Don’t blame Democrats

When Republicans point the finger on the shutdown, just run this over and over again. The government is closed because a petulant 3 year old was made leader of the free world by an idiot nation.

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Let’s sum up the past week

From the Washington Post:

One by one, seasoned advisers seen as bulwarks against his most reckless impulses have been cast aside or resigned. The result? The government is shut down. Markets are in free fall. Allies are voicing alarm. And some GOP lawmakers once afraid of crossing him are now openly critical.

And what makes this even more bizarre:

A message actually posted by the president of the United States.

The pride of a spoiled brat

You think the worst of babyman, and he delivers:


Some of the tributes may have gotten under Mr. Trump’s skin. Mr. Mulroney praised the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the North American Free Trade Agreement, both of which Mr. Trump has sharply criticized.


Mr. Trump has been snappish with aides most of the week, according to administration officials, miffed in part by so many ceremonial events not related to him. He was impatient for the memorials to end but expressed pride in himself for remaining publicly civil. People close to the president called it a course correction after his peevish reaction to Mr. McCain’s death.

I didn’t act like a three-year-old, so give me some candy.

The doomsday scenario

The good thing about this is we’re all going to be dead in 12 years anyway:

Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realized. Huge numbers of bugs have been lost in a pristine national forest in Puerto Rico, the study found, and the forest’s insect-eating animals have gone missing, too.

In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 percent. In places where long-term insect data are available, mainly in Europe, insect numbers are plummeting. A study last year showed a 76 percent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves.

The latest report, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that this startling loss of insect abundance extends to the Americas. The study’s authors implicate climate change in the loss of tropical invertebrates.

Make no mistake. This is really bad. The planet is dying and the idiots in the GOP refuse to do anything to keep us alive. In fact, they promote policies that will accelerate our deaths.