Daily Gnuz – Christmas Week

Hey Critters! Sorry for my extended absence. Been working my fanny off and finally get some time to breathe.

Today, the day after Christmas, I’m not going to give us too much bad gnuz…

This is what Christmas looked like the year you were born – for me – 1948
Irving Berlin, Jinx Falkenburg, and Bob Hope spent Christmas 1948 overseas entertaining the troops – and got into some hijinks at the same time.

H/T MSN

And,
5 moments that show 2018 was marijuana legalization’s biggest year yet
From Canada to Michigan to California, marijuana legalization had a very big year.

H/T Vox

Finally,
Larry Flynt trolls Don Jr. by hiring mistress that blew up Trump’s marriage to New Year’s Eve soiree
H/T Raw Story
Karmic Ending. Enjoy

Happy New Year to you all!

Open Thread, pick it up and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Occasional Gnuz

Sorry I’ve been so absent, just too much going on at home and work..

But, here’s the Occasional Gnuz for Twozdae, August 28thish

US court says North Carolina gerrymander is illegal — seeks new congressional map by November
H/T Raw Story
So perhaps there’s hope for this democracy to survive. Courts, judges, the Constitution at work for us as a Nation.

And,
The President Is a White-Nationalist Mob Boss—and His Base Doesn’t Care
H/T The Nation
Nails it. Shut.

Finally,
Trump’s destruction: A neuroscientist explains what happens when a narcissist begins to lose power
H/T Raw Story (Again)
Sorry to scare the living feces out of you, but this is worth digesting.

Open Thread, take the baton hand off and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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Thurzday, the Fourteenth of June

And here’s the Gnuz:

Report: Former ‘Vino Vixen’ Appointed By Trump Compiling State Dept. Loyalty List
H/T TPM
For X sake, we know Trump loves him some authoritarianism, but he’s taking Kim Jung Un-ism much to much to heart.

And,
Pressure on Michael Cohen intensifies as Mueller stays focused on the Trump attorney
H/T Wa Po
Well, his attorneys quit, he’s isolated and facing multiple state charges that no pardon will get him out of.
Time to give it up, and flip/roll over on The Dumpster.

Finally,
Psychologist warns Trump’s mental state is rapidly deteriorating — and he may be ‘on the boundary of psychosis and reality’
H/T Raw Story
But we already knew that.
Just getting professional confirmation!

Open Thread, light it up if you’ve got it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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Monday Edition, hot off the keyboard..(OUCH)

Flake On WH Adviser’s ‘Special Place In Hell’ Comment: ‘This Cannot Be Our Party’
H/T TPM
Yes, Mr. Flake, this is what used to be the Republican Party. Now it has been taken over by the Brown Shirts. And you stood by while that happened. History will be harsh in its recollection of this political era.

And,
White House employs an entire department ordered to tape papers back together after Trump rips them up
H/T Raw Story
Yes, we now have the Department of Kindergarten Bad Behavior follow up Department.

Finally,
John Kelly: White House ‘A Miserable Place To Work’
H/T C&L
Yes, General. And you own it. Why you haven’t run screaming from the building at this point is waaaaay the hell beyond me. You are an accomplice to this disaster, the longer you stay the deeper in feces you suck.

Open Thread, Run with it, sun with it, just have lots of fun with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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Thor’s day, Last Day of the Mayish month.
Here bee the Gnuz…


The shocking truth about the Hurricane Maria death toll is our Trump nightmare made real
An unfit president contributes to an unprecedented catastrophe.

H/T Vox
Negligence in the first degree. Grounds for impeachment. A complete and utter DISGRACE!

And

Trump Denies Firing Comey Over Russia Despite Having Admitted It Before
H/T TPM
Who you gonna believe, the old, lying me, or the new, still lying me? C’mon, make up your mind!

Finally,

The Memo: Trump’s feud with Sessions grows toxic
H/T The HIll
Since the AG sits at the pleasure of the President, why doesn’t Trump just fire him?

A: He has a secret crush on Jeffie Beauregard
B: Jeffie Beauregard has a dossier on Trump
C: Jeffie loves his job, and is a masochist at heart
D: All of the above

Thank you for your responses, which will be promptly ignored.

Open Thread,
RUCerious @ TPZoo

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For Monday, May Twenty First

And Here’z the Gnuz:

I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery.
H/T Vox
A well writen piece, with very conclusive statistics.
Not that those would ever sway a gunster…

And,
Is Trump adviser Bolton trying to undercut the president and kill the North Korea talks?
H/T Raw Story
That’s a silly question.
Of course he is. He’s the original NeoConWarMongeringChickenFeces MoFo.

Finally,
Giuliani Claims Mueller Has Sept. 1 Deadline For Obstruction Of Justice Probe
H/T TPM
Lessee, Labor Day? Arbor Day? Pumpkin Patch Inspection Day?
WTF does Sept 1st have to do with anything?
Rudy’s gonna draw a line in the sand he can’t back up.
I think Mueller’s goading Trump into pre-emptive pardons for everyone in his circle, to set the plate for impeachment.

