By David Futrelle
Ok, today is International Cat Day, so I’m going to celebrate by keeping the politics tweets to a minimum, and loading up on cat pics instead.
EDITED TO ADD: Ok, I’m adding some N. Korea tweets because holy fucking hell Trump could get us all killed.
JUST IN: POTUS comments on North Korea from Bedminster, per press pool pic.twitter.com/1cbXufwEOn
— Kayla Tausche (@kaylatausche) August 8, 2017
GODDAMNIT I DID NOT SURVIVE CANCER JUST TO GET FRIED TO A CRISP BY THE FORMER HOST OF 'CELEBRITY APPRENTICE"
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) August 8, 2017
"Well, I'm certainly concerned," said Sen. Lindsay Graham, staring at the mushroom cloud. "It's very troubling," added Sen. Ben Sasse.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) August 8, 2017
We've based 70 years of nuclear deterrence theory on a model of nation states as rational actors. Now we have Kim Jong Un vs. Donald Trump.
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) August 8, 2017
You know what would reduce the threat of nuclear war with North Korea? A fully-staffed State Department that actually cared about diplomacy.
— Caroline Orr Bueno (@RVAwonk) August 8, 2017
And now the original post, starting with politics:
— Micah Cohen (@micahcohen) August 8, 2017
JUST IN: North Korea has successfully constructed a nuclear weapon small enough to fit in a missile, U.S. official tells NBC News pic.twitter.com/jeoC0xakhL
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 8, 2017
FYI the whitehouse silence on the Minnesota mosque bombing is intentional. They hate muslims and want to dehumanize them as they abuse them. pic.twitter.com/qvaF6WD2NR
— 🏳️🌈Spacedad or whatever🏳️🌈 (@SuperSpacedad) August 8, 2017
It has been nine months since the election. pic.twitter.com/GpuLIs5Pi4
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 8, 2017
Oh, good, I’m glad to help. pic.twitter.com/NSunlJT0OA
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) August 8, 2017
And now, the cats!
— David Futrelle (@DavidFutrelle) August 8, 2017
— Weird Woman 🎃 (@weirdwoman_) August 8, 2016
— Quarantine-me🦠🤝🧼2020 (@RemingtonWild) August 8, 2016
— The Dodo (@dodo) August 8, 2017
That last one was just a test to see if you were still paying attention.
EDIT: Added a couple more newsy tweets.