Daily Gnuz

It’s finally Friday, this week felt like a month and a half…Here’s the FriGnuz

The GOP is trying to pass a super-unpopular agenda — and that’s a bad sign for democracy
Political science (and common sense) says they ought to pay a price at the polls. They might not.

H/T Vox
We now live in a pluto/kleptocracy, where corporations rule the people, money is speech, and elections are bought and paid for by PACs funded by the 1%.

And,
Russian social media exec reached out to Scavino, Trump Jr. during campaign: report
H/T The Hill
Just a matter of time until they connect the micro targeting of the Russki ads on social media to the Trump campaign, digital wing and the bastards at Cambridge Analytics…

Finally,
Congress clears spending bill, averting shutdown
But Democrats and Republicans remain far apart on a broader budget agreement.

H/T Politico
Can has been punted two weeks down the road. Let’s kill the gummint for Xmas! (Note: Picture of Nancy Pelosi surrounded by white male assholes and their body language is bizarre

Open Thread, Hope you survive the weekend!

RUCerious @TPZoo

14 thoughts on “Daily Gnuz

  1. “We now live in a pluto/kleptocracy…”

    Or you could just call it a ‘kakistocracy’.

    • I could, if I wasn’t completely baffled by the hidden meaning of ‘kakist’
      I’d understand ‘kkkist’ …please enlighten!

      • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

        A kakistocracy (English pronunciation: /kækɪsˈtɑkɹəsi/) is a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens

        • “No matter how paranoid or conspiracy minded you are, what the government is doing is actually worse than you imagine”

          William Blum, former U.S. state department employee.

    • It’s funny, but it’s horrifying.

      What other depths will the Rs plumb to please trump, and just why the fuck do they need him so badly that they WILL plumb those depths? What does trump have on all of them?

      It just occurred to me – remember when it came out that the DNC had been hacked, not long after that one of the R senators (it may even have been Jeff Flake) said that the RNC had also been hacked. I don’t remember if in that same conversation, or shortly thereafter, it was claimed that the hackers ‘hadn’t gotten much’ (or something like that.) But perhaps Pooty’s hackers got a lot more on the Rs?

      • Kompromat is possible at any time. If Hillary had won, I doubt the Russians would have had near as much on her as they have on Trump. That’s why it was vital that he win.

  2. Does anyone believe Trent Franks offered ANYONE five million bucks to surrogate his baby?

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