Justice Department decides not to prosecute a Mexico-based, Citigroup-owned bank on drug-laundering charges. They got a settlement instead, just like President Obama used to do! I'm not even sure the admission they broke a reporting law represents progress! Obviously this action contrasts with our Justice Department's "zero tolerance" policy toward drug users, but n.b. that the Trump Administration also fights nonviolent offenders who want to get their guns back while letting banksters launder drug money. Law and order!
While visiting Sicily on his European tour, President Trump needed a golf cart to get around the streets of Taormina, while seven other world leaders walked. I wouldn't bother with stuff like this, except that the Great Man has been yelling at us for years about how everybody but him is "low-energy." And now his votaries make excuses for him about how "exhausted" he is! Yes, doing evil is exhausting. That's just one reason to do as little evil as possible.
Here's something I hadn't considered about Mr. Trump's little "Victims of Immigration Crime" hotline: the Trump Administration can cover any PR reversals over deporting someone by saying hey, a citizen had a complaint, we gotta act! We'll see how much power citizen complaints have when some Trump crony pollutes a water table from which good Americans drink! But, as with too many Guantánamo Bay detainees, ratting out your neighbors not only isn't evidence, it isn't even probable cause. (I do love that good Americans clogged up the hotline with fake complaints about space aliens, though.)
Surprise, surprise, Fox News hacks cheer on Greg Gianforte's alleged assault of a Guardian reporter. But, seriously, they're criticizing the reporter for entering Mr. Gianforte's "safe space"? How much "safe space" do politicians "need" from the "liberal" media? And, really, who's the "snowflake" here? Right-wingers really have morphed into a twisted stereotype of everything they purport to hate about liberals. When Mr. Gianforte casts a vote in the House, I bet they give him a participation trophy.
Finally, middle school teacher in Texas gives out fake end-of-year "awards" to students, which include "Most Likely to Cry About Every Little Thing," "Most Likely to Become Homeless in Guatemala," and, of course, "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist." Adults can do this sort of thing to each other if they all agree it's funny and keep it to themselves, but adults can't do this to kids, lest they earn the "Most Likely to Think You're Hip and Ironic When You're Just Sick and Twisted" award.