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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dignity and Eloquence


Yesterday, Trump visited a Holocaust memorial in Israel, Yad Vashem. They have a guest book for visiting dignitaries. 

President Obama visited Yad Vashem in 2013. Here's what he wrote in the book:
I am grateful to Yad Vashem and all of those responsible for this remarkable institution. At a time of great peril and promise, war and strife, we are blessed to have such a powerful reminder of man's potential for great evil, but also our capacity to rise up from tragedy and remake our world. Let our children come here, and know this history, so that they can add their voices to proclaim 'never again.' And may we remember those who perished, not only as victims, but also as individuals who hoped and loved and dreamed like us, and who have become symbols of the human spirit.
Here's what "President" Trump wrote:
It’s a great honor to be here with all of my friends —so amazing + will NEVER FORGET!
Really surprised there isn't a "Wooo!!! US Electoral College 2016!!" in there.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

To: Trump Voters


I know that many of you voted for Trump because you believe he's business savvy and that he'll create jobs and grow the economy.  I'm sorry to tell you but . . .

you've been had.

According to the budget the Administration released today, not only is Trump trying to kill Medicaid, but he wants to cut billions of dollars from other programs that help lower income Americans, like food stamps, healthcare (of course), and programs that divert billions of dollars INTO the economy, spurring economic growth. But he is trying to give massive tax cuts to billionaires, which they don't need and can't possibly spend.

Here's the truth. Donald Trump does not care about you. He does not want to help you. He is going out of his way to actively harm you and your family. And you voted for him.

You've been tricked, bamboozled, scammed, cheated, swindled, conned, lied to, hoodwinked, duped and taken advantage of.

Because Donald Trump cares about no one but himself. He wouldn't cross the street to pee on you if you were on fire. And the reality is that even if he did want to help you, he couldn't. Because he's also stupid, incompetent, ignorant and inexperienced.

So either way, you're screwed, as are we all.

Thanks for that.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Credit where it's due


Okay, I have something positive to say about Donald Trump.

For decades, there have been playful/serious theories that real, live aliens have visited Earth, likely during the 1940s or 50s. It's been speculated that this is known at the top levels of our government and that the secret, literally our biggest secret, is passed on to each new President.

I am 100% certain now that this idea is absolutely untrue. Because if aliens had visited, and the U.S. government knew about it, and Trump was briefed, there is a 100% chance that he would have spilled the beans by now. He just can't help himself. There is no way that he would not have bragged about it to someone (probably the Russians).

So, Trump has proven beyond a doubt that the U.S. government is not covering up any alien contact.

Trump at least has given us that.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ipecac is back from vacation - 2017 edition


Hi everyone! We're back from Disney World. We flew back into DC on Thursday evening on a nice, on-time, uneventful flight.

We had a great time, as expected. Disney goes out of its way to make everything accessible to those with limited mobility, so after a few initial bumps of our own making, we had no trouble getting my Mom around. While it's easy to get wheelchairs once you're in the parks, the hotels and bus system are a different story. Happily, the hotel recommended several local businesses that rent wheelchairs and deliver them right to the hotel. We acquired a four day rental for my Mom on Sunday morning and never had another issue.

I'll post some thoughts and experiences later. I learned some things on this trip.

Did anything happen while I was gone?


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ipecac is traveling!


We're going to . . . well, you know.

Yes, starting tomorrow night, the family and I will be at Disney World. My Mom is 70 years old and doesn't travel much, so we're flying her in to meet us for a six day visit. As you may know if you've read this blog, we love the Disney parks.

I've updated the page to feature my Instagram feed in the sidebar. Keep an eye out for some pictures. If you're on Instagram, my ID is tasteofipecac.

I'll try to post now and again while I'm gone, but most of the action will be Instagram pictures.

Privileged victims


Did you know that in America, it's not blacks, or Muslims, or immigrants, or trans people or any other group that are the most discriminated against?

According to Republicans, it's Christians, with whites not too far behind.















How far up your ass does your head have to be for you to believe this?



Oh, that far.


Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Guardian of the Galaxy, Vol. 2


It was great. Go see it.



