A round up of Trumpian events 🖕🍊🤡


If it’s Trump Steak, it’s better to sterilize that stuff.


Papers please!


Oh look, it’s based on tax credits, gets rid of the Medicaid expansion and the individual mandate. I wonder how many people this will kill?


Ha ha ha!

Oh, you.

Everyone knows the poors aren’t people.


Besides, they’ve got the “gift of nature” to fall back on.


And the whole “Instead of ObamaCare’s mandate, the bill would seek to encourage healthy people to sign up by allowing insurers to charge people 30 percent higher premiums if they have a gap in coverage” won’t disproportionately affect those who have to choose between health insurance and putting food on the table. Not at all!


That’s one lovely “unintended consequence.” I have another. How will it affect those who get laid off, since even if they do immediately get a new job, health care coverage typically doesn’t kick in for 90 days afterward? That’s a gap, isn’t it?


So, do we call this shitty idea Trumpcare or Ryancare?




That would imply “caring”. More like TrumpIndifference.

[edit] @nimelennar jinx!



But how would we differentiate that from everything else he’ll do?



Let’s be clear - this plan is Obamacare with a handful of meaningless tweaks that piss of both extremes on the issue.

The tax credits piss off the tea party sit and spin types, and the ridiculous surcharge on the uninsured is disgusting. It is the same or more cost for the government, offers nothing to insurance companies that are manipulating prices to get their pre-existing condition clauses back, and literally pleases no one involved. It’s the definition of change for the sake of change.


In the software industry we call this NIH (not invented here). Except in the case of the ACA it was actually a Republican invention to begin with so who the fuck knows…


It’s the related case, Not Credited Here.


I’m sure they’ll be happy to lie about the impact of the bill, they seem fine lying about a long list of other important things.


Time to invade maralago?


“The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’sCenter for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virgina. It follows last months disclosure on the French 2012 election spying.”

Still no pee pee tapes…

Trump personally met with the Russian ambassador on April 27, 2016, prior to a major foreign policy speech. The Wall Street Journal, in a report that was little-noticed at the time but was recently picked up by AMERICABlog News, reported the meeting last year.
A few minutes before he made those remarks, Mr. Trump met at a VIP reception with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak. Mr. Trump warmly greeted Mr. Kislyak and three other foreign ambassadors who came to the reception.

Kislyak, according to multiple contemporaneous news reports, was seated in the front row. It was an invitation-only event.


Is this a twisted attempt to convince us that the administration are being the “reasonable” ones on health care?

I guess the good news is that the bill is likely a non-starter if everyone hates it, even if for opposite reasons.