Temper Tantrums

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Kevin Siers)

In other news, the sprawling tent city in Tornillo, Texas the Trump regime used to house over 2,000 immigrant children is finally being shut down.

Meanwhile, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association has filed a lawsuit against the federal government for forcing employees to work without pay.

Finally, U.N. Human Rights Council officials say that, despite the friendly face Kim Jong-un has put on for the world to see, most of North Korea continues to operate like a prison.

Blocked by the government from visiting North Korea, U.N. special rapporteur for human rights in North Korea Tomas Quintana visited South Korea this week as part of an investigation that will be provided to the U.N. Human Rights Council in March. [...]

[The] United Nations has confirmed the continued use of political prison camps housing “thousands” of inmates, Quintana said, quoting one source as saying “the whole country is a prison”.

He said witnesses who recently left North Korea reported facing widespread discrimination, labor exploitation and corruption in daily life.

There is also a “continuing pattern of ill-treatment and torture” of defectors who escaped to China only to be returned to North Korea by Chinese authorities, Quintana said.

Have a good weekend.

  • katanahamon

    From Washington Post..
    “President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter and instructing the linguist not to discuss what had transpired with other administration officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
    Trump did so after a meeting with Putin in 2017 in Hamburg that was also attended by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. U.S. officials learned of Trump’s actions when a White House adviser and a senior State Department official sought information from the interpreter beyond a readout shared by Tillerson.
    The constraints that Trump imposed are part of a broader pattern by the president of shielding his communications with Putin from public scrutiny and preventing even high-ranking officials in his own administration from fully knowing what he has told one of the United States’ main adversaries.”

    Umm..doesn’t the president work for the people? Supposedly? Rump should not be allowed contact with anyone either unsupervised or undocumented.

  • katanahamon

    Rump has succeeded as president just like he has as a businessman. Government is closed, his employees are working for nothing. National parks are being irreparably vandalized, the knock on effects are starting..soon, people will quit these jobs and good luck hiring qualified people to replace them. Impeachment time yet? I’m really ready for the imprisonments to begin for Rump and family..

  • Aynwrong

    The GOP has turned America into a moral dumpster fire equipped with it’s own gulag. Good riddance to it.

    I was wondering if someone would sue over the shutdown. Good luck to them.

    Ya know how for years the troglodytes of the conservative movement loved to tell liberals that if we had any criticism of America that we should move to another country (Russia was popular, oddly enough)? Maybe libs should start using North Korea the same way.