YAD In The Age Of Trump

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Memo to you: I TURN TO YOU IN MY TIME OF NEED.

There's a fact that I've been wrestling with all year, and dealing with mainly by stretching it out until November when the problem would resolve itself. Except the problem didn't resolve itself, and now I'm left with the same problem I had during the campaign - Trump is hogging all the dumb bandwidth.

And I simply cannot write about nothing but Trump and Trump's minions for four fucking years. I mean, the whole Russia thing exploded over the weekend, and the thought of writing about it is just draining. The outrages will continue to be outrageous, and will, in all likelihood, have ultimately no effect on the Trump presidency or what it can "accomplish".

So I need more shit to write about. I need to go back to some of the weird, local shit that was the bread and butter of YAD back in the day. But I don't have the sources for it that i used to. There was a time when weird local dumbasses would bubble up to national prominence and cross my eyeballs, but you really can't grasp how much of the news about stupidity is about Trump unless you've spent now twelve full years looking for news stories about stupidity on the Internet.

Even the Men's Rights Movement, which sustained me through much of 2016, is so strongly overlapped with the alt-right* and the Trump coalition that it's no longer a respite.

So I want, nay, NEED, to start taking requests. Which is where you come in. See something you want me to write about? Hit me with it in e-mail or Twitter. Links continue to live on the left. No Trump shit, please, I'll find that on my own. But stuff from your neck of the woods, stuff I'm not seeing. I'm five weeks after the election, the motherfucker's not even inaugurated yet, and I am running out of shit to say about the man.

And in what is probably a first for this space, and as an incentive which I recognize is in absolutely no way particularly incentivizing, any suggestions I use will credit the suggester publicly. I know. Be still our collective beating heart.

*I'm not interested in the whole "call them what they really are" movement. That's not what the right did to the left so successfully. Whatever new name the left picked for itself, the right immediately started attacking and associating and poisoning. Let's poision "alt-right" so we can see what other dumbfuck name they can come up with.