News That Will Drive You To Drink

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“The bribe must be this big to git mah attenshun.”

Grifters Gotta Grift

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) has made 2,596 trades during his Senate term — about as much as the next five most active traders in the Senate combined.

Many trades were in companies with stakes in policy matters before committees he served on.

 

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12 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. Czippie L'Shimp says:

    …in perhaps the least surprising news of the day.

    Man, if Possum Hollar understood what that meant, he’d be in real trouble. Sadly, they don’t, so he isn’t.

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  2. laura says:

    That’s your Republican elected official in a nutshell- I got mine fuck you, government as self-enrichment vehicle. I am hoping for the mother of all white collar crime enforcement. Let a thousand Silverado Savings type cases bloom.

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    The only rule against insider trading by Congress-critters is “Don’t get caught. But if you do, we’ll just look the other way.”

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  4. Dennis Cole says:

    Another new acronym: EDMSIYAR
    Ethics Don’t mean Shit If You’re A Rethuglikkkan.

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    • E.A. Blair says:

      That’s not an acronym – it’s an initialism. Acronyms must be pronouncable as if they were a word – and sometimes they become words – “laser” and “scuba” used to be acronyms, but now most people don’t remember what the letters stand for¹. “Radar” and “sonar ” are two more examples². By thise rules, “RBI” is an initialism since it cannot be pronounced as an English word (without adding sounds to it), but “AWOL”, “ERA” and “MILF” are acronyms, since they can be pronounced as words. There are also backronyms, which is a word that gets turned into an acronym, usually for rhetorical or PR effect. Legislators frequently come up with cutesy backronyms to name pieces of legislation, like PATRIOT ACT, or the CARES and HEROES relief bills. The word “Nazi” also originated as an acronym³.

      ¹laser = Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation; scuba = S Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
      ²radar = RAdio Detection And Ranging; sonar = SOund Navigation And Ranging.
      ³It’s a contraction of the German word NAtionalsoZIalistische.

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      • E.A. Blair says:

        Typo apology – “thise” should have been “these”.

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      • E.A. Blair says:

        And the S in “scuba” stands for Self.

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      • MDavis says:

        By these rules it’s a simple substitution to swap out “anything” for “shit” in the DC original giving us:
        EDMAIYAR Ethics Don’t Mean Anything If You’re A Rethuglikkkan.
        This can be pronounced “Admire”, although the spelling is alternate, which makes sense because there are a majority of Republicans who prefer admiring their own ideas, however bad, rather than considering the ethics of the actions those ideas support.
        Admiration is also a big factor in the adulation accorded to the scummiest, skuzziest fiends ever to pollute the earth ahem LDN and his minions and his ilk at their worst. See, for example, recent examples of maskless rallyes which became super-spreader events and the adoring mobs left to walk for miles in freezing weather after some of them. (were they mad? No, they were thrilled to have been graced by his presence even as they collapsed from hypothermia. And they were delusional even before the hypothermia set in. Weird)

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  5. Wow. That whole “Drain the Swamp!” has worked out well.

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  6. roket says:

    “You do it your way and I’ll do it mine,” Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) did not say out loud to the other Senators.

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