Between Oscars, and what the fuck ever is going on in the White House there has been no lack of material for our comedians everywhere. Or those who aren’t comedians. Or who have had only two cups of coffee this morning. Which it isn’t even morning any more. I did make a meme this morning cause I read the Daily Skimm this morning and it just hit me.
Yesterday, Jewish community centers and schools in several states received more bomb threats.
WHAT’S GOING ON?
This is the fifth time this year that multiple JCCs have been targeted with these kinds of threats. Authorities have not found any actual bombs. It comes a few days after dozens of headstones were knocked over at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. A similar incident happened at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri earlier this month. Meanwhile, last week, a gunman opened fire on two Indian men at a Kansas bar. One of the men died. The gunman left the scene and later showed up at a Missouri restaurant, where he reportedly told the bartender that he’d shot “two Iranian people.”
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
Last week, President Trump said these threats show that there’s more work to do to “root out hate.” Yesterday, Press Sec. Sean Spicer said Trump “continues to condemn” anti-Semitism. Jewish leaders say they want to see “swift and concerted action” from law enforcement and the White House. The FBI and the Justice Dept’s Civil Rights Division are looking into the threats.
These latest incidents follow a spike in hate crimes over the past year. While officials sort out the motives, many religious and immigrant communities are on edge.
This is the America that Mr. Trump has created. Yes, this has always been a problem in the country, but not to this extent. Trump, who has said that we need to ‘root out hate’ and these are only proof of the work the country still has yet to do doesn’t seem to realize that the recent happenings are HIS fault. And the ONLY reason he said anything at all is because he was “pressured” by celebrities and other high profile people to break his silence. Hey asshat, it shouldn’t have taken ANYONE to pressure your orange fake ass to stand up and say anything. President Obama never had to be pressured or pushed to say anything about any tragedy that happened during his Presidency.
The hate that we must root out is sitting in the Oval Office pretending he knows what is best for this country. To ‘make it great again’. I guess he is getting that part, except that America wasn’t great for everyone in the past. Like Jews and Muslims. African Americans and Women of all ages/races.
Now we’re being told that Mr. Trump thinks ACA is so complicated and apparently no one knew. President Trump also bizarrely lamented about how he wasn’t able to play political games with the ACA, saying he told Republicans that even though it wouldn’t be fair to the American people, they should ideally do nothing in order to win more votes in future elections.
“I say to the Republicans, ‘if you really want to do politically something good, don’t do anything. Sit back for a period of two years, because ’17 is going to be a disaster, a disaster for Obamacare if we don’t do something,” Trump said. “Let [Obamacare] be a disaster. We can blame that on the Dems in the room and we can blame that on Democrats and President Obama.”
“If we do the most meinie, minute thing, a tiny little change, what’s gonna happen? They’re gonna say, ‘it’s the Republicans’ problem. That’s the way it is,” he added.
There’s a video of him saying this. That I am sure all of his supporters are going to exclaim is fake. Just like any news source that makes Trump look stupid or foolish or anything less that stellar. Sorry IoA, he’s everything less than stellar.
This morning, Trump argued that the January raid he authorized that resulted in the death of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, more than two dozen civilians, and the loss of a $70 million aircraft was the fault of former President Barack Obama. I’m sorry, WHAT?
“Well, this was a mission that was started before I got here,” Trump argued. “This was something that was, you know, they wanted to do. They came to see me, they explained what they wanted to do — the generals, who are very respected, my generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I believe.”
“And they lost Ryan, and I was at the airport when the casket came in, the body came in, and it was a very sad — with his family and it’s a great family, incredible wife and children, I met most of the family, and I can understand people saying that,” he added. “What’s worse? There’s nothing worse. But again this was something that they were looking at for a long time, and according to General [James] Mattis, it was a very successful mission, they got tremendous amounts of information.”
While Trump is half-right in that plans for the raid began during the waning days of the Obama administration, although President Obama never signed off on any boots-on-the-ground mission in Yemen during his presidency. Retired Admiral James Stavridis told NBC that Trump’s decision to authorize the raid, which he did over the dinner table, was likely due to a need for his new administration to flex its muscles.
But wait. Didn’t White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted the mission “gathered an unbelievable amount of intelligence that will prevent the potential deaths or attacks on American soil” and that the raid was “successful in helping prevent a future attack or attacks on this nation,”? But senior Pentagon officials confided to NBC News that no useful intelligence was gained as a result of the raid. NBC reported that the only intelligence the military acknowledged was gained from the raid was an old bomb-making video that no longer served any purpose for counterterrorism operations.
And if that isn’t bad enough….
His Attorney General is saying that “…current levels of THC in marijuana are very high compared to what they were a few years ago,” Sessions said. “Experts are telling me there’s more violence around marijuana than one would think and there’s big money involved.”
What experts is he talking to? The ones in his head? In 2014, researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas concluded that there is no link between marijuana use and an increase in crime rates. He promised a no-holds-barred war with states that have legal marijuana laws during a Monday evening press gaggle at the DOJ building in Washington, citing those same experts he talked to. A WAR WITH OUR OWN STATES.
WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK?
“States they can pass the laws they choose,” Sessions told reporters. “I would just say it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana throughout any place in the United States, whether a state legalizes it or not.”
Recreational cannabis use has proven to be an economic boon for states like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon, which have all legalized the sale of cannabis through ballot initiatives in the last five years. All three of those states are ranked among the top 10 best state economies in the country, according to Wallethub. In Colorado alone, the state’s pot shops sold over $1 billion worth of recreational cannabis in 2016, amounting to more than $150 million in tax revenue.
I really think it’s that last thing that is rubbing these guys the wrong way. Who knew legalizing pot would bring in so much money? Um. Apparently everyone in those three states or enough people that they voted yes to legalizing it.
So damn tired of this administration I am actually wishing George W. Bush would come back.
And if you hear trump saying Believe me, do the opposite.
Until next time, don’t let hate rule. At home, at work in your community. Trump created this hate and we must not allow it to take over. Stand up to the haters, show them that their hate is not welcomed in OUR America and they are not going to spread it nor are we going to tolerate it.