A round up of Trumpian events ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ


Cheetoโ€™s Office Wife Obstructing?




โ€œI pledge myself to turn the clock back to 1899, when a silver dollar bought a steak dinner and a good piece of ass. (thunderous applause as a plane writes September 17th 1899 in the sky in smoke)โ€ (source)


Or you can watch this video to sum up the situation with the GOP on Capitol Hill


Stockholm Syndrome or โ€œWell, we (and our donors, letโ€™s be clear) would rather we end up a right-wing dictatorship than give the left an inch on taxation/social welfare, so when and if we end up there, we want to be on the winning side!โ€ I mean, it โ€œworkedโ€ for all the โ€œshitholesโ€ in which we installed socialism-preventing right wing psychopaths during the cold war (etcโ€ฆ), why not for our shithole?


โ€œThe Nunes memo, explained with diagramsโ€ A very good 'splainer via Vox

Alternate title: โ€œHow Republicanโ€™s Craft Conspiracy Theoriesโ€


Another Britain First inspired murderer. Has Trump actually apologised for sharing their tweets yet (as opposed to just saying he could apologise)?

I will ask again, why are they not a proscribed terrorist organisation?




Mark Bray on Milo and resistance:


President Trump appeared to be in a jovial mood at a GOP retreat in West Virginia on Thursday, boasting about how his administration has โ€œfulfilled far more promises than weโ€™ve promised.โ€ And without quite saying so himself, he claimed Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, once told him that he is โ€œthe greatest president in the history of our country.โ€

โ€œAnd I said, โ€˜Does that include Lincoln and Washington?โ€™โ€ Trump recalled. โ€œAnd he said, โ€˜Yes.โ€™ I said, โ€˜I love this guy.โ€™โ€

Can someone tell the emperor that heโ€™s running down the street buck ass nekkid?


Another thing to fight over.

Iโ€™ve been steeling myself for pictures of that guy appearing in federal and municipal buildings. Does it count as vandalism if you put a black drape over it, with a trigger warning label?


Nixon Trump is โ€œthe dead rat on the kitchen floor of America, and the only question now is whoโ€™s going to pick him up by his tail and throw him in the garbage.โ€



Vox has some great explainers.

They did a good one on the whole Clinton/Uranium One โ€œconspiracyโ€:


Cos whiteness is a helluva drug.


Because the designation of โ€œterroristโ€ has never been anything more than a political bludgeon.



"Stop resisting!"


The depressing part is the zeal with which the rest of the Republicans are jumping on the conspiracy wagon. I mean, insomuch as they are religious fundamentalists, racists, misogynists and poor-demonizing/rich-lionizing liars, theyโ€™ve always been pushing conspiracies to prop up their version of the world. With Trump, theyโ€™ve doubled down. It feels almost like theyโ€™ve thrown up their hands and are claiming something analogous to โ€œShareholder Primacy,โ€ as in, โ€œour base loves conspiracies, so thatโ€™s what we have a duty to serve them!โ€