Archive for January, 2017

This is not normal

This is a running tab of the hilarity of Trump’s America. The flow of info on Facebook and Reddit is such that the good points and memes are hard to find again, so I’m making this page for myself as a running list of bookmarks but feel free to use for ammo against the bootlickers/alt-right. So much is happening day to day that it’s hard to remember all of it.

2017.01.22
Sean Spicer says that “crowds can’t be estimated” then goes on to say that inauguration was largest in history. Gives out false numbers for DC metro ridership.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/jan/21/sean-spicer/trump-had-biggest-inaugural-crowd-ever-metrics-don/

2017.01.28
Sean Spicer retweets The Onion (captured and put on imgur in case the original tweet gets deleted)
https://twitter.com/seanspicer/status/825565510418968578

2017.01.29
Bannon given role on National Security Council, demotes the director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/29/512295108/with-national-security-council-shakeup-steve-bannon-gets-a-seat-at-the-table

2017.01.30
Holocaust Museum’s “warning signs of fascism” is eerily familiar
http://www.dailydot.com/irl/early-signs-of-fascism-holocaust-museum/

2017.01.31
White House claims five-year-old boy detained in US airport for hours ‘could have posed a security threat’
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-house-five-year-old-boy-detained-dulles-international-airport-hours-sean-spicer-pose-security-a7554521.html

2017.01.31
White Trump Supporter shoots up a mosque in Quebec, original suspect is cleared and identified as a witness.
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/quebec-terror-suspect-alexandre-bissonnette-charged-with-six-counts-of-murder

2017.01.31
Trump claims that 3-5 million people (coincidentally the amount he lost the popular vote by) voted illegally in the last election. Leans on a group with a history of trying to disenfranchise minority voters to “prove” it.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/01/trump_can_t_wait_to_see_this_racist_group_s_vote_fraud_report.html

2017.01.31
Sean Spicer holds up a fucking tweet during a press conference
http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/30/14442176/sean-spicer-tweet-press-conference-susan-rice

2017.01.31
Sean Spicer tweets out his password
http://www.gq.com/story/sean-spicer-password-tweet

2017.02.01
Historical reminder, snowflakes beat the nazi’s

What’s the connection between Devos, Bannon, Conway, etc? They’re all members of the council for national policy (CNP)
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/05/17/council-national-policy-behind-curtain
White House Press Briefing includes Skyping with right wing radio hosts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/01/via-skype-the-white-house-press-secretary-fields-questions-from-well-outside-the-beltway/

2017.02.02
Kellyanne Conway cites “Bowling Green Massacre” that never happened in order to defend Trump’s muslim ban
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/03/kellyanne-conway-cites-bowling-green-massacre-that-never-happened-to-defend-travel-ban/

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