A Dress Rehearsal for Democracy’s Funeral

A photograph of Ivanka, Melania, and the Donald meeting with Pope Francis. Ivanka and Melania wear dour expressions on their faces, while Donny is grinning ear to ear.
From left, Ivanka, Melania, Donny, with his holiness Papa Francesco.

One of the people in this photo is clueless. Can you figure out who?

I’m not terribly familiar with protocol for meeting with the holy father. But this photo is still striking. Such contrast. Donny’s grin is exceptionally out of place here. And Fred Trump (Donny’s dad) was no fan of the Roman Catholic church.

To quote Dubya, it’s another instance of “some weird shit, man.”

Germany likely to pull troops out of Incirlik air base | News | DW.COM | 15.05.2017

The Berlin government is mulling moving its troops out of Turkey’s Incirlik air base after a second snub by Ankara. A German political delegation was denied approval to visit Bundeswehr soldiers at the military facility.

Source: Germany likely to pull troops out of Incirlik air base | News | DW.COM | 15.05.2017

SERIOUSLY, WTF??? “Torch-wielding protesters rally at Confederate statue in Virginia” – NY Daily News

Okay, it’s just not funny any more.

Torch-wielding white supremacists rallied around a Robert E. Lee statue slated for removal and chanted “Russia is our friend” in Virginia Saturday night.

I realize they’re just trying to get people upset, but this is just downright weird.

I’m not going any further. I support free speech, so go ahead. But, the torches, the message, together could it not represent a “clear and present danger” legal situation?

Source: Torch-wielding protesters rally at Confederate statue in Virginia – NY Daily News