Thu, 19 January 2017
Take some time to finish reading any novels today, as fiction will cease tomorrow.
Donald Trump holds reality and mendacity in equal regard. Snowflake Donald is triggered when people lie about him, or tell the truth about him. So, can the rest of us find common ground by embracing truth?
Greg Dworkin calls in and increases David Waldman’s stress level. Over a third of Americans say Trump's election increased their stress. Pediatricians stress out as Donald Trump and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. endanger millions of children. Educators stress out as Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos endanger millions of children. Meanwhile, psychologists “enhance” our interrogation techniques, and those techniques are due for even more enhancement.
Donald Trump is going to take an ax to government spending, passing the savings, and a pile of cash to… well, the line forms behind Scott Walker. Commerce Secretary pick Wilbur Ross fired an undocumented employee before his hearing, and White House budget director pick Mick Mulvaney didn’t pay taxes on an employee, but they’ll both have to try a lot harder to create a “Gate” in today’s climate.
Life for journalists keeps getting tougher. The Trump Hotel in Washington is banning the media, which could be illegal. Even a fake journalist paying his rent by making up Hillary stories, had his day job terminated for reporting the (fake) news.