On this episode the boys ponder some serious Star Trek questions concerning Data’s evil brother Lore’s evil butt!
In the news this week: President Trump had a pretty rough weekend. The New York Times published a story about how the FBI had to open an investigation into whether or not the sitting United States President was, in-fact, a Russian asset. That investigation is currently ongoing. Following that story, The Washington Post reported that President Trump has “gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” including confiscating notes taken by translators and demanding silence from all present at these meetings. Mr. Trump then went to Twitter to declare that he “couldn’t care less” who knew what was said between himself and Russia’s top oligarch. He also tweeted that “[He has] been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President.” Later that same day The President accused Democrates of “Having fun and not even talking.”
Making matters worse for His Sourpuss: nobody, it seems, is giving Mr. Trump credit for staying in Washington and throwing his little Twitter-tantrums during his shutdown. Why he deserves credit for overseeing the 3rd shutdown of his 2 year presidency is anybody’s guess.
Topping off the weekend, the White House was host to the Clemson Tigers, who won the National College Football Championship game last week. However, because Donald Trump is so proud of his shutdown over his silly wall, there was nobody to cook for the 75 players at the White House. Trump’s solution? Order 1,000 Cheeseburgers from various fast food restaurants and stack them on silver platters for 75 hungry, adult, top-tier athletes. Very Stable. Very Genius. Very embarrassing.
Closing things up: While America is fast asleep at the Global Wheel, China is seizing the opportunity to seize some space! The Chinese Space Agency recently landed a craft on the moon to test the viability of growing cotton and potatoes. On the moon! They plan to do the same on Mars! This is great for science, but stellar property rights enforcement is going to require some strong international institutional faith, and that’s the sort of thing which is currently being denigrated on a global scale by Right-Wing isolationist ding-bats with corporate backing. So, that kinda stinks.