Okay, the plot wasn't as tight as the first one and I thought the more generous use of location shooting in the first one gave that movie a slightly more "realistic" feel. But those are minor quibbles and only underscore how great the first movie was also. #2 was funny, touching, exciting and just an enjoyable time at the movies. I can't wait to see it again.

Oh, and Regal Germantown? The sound system in most of your theaters SUCKS. All the sound was coming from the front. I am not coming back until you fix this problem.



Oh, and Thanks for the Sh!t Sandwich!


Today, Trump fired the man most directly responsible for putting him in the White House, FBI Director James Comey, whose announcement about a "reopening" of the Clinton email investigation 11 days before the election gave Trump the electoral college victory.

James Comey is an asshat and I'm glad to see him go. His partisan unprofessionalism will always be remembered as the key factor in electing the criminal-in-chief, the most corrupt, incompetent and terrible President we've seen in my lifetime.

The White House's reason, given after the firing, was that Comey didn't follow through in prosecuting Hillary over the e-mail non-scandal. That's obviously a smokescreen, while Comey's lead of the investigation into Trump's Russia connections is a much more likely reason. Hilariously, the White House apparently thought that firing Comey would not create controversy. Like they are in everything else, they were wrong.

So long, Comey. You will not be missed.

As for a replacement for Comey? I'm guessing Trump's thinking of Himmler.


Friday, May 05, 2017

They love it when a plan comes together


Just look at these smug assholes celebrating the taking away of healthcare from millions of Americans, sentencing millions of people to bankruptcy, sickness and death.






See, it's funny because it hurts poor people!


(It also will crush the American economy, skyrocket the deficit, make America even more of an international pariah, destabilize families, lower life expectancy, increase all healthcare costs, and result in pain for ALL AMERICANS, including the rich.)

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Lose, Lose


The news media is apparently composed of idiots. Many of them treated today's ridiculous House vote to "repeal and replace" Obamacare like it was a huge win for Republicans and, especially, Trump.




Passing this bill was a win for no one except the rich.

Make no mistake, this terrible law will have a very difficult time getting through the Senate and will likely be completely changed before it does, so it's not really even a "win" for Republicans yet, despite their celebrations. But if it does get passed and signed into law, here's what happens:

And why did they do this to their own constituents? Two reasons.

Reason # 1:



Reason #2:

The AHCA will give $594 billion in tax breaks to the very rich over ten years. The wealthiest 400 households in America would get average tax breaks of $7 million each. Link


Throwing older, sicker and poorer Americans under the bus, TO BANKRUPTCY, SICKNESS AND DEATH, is because Republicans hate Obama and want to give more money to people who already have more than they can possibly spend in their lifetimes.

This vote today was probably the most immoral political event I've seen in my lifetime.

And this is the reason this wasn't a win for House Republicans. Every one of them MUST be thrown out in 2018. They MUST pay for this vote. Make them pay. If you vote for any of these monsters, you are complicit in this crime against humanity,

Oh, and Trump? If he signed the bill that was passed today, he would break almost every single promise about healthcare he made during his campaign.

Try not to act too surprised.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Welcome Back, Jack!


In the early 2000s, I faithfully watched Cartoon Network's awesome show by Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack. The show, Samurai Jack, was about a Samurai (named, not surprisingly, Jack) thrown into the future by an evil demon named Aku who, in Jack's absence, took over the world. The miserable future dystopia where Jack lands is ruled by Aku. Jack's goal was simple, get back to the past and destroy Aku, thus changing the future.


Samurai Jack ran for fifty-two episodes and was cancelled by Cartoon Network before the story was done. There was talk of a theatrical movie for a long time, but that never came together. Finally, in March, Samurai Jack returned to Cartoon Network for ten serialized episodes to finish the story.

The original show was a unique accomplishment in animation and could rightly be called a masterpiece. The animation was gorgeous and incredibly stylized. Dialogue was often minimal, the animators telling the stories through the images and sound effects alone, which gave the show a very Zen feel. Aku the demon was voiced by the late, great Mako, who was clearly having a blast with the role. And finally, there was Jack, voiced by Phil Lamarr. Ever steady, ever the hero, calmly doing everything he could to save the world. I loved it.

