Bad Ideas

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, British authorities have been granted a search warrant to raid the offices of Cambridge Analytica in London.

Meanwhile, the Dow dropped by 425 points to close the week because of Trump's budding trade war. The market has dropped by 3,000 points since January.

Finally, Trump's new TV lawyer who is suppose to replacing John Dowd may not be joining the team after all. It's probably not a good idea to hire someone on a whim because you saw them on TV.

Deadpool is not only hilarious, it's just a great movie, so I'm hyped for the sequel. (NSFW)

Here are some other stories I didn't get to this week:

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is meeting with tenants who were forced or harassed out of Jared Kushner's slums.

Emails show a significant amount of the local food supply spoiled after Hurricane Maria because FEMA literally wasn't paying attention to requests for emergency generator fuel.

Within a three-hour time span, Walmart officials were able to connect, through email and text messages, with a congressman’s office and local Puerto Rican government officials. They passed on their urgent request for help, just two days after the hurricane made landfall.

Meanwhile, the letter states, FEMA remained unresponsive for days.

Records reviewed by the Associated Press and Houston Chronicle reveal that the public was only warned about 2 out of 100 toxic chemical releases following Hurricane Harvey. I smell lawsuits in the air, or maybe that's just the carcinogens.

Congress has banned funding for ACORN which hasn't existed for nearly a decade.

Ben Carson tells us wife is responsible for ordering a $31,000 dinning room set, but Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) says it was actually the "Deep State." Is Candy Carson a member of the Deep State? Big, if true.

Politico found a real crisis actor who was paid to smear Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, but the actress didn't know that's what it was for.

And finally, Canadian producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are seeing dollar signs (at the expense of American producers) thanks to Trump's budding trade war with China.

The tariffs Trump formally ordered against $50 billion in Chinese goods threaten to raise construction costs for LNG projects in Texas and Louisiana, providing a leg up to rival projects on Canada’s Pacific Coast. With a global gas glut tightening faster than expected, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its partners in a proposed British Columbia complex are closing in on a final investment decision.


  • Badgerite

    ACORN was OK but I think an organized 50 state strategy like the one John Dean instituted as DNC Chair is a must.
    The DNC and other private organizations will have to pick of the slack and ensure voters can jump through whatever hoops the GOP sets up until a future date when those transparent voter suppression laws can be repealed. And paper ballots please.

    • Aynwrong

      I think you meant Howard Dean, and I couldn’t agree more. The D’s need to be casting a much wider net.

      • Badgerite

        Oops. Yes. I meant Howard Dean. Changed it. Thanks.
        (Watergate on the brain.)

        • muselet

          One of the nicknames for Donald Trump among commenters at TPM is Fat Nixon, so having Watergate on the brain is entirely understandable.


          • ninjaf

            LOL @ “Fat Nixon.” That’s so true, right down to Roger Stone!

          • muselet

            I only wish I could take credit for it.


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