Executive ordure

“Nah, that’s not chicken shit. That’s chicken salad. Enjoy!”

The U.S. Constitution is a poor defense against a ruthless huckster hellbent on selling snake oil to the rubes.

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriation made by Law. …”

“Fuck you. Sue me. And guess who pays for the lawyers?”

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22 Responses to “Executive ordure”

  1. khal spencer Says:


    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      One of the stories of this “administration” that will never get written would tally the gazillions of taxpayer dollars spent on lawyers to argue both for and against this sort of shameless, belligerent ignorance.

      “Next case: China Shop V. Bull. …”

      The amount must be staggering. I expect we could have bought every man, woman, and child in the US of A his/her own hospital to get sick in.

  2. B. Lester Says:

    I am seriously concerned that this circus will tilt him the election. The Democrats got played. They wanted 3 trill and the Finks wanted 1. Dems offered 2 and the reply was “non-starter”, so that’s where the line was drawn. Well played.

    Now Donny directs “give em 2 trillion”, and he’s a fuckin hero. Working class sez “we love Donny”.

    Deal done. Fuk.

  3. JD Says:

    Just to satisfy my curiosity and to give myself some perspective on the lawyers PO’G mentions in his comment, I Googled the number of 2019 law school grads and the average salary (2018) for lawyers: 33,954 and $147,560 respectively. Few of those 2019 grads will make that soon because the law profession is, much like NCAA sports and other sectors, an economic feudal and hierarchical system.

    Then I did the same for seminary grads. ~50K of them….no clue on the “salary”. God’s will be done!

    Then I did the same for teachers: Teacher prep enrollment has declined from ~940K in 2010 to 604K in 2018. The average salary in 2019 was $61,730. And you may get COVID and get trained to use a firearm to ward off “terrorists/loonies”.

    But as I was told many years ago, “the average teacher makes more in a year than the average MLB player makes in two (2) innings!
    FOOTNOTE: Average MLB 2019 salary: $4,007,987.

    B. Lester has a valid point: Who has become the “savior of the masses”?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Ayuh. It’s illegal as hell, but you gotta go to court to get satisfaction, and in the meantime King Donald the Short-fingered gets to lie through his wooden teeth about how only he can save us. It’s a bigger, better version of throwing paper towels at hurricane refugees.

      Anyone who takes a deep dive into the details will quickly realize that these orders, were they to survive judicial review, would do precisely jack shit. Welcome to Potempkin Village! If you lived here you’d be homeless by now!

      But a quick glance around at various newspaper websites’ headlines — which are all most folks will read, if they “read” anything other than Facebutt, Twatter, Instagrunt or DikDok — shows that the press is still a good long ways away from figuring out how to report on this bullshit. The CMS dictates what they’re able to tell the casual reader. Another triumph of form over function.

      Meanwhile he gives The Turtle some cover for sitting on his hands since May — you’ll notice he came out of his shell to praise The Leader on this one — and by having a whack at the payroll tax he takes the GOP another step closer to its wet dream of croaking Social Security and Medicare.

      Well played indeed. Could be a game-changer. But that’s why they hold the election — to see who wins.

      Here’s a good lede for your amusement, from an NYT piece that won’t be read by the people who need it most.

      The executive actions President Trump took on Saturday were pitched as a unilateral jolt for an ailing economy. But there is only one group of workers that seems guaranteed to benefit from them, at least right away: lawyers.

      “Here’s your smoke, there’s your mirrors, go on in! Hey, how about I hang onto your wallet? For safe-keeping.”

  4. Pat O’Brien Says:

    True then, true now, and this system produced donny.

  5. Pat O’Brien Says:

    I’ll buy that election for a dollar! Never doubt the power of large numbers of stupid people. When we can’t borrow any more money, and the fed can’t print enough to satisfy Wall Street, this house of cards will fall down.

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      Now, Hillary is weighing in on dumpster’s memos and order, and Joe still hasn’t announced a VP pick; he said he would announce it last week. Is it another circular firing squad?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      It depends which bubble you’re in, I guess. I think Biden is doing the rope-a-dope and letting Adolf Twitler kick his own ass. Once he unveils his veep he gives them a target of opportunity. Bass is a commie, Rice is BENGHAZI BENGHAZI BENGHAZI, etc.

      I do wish The Hilldebeast would put a cork in it, though. She gets the dummies all hot and bothered. It’s like pissing on an anthill.

      • Pat O’Brien Says:

        You are probably correct, and my impatience is showing again. I will never be smart in politics, because I think facts matter. I just want someone other than the Lincoln Project kicking dumpster’s ass. I don’t want him to just lose. I want to see him humiliated and crawling out the back door Of the WH at night, in disguise, into an unmarked car heading to noo yoke city.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        I’m impatient too. I remember Biden laughing Paul Ryan right off the stage, and boy, did that dude ever have it coming, both barrels, the hee and also the haw.

        But Uncle José’s mouth has been known to freelance, and the less he has to walk back, the better

        Also, right now King D of the Dainty Digits doesn’t have a punching bag, which he clearly finds exasperating. Keep his blood pressure on the rise, sez I. Maybe he’ll snap and clock some female underling on camera. Pass that off as a joke, funny guy.

      • Dale Says:

        I think that Biden should announce 15 female candidates for VP. The thugs would be working to dig up dirt on all of them, and then create the ads to discredit each and every one, and spend $$$ on it all. Then maybe pick a VP late in the game as possible, not one of the targeted 15. It’s my wet dream.

  6. B Lester Says:

    On a totally unrelated tangent, I was just rolling around the hood on my vintage Chas Roberts steel framed bike when what do I see coming at me? Car had a Euro-styled front license plate, but no numbers. It said “Feckkin’ eejit”!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Ah, you’ve had the Irish in so. There goes the neighborhood.

    • JD Says:

      Speaking of rolling around the ‘hood……it’s still not too late to get to Sturgis and be part of the 1 September COVID epi-center drama that will likely unfold. Except that by then they’ll all be coming to a theater near you!!! Count the masks, social distancing, etc. What does Larry’s wife say? 🙂

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Welcome to the COVOID. This should take a nibble or two out of the red side of the electorate. And I’d expect to see some used Harleys on the market pretty soon too as the next of kin try to catch up with medical expenses and funeral costs. You’re gonna want to hose ’em down with sanitizer before your test ride, though.

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