Tuesday, July 18, 2017


The latest Republican let's-not-give-anyone-healthcare bill went down in flames. Or maybe it was a total success! Here's what DJT thinks about the defeat. Or maybe the victory:

(From Huffington Post)
“Essentially the vote would have been pretty close too, if you look at it: 48 to 4,” said Trump, referring to the Republican side only. “That’s a pretty impressive vote by any standard.”

Yes, pretty impressive ... if Republicans were the only ones who voted. 

So, by the same standard:
  • If only your children voted, you would be Father of the Year!
  • If only YOU voted, you would be your high school's Most Popular Student!
  • If only your hairdresser voted, you would be Best Comb-Over Ever!
  • If only I could vote ... over and over ... you would slink away in defeat
If only.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Health Care for Dummies

Tom Price, head of HHS, is totally bewildered by all the opposition to the Republican healthcare plan. Even the insurance companies hate it, which is really saying something because generally the only thing they hate is paying out money for actual health care.

The biggest problem with the ever-changing reform plan is that it contains no new ideas. No good ones, either. No problem, according to Price.

"It’s really perplexing," he said, "especially from the insurance companies, because all they have to do is dust off how they did business before Obamacare."

Yes indeedy. Dust off those old practices like cancelling policies, refusing coverage or raising rates when people get sick. Those were the good old days.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mediocrity is awesome

Collusion Preview

A statement by DJT, made during a press conference just hours after his son set up a meeting with Russians promising dirt on Hillary. Trump was touting an upcoming speech.

“I think you’re going to find it very informative and very very interesting. We are going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons.”

The speech was subsequently canceled.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Supply and demand

Definition of supply and demand, by Rick Perry, head of some agency he wanted to eliminate, which I can't remember but I know it's not education though he wanted to eliminate that one as well so maybe it's um, gee, golly, can't remember. Oops.

Here's a little economics lesson: supply and demand. You put the supply out there, and the demand will follow.

I would make this stuff up if I needed to. But seriously. No need.

Saturday, July 8, 2017


At a signing ceremony reviving the National Space Council, with Buzz Aldrin looking on in amazement:

"Our travels beyond the Earth propel scientific discoveries that improve our lives in countless ways here. At some point in the future, we're going to look back and wonder, how did we do it without space?

"The human soul yearns for discovery. Our journey into space will not only make us stronger and more prosperous, but will unite us behind grand ambitions and bring us all closer together.

"Wouldn’t that be nice? Can you believe that space is going to do that?"

... Trump opens the Executive Order he's about to sign ...

"I know what this is! Space!"

... Aldrin then jokes, "To infinity and beyond!"

... Trump replies ...

"This is infinity here. It could be infinity. We don’t really don’t know. But it could be. It has to be something — but it could be infinity, right?"

Yes, Donald. It's only been 6 months but it definitely feels like infinity.