Sunday, May 28, 2017

94 Million Unemployed? Not quite

2303 PM: Champ [Quote] -- 10:14am -- Sun, May 28, 17 pst
And 94 Million were still unemployed.


Now let's check the figures. The month Obama left office, unemployment was at just over 7.6 million. Not the 94 million the internet trolls claim. My source?  Trump's own US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bring Up Clinton!

4803 PM: Marta8point5 -- Sat, Apr 8 6:19am pst 
Marta8point5(This week's lament: Bush leaked!) 
They can't stop talking about Clinton because they are out of ideas.

9890 PM: Luvy -- Tue, Dec 28 5:34am PST
You bring up Clinton when you lose the argument.

1900 PM: Mistysea -- Sat, May 22 5:48am PST
When [they] can't defend their arguments they try to change the topic to Billy Jeff Clinton. 

7259 PM: Marta8point5 -- Sat, Apr 23 5:41am PST
oh dear not clinton again...who cares about him...isn't he a has been?

6856 PM: Dudley -- Mon, Dec 20 5:32pm PST
The left is always talking about Clinton.

3957 PM: Marta8point5 -- Sun, Jan 30 6:45am PST
Clinton isn't the president any more so why bring him up?

3751 PM: Dino -- Mon, Dec 6 2:37pm PST
Someone tell Natchez Clinton isn't president anymore.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Trump's Deal Making Not Working

Trump is discovering that shaping public policy isn't quite like negotiating the purchase of an airplane.

In 1987, he offered a ridiculously low $5M for a $30M aircraft.

The tactic may have worked for Trump, as he wound up paying only $8 million.

What did he stand to lose, though, if the potential seller had walked away?

Nothing. He could simply have looked for another airplane to purchase.

Fast forward to the present: Trump demanded congress fund his border wall as part of a deal to keep govt open. It was the rough equivalent of offering $5M for a $30M aircraft; except in this case, the congress pretty much told Trump to go piss up a rope.

This is public policy; not wheeling and dealing in aircraft. As opposed to the 1987 deal, in this case Trump has PLENTY to lose by not negotiating in good faith. He stands to see his reputation suffer; and he stands to possibly lose control of both the House and of the Senate if he insists in pushing for absurd deals that benefit no one.

Who's Stupid Now?

World leaders look at Trump and think, ''That STUPID SUMBITCH put a FOREIGN AGENT on his national security team? Then BLAMED Obama for it?''

Hillary Was "Careless"?

Remember what Comey said in smearing Hillary? He used the word ''careless.''

Compared to Trump, though, she's the most careful person in the world.

Try to imagine the howling from the right if Hillary Clinton had appointed a FOREIGN AGENT to sit in on top level national security briefings - as Trump did.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

More Smearing of Susan Rice

Can you imagine it?

Defense Atty: ''Your Honor, we have a problem here.''

Judge: ''What's that?''

Defense: ''The officer asked to see my client's drivers license.''

Judge: ''What the fuck? Who are you? A goddamned Trump-nut?''

Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump Proposes Cat Insurance

Trump has assembled a crack team of health experts to get his new legislation right! It will be the most BEAUTIFUL feline health insurance plan ever.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Trump Finger Extensions

Trump gets something done about his short fingers.

 Trump gets something done about his short fingers.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nation in Distress

Sean Spicer sent a not so secret signal to the world -- that our nation is in peril.

"Flying the American flag upside down is an officially recognized signal of distress. § 8(a)The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger . . . "

Friday, March 03, 2017

Trump Meets Top Russian Spy

A quick recap:

April 2016 – Trump meets with Russia’s top spy in DC.

July 2016 – Sen. Jeff Sessions, Carter Page, and J.D. Gordon meet with Russia’s top spy in DC.

September 2016 – Sen. Sessions meets one-on-one with Russia’s top spy in DC.

December 2016 – Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn meet with Russia’s top spy in DC.

January 2017 - Under oath, Sessions DENIED the meetings.

Is there a pattern here?


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Knocked Out?

The GOP claimed that an unruly mob knocked a House staffer unconscious.

Then, we find out the staffer wasn't ''knocked'' at all. She simply FAINTED while taking questions. *S* 

From Talking Points Memo:

The Utah GOP’s letter also used sensationalist language, attributing its decision to urge lawmakers to hold tele-town halls to “angry leftist mobs” who have “displayed hostile, violent, and deliberately disruptive behavior.”

It also misrepresented a Tuesday incident at the Huntington Beach, California district office of a Republican lawmaker, claiming the local branch of progressive group Indivisible “knocked a 71-year-old staffer for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher unconscious.”

As TPM previously reported, in stark contrast to Rohrabacher's incendiary statement describing a "mob" that attacked his staffer, Huntington Beach police characterized the incident as an accident. The staffer fell to the ground after accidentally hitting the 2-year-old daughter of a protester with the office door. While the staffer told police she hit her head, she did not become unconscious as a result of the fall, and instead fainted later during an interview with police. She was eventually taken to the hospital by a friend.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Pale Caught Lying Again

438 PM: Palerider [Quote] -- 11:06am -- Fri, Feb 10, 17 pst PaleRider Dan Walters is a huge strawman, no matter how much you jump up and down, I posted nothing from him

Oh, my! Pale's doubling down on his lying! Pale plagiarized a Dan Walters piece and presented it as his own. I archived his post.

