Daily Gnuz

Today’s Gnuz – Sad but true(ish)

Brokaw: I don’t know if Trump can ‘stitch the country back together again’
h/t The Hill
No sheiss Tom, my bestest guess would be a resounding ‘are you sheissing me?’

And

David Duke Knows Trump’s On His Side, And So Do We
h/t C&L
Yup.

Finally,

Lincoln Memorial in Washington defaced with expletives
h/t Raw Story
Shameful.

Open Thread, enjoy one tear at a time
RUCerious @ TPZoo

Weep For America

OMFG! This man is insane! Donald J. Trump has no perceivable grounding in Reality. He starts off with a lie about the Empire State Building. Now, you might say I’m quibbling (and I would congratulate you on your extensive, if slightly misused, vocabulary) but there’s a reason Donald did it. He’s setting up a contrast between how long it took to build the Empire State Building (*) and how long it takes to build new “highways” (I wasn’t aware the Interstate Highway System was expanding so much), a difference he blames entirely on regulations. No other reasons, just regulations. Never mind, Donald, that the REASON for all those regulations was one word – experience. We learned what could go wrong if you didn’t make people follow certain codes. (Good example by an American company overseas: KBR and the electrocuting showers. That’s what no regulations gets you. Also see: Somalia.) He claims he could have built the latest new highway he saw in a state he wouldn’t name for less money and faster. Those of us who know of him and his history know it’s because he doesn’t follow regulations. BTW, if you haven’t already checked, Donald claimed the Empire State Building was built in eleven months. If you do the Google search suggested below, you’ll see it clearly says it took one year and forty-five days to complete. Donald wanted to minimize how long it took (without any mention of the lives lost) to build it. Just because he likes to exaggerate and make himself seem more important, knowledgeable, and useful than he really is.

Near the end, when asked how race relations can be improved, he answers that things will get better once jobs come back, good-paying jobs, and everyone is making more money, then we’ll see race relations improve. Yes. Seriously. He said that. He thinks money solves all problems, even centuries of institutional racism in America. It’s as if suddenly all the managers are going to be black and making more money, and then they’ll be happier and they won’t complain about the fact their local bank still won’t give them a fucking mortgage.

Then he brags about his winery in Charlottesville.

There are several times during the presser when he says “Excuse me. Excuse me.”, usually following some “chatter”. If you’ve ever seen The President Show with Anthony Atamuniak (that’s close to his name) as Donald Trump, you will hear his impersonation. And you’ll laugh to yourself. And if you’re in public at the time, it could get you some strange looks. I’m just sayin’.
So enjoy the interview. Then curl up with a nice bottle somewhere and weep gently for this country.
Then go out and fucking VOTE!

(*) If you start to type “How long did it take” into Google, the first option on the list is “…to build the Empire State Building”. I’m guessing a lot of people did what I did and fact-checked Donald and instantly found him wrong. Again.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/15/trumps-off-the-rails-news-conference-on-charlottesville-the-alt-left-and-infrastructure-annotated/?utm_term=.335966271167

Daily Gnuz

Back in the saddle, again!

And, here’s the Gnuz of the Day!

“If you’re not resisting, you’re partaking”: a historian on Trump’s failure to call evil by its name
H/T Vox
Historian Timothy Snyder nails it.

And

A new report reveals White House officials treat the president like a spoiled toddler
H/T AlterNet
Appropriately so, for the son of Fred.

Finally,

Trump aides predicting ‘brutal’ September
H/T Politico
Let’s just hope it doesn’t include a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula.

Open Thread, read ’em and try not to weep too much
RUCerious @ TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

It’s Friday, in case no one told you! Welcome to the almost weekend, and here’s what’s in the Gnuz…

Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, and why Trump is so afraid of it, explained
H/T Vox
And when they get the complete set of goods on him, Trump will fire him, then be impeached.

And
DOJ warns the media could be targeted in crackdown on leaks
H/T The Hill
‘Democracy Dies in Darkness.’

Finally,
Obamacare Rage in Retrospect
H/T NY Times
Mr. Krugman nails it again

RUCerious @The Zoo

Daily Gnuz

Some interesting stuff going on today, hump-day, second day of August 2017…

I asked 12 legal experts if the latest Trump-Russia news showed obstruction of justice
h/t Vox
The thought plickens…

And

GOP Chairman opens door to Democrats on ObamaCare
h/t The Hill
Yes, it takes abject failure for the Repbullykins to dump Trump and go back to legislating with normal order.

Finally,

Mulvaney: We still might dump Obamacare subsidies h/t Politico
Dimwitted Prezidunce and OMB director think this threat is going to give them leverage over who/m????…Idiots

And…, A Bonus Round today! Found at Raw Story, even Norwegians can be hysterical bedwetters!
Right-wingers pitch screaming fit over ‘terrifying’ Burqa women — who turned out to be just bus seats
Taking lessons from the Trumpistas – busloads of women going to New Hampshire to vote illegally, we’re sure…

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

Daily Gnuz

How on earth are we supposed to keep up with ALL the dumb ass s**t that the morons occupying the White House are doing?
Nevertheless, here’s the Gnuz, at least some of it…

Report: President Trump himself crafted his son’s misleading Russia statement
h/t Vox
We are at the point where one must ask:
What did D. Trump know, and when did he know it?

And

Steve Schmidt Goes Off: Scaramucci Revealed ‘Snake Pit’ Of Lying Liars
h/t C&L
Lighten up Steve! They’re just playing the hands they are dealt, emulating the patron that gave them their phony baloney jobs they are unqualified to perform. What else did you expect?

Finally,

‘I don’t know’: Leaked audio reveals how clueless Kushner is on stagnant Middle East peace plan
h/t Raw Story
And speaking of clueless and unqualified…
Funny that this story was leaked by one of the new crop of interns…Polygraphs, anyone?

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

Daily Gnuz – Sunday edition

Here’s the Gnuz of the day for the end of the week (or beginning), enjoy!

Trump just delivered the most chilling speech of his presidency
H/T Vox
This is the stuff that destroys a democracy, race baiting, inciting to violence, militarization of the police. Disgraceful, Mr. Prezidunce.

Hackers break into voting machines in minutes at hacking competition
H/T The Hill
So easy a caveman or Russian could do it!

Trump threatens to end ObamaCare payments unless repeal passes
H/T The Hill
Attaboy, threaten to destroy the system when you don’t get your way!
That’s real leadership!