Daily Gnuz

Thurzday, and the Gnuz is here, or somewhere around here…

Trump says he would speak to Mueller under oath in Russia probe
H/T The Hill
Well, yes, of course he’d like to, is totally willing to, and especially if he’s being treated ‘fairly’. But, alas, his lawyers aren’t going to allow him to answer any questions concerning his motivation, reasons for firing Comey, or how beauteous his mistress…

And,
Trump open to citizenship for DACA enrollees
H/T Politico
Again, he’s for it, until President Miller takes his cable teevee time away. Then he’ll cave and be against it.

Finally,
More US states eye donations to evade Trump tax changes
H/T Raw Story
There’s always a way to get around the tax system. The Feds can’t prohibit the states from letting their citizens deduct whatever from their state taxes. Period. Good ole 10th Amendment

Open Thread, barf it up and run to the sink with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Open Thread, barf it up and run to the sink with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

Wednezday’z Gnuz herewith;

Senate passes tax bill, pushing it closer to Trump’s desk
H/T Passed without a single opposition vote, amendment, input of consultation.
You’ze own it R’s. Time will tell.

And

This Visionary Sci-Fi Author Sees the Destruction of Human Civilization: Predatory Capitalism
H/T Alternet
Good read, food for thought.

Finally,

Time’s up: As CHIP expires unrenewed, Congress blows a chance to save healthcare for 9 million children
H/T LA Times
Maybe, just maybe, as Red States get screwed over, and their children lose medical coverage because the Congress is too busy giving corporations and the rich a tax cut…Maybe they’ll start figuring out they’ve been screwed, blued and tattooed.

Open Thread, let’s get through the holiday season in one peace.
RUCerious @ TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

Another Monday, another week to get through. Here’z the Gnuz…

Former Trump Adviser Defends Attacks On Mueller Probe: ‘We’re In The Game’
H/T TPM
Game? You think this is a Game? The Game is also known as keep our country free from fascist authoritarianism. I guess we know which side you’re on in THAT game.

And

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Face New Lawsuit Over Financial Disclosures: Report
H/T Alternet
I know it’s just a lawsuit, but cannot, no way, no how resist the urge to say ‘Lock them Up!’

Finally,

Scarborough: The GOP tax plan ‘steals’ $1.5 trillion from millennials
H/T The Hill
Yo! Millenials! We know you don’t really feel like voting some of the time. It’s hard to participate when the system is rigged. We get it.
But, you are going to get fleeced so the 1% can get richer.
Do something about it at the next election.
Thank You!

Open Thread, enjoy one byte at a thyme
RUCerious @ TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

Today, Monday, December 11th is here. and HERE is the Gnuz

Republicans fret over tax bill’s unpopularity
H/T The Hill
Really? I find that very difficult to believe. To fret:

verb: fret; 3rd person present: frets; past tense: fretted; past participle: fretted; gerund or present participle: fretting
1. be constantly or visibly worried or anxious.
“the congress fretted about the chance of losing their jobs when people figure out the consequences of the tax bill.”

2.
gradually wear away (something) by rubbing or gnawing.
“the tax laws fret the American worker’s standard of living”

And
Three Trump accusers reveal to Megyn Kelly new details about ‘gross and dirty’ experience with president
H/T Raw Story
Gross and dirty. Says it all about this Prezidunce.

Finally,

Pipe bomb explodes in subway passage near Port Authority Bus Terminal, one suspect in custody
H/T NY Daily News
I sense a crackdown by the Trump administration. Time to round up all the ______…whatever ethnic group the suspect may be a member of…

Open Thread, get through the day, week, years until the next election…
RUCerious @ TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

It’s Thurzday and here’s the GNUZ’

Trump’s VA director cut a program that housed homeless veterans despite president’s pledge to take care of them
H/T Raw Story
No, the sitting on his fat ass Prezidunce doesn’t give a crap about the veterans, or the soldiers, or the military. Just throw away pawns in the game of life and death. What the hell did you expect from a draft dodging coward?

And,
Steve Bannon lashes out at Mitt Romney in Alabama. This is probably just the beginning.
H/T Vox
Umm, Mr. Bannon…what about the Prezidunce. Draft dodging isn’t reserved for Mormons serving on their ‘mission’. Drumpf demonstrated his cowardice with ‘bone spurs’. Right.
Oh, and Mormons aren’t really Xians, are they? Next thing Bannon goes for is ‘Joseph Smith was born in Kenya’.

Finally,
‘Holy crap’: Experts find tax plan riddled with glitches
Some of the provisions could be easily gamed, tax lawyers say.

H/T Politico
OMG! Easily Gamed? How could that Possibly Happen? They spent so much time, had so many hearings, brought in so many expert…wait. Never mind.

Open Thread, can’t really ask you to enjoy it. Just try not to get too enraged. And take your effing meds!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

It be Tuesday, and herein be the gnuzes


A conservative group tried to plant a fake Roy Moore allegation in the Washington Post. It failed.
A woman said Moore got her pregnant at 15. Her story unraveled under scrutiny.

H/T Vox
James O’Keefe faceplants with another malicious attempt to undermine the free press

And


We Are Living in Perilous Times—And Yet There Is a Promising Movement Afoot
Citizens are not sitting idly watching our democracy go under.

H/T Alternet
A glimmer of hope yet shines…Resist!

Finally,

The Memo: GOP Fears Trump Turmoil During Tax Push
H/T The Hill
And well they should fear Turmoil. Isn’t that Donald’s middle name? All the insults, slanders, slights and arrogance come home to roost, as McCain, Flake, and others sink this effort.

Open Thread, if you must kick ass, please be nice to the donkeys.
RUCerious @ TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

Thurzday, Thangzgizzing Day 2017 and here’z the gnuz

Daily Gnuz for

Trump Organization Reaches Deal To Walk Away From SoHo Property
H/T TPM
Salient Paragraph(s)
The project was troubled from the beginning. The SoHo development was also the subject of complaints from private investors who accused the Bayrock Group, a frequent Trump partner, of failing to disclose fraud convictions of two Bayrock partners.
The New York Times reported that the development also took “financing from questionable sources in Russia and Kazakhstan.”
Buyers in the development were angry that the Trumps allegedly inflated claims of the project’s success, and the Trump Organization ultimately settled a civil suit in 2011, admitting no wrongdoing and agreeing to refund much of buyers’ deposits.

ProPublica, WNYC and The New Yorker reported in October that the Manhattan district attorney’s Major Economic Crimes Bureau had opened an investigation into Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., the President’s eldest children, in 2010.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr’s team reportedly acquired emails in which the Trump siblings discussed how to coordinate misleading information to give to people interested in condo units.
Marc Kasowitz, one of Trump’s longtime personal attorneys, donated $25,000 to Vance Jr.’s reelection campaign in 2012. According to the report, Vance Jr. returned the donation. He dropped the case against the elder Trump children several months later, and Kasowitz reportedly helped raise an additional $50,000 for his campaign.

If Rotten fruit falls to the pavement in Manhatten, is there fraud in the mess?

And


The theory behind Trump’s tax cuts is exactly what gave us the failed Bush economy
An influx of foreign hot money isn’t what we need.

H/T Vox
This isn’t about what we need. This is about unbridled greed and avarice. It’s the gold, stupid!

Finally,

37 of 38 economists said the GOP tax plans would grow the debt. The 38th misread the question.
H/T WaPo
Whatever happened to “Mortgaging our children’s Future”? Oh, right, that was when Democrats were asking for a safety net…

Open Thread, stuff your TurDuckEn with it..
RUCerious @ TPZoo