Critical Monster

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich)

In other news, nursing home deaths in 2020 increased by 32 percent over the previous year (+169,291) according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Meanwhile, members of the European Union are condemning fellow member Hungary which just passed a law banning public displays of homosexuality.

The new law banning the "display and promotion of homosexuality" among under-18s clearly violates European Union values, Germany's European affairs minister said ahead of talks with his 27 EU counterparts about deep concerns that Hungary and Poland violate the rule of law by trampling the freedoms of courts, academics and media, as well as restricting the rights of women, migrants and minorities.

Finally, the Daily Beast reports that Trump once tried to get federal agencies including the Justice Department to stop late night television hosts from making jokes about him.

Then-President Trump went farther than simply tweeting his displeasure with the late-night comedians and SNL writers’ room. The internal discussions that followed, between the former leader of the free world and some of his political and legal advisers, once again underscored just how much Trump wanted to use the full weight and power of the U.S. government to punish his personal enemies.

According to two people familiar with the matter, Trump had asked advisers and lawyers in early 2019 about what the Federal Communications Commission, the courts systems, and—most confusingly to some Trump lieutenants—the Department of Justice could do to probe or mitigate SNL, Jimmy Kimmel, and other late-night comedy mischief-makers.

Every once in a while I see someone who is this thin skinned and I just think they wouldn't last a day in a shoes of a transgender woman.