Sorry for the lengthy absences, but life, family and work seem to take up 105% of my time these days.
Not to mention the miserable state of our dis-union.
But, here’s another episode of Sporadic Gnuz, pried from the cold dead hands of the Guttenberg digital press.
Supreme Court on 5-to-4 vote blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law
H/T Wa Po
A big fat up yours to the tiny horde of internet trolls predicting a swift end to Roe v. Wade.
And, not just up yours, but perhaps with a yard long strand of rusty barbed wire.
Young People Really, Really Want a Green New Deal
H/T The Nation
More heartening Gnuz.
Now we just need to get the hell out of their way and kick out all the azzhole politicians in their way.
AOC Lays Bare How Dark Money Corrupts Everything
In Thursday’s hearing on HR 1, Democrats’ ethics bill, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her time to demonstrate how dark money corrupts everything.
Open Thread, cherish it and tuck it into bed tonight!
Well, at least New, as in New Year.
Sorry about the hiatus, been buried at work and raising the two kids…
Anyhoo, here’s what appears to be passing as Gnuz these days.
Here’s Trump’s latest offer to end the shutdown — and why Democrats aren’t interested
The TrumpShutdown now at historical length, baby making doodoos in his Depends to get his WaLL.
Internet brutally mocks Trump after he claims the wall worked in San Antonio — which is nowhere near border
H/T Raw Story
No mocking of this fake Prezidunce is brutal enough.
Immigration hardliners blast Trump’s shutdown deal offer
Poor T.Rump. Caught between the CoulterBaugh and the Nuck&Chancy nightmare. Most likely consoling himself with mountains of cold Big Macs.
Open Thread, pick it up and run with it!
Monday Edition, Gummint shutdown, President shows great leadersh!t
Department of Homeland Security: Trump administration didn’t consult us for ‘DHS study’ on terrorism
H/T Raw Story
Of COURSE they didn’t consult their own department. Why would they do that? They are just making sh!t up as they go. You know, fake governing!
McConnell Pushes Back Funding Vote But No Deal With Dems Announced Yet
Turtle stuck between rock, hard place and his soft shell. Thinks he’s going to shame the Dems into caving by holding daily roll calls. Not gonna happen. Why would the Dems hark to the call of false promises of ‘debates’ next month?
House GOP warns: We’re no rubber stamp for Senate DACA fix
H/T The Hill
Translation: We’ve got our own pack of nutjobs ready to keep the gawdam gummint shutdown if’n you don’t cave into our effing deemans!
Open Thread, slice it ‘n dice it!
Thurzday, and here’s the Gnuz!
Shutdown drama grips the Capitol
H/T The Hill
The House TeaPartiers are holding up the process by demanding a vote on an idiotic piece of legislation that has no hope of ever becoming law. The incompetent Republicans unable to govern. Sad!
Vox Sentences: The Democratic momentum continues in Wisconsin
Another Democratic win by 9% in a state district that went for Trump by 17%. Jig’s up incompetent TrumpLickers.
Trump says privately that a terror attack could save him and GOP from 2018 election bloodbath: report
H/T Raw Story
Beware the false flag red alert…He would do it…
Open Thread, Get your boots on and head for cover!
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.
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%.
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…
Congress clears spending bill, averting shutdown
But Democrats and Republicans remain far apart on a broader budget agreement.
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!
Wednezday, Humpf Day, and Here’z the Gnuz!
Senate GOP Hold-Outs Moving To ‘Yes’ On Tax Bill After Promises From Trump, Leadership
Here we go, down the primrose lane…with thorns for the 99% and gilded lillies for the 1%
North Korea’s latest missile test went more than 10 times higher than the space station
Looks like they are almost nuclear capable…Scary sheiss considering the two leades are 40 years apart chronologically, but are mirror images of themselves egotistically and emotionally.
Trump retorts… “I will only tell you, we will take care of it”. Hopefully he will do something more productive than shatting himself.
Trump Says He’ll Blame Democrats If The Government Shuts Down
It doesn’t matter what the Prezidunce calls it, or who he blames for it. The Republicans control the government, and they will own it. All the way to November 2018.
Open Thread, Glad hand it, then put it back on the shelf!
And, in today’s not so top stories…
Trump: ‘I just don’t want a poor person’ in top economic roles h/t The Hill
No Shit Sherlock. What happened to ‘drain the swamp’? Oh…Right… Except for cronies, Wall Street barons and the rest of the One Percenters
Three Ideas to Check Trump and Revive the Democratic Party h/t Paul Glastris @ Wa Mo
I personally like #3. Your take?
Senate GOP to bring Obamacare repeal bill out of the shadows h/t Politico
My best guess is that it’s close enough to the disaster that the House rolled out to get a conference compromise done.
As much as it’s going to hurt, it may be necessary for the nation to feel the excruciating pain that is coming, in order to kick the R’s out of office in ’18 and/or 2020.
Open Thread, feel free…
RUCerious @ TPZoo