5/11/17

A snapped shower cap?

An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia

"[Trump] had grown enraged by the Russia investigation, two advisers said, frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russia. He repeatedly asked aides why the Russia investigation wouldn’t disappear and demanded they speak out for him. He would sometimes scream at television clips about the probe, one adviser said.

Trump's firing of the high-profile FBI director on the 110th day since the president took office marked another sudden turn for an administration that has fired its acting attorney general, national security adviser and now its FBI director, whom Trump had praised until recent weeks and had even blew a kiss to during a January appearance."

Comey learned about his firing off the telly, while he was in LA. "No Balls" Trump, not even enough guts to face the man.

That 'screaming at the TV' thing sounds much like reports of Nixon's rage over Watergate.

It sounds like Trump has truly snapped his shower cap. Perhaps he should go hide in the bushes with Spicer.

One bitch-slap at a time ...

"... Lavrov was right where he has always wanted to be Wednesday: mocking the United States while being welcomed in the Oval Office by the president himself."

Yes, indeed. Ol' Heel Spurs, ever the astute, shrewd, sharp wheeler-and-dealer, got handed his genorkles by his good friends and bestest buds in the whole world.

America Being Made Great Again, one bitch-slap at a time.


Our pathetic excuse of a president

Multiple top White House officials have pointed the finger at little-known U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as the person who apparently made the case that Comey should be let go.

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill this morning, Vice President Mike Pence gave his first reaction to Comey’s dismissal and, like several administration officials before him, insisted that the initial recommendation was unexpected and came from Rosenstein.

“[Rosenstein] brought the recommendation to the president,” Pence told reporters. “The attorney general concurred with that recommendation and I, personally, am grateful that we have a president who is willing to provide the kind of decisive and strong leadership to take the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general and to remove the FBI director who had lost the confidence in the American people.”

Pence denied that President Donald Trump’s decision to accept the recommendation had anything to do with the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Rosenstein is also tasked with overseeing the investigation, after Sessions recused himself in March.

That part in red is not consistent with reportage from several other sources, which state that Trump directed Rosenstein to write the letter. So we have a liar for a president, and either an ignorant foil, or a liar, for a vice-president.

Interestingly, Rosenstein is apparently not taking kindly to being thrown under the Trumpian bus:

Rosenstein on verge of resignation over Comey firing

Trump didn't have the balls to fire Comey face-to-face; now he doesn't have the balls to take responsibility for the firing. Apparently he's a real badass when firing some pathetic intern on his TV show, but he lacks the scrotal resources to handle real people in the real world, people who can bite back.

And then we have this:

White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos

Putin's boys slapped Ol' Heel Spurs silly and called him Sally.

Trump isn't Making Murrica Grate Agin. He's making America the laughingstock of the world.

What a collection of dweebs, idiots, buffoons, incompetents, and down-home morons.

Hiding in the bushes

Spicer ... hiding in the bushes, demanding no cameras, interview in darkness.

Babbling incoherently.

"When's the last time Trump and Comey spoke? “Uh, I don't know. I don't know. There's some — I don't know. I don't know,” he said.

"What were the three occasions on which the president says Comey assured him that he was not under investigation? “I don't — we can follow — I can try, yeah,” he said.

How long did the president deliberate? “I don't, I don't ... I can look at the tick-tock. I know that he was presented with that today. I'm not sure what time,” he said."

Look at the 'tick-tock?' What is that. The clock? A clock? Some kind of time-keeping device?

Whacked. Simply ... whacked.

"White Hot"


A 'white hot' Trump stewed over Comey's fate

"He wouldn't hear it (that he should be encouraged)," the friend said. "It's Russia. Russia. Trump and Russia." The President complained, with expletives, about Comey's "mildly nauseous" answer and said his answer when pressed on leaks convinced the President he was far less concerned about the leaks than Trump thought he should be."

Well.

1) It wasn't the fact that info was leaked that bothers Ol' Heel Spurs. It's the fact that the leaks make him and his accomplices look like the lying clowns that they are.

2) It apparently bothers Ol' Heel Spurs that the thought of helping him win the election, made Comey want to puke a bit.

3) That puts Comey in the same frame of gastric distress as the more than 65,853,516 of us who didn't vote for Ol' Heel Spurs. Though most of us are probably more than 'mildly nauseous' at the sight of that man sitting in that office.

Ol' Heel Spurs should get a grip. You can do some really stupid things when you're 'white hot.'

5/2/17

The Mudfog Workhouse Health Insurance Policy

Well, they've only had a bit more than seven years to come up with something.
The best they've done so far is a patched-together-like-so-many-worn-out-tinker-toys abomination that could have been the same health plan used to screw the widows and orphans languishing in the Mudfog Workhouse.



James Mahoney's 1871 engraving of Oliver challenging the dietary system of the Mudfog workhouse, "Uncaptioned Headpiece for Chapter One"

Trump's history lesson

Trumpian apologists are attempting to explain Our Donnie's abject ignorance by linking his comments to the Nullification Crisis of 1832. He was just too deep for us, intellectually.
That's nonsense. First, Our Donnie didn't even hint at the Nullification Crisis. I doubt that he is even aware of it. Why, you ask? Because he would have to read about it, and any written material about it has a lot of Big Werds, and is long. Too long for Our Donnie's attention span.
Our Donnie said: "People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War — if you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?"
No one asks? Seriously? Our Donnie should take a walk through the Library of Congress and lookit all them things on duh shelfs. Them's 'books.' There's lotsa books about the Silver Ware. They gots stuff in dem about duh Silver Ware thing. Why and stuff like that.
I doubt that Our Donnie could tell Shelby Foote from his own foot, which is usually planted firmly in his own mouth.
Wait till he notices there are fifty stars on the flag. Then we'll get a Trumpian history and civics lesson.
"There are fifty stars on the flag. Most people have never noticed. People don't ask why, they don't ask that question. Think about it. And thirteen stripes. This is big. Huge. Thirteen. I think one of them is for Hawaii."
Yep.

Colbert bashes Trump

After several disjointed, rambling, incoherent 'interviews' over the last several days, Ol' Heel Spurs showed how low rent he can go, in his interview with John Dickerson.


 


Of course, Colbert wallowed in the mud with the pig, but what the hey. It fits Trump's mindset, personality, and general lack of couth.

Colbert really lays it on starting at 10:00-ish into the clip.