Category Archives: Best gubmint money can buy

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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BURN THE LIFEBOATS* (Just Sayin’ )

Republicans could be standing up to Comrade Stupid instead of wringing their hands, declaring their powerlessness and voting for his agenda (they do it because it is their agenda, too, Susan Collins), and as proof here is one GOP Senator … Continue reading

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500 Quatloos Says…

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us that “Hell is empty. And all the devils are here.”: The Senate is in. The House is out. President Trump is back in town. House Minority Leader Nancy … Continue reading

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FCC Played Everyone For Suckas

Hey Scissorheads, you remember this guy, right? The one who killed Net Neutrality, Ajit Pai? Seems he was lying and he knew it. But internal FCC documents obtained by Motherboard using a Freedom of Information Act request show that the … Continue reading

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This is Nuts

Aptly named Representative David Brat turns on the firehose of bullshit:

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The Mysterious Case of the #CorkerKickback

The International Business Times tells us: When the U.S. Senate takes up the final tax bill this week, more than a quarter of all GOP senators will be voting on a bill that includes a special provision that could give … Continue reading

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It Was A Dark and Stupid Night…

The Senate cleared the tax bill, 51-48, after midnight, and the Billions for Billionaires bill returns to the House for a final vote, after a procedural hiccup (The Byrd Rule)  forced last-minute changes to the legislation. That’s because of an … Continue reading

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The Rat is Well and Truly Eff’ed

And the screwing has begun as the House passed (barely: 227-203, with 12 Blue state Republicans defecting) the Billions for Billionaires bill. However, CNBC is reporting that there was some sort of procedural snag and that the House will have … Continue reading

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