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

Daily Gnuz

Friday, the 17th August 2018, and Here’z the GNUZ

Russian oligarch tweets threat to Trump: This ‘will be his last term’ if he doesn’t ‘extinguish Russophobia’
H/T Raw Story
Got it Drumpf? These are your bosses speaking to you, Da?

And,
Aretha Franklin—Musical Genius, Truth Teller, Freedom Fighter
H/T The Nation
A truly beautiful human being. And one hell of an entertainer!

Finally,

‘The Greatest Intelligence Operation of Our Time’: Investigative Journalist Details How Trump Has Been Compromise by Russia for Years
H/T Alternet
We all know this, here’s hoping Mr. Mueller has his tax returns and is ready to include this in his report

Open Thread, Get your flamethrower and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily-iszh Gnuz

Sorry, It’s been a hectic couple of weeks at work, finished a monster reporting project today, back up for air and some vitamins.

And here’s the GNUZ~
Republican’s Narrow Edge In Solidly GOP District Spells Trouble For Party In Fall
H/T TPM
It may not spell ‘C E R T A I N D O O M’, but the Republicans are skeeert.
And rightwingfully so.

And,
Obstruction questions still on table for Mueller-Trump interview, Giuliani says
H/T Politico
Betcha tomorrow Trump fires Rudy and gets Hope Hicks to fill in.
At least she’s better looking, and that’s about all that counts at this point.

Finally,
Nearly half of Republicans say Trump should have ‘authority to close news outlets if they behave badly’: poll

H/T Raw Story
Now THIS is SCARY.
One of the fourteen signs Fascism is taking root.

Open Thread, come clean with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

Sorry for the long lapse in coverage, but here’s the Gnuz for Tuez-day

Forced To Choose Between Putin And His Own Government, Trump Picks Putin
Trump says that both countries are equally to blame for the tensions, rather than Russia’s invasion of Crimea or interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

H/T Huff PO
A day that should live in infamy, when our President sided with the Russians against our own Intelligence community.
SHAMEFUL.

And,
Putin tells Russian state TV Trump gave him a ‘very interesting offer’ on Ukraine and discussed getting around sanctions
H/T Raw Story
What offer? What did he give up? Effing Idiot….

Finally,
Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and America’s “geopolitical suicide”
H/T Vox
America is in deep SHIT.

Open Thread, let’s effing DEAL with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily-ish Gnuz

Seems more like a weakly at this point, but here’s the GNUZ

Trump Admin Deals New Blow To Obamacare
H/T TPM
Just another hit to the health care consumer’s wallet. Insurers are going to raise rates as they watch the risk pool funding vanish.
And watch the Republicans try to put this on “ObamaCare”. No way. The midterms coming up, hoping voters know what their insurance premiums are going to be for 2019 by November….

And,
MSNBC Panel Erupts in Laughter After ‘TV Lawyer’ Giuliani Claims He Was ‘Probably’ Present During June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting
H/T Alternet
Rudy is Ducking Felusional.

Finally,
GOP senator warns Trump: Putin, Kim ‘very cold-blooded, calculating’
H/T The Hill
Naw, Putin says he didn’t interfere, so that’s that. And Kim is a jolly fat guy with a funny haircut, no problem.
Trump is over his head with both of these criminal mofos. But his ego won’t let him contemplate it, let alone admit it.

Open Thread, gnash the choppers with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily-ish Gnuz

Back to Work Monday, and here’s the Gnuz…

Capital Gazette: ‘We Won’t Forget Being Called An Enemy Of The People’
H/T TPM
Trump and his minions own this, lock stock and smoking gun.
It’s just like 1932 Germany, instead of Jews, it’s Journalists.
Donald Trump just issued a direct threat to the free and independent media

Trump’s War on Journalism

And on, and on…
Shameful.

And,
Trump stands firm on trade, even as foreign tariffs begin kicking in
H/T WaPo
Here’s where Trump’s ego gets him in deep horsepuckey. Can’t admit he made a mistake

Finally,
Mexican populist López Obrador triumphs in presidential race
H/T Politico
This isn’t just Trump Backlash, this is a clear statement by the people of Mexico that they aren’t thugs and rapists. FU Trump, in a nutshell.

Open Thread, demand justice and walk with dignity!!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Weekendish Gnuz

Tis the weekend, and here’s the GNUZ!

P.S. On vacation for a week starting Sunday, hope to read y’all when I get back.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: VA Restaurant Kicked Me Out ‘Because I Work For POTUS’
H/T TPM
I’m pretty sure they had their RUC Lying-Bastard-o-Meter on, and turned up full blast.
With the Klaxons, bells, explosions and fou-gasse, the regulars probably insisted she leave them in peace.

And,
Chinese leaders ‘absolutely confused’ by Trump’s demands on trade
H/T Politico
Yes, well… As we all are confused about his mental state, childish rants, incomprehensible fog on every issue.
Welcome to the club, expect CHAOS.

