Tuesday, July 3, 2018

WOW

[TRIGGER WARNING: MASS SHOOTING, DEATH]

We all know that Lord Dampnut is a first class asshole, but this takes the fucking cake.

Trump declines request to lower flags in memory of Capital Gazette shooting victims

Are you kidding me? It takes exactly as much energy to say "yes" to lowering the flags as it does to say "no." This is a deliberate slap in the face to the victims, the survivors, their families, journalists everywhere, and freedom of the press in general.

Trump has ordered flags lowered for previous mass shootings, including in May after the deaths of 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, and the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in February that left 17 dead. 
While Buckley had previously thought he might lower the city's own flags regardless of the president's decision, the mayor said his wife talked him out of that. 
"At this point in time, it would start to polarize people and I don't want to make people angry," he said.

Hi yes I'm angry that they weren't lowered. People are fucking angry, and for good reason. You can't stop that, so you might as well do the decent thing. The halfway decent thing. The bottom-of-the-barrel mandatory-if-you-want-into-the-human-club thing.

Seriously. Trump. Just get on Twitter and tweet "fuck all dead journalists." It's the same thing.

And people are trying to tell us on the left to be "civil."

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