Category Archives: On the take

Nice Work If You Can Get It…

…and you can get it if you try: Joe Manchin has helped steer millions in federal funds to groups linked to his wife Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has played a role steering millions of dollars in federal funds to organizations … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You to Drink

Happy Hour News “There is no doubt the federal government deep state coordinates with liberal activists and uses politicians and willing media to carry their water… In many cases, they want to wipe out the American cowboy completely, remove public … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs He’s baaa-ack! (Bloomberg) — West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin said Thursday that Congress needs to deal with the nation’s “crippling debt” by making changes to shore up Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs he said … 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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Terrible Man is Terrible

Here’s Sen. Joe Manching telling us… After saying he won't vote for the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, Joe Manchin has a hard time explaining to Dana Bash what his rationale for not supporting it is — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) … Continue reading

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Summer Replacement Series: Bob McDonnell Trial

For those of you looking for fresh scandal now that benghazi! Benghazi! BENGHAZI!!!1! seems to be in summer reruns, we present for your entertainment the grasping Bob McDonnell’s—and his social climbing wife Maureen—trial for corruption, which begins tomorrow! The onetime … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged, Pt. 2

Hey guys, did you know that Atlas Shrugged 2: The Strike was released? Me Neither! And there I was making fun of it last year when they were begging people to donate money to it and asking unpaid labor to … Continue reading

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So Wingnuttia went to the plantation…

…and all I got was this lousy 3-month delay: “House Republicans are backing away from their threat to plunge the United States into a catastrophic budget default and will instead pursue the somewhat less reckless strategy of passing a three-month … Continue reading

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You can buy a white van for less than $20,000 (but I’m only guessing)

My father the trial lawyer used to tell us growing up that we should never volunteer information when on the witness stand, so in a way I guess he was a fan of the sin of omission. I bring this … Continue reading

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