A round up of Trumpian events 🍊🍊🍊


#636

No. He's calling him a loser, because losers get captured in Vietnam. In fact, it's the losers that went to Vietnam in the first place and weren't smart of rich enough to get a deferment.


#637

He's also going after Blumenthal:

Not sure if this is trolling or more headgames to try to make Gorsuch look more appealing to the left.


#638

It's smart to not go to war for your country.

Just like it's smart to not pay taxes.


#639

He's also accusing him of working to "embolden the enemy", which seems a bit stronger than, say, reading a letter from Coretta Scott King about him.


#640

That one really pisses me off because I lived in Atlanta during that time. In fact, I was AT Centennial Park with my stepkids, watching children gleefully frolicking through the fountains there, about 2 days before the bombing. I hate that they are trying to say the asshole who destroyed the innocence of that space was Islamic.


#641

Yes! It’s infuriating!


#642


#643

You know what else is weird, I can remember the name of the guy who didn't do it a lot faster than the name of the guy who did. (Both not Islamic.)


#644

#645

I'm a fan of the Some Asshole Initiative. Heroes and victims should be remembered, but the names and intentions of perpetrators of violence should be forgotten.


#646

Still parsing through the news but here's some stories I came across:

Here's one line FTA that I found rather interesting:

Remember what a big deal Trump made about Carrier not closing their plant and moving it to Mexico? Well, Carrier still gets to move a bunch of jobs to Mexico and gets to an incentive package for keeping jobs here! Fuck yeah, #americafirst!

Orlando, Atlanta, what's the difference, right?

I love this one. This makes me think of one of my favorite West Wing scenes:


#647

Trump also talked about his own popularity, the sources said.


#648

It is really hard to explain to people how personal that bombing is to me. I know the story faded as it took so long to apprehend him, but it angers me so much that Trump and his team do not understand the value of getting these stories right.


#649

Agreed. I had not moved to town yet, but it was a huge event and really marred what many thought was a successful 96 Olympics. He also bombed that lesbian club up in Buckhead (My Sister's Room, maybe was the name?). The fact you were there 2 days before with kiddos probably chills you to the bone to this day.

In general, they want to play down white nationalists violence as much as possible and make sure it's never considered a terrorist attack. It infuriates me, too.


#650


Democratic Sens. Jon Tester of Montana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia will meet with Trump, aides said. Some GOP senators and Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana were also invited to the meeting, which was first reported by USA Today.

Those four Democrats and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who are all up for reelection in 2018 in states that Trump won handily, will be key to the progress of Trump’s agenda and to getting his Supreme Court nominee confirmed. Trump will need eight Democrats to vote with Republicans to confirm his Supreme Court nominee and move most legislation in the Senate.


#651

I really detest the word "moderate". There's nothing moderate about supporting GOP policies.


#652

Fucking idiots.


Some details from that EO earlier:

I see "reducing crime" is going to be a policy. Big step! What shall we start with? Illegal immigration, natch.


#653

Well, to be fair, none of their votes actually counted towards getting Trump elected. So they don't have that to feel guilty about, at least.


#654

#655

I'm thinking "mandatory stop and frisk program in all major cities."