Too much sucks, so distract yourself with this amazing close-up magic performance by 2018 World Champion Magic, uh, guy, Eric Chien.
Lies, lies, lies. So many lies
A tax break that took money from the poor and gave it to the rich
The Muslim Ban
A tax break to the rich that exploded the deficit
An (alleged) rapist jammed through the Senate to the Supreme Court
The politicization of law enforcement
Destruction of improved relations with Cuba
Pulling out of the Paris Accords
Destroying the Iran no nukes agreement (which was working)
Ongoing violation of the emoluments clause
The Transgender ban
Horrific hurricane responses
Embracing of racist, neo-Nazi rhetoric
The President calling for violence against his "enemies"
The demonization of many different groups
Sending U.S. troops to the southern border for political reasons
Obstruction of justice
Collaboration with America's enemies
Voting over and over and over to repeal healthcare for millions
The President expressing admiration for murderous dictators
Going after Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security
All the stupidity
All the racism
Mr. Trump’s aides have repeatedly warned him that his cellphone calls are not secure, and they have told him that Russian spies are routinely eavesdropping on the calls, as well. But aides say the voluble president, who has been pressured into using his secure White House landline more often these days, has still refused to give up his iPhones. White House officials say they can only hope he refrains from discussing classified information when he is on them. LinkOur President is a treasonous, moronic, dipshit, who won't even take the simplest actions to safeguard highly confidential information. If Obama had done this, Republicans would have impeached him shortly thereafter (and rightly so).
"A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can't have that. You know, they have a word. It sort of became old-fashioned. It's called a nationalist. And I say, really, we're not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I'm a nationalist, OK? I'm a nationalist.
"Nationalist. Nothing -- use that word. Use that word."
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles de Gaulle
The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a government-wide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.
[T]he Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times.
The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times. Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing. LinkBecause one of the biggest problems in America is our newly-found and still developing tolerance for transgender people.
Donald Trump has confirmed the US will leave an arms control treaty with Russia dating from the cold war that has kept nuclear missiles out of Europe for three decades.
“We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out."
Trump was referring to the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF), which banned ground-launch nuclear missiles with ranges from 500km to 5,500km. Signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, it led to nearly 2,700 short- and medium-range missiles being eliminated, and an end to a dangerous standoff between US Pershing and cruise missiles and Soviet SS-20 missiles in Europe.” LinkWhew! For a few years there, I really though that my family would live out our natural lives without instantly being turned into a 500 million degree vapor. I mean, how cool would this be?
Saudi agents were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into their country’s consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Mr. Khashoggi was dead within minutes, beheaded, dismembered, his fingers severed, and within two hours the killers were gone, according to details from audio recordings described by a senior Turkish official on Wednesday. LinkThey're not sure if he was dead or not when they started cutting off his fingers. Some reports suggest he was still alive. When the Saudi Consul complained to the assassins that they were messing up his office (what with all the limb severing and all) one of the security agents threatened his life.
“Here we go again with, you know, you’re guilty until proven innocent,” Trump told The Associated Press. “I don’t like that.”
“We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh and he was innocent all the way as far as I’m concerned,” the president said.It's pretty clear the the Turks have an audio recording of the actual murder. The murder of an American resident. It's also clear it was under the direct order of the Crown Prince and Jared Kushner pal, MBS.
The president said the spate of storms would not prompt him to rethink his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, repeating his contention that the agreement’s requirements would handicap the United States in its economic competition with other countries. LinkMoney is more important to Trump than human lives, American moral standing, what's right, and pretty much everything else. Including the very future of the human race.
Even if Dr. Ford was mistaken (she isn't)
Even if Brett Kavanaugh didn't try to rape her (he did)
He still shouldn't be on the Supreme Court because of his diatribe during the hearing, where he threatened Democrats with retribution and blamed the accusation in part on the Clintons. Any way you slice it, this should be disqualifying for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. But Republicans want power more than they want to govern morally, so now we're stuck with this guy for decades.
“Now they’re thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist, a man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats,” Trump told reporters. [...] “It was all made up, it was fabricated, and it’s a disgrace,” Trump concluded. “And I think it’s really gonna show you something come November 6th.”Trump has gone from "She was credible" to this was a hoax set up by the Democrats and a disgrace.
In one National Security Council meeting that took place on January 19, Trump questioned why the U.S. was spending money on having a military presence on the Korean Peninsula, which included an operation that would detect a North Korean missile launch in seven seconds. Defense Secretary James Mattis told the president, “We’re doing this to prevent World War III,” according to an excerpt from the book published by the Post.
After Trump left the meeting, Woodward recounts, “Mattis was particularly exasperated and alarmed, telling close associates that the president acted like — and had the understanding of — ‘a fifth- or sixth-grader.’
Kelly: He's an idiot. It's pointless to try to convince him of anything. He's gone off the rails. We're in crazytown. I don't even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I've ever had.The thing is, this shouldn't surprise anyone who has been paying attention over the past 18 months. But still.
The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
I would know. I am one of them.
To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.
But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.
That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.
Don't get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.
Donald Trump met with evangelical leaders on Monday evening, urging them to push their flocks to the polls to vote Republican in November. In fact, Trump went further, saying he’d gotten “rid of” the law that calls for churches endorsing candidates to lose their tax-exempt status—even though the law remains in place, and Trump simply told the IRS not to enforce it. Translation: you owe me, so get out the vote, and let’s both just ignore the law here, okay? LinkAnd here's what he said:
“I just ask you to go out and make sure all of your people vote,” Mr. Trump told the group of about 100 evangelical ministers. “Because if they don’t — it’s Nov. 6 — if they don’t vote we’re going to have a miserable two years and we’re going to have, frankly, a very hard period of time because then it just gets to be one election — you’re one election away from losing everything you’ve got.”Again, please note that this is ILLEGAL under U.S. law and thus, presumably, immoral. (Frankly, if they want to give up their tax exempt status, I encourage them to do this.)
. . . the service allows subscribers to purchase a single movie ticket per day for a flat subscription fee per month, quarter, or year. The service utilizes a mobile app, where users check-into a cinema and choose a film and showtime, which results in the cost of the ticket being loaded to a prepaid debit card, which is used to purchase the ticket from the cinema as usual.When Moviepass lowered their price last year, I hesitated before joining, fearing it would crash and burn. But as the number of subscribers skyrocketed, I bought in earlier this year, paying $90 for a full year's subscription. For that year, I can see one movie a day, paid for by the company. But I can only see each movie one time on Moviepass.