Thursday is one of my teaching days. I have three classes, with two 75 minute breaks. Yet each time I went to class today I came back to breaking news. It was insane. Over and over.
It actually started when I got to the office, before before my first class, with the following:
“The Media is our opposition!” says the NAZI-in-chief advisor. Yes, there is a neo-Nazi advising the president in the White House. Oh, excuse me. #AlternativeFacts alert: “an Alt-Right” advisor. Yeah,whatever. A Nazi.
Off to class. 75 minutes later…
The four top senior staff in the State Department resigned. The career diplomats who are the primary under-secretaries of state all up-and-left, once Exxon’s CEO became Secretary of State. You know, the people who actually run things, and have all the institutional knowledge in making foreign policy.
I shook my head, and went on a brief walk around the quad.
Hold on. there is an #AlternativeFacts Alert. They were fired, they didn’t resign. Or did they?
Off to my second class. (In case you were wondering, it was a discussion of what is a search, under the Fourth Amendment, comparing the Trespass Doctrine with the Reasonable Expectation of Privacy docrtrine). But I digress.
75 minutes later, back to the office. New York Times News Alert flies across my screen.
We are going to tax all imports from Mexico 20% to pay for the “Wall.”
Holy crap — better stock up on Tequila and Dos Equis. And heck, Mexico is only our second-largest trading partner. And that means, we the taxpayers (you know, those things HE doesn’t pay) will pay the added cost of this tax.
Oh wait, the commander in tweet can’t raise taxes. Congress does that. But who knows.
Then of course, sometime in the midst of this day, Mexico’s president announced he was cancelling his trip to the US. Wait! More #AlternativeFacts. President Cartman says Mexico needs to respect the US. Yes, freaking Cartman is in the White House. “Respect my authoritah.”
Finally, there is the idiot press secretary, who apparently has tweeted his twitter password twice in two days. How exactly do you do that? You have to be logged in to twitter to post a tweet. Ok, that provided comic relief. Of course, he may have been sending a secret message to Russia.
And that was Day 6.
Somebody needs to do something. Maybe House and Senate Republicans need to say enough, and begin impeachment proceedings. Stupidity has to be reason enough for high crimes and misdemeanors, right? Or better yet, invoke the 25th Amendment, and remove him for incompetence. Of course, that will put Pence in charge. Oy.
Thank you America. I’m glad you stopped that woman who used a private email server from becoming president.