Category Archives: Bidness

This Is How (Many) Businesses Are Run

Or at least Il Trumpe’s business (boldface mine): We got a call Friday from a reader named Paul Redmond that The Post had accidentally published Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s private cell phone number. A story about President Trump’s bodyguard Keith … Continue reading

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You Can’t Have It All: The Republican Rich Dude Edition

If you haven’t heard Republican Montana Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte physically assaulted a Guardian reporter (Gianforte is now charged with assault–the delay might have been due to the local sheriff being a Gianforte supporter). Joking aside, I doubt Gianforte lost … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Conservatives, Fucking Morons | 3 Comments

Krugman’s Really Ugly Assumption

In the midst of a very good column about job losses, Paul Krugman drops this turd (boldface mine): A different, less creditable reason mining and manufacturing have become political footballs, while services haven’t, involves the need for villains. Demagogues can … Continue reading

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Brand Before Country

Making America great again (boldface mine): Trump’s three oldest children — Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric — and Kushner have been frustrated by the impression of chaos inside the White House and feel that their father has not always been … Continue reading

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Bidnessmen Iz Weird

Consider Secretary of State and Laird High of His Demesne Rex Tillerson (boldface mine): Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes a private elevator to his palatial office on the seventh floor of the State Department building, where sightings of him … Continue reading

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People, Hopefully, Are Learning Something From Il Trumpe’s Russian Connection

I have no idea whether there will be a ‘smoking gun’ connecting Il Trumpe to Russian hacking. Besides, he openly asked Russia to meddle in the campaign. The real ‘secret’ is that Trump has a lot of really shady business … Continue reading

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Contractors, Corporate Lobbyists, And Government Workers

Paul Glastris, in an article about government service, makes a good point about corruption (boldface mine): More broadly, the federal workforce, at 2.8 million employees, is the same size it was in the 1960s when Peters was part of it, … Continue reading

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