The new season is on Adult Swim and it's still as fantastic as ever. Mako has been replaced by Greg Baldwin who performs a great homage. The only difference in the story is that it's now geared a little more towards adults. The seven episodes that have aired so far have dealt with Jack's despair at failing to find a way back to the past, the loss of his magic sword, his thoughts of suicide, and his first killing of another human. (In the original show, he only killed Aku's robot minions.)  Samurai Jack is haunting, beautiful, hopeful, occasionally silly, often very funny, and wonderful.

I'm so glad it's back.






Sunday, April 23, 2017

Harley is the hero we all need


And now, something wonderful for once.

A young Jyn Erso cosplayer, Harley, attended the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando last week with her equally awesome father. And not only was Harley adorable, but she was on a mission. She had data plans for the Death Star and spent the convention handing out the plans to every Princess Leia she came across.





Go read the rest of the article here. And be prepared for a little gut punch of a tribute at the end.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Guess who's coming to dinner


So this happened.


That's Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, Kid Rock, Grabby McTinyHands, and two women with low self-esteem. As a reminder of just one of the charming facts about this group, Ted Nugent once called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" and said he should be hung.

I'm reminded of President Kennedy's famous quote.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when President Obama's dog, Bo, took a crap on the East Room floor.

I feel ill just thinking about these lowlife, ignorant assholes infecting the Oval Office. What a disgrace.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

So long, Asshole!


Bill O'Reilly, along with Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, and the rest of the horrible people behind right-wing media, is responsible for decades of propaganda that convinced not so smart people that Republican politicians are better at defense, better for the economy, better at protecting freedom, that democrats are unpatriotic and un-American, that immigrants and minorities are responsible for everything that's wrong in their lives, and that climate change is not real. All of those things are empirically wrong. O'Reilly is a sexist, racist, nasty piece of work, and he's one of the primary reasons America is so screwed up and divided right now.

And today he's out of his cushy job at FOX News.

Please note that he's out not because he's a serial harasser of women, which he is. He's out because he was costing FOX too much money and attracting too much bad publicity. Plus, everyone at FOX apparently hates him as much as I do.

Fare thee well, O'Reilly. Here's hoping that you land on your feet after this setback -- right in the path of a bus.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Here's a Virtual Parade of Horribles and Deplorables


All right, let's get all of this out in the open in one post.

Item the First, firing missiles at another country does NOT f*ing make you "Presidential."

When President Assad of Syria gassed thousands of Syrians in 2013, including a lot of children, Trump criticized President Obama for even considering launching a strike against Syria (President Obama didn't). He also said over and over that America shouldn't be involved. Now, allegedly due to Ivanka's outrage over the attack, Trump decided to flip-flop and lob about $100 million of missiles at a Syrian airfield, doing minimal damage and not even putting it out of action for a single day.

Besides Ivanka's influence, why did Trump suddenly get all sad at Syrian deaths? Maybe to distract from the Russian entanglements controversy that's engulfed his entire adminstration? Maybe to distract from the fact that he's almost 100 days into his Presidency and has accomplished NOTHING other than to cancel a bunch of stuff President Obama enacted? Maybe to boost his historically low poll numbers?

In any event, Donald J. Trump did not suddenly become the President because of this. He acted in a fit of anger and has absolutely no idea how to follow up the attack with anything that would help the situation. Calling him Presidential is a moronic thing to say. I'm looking at you, Fareed Zakaria, you dumbass.


Item the Second, Mitch McConnell is one of the worst human beings ever elected to the U.S. Senate. His hypocrisy knows no bounds. He puts his party over the well-being of the country every single day.

After refusing to allow President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, to even get a hearing, much less a vote, yesterday, McConnell wrote an editorial in the Washington Post that had the utter gall to say this:
On Thursday, Democrats mounted the first successful partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee in U.S. history; in other words, a partisan Democratic minority tried to block the bipartisan majority that supported Gorsuch from even voting on his nomination. It was a direct attack on the traditions of the Senate and yet another extreme escalation in Democrats' decades-long drive to transform judicial confirmations from constructive debates over qualifications into raw ideological struggles.

