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Take A Break

And check out the best political cartoon about the current White House.

I’m staying with the puppies because the latest ‘alternate facts’ from Agitprop Kommissar Konway are boring.


1 Badtux { 02.07.17 at 1:25 am }

And from China Daily… Trump as the captain of the Titanic, with Steve Bannon heil’ing away in a brown shirt and red armband right beside him.

Apparently the Chinese are… concerned. They view Trump as possibly the harbinger of an American version of the Cultural Revolution…

2 Badtux { 02.07.17 at 1:28 am }

And according to the New York Times, Donald Trump apparently signs anything anything that Steve Bannon puts in front of him without reading it — including the order to elevate Bannon to the National Security Council. And his aides are so stupid, they hold meetings in the dark in the Cabinet room because nobody can figure out how to turn on the lights. I guess they could ask a custodian, but that would require them to interact with a brown person…

3 Bryan { 02.07.17 at 12:39 pm }

The White House is dysfunctional and things are going to get worse after the Ninth Circuit rules against the travel ban. The Distract judge who signed the injunction went to the core of the case asking for facts about the number of terrorist attacks against US by the countries being banned. There are none, so he issued the injunction. The ban can’t be justified by reality, so how can the DoJ justify it.

Canada is taking advantage of this mess to poach H1B employees and students.

4 Badtux { 02.08.17 at 1:20 am }

Canada has been poaching the best and brightest for a while now. The problem with Canada is that they’re a very conservative society (wait, you’re saying that socialized healthcare is *conservative*? Yep, everybody except the US is doing it, only the US takes the radical approach of attempting to apply a market to healthcare!), which means that their companies don’t take a lot of risks. What that means is that they’re really not very competitive in the sort of things that H1B’s are hired to do down here in the Silicon Valley, so you have a lot of very smart people driving cabs in Toronto. They just don’t have a startup culture like we do…

5 Bryan { 02.08.17 at 6:48 pm }

They have had slowing growth, and New Brunswick actually lost population in the last 5 years, so the country is definitely immigrant friendly. I think winter holds them back, and climate change might trigger some risk taking. 🙂

6 Badtux { 02.09.17 at 12:35 am }

Thanks to NAFTA I could work in Canada without a problem, but that assumes that jobs in my area are there. They’re not, by and large. I don’t think it’s the snow. I think it’s just cultural. The English population of Canada is largely the descendants of the Loyalists who were driven out of the American colonies after the American Revolution. They were conservative then — not wanting to change governments — and remained conservative afterwards.

7 JuanitaM { 02.09.17 at 10:58 am }

This is, by far, my favorite cartoon of the new administration. My take has always been that he is just a great big baby anyway. Long before he ran for president, he showed as being petulant and prone to hissy fits. How anyone could think this would end well is beyond me.

Like you, I’m going back to the puppies. I can’t stand this.

8 Bryan { 02.09.17 at 11:43 am }

Eastern Canada is very European along the US border, but the Western provinces parallel the US Western states. There are a few bright spots but Rim [Blackberry] lacked the resources to compete. They still have drug manufacturing, Bombardier, and division of US corporations like Chrysler and GM, but with a population of 35 million, the market isn’t big enough to support the leading edge. Extraction is still a major part of their economy and controlling economic policy.

Now he’s fighting with Nordstroms. Hey, it’s retail, if the product isn’t moving, retailers won’t stock it. Nordstrom customers are not exactly Trump supporters. The terms nouveau riche and conspicuous consumption come to mind.

9 Badtux { 02.09.17 at 5:58 pm }

Yeah, the clothes aren’t moving at Nordstrom’s because the Trump customers can’t find the Nordstom’s department at Wal-Mart. 😉

10 Bryan { 02.09.17 at 7:46 pm }

Atrios put up a link to one of the things Amazon carries and it sucked. A ‘cardigan’ that you couldn’t close that had to be dry cleaned. Mr Rogers would never have worn it. 😈