Not sure if this qualifies as “humor” but it’s at least as funny as having trump for POTUS-
She’s educating us. Ocasio-Cortez is always going for the big picture - get big money out of politics.
AOC is going to make it known to all how corrupt the finance laws are with campaigns, with owning stock and whether Congress/President can be in fact bought.
Thank you AOC.
It really takes courage to speak the truth & it’s long overdue. She’s a breath of fresh air, & anyway, I don’t think you can put this genie back in the bottle.
*A friend of mine sent me this link to ponder & join her in stressing over, but I still see AOC as positive & essential.
Tonight, Trump is spewing more of his delusional, divisive hate speech in El Paso. Here’s a timely reminder of what all those red hats in the crowd really mean.
That hat has it nailed! Where can I order one?
And somehow how those pieces fall into several indictments, is all part of the the plan
Reporter pointed out on upper right, it is Torshin not Gorshin.
That’s how deep we are in this WTF-ery
Coined here tonight…#liefecta from @ddlDale8 - Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star brilliantly and doggedly chasing after every T lie. Because the police capped the size of the El Paso auditorium at 6,500 T can not (to sentient and ration ears) go over that number…But, he does!
Found this on FB which said it is from Quora (a spot for entertaining thought that Silicon Valley cooked up)
…just thought the Brit takedown of our own Cheeto was very funny
Someone on Quora asked “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote this magnificent response.
A few things spring to mind.
Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.
For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.
So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.
Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.
I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.
But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.
Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.
And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.
There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.
Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.
Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.
And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.
Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.
He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.
He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.
And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.
That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.
There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.
So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:
- Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
- You don’t need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.
This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.
After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.
God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.
He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.
In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.
And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:
'My God… what… have… I… created?
If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.
Sorry…constant reminders of the ineptitude, purposeful neglect and rogue…
What!? No applause? Why can’t some Americans see that which is painfully obvious to most of the world?