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The Real World: Trump Administration, Week 3



This week’s episode is shorter because the bullshit is occurring at a rate that not even I can (or really want to) keep up with.


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Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban!! 

Fuck yeah! Of course, the big baby had to have his say via Twitter.


Apparently, he won’t rush to appeal, so.

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The Real World: Trump Administration, Week 2


It’s been another crazy week full of lies, lies, lies and more lies and the most bizarre Black History Month address I’ve ever read. Oh and Trump wants women to ‘dress like women’ probably so that he has maximum pussy access.

Ongoing Development

The Muslim Ban™ is also now in jeopardy.

Federal Judge James Robart ruled against government lawyers’ claims that US states did not have the standing to challenge Mr Trump’s executive order.

Trump’s response:

Well, his grammar is good at least. Everything else reeks of bullshit.

They filed an appeal and failed miserably. SAD.


Sigh.


In this week’s Donald Duck segment (wherein Trump dodges another campaign policy): he reneged his pledge to lower the price of drugs.

On Jan. 11, Trump said: “Pharma has a lot of lobbies, a lot of lobbyists and a lot of power. And there’s very little bidding on drugs. We’re the largest buyer of drugs in the world, and yet we don’t bid properly.”

Naturally, he’s now changed his mind.


When They Go Low, We Go High

Sally Yates sparked controversy after she refused to back the President’s travel ban which halted admission to refugees and as well as immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

After a federal judge ordered a review of the policy, Ms Yates announced that her staff at the Justice Department would not seek to defend it in court as she objected on grounds of conscience, writing in a letter to her staff that she wasn’t “convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities, nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful.”

Naturally, Trump fired her. (more…)

The Real World: Trump Administration, Week 1.


So, to sum up the first week of this reality shit show:

There’s a National America Done Fucked Up Day

Lies by Trump’s surrogates will no longer be known as lies but as ALTERNATIVE FACTS

now with wiki page lmao

…otherwise known as delusions.

Legitimate news is hereby known as fake news. (more…)

Donald Trump Winning Wasn’t A Bigly Surprise


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So….to recap, the next President of the United States is someone who:
– was recently on a reality TV show — he was literally lying for a living.
– bragged about sexual assault and grabbing women by the pussy.
– is being charged for the rape of a 13 year old girl
– once recorded losses of over $900m
– doesn’t pay tax because he’s smart
– uses charity donations to pay legal bills and buy gifts
– doesn’t give a shit to charity

You done fucked up, America. You’ve fucked up real good. You know it’s messed up when BBC News have some kind of help form on their site.

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Watching the election as an outsider has been interesting. It’s not too long ago that voting for the black guy was considered the protest vote. People were angry with Bush, angry with the Republicans. People are always angry at something. If we could monetize anger, no one would need Trump. We would all be billionaires. Anyway, many times during the process I found myself wishing that Donald Trump would win. If only so that four years down the line, these same people are crying and blaming Trump for every miserable aspect of their lives. It’s kind of like how everyone turned on Nickelback (like they didn’t at least catch themselves singing along to ‘Rockstar’ once).

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Some observations from the 2nd US Presidential debate


Once again, I watched for the entertainment factor and once again, I was left more horrified than amused or entertained. I think most people’s general feeling when it ended was this:

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Rapunzelecki is basically the Donald Trump of ‘Social Media Family’.


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Not gonna mention any specific actor names but y’all know what I’m talking about. And also there’s a giant picture anyway which is making me question point of the lack of names, but whatever. (more…)

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I am officially ashamed of my country.


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I am officially ashamed of my country – if I can call it that.

Before yesterday, I was one of those people who had never voted before. If you tell people that you didn’t vote, depending on who you are, you might get an earful. People will tell you that your vote could be the difference and what not, but in some ways, all it does is make you complicit when the vote is read out. The same way that not voting does. Yesterday, I felt as if I finally had to make a stand (for my own benefit if anything). It helped that I wasn’t voting for a particular party. As I write this Labour – who I’d probably vote for – are unravelling rapidly. The result largely came about due to their lapses.

Anyway. Another reason why I’ve never bothered is that in a lot of the developed world at least, there is an increasingly ageing population. There are more over 60s than anyone else. There are so many of them that what they want is what we end up with. Apparently, they run this bitch now. America – watch out. The silver-haired people will fuck you all over and stab you in the front. That’s exactly what has happened in the UK. The UK has just held a referendum on whether or not it leaves the EU (European Union). So basically, we all voted either to ‘Leave’ or ‘Remain’. Leave won. That is to say, the people who have used every dirty, racist, xenophobic trick in the book have won.

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stupid and senseless: the ‘we need more facts’ edition


I’m sure most people have heard of the situation depicted in the above video. When I saw the headline, I wasn’t surprised. Stuff like this has become par for the course sadly, especially if you’re a black person. The video itself was largely disturbing. At sixteen seconds long (the initial clip), you wouldn’t think it’d be much but my jaw literally dropped and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

I was disgusted and appalled. And angry.

Naturally, I expect others to be too, but I always forget that you cannot fix stupid and that there’s no limit to the number of heartless people in this world.

I am completely dismayed by the number of people who were saying that they needed more facts before they could condemn what this officer did. Really? He flung this girl like she was rag doll and you need more facts? Her being ‘defiant’ and refusing to leave class is a justifiable reason for this to some people? Wow. Just wow. Apparently she was on her phone briefly, and pleaded to stay in class but the teacher demanded she leave. That was her crime – being on her phone and not participating in class. That is pure and utter bullshit but almost irrelevant. Textbook case of the punishment not fitting the fucking crime.

The fact is that a grown man, who supposedly lifts weights and weights 300lbs used excessive force against someone who wasn’t resisting. Someone who is supposed to be protecting students disrupted a class and terrified the other kids. That’s all anyone should take from this. All of this ‘kids these days have an attitude’ and ‘Oh, this is what she gets for being defiant’ is so mind numbingly stupid that I don’t even know what else to say.

So, on behalf of this girl, fuck anyone defending the school and that officer. I hope that this never happens to any of your loved ones or you. And I hope that you find some common decency at some point. Ugh.

Oh and Don Lemon can shut the fuck up as well with his bullshit.

stupid and senseless: the ‘wooden lead actor from arrow’ edition


So, I’m sure you’ve all heard about Ahmed Mohammed, the 14 year old Texan student, who was arrested when his teacher reported his homemade clock to the police. This teacher initially suspected that it was a bomb.

Immediately WE ALL KNOW why that teacher did what they did. Whether or not people want to admit it. Decent people felt compassion for him. The White House/POTUS got to make themselves look good by extending an invite.

Stephen Amell read the news and took an entirely different perspective on things.

“Arrow” star Stephen Amell landed in hot water on Twitter Wednesday afternoon after he made a comment equating the treatment of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed to stererotypes lobbed against Texas the state where the incident went down.

Stereotyping Texas isn’t any better than stereotyping Ahmed. Just so we’re clear,” Amell tweeted Wednesday afternoon

First of all: No. No, no, no and no. #Ignorance #MoreMusclesThanSense

Secondly: He’s not even FROM Texas….

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