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Losers

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - David Horsey)

In other news, former FBI director and special prosecutor Robert Mueller has reportedly opened a grand jury investigation of Michael Flynn.

Meanwhile, the Russian state bank executive Jared Kushner met in December flew directly from their meeting to see Putin in Japan according to flight records reviewed by the Washington Post.

Finally, Trump reportedly granted ethics waivers to two dozen additional staffers. That's on top of the 16 waivers reported earlier this week.

There was a metric ton of news this week and I can't cover all of it, so here are more stories that were on my radar this week.

The cities of San Antonio and Austin have joined the lawsuit against the state's new "papers please" law.

Leo Varadkar has been elected as Ireland's first openly-gay prime minister. His father was also an immigrant.

The families of victims killed by immigrants say they were "used" and "exploited" by Trump's bullshit Remembrance Project. Suckers.

The names of students with overdue lunch bills were publicly called out at a graduation assembly at Fair Lawn High School in New Jersey. Fuck every single of the "adults" responsible for this.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley, and former vice president Gary Schultz have been sentenced for covering up or ignoring Jerry Sandusky's child abuse.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Exxon may have misled investors about the risks of climate change. Exxon is accused of saying one thing in public and presenting different information to investors in private.

American farmers (who probably voted for Trump) are angry because Trump has decided to allow imports of lemons from Argentina for the first time in 16 years. Suckers.

Now US citrus farmers are crying foul. They say jobs and farmland are at risk. They thought Trump was on their side.

"Something we thought was laid to rest was brought to life again," says Curt Holmes, chair of the California Citrus Mutual, an advocacy group.

In related news, Trump voters in South Carolina are angry because Trump has threatened to start a trade war with the Germans who are "very bad" and, more specifically, German car companies.

GREER, S.C. — No matter that this small Southern city sits squarely in the middle of Trump country: The president, with his criticism of German trade policy, was setting off alarm bells in the mind of Mayor Richard W. Danner.

President Trump, on his recent trip to Europe, reportedly declared the Germans “bad, very bad” on trade; Greer’s City Hall sits mere miles from a BMW automobile plant that employs about 8,800 people. And so after Mr. Danner read the news here, he quickly organized a call with Chamber of Commerce officials, who on Tuesday brainstormed ways to reassure BMW executives that they in fact considered them to be good. Very good.

“There was a real sense of urgency that we need to be clear to BMW and to anyone else who would listen that we can’t take this kind of rhetoric lightly,” said Mr. Danner, who was first elected to Greer’s nonpartisan mayor’s office in 1999. “For us, this isn’t a political issue. This is a matter of livelihoods and of a regional economy and a lot of other things that are going on here.”

And finally...

If I missed something important this week, feel free to share it below.

Here's my very short review of Wonder Woman: It was excellent. There was a romantic subplot that I didn't appreciate because it felt out of spirit with the rest of the film, but that's a minor complaint. It was worlds better than Batman vs. Superman, which was incredibly bad.

Have a good weekend.

  • Aynwrong

    Regarding the lemon story:

    “”Something we thought was laid to rest was brought to life again,”

    That’s how I felt regarding voting suppression. Jim Crow “was brought to life again.”

    Regarding the BMW story: suckers!

    Really looking forward to Wonder Woman.

  • 1933john

    Better than Lynda Carter?

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