March 2017

As the White House colludes with Devin Nunes to shut down the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Trump/Russia connections, Sean Spicer is having to answer questions. In his typically inane manner, Spicer tried diversionary humor. “If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.” No doubt wicked funny, but I doubt the press will restrain their pursuit of the truth.

And when was the last time Trump ate a salad? (h/t The Hill)

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I’m not saying that there is any there, there – but the ‘there’s nothing here’ language coming out of the White House reminds me of something – I trying to think what. And every time I try to type ‘Trump/Russia’ it autocorrects to ‘Watergate’.

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Republicans call themselves ‘pro-life’. Diseases kill the vast majority of Americans. NIH research leads to cures for disease. Republicans want to cut the National Institutes of Health Budget by $1.23 billion this year alone. How is that pro-life? Full story at: Bloomberg Politics.

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In a piece of poor planning, Trump’s expansion into the ski business clashed with his environmental policies. (Cartoon courtesy: The New Yorker)

It’s very simple, if you feel the need to make remarks about appearance – don’t. It shows a limited intelligence and cheapens your argument. Unfortunately, the pasty-complected, po-faced, balding lurch, Bill O’Reilly has little use for that constraint.

On Fox’s ‘Fox & Friend’ he listened to Rep Maxine Waters say, “We have suffered discrimination. We have suffered isolation, undermining. … But we stand up for America, oftentimes when others who think they’re more patriotic — who say they’re more patriotic — do not.” O’Reilly replied to this with, “I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig”. Because …. I don’t why. But the easily amused chuckleheads at F & F yucked it up.

While considerate and empathetic people realize that O’Reilly’s remarks are the product of a deficient mind, Fox News just calls it marketing. (h/t Yahoo News)

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Trump: The Welfare Emperor Picks the People’s Pockets.

March 26, 2017

Donald Trump is keeping Melania and Barron in New York until the end of Barron’s school year. This has irked New Yorkers who have to deal with the inconvenience and expense of a security lockdown in the middle of Manhattan. No doubt some Trump apologists argue that he is only acting as a thoughtful father – who […]

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Trumpcare: A Failure So Big, the Finger Pointing Will Be Epic.

March 25, 2017

On Thursday, when it became apparent that there weren’t enough votes to pass Trumpcare, Donald Trump, the nation’s preeminent, petulant toddler told Congress to hold its stupid healthcare vote anyway and see if he cared. Then he washed his hands of the responsibility and said he never wanted to do it, it was dumb, and besides it […]

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Trump Maneuvers To Escape Blame If Trumpcare Fails.

March 23, 2017

The House has postponed the vote on Trumpcare. The White House says it has moved the vote until tomorrow. Which is odd because it’s not the administration’s decision. No matter. What did they offer as a reason? They didn’t want to have the vote at 3 AM. Such consideration. Or more accurately, what bullshit. If they […]

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Trump’s Desperate Healthcare Play

March 22, 2017

Donald Trump is betting that his healthcare measure is the cure for all that ails him. And he needs something. Despite the administration’s denial that there was any ‘there, there’ in the Russian thing James Comey confirmed that the FBI was investigating the Russia/election/Trump brouhaha. Comey salted the wound by dismissing Trump’s Obama wiretapping nonsense. Trump […]

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Why Are We Addicted to Treating Addiction as a Crime?

March 20, 2017

What would be the best way to solve addiction in this country? You don’t know the answer? Or do you have the wrong answer? You are not alone. The architects of the “War on Drugs” are equally ignorant. A century ago we decided that drug addiction is a crime. Which is an odd – and unique […]

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Really? 3.19.17 Trump’s Approval Goes From Bad to Worse & Some Other Stuff.

March 19, 2017

Donald Trump’s approval rating falls to a new low – 37%. Does he have a floor? (h/t The Hill) Tim Allen complains that being a liberal in Hollywood is like living in Nazi Germany. Is that the Nazi Germany where ‘enemies of the state’ earn $1.25 million per episode to make a sitcom? Sure, Hollywood […]

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Really? 3.18.17 – Trump Disses Merkel & Some Other Nonsense.

March 18, 2017

Donald Trump met with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. It didn’t go well. He intimated that he and Merkel had “something in common” because Barack Obama had wiretapped them both. A lie so brazen even Congressional Republicans think it’s absurd. He failed to be a gracious host. When Merkel suggested they shake hands, Trump responded by sitting in his chair, staring […]

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Really? – 3.17.17 Sean Spicer Pisses Off the Brits & More Silliness.

March 17, 2017

On Thursday Sean Spicer claimed that British intelligence had helped Obama spy on Trump. His source? Judge Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News pundit. The British were understandably peeved. To salve the wounds caused by Spicer’s intemperate remarks an administration official announced that Spicer and National Security Adviser, H.R. McMaster, had offered an apology to the aggrieved British. And that […]

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