The Cruelty of the Trump Administration

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the ineptitude of this administration. But they are as cruel as they are stupid:

And those three stories are just from last night alone. The fuck is wrong with these people?

White House official mocked ‘dying’ McCain at internal meeting

All a bunch of class acts in the White House right now.

A White House official mocked Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis at an internal meeting on Thursday, a day after the Arizona Republican announced his opposition to President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel.

Special assistant Kelly Sadler made the derisive comments during a closed-door White House meeting of about two-dozen communications staffers on Thursday morning.

“It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler said, according to a source familiar with the remarks at the meeting.

The White House did not deny the account of Sadler’s remarks, which came amid a discussion of Haspel’s nomination and McCain’s opposition to it.

A Reunion with Chimpanzees after 18 Years

I’m a sucker for these documentaries. The entire video is here:

After 18 years, chimpanzees Doll and Swing still recognize their old friend, Linda Koebner. From the award-winning film WISDOM OF THE WILD, this excerpt captures the emotional reunion between two former laboratory chimpanzees and the woman who helped them transition to a life without bars. Produced, written, directed and narrated by Allison Argo for PBS’ Nature Series.

Man Exacts Revenge On Package Thieves With Trap That Fires Shotgun Blanks

Man Exacts Revenge On Package Thieves With Trap That Fires Shotgun Blanks. All you’ll need to make your own: 12-gauge shotgun blanks, fishing line, bricks, a wooden box, an aluminium carrying vessel for the blanks, a small plate and a cardboard box. A fed-up driver has engineered an ingenious “shotgun” trap in an effort to deter thieves who steal packages from front porches. Jaireme Barrow, from Tacoma, Washington, was becoming increasingly irritated with people nicking his expensive Jeep parts and vowed to “even the playing field”.Using 12-gauge shotgun blanks, fishing line, bricks, a wooden box, an aluminium carrying vessel for the blanks, a small plate and a cardboard box he crafted his opus