“Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) will announce Tuesday evening during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she is launching an exploratory committee to raise funds needed for a 2020 presidential bid.
“Why it matters: Gillibrand is the latest candidate and the third woman to join what is expected to be a large and diverse Democratic primary. Gillibrand has opposed 94.6% of President Trump’s executive branch nominations, more than any other Senate Democrat.”
(Insert your own D-Wall Street joke here.)
(Hat tip to Scissorhead GRS, our goat whisperer for the image!)
Last night, I hastily posted that our nation mourns because the First Shady Ivanka is not in the running to lead the World Bank, which included this paragraph from Bloomberg::
“President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser will work with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to nominate a successor to outgoing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said in a statement. The World Bank board traditionally accepts the U.S. nominee for the position.”
…which got me to thinking. Who else has Daddy’s Girl, Princess Purses, Ivanka Trump nominated for positions in the 4th Reich? Just a quick scan reveals (in alpha order by first name):
- Anthony-of-10-days Scaramucci
- Hope Hicks, Ivanka’s duck decoy to get Daddy off her back, literally (ALLEGEDLY)
- Mike ‘Moscow Mole’ Flynn
Of course whoever she and the Living Typo Steve Mnunchin pick will be a crook (this is the Trump Crime Family after all), and of course there will be a finder’s fee: Grifters Gotta Grift.
To Get To The Other Side!
(It was a jerk move, but I still love duckies. I would have been Squee’ing IRL if I were in that car!)
I Hope This Is Comrade Trump’s Official Portrait
McDonald’s Quarter Pounders, fries and Domino’s pizza stank-up the White House yesterday as Prznint McCheese saluted the Clemson Tigers for winning the college football championship. Comrade Prznint said he paid for the meal hisself because much of the staff in the White House residence has been furloughed. And note that he didn’t spring for a Coke fountain, so I guess he’s never been to a Bar Mitzvah?
“We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we’re going to have a little fun.”
Note that he has the staff divide-up the fries and put them into little cups with the Prznintial seal (Axios)
which led to…
So, you know, cold, fast-food that’s been handled. And you better believe he hauled any leftovers ups to the Lincoln Bedroom to enjoy while watching Hannity.
Old Comrade Trump Had A Collective, e-i-e-i-ouch
(Spin – click for more details on this image)
The gubmint lockout is now well into its fourth week, and has left farmers unable to get loans and subsidies:
“For many farmers, the trade tension especially with China has meant unpredictability, lost market share and lower prices for their products, while the shutdown has left some growers unable to get loans and subsidies essential for the looming season. The Agriculture Department is among the agencies shut down, its annual funding hostage to the standoff over the $5.7 billion Trump wants for a wall.”
But the shut-down and the trade war with China do not appear to have shaken the faith among Possum Hollar at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting, where Comrade Prznint was warmly received as he counseled for patience:
“We’re doing trade deals that are going to get you so much business, you won’t believe it.”
I don’t believe it.
These morons are enthusiastically supporting him as he destroys US Agriculture.
Comrade Stupid has lost the soybean market to Brazil to such a degree that we are now selling our soybeans (at a loss) to Brazille to make up for their own deficit.
White nationalist Steven ‘Cantaloupe Calves’ King
On Monday, the House Republicans stripped Rep. Steve King (R-IA) of his committee assignments. Today, the entire House will vote on a resolution expressing formal disapproval with King’s racist remarks in a recent New York Times interview. Note that they have not expelled King, just wrist-slapped him.
So what took them so long, and when will they slap Hair Füror’s wrist?
King drew attention to a unique GOP problem: racism is part of their brand. Resist the temptation to congratulate them; this is just window dressing at best.
His Master’s Voice
(Hat tip: @pacelatin)
“Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia”
“There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for 70 years. Last year, President Trump suggested a move tantamount to destroying NATO: the withdrawal of the United States. Senior administration officials told The New York Times that several times over the course of 2018, Mr. Trump privately said he wanted to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
“Current and former officials who support the alliance said they feared Mr. Trump could return to his threat as allied military spending continued to lag behind the goals the president had set. In the days around a tumultuous NATO summit meeting last summer, they said, Mr. Trump told his top national security officials that he did not see the point of the military alliance, which he presented as a drain on the United States.”
Jeebus, is anyone still doubting that Putin has great Kompromat on this stooge?
I think this is both very funny and very insightful.
Oh that’s gonna leave a mark.
Happy Hour News Briefs
Our favorite fired theocratic PE teacher, Coach Dave, explains to us why there ain’t no homo in a football locker room. It has sumpin’ to do with intimacy and getting each other’s backs and laying and other stuff. HAWT!!1!