Political Correctness

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called for a special session of the legislature to pass an anti-transgender bathroom bill to tackle the non-existent, made-up threat of transgender bathroom assaults. The special discrimination session will begin on July 18th.

Meanwhile, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short says Congress should raise debt ceiling asap. But... Mick Mulvaney says they should cut spending first. Which is it?

Finally, the Pentagon praised and thanked Qatar today, hours after Trump made a major foreign policy decision with a stupid tweet.

U.S. officials had said on Monday that the United States would quietly try to calm the waters between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, arguing that the small Gulf state was too important to U.S. military and diplomatic interests to be isolated.

But Trump, wading into the worst split between powerful Arab states in decades, said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was "already paying off" with leaders there taking a hard new line in accusing Qatar of funding of militant groups.

Qatar was not included in Trump's Muslim ban.

Over 10,000 US troops are stationed in Qatar.

The Saudis think Trump is a giant moron, and they're right. They're playing him.

  • I really wonder what our generals tell their foreign counterparts in private.

    • muselet

      “Pay no attention to the orangutan in the oversized suit.”


  • Worse yet, US intelligence sources are saying the evidence used by the Saudis to say Qatar was funding terrorists was fake and the Russians planted it. Then to top it off, there was a major terrorist attack last night in the Iranian parliament building in Tehran, which is highly secured. ISIS took credit while the attack was ongoing, which is not their normal MO. Plus many security officials do not believe ISIS could have pulled this off. In fact, other extremists groups who might have done it aren’t sophisticated enough to have pulled this off either. I would bet that the Saudis are behind this attack and they told ISIS ahead of time so they could take credit and provide cover for them. And all of this wouldn’t be happening if not for the election of Donald Trump. Russia and the Saudis are both taking full advantage of Trump’s ignorance and the US’ inattention. There seems to be no end to the damage this idiot can do to the world.

    • muselet

      Donald Trump knows nothing about anything. He has a Secretary of State who is content to sit in his office and play solitaire on his computer all day. The administration fired the State Department’s senior management team, the ones who have experience and knowledge, within weeks of taking office.

      I doubt there are more than a handful of people left at State who know the difference between Shi’a and Sunni Islam, what countries have a majority of which branch, what Wahhabism is, who the Alawites are, why anyone should care about the Muslim Brotherhood, or why any of that matters. Certainly nobody in the administration bothers to ask about any of that.

      The ignorance the administration proudly marinates in is deliberate. And terrifying.

      Also, I would imagine there are a hundred bagmen, cut-outs and blind drops between immaculate Saudi hands—and bank accounts—and the grubby little yobs (probably not Da’esh) who did the actual attacks in Tehran.


  • muselet

    Donald Trump is a полезный идиот.

    Vladimir Putin must be pleased with his purchase of a genuine, 100% made-in-America buffoon last November.


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  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Conservatives have done a lot of reprehensible things to this country in the past, but they’re reaching their zenith in treason for letting this ignorant monster continue to be leader of our bigots and lowest IQ morons.