DC Budget Leaks and Wagging the Pepperoni

Here’s another open thread ! Happy Sunday Goombahs ❤

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A   List of Republican Budget Cuts Notice S.S. and the military are NOT on this list .  
These are all the programs that the new Republican House has  proposed cutting.
  Read to the end.  
* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy — $445 million annual savings.
* Save America’s Treasures Program — $25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland– $17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation — $420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts — $167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities — $167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program — $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicating education programs — H.R. 2274 (in last Congress),
authored by Rep. McKeon , eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
* U..S. Trade Development Agency — $55 million annual…

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127 Responses to DC Budget Leaks and Wagging the Pepperoni

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Clicky read original post and you’ll get mo’ budget cuts. Where’s Helen? I’m not a fan of cutting funds to Amtrak, my DC r/t ticket will be $400 instead of $80 !

  2. CiscoKid says:

    “A List of Republican Budget Cuts . Notice S.S. and the military are NOT on this list .”
    But that’s not going to stop the Dem’s and the media from reporting/lying that they are.
    And MediCare too for good measure.

    • lateblum says:

      Yes! I continue to receive multiple emails a week warning me of the Republicans cutting (destroying, in fact) SS and Medicare. It is really so bad that it could happen and I wouldn’t know it. Because of the amount of scarifying email I receive, I don’t even read them any more. 😦

  3. DeniseVB says:

    All day NEWS–> Syria ! Marines! Green Berets! Wondering if MSM is wagging the dog? I love it!

    • lateblum says:

      Watching college NCAA bball and don’t know WHAT the news has to say.
      Now I’m going out to buy a Blu-ray player. I got one yesterday and I stupidly believed the salesman when he said “this is the one you want” after I said I needed a WiFi built-in . It doesn’t have it and I only found out last night when I decided to hook it up. I’m madder at myself for not double checking the box before I bought it. But the guy knew what he was doing, so now I have to go to a different store because the one I want isn’t available at the store near my home. GRRRrrrrrrrrrr.

  4. CiscoKid says:

    Are we supposed to be having this much fun?

  5. DeniseVB says:

    SNL continues to slut shame the Trump ladies !

  6. DeniseVB says:

    From 2010…….

  7. taw46 says:

    Betsy McCaughey was the expert on the horrors of Obamacare, she was all over the networks saying don’t pass it. This is what she has to say about repeal and replace. Me, I have no idea, lol.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Remember when Barry shut down the memorials in 2013? I do….

  9. CiscoKid says:

    Here’s another bs department of the EPA that needs to be shutdown, right now.
    Just what in the f**k is environmental justice? This bs has been going on since the 90’s? WTF
    “…Mustafa Ali, a senior adviser and assistant associate administrator for environmental justice, has served more than two decades at the agency, working to ease the burden of air and water pollution in hundreds of poor, minority communities nationwide. He helped found the EPA’s environmental justice office during the early 1990s and became a key adviser to agency administrators under Republican and Democratic presidents.”

    “Ali’s departure, initially reported Thursday by InsideClimate, comes as the White House is seeking to close the agency’s Office of Environmental Justice. A budget proposal reviewed last week by The Washington Post would cut the agency’s overall budget by a quarter, leading to a 20 percent reduction in the workforce. It also listed the environmental justice program as among several dozen slated to lose all funding. The document stated that the new administration supports the idea of environmental justice but would eliminate that EPA office and “assumes any future EJ specific policy work can be transferred to the Office of Policy.”
    Lifted from Legal Insurrection

  10. blowme0bama says:

    Proud to say I’m glad to see defunding of Legal Service Corporation. Those MFers staff these crap offices all over that resist eviction with no good reason. I refer to them as commie legal services.

  11. blowme0bama says:

  12. Venus says:

    • Jadzia says:

      Archie referred to it as “the change”: “GO AHEAD, CHANGE!!!!!” One of my favorite episodes ever.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Back in my day, It was called the change of life.
        So she is going through the Change.
        Quick Hide!!! 😀

  13. lyn says:

    Poor James …

  14. Dora says:

    Get that wall up quick. Please!


    Mexican illegal immigrant ‘shot his 15-year-old stepdaughter dead while she was pregnant with their second child after he was freed from ICE custody twice’

    This story is just so disturbing, on so many levels. #BuildtheWall.


