It has been a long, strange day in American politics. There were a few – a FEW – major fuck ups that happened today. Most of which just show how fucking stupid some politicians can BE when they open their mouths.
Sean Spicer….oh, Sean! yes, he’s done it again. He cannot get Bashar Al Assad’s name right on ANY given day, and today was no different, but today he tried to compare Assad to Hitler. Saying that Assad was WORSE than Hitler. It turned into a huge deal. He seemed to be saying that Hitler didn’t gas his own people….like DUDE, did you NOT take world history??? Hitler gassed upward of 11 million people in his gas chambers — which, GET THIS — Spicer called “Holocaust Centers” today. Once again, this guy should NOT be talking outloud, let along trying to be the spokesperson for the White House of this country. He tried to walk back his words, repeatedly. Then afterwards he issued no fewer than 3 written “clarification” statements all within 19 minutes…he kept changing the words, he kept using the WRONG words. Yes, Sean, talking is hard. Very hard. He really needs to resign this job, and we need someone who doesn’t make us look like fucking idiots on the world stage. Sean Spicer can’t talk his way out of a paper bag. It’s been an issue since the beginning with him, but today just took the proverbial CAKE.
For more on this please watch Rachel Maddow’s presentation here. She explains it perfectly. I am sure you’ll be just as embarrassed by his ineptitude. Also, this is a good clip on what a moron Spicer was today.
The second biggest story here in America in the last couple of days has been United Airlines and their decision to remove a passenger from a flight so that one of their crews would have room to fly. Perhaps you haven’t seen the video footage…it’s appalling, let me warn you. These 3 police officers, that’s what they called them, literally drag this poor Asian man off the flight, as he freaks out. The poor guy didn’t understand what the hell was going on, you can tell. He’s a 69 yr old doctor, of Asian descent and he’s been singled out for removal from this flight – supposedly by some sort of selection based upon connecting flights and arrival times. Bullshit. United did NOT handle this very professionally, and they are paying the price – losing $250M the next day in the stock market value. PLUS now everyone is saying here that they will NOT fly United again. I know that I won’t after seeing this. United removes passenger. Scroll down for actual video footage of removal of this man.
Our “president” Donald J. Trump has been in office not even 100 days yet…and yet he has spent 17 days golfing. Golfing. This is the man who claimed he would have “no time” to golf because he would be too busy staying in the White House doing America’s business. What a bullshit lair he has turned out to be on just this ONE thing. Check this out
Those are just a FEW of the things that happened politically today here in the USA. It’s fucking scary how much happens in just one day lately. It’s like we are on this out of control slide into total chaos here.
Other things of significance to note…
- Jeff Sessons spoke about the “Trump era” of immigration from the Mexican border.
- Trump tweeted about taking on North Korea with or without Chinese assistance.His Tweet: “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.”
- Trump poked again at China…His Tweet “I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!”
- The US has sent war ships to the Korean peninsula, which is VERY SCARY . That story is here: US Dispatches War Ships
- And, sadly, J. Geils was found dead in his Groton, MA home earlier today. RIP. That story is here. J. Geils Band
Yes, we are certainly headed for something here, I’m not sure if it’s war or just more testosterone fueled posturing. Trump got a “taste” of it with his attack on the Syrian airport, and now he’s vying for more. I’m afraid of what this man will start, and afraid of what our enemies may do if he does start something. It’s becoming very scary indeed.
And THIS my friends is why I don’t always sleep well at night!