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And now for something completely different, I give you Gollum J. Trump.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Nov 21, 2017, 08:17 AM (7 replies)

The biggest turkey deals of 2017

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. So what better time is there to talk about the turkey deals of 2017?

This has been a banner year for turkeys — there's an unusually large flock of them, even though I've decided to carve President Trump out of the list. Otherwise, I'd be falling into the trap of making everything about him and not paying enough attention to other things. That's a mistake far too many people are making.

Ready to gobble up my choices? Some of them are mine, some from friends and colleagues. Let the roast begin.

Equifax: What can I say? Here's a company that gathers tons of information about you without seeking your permission, sells it to Lord only knows whom without your permission, then is so incompetent that the information gets hacked. To protect yourself from possible damage that Equifax has done to you, you've got to shell out money to its competitors and possibly to Equifax itself. Thanks, guys. You're a credit to capitalism. (Yes, the pun's intentional.)

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Nov 19, 2017, 06:48 AM (1 replies)

It's tit for tat between McConnell and Moore. This could be fun.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and that Moore should leave the race, the Kentucky Republican said Monday.

"I believe the women, yes," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky.
McConnell, the Senate's top Republican and a frequent target of Moore on the campaign trail, said, "I think he should step aside."


Moore's reply:

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Nov 13, 2017, 01:01 PM (7 replies)

Trump Judicial Pick Did Not Disclose He Is Married to a White House Lawyer

WASHINGTON — One of President Trump’s most controversial judicial nominees did not disclose on publicly available congressional documents that he is married to a senior lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office.

The nominee, Brett J. Talley, is awaiting a Senate confirmation vote that could come as early as Monday to become a federal district judge in Alabama. He is married to Ann Donaldson, the chief of staff to the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II.

Mr. Talley was asked on his publicly released Senate questionnaire to identify family members and others who are “likely to present potential conflicts of interest.” He did not mention his wife.


Mr. Talley also did not mention his wife when he described his frequent contact with White House lawyers during the nomination process.


This nominee also received a "not qualified" rating from the American Bar Association, has never tried a case, but his nomination still advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday on a party-line vote.

Drain the swamp, indeed.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Nov 13, 2017, 12:21 PM (15 replies)

I've been thinking a lot about Roy Moore's statement about asking permission

of the mother before dating those teen aged girls. Why didn't he ask their fathers? Did he know that he would likely get an ass kicking? Or did he prey on young girls who had no father figure in the home?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Nov 12, 2017, 03:06 PM (17 replies)

Mueller probing alleged Flynn plan to deliver cleric to Turkey: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Under the plan, Flynn, who was fired by Trump after just 24 days in the job, and his son, Michael Flynn Jr, were to receive up to $15 million for forcibly removing Fethullah Gulen from his U.S. home and delivering him to the Turkish government, people familiar with the investigation told the Journal.

The alleged plan emerged during Mueller’s wider investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any collusion by the Trump campaign.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Gulen of instigating a failed coup in July 2016 and wants him extradited to Turkey to face trial. Gulen has denied any role in the coup.


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Nov 10, 2017, 09:47 AM (2 replies)

The Glorious Anger of Female Voters, One Year Later

This time last year, I was still hopeful.

This time last year, I was naïve.

As recently as the morning of November 8, 2016, I believed, as I think many American women did, that if we only played by the rules, we could rise to the highest positions of power.

There were still a lot of rules for women, of course. Anyone could see that. The rules became more rigid the more power you wanted. You couldn’t smile too little, or too much. Your voice could not be too high, lest you seem shrill. It couldn’t be too husky lest you seem masculine. You could not be overweight, or, for that matter, pretty in a way that was too obvious. Your hair… well, your hair and makeup would need to be done each day, or people would say you looked sick, and that would take hours. You needed to never appear angry, or, in the least, inconvenienced.


Great article. It really says what many of us are feeling.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Nov 9, 2017, 01:14 PM (4 replies)

OMG! I'm lovin' Richard Painter.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Nov 8, 2017, 04:05 PM (12 replies)

Well, isn't this the damned truth.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Nov 6, 2017, 04:45 PM (9 replies)

Now, for something completely different. . . .

A very Trumpy Hawaii visit

White House protocol experts working overtime to prep POTUS ahead of his upcoming Asia trip can catch their breath this weekend. He’s stopping over in Hawaii, where attitudes are decidedly more “lei’d” back. And in keeping with the high value Hawaiians place on family, or “ohana,” the Press Office has revealed a tentative schedule that includes — surprise! — the whole family is Hawaii bound (with apologies to “Brady Bunch” fans). No word yet on whether it’s a one-way trip for a certain out-of-favor son-in-law.

White House Hawaii Visit Schedule

7:00 a.m. POTUS and family arrive at Trump Waikiki Hotel, where Donald Trump Jr. will strum the ukulele to drown out protesters in the streets. As the family passes the home of US District Judge Derrick Watson, POTUS will tweet derisively about its shoddy construction.

8:00 a.m. While waiting for his gilded hard hat to arrive at a building site, Don Jr. will find a ceremonial tiki idol. Ignoring local warnings that it is “taboo” to keep it, and that bad luck follows anyone who touches the idol, he will take it, anyway, because, a) it’s free and b) everybody knows that the rules don’t apply to Trumps.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:11 AM (2 replies)
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