Testing Carbon Dioxide’s Ill Effects on Health

Actually, it ought to be convincing.

Still More America First






Canary Islands





And this one’s just for a little more fun.

More America First!

Yesterday, I posted a group of videos created in response to  President Trump’s America First Foreign Policy (which you can read here) and his inauguration speech, which ended with these words: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.”

This is another group that wouldn’t  fit on yesterday’s post. I suspect there are still others  have not found yet.  If so, I’ll post them when I find them. (If you find them first, please let me know I a comment below.)

The following videos are satire. Just enjoy them for what they are — humorous commentary about the President’s policy.

One note of caution: When the POTUS himself talks about grabbing women by their genitals and uses the F word freely on national television, it is to be expected that commentators will use similar language.

That said, enjoy.



Madeira Island

New Zealand












Lower Franconia





I can’t vouch for the rest. Well, I can’t really vouch for any of them, but . . . 

The Galactic Empire


Westeros (from Game of Thrones)



Panem (from The Hunger Games)

Word (How did a word processor get in here?)

It’s still wonderful to have a president who inspires such respect and admiration from the rest of the world, the Solar System, the galaxy, and the gamesphere.




America First! America First!

“America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security.”

Those are the opening words of President Trump’s America First Foreign Policy, which you can read here. It continue:

“With a lifetime of negotiating experience, the President understands how critical it is to put American workers and businesses first  …”.

“President Trump will ensure that on his watch, trade policies will be implemented by and for the people, and will put America first.”

It reiterated the message of his inauguration speech, “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.”

The following videos are satire, of course. Just enjoy them for what they are — humorous commentary about the President’s policy.

One note of caution: When the POTUS himself talks about grabbing women by their genitals and uses the F word freely on national television, it is to be expected that commentators will use similar language.

That said, enjoy.

A talk show from The Netherlands reportedly made this one first.

A late night show in Germany saw it, thought it was funny, created its own version, and invited comics of other nations to  follow suit.



Here’s Portugal.


The United Kingdom
















The Muslim World





Isn’t it wonderful to have a president who inspires such respect from the rest of the world?




Days Without Embarrasing America

You Be the Judge

Americans will elect our next President in just 43 days. Be sure you know who you believe will be the best choice. Or the worst. And vote accordingly.

The only real choices now are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Clinton is a former Senator, Secretary of State, and First Lady who is disliked and distrusted by many potential voters for a variety of reasons. Trump is a a narcissistic, arrogant, racist, billionaire bully who brags he’s going to build a “yuge, beautiful wall” and make Mexico pay for it. He thinks Russian President Putin is his friend and the Chinese people love him. Including those running the country. (Personally, it appears to me that Putin is nobody’s friend and the people running China only care about themselves.)

If you feel the way many voters feel about  the only two viable candidates remaining, this may be a time when you can’t vote for the best candidate. Because there is no “best” candidate this time. Many of us don’t want either one of them in the White House.

You may have to pick the worst candidate and vote AGAINST him. Ask yourself which of these two candidates is more likely to get the United States into a serious war with China or Russia. A war that NOBODY can win. In my opinion, that’s the arrogant, racist bully. Vote for the other candidate.  Strongly consider voting for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton was not my first choice, but now she’s the only choice.

Happy 4th of July


Laboratories of Democracy

CRUDE LANGUAGE WARNING: Something else to think about from Bill Maher. I wish he’d clean up his language, but what he has to say is often too good to let how he says it (for those few of us who care) get in the way.

In this editorial New Rule, he makes the case that, if Republicans are going to call states the “laboratories of democracy,” they have to start looking at the results from the lab.” Original air date: July 1, 2016.

Comedian Bill Maher
Comedian Bill Maher

Remember a couple of years ago when California was virtually bankrupt? An “economic basket case,” we were told. “Unmanageable.” “A failed state.” They raised taxes on the wealthy. A lot, he says. “And our economy is booming.” He adds that “we just passed France and India to become … the world’s sixth largest economy.”

“A $26 billion deficit became an $11 billion surplus. For a rainy day,” he jokes, “whatever that is.” Well, evidently it takes more than a regime change to break a drought.

“The results from the lab are in,” he says. “Our mice are thriving. Yours are dead!”

Maher is tough on conservatives, but he’s tough on everybody when it’s called for. Maybe it’s time to pay attention.

Sam Harris Explains how Dangerous a Trump Presidency Could Be

It’s 30 minutes long, but it’s well worth watching. Or listening to, rather, because it’s really a podcast with a still picture of the speaker.

Sam Harris is unabashedly liberal in most ways, so it’s no surprise he probably prefers Hillary for President. But he is also a highly intelligent and informed thinker, trained as a neurosurgeon before he dedicated himself to informing the public. He explains the differences between the presumptive candidates of the two major American political parties far better than anybody else I’ve heard.

Get yourself a drink, sit back, and relax. Then listen carefully. You’ll find more information and clear thinking here in half-an-hour than you’ll ever get from your T.V. And really think about what you’ve heard.

Then remember in November when you go out to vote for the next President of the United States. I’ll remind you.

Does this woman belong in a public men’s restroom?


Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed a bill requiring transgender people in that state to use the restroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates. That means this woman and others like her, who were born male, will not be allowed to use a public women’s restroom. Will you men be comfortable with them in the men’s restroom?

Maybe more to the point, how will women feel when a man enters and uses the ladies’ room because he happened to have been born female?

Fortunately, the State of Mississippi has not attached penalties to the new law. And since people are not required to have their birth certificates on their person every time they go out, nobody knows how to enforce it anyway.

Unfortunately, Mississippi is not the only state to consider passing such ridiculous and unenforceable new laws recently. Several other states are following suite.

As far as I know, we’ve been getting along just fine for the past 240 years without interfering with people’s very private lives in this way.