Whining about mask mandates is a first-world problem. The debate over vaccines is a first-world problem. People in a lot of other nations can’t debate vaccines because they don’t have access to them. Here in this country, we have the privilege of faux outrage. We have access to vaccines to refuse to take. If we […] … More Burqas and Babies — claytoonz
It felt a little soon to address COVID again, but Trump decided to tweet something insanely stupid and inflammatory – again – so I feel compelled to address it. Trump tweeted: “Germany has consistently been used by my obnoxious critics as the country that we should follow on the way to handle the China Virus. … More Coronavirus – Trump Calling Out Germany???
Today is the 75th anniversary of the US dropping an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Estimates are that about 70k died in the detonation and the ensuing firestorm, and perhaps another 70k were injured. That’s a lot for one bomb, and nuclear weapons have only become more lethal since then. I recall … More Hiroshima 75th Anniversary
It seems that “a lot of people are saying” that Trump is a traitor, and that his actions in Helsinki (and prior) constitute treason. That’s quite a statement. How well does it hold up? Well, here are some definitions: Merriam Webster definition of traitor: (1) one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an … More Treason Summit?
Photo credit: CNN Just a quick note after watching the historic handshake: No matter what else happens during their meeting, this moment was a huge win for Kim Jung Un. Shaking hands with the leader of the free world with a backdrop of US and North Korean flags all standing at the same height… A … More Trump & Kim
North Korea’s recent statement saying that the upcoming summit with the US is now in jeopardy was completely predicable. This is another classic example of how North Korea can easily manipulate the Trump administration. North Korea is stating that unilateral denuclearization is off the table and that they are incensed by the ongoing military drills … More North Korea: Master Manipulator?
Well, what do we have here? Just weeks ago the world witnessed the spectacle of North Korean leader Kim Jung-un and South Korean President Moon holding hands. Each crossed the DMZ into the other’s territory. North Korea then quickly freed three US hostages after meeting with newly confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. These actions created … More Surprised? We Shouldn’t Be!
The recent news that North and South Korea are finally agreeing to end a 65-year-old conflict has many cheering and celebrating. President Trump is touting his toughness and his political base is calling for a Nobel Prize to be awarded for his efforts to bring the two sides to the table. How much credit does … More The Art Of The Bluff
What are the pros and cons to a meeting between the US and North Korea? … More Trump Vs Kim, what could possibly go wrong?
President Trump gave the State of the Union address last night, summing up his first year. It was, predictably, full of exaggerations and outright lies. Even many of the true statements require additional context, which makes the somewhat misleading. Here’s a link to Politifact’s fact check of the address. Here’s a link to a transcript … More State of the Union