Category Archives: Best gubmint money can buy

Budget Follies Curtain Call

The Senate passed a $1.7 trillion government spending bill that will fund the government into next year. The bill heads to the House today, where Speaker Pelosi  doesn’t want the last thing she does as speaker to be shutting down the federal … Continue reading

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Show Me The Money (Budget Follies, Part Infinity)

When I shut down last night, there was no Appropriations Bill and we were headed towards a gubmint shutdown, and this morning, lo! there is a bill! The antiquated and useless Senate is a complete mystery to me, but that’s … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Genuine fraud, JD Vance, is going to have to cut corners somewhere as his sugar daddy billionaire Peter Thiel is cutting bait and running: Republican megadonor Peter Thiel is signaling to allies that he is largely done … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Bone Saw Tries Charm Offensive

Tiger Beat (again) email thingie  brings us the exciting news that Crown Prince Bone Saw is lobbying Congress, albeit indirectly: FIRST IN PLAYBOOK — Daniel Lippman reports that Greg Norman, the Australian golfer-turned-CEO of LIV Golf, is coming to Washington … Continue reading

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Grifters Gotta Grift, Campaign Finance Edition

The stench from this is enough to make a maggot on a merde wagon puke: Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in a case involving the use of campaign funds … Continue reading

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GOP Adds 12th Plank To Platform

Guys, the Republicans have added another plank to Rick Scott’s 11-point platform for the 2022 election: Gouge Diabetics! Democrats in Congress unanimously passed a bill capping the cost of insulin at $35/month, and 193 Republicans voting against it (five didn‘t … Continue reading

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Guilty: Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry

You’ll never guess which party Fortenberry belongs to, folks, and here’s a hint: He took money from a foreign billionaire: LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was convicted Thursday on charges that he lied to federal … Continue reading

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Joe Manchin Explains His Value Proposition To Investors

You cannot make this up: [Joe Manchin] exhorted [S&P Global’s CERAWeek—one of the continent’s largest energy conferences] attendees to provide leadership in Washington and look for a “return on investment” from politicians who solicit campaign donations from them, or “mother’s … Continue reading

Posted in Best gubmint money can buy, climate crisis, Global Climate Crisis, Joe Manchin, On the take, Quid Meets Quo Goes Pro (Ukraine), Things that will kill us all, You Can't Make This Up | 6 Comments

Tuberville: ‘I’m The Best Gubmint Money Can Buy’

Alabama Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville —the Louie Gohmert of Ron Johnsons of the Senate —distinguishes himself again: Repeat STOCK Act violator Sen Tommy Tuberville calls trading ban for Congress ‘ridiculous’ Alabama Republican Sen Tommy Tuberville told The Independent that efforts … Continue reading

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Hair Füror: ‘How Much Do I Need To Pay To Keep Meadows Silent’

You know something is up when Lord Damp Nut —the world’s biggest grifter and noted deadbeat— makes a $1M Amero silencing bribe donation to the non-profit of his former Chief of Staff and fellow accomplice in the Stupid Coup, Mark Meadows: … Continue reading

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