Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Substance over Style

Frankie goes Boom.

That's a man who knows what's truly precious.

Mad Men Indeed

Trump calls Kim Jong Un a ‘madman with nuclear weapons,’ according to transcript of Duterte call
(Duterte's) administration has overseen a brutal extrajudicial campaign that has resulted in the killings of thousands of suspected drug dealers.
Trump has not spoken out against that strategy, and in their call he praised Duterte for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem.”
“Many countries have the problem, we have the problem, but what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that,” Trump said, according to the transcript.
The most urgent drug problem in this country is caused by DOCTORS and PHARMAS handing out opiates to unsuspecting sick people.
See the vortex.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Deviously Cruel

I'm pretty sure the horrifying budget cuts are a bargaining gambit.   He's staking out the extreme position.
Then they can act all magnanimous and pious when they generously allow completely disabled people to keep their caretakers and medications...
...But can still slash lots of other important reality based stuff like the NIH, CDC, EPA.
Because that's what's important.  That's what the corporate donors want.
Less oversight.
Less accountability.

Not My Imagination

Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change?
STAT reviewed decades of Trump’s on-air interviews and compared them to Q&A sessions since his inauguration. The differences are striking and unmistakable.
My Hypothesis-
Tooth and Nasal infections (go figure)

Since the campaign, however, he has been getting less and less sleep and more and more memory problems
His sinus infection is affecting his entire head now, and he really can't think too well anymore.

update: Plus I think they're drugging him. Something like Benedryl maybe. He's very sleepy.
That's why he was grabbing Melania on the airplane stairs...

So Presidential

 “‘You can’t say what not to say,’ [a source close to H.R. McMaster] said of Trump, ‘because that will then be one of the first things he’ll say,” CNN reports.

Two days later
Trump says "I never mentioned the word or name Israel" to Russians

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Meanwhile in America

10 ways the GOP tried to sabotage Obamacare
Trump and Congressional Republicans have repeatedly said that the ACA is collapsing under its own weight, and that the exchanges are exploding. But while there is reason to be concerned about problems in the individual market, the story of Obamacare’s problems is not complete unless we take a look back over the last several years and look at all the ways Republican lawmakers, governors, and pundits – and now the Trump Administration – took steps to deliberately weaken the Affordable Care Act.

And now...
Trump reportedly wants to kill critical Obamacare subsidies, despite warnings health insurance premiums would spike

Extreme Antisocial Behavior

This qualifies for me.

$100 BILLION Arms Deal with SAUDI ARABIA.
(with $100 Million tip thrown in for bringing Veruca.)

The hypocrisy is staggering.
The spectacle is nauseating.

Friday, May 19, 2017

State of the Insanity

Thanks Rep Lieu.
Good Luck, World.





















Saudi Arabia isn't on the Ban List- they are going to give him the Royal Treatment.
Frankly, I hope Francis pope-slaps him upside the head.

This Seems to be the Goal

Thanks to Genetic Testing, Everyone Could Soon Have a Pre-Existing Condition

Oh Really...

Low cerebrospinal fluid Orexin levels in infants during SIDS risk period.

Hmmm, well-  low orexin levels are caused by infection and impaired breathing.
I suggest sucking the boogers out of kids noses before they sleep.
Oh, and SLEEPING ON AN INCLINE.

(this advice goes for adults with breathing problems too...)

No Divine Intervention Required

Scientists Propose New Theory for How Life on Earth Began

Glad I lived long enough to read this.  It's quite viable.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Over the Edge












Listen Donny, you didn't think you were going to win so you didn't cover your ass.
And you left piles of shit everywhere for us to find and throw in your face.
Your denials are no longer plausible.
Fuck You, and Rupert, and Jeff Sessions too.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Speaking of the Redneck

Mmmmm.   I told you not to piss off the librarians...
We have a long history of being ordered about by smug white men.
We really like the black lady.

House Votes to Limit Powers of First Black Librarian of Congress

In a vote of 378 to 48, the House passed legislation to take power away from the current Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden.
The legislation, H.R. 1695, was authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (D-Va.) and ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.), would limit the powers of the librarian. It is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Trump.
The bill makes the head of the Copyright Office, the Register of Copyrights, a presidential appointment that would have to be confirmed by the Senate, rather than an appointment by the Librarian of Congress, as it has been since 1870. The bill also limits the position of Librarian of Congress to a ten-year term.
The previous Librarian of Congress, James Billington, served in the position for 28 years.
President Barack Obama appointed Hayden the 14th Librarian of Congress on February 24, 2016. She is the first African American to hold the position, as well as the first woman to be the Librarian of Congress, in the agency’s history. On March 23, legislation was introduced to block Hayden from appointing the next Register of Copyrights. That legislation passed the House on April 26.
Supporters of the bill argued that the legislation would help to modernize the Copyright Office and make it more accountable to Congress. Attempts to contact the office of Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) for details on why he authored H.R. 1695, were not answered.
“This bill serves no purpose other than to take power away from the Librarian of Congress and give it to powerful lobbyists, who will have a major say in who runs the Copyright Office,” wrote Michael Masnick on TechDirt.com on April 26. “It’s a bad bill, and it’s a gift to Hollywood.”
The entertainment industry pushed hard for the passage of H.R. 1695. It’s likely that the selection of the Librarian of Congress will be the focus of attention of the power of the entertainment lobby moving forward now that senators will play a role in confirmation.

No, this is a ginormous gift to Rupert.   Kisses darling! 

All the News

All the news Trump and Murdoch want them to see:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mercy Me

I can't even comment on all the Science Shenanigans.  The prohibitions on research and publishing.  I can't read the articles.   The headlines alone give me full body tics...  I really don't want to weep on my computer....