    • lateblum says:

      I wonder what she “got” from all those designers for wearing all those fugly frocks. Because no one in their right mind would have worn those rags for free, much less actually pay for them.
      And by the way, what does middle America have to do with bad dress style? What a snob @ira must be to say that.

    • Ann says:

      She looks great there. She looks put together, sleek and about 30 pounds lighter. Maybe her WH stylist(s) really did hate her?

      • Jadzia says:

        I think that being the First Lady is probably kind of like living in a gilded cage. She may very well be happier now.

        See, I said something nice.

        • lateblum says:

          You read my mind. Perhaps she really meant it when she said, in the beginning, she did not want to be FLOTUS. She was under scrutiny, as are all FLOTUS, and may well have chosen badly due to her insecurity(ies).
          And that is as good as she’ll ever get from me. 😉

        • Anthony says:

          Fact: Birds held captive in cages get really fat after a while from lack of exercise and interaction in the real world…

          OT – glad you posted – was wondering if you could share your thoughts on Marie Le Pen? I’m finding myself being prone to supporting her and her platform, but I haven’t lived in France since the 90s, and would love to hear what a current resident thinks about her and her political agenda. Hope you’re cool with answering that question

          • Jadzia says:

            Well, the media is campaigning HARD against her; our betters all seem to want Macron (who strikes me as an even more embarrassing version of Justin Trudeau) to win. Marine LePen is more moderate than her father and less conservative than her niece, the party’s rising star. I’m sure you know her position on immigration and trying to maintain what has traditionally been considered the “French” way of life. What people don’t get–Americans (not speaking about you, of course) because they don’t understand that social conservatism doesn’t necessarily mean economic conservatism and French because I guess we’re all supposed to believe that she is THE DEBBIL–is that economically, she’s not conservative. Yeah, she would shift funds toward small businesses and towards the countryside an effort to rescue a lifestyle and culture that probably cannot be rescued. But unless I’ve missed something (which is possible given my sweatshop work hours and lousy French), she’s NOT talking about Macron or “Les Republicans” style deregulation. Economically, she’s more like Martine Aubry (the doyenne of the left wing of the Socialist Party; she was basically purged along with most of the other prominent women in the party when Hollande won) than she is to Fillon, Juppe, or Sarkozy.

            Tl/DR version: She wants to Make France Great Again, but her vision is socially conservative (why do you think we got a “Republicain” candidate who is anti-abortion? Because of her) and economically pretty “mainstream” European socialist, with a strong emphasis on resurrecting France’s rural areas, small towns, and associated business and industries.

            I don’t know what French people (other than the media) think of her because I would never ever express any of these opinions in the real world here. My husband, who is a pretty mainstream “Republicain”, sounds like he’s gonna vote for Fillon, but he told me yesterday that he wouldn’t be sad if Marine won. I suspect my parents-in-law are voting for Marine, quietly.

          • Anthony says:

            Wow! That was really informative, and I can’t thank you enough. I’m left trying to understand the disparity between having a European socialist economic agenda and using that to resurrect areas that, in your statement, probably cannot be rescued. Sounds a little confusing to me, and perhaps wasteful?

            I’m going to research Fillon now, as well as learn more Marine Le Pen to see if I might want to root for Fillon. I hope to be able to return to France in the next couple of years for an extended visit. Right now, I’m content to stay on this side of the pond. Too much has changed since 1993, particularly matters of safety because of either my American passport and/or Christian background.

            Thanks for such a great and detailed answer! I really appreciate it

          • Jadzia says:

            I doubt it could be more wasteful than all the money that’s been poured into the banlieus, the overweening environmental rules, and the jihadi rehabilitation centers that have rehabilitated exactly nobody. My 11-year-old (whose birthday is today) is STILL pissed that we moved to the city and his little dream is to live in the countryside. I told him to follow in the family footsteps, become a doctor or pharmacist, and he can write his own ticket. There are still lots of people who live in the rural areas, it’s just that those tend to be the people without any other options. Hell, we went THREE YEARS without a town doctor (we had a rotation of recent grad after recent grad after recent grad) because no employable young person wanted to live in the country. It was like Northern Exposure only without the nice scenary.

          • Jadzia says:

            There are plenty of areas that are still nice! You can have an extended stay in the provinces that is both affordable and safe. When we lived in the deep countryside (according to the French) we were literally 45 minutes from Bordeaux and 1 hour from the wine country. Our 3-bedroom house was about $800/month, the locals were friendly, and it was incredibly safe. I was just bored out of my skull because being a resident is different than taking a vacation.

