The Trump regime actually thinks this is a good idea?
Miller also noted on Saturday that Trump administration officials are discussing the possibility of asking foreign visitors to disclose all websites and social media sites they visit, and to share the contacts in their cell phones. If the foreign visitor declines to share such information, he or she could be denied entry. Sources told CNN that the idea is just in the preliminary discussion level. The social media posts calling for jihad by San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik — made under a pseudonym and with strict privacy settings — are part of this discussion. How such a policy would be implemented remains under discussion.
Jesus ever-loving Christmas Tree, you’d think 9/11 had just happened again. What fresh stupidity is this? And can I point out that Tashfeen Malik was born in Pakistan and spent most of her life in Saudi Arabia — two countries not on Trump’s “target list”? This kinda makes Rand Pau’s hissy fit over getting a TSA pat-down look even more childish.
Who would submit to having their social media posts and cell phone contact lists perused by the U.S. government before being admitted into the country? Not me. How would this even work? Will tourists all have to take pre-emptive screen shots of them “liking” Despot Trump’s latest Tweet in order to get entry into Disney World?
Trump’s Muslim ban has been a disaster. But this is what you get when you put the Celebrity Apprentice in the White House. Someone with no knowledge or respect for how government works is not going to be able to craft or implement logical policies. The result is chaos, confusion, anger, you name it. You thought the TSA lines were awful before, just wait until a TSA agent has to check some hapless visitor’s Twitter feed before allowing him through. God, this is incredible.
Somehow “we told you so” just fails to convey sufficient despair this moment requires.
16 responses to “Horrible Ideas, Vol. Eleventybillion”
Americans have a broad and deep reservoir of stupid they can call on whenever they feel the need to do something particularly stupid or egregiously hurtful. Among many groups in the fly-over zones it is matter of pride.
I’m a full time musician working in the Gulf coastal region of Florida. And, if this cockamamie idea is implemented, there goes half of our state’s tourism industry…..and my job. Can we have our real president back? Any one of them? Heck, I’ll take James Buchanan, even….he’d probably understand the nuke codes better than Orange Julius Caesar.
Is feature, not bug, Ms. Beale. Trumpligula The Dumbfuckerator seems determined to piss off everyone who he’s not standing to gain something from in the short term. I’m guessing that he’s one of those fellers the european ladies call a “Ferrari” or the Mobile Estates gals call “Mr. Nascar”:
0-100 in 3.1 seconds.
From a foreign country (but bordering next to you):
…. them poor ole Mericans ….
Apparently there are still some judges who have not been sufficiently cowed:
It’s gonna have a pay wall but there will be a ton of links on the page.
I’m sure that Trumpligula will either ignore it or say that it doesn’t mean shit, because he knows more about the law than the judges.
Hoping for the best, of course. But: reports are that CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) agents are actively & deliberately ignoring the court orders for now. And the section of the White House web site which describes the structure of our government has just been edited specifically to remove the judiciary from the list of “branches”of government (not “fake news” – you can go to whitehouse.gov & see for yourself; I did). This, even as Derp Gröpenführer prepares to nominate an illegitimate member of the Supreme Court.
I think if democracy is ever restored, those guys have to be de-Nazified. In fact, everything will have to be.
??? If the judiciary branch HAD been removed from the White House’s website, it’s back….as of 4:53pm Eastern on 1-30-17. https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/judicial-branch
I’d opened the “1600 PENN” tab and then “Our Government” in the drop-down list.
I assure you it WAS removed; apparently (after drawing attention?) it’s back now. Between timing & placement on the web site, this seems too weirdly specific to be written off as an “accident”. Maybe they figure they made their “point”?
What’s that, your honor? Court order? You & what army?
Never thought you were making it up. I was just “???” because I’d found it so readily, later. We’re on the same side, here, and not to worry.
Almost forgot – anyone who might still think I was making any part of this up can see a screen grab of the relevant part of the web site at Juanita Jean’s:
Okay, I think that we ARE through the looking glass, now. The Mad Hairdo is in charge of EVERYTHING!
Orange Emperor Fuckface von Clownstick, first of his line…
bastards. every dogdamned one of ’em who voted for this creeping malignant dumpster-fire…
Between this kind of thing, the gutting of the ACA, what they’re doing on Mexico and Canada and who knows what else, they’re going to take the economy down. I always get suspicious when the Dow climbs wondering if the big crooks are setting up stupid crooks for a grand soaking but even if that’s not what’s going on with that, I wouldn’t be surprised if they manage to tank it by other means.
Glad I bought my seeds while Obama was still in office. I’m avoiding buying anything except what can’t be avoided.
The screeching by the morons who voted for la Saveur d’orange will be such that Obi Wan and Darth will hear it in whatever Mos Eisley shithole they’re swapping bullshit stories in.
Now we can see what King Joffrey would have been like had he lived to adulthood.
Where’s Lady Olenna and her poison necklace when we need it?