By David Futrelle
Last night, boy president Donald Trump announced a bold new plan for Afghanistan that wasn’t bold or new or really much of a plan at all. Meanwhile, the Treasury Secretary’s wife yelled at people for being poor, Big Ben stopped bonging, and the day after the big eclipse people are wondering why their eyes hurt.
I was 27 when I first treated an Afghanistan combat vet w PTSD. Now I'm almost 40 and every year it's new kids from the same fucking war.
— Chris (@tolstoymuseum) August 22, 2017
Trump quoted Afghanistan's prime minister during his address.
The problem? Afghanistan doesn't have a prime minister. It has a president. pic.twitter.com/3YaoHf4iRt
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) August 22, 2017
Never forgive, never forget. pic.twitter.com/EhIbh9qpYm
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) August 22, 2017
In other news, protest works, though not always in expected ways.
BREAKING: After alt-right organizers saw huge counter-protests in Boston, they've canceled 67 "America First Rallies" scheduled in 36 states
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 22, 2017
Confederate monuments across the country are being taken down following the violence in Charlottesville https://t.co/ZEXvrA6N9M
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 22, 2017
MO Gov. grants stay of execution to Marcellus Williams w/ 3 hrs to go, as attorneys say DNA evidence exonerates him. https://t.co/6RSY1ERfVO
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 22, 2017
Police are a race now?
Big Ben takes a vacation:
BIG BEN BONGS NO MORE. TIME NO LONGER EXISTS IN THE UK. CHAOS. NO ONE KNOWS WHEN TO MAKE TEA. WHEN IS EASTENDERS ON. HELP US.
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) August 21, 2017
A rich lady mocked people for being poorer than her and her husband, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 22, 2017
I genuinely didn't ever think I'd see a more repulsive exhibition of white privilege than Jared Kushner. Then I saw Louise Linton.
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) August 22, 2017
— Working Families Party 🐺 (@WorkingFamilies) August 22, 2017
Julian Assange is mad at the press.
— Everyone is Dril (@EveryoneIsDril) August 22, 2017
Apparently Donald Trump wasn’t the only one to stare directly at the eclipse yesterday:
Data is beautiful. pic.twitter.com/o1ULhw0XKU
— Thomas McConaghie (@thisthomas) August 22, 2017
Ok, time for cute animals.
Sometimes You Have To Ask For Attention… https://t.co/jYD4ZRQev0
— Dog and Kitty (@dognkitty) August 22, 2017
Goats are basically Spiderman:
Gravity causes objects with mass to gravitate toward one another & on Earth it gives weight to physical objects, however, goats DO NOT care. pic.twitter.com/Ss0S7oRuMy
— Dick King-Smith HQ (@DickKingSmith) August 21, 2017
The only weird thing about that last one is that they are eating a human baby.
Some animals aren’t quote so cute, though.