It’s a Party in America . . . Tax Refunds Arrived!

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Our federal tax refund arrived! Whoo-hoo! We get back money which was ours all along, but was on loan to the government, interest-free . . . hey, suddenly this deal doesn’t sound so great after all . . . .

Beautiful, Clean . . . Coal?!?

Type “beautiful clean” into Google, and it suggests these endings to the phrase:

beautiful clean coal

There is no such thing as “beautiful clean coal” — coal is actually, of all energy sources, the most harmful to the environment, as scientists have shown again and again. The phrase has been made famous by our current president, Donald Trump, who appears to have the lowest level of scientific literacy than any other American president, living or dead.

Move over, George W. Bush.

2017: The Year of Trump Dysphoria Disorder

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“Dysphoria” is the antonym of “euphoria.” Exposure to facts increases your risk of developing Trump Dysphoria Disorder, or TDD. To avoid the pain and suffering associated with TDD, you may wish to avoid any media outlets which are not Fox News.

American Fascism 2017

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It’s easy to throw words like “fascism” around without really thinking about their definitions . . . so I looked the word up, to reexamine it. In my opinion, the “shoe fits,” as the saying goes, whether you call it “American fascism,” or simply “Trumpism.” Just look at the details of the Google-provided definition above:

  • Authoritarian? Check.
  • Nationalistic? “Make America Great Again!” “America First!”
  • Right-wing? Very much so.
  • Government? Firm control of two of three branches, at the moment.
  • Social organization? They’re working on that, in the usual “us and them” form.
  • Extreme? Almost comically so.
  • Intolerant? Vividly so.

What’s more, all of this is apparent after Donald Trump has been in office for only a week.