Author: Broken Laughter

Trump Pardon Of Arpaio An Atrocity

Donald Trump’s Friday, August 25 (while Category 4 hurricane Harvey was making landfall) pardon of former (note the word “former”) sheriff Joe Arpaio was not a surprise. (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/politics/trump-finland-harvey-arpaio-russia.html?mcubz=0) But it was and is reprehensible. It is another in a long list of Trumpian atrocities committed during the first eight months of the Trump administration. Arizona citizens voted Arpaio out of…

Trumpian False Equivalency

Individuals or members of groups opposed to white supremacist/nationalist groups are not equally culpable as members of the KKK, neo-Nazi, white supremacist, white nationalist or other hate groups. Members of hate groups have perpetrated many more crimes and acts of violence against others than have been perpetrated against them. Please see the summary compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center…

Trump And Charlottesville And White Supremacists

Despite being President of the United States, and therefore theoretically representing the interests of ALL Americans, Donald J. Trump has never stood up for populations of Americans who have been attacked: Defying years of tradition, Trump did not recognize June 2017 as LGBT Pride Month. Trump didn’t recognize Jews — the targets of the Nazi campaign of extermination — in…

Hygge Is A Thing

I recently learned that #hygge is a thing. Apparently it’s been trending all year. (I need to get out more.) Pronounced “hoo-ga” or “hue-gah,” it’s a Danish concept. You may of heard that the Danish are the happiest people in the world. Denmark is also home to some of the best crime writers on the planet. Don’t try to reconcile…

This Was The Week That Was — In Trumpland

Well, this has certainly been quite the week! Where to begin? We saw the resignation of Sean Spicer, Trump’s Press Secretary and Communications Director, after it was announced that Anthony “not trying to suck my own cock” Scaramucci would be the White House Communications Director. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to the role of Press Secretary. Scaramucci, who is very much like Trump —…

McConnell Does Not Want To Collaborate With Dems

According to reporting by Politico, “Mitch McConnell is delivering an urgent warning to staffers, Republican senators and even the president himself: If Obamacare repeal fails this week, the GOP will lose all leverage and be forced to work with Chuck Schumer. “President Donald Trump continued to float the possibility on Monday that Congress and the White House would simply let…

Trump May Have Attempted To Obstruct Justice Before Our Eyes And Ears

Some people — notably American President Donald J. Trump — are surprised that Trump is being investigated regarding possible obstruction of justice by the Special Counsel Bob Mueller. Good grief. Of course he’s being investigated for possible obstruction of justice. He attempted to obstruct justice before the eyes and ears of everyone on the planet in the past few weeks.…

Trump Shared Classified Information With Key Russian Adversaries

On Monday, May 15, we learned through the reporters of the Washington Post that Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their visit to the Oval Office on May 10, the day after he fired FBI Director James Comey. On May 16, HR McMaster, National Security Advisor, claimed that what the president…

Comey Had Other Options

On May 3, James Comey testified before Congress, rehashing previously provided information, and providing some new information about Hillary Clinton’s emails. In October 2016, the FBI discovered email messages written to or from Hillary Clinton on a computer that was shared by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner, during an FBI investigation on Weiner. The FBI could…