Arsonist in Chief

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Kevin Siers)

In other news, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has filed a criminal and ethical complaint against Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stemming from recent reports that he shorted his own stock and lied on disclosure forms.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has ruled that police must obtain a search warrant to access your location by tracking you from cell phone towers. Chief Justice Roberts sided with the liberal justices for the majority opinion.

Finally, Trump is now threatening to impose a tariff on cars imported from the European Union. "Build them here," he says, which we already do you fucking idiot.


Here are some other stories I didn't get to this week:

Harley-Davidson says it will be forced to raise prices because of Trump's trade war.

Congressman and secret border control agent Steve King is a demented bigot.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is in bed with the chairman of Haliburton on a real estate deal in Zinke's home town. Pay for play?

600 United Methodist clergy and church members have filed a church law complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is a member, for "child abuse, immorality, racial discrimination and dissemination of doctrines contrary to the standards of doctrine of the United Methodist Church."

Trump is now threatening to veto rulings at the World Trade Organization if they take too long to issue a ruling.

Asset management companies that manage over $1 trillion in investments are calling on Nestle, Pepsi, and Unilever (among others) to reduce their use of plastic packaging because, in addition to harming the environment, it's bad for their reputation and future business.

The state of Oklahoma now has the unenviable distinction of having the highest incarceration rate in the world, surpassing the previous leader Louisiana.

A former CIA employee has been charged with leaking the agency's hacking tools to WikiLeaks and it looks like he did it because he hated President Obama. Also, how the hell did someone with this record get hired by the CIA?

Joshua Schulte, 29, believed to be behind the WikiLeaks “Vault 7” disclosures of 2017, in which the site spent months slowly leaking CIA hacking tools, had previously been charged with possession of child pornography. [...]

Schulte online claimed to be a libertarian, took a photo of himself with a glass with the text “fuck Obama” on it, and repeatedly used racist slurs in chats.

Every week is exhausting under Trump, but not every week features child internment camps. I give up. Also, my head hurts too much to listen to music so if you're listening to something feel free to share it. I'll see you on Monday.

  • Scopedog

    “Arsonist in Chief”.

    Well, never forget that Susan Sarandon bragged that not only would Trump bring about the “Revolution” faster, he would “cause things to really explode”. Hope she’s happy….

    • ninjaf

      Well, you can’t say she was wrong. But the change didn’t have to come this way. Liberals were apathetic. Had we not been apathetic for so long, we could have changed this before we had even gotten to this point. But we must be polite and all. *eyeroll*

  • ninjaf

    Gave away his country’s secrets because he hated a temporary administration? Wow! What a “patriot!”

    • Scopedog

      He’s just doing what Snowden also did–remember that ol’ Crazy Eddie also a) was a Libertarian who supported Ron and Rand Paul and b) didn’t like Obama at all.

      • ninjaf

        He and Snowden can share a jail cell, as far as I am concerned. I believe we have a real need for whistleblowers. But these two ain’t that!

  • Aynwrong

    Because the 80s. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • muselet

    Yes, it’s old. It’s still a great song.