Anthony Scaramucci Is Listed as 'Dead' in the Harvard Law Alumni Directory :(

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What a fortnight!!!!!!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • The entirely self-inflicted wounds of Anthony Scaramucci have reached truly friggin’ Shakespearean levels: on the same day he was fired after a mere 10 days on the job—during which time he got served with divorce papers, missed the birth of his child, and was quoted on the record accusing a colleague of trying to “suck” his own “cock”—it was also discovered that the Mooch is listed as deceased in the new Harvard Law School alumni directory. Of course, only a few days ago Scaramucci himself himself threatened to “fucking kill” his colleagues... so, following that interpretation, the Harvard Law School alumni directory is not incorrect. [Washington Post]
  • Joe Arpaio, standout shitbag in a stunk-up country, has been convicted of criminal contempt. [New York Times]
  • Jared Kushner told congressional interns (??) that the Trump campaign was too disorganized to collude with Russia. [Foreign Policy]
  • FYI the president actually did not encourage police officers to beat up arrested suspects in that speech last week where he did exactly that, okay? That was a joke, you guys? Don’t you have a sense of humor? [Politico]
  • According to a new poll, 60 percent of voters believe, correctly, that the Trump administration is in chaos. [Politico]
  • I guess we support NATO now, or something. [WSJ]
  • Here are some resources to catch you up on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Venezuela. [The Guardian, Washington Post, HuffPost]
  • Kentucky governor Matt Bevin, Donald Trump mini-me, is being sued by the ACLU for blocking constituents on social media. [WFPL]
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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

DISCUSSION

gramercypolice
gramercypolice

This is interesting. I’ve been waiting 6 mos. to see someone say something like this. Just didn’t expect it to be Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ):

“I will let the liberals answer for their own sins in this regard. (There are many.) But we conservatives mocked Barack Obama’s failure to deliver on his pledge to change the tone in Washington even as we worked to assist with that failure. It was we conservatives who, upon Obama’s election, stated that our No. 1 priority was not advancing a conservative policy agenda but making Obama a one-term president—the corollary to this binary thinking being that his failure would be our success and the fortunes of the citizenry would presumably be sorted out in the meantime. It was we conservatives who were largely silent when the most egregious and sustained attacks on Obama’s legitimacy were leveled by marginal figures who would later be embraced and legitimized by far too many of us. It was we conservatives who rightly and robustly asserted our constitutional prerogatives as a co-equal branch of government when a Democrat was in the White House but who, despite solemn vows to do the same in the event of a Trump presidency, have maintained an unnerving silence as instability has ensued. To carry on in the spring of 2017 as if what was happening was anything approaching normalcy required a determined suspension of critical faculties. And tremendous powers of denial....”