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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's staff were reportedly caught trying to plant negatives stories about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to divert attention away from Pruitt's scandals.

I don't think Zinke needs help with negative stories.

Meanwhile, the Trump regime has frozen funding for Syria's White Helmets, the humanitarian group that rescues people from Assad's slaughter house.

It's not mentioned in ABC's story, but the White Helmets have been targeted by Assad, Putin, and even useful idiots and conspiracy theorists (on the left and right) here in the US. They say the White Helmets, which are equivalent to our Red Cross, are responsible for chemical attacks, not Assad.

Finally, the crab industry says they've lost nearly half of their workforce because of Trump's limits on immigration and visas.

“This is going to cause the price of crab meat to go out of sight,” said Harry Phillips, owner of Russell Hall Seafood on Hoopers Island. “There’s not going to be hardly any Maryland crab meat.

“It looks like it’s a matter of time before they’re going to shut all of us down.” [...]

“Companies that have been relying on this system for 25 years suddenly have no workers,” said Bill Seiling, director of the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association. “It’s totally unfair and irrational, really.”

Are we great yet?

  • Badgerite

    The White Helmets are a volunteer force in Syria dedicated to rescue of anyone, oft times children, still alive but trapped in the rubble of war left behind after an attack. These are young men often with families of their own who risk their lives to do this and often are killed attempting rescues. This is unconscionable, despicable behavior but it’s trump so what else is new. The US government has now been turned into a ‘useful idiot’ for Vladimir Putin and his propaganda and disinformation campaigns by trump.

    • It’s horrible that the few ways in which the US can positively affect the world has been perverted by Trump and Putin. The sooner he is gone the sooner we can rectify these kinds of things.

      • Badgerite

        I know. And this is particularly egregious as the White Helmets are purely a humanitarian endeavor. Their only purpose is to save civilian lives in a war zone. If America cannot get behind that, how exactly are we ‘great’.

        • I agree. The White Helmets are one of the few truly noble endeavors we do support.

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  • Aynwrong

    This administration has to turned It Can’t Happen Here into a prophecy.

    The White Helmet story should be treated as a massive scandal. The de-funding and the idiotic conspiracy theories.

    I wonder how many restaurant owners that end up selling overpriced crabmeat voted for this chowder head?

    This morning I realized a song I grew up with is basically an oldie. Whatever, I still love it.

    Happy weekend. ツ

    • I realized I was middle aged when the songs of my teenage years were considered “classic” on the radio. Where the hell did the time go?

      • Aynwrong

        Good question.