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Most Mocked Man in the World

Rebecca Solnit:

He is, as of this writing, the most mocked man in the world. After the women’s march on January 21st, people joked that he had been rejected by more women in one day than any man in history; he was mocked in newspapers, on television, in cartoons, was the butt of a million jokes, and his every tweet was instantly met with an onslaught of attacks and insults by ordinary citizens gleeful to be able to speak sharp truth to bloated power.

The world are not laughing at us. They are laughing at him.

Eulogy for America

Megan Amram:

We will all miss America greatly. Every time I see an American flag or a gun, I’ll think of America. But we can all rest easy knowing America is in a better place now: Russia.

A humorous read.

Worse Than A Child

Alexandra Petri:

Sometimes children are not cruel on purpose. Children can sit still and are often unable to stick their feet into their mouths, and sometimes will let you get more ice cream than they get.

He is something more terrifying than a child. Children can learn.

Funny yet scary.

Fuck You, Republicans

McConnell, Ryan, and the GOP leaders, you ain’t nothing but a bunch of coward motherfuckers. When are you going to stand up for your country and stop this childish shit? You know damn well that the dumbass president is fucking up the country and you are still on your knees. Be a fucking leader, not a swallower.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

David Brooks on the child leader:

He is thus the all-time record-holder of the Dunning-Kruger effect, the phenomenon in which the incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence.

Here’s Brooks’s accurate description of the kid:

We’ve got this perverse situation in which the vast analytic powers of the entire world are being spent trying to understand a guy whose thoughts are often just six fireflies beeping randomly in a jar.

Hack Free

Hackers don’t need to attack the US government because we have a fucking vulnerability right in the White House. The fucking idiot in the Oval office has already leaked sensitive information without any hacking.

Clear Sean

Dana Milbank says that “Trump has sucked the lifeblood out of Sean Spicer.” The only word that seems to come out of his mouth is “clear”:

President Trump’s hint that he taped conversations with Jim Comey? “I was very clear that the president would have nothing further on that last week.”

The Russia probe generally? “The president’s position’s been very clear.”

And everything else: “I think I’ve made it very clear…. He made it very clear…. It’s been made very clear…. I made it clear…. The FBI director and others have made it very clear.”

NATO: “Very clear.” Tax reform: “His plan has been pretty clear.” Secret tapes: “The president’s made it clear.” Where there was confusion, Spicer pretended to see clarity, in Afghanistan (“He’ll have an opportunity to make his position very clear”) and Syria (“The president’s always been clear that he’s not going to telegraph actions”).

I feel bad for the guy who is not only Trump’s dog, but also Kushner’s little bitch. He needs to get the fuck outta there before he looses his fucking mind.

Reverse Robin Hood

John Cassidy on the House G.O.P.’s shameful health-care victory:

In short, the bill the House just passed is one of the most regressive pieces of legislation in living memory. When Republicans cut taxes on the rich and slash funding for programs aimed at the poor, they usually go to great lengths to argue that the two things are unconnected. But in this instance they have done away with the subterfuge. It’s reverse Robin Hood, in plain view.

One Hundred Days of Trump

David Remnick:

The clownish veneer of Trumpism conceals its true danger. Trump’s way of lying is not a joke; it is a strategy, a way of clouding our capacity to think, to live in a realm of truth. It is said that each epoch dreams the one to follow. The task now is not merely to recognize this Presidency for the emergency it is, and to resist its assault on the principles of reality and the values of liberal democracy, but to devise a future, to debate, to hear one another, to organize, to preserve and revive precious things.

Must-read.

What He Eats Doesn’t Make Me Shit

I don’t care if he likes to eat his steak well-done with ketchup. In fact, I don’t give a fuck if he likes to eat shit and get peed on. I am not worried that he eats like a five-year-old, but I am deeply terrified that a five-year-old is running our country.