U.S. Image Plummets Under Trump White House, Pew Survey Says

From Bloomberg:

Donald Trump has been U.S. president for less than six months but it’s been enough time to send opinions of American leadership plunging.

According to a Pew Research Center public survey of 37 countries, a median of just 22 percent of respondents have confidence in Trump to do the right thing in international matters, compared with 64 percent at the end of Barack Obama’s presidency. As a country, the U.S.’s favorable rating fell in the same period to 49 percent from 64 percent.

Israel and Russia were the only countries surveyed where the public prefers Trump to Obama.

According to Pew, the steepest slides in the view of Trump came in European allies such as Sweden, Netherlands and Germany, and in South Korea. The decline was less pronounced in some majority-Muslim countries such as Turkey, Tunisia and Jordan, partly because approval for Obama was already low. For instance, only 14 percent of Jordanians had trust in Obama at the end of his tenure, compared with 9 percent for Trump. By comparison, 93 percent of Swedes had confidence in Obama and only 10 percent feel the same way about Trump.

An Injured Stray Cat Asking a Strange Human for Help

On February 25, 2017 a stray cat came to our door, meowing very loudly. His left rear leg was injured. We took him to the vet. The vet examined the cat and took X-Rays. She said there was no bone damage in the left rear leg and that probably some other cat bit him in the leg and the wound got infected, hence the swelling. She also said there were some old wounds on the left side of his body and a bone fracture in his left front leg which probably happened weeks ago, hence the limping. But it had started to heal. The vet started the antibiotic treatment and gave him some medication for internal and external parasites because there were lots of fleas and ticks on him ( Like he didn’t have enough problems. Damn you blood-sucking parasites!). The cat stayed at the clinic for two nights. On February 27, I went to the clinic again.
After the cleansing, I took him home. And we continued the antibiotic treatment, we gave him intramuscular injections two times a day for 5 days. At first he couldn’t put any weight on his left rear leg.
I cleansed the wound with antiseptics 3 times a day. He cleansed the wound with his tongue 30 times a day.
Then he started to run.
At the end of the five-day treatment, we went to the vet again. She said the wound looked fine and we stopped the antibiotics. The cat was ready to go outside because it was March and it was very difficult to keep him indoors so we let him out. Now he lives in our garden with other cats.

And the update after 40 days.

Question of the Day

The tweets below all come from the President of the United State’s twitter account over the last day or so. All jokes and insults aside, is he mentally ill? All his tweets are just attacks on the Democrats, media, and Obama. There’s not even a pretense of leading the citizens of the United States to this man. It’s just attack, attack, attack. If the tweets are a window to his state of mind, then we’re fucked because there’s no rationality here. I really fear for our future far outside of partisan politics at this point.