A bystander’s guide to harassment


And why do you need to know this?

Letters threatening that President-elect Donald Trump will do to Muslims what Adolf Hitler “did to the Jews” were sent to three California mosques last week, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR.

The handwritten letter, which referred to Muslims as “children of Satan,” was mailed to Islamic centers in San Jose in Northern California and Long Beach and Pomona in Southern California. It called Trump the “new sherriff [sic] in town” who will “cleanse America and make it shine again” by eradicating the country’s Muslim population.

The election proved there are millions of evil people in this country who truly wish harm to those who don’t look like them.

President-elect Lügenkürbis not only says nothing to stop this. He’s filling his cabinet with people who will encourage this insanity. Decent people will have to take a stand.

When you have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel …

… You shouldn’t put a water slide covered with oil under your orthopedic shoes. (From the New York Times):

Dalia Carmeli, who drives a trolley in downtown Miami, voted for Donald J. Trump on Election Day. A week later, she stopped in to see the enrollment counselor who will help her sign up for another year of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

“I hope it still stays the same,” said Ms. Carmeli, 64, who has Crohn’s disease and relies on her insurance to cover frequent doctor’s appointments and an array of medications.

Mr. Trump and Republicans in Congress are vowing to repeal much or all of the health law, a target of their party’s contempt since the day it passed with only Democratic votes in 2010. If they succeed, they will set in motion an extraordinary dismantling of a major social program in the United States.

But for now, with open enrollment for 2017 underway, people are steadily signing up or renewing their coverage, and in conversations last week in South Florida, many refused to believe that a benefit they count on would actually be taken away.

So she voted for a candidate and party who said they’re going to take away the very thing that’s keeping her alive. Sometimes you just need to thin out the herd, I guess.

I’m finding it impossible to have any sympathy at all for pump truppets. Their stupidity is beyond cosmic proportions.