Finally,
Senate left in limbo by Trump tweets, House delays
H/T The Hill
Hey! Better off in limbo, the rest of us are living through this HELL!

Open Thread, send the mutt out to pick it up and deliver it with your slippers!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

For Thurzdaze, Junish the twenty furzt

And Here’z the Gnudez

Tensions Run High For Republicans As House Heads To Doomed Immigration Votes
A do-nothing Congress is about to do what it does best: nothing.

H/T Huff Po
Complete kabuki theater. Foregone conclusion that none of the idiot Republican plans will pass. They might has well arm themselves heavily with squirt guns, do a right face and fire away at the idiot in front of them.

And,
Trump falsely claimed for days that he couldn’t end family separations
The president is now reversing himself after facing fierce backlash for forcibly removing thousands of children from their parents.

H/T Politico
But, But, Butt, “Only I can Fix IT”, er, “Only Congress can fix it.” OK, I can sign something or other, but probably can’t spell seppereettllly write.

Finally,
‘He has a gold toilet’: Ex-Obama advisor nails Donald Trump as a member of ‘the elites he decries’
H/T Raw Story
His dumas supporters don’t care that he’s the biggest hypocrite in the arena, they want to be just like Him!

Open Thread, pick it up and wipe your nose with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

For Tuezday, June 19ther

Here with is the Gnuz!

Judge Strikes Down Kobach’s Voter Law— And Orders He Take Legal Ed Classes
H/T TPM
Classic slap down of the fascist SecState of Kansas. Learn the law goober. Yes, you have to be schooled.

And,
Now It’s Up to Voters to Stop Gerrymandering
The Supreme Court declined to act to stop partisan gerrymandering, so we must act instead.

H/T The Nation
Absolutely correct. The Blue Tsunami needs to clean the Republican clocks in November, take back the House at a minimum, as well as state houses across the country.
The SCROTUS failed to draw the line defining what is the test for gerrymandering, Clarence declaring that none of the plaintiffs had been harmed. Lemmee see. I live in an area where my vote is meaningless because the district lines are designed to screw me over. No harm? You’ve gone senile Clarence, go away.

Finally,
Senate candidate Richard Painter pledges to put out Trump’s ‘dumpster fire’ in eye-popping campaign ad
H/T Raw Story
Now HERE’S a guy I could vote for.
If I lived in the land of 10 zillion lakes…

Open Thread, pick it up and warp some fish with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

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

Daily Gnuz

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

Daily Gnuz

For Thurzday, The Seventh of Junius.
and Here’s the Gnuz:

Giuliani: Kim Jong Un Got On ‘Hands And Knees And Begged’ Trump For Meeting
H/T TPM
Trump hired Giuliani thinking he would make a nice Goebbels. Looks like he got Von Stauffenberg instead.

And,
Trump hit Mexico with steel tariffs. Mexico is hitting back — and targeting Republicans.
H/T Vox
Good for geese, gander and failing republican hog farmers.

Finally,
Chuck Todd Introduces A Drug For Trump Fatigue
H/T C&L
Hilarious! I could use a couple dozen dozens of …Oblivia! (Warning, you could fall asleep at the wheel…the roulette wheel. Do not gamble and take Oblivia at the same time.)

Open Thread, pick it up and sneeze on it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

For Tuezday, the Fifth of June

And here’s the GNUZ!

Grassley Dings Giuliani: ‘If I Were President…I Would Hire A New Lawyer’
H/T TPM
Your ass is grass if Grassley thinks you’re as worthless as Guiliani. Say that three times really fast!

And,
WATCH: Kentucky valedictorian tricks his Trump-loving classmates into cheering for Obama
H/T Raw Story
Sweet! The smart kid dupes the rubes into cheering for an Obama quote, by saying at first it was a Trumpanzee pronouncement!

Finally,
Black, Female Lawmaker Stopped By Security For Not Looking ‘Like A Legislator’
H/T TPM
No shit, without her manacles and scythe, one might not recognize the slave, right massa?

Open Thread, Take it out for a test ride! But please recycle it when you’re done!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

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

Daily Gnuz

For Tuezday, May the 29th

2018 has already outpaced 2017 in K-12 school shooting deaths
This year really has been worse so far.

H/T Vox
And as long as we have Republicans in charge, the NRA will ensure nothing is done to reduce the number of firearms in circulation.

And,
Garrett Will Not Seek Reelection, Reveals His Struggle With Alcoholism
H/T TPM
This is the jerk who bullied his staff, and allowed his wife to use them for errands like feudal serfs. Good Riddance. I hope he gets treatment and then makes reparations to those he has belittled and bullied.

Finally,
Millennials take on Trump in the midterms
Younger candidates are flooding Democratic congressional primaries — and winning.