82 PM: Palerider [Quote] -- 9:46am -- Fri, Feb 10, 17 pst Palerider For many years, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and other state and local pension systems have assumed earnings, technically called the “discount rate,” in the 7.5 percent to 8 percent range, and they seemed to be generally on target.

With that assumption, California’s unfunded pension liabilities – the gap between what the funds expect to have and what retirees will be owed – are roughly $450 billion.

That’s a big number, but investment earnings have stumbled in the last couple of years. CalPERS gained 2.4 percent in 2014-15 and a minuscule 0.6 percent in 2015-16.

That generally was the experience of other California and national systems as well. Were pension fund overseers to drop their discount rates to the 4 percent range, roughly the rate private corporate systems use, California’s unfunded liabilities would probably surpass $1 trillion.


 In fact the piece Pale presented as his own DID come from a right wing blog. And it IS an opinion piece. And here is the URL.

483   PM:   Palerider   [Quote]     -- 11:15am -- Fri, Feb 10, 17 pst

Oh, that single paste, I stand corrected, the more current estimate was
from Walters in the Sacramento Bee

But its not a blog either

Yes, it IS a blog.  That's why it has an "About This Blog" section.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Drain the Swamp?

I don't think so. Trump's filling it with even MORE sludge.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Melania Cheated

Who is surprised that Melania modeled in the US illegally?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weed perhaps doesn't understand that law enforcement officials MUST pick and choose how, where, and to what purpose they will focus their resources. For instance, US officials reportedly turn a blind eye to the importing of prescription drugs from Canada.  This is not new. There is only so much time, money, and manpower to go around.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Trump's "MBA"?

Trump has allowed rumors to persist that he was the "top" student in his class at Wharton.  But the truth, of course, is a different matter:

An "examination of Trump’s own academic record yields a distinctly unflattering picture of the celebrity businessman. Among other things, Trump has allowed the media to report for years that he graduated first in his class at Wharton, despite strong evidence that this is not true and indications that he was, in fact, an undistinguished student.
Trump did not go to Wharton’s prestigious MBA program. Rather, he received an undergraduate degree offered by Wharton to University of Pennsylvania students. And Trump didn’t attend Wharton for a full four years. Instead, he transferred there after spending his first two undergraduate years at Fordham, the Jesuit university in the Bronx."

Trump and Housing Discrimination

The Trump surrogates are out this morning trying to sell the story that Donald Trump wasn’t involved in that infamous housing discrimination suit in the 1970s. “No, that wasn’t Donald; that was his daddy,” they’re screaming.

Wrong, it was Donald AND his daddy. Read about it here in the NYTIMES.
Major Landlord Accused of Antiblack Bias in City,” the headline stated. The Department of Justice had brought suit in federal court in Brooklyn against Mr. Trump and his father, Fred C. Trump, charging them with violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968 in the operation of 39 buildings.

“The government contended that Trump Management had refused to rent or negotiate rentals ‘because of race and color,’ ” The Times reported. “It also charged that the company had required different rental terms and conditions because of race and that it had misrepresented to blacks that apartments were not available.”

So, there you have it. Enough of this tomfoolery. We’re on the case.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Treat Them Like Shit

Treat them like shit

"Fighting Back: Trump Scrambles off the Canvas"  - b Julie Baumgold - New York Magazine; pg 43; November 9, 1992

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pecker Checkers

They said they want to get govt out of our lives.

Yet, they want to station pecker-checkers at every public restroom.  This is absurd.

The GOP wants to put their govt noses up women's vaginas and down little boys' pants.

There is no denying it.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Reagan and Nancy - Shameless Sluts

White House insiders confirm, President Reagan enjoyed watching his wife fellate Frank Sinatra in the Oval Office.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

TjBob Promises

Tejano Bob . . . . Line number 6383 . . . . Sat, May 26, 8:17PM PDT
I'm not going to argue with you further about it, dosseet. In five business days I will fulfill my promise to repost your comment that you and your buddies at the VFW call people like POL INC assholes. If you choose to claim it's a fabricated post, that's up to you.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Stage Mother

Reagan needed Nancy to whisper his lines to him.

From the Milwauke Sentinal - Sept. 26, 1987,5745798&hl=en

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Bernie's Super PAC Problem

Does Bernie enjoy super PAC support?  You bet your ass he does.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016

CAG - Prove There Is NOT a God

Prove there is not a god?

OK -- right after you prove there is not a Tooth Fairy.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

You're a Woman?

Betty White says --- 

And you voted republican?  You're kidding; right?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Some nitwit claimed the Muslims don't get  along with with other faiths.

That nitwit obviously doesn't know what he's talking about. These pictures show several Muslims having a grand time at my church.