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Before we get into today's shitshow, we should tell you the end of the story about yesterday's shitshow, which started when Chuck 'n' Nancy went to the White House to stand on Donald Trump's face and call him a loser over his impending "Trump shutdown," which he's totally willing to make happen if he doesn't get his precious goddamn Mexican wall. After that, Nancy Pelosi went back to the Hill and said funny things about how she doesn't know why Trump is so obsessed with that fucking border wall, it's probably a male insecurity weenus issue, and also said arguing with him is like getting a golden shower from a skunk, which is why his name is now President Skunk Tinkles.

But what did the old Skunk Tinkler do after the meeting? Had a fucking temper tantrum, of course.



Aw that's cute, Trump had a "folder" with "briefing materials" like a real president might have! Did he throw his very presidential Sharpie marker too?

You gotta just let the baby cry it out. He won't take his bottle, he really gets mad if you try to burp him, and he doesn't even light up if you tell him Vladimir Putin sent him a secret surprise letter with further instructions. He's INCONSOLABLE.

The Los Angeles Times reports, though, that once Trump was done crying he said the meeting was a flawless victory, and he was glad Schumer picked at his scabs and tricked him into owning full responsibility for a government shutdown on live TV. It was YOOGE!

(Dumbass!)

Or maybe he's still mad and thinks it's Mike Pence's fault for sitting there like the undead the entire meeting. (That was weird, right?)

Some Republicans were inexplicably pleased with Trump's performance in the Oval Office, because they are asslicking morons. Lindsey Graham said Trump needs to "dig in" and "take it on" and "stare it down," by which he meant the Democrats who won't give Trump his precious fucking wall. Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana, who is emerging as the Louie Gohmert of the United States Senate -- remember when he asked Brett Kavanaugh if he had ever met Kennedy's friend Jesus Christ at the end of Kavanaugh's RapeVan McBeerPong testimony before the Judiciary Committee? -- had this to say in his trademark extreeeeeeeemely sloooooooow drawwwwwwwwwwl:

"If I were playing poker with President Trump and he was across the table from me and he had demonstrated the face that he demonstrated in that meeting, and I wasn't holding good cards, I'd fold, because I don't think he's bluffing. I think he's prepared to shut down the government."

Hey you guys, let's go play poker with John Kennedy. We will win all his dollars!

But people inside the White House knew yesterday's events were not good for Trump:

Inside the West Wing, the meeting's conclusion set off a chaotic scramble as aides switched into what one staffer, speaking on the condition of anonymity, called "damage-control mode."

"The aftermath of that meeting was not pretty," the person said.

Sad!

Everybody saw on Tuesday that Mr. Art Of The Deal is actually Mr. Art Of The I Am A Fucking Loser Who Is Scared Of Stairs And Can't Do Anything Good Ever. Everybody saw that Mr. Good At TV, because he is a TV celebrity, is actually not as good at TV as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. And everybody saw that Mr. Good Brain actually doesn't have a very good brain at all, if they somehow didn't know that already.

What's sad -- and hilarious -- is that the Daily Beast reports that Trump set up the on-air confrontation precisely because he thought he could get the better of Chuck 'n' Nancy, if he put them in that situation. This is what happens when you're over-certain that you're good at your job, when the truth is the polar opposite.

At press time, Nancy Pelosi was on Amazon buying a weekly supply of dick-punching gloves, for punching Trump in the dick every single week over the next two years, as her speakership begins again, and his presidency ends. They will arrive in the mail on Friday, because Nancy Pelosi has Amazon Prime. (ALLEGEDLY.)

[Los Angeles Times / Washington Post]

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Uh oh, looks like George Conway, husband of Kellyanne, is going to be sleeping on the couch for another week, because they are having That Fight They Always Have, the one where he says her boss (the president) is certifiably mentally unstable, and she's like "nuh uh," and we guess she reminds him that if that so-called certifiably mentally unstable person wasn't president, then she wouldn't be making a government salary for going on Fox News and lying to the American people.

It started this weekend with Donald Trump's latest Twitter rampage, which is still going on, and which avid watchers of Trump's Twitter habits agree seems to suggest that he is real upset about something. Like, more than usual. The sort of upset he gets when Robert Mueller is about to arrest his son, maybe. You know, ALLEGEDLY.

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Hey, while every media outlet is doing exactly the same stupid horse-race political coverage they said nobody should be doing, the actual candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are busily putting forward policy proposals -- the things pundits and voters keep saying they want to know about, at least in between discussions of "likeability" and whether Chuck Todd thinks candidates are bipartisan enough. So hey, here is a cool housing policy idea from Elizabeth Warren, who's trying to out-nerd everyone else with a proposal to make housing more affordable and even redress some of the nation's terrible legacy of housing discrimination. What a weirdo!

Warren outlines her housing proposals here, and we like 'em. There are even linkies to studies supporting her proposals, yay for info geeks! She notes that, for grownup adults, where you live (more precisely, where you can afford to live) has enormous consequences.

Housing is not just the biggest expense for most American families — or the biggest purchase most Americans will make in their lifetimes. It also affects the jobs you can get, the schools your children can go to, and the kinds of communities you can live in. That's why it's so important that government gets housing policy right.

Problem is, the federal government has spent decades getting housing policy very very wrong, from building racial discrimination into housing policy for much of the 20th century, to letting the big banks screw over homeowners and taxpayers as well. And of course, not doing much of anything to address the crunch in affordable housing for low and middle-income people. How's this for some real class warfare, via the supposedly invisible hand of the market:

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