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The national debt has gone up $1 trillion in 6 months, and guess what Trump signed in February ...

This IMHO is why the Kochs and super rich like Trumps non-stop chaos and drama, bad things get done and no one notices

I bet a lot of people missed this one, I sure did ....

The national debt has gone up $1 trillion in the last 6 months (for reference, under Obama it took almost 2 years to go up that much)

And remember all those drop down battles the Republicans had with Obama over extending the debt limit??

Well, well... guess what the Kochs Bros and their rich pals had dumbass Donnie sign in February....

"a debt-limit suspension in February, allowing unlimited borrowing through March 1, 2019"

These rich bastards are robbing us blind right under our noses

Unbelievable .......

It didn’t take long for the U.S. to rack up another trillion dollars of debt


It has taken a little more than six months for the U.S. national debt to grow by a trillion dollars, a quick clip that has little precedent over the nation’s recent history.

Last week, the debt hit $21 trillion for the first time, rising from the $20 trillion mark it notched on Sept. 8. The debt is guaranteed to go higher, with President Donald Trump having signed a debt-limit suspension in February, allowing unlimited borrowing through March 1, 2019. Economists expect wider deficits to result from the tax cut Trump signed in December.

While a trillion-dollar increase over roughly six months isn’t unprecedented — there was one in 2009, during the Great Recession, and another in 2010 — it’s certainly fast.

The national debt exceeded $20 trillion in September 2017, after taking 20 months to add a trillion dollars. A debt limit that had been in place since March 2015 was raised in March 2017, and again on Sept. 8, 2017.


Federal judge rips lying, anti-democracy vote suppressor Kris Kobach to shreds

In case you haven't heard, Kris Kobach is a lying democracy hating piece of excrement, and this federal judge was having none of it.

Koback has already been charged and fined $1,000 for lying to the courts.

Now this dirtbag is busted again in suppressing and trying to keep Americans from being able to vote, so this is from yet another Kris Kobach contempt of court hearing ....

Federal judge doesn’t hold back on Kris Kobach’s deceit of Kansas voters

"You are under ethical obligation to tell me the truth," the judge said. "That’s why lawyers are licensed."



A Kansas federal judge had sharp words for Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach during a contempt hearing Tuesday, accusing him of misleading the court and failing to inform voters whose registrations were previously suspended that they are eligible to vote.

In May 2016, Judge Julie Robinson issued a preliminary injunction ordering Kobach “to register for federal elections all otherwise eligible motor voter registration applicants,” whether or not they have shown a documentary proof of citizenship. The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit challenging Kobach’s proof of citizenship law, argued that Kobach was failing to add voters to the rolls, making eligible voters cast provisional ballots, and failing to send voters affected by the preliminary injunction a postcard that would notify them of their registration status.

In a telephone conference in October 2016, roughly five months after the injunction, Kobach made a verbal promise that counties would send postcards to voters who had previously been on the suspense list for not showing proof of citizenship, but became registered because of the court’s order, informing them of their registration status.In court Tuesday, Kobach and his attorneys claimed the judge never ordered them to send those postcards to voters, but the judge didn’t buy that argument. “Why would I order something you told me you’d take care of?” the judge said, according to ProPublica’s Jessica Huseman, who was in the courtroom. “You are under ethical obligation to tell me the truth… that’s why lawyers are licensed.”


“These are not merely technical violations of the order; they have real consequences for all affected Kansans,” the ACLU wrote. “The refusal to register the plaintiffs deprives them of the most basic protections afforded to registered voters… Because of the Secretary’s defiance of the Order, covered voters have received no assurance that they may participate in the upcoming election or that their votes will be counted.” The ACLU claimed that Kobach’s actions could have a “chilling effect,” suppressing turnout in upcoming elections.

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Porter told Kelly he would leave WH in Dec after failing sec. clearance, Kelly talked him out of it

And a big part of the reason Porter couldn't get a security clearance is because he is a wife beater, so Kelly knew about it and didn't care .....

Rob Porter told John Kelly he would leave the White House in December after failing his security clearance investigation, but agreed to stay at Kelly’s urging, a Republican said on condition of anonymity to HuffPost.



After finding out Steve Bannon beat his wife, Trump started calling him "Bam Bam"

Every time you think Trump has hit rock bottom, he finds a way to go lower ........

Trump Reportedly Nicknamed Bannon ‘Bam Bam’ After Domestic Abuse Allegations Surfaced


Politico’s Eliana Johnson reported an unsettling statement from President Trump, when he reacted to a disturbing story about former chief strategist Steve Bannon’s past.

When Bannon became CEO of the Trump campaign back in 2016, there were a lot of reports and profiles about his strange, nomadic lifestyle before he took the helm at Breitbart. One aspect of Bannon’s past that received attention was a lawsuit his ex-wife filed against him for domestic violence and battery.

