What do Ford and Trump have in common?

Alec Baldwin does a middling impression of Donald Trump on the TV and a better one in real life, but though imitation is the best form of flattery, the President does not appear to care much for him. Now, Baldwin wants to know if Trump’s displeasure with SNL Trump amounts to a threat.

Indeed, upon watching a vaguely amusing border wall sketch on Saturday’s episode, Trump wondered out loud to his 58.4 million real and purchased followers whether or not a satirical television program should be “looked into” and/or amounts to “Collusion!” (spoiler alert: no.)

Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!
@realDonaldTrump
We are well past the point of making note of each time Trump transforms his Twitter account into a call to arms, not to mention that this is by no means the first time the President has sicced his MAGA chuds on SNL. But Baldwin seemed slightly concerned about this one, based on his tweet Sunday evening:
I wonder if a sitting President exhorting his followers that my role in a TV comedy qualifies me as an enemy of the people constitutes a threat to my safety and that of my family?
@ABFalecbaldwin

 

It is true that no sitting U.S. President has ever called for “retribution” against a comedy program. It is also noteworthy that though satirical programs were once very popular in Russia, once Trump’s leader crush took the lead, Russian officials axed them, instead utilizing humor as part of the government’s infamous propaganda machine.

But I still think the best thing to do is stick Trump and Baldwin in the Situation Room together and gently whisper, “Kiss!” though I suppose this is why they don’t let me do the war crimes.

 

We are well past the point of making note of each time Trump transforms his Twitter account into a call to arms, not to mention that this is by no means the first time the President has sicced his MAGA chuds on SNL. But Baldwin seemed slightly concerned about this one, based on his tweet Sunday evening:

 

It is true that no sitting U.S. President has ever called for “retribution” against a comedy program. It is also noteworthy that though satirical programs were once very popular in Russia, once Trump’s leader crush took the lead, Russian officials axed them, instead utilizing humor as part of the government’s infamous propaganda machine.

But I still think the best thing to do is stick Trump and Baldwin in the Situation Room together and gently whisper, “Kiss!” though I suppose this is why they don’t let me do the war crimes.

Emergency at the Border?

HRC responded to an announcement from the Trump-Pence White House that along with signing the bipartisan spending bill, passed by Congress  this week after intense negotiations, Trump would take the unprecedented and potentially unconstitutional move of declaring a national emergency to fund a border wall.“There is no national security crisis at the border. To declare one based on the reality on the ground is an abuse of power that undercuts the rule of law,” said HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy. “A solid majority of the American people reject funding for a wall on our southern border because it is a waste of money, unnecessary and ineffective. This emergency declaration is just the latest extreme step that Donald Trump and Mike Pence have taken to divide America.  From revoking protections for more than a million Dreamers, including 75,000 LGBTQ young people, detaining tens of thousands of immigrants, making asylum claims almost impossible and separating thousands of children from their parents, the Trump-Pence Administration has harmed our country and violated the trust of the American people.”The intent of emergency powers is to provide the president with a pathway for ensuring national security and other functional aspects of the federal government during a crisis in which timely action is necessary. Only in extraordinary circumstances should a president invoke emergency powers.

The Human Rights Campaign joins coalition partners, including RAICES and United We Dream, in calling for refugees and asylum seekers to be welcomed into the United States, as they flee violence and persecution in the countries they left behind.

In 2017, HRC joined coalition partners in demanding passage of the DREAM Act and consistently challenging the Trump-Pence White House’s callous attempts to hijack the federal budget process in order to end programs that help Dreamers. HRC has also worked to reveal the high stakes of inaction through a video series that shared the deeply moving personal stories of individual LGBTQ Dreamers. According to research by the Williams Institute, about 267,000 undocumented adults identify as LGBTQ and about 75,000 of the Dreamers − those who would have been eligible for DACA – are LGBTQ.

This month, HRC partnered with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) on a video to highlight the dangers of Trump’s “Return to Mexico” policy.

In the Land of the Free

In the land of the free
Down at the border, they’re gonna put up a wall
Concrete and rebar steel beams
High enough to keep all those filthy hands off of our hopes and our dreams
People who just want the same things we do
In the land of the free

the Killers

 

There is ‘No Collusion’ with the Wall

Recently, atop of the ‘need’ for a wall…to keep the ‘deviants’ out.  Or, maybe to keep our American deviants…in: There had been talk of not only building a wall but perhaps, pulling together a roof…as well.

A roof would keep Extra Terrestrials without a green-card…from getting in and enjoying our wonderful land of guns, fentanyl and global warming.  However, perhaps this next report is a better and less expensive idea.

Borowitz-PenceBorderBinoculars

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an unexpected breakthrough that could end the government shutdown, President Donald Trump has backed down from his demand for a wall and offered instead to post Vice-President Mike Pence at the border with big binoculars.

According to the White House, Pence’s mission at the border will alternate between keeping an eye out for potential intruders and glaring menacingly into the distance.

At a press conference announcing the development, Pence appeared to embrace his new role as the nation’s first line of defense against illegal immigration.

“If anyone wants to sneak into the United States, why, lordy, they’ll have to get past Mike Pence first,” he said.

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, denied that stationing Pence at the border represented a concession on Trump’s part and claimed that the Vice-President was “just as good as a wall.”

“If anyone can take the place of an inanimate object, it’s Mike Pence,” she said.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report