One Lump of Stupid or Two?

High Hoes, Silver

(Undated file photo) New Confederacy Leader Mitch McConnell only had a few chins

They say that crafting a bill is a lot like making sausage. And in the case of the Trump-Virus relief bill, the sausage is made of horse meat:

COVID relief package features horse racing safety legislation

Horse racing somehow found its way into the latest $900 billion COVID relief bill agreed upon by Congress and likely to pass, which would give many Americans a morsel of help before 2020 ends.

It might surprise you to learn that horse racing is popular in Kentucky and Mitch McConnell isn’t, but there you have it. To get the bill across the finish line (see what I did there?), the Democrats had to offer something to amply be-chinned Mitch; 3-Martini lunch write-offs for former hospitality manager Lord Damp Nut, and Dawg only knows what else for every special interest bought-and-sold member of the Party of Sedition.

Just remember that: amply be-chinned Mitch likes horsies better than he likes you.

I’m sure that there will be more details about what the Republicans needed to care about Wee the Peeple buy them off  to come today.

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6 Responses to One Lump of Stupid or Two?

  1. R White says:

    Just remember that: amply be-chinned Mitch likes horsies better than he likes you.

    Well, duh. Of course he does. Power bottoms like he & Lady Graham enjoy the challenge of copulating with farm animals that cannot discriminate nor object to their sadomasochistic urges. And his constituents all gleefully support those shunned actions as they’ve been programmed to believe that bestiality is more patriotic than any handout or job given to deserving minorities.

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  2. donnah says:

    This massive bill is 3000+ pages long and has in no way been read by everyone who is voting on it. Mitch plucked out key elements that would have made this bill a lifeline to those who need it most and he added pork for Republican states. Took out provisions for paid medical leave by covid-infected workers and limited the cash aid to a paltry $600 instead of $1200. I’ve read some other accounts of the burgeoning crap in this and it enrages me. It’s no wonder that American citizens despise our government. It’s a grifters, lobbyist paradise.

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    • MDavis says:

      Funny part is the worst grifters in the field seem to get the fiercest support.


    • tengrain says:

      Politico says the bill was closer to 6,000 pages. But it also funds the gubmint until September and does create some, um, interesting legislation.

      But I take your point. Republicans wanted tax cuts and Democrats wanted relief. Both got something, but not enough.



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      • Yes, per my morning rag this was the 900B covid relief bill with the 1.3T spending bill ‘tacked on’ (AP’s words, not mine) so much of the online outrage I’m seeing is kind of misdirected….this is all the shit they should have been working on all along, if it weren’t for #MoscowMitch’s monomaniacal judge drive.

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    From today’s daily newsrag (thx, AP!)

    “The 5,593-page legislation — by far the longest bill ever — came together Sunday after months of battling, posturing and postelection negotiating that reined in a number of Democratic demands as the end of the congressional session approached.”
    The Senate Historical Office said the previous record for the length of legislation was the 2,847-page tax reform bill of 1986 — about one-half the size of Monday’s behemoth.

    And of course, Moscow Mitch Crowed about his role in crafting it, and all he had done, and that finally, the Dimocraps had awakened, and had come around to realize this needed to be done.

    ““I said back in July, what the country needed was a package roughly of a trillion dollars focused on kids in school, small businesses, health care providers, and direct cash payments. We tried to pass — we started advocating that in July and August and the talks were unproductive. So I essentially put that bill on the floor of the Senate in both September and October. Not a single Democrat supported it. Their view was give us everything we want or we would not give you anything, so it is noteworthy that at the end that they finally gave us what we could have agreed to back in July.”


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