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World contemplates Armageddon, Trump goes golfing: Today in Tweets

The Golf Course of Trumpy Delights by Hieronymus Bosch

By David Futrelle

Good news everyone! A day after scaring the shit out of everyone in the world, particularly those living on the Korean peninsula or in Guam, our dear illegitimate president managed to work a game of golf into his otherwise busy empty schedule.

That story leads our Twitter roundup today. There are also some cute animals, but they come later.

Trump also found time today to post a “video” of the song “God Bless the USA” that was basically nothing more than a series of pictures of … himself.

I wonder if this is what the “good news about Trump” packets he reportedly gets delivered to him twice a day look like.

Trump may have been able to move on from the whole North Korea/possible nuclear Armageddon thing but not everyone else has.  Luckily this alt-right icon shithead has a solution!

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weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
4 years ago


Yeah, WalMart is by no means the only offender. But because they are such a big employer, they are one of the biggest instigator in the race to the bottom. So that’s why I think they’re good to focus on. I certainly wasn’t implying they were unique. I wish!

I know that before the ACA was put in place, the biggest demographic of people on state health care assistance was WalMart employees in a lot of states. I’m not sure if this is still true.

Anyone else notice the right’s massive goalpost shifting on who they think deserves not to live in poverty? They used to say “get a job!” Then as wages stagnated and it kept being brought up that the majority of households living in poverty or near poverty did have at least one working adult in them, they started saying “go to college so you can get a better job!” Then the great recession hit. A lot of good paying jobs never came back. Tons of college graduates do not have good paying jobs. So they had to change it again. Now it’s only people who majored in the right things (like computer science) that aren’t asking to be poor. As more and more people major in STEM and positions in those fields gets scarcer, I wonder where they are going to shift next. Will they finally come out and say what they really think? That only the people who are born with money deserve to have it?

Lukas Xavier
Lukas Xavier
4 years ago

…one wouldn’t expect police state cheerleading from a Denmark company

We’ve got our own problems, believe me. E.g. recently a government agency apparently suppressed information, which lead to surveillance software being sold to oppressive regimes (e.g. the UAE); something which was supposed to be specifically outlawed.

We have a minister of immigration, who has blatantly broken the law and outright lied to the people and the parliament, but our parliament seems to think it’s no big deal, so she’s still there. She’s doing what the right-wing fuckheads want, so they’re shielding her. So much for law and order.

Meanwhile, our minister of food and environment was caught making deals with the fishing lobby, so he’s been censured, but of course he’s still minister. So, effectively, no change.

Of course, none of this would be true if people could remember that our minister of state was caught with his hand in the cookie jar a few years back. Apparently, whatever back-room deal he struck got everyone to forget about it. Fancy trick.

Basically, using the two threats of “foreign people are dangerous” and “poor people are cheating”, people are being herded into the gorge of narrow-minded nationalism and downright corruption.

If you’re waiting for us to save you, start thinking of a plan B.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
4 years ago

@EJ: What American Republic? 🙁

@Lukas: Plan B … hmm … Plan B …

… Norway?

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
4 years ago

This is likely in the WalMart video above (I haven’t watched it), but I’ve heard comments that when you get right down to it, WalMart is the biggest beneficiary in the U.S. of food benefits programs like SNAP and TANF. Basically:
– WalMart underpays their staff so much that large numbers of them need food benefits.
– WalMart stores handle EBT payments, and their staff can get employee discounts (also in many cases WalMart may be the only useful grocery store in the area); as a result most of those food benefits get spent back at WalMart.
End result, WalMart is essentially being subsidized by the federal government to continue underpaying their own employees.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

Re: freeform vs structured lego sets
If you haven’t, go watch The Lego Movie if you can. Basically the film’s central theme. Also, it’s just really good ?

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