Donkey Feed September 6th, 2018


By Michael Bryan

Welcome back to your Feed for the Week! Slip off your shoes and strap on the feedbag! It’s time for some Feed…

First, some video. Former Reagan Budget Director Stockman warns that the Trump economy is not nearly as strong as it might seem and Trump’s policies are making it worse:

Now some graphical goodness showing just how unbalanced in favor of the wealthy the GOP tax cut was, and how much worse it grows over time:

Next, the book everyone will be talking about this week and next:

Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, will drop on Sept. 11th, everyone will be talking about it (WaPo), and it is already breaking news (CNN), and yet more news (Daily Kos).

Now, just click Continue Reading for the rest of the Feed…


  • Sharon Bronson of the Pima County Board of Supervisors expresses doubt about continuing to take Stonegarden funds; the BoS then voted 3:1 to terminate the grant program: Tucson Sentinel.
  • Paul Cunningham, Tucson City Councilman, rips the AZ lege on the new law requiring strict compliance with the law for ballot initiatives: Tucson Sentinel.
  • Anita Malik will face incumbent David Schweikert in CD 6 this November: ABC15.
  • The Rogue Columnist takes on McCain’s actual legacy through a local Phoenician’s lens: Rogue Columnist.
  • AZ AG Mark Brnovich calls for new legislation for oversight of financial impropriety in AZ’s charter schools, says he “can’t believe it’s not a crime” to use taxpayer money in the way some have: AZCentral.





  1. Mmmm. that’s delicious feed.

    Thanks for the link to the Rogue Columnist article. McCain was no national hero, and even his time as a POW is tainted by the fact that he was part of an invading force that murdered 3 million people, women and children included.

    And he owes me 50 grand. With interest.

    Back in the 80’s I fell backwards into a finance job, working with small business owners on expanding their companies.

    I had no idea what I was doing, my time after work was spent in libraries and bookstores, soaking up as much business finance as I could, staying up to one in the morning studying, then getting up at 5 am and ironing dress clothes that I couldn’t afford while I faked my way along.

    I worked my ass off, it was the opportunity of a lifetime.

    It was commission work, and after 6 months I’d racked up 50K in commissions, only to show up one day to find out the Savings and Loan that all my loans were going through was taken over by the government as part of McCain’s Keating Five scandal.

    I had a one year old daughter at home, and the next day I was painting houses. No office, no secretary, no commissions.

    And the small business owners I was working with never got their loans, never got to hire more people or expand.

    John McCain hurt real people, and 1,100 people went to jail. It was a huge scandal, and he was right in the middle of it.

    So I’m tired of biting my tongue, watching people put McCain on a pedestal just because he’s not Trump.

    Screw John McCain, a greasy politician, just like the rest of them.

    • And here’s McCain promoting the US invasion of Iraq in March, 2003:

      The Right War for the Right Reasons

      Many critics suggest that disarming Iraq through regime change would not result in an improved peace. There are risks in this endeavor, to be sure. But no one can plausibly argue that ridding the world of Saddam Hussein will not significantly improve the stability of the region and the security of American interests and values…

      Isn’t it more likely that antipathy toward the United States in the Islamic world might diminish amid the demonstrations of jubilant Iraqis celebrating the end of a regime that has few equals in its ruthlessness? Wouldn’t people subjected to brutal governments be encouraged to see the human rights of Muslims valiantly secured by Americans — rights that are assigned rather cheap value by the critics’ definition of justice?

      Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq — a peace built on more secure foundations than are found today in the Middle East. Even more important, they will fight for the two human conditions of even greater value than peace: liberty and justice. Some of our soldiers will perish in this just cause. May God bless them and may humanity honor their sacrifice.

      • It took him until 2018 to admit he was wrong.

        From Wikipedia:

        In his 2018 book The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations, McCain was critical of the Iraq War:[175]

        The principal reason for invading Iraq, that Saddam had WMD, was wrong. The war, with its cost in lives and treasure and security, can’t be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very serious one, and I have to accept my share of the blame for it.

        • McCain never met a bomb he didn’t want to drop on some brown people somewhere.

          Singing “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran” and laughing.

          American’s don’t understand the real horror of war and McCain of all people should have known better.

          There are kids graduating from high school who have never known a time when America wasn’t killing people somewhere.

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