Yes, I’m aware of the horrible gun massacre in Parkland, FL (at the moment I typed this, at least 17 dead and 15 injured so far from the shooting spree in the high school/middle school complex). I’m beyond appalled. Too bad we never God damn learn from these nightmares.
So, I’ll blunder on to other matters. Remember the golden days of the Reagan era, when ketchup was deemed a vegetable and poor folks were handed out stuff like government surplus cheese? Wow, I sure do. Guess what? Our Orange Overlord wants to return to them! He wants to scrap the food stamp program (that works, because I’m living proof) and replace it with a “food box” scheme. Yes, seriously. Envision a monthly shipment of packaged goods like (government surplus or institutional generic) dry/canned beans, canned meat, powdered milk, etc. replacing a stipend card that lets the user select their own groceries within the card’s spending limit. Oh, yes. A private sector simplistic solution to the problem. Hooray!
And speaking of sharing the love, our Mango Mussolini took some time to get around dumping his staffers accused of spousal abuse, and now even his own minions are questioning him about this laxness. Retiring House Oversight Committee chair Trey Gowdy (Replicant-S.Car) is earnestly carping at our Dear Beater over why folks like Rob Porter managed to stay on in the West Wing, sans security clearance, and still able to access secured material. There’s a damn good reason why the FBI said Porter couldn’t have permanent security clearance. Too bad Putin’s Pee-stained Puppet Donnie couldn’t be concerned about firing a fellow sexual harasser, huh?