The case against Bannon was dropped when his ex-wife didn’t show up to court, and the controversial chapter had no impact on his position within the Trump campaign. As Michael Wolff’s book continues to fuel the newfound animosity between Trump and Bannon, Johnson tweeted this account of what the future-president thought when he found out about Bannon’s alleged actions:



Senate Democrats in Trump States Raise More Than GOP Challengers

Senate Democrats in Trump States Raise More Than GOP Challengers

Ten incumbents raised $19.9 million in fourth quarter of 2017

More than 20 Republican candidates netted just $6.6 million


Senate Democrats in this year’s toughest re-election races have raised millions more than their Republican opponents as the party looks to turn donor anger at President Donald Trump into success at the polls in November.

The Democrats had a combined $71.3 million in their campaign accounts as of the end of the year, nearly four times more than the Republican candidates, who had about $20 million and must still finance primary campaigns.

The Democrats’ early fundraising edge comes as the party faces a much more challenging Senate map this year than Republicans. Democrats and independents who caucus with them are defending 26 seats, while Republicans are protecting just eight as they try to hold or build on their 51-49 advantage.


The collective total these 10 Democrats have in their campaign accounts is almost double what they had at this point in 2012, when they last faced election. The total raised far exceeds the $10 million they netted in the same quarter six years ago. So far, with the exception of Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the 10 incumbents raised more during the quarter than their Republican challengers combined.

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Trump White House Blamed Corey Lewandowski in Rob Porter Smear Campaign

I just love watching these Trumper assholes eat their own....

Trump White House Fingered Corey Lewandowski in Rob Porter ‘Smear Campaign’

A frantic effort to save the Staff Secretary has raised questions about just what the White House knew and when they knew it.


On Tuesday afternoon, senior White House officials reached out to Sen. Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) office with an urgent request. They needed the Utah Republican to put together a statement praising his former chief of staff and then-White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter. At issue was a story that was about to pop from the British tabloid, the Daily Mail, in which two of Porter’s ex-wives detailed the emotional and physical abuse they endured by him.

The White House officials told Hatch’s office that the story was the product of a “smear campaign” being orchestrated against Porter by his political enemies. Among those they pinpointed was former Trump campaign manager (and current outside adviser to the president) Corey Lewandowski, according to two sources familiar with the conversations. Multiple White House staffers told Hatch himself that Lewandowski “was digging into Rob’s previous marriages,” recalled one source, who said Porter himself was among the officials who fingered Lewandowski.

Reached by phone on Thursday, Lewandowski flatly denied that he had anything to do with the allegations against Porter. “I’ve never had a bad word about Rob Porter,” he insisted. “I think he did a very good job, and I wish him the very best.” Lewandowski had, indeed, been speaking critically of Porter behind the scenes, as The Daily Beast previously reported. But he said he was surprised to learn that senior White House officials had implicated him in an alleged campaign to facilitate his ouster.

Hatch’s office ultimately sent the statement to the White House before the Daily Mail’s first story surfaced—and before, the source said, Hatch knew that his former staffer was being accused of physically assaulting his ex-wife, or that a story on the allegations was imminent. But Hatch largely stood by his sentiments the next day, when he encouraged Porter to “keep a stiff upper lip and work on his problems.”

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GOP message: we're "neglecting our defense" meme destroyed in one graph .....

I think this tells you all you need to know about US defense spending .....



Posted by KelleyKramer | Fri Feb 9, 2018, 01:46 AM (0 replies)

Incredible video of Falcon rockets landing. Just ... Wow!

This is awesome! ...............





Edit to ad- (hat tip to nightwatcher) for pics of the car being loaded into the payload bay ............


Posted by KelleyKramer | Tue Feb 6, 2018, 08:59 PM (4 replies)

#YoMemoJokes is trending.. the comments are hilarious!

You can click the link, but its loading so fast I copied a few below

Enjoy! ............


Nunes’ hyped up memo was so lame, #YoMemoJokes is now a thing that’s happening. Hannity’s head must be an entire fireworks display at this point.

Hey, Devin.
Yo memo so bankrupt, it used to be a Trump casino.

Yo memo bombed so hard, Hawaii put out another distress alert

Yo memo is so devoid of useful information Betsy DeVos added it to every school curriculum.

Yo memo so weak, it dodged the draft 5 times.

Yo memo so lame, even Wikileaks wouldn't leak it.

Yo memo so dull Mother told Mike Pence he could have lunch with it.

Yo memo so evil it dropped the stock market 666 points.

Yo’ memo so fake, Sheriff Clarke pinning it on his Uniform!


'Yo memo is so stupid Eric Trump beat its SAT scores'

Yo memo is so juvenile that Roy Moore tried to take it on a date.

Hey, Yo’ Memo...Y2K called...it wants it’s pointless hype back.


Humiliating: Watch Nunes Demolish Himself On Surveillance - The Beat With Ari Melber MSNBC

Humiliating: Watch Nunes Demolish Himself On Surveillance | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

In a “Beat” special report Ari Melber breaks down republican hypocrisy on the controversial GOP memo and how GOP leaders overseeing a key surveillance law are now politicizing it.


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