Watercooler 1/16/2017 Open Thread: Draining the Swamp

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It’s 2017, the inauguration is Friday, and America has a hard row to hoe:

EPA won’t pay claims in mine spill that released 3M of gallons of toxic water.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it will not pay more than $1.2 billion in claims filed against it in response to the Gold King Mine spill.

Federal commissioner: DHS’ election power-grab raises huge questions and red flags.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has rushed through a designation of the nation’s state and local election systems as “critical infrastructure.”

Dear Meryl Streep: You’re an Overrated, Insufferable Elitist Windbag…

You might have all the finest Hollywood trophies in all the land, all the nominations from all the lists, and all the invites from all the groupies hoping to smooch your posterior, but you lack one thing: class.

There’s been a lot of talk recently about “draining the swamp.” When you’re faced with such an undertaking, with no clear way forward, often it is difficult to know how to begin. Let’s start here:


It seems like forever since this megalomaniac became the President. After eight agonizing years of his administration, we are left with an enormous mess to clean up. Yo, Barry…DLTDHYOTAOTWO. No thanks for the memories…buh-bye!

Let’s enjoy the countdown and the open thread…