And this:
This unprecedented attack on the traditions of the Senate, if allowed to succeed, would have resulted in a brazen new standard—that the nominees of Democratic presidents would be allowed to proceed to up-or-down votes, but the nominees of Republican presidents would have to secure supermajority support to do so—an obviously untenable situation.  Link
After he, and other Republicans, expressly stated that had Hillary Clinton won, they would NEVER vote on her nominees. It's a friggin' miracle his head didn't explode.



Item the Third, Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to just forego pretending to be not racist today. In the prepared version of his speech to border control agents, the totally not racist and supposedly INDEPENDENT Attorney General, wrote:
“We mean criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent citizens,” Mr. Sessions said, according to the text of his prepared remarks. “It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand against this filth.”
“This is a new era,” he said. “This is the Trump era.”  Link
Yes, he called human beings "filth" and said "This is the Trump era," giving White Nationalists all over the country an erection. No word on whether or not he "Seig Heiled" afterwards.

It reminded me of this.



And finally, United Airlines sucks ass. You've probably already read about the incident of hired security goons brutalizing a passenger being kicked off a plane because United wanted to make room for some of their own employees. When that kind of event goes viral, any smart company would immediately apologize and do everything they could to fix the problem, if for no other reason than avoiding bad publicity. But United decided to offer a non-pology, then blame the victim, and then after several clarifications, finally actually kind of apologized. By being so stupid about this, they've probably cost themselves millions of dollars of business and everyone now hates them.

Oh, and you assholes who dug up an over ten year old crime conviction by the victim to support the idea that he somehow deserved this treatment? Go to hell. You suck too.


Sunday, April 09, 2017

Illegitimate President appoints an illegitimate Supreme Court Justice


On Friday, the Republican party successfully put their party before the country, and the wishes of the majority of citizens of the country, by stealing a Supreme Court seat and installing right-wing ideologue Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice.

To say the Republicans were hypocritical in their treatment of Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, and in destroying the traditional Senate filibuster to install Gorsuch is an understatement. What they have done is underhanded, dictatorial and profoundly unamerican,

Some in the news are hailing this as a victory for Trump. Right. All he had to do is name a name and let the Republican Senate shred the rules to get that name on the bench. Some victory.  He really worked hard for it.

Unfortunately, for the rest of us, this portends more years under regressive, wrong-headed, conservative control.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons.


Do you want to hear something crazy? I mean, REALLY crazy?

Jared Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law. He's married to Ivanka. He's 36 years old and has never had a job in the government. He inherited his wealth and has done nothing particularly successful or noteworthy with it. He has no skills or expertise in, apparently, ANYTHING.

Here's a list of the jobs Trump has given him. THIS IS NOT A JOKE.

1. Jared Kushner is responsible for negotiating peace in the Middle East.
2. Jared Kushner is responsible for solving America’s opioid epidemic.
3. Jared Kushner is responsible for diplomacy with Mexico.
4. Jared Kushner is responsible for diplomacy with China.
5. Jared Kushner is responsible for reforming care for veterans.
6. Jared Kushner is responsible for reforming the criminal justice system.
7. Jared Kushner is responsible for reinventing the entire government and making it work like a business.

Kushner hasn't said what he'll do after breakfast.

I mean, seriously, that is messed up. Managing just one of these tasks would be a lifetime achievement, worthy of renown. Tackling all seven? Apparently all within Kushner's skillset, according to our genius President.

Read the whole article for further details.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

For the record - Passing Obamacare


The next time you hear someone say that the Democrats "crammed Obamacare" down our throats, point them here.
To set the record straight on that, House Democrats had 79 hearings, with 181 witnesses, working on the legislation for seven months. That’s after President Obama spent weeks and weeks in private and public meetings with stakeholders. The Senate held 53 hearings, and committees spent nearly 60 hours over 13 days debating and crafting the legislation. In September and October of 2009, the Senate Finance Committee worked on the legislation for eight days, the longest time a bill has spent in mark-up in two decades. In the process, it looked at more than 130 amendments and had 79 roll-call votes. On top of that, the full Senate debated the ACA for 25 straight days. In the middle of all this, President Obama had a seven-hour summit on the bill with congressional members.  Link
Compare that to the recent 18 day fiasco that was the failed attempt to pass Trumpcare. Then tell them to stuff it.


