Trump’s latest executive order bans federal government agencies from issuing a new regulation without eliminating two existing ones. Such an order is “not a legitimate use of presidential authority,” a policy-making expert told Quartz. Federal agencies are empowered with making regulations through statutes passed by Congress.
Today (20th January 2017) marks the day of Trump’s inauguration. I am not American so I will not be watching. Not only that, I do not care. The media really wants me to care but I don’t.
I have watched both (all?) sides engage in an unfortunate pissing contest that doesn’t help anybody. The media reports on each Trump tweet with glee and a subtle kerching. People create memes and treat it like it’s a big joke. It’s bizarre but very American, so there’s that at least.
Meanwhile in my country, we have a tyrannical Prime Minister who seems to have our worst interests in mind. I’m talking ’bout the mess that is Brexit.
It’s all a bit rubbish, really.
And then, I saw this tweet from a black singer who will be singing at the aforementioned inauguration.
I get it, sis. You need to pay the bills. There’s no need to patronise the black community with a post that could have been summed up with ‘All Lives Matter‘.
Yes they do, but, given that phrase was used to dismiss valid concerns by black people, I don’t care for it.
If you believe that all lives matter then BLM should not bother you.
To get back to the singer, her reasoning was flawed for many reasons. You cannot attempt to reason with people who get so mad at people who are trying to fight for themselves. You have to wait for them to come to you (or, as it is in most cases, sit on your hands and refrain from whacking them with a frying pan). You have to wait for them to want to cast away their bigotry. To see blacks and other ethnic minorities as their equals.
I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
Written for the Jan 19th prompt of Rubbish (link).
Apparently, there’s no such thing as racism in countries where it has merely been exposed to them! EXPOSED I TELL YOU!
Anyway, the situation I’m about to describe happened a few months ago. I’ll apologise now if anything I say after this point offends anyone, although, if it does, it says more about the offended than it does me. Plus, I doubt anyone is going to read this anyway.
Here’s what happened.
My (white) friend is from a European country and I caught wind of a racist incident that had happened there. I emailed them a link about it and sarcastically added, ‘not all publicity is good publicity‘ and some basic remarks condemning the situation+. This was probably mistake number one. I am not an overly patriotic person, but there’s nothing that riles people up more than suggesting their country is inherently racist (which I wasn’t, but apparently that’s how it came across). Just look at Bill O’Reilly. Or Nigel Farage. Or the man of the hour, Donald Trump. Continue reading “Apparently White People Are Experts On Racism”→
For some reason I tend to post Trump stuff automatically on the other blog but hey, there’s no harm in sharing it here!
This is so much better. I’m just going to let his supporters convey the sheer lunacy of it all. Introducing Fangirl #1 – Ben Carson with bonus irony. Yes. People including YOU, Ben Carson. You’re an idiot.
I read this stupid Mexican wall shit that Donald Trump has been waxing lyrical about (again) yesterday and once again, I was perplexed.
So, let me get this straight, after bringing up the whole ‘let’s build a giant wall to stop the Mexicans from entering the country’ early on into his own one-man clown show, Donald Trump appears to be serious about it. Or he’s pretending to be serious, whichever.
And fine, if he wants to talk about a wall, whatever. He is now claiming that he will deport MILLIONS of people within his first hour of being President — can’t you just see the headlines now? ‘AIRPORT CHAOS AS TRUMP’S DEPORTEES CLOG UP AIRLINES!’ Oh no, wait, first Trump would be on the phone to Mexico asking for the ticket money.
He’s all about making sure the American people get the best out of the deal.
Anyway, whatever – I am just concerned about the people who are listening to this and agreeing to it. Deeply concerned. I always wonder how these people survive. I also have some questions for them. Continue reading “The Mexican Wall”→