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Tips for Meeting with OMP

After four months of interactions between [OMP] and his counterparts, foreign officials and their Washington consultants say certain rules have emerged:

  • Keep it short — no 30-minute monologue for a 30-second attention span.
  • Do not assume he knows the history of the country or its major points of contention.
  • Compliment him on his Electoral College victory.
  • Contrast him favorably with President Barack Obama.
  • Do not get hung up on whatever was said during the campaign.
  • Stay in regular touch.
  • Do not go in with a shopping list but bring some sort of deal he can call a victory.

“If you were prepping people for [OMP] the two or three points would be: one, bear in mind this is still a guy who focuses on wins,” Peter Westmacott, a former British ambassador to the United States, said. “He likes to have wins for America and wins for himself from bilateral meetings.”

Secondly,” he continued, “he is a deal maker, a pragmatist. Third, this is a guy with a limited attention span. He absolutely won’t want to listen to visitors droning on for a half-hour — or longer if they need an interpreter.”

Tips for Meeting with OMP

Begging For It

Via Kansas City’s own Jason Kander:


Talk about begging for it! The White House web site is looks like thes:

On March 13th, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order that will make the Federal government more efficient, effective, and accountable to you, the American people. This Executive Order directs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to present the President with a plan that recommends ways to reorganize the executive branch and eliminate unnecessary agencies.

President Trump wants to hear your ideas and suggestions on how the government can be better organized to work for the American people.

Share your ideas below by June 12th!

This is followed by:
remove WH personnel
As you can see, WNBTv has a fairly decent idea of how to make government “can be better organized to work for the American people.”

Let the White House know your thoughts! Also? Vote Often!!!!

Begging For It

The War on Drugs

ISIS jihadis…er, I mean, Peyton C. Grinnell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department in Florida has a message for you, heroin pushers/users! 1 You should seek help from your local office of Florida social services 2 agency, especially receiving a referral to The Recovery Village where both mental health and addition issues can be addressed! 3

Wait…that’s not what Peyton C. Grinnell said. What he really said was “…run and hide” before “”our SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges.” 4

…’cause THAT has worked really really well the last 50 years, amirite? I mean, what could go wrong?

The War on Drugs

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  1. That’s not totes over the top…jeez, what a buncha queens.
  2. “This agency sucks in every facet and does more to divide and destroy the family structure far more than they do to assist one in preserving it. This isn’t assistance its a setup for failure to keep poor people stuck in a maze and job security for society’s leeches and parasites that claim to be here to help…”
  3. Or will be until the ReThugs eventually repeal and replace the ACA. Then you’re on your own, kiddo.
  4. The militarization of our nation’s police forces has now officially jumped the shark; that motley crew would fit right in at the Sidestreet Bar & Grill late Friday nights. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, Peyton C. Grinnell!

Obamacare Lite

House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured.

House committees planned to begin voting on the 123-page legislation Wednesday, launching what could be the year’s defining battle in Congress and capping seven years of Republican vows to repeal the 2010 law. Though GOP leaders expect a boost from the backing of the Trump administration, divisions remain and GOP success is not ensured.

The plan would repeal the statute’s unpopular fines on people who don’t carry health insurance. 1 It would replace income-based subsidies the law provides to help millions of Americans pay premiums with age-based tax credits that may be skimpier for people with low incomes. Those payments would phase out for higher-earning people.

The bill would continue Obama’s expansion of Medicaid to additional low-earning Americans until 2020. Beginning then, states adding Medicaid recipients would no longer receive the additional federal funds the statute has provided.

More significantly, Republicans would overhaul the entire federal-state Medicaid program, changing its open-ended federal financing to a limit based on enrollment and costs in each state, a move likely to cause funding cuts.

