"If you see a problem in your community that needs fixing or an injustice that needs correcting, and you think, 'Someone ought to do something about that,' guess what? That someone could easily be you."Read More
I see they're experimenting with an ostrich-based solution.
Like kids in a sitcom just shoving the entire contents of a messy room into a closet that's primed to explode, the Trump team has addressed the pay gap along the lines of gender and ethnicity. For some reason, they felt it was important to kill an Obama-era measure to force companies to disclose wage information that would help find inequities. I hope someone lets the White House cleaning staff know that new administration policy holds sweeping things under the rug as the preferred solution.Read More
False news stories, especially about politics, have been circulating online for some time now, with the 2016 election acting as a lightning rod for them. There have also been plenty of hoaxes in the wake of hurricane Harvey's disastrous impacts on Texas, and those two phenomena finally combined for something truly absurd.Read More
I apologize to babies, who are no doubt repelled by Alex Jones.
Perhaps the only thing that equals the magnitude of Donald Trump's media appetite is just how embarrassingly bad the resulting diet is. His Twitter feed is a nightmare hellscape of conspiracy theories and veritable trash people, and he watches about as much far-right media as your drunk uncle who still yells about people getting "Obama phones" and shares misleading pictures of gas prices under President Obama and President Bush.Read More
White House to Cut Off Trans-Related Medical Funding for Military Service Members, Ban Them From Service
The White House is moving closer to follow through on Trump's tweet about banning transgender military service members.Read More
Not Even Donald Trump Is Standing Behind His Charlottesville Statement, and Other Craziness From His Rally in Phoenix
Donald Trump held a rally in Phoenix, Arizona last night, and predictably, his extemporaneous musings made anyone who bought into his recent scripted approach look ridiculous. In a completely off-the-rails display, he managed to misquote himself in an attempt to rewrite history in his favor, lie about whether not he was being broadcast on live TV as he was being broadcast on live TV, talk about pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio for racial profiling, and more.Read More
So just a normal day of @ing strangers with garbage, then?
Pro-Trump rallies previously scheduled for Saturday, September 9 by "ACT For America" have been canceled en masse—67 locations around the country in total—due to concerns about violence. At least, that's their story, but the cancelation comes suspiciously closely following this weekend's events in Boston, where a right-wing "free speech" rally was held, though that speech was kind of hard to hear over the considerably more massive anti-hate protest.Read More
Over the past few weeks, we’ve watched frightening Texas legislation move from the state House, to the state Senate, to the desk of the state’s radical anti-choice governor, who on Tuesday signed off on it. The bill will ban private insurance coverage of abortion for women even in cases of rape, unless women buy a supplement plan in advance, earning the bill the beloved colloquial title “rape insurance.”Read More
It's Schrödinger's firing.
Trump Chief Strategist/former Breitbart head Steve Bannon is finally on the way out, and we could not be more thrilled.Read More
Yesterday, Donald Trump attempted to use his late condemnation of white supremacy as a shield against criticism while he blamed "both sides" for violence and death that resulted from white supremacists. His statements drew criticism from the media—generally noting that he'd gone back to his Saturday "many sides" position that everyone but white supremacists found unacceptable—as well as politicians, but leave it to the internet to truly rake him over the coals.Read More
Please find my invoice attached.Read More
We welcome everyone to the Nazi-banning party. You're all late.
In case you haven't been paying attention over the last few years, some very dangerous hate movements have taken hold on the internet, and online entities have been hesitant to do anything about it. After the weekend's white supremacist events in Charlottesville, Virginia, some of them seem to have finally taken notice of the need for action, and now Discord has jumped in to show them how it's done.Read More
Welcome to 2017.
Over the weekend, white supremacist rallies resulted in violence and death, and Donald Trump played "both sides" ("many sides," in his words) about it for some reason. Meanwhile, some people—including web hosts and hackers—are actually doing something about it.Read More
It's a weird news week.
Hey, you know what can take the edge off of ever-escalating saber-rattling between world leaders who possess nuclear weapons? What if a protestor brought a giant inflatable chicken version of one of them right to where he lives—most of the time, when he's not visiting one of his own resorts, that is? Yeah, I thought that might help.Read More
Since you are what you eat, we can verifiably say that Donald Trump's media diet is crap, but he at least seems fairly committed to watching negative segments about himself, if only so he has material for his regularly scheduled angry tweets. A happy man-baby is more useful to the rest of his team, though, so Vice News reports that Trump's administration has been putting together a twice-daily folder of positive news about him.Read More
This weekend, the Television Critics Association hosted their annual awards ceremony, which attempts to honor the ever-growing mountain of peak TV.Read More
Yesterday was not a good day for Donald Trump. On top of news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury for the Trump/Russia investigation, transcripts of Trump's calls with foreign leaders were leaked, and they cast Trump in a less positive light than usual, even by his own standards.Read More
Mediocre White Man in White House Reportedly Looking to Protect White College Applicants From Racism
I'm picking up on a theme ...
Donald Trump, the poster man-child for getting where you are by privilege alone, is concerned that some other people might not get to benefit from their own privilege in the same way that he has, and he plans to do something about it. According to the New York Times, the Trump Administration's Justice Department is forming a group to tackle "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions."Read More
Addressing a group of police officers in Brentwood, New York, Trump encouraged officers to be more rough while arresting suspects. In other words, he's encouraging police violence.Read More
Reclaiming their time.
Two women in the Senate, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, killed the GOP's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act last night despite immense pressure and, in Murkowski's case, threat of political repercussions. Murkowski called that bluff, though, and took things a step further to show the Trump administration that she will not be pushed around by their tough guy act.Read More