Captain Caveman Meets Jetsons? Trump@Davos

Unga bunga…build the wall…it’s all the same. A few days ago–before the US government shutdown became inevitable at least–Donald Trump was announced as an attendee at the annual Davos shindig of global movers and shakers. Obviously, the leader of the world’s wealthiest country hobnobbing with the elites of this world makes sense. However, once you …

Funny animals of the week – 19 January 2018 (40 pics)

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Funny cats – part 294 (40 pics + 10 gifs)

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Of Sh–holes & Trump-Era USAID

No matter how offensive Trump’s opinions of developing countries is, it’s probably for the best that the developing world understand the viewpoint held by the leader of the United States. Let’s face it: racism is the reason why many Americans voted for Trump in the first place. Trump may claim not to have said the …

Of Sh–holes & Trump-Era USAID

No matter how offensive Trump’s opinions of developing countries is, it’s probably for the best that the developing world understand the viewpoint held by the leader of the United States. Let’s face it: racism is the reason why many Americans voted for Trump in the first place. Trump may claim not to have said the …

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IMF: From ‘Washington Consensus’ to ‘Soak the Rich’

Even the IMF has moved on from the 80s-vintage “Washington Consensus.” Trump, however, still adores it. In many ways, Donald Trump is a throwback to the past. Unfortunately, he wishes to bring back a lot of what was regrettable and not desirable about the past: militarism, racism, sexism, etc. Even in the international economic realm, …

Funny animals of the week – 12 January 2018 (40 pics)

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Trump’s USA & Norway: What’s the ‘Sh–hole’ Country?

Trump should dress in more appropriate garb…but we can do more sensible things. I am utterly appalled, but not surprised, by American President Donald Trump’s reported characterization of a number of developing nations as “shit–hole countries.” In his rhetoric, Trump can be argued to subscribe to a global racial hierarchy which goes roughly like this: …