In perhaps their riskiest political gamble, the plan is expected to cover fewer than the 20 million people insured under Obama’s overhaul, including many residents of states carried by President Donald Trump in November’s election. Republicans said they were chiefly focused on reducing costs and increasing choice for consumers. 2

In other words, the ReThugs plan on burning down the ACA for the insurance money; fuck everyone else. 3

Obamacare Lite

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  1. Instead, in its typical cock and ball slurping fashion, the ReThugs will introduce a thirty percent surcharge on all premiums, for a full year, on any individual who lacks coverage for two months or more. Which is NOT a fine at all, but instead just you know…The Insurance Industry’s Due. Totally different.
  2. Though they are not above tossing more money to their owners corporations.
  3. There is a FAQ site for the ReThug’s plan here. It starts out with an oft-repeated ReThug lie: “Obamacare is collapsing.” Then devolves into further lies. The long and short of the Obamacare-Lite plan offered by the ReThugs is as follows: Huge tax breaks for the richest Americans are coming. No worres, though – we’re sure you’ll do just fine.

Samuel L Jackson vs Ben Carson

In today’s moot court: Slavery or Immigration?

Presenting the Immigration argument, HUD Secretary Ben Carson:

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to slaves as “immigrants” while speaking Monday to department employees.

“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

Presenting the Slavery argument, Samuel L. Jackson:

Samuel L Jackson vs Ben Carson

Betsy DeVos: Religious Zealot

GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski in back-to-back speeches on the Senate floor announced Wednesday that they would oppose Betsy DeVos’s nomination to be Education secretary.

They are the first two Republicans to break with Trump on any of his Cabinet picks, and the votes could make it difficult for DeVos to win confirmation.

If all of the Senate’s Democrats vote against DeVos, she would have 50 votes if the remaining Republicans backed her — with Vice President Mike Pence potentially breaking the tie. No Democrats have backed DeVos.

“I come to the floor to announce a very difficult decision that I have made, and that is to vote against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to be our nation’s next secretary of Education,” Collins said from the Senate floor.

Collins specifically pointed to DeVos’s “lack of familiarly” with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, saying she was “troubled and surprised.”
Murkowski, speaking after Collins, said she had too many concerns to back DeVos.

“I have serious concerns about a nominee to be secretary of Education … who has been so immersed in the discussion of vouchers,” Murkowski said.

This should be another give me for both ReThugs and Dims: It’s clear DeVos’s only qualifications for this post are shit-piles of Amway cash and her desire to enforce, via U.S. taxpayer dollars, her idée fixe with funding religious schools.

However, ima guess that like with Neil “Fascist Forver” Gorsuch, we’ll get at least one Senator with a sudden cash infusion spine problem and DeVos will be free to impinge her idiocy upon our children and Constitution to her heart’s content.

Betsy DeVos: Religious Zealot

Trump at the Debate

Strangely enough, I was reminded of another President… 1 2

Trump at the Debate

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  1. Though with much better, the best hair.
  2. Trump was so bad last night he reminded me of a kid I knew back in seventh grade who swore up and down he was a rock guitar genius. Well, since the guy lied about everything else, no one believed him. But he kept to his story – he could shred! Finally one of us, I don’t remember who, called him on it. So he said “come by my house this Saturday and I’ll prove it!” We agreed, of course. When the big day came around we all trundled after him down into his basement rec room. The kid said “now, watch!” and went and started a turntable where he had an LP queued up. I don’t remember the music because my attention was fixed on this poor schlub who immediately started playing an air guitar. I mean, he played that imaginary instrument as if his hair was on fire. Hard to say if it was good or not ’cause…ya know…imaginary! No one laughed at him because it was so obvious he needed help, help a bunch of 10 year old boys were not able to provide. When he was done he thrust a fist into the air, glowered at us and said “See!” Yep, we surely did.”

Tex-Ass

You gotta admit – these cretins don’t know the meaning of the word “no.”

“The Health and Human Services Commission developed new rules to ensure Texas law maintains the highest standards of human dignity,” said Bryan Black, a spokesman for the commission.

…well, maybe I’m wrong. Perhaps they took the latest SCOTUS decision to heart.

Texas is proposing new regulations for abortion providers that would require them to dispose of aborted fetal tissue either through burial or cremation, saying the measures are intended to preserve human dignity. 1

Republican Governor Greg Abbott said he wants lawmakers, when they meet next year, to make the proposed regulations state law.

Oops! Guess my original assessment was correct.

Ideology of Isolation

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  1. Wait…does this mean, all things being equal, that any Tex-ass cowboy will have to do the same with the spunk-laden Kleenex he just jacked off in? I mean, it should, n’est-ce pas?