Did anybody actually believe that Trump was a self-made “billionaire” when his father was super wealthy? The true mystery about Trump is that everything he does is crooked, he’s terrible at hiding and lying about it, yet for some reason it has never stopped him from failing upward again and again. It’s not a question of if he’s dirty, it’s HOW THE HELL DOES HE KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH IT AGAIN AND AGAIN?
Whenever I post something soul crushing from the Trump Administration, I’m going to try to balance it with something life affirming and beautiful. Here’s a Betty Boop cartoon with Cab Calloway from the 1930s. The animation is amazing. Here’s Cab performing it sans cartoon.
Every damned day with this administration….
The Trump administration on Monday began denying visas to same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees, and requiring those already in the United States to get married by the end of the year or leave the country.
The U.S. Mission to the U.N. portrayed the decision—which foreign diplomats fear will increase hardships for same-sex couples in countries that don’t recognize same-sex marriage—as an effort to bring its international visa practices in line with current U.S. policy. In light of the landmark 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, the U.S. extends diplomatic visas only to married spouses of U.S. diplomats.
“Same-sex spouses of U.S. diplomats now enjoy the same rights and benefits as opposite-sex spouses,” the U.S. mission wrote in a July 12 note to U.N.-based delegations. “Consistent with [State] Department policy, partners accompanying members of permanent missions or seeking to join the same must generally be married in order to be eligible” for a diplomatic visa.
But critics says the new policy will impose undue hardships on foreign couples from countries that criminalize same-sex marriages.
Samantha Power, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, denounced the new policy on Twitter as “needlessly cruel & bigoted.”