I do admire a headline which says our President "demands action to reduce deficit, pushes new deficit spending." I don't oppose being demanding per se, nor do I oppose coming up with a plan to achieve apparently contradictory goals -- I've long said we can pay for Medicare-for-All by cutting corporate welfare and raising taxes on the rich. But folks who've actually, you know, done work ever have the cachet to tell people to reduce the deficit and add new spending at the same time; when a guy who's been a millionaire since he was 8 and has never had to work tells people to do that, we can safely assume he's just being a jerk. (Also, too, he just cut taxes on the rich and on corporations, and that's ballooned the deficit -- not, you know, excessive Department of Commerce spending.)
Our President's own National Climate Assessment instructs us that doing nothing about climate change (which is our President's stated course of action) will cost Americans over $500 billion every year, mainly in health care costs and in damages from hurricanes, rising sea levels, and the like. But I bet doing nothing about climate change delivers more money into the bank accounts of fossil fuel corporation bosses, and since bosses are the only people our President really cares about, I'm sure he thinks everything's going according to plan.
The incomparable Adam Johnson at FAIR catches NPR doing PR for Amazon's super-speedy delivery processes, ignoring the costs to our environment and our workers. And on Morning Edition, too -- usually NPR has the sense to bury its corporate flackery on its more business-oriented programming! I don't have to mention that shipping everything now-now-now results in worker abuse and higher greenhouse emissions, but I do feel compelled to point out that "a meticulous shaving off of minutes and seconds on the journey of the package" is not the kind of life achievement you bring to the Pearly Gates.
Proud Boys co-founder says he's quitting the Nazi wannabe group. Supposedly to help certain Proud Boys get better sentencing over that October gay-beating that was all over the internets, and possibly, even, because of the admittedly surprising news that our FBI now classifies Proud Boys as an "extremist group," but I bet he's really leaving so he can move on to bigger and better things, like maybe his own cable news show. I wish I were kidding. (As an aside, what grown man calls himself a "proud boy"? That's like bragging that you're immature!)
Finally, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says that our President "tries to divide" our nation with "anger" and "hate." He's criticized our President in harsh terms before, but his criticisms, however trenchant or obvious, have not prevented him from voting in jackboot lockstep agreement with our President's nefarious agenda -- I mean, how else would he have been "effective at getting a lot of things done"? Of course, Mr. Corker will be leaving the Senate soon, to be replaced by another Senator who'll vote in jackboot lockstep agreement with our President's agenda -- one Mr. Corker pretended to dislike, no less! I really do wish their words meant more, but they don't.