OMG OMG OMG. And no, it’s not squirrel-related. Not this time.
The esteemed Washington Post, paper of record for the dutiful servants of the Krimimal Kapitalist Klass™, has interrupted my
day drinking important squirrel monitoring and journalism work to inform me of this breaking news, and I would be shirking my duties as a decent human being if I did not pass this information along to all of my loyal readers without delay.
Are you sitting down? Okay good.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged for the first time that President Obama was born in the United States, ending his long history of stoking unfounded doubts about the nation’s first African-American president but also seeking to falsely blame Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for starting the rumors.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it, you know what I mean,” Trump said at his newly opened luxury hotel in Washington on Friday morning. “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”
I just…I don’t even know what to say.
If it weren’t for our intrepid media, how on Earth would we ever be made aware of such events in a timely manner?
Obviously this news has all sorts of implications for our lives moving forward. Why else would the editors at the Post take the trouble to email me this alert when I’m obviously
at the bar very busy on a Friday afternoon?
I am still processing these events, and probably will be for quite some time. I think it’s understandable that we would be experiencing shock, bewilderment and all sorts of tumultuous emotions, perhaps even questioning the very fabric of reality, as we try to come to grips with all of this. It may be some time before we can feel truly grounded again—if ever.
Please feel free to use this comment thread throughout the coming days and weeks to talk through your feelings, share helpful resources, and come together as a community at this vulnerable time.