I’ve been reading releases by the U.S. Catholic Bishops over the past weeks, criticizing/opposing Trump Administration policies, and something struck me: the omission of the word “Trump” in these releases.
I want to show you a side-by-side comparison with the Obama years:
— Michael Bayer (@mbayer1248) July 30, 2019
Alternative Big O notations:
O(1) = O(yeah)
O(log n) = O(nice)
O(nlogn) = O(k-ish)
O(n) = O(ok)
O(n²) = O(my)
O(2ⁿ) = O(no)
O(n^n) = O(fuck)
O(n!) = O(mg!)
— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) July 28, 2019
TRUMP: If you criticize America you should leave forever
GOP: yeah don’t you dare criticize America!
TRUMP: anyway here’s a list of US cities that are garbage
— Jake Maccoby (@jdmaccoby) July 29, 2019
my 10-year-old nephew sent a letter home from camp with a footnote, possible he’s been reading money stuff
— Matt Levine (@matt_levine) July 28, 2019
Per The Washington Post:
The “failure” is not of a prosecutor who found the facts but might be ill equipped to make the political case, but instead, of a country that won’t read his report and a media obsessed with scoring contests rather than focusing on the damning facts at issue.
Trump’s authoritarian liturgy, like that of many 20th-century despots, also co-opts religion, abandons universal liberal values including a free press, substitutes corporate cronyism for democracy and excludes from the body politic those who disagree with the government. Given his druthers, this president would exile critics just as dying colonial regimes would send off dissidents without hope of physical return.