MARGARET PHILPOT: “I pledge to never stay at a Trump property or buy a Trump product. Never. And I will not do business with companies who support his candidacy or his policies. That is what I can do and I can do that right now. And next year I pledge to vote #BlueNoMatterWho.”
JESUS RESCUES: The former Trump mouthpiece, Sean Spicer, is appearing on Dancing With the Stars and issued a statement that the judges were against him but Jesus would come to his rescue. Yeah, like Jesus has time to save dudes in frilly sleeved dayglo lime-green shirts!
OLD BULBS: Trump is relaxing restrictions on the sale of old-fashioned, energy inefficient, incandescent light bulbs. If Americans still only used these bulbs it would waste enough energy to power every home in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
WORDS MATTER: World War II began when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. That was 80 years ago and it was followed with the Soviet occupation of Poland that lasted until 1989. Our unthinking and uncaring leader just sent Poland a note of congratulations. Hey Donnie, Poland didn’t just have a baby!
CIGAR BOX GUITARS: Last Saturday 268 cigar box guitar players got together in York, PA and played “Bad to the Bone,” setting a Guinness World Record. That mark has been set CGG players.
NYC’s BROGUE: Five linguists at the City University of New York are nearing the end of a three-year project to document the “New Yawk” accent and “to catalog just what makes the dialect so distinctively New York.” The researchers employed undergrads across the five boroughs to record interviews. They found dropped R’s, nasally A’s, and “a trademark spin on the first vowel in words like coffee, making it cawfee.” Hey, undergrad, I’m walking heeah
GOAT FARMER: According to Huffington Post Trump keeps a herd of 8 goats on his NJ golf course so he can claim part of it a farm. On that land, he pays $6 and acre tax instead of $462. He’s the Commander in Cheap!
PILL MILLS? Nearly half of the opioid pills sold in the U.S. from 2006 to 2012 were purchased by just 15 percent of the pharmacies, according to the Washington Post’s ongoing analysis of a large federal pain pill database. That 15 percent includes pharmacies such as Shearer Drug in Clinton County, Kentucky, which had the equivalent of 96 pills per person, based on that county’s population.
VIEW OF COURT: “In 2015, after the Supreme Court had upheld same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act, only 33 percent of Republicans viewed the court favorably. Now, after the confirmation of two justices nominated by President Trump, 75 percent of Republicans have a favorable view of the court. Its favorability among Democrats has fallen from a high of 72 percent in 2016 to 49 percent today.”
GOP DROPOUTS: According to the the Washington Post Texas GOP Republican Kenny Marchant became the 12th House Republican to toss in the towel and not run for reelection. The word in the cloakroom is it just isn’t worth putting up with Trump’s idiocy.
A MILLION PAGES: It’s expected that the upcoming sex trafficking trial of Jeffery Epstein will involve a million pages of discovery evidence and take four to six weeks to hear the case. Thankfully I won’t be sitting on that jury.
HAVE WE NO DECENCY? That’s the question the directors of the National Cathedral asked about the nation’s willingness to tolerate the behavior of Donald J. Trump.
FIRE LINDSAY: As a favor to America the people of SC should fire the racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, autocratic, undemocratic, opportunistic, Joe McCarthy wanna be, Lindsay Graham post haste. Don’t give him a get out of jail free card, Just freaking retire the dirtbag.
TRUMP on POWER: “Article II allows me to do whatever I want.” No, Donald, it doesn’t. Take a moment and have an adult read Article II to you.
TRUMP & LIBERTY: This photo commands a caption. Mine is, “She’s not my type.”