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Thurzdaze Addition

Donald Trump Jr.’s tour through India is staggeringly corrupt
The Trump brand is surprisingly hot in India — and the president’s son is exploiting his connections to milk this moment.

H/T Vox
Hey, grifters grift, it’s what they do, and P.T. Barnum would be proud. Every sucker fleeced, every corner cut…

And,
Trump Proposes Arming School Staff: ‘It Could Very Well Solve Your Problem’
H/T TPM
Might I recommend the tried and true US Army M79 Grenade Launcher. With a kill radius of only five meters, the collateral damage to nearby students (the infamous suck up first row) would be minimal.
Even though the round only arms after 8 revolutions, the fire from the hip mode is most effective at close range, and the blunt conical round will easilly remove the skull of any intruder, be it the principal, janitor or lady collecting popcorn quarters.
A handy holster could be attached to the leg of the teacher’s desk for a quick draw. Make sure you leave a round in the shotgun breach chamber, but leave the safety on, as one may well blow one’s foot off when hastily grabbing it out of the holster.
If all else fails, each corner of the roof of every building could house a machine gun nest, and each guard would have RPG launchers, just in case.
What could possibly go wrong?

Finally,
Twitter suspends thousands of suspected bot accounts, and the pro-Trump crowd is furious
H/T WaPo
(Richard) Spencer, who has called for an “ethnic cleansing” of the United States that he claims would be peaceful, complained of losing about 1 percent — fewer than 1,000 — of his 80,000 Twitter followers.
Dude, you have over a thousand bot ‘followers’. Keereist!

Open Thread, go go go with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

In wake of new school massacre, NRA announces new initiative

In the wake of the latest school massacre, the NRA has announced a new initiative designed to reduce or eliminate school shootings.

In a press release issued in the pre-dawn hours following the Florida Valentines Day Massacre, the NRA announced it will spend over $20 million in an ad campaign to lobby Congress to close public schools. The promo trailer for the ad features video footage from school shooting from Columbine to Sandy Hook to Parkland, while a narrator speaks “The solution is simple. School shooting happen at schools. If there are no schools, there will be no more school shootings.”

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Secretary of Education, has already endorsed the NRA’s message, introducing a new round of initiatives to support in-home conservative christian schooling, supported by tax deductible vouchers and in-kind credits.

Daily (Sunday) Gnuz

Sorry, no comics with today’s Sunday Gnuz.

How Trump Plans to Evict Poor Families From Public Housing
H/T The Nation
More nefarious intent embedded in the Budget that cuts to the bone.

And,
Floridians Tell Politicians Who Do The NRA’s Bidding Their Time Is Up
H/T Huff Po
Hope it doesn’t take too many more of these shooting galleries to convince the American voters that guns = violence, and assault weapons are for soldiers.

Finally,
Why a Government Run by Oligarchs is Very Deadly
H/T Alternet
Seems self evident, but there are some interesting points made here.

Open Thread, put it under a microscope and examine it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

It be Thor’s day, and here’s the gnuz

Read Elizabeth Warren’s striking, bold speech responding to Trump’s “Pocahontas” taunts
“Pocahontas’s real journey was far more remarkable — and far darker — than the myth admits.”

H/T Vox
Gotta love this lady. Classy as always, stuffing Trump’s BS up his verbal gazoo.

And,
17 killed in Florida school shooting
H/T The Hill
Assault weapons have no place in a civilized society. They belong to the exclusive domain of the military. Which, coincidentally, is not a civilized society.

Finally,
With His Assault on PBS and NPR, Trump Seeks to Eliminate Real News
H/T The Nation
With his autocratic bent, Trump undermines the fourth estate. He is the most thin skinned pol ever… Not fit for the office, in so many ways.

Open Thread, No weeping, nor gnashing of teeth, just grin and bare it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Open Thread, No weeping, nor gnashing of teeth, just grin and bare it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

Monday and here’s the Gnuz!

Democrats Taking Another Shot At Releasing Their Rebuttal Memo
H/T TPM
Let Drumpf keep making up more excuses and bullsh!t problems with releasing it. Every time he evades and avoids, it just cements the public perception of guilt.

And,
Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan
H/T Raw Story
So, where’s the money going to come from? Oh, yes, I remember ‘entitlement’ reform. The Social Security we’ve all paid into all our working lives is going to be cut to the bone so we can fund the Military Industrial Complex.

Finally,
Trump officials do damage control after staff turmoil
H/T The Hill
Chaos, turmoil, fubar fumbduckery at its very worst.

Open Thread, pack it up and haul ass!

RUCerious @TPZoublic

Daily Gnuz

Monday Edition, wrested from the cold, dead hands of the free press. You know, the heretofore important Fourth Estate.

Lawmakers dispute ‘vindication’ for Trump in Intel memo
H/T The Hill

Vindicate derives from Latin vindicatus, the past participle of the verb vindicare, meaning “to set free, avenge, or lay claim to.”.
To set free, as in not go to jail for obstruction of justice
To avenge, as in avenging the dishonor he heaps upon himself with braggodoccio and lies.
Lay claim to, as in claiming that he has the best lies, the bests alibies, the best toadies, etc.

And,
Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes Are Betraying the Constitution in the Service of Donald Trump
H/T The Nation
Party before Country. George Washington feared this. And it has come to pass.

Finally,
The queen of ‘alternative facts’ is upset that people are going on TV and lying ‘under oath’ about the Nunes memo
H/T Raw Story
Umm. Konnie Ann Kelway, when one is on teevee, one is not ‘under oath’ on a Sunday talk show. Geezus, what a Dumbass.

Open Thread, light it on fire and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

NUNES TO RELEASE 2ND MEMO

This just in. Rep. Nunes (R Fresno) announced he will be releasing a 2nd Memo.

The memo is highly critical of a dossier produced by Remington Steele. Steele has been linked romantically with the daughter of Efrem Zimbalist Jr., a noted FBI agent. Memo says Steele is reputed to have investigated numerous business associates of President Trump, and his relationship with the daughter of an FBI agent casts all of his investigations in a suspect light, tainting them with the appearance of a liberal bias against the President.

Memo also said to contain irrefutable proof of allegations that Hillary Clinton personally orchestrated the attacks on Benghazi to boost her presidential aspirations.