Category Archives: Best gubmint money can buy

So… This Happened

House hearing forced to recess as ‘Galaxy Quest,’ ‘Down Periscope’ play in background As Rep. Marcy Kaptur began Monday’s House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, she seemed completely unaware of the peril the crew of the USS Stingray was in. “As this … Continue reading

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Big Bucks For Der Führer’s Fanboi

Tiger Beat’s Society Page informs us: CAW-CHING: Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), who was recently honeymooning with his new bride in Dubai, received more than a $1 million in total contributions during Q1. Cawthorn was among those who voted against … Continue reading

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One Lump of Stupid or Two?

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie) wants us to know that… Congress to receive first batch of Covid-19 vaccines, but uncertainty lingers …and you’ll never guess why! (Emphasis mine) Top congressional leaders will receive the coronavirus vaccine in the … Continue reading

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Republicans Throwing Cinder Blocks From The Overpass. Again.

If you wanted something to worry about, you came to the right place. This Twitter thread kept me up late the other night: This is an extremely important story that isn't getting the attention it deserves. After GSA initiated the … Continue reading

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Today’s Trump-Virus Eff’ery News

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) tells us… (emphasis mine)  “More than 40,000 National Guard members currently helping states test residents for the coronavirus and trace the spread of infections will face a ‘hard stop’ on their deployments on … Continue reading

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The Miracle of the Trump Economy: $1.3T Deficit in 2020

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) tells us: The federal deficit under President Donald Trump will top $1 trillion this year, the Congressional Budget Office announced in its annual fiscal outlook on Tuesday. The gap between the amount of … Continue reading

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UPDATED: When Local Politics Go National

So this happened: Surprise: Amazon is trying to tilt the Seattle City Council elections in their favor. I’m with the Seattle council members and activists who continue standing up to Amazon. Corporations aren’t people, and I have a plan to … Continue reading

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Claim Chowder is Served: Infrastructure

We’ve been saying since, well, forever, that the big infrastructure plan was going to consist of selling off public commons to private industry, and here we go: “The Trump administration’s infrastructure plan released Monday proposes that the federal government consider … Continue reading

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Open for Bidness

Last night our government shut down for the second time in three weeks and re-opened this morning. Take it away, Axios: AP bulletin, midnight: “The U.S. government shut down at midnight, as Congress misses deadline to pass spending bill.” AP … Continue reading

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Happy Shut-Down Day (Again)

The Senate made some sort of a budget deal that would increase this year’s defense spending by $80 billion and domestic spending by $63 billion. If the bill passes, our gubmint will not shut down. E-Z peas-y, right? No. House Dims … Continue reading

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