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Memo to Jeff Sessions, Kirstjen Nielsen, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders: SO MUCH MERIT.

”The best people.” Trump’s brag about who he’d get to run the government with him was a punchline almost before he said it, but the reality is even more horrifying. The mass of Trump’s stupidity has attracted an accretion disc made of the most incompetent, venal people in the country. A wretched hive of IDIOTS who SAY THE DAMNDEST THINGS AND VILLAINY!

”What good does it do to bring in somebody who is illiterate in their own country, has no skills and is going to struggle in our country and not be successful? That is not what a good nation should do, and we need to get away from it,“ - Jeff Sessions, KKKeebler Elf.

The second most infuriating thing about Jeff Sessions is that we’ve all decided he’s necessary to maintain the integrity and independence of the Mueller investigation, which better fucking well be true, because the most infuriating thing about him is that he’s a filthy racist who’s been enacting more and more racist policies in order to keep racist Trump happy so racist Trump doesn’t fire him and racist Sessions gets to keep enacting more and more racist policies.

Anyway, Sessions is talking about “merit-based” immigration, which is how racists pretend their racist immigration feelings aren’t racist. And if you somehow think that’s wrong, tell me, how, exactly, do you measure how productive and successful someone is going to be? You don’t, because that’s not a thing. Maybe they’re illiterate and have no skills because they’ve lived a harsh, brutal life that didn’t afford them the opportunity and so they want to leave that life. You don’t know. All you can do is make broad generalizations about swaths of people based on preconceived notions and vague characteristics, which is a skill racists are really good at. Also, if any of these people could accurately and fairly judge merit, they’d have jumped off a bridge decades ago.

I am not familiar with 15,000 who have lost their status. As I understand it, the program ends March 5.” - Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump’s secretary of Homeland Security.

The epic fucking over of the DREAMers will, if we ever restore a semblance of sanity, will be seen as one of the great shames of modern-day America. Here through no fault of their own, they were given hope and a chance by a decent human being, then had that hope snatched away by a dickweasel either as an act of pure spite or an act of political hostage-taking.

And then, as they’re being rounded up by the roving band of ICE psychopaths the government has been hiring for decades to round up and deport people; psychopaths now free to indulge their worst impulses, the person Trump picked to be in charge of all of Homeland Security, including ICE, either has no fucking clue what’s going on, or is pretending she doesn’t so that she doesn’t seem like a fucking monster as the roundups and deportations take place under her watch.And the news instead focuses on her lies about her recollections about what her racist President said about brown people.

”Give your husbands, your boyfriends her contact information.” - Sarah Huckabee Sanders, talking to a jewelry store owner shill for the bullshit tax cuts.

Just wanted to make sure nobody had any sympathy for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is able to regurgitate the endless string of lies and falsehoods needed to keep the wheels barely clinging to this half-assed, rattletrap administration of mass destruction every goddamned day without what passes for her brain sabotaging her constantly (the most charitable explanation for the entire Sean Spicer tenure - not one I ascribe to, but what the hell.)

She may be Trump’s puppet, but she’s still Mike Huckabee’s daughter, which means clinging to 1960s gender roles like they were going out of style. Which they were. Twenty years ago. Sanders urged gals to get their big hunky men to buy them ooh shiny rocks at an event called “A Conversation with the Women of America”, It’s a small thing, but a small thing that’s important, because it reminds us all that it’s not just her job that sucks.