Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Defunding the UN


Trump to End Funding for UN Agencies
Giving Full Membership to PA, PLO

“The list of potential targets includes funding for peacekeeping operations, the International Criminal Court at The Hague, aid to nations who “oppose important United States policies” and the United Nations Population Fund.”

The New York Times reported (50% probabilty of accurcy) Wednesday in a breaking story that the staff of U.S. President Donald J. Trump is preparing an executive order that would terminate funding for any United Nations agency or other international organization that gives full membership to the Palestinian Authority or the Palestine Liberation Organization.

In addition, the order terminates funding for programs or activities that fund abortion or circumvent sanctions against Iran or North Korea.

According to the report, the draft order also calls for terminating funding for any organization that is “controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism” or is held responsible for persecution of marginalized groups, or systematic violation of human rights.

Moreover, the order calls for a minimum 40 percent cut across the board in remaining U.S. funding of international organizations, and establishes a committee to make recommendations as to where the cuts should be made.

The list of potential targets includes funding for peacekeeping operations, the International Criminal Court at The Hague, aid to nations who “oppose important United States policies” and the United Nations Population Fund.

A second executive order calls for a review of all current and pending treaties with more than one other nation – applicable only to those not “directly related to national security, extradition or international trade”– and asks for recommendations on which to retain.

I'm too old for all these wet dreams


One Liners

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Maybe "today."
(with toot)

Bill Maher,‘p**** grabber?'

Hey There!

Netherlands welcomes Trump

Thanks for Nothing, Bitches

Thanks for Nothing, Bitches

“ If asked to choose a “favorite” picket sign from the oh-so-many left littering the scene, I’d have to go with the unfathomable “Make Them Pay for Razors if We Pay for Tampons.”

(A close second? This guy’s ”Don’t Grab Women by the Pussy—That’s Where Babies Come From!” is currently tied with “Cinnamon Rolls Not Gender Roles,” but I’m open to suggestions (with hyperlinks) for runners-up in the comments.

Prizewinning reaction from our side? No contest—the ubiquitous:

Trump got more fat women to walk today than Michelle Obama did in eight years.

Women rarely fail to let me down.

There’s a Roz Chast cartoon showing one lady shouting at another: “The price of Kleenex WAS SO 47 cents in 1963!” That sentence approximates roughly 86% of the “conversations” I’ve had with (or overheard being conducted by) other females over the span of my 52 years.
Now they’ve gone and done it again.
Here I thought my column would write itself this week:
A bunch of dumb broads were plotting an anti-Trump demo in Washington that, like all the other “Million Something Marches,” would surely wind up being just a handful of jerks standing around stupidly screaming for a few hours. And then I’d make fun of them (and their unfunny, semiotically askew, pink knitted “pussy hats”) for 800 words.
(Seriously, what do those hats mean? “I dare Trump to ‘grab’ the fuchsia, cat-eared wool vagina on my head”?)
Well, thanks for (almost) nothing, bitches. Because startlingly (especially considering the pre-march “intersectional feminist catfighting” reported by our own Jim Goad), a few hundred thousand protesters really, truly turned up for the #WomensMarch in D.C., and at “sister” rallies across the apparently suckier parts of the planet.
How? Everyone knows that most women are generally lackadaisical and incompetent. (As blogger Kate McMillan likes to say, “If women ran the world, we’d still be living in caves—but with really, really fancy curtains.”)
“I had to pivot from gloating about puny attendance to collecting evidence of the marchers’ idiocy.”
Then I realized: One thing women are good at is organizing get-togethers with other women. Every cubicle job I’ve ever had consisted of almost daily bridal and baby and birthday parties, and the all-important “going for lunch,” occasionally punctuated by work.


Kerry O'Grady; Trash Mouth


Facebook posts condemn Republican's candidacy as 'disaster' for country

It seems the Donald made a good choice by keeping his private bodyguards