Winning! on Climate and Privacy


Today was a great day!  If you like really terrible stuff and believe that Republicans are always right.

For the rest of us Americans (and humans), today was pretty horrible.

First up, the Trump Administration issued an Executive Order to the EPA to rescind President Obama's recent environmental regulations, supposedly to stop a non-existent war on coal. If successful, this will result in more pollution, more greenhouse gasses contributing to climate change, and do zilch for the coal industry, which cannot be revived. To demonstrate how off-base this is, there are only 75,000 coal jobs in the U.S. as opposed to 650,000 employed in renewable energy industries. Even aside from the arguments for a clean environment and fighting global warming, if you want to stimulate the economy, this is the exact wrong thing to do. Renewables are the economic way of the future, not trying to resurrect an industry that's dying because it's too costly, dangerous and polluting.

Second, Congress just passed an act rescinding the FCC's internet privacy rules. This means that your ISP, which might be Comcast, Verizon, Frontier, or whomever, can now sell your personal information to the highest bidder, including your browsing history, without your permission. This does absolutely nothing for average Americans, but does open a new revenue stream for rich corporations who, again, get to sell your private information without your permission. Sweet!

Tell me, is there anything this Administration and the Republican Congress can do that isn't malicious, nasty and evil? Can they do anything to help Americans?

So far, the answer is no.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Beauty and the Beast and Power Rangers


I see a decent number of movies in the theater. I prefer seeing shows on the big screen with crowds, and since I can afford the high prices, I go as often as I like.

This year, there has been an unusual number of movies released during the usually dead January through March period that I've wanted to see. I saw two more this week. Next week I'm looking forward to seeing Ghost in the Shell.



Carol and I saw Beauty and the Beast last weekend. It sticks pretty closely to the classic Disney animated film but adds more character background and interaction between Belle and the Beast, changes which I think improved the film. Emma Watson is an amazing human being and she's great in this. The costumes, sets, and CGI characters are excellent, without crossing over into that weird Tim Burton "Alice in Wonderland" aesthetic. And of course the music is excellent. If you like the original film or just like musicals, it's definitely worth seeing.

Oh, and the "gay" controversy wherein people with sticks up their butt were upset because Le Fou is gay was much ado. Yes, I thought it was pretty clear he was gay, but so little is made of it the people getting upset look stupid and silly. Grow up. It's the 21st century.


Yes, I went to see Power Rangers. Alone.

I liked the original Power Rangers show in the 90's and I thought this looked like fun. I was right. The main criticism of the film is that it's more Breakfast Club than Power Rangers, but I found the story of the kids to be interesting and well acted. The Blue Power Ranger, Billy, talks about being on the autism spectrum and I liked the realism of how he was portrayed. And any movie where the great Bill Hader voices a crazy robot is okay with me.

The story was pretty faithful to the conventions of the TV show and Elizabeth Banks is great as the villain, Rita Repulsa, chewing up every scene. This was heavily an origin story with more movies already planned to come if it does well. I hope it does. I'm looking forward to the next one.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

I just wanted him to hurt OTHER people, not me


This story is from the area where I grew up, an area the locals call Michiana; that is the central northern Indiana area near the Michigan border. South Bend is the biggest city. I was born in nearby Elkhart.
An Indiana woman who voted for President Donald Trump was stunned to discover that her husband, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, is set to be deported as soon as today.
Despite her spouse’s immigration status, Helen Beristain said she agreed with Trump’s hardline policies.

We don’t want to have cartels here, you don’t want to have drugs in your high schools, you don’t want killers next to you,” Helen told Indiana Public Media earlier this month. “You want to feel safe when you leave your house. I truly believe that. And, this is why I voted for Mr. Trump.”
But Helen didn’t think those policies would apply to her husband, who owns a popular restaurant in Granger, Indiana.

“[Trump] did say the good people would not be deported, the good people would be checked,” Helen said.
 Link

Here's the reality: Democrats don't want to deport hard-working undocumented immigrants who came to America to make a better life for themselves and their families. These people contribute billions of dollars to our economy every year and they pay taxes. As a bonus, because they are liable to get deported if caught, they are much less likely to commit crimes than American citizens. And finally, treating them like human beings and making room for them in America is the compassionate and moral thing to do.