Open Thread, make it snazzy, and throw down with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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It’s FRIGGIN FRIDAY! April 27thish
Here’s what gnuz is happening!

North Korea’s leader steps across border for a historic summit
A handshake between North and South Korea’s leaders is just the start: They are expected to discuss a formal peace agreement.
H/T Vox
Now that the North has Nukes, you’ll see them seeing themselves as an equal player on the world stage.
They now feel immune to regime change such as we saw in Iraq in 2003.

And,
At the Fed, the Scene Is Being Set for Financial Disaster
H/T The Nation
An interesting read on how Trump is packing the Fed with the usual business too-friendly toadies. The sub-headline reads:
A crash could prove to be Donald Trump’s worst legacy.

Finally,
The cost of Donald Trump’s deserted government
H/T Politico
Sparse leadership across federal agencies leaves Americans in limbo.
These departments provide services for the most part.
Without staffing, no services. The swamp they’re draining is America.

Open Thread, Have at it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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For Tuesday, April 24thish

Trump’s false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Mueller
James Comey says the president told him that he never spent the night in Moscow in 2013, but flight records, social media and his bodyguard’s testimony show otherwise.

H/T Politico
Looks like it’s time to haul the RUC-LyingBastardometer out of storage and crank it up again!!

And,
Police throw black woman to floor, say they will “break” her arm during arrest at Waffle House
H/T Vox
Not so sweeet home Alabama, where the ugly taint of overt racism is alive and well.

Finally,
Trump’s doctor accused of drinking on the job and ‘improperly’ prescribing medication
H/T Raw Story
What an amazing pack of miscreants and failed humans!
Howling Monkey Poo!

Open Thread, pick it up with Hazmat gloves and dispose of it according to Federal Regulations!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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Tuesday edition, here’s the GNUZ

‘Someone should say a prayer’ for Trump’s aides
H/T Politico
The president has decamped to Mar-a-Lago, where he’ll have plenty of time to dwell on a barrage of negative headlines.
We’ve reached a point where ‘governing’ has ceased. We have a spoiled brat in charge of the Executive Branch, who can’t focus on policy because his ego is too fragile.
Sad.

And,
Retired Admiral Says Trump Is Causing ‘Extreme Discomfort’ for Miltary Leaders and Harming Republic
The president is destabilizing the nation. Just like a Manchurian candidate.
H/T Alternet

Finally,
Trump just blocked his own administration’s Russia sanctions
Once again the president is taking steps to make sure he doesn’t anger Putin.

H/T Vox
Anyone else see a pattern here?

Open Thread, slam it and dunk it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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For Wednesday, Marchly 21st IT’S S P R I N G !

2 Republican senators suggest they’d support impeaching Trump if he fired Mueller
Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake both broached the prospect of impeachment on Tuesday.

H/T Vox
I’ve lost count. How many more Republicans are needed to make 67?

And,
Former Playboy Model Sues Media Group For Freedom To Talk About Trumpv
H/T TPM
Seriously, How Much More Can Melania Take of this Marriage GRIFTER!???

Finally,
Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s 2014 effort to collect Facebook data on millions of Americans: report
H/T Raw Story
Dots are connecting, slowly but surely…And the game is…HangDunce

Open Thread, Take it, leave it, or just effing ignore it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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The Ides of March upon us, Middling part of the third month of our year 2018
And the gnuz beith:

“We’re mad that we haven’t been listened to”: students speak on the National School Walkout
Thousands protested across the country on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland shooting.

H/T Vox
And the Drumpf Maladministration is fluffing the NRA line to have teachers armed in the classroom.
The kids are right to be pissed.

And,
NYT Calls Pennsylvania Special Election For Democrat Conor Lamb
H/T TPM
An incredibly tight finish in a gerrymandered district that went for Trump by 20 points in 2016.
Not exactly a blue wave, but wait till November, when the fairly redistricted state votes again…Blue Tsunami.

Finally,
‘I didn’t even know’: Trump boasts about making up information during meeting with Canada’s Trudeau
H/T Raw Story
Only THIS Prezidunce would brag about not knowing WTF he was talking about. Sad.

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

RUCerious @TPZoo

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Wednesday addition by subtraction, another one bites the dust…

Top White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn To Resign
H/T TPM
Hard to keep the hired help when the boss is a megalomaniac and a tucking fyrant!
Is Drumpf trying to get rid of all the help so he can have Ivanka all by herself? Stay tuned for the next epispode of ‘As the Doturd Turns’!

And,
REVEALED: Kushner’s United Arab Emirates point man is now cooperating with Mueller probe
H/T RawStory
Ahhh, I loves me the smell of fried chickensh!t in the morning! Let that lil bird sit on the real hot seat!

Finally,
Trump: ‘Many people’ want to replace Cohn as top economic adviser
H/T The Hill
Wanted:
Lickspittle lackey whose knowledge of economics consists of knowing that the difference between macro and micro economics is an a and an i.
Duties: Agree with whatever the boss wants, when he says jump, you say how high, and when he says sh!t, you say what color?

