And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Linkee-poo the running of the deer

Included this edit to the previous post, set here in case you missed it. "Trump signs GOP tax plan and short-term government funding bill on his way out of town." Which means the GOP realizes they're going to lose bigly in November. While that might be great for the end of the year, but 2018 is going to suck more than 2017 (which sucked more than 2016 which we all didn't think was possible). But then, "The emergency funding legislation also contained what's called a 'pay-go waiver,' a provision that suspends the rules governing how Congress has to pay for certain programs. Without the waiver, Trump would have had to wait until the New Year to sign the expensive tax cuts into law, or risk triggering draconian automatic spending cuts." Point of fact, the GOP championed an demanded enforcement of PayGo every time the Democrats have been in charge of Congress since the 90s (when it was initiated during the Republican Revolution). Basically this exercise has been a lesson on "The Rules Don't Apply to Conservatives".

"But internal FCC documents obtained by Motherboard using a Freedom of Information Act request show that the independent, nonpartisan FCC Office of Inspector General—acting on orders from Congressional Republicans—investigated the claim that Obama interfered with the FCC’s net neutrality process and found it was nonsense." Gee, it turned out like everything else Congressional Republicans demanded to be investigated? Shocked, shocked I am… Look, it should have to be stated openly at this point, but Republicans in general are racist, paranoid, conspiracy believing lunatics. They should be institutionalized. (Grokked from Laura J Mixon)

"Elderly couple stopped in Nebraska with 60 pounds of weed 'for Christmas presents'." Best grandparents EVAR.

"The US ambassador to the Netherlands faced an excruciating moment on television when he denied ever saying that there were no-go zones in the Netherlands, calling the suggestion 'fake news'." Let's go to the tape. "Challenged about having called this 'fake news', (the US ambassador) then went on to deny to (the reporter) that he had in fact used the phrase 'fake news'." Our post-fact world everyone.

"In real life, William Edward Atchison—people called him Bill—lived in a little yellow house with his parents, about a mile away from the Giant gas station where he worked and from Aztec High School, where he shot and killed two students and then himself last Thursday… And yet online, the 21-year-old New Mexico resident lived a prolific life as a white supremacist, pro-Trump meme peddler who was most known for his obsession with school shooters. For a half-decade, Atchison spent most of his days online, repeatedly posting threats of violence and cries for help." The alt-right offers no help, only scapegoats and power-trip fantasies. That's their modus operandi. The Far Right isn't much better, neither is the Moderate Right. (Grokked from Vince O'Conner)

"Trump's upcoming visit to Mar-A-Lago will mark the 106th day Trump has visited one of his properties as President…" Not that anyone is counting.

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