In the News

Here's some stuff in the news today...

Lots of terrible Trumpery to report!

I'm shocked—SHOCKED, I tell you—that Donald Trump's campaign website refuses to allow donors to cancel recurring donations. Geez, you'd think that campaign was being run by some kind of thieving con-man or something!

[Content Note: Misogyny] Trump released his list of economic advisors, and there isn't a single woman on it, because of course there isn't! This is particularly notable given his selection of Mike Pence as a running mate. A deeply anti-choice ticket. A bunch of male economic advisors. Almost certainly none of whom acknowledge reproductive freedom as a key economic issue for women.

Relatedly: "Trump Declines to Name Women He'd Put in His Cabinet Besides Daughter Ivanka." Sure.

[CN: Islamophobia; auditing] Meanwhile, Trump's New York State campaign co-chairman, Carl Paladino, insists that President Obama is a Muslim: "In the mind of the average American, there is no doubt he is a Muslim. He is not a Christian." Okay, player.

All of which, among the other 200 things since yesterday I haven't included, is leading Republican elites to start chattering about how Trump needs to get out of the race. Hey, bozos: You had your chance to stop him from being your nominee during a one million year primary. Where were you then? Need I remind you that he has been a dirtbag all along?

Meanwhile, even now, Republicans are just covering themselves in all sorts of glory by continuing to endorse him. To wit: "This 30-second video is absolutely devastating for Donald Trump." As advertised! In case you don't feel like watching it, the basic gist is John McCain, who has endorsed Trump, stammering out a glorious salad bar's worth of arglebargle word salad when asked if he is "comfortable with Donald Trump possibly having control of the nuclear arsenal." It may be devastating for Trump, but it's catastrophic for McCain.

Not so former CIA acting director Michael J. Morell, who endorsed Hillary Clinton today and made it abundantly clear that Trump shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the Oval Office.

Earlier today, Clinton made an appearance at the joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), and she said a lot of good stuff, but this was my favorite: "'Rosa Parks opened up every seat on the bus' [and] now we have to make sure 'everyone can afford the fare.'"

In non-election news:

[CN: Lead poisoning; police brutality; guns; misogynoir] This report on how both Korryn Gaines and Freddie Gray had lead poisoning is both devastating and important reading.

[CN: Misogyny] Jennifer Garner is a repeat offender in the "giving interviews about how women who aren't mommies are garbage" file, and here she goes again: "I'm really glad that I'm playing moms because there's no more rich time in a woman's life than when you're having babies and when you're trying to figure out how to parent them and balance everything, and the emotional weight of seeing your children struggle." LEARN TO USE "I LANGUAGE" JENNIFER. JFC.

I don't generally care for war movies, but if you're going to put Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy in your war movie, well, I just might watch it. (I will definitely watch it.)

And finally!

LOL! Greyhound laziness at its most amazing! [Video Description: A greyhound in a life jacket bobbing around in a backyard pool, not even trying to swim.]

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