Open Thread, play with it but be gentle!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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Weekly Edition

Trump’s tariff decision is one of the worst fears about his presidency come to life
Trump was in a bad mood. So he decided to maybe start a trade war.

H/T Vox
Unfit
for
Office

And,
Texas sets early voting record in nonpresidential year
H/T The Hill
Good News, FSM knows we need it…

Finally,
NYT: Trump Has Asked John Kelly To Push Ivanka Trump, Kushner Out Of WH
H/T TPM
WTF? Gutless Bonespurs doesn’t have the nerve to fire his daughter and corrupt son in law? Make America Gutless, Asshole?

Open Thread, sorry it’s belatedlyish!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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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

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Friday, almost made it through another week, almost. Hopefully, we won’t start a war on an Asian peninsula this week. Here’z the Gnuzes…

What The Hell Is The DHS Going To Do With Kobach’s Voter Fraud Panel Mess?
H/T TPM
OMG! Kobach actually pressed charges against two people for voter fraud! How many millions of taxpayer bucks per charge does that cost? Idiot.

And

Worst Thing Steve Bannon Said About Trump? ‘Money Laundering’
H/T Alternet
Ah, yes, THAT hotel in Panama, where Russian Mob money was cleansed by buying suites…Follow the money!

Finally,

Trump aides planning to flee as Wolff book throws White House deeper into turmoil: reports
H/T Raw Story
Looks like Trump is draining the swamp alright. The one he created at the White House.

Open Thread, no lick, no spittle
RUCerious @ TPZoo

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Friday, last week of the year. Gnuz forthwith

Trump: Even if there was collusion with Russia, ‘it’s not a crime’
H/T The Hill
Um, yes, it is. It’s called electioneering, and conspiracy, sort of a RICO thing. Idiot. And you as much as admitted it, ahead of the upcoming evidence. Idiot.

And,
Trump to Dems: No DACA deal without the border wall
H/T Politico
Ain’t gonna happen. And this is what he was talking about ‘working with the Dems’? More preziduncial prevaricating

Finally,
‘Still not ready for prime time’: GOP strategist terrified by Trump’s babbling golf course ‘rant’
H/T Raw Story
Early onset of dementia. No other way to call this kind of behavior.

Open Thread, handle with care!

RUCerious @TPZoo

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Monday – first week of December – the Gnuz look thusly:

McConnell predicts unpopular tax bill will be a winning issue for GOP
H/T WaPo
RUC predicts McTurtle is wrong, and 2018 elections will tell.

And,
Trump: I knew Michael Flynn lied to the FBI when I fired him
H/T Vox
How dumb is someone who tweets his way to admitting obstruction of justice? Prezidunce.

Finally,
GOP analyst predicts John Kelly exit after learning Trump secretly sabotages him: ‘How long can he take it?’
H/T Raw Story
Apparently Herr Drumpf has been doing secret assignments going end run on his Chief of Staff. How many ex-generals can you piss off, before you get pissed on?

Open Thread, chew it up and spit it out!

RUCerious @ PZoo

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It’s Thurzdaze and here’z the Gnuz…

Senate Confirms Former Mine Executive To Be In Charge Of Mine Safety
H/T HuffPo
Dear Coal Miners, please don’t die on the job. Thank You. Oh, and btw, the cost of cleaning up your carcass will be equal to your last paycheck.

And

The first official Republican “no” on the Senate tax plan is Ron Johnson
H/T Vox
Will McCain, Murkowski, Corker, Flake or Collins join in and shitcan this giveaway to the richest 1%??

Finally,

Trump to allow imports of African elephant trophies
H/T The Hill
Let’s see what the Dept of Fish and Game says…
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it has determined that hunting African elephants in Zimbabwe and Zambio ‘will enhance the survival of the species in the wild,’ which is the standard by which officials judge wheter to allow imports of parts – known as trophies – of the animals”
Holy F**k. Kill them to save them. It must still be 1984.

Open Thread, get a firm grip, and resist.
RUCerious @ TPZoo

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It’s Wednesday, Hump Day, and, in case you forgot, Celebrate Trucker Citizen’s Band day.
You know, 10/4 good buddy!

In the gnuz…

Swing-seat Republicans squirm over GOP tax plan
H/T The Hill
HOW DARE THEY concern themselves over the well being of their constituents!!
FEALTY to Hair Leeder HWSNBN, good. Taking care of people, BAD!

And

Amid Bombshells, Trump Complains: ‘So Many Fake News Stories Today’
H/T TPM
Uhh, yes. And most of them coming from the tweetfarts of HWSNBN

Finally,

Rex Tillerson called Donald Trump a “moron,” was ready to resign: report
H/T Salon
C’mon Rex, man up and leave the moron to his own nepotistic devices. Do the Right Thing.

Open Thread, Resist
RUCerious @ TPZoo