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The McMaster Blaster

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:07:28 +0000

Since the beginning Trump's cabinet was a disaster, Now he's shedding secretaries faster and faster. But don't be a quitter, Just keep checking Twitter, To find out when you're fired, H.R. McMaster.

Bannon a Big Fan of Mussolini

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:56:02 +0000

“He was clearly loved by women. He was a guy’s guy. He has all that virility. He also had amazing fashion sense, right, that whole thing with the uniforms. I’m fascinated by Mussolini.”

— Stephen Bannon, in an interview with the Spectator.

Mussolini Believed in ‘Corporatism’

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:54:33 +0000

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."

Italian dictator.

Mnuchin Spent $33k to Watch the Solar Eclipse

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:42:56 +0000


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s infamous trip to Kentucky to watch the solar eclipse last August cost taxpayers $33,000 because the secretary traveled on a military aircraft rather than on a commercial flight, the Daily Beast reports. Records show that the government has already spent nearly $1 million for Mnuchin’s flights on military aircraft.

Public Maintains Confidence in Mueller

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:40:05 +0000


A new Pew Research survey finds 61% of Americans say they are very or somewhat confident special counsel Robert Mueller will conduct a fair investigation. “While opinions about Mueller’s probe – and other issues related to Russia’s alleged election meddling – are divided along partisan lines, nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (46%) are very or somewhat confident Mueller will conduct a fair investigation. Democrats and Democratic leaners are overwhelmingly confident Mueller’s investigation will be fair (75% very or somewhat confident).”

Maybe They Should Have Run a ‘Box of Hammers’

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:33:07 +0000

“We should be able to elect a box of hammers in this district. If we’re losing here, you can bet there is a Democratic wave coming.”

— Republican strategist Mike Murphy, quoted by the Washington Post, on Tuesday’s Pennsylvania special congressional election.

U.K. Expels 23 Russian Diplomats

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:24 +0000


British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the United Kingdom would expel 23 Russian diplomats after the Kremlin failed to take responsibility for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the HuffPost reports.

Plumbing the Swamp

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:26:33 +0000

When he picked them we thought they were horrible, And from Day One their trajectory was predictable. Whether they're pushed or they jump, The time's come for Trump To cobble together a new Cabinet of Deplorables.

Out of 43 Economists, Not One Backed Trump’s Tariffs

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:28:20 +0000


A new University of Chicago survey of 43 top economists found not a single one said President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum will end up being a net positive for Americans. Overall, 65% of respondents said they “strongly disagreed” when asked if Trump’s move “imposing new US tariffs on steel and aluminum will improve Americans’ welfare,” while 28% simply disagreed. Three economists, or the remaining 7%, did not respond to the survey.

Hard Times in VHS Country

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:37:23 +0000

From Ruben Bolling. For more see Tom the Dancing Bug.