So, Here’s How You Fix That

February 24, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Last September the Republican National Committee came under pressure for paying Trump and Trump Jr’s legal bills for the Mueller investigation from Republican campaign funds, money meant to be spent on helping get Republican elected across the country.

So, they quit paying it.

Meet John Pence

But … as we have learned, Republicans are real good at exchanging money under the table.  A few months ago, the RNC quietly started shuffling the money.

The RNC is using campaign funds to pay Trump’s company more than $37,000 a month in rent, and to pay thousands of dollars in monthly salary to Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew, John Pence, party officials confirmed this week. The rent pays for office space in the Trump Tower in New York for the staff of Trump’s re-election campaign. John Pence is the Trump campaign’s deputy executive director.

Yeah, it’s weird and “unusual” but it is legal. Can you imagine what it costs to pay a lawyer to find that loophole.

A guy from the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center says, “One would think the RNC could be spending their money more effectively right now on the 2018 campaign, rather than spending it to pay Trump’s rent.”  Yeah, that’s what one would think and one would be wrong.

By the way, John Pence is being paid $12,000 a month by the Republican National Committee.  Nice work if you can get it, but you can only get it if your uncle is vice president.

Hell, even Bill Kristol is cringing ….

 

 

Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up.

 

That Arming Teacher Thing …

February 24, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Yep.  It happened in Utah.

A teacher in Utah accidentally shot herself in the leg Thursday inside an elementary school building.  In the bathroom of the teacher’s lounge.  She’s a sixth grade teacher.

State law allows individuals to obtain a concealed-weapons permit and carry firearms onto school campuses, following the completion of a safety training course.

Obviously she did not listen at the training course.  Nor did she do her homework. And the dog ate her good sense.

Last week a professor at Idaho State University shot himself in the foot as he was strolling across campus.

Maybe Wayne LaPierre can come up with a better solution.  A solution that doesn’t, you know, require guns.

 

 

Friday Toons

February 23, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

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Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

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UPDATED: Looking for a Weekend Activity? Here’s Where You Can Send Some Love Notes

February 23, 2018 By: El Jefe

UPDATED:

As we are all acutely aware, the NRA came out with guns blazing today (no pun intended) blaming gun violence on everything but guns.  Wayne LaPierre, chief propagandist, blamed everyone from Nancy Pelosi to Hollywood stars for mass shooters killing hundreds of people with the AR-15, the Official Rifle of Angry White Men.

With all this noise, I believe you might be a bit discourage and feeling helpless.  Well, you’re not.  Remember how we virtually put Rush Limbaugh out of business by shaming his sponsors into dropping out?  You can use that same tactic again, this time against the NRA’s business partners who provide all kinds of discounts to the mouth breathers who are members.  Here’s a handy list to help get you started:

  • Hertz
  • Avis and Budget
  • Lifeline Screening – a preventative health testing company
  • Symatec – Norton anti virus software
  • Allied Van Lines
  • North American Van Lines
  • Simplisafe – home security
  • Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Manage UrID – personal privacy
  • Life Insurance Central
  • Medical Concierge Network – doctor care
  • eHealth – insurance
  • Teladoc – telemedicine service, whatever that is
  • FedEx
  • LifeLock
  • Wild Apricot – whatever that is
  • First National Bank of Omaha – issue(d) the official credit card of the NRA.  As soon as Think Progress published their name, the bank dumped the card.  One down.
  • Enterprise, National, and Alamo – the conglomerate who owns these three major brands dropped the NRA today.  Two down.

Keep those cards and letters going out, kids, the evil cyclops is starting to stagger.

UPDATE:

As of this evening, here’s who’s dropped the NRA like a hot potato:

  • Hertz
  • Symatec
  • Lifelock
  • Simplisafe
  • North American Van Lines
  • MetLife (not originally listed by us)
  • Chubb Insurance (not originally listed by us)

Keep up the pressure, especially on Amazon to drop NRATv.  We’re getting results.

 

 

Do Not Miss This

February 22, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

I am in a meeting but I did not want you to miss this.  Thanks to Deb T for the heads up.

 

 

 

Maybe This is Why Blake Can’t Pay Us Back

February 22, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

Awww, shucks, Blake Farenthold got a letter from the Federal Elections Commission saying he has to return a whole big pile of his campaign contributions.

This is just for one month.

 

To see all 4 of them, you can see the missive from the FEC right here.  They are attached after the letter.

Sorry, Ducky Boy, but you can’t take illegal contributions and you can’t sexually harass a staff member.  What’s there left for you to do in Washington?

Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up.