Daily Gnuz

Welcome to Frigga’s day, and here’s the friggin’ Gnuz

Trump cuts to ObamaCare outreach to hit red states most
H/T The Hill
Yo! Rubes? Had enough yet? Let us know when you finally get it.

And

The shockingly twisted logic of Trump’s DOJ: Wedding cakes have constitutional rights but LGBT people don’t
H/T Raw Story
Yes, it’s 33 years overdue, but we’ve finally made it to 1984

Finally,

Yes, Bernie Sanders’s plan moves America closer to single-payer
H/T Vox
Yes, he’s changing the debate, and talking about something real. Unlike the repeal and repl, oh, wait, they’ve got nothing to replace it with..

Open Thread, enjoy your weekend or weekstart, or weak start…whatevers
RUCerious @ TPZoo

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17 thoughts on “Daily Gnuz

  1. I can’t wait to see a wedding cake get up on a soapbox and advocate the health benefits of butter and white sugar. Or buy a big ol’ gun. Or walk itself into church.

    That idiot. SMH

  2. A third grader has a better command of the English language.

    “Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner.The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!”

    I’m waiting for it to sink to a level of “I know what you are but what am I?”

    I’m convinced this guy would walk into Central Park park and argue with trees.

  3. America Sucks, Part n

    Steve King Demands That Any DACA Deal Include End Of Birthright Citizenship

    Rep. Steve King of Iowa, one of Congress’ most strident opponents of immigration, was not pleased this week when congressional Democrats announced that they had reached a deal with President Trump to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, telling Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes yesterday that any such deal should include radical anti-immigrant priorities such as attempting to end the Constitution’s guarantee of birthright citizenship.

    I could maybe buy that nonsense IF Steve King’s “birthright” is revoked because his forebears were obviously (stupid) immigrants.

    Change the Constitution. Add an amendment that says if you’re a white stupid shit you ain’t no citizen. That would get rid of damn near all of the Republican party, of course, but “America Sucks” would no longer be all that meaningful.

  4. Woke up this morning to overcast skies and thought, “Yay, Fall is coming!!”

    Nope, it’s just the damned smoke. Again. Still. *grump*

  5. When will both houses of Congress come to an agreement to use the 25th? Or just start impeachment? This can’t go on, trump is fucking insane and so is our country. I don’t know how much longer I can take this – I had an anxiety attack Friday night, and I feel another one lurking in the shadows.

    We need a sane adult to temporarily take over before the entire world decides to do something about our rogue nation. Seriously.

    • I couldn’t agree more. Unless action is taken, and soon, this country — currently swirling around the edge of the maelstrom that defines the Sewer of National Collapse — WILL find itself swallowed by same.

  6. Will Judge Overturn Arpaio Pardon?

    The Arpaio Pardon Violates Due Process

    The Protect Democracy Project (PDP), a group of former Obama administration lawyers, contend in their proposed amicus brief that Trump’s pardon of Arpaio violates due process and separation of powers. Thus, Judge Bolton should declare the pardon null and void.

    Arpaio was not simply convicted of committing a criminal offense. He was convicted of criminal contempt for refusing during an 18-month period to obey a court order to stop violating the Fourth Amendment. His contempt conviction stems from a civil class action lawsuit filed by Arpaio’s victims.

    “No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law,” the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause says. It “protects the rights of private litigants to bring their claims before an impartial and empowered court and prohibits extreme and arbitrary actions of government officials, including the Executive Branch,” the PDP amicus reads.

    “Due process is violated if the President can eviscerate a court’s ability to ensure compliance with the law by those who wrong the rights of private parties,” the PDP lawyers write in their brief. They quote the Supreme Court opinion in the 1998 case County of Sacramento v. Lewis, which says, “the Due Process Clause was intended to prevent government officials from abusing their power, or employing it as an instrument of oppression.”

    The Arpaio pardon, the PDP lawyers argue, violates the Due Process Clause “by limiting the protection of private rights, rendering the due process guaranteed by law an empty promise.”

    Could it happen? Dare we hope?

    • I hope so, I really want that nasty evil bastard to spend the rest of his racist days in prison. Hell, I’d REALLY like to see him tossed over the border for the Mexican authorities to deal with him.

      • I was living in AZ when he was first elected Sheriff of Maricopa County (he beat a fellow named “Peso Dollar,” believe it or not). That was back in the nineties. I watched as he pulled all his weird crapola — Tent City, pink underwear, etc — and could see from the front end that he carried some deeply embedded weirdnesses. By the time we left AZ (2008), his clear and obvious hatred of Hispanics had bubbled to the surface, and I kept hoping one of those ‘rapists-drug dealers’ would just shoot him and leave him naked on the desert (as “they” are said to do all the time). Unfortunately, no, nothing till the judge convicted him. Then came Num Dong Don and the pardon.

        I do, truly, HOPE that the fresh amicus briefs are accepted, heard, and form the trigger to blow that worthless SOB into the slammer for the rest of his miserable life.

        There. I feel better now. How sad that ‘feeling better’ requires, these days, the hope that human pond scum (Republicans) be flushed back down the sewer from which it clearly once emerged.

  7. I just emailed this to my Republican Rep, John Faso:

    When is someone in Congress going to stand up and admit that the person in our White House is unstable, incompetent, and a danger to national security.

    His juvenile, crude and completely unpresidential twitter utterances should be unacceptable to anyone in a civilized society. He is causing our longtime allies to distance themselves from us, and endangering all Americans abroad, military and tourists alike. He goads North Korea like a moronic schoolyard bully.

    None of this behavior would have been in any way acceptable from any Democratic administration by either the Democrats or the Republicans. As I say every day, “If President Obama had said or done (fill in the blank with any trump tweet du jour), impeachment hearings would have already started.”

    So, when will another patriot – or even sane adult – emulate Senator Jeff Flake: admit that the GOP created this Frankenstein on steroids, and do something to forestall any further damage to the credibility of the Office of the President and the status and safety of the United States?

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    I wonder if I ever WILL hear back from him, but at least I tried.

    • Nice.

      You mentioned Jeff Flake — he was a state politician when I lived in Arizona. Republican from a little town in AZ high country — Snowflake — named after a pair of Mormon settlers, Mr. Snow and Mr. Flake. Jeff’s descended from the latter. I never cared much for him, mainly because he’s a Republican, and was surprised when he made it to the US Senate. Now, however, I kinda like him. He’s done what no other Republican has dared to do and (unashamedly) stood up to (and pissed off) Num Dong Don. I like that. A Republican with principles. Hard to believe, but there stood/stands Mr. Flake. I hope he continues in that mode.


    • ‘Incapable of serving safely as president’: More mental health experts question Trump’s stability

      Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives which encouraged the vice president and the Cabinet to have the president undergo the examination whose results if seen as unfavorable would invoke the 25th Amendment, allowing the vice-president and the Cabinet to jointly remove him.

      In a statement announcing the resolution, Lofgren asked if the president suffers “from early stage dementia. Has emotional disorder so impaired the President that he is unable to discharge his duties,” she continued. “Is the President mentally and emotionally stable?”

  8. Tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
    Send the potus tweets and emails all in pirate speak.
    Ask him what Mar A Lago means in pirate.
    For me it has a lot of definitions and none of them I can tastefully express.

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