- With Trump’s new travel order blocked and his health bill flailing, his agenda's in tatters
- Donald Trump's first budget outline, explained
- Trump's wiretapping claim was just shot down by the heads of the Senate Intel Committee
- 'I never forget' those who didn't endorse me
- Why Is Donald Trump So Obsessed With Surveillance? Because he does it himself
- The president who cried wolf
The Evil Empire:
- Hannity Brought a Gun to Work at Fox News, Reportedly Pointed It at Colleague Juan Williams on Set So are all those people still kewl with guns now? Just wondering.
- "No matter how low your opinion of Donald Trump and his cronies, somehow they still manage to surprise you." "What happens next will send a signal to Jews and anti-Semites alike about what is permissible in Trump’s America. “If being revealed as a member of a Nazi group does not disqualify you from being a close advisor to the president of the United States, some sick minds will conclude that it’s OK to express anti-Semitic thoughts and do anti-Semitic deeds,” says New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler."
- "Trump and his henchmen keep ruining their Muslim ban by bragging about it like dumb movie villains."
- Another Day, Another Report About Steve Bannon's Affection for Nazism
- "we've learned not to listen to anything he says or does. We're on our own'" I just want to say, THIS is the future you wanted?!
- Trump Should Ignore Travel Ban Ruling, Like Jackson With Trail Of Tears
Fear and loathing:
- " Under Blackman’s view, the government could then turn around and deport you anyway—for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all."
- How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality
- "Some pieces of information feel like our allies — we want them to win; we want to defend them. And other pieces of information are the enemy, and we want to shoot them down."
- The Onion: Advanced Alien Civilization Discovers Uninhabitable Planet It's probably all for the best they don't come here, we'd just nuke them anyway.
- Nazis Thrown Out Of Portland's Lucky Lab Beer Hall
- “Trump’s been all over the map, and that’s consistent with his inconsistency,”
Special McDonald's Hacking Section!
- How Companies Like McDonald’s Scramble When Their Twitter Accounts Go Rogue
- A McDonald’s Twitter account insulted Trump, and now it is content: A step-by-step guide (Washington Post) "“Rogue” tweets, from dubious anonymous accounts claiming to be from Trump administration staffers or from real, verified accounts of brands and government agencies, have become a favorite meme for parts of the American public who are desperately looking for signs, any sign, of institutional #resistance against the president. Which is why this McDonald’s tweet was destined to become content the moment it was born. Here is a step-by-step guide to how that happens."
- Ami Bera's town hall was interesting. "This has put him in a difficult position. Bera is often seen as taking positions based upon polling results rather than what he thinks is best for the country. Being in a district that is fairly equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, Bera wanted to focus on his ability to “reach across the aisle.” But most people attending the town hall would be more comfortable reaching across the aisle with an uppercut to the chin instead of a handshake. In this time of polarization, neither Democrats nor Republicans believe Bera is on their side."
- Why is the Trump presidency such a rolling disaster?
- This is what it’s like answering all those phone calls to Congress: "But with every phone call from a concerned constituent, every tweet in support of our shared resistance, every protest sign held by someone who demands dignity for all, I feel a renewed confidence in the resilience of our democracy. Their activism gives me hope. Their resolve gives me strength. And hopefully, hearing a live voice on the other end of the phone rather than a voice-mail message does a little of the same for them."
- Trump reacts to Rachel Maddow scoop: ‘You’re not supposed to have it’
- Liberals are learning to love states’ rights: "The United States could not, indeed, survive half-slave and half-free. We certainly could survive if our states’ social models were half-red and half-blue — or one-third red, one-third blue, one-third purple. We might even flourish....Neither Blue America nor Red America really wants to break up. We just need to give each other some space."
- I tried to watch as much ‘Fox & Friends’ as the president. Here’s what I learned. "Fifteen hours into this experiment, we realize that the trouble with “what does it feel like to watch eleventy billion hours of ‘Fox & Friends’ ” is that is presumes we all feel the same things, or start from the same place, or have much common ground at all. If you are already a connoisseur of the show, then bingeing it will feel both reassuring and entirely unremarkable: a place where Trump is finally getting a fair shake, and people are finally able to call the mainstream media out on their piles of B.S. by saying things that need to be said. If you’re not, it will feel like a parallel universe where up is down, and down is backward, and two plus two equals purple. Which isn’t surprising. We increasingly live in a choose-your-own-facts society. If you are worried about your job, your health care, your safety, you might choose whichever news source made you feel the most justified in your beliefs. If you were a president whose most recent approval rating was 39 percent, you might do the same thing. If, on the other hand, you are trying to watch “Fox & Friends” merely as an anthropological exercise, then what you’ll think of it is that they are masters of tone and delivery. The show is an object lesson on how you can say the darnedest things, so long as you do them in a sunny-side-up way. “Fox & Friends” is much more pleasant to watch than MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” for example, where the host’s smirking indignation wears old and starts to feel like a stress test delivered via the television. It’s also more pleasant than CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” where opposing views are lobbed back and forth like tennis balls: Kayleigh McEnany to Van Jones to Kayleigh McEnany to — oops, the ball has gone wild and Jeffrey Lord is chasing it. If Rachel Maddow is faux outrage, then “Fox & Friends” is faux peacemaking, wondering why the other side persists in being so mean, while casually throwing frosting-coated grenades over the fence. Opposing viewpoints are piped in infrequently, and usually in discrete sound bites (a clip of Bernie Sanders railing against the proposed health-care plan) that can then be dismissed without having to delve too deeply into unpleasant arguing."
- Justin Trudeau took Ivanka Trump to a Broadway play about (ahem) being kind to strangers
- "I am born here and I don’t like the way you are treating her,” Tong tells the woman. “We are all in this together. Whether you like what’s going on in the government or not, f— it, you got to deal with it. You are a grown woman.”
- A Closer Look.
- Here is a Facebook video of a chihuahua humping a Donald Trump doll in the face.
- Samantha Bee on The Resistance. Heck yes, I'd knit a congressperson.
- What real change might look like.
- Picasso-themed Zen Pencils. "It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy."
- SNL to do live shows for the West Coast, since it's now so popular.
- Protesters shutting down a Trump supporter by chanting "Bless your heart." Only in Nashville
- Stop ‘Stalking’ Local Courthouses, California’s Top Judge Tells ICE
- Is a Trump Presidency the Satanic Temple's Chance to Go Mainstream? "Contrary to its name, the Satanic Temple is not composed of the kind of devil worshippers Carson evoked during his speech at a Seventh-day Adventists gathering in 2012. Rather, these Satanists identify as justice-oriented atheists, using the symbol of Satan not just as parody but also to challenge religious groups that use the mantle of God to justify their actions. At a time when religious advocates hold tremendous power in the White House, the Satanic Temple's mission may become more important than ever — if its would-be supporters can get past all the demonic imagery. "We decided that Satan was the ultimate rebel, and we realized the power of that symbol," says William Morrison, a co-founder of the Satanic Temple's L.A. chapter, which formed about a year ago and has held recruitment and advocacy meetings regularly ever since. He acknowledges that while the group's allegiance to Satan may give the wrong impression, it has also garnered them an outpouring of international media attention that they likely wouldn't have achieved otherwise. (One of their closely held beliefs: Any press is good press.) When critics express revulsion at the idea of Satanism, Morrison says he tells them it's nothing compared to gory religious iconography. "Let's take the pentagram and paste that on a wall, then let's take the [crucifix] and put that on a wall. Which one is scarier? This [star] shape or this bleeding hippy dude nailed to a cross?"
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