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It's No Accident...

Dumbass right wingers, I just love those morons.


Gawd, Pence's smirking face just showed up on Dead Intern...

I had the sound down but that smirking was too much to take. Thank goodness for ST:TNG on BBC-AM

What we're in store for...

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/trump-antagonizes-china-in-latest-ill-advised-twitter-rant/


The worst part of this isn't that Trump's incompetent. We've had incompetent presidents before and we've gotten through their times in office. But what sets Trump apart from every single one of his incompetent predecessors is that he literally has no idea just how incompetent he truly really is.

Past incompetent presidents (as well as quite a few competent ones) had the good sense to draw upon best practices, institutional memory and a long history of established policies that are above partisan and petty politics. Also, these same predecessors all valued public service above personal gain. They all had an inkling what constituted conflicts of interest, even though some of them dabbled in them.

Trump, on the other hand, doesn't understand any of these time honored concepts at all. He doesn't even understand America and our role in the world. He's simply doesn't understand how ill-prepared and incompetent he is to be President of the United States. No one will tell him, and if they did he wouldn't listen and he's going to go out of his way to NOT acknowledge the fact of expertise and competence where it exists.

For the next four years, The White House will be one huge Dunning-Kruger experiment in action. Like a giant petri dish of it right there on Penn. Av. Thanks to all of the idiots, bigots, sexist pigs and ill-tempered assholes who voted for this Cheetos-Tinged fraud, we are ALL fucked. Because most of them are just as bad with it as he is.

And may the Flying Spaghetti Monster have mercy on all of our souls.

I can't believe that I've been put into the position of rooting for Lindsey Graham...

Graham preparing 'Dreamers' bill
By SEUNG MIN KIM 11/30/16 04:31 PM EST Updated 11/30/16 04:32 PM EST

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is readying legislation that would extend legal protections for previously undocumented immigrants who came here as children — benefits granted under a 2012 directive from President Barack Obama that are at risk with the incoming Trump administration.

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to revoke Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including one that has shielded more than 740,000 young undocumented immigrants from being deported and gave them permits to work legally. With Trump’s surprise election earlier this year, Democrats on Capitol Hill and immigrant advocates have been urging the President-elect to back off those threats.

But should Trump follow through on that promise, some key lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to make sure those protections stay in place for the immigrants who willingly gave personal information to the federal government and went through background checks. One big fear among advocates is that the Trump administration could use that personal information to track down the immigrants to deport them.

“The worst outcome is to repeal the legal status that these kids have,” Graham said Wednesday. “Whether you agree with them having it or not, they’ve come out of the shadows.”

Graham said he is working with both Democrats and Republicans, and named Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) as one GOP supporter of the forthcoming legislation. While lawmakers are discussing the proposal now, actual legislation won’t be rolled out until the new Congress next year, Graham said. A spokesman for Flake said the senator is discussing "potential paths forward" in dealing with the DACA issue with several colleagues.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/lindsey-graham-dreamers-bill-immigration-232017


No space between...

Ain't gonna happen...

He's the smartest...

The Red, and White, and the Blue'll Come Through

Congress may try to fake some respectability by blocking one of Trump's cabinet picks

If he picks Palin for Dept of Vets Affairs or Sheriff Uncle Ruckus for Homeland Security, those would be the most likely stances.

If those are the picks and they both get through, not only will Congress have lost all credibility (including the fake kind), but those departments will be scandalized for as long as Trump's in office.

My bet is that Congress will be too spineless to block either of them. Which means that the game will be on.
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