Saturday, June 24, 2017

This week in Trumpland 6/24/2017

THIS WEEK IN TRUMPLAND, a sixty second primer on the path to Armageddon: “Civil War” edition

A police officer is acquitted of murdering an African American man, despite a video showing he fired six bullets into him at point blank range during a traffic stop while the man sat in his car with his girlfriend and a young child
Republican Karen Handel, who famously doesn’t believe in a livable wage or gay rights, defeats Democrat John Ossoff in Georgia special election
Senate reveals draconian health plan which takes from the poor and gives to the rich
Nancy Pelosi pulls rank on Republican Congressman who tries to borrow a page from the Senate’s misogyny and attempts to silence her
After POTUS adviser Steve Bannon says fewer press briefings are because “Sean got fatter”, Spicer is booted as Press Secretary
Trump hires Eric Trump wedding planner to oversee NY region HUD office
Faced with a possible subpoena, Trump admits he did not tape his conversations with Comey, but rather wanted to influence Comey’s congressional testimony
Six members of Trump’s HIV/Aids advisory board resign, stating that Trump ”simply does not care” about fighting HIV
In a tip of the hat to “The Handmaid’sTale”, a new Missouri bill permits employment and housing discrimination against people who use birth control or have abortions
In a sign that the apocalypse is upon us, even North Korea calls Trump a psychopath

Saturday, June 17, 2017

This Week in Trumpland 6/17/2017

THIS WEEK IN TRUMPLAND, a sixty second primer on the path to Armageddon: “there’s a first time for everything” edition

Maryland and the District of Columbia sue Trump for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution
Nearly 200 members of Congress also sue Trump for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution
Trump threatens to break up the Ninth Circuit Court after it again strikes down Trump’s Muslim ban
DOJ confirms that Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice
Trump intensifies his Twitter outbursts and challenges the integrity of his own Justice Department, calling the DOJ “phony” and “sad”
As if to prove Trump’s point, Attorney General Jefferson Sessions says “I don’t recall” or “I don’t remember” 26 times during his Senate testimony and refuses to answer various other questions “in case Trump later wants to assert executive privilege”
For the first time in U.S. history, the President and Vice-President simultaneously each retain criminal defense attorneys
Gunman opens fire on GOP congressmen during a baseball practice in Virginia seriously injuring five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise
In first full Trump Cabinet meeting Trump states that “there has never been a president, with few exceptions, who has passed more legislation more quickly”, even though Congress has yet to pass a single major piece of legislation during his tenure
In the same Cabinet meeting, members go around the table praising Trump’s “integrity, strength, guidance and policies” after which the media is banished from the room
In a virtually unanimous vote of the Senate, Trump is stripped of his power to unilaterally lift sanctions against Russia 
Study shows that more than 16 million Americans believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows, though it’s unclear if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is one of them
Trump blocks @StephenKing, the noted author, from his Twitter account

Saturday, June 10, 2017

This Week in Trumpland 6/10/2017

THIS WEEK IN TRUMPLAND: a sixty second primer on the path to Armageddon: “twitter storm” edition

Trump derides London Mayor on Twitter after terrorist attack near Parliament
Trump tells the Iranian people that terrorist attack in Tehran serves them right
Eric Trump says on Fox News that Democrats “are not even people”
Eric Trump foundation diverts millions of dollars in donations intended for St Jude Children’s Hospital to Trump organization and its cronies
Jeremy Corbyn, the Bernie Sanders of the U.K. scores huge upset in a snap election, leaving Bernie followers in the U.S. wondering what might have been
Meanwhile back at home, Georgia Republican Congressional candidate Karen Handel states in a debate that as a conservative she does not support a liveable wage
Kamala Harris joins the growing club of progressive female senators that older, white regressive males keep trying to silence on the senate floor
In stark contrast to her name, Reality Winner is accused of leaking classified information about RussiaGate
After eight Middle East Countries sever ties with Qatar Trump takes credit via tweet, apparently unaware that 11,000 U.S, troops are stationed there
Trump twitter storm blames Justice Department for watering down original Muslim Ban
Former FBI director James Comey testifies that Trump is a liar and a predator, inciting Trump to declare “total victory”, and to finally feel understood
FBI secures indictment of NYC based Russian mobsters for trafficking in thousands of pounds of stolen chocolate confections, causing Mob to tweet that we need chocolate now more than ever

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The week in Trumpland 6/3/2017

THIS WEEK IN TRUMPLAND: a sixty second primer on the path to Armageddon: “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are” edition

Just days after Trump’s blundering, bumbling, blustering international trip, Angela Merkel and other Western leaders state they can no longer count on the U.S. as friends and allies
Punctuating their remarks, Trump pulls the U.S. out of the Paris Climate accords, yet another step in abdicating our country's leadership in the free world
Russian President Vladimir Putin declares that Trump is a “straight and honest” person
After several appellate courts block Trump’s Muslim ban, the Justice Department petitions the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency review to uphold the ban
A noose is left at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a grim reminder that racism and hate are alive and well in the U.S.
Bill Maher uses a racial slur on television, a grim reminder that racism and hate can come from the left as well as the right
Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton devolve into a 5th grade level Twitter war, a grim reminder that politics "for the people" is in a deep coma
Trump tweets a nonsensical half sentence literally containing gibberish, a grim reminder that this is the level of the President of the United States
Sean Spicer claims in a press conference that Trump and a few close advisors know exactly what “covfefe” means, a grim reminder that the Trump administration believes we are all dumber than a 5th grader