Shooting the Hostage – Or Not

April 13, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Healthcare

Welp, no one can accuse this president of being consistent.  In fact, the only consistent trait Trump possesses is inconsistency.  His administration swerves from ditch to ditch worse than a drunk driver on a three day bender at the local watering hole, and this week’s swerving has been epic.  Yesterday, in an interview with Fox Noise Business, Trump reversed himself from putting tax reform cuts first to going back once again to urinate on people who need healthcare.  Then, in an interview with the WSJ, he declared that he’s going to “force” Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to negotiate by cutting off federal Obamacare subsidies, which will destroy the program for millions of poorer Americans.

Let’s get this straight – Trump who is already holding poor Americans hostage is now threatening to kill those hostages to force the Democrats to the table.  What a dumbass (sorry, Momma).  If the ACA fails on Trump’s watch destroying Trump’s voters’ health insurance, guess what happens in 2018 and 2020?  Yep, you guessed it, ol’ Dandy Don Meredith will be heard singing “Turn out the lights…” to the GOP.

The real tragedy here is that Trump and the Knuckle Draggers have painted themselves into a real corner here by chanting the “repeal and replace” mantra for 7 years.  All of Obamacare’s problems can be solved if only an adult stood up and stopped the nonsense.  For instance, Alaska solved its problem of skyrocketing premiums by diverting some tax revenues to supplement money being paid out by insurance companies to the sickest insured Alaskans.  The result?  This year’s premium increased dropped from 42% to 7%, and Obamacare continues to function.  The state is also setting up a reinsurance fund to stabilize its market.  Alaskan elected officials are considering introducing legislation to federalize the program.  How novel – working to actually fix a problem rather than burning it down.

Well, That’s Reassuring

April 11, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Well, at least we now have a handbag designer making our foreign policy decisions instead of a whacked-out egomaniac.

 

Window Dressing

April 08, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Russians, Trump

The Pentagon says that the Russians were given advanced warning of Trump’s cruise missile attack on the Shayrat airbase in Syria.  The missiles destroyed a few out-of-service aircraft and empty fortified bunkers.  The airbase is already back in use.  Here’s a satellite photo taken after the attack:

Notice anything unusual? The main runway is undamaged untouched.  I mean completely untouched.  So, the US launches 59 Tomahawk missiles and NONE were targeted on the runway?  One of the cruise missile’s missions is to disable airfields by landing 1,000 lb warheads or multiple cluster bomblets to make craters, rendering the concrete runway unusable.  Instead, they hit outlying buildings, inflicting no damage on the actual target, the runway.  As a result, warplanes that had been moved are already back in service.

Just to give you and idea of the high explosive nature of Tomahawk’s, here’s a video demonstration of it’s capability.  You can go to about 4:15 to see the explosive force on a demonstration target.

So, follow along with me here.  The US warns Russia of the attack.  Syrians move all their working aircraft off the base.  The cruise missiles land, but don’t touch the airbase runway.  The Syrian planes are already back in operation at the base.  What a coingkydink.  Was this an actual attack or window dressing covering some larger coordination between Trump’s regime and Putin’s?

This whole story fails the straight faced test.  Who’s kidding who here?  Why is the media virtually ignoring these blatant inconsistencies?

Something is rotten in Palm Beach.

 

 

Trouble in Paradise? Breaking News

April 05, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Uh oh.  Maybe nothing, but maybe something.

President Trump has removed chief White House strategist Steve Bannon from his role on the National Security Council (NSC), according to a regulatory filing dated Tuesday.

Bannon in January was elevated to a position on the NSC principals committee, in a shakeup of the council. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and director of national intelligence had their roles downgraded in the move.

The Joint Chiefs chairman and intelligence director are having their roles on the principals committee restored …

Oh hell, we gotta read tea leaves and tweets to know what’s going on.

My only concern is that he’ll appoint Ivanka.

UPDATE:

Reasons Bannon was taken off the Council:

  1.  Did not realize that sobriety was important for the meetings.
  2. Kept yelling “Incoming!” at the meetings and making fun of whoever got under the table first.
  3. Geography was not his strong suit.
  4. His turn to sleep with Putin.
  5. Suggested adding one of those “Protected by ADT” stickers on the door and call it a day.

Come on, guys, you can come up with some.

 

Somebody Finally Said It

April 05, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Yesterday, in a remarkable made-for-television moment, Texas representative Joaquin Castro finally said it:

“I wouldn’t be surprised after all of this is said and done that some people end up in jail.”

It came during an interview on CNN about the House investigation into Russia’s meddling in our election and the more than creepy warm and fuzzy relationship between Trumpworld and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

FINALLY, someone in Washington has said what millions of Americans have been thinking.

Sean Sumbitch

April 04, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Y’all, Sean Spicer just blamed Barack Obama for the unspeakable chemical attack in Syria this morning.

I. Am. NOT. Kidding.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Tuesday that a gas attack in a rebel-controlled area of Syria was perpetrated by the forces tied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and are a “consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution.”

No, no, no, it would  have nothing to do with the fact that a totally insane man is president now, his goofy son in law is running the country, the secretary of state is being ignored, Twitter exists for the perverse pleasure of one man, and that Vladimir Putin is calling all the damn shots.

Trump gave them permission to do this.  He wants to partner with Putin and al-Assad.  It happened because they knew Trump wouldn’t do anything because he told them he wouldn’t do anything.  Let me say that again – Trump told them that he wouldn’t do anything to al-Assad.

I’m too heartbroken about what happened and too angry to to be funny.