A round up of Trumpian events 🖕🍊🤡


#5862

Everything I’ve ever seen of the woman leads me to believe she’s as dumb as a box of rocks.


#5863

#5864

Her rise to prominence really illustrates the power of money in our society to elide the reality of who and what people actually are.


#5865

Amen. “Meritocracy,” my ass.


#5866

You know, that reminds me… back during the election, I was working in the special collections for the labor archivist, and one of the guys who work there full time, who was a conservative, said he thought that Trump was the smartest person in the race… and I was like “what?” You can’t make this shit up.

Also, he didn’t like Star Trek, either.


#5867

I can’t even with that level of willful naivete.


#5868

Yeah, the guy was somewhat of an ass, to be honest (though not too bad, if you avoided politics). It’s weird he ended up working in an archive among some pretty progressive folks. I think the archivist I worked for had an often contentious working relationship with the guy.


#5869

Why does that not surprise me?


#5870

And possibly not coincidentally so.


#5871

#5872

Theater of the Absurd


#5873

Collected footage of the police brutality from last week:


#5874

#VichyDems.

Quislings gotta quisle.


#5875

#5876

Londo Molari on Trump’s trade war with all America’s allies.


#5877

The war of 1812, everybody.


#5878

Effective.


#5880

He vaguely remembers a little history, but not enough.

“The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching; & will give us experience for the attack of Halifax the next, & the final expulsion of England from the American continent.”

Thomas Jefferson to William Duane, 4 August 1812


#5881

My bet is that he doesn’t even vaguely remember it, and that this was actually a talking point that came out of communications people. That this is the quality of staff he’s surrounding himself with. (It has a vague whiff of Stephen “that plaque was added later” Miller petulance to it)


#5882

There’s a focus group inside a coal mine somewhere.