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Emoluments

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Trump said today that he's willing to meet with the leaders of Iran without preconditions. Maybe at some kind of pointless summit?

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports, quite astonishingly, that a FEMA official who resigned last month has been under investigation for hiring his bros and appointing women to be their sexual partners.

In an interview, [FEMA Administrator William Long] described a “toxic” environment in the human resources department [Corey Coleman] had led at FEMA headquarters, hiring dozens of men who were friends and college fraternity brothers and women he met at bars and on online dating sites — then promoting them to roles throughout the agency without going through proper federal hiring channels.

Coleman then transferred some of the women in and out of departments, some to regional offices, so his friends could try to have sexual relationships with them, according to statements and interviews with employees, said a FEMA official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

So, yeah, I'm sure we're going to hear a lot more about this. How did this impact FEMA's response to recent hurricanes?

Finally, John Oliver returned to the air last night and skewered Facebook in a manner that I can't co-sign enough. With emphasis on "fuck you."

  • katanahamon

    It’s pretty amazing that people are so dumb now they can’t tell when they’re being screwed or being exposed to propaganda. Also amazing is that we seem to be getting the best criticism of our political and social situation from comics…

  • muselet

    People wonder why I don’t do that social media bollocks. Now I can give them a link to that John Oliver piece, rather than explaining that I don’t trust Mark Zuckerberg as far as I can throw a fit.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    “FUCK YOU!”

    Says it all…

  • Username1016

    Well, that’s disgusting. Any chance of prosecuting this turd? Oh, of course not. There never seem to be any consequences.

  • Victor the Crab

    How coincidental you would bring up both John Oliver and this horribly sexist piggish story about FEMA “bros”, given that the Last Week Tonight host devoted half an hour of his show discussing workplace sexual assault and then interviewing Anita Hill.

    And as for Ollie telling Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg “FUCK YOU!!!”:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/63fde8029a302834d40de17db71db6f5596b8a163e5d4959c2496efcc8f0875b.gif