Good News from the Resistance: Is it good news that Melania’s back? We’re not sure. Last week, after she’d been missing for close to a month, we thought the White House hostage had finally escaped, perhaps through the giant sink hole in the White House lawn. Could it be that she’d made a break for it, but our Philanderer-in-Chief sweet-talked her back to his palace? We’ll never know. But we do know this: When the Porn-Star-Schtupper’s Chief Apologist/Liar Rudy Giuliani announced, soon after her return, that Melania believed her husband did not have an affair with Stormy, Melania’s office wasted no time sending a warning shot to the man-splainer, stating, Mrs. Trump has never discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani. To which we say, dig another sink hole, Melania.
Good News junkies had much to celebrate after last week’s elections. Our favorite wins? The judge who showed leniency to a Stanford student who raped an unconscious woman lost his job; an Alabama sheriff who stole $750,000 from the prison food budget lost his primary; Democrat Lauren Arthur flipped a Kansas state senate seat blue; 26-year old PhD student and rapper Mariah Parker won a Georgia commission seat and took her oath of office on Alex Haley’s Autobiography of Malcolm X; and a 26-year old who testified in 2011 for marriage equality by talking about the love between his two moms won an Iowa Democratic primary. The times they are a’changin’…
The Executive and Legislative branches may be teetering on ruin, but there was plenty of good news coming out of the courts this week. A federal judge ruled against our Xenophobe-in-Chief, prohibiting him from withholding federal law enforcement grants from Philadelphia because it’s a sanctuary city; a court ordered Maine’s recalcitrant Trumpian governor to expand Medicaid … or else; a federal judge added to Pruitt’s list of woes by ruling EPA has to produce the science behind their Climate-Denier-in-Chief’s claim that humans are not the cause of climate change; and our favorite ruling of all? Our Sleezebag-in-Chief asked that all of the documents seized from his fixer, Michael Cohen, remain sealed, and Judge Kimba Wood said NO. We’re certainly looking forward to the press getting their hands on those.
Because so much of this week’s Good News reminded us of lyrics from the late, great Leonard Cohen’s song Anthem, we’re dedicating the Here’s more Good News from the Resistance section to Lenny, with this thought in mind:
There’s a crack in everything; That’s how the light gets in:
- Be amazed that Trump supporter Newt Gingrich said this
- Thank Fox commentator Shepard Smith for having a great week
- Cheer for GOP Senators working on this legislation
- Know that Fox apologized for this
- Be gobsmacked by Paul Ryan speaking up
- Wonder why Fox & Friends allowed this ad to air
- Applaud DeVos for finally getting it right
- Take Action: Read this NPR synopsis of the coming showdown between Mueller & Trump
Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up.
WE THAT GINGRICH SAID THIS
What a difference a year makes. Could it be that the same man who said Trump is “standing up for America” is having second thoughts?
WE THE CONTRARIAN AT FOX “NEWS”
He’s accused the Liar-in-Chief of lying, and thinks Mueller is onto something important. And he has a show on Fox, at least for now.
WE WHEN LEGISLATORS TRY TO CURB THE KING’S POWER
Trade is an area where left and right can agree. Senators on both sides of the aisle want to have a say in relationships Trump is unilaterally shredding.
WE THAT FOX APOLOGIZED
Taking the knee or praying? You be the judge.
WE RYAN USING HIS VOICE
This time it was about Spygate. Here’s hoping that this is the just the beginning.
WE THAT THIS AD RAN ON TRUMP’S FAVORITE FOX TV SHOW
If you want to be certain Trump hears you, there’s no better way than to buy ad space on Fox & Friends. Which is exactly what this gay candidate for governor of Maryland did.
WE WHEN BETSY DEVOS FINALLY GETS HER FACTS RIGHT
Thanks to the ACLU, she now knows schools can’t call ICE on students.
WE TAKING ACTION: READ THIS NPR SYNOPSIS ON MUELLER & TRUMP
Having a tough time keeping up with the Mueller news? What’s important? What’s not? Thank-you, NPR, for writing this handy synopsis on where we stand, and what to look for next.