          • Anthony says:

            I have a place on Rue Lemercier that I let my cousin’s daughter live in (grandfathered lease, old rules re: loose meaning of ‘family’). Want to stay there but noticed things were getting weird right before I left; but my darling cousin says I should think twice unless I can stay under the radar. I don’t know if I have that much restraint lol

    • Constance says:

      So the clothes Michelle wore while First Lady were my fault?!

    • Jadzia says:

      How in the world are these perfectly nice outfits supposed to be offending “middle America”? Other than the 80s-ish cut of Michelle’s pants, I really like her outfit.

  15. Dora says:

    Wow! Some wake-up music.

  16. taw46 says:

  17. Dora says:

    Just what I wanted to hear this morning. NOT!

    • lateblum says:

      I woke up to a couple inches of snow today. We were told to expect 10 inches tonight. Lots of fun! Except when I have to get up an hour earlier tomorrow to clear te snow off the car so I can take gbaby to school in the morning. It feels like winter, finally. ☃❄️☃

    • Constance says:

      I guess that makes our non stop rain in Seattle look like a blessing.

    • Ann says:

      My son’s flight to NYC Tuesday night was just canceled. He’s supposed to be going to Europe on Wednesday for school. Methinks he is not going to make it there on time.

  18. lateblum says:

    As if we couldn’t have guessed this…

  19. votermom says:

    • CiscoKid says:

      Same f’kng 💩
      Just like our homegrown a’holes.

      • taw46 says:

        Meanwhile, the Turks will vote to expand Erdogan’s powers, thereby making him the Nazi/fascist. But they are OK with that. Ataturk is turning in his grave.

  20. Dora says:

    Oh sure. As if he is really concerned about security. Give me a break!


    Schumer: Mexico border wall could weaken airport security

    President Trump’s border wall will cost billions and potentially harm America’s dogged airport defense, Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday.


  21. CiscoKid says:

    Now what could go wrong with this? Any teachers here today? Thoughts.
    “New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing it.”

    “The state Board of Regents on Monday is expected Monday to adopt a task force’s recommendation of eliminating the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test.”

    “Backers of the test say eliminating it could put weak teachers in classrooms. Critics of the examination said it is redundant and a poor predictor of who will succeed as a teacher.”
    Lifted from HotAir

    • DandyTIger says:

      Requiring english language skills is clearly racist. 🙂

    • kanaughty says:

      LOL! a big lol. let’s teach kids with teachers who are illiterate. now that’s gonna work well. also that really puts a hinderance on kids who are ahead because they won’t be learning anything new since their teacher isn’t as smart as they are. talk about stupid policy. this is also a bunch of sjw democrats purposely forgetting a big usually very smart minority group, Asians, because they are smart and so shouldn’t count as minorities in their minds.

  22. foxyladi14 says:

    We need Strong not weak Teachers! :facepalm:

    • CiscoKid says:

      First thought that came to mind is if you can’t pass a test to measure reading and writing skills, how did you graduate college?
      Surely reading texts was required and certainly writing a paper or had to be done.

      • Ann says:

        You would think.

        My son is currently working on his MBA. He sends me most of his papers to review for grammar and coherency. The paper he sent over last night was a group project, and my son was working so had little input into the paper itself (just the closing) – he did the exhibits.

        I gave up on the second paragraph. It was horrible. Absolutely horrible. I sent it on to my husband with the excuse that “he knows the lingo better” (my husband has an MBA too).

        My husband asked if the first page was written by someone who had English as a second language (it wasn’t). The paper didn’t get better… until the closing.

        These “kids” are in their late 20s to early 30s at a top tier business school! And the paper was, for the most part, incoherent.

  23. Gone to soon?

    • DandyTIger says:

      Or not soon enough?

    • kanaughty says:

      the video only cements to me because it gives me proof that he was a thug since he was a drug dealer. I don’t think they released this video to the media per say, because it would have went against the narrative that brown was an angel who was just walking down the street. the video shows he is a drug dealer thug. I don’t think this helps his case. this actually makes him look like what he really was. so I don’t know how this film maker and the dad think in their deluded minds that this video helps to make brown look like an angel now. it is quite the opposite and lends proof to the view that he was a thug.

  24. The #FakeNews mothership is calling him home.

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