Healing Address

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the State Department forced the American embassy in Seoul, South Korea to remove their rainbow Pride and Black Lives Matter flags.

Meanwhile, CDC officials are warning that some areas may have go to back into lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavius if we don't take things seriously right now.

Finally, Trump's former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney sold off most of his stocks on the same day that Trump went on Fox News and said the economy is "stronger than ever" in early March.

Mick Mulvaney, then the acting White House chief of staff and the director of the Office of Management and Budget, sold between $215,000 and $550,000 in holdings in three mutual funds on March 4, according to ethics paperwork he submitted late last month. Holdings in each of the three funds are made up almost entirely of U.S. stocks.

The trades, which represented the vast majority of Mulvaney’s holdings in publicly traded funds, suggested a less sanguine view on America’s financial outlook than Mulvaney’s boss and colleagues were projecting at the time.

“Our economy is doing fantastically,” Trump told Fox primetime host Sean Hannity, the day of the Mulvaney transactions. “Numbers are coming out very well. The consumer in the United States is unbelievably strong, stronger than ever before, I believe.”

  • Aynwrong

    I suppose this doesn’t qualify as a free speech issue since the embassy is a govt building and Gay Pride and BLM are seen (unfairly) as political movements by the Right which is to say that the very concept of human rights and dignity are seen as political by the Right. But what else is new?…

    Keep in mind, the President of the United States has just stated (without a hint of irony) that we would we have no new cases of Covid 19 if we would just stop testing. No word yet on whether or not he believes the theory that the earth is flat.

    Drain The Swamp
    Swamp The Drain!!!

    • Draxiar

      No testing means no new cases. Man that’s some awesome logic right there. By that rationale if I don’t go to the dentist that means I don’t have a toothache. If I don’t step on the scale that means I haven’t gained weight.

      • Tony Lavely

        I’ve been testing that last one. I’ll let you know, but I have high hopes, I’ll tell you that!

      • Aynwrong

        If I don’t count the bottles I’m not that drunk. If I still drank I’d give it a shot.

        Hmmmmm….. I wonder if it works with shots.

        • Draxiar

          Heh…if only! Reminds me of a funny quote “Why is it that drinking eight glasses of water a day seems impossible but drinking that many beers is so easy?”