • SDGeoff3

    Babby pygmy hippo and mom are wonderful. I saw that look from the little ‘un that said, “yeah, I’m cute.”

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