Saturday, September 16, 2017

This Week in Trumpland September 16, 2017

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

Travel ban ping pong continues as Supreme Court reverses appellate court restrictions on who can be barred under the ban
Supreme Court also knocks down a lower court ruling that Texas congressional redistricting was unconstitutionally the product of racial discrimination
Justice Department declines to prosecute Baltimore officers responsible for the death of Freddie Gray
Congress passes non-binding bipartisan measure urging Trump to denounce hate groups
Twenty-Eight year old former model and Trump confidante Hope Hicks is named White House Communications Director
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly questions whether Trump can "salvage his administration"
Democratic leadership announces a deal with Trump to protect DACA immigrants while strengthening border security
WH Press Secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders says Trump “has done more for bipartisanship in eight days than Obama did in eight years”
Acting every bit the candidate, Hillary Clinton says she’s “done with being a candidate”
Ted Cruz blames his staff (pun intended?) for interacting with a twitter porn account



Saturday, September 9, 2017

This Week in Trumpland September 9, 2017

THIS WEEK IN TRUMPLAND, a sixty second primer on the path to Armageddon: “do as I say not as I do” edition

Speaker Paul Ryan, who grew up in a wealthy family and inherited millions of dollars, claims the circumstances of your birth have no bearing on the outcome of your life
Trump ends DACA protections for children whose parents came to the U.S. illegally
An appeals court rejects Trump administration attempt to deny travel ban exemption to grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins
Much to the dismay of Republicans, Trump makes hurricane relief and debt ceiling deal with Democrats
Much to the dismay of Democrats, Hillary sets out on her “the outcome of the election was everyone’s fault but mine” publicity tour
Much to the dismay of Republicans, Donald Trump, Jr. testifies under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee about meeting with the Russians during the campaign
Much to the dismay of Democrats, Bernie Sanders sets out on his “everything was Hillary’s fault” publicity tour
Much to the dismay of the people, both Democratic and Republican politicians continue to blame each other for everything rather than working together to address the calamitous hurricanes, fires and other issues currently befalling us
Equifax Cybersecurity breach potentially exposes personal and financial information of 143 million American consumers
Three top Equifax executives sell thousands of shares of their stock after the security hack, but before the hack was announced
After the DOJ intervenes, Equifax removes language on their site stating that even checking to see if your personal data was breached waives your right to sue Equifax for their role in the hack



Saturday, September 2, 2017

This Week in Trumpland September 2, 2017

THIS WEEK IN TRUMPLAND, a sixty second primer on the path to Armageddon: “discrimination never sleeps” edition

Trump claims he pardoned Joseph Arpaio on the eve of Hurricane Harvey “to maximize television ratings”
Houston preacher Joel Osteen refuses to open his mega church as a shelter during Hurricane Harvey until he gets shamed on the internet, and then asks for donations
Angry over the small size of the crowd at his Phoenix rally, Trump fires his event organizer George Gigicos
Florida Republican representative Ron DeSantis, himself under investigation by Mueller, pushes legislation to curtail or halt Mueller 
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un baits Trump by firing yet another missile, this one over Japan
Trump cyber security advisors resign en masse, saying his inattention to the issue has threatened the security of the homeland
Female empowerment "advocate" Ivanka backs her father’s scrapping Obama era rules designed to prevent pay discrimination based on gender
More than 150 evangelicals sign a document dubbed The Nashville Statement which condemns same sex marriage and Christians who support LGBTQ issues
An attorney for Trump reveals that even as Trump was claiming he didn’t know anyone in Russia or have any business there, his organization was negotiating with the Russian government for a Trump Tower in Moscow
Americans think Trump is an unstable, dishonest, immoral bully according to a poll by...Fox News