A round up of Trumpian events 🖕🍊🤡


#6454

I’m guessing it’s because American manufacturers of formula pushed him on the issue.


#6455

That’s true, too, but bet they didn’t need to make a case for it.

“He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, ‘You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting,’ and he ran out of there,” attorney Elizabeth Beck told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday morning.

Trump’s people spinned it, but basically confirmed it.


#6456

I don’t know. I guess that played a part, but I honestly don’t think everything they do is about Trump’s ego. I’m sure his personal disgust with a natural function played a role, but I’m guessing industry helped too.

Sad thing is, the fucking Russians had to step in and push the measure forward. RUSSIA is defending productive health measures here.


#6457

That’s basically what the article says.

Then the United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers, upended the deliberations.


#6458

@ficuswhisperer & @Mindysan33
I’m not disagreeing, but here’s what I pictured as soon as I read the article…no, as soon as I read the headline. :wink:

Aide: Your Majesty, the formula manufacturers petition Your Grace to oppose a World Health Assembly resolution.

shitgibbon: What’s it about?

Aide: Breast-feeding is healthier for infants than formula, Your Highness.

shitgibbon: DON’T SAY THAT WORD, DON’T EVER SAY THAT WORD!11!!!

Aide: Breast-feeding, Sire?

shitgibbon: [puts fingers in ears] LA LA LA LA, I CAN’T HEAR YOUUUU!!!11!

(Edited due to incorrect name)


#6459

This guy is broken.


#6460


#6461

#6462

Continuing discussion from:
https://bbs.boingboing.net/t/scott-pruitt-quits-epa-after-corruption-exposed-by-staffers-his-resignation-letter-to-trump-is-bonkers/123991/137?u=ficuswhisperer

I’m not sure how this has Pence’s claws on it. Are Xtians like him now also opposed to breast feeding, too?

No, it’s just big business meddling as usual and the Trump admin happily going with whatever policies benefit the campaign donors.


#6463

Regarding Michael Miselis…

As with everything else, the core issue is bigger and older than just Trump.


#6464

Looks like someone at Northrop Grumman woke up?


#6465

Was flipping around the channels last night when I stumbled across this trainwreck

Apparently it’s some sort of spin off of the Eric Andre show that’s also produced by him. I didn’t know what was worse, it show itself or all the the stereotypes of millennials spouted off by the focus group made of older conservatives (episode 3).

The worse part? At the end of the second episode I watched they had a promo of next week’s episode that shown that Ann Coulter was going to be a guest on it. Really don’t know if I should feel sorry for her :worried:


#6466

I think WHO favors breastfeeding more strongly than evidence suggests, but the idea of the US threatening military and economic conflict against Ecuador to drop a breastfeeding resolution is horrifying. It also shows that our “diplomacy” is getting more extreme in a short period of time, which is always a good sign.

Not shocking, even this much distance inbetween and right-wing media hasn’t figured out how to spin in yet. Probably the only topic they remain silent on so far.


#6467

I’d say it’s the Baby Formula Mafia, not unlike the tobacco industry in their zeal, backed by the Dairy Industry lobby. It’s a good way to drain a lake of milk oversupply by bypassing local protection in other countries against usual dairy products.

Perhaps it was Chuck Schumer’s price for something?


#6468

Meh, I wouldn’t. She’ll take any attention she can get.


#6469

The more things change, the more they stay insane… From 1981:

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/12/06/magazine/the-controversy-over-infant-formula.html

I had never even known this was an issue until 2000 or so. Gil-Scott Heron had mentioned it during a song introduction on a live recording.


#6470

The United States’s lone dissenting vote was explained, in part, by Elliott Abrams, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (since nominated to be the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights). ‘‘Despite our governmental interest in encouragement of breast-feeding,’’ he said the W.H.O. recommendations for a complete ban on advertising to the general public of infant formula and the proposed restrictions on the flow of information between manufacturers and consumers ‘‘run counter to our constitutional guarantees of free speech and freedom of information.’’

Like pottery


#6471

Which are So much more important than our children’s right to healthy futures.

Fucking greedy fucks.


#6472

#6473

Again, why do these fucks think that they are somehow free from public opinion while out in public?