His bunker ain’t deep enough – Trump still needs a higher fence!

Crew installing additional, higher, fence

After cowering in the White House bunker didn’t work out for Trump, nor the ridiculous photo-op that followed it, the building itself is being surrounded by shabby fortifications: a fence to prevent protestors getting too close to the executive mansion.

“In addition to the new fencing, which now extends past the EEOB down 17th Street, @abdallahCNN reports that additional concrete barriers have been installed behind existing fencing at 17th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.”…

The funny thing about Trump is that you know that he has asked for a moat. Less funny is that he doesn’t trust the Secret Service to keep him safe.

Our chickenshit wannabe Führer appears to be about as much of a coward as his idol, Adolf.

Yes, this is Fascism

Trump is sending an unambiguous message to a country in turmoil—and his armed supporters, from cops to vigilantes, hear it loud and clear.

Where is your federal government? Donald Trump, the bigoted septuagenarian country-club magnate and bullshit artist who wheezed to the presidency with a minority of votes cast on promises that he alone could fix the “American carnage,” began his weekend with a trip to Florida to watch a rocket launch while “Macho Man” blared in the background. Feeling sufficiently phallic, he powered through the weekend with a throaty defense of shooting protesters…and announced he would seek legal dispensation to treat anti-fascist activists in the United States as terrorists.

“You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time,” Trump ranted in a phone call with governors on Monday. “They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.” He said that “throwing a rock” is “like shooting a gun.” “You have to do retribution, in my opinion,” he said. “You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years, and you’ll never see this stuff again.”

I tire of the tippytoe brigade who think we’ll prevent a full-on fascist takeover of our government by sticking to the polite nice-guy terminology of the Democratic Party. They have their role, they have a place in the fightback against a rightwing offense determined to maintain control of our federal government by any means necessary.

They are not in charge!

“Natural Ability”

In March, during a tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, President Trump theorized that he might have a “natural ability” for medical science. The magazine’s latest cover explores that possibility. The image is by Barry Blitt, who started contributing to The New Yorker in 1993, and who, in May, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Blitt recently spoke to us about the cover.

You’ve drawn Trump in a wide variety of situations. Did you ever think you would draw him as a surgeon?

I try not to think about what guises or situations I’m going to draw him in next. But let’s just say that nothing would surprise me. I can’t believe I haven’t drawn him as one of the Rockettes yet. Or as part of Winnie the Pooh’s inner circle, say.

A large, steaming, stinking, runny turd comes to mind. And that’s only the part that passes for a brain.

Trump threatens to pull Republican Convention from the only city that sorta wanted it

Who would dare to miss a chance to gaze upon this!

President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap plans to hold the upcoming Republican National Convention in North Carolina and move the event elsewhere if the state’s governor does not agree to allow “full attendance” at the August event.

While the coronavirus pandemic could make it difficult for Trump to find another state willing to hold the mass event, another clear hurdle stands in the president’s way: the fact that few states wanted to host the event in the first place…

…Charlotte, which hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention, (w)as the only city publicly pursuing the convention

the Republican National Committee hastily took up Charlotte on its offer before it evaporated. That nearly happened…when protestors flooded a meeting of the Charlotte City Council, which subsequently approved a tentative contract to host the convention by a narrow 6-5 vote.

Not exactly a blockbuster endorsement of hosting Buttwipe’s script for a second coronation.

Leading global medical journal refutes Trump’s lies about coronavirus reporting

One of the top peer-reviewed medical journals in the world on Tuesday rebuked President Donald Trump after the president incorrectly cited research it published on the coronavirus outbreak in a letter threatening to permanently yank U.S. funding to the World Health Organization.

The Lancet, a leading British medical journal that has been critical of the president’s ongoing WHO aid freeze, refuted Trump’s claim that the global health body “consistently ignored credible reports of the virus spreading in Wuhan in early December 2019 or even earlier, including reports from the Lancet medical journal.”

“This statement is factually incorrect,” the Lancet said, noting it published “no report in December, 2019, referring to a virus or outbreak in Wuhan or anywhere else in China.”emphasis added

The first such reports published by the journal, the statement continued, were on Jan. 24, where two studies described the first 41 coronavirus patients from Wuhan, the inland Chinese city where the outbreak began, and detailed the first scientific evidence confirming person-to-person transmission of the new virus.

Those two reports detailed the Chinese institutions in mainland China, scientists and physicians from the mainland and from Hong Kong.

You can always tell when our Fake President is lying, BTW. His lips are moving.