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Category Archives: Irony

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Approval!

I have not been comfortable in the role of making fun of everything Trump does. After all, one of the main things I’ve been complaining about is the Republican Party being the “party of no” — opposing pretty much everything Obama ever did or said. So it is with great relief that I have TWO […]

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The Best People?

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump answered questions about his lack of experience by claiming that he would hire the best people to run his administration. But apparently, that was just another lie. We are just one month into his administration, and already he has lost a White House Communications Director, National Security Advisor, Secretary […]

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Trump’s Bizarre Press Conference

I’m sure most people have heard about Trump’s first solo press conference on Thursday, but Seth Meyers has a good take on it: At what point does it become too painful for Trump supporters to hear what keeps coming out of his mouth. Or have they already stopped listening?

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The Biggest Violators of Immigration Laws

© Ruben Bolling Well, at least we dumped Andy Puzder as Secretary of Labor. Even Republicans thought he was a very bad idea.

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Will Trump Follow Flynn?

What’s worse? That Flynn discussed sanctions with the Russians and lied about it, or that Trump is now lying about what he knew about it? What I don’t understand is how incompetent do these people have to be? Flynn was freakin’ National Security Advisor, and before that was the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency […]

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Trump vs Truth

If you have ever wondered how people can support Donald Trump, when he lies constantly, then you have to watch this video from John Oliver: The problem is a combination of a propaganda-like appeal to emotions, reinforced by a fake news industry. Note that this kind of non-rational belief is not confined to conservatives. For […]

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Dan Rather on the Latest Trump Scandal

[Posted to Facebook by Dan Rather] Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating Constitutional crisis, until maybe now. On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently […]

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Make Spelling To Great Again

The official Donald Trump inauguration poster, produced by the Library of Congress, has a spelling error in it: My only question is, did they do it on purpose? If not, did the Trump administration get rid of the regulation about proper spelling, or fire the bureaucrat in charge of it?

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Undoing Pence

Unlike his boss, Vice President Mike Pence is an experienced politician. In fact, before becoming VP, Pence was the governor of Indiana. So we should be able to get some idea of what kind of president Pence might be, if (for some reason) Donald Trump stops being the president. Which is why this report from […]

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Not His Business

Nordstrom department store announced on Feb. 3 that they were dropping Ivanka Trump’s line of clothing, because it wasn’t selling well. On Feb. 8, so-called president Donald Trump tweeted: My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible! This […]

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Trump’s Tax Returns

Even though Donald Trump promised to release his tax returns that were not under audit, he never did. We can easily surmise that they are full of conflicts of interest, or worse. But what we didn’t realize is that legally, Congress actually has the power to obtain individual tax returns and even disclose them publicly, […]

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The Muslim Ban

I think it is important to show what the Muslim ban means to real people. In that vein, meet Mo Farah, who is a British athlete living in the US. Farah was born in Somalia — one of the seven countries listed in Trump’s ban — but at the age of eight was welcomed into […]

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Are We Being Played?

From Heather Richardson, professor of History at Boston College (as posted to Facebook, and verified by Snopes): I don’t like to talk about politics on Facebook — political history is my job, after all, and you are my friends — but there is an important non-partisan point to make today. What Bannon is doing, most […]

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Spite Your Face?

© Matt Bors Maybe Trump supporters are angry, whipped up into a frenzy by conservatives that it doesn’t even matter what they have to be angry about. But they are so angry, that they will do anything to piss off their perceived enemies, even if it goes strongly against their own interests. In a situation […]

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Pissing off the World

Besides Russia, is there any country that Donald Trump has not managed to piss off? Let’s start with Russia. The only active war in Europe today just erupted again, with Russian fingerprints all over it: After two years of cease-fire that was observed on a fairly consistent basis by both sides, fighting between Ukrainian forces […]

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