Until now, I didn’t know it was physically possible to laugh one’s ass off while also shake in fear. Until lately, I didn’t have to read the “deep thoughts” of Donald Trump Jr. Science will someday isolate the gene responsible for Don Trump Jr.’s triangle shaped brain and head, point on top, obviously). First, the requisite predicate. People who read this site are, by definition, well-informed, intellectually curious and care for others. Therefore, you surely know that any significant campaign contribution to a candidate for federal office, including the President of the United States for godsake, is a public record that anyone – foreign or domestic – can access from anywhere, anytime. In other words, there is no “doxing” a campaign contributor, because it gets published by law. Such obvious common sense hid while Don Trump Jr. wandered onto the set of Fox and Friends, his playpen of choice, to threw up stupid with danger, to all Fox favorites. Donald Trump Jr. told Fox & Friends on Wednesday that the publicly available list of Trump donors that Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) shared on Twitter is the same thing as the hit list the Dayton shooter created in high school. Appearing on his father’s favorite morning program, the presidential son complained about the amount of criticism that his dad has received in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. After saying nothing the president does will satisfy his critics, Trump Jr. brought up Castro, who was blasted by the right this week for sharing a list of his constituents who gave the maximum donation to Trump. Catch your breath, friends. I realize that was breathtakingly dumb. But, I am obligated, as your loyal servant, to set forth why our collective breath threw itself out our chests in a symbolic cry for help. In high school, the Dayton shooter kept a list of people he planned to kill or rape. Apparently some of his classmates knew of the list. It is unclear to me, and irrelevant to the story, whether he actually shared the names on the list with a few in his class. As noted above, Castro tweeted the names of rich, Trump-supporting El Paso resident. You surely see where this is going. Some media outlets on the far right – including Fox and Friends hosted by folks who stared vacantly at the moron in their midst – believed Trump Jr.’s assessment that the acts were equivalent. The implicit message is twofold. That Castro is as irresponsible as a suicidal, murderous maniac. And, that Castrol is putting the donors’ lives in danger because progressive anti-Trumpers are known to associate with each other on 8chan and discuss how to utilize their AR-15s to maximum benefit as a genius act to elect Elizabeth Warren The fact that progressive Democrats are not so obviously associated with mass shootings is not something those who populate the far right care about, nor does Don Jr. who wholly manipulates anyone easy to manipulate. Fox cares only about ratings, stirring up hatred for Democrats is what they do. None of the above care about the truth. You know the conclusion like you know gravity. The “list” complied by the Dayton shooter was private, we cannot even be sure he showed the actual names to […]
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