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Yes, you too can store your tissues up a monkey’s butt, because why not?

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Redhand)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

Who did it better?

Mel Brooks:

Or Brenden Dilly…

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The Feast of Saint Ronnie Continues!

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Oh, Sweet Jeebus, someone woke up Art Laffer, the brainiac who got Saint Ronnie hooked on Voodoo Economics. Anyway, Laffer thinks he can fix the Trump-Pandemic/ Depression:

Laffer, the designer of the Reagan-era tax cuts and a pioneer behind the controversial notion that slashing taxes unleashes economic growth, is calling for these three actions:

  • Impose taxes on non-profit organizations that encourage the arts and education, among others.
  • A 15% pay cut to the taxpayer-funded salaries of government officials and professors.
  • Enact a payroll tax cut holiday for employees and businesses until the end of the year.

Laffer also told Reuters that he opposed to the recent expansion of unemployment aid under the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus law. He argued it would actually serve to discourage people from working and inflict more pain on the economy.

Well, fortunately no one listens to him, right?

Laffer has been mentioned as a possible pick to head Trump’s second coronavirus task force focused on reopening the economy, Reuters said. And he’s pitched his plan to top White House officials.

You gotta hand it to Lord Damp Nut. If there’s a way to make something worse, he will find it. We are totally eff’ed in the dark.

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Another Monster Factory Foreman Has No Regrets

Lord Damp Nut is not a monster, he’s just ahead of the curve.

The Never-Trumpers are having a moment:

“That the pandemic occurred is not Trump’s fault. The utter unpreparedness of the United States for a pandemic is Trump’s fault. The loss of stockpiled respirators to breakage because the federal government let maintenance contracts lapse in 2018 is Trump’s fault. The failure to store sufficient protective medical gear in the national arsenal is Trump’s fault. That states are bidding against other states for equipment, paying many multiples of the precrisis price for ventilators, is Trump’s fault. Air travelers summoned home and forced to stand for hours in dense airport crowds alongside infected people? That was Trump’s fault too. Ten weeks of insisting that the coronavirus is a harmless flu that would miraculously go away on its own? Trump’s fault again. The refusal of red-state governors to act promptly, the failure to close Florida and Gulf Coast beaches until late March? That fault is more widely shared, but again, responsibility rests with Trump: He could have stopped it, and he did not.

“The lying about the coronavirus by hosts on Fox News and conservative talk radio is Trump’s fault: They did it to protect him. The false hope of instant cures and nonexistent vaccines is Trump’s fault, because he told those lies to cover up his failure to act in time. The severity of the economic crisis is Trump’s fault; things would have been less bad if he had acted faster instead of sending out his chief economic adviser and his son Eric to assure Americans that the first stock-market dips were buying opportunities. The firing of a Navy captain for speaking truthfully about the virus’s threat to his crew? Trump’s fault. The fact that so many key government jobs were either empty or filled by mediocrities? Trump’s fault. The insertion of Trump’s arrogant and incompetent son-in-law as commander in chief of the national medical supply chain? Trump’s fault.

“For three years, Trump has blathered and bluffed and bullied his way through an office for which he is utterly inadequate. But sooner or later, every president must face a supreme test, a test that cannot be evaded by blather and bluff and bullying. That test has overwhelmed Trump.

“Trump failed. He is failing. He will continue to fail. And Americans are paying for his failures.

In case you were wondering, that was Chimpy McStagger’s speechwriter, David ‘Axis of Evil’ Frum. And I don’t think I have to repeat my screed from this morning’s post about Rick Wilson: they are unrepentant creators of the GOP Monster Factory. Frum, as you probably guessed, was in on lying us into war and justifying the Iraq war crimes of the Cheney Administration.

And to paraphrase the current model GOP Monster, they take no responsibility.

(Academic question: WTF, Atlantic Magazine, is it with you rehabbing neocons?)

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Ten Bears’ Homeless on the High Desert)

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Midday Palate Cleanser

And all this time I thought Skunks spoke with a french accent.

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(Not) Leaving on a Jet Plane

So well done. I totally fell for it.

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Monster Factory Foreman Doesn’t Have Regrets

This thread by Rick Wilson is pretty great, please read. We’ll wait.

Wilson is pretty great at distracting us and if you notice, nowhere in that long twitter thread does he ever apologize for making the monster factory that produced Lord Damp Nut. We said for years that people like Wilson were going to be destroyed, Frankenstein-style, by the very monsters that they were building, and lo! that day came.

We can go on and on, but the point is, Wilson has been rat-eff’ing the Left since the Reagan era. He was instrumental in every movement conservativism shady, nasty campaign (electoral and policy) on the right for decades. It is axiomatically true that we would not be where we are today if amorale Rick Wilson had not been an architect of GOP Monsters, Inc.

So while I agree with everything Wilson says in that Twitter thread, I do not trust that mother eff’er. At the first available opportunity he will revert to form. Yes, I’m glad to have him in the foxhole with us than against us, but I’m not a fan, I don’t trust him, and neither should you.

(Hat tip to Scissorhead Ming excellent blog Roosterville )

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Culture Break!

You guys, there’s a free Radiohead concert tonight…

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Super-Jenius Eric Trump Has The Family Midas Touch, Fer Sure

Eric Trump Joins a Biker Gang!

This is pretty funny and shows the magic, Midas Touch of the Spare Heir to the Mango-hued Throne:

We note that the stock market has cratered since he made the tweet, and as of today, about 16M Americans have filed for unemployment insurance.

Super-jeniusocity runs in that family for sure.

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All Is Well, Part Infinity

Exciting News From the Trump Administration!

From the LATimes newsletter thingie:

Where’s the U.S. Stockpile Going?

As the Trump administration depleted the national stockpile of medical supplies over the last month to fight the coronavirus, it sent hundreds of thousands of masks, respirators and other protective equipment to states with very small outbreaks, new records show.

That left medical workers in areas hit hardest by the pandemic, including New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Washington, hustling to find the supplies they needed with relatively little aid from the stockpile. Yet Hawaii, Montana and Nebraska, which each have had fewer than 500 recorded cases, each received more than 79,000 of the critically needed N95 masks.

If you read the article, you learn that hospitals in seven states have reported that the federal gubmint has been grabbing shipments of supplies by the p***y, without providing any information about where their orders are going, or how medical workers are supposed to get what they need.

And the Vox tells us that “The government is distributing emergency Covid-19 supplies. But some states are losing out. Florida has received all the supplies it has asked for. But most states haven’t,” which sounds like patronage. Kiss his ass, you get help.

General Motors will build 30,000 ventilators for the national stockpile, in a contract issued under the Defense Production Act, but what happens to them after that probably depends on the ass-kissing. All is Well!

Lord Damp Nut has told states they’re on their own to procure equipment, and stepped in to prevent them from procuring it.

Also, the 4th Reich has been routing supplies from abroad into private companies:

…which seriously sounds like profiteering to me. So, you know, bidness as usual from Lord Damp Nut.

 

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