Do you know who wants to deport Mexican immigrants, Helen? Donald J. Trump, the guy you voted for.

Here's more reality: Trump said over and over and over again that he wanted to deport all 12 million undocumented immigrants in America (aka Helen's husband). He was absolutely clear about it.

You voted for a guy who explicitly said he'd deport your husband. This makes you a dumbass.

I am so sick of these stories of people who liked Trump's message of treating people like crap, but don't like it when they turn out to be targets of Trump's ire. Trump voters who are unhappy because Trump is threatening their healthcare. Trump voters who wanted him to "drain the swamp" but are surprised because he's filled his cabinet with Goldman Sachs cronies. Trump voters who wanted him to enact a hard line against immigrants, but are shocked, shocked when he turns that on their family.

It's not like any of this was hidden during the election. Hillary made her positions on these deportations very clear (against them) and Trump made his very clear (for them). Plus, it was completely obvious from forever that Trump is a terrible, mean-spirited, asshole who cares for no one but himself. When you voted for him, you voted for everything nasty he's doing to others and for everything he's doing to you.

If you thought he would only go after others and that you and your family were safe, you're an idiot and I am done feeling sorry for you. Hope you enjoy visiting your husband in Mexico.

Suck it up, snowflake. Welcome to Trump's America. It's what you wanted.


Boy I'll bet he slept that night!


Perfect.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Now this is how you resist an illegitimate President


Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) rocks. He issued this statement today.

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON REPORT OF TRUMP ASSOCIATES’ POSSIBLE COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA
March 23, 2017
Press Release

Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the CNN report that Trump associates possibly colluded with Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 election in the United States.
“The bombshell revelation that U.S. officials have information that suggests Trump associates may have colluded with the Russians means we must pause the entire Trump agenda. We may have an illegitimate President of the United States currently occupying the White House.”
“Other than allowing routine governmental functions, there must be a total and complete shutdown of any agenda item being pushed by the Trump Administration. Congress cannot continue regular order and must stop voting on any Trump-backed agenda item until the FBI completes its Trump-Russia collusion investigation.”
“Congress must immediately form an independent commission and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the collusion allegations with impartiality and independence. Congress also needs to pass the Resolution of Inquiry, authored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and I, to compel the Trump Administration to publicly disclose information on its Russian ties to the American people. At this point in our nation's history, there is nothing more important than finding out whether or not high crimes were committed by associates of Donald Trump or possibly by Trump himself.”
We are uncovering more and more evidence that members of Trump's team, and maybe even Trump himself, may have worked with the Russians to subvert the American Presidential election. 

If this doesn't bother you, then how can you call yourself an American? Is getting an anti-abortion Supreme Court worth putting a traitor in charge of the country?

Thanks Congressman Lieu. Let's hope the rest of the Democrats follow your brave example.

I'm sure there are lots of them right behind the camera


In the Republican rush to take away healthcare from millions of Americans, the far right House Freedom Caucus met with Trump and Pence today at the White House. Here they are, working to literally take away maternity care benefits from American women.

Notice anything strange?


And I thought Trump had been inspired by Ivanka to have at least one woman at the table?


Sunday, March 19, 2017

He loves making those links great again


Do you remember how conservatives criticized President Obama every time he took a vacation or played golf, even though his predecessor, George W. Bush, took far more vacation days every comparable year of his Presidency?

(For the record, President Obama took a total of 29 vacations accounting for approximately 228 days. President Bush took a total of 88 vacations for a total of approximately 533 days.  Link)

During the last 8 years, Trump constantly tweeted out criticism of President Obama, frequently attacking him for playing golf.

Can you say hypocrisy?


That's 10 trips to the golf course in 8 weeks.

Here's Trump during the campaign, talking about Presidential vacations. I know it's painful, but watch it, it's short.


Look, it's not the least bit surprising that Trump, and all conservatives who criticized President Obama and not Bush or Trump, is a huge hypocrite. But that doesn't mean we should ignore the hypocrisy. It must be noted, criticized and remembered.


Here's our President, working for the American people.