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Trump's annual doctor's appointment was REAL cheap this year

The doctor came into the room.

"Mr. Trump, the results of all your tests are in...my diagnosis is you're a homicidal maniac."

"Me?" said Trump. "How can you say such things about me?"

"Mr. Trump," the doctor continued, "what is the thing you hate most in all the world?"

"I really hate large medical bills."

"Oh...I see...five cents, please."

What's the point of this "sale"?

Yesterday I wanted a container of ice cream. Off to Fred Meyer (the Northwest branch of Kroger) I go.

Regular price: 2 for $5
Sale price: $2.49 each

What does $700 a night get you if you're not buying lodging from an ICE contractor?

Donald Trump's friends in the Private Gulag business are pulling down $700 per day per child to house the kids Trump kidnapped. That's slightly high for the wire cage, concrete slab and space blanket accommodations Trump's hostages are enjoying...so I got to wondering, "if I were to spend $700 per day on lodging and dining, what would I get?" And I decided to get it in New York City.

I decided that a good separation of funds would be $400 for a hotel room, and $300 for meals. (Let's be real: if you're spending $400 a night for a room, in a city where there are a LOT of $200 per night rooms, you aren't going to subsist on halal food carts, McDonalds and Tad's Steaks. A hundred bucks a meal sounds just about right.)

Travelocity shows us the somewhat upmarket AKA Times Square, on West 44th St. For the low, low sum of $401 per night, the tasteful guest receives:

1 king bed in a 650-square-foot room with city views.
A separate sitting area
Free wi-fi and a flat-screen TV with premium channels
Egyptian Cotton linens
A kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, and hot beverage maker
A private bath with free toiletries
And access to laundry facilities

Here's the thing: How are the gulag guys justifying charging that much - and don't say "well, it's just the fucking asshole who charges the Secret Service for the golf carts they have to use to chase him around in"?

I can't believe I'm agreeing with the Turtle

As pointed out in EarlG's graphic for today, we should give the Kavanaugh approval process the respect and the dignity that it deserves.

Which is none.

Kavanaugh's nomination will not be stopped

I had thought, if the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee were to tell Trump, "find someone whose main qualification is not 'worked on the impeachment of Hillary Clinton's husband,'" that would do it. But no...Grassley LOVES him some Kavanaugh.

The reason they'd never do a Purge

A particularly nasty piece of right-wing whacking material called The First Purge is currently in the flicker-show houses of our divided land.

A reminder of what this trash is about: a political party the likes of which Trump’s minders wish they could form decides to cut down on its surplus gangbanger, poor people and liberal population by designating one night a year when everything is legal, in hopes that the “good people” of the land would kill off the bad people.

In reality, the gangbangers would declare a one-night truce and hold an all-gang party, the hard right would spend its time doing drugs, having sex with children and dumping hazardous waste, and the liberals would bomb churches, gun-related businesses, and GOP clubhouses, spring people locked up for non-violent marijuana offenses from jail, and smoke a lot of weed to celebrate.

Pruitt replacement shortlist, complete with their qualifications

Donald Adair: As owner of West Fertilizer Company, Mr. Adair managed to wipe the town of West, Texas, off the map on April 17, 2013, when the half-million pounds of improperly stored ammonium nitrate at his facility detonated.

Gary Southern: As president of Freedom Industries, Mr. Southern contaminated an entire river by allowing 7500 gallons of Crude MCHM, a soap used for washing coal, to leak through a one-inch hole in the bottom of a storage tank.

Tony Hayward: He was president of BP on April 20, 2010, the day the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig blew up.

"This one, I just can't ignore." Kam Chancellor steps away from football


A note to all Trump supporters who may be lurking here

You know that absolute ban on abortion in all circumstances you want?

It will apply to you too.

Yes, that'll mean you get to be a grandmother to your teenage daughter's baby, the one fathered by that no-good kid she won't stop hanging around with. But...that's the least of your worries.

It means you'll have to parent that kid with the expensive and painful birth defect you might not have carried to term before Trump got a 6-3 Supreme Court.

It means you'll have to listen to the screams of a baby who has a fatal birth defect and spends the five or six hours of his life in pain you couldn't even imagine. Before Trump turned America into a theocracy, you wouldn't have carried it to term. Now you have to.

It means that if you are diagnosed with a "tubal pregnancy" (look it up, it's pretty disastrous) don't go home after you leave the doctor's office. Instead, get your will prepared and buy a cemetery plot...because in about six weeks, your pregnancy is going to kill you. Remember, saving your own life is a death penalty offense for both you and the doctor if that happens.

That Trump vote doesn't look like such a good idea now, does it? Too bad.

Question for New England DUers

This is the MBTA commuter rail system.


Where on that map can I find the best lobster roll?
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