H/T Politico
Nice to see the next generation pick up the flag and run with it. BLUE WAVE in November.

Open Thread, run it around the block a few times.

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

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

Daily Dilly Dilly Gnuz

For Thurzday, the Seventeenenth of May

And here’s what’z Gnuz

Tensions erupt among Trump trade officials ahead of China talks
H/T Politico
What I wouldn’t give to have the knife sharpening concession at the White House.
They stab each other with their steely knives, but they just can’t kill the beast.

And,
Black Father stopped by officer after complaint of a ‘suspicious man with a baby’ in the park
H/T Raw Story
Yet another episode of TrumpEnabled Institutional Racism at work. Imagine the nerve of taking the baby for a stroller ride whilst black!

Finally,
Trump’s new Stormy Daniels money disclosure may have gotten him in even more legal trouble
H/T Vox
Is there anything he can do without getting the icky all over his shoes?

Open Thread, Spill your guts with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

Monday edition May 14th 2018-ish

Pompeo: US and North Korea “in complete agreement” on goals of Trump-Kim summit
A US-North Korea nuclear deal might be coming together.
H/T Vox
Or, now that the NK nuclear testing mountain collapsed, and Kim no longer has the capability to test, he can keep his stash of nukes squirreled away and dupe Trump into a deal to lift sanctions and sing Kumbayah.

And,
‘This is going to come out’: Malcolm Nance says dossier was right about Trump committing ‘high crime’ of bribery
H/T Raw Story
Hmm. Ties to China’s tech company may be a conflict of interest?? Film at 11:00, 11:30, 11:45 and pretty much all freaking day and night long.

Finally,
Trump Supporters ‘Tricked by the Devil’ are Now Facing Financial Ruin: ‘I Feel So Stupid’
Eddie Devine voted for Trump, but worries he may go out of business. Here’s why.
H/T Alternet
Buyer’s remorse. The war on brown people leaves many small businesses with no seasonal labor force. Whod’a thunk it?

Open Thread, Summerize it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Weekendly Gnuz

Saturday Edition, hot off the keyboard!

White people keep calling the cops on black people for no reason. That’s dangerous.
Calling 911 means different things to white and black people.
H/T Vox
Institutional Racism, alive and well entrenched, and bolstered by TrumpIdolatry behavior.

And,
That ‘Deep State’ You Keep Hearing About? It Doesn’t Exist
Former NSA director Michael Hayden is no white knight. But he’s right on this point, which he makes in his new book The Assault on Intelligence.
H/T The Nation
Sane people know this. It’s the other ones that swallow this crap hook sine and linker.

Finally,
Trump taps billionaire financier to head intelligence board
H/T Politico
No doubt about it, Trump’s administration IS the swamp.

Open Thread, unleash the beast, and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

For Thurzday, May the twelventh.
And here be sayed Gnuz:

President Donald Trump finally admits that “fake news” just means news he doesn’t like
The president is using his Twitter bully pulpit to bully the press again.
H/T Vox
Authoritarian fascists show this trait in spades and Trump seems to be the King of Spades.

And,
Michael Cohen tried to use his relationship with Trump to score major cash from AT&T and other companies
H/T Raw Story
Pay for play, otherwise known as BRIBERY.

Finally,
‘Far Too Much Incriminating Information’: Former FBI Official Explains Why Trump Likely Won’t Speak to Mueller
H/T Alternet
Yes, but, Fools Rush in Where Wise men never go

Open Thread, shake a leg and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

Tuesday’s Gnuzes for youses.

NYT: Mueller’s questions for Trump focus on Manafort, Flynn, Comey, Sessions
H/T Politico
Fifty questions, any of which Trump will get caught lying about. The game is afoot.

And,

The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
H/T Vox
We are going in the wrong direction, fastly

Finally,
Carson’s HUD rent hike is a fix in search of a problem
H/T WaPo
Ben Carson is trying so hard to show that he’s not really ‘black’.
It’s a shame he’s taking it out on the poor. Just Another Trumpa$$hole.

Open Thread, Make light with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

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

Daily Gnuz

For Thurzday, Aprily 26th

Cohen Says He’ll Plead Fifth In Stormy Daniels Suit Due To Criminal Probe
H/T TPM
Ok, lessee…He’s pleading the 5th in the civil case, because,….of the criminal probe. So he might say something in the civil trial that provides Meuller with the goods.
OK, got it. Maybe.

And,
Emmanuel Macron rebuked Trump before Congress. Democrats loved it.
On Tuesday, Macron was schmoozing with Trump. On Wednesday, he was getting a standing ovation from Democrats.
H/T Vox
How sweet it is…

Finally,
Carson wants poor to pay more rent, work for assistance
H/T Politico
Damned Poor folk anyhoo. Raise their rent, garnish their social security! How dare they be impoverished in the land of the free and the home of the grave?

Open Thread, pick a topic and run with it!

RUCerious @TPZoo