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SNORK!. Turned out that one of the councils, the Manufacturing Council, voted to officially disband before Trump’s tweet saying he was disbanding them. And then Trump said “you can’t quit, I’m firing you!”. ROFL.

This White House has become so toxic that even right wing business leaders don’t want to associate with it. And we have 3 1/2 more years of this — maybe 7 1/2 more years, depending on whether Trump manages to get us into a war.

We are so fucked….

– Badtux the Waddling Penguin

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Steve Bannon just gave an interview with the liberal magazine American Prospect where he sounds downright reasonable compared to most of the Trumpistas.

Steve. Fucking. Bannon. Well, I gotta hand it to him, he might be a vile repulsive human being, but he’s also not an idiot. He called out the Nazis and Klansmen in Virginia as “losers” — remember, Bannon is one of the guys who designed the alt-right’s de-Nazification program (where they deliberately dump all racist and Nazi symbols), which was intended to make the alt-right “family friendly” even though its core believes are still pure white supremacist. Having all these losers running around waving Nazi flags and giving Nazi salutes must irk the shit out of him, even if his boss doesn’t seem to care.

So anyhow, on North Korea: “There is no military solution.” He points out that Seoul is within artillery distance of a huge mass of North Korean conventional artillery and there’s no effective military action that could be taken without 10 million dead South Koreans (and, incidentally, a huge chunk of our economy going up in smoke — we literally can’t make cell phones without South Korea anymore).

On China: he repeats the protectionist rhetoric that got Trump elected and that a wide swathe on both the left and the right agree with.

And he claims that he’s not getting shoved out of the Trump administration, that in fact he’s marginalizing or bypassing most of his critics there.

What to think about this? I don’t know. But I can come to two conclusions: 1) whatever happens with Steve Bannon, he’s probably the most dangerous man on the far right today, because he’s probably the smartest. And 2) he enjoys burning shit down. He’s damn the torpedoes full speed ahead.

Of course, if he ends up running aground on his own torpedoes, that might be an end that he didn’t foresee….

– Badtux the Waddling Penguin

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I swear, I go out of town on vacation, getting some well-earned rest deep in the Sierra Nevada well away from anything resembling the Internet, cellular service, frantic calls from my boss that things aren’t working, and so forth, and what the fuck happens?

Nazis.

Goddamn fucking Nazis.

Even Attorney General Jeff KKK Sessions is appalled and called the attack on anti-racism protesters an act of domestic terrorism.

Meanwhile a 32 year old paralegal, Heather Heyer, is dead and a lot of people injured. And James Alex Fields, Jr., the 20 year old neo-Nazi who slammed his car into the mass of protesters, has been charged with murder. Meanwhile His Fraudulency Donald the Trump was restrained in what he said about the attack, not name-checking neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Because the Orange Racist Pussy Grabber didn’t want to piss off one of his core constituencies, I guess. Because these racist asswipes were chanting “Heil Trump!” and displaying Nazi flags alongside Trump campaign posters as they marched around attacking protesters.

Here’s a hint: If you gotta restrain what you say in order to avoid pissing off fucking NAZIS, you ain’t on the side of what’s right and good.

Just sayin’.

Nazis. goddamn fucking Nazis. Again. Sheesh.

— Badtux the Back-from-Vacation Penguin

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Every single Senator voting — 100% of them, both Democrats and Republicans — vote to hold pro-forma sessions to keep President Trump from making recess appointments over their August break.

Every. Single. One of them. Democrats and Republicans. Like cats and dogs agreeing.

But: it makes perfect sense. Republican senators are pissed that Trump might fire their former colleague and friend Jefferson Beauregard Sessions while they’re out on break and replace him with, oh, I dunno, maybe Alex Jones, as a recess appointment. And Democrats… well, they didn’t need motivation, heh.

Still. Unity. In the Senate. And all it took was a deplorable President. LOL.

– Badtux the Unity Penguin

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That’s what Serious People are saying on editorial pages. Because, doncha know, Hillary Clinton *PERSONALLY* parachuted out of a C-130 over Benghazhi, and *PERSONALLY* put a bullet into each and every one of those people’s heads! Even though she was in Washington D.C. at the time, she has the SUPERVILLAIN power of BEING IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE! Plus, as Secretary of State, *SHE CONTROLLED THE MILITARY*! Forget that whole thing about the SoS not being in the military chain of command, Obama wasn’t running the military, Leon Panetta wasn’t the Secretary of Defense in the chain of command between Obama and the generals, Hillary Clinton was PRESIDENT and SECRETARY OF STATE and SECRETARY OF DEFENSE all AT the SAME time!!!!

Sheesh, you young people. You just don’t know anything, do you?!

Clearly made-up scandals about imaginary conspiracies that require the perpetrator to have Marvel comics supervillain powers are *exactly* the same as a real scandal about an actual conspiracy between a political family and a hostile foreign power. Yup. Just the same.

Alrighty, then!

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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The Joint Chiefs of Staff say that there is a procedure to follow for policy changes, and whatever drivel spews out on a Twitter account isn’t part of that process. Until the Secretary of Defense receives an executive order, in writing, directing him to change the military’s policies regarding transgender people, and until the Secretary of Defense issues policy guidance to the various military branches, and that policy guidance is in turn passed down the chain of commands as orders, the current status quo stands.

Secretary of Defense “Mad Dog” Mattis is, of course, on vacation this week. We’ll see whether Mattis gets such an executive order after he gets back from vacation….

– Badtux the “WTF?” Penguin

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This seems to be a thing with the Trumps. Fucking over Veterans, I mean.

In this case, Trump funnels money into one of his own golf courses at the expense of a veterans program for disabled veterans that uses the Potomac River for kayaking. It turns out you don’t need legs to kayak. Who coulda thunk?! So anyhow, Camp David has a world-class golf course maintained at taxpayer expense and is a thirty minute helicopter ride from the White House, but Trump golfs at his own golf course instead, forcing the Secret Service to lease the golf course for a day and close the nearby river in order to secure the President. Free government money into Trump’s pockets! What a deal — for Trump. Not for anybody else.

Needless to say, nobody’s calling this outright corruption what it is — outright corruption. Trump could do like Ike and Gerald Ford and golf at Camp David. Ike built a pretty good golf course there, Gerald Ford renovated it to be world-class. But that wouldn’t funnel money into his own pockets. Fuck the taxpayer, right? And fuck those veterans too.

– Badtux the Corruption Penguin

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