That takes some brass (UPDATED)

Trump: The quicker fucker-upper

…to which one lonely wag spitballed:

I missed his following Tweet, which takes even more brass:

Yes, one would think that lecturing others… oh, too easy.

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Activism: Saving the ACA: Fight Back – It’s Your Turn

Brilliant..

A call to action:

Make the calls

.

  • Keyword: Protect my Obamacare
  • Keyword: Oppose The Republican Tax Plan
  • Keyword: Denounce sexual harassers, predators, child molesters and rapists.

Please, make as many calls to each of your R senators and one to your R representative as you can today, tomorrow and every day including Sunday.

Phone Calls Work!

Each of us must fight to win the right to fight again, another day.

And make the R’s regret it.

O-

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Bad Packaging, Cont.

Burger

Is mad cow extra? Asking for a friend who REALLY LOVES MICKY-D’s burgers.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Moeman)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

The War on Christmas Continues!!1!

Potato slop maven and grifter extraordinaire Jim Bakker has a new line to hawk for the holidays, er, Christmas, check out the chyron. But aside from that, he tells us that saying “Merry Christmas” was illegal just a few years ago, and now it ain’t (the most applause I’ve heard yet on his shows ensues and the implication: thanks to Trump and thanks Xristian Xrazies for making it happen) — except: IT NEVER WAS ILLEGAL.

Jeebus, Jim, how many times do we have to explain the First Amendment to you?

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Unpeach! Locker Her Up!

OK, this is shooting fish riding bikes in a barrel, but damn, if these people are not stupid.

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BREAKING: We’re Eff’ed

Compare and contrast

The House passed its version of the GOP’s tax cuts plan Thursday, 227 to 205, with only Republican votes.

And now on to the Senate, where it is anything but a done-deal.

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Midday Palate Cleanser

“You gonna finish that?”

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Moore or Less

It’s not the size of the gun…

Last night on Twitter…

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Alleged Child Molester Roy Moore Piloting the Kobayashi Maru, Cont.

This WSJ article (pay wall) tipped in the Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie caught my attention:

— “Republican Sen. Ron Johnson Opposes GOP Senate Tax Package,” by WSJ’s Siobhan Hughes: “Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) said he opposes the Senate Republican tax package, becoming the first GOP voice of dissent that, if it gains momentum, could force significant changes or jeopardize the party’s goal to pass the bill before the end of the year. ‘If they can pass it without me, let them,’ Mr. Johnson said in an interview Wednesday, adding that the plan unfairly benefits corporations more than other types of businesses. ‘I’m not going to vote for this tax package.’” http://on.wsj.com/2zGwOIj

What does it have to do with alleged child molester Roy Moore?

Q: What if the tax bill cannot pass by Dec. 12 (the date of the Alabama special election). And what if some other damn senator joins RoJo and opposes the Tax Breaks For Billionaires bill (which seems likely).

A: Roy Moore becomes the deciding vote.

So here’s the Republican’s new no-win scenario:

A) Republicans hold their noses and support Moore’s election, they pass the damn tax bill with his vote, and be punished by the voters in 2018.

Or 2) Republicans oppose Moore’s election, and the new Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) kills the bill, and Republicans will punished by their donors in 2018.

Currently, it looks like Republicans are on course 2. Remember, the Klingons take no prisoners.

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Honest Politicians (Accidentally) Will Kill The Tax Bill (Updated)

Best Gubmint Money Can Buy, Cont.

The Republican Party Takes Flight

LOSER Republicans are trying to kill the ACA again! Sad!

The newest new Give Billionaires More Money bill changes the fine for not being insured to $0, which is a good way to Death Panel the ACA.

Almost all the health care pros—including the doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies—have come out against the tax bill. Why are they so mad? Because millions of people would be uninsured, premiums for everyone else will skyrocket, and the entire health-care ecosystem goes boom.

Enter Senator Ron Johnson (insert your own ‘Johnson’ joke here). RoJo is actually a hero of sorts, which is a new role for an old dolt. He’s the first senator on record to say he’s not going to vote for the bill, and a nation turns its lonely eyes to Susan Collins and Grandpa Walnuts. Again.

RoJo doesn’t like how the bill treats pass-through bidnesses (because he used to run one? Yes). Businesses organized as legal corporations get a lower tax rate than small businesses that are not organized as corporations. Trying to make RoJo happy will cost Amply Be-Chinned Mitch a lot of Ameros, and so it is likely that RoJo cannot be made happy.

Expect the lobbyists to call in their chits: this is really what will kill the bill, if anything does.

Different Republican senators are going to demand their pound of flesh. RoJo doesn’t like how it treats pass-throughs, another will not like repealing the ACA mandate (it could happen!), and some won’t like repealing the deductions for state and local taxes… and that’s the problem: tax bills impact everyone, and any small item can be a huge problem for people who care about it, or more accurately for the honest politician who, when bought by a lobbyist, stays bought.

UPDATE 1: More smoke and mirrors from the Senate:

Last Thursday, Senate Republicans received some terrible news: their trickle-down tax bill—the one that would transfer trillions in wealth to corporate America—officially had too much red ink to pass with a simple majority. So on Tuesday night, lawmakers took a step back and decided upon some radical changes to come up with the revenue necessary to ensure the bill complies with the Byrd rule. First, as expected, they threw in a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate, which frees up some $300 billion over 10 years thanks to an estimated 15 million people going uninsured. But the real coup de grace was deciding to completely sacrifice the nominal tax cuts being tossed to the middle class: under changes proposed by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, tax cuts for the middle class—as well as other individual tax cuts, plus the doubling of the standard deduction—would expire after 2025. The reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent, on the other hand, would be permanent.

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