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It is very, very important to run the government like you run your household. You don't spend more than you make, do you? (Besides your mortgage; and your student loans; and your little bit of credit card debt; and ... hmmm, it is starting to sound like "government should run on a budget like your household does" is a total crock of grade-A shit!)


Disregard the libtard parenthetical above, because Team Trump is releasing some fun details on its plans to cut government spending in President-elect Trump's first budget, and it totals about $10.5 trillion in spending cuts! Some of the budgetary items to get the ax are super unnecessary, like PBS and the arts, pfft who cares. But others of the walking dead will include things like "the departments of Commerce and Energy" as well as Transportation, Justice and State.

But like those are just bureaucracies that don't actually do anything, right? Let's find out:

At the Department of Justice, the blueprint calls for eliminating the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Violence Against Women Grants and the Legal Services Corporation and for reducing funding for its Civil Rights and its Environment and Natural Resources divisions.

At the Department of Energy, it would roll back funding for nuclear physics and advanced scientific computing research to 2008 levels, eliminate the Office of Electricity, eliminate the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and scrap the Office of Fossil Energy, which focuses on technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Under the State Department’s jurisdiction, funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are candidates for elimination.

So yeah, those agencies are all lame do-nothing stuffs, and we need that money for better stuff, like shows of American greatness and maybe a teeny tiny little tax cut for the ones MAKING America great again, not TAKING America great again! (Millionaires.) (We are talking about millionaires.) (Middle class, get ready to lose your mortgage interest deduction, your ability to write off the taxes you pay to your state, and maybe one or two other small piddly things, not that they matter all that much, right?) (And working class, oh man, LOL SORRY, we don't even know what to say to you, yikes.)

Tell us a thing that we can copy and paste in here, Rebecca Traister:

Is that artisanal salt we're rubbing into this sucking chest wound? Like, the kind you get in a slab from the Himalayas and it's so pretty and pink?

ANYWAY. We will end this post with a graph and commence daydrinking:

Comfortably numb, and better already!

[TheHill]

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Rebecca Schoenkopf is the owner, publisher, and editrix of Wonkette. She is a nice lady, SHUT UP YUH HUH. She is very tired with this fucking nonsense all of the time, and it would be terrific if you sent money to keep this bitch afloat. She is on maternity leave until 2033.

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It started with them damn hats. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

A guest post by "Knitsy McPurlson," which we suspect is not a real name.

Yr Wonkette is not the only website run by brilliant peoples unafraid to poke people with sharp, pointy sticks. Ravelry.com – a website for knitters, crocheters, and other folks interested in textiles and fiber arts – is poking people with knitting needles, which are very sharp indeed.

This past weekend, Ravelry.com's founders showed the world how easy it is to de-platform white nationalists and racists when they banned all "support of Donald Trump and his administration" from their website, concluding they "cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy." Seems like people smart enough to decode a knitting pattern are also smart enough to decode Trump's not-so-hidden message of racism and white nationalism.

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One day, God willing, my grandchildren will click open their history textbooks and read about the Central American migrant internment camps. They'll learn about sick kids, locked in cages, kept hungry and dirty and cold for weeks on end, and they'll be horrified.

"Bubbie," they'll say, "how could this happen in America? How could there be toddlers sleeping on the ground without blankets, without soap or toothbrushes to clean themselves?"

"I don't know. I wish I had done more. I'm ashamed," I'll say. We will all have to answer for this atrocity. But some of us will have to answer more than others. Not just the archvillains like Stephen Miller and John Kelly, but the people who kept right on doing their jobs, even as those jobs morphed into defending concentration camps.

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