Daily Archives: January 20, 2018

How does a single party in control of both houses and the presidency shut down the government? #TrumpShutdown

Alternate title to today’s post was Charlton Heston’s line from Planet of the Apes. “You finally really did it,YOU BLEW IT UP! AH, DAMN YOU! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!

I don’t like to get political in this blog, really, but this level of stupidity just floors me. I’m seeing over on Twitter that some in the Senate are blaming the Democrats for this. Might I point out that when you were basically opening the Treasury to corporations and the 1% you didn’t need Democrats to pass it. But failing to keep the lights on and the bills paid is somehow on the Democrats. I’m still a bit hazy how the math works on thar, especially when there were two bills, one that had broad support, and one that was so bad even Republicans had to hold their noses but still could have passed. So, which one went to vote? Seriously, I don’t know. Did anything get presented for a vote before midnight?

And where is #CheetoJesus during this catastrophe? Getting ready for a “party” at his resort that has $100K/couple as the “cheap seats”, fawning distance requires a quarter of a million dollars per couple. A quick reminder that campaign contributions for federal elections are under $3K per family per election, so this can’t be for Trump’s 2020 campaign. So where is all this money supposed to be going other than The Donald’s wallet, in strict violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution?

I can’t take it any more, I’m going back to sleep.