The Price of Patriotism

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Joe Heller)

In other news, Trump reportedly sent letters to our allies in NATO threatening to scale back our military presence in Europe if they don't increase defense spending.

They actually have increased defense spending (defense spending increased 5% in 2017) because Russia is knocking on the door, but facts don't matter to Trump.

Meanwhile, a year's worth of calls into Trump's Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) hotline reveal that more people are concerned about Grey aliens than human aliens.

Dozens of callers reported space aliens, some going into the details of what dates they were abducted by UFOs — all dutifully logged by the operators. Hundreds called to denounce ex-spouses, neighbors, and business rivals whom they suspected of being in the country illegally.

A much smaller number called to request information about the immigration status or the custody status of alleged criminals who are undocumented immigrants — the original purpose of the toll-free hotline.

Finally, China has issued a new travel warning for Chinese tourists thinking about visiting the United States.

The embassy warned Chinese tourists to be aware of issues including expensive medical bills, the threats of public shootings and robberies, searches and seizures by customs agents, telecommunications fraud and natural disasters.

I don't see any lies here.

I have a haircut appointment, I haven't actually eaten anything yet today, and my outrage tank is nearly empty so I'm calling it a weekend. Try to enjoy yourselves tomorrow in spite of Trump. I'm taking a mental health break and I'll see you all next Monday.